PARIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Russia recognized the Libyan rebels’ transitional government as world leaders met in Paris Thursday to discuss support and aid to Libya, officials said. Two Transitional National Council leaders are attending the conference, ironically scheduled on the 42nd anniversary of the coup that swept Moammar Gadhafi to power, along with 60 […]
BAGHDAD, Sept. 1 (UPI) — August was the first month in the 8-year-old Iraqi war in which no U.S. military personnel died, American military officials said. The milestone came one month after 14 U.S. troops were killed in July, making it the deadliest month for Americans forces in three years, and during an upswing of […]
DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Syria’s attorney general announced in a video statement posted on the Internet he was resigning after witnessing a mass execution of 72 prisoners. In the video posted Wednesday, the man presumed to be Adnan Bakkour, Syria’s top legal official, said he was resigning because of President Bashar Assad’s regime […]
TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Toronto police said they were holding a man on the federal immigration department’s most-wanted list Thursday with plans to deport him a second time. Walford Steer, 39, was arrested Tuesday at a west-end motel with a 16-year old girl in his room. He was charged with six offenses related to […]
TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An official with Libya’s transitional government said rebel fighters have cornered fugitive leader Moammar Gadhafi, a statement one of Gadhafi’s sons denies. The transitional government official said Gadhafi was boxed in at a desert stronghold about 150 miles from Tripoli and that he was being urged to surrender, The […]
MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Hurricane Katia showed little change in strength Thursday but could become a major hurricane in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Katia, a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, was about 1,065 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving westerly at […]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — President Obama has several closed-door meetings Thursday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: — Receive, along with Vice President Joe Biden, the daily briefing. — Meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. — Meet with senior advisers.
According to CBS News, President Barack Obama’s request to address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, the same evening a Republican Presidential debate in California is scheduled to take place, has caused many to speculate that the President did so in an attempt to overshadow the GOP.
According to Shanghai Daily, a sexual education textbook will be issued to Chinese students in the city following a similar move in Beijing. The textbook, which depicts the sexual organs on illustrated children and images of sexual intercourse between tadpoles, will be issued to first and second grade-aged students.
On Wednesday, the newest results from a Rasmussen telephone poll show President Barack Obama’s approval rating at only 19 percent and Congressional approval at only 6 percent, as the public, according to the organization, focuses heavily on the economy.