International News Archive - June 15, 2008

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said that the UK will press ahead with ratification of the Lisbon Treaty despite the "no" vote in the Irish referendum.

Reporters were barred Saturday when Tendai Biti, secretary-general of the Movement for Democratic Change, was brought into a Zimbabwean court in chains.

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) today announced that it has reached an agreement that gives Yahoo! the ability to use Google's search and contextual advertising technology through its AdSense(TM) for Search and AdSense for Content advertising programs.

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Presov, East Slovakia, 14 June: The Irish no to the Lisbon treaty should not overshadow a debate on the rising food and oil prices at the upcoming EU summit, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer- Social Democracy) said today.

PARIS | President Bush accused Iran on Saturday of rejecting a new set of incentives to stop enriching uranium. "I am disappointed that the leaders rejected this generous offer out of hand," Bush said during a joint news conference with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France.

By NOOR KHAN By Noor Khan and Jason Straziuso The Associated Press KANDAHAR, Afghanistan A roadside bomb on Saturday killed four U.S. Marines sent to southwestern Afghanistan to help train the country's fledgling police.

By Steve Bloomfield Africa Correspondent Zimbabwe's leader vows to stop opposition winning Robert Mugabe yesterday vowed to "go to war" to prevent the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) from gaining power in next week's Zimbabwean presidential run-off election.


Everyone agrees that the Chinese economy is growing fast. Where there is a wide difference of opinion is on the ability of corporate China, and especially investors in it, to continue to benefit from that growth if it slows a bit, or even if it does not.

Text of report by public Radio-Television Kosovo TV, on 14 June [Presenter] Tirana officials see the Kosovo constitution entrance into force as a historic achievement and as a moment equally important as the declaration of independence. [Reporter 's intro omitted].

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 15 June Kosovska Mitrovica: As Kosovo Albanians proclaim the new constitution, Kosovo Serbs say they will counter it by forming a parliament of their own on June 28.

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'.