General News Archive - June 12, 2006

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush convenes a war council this week hoping to build momentum after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death, but the big question overhanging the talks is when U.S. troops will return from Iraq.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's government said on Monday it would not negotiate over its right to enrich uranium, the nuclear-fuel making process which six world powers have demanded Tehran stop to benefit from a package of incentives. "Iran's view on the nuclear fuel cycle has been announced ...

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Sudan has spread to the war-torn western Darfur region, posing a serious threat to the 2.5 million living in squalid camps in cramped conditions, a U.N. statement said. Cholera spreads rapidly in close-knit populations.

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior member of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's party threatened Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas with assassination on Monday if the group renews suicide bombings in Israel.

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official rowed back on Monday from remarks by colleagues that Guantanamo Bay prisoners' suicides were an act of war and a "good PR move," after the comments were condemned abroad.

By Michael Connor MIAMI (Reuters) - Forecasters issued a storm warning for much of Florida's west coast on Monday as the first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, Alberto, strengthened and brought heavy rains toward the state.

By Tova Cohen BEIT YEHOSHUA, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli commuter train slammed into a truck crossing the tracks and derailed on Monday in an accident that killed several people and injured about 150 passengers, rescue services said.

By Mark Heinrich and Emma Thomasson VIENNA (Reuters) - The chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Monday Iran was still resisting investigation into its atomic program, but he welcomed a big-power offer of incentives to Tehran to resolve the crisis.

By Tova Cohen BEIT YEHOSHUA, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli commuter train carrying about 200 passengers slammed into a van and derailed on Monday in an accident that killed at least one person and injured dozens, rescue services said. The impact threw the locomotive on top of one carriage.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq is considering inviting certain members of insurgent groups to national reconciliation talks, a source in the prime minister's office said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.