International News Archive - June 06, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will likely meet Jordan's King Abdullah this week as part of the Israeli leader's efforts to win regional support for his West Bank plan, political sources said on Tuesday.

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Leaders of three Czech centrist and right-wing parties will hold initial talks on forming a government on Tuesday under the cloud of a weekend election stalemate that may take weeks to clear.

By Fredrik Dahl and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nine severed heads were found in the latest atrocity in a volatile area north of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said, as Iraqi leaders faced a crisis over filling key security jobs critical to ending rampant bloodshed.

By Opheera McDoom FATA BORNO CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - Signing a peace deal to end three years of fighting that some have called genocide would normally propel a rebel leader into the ranks of national hero.

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA (Reuters) - Dozens of aid trucks laden with rice remained blocked in government depots on Tuesday due to bureaucratic bottlenecks, angering Indonesian earthquake survivors struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, who last month compared the United States to a hungry wolf, sought to smooth relations on Tuesday, saying they continued to improve despite changing circumstances.

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - Some 2,000 protesters rallied in Timor's violence-stricken capital on Tuesday demanding the removal of Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, blaming him for the unrest that has left parts of the city in ruins and burning.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If there is one place that suggests Iraq's sects and ethnic groups can't live together, it is blood-stained Diyala Province.

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamic militia vowed to turn Somalia into a religious state on Tuesday, pushing north to take more territory after winning a three-month battle for Mogadishu.

By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE (Reuters) - Leaders of three Czech centrist and right-wing parties launched talks on forming a government on Tuesday after an election stalemate that will take weeks or even months to resolve.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'