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David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is receiving some criticism after he said he could run the country from his Blackberry.
Aileen Graef
Pope Francis calls family of slain journalist James Foley to console them

Pope Francis calls family of slain journalist James Foley to console them

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Pope Francis telephoned the parents of slain American journalist James Wright Foley on Thursday.
JC Finley
Guatemala's senior military chief killed in helicopter crash

Guatemala's senior military chief killed in helicopter crash

GUATEMALA CITY, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Gen. Rudy Ortiz, Guatemala's armed forces chief, died Wednesday when the helicopter he and four other military officials were traveling in crashed.
JC Finley
Indonesian court confirms Joko Widodo's presidential win

Indonesian court confirms Joko Widodo's presidential win

JAKARTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a ruling Thursday that confirmed Joko Widodo as the winner of the July presidential election.
JC Finley
Swiss "suicide tourism" on the increase

Swiss "suicide tourism" on the increase

ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 21 (UPI) --"Suicide tourists" to Switzerland, arriving to take advantage of laws permitting assisted suicide, are increasing, a report said Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

BERLIN, Aug. 21 (UPI) --When Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to call a world leader, he can reliably expect German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pick up the phone.
Ed Adamczyk
Hamas warning: No flights into Tel Aviv

Hamas warning: No flights into Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Hamas appeared to give a warning the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, will be a target of its rocket fire.
Ed Adamczyk
Samsung caused employees' leukemia, S. Korean court says

Samsung caused employees' leukemia, S. Korean court says

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Samsung Electronics Co. is at fault for the deaths from acute leukemia of two of its employees, a South Korean appellate court ruled Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Car thief makes off with Belgian PM's laptop

Car thief makes off with Belgian PM's laptop

BRUSSELS, Aug. 21 (UPI) --In what appears to be a crime of opportunity, a thief broke into the Belgian prime minister's car and stole his laptop on Monday.
JC Finley
Silva to replace dead running mate in bid for Brazilian presidency

Silva to replace dead running mate in bid for Brazilian presidency

SAO PAULO, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Marina Silva has announced she will campaign for president in place of her running mate, Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash on August 13.
JC Finley
Granite head of Lenin stays unexcavated, Berlin senate says

Granite head of Lenin stays unexcavated, Berlin senate says

BERLIN, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The head of Vladimir Lenin, as represented in over three tons of granite, will not be exhumed for an exhibition of Berlin monuments, curators learned.
Ed Adamczyk
Rap song about Ebola seeks to educate public about symptoms, treatment

Rap song about Ebola seeks to educate public about symptoms, treatment

MONROVIA, Liberia, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A Liberian rapper has penned a song about Ebola to raise awareness about the deadly disease currently affecting Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
JC Finley
Homicide trial of five cult members begins in China

Homicide trial of five cult members begins in China

YANTAI, China, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The homicide trial of five people, accused of beating a woman to death as they attempted to recruit her to a Christian cult, began Thursday in Yantai, China.
Ed Adamczyk
Tunisia and Egypt restrict flights to and from Libya due to unrest

Tunisia and Egypt restrict flights to and from Libya due to unrest

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The governments of Tunisia and Egypt are restricting flights to and from Libya in an apparent response to the deteriorating security situation in Libya.
JC Finley
Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth named new PM, expanding military control

Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth named new PM, expanding military control

BANGKOK, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Thailand's Parliament nominated military junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to be the new prime minister, further empowering the military's grip over Thailand.
JC Finley
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