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Aznar Admits Madrid Bomb Failings

Former Spanish prime minister admitted he may have been distracted from the threat posed by Islamic militants by his fight against ETA. Jose Maria Aznar's party was ejected from power only days after Islamists blew up trains in Madrid, killing 191.

World | May 4, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 753

Poland Marks Constitution Day

Poland celebrated its Constitutional Day, just a day after President Aleksander Kwasniewski officially designated former deputy premier and finance minister Marek Belka as prime minister. Belka's appointment is still to be approved by the 460-seat lower h

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1847

Mexico, Peru in Diplomatic Row with Cuba

Mexico and Peru announced they would pull out their ambassadors from Cuba following scornful remarks by President Fidel Castro. Mexico, once Cuba's firm ally in Latin America, accused Cuba in interference in its domestic affairs.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

US Base Attacked in Najaf

An American military base in Najaf came under fire on Monday. Reports say ten people died in the attack.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

US Celebrate Hostage Escape

The US are celebrating the escape of an American hostage from Iraqi militants. Truck driver Thomas Hamill, 43, somehow managed to slip out of the building where he was kept, and dashed to a US patrol some 65 kilometers from Baghdad.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Likud Rejects Sharon's Gaza Pullout Plan

Ariel Sharon's ruling Likud party rejected his plan to withdraw unilaterally from the Gaza Strip in a referendum held on Sunday. A total of 59.

World | May 3, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

Sasser Virus Affects Cyberspace

A new internet worm that attacks computers with certain Microsoft operating systems by shutting them down is spreading rapidly and is expected to culminate on Monday when people return to work. The Sasser worm typically shuts down the computer, then autom

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2402

Schwarzenegger Meets Israeli PM

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger met Ariel Sharon Sunday and wished him good luck in a vote on the prime minister's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

At Least 31 Killed in Afghan Gas Blast

An accidental explosion at a gas station killed at least 31 people in western Afghanistan. At least another 40 people were injured in the blast near Shindand, 360 miles west of the capital, Kabul, in Herat province.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Sotheby's Set 10 New Records in Hong Kong

Sotheby's said it set a new record total of 445.6 M Hong Kong dollars for its latest spring auctions in Hong Kong.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Israeli Raid over Gaza

An Israeli helicopter launched three missiles Sunday afternoon at a building in Gaza City housing radio stations affiliated with the militant Hamas group and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah party. The airstrike took place just hours after Palesti

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

US: No Widespread Abuse in Iraq Prisons

There is no widespread pattern of abuse of Iraqi prisoners and that the actions of "just a handful" of US troops at a Baghdad prison have unfairly tainted all American forces, top US military officer Gen. Richard Myers said.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 572

Rebels Blew Up Bridges to Georgia

The rebellious Georgian region of Ajaria blew up two bridges linking it to the rest of Georgia, amid rising tensions with the central government. The explosions occurred as the Georgian army carried out manoeuvres nearby.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Pope: Enlarged EU Needs Christianity

Pope John Paul welcomed the 10 new nations of the European Union but said the bloc could only face the challenges of the 21st century if it defended its Christian roots. The pope, whose native country, Poland, is one of the new countries in the 25-strong

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Israeli Family Killed in Gaza Attack

Four Israeli children and their mother were killed Sunday in a terrorist attack near a bloc of Jewish settlements in Gaza. Just hours after that an Israeli helicopter launched three missiles at a building in Gaza City housing radio stations affiliated wit

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Sharon Determined to Withdraw from Gaza

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (is determined to withdraw Israeli troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip even if his Likud Party rejects the plan in Sunday's referendum. However, a defeat could trigger a major political crisis, including a Cabinet reshuffle

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

US Forces Under Fire in Najaf

Suspected Shiite militiamen fired mortar bombs and grenades at US forces in the holy town of Najaf in southern Iraq overnight. There were no reports of casualties in the attack, which also targeted the city's US-led administration office.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

Poland to Change PM

Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller is due to leave office on Sunday, a day after leading the eastern European nation into the new, enlarged EU. He is to be replaced immediately by an ex-finance minister, Marek Belka.

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

Irish Police Hose Down Anti-EU Rallies

Irish riot police have driven back hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators protesting at Saturday's historic enlargement of the EU. They directed a water cannon into the crowd near the Phoenix Park venue for the EU summit before a phalanx of officers wi

World | May 2, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Anti-Globalization Protests in Dublin

Irish Police are on high alert amidst concerns that this evening's demonstrations in Dublin against globalization might get out of hand. According to Irish press news based on intelligence units, the police fear that groups prone to create negative incide

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

2 Canadians, American Die in Rome Fire

A Canadian couple and an American died in a fire at one of Rome's most prestigious hotels early on Saturday. The American man plunged to his death from one of the balconies of the six-story Hotel Parco dei Principi ai Parioli as he tried to escape the fla

World | May 1, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 562