General News Archive - June 05, 2006

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Parents who are strict disciplinarians are far more likely to wind up with children who are fat by age six, perhaps because the youngsters over-eat as a reaction to stress, a study said on Monday.

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they were still searching for evidence of a chemical bomb in a house raided in the capital last week, but declined to comment on reports they acted on faulty intelligence.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-accused for crimes against humanity resumed in Baghdad on Monday, with more defense witnesses taking the stand.

By Mohammed al-Ramahi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen in police uniforms abducted up to 50 employees of various Baghdad transport companies on Monday, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China's drive for economic growth is in direct conflict with efforts to safeguard the environment, the government warned on Monday, and degradation is worsening despite official efforts to curb pollution.

By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana will hand Iran a package of incentives on Tuesday that seek to persuade Tehran to end sensitive nuclear work, a spokeswoman for Solana said on Monday.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Authority employees crowded into banks in the West Bank and Gaza on Monday to get a month's salary in a move by the Hamas-led government to ease an economic crisis and bolster its public support.

By Peg Mackey LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices climbed more than $1 to above $73 on Monday after major exporter Iran hinted it might use oil as a weapon in its nuclear dispute with the West.

Corrects first paragraph to read "Hugo Chavez" instead of "Hugh Chavez." Correcting name.

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).