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B. 01-01 Russia cuts gas supplies Ukraine
2. 01-02 Rink collapse kills 15 Bavaria
3. 01-28 Hall collapse traps many. 66 died Katowice, Poland
E. 02-10 Torino Olympics open in spectacular style Turin
5. 02-11 Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe Italy
G. 02-22 Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist Kent, England
H. 03-03 Hamas visits Moscow Moscow
03-11 Milosevic found dead in cell Hague
J. 03-18 Labor law protests turn violent Paris

Summary.     Click for More > Labor law protests turn violent Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory' Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board Montenegro quits Serbia  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters   Italy wins World Cup over France  Italy wins by penalties, 5-3: .Zidane scores on 7 min. Materazzi atones for giving away the penalty. Zidane red-carded 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes Pluto loses status as a planet  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet Blair: I will resign within a year Budapest hit by wave of violence Russian officers on spying charge War critic writer murdered French in Armenia 'genocide' row Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany   Poisoned former KGB spy dies
Russia cuts gas supplies  Russia has begun shutting off a pipeline after last-ditch talks failed to settle a price dispute Rink collapse kills 15 Hall collapse traps many. 66 died Torino Olympics open in spectacular style Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist   Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company Hamas visits Moscow   Milosevic found dead in cell
Jan.1   Ukraine
 Turkey  Bird flu suspect dies
 Hungary  Ukraine gas row hits EU supplies
Jan.2   Bavaria
Jan.3  Russia  Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
Jan.8  Turkey  Three new bird flu cases
Jan.12  Turkey  Man who shot pope freed
 Berlin  Europeans: Refer Iran to U.N.
Jan.17  Moscow  Iran crisis: World powers at odds
Jan.19  Hungary  Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die
Jan.21  Kosovo  President Rugova dies at 61
Jan.22  Portugal  Cavaco Silva won presidential election
Jan.26  Georgia  Energy crisis as Georgia freezes
Jan.28   Poland
Jan.30  England  Iran 'must face Security Council'
Feb.10   Turin
Feb.11   Italy
Feb.22   England
Feb.23  Moscow  64 dead in roof collapse
Feb.26  Turin  Spectacular ceremony closes Games
Mar.3   Moscow
Mar.7  Moscow  US, Russia reject Iran compromise
Mar.11   Hague
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges.    He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in...
Mar.12  UN Tribunal  Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack
Mar.15  Belgrade  Milosevic body returns to Belgrade
Mar.18   Paris
 Serbia  Milosevic buried in his home town
Mar.19  Belarus  Landslide win for Lukashenko
Mar.22  Basque  ETA declares permanent cease-fire
Mar.23  Belarus  Police storm protest vigil
Mar.31  Paris  Unions reject Chirac 'compromise'
Apr.10  Paris  France to replace youth job law
Apr.11   Rome
Apr.15  Serbia  Swollen Danube threatens Balkans
May.2   Sochi
May.4  London  Blair suffers local poll defeat
May.9  Germany  Cannibal guilty of murder, gets life
May.16  European Union  EU 'to offer reactor to Iran'
May.17  Turkey  Judge dies in court attack
 Paris  Lehmann sent off as Barca triumph
May.21   Montenegro
May.23  Greece  Greek, Turkish fighter jets crash
Jun.6  European Union  Europe 'connived in CIA flights'
Jun.9  Munich  Spectacular opening for World Cup
Jun.20  UN Tribunal  Taylor on way to Hague for trial
Jun.29  Netherlands  Dutch government collapses
Jul.1  West Germany  Vintage France beat holders Brazil
Jul.3  Spain  Subway crash: 41 dead
Jul.4  Ruhr  Late double puts Italy into final
Jul.7  London  Horror of 7/7 attacks remembered
 Italy  Berlusconi to be tried for fraud
Jul.9   Berlin
Jul.10  North Caucasus  Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed
 France  Zidane blames Materazzi insults
Jul.16  St. Petersburg  G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change
Jul.24  Switzerland  WTO global trade talks collapse
Jul.26  Rome  Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire
Jul.27  France  Landis gives positive drugs test
Aug.9   London
Aug.21  Italy  Italy steps in with Lebanon offer
Aug.22   Donbass
Aug.23  Austria  Girl 'found' after years
 Netherlands  Jet turns back; passengers arrested
Aug.24   Czech Republic
 Paris  France boosts Lebanon peace force
Aug.30  Sweden  Aid donation bid for Lebanon
Sep.7   London
Sep.13  NATO  NATO fails on Afghan troops plea
Sep.16  Vatican  Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam
Sep.17  Sweden  Narrow win for opposition
Sep.18   Hungary
Sep.22  West Germany  Magnetic train crashes
Sep.23  Paris  Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak
Sep.25  Italy  Pope: My respect for Muslims
Sep.26  European Union  Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1
 London  It's hard to let go, admits Blair
Sep.29   Georgia
Oct.4  Northern Ireland  'IRA campaign is over' says Blair
Oct.6  London  Big six: Iran sanctions possible
Oct.7   Moscow
Oct.12   Paris
 London  General seeks UK Iraq withdrawal
Oct.25   Berlin
Oct.30  London  Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Nov.5  Turkey  Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81
Nov.9  London  MI5 tracking '30 UK terror plots'
Nov.17  Netherlands  Netherlands to propose burqa ban
Nov.22  Poland  No survivors in mine blast
Nov.23   London
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning.    The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in...
Nov.26  Istanbul  Turkish protests at Pope's visit Nov.28  Latvia  NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008 Nov.29  Turkey  Pope holds Mass at Turkish shrine Nov.30   Istanbul Pope visits mosque  London  Radiation at 12 sites; jets probed Dec.1  London  Pair test positive for polonium Dec.8  Paris  Tests 'prove' Diana driver drunk  Moscow  Hospital fire killed 45 women Dec.12   England 5 prostitutes killed Dec.14  London  Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  Belgium  EU backs strict expansion rules Dec.30   Madrid Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire



