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Security tightened at Trevi Fountain

ROME, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Rome’s Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are closed to special events through the end of the year after recent vandalism to the iconic sites, the mayor said.

Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno said the city is attempting to protect t…

Japan to provide protection for whalers

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Japanese officials say whalers will receive extra protection from anti-whaling activists during their upcoming antarctic whale hunt.

Japan, which has been under growing international pressure to stop hunting whales in the antar…

Push on for union transparency in Canada

MONTREAL, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Conservative member of Canada’s Parliament wants labor unions to publish financial statements on how members’ dues are spent.

The bid was filed as a private member’s bill rather than part of the Conservative Party’s roster…

9 sentenced in Bahrain court

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Bahrain military court sentenced nine defendants Tuesday to 15 years in prison on charges of kidnapping a police officer.

Gulf News reported the court, set up by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa in March, said the poli…

Car leaves road, 2 teens killed, 3 hurt

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A single car crash in northeastern Nova Scotia killed two teenagers and injured three others, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday.

RCMP Cpl. Ron MacDonald told the Cape Breton Post experts in accident r…

Niger won’t extradition Gadhafi son

MIDRAND, South Africa, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Niger’s foreign minister said his country remains firm in its decision not to extradite Saadi Gadhafi, the son of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Extradition of the former professional footballer is sought…

Kidnappers of French woman had help

LAMU, Kenya, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A friend of an elderly French woman kidnapped in northern Kenya said he suspects the men who took Marie Dedieu from her vacation home had local help.

Alain Lardet told Radio France Internationale locals probably informed …

Cocaine ring at Mexican airport probed

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Federal police officers in Mexico are running a cocaine-trafficking ring through Mexico City’s international airport, investigators in Mexico have been told.

The operation, informally known as the “galley cartel,” involve…

Tymoshenko could still face jail time

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Despite a new proposal in Ukraine banning prison sentences for economic crimes, opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko won’t walk free, a Kiev official said.

Tymoshenko, the opposition leader and a former Ukrainian prime mi…

U.S., Russia plan anti-terrorism exercise

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Oct. 4 (UPI) — U.S. and Russian ships will take part in a joint exercise in which they will simulate liberating a vessel seized by terrorists, a Russian spokesman said.

The U.S. Navy and Russian Navy will conduct “Exercise Pacif…


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