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Peru's 71 Hostages Set Free

Seventy-one people who have been kidnapped in Peru were released Wednesday some 36 hours after they were snatched. All of the hostages, including three police officers and seven foreigners, are "healthy and safe", Peru's President Alejandro Toledo said.

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Blix: Members of US Administration are Bastards

Outgoing chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix has described certain members of the US administration as "bastards" who set out to undermine him during his three years at the helm. "I have my detractors in Washington.

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

AP: Iraq War Killed Over 3,000 Civilians

At least 3,240 civilians died across Iraq during a month of war, including 1,896 in Baghdad, according to a five-week investigation by The Associated Press. The count is still fragmentary, and the complete toll - if it is ever tallied - is sure to be sign

World | June 11, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

US Defence Secretary: Violence in Iraq Will Continue

Elements of Saddam's Baathist Party and other loyalists will resist the international peacekeeping force that arrives in Iraq September 2003, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday during his official visit to Albania. Failed efforts to prove t

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

U.S. Plays Down N. Korea Nuclear Threat

The U.S.

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

New Strikes Hit France

French commuters faced new misery Tuesday as over half morning rush-hour trains were cancelled in new public sector strikes over planned pension reforms, causing huge road tailbacks as workers took to their cars. Traffic authorities counted a total 300 km

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Israeli Air Strike Wounds Hamas Leader

A senior Hamas official, Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi, has been wounded in an Israeli helicopter strike on Gaza City, Palestinian officials say. Mr Rantissi's jeep was driving down a busy city street when it was hit by several missiles and burst into flames, th

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Bush Insists Banned Weapons will be Found

President Bush is brushing aside the failure so far of U.S.

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

West Bank Settlers Vow to Resist "Road Map" Plan

Settlers threatened to turn out by the thousands to disrupt the dismantling their West Bank outposts as demanded by a U.S.

World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Foreigners Evacuated from Liberian Capital

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World | June 10, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

UK Voted No to Joining the Euro

Key economic tests for ditching the pound and joining the euro have not yet been met, UK Chancellor Gordon Brown said in an historic statement in UK's House of Commons, revealing the government's verdict on UK membership of the euro. Four of the five Trea

World | June 9, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

Poland Celebrates EU-Entry Yes Vote

Poland's people filled public squares to celebrate with concerts and fireworks the approving of EU-membership in a referendum Monday. In capital Warsaw Poland's Grand Theater orchestra and choir gave an outdoor concert featuring Poland's national anthem

World | June 9, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Foreigners Evacuated from Liberia's Capital

French military helicopters evacuated Americans and other foreigners from the besieged capital of Liberia at dawn Monday, AP reported. The evacuations to the French navy ship came as Liberian soldiers reported more fighting on the western edge of the city

World | June 9, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 250

Poland Vote Yes to EU Entry

About 75% of the Poles who voted in the referendum on the European Union entry said yes to the EU, with a turnout of around 58%, according to initial results. At least 50% turnout was needed for the referendum to be valid.

World | June 9, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Taiwan Reports Four New SARS Cases

Taiwan has reported four new probable SARS cases, dispelling hopes the World Health Organization may soon remove its travel advisory for the island territory. Taiwan, now with 680 SARS cases, is the third-hardest hit international region after China and H

World | June 9, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

UK to Announce Euro Decision Today

Chancellor Gordon Brown will reveal today the government's decision on whether the UK is ready to join the euro. In an historic announcement in the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Brown is expected to tell MPs the economic conditions are not yet right for

World | June 9, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

N Korea Declares Nuclear Arms Goals

North Korea has warned publicly for the first time that it is ready to develop nuclear weapons. A commentary carried by the official news agency in Pyongyang said it would build a nuclear deterrent to counter the threat from the United States, "unless the

World | June 9, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Pope Emphasizes Importance of Family

Pope John Paul II held up families as the bedrock of society Sunday as he celebrated Mass in this tranquil Adriatic seaport. The 83-year-old pope, outside the Vatican on a Pentecost Sunday for the first time as he continued his 100th foreign pilgrimage, e

World | June 8, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

UK Admits Failings in Second Dossier on Iraq's Weapons

The British Government admitted there were failings in its controversial second dossier on Iraq's weapons. BBC cited a Downing Street spokesman as saying that Alastair Campbell, Prime Minister Tony Blair's director of communications, told the agencies "fa

World | June 8, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

High Turnout Expected in Poland's EU Referendum

People in Poland are taking part in the second day of a referendum on joining the European Union. Only 17.

World | June 8, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

4 Israelis Killed as Palestinians Attack at Erez Checkpoint

In the first deadly attack on Israelis since last week's Mideast summit, three Palestinians sneaked into an army post Sunday and killed four Israelis before being killed by troops. The Palestinians were disguised as Israeli soldiers.

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