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Curbing rocket fire?

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Kindergarten near-miss highlights Gaza risks

PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/VIOLENCEHamas spurns permanent coexistence with the Jewish state, but its men have tried to curb the rocket fire from Gaza in recent years. Smaller groups continue to carry out attacks.

Why would you bias your news article with that statement?

How do you know Hamas leaders have tried to curb rocket attacks? To the best of my knowledge, they have tried to encourage rocket attacks.

When you are the reporter, you have a fiduciary duty to report the news – unless it is in your editorial column.

M.D.

I am comfortable with that reference. Israel, for one, has said this in the past, although it also contends Hamas can do more.

Be our guests?

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Snow and ice ground flights in Europe

GERMANY/In Germany, Frankfurt airport operator Fraport said 470 flights had been canceled on Sunday so far and a worsening of weather conditions was expected from noon onwards.

“The airport halls are packed with flight guests,” a spokeswoman said, adding that about 1,000 people were forced to stay at the airport overnight.

Quit while you’re a head…

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Embalmed head of France’s King Henri IV found

BRITAIN-KING/HEADCharlier said three “cutting wounds” were also visible, corresponding to the separation of the head from the body by a revolutionary in 1793.

Radiocarbon dating also gave a date of between 1450 and 1650, “nicely bracketing the year of his death,” the report said.

Pearl Harbor?

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PEARLHARBOR/ANNIVERSARYI have been looking over your site today and cannot find a single article relating to Pearl Harbor day in the U.S.

Am I missing something?

Eric

Yes. We had a nice feature on Pearl Harbor survivors on Monday.

Apart from that, I expect you’ll see more attention next year, for the 70th anniversary: GBU Editor

The wrong church?

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gbu wrong churchCould you please correct the picture posted with this article?

The picture is of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, which in no way is connected to the story.

As a prominent landmark of Winnipeg, our Cathedral should in no way be associated with this article.

Nuclear powered?

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China says won’t take sides in Korea dispute

KOREA-NORTH/As the nuclear powered USS George Washington headed out of Korean waters back to Japan, oil traders said the US Navy was seeking a medium-range oil tanker to

U.S. Navy to ship jet fuel from Japan to Korea

The Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday that South Korea was planning more military drills as the nuclear powered USS George Washington moved out of Korean waters back to Japan.

They bought how much gold?

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IMF’s gold sales slowed 40 pct in Oct. vs Sept.

INDIANEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 29 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has slowed the rate of selling its gold by 40 percent in October from the previous month, as interest among central banks to own the metal increased as a hedge against economic uncertainty.

Gold previously sold directly to central banks were 222 tonnes to India, 200 tonnes to Mauritius, 10 tonnes to Sri Lanka and 10 tonnes to Bangladesh.

Is Obama responsible?

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Analysis: N. Korea crisis latest blow to Obama’s nuclear agenda

KOREA-NORTH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has set the goal of eventually ridding the world of nuclear arms as a central theme of his presidency, but North Korea’s defiance and other recent setbacks have raised fresh doubts about whether he can turn his vision into reality.

With Obama’s broader nuclear agenda seemingly imperiled at home and abroad, he now faces a test of whether he can salvage credibility for U.S. leadership in dealing effectively with more immediate threats like the one posed by Pyongyang.

Contact Us?

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gbu dead link

Your ‘find a reuters office’ link does not work.

I would like to have the contacts of your office in either Baghdad or Amman.

Anthony P.

Sorry, I reported this link problem more than a week ago, so we’re on it. Watch this space: GBU Editor

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Scoop of the century?

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Europe is next test for weakened Obama

INDONESIA-OBAMABorn in Hawaii and raised partly in Indonesia, Obama — who lacks the instinctive European focus of his predecessors — has declared he wants to be America’s first “Pacific president.”

You keep using this line, but Obama will not produce a Valid Birth Certificate like my two children born there have.

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