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Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
President Rugova dies at 61
Hamas visits Moscow
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Milosevic buried in his home town
Landslide win for Lukashenko
France to replace youth job law
Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Montenegro quits Serbia
Europe 'connived in CIA flights'
Blair: I will resign within a year
Budapest hit by wave of violence
Russian officers on spying charge
War critic writer murdered
French in Armenia 'genocide' row
Pope visits mosque
Bird flu suspect dies
Rink collapse kills 15
Three new bird flu cases
Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die
Hall collapse traps many. 66 died
Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe
64 dead in roof collapse
Swollen Danube threatens Balkans
Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board
Subway crash: 41 dead
Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes
Magnetic train crashes
Man who shot pope freed
Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
Judge dies in court attack
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Russian officers on spying charge
War critic writer murdered
Poisoned former KGB spy dies
5 prostitutes killed
Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire
Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
Vintage France beat holders Brazil
Late double puts Italy into final
Italy wins World Cup over France
Landis gives positive drugs test
Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die
ETA declares permanent cease-fire
NATO fails on Afghan troops plea
War critic writer murdered
French in Armenia 'genocide' row
Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany
Russia cuts gas supplies
Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
WTO global trade talks collapse
Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
European Union
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
France to replace youth job law
Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
Europe 'connived in CIA flights'
Blair: I will resign within a year
Budapest hit by wave of violence
Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak
French in Armenia 'genocide' row
Rink collapse kills 15
Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die
Hall collapse traps many. 66 died
Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe
Subway crash: 41 dead
Magnetic train crashes
Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist
Milosevic found dead in cell
Labor law protests turn violent
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Poisoned former KGB spy dies
5 prostitutes killed
Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire
Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
Vintage France beat holders Brazil
Late double puts Italy into final
Italy wins World Cup over France
Landis gives positive drugs test
Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die
ETA declares permanent cease-fire
French in Armenia 'genocide' row
Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany
Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Post Soviet
Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
Hamas visits Moscow
Russian officers on spying charge
War critic writer murdered
64 dead in roof collapse
Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board
Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes
Russian officers on spying charge
War critic writer murdered
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Russia cuts gas supplies
Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
Turkey
Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81
Pope visits mosque
Bird flu suspect dies
Three new bird flu cases
Man who shot pope freed
Judge dies in court attack
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United Kingdom
Blair: I will resign within a year
Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
Poisoned former KGB spy dies
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Russia
Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal
Hamas visits Moscow
War critic writer murdered
64 dead in roof collapse
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Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany
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France
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France to replace youth job law
French in Armenia 'genocide' row
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Warming 'may cause economic chaos'
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Central Europe
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Russia cuts gas supplies


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Ukraine  
  Russia has begun shutting off a pipeline after last-ditch talks failed to settle a price dispute
  Turkey     Bird flu suspect dies  A 14-year-old boy was one of 6 people tested for bird flu, and his sister was in a critical and worsening condition   Hungary Ukraine gas row hits EU supplies
Jan.2   Bavaria   Rink collapse kills 15
  Up to 50 people were inside the ice rink in the town of Bad Reichenhall when the roof caved in under heavy snow
 Ukraine  Russia-Ukraine 'gas war' escalates  Bavaria  Rescuers search for rink survivors Jan.3   Russia   Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal  The Ukrainian natural gas company agreed to a price of $230 per thousand meters of gas Jan.4  Turkey  Dead boy had bird flu Jan.8   Turkey     Three new bird flu cases   2 children and an adult, who were hospitalized in the capital, Ankara, have tested positive Jan.10  Spain  Police holds 20 'Iraq recruiters' Jan.11  Turkey  Turkish bird flu 'may be endemic' Jan.12   Turkey   Man who shot pope freed  A gray-haired Mehmet Ali Agca left the prison and got into a car amid a chaotic scene created by international media   Berlin Europeans: Refer Iran to U.N. Jan.17   Moscow Iran crisis: World powers at odds Jan.19   Hungary   Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die  An AN-24 plane believed to be carrying 45 soldiers and 3 crew members has crashed in rugged terrain Jan.20  Moscow  Freeze kills at least 40 Jan.21   Kosovo   President Rugova dies at 61  The literary scholar turned politician was the symbol of the fight for Kosovar self-rule. He was 61 Jan.22   Portugal Cavaco Silva won presidential election Jan.26   Georgia Energy crisis as Georgia freezes Jan.28   Poland   Hall collapse traps many. 66 died Map of Katowice Poland
  The roof of a trade hall near the city of Katowice has collapsed with up to 500 people inside the building
 Poland  Arena roof falls; 20 dead, 100 trapped  Poland  At least 60 dead in collapse Jan.29  Finland  President Halonen wins new term Jan.30   England Iran 'must face Security Council'

