International News Archive - November 03, 2005

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas Islamic militants will only renew a truce that expires at the end of the year if Israel halts attacks and frees Palestinian prisoners, a leader of the powerful armed faction said on Thursday.

By Paul Hughes TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears determined to pursue a radical agenda -- but analysts ask whether he will be allowed to stay on a path that risks paralysis of the state and confrontation with the West.

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Three people were shot dead in the Ethiopian capital on Thursday, doctors said, in a third straight day of political unrest that has killed at least 42 and stirred fears for the giant African country's stability.

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian authorities have broken up what they considered to be a terrorist cell but let the al-Qaeda-trained ringleader go free and leave Canada voluntarily, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday.

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said on Thursday he was certain a "grand coalition" government would be in place by November 22 and that he could hand over the reins of power with confidence it would last.

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair admitted on Thursday he was going through a tough period as his supporters urged him to reassert his control of government.

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Italy's spy chief Nicolo Pollari firmly denied on Thursday passing bogus documents to the United States before the Iraq invasion that purported to show Baghdad had sought uranium from Niger.

By Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Shopkeepers boarded up storefronts and residents fled town on Thursday as thousands of demonstrators prepared to protest against U.S. President George W. Bush at an Americas-wide presidential summit at this Argentine seaside resort.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States accused Iran on Thursday of mistreating a jailed journalist so badly his health was at serious risk, in a case that has drawn worldwide condemnation of the Islamic republic.

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Sydney's harbor bridge and Opera House are among a range of possible targets linked to intelligence about potential terror attacks in Australia, newspapers said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).