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Raul Castro's Wife Dies at Age of 77

The wife of the acting Cuba's President Raul Castro Vilma Espin Guillois died Monday at the age of 77 after a long illness.

World | June 19, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1437

Sarkozy's Party Wins Majority, Juppe Steps Down

Centre-right UMP party of French president Nicolas Sarkozy won a comfortable legislative majority at Sunday's second round of parliamentary elections, but the cabinet received a blow after Alain Juppe had to step down as energy and environment minister.

World | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1429

Segolene Royal Breaks 25-Year Relationship over Infidelity

Segolene Royal, France's Socialist presidential candidate, who lost out to Nicolas Sarkozy last month, has broken up with her life partner after a 25-year-long relationship. Royal said the reason for the parting was the infidelity of her partner , Social

World | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 11577

Coalition Air Strike Kills 7 Afghan Children

At least seven Afghan children were killed in a US-led coalition air strike in a religious school on Sunday evening. The compound containing a mosque and a madrassa, situated in southeast Paktika province was believed to have been used as a safehouse by

World | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1310

Gunman Kills 1 Downtown Melbourne, Runs Away

An unidentified criminal shot a man and injured another two at a busy Melbourne city intersection and run away on Monday.

World | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Mongolian Helicopter Crashes, 14 Dead

A Mongolian military helicopter crashed into a mountain last week, killing 14 out of 22 aboard, a government official said Monday. The Russian-made Mi-8 machine, which was carrying firefighters and equipment, disappeared on Wednesday en route to a forest

World | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

Sarkozy's UMP Retains Parliament Majority, Socialists Gain Ground

The centre-right party of French president Nicolas Sarkozy maintained its comfortable majority in the parliament, despite losing some ground, while the Socialists strengthened their position, exit polls showed after the second round of legislative electio

World | June 17, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1215

Serbia To Hand Over Another War Crime Suspect

Montenegrin police, assisted by their Serbian counterparts, arrested former top police commander Vlastimir Djordjevic, a war crimes suspect wanted by the Hague Tribunal. Djordjevic is accused of encouraging police to generate an atmosphere of oppression

World | June 17, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1297

Palestinian Emergency Cabinet Sworn In

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has sworn in a new emergency cabinet on Sunday after ejecting the members of the Hamas movement, which rivals his own Fatah. The split in the government of national unity came after Hamas took control of the

World | June 17, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1308

Merkel Woos Poland, Czech Republic for EU Constitution Compromise

German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek on Sunday, one day after holding talks with Polish President Lech Kaczynski, as she tries to secure a compromise to bring back to life the European constitution. The two easte

World | June 17, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1687

Salman Rushdie Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Internationally acclaimed author Salman Rushdie was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday for services to literature, British media reported.

World | June 16, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2317

International Space Station's Orientation Control Computer Fixed

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov finally managed to fix the International Space Station computers that control orientation and supply of oxygen and water supplies on Saturday after four days of work, NASA reported.

World | June 16, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1344

Fatah Supporters Storm Hamas-Controlled Institutions

Hundreds of Fatah gunmen stormed Hamas-controlled institutions in the West Bank, including parliament and government ministries on Saturday, international media reported.

World | June 16, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1425

2 Britons, Italian Driver Killed in Train Crash On Sardinia Island

Two UK nationals and an Italian driver died after two trains collided on the island of Sardinia on Friday. About a dozen of people have been injured in the accident, local authorities reported.

World | June 15, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1697

Oxygen Supply Computer Failure Threatens to Cut Short Atlantis Mission

International Space Station's computers that control the station's orientation and supply of oxygen and water have failed, potentially extending the space shuttle's mission or cutting it short, NASA reported on Thursday.

World | June 14, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1194

US Town to Ban Saggy Trousers

A mayor in the US state of Louisiana says he will sign into law a proposal to make wearing saggy trousers an act of indecent exposure, BBC reported.

World | June 14, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1566

Lebanon Buries, Mourns Anti-Syrian MP

Lebanon is observing a day of national mourning as it buries an anti-Syrian member of parliament killed in a bomb attack in Beirut, BBC reported.

World | June 14, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1500

Iraqi Bombers Blow up Sacred Shiite Mosque

Bombers in Iraq destroyed two minarets of a revered Shiite mosque in Samarra on Wednesday, international media reported.

World | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3787

Shimon Peres Elected Israel's New President

The elder statesman Shimon Peres was elected Israel's ninth president on Wednesday after winning the support of 86 MPs at the second vote. Peres, who is representative of the ruling Kadima Party, was elected after his opponents Reuven Rivlin of the hawki

World | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1228

2 Kids Die in Minibus Crash in Romania

Two pupils and the driver of a school minibus died on Wednesday morning after bumping into a truck in the Suceava county, northern Romania, Mediafax news agency reported.

World | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1034

Journalist Apologizes for Saying Sarkozy was Drunk

A Belgian newscaster offered apologies for hinting French President Nicolas Sarkozy was drunk in footage shot at the G8 summit that ranks among the top video clips on the YouTube website, AFP reported.

World | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2488
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