British police have arrested four men in the city of Birmingham in connection with last week's failed attempt to bomb London's transit system. A spokesman says three men were arrested at the same address early today (Wednesday). At a separate location, officers used a stun gun (laser) to subdue another suspect. Police say they found a suspicious package at that location and have evacuated residents in the immediate area.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made an unannounced visit to Baghdad today (Wednesday), urging Iraqi leaders to complete their draft constitution before an August 15 deadline.
The U.S State Department says it welcomes Burma's announcement
that it will give up its turn to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in late 2006 in order to focus on national reconciliation.
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing is skipping this week's security meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to travel to Burma.
Six-party talks aimed at getting North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program have entered a second day in Beijing.
Iran's outgoing President Mohammad Khatami says the government will resume some key nuclear work regardless of what European diplomats might propose to defuse a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
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