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2006-06-30 08:18:14

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday "certain states" were hampering efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and other armaments, pointing a finger at the United States over space-based weapons.

2006-06-29 18:32:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee accused U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte's office on Thursday of downplaying the significance of chemical weapons finds in Iraq. Rep.

2006-06-29 18:28:14

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has found more Iraqi weapons in recent months, in addition to the 500 chemical munitions recently reported by the Pentagon, a top defense intelligence official said on Thursday. Lt. Gen.

2006-06-26 09:15:06

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Monday it was inconceivable that the six powers that made an offer of incentives to Iran to encourage it to give up uranium enrichment would wait another two months for a response.

2006-06-23 16:07:39

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it saw no need for new international agreements at a U.N. conference opening next week to weigh a tightening of a five-year-old crackdown on illegal trafficking in small arms.

2006-06-23 08:51:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Friday a landmark nuclear deal with the United States should be based on the original commitments made by the two sides, sidestepping new moves to link the pact to its stand on Iran's atomic program. New Delhi's comments came after a leading U.S.

2006-06-13 08:06:18

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday reasserted its right to develop weapons for use in outer space to protect its military and commercial satellites and ruled out any global negotiations on a new treaty to limit them.

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2006-06-08 09:05:00

China and Russia on Thursday warned that space-based weapons would pose a threat as great as weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and called for global negotiations to prevent their deployment.

2006-06-02 03:10:00

America's top intelligence official said Iran could have a nuclear bomb by 2010 and accused Tehran of being the world's top state sponsor of terrorism.

2006-05-23 17:25:25

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Millions of residents of the central U.S. East Coast are at risk of death or injury from release of toxic chemicals because of lax security at chemical plants in New Jersey, a study released on Tuesday said.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.