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U.S. special envoy arrives in S. Korea

December 09, 2011

SEOUL (UPI) -- U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Glyn Davies met Thursday with South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator to discuss North Korean... More >>>

Putin warns protesters ahead of rally

December 09, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Police and security forces will crack down on anyone participating in illegal protests in Moscow or other cities, Russian Prime... More >>>

Turkey mulls long range missile purchase

December 09, 2011

ANKARA, Turkey (UPI) -- To improve its national missile defense capabilities, Turkey is mulling the purchase of long range missiles, the Turkish... More >>>

Egyptian military: We control constitution

December 09, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- The military, not the new Parliament, will determine Egypt's new constitution because Islamists are taking too much power, a top... More >>>

Iran blocks U.S. 'virtual embassy'

December 09, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- A day after the United States launched a "virtual embassy" Web site aimed at Iranians, would-be users said Wednesday they were... More >>>

Greek austerity budget approved

December 09, 2011

ATHENS, Greece (UPI) -- Greece's Parliament early Wednesday overwhelmingly approved an austerity budget for 2012 designed to cut the country's... More >>>

EU to provide aid to Arab Spring countries

December 09, 2011

BRUSSELS (UPI) -- The European Union could spend an additional $8.2 billion in coming years to help neighboring Arab countries recover from... More >>>

New judge for Mubarak trial rejected

December 09, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- The Cairo Appeals Court Wednesday rejected plaintiff lawyers' requests to switch judges in the trial of former Egyptian President... More >>>

Fighting breaks out in parts of Mogadishu

December 09, 2011

MOGADISHU, Somalia (UPI) -- Fighting broke out in portions of the Somali capital Thursday between militants and government troops, with reports of... More >>>

Royal Navy to allow women on subs

December 09, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- Britain's Royal Navy has lifted its ban on women serving on submarines, officials said.
Female officers will begin serving on... More >>>

Assad denies ordering crackdown

December 09, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad denied ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters, claiming most of the dead... More >>>

Mounties guilty of beating innocent man

December 09, 2011

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (UPI) -- Two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers have been sentenced for beating an innocent man in 2008 northeast of... More >>>

Parents take teachers hostage in school

December 09, 2011

BERRE L'ETANG, France (UPI) -- A group of parents have taken a school headmistress and several teachers hostage in the town of Berre l'Etang in... More >>>

Noriega prepares for return to Panama

December 09, 2011

PARIS (UPI) -- Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will be returned home Sunday after more than 20 years in prison in the United States and... More >>>

China, U.S. hold annual defense talks

December 08, 2011

BEIJING (UPI) -- China and the United States held their annual defense talks Wednesday as Beijing officials noted a growing U.S. presence in the... More >>>

Continuing violence in Yemeni city

December 08, 2011

TAIZ, Yemen (UPI) -- U.N. agencies Wednesday demanded an immediate halt to fighting between the Yemeni army and tribal factions in the southern... More >>>

Critics say Assad hasn't fulfilled pledges

December 08, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- Despite President Bashar Assad's pledges to make political changes, it's still business as usual in Syria, where dissent... More >>>

Gorbachev calls for new elections

December 08, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev called Wednesday for a re-do of Russia's parliamentary elections that he said were... More >>>

West Bank mosque entrance set on fire

December 08, 2011

BURKIN, West Bank (UPI) -- Vandals attempted to set fire to the entrance of a West Bank mosque early Wednesday, Israeli police and military... More >>>

Social network sites warned

December 08, 2011

NEW DELHI (UPI) -- The Indian government demand social network sites screen material considered derogatory or defamatory Wednesday set off a... More >>>

Afghan explosions raise sectarian concerns

December 08, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- The deadly bombings in Afghanistan, claimed by a group in Pakistan, targeted the minority Shiites, raising concerns of... More >>>

Rebels clash with Myanmar army

December 08, 2011

YANGON, Myanmar (UPI) -- Clashes in Myanmar between the army and ethnic rebels have forced more than 26,000 people into refugee camps, aid workers... More >>>

Panhandlers banned in central Paris

December 08, 2011

PARIS (UPI) -- Paris police say they have banned panhandlers from loitering in some of the city's busiest areas over the holiday season.
... More >>>

