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General News Archive - August 06, 2006

CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Steelworkers members ratified a three-year contract covering about 3,450 workers at three of Michelin's BFGoodrich tire manufacturing plants in the United States, the union and company said late Saturday.

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli troops fought gun battles with Hizbollah in south Lebanon and warplanes hit roads and bridges across the country on Sunday, hours after the U.N. Security Council received a draft resolution to end the war.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will expand its atomic fuel work whenever it feels the need to do so, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said on Sunday, rejecting a U.N. resolution demanding an end to uranium enrichment.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military court convened in Baghdad on Sunday to decide whether to court-martial four U.S. soldiers for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family in March.

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli troops battled Hizbollah in south Lebanon and eight civilians died in two of many Israeli air strikes on Sunday as both sides spoke of fighting on, even if the U.N. Security Council votes to end the violence.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Sunday to expand its atomic fuel work and warned that any U.N. sanctions aimed at halting its uranium enrichment would incur a painful riposte, possibly including a cut in oil exports.

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Sunday to expand its atomic fuel work and warned that any U.N. sanctions aimed at halting its uranium enrichment would incur a painful riposte, possibly including a cut in oil exports.

BERLIN (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told European leaders to stop preaching to him about civilian war casualties in an interview published on Sunday in German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Sunday it had captured one of the Hizbollah guerrillas who took part in the abduction of two Israeli soldiers on July 12. The abduction of the two soldiers sparked Israel's offensive against the guerrilla group in Lebanon.

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon rejects a draft U.N. Security Council resolution to end 26 days of fighting because it would allow Israeli forces to remain on Lebanese soil, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday. Slamming the French-U.S.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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