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General News Archive - May 23, 2006

By Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert holds talks at the Pentagon and White House on Tuesday, seeking during his first visit to Washington to coordinate policy on the Palestinians and the Iranian nuclear crisis.

By Lee Jin-joo SEOUL (Reuters) - Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung urged North Korea and the United States on Tuesday to adopt a give-and-take attitude and return to six-way talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programs.

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban guerillas attacked a convoy of provincial officials and police in the southern province of Helmand, killing three policemen and wounding six, government officials said on Tuesday.

The Chinese media is using fewer characters and to understand 90 percent of the content in publications you need only to know about 900 of the thousands of pictographs that make up the script, state media said on Tuesday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday it would hold public meetings for two weeks from June 1 about U.S. beef, a procedure it views as necessary before making a formal agreement with Washington to resume imports.

PARIS (Reuters) - The OECD called on Tuesday for the Federal Reserve to tighten interest rates a bit more as it projected U.S. economic expansion was set to stay solid this year before easing slightly in 2007.

By Jeffrey Heller WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert holds talks at the Pentagon and White House on Tuesday, seeking during his first visit to Washington to coordinate policy on the Palestinians and the Iranian nuclear crisis.

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban guerillas attacked a convoy of provincial officials and police in the southern province of Helmand, killing three policemen and wounding six, government officials said on Tuesday.

By Lutfi Abu Oun and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting Iraqi police commandos in Baghdad killed at least five people on Tuesday, police said. The blast, which killed civilians and police officers, also wounded five people, police said.

By Paritosh Bansal NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. casinos wish they had access to the growing universe of gamblers that seem intent on placing bets online, but companies claim they are not losing customers to the foreign operators that offer Web wagering.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.