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Czech Debtors to State Could Say Good Bye to Business

Czech entrepreneurs, whose company has ever owed money to the state either for taxes or for customs will have to say good bye to business. The country Finance Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has proposed a measure under which the debtors would even be forbidden

World | November 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Czech Prime Minister Plans To Establish PR Agency

Czech Prime Minister and chair of the country government strongest party, the centre-left Social Democrats CSSD, Vladimir Spidla, plans to assemble a small professional team, which would be involved with the party promotion in the media, Spidla announced

World | November 16, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Israel, Turkey Probe Synagogue Bombings

Israeli and Turkish investigators searched the wreckage of two bombed synagogues for clues on Sunday, as rescuers found 3 more bodies to raise the death toll to 23 in the twin attacks. More than 300 others were injured.

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French UN Worker Killed in Afghanistan

A French United Nations worker was shot and killed Sunday in central Afghanistan when a man on a motorcycle opened fire on her UN vehicle. The shooting took place in a shopping bazaar in Ghazni, the capital of Ghazni province.

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Death Toll at Queen Mary 2 Collapse Reached 15

Flags flew at half-staff in this industrial port city Sunday as it mourned the deaths of 15 people killed when a crowded gangway leading to the docked luxury ship Queen Mary 2 collapsed. The accident took place Saturday at the world's largest and most exp

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Grenade Attack at Bogota Bars

Bogota police and US investigators were looking for clues Sunday to determine who was behind near-simultaneous grenade attacks on two bars in northern Bogota that killed one person and wounded 72 others. The fatality in Saturday's attacks was a Colombian

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Turkey Blasts "Threat to Peace"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said two car bombs which killed at least 20 people in Istanbul were aimed at destabilising the country. Erdogan cut short a visit to northern Cyprus in the wake of the bombings at the city's synagogues.

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17 Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash

Seventeen coalition soldiers have been killed and five wounded in a mid-air collision between two US helicopters. The Black Hawk helicopters crashed over the northern city of Mosul.

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Serbs Made 3rd Bid to Elect President

Serbia's presidential elections looked set to fail for a third time as independent observers said turnout was well below the required 50 percent threshold just three hours before polls close. The Centre for Free and Fair Elections said that at 5:00 pm loc

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2 US Helicopters Crash in Northern Iraq

2 US Army helicopters crashed in northern Iraq on Saturday, the military said. Witnesses said the two aircraft collided in mid-air.

World | November 15, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

12 Die As Walkway Collapses at World's Largest Ship

A walkway on the world's largest passenger ship, the Queen Mary 2, collapsed on Saturday, killing at least 1 people and injuring over 30 others, officials said. Dozens of people were reportedly on the passageway leading to the vessel when it collapsed.

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Iraqis to "Govern by Next Summer"

The US-led coalition in Iraq will hand over power to a transitional government by June 2004, the Iraqi Governing Council said. The announcement came after Iraqi leaders met the US chief administrator, Paul Bremer, in Baghdad.

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Earthquake Kills 5 in China

A moderate earthquake hit the southwestern China interior early Saturday, killing at least five people and injuring 27, the government said. The 5.

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3 US Soldiers Face Court-Martial

Three American soldiers refused to plead Saturday to charges of abusing Iraqi prisoners of war, and will face separate court-martials in Jaunary, a military spokesman said. The charges grew out of an alleged incident May 12 at a US detention facility, Cam

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Rumsfeld Downplays Troop Setbacks

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he respects Japan's decision to delay sending troops to Iraq but the postponement is another sign of the difficulties the US faces in persuading its allies to help in Iraq. With attacks against coalition forces in

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Rumsfeld: Iraq Guerrillas Threat to US

US Defence Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday that guerrillas in Iraq have remained a deadly threat to the technologically superior Americans by studying the way US troops fight.

World | November 14, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 246

Georgia "on Brink of Civil War"

Thousands of protesters marched on the offices of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze to press demands that he step down, ignoring a warning from the leader that their action could drag the former Soviet republic into civil war. By late Friday evening,

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China Mine Blast Kills 48

A gas explosion in a coalmine in southern China killed 48 workers on Friday and injured two others, the official Xinhua News Agency announced. The blast occurred at 1145 am local time in the Jianxin Coal Mine in Jiangxi province.

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Germany Starts Historic Nuclear Shutdown

Germany started phasing out nuclear power on Friday when a 32-year-old power plant was switched off forever, the first step toward a historic shift in the energy supply of Europe's biggest economy. Eighteen remaining plants are to be closed over the next

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US Gunship Kills 7, Derails Iraq Attack

US civilian contractor was killed by a gunmen that also injured another contractor north of Baghdad, while a US helicopter fire killed seven people suspected of preparing a rocket attack on an American base near Tikrit, the military said Friday. Unrelenti

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Two Earthquakes Shook Japan, No Injured

Two separate earthquakes shook Japan early on Friday morning, with one of the tremors measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, and the other - 5.

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