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Putin booed at MMA event

November 23, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appeared shaken after being roundly booed by thousands at a mixed martial arts fight,... More >>>

Tajik court frees Russian, Estonian pilots

November 23, 2011

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (UPI) -- A court in Tajikistan agreed to release Russian and Estonian pilots who had been sentenced to jail for smuggling and... More >>>

China: U.S. scaremongering

November 22, 2011

BEIJING (UPI) -- The Obama administration is exaggerating security concerns in Asia-Pacific as it seeks to "beef up" U.S. influence in the region,... More >>>

Death toll rises in Egyptian violence

November 22, 2011

CAIRO (UPI) -- Clashes between protesters and security forces killed at least 22 people and injured more than 1,700 in Egypt, the Health Ministry... More >>>

Pakistan's Zardari pressured about memo

November 22, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is being pressed to investigate allegations in a memo implicating the country's... More >>>

Spain PM: 'Difficult times,' 'no miracles'

November 22, 2011

MADRID (UPI) -- Spain's new leader warned of "difficult times" ahead and "no miracles" after his conservative party swept to victory in an... More >>>

Court-martial ordered in Air Force death

November 22, 2011

OKINAWA, Japan (UPI) -- A U.S. airman at Kadena Air Base in Japan faces court-martial in the stabbing death of Tech. Sgt. Curtis Eccleston, the... More >>>

2 Turks injured in Syrian attack on buses

November 22, 2011

ISTANBUL, Turkey (UPI) -- Two Turkish citizens were injured in an attack on three buses at a Syrian checkpoint, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said... More >>>

Xinhua warns Philippines

November 22, 2011

BEIJING (UPI) -- China's official Xinhua news agency Monday warned the Philippines against provoking Beijing over the South China Sea.
Xinhua... More >>>

King, Abbas to meet on Palestinian state

November 22, 2011

RAMALLAH, West Bank (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah, visiting the West Bank, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will discuss steps toward... More >>>

Trial of 3 Khmer Rouge leaders to begin

November 22, 2011

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (UPI) -- Survivors of Cambodia's bloody Khmer Rouge reign met at a killing field to pray for the dead before a trial for... More >>>

Japan Supreme Court upholds death penalty

November 22, 2011

TOKYO (UPI) -- Japan's Supreme Court Monday upheld the death sentence of a member of the AUM Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) cult in the 1994-1995... More >>>

No rice to people 'who fire a cannon'

November 22, 2011

BEIJING (UPI) -- South Korea will not give rice to North Korea unless the North acknowledges its provocations, a South Korean minister said in... More >>>

Occupy Toronto must vacate park

November 22, 2011

TORONTO (UPI) -- Occupy Toronto protesters must leave St. James Park in the city's downtown area after five weeks of camping there, a Superior... More >>>

Canada keeping frigate in Mediterranean

November 22, 2011

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (UPI) -- Canada says it will keep a naval frigate in the Mediterranean Sea through the end of 2012 as part of a NATO... More >>>

5.9-magnitude quake shakes Myanmar

November 22, 2011

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (UPI) -- A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Myanmar and eastern parts of India early Monday, seismologists said.
There were... More >>>

Iranian commander warns against attack

November 21, 2011

TEHRAN (UPI) -- A senior Iranian military commander warned Sunday if attacked his country will fire missiles at "Israeli centers."
"Of course,... More >>>

U.S. troops could stay in Afghanistan

November 21, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- Afghan tribal leaders have given President Hamid Karzai approval to negotiate a partnership with the United States,... More >>>

Obama, Wen meet in Indonesia

November 21, 2011

BALI, Indonesia (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at a regional summit in Indonesia Saturday.
Details... More >>>

S. Korea, Japan press N. Korea on nukes

November 21, 2011

BALI, Indonesia (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Saturday North Korea must halt illegal nuclear activities before six-nation... More >>>

Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan sign pact

November 21, 2011

MOSCOW (UPI) -- Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia have agreed to form a three-way commission to foster closer economic ties.
Officials from the... More >>>

Russia to continue missile shield talks

November 21, 2011

BALI, Indonesia, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday his country will keep negotiating with the United States on... More >>>

Debt-ridden Spain holds election

November 21, 2011

MADRID (UPI) -- A federal election began Sunday in financially troubled Spain Sunday with wide anticipation the ruling Socialist party would fall... More >>>

