International News Archive - July 12, 2008

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo By Naoko Aoki Beijing, July 12 Kyodo - Negotiators from six countries met for the third day in Beijing Saturday [12 July] to try to work out the specifics of a mechanism to verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear programmes.

Text of report by South African news agency SAPA website South Africa welcomed the decision of the United Nations Security Council not to impose sanctions against Zimbabwe, foreign affairs said on Saturday.

Hurricane Bertha did an unusual thing Saturday by almost stopping its forward motion in the Atlantic Ocean 220 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. The storm had sustained winds of 90 mph and gusts up to 115 mph, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

By Emily Pykett A DRAFT resolution to impose sanctions on Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, and his key allies was last night vetoed at the UN Security Council. David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, branded the move "incomprehensible" and said he was "very disappointed".

By Leonard Doyle China and Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution last night to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and 13 of his henchmen.

By Associated Press BEIJING -- Canine cuisine is being sent to the doghouse during next month's Beijing Olympic Games.

Diplomats say they fear there could be a violent backlash from word that the president of Sudan might be charged with crimes against humanity.

The Catholic Church is sorry for the sexual abuse endured by individuals in Australia at the hands of Catholic priests, Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday.

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.]