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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

French Teachers on Strike

Teachers across France are on strike in protest at planned job cuts in education. It is the second major strike to hit France since President Jacques Chirac's centre-right party came to power in June, prompting fears that the government may be facing a re

World | October 17, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Philippine Blasts Kill Four

Four people have been killed and many more have been injured after two bombs exploded in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga, police say. The first bomb went off at the Shop-o-Rama department store in the city at about 11:40 a.

World | October 17, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

US: N Korea Admits Secret Nuclear Program

North Korea has admitted that it has a secret nuclear weapons programme, US government officials say. American officials said the North Koreans told a visiting US delegation earlier this month that they no longer felt bound by a 1994 accord, under which t

World | October 17, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Austrians Urged to Leave Indonesia

Australia has urged all its citizens still in Indonesia to leave the country, following "disturbing new threats" in the wake of Saturday's bombings in the holiday resort of Bali which killed nearly 200 people. "In particular short-term visitors whose pres

World | October 17, 2002, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 140

Russian Rocket Exploded

An unmanned Russian space rocket carrying a satellite into orbit has exploded shortly after blast-off, killing one person and injuring eight others. The Soyuz-U rocket blew up 29 seconds after take-off, Russia's emergencies ministry spokesman said on Wedn

World | October 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 169

Dutch Government Collapses

The Dutch coalition government has collapsed after only three months in office. Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende told parliament he would present his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix later on Wednesday.

World | October 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 128

Saddam Hussein Wins 100% of the Vote

Iraqi officials say President Saddam Hussein has won 100% of the vote in a referendum on whether he should rule for another seven years. There were 11,445,638 eligible voters - and everyone of them voted for the president, according to Izzat Ibrahim, Vice

World | October 16, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192
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