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Hu Jintao Became China's New President

After years of preparation and months of maneuvering, China finally made Hu Jintao its president on Saturday, handing power to a new generation of leaders expected to continue liberal economic policies while maintaining tight Communist Party political con

World | March 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 285

China Prepares for Hu Jintao Era

China is making the final preparations for the formal appointment of Hu Jintao as President. Hu, 60, is set to take over from Jiang Zemin in the final move of a carefully orchestrated transfer of power announced at the Communist Party Congress in November

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339

Erdogan Presented New Government

New Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has presented his new cabinet to the country's President, Ahmet Necdet Sezer. Sezer's approval for the new team paves the way for a vote on the government's programme in parliament.

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 211

Bush, Blair and Aznar to Hold Iraq Crisis Summit

President George W Bush is to have emergency talks with British and Spanish leaders on Sunday amid diplomatic deadlock at the UN Security Council over their plans for disarming Iraq. The three countries co-sponsored a draft resolution that would have give

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Japan Backs US Stance on Iraq

Japan has come out strongly in favour of the US and UK position on Iraq in recent days. The prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi, has been calling Security Council members to try to persuade them to support a new resolution.

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 192

Israeli Troops Raid Jenin Camp

At least five Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli raid on a refugee camp in the West Bank town of Jenin. Witnesses said about 10 Israeli tanks - backed by armoured vehicles and jeeps and two combat helicopters - surrounded a house used by Islamic

World | March 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

US Resumed N Korea Spy Flights

The US Air Force has resumed reconnaissance flights in international airspace off North Korea, 11 days after a US plane was intercepted by North Korean fighters jets. "Those flights have recommenced," said Admiral Thomas Fargo, the commander of US forces

World | March 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 260

Turkey Calls Weekend Debate

The Turkish parliament is being called to sit this weekend, as international attention focuses on a possible second vote on US troop deployment. The motion was narrowly rejected on 1 March, halting US preparations for a northern front in any war against I

World | March 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 300

Stock Markets Recover

The world's stock markets are staging a recovery after Wednesday's heavy losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which includes America's biggest companies, opened up 1.

World | March 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204

Blair: Second UN Resolution Less Likely Than Ever

A second United Nations resolution on Iraq was "now probably less likely than at any time", Tony Blair said cited by BBC. His official spokesman said that efforts were continuing to secure a diplomatic solution to the crisis - but accused France of "poiso

World | March 13, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 233

Warning Shots Fired during Anti-American Protest in Turkey

Turkish police have fired warning shots during a protest by anti-American demonstrators who were trying to enter the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun. American ships are waiting at Iskenderun to unload equipment - believed to include tanks - for use in a

World | March 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

London Shares Hit Lowest Level since May 1995

European shares have crashed with London shares closing at their lowest level since May 1995. Paris stocks plummeted to levels a little over one third what they were at their September 2000 peak.

World | March 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 198

Beijing Police Arrested 'Bomber'

A man who claimed to have taken a bomb into the Beijing office of the Reuters news agency has been arrested by police. The man said he was protesting against corruption in China and demanded to be interviewed.

World | March 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 342

US Army Helicopter Crashes

A US army Black Hawk helicopter carrying 13 soldiers has crashed in upstate New York. The aircraft went down near Fort Drum, military officials said.

World | March 12, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Erdogan Named as Turkish PM

Turkey's ruling party leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been named as Prime Minister, days after winning a by-election - clearing the way for a fresh vote on US troop deployment. The president asked him to form a government after the resignation of Abdullah

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 352

EU Opens First Cuba Office

The European Union has opened its first diplomatic office in Cuba. The ceremony was attended by the European Commissioner for Economic Development, Poul Nielsen, and the Cuban Foreign Minister, Felipe Perez Roque.

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Oscar Ceremony to Reflect War

The Oscars ceremony will go ahead whether or not war in Iraq has broken out but it will reflect the world situation, organisers have said. Producer Gil Gates was speaking as Oscar nominees gathered at a celebration lunch marking the two-week countdown to

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Cyprus Peace Process Collapsed

Marathon peace talks to pave the way for the reunification of Cyprus have collapsed, heralding the end of the UN's peace mission there. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan held talks late into Monday night in a final attempt to reach a deal ahead of a UN dead

World | March 11, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 295

Romania Expels Iraqi Diplomats

Romania has expelled five Iraqi diplomats for conducting activities "incompatible" with their status the Foreign Ministry has said. A statement from the ministry said that the presence of the diplomats had become "undesirable".

World | March 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 311

Maltese PM Calls Snap Election

A general election is to be held in Malta next month, the prime minister has announced. The announcement came only two days after the people of Malta voted in a referendum to join the European Union.

World | March 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

Palestinians Trim Arafat Powers

The Palestinian parliament has voted overwhelmingly to create a new post of prime minister, in what is seen as a significant reform move. The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, finally agreed last month to loosen his grip on power after persistent interna

World | March 10, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256