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Summary.     Click for More > Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits Stabbed Foreign Minister dies   Anna Lindh has died in hospital after being stabbed several times by an unidentified man in the centre of Stockholm Voters rejects euro currency Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests 26 dead in Italy HQ blast Bomb attacks kill 30  The bombings on the British consulate and a London-based bank coincided with a visit to Britain by Bush and were blamed on al Qaeda Mass anti-Bush protest England revels in rugby World Cup glory Headscarf ban recommended European summit ends in failure Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt
Terror suspects, ricin seized   Anti-war protests sweep the world  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq Millions in peace protests  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever British taking control of Basra 41 die in Casablanca blasts Inquiry into WMD claims Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found Armstrong wins 5th Tour Schwarzenegger to run for governor   10,000 dead in heat wave
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ECB crash threat plane down safely Terror suspects, ricin seized  6 terror suspects are being questioned by police after traces of ricin were discovered at a London address OPEC to raise daily oil output Officer killed in ricin probe raid   Anti-war protests sweep the world


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
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Jan.6  Nuclear chief calls on N. Korea to comply
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  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Jan.20  UK to send 26,000 troops to Gulf Jan.21  Germany rules out Iraq war support Jan.23 France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq Jan.24  Chemicals in terror find Jan.31 Bush, Blair: Time running out for Saddam

February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.10  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.13  Man with grenade held at Gatwick Feb.15   Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Feb.17  EU moves to heal Iraq divisions Feb.19 15 years for 9/11 conspirator

March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.7 March 17 deadline proposed
Mar.10 France, Russia threaten war veto Mar.16  Bush issues ultimatum on Iraq Mar.18  Parliament backs Iraq war Mar.20  U.S. Marine Chopper Down, 12 killed Mar.22  RAF aircraft 'hit by US missile' Mar.27  Bush, Blair joint news conference Mar.28  Turkish passenger plane hijacked

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.6 British found body of 'Chemical Ali'
Apr.7   British taking control of Basra  British forces are setting up a base inside Iraq's second-largest city. 3 British soldiers were killed Apr.9  Concorde services to end October Apr.16  Violence erupts near EU summit

May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.14  17 Sahara tourist hostages freed May.16   41 die in Casablanca blasts
  10 who took part in five near-simultaneous attacks also died. 4 detained. The targets included Spanish, Belgian and Jewish May.21  Porto captures UEFA Cup May.25  Spanish troops killed in crash May.28 AC Milan defeats Juve for European title
May.30  Bush visits Poland

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1 G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Jun.2 Bush to Chirac: Time to move on Jun.4  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.6  6 Peacekeepers killed in Kabul blast Jun.8  Ferrero takes French Open title  'Yes' to EU membership Jun.16   Inquiry into WMD claims  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes Jun.17  Beckham OKs transfer to Real Madrid Jun.22  Greece seizes explosives ship Jun.24 6 British troops killed  Putin arrives for UK state visit Jun.26  Footballer Foe died during game

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2     Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur
  Prime Minister has caused uproar in the European Parliament by comparing a German MEP to a Nazi camp guard 2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver
Jul.5  Serena claims Wimbledon glory Jul.6  Federer wins Wimbledon Jul.9  Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found' Jul.11  Tourist minister 'resigns' over German jibe Jul.12  War crimes law scraped Jul.17 Blair visits Bush and defends war Jul.18   Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found
  UK official David Kelly denied being the 'mole' in the Iraq WMD dossier row Jul.22  Fire forces Eiffel Tower closure Jul.27     Armstrong wins 5th Tour  The 31-year-old Texan becomes only the 2nd rider to win 5 Tours in a row and one of 5 men to have won 5 Tours in total

August 2003 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6     Schwarzenegger to run for governor  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate Aug.7  Relentless heat plagues Europe Aug.14     10,000 dead in heat wave
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
Aug.18 14 European hostages released Aug.22  3 British soldiers killed in Basra Aug.23  Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.28  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Aug.29   Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits   Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry Aug.31  Gaddafi announces bombing deal

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  France, Germany reject US Iraq plans Sep.5  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Sep.7  Roddick claims US Open title over Ferrero Sep.10   Stabbed Foreign Minister dies
Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Anna Lindh has died in hospital after being stabbed several times by an unidentified man in the centre of Stockholm
Sep.14     Voters rejects euro currency  Sweden has rejected a proposal to join the euro currency dealing a blow to business and government Sep.16  Suspect arrested in Lindh killing Sep.20   Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq  Schroeder, Blair and Chirac had agreed a transfer of power to an Iraqi authority as quickly as possible was desirable Sep.21  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.22  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Sep.26  Child porn ring smashed Sep.27  Massive power cut Sep.30  Footballer jailed at terror trial

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3 Talks over European Union's constitution
Oct.4     Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests  John Paul II has warned the new Archbishop of Canterbury, that new difficulties have arisen between the two Churches Oct.17 EU Leaders End Low-Key Summit Oct.24 Last Concorde flights touch down

