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International News Archive - November 02, 2005

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea expects six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs to resume next week for a relatively short session to pave the way for more concerted discussions later, the foreign minister said on Wednesday.

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - At least 10 people drowned and a Filipino was missing in central Vietnam as a typhoon nearing the coast dumped heavy rains on a region where bad weather has killed nearly 30 people in the past two weeks.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, preparing to visit Latin America, said the United States will not intervene in negotiations between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund on a follow-up loan agreement.

PARIS (Reuters) - Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze in a sixth night of rioting in poor Paris suburbs, officials said on Wednesday, as youth unrest caused mounting strains within France's conservative government.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Congress party career politician takes over as chief minister of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, the first state leader from outside the valley heartland, the hotbed of the separatist revolt.

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - The illegal movement of infected poultry, especially fighting cocks and ducks, has helped spread the bird flu virus to seven provinces in Thailand, officials said on Wednesday.

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - At least 15 people died and a Filipino was missing in central Vietnam as a typhoon nearing the coast dumped heavy rains and triggered floods in a region where bad weather has killed nearly 30 people in the past two weeks.

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A key aspect of Prime Minister Tony Blair's tough counter-terrorism laws faces possible defeat in parliament on Wednesday with politicians unhappy with plans to let police hold suspects for up to 90 days without charge.

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Six people were killed in clashes in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday, a hospital source said, as police confronted stone-throwing youths in a second day of anti-government protests.

By David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ten people were killed in a second day of clashes in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, hospital officials said, as police confronted stone-throwing youths in the worst anti-government protests in months.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.