International News Archive - November 06, 2005

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta, which has been branded an "outpost of tyranny" by the United States, started on Sunday to move key ministries to a secret location in the mountains and dense forest.

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will likely abstain on a U.N. resolution to condemn North Korea for human rights abuses, a government official said, prompting an opposition politician to accuse Seoul of harboring double standards.

By Margarita Antidze BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan was voting on Sunday in a parliamentary election expected to give the ruling party a big majority, with Western governments hungry for the country's oil hoping vote fraud and violence did not wreck the ballot.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Israeli banquet hall owners were jailed on Sunday for causing death through negligence, four years after the collapse of a dance floor killed 23 people in the Jewish state's worst civil disaster.

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe is expected to summon and confront the U.S. ambassador in Harare for a stinging attack blaming Zimbabwe's crisis on mismanagement and corrupt rule, a state-controlled newspaper reported on Sunday.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A 66-year-old Israeli woman has died of wounds from a Palestinian suicide bombing last month, raising the toll to six and making it the deadliest such attack during a 9-month-old truce, hospital officials said on Sunday.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will review the bloc's policy of engagement with Iran on Monday following Tehran's decision to resume its nuclear program and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israeli remarks.

By Tom Heneghan AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (Reuters) - Down past the burned-out delivery vans, between scruffy trees and high-rises with rusting balconies, stands a firebombed municipal social club. They used to teach tango and jazz dance here.

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel has not only survived one of the most turbulent weeks for German politics in recent memory -- she may now be in a stronger position to build and lead the new government Germany so desperately needs.

By Daniel Wallis NAIROBI (Reuters) - A pirate attack on a ship full of Western holidaymakers has jolted East Africa's bomb-scarred tourist industry and reminded the world of the threat posed by Somalia, an anarchic state awash with weapons.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.