Two US embassy workers shoot each other in row at Caracas strip club

The Antonella 2012 strip club in Chacao, Caracas. Photo: AFP

Two officials from the US embassy have been shot during an altercation at a strip club in Venezuela's capital, police and US State Department officials said. The wounds they suffered early on Tuesday were not considered life-threatening, and it is believed that the pair had been fighting each other.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:55am

Tokyo accused of blocking deal for North Korean 'embassy'

The North Korean de facto embassy in Tokyo. Photo: AP

The organisation that represents North Korean residents of Japan accused the Japanese government of blocking the sale of its headquarters in Tokyo to a priest who wanted to permit the Chongryon group to remain in the building.

16 May 2013 - 12:34am

Japan shrine wins bid for North Korea 'embassy'

The building was seized for having unpaid debts. Photo: AFP

A Buddhist temple yesterday won an auction for North Korea's de facto embassy in Japan, after it was seized by authorities for unpaid debts, the religious body said. The Saifukuji temple in southwestern Kagoshima topped the bidding, making an offer of 4.52 billion yen (HK$371 million) in the forced auction, one of the temple's secretaries said.

27 Mar 2013 - 2:54am

Australia says N Korea seeking to re-open embassy

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr. Photo: Reuters

North Korea is seeking to re-open its embassy in Australia, Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Wednesday, adding he would welcome the move.

16 Jan 2013 - 2:37pm

Honduran ambassador forced to quit over embassy orgy scandal

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign Saturday after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission, the foreign ministry in Tegucigalpa said.

6 Jan 2013 - 12:31pm

Britain and Canada share embassy offices in bid to cut costs

Britain and Canada are to establish joint diplomatic missions and share embassy offices overseas in a bid to save money, the countries' foreign ministers announced jointly in Ottawa.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

US sending Marines to Sudan to bolster embassy security

The United States is sending a platoon of Marines to Sudan to bolster security at the US embassy in Khartoum, an American official told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

15 Sep 2012 - 1:43pm

Former 'baddest man on the planet' entertains CLSA

Goodbye to all that

When the word got around that CLSA had invited former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to head their keynote speakers at its investment forum, there were a few raised eyebrows. "What, they've invited a convicted rapist - why would they do that?" was not an uncommon reaction, even within CLSA, we hear. But it was riveting stuff.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:00am 1 comment

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange happy to be still working from his embassy bed-sit

Julian Assange addressed the media on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Living on takeaway meals in a small room with a treadmill to burn off frustrated energy and a vitamin D lamp to make up for a lack of sunlight, Julian Assange has the one material object he values most: a computer with an internet connection.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:20am