General News Archive - November 26, 2004


Across the country, millions of Americans gathered with family and friends on Thanksgiving to enjoy gut-busting feasts and take in holiday traditions such as football and parades.


KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's Supreme Court gave the political opposition some breathing room Thursday, ruling that the results of a presidential election are not official until it hears an appeal from a Western-leaning candidate who says it was stolen from him.


KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian opposition supporters encircled the presidential and Cabinet buildings on Friday, refusing to let anyone pass in a bold move ahead of the arrival of four European envoys sent to defuse the electoral standoff.


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Leading Sunni Muslim politicians Thursday urged postponement of the Jan. 30 national elections, and a senior official said the government had agreed to meet outside the country with Saddam Hussein supporters to try to convince them to abandon the insurgency. Elsewhere, U.S.

BEIJING - A man with a knife broke into a high school dormitory and killed eight students in the deadliest of a series of knife attacks at Chinese schools in recent months, the government said Friday. Police were searching for the man following the attack late Thursday at the No.


BERLIN - The U.S. dollar's slide against the euro kept up its momentum Friday, with the European currency rising above US$1.33 for the first time.


DETROIT - Peyton Manning broke one of Dan Marino's records, took a big step toward another and didn't even have to play the whole game to do it.


In a bid to get consumers shopping early, the nation's retailers are serving up even more early bird specials on such items as TVs and toys, expanding their shopping hours and offering other enticements as they usher the official start of the holiday season on Friday.


BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. forces found 13 more bodies in and around the northern city of Mosul, the military said Friday, bringing to 35 the number of corpses discovered in the past week in the area shaken by an insurgent uprising. In Fallujah, insurgents ambushed U.S.


VIENNA, Austria - Delegates at a key U.N. meeting moved close to agreement Friday on how to deal with illicit past South Korean plutonium and uranium experiments but continued to wrestle with a stubborn dispute over Iran's interpretation of a freeze on uranium enrichment.

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