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      NO DATE SET FOR SADDAM TRIAL, IRAQ BOMBS KILL 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iraq‘s government backed away on Tuesday from suggestions that Saddam Hussein would be tried within weeks, admitting it was up to an independent special tribunal to decide when he appears in court.

Bombers struck across Iraq, blasts near the northern city of Kirkuk and in Baghdad killing at least 1' >>>


      NO DATE SET FOR SADDAM TRIAL, IRAQ BOMBS KILL 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iraq‘s government backed away on Tuesday from suggestions that Saddam Hussein would be tried within weeks, admitting it was up to an independent special tribunal to decide when he appears in court.

Bombers struck across Iraq, with blasts near the northern city of Kirkuk and in Baghdad killing at least 1 >>>


      NO DATE SET FOR SADDAM TRIAL, IRAQ BOMBS KILL 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iraq‘s government backed away on Tuesday from suggestions that Saddam Hussein would be tried within weeks, admitting it was up to an independent special tribunal to decide when he appears in court.

Bombers struck across Iraq, with blasts near the northern city of Kirkuk and in Baghdad killing at least 1 >>>


      NO DATE SET FOR SADDAM TRIAL; IRAQ BOMBS KILL 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iraq‘s government backed away on Tuesday from suggestions that Saddam Hussein would be tried within weeks, admitting it was up to an independent special tribunal to decide when he appears in court.

Suicide bombers struck across Iraq, with blasts near the northern city of Kirkuk killing at least 1' p >>>


      PALESTINIAN IS CALLED TERRORIST LEADER IN US TRIAL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Palestinian former professor was portrayed as a leader of one of the world‘s deadliest terrorist groups as his trial began on Monday on charges he helped finance suicide bombers in the Middle East.

Sami al–Arian and three co–defendants of Palestinian descent were arrested in February 2003 >>>


      PALESTINIAN IS CALLED TERRORIST LEADER IN US TRIAL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Palestinian former professor was portrayed as a leader of one of the world‘s deadliest terrorist groups as his trial began on Monday on charges he helped finance suicide bombers in the Middle East.

Sami al–Arian and three co–defendants of Palestinian descent were arrested in February 2003 >>>


      PENTAGON SAYS NO PLANS TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO PRISON
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The Pentagon on Monday rejected a call to close the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects and declined to express regret over five cases of U.S. jailers "mishandling" the Koran there.

U.S. guards or interrogators kicked the Islamic holy book at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, step >>>


      RATES NEED NOT SIGNAL WEAKNESS –GREENSPAN
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said it was hard to say why long–term interest rates were so low, but that even if they moved below short rates it need not signal a weakening economy.

Speaking to a bankers‘ conference in Beijing via satellite from Washington, Greenspan said "new force >>>


      SEEKING RE–ELECTION, SEN. CLINTON PANS BUSH AGENDA
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, considered a likely presidential contender in 2008, told supporters of her 2006 Senate reelection bid on Monday that America can no longer "give in" to the Republican agenda.

The administration of President Bush wants to stifle debate and suppress facts on iss >>>


      SEEKING RE–ELECTION, SEN. CLINTON PANS BUSH AGENDA
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, considered a likely presidential contender in 2008, told supporters of her 2006 Senate reelection bid on Monday that America can no longer "give in" to the Republican agenda.

The administration of President Bush wants to stifle debate and suppress facts on iss >>>


      SEN. PREDICTS BOLTON APPROVAL BY ‘TINIEST‘ MARGIN
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A senior Democratic senator said on Monday John Bolton would be confirmed by the "tiniest" of margins as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thereby sending a signal to the rest of the world that he lacked strong support at home.

The U.S. Senate this week will again examine Bolton‘s nominat >>>


      SEN. PREDICTS BOLTON APPROVAL BY ‘TINIEST‘ MARGIN
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A senior Democratic senator said on Monday John Bolton would be confirmed by the "tiniest" of margins as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thereby sending a signal to the rest of the world that he lacked strong support at home.

The U.S. Senate this week will again examine Bolton‘s nominat >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBERS IN IRAQ KILL AT LEAST 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Car bombers struck in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 1' people and wounding more than 40, the latest attacks in a surge of suicide bombings that have killed hundreds since late April.

