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General News Archive - July 31, 2005

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran set a Sunday deadline for the EU to submit proposals on a dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, but said it would continue talks with the bloc and would not resume uranium enrichment.

By Teruaki Ueno and Jack Kim BEIJING (Reuters) - Tortuous six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis entered a sixth day on Sunday, with negotiators struggling to thrash out a joint statement of principles that has eluded them for nearly three years.

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing five people and wounding 10, including two policeman, police said.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Discovery astronauts on the first shuttle trip to the International Space Station since 2002 -- and perhaps the last one for some time -- worked on Sunday to unload tons of supplies and equipment brought from Earth for the station's two-man crew.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said it would restart some nuclear activities on Monday unless it receives European Union proposals on Sunday to break a diplomatic impasse.

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at an Iraqi police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven people and wounding 12, police said. The attack occurred about 50 km (30 miles) south of Baghdad near the town of Haswa, the police department in nearby Hilla said.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said it would restart some nuclear activities on Monday unless it receives European Union proposals on Sunday to break a diplomatic impasse.

By Teruaki Ueno and Jack Kim BEIJING (Reuters) - Negotiators at six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programs clashed on Sunday as they tried to draw up a joint statement of principles that has eluded them for nearly three years.

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - British police were questioning 11 suspects on Sunday in their investigation into failed bomb attacks on London's transport system as Italian authorities worked on extradition proceedings for a further suspect.

By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The team charged with drawing up Iraq's new constitution debated on Sunday whether to give itself more time to write the document, but looked likely not to seek a deadline extension amid U.S. pressure.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.