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NEWSFLASH LINKS: Concorde Crash – Peace Talks Off

Published: Wed 26 Jul 2000 10:14 AM
NEWSFLASH LINKS: Concorde Crashes – Peace Talks Off
Two breaking news stories this morning. A Concorde has crashed taking off from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris killing at least 113 - and the Peace Talks at Camp David have come to an end without a peace agreement between the Israeli’s and the Palestinians.
Two Links to the Washington Post’s latest reports on the two stories...
Concorde Crash Kills At Least 113
… a remarkable Reuters photo shows Concorde in flame mid-air before the crash….
GONESSE, France (AP) – An Air France Concorde en route to New York crashed outside Paris shortly after takeoff Tuesday, slamming into a hotel and a restaurant. At least 113 people were killed when the charter flight of mostly German tourists went down in the first-ever crash of the needle-nosed supersonic jet.
[A conflicting Reuters report says the plane crashed between two hotels. Details remain unclear.]
Police said all 100 passengers and nine crew members on board Flight AF4590 were killed, and the Interior Ministry said four others died at a small hotel next to the two-star Hotelissimo. All the passengers were German except for one American, two Danes, and an Austrian, Air France said. The airline said the American was a retired Air France employee, but did not release a name.
At least a dozen people were injured at the hotel. They were in good condition, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin said.
For more…see..
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40793-2000Jul25.html
Mideast Peace Talks Collapse
THURMONT, Md., July 25 – After 14 days of agonizing negotiations, the White House announced this morning that the Middle East summit at Camp David had failed to produce an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
"The president has concluded that the two sides are not able to reach an agreement at this time," White House spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters in Thurmont, five miles from the presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, shortly before 11 a.m.
Back at the White House this afternoon, President Clinton held out hope that these failed talks could ultimately lead to a deal.
Clinton said he called the summit because of his concern that "if we didn't do the summit and we didn't force a process . . . that we would never get there. . . . I believe because of the work that was done within both teams and what they did with each other, we can still do it."
For more…see...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40738-2000Jul25.html
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