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General News Archive - July 26, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - North Korea has given no signs that it will attend six-way talks on its nuclear program on the sidelines of a regional security forum in Kuala Lumpur, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday.

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel strove on Wednesday to limit the diplomatic damage from its killing of four U.N. observers in Lebanon ahead of an international conference in Rome on how to end its 15-day-old war with Hizbollah guerrillas.

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A bird flu vaccine for humans that uses only a very low dose of active ingredient has proved effective in clinical tests and could be available in 2007, its maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein, who has been receiving medical care for his hunger strike, said on Wednesday that he was brought to court against his will.

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A bird flu vaccine for humans that uses only a very low dose of active ingredient has proved effective in clinical tests and could be available in 2007, its maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Wednesday.

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States has formally requested North Korea to attend six-country talks on ending its nuclear program at a regional security meeting in Kuala Lumpur, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

By Stephen Brown ROME (Reuters) - Crisis talks on Lebanon began on Wednesday with pressure growing for a ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas after four U.N. observers were killed, but diplomats played down the chance of a quick deal.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States may bring a World Trade Organization case against China over rampant counterfeiting in the country, but prefers to resolve such issues directly with Beijing, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. Franklin Lavin, U.S.

By Stephen Brown and Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - World diplomats held crisis talks on Lebanon on Wednesday under growing pressure for a ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah, but they played down the chance of a quick deal.

By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fierce fighting raged in Lebanon on Wednesday as an international conference opened in Rome on how to end Israel's 15-day-old war with Hizbollah guerrillas.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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