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1. 01-18 Anti-war protests sweep the world European Union
2. 02-15 Millions in peace protests European Union
D. 03-12 Serbian Prime Minister assassinated Belgrade
E. 05-01 Children trapped in quake Turkey
5. 07-02 Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur Italy
G. 07-18 Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found England
08-14 10,000 dead in heat wave France
8. 09-10 Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Stockholm, Sweden
J. 11-15 Synagogue blasts: 23 dead Istanbul

Summary.     Click for More > Stabbed Foreign Minister dies Synagogue blasts: 23 dead Bomb attacks kill 30
Anti-war protests sweep the world Millions in peace protests  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever Serbian Prime Minister assassinated   Zoran Djindjic, 50, was hit twice in the chest in front of the main government building in Belgrade Children trapped in quake Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found   10,000 dead in heat wave
Jan.5  Germany  ECB crash threat plane down safely
Jan.7  London  Terror suspects, ricin seized
Jan.8  Turkey  Plane crashes, 75 dead, 5 survivors
Jan.12  Austria  OPEC to raise daily oil output
Jan.14  Northern England  Officer killed in ricin probe raid
Jan.18   European Union
Jan.23  France  France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq
 Switzerland  Davos: Economy, Iraq top agenda
Feb.4  Serbia  Yugoslavia officially abolished
Feb.9  NATO  NATO facing split over Turkey
Feb.15   European Union
Feb.19  Germany  15 years for 9/11 conspirator
Mar.1  Turkey  Turkey fails to approve US deployment
Mar.9  Turkey  Erdogan set to be PM
Mar.10  France  France, Russia threaten war veto
Mar.12   Belgrade
May.1   Turkey
May.12  Chechnya  Blast kills 37
May.28  England  AC Milan defeats Juve for European title
May.31  St. Petersburg  Bush talks with Putin
Jun.1  France  G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Jun.2  France  Bush to Chirac: Time to move on
Jun.16  London  Inquiry into WMD claims
Jul.2   Italy
 Czech Republic  2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver
Jul.18   England
Jul.27  Paris  Armstrong wins 5th Tour
Aug.1  North Caucasus  Suicide blast kills 50
Aug.14   France
  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 Blan...
Aug.29  London  Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Sep.10   Sweden
Sep.14  Sweden  Voters rejects euro currency
Sep.20  Berlin  Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq
Oct.4  Vatican  Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests
Oct.19  Bosnia  Ex-leader Izetbegovic Dies at 78
Nov.15   Istanbul
Nov.20   Turkey
 London  Mass anti-Bush protest
Nov.23  Georgia  Shevardnadze resigns
Dec.1  Geneva  Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled
Dec.4  North Caucasus  40 dead as blast strikes train
Dec.7  Moscow  Pro-Putin party set for victory
Dec.11  Paris  Headscarf ban recommended
Dec.13  Belgium  European summit ends in failure
Dec.16  Germany  Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt
Dec.28  Serbia  Milosevic, nationalists make gains



