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General News Archive - July 27, 2005

LONDON (Reuters) - Four men were arrested on Wednesday in the English city of Birmingham in connection with the attempted London bomb attacks on July 21, police said.

LONDON (Reuters) - Four men were arrested on Wednesday in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with the attempted London bomb attacks on July 21, police said.

By Teruaki Ueno and Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - The six countries trying to settle the North Korean nuclear crisis set out their positions on Wednesday, the second day of talks marked so far by unusually frequent direct contacts between North Korean and U.S. envoys.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of the U.S. public doubts the United States will win the war in Iraq and believes the Bush administration deliberately misled Americans over Iraq's weapons capabilities, according to a USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll.

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The "millennium bomber" convicted of plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport faces sentencing on Wednesday, knowing his decision to stop cooperating with authorities will mean more time in prison.

By Will Dunham BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Wednesday and urged Iraqis to finish their draft constitution before an Aug. 15 deadline. "We don't want any delays," Rumsfeld told reporters.

By Matthew Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested four men in central England early on Wednesday in connection with last week's failed bomb attacks on London, and media reports said one of the suspected bombers was among those held.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A decision to cut life support for a woman bashed and left for dead by her husband's lover reignited Australia's euthanasia debate on Wednesday in a case similar to the Terri Schiavo controversy in the United States.

By Jack Kim and Teruaki Ueno BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea staked out a tough position on Wednesday on the second day of six-party talks on its nuclear weapons programs, demanding U.S. concessions as the other five outlined proposals for resolving the crisis.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States hopes to sharply reduce its forces in Iraq within the next year, its top commander on the ground said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.