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South Korea's Moon Jae-in taps progressive ally for justice minister post
World News // 37 minutes ago
South Korea's Moon Jae-in taps progressive ally for justice minister post
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A prominent South Korean lawmaker -- one of the few women in the National Assembly -- has been nominated to the position of justice minister.
GM, LG unveil $2.3B plan for electric battery plant in Ohio
U.S. News // 2 hours ago
GM, LG unveil $2.3B plan for electric battery plant in Ohio
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- General Motors announced a new joint venture Thursday with South Korean conglomerate LG to produce battery cells for electric vehicles, a move the automaker said will mean more than 1,000 new jobs in northeast Ohio.
Weekly U.S. jobless claims come in well below expectations at 203,000
U.S. News // 2 hours ago
Weekly U.S. jobless claims come in well below expectations at 203,000
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. jobless claims dropped to a surprisingly low level in weekly figures released Thursday, giving a boost to sentiment that the labor market remains strong despite a slowing global economy.
At least 58 die as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania
World News // 3 hours ago
At least 58 die as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A Gambia-based boat carrying about 150 migrants Wednesday heading for the Canary Islands sank as it approached Mauritania, killing at least 58 while others swam to shore, officials said.
U.S., South Korea end defense burden talks without agreement
World News // 3 hours ago
U.S., South Korea end defense burden talks without agreement
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The fourth round of negotiations over defense burden sharing between the United States and South Korea ended without a major agreement, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.
Escaped horse runs through streets of Philadelphia
Odd News // 3 hours ago
Escaped horse runs through streets of Philadelphia
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A horse escaped from a trailer in Philadelphia and went running through the streets of the city for about an hour before being captured by police.
United CEO Oscar Munoz to leave post in May
U.S. News // 4 hours ago
United CEO Oscar Munoz to leave post in May
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- United Airlines announced a leadership change Thursday, saying CEO Oscar Munoz will leave the post in May and will be replaced by President Scott Kirby.
Experts: China feeling pressure to use force in Taiwan
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
Experts: China feeling pressure to use force in Taiwan
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The chances that China will invade Taiwan have increased, but the risk might be too great, two experts said at a conference in Washington, D.C.
Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu hospitalized with 'stubborn infection'
World News // 5 hours ago
Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu hospitalized with 'stubborn infection'
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Anti-apartheid activist and international human rights icon Desmond Tutu has been hospitalized in South Africa to treat a "stubborn infection," his foundation said.
Typhoon Kammuri weakens after killing 17 in Philippines
World News // 9 hours ago
Typhoon Kammuri weakens after killing 17 in Philippines
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Typhoon Kammuri weakened into a tropical depression Thursday after tearing through the Philippines earlier in the week killing at least 17 people.
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