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International News Archive - July 10, 2008

WASHINGTON _ Iran's test-firing of missiles Wednesday, just as it is showing more interest in dialogue about its nuclear enrichment program, highlighted the mixed messages that pose a dilemma for the U.S. as it weighs how to approach a country moving ever closer to becoming a nuclear power.

Text of an editorial entitled: "Ensuring security of friends requires vigilance", published by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 8 July Yesterday's incident in front of the Indian embassy was a bloody, deadly event.

THREE policemen and three gunmen were killed yesterday in an attack on the US consulate in Istanbul. The bearded men, armed with pistols and shotguns, opened fire on Turkish cops guarding the entrance to the walled compound.

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI London/New Delhi, 9 July: Free from the clutches of the Left, the United Progressive Alliance [UPA] government Wednesday [9 July] moved ahead on the Indo-US nuclear deal when it approached the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] for circulating the draft nuclear safeguards accord to its Board of Governors for approval.

The six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization, resuming in Beijing, will seek ways to verify the communist country's declaration of its nuclear assets.

Three police officers and three attackers were killed in a shoot- out outside the United States' consulate in Istanbul, the city's governor said today. Turkish media reports said armed men attacked the consulate before fleeing in a vehicle.

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Eager Apple fanatics throughout Asia are withstanding wet, freezing conditions to wait in line two days before the next-generation iPhone is released.

When a suicide car bomb killed scores of people at the gate of the Indian Embassy in Kabul this week, the shock waves reached Washington.

By SUZAN FRASER By Suzan Fraser The Associated Press ISTANBUL, Turkey Gunmen believed to be inspired by al-Qaida stormed a guard post at the U.S.

By MOHAMED OSMAN By Mohamed Osman and Maggie Michael The Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan About 200 gunmen on horseback and in SUVs launched a brazen attack on international peacekeepers in Darfur, killing seven in the deadliest strike against the under-equipped and understaffed mission since it deployed, the United Nations said Wednesday.

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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