Mobsters hailing from the South Korean port town of Mokpo, North Jeolla Province have launched schemes to join sudent councils at South Korean universities so they can extort cash, terrorize professors and provide illicit drugs and prostitutes on campus
According to the JoongAng Daily, "Students are increasingly turning their backs on student councils at local universities, with some colleges terminating them altogether. These developments are part of the aftermath of a series of scandals in recent months implicating these boards, which gang members have infiltrated to extort school funds and commit other fraud."
Prime Minister David Cameron of Grat Britain has given the 'green light' to build a $200 million cyber-spying research and development center in London. Senior researchers will be utilizing telecommunications equipment from a China-based company, whose founder is a former technical-specialist for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China.
Reuters reports that, "Britain will clear Chinese telecoms equipment firm Huawei to run a UK-based cyber security center if it agrees to tighter rules to allay spying and hacking fears, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday."
BEIJING: Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych is contending with nationwide protests in his country after he refused to sign a deal with the European Union. And while millions of his citizens are calling for his ouster as President, he is visiting China for the time being.
According to China Radio International, "Chinese President Xi Jinping has held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych in Beijing."
Many Dallas-area Democrats are complaining that Dallas County District Attorney is acting like a 'metrosexual diva,' by engaging in 'machine politics,' so that he and his cronies can ride the wave of 'Big D Bossism."
According to the Dallas Morning News, "Get ready for Boss Watkins. Wary Democrats contend that if District Attorney Craig Watkins’ top assistant is elected chairman of the Dallas County Democratic Party, his boss will be running the show."
Canada loves to hire British and Irish-born migrant workers when it comes to assigning laborers to do the 3 Ds' - difficult, dangerous and dirty = jobs.
According to the BBC News, "Visit any construction site in Calgary and you're likely to find some British and Irish workers, says Adrian Bourne, the boss of a company that supplies electricians in the Canadian city. Out of the 200 people that Mr Bourne has on his books, 70 are from the UK and Republic of Ireland."
Venezuela has declared war on used car sales dealers and they are forbidden to raise prices on the cars they sell to the public.
BBC News reports that, "Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has signed a decree controlling the price of new and second-hand cars. New cars are currently hard to find, and Venezuelans often have to pay very high prices for an used car."
BEIJING: Buying and selling bitcoins might be the latest fad, but Chinese banks say, "No Way," when their customers attempt to deposit bitcoins into their checking and savings accounts.
According to BBC News, "China has banned its banks from handling transactions involving the Bitcoin virtual currency. The ban by the People's Bank of China, financial watchdogs and the nation's IT ministry. Bitcoins were a "virtual good", had no legal status and should not be used as a currency, it said."
President Barack Obama has forbidden young ballerinas from practicing for a performance of the Nutcracker, so that he can arrange an interview with MSNBC's Hardball host, Chris Matthews. Obama is expected to promote ObamaCare during the interview and remind ballerinas that they must sign up for insurance or risk facing IRS tax audits in the near future.
Fox News reports that, "American University admitted they dumped Ballet Petite’s two final dress rehearsals so they could host MSNBC’s “Hardball College Tour.” Matthews will be presiding over a one-hour conversation with the man he’s likened to President Kennedy’s last brother, President Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ."
Just in case you thought that crime in Dallas was bad, the City of Houston is celebrating International Cheetah Day by permitting local zoo officials to give two cheetahs permission to roam free in the greater public.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "In honor of this day -- meant to raise awareness of the care of big cats from the Houston Zoo -- two male cheetahs from the Houston Zoo visited the Houston Sports Park off Kirby where the Houston Dynamo practice to show off their running skills.