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2006-06-16 11:18:46

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a vote charged with election-year politics, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a symbolic resolution that wrapped the Iraq conflict into the war on terrorism and rejected a deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal. The House voted 256-153 for the resolution that sparked two days of emotional debate as Republicans sought to depict Democrats as weak on terrorism while Democrats decried President George W. Bush's policies that they said...

2006-06-16 09:04:31

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - G8 states agreed on steps to fight terrorism and cross-border crime on Friday, despite major differences over law enforcement between members of the rich nations club. At a two-day meeting of police and legal officials in Russia, which currently chairs the group, they discussed ways to protect transport and information networks from militant attack. The theme thrust itself onto the agenda during the G8 summit in Scotland last year, when four...

2006-05-30 02:58:30

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union acted illegally when it agreed to transfer airline passenger data to the United States as part of U.S. efforts to fight terrorism, the bloc's highest court said on Tuesday. Under a May 2004 EU-U.S. agreement, European airlines have been obliged to give U.S. authorities 34 items of information on passengers flying to the United States, including name, address, all forms of payment and contact telephone numbers. The United States insisted the...

2006-05-23 06:44:32

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - A Moroccan man won a landmark legal victory on Tuesday when Germany's highest court set strict limits on the ability of police to trawl electronic databases at random in search of possible terrorists. The ruling, which will force seven of Germany's 16 states to review their police laws, came amid fierce debate in the United States and other countries over the balance between security and citizens' rights in the battle...

2006-05-17 03:25:09

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian architect charged with planning to bomb either the nation's electricity grid or defense installations in Sydney, rejected the charges on Wednesday, telling a court he was not a terrorist. A prosecutor has told the New South Wales Supreme Court in Sydney that a "terrorism manual" was found in the home of Pakistan-born Faheem Khalid Lodhi in 2003 and that he had planned to wage "violent jihad" in Australia. Defense lawyer Phillip Boulten told the jury...

2006-05-03 03:35:00

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on Tuesday for a global forum on biological terrorism, saying current treaties were too weak and governmental and commercial initiatives too scattered. "The approach to fighting the abuse of biotechnology for terrorist purposes will have more in common with measures against cyber-crime than with the work to control nuclear weapons," Annan said in a 32-page report. The report to the 191-member General Assembly...

2006-04-22 03:56:42

MACTAN ISLAND, Philippines (Reuters) - Barriers to regional cooperation and gaps in approaches to fighting Islamic militancy have serious implications for global efforts to defeat terrorism, security experts said on Saturday. At the end of a three-day counter-terrorism forum in the central Philippines, experts from 60 countries issued a communique calling on participants to further explore a "middle way" to counter the growing threat of militancy. "We don't take terrorism seriously,"...

2006-03-31 09:14:24

By Mark Trevelyan BERLIN (Reuters) - Foreign security officials voiced strong confidence on Friday in Germany's plans for a trouble-free soccer World Cup despite the twin risks of terrorism and hooligan violence. "I have the impression that they are very well-prepared and they have covered all the threats imaginable," said South Korean counter-terrorism official Min Jang, whose country co-hosted the 2002 tournament a year after the September 11 attacks on the United States. "We...

2006-03-03 20:03:37

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. treaty writers failed again this week to resolve differences over a long-stalled comprehensive anti-terrorism treaty despite U.N. leaders' pleas to complete it as quickly as possible. The drafters, members of a working group of the U.N. General Assembly's treaty-writing legal committee, ended their latest weeklong meeting without agreeing even on when they would next meet. Despite the lack of progress, diplomats involved in the talks...

2006-02-27 02:16:15

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Winning hearts and minds in the war against terrorism needs a balanced dose of freedom and religious tolerance, the president of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, said on Monday. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's comments came amid continuing protests in the Muslim world against the publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad, which have sparked fears the issue is playing into the hands of Islamic militants....


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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