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Athens' Citizens Most Unhappy with Living Conditions in EU

The residents of Athens are the most unhappy with the living conditions in their city in comparison to the people in the other EU capitals, a poll has showed. About 37% of the Greece's capital residents consider the traffic jams, the air pollution and th

World | July 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1466

2 Dead after Blast at US Rocket-Testing Site

Two people have been killed and four others seriously injured after an explosion at a space tourism testing site in the US state of California in the early hours of Friday, BBC reported.

World | July 27, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1934

3 Killed in Wildfires Overnight in Greece

Three people died Wednesday night after their homes have been destroyed by the wildfires that continue raging in southern Greece.

World | July 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1063

Blast Rocks Syrian Arms Depot, 15 Soldiers Dead

A powerful explosion at an arms depot in northern Syria killed at least 15 soldiers and wounded another 50 on Thursday morning, BBC reported.

World | July 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183

Indonesia Cancels Tsunami Warning after Quake

Indonesia quickly cancelled a tsunami warning after a 6,9-magnitude earthquake in the east of the country on Thursday, the BBC reported. The earthquake struck at 1.

World | July 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2013

Sarkozy Refutes Nuke-for-Medics Allegation

French president Nicolas Sarkozy refuted the allegations he struck a deal with Libya, offering a nuclear reactor in exchange for the freedom of six Bulgarian medics. "The only connection between the two events is that if the nurses were not freed, I woul

World | July 26, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1821

Nicolas Sarkozy Starts Visit to Libya

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Tripoli Wednesday afternoon to meet Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi after the transfer of the Bulgarian medics was completed. The French head of state visits the first stop of his African tour, Libya, to sign a

World | July 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1284

13 Killed, 40 Wounded in Bus to Truck Crash in China

Thirteen people were killed and at least another 40 were hurt when a bus collided head-on with a truck in southwestern China on Wednesday, the Xinhua news agency reported.

World | July 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1352

4 Dead, Toddler Injured after Atlanta Home Shooting

A 52-year-old retired factory worker shot dead three relatives and wounded another two before killing himself in an Atlanta house on Monday. The gunman was identified as Abdulaziz Ibrahim, local police spokesman said.

World | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3899

Turkish Voters Back Government in Snap Polls

Turkish voters backed the ruling AK party of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to continue its pro-Western reforms on Sunday, dismissing the fears that it sought to Islamise the country. The AK, with roots in political Islam, won 341 places in the 550-seat T

World | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1292

Bush Back at Work after Colonoscopy

Doctors removed five small polyps from US President George Bush's colon on Saturday after he temporarily transferred the powers of his office for two hours to vice-president Dick Cheney. The polyps, or growths in his large intestine, were found during a

World | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1302

London Calls on Moscow to Find Solution on Expulsions Dispute

Tony Brenton, Britain's ambassador to Russia, called on Moscow to take part in finding an acceptable for both countries solution to the dispute over London's demand for the extradition of a suspect in the murder of the ex-KGB agent late last year. "We ar

World | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1621

25 Polish Pilgrims Die in Bus Crash in France

A bus carrying Polish pilgrims veered off the road and fell into a river Sunday, killing at least 25. The hellish accident occurred near the city of Grenoble, eastern France, French media reported.

World | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2383

India Elects First Female President

Pratibha Patil, 72, is to become India's first woman president after winning winning nearly two-thirds of the votes in state assemblies and in India's parliament, Indian officials say.

World | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1358

Bush Sedated for Colonoscopy, Cheney Acting President

President Bush transferred the powers of the presidency to Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday just before being sedated for a routine screening to detect colon cancer. The procedure - an examination of the large intestine carried out under sedation -

World | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1688

Taleban "Kill 2 Captured Germans"

Two Germans kidnapped near Kabul in Afghanistan this week have been killed, a spokesman for the Taleban has said, as cited by BBC.

World | July 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1383

Russia Seeks to Amend Relations with UK

Russia is seeking to revise and amend its relations with Britain, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after a week of diplomatic rows and expulsions between the two countries.

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4147

"Megaflood" Separated Britain from Continent

A flood of epic proportions separated Britain from mainland Europe some 200 000 years ago, according to a recent sonar study of the English Channel floor, the BBC reported. The study shows deep furrows on the chalk bed of the channel, cut by months worth

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1155

Kosovo Ready to Declare Independence in November

Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku proposed on Friday that the UN-administered province declares independence on November 28 if the deadlock over its future persists. The date is full of significance for the province's Albanian 90% majority, as it is then t

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1976

Uncertainty Surrounds Brazilian Plane Crash

Uncertainty continues to surround the plane crash that took the life of at least 189 people in Sao Paolo in Brazil on Thursday. The initial blame was assigned to the slippery runway at the city's Congonhas, but eyewitness footage broadcast by Globo TV sh

World | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2864

"Megaflood" Separated Britain from Continent

A flood of epic proportions separated Britain from mainland Europe some 200 000 years ago, according to a recent sonar study of the English Channel floor, the BBC reported. The study shows deep furrows on the chalk bed of the channel, cut by months worth

World | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1425
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