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General News Archive - August 08, 2008

By The Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - A jury of six U.S.

By Marisol Bello The mayor of Detroit went to jail Thursday. Democrat Kwame Kilpatrick had been free on bond since he was charged in March with perjury and other felonies over his testimony in a trial by two police officers who had sued the city.

By Jim Michaels WASHINGTON -- Iraq and the United States are getting close to concluding an agreement that establishes a long-term framework for the presence of U.S. troops. The agreement would replace the United Nations mandate, which expires this year.

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has accused Russia of bombing Georgian territory and declared a nation-wide mobilization of reservists, urging Georgians to protect their homeland. "I want to appeal to the world community; I urge Russia to stop shelling Georgia's peaceful towns without delay.

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Iraq and the U.S. are near an agreement on all American combat troops leaving Iraq by October 2010, with the last soldiers out three years after that, two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

By Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia -- The capital of the separatist South Ossetia region came under heavy fire early today, just hours after Georgia's president declared a cease-fire following days of sporadic fighting.

By Ben Feller Associated Press BEIJING -- President Bush dedicated the massive new $434 million U.S. Embassy in Beijing today, calling it a symbol of deepening ties between the two trading partners and sometimes political rivals.

Backers of likely U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and defeated rival Hillary Clinton say they are negotiating to avoid a convention clash. Negotiators for Sens.

By CANDACE RONDEAUX By Candace Rondeaux The Washington Post ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's ruling coalition parties agreed Thursday to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, setting up a major showdown between the former military chief and the newly elected civilian government.

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The deadliest three months for American forces in Afghanistan have pushed the U.S. death toll to at least 500, forcing a war long overshadowed by Iraq back into the headlines.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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