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Report: Strauss-Kahn A Problem On Planes

PARIS, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Lawyers for the woman allegedly raped by Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New York say they have received tips of his history of harassing female flight attendants. Kenneth Thompson and Douglas Wigdor told Le Parisien they received an anonymous letter that said Air France assigns only men in first class when Strauss-Kahn […]

Reconciliation Key For Ivorian Recovery

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The way members of the former Ivorian government are treated could influence the war-torn country’s reconciliation process, a U.N. rights envoy said. French peacekeepers helped detain former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo in April, ending a period of political violence that followed November presidential elections meant to heal the […]

Ousting Gadhafi Is End Goal, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — There is unity among the parties involved that see the ultimate goal as ousting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from power, a U.S. State Department official said. The rebel-backed Transitional National Council for Libya has made diplomatic gains in recent weeks. It’s widely recognized as the legitimate authority by members of […]

EU Financial Chief: We Have To Watch Words

BRUSSELS, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Olli Rehn, the economic affairs commissioner for the European Union, tried to reassure investors Friday about the Spanish and Italian economies. Rehn broke his vacation with a news conference in Brussels. He blamed poor communication for the drop in stock prices and said Italy and Spain are both basically doing […]

Stars Turn Out For Obama’s 50th Birthday

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Comedian Chris Rock said via Twitter Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder helped President Barack Obama celebrate his 50th birthday at the White House. Politico said rapper Jay-Z, actors Tom Hanks and Hill Harper, actress Whoopi Goldberg and basketball stars Charles Barkley and Grant Hill also attended Thursday night’s bash. “Just […]

Deal Reached On Voting For 3 Trade Pacts

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — U.S. Senate leaders said they reached agreement to bring three long-delayed trade deals up for a vote when Congress returns from its August recess. As part of the deal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also agreed to vote on the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which […]

Cobham Gets Missile Defense Awards

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Cobham Analytic Solutions has been awarded nine task orders for engineering support to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The orders carry a combined total of $227 million over two years. The task order awards were competed under the MDA Engineering and Support Services omnibus contract vehicle and covers support […]

IDPs In Georgia Worry Amnesty

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Though Georgia’s government has done more for the plight of internally displaced, they still make up 6 percent of the population, Amnesty International said. Amnesty International, in a report published Friday, highlighted what it said was a pattern of forced evictions of the internally displaced in Georgia. The advocacy group […]

Judicial Panel Hears Arguments Over Lesbian Juror

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) — A U.S. appeals court in California is considering arguments in a case in which a lesbian potential juror was dismissed from a case regarding a gay inmate. Trial lawyers shouldn’t be able to dismiss potential jurors because of their sexual orientation, defense attorneys told a panel of the U.S. […]

China Has New Rules On Panda Exhibitions

BEIJING, Aug. 5 (UPI) — China’s State Forestry Administration, in a move aimed at protecting endangered pandas, announced new rules on exhibition of the animals. The SFA said on its Web site pandas under the age of 2 or older than 25 cannot be used for exhibition purposes, China’s official state news agency Xinhua reported […]

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