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EU, US Meet to Warm Transatlantic Ties

EU leaders travel to Washington on Monday for a one-day summit with the United States hosted by President George W. Bush.

World | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

Dozens Killed in Baghdad Restaurant Bombing

A suicide bombing ripped through a popular Baghdad kebab restaurant, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25. The bomber detonated a vest laden with explosives at lunchtime on Sunday in the Ibn Zanbour restaurant, which is just half a kilometer from th

World | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

ETA Vows "End of Attacks" on Politicians

The Basque militant group Eta has declared it will no longer attack Spanish politicians, in a statement reported by the Basque newspaper, Gara. The group said it has closed its "front" against politicians because of changes in the political climate.

World | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 571

Iran Hardliner to Contest Election Run-off

The hardline mayor of Tehran is to face a veteran former president in a run-off for Iran's presidency, after a surprise result in Friday's first round. The second round pits conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who led

World | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 385

US, UK Closes Missions in Nigeria

The US and the UK have closed their consulates in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, citing "security fears". The Foreign Office in London said the UK had shut its mission in Lagos as a precaution following the closure of the US consulate, which is just 100m

World | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 423

Protesters Storm Kyrgyz Govt

Hundreds of protesters invaded the main government building in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek Friday. The demonstrators protested against the barring of a Kyrgyz businessman from running in the country's presidential elections in July.

World | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Tom Criuse Proposes to Girlfriend Katie Holmes

Actor Tom Cruise is to marry girlfriend Katie Holmes. The star proposed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

World | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 860

Cambodia Crisis Ends, One Student Dead

Police have ended the hostage crisis at an international school in north-western Cambodia, after gunmen seized dozens of children. All of the gunmen were captured, but one young girl died during the operation, according to witnesses.

World | June 16, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

Labour Union Strike Blocks Athens Airport

The two largest Greek labour unions went Thursday on strike in response to governmental reforms in the country. The strikers believe that the changes introduced by the Greek government threaten the number of work places in the public sector as well as pen

World | June 16, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1118

Tsunami Warning Triggers Evacuation in California

A tsunami warning was briefly issued for the California coast last night after an offshore earthquake, prompting scattered evacuations but no reported injuries. The alert, the first of its kind since November 2003, was canceled at about 9:10 p.

World | June 15, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 784

Two Killed in Russia Oil Deport Blast

Two people were killed by an explosion at an oil storage facility near the Russian capital, Moscow. At least one other person is injured, after safety regulations were reportedly violated as a railway tanker was being emptied.

World | June 15, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Annan Involved in New Oil-for-food Inquiry

The Iraq oil-for-food inquiry says it is "urgently reviewing" new material on the UN secretary general's alleged ties to a firm monitoring the programme. A memo by Swiss firm Cotecna published this week describes a meeting between Kofi Annan and its execu

World | June 15, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

EU Relaxes Ukrainian Visa Regime

The European Union (EU) will relax its visa procedures for Ukrainian citizens, starting form September, said Tuesday Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleh Rybachuk. He made the announcement after the ninth session of the Council for Cooperation between EU

World | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 611

16 Killed in Kirkuk Bombing

At least 16 people have been killed in a bombing in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a key centre of Iraq's oil industry. More than 50 people were wounded in the explosion near al-Rafidain bank in the centre of the city, police say.

World | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Major Quake Rocks Chile

At least eight people have been killed in a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake which struck northern Chile.

World | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Blair, Chirac to Debate on UK's EU Rebate

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to meet French President Jacques Chirac and to discuss the UK's EU rebate. He is meeting Jacques Chirac in Paris as part of a diplomatic tour.

World | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

Portugal Keeps on Track of Referendum Vote

Portugal intends to proceed with plans to hold a referendum on the constitution of the European Union in October, despite French and Dutch rejections of the draft, Prime Minister Jose Socrates said. The process of ratification should continue, Socrates s

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Blair Meets Putin, Seeks Support for Britain

British Prime Minister Tony Blair will meet Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow is Blair's first stop on his two-day diplomatic tour around four European capitals.

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 595

Bombs Kill 9, Wound 86 in Iran

A series of explosions shook Iran government buildings on Monday, days before the country's presidential elections. Early reports said that nine people were killed and at least 86 wounded.

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Straw Attacks EU Budget System

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw attacked the EU budget system as "wasteful" and "unfair." Jack Straw is meeting foreign ministers in Luxembourg to discuss the EU budget and constitution, with a European Council summit in Brussels on 16 and 17 June.

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Suicide Bomb Kills Five US Troops in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a US military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least five American soldiers, police said. The blast came from a taxi as a US military convoy was heading down a main road to the w

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466
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