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General News Archive - July 21, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval rating dropped to a new low even before a controversy developed about his hefty side income from fitness magazines, according to a poll released on Thursday.

LONDON (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld an appeal by U.S. athletics officials over the gold medals won by the American squad in the 4x400 meters relay at the 2000 Sydney Games.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demanded an apology from Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir after U.S. officials and journalists were manhandled at a meeting on Thursday.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese security manhandled U.S. officials and journalists outside a meeting between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday, prompting Rice to demand an apology.

By Simon Denyer and Himangshu Watts NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India took another stride onto the world stage this week when U.S. President Bush recognized it as a responsible nuclear state and promised cooperation with its civilian atomic power program.

TOKYO (Reuters) - A former U.S. Army sergeant who deserted to North Korea in 1965 and now lives in Japan angrily denied Pyongyang's claims that Tokyo was using him to spread propaganda against the Stalinist state, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday.

By Amil Khan KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese government officials manhandled U.S. officials and journalists on Thursday outside talks between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, prompting Rice to demand an apology. Sudanese guards and officials shoved U.S.

TBILISI (Reuters) - A man arrested in Georgia has confessed he threw a grenade during a speech by visiting President Bush in May in the former Soviet republic, a deputy health minister said on Thursday. "Doctors, who talked to (him) yesterday, said that he had confessed that he had thrown a grenade.

ABU SHOUK, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudan's foreign minister on Thursday apologized to visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over the manhandling of U.S. officials and journalists in Khartoum, a U.S. official said.

TBILISI (Reuters) - A man arrested in Georgia has said he threw a grenade during a speech by visiting President Bush in May in the former Soviet republic, a deputy health minister said on Thursday. U.S.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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