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General News Archive - June 30, 2006

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza on Friday, setting ablaze the Interior Ministry offices of the Hamas-led Palestinian government in a widening military effort to secure the release of a captured soldier.

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is set to hand in his government's resignation on Friday, after the ruling coalition fell apart over the handling of the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch lawmaker.

LONDON (Reuters) - A poll in Britain revealed on Friday that British Prime Minister Tony Blair is less popular than his main rival for the first time in 12 years.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain discussed raising the threat of U.S. nuclear retaliation to dissuade China from attacking its Hong Kong colony at the height of the Cold War, previously secret papers revealed on Friday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain discussed raising the threat of U.S. nuclear retaliation to dissuade China from attacking its Hong Kong colony at the height of the Cold War, previously secret papers revealed on Friday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza on Friday, setting ablaze the Interior Ministry offices of the Hamas-led Palestinian government in a widening military effort to secure the release of a captured soldier.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States reaffirmed on Friday it expected Iran to give a formal reply to a package of incentives to curb its nuclear activities at a meeting between its chief negotiator and European officials on July 5.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States reaffirmed on Friday it expected Iran to give a formal reply to a package of incentives to curb its nuclear activities at a meeting between its chief negotiator and European officials on July 5.

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States rejected on Friday Iranian calls for more time to study an offer of incentives to curb its nuclear activities, insisting Tehran must respond by a G8 deadline next week.

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dining at a steakhouse can be a costly affair. Dining at a steakhouse with billionaire investor Warren Buffett is now a very costly one.