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B. 01-14 Huygens moon probe lands on Titan European Union
C. 01-26 Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation Poland
3. 02-01 Pope John Paul rushed to hospital Vatican
04-02 Pope John Paul II dies at 84 Vatican
5. 04-08 Pope John Paul II buried in crypt Vatican
G. 04-09 Prince Charles marries Camilla London
7. 04-19 Ratzinger elected as new Pope Vatican
I. 05-05 Blair heads for historic third term London
J. 05-09 Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead Red Square, Moscow

Summary.     Click for More > Pope John Paul II buried in crypt Prince Charles marries Camilla   Ratzinger elected as new Pope
Huygens moon probe lands on Titan   Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation  Leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary Pope John Paul rushed to hospital   Pope John Paul II dies at 84
Jan.14   European Union
Jan.18  Southern France  Largest passenger jet unveiled
Jan.23  Kiev  Yushchenko takes presidential oath
Jan.26   Poland
Jan.28  Russia  Beslan team accuses top officials
Feb.1   Vatican
Feb.4  London  Rice: Attack on Iran 'not on agenda'
Feb.6  Vatican  Sick Pope makes public appearance
Feb.20  Spain  Voters back EU constitution
Feb.21  Belgium  Bush calls for new trans-Atlantic unity
Feb.23  United Kingdom  Two soldiers guilty of Iraq abuse
Feb.24  Vatican  Pope has surgery to aid breathing
 Slovakia  Bush meets Putin
Mar.7  Italy  Funeral for agent shot in Iraq
Mar.8  Chechnya  Rebel leader Maskhadov killed
Mar.13  Vatican  Pope returns to Vatican after op
Mar.31  Vatican  Frail Pope suffers heart failure
Apr.1  Vatican  Pope's condition 'has worsened'
Apr.2   Vatican
  26-year reign as the charismatic leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics was highlighted by visits to 129 countries
 The Pope was the third longest-serving pontiff in history. He died in his private apartment, surrounded by his closest Polish aides. John Paul II had suffered worsening health problems including a heart condition
Apr.4  Vatican  Pope's body makes final journey
 Vatican  Crowds wait all night to see Pope
Apr.5  London  Blair calls election for May 5
 Monaco  Prince Rainier dies, 81
Apr.7  Vatican  John Paul pondered his fate in 2000
Apr.8   Vatican
Apr.9   London
Apr.14  Paris  Many killed in hotel fire
Apr.15  Monaco  Monaco bids farewell to Rainier
Apr.16  Vatican  Vatican prepares for papal ballot
Apr.18  Vatican  No pope chosen in first vote
Apr.19  Vatican  Black smoke after morning votes
  Vatican
  78-year-old German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.    The College of Cardinals took only 2 days to choose the successor to John Paul II. The crowd clapped as the smoke billowed over Vatican City and waited for the ringin...
Apr.20  Rome  Berlusconi to form new government  Vatican  Benedict XVI sets out goals Apr.24  Vatican  Benedict XVI installed as pope Apr.27  France  Airbus A380 completes test flight May.1  Vatican  New Pope delivers first blessing May.5   London Blair heads for historic third term May.7  European Union  Europe-wide events to mark VE Day May.9   Moscow Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead  Georgia  Bush dances after arrival May.10  Berlin  Holocaust memorial unveiled May.12  Turkey  Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair' May.25  Turkey  Liverpool crowned over AC Milan May.27  France  French hold final EU vote rallies May.29   Paris French voters reject EU charter  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum May.31   Moscow Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years  Paris  Villepin named new PM Jun.1  Netherlands  Dutch reject EU constitution Jun.2  Serbia  Serbia holds video 'executioners' Jun.5  UN Tribunal  Khartoum facing war crimes probe Jun.11   London G8 ministers back Africa debt deal  Finance ministers have agreed to cancel up to $55 billion worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations Jun.16  Belgium  EU deal to extend treaty deadline Jun.17   Belgium EU 'in crisis' over talks failure Jun.18  Spain  ETA halts attacks on elected officials Jul.1  Berlin  Schroeder loses confidence vote Jul.4  Scotland  Police scuffle with G8 protesters Jul.7   London Bombs kill 52
  A series of 4 'callous' and coordinated bombings in transport system. Power failed on crowded underground trains
 3 blasts took place in the subway system and one more hit a double-decker bus, all within an hour at morning rush. Prime Minister Tony Blair praised 'the stoicism and resilience of the people of London' in the face of the bloodshed. The Union Jack flew at half-staff over Buckingham Palace
Jul.8  Scotland  G8 pledges $50 billion to Africa Jul.11  Bosnia  50,000 mourn Srebrenica dead Jul.14  London  Vigil for bombing victims Jul.15   Scotland New Harry Potter book hits shops Jul.16  Finland  Aceh rebels agree to peace deal Jul.21  London  4 blasts hit transport Jul.24   Paris Armstrong stamps seventh Tour win Jul.28  Northern Ireland  IRA halts its armed campaign Jul.29  London  4 UK bomb suspects held Aug.4  London  Al Qaeda threatens more UK, U.S. attacks Aug.14   Athens Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead Aug.18  Ruhr  Rapturous German welcome for Pope Aug.24   Romania Floods cause havoc across Europe Aug.25   Paris Apartment fire kills 16 Sep.1  Istanbul  Israel, Pakistan hold first talks  London  Bomber in tape claim Sep.8  Kiev  Yushchenko fires government Sep.18   Berlin Election ends in stalemate Sep.25  Poland  Poles oust left at voting booth Sep.26  Northern Ireland  IRA scraps 'all arms' - monitors Oct.3  Luxembourg  EU reaches deal on Turkey talks Oct.10   Berlin   Merkel to become German chancellor  Conservative leader will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal withn Social Democrats Oct.13   North Caucasus 100 die as city of Nalchik raided  Turkey  Bird flu 'is deadly strain' Oct.15  Romania  Romania has deadly bird flu virus Oct.23  Poland  Tax cutter poised to win election Oct.26   Paris Boys' electrocution starts riots Map of Clichy-sous-Bois France
  Reports say the boys were trying to evade police in Clichy-sous-Bois. The crowds blamed police for the deaths of the 2 boys.    The riots and violent clashes in October and November were involving mainly the burning of cars and public buildings by groups of youths. Events s...
Nov.4  France  Riots spread beyond Paris Nov.5  Paris  Riots rage a 10th angry night Nov.6  Paris  Chirac vows to punish rioters Nov.8   Paris Government declared state of emergency Nov.11  Paris  Paris bans weekend gatherings Nov.15   Spain 'Secret CIA flights' probed  Paris  Lawmakers back new powers Nov.22  Berlin  Merkel sworn Dec.2  France  Face transplant woman thanks team Dec.8  Spain  Croatian fugitive general seized Dec.11  England  Fuel depot blasts injure dozens Dec.16  Belgium  EU leaders agree 7-year budget Dec.23  Netherlands  15 years for chemicals-to-Iraq man Dec.24  Vatican  Pope leads his first Christmas service



