International News Archive - September 08, 2005

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Internet giant Yahoo Inc. defended itself on Thursday against accusations that it supplied data to Chinese authorities which led to the imprisonment of a journalist, saying it has to abide local laws. Press watchdogs accused Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis will begin on September 13, as had been expected, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has decided to hold a referendum on the country's draft constitution on October 15, the head of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) said on Thursday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis will resume on Tuesday after a break of more than a month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday.

By Olena Horodetska KIEV (Reuters) - A key ally of Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko resigned on Thursday as a growing scandal over allegations of corruption threatened to tear apart his young pro-Western government.

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Thursday he was sacking the government of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, saying it had lost its "team spirit." He said he would ask regional governor Yuri Yekhanurov to form a new cabinet.

By Tiffany Wu HSINCHU COUNTY, Taiwan (Reuters) - Outside a dumpling store in Beipu village, an enormous black swine dubbed "god pig" lolls on a mound of sand, immobile except for the occasional grunt and twitch of the snout.

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Little is known about the mysterious man married to Angela Merkel and if the shy scientist with an aversion to public appearances gets his way that won't change if she becomes Germany's next chancellor. "Professor Dr.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States asked NATO on Thursday for help in transporting European aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina amid concern that assistance is not getting through to the devastated region quickly enough. U.S.

COLOMBO (Reuters) - One woman died and more than a dozen people were injured on Thursday as they fled a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight before take off in a bomb scare Sri Lankan police suspect was triggered by a hoax call.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.