General News Archive - September 18, 2005
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Almost three weeks after Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans, a 39-year-old man was found alive on Sunday in one of the hardest-hit areas and apologized to rescuers for his dirty home.
By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament finally approved a draft constitution on Sunday, just four weeks before the text is put to a referendum, as violence persisted after one of the bloodiest weeks since the U.S. invasion of 2003.
(Corrects third paragraph to read Ahmadinejad) By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union's three biggest powers began drafting a resolution on Sunday urging the U.N. nuclear watchdog to report Tehran to the Security Council for possible sanctions, EU diplomats said.
By Jeffrey Heller NEW YORK (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, announcing October 2 talks with Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday he had asked the United Nations and European Union to press the Palestinian leader to ban Hamas from a legislative election.
By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If few women seemed to be on the streets during the weekend, it's possibly because so many were at Reese Witherspoon's new movie "Just Like Heaven," which debuted at No. 1 at the North American box office, thanks to an unusually high female turnout.
By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Voters plunged Germany into political limbo on Sunday, splitting their ballots between Angela Merkel's conservatives and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) so evenly that both claimed victory. Projections at 11:15 p.m.
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Rita, the 17th tropical storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season, formed near the Bahamas on Sunday and prompted an evacuation order for tourists in the lower Florida Keys.
By Carey Gillam GULFPORT, Mississippi (Reuters) - Mississippi's Port of Gulfport, a key economic engine for the region, is planning to be back in business on a limited basis no later than September 30, the port's executive director said on Sunday.
By Matt Daily and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Rescue workers combing hard-hit New Orleans neighborhoods found a survivor on Sunday who had camped out in his home since Hurricane Katrina, while officials clashed over when residents should return to the devastated city.
By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - Key members of the U.N. nuclear watchdog meet on Monday as the European Union's three biggest powers prepare for a showdown over Iran's atomic program that could lead to U.N. sanctions against Tehran.