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International News Archive - December 30, 2005

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur was closed on Friday due to a security threat, a spokeswoman in the Malaysian capital said. "We got some information indicating there was a threat to the embassy and decided to close at 11.40 this morning," Kathryn Taylor said.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico arrested a former police chief accused in the 1975 kidnapping of a young revolutionary on Thursday, a rare new development in a probe of state atrocities committed three decades ago.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur was closed on Friday due to a security threat, a spokeswoman in the Malaysian capital said.

By Doug Young SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people turned out on Friday for the funeral of China's top negotiator with Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, but envoys from the self-ruled island's government were conspicuous by their absence.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament approved a bill on Friday to cut by about one third the size of its troop deployment in Iraq, the third-largest foreign contingent there.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's parliament approved a bill on Friday to cut by about one third the size of its troop deployment in Iraq, the third-largest foreign contingent there.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ten died and around 30 were injured on Friday after Egyptian police dispersed thousands of Sudanese protesters in Cairo, Egypt's official Middle East News Agency (MENA) said. "There was a stampede amongst the protesters which led to 30 being injured ...

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Security Council Head Igor Ivanov did not hold talks with Iranian officials about a Russian proposal to enrich uranium for the Islamic Republic, a spokesman was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Friday. "There was no such conversation," he told the agency.

By Cris Chinaka HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is likely to sink deeper into crisis in 2006 as President Robert Mugabe continues hardline policies that have gutted the economy and isolated his government, analysts say.

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 10 Sudanese protesters died and around 30 were injured on Friday when Egyptian police dispersed a protest by thousands of Sudanese demanding to be relocated to another country, officials said.

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