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Ex-Ukrainian Leader Wants Putin To Testify

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A court in the Ukraine was told Wednesday that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin must give evidence at the trial of former Premier Yulia Tymoshenko. Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko testified that it would be “impossible to establish the truth” in the case without the testimony of the Russian […]

Four Missing After Copter Crashes In China

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A search was on for four people missing after a police helicopter crashed in a northern suburb of Beijing Wednesday, police said. Five members were aboard the helicopter were returning from a rescue drill when the aircraft crashed into a reservoir, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported. One crew member […]

Sadrists Condemn U.S. Military Action

KARBALA, Iraq, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Alleged movement of U.S. forces into Karbala last week was an act of terrorism that violates bilateral security arrangements, an Iraqi official said. A lawmaker in the Sadrist political party, loyal to anti-American cleric Moqtada Sadr, said U.S. forces entered parts of Karbala last week. Tariq al-Khekany told the […]

Record-breaking Heat Continues In Texas

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A tropical storm or a strong cold front are the only ways to bring substantial heat and drought relief to the beleaguered state of Texas, a weather expert said. Unfortunately, neither event is on the horizon, Meteorologist Brian Edwards of AccuWeather.com said. Houston has become the latest city […]

Saleh ‘legitimate Until 2013′

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Thousands of supporters of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh turned out to hear his address though opponents said political change was needed immediately. The embattled Yemeni president told supporters that he would return “soon” from Saudi Arabia. Saleh was recently released from a hospital in Riyadh where he was […]

Japan Criticized For Radiation Policy

TOKYO, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A cancer center chief said Japan’s method of designating individual homes as radioactive due to the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster is faulty. Director Masamichi Nishio of the National Hospital Organization Hokkaido said designating hot spots on a house-by-house basis “is not reasonable” since radiation levels are influenced by living […]

Biden Catches Basketball Game In China

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden took in a basketball game after arriving in Beijing for his first trip to East Asia as vice president. Biden watched the Georgetown Hoyas take on a team from Shanxi province and left before the end of the first half. When he left, the Hoyas […]

Official: Iraqi Troops Can Defend Country

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Iraqi forces are capable of defending their country from insurgency despite the two days of violence, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq said. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan in a USA Today editorial board interview said the deadly terrorist attacks this week that killed at least 77 people […]

Wells Fargo Predicts Decline Of Gold

While the price of gold has reached record levels over the past several weeks, market analysts from Wells Fargo have predicted a significant reversal of this trend due to the speculative demand that has led to an overvaluation of the commodity.

Tobacco Companies To Fight FDA Warning Label Mandate

An organization of five tobacco companies, including several large corporations that dominate the industry in America, have filed a lawsuit against the Federal government due to the new labels that they have had to place on cigarettes.

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