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General News Archive - June 20, 2006

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush heads to Europe on Tuesday to keep pressure on Iran over its nuclear program even as North Korea threatens to divert his attention by preparing for a long-range missile launch.

KABUL (Reuters) - A roadside bomb hit a convoy of U.S.-led coalition troops on Tuesday in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, residents said.

South Korea began the trial of disgraced stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Tuesday with prosecutors charging the man once hailed as a national hero with fraud and embezzlement.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Clouds and storms closed in on Tuesday on a site where North Korea may be preparing to test a long-range missile, potentially delaying a flight regional powers have warned the reclusive state not to launch. U.S.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed seven people in a crowded Baghdad market on Tuesday, in spite of a crackdown on al Qaeda that the government says involves 40,000 Iraqi forces.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces hunting insurgents linked to al Qaeda in Iraq killed 15 gunmen in simultaneous raids north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two missing U.S. soldiers in Iraq have been killed and their bodies were found, the spokesman for Iraq's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers who went missing south of Baghdad last week were killed and their bodies were found in an area where a group linked to al Qaeda said it had abducted them, an Iraqi defense official said on Tuesday.

By Aya Takada TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is set to agree on the resumption of U.S. beef imports, suspended for five months due to concerns about mad cow disease, when senior officials of the two governments hold talks later on Tuesday, Japanese officials said.

KABUL (Reuters) - A roadside bomb hit a convoy of U.S.-led coalition troops on Tuesday in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, residents said.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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