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General News Archive - June 19, 2006

By Ammar al-Alwani RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. troops pressed ahead on Monday with an operation to flush out insurgents from their stronghold in the western Iraqi town of Ramadi. A Reuters witness said he saw seven U.S. tanks. Shops were shuttered and most residents stayed home, fearing a U.S.

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan warned North Korea against a missile launch as officials said the secretive communist state appeared to have finished fuelling for a test flight that could possibly reach as far as Alaska.

By Ammar al-Alwani RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. troops pressed ahead on Monday with an operation to flush out insurgents from their stronghold in the western Iraqi town of Ramadi. A Reuters witness said he saw seven U.S. tanks. Shops were shuttered and most residents stayed home, fearing a U.S.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence Saddam Hussein to death for his role in the killings of 148 villagers after a 1982 assassination attempt in the village of Dujail.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Monday re-opening talks with the United States on a new agreement to provide U.S. authorities with advance information on air passengers headed to their airports.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to sentence Saddam Hussein to death for his role in the killings of 148 villagers after a 1982 assassination attempt in the village of Dujail.

By Jim Leckrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Sunday as its first woman leader, a move unprecedented in the Anglican church and one likely to produce more turmoil in a faith divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission vowed on Monday to take swift action to safeguard an anti-terrorism measure requiring EU states to supply advance details of passengers heading to U.S. airports.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick will leave his post on Monday, after mainly focusing on China and Sudan in the No. 2 job at the department, U.S. official said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick will leave his post on Monday, after mainly focusing on China and Sudan in the No. 2 job at the department, a U.S. official said.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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