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Israel Mulls Building Nuclear Plant

JERUSALEM, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure has asked for a feasibility study on building a nuclear power plant, Calcalist reported. The daily business newspaper published by the Yedioth Aharonoth Group said in an exclusive report Tuesday the study, by an “external body,” will examine plans for Israel’s Electric Corp. to construct […]

Operations Chief’s Killing Hurts Al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The killing of al-Qaida’s operations chief in Pakistan is another blow to the terrorist group but wouldn’t hurt its independent affiliates, an analyst said. Atiyah Abdel al-Rahman, 42, a Libyan national, was killed last week in a drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region. Atiyah had recently become deputy to al-Qaida […]

Obama’s Schedule For Tuesday, Aug. 30

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — President Obama speaks at the American Legion Annual Conference Tuesday in Minneapolis, the daily schedule indicates. Obama will thank military veterans for their service, the White House said. He will discuss how ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan must include taking care of troops and veterans returning home, and […]

Palestinians’ Chair Symbolizes Statehood

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Palestinians, in anticipation of receiving statehood recognition, say they’ve built a wooden chair they plan to send to the United Nations. The Palestinian leadership plans to submit a statehood bid next month. “As the U.N. seat was a demand to represent Palestine as a state, we ourselves decided […]

Nepalese Assembly Extends Its Term

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Nepal’s Constituent Assembly voted to extend its term for three months in another attempt to draft a constitution and integrate former armed Maoist rebels. The decision was made at the same time as the inauguration of Baburam Bhattarai of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as the Himalayan country’s […]

Army, Fearing Violence, Trains Settlers

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The army is training some West Bank settlers in preparation for possibly violent pro-statehood Palestinian demonstrations next month, Israeli officials said. Security leaders and members of emergency response teams from the settlements are being trained, Haaretz reported. Settlers may be armed with stun grenades and tear gas, the […]

EU, NATO Dismiss Abkhazia Election

SUKHUMI, Georgia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The European Union and NATO say they don’t recognize the results of this past weekend’s election of Aleksandr Ankvab as the president of Abkhazia. Ankvab, one of three candidates who were vying to replace the late President Sergei Bagapsh in the breakaway Georgian region, won with nearly 55 percent […]

Israel Fears Terrorists Might Get Missiles

JERUSALEM, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Israeli defense officials said Tuesday they fear new anti-tank missiles from Iran may be transferred to Hamas in Gaza or Hezbollah in Lebanon. Unnamed officials told The Jerusalem Post they fear the missiles will be used against Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers. On Monday, IRNA, Iran’s state news agency, […]

Yoshihiko Noda Elected PM Of Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The Japanese Parliament Tuesday elected Yoshihiko Noda as the country’s sixth prime minister in five years. He succeeds Naoto Kan, who resigned last week. Noda, 54, who was finance minister in the Kan Cabinet, had earlier been elected president of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan in a runoff, clearing […]

Leukemia Death Not Linked To Power Plant

TOKYO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Leukemia killed a worker at a quake-hit Japanese nuclear power plant, where radiation was released, but its operator said the death was not linked to his work. Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was struck by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, said the man […]

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