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Abortion Ship Leaves Polish Port

A ship run by Dutch abortion-rights campaigners has left a Polish port for international waters with about a dozen Polish women aboard. The campaigners, Women on Waves, were expected to give the women family planning advice away from Poland's restrictive

World | June 27, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Cameroon Soccer Star Foe Dies

Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe has died after collapsing during an international match in France. The 28-year-old fell to the ground unchallenged in the 72nd minute of a Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia in Lyon.

World | June 27, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2277

Saudi Bomb "Mastermind" Held

The man suspected of masterminding a co-ordinated group of deadly suicide bombings in Riyadh in May has surrendered to the authorities in Saudi Arabia, Saudi officials have said. Ali Abdul Rachman al-Gamdi, also known as Abu Bakr al-Azdi, was number two o

World | June 27, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Saddam's Information Minister Appears on TV

One of the most remarkable figures of the Iraq war has resurfaced for the first time since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime in April. Former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf - dubbed "Comical Ali" for his deadpan insistence that

World | June 27, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 655

Poland's Finance Minister Quits

Poland's finance minister Grzegorz Kolodko has resigned in a row over the reform of public finances in the preparation for entry into the European Union. The move comes less than day after Prime Minister Leszek Miller's cabinet backed only half of Mr Kolo

World | June 26, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 168

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Deny Ceasefire Deal

Palestinian militant groups denied that they had agreed a three-month ceasefire. The deal was put in doubt in any event after Israeli troops killed two Hamas militants in the Gaza strip.

World | June 26, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Margaret Thatcher's Husband Dies

Sir Denis Thatcher, the husband of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has died, a spokesman for the family has announced. The 88-year-old, who had heart surgery in January this year, returned to hospital after feeling unwell two weeks ago.

World | June 26, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

Arafat Expects Palestinian Truce

Yasser Arafat says he expects an announcement "within hours" on an agreement by Palestinian militias to suspend attacks on Israelis. The Palestinian leader's comments are the strongest sign yet that a temporary truce will be offered by the three main mili

World | June 26, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 188

EU Agrees Radical Farm Reform

European Union agriculture ministers have agreed radical reforms to the controversial system of paying subsidies to farmers. The breakthrough deal comes after three weeks of talks, and the original proposals have been watered down.

World | June 26, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

US President Urged EU to Hit Hamas

US President George W.Bush pressed European Union (EU) leaders to crack down on Palestinian militant group Hamas, speaking at the annual summit between US and the EU.

World | June 26, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 157

Iraqi Scientist Handed Over Nuclear Parts

Former Iraqi nuclear scientist Mahdi Shukur Obeidi handed over components and documents related to Iraq's nuclear programme that he had buried in his garden. The Obeidi said that the parts had been buried there since 1991 on the orders of Saddam Hussein's

World | June 26, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Hopes of Mideast Breakthrough despite New Violence

Two Hamas militants were killed in the Gaza Strip, but hopes of a breakthrough in the 1,000-day-old intifada were on the rise as a truce by hardline factions and an Israeli-Palestinian security deal seemed near. Two gunmen from Hamas' armed wing -- the Ez

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 205

Bush Skeptical of Mideast Truce Reports

President Bush reacted skeptically Wednesday to a reported agreement by Palestinian militants to halt attacks on Israelis for three months. "I'll believe it when I see it," Bush said.

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Putin Seeks to Restore Links with Scotland

On the second day of his visit to Britain, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila, toured Edinburghin a bid to restore historic ties between the Scottish capital and his home city of Saint Petersburg. Accompanied by Prince Andrew, the seco

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

UK Wants Iraqi Gunmen Handed Over

British forces gave civilian leaders in the Iraqi town of Majar al-Kabir 48 hours to hand over gunmen who killed six British military police after a violent demonstration that left four Iraqis dead, AP reported, citing a municipal official said Wednesday

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 187

UK Considers Iraq Reinforcement

Thousands of extra British troops could be sent to Iraq in the wake of the killing of six members of the Royal Military Police, UK Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has said. An urgent review of troop numbers, tactics and equipment is under way after the death

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

Greece Reported Suspect SARS Case

Greece reported a suspected case of SARS saying the possible victim was a Chinese citizen on a business trip to Europe. Greece's Health Minister Costas Stefanis said the man, described as a Chinese businessman, left Shanghai on June 14 and made several st

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

US, EU Leaders to Meet in Washington

US and EU leaders will hold their annual summit in Washington, aiming to soothe transatlantic tensions over the Iraq war, politics and trade disputes. The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

6 British Soldiers Killed In Iraq

Six British soldiers were killed in a police station in southern Iraq and eight were wounded in a nearby ambush Tuesday, marking the deadliest day of attacks on coalition forces since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. The casualties were a shock to Bri

World | June 25, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 173

Deadly Tornadoes Strike Nebraska for Second Day in Row

Deadly tornadoes hit Nebraska for the second day in a row as Nebraska registered its first two tornado fatalities since 1988. The tornado has striken in the northern end of Coleridge late Monday, at least 100 homes and 25 businesses has been severely dama

World | June 24, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 533

Sao Paulo Gay Parade Draws 800,000 People

One of the world's largest Pride celebrations drew 800,000 people onto Sao Paulo's streets to get a glimpse of the parade. According to police reports there were more than twice the number of spectators and revellers than last year.

World | June 24, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247