Argentines swarmed around banks to buy U.S.
Argentines swarmed around banks to buy U.S.
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah called Wednesday for the Arab world to establish "normal relations" with Israel in exchange for the Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories. A short time after Abdullah's speech, however, the summit was thrown into confusi
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has won her privacy action against the Mirror newspaper. She has been awarded ?3,500, a relatively small amount of damages, and the newspaper has been ordered to pay her costs.
Figures showing strong consumer sentiment have buoyed hopes of a rapid recovery for the US economy. US consumer confidence rose to an index figure of 110.
The number of people killed in the earthquake disaster in northern Afghanistan has risen sharply after fresh aftershocks hit the region on Wednesday morning, according to the Afghan Government. Government officials had previously talked of about 2,000 dea
A man has been arrested after he shot dead eight people with an automatic weapon in a western Paris suburb, BBC reported. Many more were injured - 14 of them seriously - during the attack, which took place after a late-night council meeting in Nanterre to
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will not attend the Arab League summit in Beirut, because, as one Palestinian official said, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is "behaving like the head of a gangster state." Earlier, Sharon said if Arafat called in Ara
The Indian parliament, meeting in a rare joint session, has voted in favour of controversial anti-terrorism legislation. The Prevention of Terrorism Bill was passed by 425 votes to 296 in the historic session - only the third of its kind since India gaine
A multi-billion-euro European network of global satellites has been given the green light. The Galileo system will provide precise navigational data for future car drivers, sailors and mobile phone users.
Final preparations for a key Arab summit are being overshadowed by the row over whether Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat should attend. Protests have been taking place across the Middle East to demand his presence at the Arab League talks in Beirut, where
More than 1,800 people are feared dead and thousands have been left homeless after a series of earthquakes struck Afghanistan's remote northern province of Baghlan, Reuters reported. Afghan officials cited figures of between 1,800 and 4,800 dead, while th
A heavy gunbattle broke out in an ethnic Albanian village in Macedonia on Monday night, killing one person, diplomatic sources said. Witnesses in Mala Recica, a village on the southern outskirts of the western city of Tetovo, said heavy exchanges of machi
The Nigerian Government is coming under increasing international pressure to amend laws in northern Muslim areas which call for punishments such as stoning, amputation and flogging. Although one woman, Safiya Huseini, won her appeal on Monday against a se
A South African court has upheld a ruling that the government must make more widely available a drug which reduces the risk of HIV-positive women passing on the virus to their children. This is another setback for the government, which has argued that the
Brussels is set to impose tariffs of 14.9-26% on steel imports, to protect itself from a possible surge of metal diverted from the US.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority are at loggerheads over whether Yasser Arafat should be allowed to travel to Beirut for this week's Arab League summit. A Saudi-sponsored plan to end 18 months of violence between Israeli and the Palestinians is due to
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon should give "serious consideration" to lifting a travel ban on Yasser Arafat and allowing the Palestinian leader to attend this week's Arab summit meeting in Lebanon, the White House said on Monday. Spokesman Ari Fleisc
Afghan authorities have arrested an important Taliban commander in the southern border town of Spinboldak, an official said on Monday. Mullah Rehmatullah, who was commander of the Tangi area in Takhta Pul district, 50 km (30 miles) south of Kandahar, was
South Korea is sending a presidential envoy to North Korea, in an effort to restart stalled bilateral talks. Lim Dong-won, a special advisor on national security to President Kim Dae-jung, will travel to Pyongyang in the first week of April.
History was made at the Oscars on Sunday night when for the first time in the awards' 74 years its top acting honors were won by black performers, including the first ever best actress award to an African American. "A Beautiful Mind" was named best pictur
Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday he was unlikely to meet with Yasser Arafat before this week's Arab League summit in Beirut, which he said the Palestinian leader should attend. Cheney, who refused to see Arafat during a 10-day trip to the Middle
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