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Violence in Iraq Claims 35 Dead

Gunmen shot down 23 followers of the Yazidi religious minority in Mosul, northern Iraq, on Sunday, while two car bombs killed another 12 in an earlier car-bomb attack at a Baghdad police station. The Yazidi were workers in a textile factory near Mosul an

World | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1389

Voting Machines Cause Delays in French Presidential Elections

The voting machines introduced for the first time in France at Sunday's presidential elections have caused massive delays as voters struggled to cope with the new technology. Long queues were reported in numerous locations where the machines were install

World | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1258

Swiss Radio Claims Sarkozy, Royal to Meet in French Presidential Run-offs

Centre-right candidate Nicolas Sarkozy will meet Socialist Segolene Royal in the run-offs of the French presidential election on May 6, Swiss radio RTN reported on Sunday, one hour before the last polling stations closed in mainland France. The radio sta

World | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1139

French Elections Turnout on Track to Beat Record

Voter turnout in the first round of French presidential elections on Sunday stood at 73,87% at 5 pm local time, three hours before the last polling stations were due to close in continental France, daily Le Monde said, quoting French Interior Ministry dat

World | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1624

High Early Turnout in French Presidential Polls

Voters turned out en masse in the early hours of the first round of presidential elections in France, with 31,21% casting their ballots by noon local time on Sunday, daily Le Monde reported. The comparative figure at the last presidential poll in 2002 wa

World | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1888

Fire on Danish Fishing Ship Kills One, Eight Missing

Fire on a Danish ship near the shores of Chile left one person dead late on Saturday, and another eight missing. The body of the dead sailor has been recovered, though his identity could not be established, while the search for the eight missing crewmemb

World | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1101

Focus on France as Voters Choose Next President

Voting opened on Sunday in France's first round of presidential elections as the country picks its next president to succeed Jacques Chirac after 12 years at the helm. Final polls aired in the week showed four of the dozen candidates in the running had a

World | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1263

Virginia Tech Killer's Family Speaks out for 1st Time after Massacre

The family of Virginia Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho released Friday a written statement, thus speaking out for the first time after the bloody shooting, in which 32 people and Cho himself were killed.

World | April 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2310

NASA Worker Kills Hostage, Himself

A space engineer, armed with a gun has shot down a hostage and himself after barricading into Nasa's Johnston Space Centre In Houston on Saturday Morning, international media reported.

World | April 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4244

Romania's President: I Will Not Resign

Romania's President Traian Basescu announced Friday he is not going to resign despite the fact that he was suspended by the country's lawmakers. Basescu neglected the announcement, he made last week by, saying he would step down in order to bring on snap

World | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1448

Virginia Tech Copycat Threats Sweep US

A large number of US schools and universities or evacuated students Thursday and at least 20 people were arrested or under investigation as a wave of copycat campus threats spread after the Virginia Tech massacre, US media reported.

World | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2005

French Presidential Candidates Court Undecided Voters

The presidential race in France appears to close to call, motivating the front-runners for the country's top job to court the undecided voters, which make up 40% of the voting public, according to the latest polls. The latest public opinion surveys show

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1070

EU Ministers To Avoid Kosovo Question - Report

Foreign ministers from 27 EU member states will meet next week for an informal gathering, but the future of Kosovo will not be on its agenda because of ongoing disunity in the bloc, EUobserver reported on Thursday. "Western Balkans is taken off the agend

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1050

Turkish Interior Condemns Attack on Christians in Malatya

Turkey's interior minister condemned the slayings of Christians at a printing house in the city of Malatya, describing it as an attack against peace and tolerance. "I felt deeply sad over the attack on a publishing house in the eastern city of Malatya in

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1212

Romanian Lawmakers Suspend President

Romanian lawmakers voted on Thursday to suspend President Traian Basescu, with an overwhelming 322 votes in favour and 108 against. The motion needed only 233 votes to pass, while 18 MPs and senators from the 465 that make up the country's bicameral legi

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1627

German, 2 Turkish Converts to Christianity Killed in Turkey Gruesome Attack

A German national and two Turkish nationals, who had converted to Christianity, were slain in the gruesome attack in Malatya, local media reported.

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3197

Ferocious Slaughter at Christian Publishing House in Turkey

A ferocious slaughter occurred on Wednesday at a publishing house that distributes Bibles in Turkey, killing three - a German and two Turkish nationals. The massacre, that added to string of attacks apparently targeting the country's tiny Christian minor

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6133

Virginia Tech Killer Sent Photos, Letter to NBC TV between Two Shootings

The gunman, who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech University before turning his gun on himself, has sent photos, videos and a letter of 23 pages to NBC News in the time between the two shootings. The videos show Cho Seung-Hui, who waves guns or level the

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 13711

Romania Decides on President Basescu's Dismissal

Romanian MPs are to give their votes for or against President Traian Basescu's dismissal on Thursday. If the Parliament decides to dismiss the head of state, a referendum will be launched in a period of 30 days after the vote.

World | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1544

At Least 157 Dead in Iraq Blasts

Bombings in Baghdad have killed 157 people and wounded another 166, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, as cited by CNN.

World | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1042

Bulgaria Born Turkish Parliament's Deputy Head Dies in Coma

The Deputy Chairman of the Turkish Parliament Ali Dincher, who was born in Bulgaria, died Wednesday in coma after suffering a serious illness. The deceased was a husband of Bulgaria's jazz singer Ialdaz Ibrahimova.

World | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1159
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