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Spain Approves EU Constitution

A clear majority of Spaniards have voted in favour of the European Union constitution in a referendum. With almost all the votes counted, official figures showed 77% of voters backed the charter.

World | February 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730

Fatah Passes Palestinian Cabinet

Legislators from the dominant Fatah faction have endorsed a new cabinet for the Palestinian Authority, officials have said. Fatah's approval should ensure the new government is passed by the Palestinian Legislative Council on Monday.

World | February 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

Turkish Cypriots Vote in Early Elections

General elections are over in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the results are expected to determine the course of critical negotiations. The elections will select the 50 deputies who will select the president in August as well as conduc

World | February 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Israel Agrees to Gaza Pull-Out

Israel's cabinet has approved the evacuation of Jewish settlements from Gaza. The vote marked the first time an Israeli government has given the green light for the removal of settlements from occupied land which the Palestinians want for a state of their

World | February 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 672

Broken-Down Ship Blocks Suez Canal

A Korean-registered cargo ship broke down in the Suez Canal today, blocking the passage of at least 40 ships, a canal official said. The northbound ship, Great Polaris, carrying 74,000 tons of coal to Europe, was stranded at the southern entrance of the w

World | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1065

One Killed in Bus Crash in Germany

One Briton has been killed and seven seriously injured in a coach crash in Germany. The passengers were believed to have been travelling to Austria on a ski trip.

World | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Car Bomb Kills Seven in Baghdad

A suicide car bomber struck an Ashoura commemoration in western Baghdad Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding ten more, police and medical officials said, amid tightened security for Shiite Muslims marking their holiest day of the year. The

World | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 843

Former US Leaders Visit Tsunami-Hit Region

Two former US presidents, Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr arrived Saturday in Thailand, starting a visit to countries worst-hit by the tsunami. Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr have been asked by the White House to raise funds to help those affected by the

World | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Shiites Mark Holy Day Following Attacks

Amid increased security, Shiite Muslims in Iraq marked their holiest day of the year on Saturday, one day after a wave of bloody attacks killed 36 people in the deadliest violence to hit this insurgent-wracked nation since the January 30 national election

World | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 748

Lebanese Tourism Minister Quits

Lebanese Tourism Minister Farid al-Khazen resigned Friday, four days after the murder of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri in a massive bomb blast in central Beirut. Khazen said the decision was in line with his convictions and his "obligation to the nat

World | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 968

Baghdad Mosque Blast Kills Dozen

An explosion outside a Shiite mosque in Baghdad has killed at least a dozen people, world media reported. The attack took place during Friday prayers, and initial reports mentioned 13 dead and 23 injured.

World | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 713

British Embassy Sent Syringes

The British Embassy in Moscow has been sent syringes containing an unidentified substance, it has been revealed. The syringes were addressed to a former ambassador, Sky News reported.

World | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 895

Bus Fire Kills Five in Philippines

A bus packed with passengers caught fire Friday in the southwestern Philippines, killing five people, including three children, police said. Regional police chief Alejandro Lapinid ruled out terrorism, saying engine trouble apparently triggered the fire o

World | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 790

Two Journalists Missing in Iraq

Two Indonesian television journalists and their driver have gone missing near the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the Indonesian foreign ministry says. "We've lost contact with them and are trying to ascertain their whereabouts," spokesman Marty Natalegawa said.

World | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Shia Majority for Iraq Parliament

The Shia United Iraqi Alliance party has won a majority of seats in Iraq's new transitional parliament. The party, which won the 30 January election with 48% of the vote, was allocated 140 seats.

World | February 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 669

John Negroponte Named US Intelligence Chief

US President George W. Bush named John Negroponte for the position of national intelligence director.

World | February 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 674

Boeing Unveils World's Longest-Range Airliner

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing have introduced Wednesday their new 301-passanger "Worldliner," said to be the world's longest-range commercial aircraft. The machine can fly more than 17,000 kilometers.

World | February 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1090

Large Blast Heard in Iran

A large explosion has been heard in southern Iran, the Iranian state TV reported Wednesday. The cause of the blast might be a fuel tank falling from an Iranian plane in Bushehr province, where the country is building a nuclear power plant.

World | February 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

US Ads Target bin Laden

A US television and advertising campaign promotes in Pakistan a USD 25 M reward for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, as well as 14 other terrorists who are believed to be somewhere on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border or in the Pakista

World | February 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

Lebanon Bids Farewell to Hariri

The funeral of Lebanon's killed Prime Minister Rafik Hariri took place in Beirut Wednesday, bringing thousands of mourners to the streets. Al-Hariri's casket was taken to the Muhammad al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut.

World | February 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1119

US Warns Syria over Lebanon Role

The US secretary of state has warned Syria against interfering in Lebanon, following the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri by a car bomb. Condoleezza Rice - who has recalled the US ambassador to Syria - said she was not blaming the attack on S

World | February 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366
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