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Hand sculpture atop New Zealand art gallery dubbed 'disturbing'
Odd News // 1 hour ago
Hand sculpture atop New Zealand art gallery dubbed 'disturbing'
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Some residents of the New Zealand capital said they were disturbed by a sculpture of a hand with a face installed atop the city's art gallery.
South Koreans protest renegotiating costs of U.S. military presence
World News // 1 hour ago
South Koreans protest renegotiating costs of U.S. military presence
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- South Korean protesters gathered outside the presidential Blue House on Tuesday to voice opposition to the upcoming military cost-sharing renegotiations between Seoul and Washington.
Syrian rebel forces withdraw from Khan Shaykhun
World News // 2 hours ago
Syrian rebel forces withdraw from Khan Shaykhun
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Opposition forces withdrew from the northwest Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun on Tuesday after Syrian government forces invaded Idlib province, local observers said.
EU rejects demand by British PM Johnson to revise exit deal
World News // 3 hours ago
EU rejects demand by British PM Johnson to revise exit deal
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The European Union rejected a demand Tuesday from British leader Boris Johnson to abandon plans for an "Irish backstop," which has so far been a major hurdle in negotiating Britain's departure from the 28-member bloc.
Huawei: U.S. blacklisting more partners 'politically motivated'
World News // 4 hours ago
Huawei: U.S. blacklisting more partners 'politically motivated'
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies has slammed the U.S. government for a decision to add 46 more affiliates to a blacklist it says is "politically motivated."
Prosecutors seek dismissal of Epstein case after death
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
Prosecutors seek dismissal of Epstein case after death
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have asked the judge in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case to drop charges against the multimillionaire more than a week after he killed himself in jail.
13 Chinese tourists killed in Laos bus crash
World News // 7 hours ago
13 Chinese tourists killed in Laos bus crash
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A tour bus transporting dozens of Chinese tourists crashed in northern Laos, killing at least 13 people, officials said Tuesday.
Chicago man charged with making death threats against women's health clinic
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Chicago man charged with making death threats against women's health clinic
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Police arrested a Chicago man who allegedly made threats on online to "slaughter and murder" people at a women's reproductive clinic, federal prosecutors said.
Fourth-ranking House Democrat backs Trump impeachment inquiry
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Fourth-ranking House Democrat backs Trump impeachment inquiry
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Assistant House speaker Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., announced his support for an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, saying his presidency is creating "grave national concerns."
Facebook, Twitter remove Chinese accounts attacking Hong Kong protesters
World News // 12 hours ago
Facebook, Twitter remove Chinese accounts attacking Hong Kong protesters
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- China has been mobilizing fake social media accounts to spread false information online about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, both Facebook and Twitter said Monday.
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