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Feb.7  Denmark  PM described cartoons row as global crisis Feb.10   Turin   Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
  The 20th Winter Olympics has got under way with an opening ceremony to showcase Italian culture
Feb.11   Italy     Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe
  The deadly H5N1 strain that has killed at least 88 people around the world has been detected in Italy and Greece
 Denmark  Denmark withdraws more diplomats Feb.20  Austria  Holocaust denier Irving jailed Feb.21  Serbia  Serbian media fan Mladic rumours Feb.22   England   Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist Map of Kent United Kingdom
  Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company
 The Securitas depot manager was stopped by an unmarked police car as he drove home from work. A passenger spoke to the manager who got back into the car with him where he was handcuffed. The manager's wife and young son were kidnapped from their home. 6 men tied up the depot staff on duty and then loaded the money into the truck.
Feb.23   Moscow   64 dead in roof collapse  Rescuers paused repeatedly in hopes of hearing survivors after a snow-laden roof collapsed on the market Feb.26  Northern Italy  Swedes beat Finns for hockey gold   Turin Spectacular ceremony closes Games Feb.27  European Union  EU to fill Palestinian funds gap

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Mar.3   Moscow     Hamas visits Moscow
  Russia's foreign minister has warned that Hamas faces no future if it fails to change itself into a political party.    Sergey Lavrov was telling reporters: 'I don't think Hamas will have any future if Hamas doesn't change'. Earlier, Khaled Mashaal, Hamas' exiled political leader, ...
Mar.7   Moscow US, Russia reject Iran compromise
Mar.11   Hague     Milosevic found dead in cell
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges
 He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in 1990, Milosevic ruled with an iron grip until his overthrow in 2000. Next year he was transferred to the Hague and went on trial in 2002.
Mar.12   UN Tribunal Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack Mar.13  UN Tribunal  Milosevic 'took the wrong drugs'  Serbia  Serbia to allow Milosevic funeral Mar.15   Belgrade Milosevic body returns to Belgrade Mar.17  UN Tribunal  Tribunal: Milosevic not poisoned  Belarus  President warns against 'coup' Mar.18   Paris   Labor law protests turn violent
  The clashes resulted in 4 injured police officers and 12 hurt protesters.49 people were detained.    Scattered bonfires, bottle-throwing, smoke filled barricaded streets. Students and union workers upset about a n...
  Serbia     Milosevic buried in his home town  Ex-Yugoslav leader has been buried a week after dying at The Hague while on trial for war crimes Mar.19   Belarus   Landslide win for Lukashenko  President has been declared the overwhelming winner of the presidential election Mar.20  Belarus  OSCE: vote not free, fair Mar.22   Basque     ETA declares permanent cease-fire  The separatist group has declared a 'permanent cease-fire', raising hopes for an end to 37 years of violence Mar.23   Belarus Police storm protest vigil Mar.24  Belarus  West slams Belarus crackdown Mar.25  Kiev  Yanukovych leads election Mar.31   Paris Unions reject Chirac 'compromise'

April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  France  More than 1 million protest jobs law Apr.5  Paris  Unions press for law repeal Apr.7  European Union  EU suspends aid to Palestinians Apr.10   Paris   France to replace youth job law  President Chirac has announced that the new law that sparked weeks violent protests will be scrapped  Rome  Prodi ahead of Berlusconi in vote Apr.11   Rome     Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
  Centre-left leader says he has won the right to become the prime minister following a narrow victory
Apr.15   Serbia   Swollen Danube threatens Balkans  A state of emergency has been declared in 10 regions of Serbia; waters of the Danube flooded Smederevo Apr.16  Vatican  Benedict leads first Easter Mass as pope  Istanbul  Bomb blast injures 30 Apr.18  Moscow  No Iran consensus in talks Apr.19  Rome  Supreme court confirms Prodi poll victory Apr.21  London  Birthday walkabout for queen at 80 Apr.25  Ukraine  Ukraine remembers Chernobyl blast

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May.2  Rome  Berlusconi hands in resignation   Sochi     Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board
  An Armenian plane disappeared from radar near the Black Sea resort of Sochi. debris had been found off the coast.    Controllers lost contact with the Airbus A320 shortly after ...
May.3  European Union  EU halts Serbia talks over Mladic May.4   London Blair suffers local poll defeat May.5  London  Embattled Blair axes top ministers May.9   Germany Cannibal guilty of murder, gets life May.10  Netherlands  Sevilla shatter Boro's UEFA dreams May.16  Netherlands  Lawmaker quits in asylum row   European Union EU 'to offer reactor to Iran' May.17   Turkey   Judge dies in court attack   A gunman has shot dead a prominent judge and wounded 4 others in an attack on highest court in Ankara   Paris Lehmann sent off as Barca triumph May.21   Montenegro   Montenegro quits Serbia
  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters
 The move would break up the last 2pieces of the former Yugoslavia. 55% required for the question to pass. Opposition spokesman is saying supporters fell short of the required margin of victory. Prime Minister Djukanovic' Democratic Party of Socialists had pushed for full independence. People began celebrating inside government buildings
 Latvia  Swedes complete ice hockey double May.23   Greece Greek, Turkish fighter jets crash May.24  Istanbul  Blaze engulfs airport May.26  Russia  Beslan attacker: No death penalty May.28  Poland  Pope meets Auschwitz survivors

