Colin Powell says the United States is counting on the support of at least a dozen countries for war against Iraq -- with or without another U.N.
The Israeli army has been carrying out a sweeping operation in the town of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a Palestinian rocket attack in southern Israel. Beit Hanoun was shrouded in darkness last night after troops destroyed the main ele
Two small planes have collided over the US city of Denver, Colorado, killing all four people on board. The aircraft, a Cessna-172 P Skyhawk and a twin-engine Piper Cheyenne, came crashing down on a house and into a backyard.
At least 12 people have been killed and about 25 are missing following a collision between two boats on a river in the central Bangladeshi district of Munshiganj. It is the second serious accident involving a ferry over the last year.
Kenya's finance minister died and three other ministers were injured after their plane crashed shortly after take-off in Busia. The plane was bound for the Lake Victoria port of Kisumu where the government officials were to attend the commemoration of the
Gianni Agnelli, the honorary chairman of Fiat and one of Europe's most prominent tycoons, has died. Mr Agnelli, 81, was arguably the most influential Italian business leader of the 20th century, building Fiat up from a small carmaker into a sprawling indu
The United Nations nuclear watchdog will hold an emergency meeting on 3 February to assess the North Korea crisis and possibly report the issue to the UN Security Council. The 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) w
Representatives of the main political parties and rebel factions in Ivory Coast have signed a draft agreement in Paris, aimed at ending the four-month civil war. The rebels say they will be included in a new national reconciliation government, and a new p
A Moscow court has rejected the compensation claims of six people who were held hostage when Chechen separatists seized a theatre in the city last year. Lawyer Igor Trunov, who is representing all the plaintiffs, said after the decision that he now expect
Euro MPs have called for a ban on warships using submarine-seeking sonar devices because campaigners believe they may be killing dolphins and whales. Scientists believe the Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) submarine trackers are causing internal bleeding
French leaders have reacted angrily after US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described American allies France and Germany as "problems" in the crisis over Iraq. Finance Minister Francis Mer said he was "profoundly vexed" by Mr Rumsfeld's remarks - which
Architectural plans by the late Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi are to be submitted to an international memorial competition for redesigns of New York's former World Trade Center site. Gaudi's 95-year-old plans, which were originally designs for a futurist
The ruling Christian Democrat Party (CDA) has won a narrow victory over the opposition Labour Party in the Dutch elections, results show. They returned to the two main parties, deserting the organisation of murdered populist Pim Fortuyn, which rocked Dutc
Recently discovered fossils of feathered dinosaurs with four wings are raising new questions about the origins of flight. The turkey-sized creatures probably lived in the trees about 130 million years ago and used their wings and long tail to glide from b
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has questioned the commitment of France and Germany to disarming Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein after the European allies publicly spoke out against a war on Iraq. As disagreements over how to deal with Iraq deepened, Mr Po
George Robertson has surprisingly announced he is stepping down as NATO secretary general when his four-year term ends in December. Lord Robertson have been asked by a number of governments to stay on for the optional fifth year.
It is time to refer North Korea's nuclear standoff to the United Nations Security Council, Washington's top arms control diplomat John Bolton said. Bolton says he expects a consensus on the issue from France, Britain, China and Russia.
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