The authorities in Ukraine have approved a giant steel cover for the radioactive site of the worlds worst nuclear disaster - Chernobyl. Ukraine has hired a French firm to build the structure to replace the crumbling concrete casing
Microsoft lost its appeal of a European antitrust order Monday that obliges the technology giant to share communications code with rivals, sell a copy of Windows without Media Player and pay a $613 million fine — the largest ever by EU regulators.
(And the good news just keeps coming) In a new blow to embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Shitte leader Muqtada al-Sadr's movement said Saturday, Sept 15, that it was withdrawing from the ruling Shiite alliance in protest
The number of suspected cholera cases in northern Iraq continues to rise, with 16,000 people now showing symptoms, the World Health Organization said Friday. As of Sept 10, 6,000 have been reported with symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting
British and Norwegian jets intercepted Russian military aircraft on Friday after they breached NATO airspace near the UK and Finland, defense officials said. Finland's prime minister demanded an explanation from Moscow.
(Oh look, Baghdad's own Berlin Wall. What a concept democracy is) Hundreds of Shiites and Sunnis marched on Wednesday in protest at the building by US troops of a tall concrete wall separating their northwest Baghdad neighbourhoods
A respected think tank concluded Wednesday that the US has lost influence as a result of failing over the Iraq war, encouraging its detractors _ including Iran and Russia _ and jeopardizing stability in Asia and the Middle East.
President Vladimir Putin dissolved Russia's government Wednesday and then quickly nominates Viktor Zubkov, a Russian Cabinet official who oversees the fight against money laundering, to be the new prime minister.
The daughter of teachers and with a glittering academic future, Fran was delighted when she became pregnant. But social services discovered the illness she thought she'd put behind her - and will confiscate her daughter when she is born...
The new ordnance, nicknamed the "dad of all bombs" is four times more powerful than the U.S. "mother of all bombs." "The tests have shown that the new air-delivered ordnance is comparable to a nuclear weapon in its efficiency
The entire 6,000-page French legal dossier into the death of Princess Diana has vanished from the court archives in Paris, a lawyer claimed last night. The mass of official documents - which stand one metre tall - was stored at the Palais de Justice
It's official: Ayad Allawi is no longer represented by Barbour Griffith & Rogers, the White-House connected lobbying firm he retained to sell the US government on his "parliamentary coup" to become Iraq's next prime minister. Well
"Syria reserves the right to determine the quality, type and nature of our response to the Israeli attack. The Syrian leadership is seriously considering its response," he told Al Jazeera television.
Lebanese military helicopters flew low Monday over the smoking ruins of this Palestinian refugee camp as soldiers scroued the nearby countryside for remnants of the Al Qaeda-inspired group whose three-month battle against the Army ended Sunday.
General Pervez Musharraf agreed to arrest Dr A Q Khan after striking a secret deal with US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage in 2004 that his own army generals involved in illegal nuclear trade would not be touched and he would be accepted b
North Korea agreed Sunday to account for and disable its atomic programs by the end of the year, offering its first timeline for a process long sought by nuclear negotiators, the chief U.S. envoy said. Kim Gye Gwan, head of the North Korean delega
Fragments of bomb timer that helped to convict a Libyan ex-agent were 'practically carbonised' before the trial, says bankrupt Swiss businessman.
The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defense department. The Pentagon shut down a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defense secretary, but declined to say
The operator of a stolen bulldozer repeatedly rammed the police station in Troy, NH early Friday, tearing down large chunks of the front wall. "He hit it three times," State Police Sgt. David Griffin said. "He took out the whole front,
A new political accord between Iraq's main Sunni Arab, Shi'ite and Kurdish leaders will not be enough to lure boycotting Sunni Arabs back into the government, a spokesman for the biggest Sunni Arab bloc said on Monday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul is set to win election as the country's next president today, risking fresh tensions with the army over Islam's role in government. Gul, who would be Turkey's first president with an Islamist past,
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday said Iraq's road to recovery begins with a clear timetable for the pullout of foreign troops as he outlined an assertie role for France in world hotspots. Making his first major foreign policy speech si
[Why would Iran want the bomb?] Pakistan successfully test fired a new air-launched cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The Ra'ad (Hatf-8) missile has a range of 217 miles and uses stealth technology.
Georgian forces fired at a plane they believed was Russian after it violated the Caucasus republic's airspace, a senior interior ministry official said. The incident marks an intensification of a row between the two countries in which Georgia has
A political rival of the current Iraqi prime minister has hired a well-known Republican lobbying firm to promote his candidacy among the Washington elite. On the same day US intelligence officials briefed reporters on their lack of confidence
Georgia's radars will probably be integrated into NATO's radar system by the end of this year, earlier than planned because of worries about Russian military flights, the Georgian Defense Ministry said. "Recent incidents prompted discuss
A historic nuclear energy deal between India and the United States is hanging in the balance due to political opposition in New Delhi, but could still be saved if it reaches the U.S. Congress early next year. Communist allies of Prime Minister Manmoh
The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki will become "more precarious" over the next six months to a year, and while its security forces have improved they are not strong enough to operate without outside help
A high-profile Chinese dissident freed from prison called for a "taxpayers revolution" in China to bring about greater openness and accountability in the world's most populous nation. Yang Jianli, a veteran of th
Almost daily, the Bush adminstration ratchets up the war-like rhetoric about Iran's alleged role in destabilizing Iraq. Eerily, like the pre-Iraq War drumbeat, the US press repeats the accusations with little skepticism and Congress marches in l