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Jun.6   European Union   Europe 'connived in CIA flights'  A report into secret US flights for terror suspects will be presented to the Council of Europe Jun.9   Munich Spectacular opening for World Cup
 Germany  Germany 4-2 Costa Rica, in Cup opening Jun.10  Paris  Henin-Hardenne retains title Jun.11  Paris  Nadal completes French Open double Jun.18  Slovakia  PM concedes election defeat Jun.20   UN Tribunal Taylor on way to Hague for trial Jun.21  Austria  Bush-EU talks focus on Iran, Iraq  Switzerland  Israel admitted to Red Cross Jun.27  Germany  Ronaldo breaks World Cup finals' record Jun.28  Belgium  Bodies of missing girls found Jun.29   Netherlands Dutch government collapses Jun.30  Berlin  Germany in semis over Argentina  Germany  Italy routs Ukraine 3-0

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Germany  Portugal through to semis over England   West Germany     Vintage France beat holders Brazil   Henry's superb volley sent holders out of the World Cup as France moved into the semi-finals Jul.3   Spain   Subway crash: 41 dead   Two carriages derailed and crashed in a tunnel in the eastern city of Valencia Jul.4   Ruhr     Late double puts Italy into final   Grosso and del Piero grabbed 2 goals in the final 2 minutes of extra-time to send Italy into the final with a 2-0 win Jul.5  Munich  Penalty puts France over Portugal Jul.7   London Horror of 7/7 attacks remembered
  Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.8  London  Mauresmo's Wimbledon title triumph Jul.9  Wimbledon  Federer resists challenge of Nadal   Berlin     Italy wins World Cup over France
  Italy wins by penalties, 5-3: .Zidane scores on 7 min. Materazzi atones for giving away the penalty. Zidane red-carded
 Henry eluded 3 defenders and almost set up Malouda. Italy and France were tied 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes
Jul.10   North Caucasus Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed   France Zidane blames Materazzi insults Jul.16   St. Petersburg   G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change  The group approved a statement on 'Global Energy Security' that acknowledges splits over nuclear energy Jul.23  Paris  Landis secures Tour de France win Jul.24   Switzerland     WTO global trade talks collapse  Global free trade talks collapsed after 5 years of on-off haggling and resuming them could take years Jul.26   Rome Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire Jul.27   France   Landis gives positive drugs test  Phonak team: Tour de France winner has tested positive for the male sex hormone testosterone

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Aug.9   London   'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Aug.10  England  Police probe flights terror plot Aug.11  England  Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber Aug.21   Italy Italy steps in with Lebanon offer Aug.22   Donbass   Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  The pilot reported a fire on board and heavy turbulence. A jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all on board.    The Tupolev-154, belonging to St Petersburg-based Pulkovo airlines,was flying from s...
Aug.23  Moscow  Russia still seeks Iran solution   Austria   Girl 'found' after years  In 1998 Natasha Kampusch, then aged 10, disappeared 8 years ago in a case which gripped the nation   Netherlands Jet turns back; passengers arrested Aug.24   Czech Republic   Pluto loses status as a planet
  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet
 After years of wrangling, astronomers voted on a reclassification of the solar system. Pluto was demoted to the status of a 'dwarf planet' The dwarf planets also include Ceres, the largest asteroid, and UB 313, nicknamed Xena, that is larger than Pluto. The number in that category could quickly swell.
  Paris France boosts Lebanon peace force Aug.25  Paris  Chirac doubts Lebanon force size Aug.28  Turkey  'Two dead' in blast Aug.30   Sweden Aid donation bid for Lebanon

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Sep.7   London     Blair: I will resign within a year
  Prime Minister has refused to set a date for his departure
Sep.9  Poland  Nato seeks Afghan troops boost Sep.13   NATO     NATO fails on Afghan troops plea  No offers have been made by states in response to requests by commanders in Afghanistan Sep.14  Poland  Poland to boost Nato Afghan force Sep.15  Vatican  Pope 'meant no offence' to Islam Sep.16   Vatican Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam Sep.17   Sweden Narrow win for opposition Sep.18   Hungary   Budapest hit by wave of violence
  Thousands are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister follow an admission that the government lied
Sep.22   West Germany   Magnetic train crashes   An elevated train has crashed on a test track, killing 23 Sep.23   Paris     Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak  Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama had died Sep.25   Italy Pope: My respect for Muslims Sep.26   European Union     Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1  A report is recommending to the European Union that they accept the two poorer Balkan nations   London It's hard to let go, admits Blair Sep.29   Georgia   Russian officers on spying charge
  Georgian officials: 4 Russian officers detained in Georgia have been charged with spying


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Oct.4   Northern Ireland 'IRA campaign is over' says Blair Oct.6   London Big six: Iran sanctions possible Oct.7   Moscow   War critic writer murdered
  Anna Politkovskaya was known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. Her body was found in an elevator
Oct.12   Paris     French in Armenia 'genocide' row
  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks.    Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1...
  London General seeks UK Iraq withdrawal Oct.20  Finland  Putin firm on EU energy charter Oct.25   Berlin   Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany
  Chancellor Merkel called photos of soldiers in Afghanistan playing with a skull 'shocking and disgusting'
Oct.30   London   Warming 'may cause economic chaos'  A top economist: Climate change could devastate the global economy on a scale of the 2 world wars