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Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
Pope has surgery to aid breathing
Pope John Paul II dies at 84
Prince Rainier dies, 81
Pope John Paul II buried in crypt
Prince Charles marries Camilla
Ratzinger elected as new Pope
Benedict XVI installed as pope
Blair heads for historic third term
Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
French voters reject EU charter
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
EU 'in crisis' over talks failure
Election ends in stalemate
Merkel to become German chancellor
Government declared state of emergency
'Secret CIA flights' probed
Beslan team accuses top officials
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Serbia holds video 'executioners'
ETA halts attacks on elected officials
Bombs kill 52
4 blasts hit transport
Boys' electrocution starts riots
Riots spread beyond Paris
Riots rage a 10th angry night
Croatian fugitive general seized
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Rebel leader Maskhadov killed
Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Serbia holds video 'executioners'
IRA halts its armed campaign
IRA scraps 'all arms' - monitors
Croatian fugitive general seized
Pope has surgery to aid breathing
Many killed in hotel fire
Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
Floods cause havoc across Europe
Apartment fire kills 16
Romania has deadly bird flu virus
Fuel depot blasts injure dozens
Largest passenger jet unveiled
Airbus A380 completes test flight
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
New Harry Potter book hits shops
European Union
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Prince Charles marries Camilla
Blair heads for historic third term
Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
French voters reject EU charter
Dutch reject EU constitution
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
EU 'in crisis' over talks failure
G8 pledges $50 billion to Africa
Election ends in stalemate
Merkel to become German chancellor
Government declared state of emergency
'Secret CIA flights' probed
ETA halts attacks on elected officials
Bombs kill 52
4 blasts hit transport
Boys' electrocution starts riots
Riots spread beyond Paris
Riots rage a 10th angry night
Croatian fugitive general seized
Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
Europe-wide events to mark VE Day
IRA halts its armed campaign
IRA scraps 'all arms' - monitors
Croatian fugitive general seized
Many killed in hotel fire
Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
Floods cause havoc across Europe
Apartment fire kills 16
Romania has deadly bird flu virus
Fuel depot blasts injure dozens
Largest passenger jet unveiled
Airbus A380 completes test flight
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
New Harry Potter book hits shops
France
French voters reject EU charter
Government declared state of emergency
Boys' electrocution starts riots
Riots spread beyond Paris
Riots rage a 10th angry night
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Many killed in hotel fire
Apartment fire kills 16
Largest passenger jet unveiled
Airbus A380 completes test flight
United Kingdom
Prince Charles marries Camilla
Blair heads for historic third term
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
G8 pledges $50 billion to Africa
Bombs kill 52
4 blasts hit transport
IRA halts its armed campaign
IRA scraps 'all arms' - monitors
Fuel depot blasts injure dozens
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
New Harry Potter book hits shops
England
Prince Charles marries Camilla
Blair heads for historic third term
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
Bombs kill 52
4 blasts hit transport
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Fuel depot blasts injure dozens
G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
Vatican
Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
Pope has surgery to aid breathing
Pope John Paul II dies at 84
Pope John Paul II buried in crypt
Ratzinger elected as new Pope
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Pope has surgery to aid breathing
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Paris
French voters reject EU charter
Government declared state of emergency
Boys' electrocution starts riots
Riots rage a 10th angry night
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Many killed in hotel fire
Apartment fire kills 16
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Post Soviet
Yushchenko takes presidential oath
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Beslan team accuses top officials
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
100 die as city of Nalchik raided
Rebel leader Maskhadov killed
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
100 die as city of Nalchik raided
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Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Russia
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
Beslan team accuses top officials
Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
100 die as city of Nalchik raided
Rebel leader Maskhadov killed
Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead
100 die as city of Nalchik raided
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Serbia holds video 'executioners'
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Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
Floods cause havoc across Europe
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Germany
Rapturous German welcome for Pope
Election ends in stalemate
Merkel to become German chancellor
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Spain
'Secret CIA flights' probed
ETA halts attacks on elected officials
Croatian fugitive general seized
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Election ends in stalemate
Merkel to become German chancellor
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Huygens moon probe lands on Titan


