General News Archive - July 25, 2006
By Sue Pleming JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday on the conflict in Lebanon with little sign of a ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.
By Sue Pleming JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday he was determined to pursue Israel's offensive against Hizbollah as he met U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to discuss the war in Lebanon.
LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia called for a ceasefire in the Middle East on Tuesday and urged the world to focus on the plight of the Lebanese people.
KABUL (Reuters) - One solider from the U.S.-led coalition and seven insurgents have been killed in two separate clashes in Afghanistan, the coalition said on Tuesday, in the latest spate of violence in the country.
By Sue Pleming JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday he was determined to pursue Israel's offensive against Hizbollah guerrillas as he met U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to discuss the war in Lebanon.
MINSK (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday he had forged a strategic alliance to stand up to U.S. imperialism with fellow maverick Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko.
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP Plc said it would spend an extra $1 billion on top of the $6 billion it had already earmarked to upgrade safety at its U.S. refineries and to repair and replace pipelines in Alaska, where leaks have occurred, over the next four years.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Copenhagen was cordoned off on Tuesday after Danish police arrested a man who was carrying a backpack containing a suspicious package, police said. The man seemed confused and was spotted outside the embassy by security staff who alerted police.
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has failed to give a verdict in the case of New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, accused of leaking state secrets abroad and fraud, although his lawyers said the decision should have come by Tuesday.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Darfur rebel leader was in Washington on Tuesday to meet President Bush, who is trying to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeepers to quell the increasing violence in Sudan's remote west.
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