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Palin’s Staff Fights Presidential Run Talk

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s team responded to speculation she will make a run for president, saying such comments mislead the American people. Reports in recent days indicated the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee might announce her intentions for the 2012 race Sept. 3 during a Tea Party movement rally […]

Book: IKEA Founder Was Nazi Recruiter

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The founder of the Scandinavian furniture and accessories store IKEA recruited members for the Swedish Nazi movement in the 1940s, a journalist’s book reveals. The work by Sverigest Television reporter Elisabeth Asbrink also discloses that Swedish security police tracked the movements of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad in 1943 when […]

Rick Hansen Oversees Trans-Canada Relay

CAPE SPEAR, Newfoundland, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Wheelchair-bound Canadian Rick Hansen who participated in international marathons 25 years ago oversaw the start of another one Wednesday in Newfoundland. Hansen, 53, was in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, to start off the anniversary cross-Canada marathon to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. […]

Project: Mass Graves Found In Sudan Area

KADUGLI, Sudan, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Evidence of mass graves in a Sudanese territory was found Wednesday after the country’s leader called for a unilateral cease-fire in the state, officials said. The Satellite Sentinel Project, a U.S. operation, said it found evidence of eight mass graves in southern Kordofan territory since June, including two new […]

Kurds Lament Assaults On PKK, PJAK

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 24 (UPI) — It’s unfortunate that neighbors of the Kurdish region of Iraq are ignoring its interests in favor of military attacks on rebels, the region’s president said. Iran has thousands of troops deployed along the border with Iraq ostensibly to take on fighters with the Free Life Party of Kurdistan, or […]

U.S. Institute Of Peace Targeted For Funding Cuts

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Institute of Peace has been a target for elimination from all federal funding by some in Congress but institute officials say the organization saves the government money. The institute is a small organization created by Congress during the Reagan administration. Paul Hughes, director of USIP special initiatives, calls […]

Iran: Mossad Had Role In Assassination

TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A suspect in the 2010 killing of an Iranian nuclear physicist told a court in Tehran he received support from Israeli intelligence, state media claims. Massoud Ali Mohammadi, an Iranian physics professor at Tehran University, was killed when a bomb denoted in front of his home as he left for […]

EU Has Strong Words For Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Aug. 24 (UPI) — With Ukraine marking an anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Europe is reminding that justice and politics must be separated, an official said. On Wednesday, Ukraine marked the 20th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union. European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek, in a statement, said he was reminded […]

Syrian Rebels Form National Council

HOMS, Syria, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Pro-democracy Syrian rebels formed a national council as state-run media reported 14 Syrians were killed at “the hands of terrorists” in Homs. At the United Nations, meanwhile, the European Union — with U.S. backing — introduced a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would impose a complete […]

Georgia Accused Of Preparing Invasion

MOSCOW, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Russia has accused Georgia of preparing an invasion into the breakaway province of South Ossetia under the guise of a Friday peace march. The Russian Foreign Ministry said more than 3,000 people, mostly displaced Georgians from South Ossetia, have been asked to march into the region to mark the third […]

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