Russia calls U.S. attack ‘short-sighted’ while Iraq claims sovereignty breached

A woman weeps as thousands of Iranians take to the streets to mourn the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani after Friday prayer in Tehran. Photo by Maryam Rahmanian/UPI | License Photo Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike will "negatively affect" global security, Russia said Friday, [...]

2020-01-03T17:21:19+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

Putin thanks Trump for information that foiled terrorist attack

By Darryl Coote  (0) Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Donald Trump in a Sunday phone call for information that helped foil a terrorist attack. White House Photo by Shealah Craighead/UPI | License Photo Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump on the phone Sunday to thank him for information that foiled "terrorist [...]

2019-12-30T17:24:24+00:00December 30th, 2019|

Deadly snake found in Australian couple’s dishwasher

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A snake catcher was called to an Australian home to remove a highly venomous snake found in a resident's dishwasher. Snake Catchers Adelaide said a couple in Paris Creek, South Australia, summoned a catcher to their home when they discovered the snake slithering among their clean dishes after the dishwasher had been [...]

2019-12-29T18:32:12+00:00December 29th, 2019|

Boeing Starliner lands safely in New Mexico desert

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Boeing, NASA and U.S. Army personnel work around the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft shortly after it landed in White Sands, N.M., on Sunday. NASA Photo by Bill Ingalls/UPI | License Photo Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Boeing's Starliner spacecraft landed at the White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico on Sunday morning, marking the [...]

2019-12-24T16:21:41+00:00December 24th, 2019|

Cargo ship with 600 gallons of oil overturns in Galapagos

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A cargo vessel being loaded with containers in the Galapagos Islands overturned Sunday, sinking some 600 gallons of oil into the UNESCO World Heritage site, officials said. Crews worked immediately in an effort to contain the diesel fuel spill in the Pacific Ocean archipelago, which threatens some of the world's most important ecosystems. [...]

2019-12-24T16:14:47+00:00December 24th, 2019|

Advisers approve dumping radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant

Japanese police, wearing chemical protection suits, search around the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on April 15, 2011 -- about a month after the disaster. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Radioactive water that's being stored at Japan's disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant could be [...]

2019-12-23T21:45:57+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

385-million-year-old tree root reveals world’s oldest modern forest

By Brooks Hays  (0) The rooting system of the ancient tree Archaeopteris at the Cairo fossil forest site. Photo by Charles Ver Straeton/University of Binghamton Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The discovery of ancient tree roots in the Catskills, near the town of Cairo, New York, suggests modern forests emerged earlier than scientists thought. Researchers described the [...]

2019-12-20T21:21:26+00:00December 20th, 2019|

British prosecutors charge wife of U.S. diplomat in biker’s death

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The wife of a Britain-based U.S. intelligence officer was charged Friday in the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist last summer. Anne Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity and left Britain shortly after the accident that killed Harry Dunn on Aug. 27 when she drove on the wrong side of [...]

2019-12-20T21:16:33+00:00December 20th, 2019|

Stephen Biegun arrives in Beijing amid North Korea tensions

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun (C) arrives at Beijing's Capital International Airport on Thursday. Photo by Yonhap/EPA-EFE Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The United States' top envoy on North Korea arrived in Beijing on Thursday, raising speculation he could make contact with the North Koreans this week. Stephen Biegun, who had initially [...]

2019-12-19T20:01:22+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Loose dog causes chaos during bicycle race in Belgium

By Ben Hooper  (0) Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A bicycle race in Belgium briefly descended into chaos when a loose dog ran out onto the course and chased after cyclists. Video recorded at the Druivencross cyclocross race Sunday in the Flemish Overijse region of Belgium shows the dog, with a leash still attached to its collar, [...]

2019-12-16T17:23:31+00:00December 16th, 2019|