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Romania Tops EBRD List of Investments

Fourteen Romanian projects engulfed financial support of EUR 385 M in 2003, Romania's Ziua Daily informed on Monday. Except for Russia, Romania attracted the most significant level of EBRD investments in Europe over last year.

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Iran Confirms Nuclear Ambitions

Iran intends to become a member of "the nuclear club," Hasan Rowhani, Secretary of the Supreme Council for National Security of Iran said at a session of the council of experts, one of the governing bodies of the Islamic Republic of Iran that recently cel

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Report: US Brutal to Afghans

US operations in Afghanistan are marred by needless civilian casualties and the alleged torture of prisoners, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on Monday. The US military rejected the group's findings, saying it "confused the situation" in strife

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Lithuanian President under Impeachment

Lithuania's Parliament will start hearing evidence on Monday in the impeachment of its president, who is accused of violating the constitution. The political crisis started last autumn, when the office of Rolandas Paksas was accused of having links with R

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Iraq Governing Council Signs Constitution

Iraq's 25-member Governing Council cast aside its deep communal and religious differences and signed Monday the country's historic new interim constitution after delays, which courted disaster. The US-picked Governing Council hailed the document as enshri

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Several Marchers Shot Dead in Haiti

At least six people were shot dead as gunmen opened fire in Haiti at a procession celebrating the ousting of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. More that 10,000 people gad gathered in capital Port-au-Prince to hail Aristide's downfall.

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6 Shot Dead in Haitian Capital Rally

At least six people were killed, including a journalist, and 26 more were wounded when gunmen opened fire on an opposition rally near the presidential palace in Haiti's capital, international agencies announced. One US journalist suffered gunshot wounds a

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Greek Conservatives Win Landslide Victory

Greek conservatives swept to a landslide victory Sunday in parliamentary elections that ended 10 years of Socialist government and assigned a new caretaker to the troubled preparations for this summer's Olympics. The New Democracy party led the Socialist

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Exit Polls: Conservatives Leading in Greek Election

Polls closed in the Greek general elections, with exit polls suggesting a clear victory for the opposition. The polls gave conservative leader Costas Karamanlis' New Democracy party a lead of about 5% over the socialists led by George Papandreou.

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14 Palestinians Killed in Gun Battle

Israeli troops raided two Gaza refugee camps early Sunday, sparking gun battles that killed 13 Palestinians a day after militants choreographed an elaborate attack on soldiers at the main Israel-Gaza crossing point. The dead included militants, a 15-year-

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3 Americans Hurt after Truck Crash in Iraq

US soldiers opened fire on a truck packed with explosives Saturday, killing the driver, and three Americans were wounded when the truck crashed on a bridge and exploded. Meanwhile, politicians conferred Sunday with Iraq 's top Shiite cleric to resolve a d

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Greeks Cast Votes in Close Poll

Polls opened in Greece for a general election which could see the socialists lose power after more than a decade in office. Opinion polls are suggesting that the conservative opposition has a lead of a few percentage points, but the result is predicted to

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Gas Explosion Kills 4 in Russia

A suspected gas explosion ripped through a Russian apartment block early on Sunday, injuring at least eight people, Russian news agencies reported. The agencies quoted emergency workers as saying no people were killed by the blast, which occurred shortly

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Greek to Decide If Socialists Should Stay

One of Europe's most entrenched Socialist establishments faces the judgment of voters Sunday in crucial parliament elections that could usher in a new - and untested - conservative government ahead of the Olympic Games. The contest between the Socialists

World | March 6, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

US Troops Fire on Iraq Truck Bomber

US soldiers opened fire on a truck packed with explosives Saturday, killing the driver, and three Americans were wounded when the truck crashed on a bridge and exploded. The apparent vehicle-bomb attack was in Habaniyah, west of Baghdad.

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World's Oldest Man Dead at 114

A retired Spanish shoemaker born in the same year as Adolf Hitler and officially the world's oldest man has died at his home at the age of 114. Guinness World Records recognised Joan Riudavets Moll as the the world's oldest man following the death of Japa

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UN Labour Report: Women Paid Least

Women make up a greater percentage of the global work force than ever before, but many make so little money they can barely survive, the United Nations said. A report released Friday by the International Labor Organization said women now account for 40.

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4 Detained over Bomb Threat next to Palestine Hotel in Baghdad

A suspected bomb was found in a bag on a street next to Baghdad's Palestine Hotel, where many foreigners are based, and US soldiers blocked off the area while a disposal unit was called in. Four people near to the package had been detained.

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Rescuers Reach stranded Russian Scientists

Rescuers in a helicopter located a group of 12 Russian scientists stranded on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. The aircraft landed on the floe and will send details of their position to a heavy transport helicopter that will aim to pick up the men.

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6 Dead as Palestinian Suicide Bombers Attack Gaza Strip

Palestinian gunmen and car bombers attacked a major crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Saturday. At least four attackers and two Palestinian policemen were killed, and no Israeli soldiers were hurt.

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US Forces Kill 9 Afghan Militants, Capture 14

US-led forces in Afghanistan killed nine suspected militants and captured 14 others in two separate operations in troubled southeastern Afghanistan. The nine suspected Taliban fighters were killed Friday near a coalition base in the town of Orgun near the

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