Libya vows fair trial for Gadhafi's son

November 21, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya (UPI) -- Libyan officials said Sunday they want to put the son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi on trial in Tripoli instead of... More >>>

Police: Occupy Victoria going quietly

November 21, 2011

VICTORIA, British Columbia (UPI) -- Most Occupy Victoria protesters obeyed a judge's order to leave Centennial Square in the Canadian city, police... More >>>

U.N. deplores plot to kill Saudi diplomat

November 21, 2011

UNITED NATIONS (UPI) -- The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution Friday deploring a foiled plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador... More >>>

2 British terror suspects killed by drones

November 21, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) -- Two British terror suspects have been killed in separate U.S. drone attacks in the Pakistan tribal region of south... More >>>

Taiwan moves to legalize prostitution

November 21, 2011

TAIPEI, Taiwan (UPI) -- Although Taiwan recently legalized prostitution in designated red-light districts, the trade remains largely underground,... More >>>

Suspected arsonist nurse got patients out

November 21, 2011

SYDNEY, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A nurse charged with setting a deadly fire in an Australian nursing home was treated like a hero a few hours before his... More >>>

Rome, Milan restrict driving to cut smog

November 21, 2011

ROME, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Driving will be banned in Rome and Milan much of Sunday except for electric cars and other non-polluting vehicles,... More >>>

IAEA wants to send delegation to Iran to investigate nukes

November 18, 2011

VIENNA (UPI) -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Austria says he wants to send inspectors to Iran to verify the scope of... More >>>

Protests erupt across Italy over debt

November 18, 2011

ROME (UPI) -- Protests broke out across Italy Thursday as demonstrators threw smoke bombs and rocks to vent against the new cabinet and the economic... More >>>

Gays who profess orientation targeted

November 18, 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (UPI) -- Gays and lesbians who openly profess their sexual orientation could be fined under a bill that has received... More >>>

Benetton branded blasphemous

November 18, 2011

ROME (UPI) -- Italian clothing company Benetton was labeled blasphemous Thursday for an ad campaign featuring the pope kissing a top Egyptian... More >>>

Clinton motorcade egged in Philippines

November 18, 2011

MANILA, Philippines (UPI) -- Philippine protesters threw objects at a motorcade with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but the secretary's car... More >>>

Official: Iran training Gaza terrorists

November 18, 2011

TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) -- Palestinian terrorists in Gaza underwent training in Iran and learned how to operate sophisticated anti-tank missiles, an... More >>>

Despite ultimatum, violence continues in Syria

November 18, 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (UPI) -- A day after the Arab League gave Syria a three-day ultimatum to end the violence, explosions and gunfire were reported in... More >>>

Obama praises U.S.-Australia alliance

November 18, 2011

DARWIN, Australia, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama, speaking in Darwin, Australia, where U.S. Marines will begin rotations in 2012, celebrated... More >>>

Kenya offers troops to Somalia

November 18, 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya (UPI) -- Kenya says it is prepared to send troops to boost the African Union force fighting militant Islamists in Somalia, officials... More >>>

Rockets fired near Afghan meeting in Kabul

November 18, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) -- Rockets were fired into Kabul Thursday near a meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and tribal elders,... More >>>

Family: Slain nun had received threats

November 18, 2011

RANCHI, India (UPI) -- The family of a slain Roman Catholic nun who advocated for tribal people in India said she had been threatened by local coal... More >>>

Arizonan found among homeless in Ukraine

November 18, 2011

CHERNOVTSY, Ukraine (UPI) -- Volunteers with a homeless shelter in Ukraine said they discovered a one-time write-in candidate for governor of Arizona... More >>>

Canadian reservist guilty in soldier death

November 18, 2011

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (UPI) -- A former Canadian reservist has been found guilty at a Halifax, Nova Scotia, court-martial of killing a fellow soldier... More >>>

Airline passengers told to pay for fuel

November 18, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, England (UPI) -- Passengers aboard a Comtel Air charter flight from Vienna to Birmingham, England, say they were asked to pay a total of... More >>>

Radioactive rice found near Fukushima

November 18, 2011

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (UPI) -- Japanese officials found a high level of radioactive cesium in rice from one farm, prompting a ban on rice shipments from... More >>>



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