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Spanish Police Foil Train Bomb Attempt

Spanish authorities say they have foiled a Basque separatist plot to blow up a train at a Madrid rail station. One powerful 25-kilo bomb was placed on a train travelling from San Sebastian to Madrid, Interior Minister Angel Acebes said.

World | December 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

3 US Soldier Killed in Suicide Blast in Iraq

Three US soldiers were killed north of Baghdad as a suicide blast killed four people in the city of Arbil, while American troops launched a morning offensive in the capital to hunt insurgents. The three troops died in a roadside bombing near the restive c

World | December 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 271

Russia's Interior Minister Resigns

Russia's Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov handed his resignation, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. So far there is no information whether it has been accepted.

World | December 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

4 Killed in Suicide Blast in Northern Iraq

A suicide bombing killed four people, including the bomber, in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil, as the US military hit back at insurgents in the capital with an early morning offensive. Another 15 people were wounded when the bomber detonated a pick-up tr

World | December 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 277

Police Warn of Terror Threat in Turkey

New evidence emerged that terrorists may be planning attacks at Western targets in Turkey during the holidays, according to a police document, while Americans and Britons living abroad were warned to keep a low profile. The threats on Tuesday of new attac

World | December 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Mad Caw Forces US Beef Bans

The mad cow scare in the UShas spread to Asia with Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan joining major buyers Japan and South Korea in immediately banning all US beef imports. Other major Asian importers, such as China, are deciding whether to introduce their ow

World | December 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

US Military Activity Rocks Baghdad

Explosions shook pre-dawn Baghdad in the biggest military activity here in weeks, while in Mosul an Iraqi security force member was killed and US soldiers arrested a confidante of fugitive Baath party number two Izzat Ibrahim. Iraq 's Christian minority s

World | December 24, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Russia's Richest Man Stays in Custody

Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, also said to be the country's richest man, will stay in custody for another three months, as ruled by a Moscow court. Khodorkovsky, who was charged with tax evasion and embezzlement, was hoping to be let out on bail.

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

"7 Palestinians Killed" in Gaza Raid

At least seven Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Palestinian sources said. According to witnesses' reports, some 40 tanks entered the Rafah refugee camp.

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Libya to See Early Nuclear Checks

The United Nations nuclear watchdog says it may begin inspecting Libyan nuclear sites as early as next week, hours after Tripoli said it would allow snap checks. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said h

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Russia Deploys New Missile Batch

Russia deployed a new batch of its top-of-the-line strategic nuclear missiles after a break caused by a funding shortage. Meanwhile, military officials presented ambitious plans for building even more potent weapons.

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

2 Dead in California Quake

Two people died when a historic building collapsed in Paso Robles after a strong earthquake jolted the central California coast Monday and sent tremors from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The quake registered a preliminary magnitude of 6.

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Tight Security in US as Christmas Nears

Surface-to-air missiles were being deployed around Washington, state troopers were authorized to ride New York area commuter trains, and air travelers encountered more delays. On Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security raised the level from elevated,

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Euro Hits New Highs

The single European currency climbed to a new lifetime high of 1.2448 dollars at about 0935 GMT.

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Philippines Ferry Disappears

A ferry in the western Philippines has gone missing with more than 70 people on board, officials say. The 63-ton Piary left on Saturday from a small island in the Sulu Sea, and was heading for Palawan island.

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

US Launches New Anti-insurgent Operation

US troops overnight launched a new operation targeting anti-coalition insurgents, the military said, capturing more than 100 enemy personnel and confiscating arms caches. Operating in western Iraq near the border with Syria, Operation Rifles Fury also wil

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Djindjic Accused Trial Begins

A key trial opened in Belgrade Monday for 36 suspects charged with assassinating Serbia's prime minister in order to bring allies of Slobodan Milosevic back to power. Zoran Djindjic, Serbia's first democratic premier in more than 50 years, was fatally sho

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Philippines Landsides, Floods Tool Reaches 200

Rescuers have recovered 100 more bodies from central Philippines' villages buried by mudslides at the weekend, raising the likely toll to more than 200, officials said. Nearly a week of heavy rain unleashed landslides and floods from Friday on the central

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Libya Seeks Diplomatic Ties with US

Libya hopes to restart diplomatic relations with the West and gain lucrative oil contracts blocked by US sanctions as well as garner other economic benefits by abolishing weapons of mass destruction. Under the surprise disarmament agreement by Libyan lead

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Russia Offers "Space Honeymoon" for USD 40 M

Despite banning marriages in space, Russia is offering newlyweds the chance to swap Venice or the Niagara Falls for a cosmic honeymoon romance by buying a 40-million-dollar ticket to space. Russia's Rosaviakosmos space agency is proposing together with US

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Schumacher is European Best Sportsman 2003

The European Sports Observers Union announced best male and female winners for the European Best Sportsman Award of 2003. Formula-1 Michael Schumacher ace swept the honorary prize for a fourth time in his rocketing career.

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349