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International

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Poll reveals that Europeans are not happy with the Euro

    A majority of people in France, Germany, Spain and Italy feel the euro has hurt their economies, according to a poll published Monday in the Financial Times. The FT-Harris survey found more than half of citizens questioned in the big euro zone countries said they preferred their former currency.

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UN marks Holocaust Day as reminder for future genocides

    Remembrance and Beyond

    United Nations marked Monday the annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with an urgent appeal that the remembrance of the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazis serve to prevent new massacres, a rebuff for those who deny that the tragedy ever occurred, and moving testimony from survivors.

  • Monday, January 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bush to request extension of fast-track trade legislation

    White House spokesman Tony Snow

    The White House confirmed Monday it will request Congress to renew the key trade negotiating authority that expires next July and said time was running short for countries to reach a new global trade deal.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    World leaders committed to resume Doha trade talks

    Leaders from the world's main trading nations supported a “quick resumption” of the frozen Doha Round global trade talks after meeting in the framework of the World Economic Forum that ended this weekend in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    President Bush's support plummets to record low

    United States president George Bush's popularity keeps plummeting following last week's state of the Union address, according to a survey published by Newsweek magazine.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UN assembly condemns Holocaust denial; Iran disassociates

    Remembrance and Beyond

    The United Nations General Assembly on Friday condemned without reservation any denial of the Holocaust, with only Iran publicly disassociating itself from the consensus resolution which was immediately hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Global unemployment remains at historic high, says UN

    The number of people unemployed worldwide remained at an historical high of nearly 200 million in 2006 despite strong global economic growth, only modest gains were made in lifting some of the 1.37 billion working poor living on less than 2 US dollars per day out of poverty, and the pattern looks set to continue this year, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Norovirus outbreak affects 300 on board QE2

    Queen Elizabeth II struck by the norovirus

    A Norovirus outbreak was reported to have affected more than 300 passengers and crew members aboard the world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) before the ocean liner docked in San Francisco Wednesday for a regularly scheduled stop, according to news reports.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Hudson volcano rumbling and fears of an eruption

    Hudson volcano is monitoring every hour

    Chilean authorities in the XI Region of Aysén are closely monitoring the repeated tremors in the area and are prepared for the event of a major seism or the eruption of the Hudson volcano.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Edmund Hillary returns to Antarctica for anniversary

    Sir Edmund Hillary

    Mount Everest conqueror and Antarctic explorer New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary has returned to the frozen continent, at age 87, for what he believes will be his last time.