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General News Archive - August 23, 2005

By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams SANUR/HOMESH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli security forces smashed their way on Tuesday into two West Bank settlements where radical Jews dug in for a last stand against evacuation after failing to foil a pullout from occupied Gaza.

By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams SANUR/HOMESH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces smashed their way on Tuesday into two West Bank settlements to oust radical Jews who were dug in for a last stand against evacuation after failing to foil a pullout from occupied Gaza.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei will visit Japan this week to discuss North Korea's nuclear crisis ahead of a new round of talks aimed at dismantling the reclusive state's weapons program, state media said on Tuesday.

By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams SANUR/HOMESH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces smashed their way into two West Bank settlements on Tuesday and dragged away ultrarightist Jews dug in for a last stand against evacuation after failing to foil a pullout from occupied Gaza.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite-led government ruled out major concessions on Tuesday over a draft constitution that parliament looks set to pass this week in the teeth of minority Sunni objections that it could ignite civil war.

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Three car bombs exploded in quick succession near U.S. forces in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Tuesday in an apparently coordinated strike by insurgents, police and witnesses said. In the first blast, a car blew up as a U.S.

By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams SANUR/HOMESH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces smashed their way into two West Bank settlements on Tuesday and dragged away ultrarightist Jews dug in for a last stand against evacuation after failing to foil a pullout from occupied Gaza.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's al Qaeda said on Tuesday it was behind a failed rocket attack on U.S. Navy ships in Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba, according to an Internet statement.

PARIS (Reuters) - European powers have called off August 31 talks with Iran on proposed incentives to persuade it to give up nuclear activities the West suspects may be preliminary steps toward making atomic weapons, France said on Tuesday.

By Patrick Vignal PARIS (Reuters) - Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has denied ever taking performance-enhancing drugs following a report in French newspaper L'Equipe that he used the blood-boosting drug EPO in 1999.