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General News Archive - April 14, 2006

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal grand jury is considering whether baseball superstar Barry Bonds committed perjury during his 2003 testimony in the BALCO steroids case, two people familiar with the proceedings said on Thursday. A spokesman for the U.S.

Two more retired U.S. generals called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign on Thursday, claiming the chief architect of the Iraq operation ignored years of Pentagon planning for a U.S. occupation and should be held accountable for the chaos there.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A large group of policemen transporting police vehicles near Baghdad were hit by a roadside bomb and authorities were still trying to determine casualties, Interior Ministry and police sources said on Friday.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union, Japan, Norway and the United States, co-chairs of Sri Lanka's donors' group, expressed grave concern on Friday about the worsening situation in the country and condemned recent violence.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Separate blasts in Afghanistan on Friday killed three policemen and wounded six people including two British peacekeepers, officials said.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court ruled on Friday that a British man attempting to walk around the world should be deported from Russia for breaking border rules, Russian television reported. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, a U.S.

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed two Iraqis and wounded four British soldiers near the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Friday, a British military spokesman said. The Iraqis were killed as their car was passing by a British patrol targeted by the bomb, the spokesman said.

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's attempt to keep power by contesting the result of last weekend's election appeared to have failed on Friday with no evidence emerging to back his claims of irregularities.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan have a good chance of wrapping up a deal to reorganize American troops in Japan by early May, but must first resolve a dispute over how much Tokyo will pay to shift Marines to Guam, a U.S. official said on Friday.

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's attempt to keep power by contesting the result of last weekend's election appeared to have failed on Friday with no evidence emerging to back his claims of irregularities.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.