PARIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) — A distant galaxy that appears to be blowing bubbles has been captured in images from the Hubble Space Telescope, European astronomers said. The galaxy — […]
LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Jail sentences given to healthcare workers in Bahrain appear to be disproportionate to the charges brought against them, London said.
A group of Bahraini doctors and nurses were given prison sentences ranging from 5-15 years…
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The U.N. Human Rights Council called on both Sudanese governments to work on human rights issues, while paying special attention to border clashes.
The council, during meetings in Geneva, addressed a series of r…
Many people have compared the Barack Obama Presidency to that of President Jimmy Carter over the past few years; Obama has now made a statement that seems to echo Carter.
President Barack Obama has lost favor with many big-name Wall Street campaign contributors that were major money-makers in his 2008 Presidential bid. Wall Street campaign contributors appear to favor Republican Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts Governor and businessman held a sold-out breakfast fundraiser with the biggest names on Wall Street.
KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Kiev may consider scrapping criminal punishment for opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in favor of a payment of damages, a lawmaker said.
Tymoshenko, a former prime minister is on trial on charges that she abused her …
SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The reported death of al-Qaida ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen is a blow to his group but the true threat isn’t an ideological one, analysis suggests.
Tribal sources inside Yemen confirmed to al-Arabiya that U.S.-bo…
LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) — Syrian opposition groups need to unite to define their shared vision of a democratic future, the British foreign minister said from London.
British Foreign Minister William Hague met in London with Syrian opposition leaders …
MONROVIA, Liberia, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The U.N. envoy to Liberia said, that with two weeks before elections, the Liberian people should do their part to make sure the poll is conducted peacefully.
Liberia is gearing up for national elections in October…
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Sept. 30 (UPI) — An international tribunal investigating the Rwandan genocide announced the sentencing Friday of two former ministers to 30 years for genocide.
The trial chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, in…
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 30 (UPI) — The Palestinian foreign minister said his government was in talks with members of the U.N. Security Council for more support for U.N. membership.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Maliki said, during a news conf…
There is no better example of the folly of United States foreign policy of the last 10 years than what is currently going on in Pakistan and Libya. The terrorist organization du jour, the Haqqani network, is an arm of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, according to Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) study of big tobacco intercompany documents released in a 1998 legal settlement shows that tobacco companies tried to keep information discovered in 1959 about radioactive substances in their products quiet for decades.
The FBI arrested a Massachusetts man on Wednesday who allegedly planned to build small remote controlled airplanes armed with explosives and fly them into the Pentagon and other government buildings. Rezwan Ferdaus began planning to commit violent jihad against the United States in early 2010.
On Thursday, the Office of Compliance released a report that shows the number of discrimination and harassment claims on Capitol Hill have doubled in the past five years. Taxpayers have footed the bill for hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements.
Media reports indicate that both Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to become sweethearts among growing numbers of Hispanic voters in key electoral States.
Leave the printing presses alone! Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has come out in favor of what no rational person would ever endorse: printing valueless money to cover indebtedness. Here are his exact words: “The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” Gee, I can remember when the money maestro said the best way to protect our currency was to back it with gold. I still like that solution.
Who talked Rick Perry into grabbing the third rail of American politics? In case you don’t recognize the phrase, “the third rail” refers to any criticism of the Social Security system or any suggestions on ways to improve it by anyone running for public office anywhere in the United States. It’s called the third rail because, just like a subway line, touching it usually proves fatal.
VACAVILLE, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) — A California high school teacher who reduced a student’s grade for saying “bless you” to another student who sneezed said the punishment was about […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) — Police in North Carolina said a couple’s first date was interrupted when a man accidentally shot himself in a parking garage. Charlotte police said […]
OTTAWA, Sept. 29 (UPI) — A Canadian radio station is running a “Win a Baby” contest, with the winner getting three free in vitro fertilization treatments. The prize offered by […]
NEW CAIRO, Egypt, Sept. 29 (UPI) — Authorities in Egypt said a tiger was confiscated from a man who allegedly allowed the animal to roam freely in his yard. The […]