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International News Archive - September 25, 2005

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles vote on Sunday in an election expected to push the European Union's biggest new member to the right and set the pace of economic reform stalled under the ruling left.

By Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at an industrial park in central Spain on Saturday but there were no casualties in the first attack in two months by the armed Basque separatist group ETA.

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles began voting on Sunday in elections expected to push the European Union's biggest new member to the political right and set the pace of economic reform stalled under the ruling left.

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China enter the toughest leg of their attempts to settle a decades-old border row as envoys of the two countries hold talks this week to draw up a plan to mark their large frontier.

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of Taiwan people, mostly from pro-independence groups, marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday to back a US$11 billion special arms budget aimed at fending off China but blocked by the parliament.

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of Taiwan people, mostly from pro-independence groups, marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday to back a US$11 billion special arms budget aimed at fending off China but blocked by the parliament.

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked an elite Iraqi police unit in Baghdad on Sunday and killed 13 people in the worst of several outbursts of violence to hit the country.

By Wojciech Zurawski KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Poland voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections expected to push the European Union's biggest new member to the right and speed the pace of economic reform, stalled under the outgoing leftist government.

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - The death toll in India's worst encephalitis outbreak in nearly 30 years has reached 900 but the number of new infections has fallen in the past week, officials said on Sunday.

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair dismissed on Sunday mounting calls to set a timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, saying they would remain until local forces could maintain security.

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