Hungary Fails to Decide on Ethnic Compatriots Statute

Hungary's double referendum on whether to grant dual citizenship to ethnic Hungarians abroad and whether to stop the privatisation of health care facilities has failed due a low voter turnout, the Central Election Office announced Monday. "The referendum

World | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1735

Iraq Firm on Poll Date

Iraq's interim President has backed the date for the planned elections -- January 30 -- despite the ongoing violence inside the country. Ghazi al-Yawar was cited as saying that any delay would prolong Iraqis' agony and increase resentment.

World | December 6, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

French Soldier Threatens to Blow Up Munitions

A French soldier has barricaded himself inside an explosives depot in northern France, threatening to blow up the building and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Nearly 400 people have been told to leave their homes at Connantray-Vaurefroy,

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Egypt Releases Israeli "Spy"

An Arab-Israeli man jailed in Egypt seven years ago on spying charges has been freed and returned to Israel. Azzam Azzam was exchanged with six Egyptian students arrested by Israel in August this year on suspicion of planning to abduct Israeli soldiers.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 404

Outsiders warned off Ukraine Poll

Ukraine's opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko has urged foreign nations not to interfere in the re-run of the presidential poll. West-leaning Yushchenko faces a rematch with PM Viktor Yanukovych, after the Supreme Court ruled that the 21 November poll was

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Hungary Votes on Citizenship Plan

Voting has begun in Hungary in a double referendum on citizenship rights and the health care system. Voters are being asked whether to offer citizenship to about 5 million ethnic Hungarians living outside Hungary.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

UK Troops Sought for Afghanistan Drugs Crackdown

British military commanders are discussing proposals to move as many as 5,000 troops into one of Afghanistan's most lawless drug regions when Britain assumes control of NATO peacekeeping in the country the year after next.Planning is already under way for

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 351

German Police Raid Islamic Group

German police raided more than 30 sites believed to be connected to a banned Islamic organisation, al-Aqsa. The raids happened a day after the country's top administrative court upheld a 2002 ban on the group.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 328

Musharaf to Meet Blair for Talks

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is due in London to hold talks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The leaders are set to discuss bilateral relations and the situation in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 296

Iraq Forces "Need More US Help"

The top US commander in Iraq expressed concern about the ability of Iraqi forces to cope with security in the run-up to elections next month. The head of Central Command, General John Abizaid, said Iraqi troops did not have the training or experience to d

World | December 5, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

New Iraqi Prison Photos Investigated

The US military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and handcuffed prisoners and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head. Some of the photos have date sta

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 728

Tadic's "Attacker" Gets 20 Days in Jail

Miroslav Cimpl, the driver who crashed into Serbian President Boris Tadic's convoy earlier this week, has been sentenced to 20 days in prison. Cimpl's lawyer reported that the man has been sentenced over a traffic accident.

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Bush Asks Defence Head to Stay

US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has accepted a request from President George W Bush to remain in the job, a senior administration official said. The defence secretary directed US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has been an outspoken advocate of t

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 326

Blast Rocks Baghdad's Green Zone

A police station on the outskirts of Baghdad's Green Zone has been attacked by a suspected suicide bomber driving a vehicle-load of explosives. The powerful blast rocked the city and sent a plume of black smoke into the air at around 09.

World | December 4, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

Students Hurt in China Knife Attack

A knife-wielding man forced his way into a primary school in north-east China and injured 12 young children, state media reported.The man, whose identity is unknown, entered the school in Mingcheng township in Jilin province and attacked the grade one pup

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Italy Train Crash Injures 78 People

Seventy-eight people have been injured, one seriously, when a goods train that had failed to observe a stop sign smashed into the rear of an inter-city passenger train in south-eastern Italy. Officials say the crash occurred late on Thursday in open count

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

Ukraine's Supreme Court Rules on Election

Ukraine's Supreme Court is due to rule today on overturning the result of a disputed presidential election as most political forces in Ukraine call for a fresh vote of the elections to put an end to the nearly two-week crisis. A day earlier the European P

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

Policemen Die in Baghdad Attack

An attack on a Baghdad police station killed 12 policemen and left another ten wounded on Friday morning, media reported. Al Jazeera cited police sources as saying that the attackers freed all prisoners detained at the police station and set ablaze three

World | December 3, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 383

Two Wounded in Bratislava Restaurant Blast

An explosion in a Bratislava restaurant injured at least two people. The explosion ripped through the Jadran restaurant at lunchtime when the area is usually filled with people.

World | December 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Dutch Prince Bernhard Dies at 93

Dutch Prince Bernhard, married to the late Dutch Queen Juliana and father of Queen Beatrix, has died aged 93. Following several operations for cancerous tumours, the condition of the prince had deteriorated in recent weeks.

World | December 2, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Typhoon Kills at Least 350 in Philippines

At least 350 people were killed in flash floods and landslides in the eastern Philippines, according to latest reports. About 150 others were missing and feared dead after a powerful rainstorm washed away bridges and roads yesterday, isolating several tow

World | December 1, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325
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