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US "Will not Waver" on Mid-East

The United States "will not waver" in its efforts to implement the so-called roadmap to peace in the Middle East, Secretary of State Colin Powell has said. He urged Israel and the Palestinians to halt the tit-for-tat attacks that have strained efforts for

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

France Takes Swipe at Rumsfeld

French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has sharply criticised her US counterpart Donald Rumsfeld's view of the world. In a newspaper interview coinciding with the opening of the 45th annual Paris air show, Alliot-Marie said Rumsfeld espoused a US-ce

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Ten Killed in Saudi Clashes

Reports from Saudi Arabia say 10 people have been killed in clashes between police and militants in the holy city of Mecca. The semi-official Saudi daily, Okaz, said five suspected terrorists and five members of the security forces died during a battle in

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

US Forces Raid Flashpoint Town

US forces in Iraq have mounted a big overnight operation to try to rein in the activities of militiamen still loyal to the ousted Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein. About 1,300 soldiers from the US army's 3rd Infantry Division backed by tanks and helicopters r

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Czechs Say 'Yes' to EU Entry

Voters in the Czech Republic have overwhelmingly approved entry to the European Union in a two-day referendum. With almost all votes counted, 77% backed EU membership.

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

Czechs Backed EU Entry

Voters in the Czech Republic have given overwhelming backing to joining the European Union, according to exit polls. More than 80 percent of voters backed EU entry, with only 19 percent against in a turnout of 57 percent, in figures from the SC&C agency q

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 238

British Queen Honors 007

Showbusiness stars get equal billing with unsung heroes - including a tea lady- in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Seven-times James Bond actor Roger Moore becomes Sir Roger as he receives a knighthood, while dedicated Glasgow tea lady Isa Allan is rewarded

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

"Bomb Plot" against Apec Summit

The prime minister of Thailand says Muslim militants have been planning bomb attacks in Bangkok to coincide with a meeting of Asia Pacific heads of state in October. US President George W Bush is among the world leaders expected to attend.

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Militia Attack Tehran Protesters

Security forces and hardline supporters of Iran's conservative leadership have clashed with large crowds in the capital Tehran who were protesting against clerical rule. Tear gas, clubs, and iron bars were used to disperse the protesters.

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Israel, Palestinians to Resume Talks

Israel and the Palestinians are resuming security talks despite a week of bombings and missile strikes that have killed 60 people, officials said Saturday. On the table is a proposal that Israel withdraw from parts of the Gaza Strip , to positions held be

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Drug Hope for SARS Patients

Researchers in Germany have identified an existing anti-viral drug which might be used to treat SARS - the respiratory disease that has killed nearly 800 people worldwide. Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, scientists from the Frankfurt Medical Sc

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Explosives Found on Italian Plane

Police have detonated an explosive device found on board an Italian airliner about to make an internal flight to Rome. The device was discovered on Thursday under a seat on an Alitalia plane that had arrived in the eastern city of Ancona from Florence.

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

War Crimes Suspect Held in Serbia

Special forces in Serbia have arrested one of the country's most wanted war crimes suspects. Veselin Sljivancanin, a former colonel in the Yugoslav national army, was picked up by police after a 10-hour standoff outside his house in Belgrade.

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Hamas Blamed for Mid-East Violence

The United States has blamed the increase in Israeli-Palestinian violence on the militant group Hamas, amid fears for the future of the roadmap plan for peace in the region. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the continuing violence was not the faul

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Hamas Leader Killed by Israeli Helicopter Strike

Six Palestinians were killed in strike by Israeli helicopters on a car travelling in Gaza City Thursday. One of the victims of the attack has been identified by Palestinian sources as Yasser Taha- a senior member of the military wing of Palestine's milita

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Russia's President Joins Independence Day Celebrations

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, PM Mikhail Kasyanov and other top officials joined celebrations of Russia's Independence Day Thursday at Moscow's Famous Red Square. For the first time in forty-seven years military jets fly over the Kremlin palace.

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

UK Calls for Cash to Palestinian Radicals Cut Off

UK's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw called June 12th for greater international efforts to cut off funds to militant Palestinian groups after the suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem Thursday. Straw did not specify any countries, but Britain increased pressure o

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Iranian Student Protests Spark Clashes

Riot police and hard-line vigilantes clashed with teenage demonstrators who denounced supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday, as protests mushroomed into Iran's biggest in months. Dozens of the hard-liners riding motorbikes chased down about 300

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

US Troops Hunt Saddam Loyalists

The US military captured nearly 400 suspected Saddam Hussein loyalists in a bid to end daily attacks against American soldiers north of Baghdad.The massive operation, codenamed "Operation Peninsula Strike", used jet fighters, tank-buster aircraft and patr

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

Calls for Peace Follow Day of Bloodshed

Calls for peace between Israel and the Palestinians followed bloodshed that left at least 26 people dead in one day. At least 16 people were killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian militant dressed as an Orthodox Jew blew himself up on board a bus in the c

World | June 12, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Suicide Blast Hits Jerusalem Bus

At least nine people have been killed in an explosion on a bus in central Jerusalem, Israeli police have said. Dozens of people were injured in the blast, reportedly caused by a suicide bomber, on one of the city's main thoroughfares during rush hour.

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215