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Montenegro Votes for Coalition, Led by President Djukanovic

A coalition of pro-independence parties appears to have won an absolute majority in Montenegro's general election. The grouping led by President Milo Djukanovic took 39 of the 75 seats in the national parliament, according to independent election monitors

World | October 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Saddam Hussein Frees All Political Prisoners

Iraq has begun releasing political prisoners under an unprecedented amnesty issued by president Saddam Hussein to mark his 100 percent win in last week's referendum. It is the first time the president has pardoned political prisoners in his 23-year rule.

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Australians Mourn Bali Victims

Thousands of people have gathered in churches, parks and beaches throughout Australia to mourn the victims of the attacks. More than a hundred Australians are thought to have died in the tragedy, mostly young surfers or sportspeople celebrating the end of

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 174

U.S. Police Investigate New Shooting for Sniper Links

In scenes that have become all too familiar in and around Washington, police have sealed off the site of another shooting, although they say it is too early to know if it is connected with the killer marksman. A man was shot and wounded with a single bull

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Protest against ETA Violence in Spain

"Leave us alone". That was the message from tens of thousands of Spaniards, determined to make a stand against ETA violence and intimidation used against non-nationalists in the region.

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Irish Voters Gave Green Light to EU Enlargement

Irish voters backed the European Union's eastward expansion in a dramatic turnabout in a referendum Sunday, ending fears of a delay in the growth of the 15-member bloc. The final count in Ireland's second vote on an EU enlargement treaty put the "Yes" vot

World | October 20, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 196

German Hostage Drama Ends Peacefully

A teenage gunman who took four children and a teacher hostage at a school in southern Germany has given himself up. He released his two final hostages unharmed before being arrested without a struggle by the police.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

U.S. Presses N Korea on Nuclear Arsenal

The United States is mobilising international pressure on North Korea to drop its alleged nuclear weapons programme. Speaking on a visit to South Korea on Saturday, American envoy James Kelly said the US would work with South Korea, Japan and other countr

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218

Ireland Conducts Referendum on Nice Treaty

Voters in the Irish Republic are went to the polls for the country's second referendum on the Nice Treaty, which paves the way for the European Union to accept new members from Central and Eastern Europe. Ireland voted no to the treaty in an earlier refer

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 170

Car Bomb Kills One in Moscow

A car bomb has exploded in the Russian capital, killing at least one person and wounding several others. The blast shook a south-western suburb of Moscow.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 184

Indonesia Arrests Radical Imam

Indonesian police have ordered the arrest of radical Muslim imam Abu Bakar Ba'asyir. Ba'asyir is in hospital in the city of Solo - he collapsed on Friday ahead of being questioned in connection with bomb attacks on churches in 2000.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

U.S. Offers Compromise over Iraq Resolution

The United States have dropped explicit authorisation to use force against Iraq in a resolution it is trying to push through, although it does still provide some international legal cover to attack Baghdad. Iraq's deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz has repe

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 177

Bomb in Manila Kills Three, Iinjures Twenty

A bomb has exploded in a bus on the outskirts of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, killing at least three and injuring more than twenty. One of the wounded passengers said the blast happened near the rear the bus.

World | October 19, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 193

Russian Governor Shot Dead

The governor of one of Russia's eastern regions has been shot dead in broad daylight in central Moscow. Valentin Tsvetkov was gunned down at about 0845 local time (0515 GMT) in Moscow's Novy Arbat, one of the capital's busiest shopping thoroughfares.

World | October 18, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Strike Hits Italy

Tens of thousands of Italian workers are taking part in rallies as part of a general strike to protest against labour reforms and budget cuts by the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The strike, called by Italy's largest and most left-wing t

World | October 18, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

Vatican Rejects US Sex Abuse Policy

The Vatican has rejected a policy proposed by Roman Catholic bishops in the United States for dealing with cases of child sexual abuse. The Holy See said in a response to a US request for formal approval of the rules that the plans were vague and "could b

World | October 18, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 189

Indonesia Poised to Combat Terror

The Indonesian authorities are poised to assume sweeping new powers to combat terrorism under emergency legislation which is being brought in. The cabinet is meeting to approve a decree, already backed by parliament, which would enable the authorities to

World | October 18, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Irish Leaders Worried Over Nice Referendum

Latest opinion polls show Irish voters ready to say Yes to the European Union's Nice Treaty in Saturday's referendum, but political leaders are still worried that a low turnout could result in a No vote. A poll by the Market Research Bureau of Ireland (MR

World | October 18, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

US to Submit New Resolution on Iraq

The American ambassador to the United Nations, John Negroponte, says he will soon submit a draft resolution to the Security Council "with clear and immediate requirements" for Iraq if it did not give up weapons of mass destruction. The United States Secre

World | October 18, 2002, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

Saddam Says Poll Proves Iraqi Resolve

Saddam Hussein has described a victory in a referendum on extending his rule as a sign that the Iraqi people are even more determined to resist any American attack. On Tuesday, the Iraqi leader won 100% backing on whether he should remain president for an

World | October 17, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 142

Libya Sued over Plane Bombing

The relatives of seven Americans who were killed in the bombing of a French airliner in 1989 are suing Libya for $3bn. All 170 passengers were killed when the DC-10 plane belonging to the French company UTA, flying from the Republic of Congo to Paris, exp

World | October 17, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 218
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