January 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jan.7  Italy  Train crash kills 14
Jan.11  Switzerland  Nations meet UN swift cash appeal
Jan.14   European Union  
  The space probe has touched down on the surface of one of Saturn's moons and is sending back signals
Jan.18   Southern France   Largest passenger jet unveiled   The Airbus A380 has been introduced near the city of Toulouse, in the presence of 4 European leaders Jan.23   Kiev Yushchenko takes presidential oath
Jan.26   Poland     Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation
  Leaders from 30 countries gather to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary
Jan.28   Russia Beslan team accuses top officials


February 2005 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Vatican     Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
  Pope has been rushed to hospital suffering from breathing difficulties brought on by flu
Feb.2  Georgia  'Gas poisoning' kills PM Feb.4   London Rice: Attack on Iran 'not on agenda' Feb.6   Vatican Sick Pope makes public appearance Feb.9  Madrid  Madrid car bomb: 42 injured Feb.12  Eastern Germany  Neo-Nazi march as Dresden remembers Feb.20   Spain Voters back EU constitution Feb.21   Belgium Bush calls for new trans-Atlantic unity  Belgium  Bush and Chirac find common ground Feb.23   United Kingdom Two soldiers guilty of Iraq abuse Feb.24  Vatican  Pope back in hospital with flu   Vatican     Pope has surgery to aid breathing  The operation to give 84-year-old John Paul II a tracheotomy had been successful   Slovakia Bush meets Putin Feb.25  Vatican  Pope breathing without assistance

