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