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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
US President George Bush welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who is the first top Palestinian leader to visit the White House during Bush's presidency. The Palestinian leader said Palestinians were "in dire need to have freedom" from Israeli contro
Diplomats from Japan investigate the astonishing claims of two men who say they are former Japanese soldiers who have been hiding in the mountains of southern Philippines since World War II. Reports in Japan said the two octogenarians had lived on the sou
The Indonesian court in Bali Friday morning sentenced 27-year-old Australian beauty therapist Schapelle Corby to 20 years' imprisonment for trafficking 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into the resort island last year, which is much less than the life imprisonm
The World Trade Organisation has agreed to allow Iran to begin membership talks after the US lifted its opposition to Tehran joining the body. The move comes a day after Iran agreed a deal with European countries to maintain its suspension of nuclear acti
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set for historic talks with US President George Bush, hoping for a clear endorsement of the Middle East roadmap peace plan. Abbas will be the first Palestinian leader welcomed to the White House by the current US pre
Massive power cuts have shut down a large section of Moscow this morning, halting trams and underground lines and causing 20,000 passengers to be evacuated onto the street. Hospitals and telecommunication companies had to switch to back-up power, and the
US first lady Laura Bush said after a solo mission to the Middle East that the US should move as quickly as possible to shore up the shaky Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Laura Bush, returning to Washington after a five-day visit to the region, said Ar
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder says he is to rely on a personality-driven election campaign, two days after shocking the nation with a call for early elections. "We would do well to lead a very personalized contest which is focused on the two leading
A small airplane entered restricted air space over the US capital for the second time in 15 days, triggering a brief alert but not evacuation. The incident happened at around 6:00 pm (2200 GMT) on Monday.
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