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Pot legalization not likely on California ballot this year

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Marijuana legalization may not be on the ballot in California this year because a coalition of backers says it plans to wait until 2016 to push the initiative.

Report: U.S. military forced doctors to aid in torture of detainees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Medical personnel working at U.S. military prisons were forced to collaborate in the inhumane treatment of prisoners, a report by an independent panel alleges.

Greece expects an economic turnaround to start soon

ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Greek government said Monday the country's economy, mired in recession for six years, could soon turn a corner and return to growth.
Former Miss Russia released from drug rehab program

Former Miss Russia released from drug rehab program

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A New York judge has granted former Miss Russia Anna Malova's release from a court-mandated drug rehabilitation program.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Soros jumps into fray at Herbalife

LOS ANG, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Yet another billionaire investor has stirred the pot at Herbalife Ltd., buying shares of the California company that one billionaire called a pyramid scheme.

Investor George Soros urges European unity

ATHENS, Greece, June 28 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor George Soros said in Athens Friday the European Union's image had been altered by the economic crisis.

Shipping industry leader Paul Soros dies at 87

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Shipping industry leader Paul Soros died at his New York home Saturday, his son Peter said. He was 87.
J.C. Penney close to securing $1.75B loan

J.C. Penney close to securing $1.75B loan

PLANO, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney Co. is close to securing a $1.75 billion loan that would be secured by the U.S. department store chain's property, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Gold stumbles from 2011 peak

Gold stumbles from 2011 peak

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- A long and lustrous climb in gold prices appears to be losing ground as the U.S. economic recovery becomes more firm, market analysts say.

Guinea sparks showdown over mineral riches

CONAKRY, Guinea, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The head of the Treasury in the Guinea has been assassinated amid a looming showdown over the West African country's fabled mineral riches.

Jackson tells voters, 'Wake the F--- Up!'

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A video featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson urging voters to "Wake the [Expletive] Up" and re-elect U.S. President Barack Obama was posted online Thursday.
Soros donates $1M to Obama super PAC

Soros donates $1M to Obama super PAC

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Billionaire financier George Soros has donated $1 million to Priorities USA, a super PAC backing President Barack Obama, sources told The Hill.

Soros to Germany: 'Lead or leave' eurozone

BERLIN, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Germany should either lead the eurozone out of recession by promoting needed growth or leave the currency union itself, billionaire financier George Soros said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
GOP outguns Dems in super-PAC fundraising

GOP outguns Dems in super-PAC fundraising

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Republican-leaning super-PACs raised $156.5 million while pro-Democratic super-PACs took in $43.4 million so far in the 2012 U.S. election, a review indicated.

Davos doubts center on EU, world economy

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- High-powered talks at the World Economic Forum in this scenic Swiss resort have failed to dispel anxieties and gloom over the future of global economy and immediate and pressing concerns in Europe over the fate of the EU and the eurozone.

Firm reports success at Poland shale well

GDANSK, Poland, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Shale gas development in Poland has gathered more momentum after news that an Irish-Canadian joint venture has found success with a Baltic Basin well.

Euro for sale

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Welcome to the new euro, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Inc.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Forbes pegs Gates as richest of the rich

Forbes pegs Gates as richest of the rich

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Forbes Magazine said Wednesday Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, worth $59 billion, was the richest U.S. citizen in 2011.
Ex-Soros girlfriend wants $50 million

Ex-Soros girlfriend wants $50 million

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Left-wing U.S. billionaire George Soros is being sued by an ex-girlfriend, a Brazilian beauty who says Soros reneged on a promise to give her an apartment.
Soros backpedals on gold holdings

Soros backpedals on gold holdings

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor George Soros spent much of the first quarter ditching his position in gold, a U.S. regulatory filing said.

Gold, silver tarnished on trading floor

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Silver and gold futures tumbled Wednesday on a report that investors George Soros and John Burbank sold precious metals.

Detainees: Secret jail at Bagram base

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Former detainees were subjected to inhumane treatment at what they call the "black jail" at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan, a report issued this week said.
Soros presses China for currency reform

Soros presses China for currency reform

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Currency mogul George Soros Saturday warned that China's monetary policy was putting the world at risk of a disastrous economic collapse.
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