World Briefs: Violence fears over Venezuelan election

Violence fears over Venezuelan election

CARACAS • Venezuelans voted yesterday in tense elections that could see the opposition seize legislative power from the socialist government and which leaders fear may spark violence.

With the country suffering from soaring inflation and poverty, an opposition coalition is vying to gain control of the National Assembly and force a change of course by anti-United States leader Nicolas Maduro.


Libyan factions reach deal to end deadlock

TUNISIA • Warring Libyan factions meeting in Tunisia said yesterday they had reached an agreement to be approved by rival Parliaments on ending the political deadlock that has plagued the country since 2011 .

The agreement would set up a new representative body that would choose a committee to nominate a prime minister within 15 days, while another committee would conduct a review of Libya's Constitution.


Teenager nabbed for trespassing on brewery

CHICAGO • United States police arrested a teenager named Bud Weisser for allegedly trespassing on a Budweiser brewery, reports say.

The 19-year-old was arrested in St Louis, Missouri, after officers responded to reports of an altercation between the brewery's security officer and a suspect, media reported.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Violence fears over Venezuelan election'. Print Edition | Subscribe