March 2005 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  Ukraine  Ex-minister 'kills self' Mar.5  Rome  Wounded hostage back Mar.6  Italy  Hostage fears troops targeted her Mar.7   Italy Funeral for agent shot in Iraq
Mar.8   Chechnya   Rebel leader Maskhadov killed  Russian forces spokesman: Aslan Maskhadov was killed during the course of a 'special operation' Mar.11  London  Government's terror bill passed Mar.13   Vatican Pope returns to Vatican after op Mar.27  Vatican  Frail Pope blesses Easter crowds Mar.30  European Union  EU condemns Zimbabwe election Mar.31   Vatican Frail Pope suffers heart failure

April 2005 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Vatican  Gravely ill Pope remains 'serene'   Vatican Pope's condition 'has worsened'
Apr.2  Vatican  Pope begins losing consciousness   Vatican     Pope John Paul II dies at 84
  26-year reign as the charismatic leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics was highlighted by visits to 129 countries
 The Pope was the third longest-serving pontiff in history. He died in his private apartment, surrounded by his closest Polish aides. John Paul II had suffered worsening health problems including a heart condition
Apr.3  Vatican  Clergy, dignitaries pay respects to pope Apr.4   Vatican Pope's body makes final journey   Vatican Crowds wait all night to see Pope Apr.5   London Blair calls election for May 5  Vatican  Hundreds of thousands say goodbye   Monaco   Prince Rainier dies, 81  The prince, who had ruled the tiny principality since 1949, died after spending several weeks in hospital Apr.6  Rome  Rome seeks to curb pilgrim crowds Apr.7   Vatican John Paul pondered his fate in 2000  Rome  Rome prepares for Pope's funeral Apr.8   Vatican     Pope John Paul II buried in crypt
  John Paul II was buried under St. Peter's Basilica after a funeral Mass that millions of people watched
Apr.9   London   Prince Charles marries Camilla
  A solemn ceremony has blessed the wedding, at which the couple each pledged to be faithful to each other
Apr.14   Paris   Many killed in hotel fire  20 people have died and about 50 people have been injured in a fire in central Paris  Paris  Chirac makes case for EU treaty Apr.15   Monaco Monaco bids farewell to Rainier Apr.16   Vatican Vatican prepares for papal ballot Apr.17  Vatican  Cardinals gather to choose pope Apr.18   Vatican No pope chosen in first vote Apr.19   Vatican Black smoke after morning votes   Vatican     Ratzinger elected as new Pope
  78-year-old German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is taking the name Pope Benedict XVI
 The College of Cardinals took only 2 days to choose the successor to John Paul II. The crowd clapped as the smoke billowed over Vatican City and waited for the ringing of bells. At 6:43 p.m. Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez announced Ratzinger's election in Latin. Bush called Benedict XVI 'a man of great wisdom and knowledge'.
 Vatican  Benedict XVI prepares for first Mass Apr.20   Rome Berlusconi to form new government   Vatican Benedict XVI sets out goals  Lithuania  Rice calls for change in Belarus Apr.24   Vatican     Benedict XVI installed as pope  New Pope was formally installed at a Mass outside St. Peter's Basilica in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands Apr.27   France   Airbus A380 completes test flight  The world's largest passenger plane was circling the Bay of Biscay before returning to base Apr.28  England  Iraq war legal advice published Apr.30  London  Chelsea gets 1st championship in 50 years

May 2005 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Vatican New Pope delivers first blessing
May.5   London     Blair heads for historic third term
  Tony Blair is heading for an 3rd term in government but with a greatly reduced majority
May.7   European Union     Europe-wide events to mark VE Day  Commemorations are taking place to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany May.9   Moscow     Leaders mourn Soviet wartime dead Map of Red Square Russia
  U.S. President was given a seat of honor for celebrations in Red Square marking 60 years since the Allied victory
  Georgia Bush dances after arrival May.10   Berlin Holocaust memorial unveiled  Georgia  Bush: Georgia 'beacon of liberty' May.12   Turkey Trial of Kurdish leader 'unfair' May.13  Vatican  Pope seeks to beatify John Paul May.18  Portugal  CSKA seal Uefa Cup triumph over Sporting May.22  Germany  Schroeder 'heads for poll defeat' May.25   Turkey Liverpool crowned over AC Milan May.27   France French hold final EU vote rallies May.29   Paris   French voters reject EU charter
  By 56% voters have overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution in a key referendum
May.30  Paris  Chirac set for government shakeup May.31   Moscow     Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
  Russian tycoon has been found guilty of an array of charges including fraud and tax evasion
  Paris Villepin named new PM

