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General News Archive - July 13, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - High crude oil prices will more than offset the benefits of debt relief the Group of Eight rich nations gave to poor countries last year, and this year the G8 will make the situation worse by promoting more investment in fossil fuels, a new report warned on Wednesday.

Israeli aircraft attacked Beirut airport and killed 22 civilians in strikes on south Lebanon on Thursday, dramatically widening its reprisals after Hizbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel struck Beirut airport and Hizbollah's television station on Thursday and killed 22 civilians in raids on south Lebanon, intensifying its reprisals after Hizbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight.

By Jane Merriman CROYDON (Reuters) - Three former bankers surrendered to U.S. marshals at a police station south of London on Thursday for extradition to the United States to face fraud charges relating to collapsed energy company Enron.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Angelina Jolie will star in a movie as the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, trade paper Daily Variety reported in its Thursday edition.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel struck Beirut airport and Hizbollah television and began enforcing a naval blockade of Lebanon on Thursday, intensifying reprisals after Hizbollah seized two Israeli soldiers and killed eight a day earlier.

The Iranian president said on Thursday Iran would not abandon its right to nuclear technology in a defiant statement after Tehran's case was referred back to the U.N. Security Council in its atomic dispute with the West.

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea stormed out of talks with South Korea on Thursday and Seoul froze food aid to its impoverished neighbor, as regional fissures over how to deal with Pyongyang's missile tests widened.

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea stormed out of talks with South Korea on Thursday and Seoul froze food aid to its impoverished neighbor, as regional fissures over how to deal with Pyongyang's missile tests widened.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel struck Beirut airport and blockaded Lebanese ports on Thursday, intensifying reprisals that have killed 47 civilians since Lebanese Hizbollah fighters seized two Israeli soldiers and killed eight a day earlier.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.