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Bashir Calls Two-week Truce In S. Kordofan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A cease-fire was declared for South Kordofan while Sudanese officials survey the actions of southern fighters, Sudan’s president said. Talks between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Malik Aggar, leader of the breakaway Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (North), broke down last weekend. Members of the southern rebel force said they […]

U.S. Pledges More Action Against Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Washington pledges to take additional measures against Syria at the U.N. Security Council, the U.N. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday. The United Nations decided Tuesday to send a team of human rights investigators to Syria to assess alleged abuses during crackdowns on protesters. The investigation will look […]

Lack Of Money Could Shut Down Water Monitoring

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Officials in the Detroit area say they are running out of money for a water-testing system protecting the supplies for 3 million people. The system monitors the St. Clair and Detroit rivers from Port Huron about 50 miles north of Detroit to Wyandotte, 10 miles to the south, checking for […]

Obama, Sarkozy Speak About Libya

EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug. 23 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke by phone Tuesday, agreeing it’s time for the Gadhafi regime to go, the White House said. The Obama family is on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard off Massachusetts. “With regard to Libya, they agreed that [Libyan leader Moammar] Gadhafi and […]

Torture Claims In Rwanda Genocide Trial

HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 23 (UPI) — The defense in the genocide case of Rwandan pastor Francois Bazaramba is alleging most of the statements by witnesses were obtained through torture. An appeal of Bazaramba’s conviction for involvement in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 began at the Helsinki Court of Appeals on Monday, Helsingen Sonomat reported. Prosecutors […]

Judge orders striking faculty to return

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A judge has ordered striking faculty at Central Michigan University back to work less than 24 hours after they voted to walk in a contract dispute.

An Isabella County judge issued a temporary restraining order in response to…

Putin Urges Mandatory Primaries

MOSCOW, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he wants legislative amendments to introduce primaries for all political parties. “I would like to ask you to consider and discuss with your colleagues from other political parties ways of making such preliminary elections a legally binding norm,” Putin told a meeting of the […]

Italian Debt Causes Political Wrangling

ROME, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Italyian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to be facing opposition to his austerity measures after publicly rebuking a key coalition government ally. The Italian Senate’s debate over the details of the government’s plan to cut $65 billion in spending and balance the budget over the next two years has […]

U.S. Urges Caution On Iraq, Turkey Border

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Turkey needs to make sure it’s in close contact with Iraq during its on assault on Kurdish rebels, the U.S. State Department said. Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said that although Ankara has the right of self-defense in taking on the threat from Kurdish rebels, “we […]

Judge Orders Striking Faculty To Return

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A judge has ordered striking faculty at Central Michigan University back to work less than 24 hours after they voted to walk in a contract dispute. An Isabella County judge issued a temporary restraining order in response to a request from the university administration, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday. […]

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