June 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Netherlands   Dutch reject EU constitution  61.6% of voters were opposed to the charter, while only 38.4% approved Jun.2   Serbia   Serbia holds video 'executioners'  The prime minister has announced the arrest of soldiers shown in a video carrying out executions in 1995 Jun.3  England  Blair to press Bush on Africa Jun.4  Paris  Henin wins French Open  Southern France  Rescuers fight Alpine tunnel fire Jun.5  Paris  Nadal battles to French Open win   UN Tribunal Khartoum facing war crimes probe
Jun.11   London   G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
  Finance ministers have agreed to cancel up to $55 billion worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations
Jun.16   Belgium EU deal to extend treaty deadline Jun.17   Belgium   EU 'in crisis' over talks failure
  The budget talks broke down over a bitter row between the UK and France
Jun.18   Spain     ETA halts attacks on elected officials  Newspaper Gara: The Basque separatist group would no longer attack Spanish elected political officials

July 2005 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Berlin Schroeder loses confidence vote Jul.2  London  Williams regains Wimbledon title Jul.3  London  Federer seals Wimbledon hat-trick Jul.4   Scotland Police scuffle with G8 protesters Jul.7   London   Bombs kill 52
  A series of 4 'callous' and coordinated bombings in transport system. Power failed on crowded underground trains
 3 blasts took place in the subway system and one more hit a double-decker bus, all within an hour at morning rush. Prime Minister Tony Blair praised 'the stoicism and resilience of the people of London' in the face of the bloodshed. The Union Jack flew at half-staff over Buckingham Palace
 Scotland  World leaders condemn attacks Jul.8   Scotland   G8 pledges $50 billion to Africa  Blair hailed the $50 billion package and other agreements as 'a beginning, not the end'  London  More than 50 dead in blasts Jul.9  London  Rail blasts 'almost simultaneous' Jul.11   Bosnia 50,000 mourn Srebrenica dead Jul.12  London  Police: bomber 'very likely' died  England  Bomb hunt focuses on masterminds Jul.14   London Vigil for bombing victims Jul.15   Scotland   New Harry Potter book hits shops
  The sixth book has been published around the world, ending the wait for eager fans
Jul.16  Turkey  Resort blast kills four   Finland Aceh rebels agree to peace deal Jul.17  London  Former UK Prime Minister Ted Heath dies Jul.21   London   4 blasts hit transport  Explosions have hit 3 Underground stations came two weeks to the day since July 7 terror attacks Jul.22  London  Photos released of bomb suspects Jul.24   Paris     Armstrong stamps seventh Tour win
  Lance ended his storybook career in Paris by winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France title
Jul.26  London  Police arrest four in bomb probe Jul.28   Northern Ireland   IRA halts its armed campaign  The leading Protestant unionist party has dismissed the move to resume disarmament as a 'hollow gesture' Jul.29   London 4 UK bomb suspects held Jul.30  London  Police quiz bomb suspects

August 2005 ... more > Top ^
Aug.4   London Al Qaeda threatens more UK, U.S. attacks
Aug.11  Austria  IAEA urges Iran to stop nuclear activities Aug.12  Russia  Russia marks Kursk five years on Aug.14   Athens   Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead
  Air traffic controllers lost contact while Boeing 737 was approaching Athens
Aug.18   Ruhr     Rapturous German welcome for Pope   Benedict XVI has arrived in his native country for a Catholic youth festival in the city of Cologne Aug.24   Romania   Floods cause havoc across Europe
  Torrential rains across central and eastern Europe are killing up to 34 people, 25 in Romania alone, 11 in Switzerland
Aug.25   Paris     Apartment fire kills 16
  A massive fire has swept through a 7-story building shortly after midnight
Aug.29  Paris  Immigrants die in new fire

