Letter from Iran triggers mediation process on nuclear deal

By Christen McCurdy  (0) European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell, shown here at a video press conference in June, said a recent letter from Iran has triggered a mediation process regarding the country's international nuclear deal. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/EPA-EFE July 4 (UPI) -- The European Union's top diplomat said a [...]

2020-07-05T20:46:34+00:00July 5th, 2020|

Researchers: Asian flying snakes wriggle their bodies for stability

By Ben Hooper  (0) June 30 (UPI) -- Researchers at Virginia Tech University said they have figured out why a species of flying snake native to Asia wriggle their bodies when they glide through the air -- for stability. The researchers, who published their findings Monday in the journal Nature Physics, said they conducted indoor experiments with [...]

2020-07-01T17:02:05+00:00July 1st, 2020|

Financial transfers back intelligence of Russian bounty scheme

By Danielle Haynes  (0) U.S. soldiers attend a training session for the Afghan Army in Herat, Afghanistan, on May 2, 2019. Financial transfers from a Russian intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked bank account support detainee information suggesting Russia paid Taliban militants to target U.S. soldiers. File Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA-EFE June 30 (UPI) -- Large financial [...]

2020-06-30T22:48:47+00:00June 30th, 2020|

‘COVID-free’ Italian village offering houses for $1

By Ben Hooper  (0) June 12 (UPI) -- An Italian village that bills itself as "COVID-free" is attempting to attract new residents by selling homes for $1 -- but the new owners must promise to renovate the houses. Cinquefrondi, in the southern region of Calabria, bills itself as a "COVID-free village," as there haven't been any [...]

2020-06-13T23:31:16+00:00June 13th, 2020|

Carbon dioxide reaches a record level despite COVID-19’s drastic impact

Atmospheric carbon dioxide reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million for 2020 in May, the highest monthly reading ever recorded, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, who used measurements at Mauna Loa Observatory. That's a carbon dioxide level [...]

2020-06-13T23:26:54+00:00June 13th, 2020|

U.S., Chinese aircraft fly in Taiwan’s air zone

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) Taiwan warded off Chinese aircraft with air force jets on Tuesday, Taipei's defense ministry said. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA-EFE June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. and Chinese aircraft flew in Taiwanese airspace on Tuesday, amid high tensions between Washington and Beijing. Taiwan's defense ministry said several Chinese Su-30 fighters temporarily entered [...]

2020-06-10T02:15:02+00:00June 10th, 2020|

South Korea joins global Black Lives Matter rallies

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) A South Korean demonstrator holds up a sign in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in downtown Seoul on Saturday. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI | License Photo June 6 (UPI) -- Activists in South Korea held a Black Lives Matter rally Saturday, joining other demonstrations spreading across the globe after the death of George Floyd. [...]

2020-06-08T00:54:50+00:00June 8th, 2020|

Man finds 40 baby snakes living inside home air conditioner

June 4 (UPI) -- An India resident who noticed baby snakes inside his home opened up his air conditioning unit and found about 40 snakes slithering around inside. Shradhanand, a farmer from the village of Pavli Khurd, Meerut district, said he spotted a snake on the floor of his bedroom Monday night and released the reptile outside. The man [...]

2020-06-05T01:49:03+00:00June 5th, 2020|

Knife-wielding attacker injures 39 at Chinese primary school

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) June 4 (UPI) -- A knife-wielding attacker injured 39 children and teachers Thursday at a primary school in southern China. The attack occurred around 8:30 a.m. local time at Wangfu County Center Primary School in Wangfu township, Wuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Global Times reported At least 37 students and two [...]

2020-06-05T01:45:32+00:00June 5th, 2020|

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Mexico

By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather, Accuweather.com  (0) After swirling around in the Bay of Campeche through the end of the week, Cristobal is forecast to turn northward late on Friday and travel through the western Gulf of Mexico and toward the United States this weekend. Graphic courtesy of AccuWeather June 3 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named [...]

2020-06-03T21:22:21+00:00June 3rd, 2020|
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