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Nov.4  France  Power cuts strike western Europe Nov.5   Turkey   Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81  5-time premier and socialist leader ordered the invasion of Cyprus and pushed his country towards the West Nov.6  Northern Italy  Madrid train bombs suspect jailed Nov.9   London MI5 tracking '30 UK terror plots' Nov.11  Turkey  Ecevit buried amid secularist chants Nov.13  London  Blair challenges Iran and Syria to help Nov.17   Netherlands   Netherlands to propose burqa ban  The cabinet has backed a proposal by the immigration minister to ban women from wearing the burqa in public places  London  Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq Nov.18  London  Ex-KGB officer 'poisoned in UK' Nov.21  Poland  Mine blast kills eight; 15 missing Nov.22   Poland   No survivors in mine blast   Rescuers at a coal mine have found the bodies of 15 miners, ending hopes of finding any survivors Nov.23  Paris  France issues Rwanda warrants   London     Poisoned former KGB spy dies
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning
 The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in the matter. The former KGB spy met with a contact who claimed to have information connecting the Russian government with the slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Nov.24  London  Former spy poisoned by radiation Nov.26   Istanbul   Turkish protests at Pope's visit  Thousands of Muslims have taken part in a protest against the forthcoming visit. The crowds shouted slogans 'Don't come Pope' Nov.27  Istanbul  Turkey boosts security for Pope Nov.28   Latvia NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008  Turkey  Pope calls for Christian-Muslim dialogue Nov.29   Turkey Pope holds Mass at Turkish shrine  Latvia  NATO signals Afghan reinforcements Nov.30   Istanbul     Pope visits mosque
  Benedict XVI is visiting the Blue Mosque in what is being seen as an attempt to mend relations with the Muslim community.    During the tour the pontiff paused in silent prayer alongside Muslim clerics in the second papal visit in history to a mosque. Earlier the Pope spent half an hour in Hagia Sophia, that was once a Christia...
  London Radiation at 12 sites; jets probed

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Dec.1   London Pair test positive for polonium
Dec.8   Paris Tests 'prove' Diana driver drunk   Moscow Hospital fire killed 45 women Dec.12   England   5 prostitutes killed
  British police were racing against time to find the killer. The naked bodies have been found in and around Ipswich
Dec.14   London     Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  The official Scotland Yard inquiry: Claims that Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded   Belgium EU backs strict expansion rules Dec.18  England  Man held over 5 prostitute deaths Dec.24  Naples  Dead spy's Italy contact arrested Dec.25  Vatican  Pope: Worship God not technology Dec.30   Madrid     Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire
  Spain has blamed a powerful bomb explosion at the country's busiest airport on Basque separatist group.    Spanish PM suspe...



Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die  An AN-24 plane believed to be carrying 45 soldiers and 3 crew members has crashed in rugged terrain   ETA declares permanent cease-fire  The separatist group has declared a 'permanent cease-fire', raising hopes for an end to 37 years of violence Greek, Turkish fighter jets crash Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire Italy steps in with Lebanon offer France boosts Lebanon peace force   NATO fails on Afghan troops plea  No offers have been made by states in response to requests by commanders in Afghanistan War critic writer murdered




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2006
Jan.10  Spain  Police holds 20 'Iraq recruiters'
Jan.19   Hungary
Feb.21  Serbia  Serbian media fan Mladic rumours
Mar.22   Basque
May.23   Greece
Jul.10   North Caucasus
Jul.26   Rome
Aug.21   Italy
Aug.24   Paris
Aug.25  Paris  Chirac doubts Lebanon force size
Sep.9  Poland  Nato seeks Afghan troops boost
Sep.13   NATO
Sep.14  Poland  Poland to boost Nato Afghan force
Oct.7   Moscow
  Anna Politkovskaya was known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. Her body was found in an elevator
Oct.12   Paris   French in Armenia 'genocide' row
  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks.    Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1...
Oct.12   London General seeks UK Iraq withdrawal Oct.25   Berlin Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany
  Chancellor Merkel called photos of soldiers in Afghanistan playing with a skull 'shocking and disgusting'
Nov.17  London  Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq Nov.28   Latvia NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008 Nov.29  Latvia  NATO signals Afghan reinforcements



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2006 Jan.1   Turkey   Bird flu suspect dies  A 14-year-old boy was one of 6 people tested for bird flu, and his sister was in a critical and worsening condition Jan.2   Bavaria Rink collapse kills 15
  Up to 50 people were inside the ice rink in the town of Bad Reichenhall when the roof caved in under heavy snow
Jan.2  Bavaria  Rescuers search for rink survivors Jan.4  Turkey  Dead boy had bird flu Jan.8   Turkey   Three new bird flu cases   2 children and an adult, who were hospitalized in the capital, Ankara, have tested positive Jan.11  Turkey  Turkish bird flu 'may be endemic' Jan.19   Hungary Slovak military plane crashes. 42 die  An AN-24 plane believed to be carrying 45 soldiers and 3 crew members has crashed in rugged terrain Jan.20  Moscow  Freeze kills at least 40 Jan.26   Georgia Energy crisis as Georgia freezes Jan.28   Poland Hall collapse traps many. 66 died Map of Katowice Poland
  The roof of a trade hall near the city of Katowice has collapsed with up to 500 people inside the building
Jan.28  Poland  Arena roof falls; 20 dead, 100 trapped Jan.28  Poland  At least 60 dead in collapse Feb.11   Italy   Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe
  The deadly H5N1 strain that has killed at least 88 people around the world has been detected in Italy and Greece
Feb.23   Moscow 64 dead in roof collapse  Rescuers paused repeatedly in hopes of hearing survivors after a snow-laden roof collapsed on the market Mar.12   UN Tribunal Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack
Apr.15   Serbia Swollen Danube threatens Balkans  A state of emergency has been declared in 10 regions of Serbia; waters of the Danube flooded Smederevo May.2   Sochi   Jet lost over Russia, 113 on board
  An Armenian plane disappeared from radar near the Black Sea resort of Sochi. debris had been found off the coast.    Controllers lost contact with the Airbus A320 shortly after ...
May.23   Greece Greek, Turkish fighter jets crash May.24  Istanbul  Blaze engulfs airport Jul.3   Spain Subway crash: 41 dead   Two carriages derailed and crashed in a tunnel in the eastern city of Valencia Aug.22   Donbass Russia airliner with 170 aboard crashes Map of Donetsk Ukraine
  The pilot reported a fire on board and heavy turbulence. A jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all on board.    The Tupolev-154, belonging to St Petersburg-based Pulkovo airlines,was flying from s...
Sep.22   West Germany Magnetic train crashes   An elevated train has crashed on a test track, killing 23 Oct.30   London Warming 'may cause economic chaos'  A top economist: Climate change could devastate the global economy on a scale of the 2 world wars Nov.4  France  Power cuts strike western Europe Nov.21  Poland  Mine blast kills eight; 15 missing Nov.22   Poland No survivors in mine blast   Rescuers at a coal mine have found the bodies of 15 miners, ending hopes of finding any survivors Dec.1   London Pair test positive for polonium Dec.8   Moscow Hospital fire killed 45 women



