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2010-01-26 14:29:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief's first shipment of health kits and layettes to Haiti has arrived safely. "Our partners at Church World Service (CWS) have confirmed the shipment has arrived and will be distributed immediately to the people who need it," says Trevor Knoblich, LWR's Program Coordinator for Emergency Response. The shipment, sent jointly by LWR and CWS, contained health kits and layettes from LWR, and blankets and medicine from CWS. The...

2008-08-17 12:00:34

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Emily Sollie of Lutheran World Relief, +1-410-230-2802, esollie@lwr.org BALTIMORE, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief today announced a $150,000 matching grant opportunity for gifts to its Fill the Bowl campaign to fight the global food crisis. Thanks to the generosity of Paul and Barbara Denton, of Easton, Md., donations to LWRs Fill the Bowl campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, until $150,000 in matching funds is reached....

2006-05-16 08:36:04

BERLIN (Reuters) - The EU's three biggest powers plan to offer Iran a light-water nuclear reactor as part of a package of incentives if Tehran agrees to freeze its uranium enrichment program, EU diplomats said on Tuesday. "The EU3 and Solana are planning an offer of a European light-water reactor to Iran in return for a suspension of its enrichment program," a European Union diplomat familiar with the negotiations on Iran told Reuters on condition of anonymity. He said the political...

2005-12-21 08:41:53

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's plan to build light-water atomic reactors and develop other reactors capable of producing fissile material could harm a nuclear disarmament deal signed by Pyongyang, South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday. "It runs counter to the spirit of the agreement reached on September 19 for North Korea to boost peaceful nuclear activity," Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon told reporters at a briefing. He was referring to a deal reached at six-party talks...

2005-12-21 04:52:09

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's plan to build light-water atomic reactors and develop other reactors capable of producing fissile material could harm a nuclear disarmament deal signed by Pyongyang, South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday. "It runs counter to the spirit of the agreement reached on September 19 for North Korea to boost peaceful nuclear activity," Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon told reporters at a briefing. He was referring to a deal reached at six-party talks...

2005-12-19 21:31:15

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea plans to build its own light-water atomic reactors and develop two other reactors that can produce large amounts of fissile material to boost its nuclear capabilities, official media said on Tuesday. The comment from the North's official KCNA news agency comes amid a snag in six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs. It could further complicate an already difficult diplomatic process, diplomatic analysts said. North Korea...

2005-11-28 08:50:12

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States should give North Korea "political and economic" compensation after the collapse of an international project to provide it with nuclear reactors, a spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry said on Monday. Last week, the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), the body running the project, pulled the plug on the long-stalled deal to provide two light-water reactors (LWRs) in exchange for the communist state freezing its nuclear...

2005-11-28 03:34:58

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States should give North Korea "political and economic" compensation after the collapse of an international project to provide it with nuclear reactors, a spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry said on Monday. Last week, the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), the body running the project, pulled the plug on the long-stalled deal to provide two light-water reactors (LWRs) in exchange for the communist state freezing its nuclear...

2005-10-27 20:43:54

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will not give details about its nuclear programs and atomic weapons until a light-water nuclear reactor has been built for it, a senior North Korean diplomat has told the South's Yonhap news agency. In an interview with Yonhap in Washington on Thursday, Han Song-ryol, deputy chief of the North's mission to the United Nations, also said Pyongyang was not interested in Seoul's offer of electricity if it was meant as an alternative to the reactor. "To give...

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2005-06-11 20:41:40

WASHINGTON -- The new-generation nuclear reactors being talked about after a pause of three decades are not much different from those of the past, though the designs should make them safer, more efficient and easier to build. Two designs likely to be pursued adopt a passive safety system requiring less involvement by operators to shut the system down and ensure that the reactor core doesn't overheat. A third design would have more redundant and isolated safety systems than current reactors...