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General News Archive - August 31, 2006

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan holds talks with Jordan on Thursday in a drive to cement a Hizbollah-Israel ceasefire before traveling to Damascus to press Syria to help stop arms smuggling across its border.

Bombers killed nearly 50 Iraqis on Wednesday, mostly in Baghdad, but the top U.S. commander said a security drive in the capital was making progress and local forces could largely be running Iraq within 12 to 18 months.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tehran is confident of reaching a negotiated settlement over its nuclear program, a senior Iranian diplomat said in Tokyo on Thursday, as the United Nations nuclear watchdog seemed set to report that Iran had defied a deadline to halt atomic fuel work. The U.N.

By Mark McSherry NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. agreed on Thursday to acquire Glamis Gold Ltd. for about $8.6 billion in stock to create one of the world's largest gold mining companies.

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-British-drafted resolution to create a United Nations peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region faces a vote on Thursday but troops will not be deployed without consent from the Khartoum government.

By Tomas Sarmiento MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John punished Mexican ports and beaches with huge sea surges, heavy rains and strong winds early on Thursday as the dangerous Category 3 storm swirled in the Pacific Ocean off the coast.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran would not yield to Western pressure over its rights, on the day of a U.N. deadline to halt its atomic work.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran would not yield to Western pressure over its rights, on the day of a U.N. deadline to halt its atomic work.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on a mission to calm violence in the Middle East, holds talks in Jordan on Thursday before going to Syria to seek its help in bolstering a truce between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah.

By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran vowed defiantly on Thursday not to bow to Western pressure, hours before a U.N. watchdog was expected to report Tehran had failed to meet a deadline to halt work which the West fears could help it build a nuclear bomb.

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