WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Washington is readying new Syrian sanctions, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said as the United Nations censured Assad-regime violence against civilians. “We are exploring broader sanctions that will isolate the Assad regime politically and deny it revenue with which to sustain its brutality,” Clinton said of new targeted sanctions being […]
CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Liberal Democrats must understand the importance of limiting U.S. debt and government spending, President Barack Obama told his re-election campaign supporters. “All the progressives out there — I want you to understand, we can’t just ignore this debt and deficit,” he said in Chicago during the largest of three fundraising […]
ROME, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Fears mounted Thursday the system sustaining Europe’s debt crisis would collapse amid alarm Italy and Spain were sliding into debt that couldn’t be bailed out. Italy and Spain — the eurozone’s third- and fourth-largest economies and the world’s seventh- and 10th-largest — opened the bond markets Thursday with borrowing rates […]
While much has been made about the debt ceiling compromise, a number of economic experts are not convinced that it will do much to fix America’s financial woes.
A Federal judge ruled that the Kansas statute that prevented groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Federal funding was unConstitutional.
Central Falls, R.I., has applied for bankruptcy under the supervision of the State-assigned receiver after retirees and current workers failed to agree on cuts to their pensions and benefits, according to The Associated Press.
Lately, there has been a great deal of debate regarding the safety of mobile phone use.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Two NATO soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device in eastern Afghanistan, the military said. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said the two died Wednesday but gave no other details, CNN reported. Also on Wednesday, another NATO solider died but CNN reported it was from non-battle related injuries. […]
JAKARTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A helicopter, chartered by a mining company and carrying 10 people, crashed in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province, authorities said. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency, quoting a rescuer, said all 10 died in the crash Wednesday. “Nine people were found dead (at) the scene and another was in critical condition, the […]
BEIJING, Aug. 4 (UPI) — China termed as “irresponsible” Japan’s expressions of concerns about Chinese military’s recent maritime activities. The Japanese concerns were expressed in its 2011 defense white paper released Tuesday by its Defense Ministry, calling attention to Chinese naval operations near Japan and the development of bases. “The Japanese 2011 defense white paper […]