Three Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinian gunmen near the West Bank city of Hebron. The soldiers were ambushed at a junction near the Jewish settlement of Beit Haggai.
A Moscow court has rejected the compensation claims of six people who were held hostage when Chechen separatists seized a theatre in the city last year. Lawyer Igor Trunov, who is representing all the plaintiffs, said after the decision that he now expect
Euro MPs have called for a ban on warships using submarine-seeking sonar devices because campaigners believe they may be killing dolphins and whales. Scientists believe the Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) submarine trackers are causing internal bleeding
French leaders have reacted angrily after US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described American allies France and Germany as "problems" in the crisis over Iraq. Finance Minister Francis Mer said he was "profoundly vexed" by Mr Rumsfeld's remarks - which
Architectural plans by the late Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi are to be submitted to an international memorial competition for redesigns of New York's former World Trade Center site. Gaudi's 95-year-old plans, which were originally designs for a futurist
The ruling Christian Democrat Party (CDA) has won a narrow victory over the opposition Labour Party in the Dutch elections, results show. They returned to the two main parties, deserting the organisation of murdered populist Pim Fortuyn, which rocked Dutc
Recently discovered fossils of feathered dinosaurs with four wings are raising new questions about the origins of flight. The turkey-sized creatures probably lived in the trees about 130 million years ago and used their wings and long tail to glide from b
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has questioned the commitment of France and Germany to disarming Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein after the European allies publicly spoke out against a war on Iraq. As disagreements over how to deal with Iraq deepened, Mr Po
George Robertson has surprisingly announced he is stepping down as NATO secretary general when his four-year term ends in December. Lord Robertson have been asked by a number of governments to stay on for the optional fifth year.
It is time to refer North Korea's nuclear standoff to the United Nations Security Council, Washington's top arms control diplomat John Bolton said. Bolton says he expects a consensus on the issue from France, Britain, China and Russia.
France and Germany have begun celebrating 40 years of formal post-war reconciliation by staging a series of gala events and unveiling major joint political initiatives. Two days of celebrations were launched in Paris on Wednesday by French President Jacqu
Pro-life and pro-choice advocates are to hold rallies in Washington and across the nation on Wednesday, exactly 30 years after the Supreme Court made abortion legal in the United States. President George W Bush is expected to signal his support for the pr
Germany has declared it will not back a United Nations resolution authorising war against Iraq, adding its concerns to the mounting reservations about military action within the Security Council. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder made his remarks at a public m
The European Union rejected a war on Iraq without the backing of the United Nations Tuesday and said weapons inspectors must have time to do their job. Prime Minister Costas Simitis of Greece, EU president until the end of June, said a war would harm peac
The oldest image of a star pattern, that of the famous constellation of Orion, has been recognised on an ivory tablet some 32,500 years old. The tiny sliver of mammoth tusk contains a carving of a man-like figure with arms and legs outstretched in the sam
Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq is weakening under growing military pressure, according to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mr Blair told a parliamentary committee in London that intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction had grown, and that it was
At least seven skiers, most believed to be Americans, were killed, and at least one injured Monday after an avalanche roared down a glacier in western Canada's Rocky Mountains, officials said. A wall of snow buried a 20-person wilderness skiing party of t
Libya has been elected chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, despite opposition from the United States. In a secret ballot, Libyan Ambassador Najat Al-Hajjaji was backed by 33 members, with three countries voting against and 17 members a
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