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General News Archive - August 25, 2006

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man who worked as a researcher for the New York Times was handed a three-year prison sentence for fraud on Friday, but the Beijing court dismissed a charge of leaking state secrets, his lawyers said.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Sixty-three percent of Israelis want Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign in a sharp public backlash over his handling of the war in Lebanon, a newspaper poll showed on Friday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo police on Friday arrested five executives from a Japanese company suspected of exporting devices that could be used in producing nuclear weapons, one of which was discovered in Libya, Japanese media said.

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Sixty-three percent of Israelis want Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign in a sharp public rebuke over his handling of the war in Lebanon, a newspaper poll showed on Friday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - International concerns over Iran's nuclear programme do not warrant any discussion at the moment of sanctions against Tehran, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - International troops could be sent to the Gaza Strip if the force being deployed in Lebanon proves successful, Italian foreign minister Massimo D'Alema said in remarks published on Friday. "The idea of sending UN troops to the Gaza Strip is currently being aired.

By Ron Popeski MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ruled out on Friday any discussion for now of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, saying these had proved ineffective internationally in the past and there was still room for diplomacy.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - About 150 French soldiers joined U.N. troops in Lebanon on Friday as European ministers prepared to meet U.N. chief Kofi Annan to clinch Europe's role in a force charged with reinforcing a truce between Israel and Hizbollah.

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - About 150 French soldiers joined U.N. troops in Lebanon on Friday as European ministers prepared to meet U.N. chief Kofi Annan to clinch Europe's role in a force charged with reinforcing a truce between Israel and Hizbollah.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed the home of a Palestinian militant and what the army said was a weapons depot in the Gaza Strip on Friday, wounding eight people, hospital officials said.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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