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International News Archive - November 21, 2005

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to meet President Moshe Katsav around 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Monday to ask him to dissolve parliament and call a snap election, Israel Radio said.

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy on torture arrives in China on Monday as Beijing grapples with a series of cases in which people have been wrongly convicted after giving forced confessions, a practice rights groups says happens too often.

By William Maclean NAIROBI (Reuters) - From misty highlands to steamy coast, Kenyans voted on Monday in a referendum on a new constitution amid fears violence could mar a vote seen as a dress rehearsal for the east African nation's 2007 election.

By Dean Yates JAKARTA (Reuters) - A move by Indonesia's mainstream Muslim groups to form a special team to fight militant ideas and work with police marks an important step but must involve more than just rhetoric, a leading terrorism expert said on Monday.

By Steve Holland and Caren Bohan ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Hundreds of Mongolians lined the streets of the capital to welcome George W. Bush who on Monday became the first U.S. president to visit the vast, windswept country to thank it for its help in Iraq.

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet Israel's president on Monday to request a snap election he hopes to win as head of a new centrist party intent on pursuing peacemaking with the Palestinians.

BERLIN (Reuters) - German anti-nuclear activists briefly held up a train carrying nuclear waste from a French reprocessing facility on its way to a storage depot in northern Germany on Sunday, police said.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrived at President Moshe Katsav's residence on Monday to request that he dissolve parliament and call a snap election, expected in March, officials said.

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met Israel's president on Monday to ask him to dissolve parliament and call snap elections he hopes to win as leader of a centrist party intent on pursuing peace with the Palestinians.

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Sunday carrying an automatic weapon and three cartridges of ammunition to a church service attended by Madagascan President Marc Ravalomanana, a security official said.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.