International News Archive - August 26, 2005

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Japan said on Friday six-party talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons program are still on for next week, but no date has been fixed.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A majority of Israelis favor removing more Jewish settlements in occupied lands beyond the 25 scrapped this week, a poll published in the country's biggest newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth showed on Friday.

Please read in the tenth paragraph ...increase bilateral trade to a volume of $60-$80 billion... instead of ...increase bilateral military trade from the current volume of $60 billion to $80 billion .

BEIJING (Reuters) - China praised its first joint military exercises with Russia on Friday for lifting relations to an all-time high and opening room for further cooperation.

HAMBURG, Germany (Reuters) - German police published grainy pictures of three possible terrorist suspects on Friday but said they had so far failed to locate them despite a huge manhunt in the northern port city of Hamburg.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents sabotaged an exporting oil well in Iraq on Friday, stepping up pressure on the U.S.-backed government struggling to steer Iraq through a political crisis over a draft constitution.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Shamil Basayev, the man behind Russia's Beslan school siege last year, has been appointed deputy leader of Chechnya's separatists, the outlawed movement said on Friday in a sign of its growing radicalism.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan sentenced five men to death for their involvement in an assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf in December 2003, a military spokesman said on Friday.

BELGRADE (Reuters) - One of the most powerful clerics in the Serbian Orthodox church says Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic should surrender to the Hague tribunal, according to interviews published on Friday.

By Tobias Schlie BERNE (Reuters) - Residents in the oldest part of Switzerland's capital Berne were kept away from their homes on Friday due to fears buildings could be swept away by surging waters after a week of heavy rain and flooding.

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The word 'logocentrism' is a blend of logo- +‎ centrism.