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French cast last decisive ballots
Sun, 17 Jun 2007 10:19:27 GMT
The French have voted in final round of legislative elections expected to give their new President a big majority for his reform plans.

Britons jailed over al-Qaeda plot
Sat, 16 Jun 2007 05:39:01 GMT
Seven Britons have been jailed for a total of 136 years by a London court, linked to a plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Russia may annul arms control treaty
Sat, 16 Jun 2007 05:35:34 GMT
Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries have ended an emergency conference with no deal on arms control pact.

Controversy over underwater treasure
Sat, 16 Jun 2007 04:23:31 GMT
The British embassy in Spain says it shared Spain's desire for more information about the artifacts' discovery on a shipwreck.

OMV persists in investing in Iran
Sat, 16 Jun 2007 03:08:46 GMT
Despite US threats to sanction the company, Austria's OMV says it will continue to invest in the development of the South Pars gas field.

Strike cripples Belgian airlines
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:12:20 GMT
Incoming and outgoing flights at Brussels' Charleroi airport have been cancelled or diverted, over a strike by the workers, airport management said.

Three killed in Italy's train crash
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:24:19 GMT
Two British tourists and an Italian train driver have been killed in the head-on collision of two trains on the island of Sardinia.

Russia begins Litvinenko spy inquiry
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:58:03 GMT
Russia's internal security agency the FSB has opened an espionage investigation acting on Alexander Litvinenko's alleged murderer's statements.

Sarkozy vows to freeze sales tax
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:04:39 GMT
The French President has pledged forestalling sales tax increases, following opposition Socialists' stressing its adverse effect on consumers' purchasing power.

Lithuania approves joint NATO troops
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:17:17 GMT
The NATO member's contribution to the international military missions across the globe involving deployment of 420 soldiers abroad has been approved by Lithuania.

Russia declassifies army archives
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 05:40:00 GMT
Russia has declassified the army and navy archives of the World War II, voicing hope that to provide a more exact toll of Russia's casualties.

Britain deeply concerned over Gaza
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 03:12:48 GMT
British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett has expressed her 'deep concern' regarding the Gaza situation and the unity government.

UN forces to Gaza "unthinkable"
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 02:41:56 GMT
German Foreign Minister has ruled out the idea of sending a United Nations force to the Gaza Strip, calling the idea as "unthinkable".

Baltic tensions between US, Russia
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 02:34:56 GMT
The US has told Russia not to threaten the former Soviet Baltic states with attacks and sanctions but to discuss issues in a "civilized" way.

Former UN chief dies
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 20:58:30 GMT
Former UN Secretary General and Austrian ex-President Kurt Waldheim

Germany extends Kosovo involvement
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 05:47:53 GMT
Germany has decided to extend by a year the deployment of German troops within NATO-led Kosovo Force in the southern Serbian province.

EU slams Samarra shrine explosions
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 02:55:38 GMT
The German presidency of the EU has strongly denounced the bombing of a revered Shia shrine in Iraq, aimed at inciting more violence.

Ukraine: Parliament should give up
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 02:45:21 GMT
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has urged parliament to stop meeting and officially dissolve itself so that early elections can be held in September.

Greens to back Ahern
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 02:37:29 GMT
Ireland's Green Party has voted overwhelmingly to back a coalition deal that puts Bertie Ahern as a prime minister for the third term.

Thatcher marks Falklands anniversary
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:45:07 GMT
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has issued a message to mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War with Argentina.

Blair, Brown to hold talks with Sarkozy
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 17:04:00 GMT
The British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his successor Gordon Brown are to hold talks with the French President Nicolas Sarkozy in London.

CFE talks amid Russia-West tensions
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:16:18 GMT
NATO members from the former Soviet bloc have met in Vienna to review a key post-Cold War arms control deal amid Moscow-West tensions.

Italian FM confers with Turkish PM
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 08:53:53 GMT
Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema has met Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Turkey's bid to join the EU.

Browne: UK to relinquish Basra base
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 07:46:55 GMT
Britain is on course to hand over a base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra next month, says British Defense Secretary Des Browne.

EU leaders call for draft compromise
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 03:58:43 GMT
The European Union leaders have called on member states to compromise on a draft EU constitution treaty at an upcoming summit in Brussels.

