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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: 330

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

Compromise Sought in Impasse NATO Aid to Turkey

Belgium is prepared to end its veto, Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt said. Mr Verhofstadt said Brussels wanted Nato to make it clear that aid to Turkey was of a defensive nature and not a first step to involve the alliance in a possible Iraq war.

World | February 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

U.S., Britain Work on Softer Iraq Resolution

The United States and Britain began reworking a draft resolution Saturday to authorize force against Saddam Hussein, AP reported, citing diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity. According to them the final product may be a softer text that does not

World | February 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Blair: UN Should Deal with Iraqi Disarmament

The UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has said he still believes the United Nations should deal with Iraqi disarmament, but toppling Saddam Hussein would be "an act of humanity". Mr Blair was speaking a day after chief weapons inspector Hans Blix told the UN

World | February 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Vatican Opens Archives on Relations with Nazi Germany

The Vatican is opening up archives documenting its relations with Nazi Germany. Access will be granted only to scholars by special appointment.

World | February 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Hamas Claims Responsibility for Attack in Gaza Strip

The militant Palestinian group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack in which an Israeli tank was blown up near a Jewish settlement in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. It added the attack was revenge for the deaths of two Hamas activists killed

World | February 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Executed Bodies Found near U.S. Plane Crash Site

The executed bodies of two people who had been aboard a U.S.

World | February 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 253

First Mammal Clone Dolly Dies

Dolly the sheep, who became famous as the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, has died. The news was confirmed on Friday by the Roslin Institute, the Scottish research centre which created her.

World | February 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Saddam Bans WMD Import, Production

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has issued a decree banning the importation and production of weapons of mass destruction. The order came a few hours before the United Nations weapons inspectors report to the Security Council on Iraq's compliance with the

World | February 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Arafat Agreed to Appoint PM

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has agreed to appoint a prime minister - a key demand by the US and international mediators for progress on a political settlement. The announcement came after talks with envoys from the European Union, the UN and Russia a

World | February 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Uneasy Calm Returns to Bolivia

Striking police officers in Bolivia have begun returning to work after two days of violent anti-government protests left at least 23 people dead and saw widespread looting in the main city, La Paz. The government only defused the crisis by cancelling plan

World | February 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Columbia "Puncture" Hypothesis Considered

The Columbia space shuttle almost certainly suffered a devastating puncture which allowed hot air inside the left wing, US investigators say. Columbia broke up upon re-entry on 1 February with the loss of its crew of seven in a disaster which has raised q

World | February 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218