WHO Warns Of Harmful Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products
GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning of the rising use of harmful non-cigarette tobacco products among young people, especially girls. This year’s World No Tobacco Day, which falls on May 31, is focusing on the tobacco industry’s deceptive practices of marketing non-cigarette products as being a […]
WHO Warns Of Harmful Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products
May 31 2006 China Calls On Iran To Cooperate With IAEA
China Calls On Iran To Cooperate With IAEA
BEIJING - China has called on Iran to resume full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency. The appeal comes two days before the five U.N. Security Council permanent members and Germany meet in Vienna to try to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programs.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman […]
President Bush Names Wall Street Banker As Treasury Secretary
WASHINGTON - President Bush Monday named a respected Wall Street investment banker, Henry Paulson, to succeed John Snow as secretary of the treasury.
Paulson is one of Wall Street’s most successful financiers. He has been the head of Goldman Sachs, America’s premiere brokerage firm, since 1999. A graduate […]
May 31 2006 U.S. Reports Progress On Iran Nuclear Issues
U.S. Reports Progress On Iran Nuclear Issues
WASHINGTON - The United States said Tuesday world powers are making progress on a package on incentives for Iran to halt sensitive nuclear activities, and a plan for penalties if it doesn’t. Foreign ministers of the five permanent U.N. Security Council member countries and Germany meet in Vienna Thursday […]
Proposed Temporary Worker National ID Program Raises Concerns
By Austin B. Boques
Scripps Howard Foundation WireWASHINGTON - President Bush has endorsed a national identification process for temporary workers that uses biometric technology.The plan is part of the immigration reform bill now in a congressional conference committee. A national identification program has been contentious for some time.
The Senate […]
American Jewish Congress Condemns Boycott Of Israel
NEW YORK - The American Jewish Congress condemns in the strongest terms the boycott of Israeli universities and academics by England’s National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE). Simply put, this boycott is abhorrent. Boycotts have no place in academic life, which is designed to value […]
Man Pleads Guilty In Hurricane Katrina Fraud Charge
BATON ROUGE - Dedrick M. Jackson, 22, of Baton Rouge, La,, pled guilty today before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph E. Tyson to count one of an indictment charging Jackson with making a false and fraudulent claim for disaster relief benefits, United States Attorney David R. Dugas […]
May 31 2006 Defense Department Releases Iraq Report
Defense Department Releases Iraq Report
PENTAGON - The U.S. Defense Department has released an unclassified version of its quarterly report on the situation in Iraq, focusing on progress since the last report in February. But also on Tuesday, the multinational command in Iraq confirmed that it has called in 1500 members of a stand-by force based […]
May 30 2006 Terrorists Bomb Future Iraqi City Hall
Future City Hall Bombed; Coalition Forces Kill Three, Detain 10
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON – Terrorists bombed the site of a future Iraqi city hall yesterday, and coalition forces killed three terrorists and detained 10 more suspects in three incidents May 28.The construction site of the future Lutafiyah city hall was bombed late last night. Iraqi […]
Israeli Troops Conduct Military Operation In Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM - Israeli troops carried out a major military operation in the Gaza Strip for the first time since Israel disengaged from the area last year. At least seven Palestinians were killed in a series of clashes with Israeli forces - both in Gaza and the West Bank.
May 30 2006 Dutch Researchers Invent Eyeglasses That Hear
Dutch Researchers Invent Eyeglasses That Hear
WASHINGTON - People who use hearing aids often complain that the devices are useless in crowded noisy places. Now, a team of Dutch researchers at Delft University of Technology may have solved the problem with a pair of hearing eyeglasses.
Each arm of the eyeglass frame has an array of four […]
U.N. Mediated Truce Holds In Lebanon Following Clashes
JERUSALEM - A U.N. mediated truce is holding in southern Lebanon, following clashes Sunday that left at least two Hezbollah guerrillas dead and two Israeli soldiers wounded.
