General News Archive - May 24, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal authorities are investigating reports of improper repairs made to the Transatlantic Pipeline by employees of oil companies that own the pipeline, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - World powers meet in London on Wednesday to discuss a package of incentives and threats drafted by European countries aimed at defusing a crisis over Iran's nuclear program.

By Kim Yeon-hee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's investigation into U.S. buyout firm Lone Star is being conducted without prejudice against foreign capital, the prosecutor's office said on Wednesday, countering allegations from Lone Star.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kenny Chesney won the top prize at the Academy of Country Music Awards for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, while the Dixie Chicks received a crowd-pleasing verbal smack from the show's host.

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers on Wednesday make opening statements in the trial of a former Bush administration official who is the first person to be tried in connection with the influence-peddling scandal of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested eight people on Wednesday in a major anti-terror operation involving 500 officers across the country.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz took the stand to testify for ousted president Saddam Hussein on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Famed American impresario Quincy Jones has offered to write a theme tune for the 2008 Beijing Olympics having been seduced by China on his first visit.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven others charged with crimes against humanity resumed in Baghdad on Wednesday, with former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz taking the stand for the ousted president.

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 500 British police officers raided houses across the country on Wednesday in a major operation targeting people suspected of planning terrorist attacks overseas.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]