Four of the attacks were in or near the northern town of Hawija, close to the strategic oil city o >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBERS IN IRAQ KILL AT LEAST 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Car bombers struck in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 1' people and wounding more than 40, the latest attacks in a surge of suicide bombings that have killed hundreds since late April.

Four of the attacks were in or near the northern town of Hawija, close to the strategic oil city o >>>


      THREE SUICIDE ATTACKS IN N. IRAQ KILL 14 – POLICE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Three suicide car bomb attacks around the Iraqi town of Hawija near Kirkuk on Tuesday killed at least 14 people and wounded 22, local police said.

Since a new Shi‘ite–led government was announced in late April there has been a sharp surge in suicide bombings in Iraq.

>>>


      U.S. SEEKS ACCESS TO DETAINED AMERICAN IN LAOS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The United States has requested access to an American detained in Communist Laos for illegal contacts with ethnic Hmong, the hill people who fought for the U.S. side in the Vietnam War, the U.S. embassy said on Tuesday.

Three other U.S. nationals were deported on Monday after the four members of a California& >>>


      US–NORTH KOREA MEETING LEADS TO OPTIMISM
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Officials in Asia expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday that meetings between U.S. and North Korean envoys could be a step toward resuming stalled six–party talks on Pyongyang‘s nuclear arms programs.

U.S. and North Korean officials met at the United Nations on Monday, their second contact in les >>>


      US–NORTH KOREA MEETING LEADS TO OPTIMISM
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Officials in Asia expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday that meetings between U.S. and North Korean envoys could be a step toward resuming stalled six–party talks on Pyongyang‘s nuclear arms programs.

U.S. and North Korean officials met at the United Nations on Monday, their second contact in les >>>


      US COURT÷ GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve chronic pain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.

The 6–3 ruling means the federal government can enforce a >>>


      US, NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS MEET IN NEW YORK
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      U.S. and North Korean officials met in New York on Monday for the first time in nearly a month after Washington urged Pyongyang to return to stalled talks on its nuclear weapons program, U.S. officials said.

"There was a New York channel meeting in New York. Our representatives met with North Korean repr >>>


      US, NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS MEET IN NEW YORK
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      U.S. and North Korean officials met in New York on Monday for the first time in nearly a month after Washington urged Pyongyang to return to stalled talks on its nuclear weapons program, U.S. officials said.

"There was a New York channel meeting in New York. Our representatives met with North Korean repr >>>


      US, NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS MEET IN NEW YORK
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      U.S. and North Korean officials met in New York Monday for the first time in nearly a month after Washington urged Pyongyang to return to stalled talks on its nuclear weapons program, U.S. officials said.

"There was a New York channel meeting in New York. Our representatives met with North Korean represe >>>


      US, NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS MEET IN NEW YORK
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      U.S. and North Korean officials met in New York Monday for the first time in nearly a month after Washington urged Pyongyang to return to stalled talks on its nuclear weapons program, U.S. officials said.

"There was a New York channel meeting in New York. Our representatives met with North Korean represe >>>


      US, NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS MEET IN NEW YORK
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      U.S. and North Korean officials met in New York Monday for the first time in nearly a month after Washington urged Pyongyang to return to stalled talks on its nuclear weapons program, U.S. officials said.

"There was a New York channel meeting in New York. Our representatives met with North Korean represe >>>


      WORLD MILITARY SPENDING NEARS COLD WAR PEAK
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Massive U.S. spending on the war on terrorism pushed global military expenditure above $1 trillion in 2004, the sixth successive year the total has risen, a leading research institute said on Tuesday.

World military expenditure rose 5 percent to $1.04 trillion, still 6 percent below a Cold War peak in 1'8 >>>


      WORLD MILITARY SPENDING TOPPED $1 TRILLION IN 2004
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      World military spending rose for a sixth year running in 2004, growing by 5 percent to $1.04 trillion on the back of "massive" U.S. budgetary allocations for its war on terror, a leading research institute said on Tuesday.

But world military expenditure was still 6 percent below all–time highs >>>


      WORLD SCIENTISTS SAY HUMANS CAUSING GLOBAL WARMING
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Scientists, including from the United States and China, threw down the gauntlet to world leaders on Tuesday saying mankind was the major source of global warming and urging action, one month ahead of a G8 summit.

As leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations prepare to meet in Scotland –– wi >>>


      ANOTHER BUSH JUDGE NOMINEE NEARS CONFIRMATION VOTE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The U.S. Senate on Tuesday moved forward on a second of President‘s George W. Bush‘s disputed judicial nominees as Democrats and Republicans offered sharply contrasting assessments of her but held to a deal brokered by moderates to end years of delay.

By a margin of 65–32, the Senate cleared >>>


      BOLTON APPROVAL BY ‘TINIEST‘ MARGIN – SENATOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A senior Democratic senator said Monday John Bolton would be confirmed by the "tiniest" of margins as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thereby sending a signal to the rest of the world that he lacked strong support at home.

The U.S. Senate this week will again examine Bolton‘s nomination >>>


      BOLTON APPROVAL BY ‘TINIEST‘ MARGIN – SENATOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A senior Democratic senator said Monday John Bolton would be confirmed by the "tiniest" of margins as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thereby sending a signal to the rest of the world that he lacked strong support at home.

The U.S. Senate this week will again examine Bolton‘s nomination >>>


      BOLTON APPROVAL BY ‘TINIEST‘ MARGIN – SENATOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A senior Democratic senator said Monday John Bolton would be confirmed by the "tiniest" of margins as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thereby sending a signal to the rest of the world that he lacked strong support at home.

The U.S. Senate this week will again examine Bolton‘s nomination >>>


      BOLTON APPROVAL BY ‘TINIEST‘ MARGIN – SENATOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A senior Democratic senator said Monday John Bolton would be confirmed by the "tiniest" of margins as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thereby sending a signal to the rest of the world that he lacked strong support at home.

The U.S. Senate this week will again examine Bolton‘s nomination >>>


      COMPANIES SUE TO BLOCK NEW U.S. TIRE PRESSURE RULE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Major tire companies sued the U.S. government on Monday to block a new tire pressure monitoring regulation for all cars and light trucks, claiming the standard is inadequate to ensure safety.

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Japan‘s Bridgestone Corp., the parent of Firestone, and Cooper Tire & Rubber C >>>


      COMPANIES SUE TO BLOCK NEW U.S. TIRE PRESSURE RULE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Major tire companies sued the U.S. government on Monday to block a new tire pressure monitoring regulation for all cars and light trucks, claiming the standard is inadequate to ensure safety.

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (GT.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) , Japan‘s Bridgestone Corp. (5108.T÷ >>>


      COURT÷ GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve chronic pain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.

The 6–3 ruling means the federal government can enforce a >>>


      COURT÷ GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve chronic pain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.

The 6–3 ruling means the federal government can enforce a >>>


      COURT÷ GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve chronic pain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.

The 6–3 ruling means the federal government can enforce a >>>


      COURT÷ GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve chronic pain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.

The 6–3 ruling means the federal government can enforce a >>>


      COURT÷ GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve chronic pain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.

The 6–3 ruling means the federal government can enforce a >>>


      COURT÷ GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve chronic pain, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.

The 6–3 ruling means the federal government can enforce a >>>


      CRIMES SPUR TOUGHER U.S. SEX OFFENDER MEASURES
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Paroled sex offenders hoping to rejoin society are facing even tougher controls on their lives as states seek ways to combat high–profile attacks on children by released sex criminals.

The rapes and murders of several Florida children have authorities looking for ways –– from e–mail no >>>


      DAY OF FRENZY BUT NO VERDICT IN JACKSON TRIAL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Jurors in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial completed their first full day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict, while outside court the unexpected appearance of the pop star‘s apparently confused father nearly touched off a brawl.

Jackson, who spent five hours at a local ho >>>


      DELTA, NORTHWEST WARN OF PENSION PERIL, BANKRUPTCY
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines warned Congress on Tuesday they could go bankrupt and terminate their pension plans soon if lawmakers did not allow them to stretch contributions.

Gerald Grinstein, Delta‘s chief executive, and Douglas Steenland, chief executive of Northwest, told a Senate Finance >>>


      EX–KEEFE CEO BARRED FOR PASSING TIPS TO PORN STAR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The former chief executive at Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc., who previously pleaded guilty to charges that he passed inside tips to his porn–star mistress, has been barred from working in the securities and investment advisory business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday.

