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General News Archive - October 17, 2005

BEIJING (Reuters) - Visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Monday that senior Chinese officials had shown a commitment to let market forces drive the movement of the yuan, a long-standing demand of Washington's.

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Another hurricane in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico would affect the recovery underway from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, industry executives led by ConocoPhillips Chairman James Mulva said on Sunday.

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARBAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Quake-hit northern Pakistan faces a second wave of deaths with thousands of injured lying untreated in the remnants of remote mountain villages as winter closes in fast, doctors and aid officials said on Monday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Monday that senior Chinese officials had shown a commitment to let market forces drive the movement of the yuan, a long-standing demand of Washington's.

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Vital helicopter flights carrying food, blankets and tents to untold numbers of survivors of the earthquake in northern Pakistan resumed on Monday as lashing rains which compounded their misery ended.

By Glenn Somerville BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Monday that he was convinced China was committed to letting market forces drive the yuan's value but warned Beijing had to show progress to hold off U.S. protectionist sentiment.

By Glenn Somerville BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Monday that he was convinced China was committed to letting market forces drive the yuan's value but warned Beijing had to show progress to hold off U.S. protectionist sentiment.

By Muklis Ali JAKARTA (Reuters) - No nation is prepared for a bird flu pandemic, the U.S. health secretary said on Monday, while the world health watchdog warned Europe against focusing on itself at the expense of Asia, the ground zero of any major outbreak. U.S.

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel suspended all security contacts with the Palestinians and began sealing off biblical Bethlehem in a West Bank clampdown on Monday after gunmen killed three settlers in the deadliest attack on Israelis in months.

By Andrew Quinn BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. fighter jets and attack helicopters killed about 70 militants around the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, the military said on Monday after a landmark vote that appears to have ratified a new constitution.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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