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Fish Agreement Given Final Shot

European Union ministers are making a final attempt to save depleted fish stocks by agreeing new fishing quotas. The BBC's environment correspondent Tim Hirsch says all sides now accept that there will have to be drastic cuts in the number of cod caught a

World | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Strikers in Venezuela Threaten to Defy Court Ruling

Venezuelan oil industry workers threaten to a Supreme Court order to end the strike, which has paralysed the country's oil industry.Earlier on Thursday, the court ordered the immediate reopening of the state-owned oil company (PDVSA), which has been cripp

World | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Powell Lays Out Path on Iraq

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World | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 244

Pearl Murder Suspect Died in "Accidental" Explosion

Asif Ramzi, one of the country's most wanted criminals, linked to the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl died Thursday in an apparently accidental explosion at a secret bomb factory in Karachi, Pakistani police say. Another three men were killed in the exp

World | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Turkish Cypriot Leader Backs Talks

Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has said he is ready to hold talks with the Greek Cypriots on a United Nations plan to reunify their long-divided island. The UN settlement plan calls for the parties to reach an agreement by 28 February, with the goal

World | December 19, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Plavsic Faces Call for 25-year Sentence

Prosecutors at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague have called for a prison sentence of up to 25 years for the former Bosnian Serb President, Biljana Plavsic. Seventy-two-year-old Mrs Plavsic pleaded guilty to persecuting Muslims and Croats during the wa

World | December 19, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Top Russian General Sacked

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has sacked the head of army operations in Chechnya, Gennady Troshev. General Troshev has publicly refused to take up a new position - command of the Siberian military district.

World | December 19, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Mass Arrests of Muslims in LA

Immigration officials in southern California have detained hundreds of Iranians and other Muslim men who turned up to register under residence laws brought in as part of the United States' anti-terror drive. Muslim groups estimated that at least 500 men w

World | December 19, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Court in Venezuela Rules against Chavez

Venezuela's Supreme Court has ordered embattled President Hugo Chavez to hand back control of Caracas police force to the capital's mayor. Chavez had ordered the military to take over police stations in the capital on 16 November, seizing power from one o

World | December 19, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 272

Bush Orders Deployment of Missile Defence Shield

President George W.Bush has ordered his military to begin deploying a national missile defence system, to be operational starting in 2004.

World | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

France Arrests Terrorist Suspects amid Chemical Fears

French anti-terrorist police have seized chemicals from the home of suspected Islamic militants. Three men and one woman, all of North African origin, have been arrested and tests are being carried out on the liquid and powder substances found in their ap

World | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

German Court Stops Highly-Skilled Immigration Wave

A controversial German immigration law designed to bring in thousands of highly-skilled foreign workers has been struck down by the country's highest court. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of a group of conservative-led states, that had argued that the

World | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Al-Qaeda Suspects Acquitted in the Netherlands

A Dutch court has acquitted four suspected members of an Islamic militant network linked to al-Qaeda that prosecutors said plotted to attack US interests in Europe. French national Jerome Courtailler and Algerian Abdelkader Rabia were found not guilty of

World | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Lord of the Rings' Second Movie with World Premier

The moment Lord Of the Rings film fans have been anticipating for a year has arrived with the worldwide opening of The Two Towers. Director Peter Jackson's second adaptation of the classic Tolkien fantasies is being rolled out on more than 10,000 screens

World | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 258

US Insurer in Third Biggest Bankruptcy

Insurance and loans giant Conseco has filed the third biggest US bankruptcy after WorldCom and Enron, with $6.5bn (?4bn) in outstanding debts.

World | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Death Sentences for India Parliament Raid

An anti-terrorism court in Delhi has sentenced to death three men convicted of helping militants attack India's parliament last year. Mohammed Afzal, a 35-year-old fruit merchant, Shaukat Hussain and SAR Geelani, a Delhi college teacher, were convicted on

World | December 18, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Human Rights Watch: Afghan Women "Still Suffer Abuse"

An international human rights group says women and girls continue to suffer extreme repression in parts of Afghanistan. Human Rights Watch says it has evidence of mounting abuses, harassment and restrictions of women's rights.

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Iraqi Opposition Reach Consensus

Iraqi opposition groups meeting in London have decided on the make-up of a committee that could form the basis for a new government in Baghdad. The final declaration, reached after four days of often heated talks, called for a democratic and federal Iraq

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 179

Albright Testified at UN Court

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has spoken in support of the former Bosnian Serb president, Biljana Plavsic, at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Ms Albright was speaking at the sentencing hearing for Mrs Plavsic, who had earlier admit

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

French Police Seize Unidentified Chemicals

French anti-terrorist police have discovered unidentified chemicals - liquid and powder substances - at the home of suspected Islamic militants arrested on Monday. Analyses are to show whether the substances are toxic and could be used in a bomb.

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Venezuela Strike Condemned

The chief of Venezuela's army has condemned the two-week general strike that has crippled the country's oil industry. General Julio Garcia Montoya said the action led by the opposition amounted to sabotage.

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194
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