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General News Archive - July 08, 2006

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - The first spac

KABUL (Reuters) - Seven members of Afghanistan's U.S.-led coalition force have been wounded and six Taliban killed in the latest clashes in the bloodiest phase of Afghan violence since the Taliban were ousted nearly five years ago.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces clashed with militants near the Gaza Strip's main commercial crossing on Saturday, killing two Palestinians including a policeman in a stepped up offensive to free a soldier and halt rocket fire.

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it and South Korea supported a proposal to hold an informal meeting to spur stalled talks on ending North Korea's nuclear program "The Chinese have talked about putting together a six-party informal. We both support that," top U.S.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops and tanks withdrew from areas in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the army said. Troops pulled out of the town of Beit Lahiya as well as former Israeli settlements along the coast, and army spokesman said.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States, facing opposition to proposed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for this week's missile tests, said on Saturday it backed China's proposal for informal talks to re-engage the reclusive state.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces withdrew from most of the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday after three days of fierce fighting, but clashes erupted on the outskirts of Gaza City, killing two Palestinians including a policeman.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States, facing opposition to proposed U.N. sanctions against North Korea for this week's missile tests, said on Saturday it backed China's proposal for informal talks to re-engage the reclusive state.

By Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan and U.S.-led forces attacked Taliban near the southern town of Kandahar on Saturday as part of their response to the heaviest surge in Taliban attacks since 2001. U.S.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military report passed to the commander in Iraq on Friday found Marine officers failed to respond properly to conflicting reports of the killings of up to 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, an official said.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.