"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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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