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Gephardt Runs for US Presidency

US political veteran Dick Gephardt has announced his widely-expected intention to run for the American presidency. A Democrat Missouri congressman and former House minority leader in the US senate, Mr Gephardt ran the party's house campaigns but resigned

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

Bush, Blair Talk Over Fresh Iraq Resolution

The US and UK leaders have held a lengthy telephone conversation in an attempt to agree the wording of a new United Nations resolution on Iraq, the White House has revealed. Officials did not say whether US President George W Bush and UK Prime Minister To

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 185

Pakistani Air Force Chief Killed in Plane Crash

Pakistan's air force chief, Mushaf Ali Mir, has been killed in a plane crash in a remote north-western region of the country. The Fokker aircraft, carrying 17 people, is said to have come down in bad weather in the northern Kohat district.

World | February 20, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 283

UK Citizens Told to Leave Iraq

British citizens are being advised by the Foreign Office to leave Iraq immediately because of the stand-off with Saddam Hussein, BBC reported. In new advice issued on Wednesday, the Foreign Office points to "increasing regional tension and the risk of ter

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Palestinians Fired Rockets in Israeli Town

Palestinian militants have fired rockets on a southern Israeli town in an apparent retaliation for an overnight raid in Gaza City which left 11 Palestinians dead. At least three Qassam rockets were fired at Sderot, one seriously injuring a 35-year-old Isr

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

First 11 September Suspect Jailed

Mounir al-Motassadek, the first man to stand trial over the 11 September attacks, has been jailed for 15 years. The 28-year-old Moroccan was found guilty in Germany of being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,000 people in the attacks on New York

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

NATO Approves Turkey Mission

NATO has approved a plan to send defensive equipment to Turkey, after a compromise that papered over a damaging split in the military alliance's Iraq policy. The alliance is to dispatch Awacs radar planes, Patriot anti-missile batteries and chemical and b

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Chicago Club Owners Face Charges

The Mayor of Chicago, Richard Daley, has confirmed that charges will be filed against the owners of a nightclub where 21 people were crushed to death and 58 injured this week. City lawyers are now expected to file criminal contempt charges over the traged

World | February 19, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Turkey Hardens Stance on US Troops

The Turkish president has said his country will allow US soldiers to be deployed on its territory only if the United Nations passes a second resolution authorising the use of force against Iraq. Turkey, which borders Iraq, is a key US ally and its role wo

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Kokkalis among Greece's Three Most Successful Businessmen

ITRACOM's chief Socrates Kokkalis was among the three most successful Greek entrepreneurs along with Spiros Latsis, head of the EFG Eurobank Ergasias Group and Nikos Stasinopoulos of the Viochalko Metallurgy Group in a survey of the international financia

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 709

Fatal Arson Attack in S Korean Subway

Some 120 people have been killed and many others injured in a fire on an underground train in the South Korean city of Daegu. Authorities say firefighters have reached two burnt-out carriages of the train containing the remains of about 70 people, which i

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Pyongyang Threatens to End Korean Truce

North Korea has threatened to pull out of the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War, accusing the United States of breaking its terms. A statement, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), accused the United States of bolstering

World | February 18, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

US to Stage S Korean Troop Exercises

The United States and South Korea have decided to stage joint military exercises in South Korea next month, in a move which is likely to heighten tensions with the North. US officials insisted that the exercises were a planned, annual event, unrelated to

World | February 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Eastern US Hit by Snow Storms

Large parts of the eastern United States have been paralysed by some of the heaviest snowfalls on record. Fierce blizzards have caused travel chaos, forcing airports to shut and motorists to abandon their vehicles on impassable roads.

World | February 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 228

Chicago Club Stampede Kills At Least 21

At least 21 people were killed and 19 others critically injured when hundreds of panicked nightclub patrons rushed to escape after a disturbance early Monday, police said, quoted by CNN. Police said the rush for the doors occurred after security guards us

World | February 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Ivory Coast Curfew Extended

The night-time curfew brought in by Ivory Coast's authorities when the civil war began in September has been extended. The curfew - which was due to end on 15 February - will remain in force for two more weeks.

World | February 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

Challenger Wins Cyprus Poll

Opposition candidate Tassos Papadopoulos has won the presidential election in Cyprus, defeating veteran incumbent Glafcos Clerides. The vote comes at a crucial time for the future of the island, which has been divided into Greek Cypriot and Turkish sector

World | February 17, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 337

Anti-war Protest Concludes in Sydney

A weekend of global anti-war protest has concluded in Sydney, with more than 200,000 Australians objecting to any U.S.

World | February 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

NATO Seeks Compromise over Iraq

NATO ambassadors, at an unusual Sunday meeting in Brussels, are trying to reach a compromise to mend their alliance's rift over U.S.

World | February 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

17 Dead after Diesel Tank Truck Overturns on Lebanon-Syria

At least 17 people died and several others were wounded a Syrian military truck carrying diesel fuel overturned and caught fire Sunday at a Lebanon-Syria border crossing, AP reported. It is supposed that the truck lost its brakes and hit a Lebanese custom

World | February 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Coalition Negotiations in Austria Break Down

Coalition negotiations between the Austrian conservative People's Party and the Greens failed over a deadlock on pension reform, university fees and the purchase of new fighter jets. The collapse of the talks leaves Austria without a government - almost t

World | February 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212