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Gibraltarians Vote to Maintain British Rule

Voters in Gibraltar rejected overwhelmingly a British plan to share sovereignty of the disputed colony with Spain, official results show, but London swiftly reiterated its support for a deal. Almost 99 percent voted to reject the plan in a referendum tha

World | November 8, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

China's Jiang Calls for Growth and Control

Chinese President Jiang Zemin has opened the most important meeting of the ruling Communist Party in a decade, urging speedy economic growth coupled with strict political control. Addressing 2,114 delegates assembled in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of t

World | November 8, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Tensions in Israeli Leadership Mount

A rift appears to have emerged in Israel's ruling Likud party - just a day after Binyamin Netanyahu was sworn in as foreign minister. Mr Netanyahu and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon failed to agree on a date for the Likud primaries.

World | November 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 149

Suspect "Admits Bali Bombing Role"

Indonesian police say a man they are questioning has admitted involvement in the bomb attack that killed nearly 200 people at a Bali nightclub last month. National police chief Da'i Bachtiar said the man, whom he identified only as Amrozi, was the owner o

World | November 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 197

US to Seek Iraq Resolution Vote on Friday

The new US-UK draft resolution on Iraq has been presented to the 15-member UN Security Council. It's hoped there will be debate and a vote on the document no later than the end of the week.

World | November 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 151

Plane Spotters Cleared of Spying

It is the end of a nightmare for thirteen British and Dutch plane-spotters who have been cleared of spying. They were arrested a year ago after taking down aircraft numbers at a military base in southern Greece.

World | November 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Crowds Take to the Streets of Florence

The crowds were good-natured, but security was massive in Florence as a four-day anti-war and anti-globalization summit began. Tens of thousands of people from all over the world are converging on the Italian city.

World | November 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 151

Gibraltar Set to Vote on Sovereignty

Gibraltar will "reject massively" plans to share sovereignty with Spain, the territory's chief minister has said, one day ahead of a referendum on the key issue. Voters will be asked to say yes or no to the idea of sharing Gibraltar's sovereignty between

World | November 6, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 210

Head of Main U.S. Finance Watchdog Resigned

The embattled chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Harvey Pitt, has resigned. The head of the main finance watchdog, who was appointed only a year ago, had been under heavy pressure over his response to the numerous corporate finan

World | November 6, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

Luxembourg Plane Crashes in Fog

A Fokker-50 turboprop plane has crashed in thick fog near Luxembourg airport, killing 17 people on board, officials say. The Luxair plane - Flight LG9642/LH2420 - crashed in a wooded area at about 1015 (0915 GMT) on Wednesday as it was coming in to land,

World | November 6, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

UN Called a Meeting for Iraq Debate

The United Nations Security Council has called a meeting, at which the United States is expected to present its amended draft resolution on sending UN weapons inspectors into Iraq. American diplomats say they're confident that the resolution will win enou

World | November 6, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Twelve Die in France Train Fire

Twelve people have died and another nine were injured in a fire on an express train near the eastern French city of Nancy. The victims - six men, five women and a child - died of smoke inhalation after fire broke out in the first two carriages of the Germ

World | November 6, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Republicans Seized Control of U.S. Congress

Republicans have scored a dramatic victory in mid-term elections to the United States Congress, winning control of the Senate and increasing their majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans hold at least 51 seats in the 100-member Senate, leavi

World | November 6, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 161

CIA 'Killed al-Qaeda Suspects' in Yemen

America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) carried out an attack in Yemen that killed six suspected members of Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, according to US officials. Unnamed sources say the men died after the car they were travelling in was hit b

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Explosions in Spain Raise Suspicions of Terrorism

Two people were killed and two others, including a child, injured in twin explosions in the north west of Spain. The cause of the blasts is not yet known, but a terrorist link is thought unlikely.

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

Brussels Wins "Open Skies" Battle

Eight European governments acted illegally when they signed bilateral air agreements - known as "open skies" deals - with the United States, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The ruling by the EU's high court represents a victory for the European C

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

Israel to Hold Early Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called early elections after failing to rebuild his crippled coalition government. Mr Sharon described the move as the "least bad option," but said he had been forced to act because he could not agree to numerous co

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Russia Pursues New Assault in Chechnya

Russian forces are carrying out large-scale operations against separatists throughout Chechnya, amid fears of more rebel attacks both inside the republic and in Russia as a whole. The Russian news agency Itar-TASS reported that 25 rebels had been killed o

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

America Goes to the Polls

America goes to the polls later on Tuesday which will decide the balance of both houses of the Congress and send a message to George W Bush, half-way through his presidency. With the race between Republicans and Democrats too close to call, Mr Bush, who t

World | November 5, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Sharon Survives No-Confidence Motions

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has narrowly survived three no-confidence motions which threatened to bring down his fragile government. Opposition parties failed to muster enough support from Knesset (parliament) members after the ultra-nationalist N

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Islamists with Crushing Victory in Turkey

The Islamist-based Justice and Development Party (AK) has won a crushing victory in Turkey's general elections, enabling it to end 15 years of coalition government. The recently-founded AK party secured a clear majority in parliament with 34.

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249
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