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Bush, Chirac Side by Side on D-Day

French President Jacques Chirac and his US counterpart George Bush will stand side by side at next weekend's D-Day ceremonies, but they remain sharply divided on Iraq and the US-led "war on terror". The French people, 60 years after thousands of young US

World | May 30, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 401

Bomb Blows Up at Monaco Stadium

A bomb exploded outside Monaco's main soccer stadium early Sunday when the building was empty, shattering windows but causing no injuries, a top official said. The device exploded outside an entrance at Stade Louis II, said Jose Badia, Monaco's government

World | May 30, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508

Sharon Delays Gaza Cabinet Vote

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon postponed a cabinet vote on withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in the face of strong opposition from ministers. He is believed to have had the guaranteed support of only 11 of the 23 ministers for the revised plan ahead of

World | May 30, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 655

Senior Pro-Taliban Cleric Killed in Pakistan

A senior pro-Taliban cleric in Pakistan was gunned down by unknown assailants outside his mosque in the port city of Karachi on Sunday and later died of his wounds. Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, who called for a holy war against the United States after the in

World | May 30, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 270

Iraqi Council Struggles With Presidency

Iraq's Governing Council met Sunday to try to finalize the makeup of the new government to take power June 30, with the post of figurehead president emerging as the main stumbling block to an agreement. The prime minister's post, the top job in the new in

World | May 30, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Rumsfeld Addresses West Point Graduates

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told graduating cadets today they are joining a modernizing military force still in the early stages of the battle against terrorism. Rumsfeld received sustained applause from the families of 935 cadets graduating from

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 358

Iranian Governor Killed in Helicopter Crash

A helicopter carrying a provincial governor and three of his aides from the site of an earthquake crashed in the mountains of northern Iran, killing all aboard. The governor of Qazvin province was said to be in the helicopter with three aides and a journa

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 536

Libyan Nuclear Devices Missing

A few days after Libya's historic pledge on December 19 to abandon the quest for nuclear weapons, Libyan intelligence officials met with visiting US diplomats to announce that a sizable quantity of nuclear equipment purchased is missing. The news was brok

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 668

Mubarak Wraps Up Russia Visit

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak left Moscow after a three-day visit during which he discussed the situation in Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. At their meeting on Friday the two leaders agreed on the

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730

Date for Jackson Trial Set

The judge in singer Michael Jackson's child abuse case set a tentative date for the trial of 13 September. However, Judge Rodney Melville said he expected the hearing would be delayed further to allow lawyers on both sides to prepare their cases.

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

US Distances Itself from Iraqi PM

US Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted that the decision on who will lead Iraq after the handover of power rests with the United Nations. Earlier, the White House welcomed a decision by the Iraqi Governing Council to nominate Shia former exile Iyad A

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Terrorism Threats Against US, Israeli Soldiers

Some 2500 volunteers are willing to participate in suicide attacks against American soldiers in Iraq and Israeli army in Jerusalem, the on-line edition of Italian newspaper Corriere della sera reported. This new wave of terrorism threats is instigated by

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

Explosion Hits Russian Train Near Chechnya

A passenger train travelling from Moscow to a provincial capital in southern Russia was hit by an explosion early Saturday but no one was killed. The explosion shook the train bound for Vladikavkaz, the capital of the province of North Ossetia near Chechn

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 841

UN Continues Libya Nuclear Probe

The UN's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, has said questions remain about Libya's nuclear weapons programme, despite its promise last December to scrap it. In a confidential report, the IAEA said it was happy with Libya's co-operation but that investigations m

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Moderate Quake Jolts Japan

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit northeastern and eastern Japan and shook Tokyo on Saturday but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2969

Pakistan Tests Nuclear-capable Missile

Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, military officials said, just a week after India's new government took office. The firing of the Hatf V surface-to-surface missile, witnessed by Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamil at an un

World | May 29, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Iraq Names Future PM

The Iraqi Governing Council unanimously endorsed Iyad Allawi as the country's next PM. He should take on the post after the June 30 power handover.

World | May 28, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

Fiat Chairman Dies of Cancer

The chairman of Italy's largest industrial group Fiat has died of cancer at the age of 69. Umberto Agnelli died on Thursday night, in his house near Turin.

World | May 28, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

Khodorkovsky Hearing Starts

Russia's richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky was brought before court from jail for a hearing that may set a date for his trial for mass tax evasion and fraud. The former chief executive of oil major YUKOS has languished behind bars since his arrest in Octob

World | May 28, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

Progress Cargo Ship Docks at ISS

After two days of playing catch-up with the International Space Station (ISS), a new supply ship has docked with the orbital outpost carrying more than two tons of precious supplies for the humans aboard.The Russian-built Progress 14 cargo ship connected

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 302

Hostage Freed at Puerto Rico

A hostage-taker put down his knife and freed a woman after Puerto Rico's governor entered the room to negotiate with him Thursday, ending a standoff that lasted nearly three hours. The man held the captive, a receptionist, in a mail room outside the gover

World | May 27, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298