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General News Archive - January 09, 2006

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors treating Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon planned on Monday to try to rouse him from a medically induced coma and assess brain damage from a massive stroke.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is allowing candidates for Palestinian legislative elections on January 25 to campaign in Arab East Jerusalem as long as they do not belong to militant groups, Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra said on Monday.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros said on Monday he thinks the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary tightening could tip the economy into recession in 2007 and he expects a sharp dollar decline.

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is allowing candidates for Palestinian legislative elections on January 25 to campaign in Arab East Jerusalem as long as they do not belong to militant groups, Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra said on Monday.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran confirmed it will resume research on nuclear fuel on Monday, a move that is expected to amplify calls for the country to be sent to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros said on Monday the U.S. Federal Reserve might overshoot in its bid to tighten monetary policy, deflating housing prices and tipping the economy into recession in 2007. A collapse in U.S.

North Korea sees no point in returning to six-country nuclear talks because of U.S. sanctions, Pyongyang said on Monday, adding Washington would probably veto any deal to end the North's atomic ambitions anyway.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Ariel Sharon's doctors gave the final go-ahead on Monday for efforts to rouse the Israeli prime minister from a coma induced last week after he suffered a massive stroke, Israel Television reported.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Doctors began efforts to bring Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon out of an induced coma on Monday to assess brain damage and his chances of survival after a massive stroke last week, a hospital official said. "The process has started," the official said.

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal appeals judge Samuel Alito goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday for what promises to be a bruising hearing on U.S. President George W. Bush's nomination of him to the Supreme Court.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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