UN Sounds Alarm over AIDS Spreading

Kofi Annan, the United Nations (UN) Secretary General, has said that the fight against AIDS may be the great challenge of our generation. The disease is spreading faster than ever, outstripping efforts to contain it, Annan told a conference in New York.

World | June 3, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 680

Latvia Ratified EU Constitution

Lawmakers in new EU member state Latvia ratified the European Union's constitution, giving the text a much-needed boost after its rejection by French and Dutch voters. A total of 71 MPs in the Latvian 100-seat parliament backed the constitution, five vote

World | June 2, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871

Russia, China Fix Border Problem

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on the ratification of an additional agreement on the eastern part of the Russian-Chinese border, Russian officials announced. The law was approved by the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, on May

World | June 2, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 485

Car Bomb Kills Nine in Iraq

A car bomb killed nine people and injured 25 in north Iraq on Thursday, officials announced. The bomb was targeting a restaurant where bodyguards of Iraq's Kurdish deputy prime minister were eating.

World | June 2, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Over 20 Dead in Afghanistan Mosque Suicide Blast

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 27 people including the police chief of the capital Kabul, witnesses and officials said. The blast occurred as prayers were offered for an Islamic cleri

World | June 1, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Sweden Shuts down Nuke Reactor

A controversial nuclear power station in south-western Sweden was finally being shut down on Wednesday, decades after Swedes voted to phase out atomic energy. The final reactor at the Barseback plant, across a narrow waterway from the Danish capital, was

World | June 1, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

UN Renews Iraq Security Mandate

The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the US-led multinational force in Iraq on Tuesday. In a statement adopted unanimously the council deplored the campaign of violence against civilians and Iraqi authorities, and re-emphasized earlier calls to

World | June 1, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Sweden, Macedonia Ban Smoking

Macedonia and Sweden introduced on Wednesday bans on smoking pubs and eateries. Macedonians will no be able to light up in schools, edifices of state institutions or indoor areas of private offices either.

World | June 1, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 768

Yukos Ex-Chief Jailed for 9 Years

Former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of six charges including tax evasion. Khodorkovsky was found guilty of six of the seven charges of tax evasion, fraud and embezzlement he had faced.

World | May 31, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Saddam on Trial in Two Months

Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein is expected to go on trial within two months, new President Jalal Talabani announced. When asked in a TV interview when Saddam's trial would begin, Talabani replied he hoped it to happen within two months.

World | May 31, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Villepin Appointed New French PM

French President Jacques Chirac has appointed Dominique de Villepin as prime minister to head a new government in the wake of the EU constitution referendum defeat. Villepin, 51, who headed so far the Interior Ministry will replace Jean-Pierre Raffarin, w

World | May 31, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

Paris Hilton Unveils Wedding Plans

High-profile hotel heiress Paris Hilton has announced her engagement to Paris Latsis, whom she has been dating for five months. Hilton, 24, accepted the Greek shipping heir's proposal last Wednesday.

World | May 31, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

Merkel Anointed to Replace Schroeder

Angela Merkel, the leader of Germany's opposition Christian Democrats, has officially been chosen as the conservative challenger to Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in early elections in the fall. Angela Merkel, the leader of Germany's opposition Christian De

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 490

Over 20 Killed in Iraqi Car Bomb Attack

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up among a crowd of Iraqi police in Hilla city, south of Baghdad, on Monday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 35 others, police said. The attack took place Hilla, some 100 km south of Baghdad.

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 341

Blast Shakes NATO Headquarters in Kabul

An explosion shook the headquarters of NATO's 8,000-strong security force in the Afghan capital on Monday, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

Two Americans Arrested on Terror Charges

The FBI arrested a Florida doctor and New York martial arts expert on federal terrorism charges, saying they conspired to treat and train terrorists, federal prosecutors announced. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, a physician, and Tarik Shah, a self-described martial a

World | May 30, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Son of Slain PM Heads for Lebanese Poll Win

Saad, the son of slain former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, is headed for a landslide election victory in Beirut. Voters however denied Saad al-Hariri the high turnout he sought in Lebanon's first general election in three decades with no Syrian troops

World | May 29, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

Quake Rattles Greece

Greece's Peloponnese peninsula, one of the country's most seismic areas, was rocked Sunday by an earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale, the Strasbourg Geodynamic Institute said as quoted by DPA. The quake's epicentre was located deep in the Corinthi

World | May 29, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Small Bomb Explodes in Athens

A small bomb exploded in central Athens, outside the offices of a Greek construction company, police said early Saturday. No one was hurt in the time-bomb blast which occurred shortly before midnight Friday following a warning telephone call to a daily ne

World | May 28, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 386

Blasts Kill 19 at Indonesian Market

Two bombs have exploded in a market in central Indonesia, killing at least 19 people and wounding 20, police said. The blasts happened in the town of Tentena, on the island of Sulawesi, about 60km from the coastal town of Poso.

World | May 28, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Germany Backs EU Constitution

Germany has become the ninth country to ratify the EU constitution when the upper house of parliament voted in favour of the treaty. In Friday's vote - timed to give the flagging "Yes" campaign a boost ahead of Sunday's referendum in France - Germany fol

World | May 27, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 541
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