International News Archive - October 03, 2008

World in brief DEAUVILLE The European Union has agreed to establish an anti- piracy operation off Somalia.

By Anne Penketh The American embassy is to be moved out of central London to the South Bank of the Thames, ending a 200-year association with Grosvenor Square.

The U.S. embassy in London may move south of the Thames, ending a 200-year-old history in Grosvenor Square in the heart of fashionable Mayfair.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct.

By From news reports Tests in Taiwan have found minor doses of the industrial chemical melamine in milk powders produced in China by the European food giant Nestle, and those products are being withdrawn, the Taiwanese health minister said Thursday.

By Stephen Castle For one generation, it was the symbol of all that was wrong with the United States and the focus of protest against an unpopular American war. More recently, the elite of London have flocked there for convivial parties, particularly on U.S. election nights.

By STEPHEN GRAHAM By Stephen Graham The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The United Nations declared the Pakistani capital unsafe for the children of its international staff Thursday and ordered them out, putting the once tranquil city on a par with Kabul, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) - The chief US envoy on North Korea's nuclear disarmament talks said Friday [3 October] he had "substantive" talks with his North Korean counterparts during a visit to the communist country.

Urgent: Suicide bombers kill 7 at two Shiite mosques in Baghdad BAGHDAD, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Suicide bombers struck two Shiite mosques in southern Baghdad on Thursday, killing seven worshippers and wounding 14 others, an Interior Ministry source said. (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS.

Taiwan tightens import rules for tourists on food, animals TAIBEI, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The "Council of Agriculture" of Taiwan on Wednesday adopted stricter food, plant and animal import and quarantine rules for tourists.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.