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US Officials: Saddam is Not Talking

Diplomatic and military officials say the former Iraqi leader has provided little useful information in interrogations so far - and may even be having fun. The questioning of Saddam - initially handled by the CIA - is now a joint CIA-FBI operation.

World | March 30, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 240

Uzbekistan Probes Terror Attacks

Uzbekistan has launched a massive hunt for suspects after two women set off bombs at a children's store and bus stop in the capital - the first suicide attacks in the former Soviet Central Asia that's now a key supporter of the US-led war on terror. At le

World | March 30, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 226

Ireland Bans Workplace Smoking

Ireland's long-awaited ban on smoking in workplaces and pubs came into force on Monday. The move envisages a EUR 3,000 ticket for anyone caught smoking in enclosed workplaces as well as pubs and restaurants.

World | March 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Pakistan Lifts Siege over Al Qaeda Fighters

Pakistan's army has lifted a troop cordon from around two tribal villages near the Afghan border after a deadly 12-day siege of Al-Qaeda fighters and their tribal supporters. However thousands of army and paramilitary troops remain in the wild semi-autono

World | March 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

Chirac's Party Dealt a Blow in Elections

French President Jacques Chirac and his ruling conservative party suffered a crushing defeat in regional midterm elections yesterday, with the opposition Socialists and their Green and Communist allies seizing control of the vast majority of regional coun

World | March 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

Turkey's Ruling Party Sweeps Elections

Turkey's governing Justice and Development Party won a sweeping victory in local elections on Sunday, with more than 40 percent support nationwide, results showed. Many political analysts said the stabilizing financial policies of the governing party had

World | March 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 298

Storm Kills 2 in Brazil, Injures 39

A whirling storm battered the coast of southern Brazil, killing two people, injuring at least 39 others and destroying hundreds of homes. Meteorologists said winds exceeded 74 mph, making the storm the first hurricane on record in the South Atlantic.

World | March 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Iraqi Minister Escapes Assassination

Gunmen opened fire Sunday on a convoy carrying Iraq's minister of public works, killing a driver and a bodyguard and injuring two others. The minister, Nisreen Berwari, was unharmed.

World | March 29, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

France Voting Second Midterm Polls

Polls opened Sunday in second-round midterm regional elections in France seen as a test of President Jacques Chirac's conservative government. His economic reforms and the rising unemployment have rendered him a rather unpopular image.

World | March 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

One British Casualty in Mossul Attack

Only one Briton was killed in Sunday's assault near the northern Iraqi city of Mossul, UK's Foreign Ministry announced. In a gunfire opened by unknown insurgents two foreign nationals were killed on their way to a local power station.

World | March 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 301

Afghanistan Polls Called Off

Afghani President Hamid Karzai announced that the country's landmark elections would be held in September, three months later than originally scheduled. Afghanistan was due to hold democratic elections in June 2004 under the Bonn peace accords drawn up in

World | March 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Explosion Prevented at Moscow Subway

Moscow police found Sunday a 4-kg trotil package in the local subway. The cellophane-bound package was hidden in one of the trains running between the Suharevskaja and the Prospect Mira stations.

World | March 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 321

NASA Jet Outscored Sound Speed

An experimental X-43 pilot-less plane has broken the world speed record for an atmospheric engine. The new NASA-made jet was briefly flying at 7,700 km (4,780 miles) per hour - seven times the speed of sound.

World | March 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 234

Sharon Facing Bribery Charges

Prosecutors investigating bribery allegations against Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 75, have recommended that he face criminal charges. The state prosecutor has recommended charges against Sharon for allegedly taking bribes from a local businessma

World | March 28, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

Oxford and Cambridge in Traditional Rowing Race

Oxford has been made slight favourites to pip old rivals Cambridge in the 150th annual boat race between England's oldest universities, to be held on Sunday. The previous year Oxford won by just two thirds of a length.

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

Spain Pledges Excuse from ETA

Spain addressed ETA with official excuse over the blames that the Basque separatist organization is responsible for Madrid bombings. Spain's UN permanent representative Inocencio Ariel confessed to the UN Security Council that his government had acted in

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Saddam Betrayed by Closest Security Guard

Saddam Hussein was betrayed by a relative who was one of his closest bodyguards. A BBC Panorama reports that after eight months on the run the hiding place of the ousted Iraqi leader was given away by an aide known as "the fat man".

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

EU to Participate in Arab Summit

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, whose country holds the current EU presidency, Irish Foreign Minister Brian Cowen and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will take part in the Arab League summit due in Tunis on Monday. The EU will continue to play a

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Kerry Highlights Economic Agenda

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry unveiled Friday his economic plan. His proposal aimed to end an estimated USD 12 B annually in corporate tax relief, is likely to stir stiff opposition from some of America's largest multinational companies.

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Another Night of Quakes in Turkey

A mild quake shook northeastern Turkey early Saturday, the second to strike the country in three days. No injuries or damage were reported.

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 535

Thousands Protest Taiwan Poll Results

Tens of thousands of people protested against the reelection of President Chen Shui-bian. Rallies filled in the streets, as China rapped the United States for meddling in its affairs by recognising the narrow win of the current Taiwanese president.

World | March 27, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 339