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World 07 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. senators tangle with Gonzales over wiretaps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales failed on Monday to convince the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and other lawmakers that President George W. Bush had the legal authority to conduct warrantless eavesdropping against U.S. citizens.

World 07 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Gonzales defends domestic spying against al Qaeda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday defended the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program as an indispensable

World 06 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iran sanctions without U.N. would be legitimate - U.S.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Imposing economic sanctions on Iran without U.N. backing would be legitimate if other efforts failed to convince Tehran to halt uranium enrichment, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Monday.

World 04 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Germany's Merkel likens Iran threat to Nazi era

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel likened Iran's nuclear plans on Saturday to the threat posed by the Nazis in their early days, as top U.S. officials urged a tough line to stop Tehran from making an atomic bomb.

World 02 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - Bush innovation push needed, but no magic wand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's proposal to spend more to shore up America's ebbing leadership in innovation, research and high-technology production is necessary and workable, experts say, but it is no magic wand.

World 28 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush uses Democrats' praise to push Alito vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Saturday quoted Democrats praising Samuel Alito in a bid to deter some in the party who want to block confirmation of the conservative appeals judge to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Business 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

GM earnings plummet in 2005, widening US auto industry woes

DETROIT: General Motors Corp. posted its largest annual loss in more than a decade, laying bare the problems the automaker is facing: rising labor costs, fierce competition from Asia and falling sales at home.

World 26 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bush says takes threats from bin Laden seriously

FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he took Osama bin Laden's threats of another attack seriously and invoked the al Qaeda leader's recent audiotape to defend a domestic eavesdropping program.

World 22 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Two W.Virginia miners dead; governor vows action

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Reuters) - Two miners trapped in a West Virginia coal mine that had caught fire were found dead on Saturday, and officials, angered also by 12 other mine deaths this month, vowed to make the industry safer.

Nation 20 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ikim upset over government snub

The Malaysian Institute of Islamic Understanding (Ikim) is annoyed that the Government had not consulted it when drawing up the controversial amendments to the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territory) Act.