September 2005 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Istanbul Israel, Pakistan hold first talks   London Bomber in tape claim Sep.8   Kiev Yushchenko fires government Sep.18   Berlin     Election ends in stalemate
  Angela Merkel's conservatives have won election by just 3 seats, falling far short of a majority
Sep.22  European Union  EU drops hardline stance on Iran Sep.25   Poland Poles oust left at voting booth Sep.26   Northern Ireland   IRA scraps 'all arms' - monitors  The Irish Republican Army has given up its entire arsenal of weapons after 3 decades of armed struggle Sep.27  France  Ex-Concorde chief faces probe

October 2005 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3   Luxembourg   EU reaches deal on Turkey talks  The foreign ministers have reached a deal clearing the way for accession talks. Austria had fallen into line Oct.4  Bosnia  Srebrenica massacre list compiled Oct.7  Norway  IAEA, ElBaradei win Nobel peace prize Oct.9  Poland  Right head for run-off vote Oct.10   Berlin     Merkel to become German chancellor
  Conservative leader will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal withn Social Democrats
Oct.13   North Caucasus   100 die as city of Nalchik raided
  Civilians are among killed in clashes between police and gunmen in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria province
  Turkey Bird flu 'is deadly strain' Oct.14  Netherlands  7 held in anti-terror raids Oct.15   Romania     Romania has deadly bird flu virus  The deadly H5N1 strain that has infected humans in Asia has spread to Europe Oct.23   Poland   Tax cutter poised to win election   Warsaw Mayor Lech Kaczynski led presidential runoff after he stressed traditional Roman Catholic values Oct.26   Paris   Boys' electrocution starts riots Map of Clichy-sous-Bois France
  Reports say the boys were trying to evade police in Clichy-sous-Bois. The crowds blamed police for the deaths of the 2 boys
 The riots and violent clashes in October and November were involving mainly the burning of cars and public buildings by groups of youths. Events spread to poor housing projects in parts of France. The state of emergency was declared on November 8, and things went back to normal on November 17
 Netherlands  Detainees killed in blaze

November 2005 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Paris  Sixth night of riots Nov.2  Paris  Chirac urges calm as riots spread Nov.3  Paris  Rioters shoot at police Nov.4   France   Riots spread beyond Paris  Youths burned buildings and more than 500 vehicles in the 8hth consecutive night of rioting. 80 arrests were made Nov.5   Paris   Riots rage a 10th angry night  Arson fires burned in the central and southern parts of the nation. 2 schools in Grigny were set ablaze Nov.6   Paris Chirac vows to punish rioters
Nov.7  Paris  Riots claim first victim Nov.8   Paris     Government declared state of emergency
  Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin: the republic 'at an hour of truth'
Nov.11   Paris Paris bans weekend gatherings
Nov.14  Paris  Chirac vows firm action on unrest Nov.15   Spain   'Secret CIA flights' probed
  There are claims that CIA planes carrying terror suspects made secret stopovers on Spanish soil
  Paris Lawmakers back new powers Nov.22   Berlin     Merkel sworn  Angela Merkel was sworn as Germany's 8th post-World War II leader and its first female chancellor Nov.25  England  Football legend George Best dies Nov.29  Vatican  Vatican issues gay policy document

December 2005 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2   France   Face transplant woman thanks team   The woman thanked her doctors when she awoke 24 hours after her surgery Dec.4  Slovakia  Ancic win gives Croatia Davis Cup Dec.5  Berlin  Rice visits Germany amid CIA row Dec.8   Spain   Croatian fugitive general seized   Ante Gotovina, the third most-wanted suspect from the 1990s Balkan wars, was arrested in the Canary Islands Dec.11   England   Fuel depot blasts injure dozens  Several large explosions are lighting up the predawn sky, injuring 43 people and sparking a massive blaze Dec.13  European Union  CIA abduction claims 'credible' Dec.16   Belgium EU leaders agree 7-year budget
Dec.19  Barcelona  Ronaldinho Fifa's World Player of the Year Dec.23   Netherlands 15 years for chemicals-to-Iraq man Dec.24   Vatican Pope leads his first Christmas service Dec.27  Moscow  Illarionov, outspoken Putin aide, to quit