|United Nations votes to sanction North Korea
UNITED NATIONS (AP): The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to impose limited sanctions on North Korea for its recent missile tests and demanded that the reclusive communist nation suspend its ballistic missile programme.
Government makes apology, compensation over massacre
HUNDREDS OF relatives of at least 39 people killed 20 years ago by a military dictatorship returned to their native land yesterday to receive an official apology and compensation from the Surinamese government.
Summit highlights differences among leaders
IN A chilly summit prelude, U.S. President George W. Bush blocked Russia's entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) yesterday and Russian President Vladimir Putin mockingly said Moscow doesn't want the kind of...
Israel increases attacks
ISRAEL ACCELERATED its air attack on Lebanon yesterday, blasting Hezbollah hideouts and hitting central Beirut for the first time.