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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: 207

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

Enron "Bribed Tax Officials"

A crucial report into the collapse of disgraced energy giant Enron has discovered the firm's executives bribed tax officials. The energy giant - once the US' seventh largest firm - paid no income tax between 1996 and 1999 according to the investigation by

World | February 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Man Held in Gatwick Grenade Alert

Police have arrested a man carrying a live hand grenade at Gatwick Airport and evacuated one terminal. All flights out of the north terminal were suspended after the man - thought to be a 37-year-old Venezuelan - was detained under anti-terrorism laws.

World | February 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

US fuel Reserves Hit Record Low

Oil prices have topped new 28-month highs in London as fears of war with Iraq rise and the US admits its fuel reserves have fallen to their lowest levels since the 1970s Arab oil embargo. The price of benchmark Brent crude oil shot up 63 cents a barrel to

World | February 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 378

N Korea Claimed Ability to Reach US Targets

North Korea has warned that it has the ability to strike American targets anywhere in the world if provoked. Pyongyang was responding to the decision by the United Nations nuclear watchdog to refer it to the UN Security Council for breaching nuclear non-p

World | February 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Iraqi Missile Find Raises Tension

An Iraqi missile found to exceed its legal range has raised fresh concerns that Baghdad may be in breach of its disarmament obligations under UN resolutions. A panel of experts summoned by UN weapons inspectors found that the al-Samoud Two missile had a r

World | February 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

New York Bans Mobiles in Theatres

After banning smoking in bars and restaurants, New York is tackling what many see as another major public annoyance. From April, requests to switch off your mobile phone before a play or concert begins will be backed up with the threat of a $50 fine.

World | February 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Indian Cruise Missile Tested Successfully

India has successfully conducted the first naval launch of its short-range Brahmos cruise missile. The supersonic missile, with a range of 280 kilometres (174 miles), was fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal off the eastern state of Orissa.

World | February 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 254

Indian Cruise Missile Tested Successfully

India has successfully conducted the first naval launch of its short-range Brahmos cruise missile. The supersonic missile, with a range of 280 kilometres (174 miles), was fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal off the eastern state of Orissa.

World | February 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Italy Releases Alleged Pakistani Terrorists

An Italian judge has ordered the release of 28 Pakistani immigrants arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks. The reasons for the order are unclear, but reports suggest little evidence was found against the men.

World | February 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198