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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 […]

Hawaii Gun Laws In Question Following Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed in Hawaii on behalf of the Hawaii Defense Foundation, as the members of the organization are seeking to reform the State’s harsh gun laws.

Michigan Budget Fight Brings To Light Negative Role Of Unions

A group of local leaders in Michigan have begun to question whether union workers are actually doing more financial harm than good in their stance on several key fiscal issues.

Government Intervention Causes Market Volatility

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that current volatility in the stock market is related to constant government manipulation and creation of a false sense of security among investors who are looking forward to more bailouts.

FEMA Cleanup Begins After Weaker-Than-Expected Irene

As Tropical Storm Irene makes its way across northeastern Canada, many headlines throughout the U.S. say New York City escaped what might have been a major disaster. The storm hit with far less intensity that originally predicted.

Remnants Of Nanmadol Headed Toward China

BEIJING, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Remnants of Typhoon Nanmadol headed toward China’s Fujian Province Tuesday after lashing Taiwan with heavy rains and killing 16 people in the Philippines. The storm was expected to make landfall in the province after weakening over Taiwan, China Daily reported. Nanmadolwas known as Mina in the Philippines, where it struck […]

Australia Pays Asylum Seekers To Go Back

SYDNEY, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Australia has been giving grants of as much as $4,000 to help people who have failed to win asylum in Australia return to their nation of origin, records show. The so-called reintegration assistance program has awarded cash and other considerations to unsuccessful asylum seekers, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Monday. […]


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