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PRESIDENT BUSH ON WEDNESDAY PLEDGED $500 MILLION TO HELP FIGHT THE SPR...

President Bush on Wednesday pledged $500 million to help fight the spread of AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean, a pandemic he said "staggers the imagination and shocks the conscience." The money would go to programs aimed at preventing mother-to-child tran

World | June 19, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 278

THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, ROMANO PRODI, HAS UNVEILED P...

The president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, has unveiled plans for a new inner cabinet to be the driving force in the EU's administration. And in a warning to the EU's bigger countries, Mr Prodi said there could be no guarantee that any indivi

World | June 19, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 242

SEVERAL ROCKETS HAVE BEEN FIRED AT THE AFGHAN CAPITAL, KABUL, WHERE TH...

Several rockets have been fired at the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the meeting of the country's traditional grand assembly, or loya jirga, is winding up its proceedings. One of the rockets hit a residential block, causing some damage but no casualties.

World | June 19, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

BRITISH TROOPS WILL NOT BE REPLACED WHEN THEY PULL OUT OF AFGHANISTAN ...

British troops will not be replaced when they pull out of Afghanistan in the summer, it is reported. The move is said to be the first in a series of changes that will see thousands of UK soldiers stationed all over the world brought back to their home bas

World | June 19, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

AIR TRAVEL ACROSS EUROPE WAS THROWN INTO CHAOS ON WEDNESDAY AS AIR TRA...

Air travel across Europe was thrown into chaos on Wednesday as air traffic controllers went on strike against an EU plan to put the continent's air space under international controls. Thousands of passengers had their travel plans disrupted as controllers

World | June 19, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

ISRAELI TANKS, ARMOURED CARRIERS AND HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS HAVE TAKEN CO...

Israeli tanks, armoured carriers and helicopter gunships have taken control of towns in the West Bank in a hardening of military tactics. The move follows an Israeli cabinet decision to seize and hold on to parts of the West Bank "as long as terror contin

World | June 19, 2002, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 279

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION HAS STEPPED UP ITS FIGHT AGAINST STEEL TARIFFS...

The European Commission has stepped up its fight against steel tariffs, saying it will slap sanctions on the U.S.

World | June 18, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

THE US SPECIAL ENVOY TO AFGHANISTAN HAS BACKED THE RIGHT OF THE LOYA J...

The US special envoy to Afghanistan has backed the right of the loya jirga or grand assembly to have the final say on key cabinet posts. Zalmay Khalilzad said this was a requirement under last year's Bonn agreement, and the international community would i

World | June 18, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 252

EUROPEAN TRAVELLERS FACE MAJOR DISRUPTION OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS ST...

European travellers face major disruption over the next few days as strikes hit transport services in a series of countries. A general strike in Greece on Tuesday is followed by an international air traffic controllers' strike on Wednesday, and a day of s

World | June 18, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 292

NINETEEN ISRAELIS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND OVER 50 INJURED IN A SUICIDE BO...

Nineteen Israelis have been killed and over 50 injured in a suicide bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem. The blast took place at 0800 local time (0500 GMT) during morning rush hour at a crowded intersection in the southern Pat district.

World | June 18, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 291

EUROPEAN UNION FOREIGN MINISTERS HAVE AGREED TO OPEN TRADE AND POLITIC...

European Union foreign ministers have agreed to open trade and political talks with Iran, a country still branded by the US as part of a global "axis of evil".

World | June 18, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

THE NEW CABINET, ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY EVENING BY MR CHIRAC'S OFFICE, CL...

The new cabinet, announced on Monday evening by Mr Chirac's office, closely resembles Mr Raffarin's interim administration, with no changes to the major ministries. Nicolas Sarkozy remains at the head of a superministry of the interior and public security

World | June 18, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 297

AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND AROUND 40 INJURED IN A SUSPECT...

At least 14 people have been killed and around 40 injured in a suspected suicide bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem. The blast took place at 0800 local time (0500 GMT) during morning rush hour at a crowded intersection in the southern Pat district.

World | June 18, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

CZECH PRESIDENT VACLAV HAVEL ASKED CENTER-LEFT LEADER VLADIMIR SPIDLA ...

Czech President Vaclav Havel asked center-left leader Vladimir Spidla Monday to form a new government, a move which would bolster the small ex-Communist country's drive toward European Union membership. Spidla's ruling Social Democrats, strongly pro-EU, w

World | June 17, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT CONDEMNED ISRAEL'S BUILDING OF A SECU...

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned Israel's building of a security fence along its West Bank border as an "act of racism" Monday, and rejected fierce U.S.

World | June 17, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

SCORES OF DELEGATES TO AFGHANISTAN'S LOYA JIRGA WALKED OUT OF THE GRAN...

Scores of delegates to Afghanistan's Loya Jirga walked out of the grand assembly on Monday, angry about "boring speeches" they say are deliberate delaying tactics aimed at avoiding key issues. One delegate said fresh fighting could erupt if the assembly f

World | June 17, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 282

A JURY IN THE UNITED STATES HAS FOUND ACCOUNTANCY FIRM ARTHUR ANDERSEN...

A jury in the United States has found accountancy firm Arthur Andersen guilty of obstructing justice by shredding documents relating to the failed energy giant Enron. The verdict could be the death knell for the 89-year old company, once one of the world'

World | June 17, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

THE UNITED STATES HAS HANDED OVER TO EGYPT AN EGYPTIAN MAN CONVICTED I...

The United States has handed over to Egypt an Egyptian man convicted in his absence in 1982 during a crackdown on militant Islamists following the assassination of former President Anwar Sadat. In a statement, the US embassy in Cairo said: "Nabil Soliman,

World | June 17, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

THE MAYOR OF BEIJING HAS ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF ALL CYBER CA...

The mayor of Beijing has ordered the immediate closure of all cyber cafes in the Chinese capital, after a fire killed at least 24 and injured 13 others in one of the city's internet parlours.

World | June 17, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 261

PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC'S CENTRE-RIGHT COALITION TROUNCED THE LEFT AN...

President Jacques Chirac's centre-right coalition trounced the left and sent the far-right right back to the political margins in a landslide election win on Sunday. The French president, who is to begin assembling his government on Monday, has promised t

World | June 17, 2002, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 264

FRANCE'S ANTI-IMMIGRANT NATIONAL FRONT, WHOSE LEADER JEAN-MARIE LE PEN...

France's anti-immigrant National Front, whose leader Jean-Marie Le Pen shocked Europe by reaching the runoff round of last month's presidential election, failed to win any parliamentary seats on Sunday, an exit poll showed.

World | June 16, 2002, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267
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