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| Friday, 27-Feb-2015 19:29 EST
|EU envoy: Political uproar threatens Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The European Union's ambassador to Haiti said reconstruction work there has halted because international aid teams are worried about political violence.
Thousands protest on 'Angry Friday'
CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Protesters set fire to National Democratic Party headquarters in Cairo Friday amid predictions the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would fall.
Egypt cuts access to Internet
CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Egyptian government appears to have completely blocked access to the international Internet, companies that monitor traffic said Friday.
British unions discuss strategy
LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- British union leaders met Friday to discuss their strategy against government budget cuts and announced plans for a large rally March 26 in London.
Schumer says GOP would privatize SoSec
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says Republicans' plans to tamper with Social Security could end the program.
Romney leads 2012 Michigan GOP poll
EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, is the favorite of state Republican voters, a poll indicates.
Obama's Irish heritage celebrated
DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is to be given a Certificate of Irish Heritage in honor of his family's connection to Ireland, organizers said.
Kim named son reluctantly, brother says
TOKYO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il did not really want a dynastic succession, says his eldest son, who was passed over.
Pence: No presidential bid in 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence said Thursday he won't run for president in 2012, but he didn't rule out a run for governor of Indiana.
Sharron Angle to run for president?
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Former Nevada Republican legislator Sharron Angle refused to confirm for an Iowa movie audience whether she would run for president.
Violent protests continue to grip Egypt
CAIRO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Protests troubled Egypt for a third day as organizers called for street demonstrations to honor those killed and arrested, officials said.
ANC appeals for calm over Mandela's health
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The African National Congress called for calm from South Africans in the wake of former President Nelson Mandela's admission to a hospital for routine tests.
Rep. Ron Paul mulls Senate bid
DALLAS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Republican Rep. Ron Paul says he is considering a Senate bid, a move analysts say could affect the Texas primary field for those counting on Tea Party support.
Yemenis protest against government
SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Thousands of Yemenis protested Thursday in mostly peaceful demonstrations calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in 2013.
Top Obama YouTube questions: Legalize pot
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The top questions Americans want to ask U.S. President Barack Obama on YouTube Thursday deal with legalizing marijuana, a review of the questions indicated.
Tunisia seeks arrest of ex-president
TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Tunisia's interim government announced Wednesday an arrest warrant has been filed for the former president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
Karzai inaugurates Parliament
KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday inaugurated the new Parliament with a speech claiming "foreign interference" tarnished last year's elections.
U.S. offers support in Tunisia elections
TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The United States will provide support, if requested, to help Tunisia conduct an election after the ouster of its longtime leader, the State Department said.
Libertarians call Obama, GOP hypocrites
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Libertarian Party Tuesday accused President Barack Obama and Republicans of hypocrisy following the president's State of the Union address.
Unions: Trade deals can threaten jobs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Organized labor Tuesday said it was behind President Barack Obama's proposals on U.S. economic competitiveness, but only if they benefit working Americans.