US Vice President Dick Cheney defended the U.S.
The United Nations announced that a two-person military and security team arrived in Baghdad as the world body readies for a possible return to Iraq. The announcement comes as Secretary General Kofi Annan who withdrew staff from the country three months a
Freezing temperatures, heavy snow and high winds threw parts of southeastern Europe into chaos, claiming dozens of lives and overwhelming emergency services in the usually temperate region. At least five people, including two schoolboys, froze to death in
Data relayed from Europe's brand-new mission to Mars gave dramatic backing to theories that the Red Planet was once awash with water, one of the precious ingredients for life, AFP reported. First results from the unmanned spacecraft Mars Express sketched
The European Union has slapped an immediate ban on imports of Thai poultry meat and products after Thailand confirmed its first two human cases of deadly bird flu, the European Commission said on Friday. The ban applies to poultry slaughtered after Januar
A meeting lasting approximately one hour was held on Thursday night between the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Cuban leader Fidel Castro, following the speech of the Head of the Orthodox Church in Havana, Greek agency MPA informed. The Ecumenical
A wedding in the Indian temple town of Srirangam ended in a fire tragedy, when a major fire mishap broke out at the marriage hall, Indian media reported. At least 45 persons were charred to death, including the bridegroom, and another 50 injured.
Egypt and Libya lifted Thursday restrictions on travellers crossing their common desert border imposed two weeks ago during a diplomatic row, the border authorities said, cited by AFP. The official said Egyptian workers were now crossing with just their i
NASA has lost contact with Spirit, the spacecraft probing Mars, because of a serious breakdown, world media reported on Thursday. "We have a very serious anomaly on the vehicle," Pete Theisinger, project manager for the Mars Exploration Rover mission said
Leading economists voiced concern over the fall of the US dollar and its impact on growth in Europe as money issues come to the fore on the second day of the World Economic Forum. With the eurozone's nascent economic recovery depending mostly on the area'
French doctors and airport staff staged protests on Thursday, a day after a train strike upset travel in a week of protests in various sectors to pressure the conservative government over its economic reforms, Reuters reported. Doctors took to the streets
Two Iraqi policemen have been killed and five others wounded in a rifle and grenade attack. Witnesses said a passing car fired AK-47 assault rifles and tossed a grenade at a police checkpoint near the Iraqi town of Falluja on Thursday.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia told Wednesday the US Iraq-debt envoy that they were willing to begin talks over reducing debts owed by Iraq, the Lebanon Daily Star informed. However both states said this would be conditional on the election of a new, "legitimate
People across Asia and in Asian communities around the world have been celebrating the Lunar New Year. The star of Chinese celebrations was the country's first man in space, Yang Liwei, who appeared on TV to wish people a happy year of the monkey.
Bartholomew I, the Orthodox ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, arrived in Havana on a five-day visit, the first time a leader of the Orthodox Church has paid a visit to Latin America. Cuban President Fidel Castro welcomed the patriarch, who claims to
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was under a cloud, facing the possibility of criminal charges after a businessman was indicted for attempting to bribe him when he was foreign minister. Meanwhile, the US said it would despatch two senior diplomats to t
Inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog have arrived in Libya on Tuesday to work along with British and US inspection teams already present in the North African country, under a deal struck the day before in Vienna. Britain and the United States are to pr
Turkey's accession to the EU "passes" through resolving the Cyprus issue, President of New Democracy Kostas Karamanlis stressed in a speech at the solemn dinner held Tuesday in his honor in Cyprus, MPA news agency informed. The village of Pila is a good e
The World Bank may provide funding to finance the restoration of Iraq's economy only after a legitimate government is formed in the country, WB President James Wolfensohn said on Wednesday, cited by ITAR-TASS news agency. He stressed that the WB had alrea
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