Cargo Ship Delivers Food to Astronauts

An unmanned cargo ship docked at the international space station early Sunday, carrying badly needed food for a crew that had been forced to ration dwindling supplies.The Progress M-51, also carrying Christmas presents from families and friends, moored at

World | December 26, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 388

Frenchman Climbs World's Tallest Building

A Frenchman topped the world's new tallest building, Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Alain Robert, 42, who calls himself "Spiderman", reached the top of the 508m tower for four hours, defying persistent rain and strong winds.

World | December 25, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1049

US Defence Secretary Arrives in Iraq

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has arrived at a US base in the Iraqi city of Mosul, it was announced on Friday. Rumsfeld arrived before dawn and went to a surgical unit to visit wounded US soldiers.

World | December 24, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Fuel Protest Break out in Indonesia

Indonesians staged a major protest against sharp fuel price increase that could hit 40%. Students at several universities in the capital to stage protests against government plans to slash subsidies.

World | December 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Russian State-Owned Rosneft Buys Yuganskneftegaz

Russia's state-owned oil company OAO Rosneft will acquire Baikal Finance Group, which on Dec. 19 won a USD 9.

World | December 23, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1056

US "Shut" Islamic Jihad's Web Sites

The Islamic Jihad movement said Tuesday the United States had forced its Web site host to close down Jihad Web sites. A statement sent to UPI by the Jihad media office in Gaza said the Ukrainian host had been forced by the US Defense Department to shut th

World | December 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1923

GBP 20 M Stolen in Belfast Bank Robbery

More than GBP 20 M were stolen in a raid at a bank's headquarters in Belfast. The families of two Northern Bank executives were held hostage for 24 hours.

World | December 22, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 394

Tony Blair on Surprising Trip to Baghdad

British Prime Minister Tony Blair surprisingly traveled to Iraq Tuesday, and met with interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. At the so-called Green Zone in Baghdad, Blair also held talks with the US commander of the multinational force, Gen.

World | December 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Ukraine Rivals Clash in TV Debate

Rival presidential candidates in Ukraine clashed in a live TV debate - days before Sunday's re-run of the disputed election. Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, whose victory last month was declared illegal because of fraud, was facing opposition leader Vik

World | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 511

Kabala Rocked by Major Explosion

An explosion rocked the center of the southern Iraqi city Karbala, media reported. No further information was revealed.

World | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Polish Special Forces End Iraq Mission

Polish special forces have ended their mission in Iraq where they took part in joint operations alongside US troops, the Polish military said. "All the soldiers have returned to Poland having completed their mission," Polish army chiefs of staff spokesman

World | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 957

Italians Rise up Against Turkey's EU Entry

Thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League party protested in Milan against the start of talks to accede Turkey to the European Union. The protestors warned against a "Muslim invasion" and demanded a referendum on the issue.

World | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4886

Time Crowns President Bush "Person of the Year"

US President Bush has been named by the Time magazine "Person of the Year" for 2004. Time chose Bush "for sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his 10-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a

World | December 20, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

Al-Qaeda Vows Attacks on Saudi Oil Sites

A Web site statement purportedly from the Saudi arm of Al-Qaeda has called on fighters to strike oil sites in the world's largest oil exporter. It also demanded rebels to attack "all foreign targets, until the Arabian Pensinsula is free of these infidels

World | December 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 494

Ten US Workers Kidnapped in Iraq

Iraqi insurgents have released a video threatening to kill ten Iraqis working for a US company, unless it leaves the country. On the tape, a masked man claims to represent three Iraqi militant groups, and threatens to kill the employees of the Washington-

World | December 19, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 925

Storms Hit France, Kill Six

A short but violent hurricane-force wind has struck the French capital Paris and much of the country's north, killing at least six people. Tens of thousands of homes have been left without electricity.

World | December 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

Historic Turkey-EU Deal Hailed

The European Union's decision to begin entry talks with Turkey has received a widespread welcome. But Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will face tough questions at home about what he has signed up to.

World | December 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

"Chemical Ali" Questioned in Court

Former senior Iraqi official Ali Hassan al-Majid - widely known as Chemical Ali - has been questioned by Iraqi judges in a pre-trial hearing. The key Saddam aide is accused of some of the worst crimes committed by the regime, including gassing Iraqi Kurds

World | December 18, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

4 Foreigners Killed in Iraq

Insurgents have killed four foreigners in Iraq's third biggest city of Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad. The nationalities of the victims were not immediately known.

World | December 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

UN Office in Geneva Bugged

A secret listening device has been discovered at the United Nations (UN) European headquarters in Geneva. The UN said it did not know who installed the sophisticated eavesdropping equipment, but it is believed to be of East European origin.

World | December 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

US Writes off All Iraq's Debt

The administration of US President George Bush has agreed to write off the USD US 4.1 B worth of debt Iraq piled up during the regime of Saddam Hussein.

World | December 17, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 646
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