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Morning re-cap of main news, May 8

* An earthquake of Richter magnitude 4.3 rocked Avachinsk Bay off the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the early morning, seismologists said

* Rescuers expect to receive images later on Monday of objects believed to be the flight recorders of an Armenian Airbus A-320 airliner that crashed off Russia's Black Sea coast last week, killing all 113 people on board

* French specialists will arrive in Sochi on Tuesday bringing equipment needed to search for the flight recorders of the crashed plane, Vladimir Derkunov, the head of the local search headquarters, said

* Russia may continue to provide financial aid to the Palestinian National Authority, the Foreign Ministry's special envoy to the Middle East, Sergei Yakovlev, said

* Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush with proposals for solving ongoing international disputes, Iranian government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham said

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