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Albright Testified at UN Court

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has spoken in support of the former Bosnian Serb president, Biljana Plavsic, at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Ms Albright was speaking at the sentencing hearing for Mrs Plavsic, who had earlier admit

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 336

French Police Seize Unidentified Chemicals

French anti-terrorist police have discovered unidentified chemicals - liquid and powder substances - at the home of suspected Islamic militants arrested on Monday. Analyses are to show whether the substances are toxic and could be used in a bomb.

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 200

Venezuela Strike Condemned

The chief of Venezuela's army has condemned the two-week general strike that has crippled the country's oil industry. General Julio Garcia Montoya said the action led by the opposition amounted to sabotage.

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Congo Peace Deal Signed

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its key rebel opponents have signed a power-sharing agreement in Pretoria, South Africa, to end more than four years of war. Representatives of the country's main political parties and civil society g

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 207

Bush Responds to Iraqi Declaration Soon

President Bush could announce the formal US response to Iraq's declaration of its weapons programmes in a few days' time, White House officials have said. In his first public comments on the issue, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said there were proble

World | December 17, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 221

NATO, EU Agree Rapid Reaction Force Deal

Nato and the European Union have formally adopted an agreement which will give the EU access to Nato military resources and will allow the EU to conduct military operations abroad. Under the deal, the EU will have access to Nato planning and resources for

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 203

Two Incidents Claim Lives of Three Palestinians in Gaza Strip

Three Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli soldiers in two separate incidents in the Gaza Strip early on Monday. Two members of militant Islamic group Hamas were killed as they tried to enter Israel from the northern Gaza Strip.

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Hugo Chavez Orders Army to Obey His Orders

On national television the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, said troops should ignore judges and court rulings and obey only presidential decrees. The statement comes as a general strike against his government entered its third week.

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 190

Biljana Plavsic Attends Hearing at the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal

Biljana Plavsic, 72, once dubbed the "Iron Lady" of the Balkans is facing the climax of a war crimes court case. She is attending a three-day hearing at the U.

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

EC Plans Cuts in Fishing Catches

A plan for drastic cuts in catches is being discussed at a ministers meeting in Brussels, aiming to save dwindling stocks. The European Commission wants to reduce catches of endangered species such as cod and haddock by up to 80 % in the North Sea, Irish

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 165

Over 100 Feared Dead in Boat Tragedy in Liberia

More than 100 people are feared dead after an overloaded boat capsized on a river in north-west Liberia. The wooden boat was packed with mourners heading to the funeral of a popular local footballer.

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

Vatican Backed Plan to Combat Sex Abuse

The Vatican has approved a revised plan to combat child sex abuse in the US Roman Catholic Church in a letter from Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re to the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Wilton Gregory. US bishops drew up a plan to

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Gore 'Will Not Stand for President'

Former US Vice President Al Gore has decided not to run for the White House in 2004. In a television interview, Mr Gore said that although he wanted to contribute to changing the Bush administration, he did not believe that running for the presidency was

World | December 16, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Hindu Nationalists Win Gujarat Election

The ruling Hindu nationalist party has won a landslide victory in assembly elections in the western Indian state of Gujarat, scene of terrible communal violence earlier this year. An indefinite curfew was imposed in the state's Baroda district after clash

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

Bush "Okays Terrorist Hit List"

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World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 209

Pakistan Forestalls Suicide Bombing

Authorities in Pakistan have arrested three men suspected of planning a suicide bomb attack against US diplomats in the southern city of Karachi. Police chief Kamal Shah said the men were found with 10 kg (22 lb) of explosives in a Volkswagen car with whi

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 191

Costly Cargo Lost in Sunken Norwegian Ship

Nearly 3,000 new luxury cars on board a carrier ship which sank in the English Channel are almost certainly write-offs, salvage experts have said. The multi-million pound cargo of vehicles, including BMWs, Volvos and Saabs, is lying on the seabed inside t

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

Chechen Rebels Commander Dies in Prison

One of the most notorious Chechen rebels, Salman Raduyev, has died in jail in Russia, prison sources say. Raduyev was sentenced to life imprisonment for multiple murders and terrorism, in December, 2001.

World | December 15, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 202

Huge Anti-U.S. Demonstration in Seoul

About 50,000 South Koreans have rallied in the capital Seoul in protest over the deaths of two teenage girls killed by US servicemen in a road accident. Several thousand riot police prevented the protesters from marching on the US embassy.

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Two Held in Jordan over U.S. Diplomat Murder

Police in Jordan have arrested two men in connection with the killing of American diplomat Laurence Foley in October, authorities in the capital Amman say. Information Minister Mohammad Adwan said that a Jordanian and a Libyan had been arrested on Saturda

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 183

Saddam's Opposition Consolidates

Iraqi opposition groups are meeting in London to try to overcome their differences and map out a joint vision for a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. More than 300 delegates, including independents and representatives from more than 50 parties, will discuss plans

World | December 14, 2002, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194
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