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General News Archive - September 19, 2005

By Noah Barkin and Mark John BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative leader Angela Merkel said they would talk to each other on forming a new government after Sunday's election stalemate, but each insisted on leading it.

LONDON (Reuters) - American Jason Gore rocketed 230 places to a career-high 88th in the world rankings following his one-shot victory at the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pennsylvania.

By Andy Sullivan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Some New Orleans residents were determined to clear away the mold, oil and muck to rebuild beloved homes, but others in the battered city took a last look at their destroyed houses over the weekend and decided to move on.

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon flew home on Monday to a battle for his political survival after collecting diplomatic dividends at the United Nations for a pullout from the Gaza Strip.

By Mark Chisholm and Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea promised to give up its nuclear weapons program Monday, defusing a high-stakes crisis, but skeptics said the deal hammered out in Beijing was long on words and short of action.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five months after considering quitting the game, American Jason Gore is living out his own Cinderella story.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dennis Kozlowski, the former Tyco International Ltd. chief executive, and the company's former chief financial officer, Mark Swartz, who were both found guilty of stealing more than $150 million from the company, were sentenced on Monday to up to 25 years in prison.

By Ghaida Ghantous and Tom Ashby VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC producers on Monday prepared to postpone action on extra crude supply, falling short of expectations among some consumer countries hoping for immediate relief from fuel price inflation.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tourists fled and retailersboarded up their stores in the vulnerable Florida Keys on Monday as Tropical Storm Rita strengthened near the Bahamas, looking poised to power its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

By Ghaida Ghantous and Tom Ashby VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC producers on Monday prepared to postpone action on extra crude supply, falling short of expectations among some consumer countries hoping for immediate relief from fuel price inflation.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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