Flying taxi takes off over Seoul in demonstration flight

By Thomas Maresca  (1) A drone taxi flew over Seoul in a demonstration on Wednesday, as the South Korean government outlined ambitious plans to commercialize flying drone taxis by 2025. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI SEOUL, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- South Korea offered a glimpse of a science-fiction future on Wednesday with a demonstration flight of a [...]

2020-11-13T02:10:55+00:00November 13th, 2020|

North Korea bans smoking in public places to protect lives, health

By Thomas Maresca  (0) North Korea has instituted a ban on smoking in public places, state-run media announced on Thursday. The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, has been photographed with a cigarette in his hand on several occasions. Photo by KCNA/UPI | License Photo SEOUL, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- North Korea banned smoking in public places in order [...]

2020-11-06T01:21:01+00:00November 6th, 2020|

At least 19 dead after 6-hour siege at ……

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Afghan security officials stand guard during a militant attack Monday at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan. The prolonged assault killed at least 19 people. Photo by Jawad Jalali/EPA-EFE Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A militant attack that lasted for hours at a university in Afghanistan's capital on Monday has killed nearly two dozen people, [...]

2020-11-02T17:12:07+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

CDC unveils guidance to allow cruise ships to return to sea

The cruise ship Grand Princess eases into a berth in the Port of Oakland, Calif., on March 9. The CDC said cruise lines must build laboratories on board each vessel equipped to test crew and passengers for coronavirus. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [...]

2020-11-01T13:50:41+00:00November 1st, 2020|

U.S. commandos rescue American hostage in Nigeria: Pentagon

By Jean Lotus  () Elite commandos fro the U.S. SEAL Team 6 were involved in a rescue of a 27-year-old U.S. citizen held hostage by an armed gang in Nigeria, the Pentagon said Saturday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. elite forces rescued a kidnapped American citizen held captive by a [...]

2020-11-01T13:44:17+00:00November 1st, 2020|

U.S. intelligence blames Iran for emails threatening Democratic voters

By Daniel Uria & Danielle Haynes  (0) Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Iranian intelligence attempted to harm President Donald Trump with an email campaign threatening Democrats. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia obtained voter information ahead of [...]

2020-10-22T01:51:41+00:00October 22nd, 2020|

teacher beheaded in terrorist attack,

By Jean Lotus  (0) French anti-terrorism authorities are investigating the killing of a Paris teacher Friday who was beheaded after reportedly showing his students cartoon images of the Prophet Muhammad. File photo by Mohammed Badra/EPA-EFE Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Paris middle school teacher was killed and beheaded in an attack Friday after reportedly showing his [...]

2020-10-18T00:23:22+00:00October 18th, 2020|

Johnson announces 3-tier lockdown plan in Britain

By Clyde Hughes  (0) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, shown leaving No.10 Downing St. on July 22, 2020, announced a new three-tier lockdown plan to curtain the coronavirus on Monday. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo Oct. 12 (UPI) -- With coronavirus cases skyrocketing in Britain again, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons about a [...]

2020-10-13T00:07:49+00:00October 13th, 2020|

Central banks unveil framework, plans for hybrid digital currency

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Friday's report was compiled by BIS, the Bank of England, the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bank of Canada, Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank. File Photo by Canadastock/Shutterstock/UPI Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Bank of International Settlements and seven central banks around the world published [...]

2020-10-09T23:57:09+00:00October 9th, 2020|

U.S. judge orders Iran to pay $1.4B over missing former FBI agent

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Robert Levinson, a part-time CIA consultant after retirement, was working as a private investigator when he disappeared on Iran's Kish Island in 2007. FBI Photo Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered Iran to pay the family of former FBI agent Robert Levinson $1.4 billion in connection with his disappearance more than a [...]

2020-10-07T00:27:48+00:00October 7th, 2020|
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