Jame >>>


      GM SEES MORE PLANT CLOSINGS, JOB CUTS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      General Motors Corp will likely have to close more assembly and component plants over the next few years, slicing manufacturing jobs by 25,000 or more, as it copes with high costs and shrinking market share, the company‘s chief executive said Tuesday.

The automaker expects to generate $2.5 billion in an >>>


      GM TO IDLE U.S. PLANTS, CUT 25,000 JOBS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      General Motors Corp. (GM.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) expects to close
>>>


      GM TO IDLE U.S. PLANTS, CUT 25,000 JOBS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      General Motors Corp. (GM.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) expects to close
>>>


      JACKSON JURY RESUMES DELIBERATIONS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Jurors resumed deliberations for the second full day on Tuesday in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial with a growing throng of fans and reporters keeping watch outside court.

The jury of eight women and four men has spent about eight hours behind closed doors without reaching a verdict since gettin >>>


      JACKSON JURY TO RESUME DELIBERATIONS AMID FRENZY
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Jurors were set to resume deliberations for a second day on Tuesday in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial with a growing throng of fans and reporters keeping watch outside court.

The jury of eight women and four men has spent about eight hours behind closed doors without reaching a verdict since ge >>>


      JACKSON JURY TO RESUME DELIBERATIONS AMID FRENZY
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Jurors were set to resume deliberations for a second day on Tuesday in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial with a growing throng of fans and reporters keeping watch outside court.

The jury of eight women and four men has spent about eight hours behind closed doors without reaching a verdict since ge >>>


      JACKSON JURY TO RESUME DELIBERATIONS AMID FRENZY
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Jurors were set to resume deliberations for a second day on Tuesday in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial with a growing throng of fans and reporters keeping watch outside court.

The jury of eight women and four men has spent about eight hours behind closed doors without reaching a verdict since ge >>>


      JACKSON JURY TO RESUME DELIBERATIONS AMID FRENZY
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Jurors were set to resume deliberations for a second day on Tuesday in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial with a growing throng of fans and reporters keeping watch outside court.

The jury of eight women and four men has spent about eight hours behind closed doors without reaching a verdict since ge >>>


      JACKSON JURY TO RESUME DELIBERATIONS AMID FRENZY
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Jurors were set to resume deliberations for a second day on Tuesday in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial with a growing throng of fans and reporters keeping watch outside court.

The jury of eight women and four men has spent about eight hours behind closed doors without reaching a verdict since ge >>>


      JUDGE UPHOLDS DEMOCRAT‘S WIN AS WASHINGTON GOVERNOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Washington state judge upheld on Monday Democrat Christine Gregoire‘s election as governor, tossing out a Republican challenge that claimed she won by the narrowest margin in state history because of improper ballot counting.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges said Republican Dino Rossi&l >>>


      JUDGE UPHOLDS DEMOCRAT‘S WIN AS WASHINGTON GOVERNOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Washington state judge upheld on Monday Democrat Christine Gregoire‘s election as governor, tossing out a Republican challenge that claimed she won by the narrowest margin in state history because of improper ballot counting.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges said Republican Dino Rossi&l >>>


      JUDGE UPHOLDS DEMOCRAT‘S WIN AS WASHINGTON GOVERNOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Washington state judge upheld on Monday Democrat Christine Gregoire‘s election as governor, tossing out a Republican challenge that claimed she won by the narrowest margin in state history because of improper ballot counting.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges said Republican Dino Rossi&l >>>


      JUDGE UPHOLDS DEMOCRAT‘S WIN AS WASHINGTON GOVERNOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Washington state judge upheld on Monday Democrat Christine Gregoire‘s election as governor, tossing out a Republican challenge that claimed she won by the narrowest margin in state history because of improper ballot counting.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges said Republican Dino Rossi&l >>>


      JUDGE UPHOLDS DEMOCRAT‘S WIN AS WASHINGTON GOVERNOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Washington state judge upheld on Monday Democrat Christine Gregoire‘s election as governor, tossing out a Republican challenge that claimed she won by the narrowest margin in state history because of improper ballot counting.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges said Republican Dino Rossi&l >>>


