General News Archive - April 20, 2006

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has filed its CERA drug to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for marketing approval in the United States as a treatment for renal anemia, the firm said on Thursday.

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has released its most extensive list of foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, providing the names and nationalities of 558 detainees who went through a hearing process there. The U.S.

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's political leaders, under pressure from Washington, were set to meet in parliament on Thursday in hopes of breaking a deadlock over the formation of a unity government seen as the best hope to avert civil war.

By Luke Pachymuthu SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil jumped to a fresh record high above $74 a barrel on Thursday after a steep drop in U.S. gasoline stocks fueled fears of tight summer supplies at a time of growing anxiety over Iran's exports.

RABAT (Reuters) - Large Arab investment funds will funnel about $50 million into projects to ease the hardships of the Palestinians but the money will not go to the cash-strapped Hamas-led government, fund heads said on Wednesday.

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police fired rubber bullets and tear gas on Thursday to prevent thousands of people marching into the capital Kathmandu where a strict curfew was in force to block a pro-democracy rally, witnesses said.

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, whose nomination for a second term has held up forming a new government, said on Thursday his Shiite Alliance should decide whether he should resign to end the deadlock.

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Thursday his Shi'ite Alliance should decide whether he should resign to end the deadlock over the formation of a new government.

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. on Thursday posted its sixth straight quarterly loss as the automaker struggled to cut high labor and health care costs in the face of a steepening decline in U.S. sales.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday rejected a request from the United States for its engineers to halt work on Iran's Bushehr nuclear power station. Russia's state atomic energy agency is contracted to help Iran build the $1 billion reactor. A senior U.S.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.