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B. 07-02 Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage Jerusalem
07-02 Betancourt rescued from FARC Colombia
D. 07-06 G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa Hokkaido, Northern Japan
4. 07-08 Iran tests new long-range missile Iran
F. 07-11 Oil price per barrel reached $147.02 New York
G. 07-11 Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe UN Security Council
H. 07-12 France hosts Mediterranean summit Paris
8. 07-14 President charged with genocide Sudan
9. 07-16 Israel swaps prisoners for bodies Israel

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Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage   30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead   Betancourt rescued from FARC
Jul.1  Egypt  African call for Zimbabwe unity
 Mongolia  Protesters cry fraud in vote
 European Union  EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy
Jul.2   Jerusalem
  Colombia
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.3  Taiwan  Direct China-Taiwan flights begin
Jul.4  Paris  Betancourt joy at French return
 Pakistan  Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal
Jul.5  Zimbabwe  Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks
 London  Venus retains her title in straight sets
 Eastern Afghanistan  Airstrikes kill civilians
 Berlin  Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin
Jul.6  Dubai  UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt
 London  Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final
  Northern Japan
Jul.8  Czech Republic  US and Czechs sign defence deal
 Northern Japan  G8 to seek sanctions on Zimbabwe
 Paris  French head will attend Olympics
  Iran
 Northern Japan  Summit approves climate 'vision'
Jul.9  Istanbul  Gunmen open fire outside U.S. embassy
 Darfur  Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers
Jul.10  South Africa  Zimbabwe rival parties hold talks
 Tel Aviv  Israel 'ready to act' over Iran
 Pakistan  Bhutto probe focus of U.N.-Pakistan talks
Jul.11  USA  Mortgage firms' shares slump
 Sudan  Sudanese president may be charged
 Jerusalem  Olmert corruption probe widened
  New York
  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer
  UN Security Council Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe Jul.12  Paris  Syria, Lebanon to open embassies   Paris France hosts Mediterranean summit  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean Jul.13  Afghanistan  At least 8 US soldiers have been killed Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide   The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfu...  Turkey  86 indicted on terror charges Jul.15  Colombia  Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue  Malaysia  Anwar Ibrahim arrested  South Korea  Ex-Samsung boss convicted Jul.16   Israel   Israel swaps prisoners for bodies   Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006  Washington  US inflation rate at 26-year high  Beirut  Militants get heroes' welcome home Jul.17  Israel  Israel buries remains of returned soldier  USA  Gore challenges US to ditch oil Jul.18   South Africa Mandela at 90 issues call for poor  Argentina  President drops farm tax after protests  Sydney  Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse Jul.19   Kabul Obama opens foreign tour  Geneva  Iran describes nuke talks as 'constructive'  Zimbabwe  $100 billion banknotes introduced Jul.20  Kabul  Obama meets with Afghan president  Colombia  World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Jul.21   Zimbabwe Rivals sign deal on talks   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Jul.22  New Delhi  Indian government survives vote  Serbia  Fugitive Karadzic 'wrote magazine column'  Serbia  Karadzic 'will fight extradition' Jul.23  Serbia  Karadzic to defend himself in court   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue  Pakistan  Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race Jul.24  Baghdad  Iraq banned from Summer Olympics  Berlin  Obama seeks stronger Europe ties Jul.25   Manila Hole forces Qantas plane to land  Gaza  Five die in Gaza City explosion  Greece  Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts Jul.26  Gujarat  Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad Jul.27  Tehran  29 convicts executed  Paris  Sastre wins Tour de France crown   Istanbul Two blasts killing 13 Jul.28  Baghdad  4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq Jul.29   Geneva Global trade deal falls apart  Iraq  Iraq cleared to compete in Olympics  Serbia  Karadzic en route to The Hague Jul.30   Beijing Web curbs for Olympic journalists  UN Tribunal  Karadzic in war crimes tribunal custody  Thailand  Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion Jul.31  Netherlands  Karadzic appears in war crimes court  UN Security Council  UN extends Darfur peace mission