Saudi sentences Aussie to 500 lashes

December 08, 2011

MEDINA, Saudi Arabia (UPI) -- Australia has appealed for leniency from a Saudi Arabian court that sentenced an Australian man to 500 lashes and... More >>>

BBC Web design draws negative critiques

December 08, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- Thousands of British Internet users say the new BBC Web home page's radically different layout is unsatisfactory, with one user... More >>>

Egypt PM to name Cabinet, get new powers

December 08, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Egypt's military council will give Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri presidential powers, el-Ganzouri said ahead of his expected... More >>>

Woman escapes after being buried alive

December 08, 2011

LEEDS, England (UPI) -- A Polish immigrant whose boyfriend allegedly buried her alive described her ordeal Tuesday to an English jury.
... More >>>

Spanish students to limit toilet paper use

December 08, 2011

CATALONIA, Spain (UPI) -- Students must limit their use of toilet paper at schools in Spain as part of recent austerity cuts enacted by the... More >>>

Scottish nationalists look to Scandinavia

December 08, 2011

EDINBURGH, Scotland (UPI) -- Scottish nationalists want close ties to Scandinavia if Scotland becomes independent, a government document says.
... More >>>

Iran-held drone may yield U.S. secrets

December 07, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- The drone that crash-landed recently in Iran was on a CIA mission, raising fears the aircraft's technology could be exploited by... More >>>

UAE leader says Iran will be attacked if Israel hit

December 07, 2011

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (UPI) -- If Iran attacks Israel with nuclear weapons, retaliation is inevitable, the prime minister and vice president... More >>>

Moscow sees election rally, counter-rally

December 07, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Amnesty International called on Russian officials to release hundreds of protesters held after raising accusations of fraud in... More >>>

Cameron: No need for EU referendum

December 07, 2011

LONDON (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron, in a dispute with Conservative euroskeptics, said Monday there will be no need for a... More >>>

Many in France want to dump the euro

December 07, 2011

PARIS (UPI) -- More than a third of people queried in France would like to dump the euro and return to the franc, a poll revealed.
The... More >>>

Clinton backs Afghan move to democracy

December 07, 2011

BONN, Germany (UPI) -- The United States is ready to stand with Afghanistan, but the Afghans must honor the commitments they made, too, U.S.... More >>>

Turnout plunges in Egypt runoff election

December 07, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Turnout plunged Monday in Egypt's runoff vote in the first round of parliamentary elections since President Hosni Mubarak's ouster,... More >>>

Syria agrees to let foreign observers in

December 07, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- Syria has agreed, with conditions, to an Arab League demand it allow observers into the country as part of a proposal to... More >>>

France: No welfare for truants' families

December 07, 2011

PARIS (UPI) -- About 160 French families have lost welfare payments under a school truancy program that France's education minister said has... More >>>

Shrine in Kabul site of suicide blast

December 07, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- Dozens of people were killed and injured in Afghanistan Tuesday in explosions set off outside mosques in Kabul and... More >>>

Nasrallah makes rare public appearance

December 07, 2011

BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) -- In a rare public appearance Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Israel "is the tool of the U.S. against Arabs and... More >>>

Turkey says Kurd terrorist arrested

December 07, 2011

ISTANBUL, Turkey (UPI) -- A high-ranking member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party has been captured in Istanbul, Turkish Deputy Prime... More >>>

Canada terror cases raise torture debate

December 07, 2011

MONTREAL (UPI) -- Canada's spy agency believed cases against terror suspects could fall apart if it could not use information obtained by torture,... More >>>

Explosion and kidnapping in Somalia

December 07, 2011

MOGADISHU, Somalia (UPI) -- A car exploded while it was being searched in Somalia's capital Tuesday, killing at least five people, including two... More >>>

Homicide in Western Isles, 1st since 1968

December 07, 2011

STORNOWAY, Scotland (UPI) -- Police detectives in the remote Outer Hebrides of Scotland announced Monday they were conducting their first murder... More >>>

Report: 34 bodies dumped in Syrian square

December 07, 2011

HOMS, Syria (UPI) -- The bodies of at least 34 people believed abducted by Syrian government militia were dumped in a square in the city of Homs,... More >>>



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