International News Archive - June 13, 2006
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of bombings in Iraq's northern oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday rose to at least 14, police sources said. They said at least five bombs exploded, targeting a senior police official, U.S.
By John Ruwitch TAIPEI (Reuters) - Opposition legislators in Taiwan launched a motion to oust President Chen Shui-bian at a special session of parliament on Tuesday, turning up the heat over a series of scandals involving Chen's family and former aides.
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of bomb attacks in Iraq's northern oil hub city of Kirkuk rose to at least 24 people, police sources said. The sources said the dead were mostly police and civilians. A total of seven bomb attacks were made on several targets, they said.
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Seven apparently coordinated bomb attacks killed at least 24 people in the northern Iraqi oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said.
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus said on Tuesday a wrangle with the European Union over Turkish entry talks showed that the small island nation was determined to defend its interests.
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Six apparently coordinated bomb attacks killed at least 14 people in the northern Iraqi oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is drawing up a plan to negotiate a West Bank redeployment with the Palestinians rather than pursue unilateral moves, bowing to international pressure against go-it-alone steps, a newspaper said on Tuesday.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial barred the former Iraqi leader's half-brother and co-accused Barzan al-Tikriti from attending Tuesday's session after guards forced him out of court the day before.
By Paul Taylor LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Turkey completed its first big step in accession talks with the European Union on Monday after the 25-nation bloc overcame a standoff with Cyprus that foreshadows a crisis later this year.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China dismissed U.S. resolutions criticizing it for religious persecution on Tuesday, saying it was based on "groundless accusations" and constituted interference in its internal affairs. The U.S.