General News Archive - August 25, 2008

Text of report by Polish newspaper Polityka on 23 August [Commentary by Marek Ostrowski: "What about Russia?" - the article incorporates a box with commentary by "W.S": "Shield Still Uncertain"] The interests of global powers - Russia, the United States and the EU - are bound up with the issue of Georgia, a small yet strategically located country.

By Rupert Cornwell She may have lost the nomination - but she holds her party's fate in her hands. The Democratic convention that opens here today will be the coronation of Barack Obama, choreographed to the last word and smallest gesture. But millions of hands could still wield a fatal dagger.

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- His Wimbledon reign and No. 1 ranking surrendered, Roger Federer has one trump card left in his competition with Rafael Nadal: four straight U.S. Open titles. He figures that counts for something heading into the start today of the year's final Grand Slam.

MIAMI (AP) -- Flooding left behind by Tropical Storm Fay forced residents in parts of northern Florida out of their homes Sunday, while the storm's remnants were forecast to dump several inches of rain on at least four other states.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Aug. 25 Kyodo - Eight Americans and a British national who were detained in China after holding pro-Tibet activities were sent home on Sunday and Monday, officials of the countries' embassies said.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st LD: Chinese Citizen Confirmed Killed in Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan"] DUSHANBE, Aug.

By C. J. Chivers and Michael Schwirtz Steven Erlanger contributed reporting from Paris.

The Associated Press MIAMI Rescue teams are evacuating people from 180 homes in a Florida town about 25 miles north of Orlando because of flooding from what was Tropical Storm Fay. Officials say they're using boats to evacuate people from DeBary, where some streets are under 4 feet of water.

Text of report by Dubai-based Iraqi private Al-Sharqiyah TV on 25 August [Announcer-read report over video] Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said that Iraq will not sign any agreement or treaty with the United States unless it is based on the principle of complete sovereignty and unless troop withdrawal is timetabled.

Word of the Day
  • Of or relating to good digestion.
  • Cheerful.
The word 'eupeptic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'good' and 'digest'.