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Irish aid boat heads for Gaza, crew ‘won’t resist arrest’

DUBLIN, Jun 03, 2010 (AFP) – An Irish aid boat is steaming towards Gaza where it hopes to deliver vital supplies at the weekend, but those on board will not resist arrest by Israeli forces, organizers said Thursday. The MV Rachel Corrie — carrying 15 people including a Nobel Prize…

Irish aid vessel still sailing for Gaza, ‘most serious consequences’ promised if passengers harmed

Irish humanitarian aid ship the MV Rachel Corrie is still sailing for Gaza, in spite of Israel’s recent, devastating attack on other vessels in the Gaza aid flotilla, resulting in at least nine dead activists and hundreds of prisoners. The ship, named after 23-year-old U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie —…

S. Korea navy ship sinking in waters near N. Korea

SEOUL – – A South Korean navy ship carrying 104 people sunk near the North Korea border on Friday after an explosion onboard, Yonhap news agency reported. The news agency also said that the navy vessel had fired shots towards an unidentified ship. South Korea’s military said a ship from…

Matthews: Palin has ‘nothing going on mentally’

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews forcefully ripped into Sarah Palin’s advice that President Obama could “declare war on Iran” to improve his re-election chances, repeatedly calling her “frightening” and claiming she’s “an empty vessel” with “nothing going on mentally.” Palin told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that if Obama “played…

Oil spilled at east Texas port as ships collide

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- As much as 450,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in a southeast Texas port Saturday after two vessels collided, the U.S. Coast Guard said. No injuries have been reported, but part of the port has been closed and some nearby residents have been evacuated.…

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