General News Archive - December 30, 2005
By Doug Young SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people turned out on Friday for the funeral of Wang Daohan, China's top negotiator with self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, but envoys of the island's government were conspicuously absent.
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The image of a wolf howling at the moon has long embodied the American West, but that romantic symbol is about to get a taste of harsh reality in Idaho. Next week, Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and U.S.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - European Union monitors withdrew from Gaza's border with Egypt on Friday after Palestinian police imposed an armed blockade to protest the killing of a colleague in spiraling internal violence.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry confirmed on Friday that a top envoy had talked to Iranian officials to discuss a Russian proposal to enrich uranium for the Islamic Republic, Itar-Tass news agency reported.
By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Dogs went woof over a Brazilian puppy love motel, an Australian trained mice to surf the waves and an Indian village married off toads in bid for rain. In the world of the weird and wacky, the animal kingdom was the big winner in 2005.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States should increase co-operation on energy issues ranging from crude oil production overseas to civilian nuclear programs, China's top economic planning body said in a statement on its Web site.
By Alan Elsner LAUREL, Maryland (Reuters) - Around 46 million U.S. residents don't have health insurance; a small number regularly show up at a mobile clinic at Deerfield Elementary School outside Washington, D.C., every Monday morning.
By Paul Hughes TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's agreement to discuss Moscow's plan to enrich uranium in Russia does not mean that Tehran has abandoned its drive to enrich uranium on its own soil, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Friday.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs exploded on a street in central Baghdad on Friday, but there was no immediate word on casualties, interior ministry officials said. The blasts were the latest in a surge of attacks following the largely peaceful parliamentary election earlier this month.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 12 wounded when two blasts rocked central Baghdad on Friday, officials said, the latest in a surge of attacks after largely peaceful elections earlier this month.