Independence Day security is expected to be more muted after last Independence Day was spent in the shadow of Sept. 11, AP reported.
At least seven US soldiers have been wounded in two separate attacks on troops in Iraq. According to the US military a two-vehicle convoy had been targeted by "an explosive device" which wounded six soldiers in Ramadi, 100 kilometres west of Baghdad.
European Parliament leaders have demanded a formal apology from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over his "Nazi guard" remarks to a German MEP. If they do not get such an apology by 12:30 GMT on Thursday they will consider breaking off relations w
An experiment in the United States has created a mixed-sex human embyro. The team involved insists that the creation of an hermaphrodite human embryo was designed to cure illness, but critics say moral and ethical standards have been breached.
Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian militant in the West Bank city of Qalqilya. The army said the man, who belonged to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and was armed, was killed while trying to evade capture.
The US government and farmers reacted with dismay to a European Union parliamentary vote to require labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients. The European parliament agreed to two new directives that will require foods and animal feed t
Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Winter Olympics after a secret vote by international Olympic Committee members at a meeting in Prague. The Canadians beat off bids from South Korea's Pyeongchang and the Austrian city of Salzburg to win the right to stage th
The United States and Britain have insisted they will not pull out of Iraq, despite ongoing attacks on their troops. US President Bush made the pledge on Tuesday after six American soldiers were wounded in two separate attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghda
Former Yugoslav army colonel Veselin Sljivancanin accused of massacre of more than 200 civilians in Croatia in 1991 was handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague Wednesday. Sljivancanin is one of the three so-called Vukovar indic
Israeli troops are due to withdraw from the West Bank city of Bethlehem Wednesday. The move will follow Tuesday's talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during which both sides agreed to press ahead
A burst of late-afternoon buying lifted Wall Street higher Tuesday as investors shook off downbeat reports on manufacturing and construction spending and placed bets on an improving economy. Analysts said investors were remaining largely optimistic despit
The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers have spoken of their desire for peace in a carefully managed joint appearance before talks in Jerusalem. Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas shared an enthusiastic handshake and said their people held no fundamental
Four US soldiers were killed and two others wounded in a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on their vehicle by unknown assailants in Iraqi capital Baghdad, witnesses said. An Iraqi civilian was also wounded and taken to hospital.
Protesters burned Tuesday the Chinese Communist Party flag in Hong Kong as Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao tried to reassure people in the territory that their rights and freedoms would be protected. More than 100,000 Hong Kong people are expected to t
A Toronto health care worker aged 51 died of SARS, Canadian town of Ontario's Health Ministry confirmed Monday. It is not yet known whether the victim who worked at Toronto's North York General Hospital is a man or a woman.
US, Cuba Move to Normalize Ties
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