General News Archive - March 30, 2006
Facing a tough battle to push immigration reform through U.S. Congress, President George W. Bush was likely to win support from President Vicente Fox at talks on Mexico's Caribbean coast on Thursday.
By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are nearly as worried about their country's dependence on foreign energy sources as they are about the war in Iraq, a poll released by the magazine Foreign Affairs showed on Thursday.
By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Six world powers gather in Berlin on Thursday to discuss the next steps in dealing with Iran's nuclear program, with Russia and China looking for assurances that there are no plans to use force against Tehran. On Wednesday, the U.N.
By Megan Goldin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Interim Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in comments published on Thursday he would not rule out including right-wing parties in a coalition government he is building after winning elections.
By Louis Charbonneau and Sue Pleming BERLIN (Reuters) - Six world powers gathered in Berlin on Thursday to discuss the next steps in dealing with Iran's nuclear program, with Russia and China seeking assurances that there are no plans to use force against Tehran. On Wednesday, the U.N.
By Victoria Averill and Christo Johnson FREETOWN (Reuters) - Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor faces a possible life term, but not the death penalty, if he is convicted of war crimes by an international court in what could be a long trial, the chief prosecutor said on Thursday.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas vowed to keep fighting Israel as its government began work on Thursday, ignoring Western isolation that has brought the Palestinian Authority to the brink of financial collapse.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Journalist Jill Carroll, who has been held hostage in Iraq since January 7, has been released, her employer, The Christian Science Monitor, said on Thursday. The newspaper's spokeswoman Ellen Tuttle said the release has been confirmed by Carroll's father.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Journalist Jill Carroll was freed in Iraq on Thursday, nearly three months after being kidnapped in Baghdad, her newspaper said.
By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - All eyes were on Jacques Chirac on Thursday as the French waited to see whether their president would back a controversial youth jobs law despite massive protests or call for it to be modified or withdrawn.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.