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Chirac Not Required To Attend Trial

PARIS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A French judge ruled former President Jacques Chirac does not have to appear in court for his corruption trial. Judge Dominique Pauthe on Monday formally excused the ailing 78-year-old for health reasons, Radio France Internationale reported. Chirac is charged with embezzling public funds when he was mayor of Paris to […]

EU Has Deep Concerns About Sudan

BRUSSELS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Clashes between rival Sudanese forces in Blue Nile state are becoming part of a worrying trend along the border, a European official said. The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton in a statement Tuesday expressed deep concern over reports of fighting between rival Sudanese forces in Blue […]

Renditions Roil U.K. Parliament

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The British government is embroiled in a new renditioning controversy following the capture of the Libyan capital of Tripoli by rebel forces. The point of contention: Britain’s alleged renditioning of Libyan terror suspects to Tripoli in earlier years. Documents found in Tripoli by journalist and human rights workers, the authenticity […]

Sentencings Postponed In Starvation Death

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Philadelphia judge postponed sentencing Wednesday for the father of a handicapped girl who starved to death, citing incomplete reports. At a hearing in the Court of Common Pleas, Judge Jeffrey Minehart told lawyers he did not have the results of pre-sentence investigations on Daniel Kelly, 40, and two social […]

Burglar Bleeds To Death After Break-in

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A man found dead in an apartment rented by Ohio State University students apparently bled out after cutting an artery while breaking in, police said. Sgt. Steven Little of the Columbus police said the man was believed to have broken a window to get into the apartment, The Columbus […]

Protecting Prostitutes As Professionals

BERN, Switzerland, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A study by a Swiss social worker suggests prostitution is safer for sex workers and customers when it is treated as a profession. Eva Buschi, a professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, said her research found the country’s lack of […]

Yemeni Opposition Shuns GCC Deal

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A deal that gives the Yemeni president immunity in exchange for his resignation isn’t acceptable anymore, a member of the opposition said. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh remains in Saudi Arabia more than three months after he was gravely wounded in an attack on his presidential compound in Sanaa, […]

Gates Named William & Mary Chancellor

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is returning to his alma mater, the College of William & Mary to serve as chancellor, the college said Tuesday. Gates, who received his undergraduate degree in 1965, served as defense secretary under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama before […]

Mexican Helicopters Flying Over Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Mexican military helicopters have been flying over Texas, a staging ground for missions into Mexico to fight drug traffickers, a Mexican official said. The San Antonio Express-News reports Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. said as many as 10 of the Mexican helicopters have been spotted flying over south […]

1,000 May Be Terror Risk In Germany

BERLIN, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A German official says as many as 1,000 people living in Germany could be classified as possible terrorists. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told the Bild newspaper that nearly 1,000 people have been identified as potential Islamic terrorists, with 128 identified as dangerous and 20 found to have actually trained in […]

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