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British Defence Chief Visits Troops In Iraq

Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has made a surprise visit to the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where the majority of Britain's 8,000 troops in Iraq are deployed. On a 24-hour trip, Mr Hoon visited the headquarters of the provincial administration where he me

World | June 14, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Istanbul Hosts Islamic Conference Summit

More than two thousand participants including delegates and press members are expected at the 31st Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Foreign Ministers' Conference, held in Istanbul on Monday. The Sixth Meeting of Neighboring Countries with Iraq wil

World | June 14, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 627

Europeans Batter Governing Parties

Provisional results from elections to the EU parliament show gains for opposition parties across Europe. Governing parties in Germany, France and Poland have suffered big losses, while many Euro-sceptic parties have had their best result at the polls.

World | June 14, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

Run Off to Decide Serbian Presidential Elections

Serbia's next president will be elected at a run off as a nationalist supporter of ousted president Slobodan Milosevic faced strong rivalry of a pro-western leader in yesterday's elections. Preliminary results released by the Centre for Free Elections and

World | June 14, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

Critical Group Urges People Not to Vote for Bush

Angered by Bush administration policies they contend endanger national security, 26 retired American diplomats and military officers are urging Americans to vote President Bush out of office in November. The group, which calls itself Diplomats and Militar

World | June 14, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 318

EU Election, Polls across Europe

Citizens of 19 European Union nations, including France, Germany and Poland, are completing the European Parliament election this Sunday. Europe's biggest election ever began last Thursday in Britain and the Netherlands.

World | June 13, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

Serbia Elects New President

The people of Serbia go to the polls to chose a new president on Sunday. It is the fourth time in 18 months that Serbs have tried to elect a leader - previous attempts failed because a low turnout.

World | June 13, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Al-Sadr Endorses Interim Gov

Rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has vowed conditional support for the new Iraqi interim government in a sermon on Friday. The representative also asked members of Sadr's militia to obey orders, an implicit request to adhere to a cease-fire that was broken th

World | June 12, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Cassini Faces for Moon Encounter

The Cassini spacecraft, which is en route to Saturn, is about to make a close pass of the ringed planet's mysterious moon Phoebe. Phoebe is only 220km across and Cassini's images of it will be twice as good as those from Voyager 2 in 1981.

World | June 11, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

Poland's President Renominates Belka As PM

Poland's president nominated economist Marek Belka as prime minister for the second time, opening the way for lawmakers to confirm a new government or trigger early elections by rejecting it. Belka was first named prime minister May 2 after the previous g

World | June 11, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 287

Police Station Attacked in Baghdad

Gunmen stormed a police station south of Baghdad. They drove off the poorly armed police and blasted the station in the fourth such attack against Iraqi security installations over the last week.

World | June 11, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

Poll Dash for Blair's Party

Tony Blair's Labour Party is suffering heavy losses in England and Wales's local elections, media said. The party lost more than 200 seats, according to the BBC.

World | June 11, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

R&B Legend Ray Charles Dies

Legendary R&B musician Ray Charles died at the age of 73 in Los Angeles, his publicist announced. Charles suffered an acute liver disease.

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Terror Group Targets Britons, Australians

A terror group, linked to al-Qaeda, has revised its strategy for the purpose of assassinating western diplomats and businesspeople, especially Britons and Australians, the Wall Street Journal reported in its Web site. Jemaah Islamiyah has been blamed for

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1004

G8 Summit Leaders Vow United Mideast Effort

US President Bush and European leaders are pledging a united effort to promote democracy and prosperity across the larger Middle East, but the rare show of unity masks lingering discord on both that plan and, more urgently, on ways to support Iraq. French

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Delhi Welcomes the Olympic Torch

The Olympic torch arrived in Delhi Thursday morning to a rousing welcome amid tight security as the embers reached India for the second time in the Games' history for a 33-km relay to be held later in the day. The torch reached Delhi from Beijing.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Risky Descent for Mars Crater

NASA decided to roll the dice on Mars this Tuesday by dispatching its rover Opportunity into a crater from which it may never escape. Endurance crater -- with its treacherously steep slopes and sandy sides -- has intrigued scientists with rock faces that

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Gunmen Attack Najaf Police Station

Shiite militiamen and Iraqi police fought for control of the police headquarters in Najaf. That was the first skirmishes since an agreement last week to end weeks of bloody clashes.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 625

11 Chinese Workers Killed in Afghan Attack

Gunmen in Afghanistan killed 11 Chinese road workers after bursting into their compound early today.It was one of the worst attacks on foreigners in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime was ousted two and a half years ago.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Washington Pays Homage to Reagan

The body of former US President Ronald Reagan arrived at the US Capitol, where it will lie in state ahead of Friday's full state funeral. The coffin was borne through Washington DC on a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by a huge military guard.

World | June 10, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

22 Injured in Bomb Explosion in Germany

A bomb packed with nails exploded in a shopping street Wednesday, injuring 22 people, police said. Authorities said they had no immediate evidence of a terrorist attack.

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