Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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WORLD GREECE Gunmen Kill High-Ranking Diplomat From Turkey

Gunmen from a notorious terrorist gang killed Turkey's second-ranking diplomat in Greece as he drove to work Monday.

Greek and Turkish leaders condemned the attack and expressed hope that it would not damage relations between their countries, which are regional rivals.

Authorities said three men in a car pulled alongside Deputy Chief of Mission Haluk Sipahioglu's car on a road in suburban Athens and opened fire. Sipahioglu, 46, was taken to a nearby hospital but died as surgeons tried to remove seven bullets from his body. The extreme left November 17 terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. AP VENEZUELA Economic Official Resigns After Dispute With Leaders

The Venezuelan official in charge of long-term economic planning quit on Monday because of disputes with the government on how to rally the country's foundering economy.

Planning Minister Luis Carlos Palacios said he disagreed with government plans announced last week to impose price and exchange controls.

He also said the government had ignored a broad economic plan put forward by his ministry that included higher fuel prices, modifications to the social security system and intensified talks with the International Monetary Fund. AP SWITZERLAND $22 Million From Arrest To Be Shared With U.S.

Switzerland and the United States are sharing $22 million of narcotics profits that two convicted American drug dealers deposited in Swiss banks, Zurich justice authorities said Monday.

The district attorney's office said the two unnamed dealers made at least $60 million from smuggling 50 metric tons of hashish from Pakistan to the United States between 1979 and 1987. They were arrested in June 1988 and sentenced after trial in the United States to long jail terms. The dealers used false names to launder drug money through Swiss banks. Investigators seized $22 million they had deposited in Geneva and Zurich, including $6 at one bank in Zurich. …

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