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2008-08-20 09:00:59

Why are we kicking sand on the biggest bullies on the beach? Didn't the Cold War end 18 years ago? I thought noncommunist Russia was our friend and China was our trading partner. Didn't the communists abandon their quest for world domination? If the Cold War is really over, why are we surrounding Russia with anti-ballistic missiles? Steven G. Wheaton Murray (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-04 09:00:17

By CHARLES J HANLEY By Charles J. Hanley and Jae-Soon Chang The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea South Korean investigators, matching once-secret documents to eyewitness accounts, are concluding that the U.S. military indiscriminately killed large groups of refugees and other civilians early in the Korean War. Half a century later, the Seoul government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has more than 200 such alleged wartime cases on its docket, based on hundreds of...

2008-07-04 06:00:49

By Mary Pickels, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa. Jul. 4--Forty years passed between Ed Mihalacki's arrival in Vietnam as a young soldier and his return last spring. This time he went in peace, in the company of a humanitarian organization working to ease the lives of the residents of the seaport city of Danang. An Army veteran who enlisted at 17 during the height of the war, Mihalacki served in Vietnam from 1968-69. Now a technology education teacher in the Hempfield Area School...

2008-06-24 18:02:34

Oval Office 1:53 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the Oval Office. I fondly remember my trip to your country. I remember the wonderful hospitality that you and your government gave to Laura and me. I remember the thousands of people lining the street of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and it was just a memorable trip. So it's my honor to welcome you back here. We had a good dialogue. We talked about economic cooperation. We talked about educational...

2008-06-20 15:00:00

By ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the conclusion of the war in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The...

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2008-06-20 09:00:00

After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the United States that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the time of the truce in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The little-known case of Army Sgt. Richard G....

2008-06-17 15:00:24

Vietnam approves int'l sea cooperation scheme HANOI, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese government has recently approved a scheme on international sea cooperation by 2020, under which Vietnam will foster international cooperation on such fields as oil, marine transport, sea tourism and island economy as well as seafood, local newspaper People's Army reported Tuesday. Vietnam will also strengthen the cooperation on salt production, development of economic areas, industrial parks and...

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2008-06-05 17:58:59

Reports of illegal spying activities by leading European corporations have reawakened memories of communist East Germany's Stasi secret police and even Hitler's Gestapo.It appears that Deutsche Telecom, Europe's biggest telecommunications firm monitored customers' phone records in 1995. Additionally, Stasi "“ Ministry for State Security - archives recently revealed that top Left party lawmaker Gregor Gysi may have been an informer for the East German police, allegations he denies."The...

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2008-02-14 14:15:00

According to U.S. officials, a 5,000-pound disabled U.S. spy satellite will be shot down as ordered by The Pentagon, in hopes of stopping the craft from making a potentially dangerous re-entry into the atmosphere. President George W. Bush decided to have the Navy shoot the craft down due to security reports that the vehicle's fuel tank could be leaking toxic gas. According to four senior U.S. officials the satellite is a classified National Reconnaissance Office spacecraft launched from...

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2008-01-26 17:15:00

A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday. The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret. "Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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