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International News Archive - June 22, 2006

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers scoured mud-filled homes for bodies and some survivors suffered diarrhoea and skin diseases after landslides and floods on eastern Sulawesi island killed 210 people, officials said on Thursday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's trade minister threatened on Thursday to reconsider trade deals with wheat supplier Australia after Australian security guards killed one of his bodyguards in a shooting mishap in the capital.

By Aseel Kami and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's trade minister threatened on Thursday to reconsider trade deals with wheat supplier Australia after Australian troops killed one of his bodyguards in a shooting mishap in the capital.

KIEV (Reuters) - Three liberal groups that backed Ukraine's pro-Western "Orange Revolution" signed an agreement on Thursday to create a coalition government after nearly three months of divisive negotiations.

By Ron Popeski KIEV (Reuters) - Parties backing the "Orange Revolution" on Thursday signed a deal to form a coalition government aimed at keeping the pro-Western administration on course for bringing Ukraine into the European mainstream.

By Tabassum Zakaria BUDAPEST (Reuters) - President Bush praised Hungary on Thursday for the courage its people showed in the 1956 uprising against Soviet rule and hailed its continuing commitment to democracy.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The ruling Palestinian militant group Hamas urged European monitors to reopen Gaza's main international gateway after it remained shut on Thursday in the wake of Israeli security concerns.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi PETRA, Jordan (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah hosted a breakfast on Thursday for Nobel prize laureates and other dignitaries including Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said.

LISBON (Reuters) - East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao has announced he could step down, Portugal's Lusa news agency reported on Thursday. Gusmao would resign if Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri does not step down as Gusmao has demanded, Lusa said.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The ruling Palestinian militant group Hamas urged European monitors to reopen Gaza's main international gateway after it remained shut on Thursday in the wake of Israeli security concerns.

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