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General News Archive - September 17, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Senior Republicans in Congress have joined Democrats in asking CIA director Porter Goss to declassify and release an agency report criticizing the previous director and others for lapses on terrorism ahead of the September 11 attacks, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said he expects a record turnout in Sunday's landmark elections and while there would be some violence, it would not be enough to stop Afghans voting.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said he expected a big turnout in Sunday's landmark elections, but a guerrilla attack on a police convoy overnight underlined the security threat hanging over the poll.

By Teruaki Ueno and Jack Kim BEIJING (Reuters) - Six-party talks aimed at defusing a crisis over North Korea's nuclear ambitions will enter a sixth day on Sunday after failing to a break a deadlock over Pyongyang's insistence on its right to atomic energy.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said he expected a big turnout in Sunday's landmark elections, but guerrilla attacks on police patrols overnight underlined the security threat hanging over the poll.

VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia "absolutely" supports an increase in OPEC's production limits when the group meets on Monday and Tuesday, Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said on Saturday.

VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia "absolutely" supports an increase in OPEC's production limits when the group meets on Monday and Tuesday, Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said on Saturday.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, highlighting the growing threat of the spread of nuclear weapons and terrorism, warned the world on Saturday of the dangers of "diplomatic brinkmanship." He was addressing the U.N.

By Peg Mackey and Ghaida Ghantous VIENNA (Reuters) - Leading OPEC producer Saudi Arabia backs an increase in cartel output limits even though it is struggling to find buyers for more of its crude, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said on Saturday.

By Matt Daily NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans business owners headed back home on Saturday to help in the mammoth task of rebuilding the city as recovery teams moved across battered neighborhoods to collect the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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