International News Archive - July 07, 2006

By Linda Sieg BEIJING (Reuters) - Zhang Jingru stands quietly before the photo exhibit: Chinese victims of Japan's germ warfare experiments, emaciated slave laborers, corpses of children killed during a Sino-Japanese war begun 69 years ago on Friday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has demanded that Japan end sanctions it has imposed in reaction to Pyongyang's missile launches, threatening "stronger action" if Tokyo continues with the measures, Japanese media said on Friday.

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces said on Friday they arrested six rogue military officers and their lawyer wanted in connection with a coup plot against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced three members of a local Christian sect to death for the murder of followers of a rival group and ordered likely life sentences for three other members of the controversial underground religion.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The vast majority of Israelis believe the Jewish state should assassinate leaders of the governing Palestinian movement Hamas in response to the crisis in Gaza, a newspaper poll published on Friday showed.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will hold cabinet-level talks with North Korea next week, the South's Unification Ministry said on Friday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Friday he was concerned about rising violence in his country and called on the international community, especially nations like Pakistan, for more cooperation to fight it.

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Leaders of a campaign seeking to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Friday they would resume street protests on July 14 to force the embattled leader to resign.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish national radio reported on Friday that the first case of H5N1 bird flu had been confirmed in a great crested grebe in the northern city of Vitoria but the Basque Country regional government said results of tests were still not available.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish state radio said on Friday the country's first case of H5N1 bird flu had been confirmed in a great crested grebe in the city of Vitoria but officials said test results were still not available. Up to now there have been no cases of H5N1 confirmed in Spain.

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'.