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Libya to See Early Nuclear Checks

The United Nations nuclear watchdog says it may begin inspecting Libyan nuclear sites as early as next week, hours after Tripoli said it would allow snap checks. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said h

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Russia Deploys New Missile Batch

Russia deployed a new batch of its top-of-the-line strategic nuclear missiles after a break caused by a funding shortage. Meanwhile, military officials presented ambitious plans for building even more potent weapons.

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

2 Dead in California Quake

Two people died when a historic building collapsed in Paso Robles after a strong earthquake jolted the central California coast Monday and sent tremors from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The quake registered a preliminary magnitude of 6.

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 327

Tight Security in US as Christmas Nears

Surface-to-air missiles were being deployed around Washington, state troopers were authorized to ride New York area commuter trains, and air travelers encountered more delays. On Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security raised the level from elevated,

World | December 23, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Euro Hits New Highs

The single European currency climbed to a new lifetime high of 1.2448 dollars at about 0935 GMT.

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Philippines Ferry Disappears

A ferry in the western Philippines has gone missing with more than 70 people on board, officials say. The 63-ton Piary left on Saturday from a small island in the Sulu Sea, and was heading for Palawan island.

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

US Launches New Anti-insurgent Operation

US troops overnight launched a new operation targeting anti-coalition insurgents, the military said, capturing more than 100 enemy personnel and confiscating arms caches. Operating in western Iraq near the border with Syria, Operation Rifles Fury also wil

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

Djindjic Accused Trial Begins

A key trial opened in Belgrade Monday for 36 suspects charged with assassinating Serbia's prime minister in order to bring allies of Slobodan Milosevic back to power. Zoran Djindjic, Serbia's first democratic premier in more than 50 years, was fatally sho

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Philippines Landsides, Floods Tool Reaches 200

Rescuers have recovered 100 more bodies from central Philippines' villages buried by mudslides at the weekend, raising the likely toll to more than 200, officials said. Nearly a week of heavy rain unleashed landslides and floods from Friday on the central

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

Libya Seeks Diplomatic Ties with US

Libya hopes to restart diplomatic relations with the West and gain lucrative oil contracts blocked by US sanctions as well as garner other economic benefits by abolishing weapons of mass destruction. Under the surprise disarmament agreement by Libyan lead

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Russia Offers "Space Honeymoon" for USD 40 M

Despite banning marriages in space, Russia is offering newlyweds the chance to swap Venice or the Niagara Falls for a cosmic honeymoon romance by buying a 40-million-dollar ticket to space. Russia's Rosaviakosmos space agency is proposing together with US

World | December 22, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Schumacher is European Best Sportsman 2003

The European Sports Observers Union announced best male and female winners for the European Best Sportsman Award of 2003. Formula-1 Michael Schumacher ace swept the honorary prize for a fourth time in his rocketing career.

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Jordan Condemns Saddam's Arrest

In a majority voting, Jordanian Parliament condemned the detention of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Egyptian news agency MENA reported, cited by RIA Novosti. The US-led operation last weekend was qualified as "an act of insult and humiliation to I

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Hundreds Held in Iraq Sweep

Several hundred people have been detained in Iraq using intelligence gained from the capture of Saddam Hussein. US General Richard Myers said it was believed some of the detainees were rebel leaders, adding that the raids followed the detention of ousted

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

New Croatian Cabinet Presented

Candidate ministers for the newly formed Croatian Cabinet were presented Sunday by Ivo Sanader, designated Prime Minister until government established. On a special press conference he announced that instead of 19, there would be 14 ministerial chairs in

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Iraqi Delegation Arrives in Russia

A high-level Iraqi delegation arrived Sunday in Moscow for talks expected to address Russian contracts signed with Saddam's regime, which have been left in limbo after the US-led war. Jalal Talabani, a member of the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, s

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

60 Feared Dead after Boat Accident near Turkey

Some 60 illegal migrants are feared drowned after a boat sank on its way from Turkey to the Greek Island of Rhodes, the Anatolia news agency reported. Dozens of people from Iraq, Afghanistan and Jordan are said to have been on the boat, of whom an Iraqi p

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Vladimir Putin Runs for Second Presidency March 2004

Russian President Vladimir Rutin will run for a second presidency mandate in the coming elections in March 2004. His presidency was put on the run by 700 voters who signed in his support.

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

First Post-Saddam Hussein Summit in the Gulf

Leaders of the oil-rich Gulf Arab monarchies will open their first post-Saddam Hussein annual summit and tackle the issues of fighting terrorism and relations with the new Iraq. The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), founded in 1981 by the oil- an

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Iraq Pipelines on Fire after Attacks

Pipelines and an oil storage depot in three different parts of Iraq have been set on fire after insurgents' attacks. Large amounts of petrol were lost after what officials said to be "sabotages".

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 905

Philippines Death Toll Could Reach 200

The number of people who died in Friday night's massive landslides in the central Philippines could reach 200, officials have said. According to Saturday's reports, up to 100 people were missing and feared dead, and more that 250 were rescued.

World | December 21, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206