General News Archive - July 23, 2006

By Matthew Tostevin JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Envoys from three European countries joined intensifying diplomacy in Israel on Sunday aimed at ending fighting between Israeli forces and Hizbollah that has wrecked swathes of Lebanon and left hundreds dead.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will move more troops into southern Lebanon on Sunday as it presses an offensive to drive Hizbollah guerrillas away from the border, Army Radio said. This would amount to a broadening of ground operations just inside the border, Army Radio said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 26 civilians and wounded 60 in a Shi'ite Muslim district of eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police said. The bomb was in the Sadr City neighborhood, a poor area that is a stronghold of Shi'ite militias.

By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Online sports betting firms employing thousands of Costa Ricans could turn away U.S. gamblers after the arrest in Texas this week of a leading industry executive, but for now it remains business as usual. A crusade by U.S.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Steelworkers and Michelin North America agreed on Saturday to extend negotiations by 24 hours over a new contract for 4,000 hourly workers at three U.S. tire plants that expires at midnight.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military has cleared a soldier of unlawfully killing an Iraqi civilian after investigators concluded Specialist Nathan Lynn had reason to believe the man was carrying a gun when he opened fire.

By Lin Noueihed MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (Reuters) - Israel bombed Hizbollah's stronghold in Beirut and civilian targets in east and south Lebanon on Sunday amid reports it planned to move more troops across the border.

By Mark Bendeich KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - North Korea will take center-stage at a meeting of Asian and Western powers in Malaysia this week, but there is little optimism for a breakthrough in their standoff over the reclusive state's nuclear program.

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - Hizbollah rockets slammed into the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, witnesses said. There was no immediate word on casualties.

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - One person was killed in a Hizbollah rocket attack on the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday, medics said.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.