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General News Archive - September 11, 2005

By Jason Webb and Kieran Murray NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - All the dead from Hurricane Katrina had not yet been recovered, and staggering destruction littered block after block of New Orleans, but there were signs of hope in and around the nearly empty city on Sunday. President George W.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in a published interview on Sunday that Israel would keep building in its large West Bank settlements after a Gaza pullout, despite expected U.S. objections.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet declared an end to military rule in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, effectively giving the green light for a final evacuation of troops after 38 years of occupation.

By Nameer Nouredeen TAL AFAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq closed its border with Syria on Sunday to stop what it calls foreign fighters entering the country, as a U.S.-backed military operation to wipe out suspected terrorists in the city of Tal Afar continued.

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has assured Washington, a key backer of his pro-Western Orange Revolution, that the ex-Soviet state will stick to its reform path despite political upheaval.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would continue to process uranium at its Isfahan plant, defying EU demands to stop or face referral to the U.N. Security Council over a suspected program to make nuclear bombs.

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel declared an end to its military rule in Gaza on Sunday, clearing the way to complete its pullout and turn the territory over to the Palestinians on Monday after 38 years of occupation.

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - President Pervez Musharraf left for New York on Sunday with a mission to counter criticism of Pakistan's record on women's rights, to improve Muslim-Jewish relations and to boost a flagging peace process with India.

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - World trade negotiators try from Tuesday to do in three months what they have failed to do in more than three years and clinch a deal to free up global trade.

By Jason Webb and Kieran Murray NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President George W. Bush was to mark the anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Sunday with his third trip to the region emerging slowly but surely from the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. Towns and cities along the U.S.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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