      JUDGE UPHOLDS DEMOCRAT‘S WIN AS WASHINGTON GOVERNOR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Washington state judge upheld on Monday Democrat Christine Gregoire‘s election as governor, tossing out a Republican challenge that claimed she won by the narrowest margin in state history because of improper ballot counting.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges said Republican Dino Rossi&l >>>


      NYC BID TEAM LIKED REPORT BUT NOT STADIUM VOTE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      New York‘s bid committee on Monday tried to put an optimistic face on the city‘s chances of hosting the 2012 Olympics after appearing to be rated behind Paris and London in a report by an IOC evaluation commission.

However, there was nothing but frowns later in the day after state officials reject >>>


      PALESTINIAN IS CALLED TERRORIST LEADER IN US TRIAL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Palestinian former professor was portrayed as a leader of one of the world‘s deadliest terrorist groups as his trial began on Monday on charges he helped finance suicide bombers in the Middle East.

Sami al–Arian and three co–defendants of Palestinian descent were arrested in February 2003 >>>


      PALESTINIAN IS CALLED TERRORIST LEADER IN US TRIAL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Palestinian former professor was portrayed as a leader of one of the world‘s deadliest terrorist groups as his trial began on Monday on charges he helped finance suicide bombers in the Middle East.

Sami al–Arian and three co–defendants of Palestinian descent were arrested in February 2003 >>>


      ROCKIES SHORTSTOP BREAKS COLLARBONE AFTER FALL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Colorado Rockies rookie shortstop Clint Barmes is expected to be out of action for at least 12 weeks after breaking his left collarbone while carrying groceries up his apartment building‘s stairs.

Barmes, a leading candidate for National League Rookie of the Year honors, said he slipped and fell Sunday >>>


      STORMY ROMANCE BRINGS FLORIDA BABY BOOM
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Nine months after the first of three hurricanes crisscrossed central Florida and stranded residents in their darkened homes, hospitals throughout the region are reporting a baby boom, the Orlando Sentinel said on Tuesday.

Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach has seen 25 percent more deliveries than a year >>>


      TOBACCO TRIAL NEAR END, SANCTIONS IN DOUBT
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The U.S. racketeering trial of cigarette makers that began with great fanfare eight months ago draws to a close this week amid doubts it will lead to any major sanctions against the tobacco industry.

Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and the major tobacco companies are scheduled to make three days of cl >>>


      UTAH MAN GETS SIX YEARS TO LIFE FOR KILLING WIFE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Utah man who confessed to killing his pregnant wife to try and cover up his own lies about his education and plans to become a doctor was sentenced to six years to life in prison on Monday.

Mark Hacking, 2', who appeared in court hand–cuffed and wearing a bullet–proof vest amid tight securit >>>


      UTAH MAN GETS SIX YEARS TO LIFE FOR KILLING WIFE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Utah man who confessed to killing his pregnant wife to try and cover up his own lies about his education and plans to become a doctor was sentenced to six years to life in prison on Monday.

Mark Hacking, 2', who appeared in court hand–cuffed and wearing a bullet–proof vest amid tight securit >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications, the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican positions at the five member agency since the >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications, the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican positions at the five member agency since the >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications (VZ.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) , the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican posi >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications (VZ.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) , the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican posi >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications (VZ.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) , the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican posi >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications (VZ.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) , the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican posi >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications (VZ.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) , the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican posi >>>


      VERIZON PRESSES BUSH TO NAME NEW FCC COMMISSIONERS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Verizon Communications (VZ.N÷ Quote, Profile, Research) , the largest U.S. telephone company, on Monday pressed the Bush administration to quickly fill slots at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission which regulates the industry.

Verizon has a big stake in President Bush filling two Republican posi >>>


      AL QAEDA–LINKED MILITANTS HELD FOR PAKISTAN ATTACK
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Pakistani police have arrested two Islamic militants suspected of involvement in a suicide attack on a Shi‘ite Muslim mosque that killed five people in the southern city of Karachi last month, police said on Tuesday.

