North Korea ‘ready for holy war’

North Korea’s armed forces minister says his country is ready for a “holy war” using the country’s nuclear weapons, as South Korea stages live-fire exercises.

Dublin prepares to inject €3.7bn into AIB

The Irish government takes a step towards effectively nationalising Allied Irish Banks as it prepares to inject €3.7bn into the bank

Chavez seeks ‘totalitarian state,’ opposition says

Venezuela’s opposition accused President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday of a “coup d’etat” after the outgoing parliament gave him the power to rule by decree for 18 months.