General News Archive - July 03, 2006

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden has training bases in Somalia and is intent on plunging the Horn of Africa country into further chaos, Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi said late on Sunday.

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Monday Saddam's eldest daughter Raghd and her children were guests of the royal family and did not engage in any political activities.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militant groups that abducted an Israeli soldier gave Israel less than 24 hours on Monday to meet their demands for the release of Palestinian prisoners, threatening unspecified consequences if it refuses.

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The specter of political chaos hung over Mexico's young democracy on Monday after two rival presidential candidates both claimed victory in a bitter election that divided the country between left and right.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A woman apparently at the center of a rape-murder probe by the U.S. military in Iraq was only 15 and voiced fears about soldiers' advances before she and her family were killed in March, the Washington Post said on Monday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's main Sunni political bloc boycotted parliament for a second straight day on Monday and said the walkout would last until a colleague was freed by gunmen who seized her in a Shiite area of Baghdad two days ago.

A year after suicide bombers brought carnage to London, Britons will remember the victims of the July 7 attacks this week amid continuing worries that Islamist militants could strike again.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected on Monday an ultimatum by Palestinian militants, who abducted an Israeli soldier, for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Palestinian militants who abducted an Israeli soldier gave Israel less than 24 hours on Monday to meet their demands to release Palestinian prisoners, threatening unspecified consequences if it refused.

DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group expects to have 70 percent of its planned executive job cuts completed by the end of this year, Chief Executive Tom LaSorda said in an interview with The Detroit News on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • 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.