General News Archive - April 13, 2006

North Korea made a veiled threat on Thursday to boost its nuclear capability if six-party talks on ending its atomic programs remained deadlocked, but said it would return to the table if Washington met its demand.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not back away from its right to enrich uranium and will ignore renewed international calls to halt sensitive nuclear work, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said late on Wednesday.

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who stepped aside last week, voted on Thursday in a Senate election which his opponents fear could reinforce his power.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will ignore renewed international calls to halt uranium enrichment, its president said, casting a shadow over Thursday's visit for nuclear talks by the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Michael Jackson is close to a deal that would help him to avert bankruptcy by refinancing hundreds of millions of dollars in loans, the New York Times said on Thursday.

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By Jack Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it might boost its nuclear deterrent if six-country talks on ending its atomic programs remained deadlocked, but said it would return if Washington met a demand to unfreeze it assets.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks picked "2001: A Space Odyssey" as his favorite film of all time and selected four other films among his "top five" that he had nothing to do with.

By Emma Graham-Harrison BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao may find his energy saving initiatives an unlikely source of pride during a visit next week to the United States, where he faces criticism over human rights and Beijing's currency policy.

By Natalia Reiter WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland is trying to change the name of Auschwitz concentration camp to emphasize that Nazi Germans, not Poles, were responsible for the most murderous center of the Holocaust.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.