Europe, 2006 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.10   Turin Torino Olympics open in spectacular style
  The 20th Winter Olympics has got under way with an opening ceremony to showcase Italian culture
Feb.26  Northern Italy  Swedes beat Finns for hockey gold Feb.26   Turin Spectacular ceremony closes Games
May.10  Netherlands  Sevilla shatter Boro's UEFA dreams May.17   Paris Lehmann sent off as Barca triumph May.21  Latvia  Swedes complete ice hockey double Jun.9   Munich Spectacular opening for World Cup Jun.9  Germany  Germany 4-2 Costa Rica, in Cup opening Jun.10  Paris  Henin-Hardenne retains title Jun.11  Paris  Nadal completes French Open double Jun.27  Germany  Ronaldo breaks World Cup finals' record Jun.30  Berlin  Germany in semis over Argentina Jun.30  Germany  Italy routs Ukraine 3-0 Jul.1  Germany  Portugal through to semis over England Jul.1   West Germany   Vintage France beat holders Brazil   Henry's superb volley sent holders out of the World Cup as France moved into the semi-finals Jul.4   Ruhr   Late double puts Italy into final   Grosso and del Piero grabbed 2 goals in the final 2 minutes of extra-time to send Italy into the final with a 2-0 win Jul.5  Munich  Penalty puts France over Portugal Jul.8  London  Mauresmo's Wimbledon title triumph Jul.9  Wimbledon  Federer resists challenge of Nadal Jul.9   Berlin   Italy wins World Cup over France
  Italy wins by penalties, 5-3: .Zidane scores on 7 min. Materazzi atones for giving away the penalty. Zidane red-carded
 Henry eluded 3 defenders and almost set up Malouda. Italy and France were tied 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes
Jul.10   France Zidane blames Materazzi insults Jul.23  Paris  Landis secures Tour de France win Jul.27   France Landis gives positive drugs test  Phonak team: Tour de France winner has tested positive for the male sex hormone testosterone



Europe, 2006 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.1   Ukraine Russia cuts gas supplies
  Russia has begun shutting off a pipeline after last-ditch talks failed to settle a price dispute
Jan.1   Hungary Ukraine gas row hits EU supplies Jan.3   Russia Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal  The Ukrainian natural gas company agreed to a price of $230 per thousand meters of gas Jan.26   Georgia Energy crisis as Georgia freezes Apr.4  France  More than 1 million protest jobs law Jul.24   Switzerland   WTO global trade talks collapse  Global free trade talks collapsed after 5 years of on-off haggling and resuming them could take years Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Oct.20  Finland  Putin firm on EU energy charter Oct.30   London Warming 'may cause economic chaos'  A top economist: Climate change could devastate the global economy on a scale of the 2 world wars



