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General News Archive - December 19, 2005

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Monday in his first broadcasted remarks since suffering a minor stroke a day earlier that he had no plans to quit his position anytime soon.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Monday in his first broadcasted remarks since suffering a minor stroke a day earlier that he had no plans to quit his position anytime soon.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Four years after the overthrow of the Taliban, members of the first Afghan parliament in decades gathered for its opening session on Monday with security tight following Taliban attacks and threats.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's condition has improved after he was hospitalized for a minor stroke and he may make a statement later on Monday, an aide said. "There was a big improvement in his condition. He was walking around. He was joking.

By Joan Gralla and Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers were counting down on Monday to a full-scale transit strike as talks between union and transport authorities dragged on with no sign of a deal to avert a strike at the height of the holidays.

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's condition improved on Monday after he was hospitalized overnight for a minor stroke that raised questions about how long he could dominate Israeli politics.

By Gideon Long BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs ripped through three Iraqi cities on Monday and two senior officials faced assassination attempts, hours after George W. Bush told Americans not to despair over the U.S. mission in Iraq.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's decision to eavesdrop on people within the United States was backed by the U.S. Congress' authorization of military force after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Monday.

By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The U.N.'s highest court ruled on Monday that Uganda violated the sovereignty of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and was responsible for human rights abuses there during a 1998-2003 war.

By Fiona Ortiz LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, who challenges U.S. anti-drug policies, was set to become Bolivia's first Indian president and join Latin America's shift to leftist leadership after winning an unexpectedly large majority in Sunday's elections.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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