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International News Archive - June 27, 2005

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito was to head forthe U.S. territory of Saipan on Monday to mourn those who diedin World War II, 60 years after the end of a conflict thatstill haunts his country's ties with its Asian neighbors.

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito headed for thesite of one of World War II's most decisive battles on Mondayto pay tribute to those who died in a conflict that stillhaunts Tokyo's ties with Asian neighbors, 60 years after itsend. The journey to the U.S.

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo willaddress the Philippines later on Monday "on an issue of vitalconcern," as a political storm over claims of election cheatingand gambling payoffs worries financial markets. The topic of Arroyo's speech at 7 p.m.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jewish settlers set up a new outpostin the Gaza Strip on Monday, the day after a scuffle withsoldiers who destroyed abandoned buildings at the site, a Gazasettlement leader said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroedersaid on Sunday the European Union should put forward newproposals to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear programafter a hard-liner was elected president of the IslamicRepublic.

By Jon Herskovitz and Kim Yoo-chul SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will send more fertilizer toNorth Korea to help the impoverished communist state battlechronic food shortages caused by its weak farm sector, a SouthKorean government official said on Monday.

CHANDIGARH, India (Reuters) - Thousands of people fledtheir homes in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradeshafter a river burst its banks, which police said may have beencaused by a swollen lake in neighboring China.

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the UnitedStates Prince Bandar bin Sultan is still in his post and willreturn to work at the end of August, officials said on Monday,responding to reports he had offered his resignation.

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will raise the issue of NorthKorea's nuclear arms development at next week's Group of Eightsummit, Deputy Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka said on Monday.

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo willaddress the Philippines on Monday "on an issue of vitalconcern," but oil prices and the economy may be higher on heragenda than a political storm over claims of wrong-doing. The topic of Arroyo's speech at 7 p.m.

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.