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General News Archive - February 01, 2006

The U.S. Capitol Police dropped charges against activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for arresting her in the House of Representatives chamber shortly before President Bush's State of the Union address.

President Bush said on Tuesday "America is addicted to oil" from the Middle East and must break its dependence, in a State of the Union speech that promised aggressive U.S. engagement around the world in defiance of critics.

Coretta Scott King, who surged to the front of the fight for racial equality in America after her husband Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, has died at age 78, friends and family said on Tuesday.

Activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested in the House of Representatives chamber on Tuesday shortly before President George W. Bush gave his State of the Union address because she refused to cover up an anti-war slogan on her shirt.

The chief lawyer in the defense team representing former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said on Wednesday that the defense will not appear in court until newly selected chief judge Raouf Abdel Rahman resigns.

At least eight people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomber strapped with explosives attacked a crowd of labourers in central Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

President George W. Bush vowed to rally the world to prevent Iran getting a nuclear weapon after Tehran threatened to resume uranium enrichment if major powers report it to the U.N. Security Council.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday angrily rejected international pressure on Iran over its nuclear ambitions and insisted Tehran would not give up the right to develop a peaceful atomic program.

President George W. Bush on Wednesday takes his election-year agenda on the road to convince Americans he is addressing their concerns about high gasoline prices and health care costs.

By Paul Hughes and Tabassum Zakaria TEHRAN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday angrily rejected international pressure on Iran over its nuclear ambitions hours after U.S. President George W. Bush vowed to stop Tehran from making an atomic bomb.