'Charge Blair with war crimes'
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:33:03 GMT
Former Scottish MP Jim Sillars has called for outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair to be charged with war crimes over Iraq war.

Serbia warns US over Kosovo
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 19:24:49 GMT
Serbian President Boris Tadic has warned the US against any unilateral recognition of Kosovo's independence outside a decision by the UN.

EU to discuss immigration policy
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 17:28:38 GMT
The European Union is to discuss calls from Malta for more solidarity in dealing with illegal immigrants seeking to enter the bloc.

Hilary Armstrong to step down
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:40:11 GMT
Cabinet Office Minister Hilary Armstrong has become the latest minister to announce she will step down from office once Tony Blair resigns.

Romanian FM to visit US
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:33:46 GMT
Romanian Foreign Minister Adrian Cioroianu will travel to Washington this week in order to meet with a number of US officials.

Serb leader gets 35 years in jail
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:50:03 GMT
The international war crimes tribunal in The Hague has sentenced a former Serb rebel leader to 35 years in jail for war crimes in Croatia.

Dutch, Egyptian FMs discuss Mideast
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 08:21:10 GMT
Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen has discussed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict at length with his Egyptian counterpart Abu Gheit.

BBC, MoD and secret Saudi payments
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:25:29 GMT
The British Ministry of Defence had authorized over £1 billion secret payments to be made in connection with a major Saudi defence deal.

Spain to prepare for ETA threat
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:14:34 GMT
Spain will step up protection for the recently elected government and opposition town councilors after ETA said it was ending a 15-month cease-fire.

Parliament against Iraq inquiry
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 05:48:57 GMT
The British House of Commons has rejected the opposition party calling for an inquiry into the British government's decision to go to war in Iraq.

Anti-Putin protest in Moscow
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:51:19 GMT
About 1000 opposition activists have rallied in Moscow to protest what they call the Kremlin's ongoing suppression of democracy.

PCA sends Trbic case to Bosnia court
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:37:32 GMT
The UN war crimes tribunal has referred the genocide case of a former Serb officer charged for the Srebrenica massacre to a Sarajevo court.

Bush says missile row might be solved
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 22:35:17 GMT
The US president says he is optimistic that the analysis of Russia and US proposal on a missile defense shield would be fruitful.

France eyeing Sarkozy reforms
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:07:12 GMT
French President's Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right party has inflicted a defeat on the Socialists in the first round of parliamentary polls.

Czechs against US missile plan
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 16:53:58 GMT
The majority of people in the Czech Republic are against a controversial US plan to station a missile shield system inside the country.

Brown on surprise Iraq visit
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 14:02:55 GMT
Gordon Brown who is to be Britain's prime minister by early July has made a surprise visit to Iraq in what he called a 'fact-finding trip'.

Romanian PM faces no-confidence vote
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 14:00:14 GMT
Romania's Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu and his cabinet face a no-confidence vote in the parliament proposed by his former allies.

Anti-Zionist protests in Brussels
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:46:38 GMT
Demonstrators in Belgium have called for the end of the Zionist occupation of Palestine in protests marking the 40th anniversary of the 1967 war.

Tories call for probe into Iraq war
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:40:58 GMT
UK opposition Conservative Party has called on the parliament to back a formal inquiry into the decision to go to war in Iraq.

Germany fears more Taliban attacks
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 06:22:25 GMT
Germany fears further Taliban attacks on its troops in northern Afghanistan, similar to the one that killed three of its soldiers last month.

Senator's ruse may cost a trial
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 05:18:33 GMT
An Italian senator's boast on television that he cheated traffic jams by calling an ambulance may cost him a court appearance.

4 injured in Belgian bus crash
Sun, 10 Jun 2007 22:29:00 GMT
A British tourist bus has crashed into a house in Belgium leaving four people seriously injured after swerving to avoid hitting a car.

Polls closed in Belgium
Sun, 10 Jun 2007 20:57:57 GMT
The Belgian parliamentary polls have concluded with observers expecting

New horizons for fast European rail
Sun, 10 Jun 2007 14:29:44 GMT
The first high-speed rail link between France and Germany has begun its scheduled services that will significantly slash travel times.

Parliamentary polls begin in France
Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:35:18 GMT
The conservatives aligned with Nicolas Sarkozy are expected to dominate the parliamentary elections as French voters cast their ballots.


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