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General News Archive - April 10, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to overstate the threat to stability posed by the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy bounced back in the first quarter but growth will slow through 2006 as the housing market cools and consumers become a little more cautious, a survey of top forecasters showed on Monday.

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, clung to a slim lead on Monday in a tight three-way race for president, official results showed.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's biggest Arab Sunni bloc said on Monday its rejection of Ibrahim al-Jaafari as prime minister was final, stepping up pressure on his Shi'ite Alliance to break a deadlock over forming a unity government.

PARIS (Reuters) - France will replace a controversial youth job law with measures to help the most disadvantaged young people find work, President Jacques Chirac's office said on Monday.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers who shot dead a Reuters television soundman in Iraq last year breached their rules of engagement and the killing was "unlawful," an independent investigation commissioned by Reuters has found.

By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - France will scrap a planned youth job contract that has provoked weeks of protests and a political crisis, President Jacques Chirac said on Monday.

By Adel Abu Nimeh JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel suspended formal security ties with the Palestinians on Monday in a bid to further isolate the new Hamas government one day after declaring it a hostile entity.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Pressure from Kurdish and Sunni leaders looked increasingly likely on Monday to force Iraq's Shi'ite alliance to drop Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its choice for prime minister to break a deadlock over a new government.

By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac on Monday scrapped a planned youth job law that provoked weeks of protests, in a climbdown opponents celebrated as an unqualified victory.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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