International News Archive - November 11, 2005

BEIJING (Reuters) - Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program ended in Beijing on Friday with a statement from host China saying they planned to meet again as soon as possible.

MUMBAI (Reuters) - One of India's most wanted men, suspected of involvement in a wave of bombings 12 years ago that killed 260 people in the country's financial capital, will appear in a court in Mumbai on Friday, a state prosecutor said.

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia needs more cooperation from the public to track down Islamic militants who are sometimes regarded as heroes in the world's most populous Muslim nation, Jakarta's top counter-terrorism official said on Friday.

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru recalled its ambassador to Japan on Thursday and warned the Asian nation not to interfere in its efforts to get ex-President Alberto Fujimori extradited from Chile, where he is under arrest.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The new leader of Israel's Labour Party, bent on pulling out of Ariel Sharon's ruling coalition, will ask the prime minister to call elections as early as March, a senior aide said on Friday.

By Matthew Bigg PARIS (Reuters) - France began a holiday weekend on Friday that will test a downward trend in violence since the government imposed emergency measures against rioters angered by conditions in the country's poorest suburbs.

By Kim So-young SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea scrambled six fighter jets on Friday to intercept two North Korean planes that briefly crossed a disputed frontier over the Yellow Sea before heading back, the South Korean military said.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man, one of 18 arrested in recent days on terror charges, attended covert meetings in 2005 with the other accused to discuss explosives and their packaging, a Sydney court was told on Friday.

By Lindsay Beck and Teruaki Ueno BEIJING (Reuters) - Talks aimed at persuading North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons programs wound up on Friday with a statement from the Chinese hosts saying that the six parties planned to meet again as soon as possible.

By Daniel Wallis NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali pirates attacked five more ships this week after a failed attempt to seize a luxury liner, in a sharp rise of banditry apparently directed by a mysterious "mother ship" prowling the Indian Ocean.

Word of the Day
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin