Conservative Horst Koehler, 61, won a narrow victory for the German presidential post. The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ousted rival Gesine Schwan from the ruling party.
More than 1,000 anti-war protesters, outraged by the torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, marched in London to demand the pull-out of US, British and other coalition troops from Iraq. Several of the demonstrators wore peaked black hoods - similar to th
The head-on collision of two trains in Spain's northwestern province of Zamora on Friday injured six people seriously, according to Spanish news agency EFE. Another 17 people received minor injuries when one train that had stopped in the station of Linare
At least five people were killed and several injured in a suspected suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. The blast occurred outside the home of one of Iraq's three deputy interior ministers, Abdul-Jabbar Youssef al-Sheikhli, who was among those injured.
Oil cartel OPEC is trying to pour cold water on expectations it will boost oil output in the face of record price hikes. Ahead of an informal meeting in Amsterdam, OPEC ministers are warning that factors such as security concerns, and not shortages, are d
Israeli tanks and troops began withdrawing from Rafah refugee camp on Friday three days after launching a raid that killed more than 40 Palestinians. An Israeli military source said a "redeployment" was under way.
A leader of the armed wing of the radical Hamas movement has been killed in an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. According to AFP news agency, the information was confirmed by Palestinian medical and security sources.
India's Congress party has elected former finance minister Manmohan Singh as its parliamentary leader, effectively anointing him as the next prime minister. Congress MPs were holding a closed-door meeting to endorse Singh's candidature to lead a new coali
Tony Blair has been hit by a package containing an unknown substance while delivering a speech to the House of Commons. MPs looked at dismay when they were showered with a purple substance from a missile hurled from the public gallery.
The European Commission has lifted a six-year moratorium on genetically modified food as they green lighted a bid by Swiss-based Syngenta to sell Bt-11 sweet corn for human consumption. EU governments had failed to reach agreement on whether to lift the b
A group headed by Al-Qaeda figure Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed Iraqi Governing Council head Ezzedine Salim. A statement by the Jama'at al-Tawhid and Jihad group, posted on an Islamist website, said Saudi natio
Three Iraqis working for Reuters and an Iraqi journalist working for U.S.
Pope John II celebrates his 84th birthday with the release of a new book titled "Get Up and Let Us Go". The 200-page publication includes "recollections and reflections" covering 20 years from when Karol Wojtyla became a bishop in 1958 to his election as
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A Third of Bulgarians Facing Energy Poverty