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General News Archive - January 23, 2006

U.S. health experts on Monday will weigh what could become the first nonprescription weight-loss drug approved for use in the United States, where nearly two-thirds of the population is overweight and obesity rates continue to rise.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The payments that energy companies are required to make for the right to pump oil and gas on federal property have not kept pace with soaring industry prices and profits, The New York Times reported in Monday's edition.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top government spokesman said on Monday there would be no resumption of U.S. beef imports without an explanation of how banned spinal material came to be found in a shipment of U.S. meat last week.

By Randall Palmer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A Canadian electorate that appears to have tired of more than a decade of Liberal rule was heading to the polls on Monday, seemingly ready to hand a limited mandate to the Conservatives.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked a security checkpoint in central Baghdad on Monday, close to the Green Zone government compound and also to the Iranian embassy, police said. Reuters reporters in the area heard a second blast a few minutes afterwards.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked a security checkpoint in central Baghdad on Monday, wounding at least two policemen close to the Green Zone government compound, police said. Reuters reporters in the area heard a second blast a few minutes afterwards.

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will resume industrial-scale uranium enrichment if it is referred to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear standoff with the West, a senior Iranian official was quoted on Monday as saying.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked a security checkpoint in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding six others close to the Green Zone government compound, police said. Police said the wounded included three civilians and three policemen.

A case in which a U.S. sailor is under arrest on suspicion of killing a Japanese woman has "significantly challenged" the alliance between the two nations, the top commander of the U.S. military in Japan said on Monday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's intelligence services accused British embassy officials on Monday of spying in Moscow after state television said the diplomats had used a transmitter in a fake rock to try to secure state secrets. "Yes.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.