Kim Jong Un hails troops as ‘miracle’ makers after North Korea typhoons

By Thomas Maresca  (0) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised the military for its reconstruction of a village damaged by recent typhoons, state media reported on Tuesday. Photo by KCNA SEOUL, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured a typhoon-damaged rural village that was transformed by the army into a "socialist fairyland," state-run [...]

2020-09-15T16:44:40+00:00September 15th, 2020|

Judge threatens to remove Assange on 2nd day of extradition hearing

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Activists rally on February 22 to oppose the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A British judge on Tuesday threatened to remove WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange from the courtroom during an extradition hearing after he interjected [...]

2020-09-08T20:44:45+00:00September 8th, 2020|

Laura grows into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 hurricane

By UPI Staff  (0) Hurricane Laura is seen Wednesday afternoon just off the U.S. Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is "extremely dangerous" and will produce "unsurvivable" storm surge. Image courtesy NOA/NHC Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Hurricane Laura grew to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to remain at [...]

2020-08-26T20:53:53+00:00August 26th, 2020|

Teva charged with price fixing generic drugs

By Darryl Coote  (0) The Teva Pharmaceutical denied price-fixing charges the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has charged Teva Pharmaceuticals with conspiring with its competitors to fix the prices of generic medications. In a statement Tuesday, the Justice Department said Teva has been charged [...]

2020-08-26T20:45:10+00:00August 26th, 2020|

Ex-CIA agent charged with selling classified information to…

By Darryl Coote  (0) Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, was arrested last week on charges of selling classified information to China. Photo courtesy of U.S Department of Justice Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors have charged and arrested a former Central Intelligence Agency officer for selling classified information to China for more than a decade. In a [...]

2020-08-18T19:11:06+00:00August 18th, 2020|

Air India flight crashes landing in the rain; at least 20 dead

By Don Jacobson & Danielle Haynes  (0) Officials inspect the wreckage site of an Air India plane crash at Calicut airport in Kozhikode, India, on Friday. Photo courtesy of India's Civil Defense/EPA-EFE Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An Air India Express jetliner carrying 190 people skidded off the runway while landing in southwest India on Friday, killing [...]

2020-08-08T13:00:07+00:00August 8th, 2020|

At least 100 dead in Beirut explosions; recovery could cost $5B

A view of the destroyed port is seen after a massive explosion in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Photo by Wael Hamzeh/EPA-Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Beirut have increased the death count from the devastating explosions on Tuesday to at least 100, while one official said Wednesday it could cost Lebanon's capital about $5 billion [...]

2020-08-05T13:41:08+00:00August 5th, 2020|

U.S. closes Chinese consulate in Houston; Beijing threatens retaliation

By Don Jacobson  (0) A State Department spokeswoman said the closure was ordered "to protect American intellectual property and Americans' private information." File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo July 22 (UPI) -- The Chinese government on Wednesday threatened retaliatory "countermeasures" after U.S. officials abruptly ordered the closure of Beijing's consulate in Houston. Chinese Foreign Ministry [...]

2020-07-22T17:32:23+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

China prepares to launch orbiter, lander, rover to Mars

By Paul Brinkmann  (0) This is an artist's depiction of the Mars rover on the Tianwen-1 mission slated for a launch as early as Thursday. Image courtesy of Xinhua July 22 (UPI) -- China plans to launch its initial attempt to reach Mars -- the first such mission in history to include an orbiter, lander and [...]

2020-07-22T17:15:14+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

COVID-19 deaths surging in Latin America as Mexico rises to 5th place

Commuters wear face shields and masks to prevent further spread of COVID-19 at a Metro station in Mexico City, Mexico, on Tuesday. The Metro Collective Transport System began distributing 1 million masks to commuters at different Metro stations. Photo by Jose Pazos/EPA-EFE July 5 (UPI) -- Coronavirus is surging in Latin America with Brazil, Mexico and [...]

2020-07-05T20:52:29+00:00July 5th, 2020|
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