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General News Archive - March 29, 2006

The United States has given up on an end-of-March deadline to reach a deal on relocating a U.S. Marines base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, officials from both countries said on Wednesday.

KABUL (Reuters) - Insurgents in Afghanistan attacked a U.S. base on Wednesday and two foreign troops and at least 12 militants were killed, the U.S. military said, as a Taliban spokesman said a spring offensive had begun.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The five U.N. Security Council powers are close to a deal on Iran's suspect nuclear program and hope for approval of a new draft statement when the full council meets on Wednesday, diplomats said.

KABUL (Reuters) - Insurgents in Afghanistan attacked a military base on Wednesday and an American, a Canadian and at least 12 militants were killed as a Taliban spokesman said a spring offensive had begun.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez warned China on Wednesday that rising protectionist anger in the United States could damage economic ties and urged Beijing to narrow the trade gap. Gutierrez said China needed to act on U.S.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert looked to begin building a coalition on Wednesday after winning Israel's election on his plan to impose final borders with the Palestinians by uprooting many West Bank settlements.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert looked to begin building a coalition on Wednesday after winning Israel's election on his plan to impose final borders with the Palestinians by uprooting many West Bank settlements.

Members of the Afghan parliament condemned the release of a man who denied Islam, insisting on Wednesday he should not be allowed to leave the country, as Italy appeared ready to offer him asylum.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen wearing the military uniform worn by Iraqi police commandos killed at least eight people and wounded three in a raid on an electronics store in western Baghdad on Wednesday, police sources said.

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sam used to sneak into his office before dawn so no one would know how many extra hours he worked.

Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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