General News Archive - June 21, 2006
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gambling revenue at American Indian casinos rose more than 15 percent to nearly $23 billion last year, narrowing the gap with commercial casinos in Nevada and other states, according to a study released on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are re-evaluating clinical trials for medicines and plan changes that include a proposal to force drugmakers to promptly inform them if companies believe a researcher has committed fraud during a study, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said on Wednesday that if North Korea launched a long-range ballistic missile it would be a "clear violation" of agreements it has made in the past.
By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday will embark on a new attempt to revamp media ownership restrictions and the battle lines over whether to allow more consolidation are already being drawn.
By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped and killed one of Saddam Hussein's chief defense lawyers and dumped his body in a Baghdad street, police said on Wednesday.
By William Schomberg VIENNA (Reuters) - President Bush began talks with European leaders on Wednesday at which he will urge his allies to keep pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, but he faced complaints over trade issues.
By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped and killed one of Saddam Hussein's chief defense lawyers, the third defense lawyer to be killed since the start of the U.S.-backed trial, police said on Wednesday.
VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday ruled out direct talks with North Korea, called for by Pyongyang over its planned missile test. "Their desire for bilateral talks is well known, as is our position on bilateral talks," a senior U.S.
By Steve Holland VIENNA (Reuters) - President Bush hoped to persuade European Union leaders on Wednesday to keep pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, but was likely to face new EU calls to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea wants talks with the United States over its planned missile test, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, a sign Pyongyang might be ready to step back from the mounting crisis.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.