TOKYO, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Japanese former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara confirmed he will run his party’s leadership race next week to succeed Naoto Kan as prime minister. Maehara, who resigned as foreign minister in March, said he will focus on uniting the ruling Democratic Party of Japan and halt its plummeting approval ratings. The […]
SHANNON, Ireland, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A plane trying to land at Shannon Airport in western Ireland had trouble with crosswinds before skidding on its nose for more than half a mile, a report says. No one on board the Aer Arann flight from Manchester, England, was injured in the July 17 incident, The Irish […]
While many investors have focused on the record levels that gold has reached in the past several weeks, the price of silver has gone up at a significant rate and has kept pace with the yellow metal.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Monday that it would bring an official end to 83 regulations the organization now considers obsolete, including the Fairness Doctrine.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Any cut in U.S. aid would both hurt Pakistan’s economy and send a negative signal to its people, Pakistan’s president told a visiting U.S. Senate delegation. Meeting the delegation in Islamabad, President Asif Ali Zardari said he hoped U.S. lawmakers would not take any such steps, Dawn newspaper reported. […]
On Tuesday, a Rasmussen poll detailed a 56 percent disapproval rating for President Barack Obama, and a Gallup Poll released Monday showed that GOP candidates are on the minds of many voters looking forward to the 2012 election.
The Administration of President Barack Obama has continued the revolving-door relationship between the private sector and Washington, as he has appointed Wendy Sherman to the position of undersecretary for political affairs.
LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Police said they were trying to identify a man who came to a hospital in England with what he said was a splitting headache and no memory of who he is. A week after his appearance, the man’s name and address are unknown, The Independent reported. No one matching his […]
LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A dozen years after a woman’s body was found in a suitcase in a parking lot at London’s Heathrow International Airport, her accused killer has been convicted. Youssef Ahmed Mosalem Wahid, 42, who was extradited from Bahrain, was convicted Monday of the murder of Fatima Kama, the Uxbridge Gazette reported. […]
BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Tongan immigrants gathered Tuesday outside a house gutted by fire in northeastern Australia to mourn the 11 people who died there. The blaze in the Brisbane suburb of Slacks Creek was believed to have been set off by four gas bottles exploding, The Courier-Mail of Brisbane reported. The fire […]