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Germany: plea for clemency by former Red Army Faction terrorist rejected

A plea of clemency by a former leader of the extreme left-wing Red Army Faction was rejected by German President Horst Koehler, Koehler's office said Monday.

"The federal president has decided to refrain from granting clemency to Mr. Christian Klar," a statement from the president's office said. Klar is serving a multiple life sentence for involvement in some of the RAF's most notorious killings.

More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?

Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
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