The commander of US forces in Iraq said on Wednesday the number of attacks against American troops in Iraq is increasing. Lt.
North Korea rebuffed US President Bush 's suggestion to give it multi-nation security assurances if it agrees to scrap its nuclear weapons program, saying the offer was "not worth considering. Bush in turn brushed off North Korea's reaction on Wednesday,
Israeli troops killed two suspected Palestinian militants in the West Bank, a day after Palestinians in a Gaza refugee camp buried seven people they say were killed in a deadly air attack. The Israeli military and Palestinian witnesses offered conflicting
In a decision the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution demanding that Israel tear down a barrier that it says is needed to protect it from suicide bombers. Israeli officials said that construction of the fence would continue, while Palest
The Tokyo Motor Show opened showcasing products from more than 260 auto industry companies, with the emphasis on cutting-edge green cars and futuristic vehicles challenging current preconceptions about driving. Around 700 vehicles including motorcycles ar
US President George W Bush has arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali for what US officials describe as a symbolic visit. During his three-hour stop in Bali - the site of last year's bomb attacks that killed 202 people - Bush met Indonesian President Me
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding that Israel halt the construction of a security barrier in the West Bank. The resolution also calls for existing stretches of fence to be removed.
Iran has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and allow unrestricted inspections of its nuclear program, Iranian official has said Tuesday after three European foreign ministers came to Tehran to press on the case. Iran, however, hasn't set a date for the
Actor Robert De Niro has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to recover fully, a spokesman said Monday. Doctors for De Niro, 60, a two-time Oscar winner, caught the cancer at an early stage during a regular health checkup within the past
A top European Union team starts talks in Tehran in the latest attempt to defuse the crisis over Iran's controversial nuclear programme. The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany are expected to offer co-operation with Iran's peaceful nuclear p
US President Bush leaves a Pacific Rim summit, pleased with progress on trade and the war on terrorism but without a hoped-for condemnation of North Korea 's nuclear ambitions. Asked whether the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum would mark a
The European Commission said it was studying a response by Microsoft to charges it has unfairly crushed competitors through its near-monopoly in personal computing software. The EU executive received the response from the US software giant last Friday.
Princess Diana feared the brakes of her car were going to be tampered with, 10 months before she died in a crash in Paris, her former butler has claimed. The princess allegedly wrote in a letter to Paul Burrell: "This phase in my life is the most dangerou
Three Romanian ministers have left the government in the wake of accusations in the media that they initiated or tolerated corruption. According to Prime Minister Adrian Nastase the three ministers - European Integration Minister Hildegard Puwak, Health M
Two people were killed and several injured in Israeli missile strikes in Gaza City on Monday, witnesses have said. The victims, reported to have been local militant activists, died in a vehicle targeted by Israeli helicopters.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has suffered from an irregular heartbeat and ordered to rest for 24 hours after he was hospitalised for five hours on Sunday. This is the first time that Tony Blair complains of heart problems or what doctors diagnosed as supr
Early results from Switzerland's parliamentary elections show that right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) has the biggest share of the vote. The largest one of the country's governing parties won more than 27 percent, according to media reports.
Talks on global terrorism and the collapse of world trade are expected to dominate the summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which starts October 20 in Thailand and is to be held under unprecedentedly tight security after a year of deadl
Palestinian gunmen attacked an Israeli army foot patrol near a West Bank village, killing three soldiers and injuring another one. The gunfire attack took place near the Palestinian village of Ein Yabrud, east of the town of Ramallah, not far from the Isr
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