ORLAND PARK, Ill., March 2 (UPI) — A motorcycle driver died Friday in a collision with a suburban Chicago commuter train, officials said.
WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) — Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has taken a page from President Obama’s fundraising playbook and is reaching out to Everyman.
CALGARY, Alberta, March 2 (UPI) — Major producers of Canada’s controversial oil sands have formed an alliance aimed at addressing environmental challenges.
Canada’s oil sands, the second largest reserve of oil after Saudi Arabia, are a mixture of sa…
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 2 (UPI) — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska withdrew from the BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament Friday and rain again played havoc with the schedule.
By ANTHONY HALLUnited Press International Twenty-five European Union members signed a fiscal treaty Friday that is intended to impose Germanic discipline on member states.
LONDON, March 2 (UPI) — Royal aides in Britain say Prince Harry’s meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is unrelated to her plan to make Jamaica a republic.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 2 (UPI) — The Sudanese defense minister is wanted for more than 40 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the genocide in Darfur, the ICC said.
OTTAWA, March 2 (UPI) — Canada’s gross domestic product growth slowed to a slim 0.4 percent gain in the fourth quarter of 2011, Statistics Canada reported Friday from Ottawa.
DIJON, France, March 2 (UPI) — A man was tracked through his dog’s ID number and arrested as a suspect in the strangulation and dismemberment of his girlfriend in Dijon, France, police said.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 2 (UPI) — The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill banning the use of religious or foreign law as a part of a legal decision or contract, officials said.
WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) — Washington’s cherry trees are expected to blossom much earlier this year, starting as soon as March 22, experts said.
BAYONNE, France, March 2 (UPI) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy took cover in a bar after protesters threw eggs and stones at him in the Basque country of southwest France, witnesses said.
WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama has it backward when he says the government is backing a billion-dollar oil subsidy, the American Petroleum Institute said.
Obama told an audience in New Hampshire that the oil industry was the…
DAMASCUS, Syria, March 2 (UPI) — A humanitarian aid convoy arrived at the besieged Syrian city of Homs Friday, prepared to take supplies to the hard-hit Baba Amr neighborhood, officials said.
LONDON, March 2 (UPI) — Nuclear operators in the United Kingdom will have to put money aside to address waste costs in the country’s evolving energy strategy, a secretary said.
British Energy Secretary Edward Davey said polices that would ensure nuc…
BEIJING, March 2 (UPI) — The Chinese government said there are trillions of cubic feet of exploitable shale gas reserves in the country but it lacks the technology to explore it fully.
The Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources said there was an est…
TEHRAN, March 2 (UPI) — Iranians voted Friday to select 290 members of the Majlis, the country’s Parliament, the first elections since the 2009 presidential contest.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 2 (UPI) — Reports of an oil pipeline explosion in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia are a ruse perpetrated by Iran, a Saudi official said.
Iran’s state-funded broadcaster Press TV said there had been an explosion on an…
MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 2 (UPI) — Somali government troops and African Union forces seized a major base of the militant al-Shabaab organization near Somalia’s capital, officials said Friday.
PARIS, March 2 (UPI) — Delegates from the International Energy Agency said they received strong support from the Iraqi government for a study examining its energy sector.
IEA delegates returned to Paris following a two-day visit with Iraqi officials…
By EDWARD LOZANSKYUPI Outside View CommentatorMOSCOW, March 2 (UPI) — For a variety of moral and practical reasons, the United States would be well-advised to avoid getting overly involved in this weekend’s election in Russia.
BRUSSELS, March 2 (UPI) — A key European Parliament committee this week approved a measure allowing the EU to withhold carbon emission permits to prop up their market prices.
The EP’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee Tuesday approved a draft …
By BRIAN BINLEYUPI Outside View CommentatorLONDON, March 2 (UPI) — If the United Nations won act regarding conditions faced by Iranian dissidents in Iraq, the United States must.