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International News Archive - October 06, 2008

By James Thompson * Germany's second-biggest lender in EUR 50bn salvage plan * BNP Paribas to take a majority share in Fortis GERMANY sent shockwaves through the European financial system yesterday when Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her government would guarantee all private savings accounts with immediate effect.

World in brief HONG KONG The amount of the industrial chemical melamine in Cadbury chocolate and cookies in Asia exceeds a safe level, tests have found.

World in brief TBILISI Russian troops have begun dismantling positions in the security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, in the first reported sign of a promised pullback, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said.

By The Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Militants on Saturday buried the bodies of Arab comrades who were among at least 20 people killed when suspected U.S. missiles hit a house near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said.

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Two million Britons dread going to work every day because they can't stand their colleagues.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) - South Korean health authorities said Monday that they have found traces of harmful chemicals in 10 Chinese food products that can cause kidney problems in humans during a nationwide inspection.

By Sinan Salaheddin Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Eleven Iraqis, including women and children, were killed Sunday after U.S. forces came under attack by gunfire and a suicide bomber during a raid in Mosul, the military said. There were no casualties among American forces.

By SOPHIKO MEGRILIDZE By Sophiko Megrilidze The Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia Russian troops on Sunday began dismantling positions in the so- called security zones inside Georgia that they have occupied since August's war, Georgian and EU officials said, a sign Russia will fulfill its pledged pullback.

By Matt Moore Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Germany became the latest country to move to allay fears about the financial meltdown, enhancing a rescue plan for Hypo Real Estate AG and guaranteeing private bank accounts as European governments scrambled on their own Sunday to save failing banks.

By Sophiko Megrilidze Associated Press NADARBAZEVI, Georgia -- Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so-called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August's brief but intense war, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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