International News Archive - October 13, 2008

Executives of three leading Chinese dairy companies apologized on state television for their firms' involvement in the tainted milk problem affecting infants.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [By Shim Sun-ah: "Unification Ministry Expects US Delisting to Positively Affect Inter-Korean Ties"] SEOUL, Oct.

Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 October [Editorial: "'Normalizing' North Korea"] The United States has removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

By Ross Lydall A RESCUE package being agreed between European leaders will help restore confidence to the global banking system, Gordon Brown vowed last night.

President Dmitri Medvedev oversaw the test firing of an intercontinental Topol missile on Sunday and vowed to commission new generation weapons for Russian armed forces.

By Choe Sang-Hun Choi Jin Sil, a movie star who shed maudlin tears on screen but fought like a tigress in a messy real-life divorce from her baseball- player husband, was the closest thing South Korea had to a national sweetheart. So when the actress was found dead in her apartment on Oct.


Asian consumers seeking a safer alternative to China's tainted milk products are turning to Australian dairy farmers, but their demands may be difficult to meet because Australia's grass-fed cattle can only produce so much milk.

By PETER LEONARD By Peter Leonard The Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan An American computer game designer reached space Sunday, fulfilling a long-deferred childhood dream that began with the flight of his astronaut father.

The Associated Press BAGHDAD Suicide car bombers struck twice Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. A car bomb killed seven other people in Baghdad.

By MARY BETH SHERIDAN By Mary Beth Sheridan The Washington Post BAGHDAD The Iraqi government on Sunday ordered security forces to increase protection of Christians in northern Iraq, where hundreds have fled their homes in recent days after a wave of killings and threats.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.