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Blunders Mark Bush Audience with Pope Benedict XVI

The US President George Bush has made several blunders during his audience to Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday. Bush called the Pope "Sir" instead of using the generally accepted form of address "Your Holiness".

World | June 9, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8936

Chunk of Meteorite Stolen from Russian Museum

A chunk of a meteorite weighing over 7 kilograms has been stolen from a museum in the remote Magadan Region in Russia's Far East on Saturday. A local Interior Ministry spokesperson explained the thieves broke into a history museum in the village of Seimc

World | June 9, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2584

US President Bush Visits Italy, Meets Pope Benedict XVI

The US President George Bush arrived in Italy on Saturday at an official visit, which is part of his European trip. The plane of the US head of state has landed at the international Roman airport Fiumicino in the morning.

World | June 9, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1720

Bush Feels Ill, but Meets Sarkozy

US President George Bush has been taken ill with what is believed to be a stomach bug, but did not cancel his meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday at the G-8 summit. The meeting however took place at the US presidential suite.

World | June 8, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1344

Paris Hilton Ordered Back to Court

US socialite Paris Hilton, who was released from jail after spending just three days behind the bars, has been ordered back to court.

World | June 8, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1590

US Senate Buries Bush Immigration Bill

The US Senate voted down a bill to change immigration laws late on Thursday, dealing a severe blow to the hopes of President Bush to reform the existing system before he leaves office next year. Several amendments passed on the Senate floor before the fi

World | June 8, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1231

Putin Offers Azerbaijan Radar for US Missile Defense System

US President George Bush and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have described as constructive their talks about Russian objections to US plans to build a missile defense system in Europe, VOA reported.

World | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2197

Paris Hilton Already Out of Jail

US socialite Paris Hilton, who went behind bars on Monday to serve a sentence for violating probation, was released just three days later for medical reasons. "With extensive consultation with medical personnel it was decided this reassignment should be

World | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4780

EU and Serbia Resume Talks on June 13

The European Commission has invited Serbia to resume talks on the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) on 13 June 2007, President Jose Manuel Barroso announced, as cited by EUexpands.

World | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1201

Missile Shield Dispute Threatens to Derail G8 Agenda

The dispute between Russia and US over the European missile defence system could subvert the global warming agenda of the G8 meeting in Germany, with presidents Putin and Bush set for crunch talks in the first day of the summit. Putin has been highly cri

World | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1487

G-8 Summit Begins in Germany

Group of Eight world leaders launched their 2007 summit in Germany's city of Heiligendamm on Wednesday.

World | June 6, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1456

Romanian Defence Minister Backtracks on Joint Maneuvers Proposal

Romanian Defence Minister Teodor Melescanu backtracked on his proposal to hold joint military maneuvers with Russia to ease tensions over US bases, claiming his words were misinterpreted. Melescanu was quoted as saying in Paris earlier this week that Rom

World | June 6, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1285

Taliban Military Commander: Osama bin Laden "Alive and Kicking"

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is alive and is still issuing instructions to his commanders in the field, the brother and successor of dead Taliban commander Haji Mullah Dadullah said.

World | June 5, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2754

British Ministers Propose "Britain Day"

United Kingdom Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly and Immigration Minister Liam Byrne proposed on Tuesday the institution of a "Britain Day" to promote British identity in the country. "The point of it would be to celebrate the contribution that we all mak

World | June 5, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1319

NATO Slams Putin Missile Threat

Russia's threat to aim weapons at Europe if the US sets up a missile defence shield there was "unhelpful and unwelcome", Nato officials said, as cited by BBC.

World | June 4, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1299

A Thousand Injured in Protests against G-8 Summit

Nearly 1,000 people were injured in the riots that broke out Saturday during the largest-yet protest against the G8 summit in the German port city of Rostock, DPA reported.

World | June 4, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1078

Copter Crash in Sierra Leone, 22 Dead

A total of twenty-two people died in a helicopter crash late on Sunday night in Sierra Leone, international media reported.

World | June 4, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1482

Hot Dog Eating Record Broken

An American broke the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes. Joey Chestnut, 22, of San Jose, California, smashed the record held by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan during the Southwest Regional Hot

World | June 3, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1787

35 Injured as Car Plows Into Street Festival in Washington

A car plowed through several blocks at a crowded street festival, injuring about 35 people, seven severely, authorities said, FOX news reported.

World | June 3, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1780

Pole Wakes up from 19-Year Coma

A Polish man has woken up from a 19-year coma, Polish TV reports.

World | June 3, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1363

Chinese Girls Die in Suicide Pack after Insults and Alcohol

Two of five Chinese schoolgirls died in a group suicide bid after drinking alcohol, Xinhua news agency said. "One of them quit and ran back to the village for help but the other four jumped into the pond, leaving two dead," Xinhua said, quoting police.

World | June 3, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2973
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