Record US Trade Deficit

The US trade gap has surged to a record USD 44.2 B, as Americans choose to buy foreign goods rather than stimulate their own economy.

World | February 21, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

US will Submit New Resolution to Security Council

The United States will submit a new resolution to the UN Security Council next week seeking authorisation for military forceagainst Iraq. The draft resolution is expected to be simple, stating Iraq was in "further material breach" of the November 8 Securi

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Turkey Postpones Vote on Military Bases

Turkey has further postponed a crucial vote on opening its military bases to U.S.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 167

Briton Killed in Saudi Arabia

A British man has been killed in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, BBC reported. Saudi television said the Briton, who worked for British aviation company BAE Systems in the kingdom and was a resident there, was attacked as he sat in his car at traffic lights.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 216

Israel Divides Gaza Strip

The Israeli army has divided the Gaza Strip into three separate security zones and tightened travel curbs on Palestinians living there. The move came a day after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel to retaliate against an Israeli raid in Gaza,

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 166

Violence Hits Philippines

At least 16 people have been killed in the southern Philippines in two separate bomb attacks and a raid on a town by armed men. One person was killed in each of the bomb attacks and the raid on the town killed 14 civilians.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Storms Impede Iran Crash Salvage

Snow storms and freezing gales are hampering efforts to retrieve bodies and search for clues at the site of Iran's worst air crash. Grieving relatives have been gathering near to where the Russian-built Ilyushin plane crashed into a mountain near Kerman i

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

No Survivors in Iran Plane Crash

There were 302 people, including 18 crew, on board the Russian-built Ilyushin plane on an internal flight from Zahedan to Kerman. Radio contact was lost shortly before the plane came down in bad weather, with the pilot speaking of strong winds.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Gephardt Runs for US Presidency

US political veteran Dick Gephardt has announced his widely-expected intention to run for the American presidency. A Democrat Missouri congressman and former House minority leader in the US senate, Mr Gephardt ran the party's house campaigns but resigned

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Bush, Blair Talk Over Fresh Iraq Resolution

The US and UK leaders have held a lengthy telephone conversation in an attempt to agree the wording of a new United Nations resolution on Iraq, the White House has revealed. Officials did not say whether US President George W Bush and UK Prime Minister To

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Pakistani Air Force Chief Killed in Plane Crash

Pakistan's air force chief, Mushaf Ali Mir, has been killed in a plane crash in a remote north-western region of the country. The Fokker aircraft, carrying 17 people, is said to have come down in bad weather in the northern Kohat district.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 281

UK Citizens Told to Leave Iraq

British citizens are being advised by the Foreign Office to leave Iraq immediately because of the stand-off with Saddam Hussein, BBC reported. In new advice issued on Wednesday, the Foreign Office points to "increasing regional tension and the risk of ter

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Palestinians Fired Rockets in Israeli Town

Palestinian militants have fired rockets on a southern Israeli town in an apparent retaliation for an overnight raid in Gaza City which left 11 Palestinians dead. At least three Qassam rockets were fired at Sderot, one seriously injuring a 35-year-old Isr

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

First 11 September Suspect Jailed

Mounir al-Motassadek, the first man to stand trial over the 11 September attacks, has been jailed for 15 years. The 28-year-old Moroccan was found guilty in Germany of being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,000 people in the attacks on New York

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

NATO Approves Turkey Mission

NATO has approved a plan to send defensive equipment to Turkey, after a compromise that papered over a damaging split in the military alliance's Iraq policy. The alliance is to dispatch Awacs radar planes, Patriot anti-missile batteries and chemical and b

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Chicago Club Owners Face Charges

The Mayor of Chicago, Richard Daley, has confirmed that charges will be filed against the owners of a nightclub where 21 people were crushed to death and 58 injured this week. City lawyers are now expected to file criminal contempt charges over the traged

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Turkey Hardens Stance on US Troops

The Turkish president has said his country will allow US soldiers to be deployed on its territory only if the United Nations passes a second resolution authorising the use of force against Iraq. Turkey, which borders Iraq, is a key US ally and its role wo

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Kokkalis among Greece's Three Most Successful Businessmen

ITRACOM's chief Socrates Kokkalis was among the three most successful Greek entrepreneurs along with Spiros Latsis, head of the EFG Eurobank Ergasias Group and Nikos Stasinopoulos of the Viochalko Metallurgy Group in a survey of the international financia

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 709

Fatal Arson Attack in S Korean Subway

Some 120 people have been killed and many others injured in a fire on an underground train in the South Korean city of Daegu. Authorities say firefighters have reached two burnt-out carriages of the train containing the remains of about 70 people, which i

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Pyongyang Threatens to End Korean Truce

North Korea has threatened to pull out of the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War, accusing the United States of breaking its terms. A statement, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), accused the United States of bolstering

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

US to Stage S Korean Troop Exercises

The United States and South Korea have decided to stage joint military exercises in South Korea next month, in a move which is likely to heighten tensions with the North. US officials insisted that the exercises were a planned, annual event, unrelated to

World | February 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215
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