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.12     26 dead in Italy HQ blast
  At least 14 Italians and 8 Iraqis have been killed in a suicide bombing that leveled the Italian military headquarters Nov.15  15 dead in liner gangway collapse Nov.17 Security ramped up for Bush visit
 Thousands file past dead in Iraq Nov.18  Bush arrives for state visit Bush to tell UK 'Iraq war right' Nov.20   Bomb attacks kill 30
  The bombings on the British consulate and a London-based bank coincided with a visit to Britain by Bush and were blamed on al Qaeda
    Mass anti-Bush protest
  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty  Bush wraps up UK visit Nov.22   England revels in rugby World Cup glory  Wilkinson secured the game with a last-gasp drop goal in extra-time in historic 20-17 victory over Australia Nov.24  Anglo-French summit Nov.28 Italy hunts suspected terrorists
 European defence 'deal' reached Nov.29 7 Spanish agents killed in ambush  Australia win Davis Cup over Spain Nov.30  Spain pledges to stay on in Iraq

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  Cannibal tells of fantasy Dec.7  November 17 leader found guilty Dec.11   Headscarf ban recommended
  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs  Court frees 9/11 suspect  Schroeder joins Iraq contracts row Dec.12  Tough battle dominates EU summit  Berlusconi warns against bad deal Dec.13     European summit ends in failure  Leaders have failed to reach agreement on a constitution after the talks broke down over the voting rights states  Leaders play down summit failure Dec.15  Zidane is Fifa World Player of the Year Dec.16   Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt  The U.S., France and Germany have agreed on a plan to provide the Iraqi government with 'substantial' debt relief N17 leader, hitman jailed for life
Dec.17  Huntley guilty of murdering girls Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools Dec.19  Beagle glides solo towards Mars Dec.20 N-watchdog meets Libyans Dec.24  Pope Makes Christmas Mass Peace Plea  Terror fears cancel Air France flights to LA Dec.26  Beagle 2 not calling home from Mars Dec.27 Karbala attacks kill 12, wound dozens Dec.30  U.S. officials: British planes threatened Dec.31  Police arrest Parmalat officials


  Anti-war protests sweep the world




European Union, 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.6  Nuclear chief calls on N. Korea to comply
Jan.18
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Jan.20  UK to send 26,000 troops to Gulf Jan.21  Germany rules out Iraq war support Jan.23 France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq
Feb.10  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.15 Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Mar.18  Parliament backs Iraq war Mar.20  U.S. Marine Chopper Down, 12 killed Mar.22  RAF aircraft 'hit by US missile' Apr.6 British found body of 'Chemical Ali' Apr.7 British taking control of Basra  British forces are setting up a base inside Iraq's second-largest city. 3 British soldiers were killed Jun.4  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.6  6 Peacekeepers killed in Kabul blast Jun.22  Greece seizes explosives ship Jun.24 6 British troops killed Jul.9  Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found' Jul.12  War crimes law scraped Jul.18 Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found  UK official David Kelly denied being the 'mole' in the Iraq WMD dossier row Aug.22  3 British soldiers killed in Basra Sep.22  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Nov.28  European defence 'deal' reached Nov.29 7 Spanish agents killed in ambush Nov.30  Spain pledges to stay on in Iraq Dec.24  Pope Makes Christmas Mass Peace Plea Dec.27 Karbala attacks kill 12, wound dozens



European Union, 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003 May.25  Spanish troops killed in crash Jun.26  Footballer Foe died during game Jul.22  Fire forces Eiffel Tower closure Aug.7  Relentless heat plagues Europe Aug.14   10,000 dead in heat wave
  Paris morgues are full and air conditioned tents have been set up to hold bodies
 Officials blame the high death toll on the length of the heat wave and that Parisian buildings typically lack air conditioning. In 'Plan Blanc' doctors and nurses being recalled from leave, morgue workers called out of retirement, and further 1,000 hospital beds being made available
Sep.27  Massive power cut Nov.15  15 dead in liner gangway collapse Dec.26  Beagle 2 not calling home from Mars



European Union, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 May.21  Porto captures UEFA Cup May.28 AC Milan defeats Juve for European title Jun.8  Ferrero takes French Open title Jun.17  Beckham OKs transfer to Real Madrid Jun.26  Footballer Foe died during game Jul.2 2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver Jul.5  Serena claims Wimbledon glory Jul.6  Federer wins Wimbledon Jul.27   Armstrong wins 5th Tour  The 31-year-old Texan becomes only the 2nd rider to win 5 Tours in a row and one of 5 men to have won 5 Tours in total Sep.7  Roddick claims US Open title over Ferrero Sep.30  Footballer jailed at terror trial Nov.22 England revels in rugby World Cup glory  Wilkinson secured the game with a last-gasp drop goal in extra-time in historic 20-17 victory over Australia Nov.29  Australia win Davis Cup over Spain Dec.15  Zidane is Fifa World Player of the Year



