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General News Archive - January 24, 2006

A federal judge made a final ruling on Monday for the Pentagon to release the names of detainees at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Outgoing Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, whose Liberals lost Monday's national election, said on Tuesday he would step down as party leader before Canada next went to the polls. "I will not take our party into another election as leader.

By Steve Saint FORT CARSON, Colo. (Reuters) - A U.S. Army jury on Monday ordered a military interrogator be reprimanded but not sent to prison for the killing of an Iraqi general who was stuffed head first into a sleep bag.

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada took a tentative step to the right in Monday's federal election, ousting the Liberals after 12 years in power and voting in a fragile minority Conservative government, television networks said. Preliminary official figures at 12:20 p.m.

A new Pentagon review of U.S. defense strategy would add thousands of troops skilled in fighting terrorists and insurgents to the ranks of the elite Special Operations Forces, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

By Janet Guttsman OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians elected their firstConservative government in 12 years, but gave the party a far-from-decisive mandate to push through its agenda of tax cuts, extra military spending and better ties with Washington.

By Janet Guttsman and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians elected their first Conservative government in 12 years, but gave the party a far-from-decisive mandate to push through its agenda of tax cuts, extra military spending and better ties with Washington.

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A Swiss investigator said on Tuesday there was much evidence of "outsourcing of torture" by the United States but he had not so far uncovered firm evidence the CIA operated secret prisons in Europe.

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms kidnapped two German engineers outside their workplace in the Iraqi industrial town of Baiji on Tuesday, police said, the latest abduction of foreigners in Iraq in recent weeks.

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A Swiss investigator said on Tuesday there was evidence of "outsourcing of torture" by the United States but he had not uncovered any irrefutable evidence that the CIA operated secret prisons in Europe.

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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