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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: 337

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

Bomb Derails Train in Russia, Injuring 15

A bomb derailed a train traveling between the Chechen capital of Grozny and Moscow Sunday morning, injuring 15 people. The explosion, which occurred about 90 miles south of Moscow, came as Russians were enjoying a long weekend marking the Russian parliame

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Quake Shakes Southern California

A moderate earthquake shook most of Southern California early Sunday. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage, authorities said.

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

French Journalist, Iraqi Driver Freed Saturday

The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released as early as on Saturday, French newspaper Liberation said. Florence Aubenas and her Iraqi driver, Hussein Hanun al-Saadi, were taken hostage after

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Romanian Journalists were Held together with French Hostage

The three Romanian reporters freed in Iraq last month said they had been held in the same place as the French journalist. Since their release on May 22, the Romanian journalists had perseveringly refused to talk about their time in captivity so as not to

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 932

Kidnapped French Journalist Released

The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released. Earlier in the day the head of the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assured the two were alive and "things are progressing".

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Four Palestinian Convicted Murderers Executed

Four Palestinians, convicted of murder, were executed before sunrise after they make confessions in a Gaza City court. Three men were hanged and the fourth was killed by a firing squad, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

3 Injured in Gay Clashes in Warsaw

At least three people were injured and ten arrested in clashes between marching homosexuals and right-wing extremists. In the Polish capital.

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 499

Suicide Blast outside Slovakian Embassy in Baghdad, 4 Injured

At least four Iraqis have been injured after a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the Slovakian Embassy in southern Baghdad on Saturday. The suicide bomber detonated the vehicle and killed himself.

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377
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