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Russia Blacklists Some U.S. Officials

MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has prepared a retaliatory list of U.S. officials who will be banned from entering Russia, a report says. The report in a Russian business newspaper said the list was prepared at the orders of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev after the United States imposed visa bans on Russian […]

No Basis To Hezbollah Claims In Syria?

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A U.N. agency dismissed allegations it had claimed Hezbollah was involved in the Syrian unrest after the Shiite resistance cried foul. Al-Arabiya, citing Radio France, claimed the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees was set to release a report accusing Syrian ally Hezbollah of killing Syrian army defectors. Hezbollah denied […]

Majority Would Vote Out Current Congress

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 10 (UPI) — About one in five U.S. voters says most members of Congress should be re-elected, the lowest percentage ever in 20 years of asking that question, Gallup said. Just 21 percent said most congressional members should be returned to office, while 70 percent said they should not, results of the […]

Mubarak Backers Show Support

CAIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A week after the former Egyptian president faced murder charges, his supporters posted his name at a metro station, a political party said. Protesters who occupied Cairo’s central square early this year forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from office after three decades in power. The Egyptian Transportation Ministry changed the […]

Crude Oil Holds Under $81 Per Barrel

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Crude oil prices in New York held under $81 per barrel as a second major energy organization in the week warned world demand was weakening. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Tuesday predicted global demand would drop by 150,000 barrels per day compared to previous 2011 estimates. On Wednesday, […]

Ferdinand Marcos To Be Buried In Home Province

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The family of ex-Philippines ruler Ferdinand Marcos reached a deal with the government to bury Marcos in his home province with military honors, officials said. The family had wanted Marcos, who died in exile in 1989, to have a hero’s burial and be interred in Heroes Cemetery in a […]

Man Gets 28 Years For Killing His Friend

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A white South Carolina man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting his black friend and then dragging the body behind his pickup truck. Gregory Collins, 20, of Newberry County, S.C., pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, desecration of human remains and possession of a firearm in […]

Arroyo Has Infected Implant Removed

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underwent surgery Wednesday to remove an infected cervical spine implant, her doctor said. The seven-hour operation at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Manila removed a titanium plate that was implanted July 29 to realign Arroyo’s spine, the Philippine Inquirer.net reported. Arroyo, 64, suffers from […]

Violence Breaks Out In Egypt’s Sohag Area

GERGA, Egypt, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The streets of Gerga in Egypt’s Sohag governate were calm Wednesday but threatened to erupt into violence after three recent deaths, witnesses said. Officials confirmed at least three people died in confrontations in recent days among neighboring rival communities, Egyptian media reported. Violence broke out Tuesday after the funeral […]

Russia Seeks Help To Avert Kosovo Violence

MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has appealed for help to prevent a possible attempt by Pristina to regain control over Serb-populated regions of Kosovo. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich called on the European Union, NATO and the United Nations, all with offices in the region, to step in, Serbia’s Tanjug news agency […]

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