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Europe
Anti-war protests sweep the world
Yugoslavia officially abolished
Millions in peace protests
Turkey fails to approve US deployment
Erdogan set to be PM
France, Russia threaten war veto
Bush talks with Putin
G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Bush to Chirac: Time to move on
Inquiry into WMD claims
Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Stabbed Foreign Minister dies
Voters rejects euro currency
Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq
Mass anti-Bush protest
Shevardnadze resigns
Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled
Pro-Putin party set for victory
Headscarf ban recommended
ECB crash threat plane down safely
Terror suspects, ricin seized
Officer killed in ricin probe raid
Chemicals in terror find
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
15 years for 9/11 conspirator
Serbian Prime Minister assassinated
Blast kills 37
Stabbed Foreign Minister dies
Synagogue blasts: 23 dead
Bomb attacks kill 30
Nuclear chief calls on N. Korea to comply
Anti-war protests sweep the world
UK to send 26,000 troops to Gulf
Germany rules out Iraq war support
France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq
NATO facing split over Turkey
Chirac, Putin: No need for war
Millions in peace protests
NATO envoys break deadlock
Turkey fails to approve US deployment
Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found
ECB crash threat plane down safely
Terror suspects, ricin seized
Officer killed in ricin probe raid
Chemicals in terror find
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
15 years for 9/11 conspirator
Blast kills 37
Synagogue blasts: 23 dead
Bomb attacks kill 30
European Union
Anti-war protests sweep the world
Millions in peace protests
France, Russia threaten war veto
G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Bush to Chirac: Time to move on
Inquiry into WMD claims
Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Stabbed Foreign Minister dies
Voters rejects euro currency
Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq
Mass anti-Bush protest
Headscarf ban recommended
ECB crash threat plane down safely
Terror suspects, ricin seized
Officer killed in ricin probe raid
Chemicals in terror find
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
15 years for 9/11 conspirator
Stabbed Foreign Minister dies
Nuclear chief calls on N. Korea to comply
Anti-war protests sweep the world
UK to send 26,000 troops to Gulf
Germany rules out Iraq war support
France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq
Chirac, Putin: No need for war
Millions in peace protests
Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found
ECB crash threat plane down safely
Terror suspects, ricin seized
Officer killed in ricin probe raid
Chemicals in terror find
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
15 years for 9/11 conspirator
United Kingdom
Inquiry into WMD claims
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Mass anti-Bush protest
Terror suspects, ricin seized
Officer killed in ricin probe raid
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
UK to send 26,000 troops to Gulf
Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found
Terror suspects, ricin seized
Officer killed in ricin probe raid
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
France
France, Russia threaten war veto
G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Bush to Chirac: Time to move on
Headscarf ban recommended
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France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq
Chirac, Putin: No need for war
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Post Soviet
Bush talks with Putin
Shevardnadze resigns
Pro-Putin party set for victory
Blast kills 37
Suicide blast kills 50
40 dead as blast strikes train
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Blast kills 37
Suicide blast kills 50
40 dead as blast strikes train
Turkey
Turkey fails to approve US deployment
Erdogan set to be PM
Synagogue blasts: 23 dead
Bomb attacks kill 30
Turkey fails to approve US deployment
Synagogue blasts: 23 dead
Bomb attacks kill 30
London
Inquiry into WMD claims
Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits
Mass anti-Bush protest
Terror suspects, ricin seized
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
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Terror suspects, ricin seized
Man with grenade held at Gatwick
Russia
Bush talks with Putin
Pro-Putin party set for victory
Blast kills 37
Suicide blast kills 50
40 dead as blast strikes train
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Blast kills 37
Suicide blast kills 50
40 dead as blast strikes train
Germany
Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq
ECB crash threat plane down safely
15 years for 9/11 conspirator
Germany rules out Iraq war support
ECB crash threat plane down safely
15 years for 9/11 conspirator
Caucasus
Shevardnadze resigns
Blast kills 37
Suicide blast kills 50
40 dead as blast strikes train
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Blast kills 37
Suicide blast kills 50
40 dead as blast strikes train
Serbia
Yugoslavia officially abolished
Milosevic, nationalists make gains
Serbian Prime Minister assassinated
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North Caucasus Your ad is here
Suicide blast kills 50
40 dead as blast strikes train
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40 dead as blast strikes train
Paris
Chirac, Putin: No need for war
Headscarf ban recommended
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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 Plane crashes, 75 dead, 5 survivors OPEC to raise daily oil output Officer killed in ricin probe raid   Anti-war protests sweep the world


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jan.5   Germany
Jan.6  Austria  Nuclear chief calls on N. Korea to comply
Jan.7   London  
Jan.8   Turkey
Jan.12   Austria
Jan.14   Northern England
Jan.18   European Union  
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Jan.20  England  UK to send 26,000 troops to Gulf Jan.21  Germany  Germany rules out Iraq war support Jan.23   France France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq
  Switzerland Davos: Economy, Iraq top agenda Jan.24  Spain  Chemicals in terror find

February 2003 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4   Serbia     Yugoslavia officially abolished  Lawmakers are replacing Yugoslavia with a loose union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and Montenegro Feb.9   NATO NATO facing split over Turkey
Feb.10  Paris  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.13  London  Man with grenade held at Gatwick Feb.15   European Union   Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Feb.16  NATO  NATO envoys break deadlock Feb.17  Belgium  EU moves to heal Iraq divisions Feb.19   Germany 15 years for 9/11 conspirator Feb.27  UN Tribunal  11 years for Bosnia's 'Iron Lady'

March 2003 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Turkey     Turkey fails to approve US deployment  Parliament voted 264-250 in favour of the deployment, but the motion required more than half of those present Mar.4  Moscow  Russia says Iraq veto possible Mar.9   Turkey Erdogan set to be PM
Mar.10   France France, Russia threaten war veto Mar.12   Belgrade   Serbian Prime Minister assassinated Map of Belgrade Serbia
  Zoran Djindjic, 50, was hit twice in the chest in front of the main government building in Belgrade
Mar.16  Portugal  Bush issues ultimatum on Iraq Mar.18  London  Parliament backs Iraq war Mar.28  Serbia  Ex-Serb president's body found  Athens  Turkish passenger plane hijacked

