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General News Archive - December 04, 2005

Tens of thousands marched in Hong Kong on Sunday for the right to directly elect their political leaders and to protest against a package of electoral reforms pushed by the city's chief executive and Beijing.

Members of the Republican-led Congress resume battle this week on matters from taxes to security and health care as they try to wrap up work for a year rocked by scandals, divisions over the Iraq war and public discontent.

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's clemency review this week to determine whether to execute Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams could influence the governor's ability to rebound from political setbacks.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Epsilon, the 14th hurricane of a record-breaking Atlantic storm season, weakened back into a tropical storm on Sunday as it drifted eastward over open waters, U.S. forecasters said.

SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) - America's Jim Furyk chipped in on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the 25th Sun City Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday.

By Mohammad Zargham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is seeking a compromise with a leading Senate Republican over its efforts to exempt the CIA from a proposed ban on torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners, President George W. Bush's national security adviser said on Sunday.

By Mohammad Zargham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is seeking a compromise with a leading Senate Republican over its efforts to exempt the CIA from a proposed ban on torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners, President George W. Bush's national security adviser said on Sunday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States admitted to German officials last year that the CIA had mistakenly imprisoned one of its citizens for five months but asked the German government to remain quiet, according to a U.S. media report on Sunday. Daniel Coats, then the U.S.

By Craig Ray SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) - America's Jim Furyk chipped in for birdie on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the 25th Sun City Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday.

By Joel Rothstein WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Official Washington put aside the Iraq war and other worries for the annual Kennedy Center Honors, paying tribute to five entertainment icons for their lifetime contributions to the arts and American culture. At a dinner for 300 hosted on Saturday by U.S.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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