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International News Archive - November 05, 2005

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - After protests and a riot marred the opening of a summit of presidents from the Americas, some leaders will seek on Saturday to unite the hemisphere behind an agreement to revive free-trade talks.

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of hunts are expected to ride out across England and Wales on Saturday to mark the start of the fox-hunting season despite the ban on hunting with dogs. Around 200 hunts hope to exploit loopholes in the government's Hunting Act which came into force in February.

By Tsegaye Tadesse and David Mageria ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's capital was quiet but tense on Saturday after four days of political unrest that has shaken confidence in the vast African nation's stability.

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - London's former ambassador to Washington says the war in Iraq fueled home-grown terrorism in Britain, in comments likely to cause further problems for British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the end of a turbulent political week.

By Guled Mohamed and Mohammed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Few foreigners dare to settle in gun-infested Mogadishu: Africa's most anarchic city is a haven only for Somalis fleeing rural starvation.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Four people were killed and 11 injured when a passenger train hit a crowd of commuters standing too close to the edge of a station platform in the South African capital Pretoria on Saturday, police said.

By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - A report into a corruption scandal has vaulted the opposition Conservatives ahead of the ruling Liberals in an opinion poll published on Saturday, boosting the chances of an early vote to bring Canada's minority government down.

By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - A report into a corruption scandal has vaulted the opposition Conservatives ahead of the ruling Liberals in an opinion poll published on Saturday, boosting the chances of an early vote to bring Canada's minority government down.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood is standing in only about a third of parliamentary seats in coming elections, to avoid friction with the country's ruling party, its leader said in comments printed on Saturday.

By Rufat Abbasov BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's parliamentary election on Sunday will be free and fair, the head of the ruling party said on Saturday, but police kept a leading opposition party's campaign manager under arrest for a third day.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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