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General News Archive - June 21, 2008

Text of report by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun website on 20 June [Unattributed report: "The Foreign Minister Indicates an Intention To Approve of Postponing North Korea's 'Nuclear Notification' 26 The Idea of Drawing Up Another Document Comes Up"] Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura hinted that even if nuclear weapons-related information is not included in a "nuclear programme declaration" that North Korea will present to China, the chair of the six-party talks, to provide such materials as the total amount of plutonium it has already extracted, Japan intends to approve it from the viewpoint of promoting denuclearization.

Text of report by staff correspondent headlined "Usamah is not in Pakistan, says Malik" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 21 June Islamabad, 20 June: Prime Minister's Adviser on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik has said that Al-Qa'idah chief Usamah Bin-Ladin is not in Pakistan and those making claims of his presence in the country should give evidence of it.

By DERRIK J LANG By Derrik J. Lang The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Ellen Degeneres won a fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy on Friday night, and she has no plans to stop there.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap WASHINGTON, June 20 (Yonhap) - North Korea will soon present a declaration of its nuclear programmes and appear at a fresh round of multilateral talks to end its nuclear ambitions, a State Department spokesman said Friday.

By JOHN WAWROW By John Wawrow The Associated Press OTTAWA Steven Stamkos was selected with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Ten men who served in Vietnam with Sen. John Kerry want Dallas billionaire T. Boone Pickens to fork over the $1 million he said he would give anyone who could disprove claims that Swift Boat Veterans for Truth made about Mr. Kerry's war record during the 2004 presidential campaign.

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Escalating a fight with Democrats on Capitol Hill, the White House on Friday invoked executive privilege in refusing to turn over documents to a congressional committee investigating the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny California permission to implement its own vehicle emission standards.

By Associated Press OTTAWA -- Steven Stamkos was selected with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A fast-moving fire erupted Friday along the northern California coast, burning homes, forcing hundreds of residents to flee and backing up traffic for miles on a scenic highway.

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Scot Hammond and Seth Lawrence have already had five commitment ceremonies or weddings during their 14 years together. The last thing they need is another blender.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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