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2006 Jan.10  Spain  Police holds 20 'Iraq recruiters' Jan.12   Turkey Man who shot pope freed  A gray-haired Mehmet Ali Agca left the prison and got into a car amid a chaotic scene created by international media Feb.20  Austria  Holocaust denier Irving jailed Feb.22   England Robbers take $44M to $88M in heist
Map of Kent United Kingdom
  Authorities in Kent have appealed to the public for help in solving the armed robbery of a security company
 The Securitas depot manager was stopped by an unmarked police car as he drove home from work. A passenger spoke to the manager who got back into the car with him where he was handcuffed. The manager's wife and young son were kidnapped from their home. 6 men tied up the depot staff on duty and then loaded the money into the truck.
Mar.11   Hague   Milosevic found dead in cell
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges
 He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in 1990, Milosevic ruled with an iron grip until his overthrow in 2000. Next year he was transferred to the Hague and went on trial in 2002.
Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent
  The clashes resulted in 4 injured police officers and 12 hurt protesters.49 people were detained.    Scattered bonfires, bottle-throwing, smoke filled barricaded streets. Students and union workers upset about a n...
Apr.16  Istanbul  Bomb blast injures 30 May.9   Germany Cannibal guilty of murder, gets life May.17   Turkey Judge dies in court attack   A gunman has shot dead a prominent judge and wounded 4 others in an attack on highest court in Ankara May.26  Russia  Beslan attacker: No death penalty Jun.20   UN Tribunal Taylor on way to Hague for trial Jun.28  Belgium  Bodies of missing girls found Jul.7   Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.10   North Caucasus Most-wanted warlord Basayev killed Aug.9   London 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled
  Scotland Yard: A plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted
 The explosive devices to be smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage. About 18 people arrested after an anti-terrorist operation lasting several months. UK threat level raised to critical. Security at all UK airports has been tightened.
Aug.10  England  Police probe flights terror plot Aug.11  England  Plotters met alleged al Qaeda bomber Aug.23   Austria Girl 'found' after years  In 1998 Natasha Kampusch, then aged 10, disappeared 8 years ago in a case which gripped the nation Aug.23   Netherlands Jet turns back; passengers arrested Aug.28  Turkey  'Two dead' in blast Sep.23   Paris   Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak  Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama had died Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge
  Georgian officials: 4 Russian officers detained in Georgia have been charged with spying
Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered
  Anna Politkovskaya was known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. Her body was found in an elevator
Nov.6  Northern Italy  Madrid train bombs suspect jailed Nov.9   London MI5 tracking '30 UK terror plots' Nov.18  London  Ex-KGB officer 'poisoned in UK' Nov.23  Paris  France issues Rwanda warrants Nov.23   London   Poisoned former KGB spy dies
  Alexander Litvinenko, the longtime critic of the Russian government, died in a hospital 3 weeks after his suspected poisoning
 The doctors unable to determine the cause of his illness. Litvinenko and his friends blamed Russian government for his sudden illness. Kremlin have denied any role in the matter. The former KGB spy met with a contact who claimed to have information connecting the Russian government with the slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Nov.24  London  Former spy poisoned by radiation Nov.30   London Radiation at 12 sites; jets probed Dec.8   Paris Tests 'prove' Diana driver drunk Dec.12   England 5 prostitutes killed
  British police were racing against time to find the killer. The naked bodies have been found in and around Ipswich
Dec.14   London   Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  The official Scotland Yard inquiry: Claims that Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded Dec.18  England  Man held over 5 prostitute deaths Dec.24  Naples  Dead spy's Italy contact arrested Dec.30   Madrid   Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire
  Spain has blamed a powerful bomb explosion at the country's busiest airport on Basque separatist group.    Spanish PM suspe...




