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Venezuelan Jetliner with 46 Aboard Crashes in Andes Mountains

A Venezuelan plane, carrying 46 people aboard crashed in the Andes Mountains hours after it was declared missing on Thursday night, CNN reported. Witnesses saw the plane go down, according to the country's national director of civil protection Antonio Ri

World | February 22, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1561

1 Dead, Hundreds Hurt at Rally against Kosovo Independence in Belgrade

An unidentified charred body was found in the building of the US embassy in Belgrade after part of it was set on fire by Serbian protesters, who rallied late on Thursday against Kosovo's sovereignty, Darik News reported. More than 150 people have been in

World | February 22, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1613

Italy, Denmark, Estonia Recognize Kosovo

Estonia, Italy, and Denmark became Thursday the 13th, 14th, and 15th state to officially recognize the independence of the breakaway Serbian province Kosovo. Italy is the last of the "big four" from the EU together with the UK, France, and Germany, which

World | February 21, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3622

Thousands Join Serb Kosovo Rally

At least 150,000 Serbs rallied in central Belgrade to protest against Kosovo's declaration of independence over the weekend, BBC reported.

World | February 21, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2576

Toxic Fueled Spy Satellite Hit by US Missile over Pacific Ocean

A malfunctioning spy satellite with toxic propellant in its fuel tank was hit by a US missile as falling toward Earth, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Initial indications are that the satellite, struck as it passed over the Pacific Ocean, had its tank destr

World | February 21, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1620

Belgrade Stages National Protest over Kosovo's Independence

Serbia plans to stage a mass protest rally in Belgrade on Thursday against the unilateral declaration of independence of the breakaway province of Kosovo. The protest, largely organized by the government, goes under the slogan "Kosovo is Serbia" and abou

World | February 21, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1616

Quake Jolts Southern Greece Again

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook southern Greece early Wednesday, authorities said.

World | February 20, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1392

Germany Officially Backs Kosovo

The government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel approved Wednesday recognizing Kosovo as an independent nation. "The government is ready to establish diplomatic relations with the new state," a spokesman for the cabinet announced on Wednesday.

World | February 20, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1162

Obama Claims Ninth Victory in a Row at Wisconsin Primary Vote

Barack Obama has extended his lead over his rival, Hillary Clinton, in the contest to win the Democratic nomination to run for US president by winning the primary in the state of Wisconsin, BBC reported Wednesday.

World | February 20, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1441

NATO Intervenes as Serbs Torch Kosovo Border Points

NATO peacekeepers have closed two border crossings between Kosovo and Serbia on Tuesday and stepped up its presence in the area, due to escalating violence. Serbs torched and blew up crossing points at Jarinje and Banja, Kosovo authorities said as cited

World | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1736

Musharraf Admits Defeat in Pakistan's Vote

The main party backing President Pervez Musharraf has admitted defeat in Pakistan's elections, BBC reported Tuesday.

World | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1210

Washington Recognized Independent Kosovo

US President George Bush on Tuesday justified recognizing Kosovo as an independent nation, saying that doing so will bring peace to a region scarred by war, CNN reported.

World | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1247

Thaci: I Believe Serbia Will Recognize Kosovo Sovereignty

Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said he believes the differences between his country and Serbia will be smoothed and Belgrade is to recognize the independence of the youngest state in the world. The statement was made at a press conference late on M

World | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1375

Fidel Castro Resigns as Cuba's President

Cuba's ailing leader Fidel Castro announced Tuesday that he will not return to lead the country as president, retiring as head of state 49 years after he seized the power. The 81-year-old Castro, who has ruled Cuba since leading a communist revolution in

World | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3875

Serbian Parliament Annuls Kosovo Independence, Protests Continue

The Serbian parliament met late on Monday to approve the cabinet's declaration annulling the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo, while protests across Serbia and the enclaves in the breakaway province continued. The MPs declared void all do

World | February 19, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1522

Serbs in Belgrade and Kosovo Protest over Independence Declaration

Serbs in Belgrade and the enclaves in Kosovo have staged numerous protests after Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence on Sunday. Serbian media reported rallies in Belgrade turned into riots as protestors clashed with police and hurled stones a

World | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1733

Serbia Sues Kosovo Leaders over Constitution, State Security Violation

Serbia's Interior Ministry has instituted legal proceedings against the independent Kosovo's leaders over violating the constitutional order and the state security, Darik News reported Monday. Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci

World | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1493

Pakistan Votes, Musharraf May Face Impeachment by Opposition

Some 81 million Pakistanis are eligible to participate in Monday's parliamentary elections in 64 100 polling stations all over the country in a vote that may have fateful consequences for President Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan which is a nuclear power and

World | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1545

Romania's Hungarian Minority Demands Autonomy in Wake of Kosovo Independence

Kosovo's declaration of independence was welcomed by the Hungarian minority in Romania and led to demands for autonomy. Leaders of the Democratic Union of the Hungarians in Romania (DUHR) stated their intention to use the Kosovo precedent in order to ask

World | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6763

Kosovo Enjoys Night Celebrations after Independence Proclamation

Celebrations in Kosovo that started early on Sunday, went on into the night, many hours after the country has officially proclaimed its independence, BBC reported Monday. Fireworks were let off and guns were fired into the air to show the euphoria that g

World | February 18, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1411

Kosovo Proclaims Independence from Serbia

Kosovo became on Sunday the world's newest state after its parliament overwhelmingly endorsed a declaration of independence from Serbia in an historic session.

World | February 17, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1519
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