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General News Archive - July 22, 2005

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Striking a peace treaty to replace the armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War would resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula, a spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's main Islamist parties planned nationwide rallies on Friday to protest against a sweeping government crackdown on suspected militants and Islamists following the July 7 London bombings.

By Alan Wheatley and Lu Jianxin BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China signaled on Friday it was opposed to a further big rise in the yuan as markets bet that Beijing's 2.1 percent revaluation would be just the first stage in a long upward march for the currency.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian leaders have proposed new anti-terror laws similar to those planned in Britain after the London bombings, including making it a criminal offense to train in "terrorist techniques" abroad.

WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a pro-government tribal elder, two of his sons and a brother on Friday in a troubled Pakistani tribal region where al Qaeda-linked militants are believed to have been hiding.

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Police shot a man at a South London underground station on Friday as they hunted for bombers who struck London's transport network on Thursday. Media reports said the man was a suspected suicide bomber and an eyewitness said he had been shot dead.

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Lebanon on Friday to show U.S. support for the new government, the first to be formed since Syrian forces withdrew.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Giving up Iran's nuclear fuel program would be a "shameful stain" on the country, a senior cleric said on Friday. Washington accuses Tehran of pursuing atomic weapons. Iran says it wants nuclear technology to generate electricity and not to make bombs.

By Alan Wheatley and Lu Jianxin BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China signaled on Friday it was opposed to a bigger rise in the yuan as markets bet that Beijing's 2.1 percent revaluation would be just the first stage in a long upward march for the currency.

By Saul Hudson BEIRUT (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Lebanon under heavy security on Friday to show U.S. support for the new government, the first to be formed since Syrian forces withdrew in April.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'