April 2003 ... more > Top ^
Apr.5  Switzerland  WHO: SARS cases over 2,400 Apr.9  London  Concorde services to end October Apr.16  Greece  Violence erupts near EU summit Apr.30  Turkey  Scores dead in quake

May 2003 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Turkey   Children trapped in quake
  A frantic search is continuing for 200 children trapped under the debris of their school dormitory
May.2  Turkey  Hopes fade for pupils May.8  Switzerland  WHO: SARS death rate higher May.12   Chechnya Blast kills 37
May.14  Chechnya  Woman bomber kills 20 May.21  Spain  Porto captures UEFA Cup May.25  Turkey  Spanish troops killed in crash May.27  Moscow  Hu meets Putin May.28   England AC Milan defeats Juve for European title May.30  Poland  Bush visits Poland May.31   St. Petersburg Bush talks with Putin

June 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   France G-8 leaders focus on common ground
Jun.2   France Bush to Chirac: Time to move on Jun.4  London  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.8  Paris  Ferrero takes French Open title  Poland  'Yes' to EU membership Jun.16   London   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  Northern England  Beckham OKs transfer to Real Madrid Jun.22  Greece  Greece seizes explosives ship Jun.24  London  Putin arrives for UK state visit Jun.26  France  Footballer Foe died during game

July 2003 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Italy     Berlusconi in EU 'Nazi' slur
  Prime Minister has caused uproar in the European Parliament by comparing a German MEP to a Nazi camp guard
  Czech Republic 2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver Jul.5  London  Serena claims Wimbledon glory  Moscow  2 concert bombers kill 14 Jul.6  London  Federer wins Wimbledon Jul.9  London  Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found' Jul.11  Italy  Tourist minister 'resigns' over German jibe Jul.12  Belgium  War crimes law scraped Jul.18   England   Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found
  UK official David Kelly denied being the 'mole' in the Iraq WMD dossier row
Jul.22  Paris  Fire forces Eiffel Tower closure Jul.27   Paris     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.1   North Caucasus     Suicide blast kills 50  A bomber drove a truck laden with explosives through the gates of a military hospital for Chechnya-bound troops Aug.7  European Union  Relentless heat plagues Europe Aug.14   France     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.23  Italy  Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.28  London  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Aug.29   London Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits

September 2003 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  Germany  France, Germany reject US Iraq plans Sep.5  Spain  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Sep.10   Sweden   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   Sweden Voters rejects euro currency Sep.16  Sweden  Suspect arrested in Lindh killing Sep.20   Berlin Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq Sep.21  France  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.22  NATO  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Sep.23  Vatican  Pope cancels weekly audience Sep.26  Germany  Child porn ring smashed Sep.27  Rome  Massive power cut Sep.28  Moscow  Conference on climate change Sep.30  Belgium  Footballer jailed at terror trial

October 2003 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Italy  Talks over European Union's constitution Oct.4   Vatican Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests
Oct.6  Turkey  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Oct.16  Vatican  John Paul marks 25 years as pope Oct.17  Belgium  EU Leaders End Low-Key Summit Oct.19   Bosnia Ex-leader Izetbegovic Dies at 78 Oct.20  Vatican  Pope beatifies Mother Teresa Oct.24  London  Last Concorde flights touch down Oct.25  North Caucasus  Rescuers Free 33 Trapped Coal Miners

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  Georgia  Shevardnadze won parliamentary poll Nov.15   Istanbul   Synagogue blasts: 23 dead
  As Jewish worshippers prayed during Sabbath, 2 vehicles laden with explosives blew up near a pair of synagogues
Nov.16  Istanbul  Al-Qaeda 'claims bombings' Nov.17  England  Security ramped up for Bush visit Nov.18  England  Bush to tell UK 'Iraq war right' Nov.20   Turkey   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
  London     Mass anti-Bush protest  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty Nov.23   Georgia     Shevardnadze resigns  President has resigned after meeting the opposition and Russia's foreign minister Ivanov Nov.28  Milan  Italy hunts suspected terrorists

