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Major Quake Rocks Chile

At least eight people have been killed in a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake which struck northern Chile.

World | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Blair, Chirac to Debate on UK's EU Rebate

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to meet French President Jacques Chirac and to discuss the UK's EU rebate. He is meeting Jacques Chirac in Paris as part of a diplomatic tour.

World | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

Portugal Keeps on Track of Referendum Vote

Portugal intends to proceed with plans to hold a referendum on the constitution of the European Union in October, despite French and Dutch rejections of the draft, Prime Minister Jose Socrates said. The process of ratification should continue, Socrates s

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 319

Blair Meets Putin, Seeks Support for Britain

British Prime Minister Tony Blair will meet Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow is Blair's first stop on his two-day diplomatic tour around four European capitals.

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 597

Bombs Kill 9, Wound 86 in Iran

A series of explosions shook Iran government buildings on Monday, days before the country's presidential elections. Early reports said that nine people were killed and at least 86 wounded.

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 323

Straw Attacks EU Budget System

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw attacked the EU budget system as "wasteful" and "unfair." Jack Straw is meeting foreign ministers in Luxembourg to discuss the EU budget and constitution, with a European Council summit in Brussels on 16 and 17 June.

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 348

Suicide Bomb Kills Five US Troops in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a US military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least five American soldiers, police said. The blast came from a taxi as a US military convoy was heading down a main road to the w

World | June 13, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 469

Bomb Derails Train in Russia, Injuring 15

A bomb derailed a train traveling between the Chechen capital of Grozny and Moscow Sunday morning, injuring 15 people. The explosion, which occurred about 90 miles south of Moscow, came as Russians were enjoying a long weekend marking the Russian parliame

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Quake Shakes Southern California

A moderate earthquake shook most of Southern California early Sunday. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage, authorities said.

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

French Journalist, Iraqi Driver Freed Saturday

The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released as early as on Saturday, French newspaper Liberation said. Florence Aubenas and her Iraqi driver, Hussein Hanun al-Saadi, were taken hostage after

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 829

Romanian Journalists were Held together with French Hostage

The three Romanian reporters freed in Iraq last month said they had been held in the same place as the French journalist. Since their release on May 22, the Romanian journalists had perseveringly refused to talk about their time in captivity so as not to

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 932

Kidnapped French Journalist Released

The French journalist and her Iraqi driver, who were taken hostage in Baghdad in January, have been released. Earlier in the day the head of the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assured the two were alive and "things are progressing".

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 766

Four Palestinian Convicted Murderers Executed

Four Palestinians, convicted of murder, were executed before sunrise after they make confessions in a Gaza City court. Three men were hanged and the fourth was killed by a firing squad, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

World | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

3 Injured in Gay Clashes in Warsaw

At least three people were injured and ten arrested in clashes between marching homosexuals and right-wing extremists. In the Polish capital.

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 500

Suicide Blast outside Slovakian Embassy in Baghdad, 4 Injured

At least four Iraqis have been injured after a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the Slovakian Embassy in southern Baghdad on Saturday. The suicide bomber detonated the vehicle and killed himself.

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

World's Richest Nations Write off USD 40 B of African Debts

Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations agreed on Saturday to write off more than USD 40 B of African debts. British Finance Minister Gordon Brown said the deal would provide 100 percent write-offs "immediately" for 18 countries a

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1685

Car Bombing Kills 11 in Baghdad

Eleven people have been killed and 29 others injured after a car bomb exploded overnight in a street in a Shia area of Baghdad. This is said to be the worst case of violence since the launch of the Operation Lightning on 29 May, aimed at hunting down anti

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 368

NASA Hacker Searched for UFO Evidence

The Briton, who hacked into top-security US military computers, was looking for proves that America had covered up UFO visits to the Earth. Gary McKinnon, 39, is alleged to have hacked into 97 systems belonging to the US Army, Navy and Air Force, the Pent

World | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1969

Grenades Explode Near Madrid

Two grenades exploded Friday near Spain's Zaragoza airport near Madrid after warning call in name of ETA, Spanish media reported. There was no immediate word of casualties.

World | June 10, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

US Resumes Financial Aid to Serbia

The United States announced Friday financial aid resumption in Serbia. The lifting of the five-month halt on a USD 10 M aid package comes as the result of the Balkan country's expanded cooperation with the International War Crimes tribunal in the Hague.

World | June 10, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Bodies of 16 Executed Found in Iraq

The bodies of 16 people who were killed execution-style have been discovered in western Iraq. Police said that 22 Iraqi soldiers from the mainly Shi'ite south were kidnapped after leaving their base in the town of Qaim, a stronghold of the Sunni Muslim in

World | June 10, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 379
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