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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: 301

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: 280

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

Al-Qaeda Suspects Killed in Car Explosion

Six suspected Muslim militants - including an alleged top member of Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda organisation - have been killed in an explosion in a car in Yemen, security officials said. The explosion occurred in the early hours of Monday morning in the n

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

New Harry Potter Film Premieres in UK

Hundreds queued for hours in London's wind and rain to see the all-star cast of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" arriving for the film's premiere. Based on JK Rowling's second novel, the latest movie sees the famous child wizard back for his seco

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

Alaska Hit by Earthquake

The largest earthquake anywhere in the world this year has struck central Alaska. It measured 7.

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Asean Summit Gets Under Way

A two-day summit of the 10 member-states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh got under way. South East Asian states have appealed to the rest of the world to stop warning travellers against going to

World | November 4, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

New Party Leads in Turkey

The first results in Turkey's parliamentary elections show that the Islamist-based Justice and Development Party (AK) has taken an early lead. Elections were called 18 months early after the coalition government collapsed due to bitter in-fighting and Pri

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 259

Moscow Launches New Operation in Chechnya

Russian troops have launched large-scale operations against separatist rebels throughout Chechnya, Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov has announced. He said he had information that more terror attacks were being planned inside and outside Chechen territory.

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

San Giuliano di Puglia Laid its "Angels" to Rest

An emotional mass funeral was held in the devastated Italian village of San Giuliano di Puglia, which lost an entire class of children in Thursday's earthquake. Twenty-six small white coffins were lined up under a marquee as local community and political

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Czech Government Loses Majority in Senate

Early election results from the Czech Republic suggest the ruling coalition government has narrowly lost its majority in the Senate. The main opposition, the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), won nine of the 26 seats contested in the second round of voting, w

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

Nine Arrested over Beckham Kidnap Plot

Nine people have been arrested in connection with an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Victoria Beckham and seek a ?5m ransom. Victoria Beckham - married to Manchester United and England footballer David Beckham - said she was in "absolute and total shock" at

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Russia Pushes for Chechen Extradition

Russia has promised to provide more information to secure the extradition of Chechen envoy Akhmed Zakayev from Denmark, where he has been held since Wednesday. Moscow accuses Mr Zakayev - a senior aide to the last elected Chechen President, Aslan Maskhado

World | November 3, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Courtroom Victory for Microsoft

A federal judge endorsed the Microsoft's antitrust settlement with the United States government and nine states. Attorney general, John Ashcroft, welcomed the ruling, saying: "Today consumers all across America won a great victory.

World | November 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Turkey Goes to Polls

The popular Justice and Development Party may be riding high in the opinion polls but the man at its helm, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been banned from taking part in the race. He is forbidden from holding political office.

World | November 2, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292
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