International News Archive - August 28, 2005

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - People on the battle-scarred streets of the Afghan capital are keen to vote in U.N.-backed elections next month with many hoping a new generation of politicians can ensure peace and security.

By Nopporn Wong-Anan PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea says it is not ready to rejoin six-party talks on its nuclear weapons program, Thailand said on Sunday, which if true would test the world's patience and throw the talks process into doubt.

By Matthew Robinson PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro (Reuters) - Two Serbs were killed and two were wounded when their car was shot at in Kosovo, police said on Sunday, shattering a year-long lull in attacks there on Serbs.

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said on Sunday he is counting on undecided voters to save him from defeat in an election that polls show he is likely lose.

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese party leaders were to square off in a televised debate on Monday, one day before the official start of a dramatic campaign for a general election that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi says is a referendum on reform.

Word of the Day
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.