Under close American scrutiny, a small team of U.N.
Another attempt will be made Friday to resolve the final disagreements over a new constitution for the European Union (EU). The main row is over what weight of votes each member country should carry after the EU expands next year to a group of 25.
French troops began arriving in the town of Bunia in eastern Congo Friday where hundreds have been killed in weeks of violence. The soldiers are spearheading a 1,400-strong rapid reaction force being deployed under a special mandate from the United Nation
Ten people, eight children and two women ,were killed by an explosion at a block of flats Chechnya's capital Grozny Friday. The cause is still uncertain, though the chief regional prosecutor Vladimir Kravchenko said it appeared to be a gas leak.
Te United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix criticized Friday the quality of the intelligence about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction that the US and Britain handed him. Blix said that his teams followed up US and British leads at suspec
Pope John Paul II is to embark on his historic 100th trip abroad to the former Yugoslav republic of Croatia. Arriving in the coastal town of Rijeka on Thursday, the 83-year-old pontiff will meet Croatian President Stjepan Mesic before travelling from one
The SARS outbreak has peaked in countries around the world - including China, the worst hit by the pneumonia-like disease, a World Health Organization official has said. "It's fair to say that the SARS epidemic is over its peak.
At least 13 people have been killed after a female suicide bomber blew up a bus in southern Russia, Russian officials have said. The explosion happened near the city of Mozdok in North Ossetia, which borders the breakaway republic of Chechnya.
Radical Palestinian groups and Jewish settlers have both declared their opposition to proposals aimed at achieving peace in the Middle East outlined by leaders at a summit at Aqaba, Jordan. Hamas rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas's call to
Tony Blair has again denied that intelligence documents on Iraq's weapons programmes were changed on the orders of Downing Street to strengthen the case for war against Saddam Hussein. Announcing that Parliament's all-party Intelligence and Security Commi
Some seventeen injuries have been reported after an apparent gas explosion rocked a building in a residential area of central Paris. Fire and police officials said the explosion was likely caused by gas and was not deliberate.
US Presiden George Bush arrived in Jordan Wednesday for peace talks with Israeli and Palestinian Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas. Bush will hold separate discussions with the two top statesmen before the three of them meet together.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern about the reported sharp drop in new SARS cases in China in recent days. Just three new cases of the respiratory disease were reported on Tuesday, compared with daily tallies well into double figur
"The world needs to have a Palestinian state that is free and at peace, and therefore my government will work with all parties concerned to achieve that vision", said US President Bush in a statement following a meeting with Arab leaders in Egypt. The mee
French air traffic controllers joined a nationwide strike Tuesday in protest of pension reforms that should cancel 80% of scheduled flights to and from France. Meanwhile Italy's Alitalia cabin crews staged a four-hour strike against plans to reduce cab
US President George Bush and his French college Jacques Chiraq ended their first post-Iraq war talks Monday. After the encounter in France's town of Evian the two presidents insisted that there was a positive and constructive athmosphere.
Russia will stop exporting nuclear material to Iran if the country doesn't sign up to tougher nuclear inspections, British official said Monday. The step follows a decision by the G8 leaders to issue a joint statement describing weapons of mass destructio
UK Queen Elizabeth attended a special service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 50th anniversary of her coronation. Sixteen other members of the Royal Family, Senior politicians, Commonwealth leaders and representatives of all faith groups were present.
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