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General News Archive - June 22, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four U.S. Marines were killed on Tuesday in Iraq's western Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Thursday. Three Marines were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb. Another Marine died after coming under fire during security operations, said a military statement.

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday that Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had told him Tehran was seriously considering an offer of incentives aimed at defusing a row over its nuclear program.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch spooked financial markets on Thursday, pushing the yen down against the dollar on a rumor -- later denied -- that a U.S. military plane had crashed in the North.

By Zeeshan Haider KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers have been killed and one wounded in clashes with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday that Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had told him Tehran was seriously considering an offer of incentives aimed at defusing a row over its nuclear program.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc. said on Wednesday it was revising its privacy policy, explaining to customers that it owns their phone records and can hand them over to law enforcers if necessary.

Some fight in flip-flops, others hope potions will turn their enemy's bullets into water and most take little time to aim, trusting in the theory: "He who makes most noise wins."

By Michael Smith LONDON (Reuters) - UK authorities have raided British Airways Plc as part of a joint U.S. investigation into an alleged cartel over passenger ticket pricing which saw BA suspend two senior executives. Some European and U.S.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch spooked financial markets on Thursday, pushing the yen down against the dollar on a rumor -- later denied -- that a U.S. military plane had crashed in the North.

After walking her two children to their Paris school in the morning, Fatma Arbane returns to the stuffy hotel room in which her family eats and sleeps -- and worries the police will come looking for her.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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