European Union, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.12 OPEC to raise daily oil output
Apr.9  Concorde services to end October Aug.6   Schwarzenegger to run for governor  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate Sep.14   Voters rejects euro currency  Sweden has rejected a proposal to join the euro currency dealing a blow to business and government Sep.27  Massive power cut Oct.24 Last Concorde flights touch down Dec.16 Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt  The U.S., France and Germany have agreed on a plan to provide the Iraqi government with 'substantial' debt relief Dec.24  Terror fears cancel Air France flights to LA



European Union, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.5 ECB crash threat plane down safely
Jan.7 Terror suspects, ricin seized  6 terror suspects are being questioned by police after traces of ricin were discovered at a London address Jan.14 Officer killed in ricin probe raid Jan.24  Chemicals in terror find Feb.13  Man with grenade held at Gatwick Feb.19 15 years for 9/11 conspirator Mar.28  Turkish passenger plane hijacked Apr.16  Violence erupts near EU summit May.14  17 Sahara tourist hostages freed May.16 41 die in Casablanca blasts  10 who took part in five near-simultaneous attacks also died. 4 detained. The targets included Spanish, Belgian and Jewish Jun.6  6 Peacekeepers killed in Kabul blast Aug.18 14 European hostages released Sep.5  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Sep.10 Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Anna Lindh has died in hospital after being stabbed several times by an unidentified man in the centre of Stockholm
Sep.16  Suspect arrested in Lindh killing Sep.26  Child porn ring smashed Sep.30  Footballer jailed at terror trial Nov.12   26 dead in Italy HQ blast  At least 14 Italians and 8 Iraqis have been killed in a suicide bombing that leveled the Italian military headquarters Nov.20 Bomb attacks kill 30
  The bombings on the British consulate and a London-based bank coincided with a visit to Britain by Bush and were blamed on al Qaeda
Nov.28 Italy hunts suspected terrorists
Dec.3  Cannibal tells of fantasy Dec.7  November 17 leader found guilty Dec.11  Court frees 9/11 suspect Dec.16 N17 leader, hitman jailed for life Dec.17  Huntley guilty of murdering girls Dec.24  Terror fears cancel Air France flights to LA Dec.30  U.S. officials: British planes threatened Dec.31  Police arrest Parmalat officials



European Union, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.18   Anti-war protests sweep the world
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Jan.31 Bush, Blair: Time running out for Saddam Feb.10  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.15 Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Feb.17  EU moves to heal Iraq divisions Mar.7 March 17 deadline proposed Mar.10 France, Russia threaten war veto Mar.16  Bush issues ultimatum on Iraq Mar.18  Parliament backs Iraq war Mar.27  Bush, Blair joint news conference Apr.16  Violence erupts near EU summit May.30  Bush visits Poland Jun.1 G-8 leaders focus on common ground Jun.2 Bush to Chirac: Time to move on Jun.4  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.8  'Yes' to EU membership Jun.16 Inquiry into WMD claims  Committee will focus attention on claims that Iraq had the capacity to launch a strike using WMD within 45 minutes Jun.24  Putin arrives for UK state visit Jul.2   Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur  Prime Minister has caused uproar in the European Parliament by comparing a German MEP to a Nazi camp guard Jul.11  Tourist minister 'resigns' over German jibe Jul.12  War crimes law scraped Jul.17 Blair visits Bush and defends war Aug.6   Schwarzenegger to run for governor  Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate Aug.23  Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.28  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Aug.29 Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits   Downing Street media chief said his resignation was not related to the Hutton inquiry Aug.31  Gaddafi announces bombing deal Sep.4  France, Germany reject US Iraq plans Sep.5  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Sep.10 Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Map of Stockholm Sweden
  Anna Lindh has died in hospital after being stabbed several times by an unidentified man in the centre of Stockholm
Sep.14   Voters rejects euro currency  Sweden has rejected a proposal to join the euro currency dealing a blow to business and government Sep.20 Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq  Schroeder, Blair and Chirac had agreed a transfer of power to an Iraqi authority as quickly as possible was desirable Sep.21  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.22  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Oct.3 Talks over European Union's constitution Oct.4   Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests  John Paul II has warned the new Archbishop of Canterbury, that new difficulties have arisen between the two Churches Oct.17 EU Leaders End Low-Key Summit Nov.17 Security ramped up for Bush visit Nov.17  Thousands file past dead in Iraq Nov.18  Bush arrives for state visit Nov.18 Bush to tell UK 'Iraq war right' Nov.20   Mass anti-Bush protest  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty Nov.20  Bush wraps up UK visit Nov.24  Anglo-French summit Nov.28  European defence 'deal' reached Dec.11 Headscarf ban recommended  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs Dec.11  Schroeder joins Iraq contracts row Dec.12  Tough battle dominates EU summit Dec.12  Berlusconi warns against bad deal Dec.13   European summit ends in failure  Leaders have failed to reach agreement on a constitution after the talks broke down over the voting rights states Dec.13  Leaders play down summit failure Dec.17 Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools Dec.19  Beagle glides solo towards Mars Dec.20 N-watchdog meets Libyans Dec.24  Pope Makes Christmas Mass Peace Plea