The pair, arrested in an overnight raid in Karachi, told investigators up to 20 suicide >>>


      BANGLADESHI WOMAN DIES AS FIGHTER PLANE CRASHES
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A woman was killed and four people injured when a Bangladeshi fighter plane crashed into homes on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka on Tuesday, officials said.

"The pilot ejected himself unhurt when the Chinese–made fighter F–7 crashed at Fayedabad near Dhaka international airport," an >>>


      BLAIR BACKS EU TREATY AFTER UK SUSPENDS VOTE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Britain said on Monday the European Union‘s troubled constitution could be salvaged even after it shelved plans to hold a referendum on a treaty rejected by French and Dutch voters. Prime Minister Tony Blair said in an interview the constitution was "a perfectly sensible way forward" and that the EU mu >>>


      BOLIVIA‘S CRISIS DEEPENS AS MESA OFFERS TO RESIGN
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Bolivia faced a deepening political crisis on Tuesday following President Carlos Mesa‘s offer to resign to defuse protests over the nationalization of the country‘s energy resources.

Mesa, a political independent with little support in Congress, had struggled to stay in power as he faced growing I >>>


      BOLIVIA‘S CRISIS DEEPENS, MESA‘S OFFER TO RESIGN
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Bolivia faced a deepening political crisis Tuesday following President Carlos Mesa‘s offer to resign to defuse protests over the nationalization of the country‘s energy resources.

Mesa, a political independent with little support in Congress, had struggled to stay in power as he faced growing Indi >>>


      BOLIVIA‘S PRESIDENT MESA SUBMITS RESIGNATION
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Bolivian President Carlos Mesa said on Monday he had submitted his resignation after weeks of crippling protests by indigenous leaders demanding that he nationalize the country‘s energy resources.

"It is my responsibility to say that this is as far as it can go. I have taken the decision to present >>>


      BOLIVIA‘S PRESIDENT MESA SUBMITS RESIGNATION
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Bolivian President Carlos Mesa said on Monday he had submitted his resignation after weeks of crippling protests by indigenous leaders demanding that he nationalize the country‘s energy resources.

"It is my responsibility to say that this is as far as it can go. I have taken the decision to present >>>


      BRAZIL‘S LULA STRUGGLES TO CALM BRIBERY SCANDAL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva‘s government struggled to cope with the worst crisis of its rule on Tuesday as questions swirled about how much senior ministers had known about a scheme that paid bribes to Brazilian congressmen.

The corruption scandal that erupted on Monday dominated headlines on Tu >>>


      BRITAIN‘S STRAW SAYS NO CONTACTS WITH HAMAS HEADS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      British foreign secretary Jack Straw, who visits the Middle East on Tuesday, said his diplomats would have no contacts with the leadership of the Palestinian militant group Hamas until it declared a ceasefire. Britain and the European Union have both declared Hamas a terrorist group and rejected any contacts with its >>>


      DEFECTION, ABSENCE CHANGE CANADIAN POLITICAL SCENE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The defection of one Canadian parliamentarian, and the possible long–term absence of another changed the odds on the survival of Canada‘s minority Liberal government on Monday, making it harder to predict the likely date of a new federal election.

A Liberal member of parliament, angry at governmen >>>


      EU MINISTERS SAY THERE SHOULD BE JUNE BUDGET DEAL
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Euro zone countries agreed on Monday a deal should be reached this month on a long–term budget to show the European Union was in business despite French and Dutch "No" referendum votes against a bloc constitution.

"The (finance) ministers of the euro group ... took the view that on (the E >>>


      EURO FINMINS DISMISS EURO BREAK–UP TALK AS NONSENSE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Euro zone finance ministers dismissed on Monday talk of a euro zone break–up as "absurd" and amid uncertainty created by rejections of the EU constitution called for renewed commitment to reforms by leaders.

The euro suffered after French and Dutch voters rejected the European Union charter la >>>


      HAGUE COURT OPENS PROBE INTO CRIMES IN DARFUR
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      The International Criminal Court launched a formal investigation on Monday into suspected war crimes in Sudan‘s Darfur region, where tens of thousands of people have died since a rebel uprising began in early 2003.

