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S. Korea Launches New Destroyer

AFP, South Korea

French-German alliance warms amid US cold war

The Telegraph, France is threatening to unite with Germany to maintain their influence in an enlarged European Union and strengthen their common front against the United States, according to reported remarks by the Foreign Minister, Dominique de Villepin. The minister […]

MBDA on target with 2.3 billion Euro missile deal

E4E, MBDA has been awarded a multibillion Euro contract by the European procurement agency OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Co-op

US to spend $401bn on defence

, Washington – The US Congress approved on Wednesday a $401bn defence bill for the 2004 fiscal year, increasing military spending by about $8bn over current levels. The Senate gave final approval to the measure in a vote of 95 […]

Bremer Meets With Bush Advisers on Iraq

AP, WASHINGTON (AP) – Frustrated with the U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing Council, President Bush's national security advisers questioned the top American administrator in Iraq on Tuesday about how to break a political logjam in Baghdad and speed planning for the nation's […]

'I'm Waiting for My Destiny'


US wants ban on protests during Bush visit

The Independent, Anti-war protesters claim that US authorities have demanded a rolling “exclusion zone” around President George Bush during his visit, as well as a ban on marches in parts of central London. The Stop The War Coalition said yesterday […]

Israel's Wall Sparks Worldwide Protests

OneWorld/, The world's best-known human rights organization, Amnesty International, added its voice to worldwide protests this weekend against Israel's construction of a barrier throughout the occupied West Bank that it says is designed to prevent the infiltration of Palestinian suicide […]

No US escape from Iraq trap

Asia Times, KARACHI – With every passing week, the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq becomes more testing for the United States as the respective guerrilla wars in those countries escalate, yet Washington has very different approaches to dealing with them. […]

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