Europe, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.2  Ukraine  Russia-Ukraine 'gas war' escalates Jan.3   Russia Russia, Ukraine reach natural gas deal  The Ukrainian natural gas company agreed to a price of $230 per thousand meters of gas Jan.12   Berlin Europeans: Refer Iran to U.N. Jan.17   Moscow Iran crisis: World powers at odds Jan.21   Kosovo President Rugova dies at 61  The literary scholar turned politician was the symbol of the fight for Kosovar self-rule. He was 61 Jan.22   Portugal Cavaco Silva won presidential election Jan.29  Finland  President Halonen wins new term Jan.30   England Iran 'must face Security Council' Feb.7  Denmark  PM described cartoons row as global crisis Feb.11  Denmark  Denmark withdraws more diplomats Feb.27  European Union  EU to fill Palestinian funds gap Mar.3   Moscow   Hamas visits Moscow
  Russia's foreign minister has warned that Hamas faces no future if it fails to change itself into a political party.    Sergey Lavrov was telling reporters: 'I don't think Hamas will have any future if Hamas doesn't change'. Earlier, Khaled Mashaal, Hamas' exiled political leader, ...
Mar.7   Moscow US, Russia reject Iran compromise Mar.11   Hague   Milosevic found dead in cell
  Former Yugoslav President has been found dead in Hague where he was being tried on war crimes charges
 He was 64. Milosevic was found dead for several hours. He rose to the top of Yugoslav politics in the 1980. Elected Serbian president in 1990, Milosevic ruled with an iron grip until his overthrow in 2000. Next year he was transferred to the Hague and went on trial in 2002.
Mar.12   UN Tribunal Milosevic autopsy points to heart attack Mar.13  UN Tribunal  Milosevic 'took the wrong drugs' Mar.13  Serbia  Serbia to allow Milosevic funeral Mar.15   Belgrade Milosevic body returns to Belgrade Mar.17  UN Tribunal  Tribunal: Milosevic not poisoned Mar.17  Belarus  President warns against 'coup' Mar.18   Paris Labor law protests turn violent
  The clashes resulted in 4 injured police officers and 12 hurt protesters.49 people were detained.    Scattered bonfires, bottle-throwing, smoke filled barricaded streets. Students and union workers upset about a n...
Mar.18   Serbia   Milosevic buried in his home town  Ex-Yugoslav leader has been buried a week after dying at The Hague while on trial for war crimes Mar.19   Belarus Landslide win for Lukashenko  President has been declared the overwhelming winner of the presidential election Mar.20  Belarus  OSCE: vote not free, fair Mar.23   Belarus Police storm protest vigil Mar.24  Belarus  West slams Belarus crackdown Mar.25  Kiev  Yanukovych leads election Mar.31   Paris Unions reject Chirac 'compromise' Apr.4  France  More than 1 million protest jobs law Apr.5  Paris  Unions press for law repeal Apr.7  European Union  EU suspends aid to Palestinians Apr.10   Paris France to replace youth job law  President Chirac has announced that the new law that sparked weeks violent protests will be scrapped Apr.10  Rome  Prodi ahead of Berlusconi in vote Apr.11   Rome   Prodi hails Italy poll 'victory'
  Centre-left leader says he has won the right to become the prime minister following a narrow victory
Apr.16  Vatican  Benedict leads first Easter Mass as pope Apr.18  Moscow  No Iran consensus in talks Apr.19  Rome  Supreme court confirms Prodi poll victory Apr.21  London  Birthday walkabout for queen at 80 Apr.25  Ukraine  Ukraine remembers Chernobyl blast May.2  Rome  Berlusconi hands in resignation May.3  European Union  EU halts Serbia talks over Mladic May.4   London Blair suffers local poll defeat May.5  London  Embattled Blair axes top ministers May.16  Netherlands  Lawmaker quits in asylum row May.16   European Union EU 'to offer reactor to Iran' May.21   Montenegro Montenegro quits Serbia
  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters
 The move would break up the last 2pieces of the former Yugoslavia. 55% required for the question to pass. Opposition spokesman is saying supporters fell short of the required margin of victory. Prime Minister Djukanovic' Democratic Party of Socialists had pushed for full independence. People began celebrating inside government buildings
May.28  Poland  Pope meets Auschwitz survivors Jun.6   European Union Europe 'connived in CIA flights'  A report into secret US flights for terror suspects will be presented to the Council of Europe Jun.18  Slovakia  PM concedes election defeat Jun.21  Austria  Bush-EU talks focus on Iran, Iraq Jun.21  Switzerland  Israel admitted to Red Cross Jun.29   Netherlands Dutch government collapses Jul.7   London Horror of 7/7 attacks remembered Jul.7   Italy Berlusconi to be tried for fraud Jul.16   St. Petersburg G8 split on nuclear energy, climate change  The group approved a statement on 'Global Energy Security' that acknowledges splits over nuclear energy Jul.24   Switzerland   WTO global trade talks collapse  Global free trade talks collapsed after 5 years of on-off haggling and resuming them could take years Jul.26   Rome Mideast talks fail to reach cease-fire Aug.21   Italy Italy steps in with Lebanon offer Aug.23  Moscow  Russia still seeks Iran solution Aug.24   Czech Republic Pluto loses status as a planet
  International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet
 After years of wrangling, astronomers voted on a reclassification of the solar system. Pluto was demoted to the status of a 'dwarf planet' The dwarf planets also include Ceres, the largest asteroid, and UB 313, nicknamed Xena, that is larger than Pluto. The number in that category could quickly swell.
Aug.25  Paris  Chirac doubts Lebanon force size Aug.30   Sweden Aid donation bid for Lebanon Sep.7   London   Blair: I will resign within a year
  Prime Minister has refused to set a date for his departure
Sep.15  Vatican  Pope 'meant no offence' to Islam Sep.16   Vatican Pope 'sorry' for offence to Islam Sep.17   Sweden Narrow win for opposition Sep.18   Hungary Budapest hit by wave of violence
  Thousands are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister follow an admission that the government lied
Sep.23   Paris   Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak  Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama had died Sep.25   Italy Pope: My respect for Muslims Sep.26   European Union   Bulgaria, Romania for EU on Jan. 1  A report is recommending to the European Union that they accept the two poorer Balkan nations Sep.26   London It's hard to let go, admits Blair Sep.29   Georgia Russian officers on spying charge
  Georgian officials: 4 Russian officers detained in Georgia have been charged with spying
Oct.4   Northern Ireland 'IRA campaign is over' says Blair Oct.6   London Big six: Iran sanctions possible Oct.7   Moscow War critic writer murdered
  Anna Politkovskaya was known for her critical coverage of the war in Chechnya. Her body was found in an elevator
Oct.12   Paris   French in Armenia 'genocide' row
  French parliament approved a bill making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks.    Armenia says Turks killed 1.5m people systematically in 1...
Oct.20  Finland  Putin firm on EU energy charter Nov.5   Turkey Ex-PM Ecevit dies at 81  5-time premier and socialist leader ordered the invasion of Cyprus and pushed his country towards the West Nov.11  Turkey  Ecevit buried amid secularist chants Nov.13  London  Blair challenges Iran and Syria to help Nov.17   Netherlands Netherlands to propose burqa ban  The cabinet has backed a proposal by the immigration minister to ban women from wearing the burqa in public places Nov.17  London  Blair accepts 'disaster' in Iraq Nov.18  London  Ex-KGB officer 'poisoned in UK' Nov.26   Istanbul Turkish protests at Pope's visit  Thousands of Muslims have taken part in a protest against the forthcoming visit. The crowds shouted slogans 'Don't come Pope' Nov.27  Istanbul  Turkey boosts security for Pope Nov.28   Latvia NATO eyes Afghan handover in 2008 Nov.28  Turkey  Pope calls for Christian-Muslim dialogue Nov.29   Turkey Pope holds Mass at Turkish shrine Nov.29  Latvia  NATO signals Afghan reinforcements Nov.30   Istanbul   Pope visits mosque
  Benedict XVI is visiting the Blue Mosque in what is being seen as an attempt to mend relations with the Muslim community.    During the tour the pontiff paused in silent prayer alongside Muslim clerics in the second papal visit in history to a mosque. Earlier the Pope spent half an hour in Hagia Sophia, that was once a Christia...
Dec.14   London   Diana: No murder, no pregnancy  The official Scotland Yard inquiry: Claims that Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were murdered were unfounded Dec.14   Belgium EU backs strict expansion rules Dec.25  Vatican  Pope: Worship God not technology