French Vote on EU Constitution "Before Summer"

The referendum in France on the European Union Constitution will take place "before summer", the French President Jacques Chirac said. In a national address broadcast late Friday, Chirac said: 'In 2005, you will have the future of this Europe in your hand

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Moderate Quake Jolts Portugal

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook Portugal on Monday, world media said.

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Mad Cow Case Confirmed in Canada

Canada's Food Inspection Agency has confirmed a mad cow case in the Alberta province, after tests were carried out. The animal was born in 1996 and was apparently infected before 1997.

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Suicide Bomber Kills 2 Near Allawi HQ

A suicide bomber driving a taxi killed two people near the headquarters of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party in Baghdad on Monday. The bomber tried to target a security checkpoint on the road leading to the party's offices in western Baghda

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 364

Tape Reveals Al-Jazeera, Saddam Hussein Link

A video tape found in Baghdad following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime shows a former manager of the Al-Jazeera satellite channel thanking one of Saddam's sons for his support and telling him that "Al-Jazeera is your channel," the Asharq al-Awsat

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 933

Croatia Poll Goes to Run-Off

Croatia's presidential election will go to a run-off after no candidate garnered more than 50% in Sunday's election. Incumbent President Stipe Mesic, who attracted 49% of the vote, will face Deputy Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor in the second round on 16 J

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 463

Aftershock Quakes Panic Indonesia's Sumatra

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7 shook Saturday South Eastern Sumatra in Indonesia, sending residents in two cities running in panic from their houses. It was centred beneath the Indian Ocean about 40 miles south of the province's capital of Bengkulu.

World | January 1, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 429

Two Killed in Gaza Missile Strike

An Israeli aircraft fired a missile near Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing two Palestinians, hospital officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the Israeli air force identified two armed Palestinians and opened fire on them, h

World | December 31, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 438

Over 169 Die in Buenos Aires Night Club

A blaze in a crowded nightclub in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires killed at least 169 people and injured 400, city officials said on Friday.

World | December 31, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

Ukrainian Cabinet Cancels Meeting

The Ukrainian cabinet cancelled a planned meeting after the opposition barred Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych from entering the government compound. Earlier, the opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko urged his supporters to prevent the meeting of what he c

World | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Many Killed in Baghdad Blast

Insurgents lured Iraqi policemen to a house in west Baghdad and set off a huge amount of explosives, killing at least 29 people, seven of them police. The ambush happened in the ramshackle Ghazalia district after police received a tip-off about a militant

World | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 350

Yushchenko Declared Election Winner

The Ukrainian Central Electoral Committee declared Viktor Yushchenko the winner of the December 26 presidential election, giving him a mandate to strengthen the economy and build closer ties with the European Union. Yushchenko took 51.

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

Multiple Rebel Attacks Hit Iraq

At least 27 people were killed in Iraq Tuesday as insurgents carried multiple attacks on police stations. The assaults took place in different locations inside the dangerous Sunni triangle, including Mosul, Baqouba and Tikrit.

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Osama Calls for Iraqi Elections Boycott

In an audiotape broadcast Monday by Al-Jazeera satellite television, a man purported to be Osama bin Laden endorsed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq. The voice on the tape condemned January 30 elections in Iraq to elect a national assembly that

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Israel Releases 159 Palestinian Prisoners

Israel released 159 Palestinian prisoners Monday as a gesture to the new Palestinian leadership. Interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the release but said Israel must free those sentenced to lengthy terms.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 391

Cassini Pictures Huygens Probe

Cassini has snapped an image of the Huygens probe it has just despatched to study Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The image, taken some 12 hours after release, shows the 2.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1251

Iraq Shia Leader Escapes Car Bomb

At least 13 people have been killed in a car bomb targeting one of Iraq's top Shia political leaders. Thirty-nine people were wounded in the attack outside offices of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Sciri) in Baghdad.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Thai King Grandson Killed by Tsunami

The grandson of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej was among those killed by a tsunami that hit southern Thailand, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Monday. The body of Bhumi Jensen, 21, was found by rescue workers near Khao Lak beach.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1056

Afghan Presidential Runner-up to Form Opposition Party

The runner-up to Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's historic presidential elections has congratulated the Afghan leader on the formation of his Cabinet and said he is in the process of forming an opposition political party. Yunus Qanooni said that he had deep

World | December 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 397

Cargo Ship Delivers Food to Astronauts

An unmanned cargo ship docked at the international space station early Sunday, carrying badly needed food for a crew that had been forced to ration dwindling supplies.The Progress M-51, also carrying Christmas presents from families and friends, moored at

World | December 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 387

Frenchman Climbs World's Tallest Building

A Frenchman topped the world's new tallest building, Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Alain Robert, 42, who calls himself "Spiderman", reached the top of the 508m tower for four hours, defying persistent rain and strong winds.

World | December 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045
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