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2006-08-07 07:10:00

But in Berlin, a city where space is plentiful and property cheap by European standards, the huge Tempelhof airport with its imposing terminal threatens to pose a problem for city authorities when it is closed to air traffic next year.

2006-08-02 15:11:50

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. presidents sought his overthrow, most have tried to isolate him and a few tried to engage him. But Cuban President Fidel Castro -- now ailing and at least temporarily sidelined -- has confounded them all.

2006-08-01 06:52:23

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korean troops exchanged gunfire across their heavily fortified border for the first time in about a year, a military official said on Tuesday.

2006-07-04 14:55:36

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Air Force facility protecting the nerve center of U.S. homeland defense at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, has been put on heightened alert, the military said on Tuesday, amid persistent reports that North Korea may be set to test-fire a long-range missile.

2006-06-22 07:58:49

By Tabassum Zakaria BUDAPEST (Reuters) - President Bush paid homage to Hungary's failed 1956 uprising against Soviet rule on Thursday and hailed its commitment to democracy in a region that was long dominated by Russia.

2006-06-21 18:07:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would consider a North Korean missile launch over Japan a clear threat to international peace and security, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday.

2006-06-10 05:48:42

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election.

2006-06-09 20:20:00

Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election.

2006-06-05 15:16:21

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent HANOI (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld travels to Indonesia on Tuesday for a visit marking the restoration of military ties, after talks in Vietnam aimed at bolstering relations with Washington's former foe.

2006-06-04 08:28:10

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea begin free-trade talks this week that could put relations to the test as negotiators grapple with tough issues ranging from autos and agriculture to relations with North Korea. The pact has been billed as the biggest U.S.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.