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General News Archive - March 08, 2006

Ecuador declared a state of emergency in three provinces on Tuesday after a strike by 4,000 contracted workers cut output at state oil firm Petroecuador and the company warned it could halt full production by Wednesday.

President George W. Bush returns to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Wednesday seeking to fend off the latest fallout from a political storm that has battered his popularity and shows no sign of blowing over.

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The United States is rapidly losing apartments to demolition, and rent on available units is rising, pinching consumers struggling with home affordability, according to a new study released on Wednesday.

Iran denounced a U.N. watchdog report on its nuclear drive as "politicized" ahead of a debate by the agency's board on Wednesday opening the way to U.N. Security Council action over suspicions Tehran wants atom bombs.

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Embattled U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay won handily in the Republican primary for his congressional seat on Tuesday, taking 61 percent of the votes against three opponents.

By Mark Heinrich and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran denounced a U.N. watchdog report on its nuclear drive as "politicized" ahead of a debate by the agency's board on Wednesday opening the way to U.N. Security Council action over suspicions Tehran wants atom bombs.

A nine-year-old girl has died of bird flu in China, state media said on Wednesday, as the United Nations stepped up efforts to battle the rapidly spreading virus.

By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange will ring the opening bell in honor of itself on Wednesday as it goes public, ending a 213-year history as a member-owned club and eyeing further growth in the booming exchange sector.

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Western powers on Wednesday sought to persuade Sudan to agree to a weak African Union peacekeeping force being turned into a more robust U.N. mission to stop killing in the Darfur region, an EU official said.

By Mark Heinrich and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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