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Sweden Picked New Foreign Minister

Sweden's Prime Minister Goeran Persson appointed Friday former Justice Minister Laila Freivalds to replace Anna Lindh, Sweden's late foreign minister who was stabbed to her death while shopping at a department store in September. Freivalds, who was born

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Schwarzenegger Denies Admiring Hitler

Arnold Schwarzenegger has fended off a flurry of allegations ahead of the California recall vote, admitting to "offensive" behaviour but denying he once admired Hitler. The actor, who hopes to become Governor of California, apologised after six women accu

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US Expert: No Evidence of WMD Found in Iraq Yet

Evidence gathered by US teams have found no evidence to confirm pre-war intelligence reporting that Iraqi military units were prepared to use chemical warfare agents against US forces, David Kay, the former UN weapons inspector who leads the Iraq Survey G

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Coetzee Wins Nobel Literature Prize

South African writer John Maxwell Coetzee has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 18 lifetime members of the 217-year-old Swedish Academy made the annual selection in deep secrecy at one of their weekly meetings.

World | October 2, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Record-Breaking Marriages in China on National Day

Unprecedented number of marriages were reported in China October 2 as the country celebrates National Day, local media reported. More than 2,000 couples got married in the Chinese capital Beijing alone on the first day of the week-long holiday, and the nu

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US Draws Up New Iraq Resolution

The United States has drawn up a new draft United Nations resolution on Iraq, which it is discussing with other members of the Security Council. The US state department says the draft takes into account objections to an earlier version of the resolution r

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N Korea Nuclear Fuel "Reprocessed"

North Korea has reported it has finished reprocessing 8,000 nuclear fuel rods that could be used to make up to six nuclear bombs. These remarks were made by the North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister, Choe Su-hon, to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

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Dead Penalty for Bali Bomber

The last of the main suspects tried in connection with last year's Bali attacks has been sentenced to death. Mukhlas, also known as Ali Gufron, was possibly the most significant suspect in the nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

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US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attack

A roadside bombing near the main US base in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit killed one American soldier, while another troop was shot dead while on patrol in Baghdad. Meanwhile, Iraqi police opened fire in the heart of capital and in, Mosul, to disper

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Poland Imposes Visas on Belarus, Ukraine, Russia

EU newcomer Poland imposed visas on the people from neighboring Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, who will be left outside. Until Tuesday, Russians, Belorussians and Ukrainians could travel to Poland with a tourist voucher they could pick up at the border, an

World | October 1, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

US Rejoins UNESCO

The United States officially rejoined the U.N.

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White House Probed Over CIA Leak

US President George W. Bush vowed to cooperate fully with an FBI -led probe into whether White House aides illegally leaked the name of a CIA agent after her husband charged the case for war in Iraq was exaggerated.

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Pope's Health Condition "Worsens"

Ailing Pope John Paul II is "in a bad way," one of his closest advisers said in remarks published Tuesday, calling on the faithful to pray for him. However, the Vatican said the pope would put up with a heavy schedule of public appearances and travel.

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Strong Quake Shook Greece's Peloponnese

A strong earthquake measuring some 4.7 on the open-ended Richter scale shook Tuesday evening the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece.

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South Korea Marks National Armed Forces Day

South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun lead Wednesday a special ceremony to mark the 55th Armed Forces Day at the Sungnam military airport in the Seoul suburbs. In his speech at the ceremony Roh said that South Korea needed to feel confident that tension ove

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Three Bomb Attacks Foiled in Yemen

Yemen has foiled car bomb attacks against three embassies in capital Sanaa as a previously unknown Islamist group named "Qaeda of Jihad" threatened to attack Yemeni officials. Policemen seized three vehicles packed with explosives, which were planned to b

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Serbian Police Officer Kills 4 in Gun Rampage

Serbian state security officer opened fire on colleagues in the southern city of Nish on Tuesday, killing four and wounding three. The dead included one woman.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Blair: I'd Do the Same Again on Iraq

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told his ruling Labour Party he stands by his decision to go to war with Iraq despite widespread opposition. Blair was addressing his party's annual conference on Tuesday in Bournemouth, as a new poll revealed about 60 pe

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

5 Dead, 25 Injured in Attacks in Kashmir

An Indian policeman was killed and 24 people including 10 policemen were wounded after two grenade attacks by suspected Islamic militants in Indian-administered Kashmir. Four more people died elsewhere in the restive region, according to police.

World | September 30, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Iraq Constitution Unlikely in 6 Months

New Iraq constitution is unlikely to be adopted within six months, as proposed by Secretary of State Colin Powell, a spokesman for the president of the Iraqi Governing Council said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a US convoy, was attacked on a bridge in northern B

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Al-Qaeda Plotters Sentenced

A trial in Belgium of 23 suspected Al-Qaeda militants has ended with convictions for all but five of the accused. The chief suspect - Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian who used to play professional football in Germany - was sentenced to 10 years in jail for plot

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