August 20, 2001 |
An underground methane and coal-dust explosion killed 36 miners, injured 44 and left more than a dozen missing in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. The morning accident--the deadliest this year in the country's hazardous coal mines--came as more than 250 miners were working underground at the Zasyadko mine in the coal-rich Donetsk region, authorities said. "This is a tragedy.
August 18, 2006 |
Amid plummeting public support in Britain for backing America's policy in the war on terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott denied Thursday that he called President Bush a "cowboy with his Stetson hat" whose progress on a Middle East peace plan was "crap."
November 24, 2002 |
Government officials rejected allegations Saturday that they have responded slowly and clumsily to an oil spill from a sunken tanker that has polluted hundreds of miles of coastline. At a stormy news conference in the northern port of La Coruna, Deputy Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said government decisions have been timely and resources adequate.
July 22, 2006 |
British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott broke rules for ministers by not immediately declaring his stay last year at an American billionaire's ranch, according to a watchdog agency. Prescott, whose portfolio includes planning and urban redevelopment, spent a weekend in July 2005 at the Colorado ranch of Philip Anschutz, who is building an entertainment center in East London and is hoping to lease space to house Britain's first super-casino.
May 11, 2004 |
Mourners buried assassinated President Akhmad Kadyrov of Chechnya on Monday, while his son, head of the presidential security force, was appointed first deputy prime minister of the war-torn region of Russia. Pallbearers carried Kadyrov's body, covered by a white sheepskin blanket, through the streets of his Chechen home village of Tsentoroi, in scenes shown on Russian television.
February 11, 1997 |
Canada's deputy prime minister, wrapping up a highly publicized summit with this nation's leading entertainment industry executives, Monday hinted at a trade war aimed at Hollywood and what she has called "American cultural imperialism." Sheila Copps, the second-highest-ranking member of Prime Minister Jean Chretien's government, suggested that Canada might contest U.S. restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S.
January 28, 1991 |
With Arab opposition to the Gulf War mounting, a senior Egyptian official stressed Sunday that Egypt will not support any U.S. war aims that go beyond the U.N. Security Council's mandate to liberate Kuwait. Deputy Foreign Minister Butros Butros Ghali expressed Cairo's concern over suggestions that the Bush Administration has broadened its goal from liberating Kuwait to destroying Iraq's military capability and removing Saddam Hussein from power.
January 31, 2002 |
Two former top officials from Afghanistan's vanquished Taliban regime were detained Wednesday near the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, authorities said. Nazar Jan Baluch, a senior Quetta police official, said the two men had been identified as the Taliban's supreme court chief justice, Noor Mohammed Saqib, and the deputy foreign minister, Abdur Rahman Zahid. Baluch said the two men had been detained in predawn police raids on two villages.
November 3, 1990 |
Britain's Conservative Party on Friday sought to put a brave face on the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Howe, leaving the party's position on joining Europe in a state of doubt and confusion. Many Conservatives believe that Howe's resignation Thursday in protest against Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's renunciation of a common European currency will seriously damage them in the next general election.
September 4, 2002 |
Oil prices fell Tuesday after Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said his country was prepared to allow United Nations weapons inspections, a development seen as reducing the threat of a U.S. attack on the Middle East's fourth-biggest producer. Aziz told U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan that Iraq would allow access to arms sites to answer charges that it is producing weapons of mass destruction.