December 2003 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Geneva   Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled  30 delegates from each side gathered in Geneva to launch an unofficial peace plan 'Geneva accord' Dec.3  Georgia  Bomb explodes outside state TV Dec.4   North Caucasus     40 dead as blast strikes train  The blast derailed the train as people travelled to work near the troubled region of Chechnya Dec.7   Moscow     Pro-Putin party set for victory  The United Russia party with 37% is leading rivals by a large margin in parliamentary elections Dec.8  Moscow  OSCE condemns Russia election Dec.10  Norway  Nobel winner blasts rights abuses Dec.11   Paris   Headscarf ban recommended  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs Dec.13   Belgium European summit ends in failure Dec.15  France  Zidane is Fifa World Player of the Year Dec.16   Germany Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt  Greece  N17 leader, hitman jailed for life Dec.17  Paris  Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools Dec.20  Austria  N-watchdog meets Libyans Dec.28   Serbia Milosevic, nationalists make gains


  Anti-war protests sweep the world




Europe, 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.6  Austria  Nuclear chief calls on N. Korea to comply
Jan.18   European Union
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Jan.20  England  UK to send 26,000 troops to Gulf Jan.21  Germany  Germany rules out Iraq war support Jan.23   France France, Germany will prevent war in Iraq
Feb.9   NATO NATO facing split over Turkey Feb.10  Paris  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.15   European Union Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Feb.16  NATO  NATO envoys break deadlock Feb.27  UN Tribunal  11 years for Bosnia's 'Iron Lady' Mar.1   Turkey   Turkey fails to approve US deployment  Parliament voted 264-250 in favour of the deployment, but the motion required more than half of those present Mar.18  London  Parliament backs Iraq war Jun.4  London  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.22  Greece  Greece seizes explosives ship Jul.9  London  Iraq weapons 'unlikely to be found' Jul.12  Belgium  War crimes law scraped Jul.18   England Missing Iraq 'mole': Body found
  UK official David Kelly denied being the 'mole' in the Iraq WMD dossier row
Sep.22  NATO  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Oct.6  Turkey  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Dec.1   Geneva Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled  30 delegates from each side gathered in Geneva to launch an unofficial peace plan 'Geneva accord'



Europe, 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.8   Turkey Plane crashes, 75 dead, 5 survivors Apr.5  Switzerland  WHO: SARS cases over 2,400 Apr.30  Turkey  Scores dead in quake May.1   Turkey Children trapped in quake
  A frantic search is continuing for 200 children trapped under the debris of their school dormitory
May.2  Turkey  Hopes fade for pupils May.8  Switzerland  WHO: SARS death rate higher May.25  Turkey  Spanish troops killed in crash Jun.26  France  Footballer Foe died during game Jul.22  Paris  Fire forces Eiffel Tower closure Aug.7  European Union  Relentless heat plagues Europe Aug.14   France   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  Rome  Massive power cut Sep.28  Moscow  Conference on climate change Oct.25  North Caucasus  Rescuers Free 33 Trapped Coal Miners



Europe, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 May.21  Spain  Porto captures UEFA Cup May.28   England AC Milan defeats Juve for European title Jun.8  Paris  Ferrero takes French Open title Jun.17  Northern England  Beckham OKs transfer to Real Madrid Jun.26  France  Footballer Foe died during game Jul.2   Czech Republic 2010 Winter Games given to Vancouver Jul.5  London  Serena claims Wimbledon glory Jul.6  London  Federer wins Wimbledon Jul.27   Paris   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.30  Belgium  Footballer jailed at terror trial Dec.15  France  Zidane is Fifa World Player of the Year



Europe, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.12   Austria OPEC to raise daily oil output
Jan.23   Switzerland Davos: Economy, Iraq top agenda Apr.9  London  Concorde services to end October Sep.14   Sweden Voters rejects euro currency Sep.27  Rome  Massive power cut Oct.24  London  Last Concorde flights touch down Dec.16   Germany Joint plan to relieve Iraq debt



Europe, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.5   Germany ECB crash threat plane down safely
Jan.7   London Terror suspects, ricin seized  6 terror suspects are being questioned by police after traces of ricin were discovered at a London address Jan.14   Northern England Officer killed in ricin probe raid Jan.24  Spain  Chemicals in terror find Feb.13  London  Man with grenade held at Gatwick Feb.19   Germany 15 years for 9/11 conspirator Feb.27  UN Tribunal  11 years for Bosnia's 'Iron Lady' Mar.12   Belgrade Serbian Prime Minister assassinated
Map of Belgrade Serbia
  Zoran Djindjic, 50, was hit twice in the chest in front of the main government building in Belgrade
Mar.28  Serbia  Ex-Serb president's body found Mar.28  Athens  Turkish passenger plane hijacked Apr.16  Greece  Violence erupts near EU summit May.12   Chechnya Blast kills 37 May.14  Chechnya  Woman bomber kills 20 Jul.5  Moscow  2 concert bombers kill 14 Aug.1   North Caucasus   Suicide blast kills 50  A bomber drove a truck laden with explosives through the gates of a military hospital for Chechnya-bound troops Sep.5  Spain  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Sep.10   Sweden 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  Sweden  Suspect arrested in Lindh killing Sep.26  Germany  Child porn ring smashed Sep.30  Belgium  Footballer jailed at terror trial Nov.15   Istanbul Synagogue blasts: 23 dead
  As Jewish worshippers prayed during Sabbath, 2 vehicles laden with explosives blew up near a pair of synagogues
Nov.16  Istanbul  Al-Qaeda 'claims bombings' Nov.20   Turkey 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  Milan  Italy hunts suspected terrorists Dec.3  Georgia  Bomb explodes outside state TV Dec.4   North Caucasus   40 dead as blast strikes train  The blast derailed the train as people travelled to work near the troubled region of Chechnya Dec.16  Greece  N17 leader, hitman jailed for life



