International News Archive - June 29, 2008

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Central Authorities To Meet Dalai's Representatives in Early July"] BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) - The authorities announced Sunday that relevant central government departments will meet personal representatives of the Dalai Lama at his request in early July.

By Matthew Lee Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea -- Beef bested bombs. America's chief diplomat found herself vouching for the purity of U.S.

By Steve Weizman Associated Press JERUSALEM -- Israel will allow the resumption of food shipments into the Gaza Strip today after a four-day halt in response to Palestinian rocket attacks, Israeli defense officials said.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]