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General News Archive - February 03, 2006

President Bush will ask Congress for $439.3 billion in defense spending for fiscal 2007, a 4.8 per cent increase over the current U.S. military budget, defense and administration officials said on Thursday.

JAKARTA (Reuters) - About 300 militant Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage inside the lobby of a Jakarta building housing the Danish embassy on Friday in protest over cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Congress has "run out of patience" over Japan's ban on American beef imports, Ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said on Friday, adding that he hoped the issue could be settled in a "fairly short period of time." Japan, long the biggest export market for U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal watchdog agency is investigating multiple complaints against NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb, including accusations he failed to investigate safety violations and retaliated against whistle-blowers, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The U.S. Congress has "run out of patience" over Japan's ban on American beef, ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said on Friday, adding that he hoped the issue could be settled in a "fairly short period of time."

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress has "run out of patience" over Japan's ban on American beef, ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said on Friday, adding that he hoped the issue could be settled in a "fairly short period of time." Japan, long the biggest export market for U.S.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said in an interview published on Friday that the militant group Hamas must recognize Israel if it wants to set up the next Palestinian government.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's leading newspaper El Pais on Friday became part of a growing international row by publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on its front page.

A destructive worm posing as a pornographic e-mail may already have infected hundreds of thousands of computers and could erase many everyday files on Friday, security experts warn.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents launched four attacks in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Friday and three policemen and 16 Taliban were killed, the province's deputy governor said.

Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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