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G7 Meeting Kicked Off in Dubai

The meeting of the finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the G7 group of the world's seven richest nations kicked off in Dubai. The economic leaders from the Group of Seven are meeting against a background of increasing optimism over the world ec

World | September 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

Latvians Vote on EU Entry

Latvians began voting in the last referendum of the 10 candidate countries seeking membership in the European Union. Voters in the country of 2.

World | September 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

27 Die in Bus-Train Collision

A train slammed into a bus in central Pakistan on Saturday, killing 27 people and injuring six, police said. The accident occurred in the town of Malikwal as the bus was trying to cross the railway tracks, 24 men and three children were killed.

World | September 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Member of Iraq's Governing Council Wounded

Aquila al-Hashimi, a member of Iraq 's Governing Council, was shot and wounded Saturday outside her home in west Baghdad. Al-Hashimi is one of three women on the 25-member council and was preparing to leave for New York as part of the Iraqi delegation to

World | September 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Japan's PM Keeps Grip on Ruling Party

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was re-elected president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Saturday, defeating three challengers with a promise to stand by his efforts to revive this country's sputtering economy. Koizumi won a comfortable maj

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Bush Position on Arafat Draws Criticism

The incoming Palestinian prime minister condemned President Bush's refusal to deal with Yasser Arafat, saying failure to treat the Palestinian leader as a partner only hurts peace efforts. Prime Minister-designate Ahmed Qureia's criticism of U.

World | September 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Quake Rocks Japan, at Least 7 Hurt

A strong earthquake rocked the Tokyo area Saturday afternoon, injuring at least seven people and causing minor damage to some buildings. The quake, which had a magnitude of 5.

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German, French, British Leaders to Meet

The leaders of Germany, France and Britain will try to find accord on stabilizing Iraq at a summit aimed at avoiding the kind of diplomatic snarl that divided Europe over the Iraq war. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and French President Jacques Chira

World | September 20, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Iraq's Former Defence Minister Surrenders

Iraq's former Defence Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmad al Tal surrendered Friday to U.S.

World | September 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

US Troops Die in Tikrit Ambush

Three US soldiers have been killed in an ambush near Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit, the latest in a continuing series of attacks on Americans in Iraq. Two soldiers were injured in a separate attack on a convoy in the town of Khaldiyah, west of Bagh

World | September 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

Hurricane Isabel Weakens, Kills 15 People

Hurricane Isabel plowed into North Carolina's Outer Banks with 100 mph winds and pushed its way up the Eastern Seaboard, weakening to a tropical storm by but not before swamping roads and knocking out power to more than 2.6 million people.

World | September 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

UN General Assembly Resumes Emergency Session on Palestine

The United Nations General Assembly will hold a special emergency session September 19 in a move by Arab and Non-Aligned Movement states to circumvent a United States veto of Tuesday's Security Council resolution demanding that Israel not deport or threat

World | September 19, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Bomb Attack "Killed Three US Soldiers in Iraq"

At least three US soldiers were killed in an attack on a convoy in the town of Khaldiyah, west of capital Baghdad, according to witnesses reports. They claimed that a truck transporting troops was blown up by an explosive device or landmine on a road, and

World | September 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

Bali Bomber Sentenced to Life in Jail

Ali Imron, one of the few defendants to express remorse over the terrorist attacks on Indonesia's Bali Island, was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the bombings that killed 202 people. Imron had already acknowledged involvement in the Oct.

World | September 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 299

US Troops Ambushed in Iraq

US troops were trapped on the main road of this central Iraqi town Thursday, coming under heavy gunfire that destroyed a truck. Al-Arabiya television reported that 8 Americans were killed and 1was wounded.

World | September 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Arafat, Fatah Meet to Pick Ministers

Yasser Arafat and leaders of his Fatah movement met to choose ministers for the new Palestinian government. Arafat also reported progress in truce talks with Islamic militant groups.

World | September 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

NYSE Chief Resigns

The chairman of the New York Stock Exchange has resigned following a public outcry over his USD 140 M pay package. Richard Grasso, who has worked at the exchange for 36 years, quit after an emergency board meeting following mounting pressure from investor

World | September 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 206

Suspect Denies Allegations over Anna Lindh's Murder

The man arrested by Swedish police over last week's murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh denied the allegations, international agencies reported, citing his defense lawyer. "I just met my client and during the hearings he said he had nothing to do with t

World | September 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 303

Hurricane Isabel Makes Tens of Thousands Flee US East Coast

Tens of thousands of people fled the US Atlantic coast as the government heightened its Hurricane Isabel alert. The speed of the wind reaches 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour and is expected hit on Thursday and sweep up the East Coast.

World | September 18, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Palestinian Leader Arafat Offers New Truce to Israel

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat offered a new truce to Israel after Palestinian officials said the militant group Hamas has shown indications that it might agree to stop attacking Israelis.In a TV interview Arafat said that there was possibility for a ce

World | September 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Wesley Clark Joins Presidential Race in US

Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday.

World | September 17, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301