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General News Archive - July 15, 2006

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Residents on both sides of the Lebanese-Israeli border braced on Saturday for a dramatic spike in violence after Hizbollah's chief declared open war on Israel following its bombardment of his Beirut home and stronghold. "You wanted open war.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Japan and the United States insisted on a U.N. Security Council vote on Saturday on a resolution condemning North Korea's barrage of missile launches amid signs of a compromise with China.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft pounded areas in south, east and northern Lebanon on Saturday, a day after Hizbollah's chief declared an open war against the Jewish state following the bombardment of his stronghold in Beirut.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft attacked the Palestinian Economy Ministry and a house in Gaza on Saturday, part of an offensive to free a captured soldier and destroy the institutions of the Hamas-led government.

By Alistair Lyon, Middle East Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli planes blasted roads and bridges in south, east and north Lebanon on Saturday, a day after Hizbollah's chief declared open war on Israel for a blitz launched in reprisal for the capture of two Israeli soldiers.

By Douglas Busvine ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin met before a G8 summit on Saturday, but their meeting was overshadowed by failure to agree on a major bilateral trade deal sought by Russia.

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will announce on Saturday the launch of a global plan to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism.

By Alistair Lyon, Middle East Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli planes blasted roads and bridges across Lebanon on Saturday as President George W. Bush called on Syria to exert its influence to persuade Hizbollah to stop cross-border attacks against Israel.

By Caren Bohan and Christian Lowe ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The United States and Russia announced on Saturday a plan to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons by setting up international enrichment centres as their leaders sought to give a boost to a big-power summit.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab governments convened an emergency meeting of their foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday to discuss ways to bring an end to Israeli attacks on Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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