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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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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