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International News Archive - July 08, 2008

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, July 8 Kyodo - The six-party talks on North Korea's denuclearization will resume Thursday in Beijing among heads of delegation, after a nine-month hiatus, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Kim Sook told reporters Tuesday.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, July 8 Kyodo - (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, BACKGROUND) North Korea's top nuclear negotiator Kim Kye Gwan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of the six-party process for denuclearizing the country, set to resume Thursday at the level of heads of delegations.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg President George W. Bush on Monday looked into the eyes of the new Russian president, Dmitri Medvedev, and saw, he said, "a smart guy." The two presidents spent more than an hour together here in their first face-to-face meeting since Medvedev succeeded Vladimir Putin.

[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "during his meeting with Arab ambassadors in Abu Dhabi" - Recorded] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 1233 gmt on 7 July carries a recorded speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "during his meeting with Arab ambassadors in Abu Dhabi." After the speech, Al-Maliki takes questions from ambassadors.

By Jerome Taylor The Church of England was thrown into disarray last night after its ruling body, the General Synod, rejected a series of amendments by traditionalists opposed to the ordination of women bishops.

Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel Television in Arabic at 1833 gmt on 6 July carries a new 25-minute episode of its "Behind the News" political talk show, presented live by anchorwoman Layla Al- Shaykhali in the Doha studio.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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