Italy's Political Crises Remains Unsolved

Italy's government remained mired in crisis as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tendered the resignation of four cabinet ministers. The government was plunged into crisis on Friday when a key ally said it would pull out of his coalition government.

World | April 19, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

Berlusconi to Form New Cabinet

Silvio Berlusconi will resign as Italy's prime minister and then accept a request to form a new coalition government, BBC reported. The moves would end growing political uncertainty in Italy and avoid the need for early elections after Berlusconi lost a k

World | April 18, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

South Asia Foes Say "Peace Irreversible"

The leaders of India and Pakistan have said that peace between the two nuclear rivals is "irreversible". Manmohan Singh and Pervez Musharraf were speaking after signing a joint statement that followed peace talks in the Indian capital, Delhi.

World | April 18, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 320

Several Killed in Swiss Bus Plunge

Several people are thought to have died after a bus plunged 150 metres into a ravine in south-western Switzerland. More passengers are still trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle, which crashed on the Grand-St-Bernard road in Valais at 0815 GMT on Sunday

World | April 17, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Japan's FM Set to Ease Chinese Crisis

Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura flew into China Sunday to try to ease a crisis following the third weekend of violent demonstrations in Shanghai. The fury of the Chinese was triggered by a revised Japanese school textbook they say whitewashes

World | April 17, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 329

Paris Fire Toll Reaches 21

The death toll in a fire that broke out at the six-story Paris-Opera Hotel in downtown Paris early Friday reached 21, after the body of a woman was retrieved. Eleven adults and 10 children died in the disaster, while other 11 victims are currently being t

World | April 16, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 409

Blast in Baquba Kills 7 Diners

Seven people have been killed in a bomb attack in a restaurant in the Iraqi city of Baquba, north of Baghdad. Five other people were injured in the lunchtime attack, Col Ismail Ibrahim told AFP news agency.

World | April 16, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470

Ukrainian Troops Pullout Goes On

A total of 136 peacemakers of 7th detached mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have returned to Ukraine from Iraq. Also on Friday the group of the new rotation of the Ukrainian peacemaking contingent in Iraq has been conveyed to Iraq by two f

World | April 15, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 344

Chirac to Open EU Yes Campaign

President Jacques Chirac is set to launch the Yes campaign in France's referendum on the EU constitution in a TV debate with 80 young people. The Yes campaign, which includes most of the country's political elite from left and right, is under pressure.

World | April 14, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Twin Car Bombings Rock Baghdad

Two twin explosions near an Interior Ministry building have wounded at least 20 people. Casualties from the first blast were much worse because it went off in the middle of blocked traffic.

World | April 14, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

French Patients Allowed to Euthanasia

The French senate has approved a law allowing terminally ill patients to choose death. The law allows doctors to stop giving medical assistance when it "has no effect other than maintaining life artificially".

World | April 13, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 621

Pope's Tomb on Display

A small crowd of sightseers and tearful pilgrims filed past Pope John Paul II's tomb early Wednesday after the Vatican opened the site to the public for the first time since the Pontiff's funeral. A few hundred people were waiting in line when the Vatican

World | April 13, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 733

Britney Spears Confirms Pregnancy

US pop princess Britney Spears confirmed Tuesday that she is pregnant with her first child, ending weeks of frenzied speculation over whether she was launching a new career as a mother. "The time has finally come to share our wonderful news that we are ex

World | April 13, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2618

German Schoolgirl Hostages Freed

German police have freed the four schoolgirls that were seized hostages earlier on Tuesday. The teenagers were held by an Iranian man for four hours.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 764

Miss North Carolina Crowned Miss USA

Miss North Carolina, a 21-year-old brunette, was crowned Miss USA at the 54th annual pageant Monday night. Chelsea Cooley will compete May 30 in the Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

US Contractor Abducted Near Baghdad

A US contractor has been kidnapped near Baghdad on Monday, a US embassy spokesman said, the latest foreigner abducted in the Iraqi capital. The contractor was working on a reconstruction project.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 567

Rumsfled Appeals for Political Loyalty in Iraq

The US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad, warning Iraq's new leaders against political purges and corruption that could spark "lack of confidence or corruption in government". The United States oppose any move to delay the

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 307

Israel to Disarm Settlements Before Pullout

Jewish residents of four West Bank settlements will be disarmed about two weeks before they are removed from their homes this summer, military officials announced. Settlers, however, remain reluctant to give up their weapons.

World | April 12, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Moscow TV Tower Burst into Fire

Moscow's Ostankino television centre has burst into flames and thick black smoke is billowing from the windows, Itar-Tass news agency informed. Fire brigades and rescuers rushed to the scene of the fire and rescued 25 people, the city's fire department wa

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 843

Survivors Remember Horrors on Buchenwald Anniversary

Survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp joined German leaders to mark the camp's liberation by US troops 60 years ago. The world must never allow the horrors of the Nazis to fade from memory, said German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1639

Indonesia Rocked Again

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a day after another one measured 6.

World | April 11, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 530
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