General News Archive - August 02, 2006
By Laura Myers KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - At the point where U.S. soil comes closest to that of implacable foe Cuba, the historic handover of power by Cuban President Fidel Castro has been marked mainly by the click of cameras.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - The United States and Europe will come under growing pressure to compromise at a hastily expanded summit aimed at reviving stalled global trade talks, Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile said on Wednesday. Vaile said ministers from 50 countries, including U.S.
By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin's masseur has denied comments by the sprinter's coach that he applied a mysterious cream to the world and Olympic champion on the day he failed a doping test.
By Afif Diab BAALBEK, Lebanon (Reuters) - Israeli commandos snatched suspected Hizbollah members from Lebanon's ancient city of Baalbek on Wednesday in a helicopter-borne night raid backed by air strikes that killed 19 people, including four children.
By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Fidel Castro told his people he was in good spirits and stable after surgery that has raised speculation his illness might be the beginning of the end of his 47-year rule.
MIAMI (Reuters) - The third tropical storm of the Atlantic season skirted the Caribbean's northern Leeward Islands on Wednesday and could become the year's first hurricane headed for the Gulf of Mexico later this week, U.S. forecasters said. At 5 a.m.
By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah guerrillas battled up to 6,000 Israeli troops on five fronts in south Lebanon on Wednesday, escalating a conflict which Israel's prime minister vowed to purse until a strong international force arrived.
By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hizbollah guerrillas battled up to 6,000 Israeli troops on five fronts in south Lebanon on Wednesday, escalating a conflict which Israel's prime minister vowed to pursue until a strong international force arrived.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is determined to introduce trade unions in all local Wal-Mart stores, despite the retail giant's opposition to unions among its workers, a Chinese labor official said in state media on Wednesday.
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers charged with murdering three detainees in Iraq smiled before carrying out the shootings and threatened to kill another soldier if he informed on them, a military court heard on Wednesday.
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- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.