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Venezuelan president defends response to protesters, claims Obama would respond similarly

Venezuelan president defends response to protesters, claims Obama would respond similarly

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defended his actions during his country's political crisis as reasonable, and asserted that Obama would react similarly.
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Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Medvedev supports investigation into alleged Syrian regime crimes

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- In Christiane Amanpour's exclusive CNN interview with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, she showed the Russian leader -- whose government has supported the Syrian regime -- photos obtained from a Syrian military police defector allegedly depicting the murder of 11,000 prisoners by the Syrian government and asked for his comment.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
By United Press International
Iran mulls suing CNN for Rouhani interview

Iran mulls suing CNN for Rouhani interview

TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Iran is mulling legal action against CNN, alleging it falsified President Hassan Rouhani's statements in an interview with the American network, officials said.
Queen's cousin 'not terribly' excited about royal baby birth

Queen's cousin 'not terribly' excited about royal baby birth

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- Margaret Rhodes, British Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin, says she "is not terribly" excited about the impending birth of Prince William's first child.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Marie Colvin, war correspondent, killed

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria as a correspondent for The Sunday Times of London, first reported from a conflict zone for United Press International.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Amanpour to juggle ABC, CNN duties

Amanpour to juggle ABC, CNN duties

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- CNN says it has reached an agreement with ABC that will allow Christiane Amanpour to work on programs for both U.S. networks.
Pa. governor: Penn State twists possible

Pa. governor: Penn State twists possible

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said the investigation into accused child molester Jerry Sandusky will likely see some twists as it proceeds.

Boehner reports some bipartisan progress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday reports that Congress is hopelessly divided along party lines are somewhat exaggerated.

Bill Gates calls foreign aid effective

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Microsoft mogul Bill Gates says increasing aid to the Third World is a worthwhile project that Americans will support despite the tough economy.

Axelrod: New plan for Obama jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama's political strategy chief David Axelrod said Sunday the administration's jobs initiative could be salvaged in Congress.

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ABC News and Yahoo! form partnership

ABC News and Yahoo! form partnership

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- ABC News and Yahoo! have formed an alliance that will strengthen their news operations, the two companies said in an announcement Monday.
Jordan's king impatient with Israel

Jordan's king impatient with Israel

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah said Israel is changing its stance on peace talks with the Palestinians and scuttling a golden opportunity for a settlement.

S.C. governor neutral on GOP candidates

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said voters in her key Republican state are looking for a GOP presidential candidate willing to make tough decisions.

Egypt's VP says change comes in steps

CAIRO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Egypt's new vice president says convening talks with opposition leaders is the first step in the political transition that demonstrators have been demanding.
Obama aide urges debt-ceiling raise

Obama aide urges debt-ceiling raise

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- One of President Obama's top economic advisers warned Sunday Congress risks a calamity if it refuses to approve raising the national debt ceiling this year.

All spending is target, Republicans warn

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Republicans called for drastic spending cuts Sunday in the new Congress to get the debt under control.
GOP admits 'concern' over Alaska race

GOP admits 'concern' over Alaska race

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The head of the Republicans' Senate campaign denied Sunday that the party is giving up on Joe Miller in Alaska.

More signs of transition in North Korea

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- North Korea has given more confirmation that Kim Jong-un is in line to succeed his father, a clearly sick Kim Jong-il, ABC's Bob Woodruff reported Sunday.

Duncan calls for better teacher ratings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Sunday that the nation was failing in its ability to evaluate public school teachers.
Amanpour tapped to be 'This Week' host

Amanpour tapped to be 'This Week' host

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour has signed on to serve as host of ABC's Sunday morning program "This Week" starting in August, Variety reported Thursday.
Report: Abdullah prepared for runoff

Report: Abdullah prepared for runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The man who placed second behind Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the presidential election said he was prepared for a runoff as well as other options.
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