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General News Archive - April 24, 2006

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The agreement paves the way for wrapping up a plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian gunman in an exchange of fire along the Gaza-Israel border early on Monday, Israeli and Palestinian security sources said. "A Palestinian gunman opened fire along the Gaza border. Soldiers arrived at the scene and exchanged fire with him.

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

DOHA (Reuters) - There was little political will in Washington to raise taxes on gasoline, U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Monday.

DOHA (Reuters) - There was little political will in Washington to raise taxes on gasoline, U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Monday.

DOHA (Reuters) - Conducting business with Iran encourages its nuclear ambitions, said U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodam on Monday when asked for his reaction to a gas pipeline deal between Iran, Pakistan and India.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol exploded in central Baghdad on Monday, wounding 25 people, police said. They said the blast occurred near the Ministry of Health. There were no further details.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi inspectors have discovered abuse of prisoners in detention centers run by Iraq's Interior Ministry that were visited as recently as February, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Citing U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will not return to stalled six-party talks on its nuclear programs unless the United States ends financial curbs, official media said on Monday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol exploded in central Baghdad on Monday, wounding 25 people, police said. They said the blast occurred near the Ministry of Health. There were no further details.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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