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EU Defends Iraq Ispections

The European Union and Germany have cautioned against an early intervention in Iraq - calling for more time to be given to United Nations weapons inspectors on the ground. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said

World | January 14, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Pavarotti Father of Fourth Child

The partner of opera star Luciano Pavarotti has given birth to twins, but only one has survived. Nicoletta Mantovani, 33, underwent an emergency Caesarean operation in a Bologna hospital after complications surfaced.

World | January 14, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

Rogge in Greece for the Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge is in Greece to assess preparations for the 2004 Olympics. Rogge is making his third inspection visit to Athens since it was awarded the Games in 1997.

World | January 14, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Crucial Turkish Poll Delayed

Election officials in Turkey have postponed a by-election which could pave the way for ruling party leader Recep Erdogan to become prime minister. Mr Erdogan, who heads the Justice and Development Party (AKP), is hoping to contest the seat after a law bar

World | January 14, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Bali Bombing Suspects Arrested

Police in Indonesia have arrested two more suspects in the bombing of the resort island of Bali last year. The younger brother of key suspect Amrozi, who was arrested last November, was among those held, police said.

World | January 14, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 224

Six Arrested by UK Ricin Investigators

Anti-terrorist police investigating the discovery of ricin at a flat in London last week have arrested six people in Dorset. The five men and a woman were arrested in the Bournemouth area on Sunday.

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Ice Tracker Satellite Launched

A satellite that will track the changes in the major ice sheets covering the polar regions was launched on Sunday. ICESat (Ice Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite) was blasted into orbit on a Delta rocket from Vandenberg US Air Force Base on the central Ca

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Milosevic Illness Forces Trial Delay

The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been halted again by his poor health. Mr Milosevic, 61, was being examined by doctors after complaining of feeling unwell shortly after Monday's proceedings began, said court officials.

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Oil Price Unchanged by OPEC Increase

Oil prices have remained unmoved as Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)'s agreement on Sunday to increase supplies is considered inadequate to meet US needs. Oil has been trading at about $30 per barrel as a US war with Iraq and strik

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

AOL Time Warner Boss to Step Down

AOL Time Warner chairman Steve Case is to step down from his post in May after the shareholders' meeting. A company statement said Case would remain as a director with joint responsibility for corporate strategy.

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

US Ready for Dialog with N Korea

The United States has said that it is willing to consider energy aid to Pyongyang if it gives up its nuclear programme. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly made the announcement after an hour of talks in Seoul with the South Korean President-elect, R

World | January 13, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

OPEC Agreed to Raise Production

OPEC Sunday agreed to raise production to stave off an oil price shock threatened by a strike in Venezuela and war in Iraq. UAE Oil Minister Obaid bin Saif al-Nasseri said output was raised by 1.

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 236

Israeli Army Clashes with Palestinians

Three Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops, reports say. One was reportedly killed as Israeli troops carried out a massive operation in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip.

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

US Seeks Support on N Korean Crisis

A senior American official has arrived in the South Korean capital, Seoul, for talks on resolving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme. South Korean officials are expected to tell Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly that sanctions are unde

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Bee Gees Star Dies

Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb has died in a Miami hospital at the age of 53. The singer had suffered a heart attack during emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage.

World | January 12, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Peru Plane Found; Apparently No Survivors

Rescue teams found the wreckage of a Tans Peru plane on Saturday, two days after it disappeared in Peru's Amazon jungle with 46 people aboard, officials said. No survivors were reported.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Nepal Police Free Child Labourers

Police in Nepal have rescued 14 children, forced to work as bonded labourers at a weaving factory in the capital, Kathmandu. Police said the children were working as wool spinners within the dark, cold rooms of the secretly run factory.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Denktash Dismisses Turkish Pressure

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash is refusing to sign a United Nations peace plan to reunite Cyprus, despite pressure from Turkey, ahead of next week's talks on the island's future. Mr Denktash expressed concern the current UN plan will not allow Turki

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

N Korea Threatens to Resume Missile Tests

North Korea has warned it could end its moratorium on ballistic missile tests. The North Korean ambassador to China blamed the US for the move, saying Washington had invalidated all agreements between the two countries.

World | January 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Israel Stunned by PM Speech Blackout

Israel's Central Election Committee (CEC) will meet on Saturday to discuss its decision to cut short a broadcast by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel Radio has reported. The embattled Mr Sharon was defending himself and his family against allegations of

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Bee Gees Star Critically Ill

Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb is seriously ill in a Miami hospital after suffering a heart attack. Doctors operated on the 53-year-old singer and bassist to remove an intestinal blockage after he collapsed at home, but he suffered a heart attack during surge

World | January 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191
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