International News Archive - July 24, 2008

By Vesna Peric Zimonjic The revelations keep coming. After news of the dramatic capture of Radovan Karadzic and his astonishing disguise as the spiritual healer Dragan Dabic, the Serbian capital was abuzz with the discovery of a secret love - a dark-haired women nicknamed Mysterious Mila.

By Donald Macintyre Barack Obama repeatedly promised Israel's leaders yesterday that its security would remain "paramount" while he promoted efforts to resolve their conflict with the Palestinians early in his first term if elected.

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI Kalpakkam (TN) [south India] 23 July: The Indo-US nuclear deal would liberate India from a technology denial regime since 1974 enforced after the country first tested its nuclear device and pave the way for "two-way traffic of exchange of inventions and discoveries," a top nuclear scientist said on Wednesday [23 July].

Iraq's provincial elections likely will be delayed until next year after Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday he would veto an elections bill.

By The Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Radovan Karadzic grew a long, white beard to conceal his identity and even managed to openly practice alternative medicine while in hiding, officials said Tuesday in revealing details of the war crimes fugitive's capture after a decade on the run.Karadzic, the wartime leader of Bosnian Serbs, was arrested Monday night in a Belgrade suburb, officials said.

At 0930 gmt, Sudan TV shown footage of President Umar Hasan al- Bashir arriving in a gathering in Junaynah, Southern Darfur State. The TV was earlier showing a large number of people who had been waiting to receive President Al-Bashir.

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 24 July 24 July 2008 (Al-Fashir) - The US charge d'affaires, Alberto Fernandez said he was "disappointed" with the speech of the Sudanese president Umar Hasan al-Bashir that he made in Darfur.

By DAVID ESPO By David Espo and Laurie Copans The Associated Press SDEROT, Israel From the solemnity of a Holocaust museum to a dusty village battered by Hamas rockets, Democratic presidential contender Sen.

The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Wednesday, July 23: ___ Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's days of hiding are over.

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 24 July Berlin: On Thursday [24 July] morning, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU [Christian Democratic Union]) received US presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.

Word of the Day
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.