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Shroeder Offers to Support Bush on Iraq

President Bush won a commitment Wednesday from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to set aside differences and work together for a strong and stable Iraq. "We both agree that we want to look into the future together," Schroeder said.

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Hillary Clinton's Memoir Enjoys Popularity in China

Hillary Clinton's memoir, 'Living History,' enjoys great popularity in China. The book is at bookstores already.

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Iraq Committed to Remain OPEC Member

Iraq plans to remain a member of OPEC the Iraqi oil minister said Wednesday, dismissing any suggestion that the country would withdraw from the producers' group it helped found."Iraq should play an active role in achieving the objectives of this organizat

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Pope Skips Audience Because of Illness

Pope John Paul II skipped his weekly public audience on Wednesday because of what the Vatican called mild "intestinal problems."The Vatican said the pope's disorder was "mild" but that it decided to have Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican secretary of st

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Bomb Destroys 2 Civilian Buses in Iraq, Kills 1

A homemade bomb exploded Wednesday along a road in the Iraqi capital, missing a US military patrol but killing at least one Iraqi and injuring 18 others as it destroyed two civilian buses. Also Wednesday, US troops killed four Iraqis in two separate engag

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Lindh Murder Detainee Released, Another Suspect Held

Swedish police released Monday a man that was held September 16 on suspicion of murdering Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. However, on the same day they announced a fresh arrest.

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Swiss Researchers: Europe Had Hottest Summer in 500 Years

Europe this year experienced its hottest summer for at least 500 years, providing further evidence of man-made global warming, Swiss university researchers said. During the crushing heat wave between June and August this year, which triggered several thou

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Computer Virus Halts US Visa Issuing

The US State Department's electronic system for checking every visa applicant for terrorist or criminal history failed worldwide for several hours late Tuesday because of a computer virus, leaving the US government briefly unable to issue visas. The virus

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MSN Shuts Down Its Chatrooms

MSN are closing all their chatrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and most of Asia from 14 October, and changing how others are operated globally. "As a responsible leader we feel it necessary to make these changes because online chat services

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Bush Seeks Allies over Iraq

US President George Bush is set to continue his attempts at the United Nations to win support for a resolution authorising an expanded international force in Iraq. On the sidelines of Wednesday's UN General Assembly in New York, Bush is due to meet a numb

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Milosevic Indicted over Political Violence

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been indicted in Serbia with ordering the murder and attempted murder of two key political opponents, the BBC reported. The charges were announced by a special prosecutor for the government in Belgrade and

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More Storms Hit Areas Damaged by Isabel

The East Coast's recovery from Isabel was dealt a setback Tuesday by another round of storms that caused renewed flooding, flattened trees that had withstood the hurricane and knocked out power to thousands of customers, some for the second time. Severe s

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Copenhagen, Sweden Lose Power

A power blackout brought the Danish capital Copenhagen and parts of southern Sweden to a standstill. About 4 million people were without power for almost two hours after storms hit a transmission line separating the two countries.

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Bush Challenged UN to Back Iraq Plan

US President Bush challenged the United Nations to support his plan for steady transition to democratic rule in Iraq but made clear US would follow a timetable "neither hurried nor delayed by the wishes of other parties." This process must unfold accordin

World | September 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

Ruling Expected on California's Recall Delay

With an appeals court expected to decide Tuesday morning whether to lift a delay of California's recall election, the GOP congressman who bankrolled the effort urged one of the two leading Republicans to drop out. Rep.

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Hostages Taken at Saudi Hospital

Armed men have taken hostages at a hospital in the southern Saudi province of Jizan, reports say. Local residents reported hearing sporadic gunfire around the building.

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Bush to Address UN on Iraq

US President Bushwill address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to push his plan for steady transition to democratic rule in Iraq. Only in that way, Bush says, will Iraq get a chance to leap from deposed President Saddam Hussein's despotic go

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US Airstrike Kills 3 in Iraq

US aircraft fired six missiles into a farm north of Fallujah, killing three men and wounding three others. The US military said its forces were pursuing guerrillas who attacked soldiers and that it knew of only one person killed.

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Greenpeace: Austrian Body Products Contain Dangerous Substances

The ecologist organization Greenpeace said that the Austrian versions of well-known toothpastes and baby creams contain preservatives that can cause skin rashes and make bacteria resistant to medicine. Greenpeace chemist Herwig Schuster called on the auth

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Romania-Found Human Fossils "The Oldest in Europe"

Fossils found in a bear cave in Romania are the oldest specimens yet found of modern humans in Europe, scientists said Tuesday. One of the items -- a male jawbone -- has been dated to be between 34,000 and 36,000 years old.

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Suicide Bombing Kills 2 in Iraq

An Iraqi policeman was killed and 19 people were wounded as a suicide bomber struck a police checkpoint outside U.N.

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