Europe, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.18   European Union   Anti-war protests sweep the world
  Mass rallies are taking place to show opposition to any war against Iraq
Feb.4   Serbia   Yugoslavia officially abolished  Lawmakers are replacing Yugoslavia with a loose union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and Montenegro Feb.10  Paris  Chirac, Putin: No need for war Feb.15   European Union Millions in peace protests
  In London police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever
Feb.17  Belgium  EU moves to heal Iraq divisions Mar.1   Turkey   Turkey fails to approve US deployment  Parliament voted 264-250 in favour of the deployment, but the motion required more than half of those present Mar.4  Moscow  Russia says Iraq veto possible Mar.9   Turkey Erdogan set to be PM Mar.10   France France, Russia threaten war veto Mar.16  Portugal  Bush issues ultimatum on Iraq Mar.18  London  Parliament backs Iraq war Apr.16  Greece  Violence erupts near EU summit May.27  Moscow  Hu meets Putin May.30  Poland  Bush visits Poland May.31   St. Petersburg Bush talks with Putin Jun.1   France G-8 leaders focus on common ground Jun.2   France Bush to Chirac: Time to move on Jun.4  London  Weapons criticis blast Blair Jun.8  Poland  'Yes' to EU membership Jun.16   London 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  London  Putin arrives for UK state visit Jul.2   Italy   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  Italy  Tourist minister 'resigns' over German jibe Jul.12  Belgium  War crimes law scraped Aug.23  Italy  Handshake for Berlusconi and Schroeder Aug.28  London  Blair defiant at Iraq inquiry Aug.29   London Campbel, Blair's right-hand man, quits Sep.4  Germany  France, Germany reject US Iraq plans Sep.5  Spain  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Sep.10   Sweden 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   Sweden Voters rejects euro currency Sep.20   Berlin Leaders find 'common ground' on Iraq Sep.21  France  France lifts veto threat on Iraq Sep.22  NATO  Dutch minister gets NATO top job Sep.23  Vatican  Pope cancels weekly audience Sep.28  Moscow  Conference on climate change Oct.3  Italy  Talks over European Union's constitution Oct.4   Vatican Pope warns Archbishop on gay priests Oct.6  Turkey  Cabinet backs Iraq troops Oct.16  Vatican  John Paul marks 25 years as pope Oct.17  Belgium  EU Leaders End Low-Key Summit Oct.19   Bosnia Ex-leader Izetbegovic Dies at 78 Oct.20  Vatican  Pope beatifies Mother Teresa Nov.2  Georgia  Shevardnadze won parliamentary poll Nov.17  England  Security ramped up for Bush visit Nov.18  England  Bush to tell UK 'Iraq war right' Nov.20   London   Mass anti-Bush protest  Thousands have marched in protest against U.S. President policies on Iraq. 5,500 police were on duty Nov.23   Georgia   Shevardnadze resigns  President has resigned after meeting the opposition and Russia's foreign minister Ivanov Dec.1   Geneva Unofficial Mideast initiative unveiled  30 delegates from each side gathered in Geneva to launch an unofficial peace plan 'Geneva accord' Dec.7   Moscow   Pro-Putin party set for victory  The United Russia party with 37% is leading rivals by a large margin in parliamentary elections Dec.8  Moscow  OSCE condemns Russia election Dec.10  Norway  Nobel winner blasts rights abuses Dec.11   Paris Headscarf ban recommended  An expert commission recommended a ban on 'conspicuous' religious signs Dec.13   Belgium European summit ends in failure Dec.17  Paris  Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools Dec.20  Austria  N-watchdog meets Libyans Dec.28   Serbia Milosevic, nationalists make gains