Calm prevails along the Israel-Lebanon border, after heavy rocket and artillery exchanges on Sunday. The clashes were the heaviest to occur along […]
King Abdullah Of Jordan Meets With President George W. Bush
WASHINGTON - The following statement was released today by the Embassy of Jordan:
During a brief visit to the United States, His Majesty King Abdullah II met with U.S. President George W. Bush in Washington on Monday, May 29, 2006, to discuss bilateral relations as well as other […]
May 30 2006 Mexico Critical Of Minutemen Border Fence
Mexico Critical Of Minutemen Border Fence
HOUSTON - Dozens of volunteers with the anti-illegal immigration group known as the Minutemen spent their Memorial Day holiday in the hot sun along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, building a fence to stop illegal crossings. The action has drawn praise from some sectors north of the border, but it […]
Hospital Supplies Desperately Needed For Quake Victims
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - Medical and evacuation centers in Central Java are overflowing as volunteers and aid organizations begin to the relief effort after Saturday’s massive earthquake, which killed at least 46 hundred people.
Nearly every building in Bantul, Yogyakarta’s southern district, was shaken to rubble by Saturday’s earthquake. At the […]
May 29 2006 Israeli Forces Battle Arab Guerillas In Lebanon
Israeli Forces Battle Arab Guerillas In Lebanon
JERUSALEM - Two Arab guerillas have been killed and an Israeli soldier wounded during a rare day of fighting on Israel’s border with Lebanon. Israel retaliated harshly, after border communities came under attack.
Israeli warplanes attacked about 20 Palestinian and Hezbollah guerrilla positions in South Lebanon, in response to rocket attacks […]
Fatal Car Accident Leads To Violent Anti-American Riots In Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD - A fatal car accident in the Afghan capital involving a U.S. military convoy has blown up into violent anti-American riots in the normally pro-Western city. The convoy was attacked after at least one Afghan was killed in the accident, U.S. forces reportedly fired at the […]
Doctor Throws Two Sons Off Hotel Balcony; Commits Suicide
MIAMI - A father and his two sons are dead after he threw them off the Loews Hotel balcony 15 floors above the ground in Miami Florida. Dr. Edward van Dyk, 43, threw both of his sons, 4 and 8, off the hotel balcony and then jumped off […]
Ariel Sharon Moved To Care Facility Near Tel-Aviv
JERUSALEM - Israel’s critically ill former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been hospitalized in Jerusalem since early this year, has been moved to a different facility. The prognosis for recovery is poor.
Nearly five months after suffering a massive stroke, Ariel Sharon was moved from Hadassah Hospital in […]
International Relief Efforts Assist Earthquake Survivors
HONG KONG - International relief efforts are under way to help Indonesia’s central Java residents after Saturday’s earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and injured thousands more.
Soldiers, medical workers and rescue teams are scrambling to help survivors of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the ancient city of Yogyakarta and surrounding […]
Israeli War Planes Attack Terror Bases Near Beirut Lebanon
BEIRUT - Lebanese officials have stated that jets from Israel have bombed the bases of a Palestinian militant group near Beirut. Reports say missiles were fired at camps run by the PLFP a few hours after an Israeli soldier was hurt when a rocket which was fired from Lebanon […]
May 27 2006 Wisconsin Couple Convicted Of Human Trafficking
Wisconsin Couple Convicted Of Human Trafficking
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department today announced the conviction of a Wisconsin couple, Jefferson and Elnora Calimlim, on human trafficking charges for using threats of serious harm and physical restraint against a Philippine woman to obtain her services as their domestic servant for 19 years.
Jefferson and Elnora Calimlim, both doctors […]
Coalition Forces Detain Terrorists; Iraqi, Coalition Troops Restore Order
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON – Coalition Forces detained three terrorists May 24 near Samarra, Iraq, during a raid targeting a known al Qaeda associate, U.S. military officials said.The successful operation led to the capture of the known terrorist and two other male associates. The terrorist is believed […]
President Bush: America will emerge victorious in the war on terror
WASHINGTON - President Bush says, just as the United States persevered and ultimately won the Cold War against communism, America will emerge victorious in the war on terror. Mr. Bush addressed graduates at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the first class of future […]