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General News Archive - August 06, 2005

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A British underwater rescue vehicle was airlifted on Saturday to Russia's Kamchatka peninsula to join efforts to save the crew of a mini-submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific, RIA news agency said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday the European Union's proposals for incentives in return for a suspension of Iranian nuclear fuel work were unacceptable, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British and U.S. underwater rescue vehicles were airlifted on Saturday to Russia's Kamchatka peninsula to join efforts to save the crew of a mini-submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific, news agencies said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday the European Union's proposals for incentives in return for a suspension of Iranian nuclear fuel work were unacceptable.

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station on Saturday, in its first step toward returning to Earth on Monday.

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy on Saturday appeared to be pinning its hopes on U.S. and British help to save seven sailors trapped in a mini-submarine in the Pacific after a failed attempt to pull it to shallow waters.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday the Islamic Republic, facing intense pressure from the West over its nuclear ambitions, would not be intimidated.

By Cynthia Johnston SHFARAM, Israel (Reuters) - After burying four of their neighbors killed by an Israeli militant in army dress, the residents of Shfaram are questioning their security as an Arab minority living at the heart of the Jewish state.

By Cynthia Johnston SHFARAM, Israel (Reuters) - After burying four of their neighbors killed by an Israeli militant in army dress, the residents of Shfaram are questioning their security as an Arab minority living at the heart of the Jewish state.

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Discovery departed from the International Space Station on Saturday and glided off on its own in the first step toward the shuttle's risky return to Earth.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'