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International News Archive - September 07, 2005

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein has confessed to carrying out executions and should be hanged "20 times," his successor as Iraq's president said on Tuesday while confirming that he will not sign a death warrant himself.

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Polling stations opened on Wednesday for Egypt's first presidential elections, with President Hosni Mubarak expected to win a fifth six-year term as the leader of the Arab world's most populous nation.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people planned to march in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, trying to keep up the momentum of street protests against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo a day after she survived an impeachment attempt.

BERLIN (Reuters) - The gap between Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) and Angel Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) has narrowed slightly since the two clashed in a TV debate, a poll showed Wednesday.

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Nabi faded into a tropical storm and headed out to sea on Wednesday after killing at least 13 people on southern Japan's main island of Kyushu.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Iran's top nuclear negotiator sought to soothe growing international unease over its nuclear program during a visit to Pakistan on Wednesday, days after a U.N. watchdog confirmed Tehran had resumed uranium conversion.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Iran's top nuclear negotiator sought to soothe international unease over his country's nuclear programme during a visit to Pakistan on Wednesday, days after a U.N. watchdog confirmed Tehran had resumed uranium conversion.

By Edmund Blair CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians voted on Wednesday in the country's first contested presidential elections, with President Hosni Mubarak expected to win a fifth six-year term as the leader of the Arab world's most populous nation.

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Nabi faded into a tropical storm and headed out to sea on Wednesday after killing at least 15 people in southwestern Japan.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, struggling to keep up the momentum of street protests against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo a day after she survived an impeachment attempt.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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