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International News Archive - November 19, 2005

By Lee Suwan and John Chalmers PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Leaders of the Pacific Rim vowed on Saturday to join forces to fight threats to their economies from a possible bird flu pandemic, high oil prices and an impasse in world trade talks.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United Nations joined devastated Pakistan on Saturday in pleading with donors to give more money to help survivors of last month's huge earthquake, and were immediately answered with another $1 billion. U.N.

By Dean Yates JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States, Australia and Britain have issued fresh warnings about possible terrorist attacks in Indonesia after a militant Web site showed how and where to kill foreigners in Jakarta.

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United Nations joined devastated Pakistan on Saturday in pleading with donors to give more money to help survivors of last month's huge earthquake, and were immediately answered with another $1 billion. U.N.

By Lee Suwan and Sonya Hepinstall PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Pacific Rim leaders joined forces on Saturday to fight threats to their economies from a possible a bird flu pandemic and the impasse in world trade talks.

By Ghaida Ghantous and Simon Webb RIYADH (Reuters) - Global oil consumers and producers met in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to discuss calls for greater transparency in oil markets and investment in production capacity to curb volatile crude prices.

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Quake-devastated Pakistan secured about $3 billion in additional aid on Saturday after the United Nations warned of a second calamity unless donors gave more money to help survivors of last month's huge tremor.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - New Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse was sworn in on Saturday, saying that he would talk to Tamil Tiger rebels but that he wanted to review a three-year-old ceasefire agreement and that militant killings must stop.

By Jack Kim and Martin Nesirky PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Pacific Rim leaders want more progress in talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs, and an eventual deal could boost the region's economy, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said on Saturday.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - New Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse was sworn in on Saturday pledging to talk peace with the Tamil Tigers, but the rebels painted him as an enemy and said negotiating with the majority Sinhalese was impossible.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.