Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 1,744 in Philippines

Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 1,744 in Philippines

MANILA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rose to 1,744 Monday as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III declared "a state of national calamity."
PBS to air 'Saving the Titanic'

PBS to air 'Saving the Titanic'

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- PBS says it plans to air next month "Saving the Titanic," an ensemble drama about the men who tried to save the sinking British ship in 1912.

Watchdog; RCMP needs outside scrutiny

OTTAWA, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police should not investigate cases where its officers are involved in deaths, a watchdog said Tuesday.

Britain logs 500,000 surveillance requests

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- British authorities, from intelligence agencies to local councils, made 500,000 requests for access to private data communications last year, statistics show.

Using wiretapped evidence 'unworkable'

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- Using terrorism information collected by telephone wiretaps as evidence in British court cases is unworkable, an intelligence watchdog says.

Mountie watchdog launches stun gun probe

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The federal watchdog of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched an inquiry into the frequency of use of electroshock stun guns.
Mounties watchdog wants less Taser use

Mounties watchdog wants less Taser use

OTTAWA, June 19 (UPI) -- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police should scale back use of stun guns and improve training, a federal watchdog's report said.

RCMP to limit Taser use

OTTAWA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will limit the use of Tasers to situations involving people who are combative or physically resistant to arrest.

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Policeman leaves prisoner when shift ends

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Eavsdropping device turns out to be game

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A Providence, R.I., lieutenant who mistook an electronic game he found at police headquarters for an eavesdropping device has been demoted to patrol officer.

Soft debut for Bank of China shares

SHANGHAI, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- It was to be the crowning achievement in the long history of China's top bank: an initial public offering overseas. But when the Hong Kong unit of the Bank of China went public, its shares performed poorly -- and might have done worse, if not for support
CHRISTIAN WADE, UPI Business Correspondent

Paul Michael Kennedy CBE, DPhil, FBA (born 1945), is a British historian specialising in international relations and grand strategy. He has published prominent books on the history of British foreign policy and Great Power struggles.

Kennedy was born in Wallsend, Tyne And Wear, and attended St. Cuthbert's Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne. Subsequently, he graduated with first class honours in history from Newcastle University and obtained his doctorate from St. Antony's College, Oxford. He was a member of the History Department at the University of East Anglia between 1970 and 1983. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a former Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, United States and of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. In 2007-8, Kennedy was the Phillipe Roman Professor of History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics.

He is the J. Richardson Dilworth professor of British history at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He is also the Director of International Security Studies and along with John Lewis Gaddis and Charles Hill, teaches the Studies in Grand Strategy course there.

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