"The investigation will be impartial and independent, focusing on the individuals wh >>>


      HIZBOLLAH POLLS WIN BOLSTERS DEFIANCE ON ARMS
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Hizbollah‘s big win at the ballot box in south Lebanon will bolster its determination to keep its weapons in the face of international pressure to disarm, senior pro–Syrian leaders said on Monday.

Syria‘s staunchest allies, Hizbollah and the Amal movement, swept the south‘s parliamenta >>>


      INDONESIA TRADE MINISTRY EVACUATED AFTER BOMB HOAX
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Hundreds of staff were evacuated from Indonesia‘s trade ministry building in Jakarta on Thursday following a bomb threat hoax, officials said.

A police bomb squad unit searched the building but found no device. The threat was sent to a staff member by mobile phone messaging.

"I received an >>>


      IRAN REASSURES GULF ARABS ON NUCLEAR PROGRAM
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iran reassured the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday that its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes despite U.S. pressure on the Islamic republic to give up its ambitions.

Hassan Rohani, Iran‘s chief nuclear negotiator, is visiting the UAE as part of a regional tour partly aimed at addressing concerns >>>


      IRANIAN REFORMIST WARNS AGAINST VOTE BOYCOTT
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iran‘s leading reformist candidate for June 17 presidential elections has warned voters planning to boycott the polls that doing so could pave the way for a totalitarian state, state media said on Tuesday.

Voter turnout will be a key factor in determining the outcome of the race to succeed pro–ref >>>


      IRAQI SUNNI CLERIC KILLED IN BASRA
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A Sunni Muslim cleric in the southern Iraqi city of Basra has been killed, relatives said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assassinations of religious figures that have stoked sectarian tensions.

Witnesses said Salam Abdul–Karim was taken from his home on Sunday by men wearing police uniforms. His >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS KILL PALESTINIAN MILITANT, POLICEMAN
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Israeli troops killed an Islamic Jihad commander and an unarmed Palestinian policeman on Tuesday during a raid against militants in the West Bank, residents and medics said.

Chanting "revenge, revenge," hundreds of Palestinians marched through the center of the city of Jenin after the body of Marawe >>>


      LAND MINE EXPLODES UNDER NEPAL BUS, 38 KILLED
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      A land mine exploded under a packed bus in southern Nepal on Monday, killing 38 passengers and wounding 72 in one of the worst attacks on civilians since a Maoist rebellion erupted in 1''6.

The rebels, who are fighting to topple the monarchy and establish one–party communist rule in the poor Him >>>


      MORE BOLIVIAN PROTESTS AFTER MESA OFFERS TO QUIT
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Tens of thousands of Bolivian peasants and miners marched through La Paz on Tuesday despite President Carlos Mesa‘s offer to resign as some opposition leaders urged early elections to end the crisis gripping the country.

Mesa volunteered late on Monday to step down –– his second such offer t >>>


      N.KOREA SAYS COMMITTED TO NUCLEAR TALKS–WHITE HOUSE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      North Korea told the United States this week it would return to six–party talks on ending its suspected nuclear weapons programs but did not say when it would do so, the State Department said on Tuesday.

"The North Koreans said they would return to the six–party process but did not give us a >>>


      NEPAL REBELS ‘REGRET‘ BUS DEATHS, LAUNCH PROBE
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Nepal‘s Maoist rebels on Tuesday apologized for a blast that killed 38 people in the worst attack on civilians since their revolt began in 1''6, saying they had been aiming for a passing army convoy instead.

"It was a serious mistake that a land mine placed by a contingent of our people&lsq >>>


      NO DATE SET FOR SADDAM TRIAL, IRAQ BOMBS KILL 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iraq‘s government backed away on Tuesday from suggestions that Saddam Hussein would be tried within weeks, admitting it was up to an independent special tribunal to decide when he appears in court.

Bombers struck across Iraq, blasts near the northern city of Kirkuk and in Baghdad killing at least 1' >>>


      NO DATE SET FOR SADDAM TRIAL, IRAQ BOMBS KILL 1'
      Reuters News, 07-06-2005
      Iraq‘s government backed away on Tuesday from suggestions that Saddam Hussein would be tried within weeks, admitting it was up to an independent special tribunal to decide when he appears in court.

Bombers struck across Iraq, with blasts near the northern city of Kirkuk and in Baghdad killing at least 1 >>>



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