Gas Princess Tymoshenko Elected Ukraine's PM

Ukraine's parliament voted Tuesday in favour of Yulia Tymoshenko becoming a prime minister of the country for the second time. The businesswoman, who is widely known as the gas princess of Ukraine, was narrowly elected by 226 votes in a 450-seat parliame

World | December 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7812

UN Votes Death Penalty Abolition

The UN General Assembly votes Tuesday on a moratorium on the death penalty, which is already banned in 130 countries while others like the United States and China continue executions. More than 90 countries, including most European states, have submitted

World | December 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1314

Russia's Putin Agrees to be PM under Medvedev

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he is ready to become prime minister next year if the presidential candidate he is backing wins the elections. At a meeting of his United Russia party, Putin announced that he had accepted an offer from his

World | December 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1113

UK Troops Return Control over Basra to Iraq

British troops handed over control of Basra province to the Iraqi authorities on Sunday, four-and-a-half years after the invasion. The handover marks a significant milestone towards Britain's final withdrawal from southern Iraq, British authorities said

World | December 16, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1164

Musharraf Ends Emergency Rule in Pakistan

President Pervez Musharraf lifted late Saturday a 6-week state of emergency during which he had suspended the country's constitution and cracked down on the opposition. Musharraf said in a televised address that his objective of "saving Pakistan from des

World | December 16, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1285

UN Summit Agrees Climate Change Deal

After two weeks of intense wrangling, the UN climate change summit held on the Indonesian island of Bali has agreed a timetable to revive talks on a climate change treaty. The accord was reached after a last-minute change of heart from the US delegation,

World | December 15, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1673

EU Offers Serbia Deal on Kosovo

European Union leaders have offered Serbia a fast-track route towards candidacy for EU membership, BBC reported.

World | December 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2144

US Raises Visa Application Fees

The United States raises the price of most visas for foreign visitors by more than 30% over increased security costs. The State Department announced late Thursday that the application fee for a US nonimmigrant visa will increase from USD 100 to USD 131 a

World | December 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1633

New Jersey Lawmakers to End Death Penalty

Lawmakers in the US state of New Jersey have vote for abolishing the death penalty, sending the governor a bill he has already said he will sign, BBC reported Friday.

World | December 14, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1366

EU Leaders Sign Landmark Treaty

EU leaders have signed a treaty in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, that is expected to greatly alter the way the 27-nation body operates, BBC reported.

World | December 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1570

Red Cross Warns of Record Number of Natural Disasters

Global warming has led to a record number of natural disasters in 2007, according to a report by the International Red Cross presented on Thursday. The organisation said that in comparison to last year there has been an increase of 20 percent in the numb

World | December 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2051

EU Leaders Sign Reform Treaty in Lisbon

Leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union sign Thursday in Lisbon a new reform treaty that is to replace the failed EU constitution. EU governments say the Lisbon Treaty will ensure the bloc's international influence and prosperity in the 21s

World | December 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2121

General Jailed for Sarajevo Siege

The UN tribunal in The Hague has jailed a former Bosnian Serb general for 33 years for attacks on civilians during the siege of Sarajevo, BBC reported.

World | December 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1588

Bush: I Wouldn't Be Here If I Hadn't Given Up Whiskey

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, US President George Bush revealed more details than ever concerning his past alcohol addiction.

World | December 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1645

Six Teens Shot at Bus Stop in Las Vegas

Six teens were shot in a working class neighbourhood of Las Vegas late on Tuesday, with two of them in critical condition, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The cause of the shooting appears to be a fight over a girl several hours earlier, which led

World | December 12, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1685

US Requires Ten Fingerprints from Foreign Visitors

Foreign visitors are required to give ten fingerprints instead of two at the Washington Dulles International Airport as the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to enhance security and fingerprint matching accuracy, CNN reported. The progra

World | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1723

Qaddafi Signs EUR 10 B Trade Deals during Controversial Paris Visit

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has signed ten billion euros of trade bills with France during his unprecedented visit to Paris that started Monday. Libya plans to purchase 21 Airbus planes and 14 Rafale fighter jets, as well as nuclear reactors, French of

World | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1484

Putin Backs Deputy PM Medvedev as Successor

Russia's outgoing president Vladimir Putin has backed one of his closest allies, first deputy PM Dmitry Medvedev, to succeed him at next year's presidential polls. "As far as Medvedev's nomination is concerned, I have known him very closely for more than

World | December 10, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2130

Kosovo Talks Deadline Expires, EU Ministers Continue Debates

Foreign ministers from the EU are meeting in Brussels to discuss the Kosovo issue after the United Nations' deadline for an agreement on the province's final status expired on Monday. The so-called "troika" of international negotiators - the US, Russia a

World | December 10, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1744

Shootings in US Religious Centres Leave 4 Dead

At least four people have been killed and another six injured in shooting incidents at religious centres in Colorado in the western US, BBC reported Monday.

World | December 10, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1513

CNN: Gunman Kills 2 at Christian Training Center

A gunman opened fire Sunday in a training center for young Christian missionaries outside Denver, Colorado, killing two people and wounding two others, CNN reported, citing police.

World | December 9, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1345
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