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European Union
EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy
US and Czechs sign defence deal
France hosts Mediterranean summit
Syria, Lebanon to open embassies
Obama seeks stronger Europe ties
Karadzic appears in war crimes court
US and Czechs sign defence deal
Karadzic appears in war crimes court
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Venus retains her title in straight sets
Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final
French head will attend Olympics
Sastre wins Tour de France crown
Arab Countries
African call for Zimbabwe unity
Mugabe aide tells West: 'Go hang'
UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt
Militants get heroes' welcome home
Sudanese president may be charged
President charged with genocide
Five die in Gaza City explosion
4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq
Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers
President charged with genocide
UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt
Iraq banned from Summer Olympics
Iraq cleared to compete in Olympics
Israel
Israel 'ready to act' over Iran
Israel buries remains of returned soldier
Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
Olmert corruption probe widened
Five die in Gaza City explosion
Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
Israel buries remains of returned soldier
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Balkans
Fugitive Karadzic 'wrote magazine column'
Karadzic 'will fight extradition'
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Karadzic 'will fight extradition'
Karadzic to defend himself in court
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
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Afghanistan
Obama opens foreign tour
Obama meets with Afghan president
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Foreign forces' worst Afghan toll
Airstrikes kill civilians
At least 8 US soldiers have been killed
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France
Betancourt joy at French return
France hosts Mediterranean summit
Syria, Lebanon to open embassies
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French head will attend Olympics
Sastre wins Tour de France crown
Southern Africa
Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks
Mandela at 90 issues call for poor
Rivals sign deal on talks
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$100 billion banknotes introduced
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Serbia
Fugitive Karadzic 'wrote magazine column'
Karadzic 'will fight extradition'
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
Karadzic 'will fight extradition'
Karadzic to defend himself in court
Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
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USA
US lawmakers pass housing rescue
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Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
Mortgage firms' shares slump
US inflation rate at 26-year high
US lawmakers pass housing rescue
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  African call for Zimbabwe unity  African leaders have called for a government of national unity, where President Mugabe was re-elected unopposed last week Protesters cry fraud in vote EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage


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July 1 ... more > Top ^

Jul.1  Afghanistan  Foreign forces' worst Afghan toll
 Egypt  Mugabe aide tells West: 'Go hang'
  Egypt  
  Mongolia
 Baghdad  Deal to end contractors' immunity
  European Union


July 2 ... more > Top ^

Jul.2   Jerusalem  
  30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead
 Dozens of people were hurt, at least 7 critically, in the rampage on Jaffa Road. The man had been involved in the roadworks, laying the foundations for a new railway system
 Tehran  Iran may consider US diplomatic presence   Colombia     Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
 Washington  U.S. may push UN sanctions on Zimbabwe

July 3 ... more > Top ^

Jul.3  Colombia  Betancourt reunited with family   Taiwan Direct China-Taiwan flights begin  Zimbabwe  220 seek refuge in U.S. Embassy  Washington  Bush to attend opening of Beijing Olympics

July 4 ... more > Top ^

Jul.4   Paris Betancourt joy at French return
  Pakistan Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal  Slovenia  13 feared dead as canoes run over dam  London  Nadal secures final spot against Federer  Colombia  Video shows orderly hostage rescue  Zimbabwe  Film of 'vote-rigging'  London  Police arrest man in students' slaying

July 5 ... more > Top ^

Jul.5   Zimbabwe   Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks  Thabo Mbeki has held talks with President Robert Mugabe and members of a breakaway opposition faction. Tsvangirai declined to meet Mbeki   London Venus retains her title in straight sets
  Eastern Afghanistan Airstrikes kill civilians   Berlin Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin  Iran  Iran defiant on right to nuclear power

July 6 ... more > Top ^

Jul.6   Dubai   UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced  Pakistan  Suicide bomb hits police  Kabul  Karzai orders probe into deadly U.S. strike   London Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final
  Northern Japan   G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa Map of Hokkaido Japan
  Africa was in the spotlight, as leaders from the world's major economic powers gathered for an annual summit.    Rising food and fuel price...
 Kabul  Car blast kills 41, including Indian envoys

July 7 ... more > Top ^

Jul.7  Equatorial Guinea  British ex-soldier sentenced for plot  Colombia  Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other'

July 8 ... more > Top ^

Jul.8   Czech Republic     US and Czechs sign defence deal  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed a deal to base part of Washington's missile defence system in the Czech Republic   Northern Japan G8 to seek sanctions on Zimbabwe
 Jerusalem  Israel signs prisoner deal with Hezbollah   Paris French head will attend Olympics  Baghdad  Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011  Northern Japan  G8 talks for developing nations   Iran   Iran tests new long-range missile
  The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-fired a Shahab-3, whose range puts it within reach of Israel.    9 missiles were tested in total, including a new Shahab-3, with a range of 2,000km. 2 other types of missile with shorter ran...
  Northern Japan Summit approves climate 'vision'


July 9 ... more > Top ^

Jul.9   Istanbul Gunmen open fire outside U.S. embassy
  Darfur Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers  Israel  Iran missile test 'provocative'  UN  UN fury at Darfur militia ambush  Washington  U.S. to reduce cluster bomb casualties

July 10 ... more > Top ^

Jul.10   South Africa Zimbabwe rival parties hold talks
 Washington  US warns Iran on missile threat   Tel Aviv Israel 'ready to act' over Iran   Pakistan Bhutto probe focus of U.N.-Pakistan talks  Washington  U.S. source disputes Iran missile tests

July 11 ... more > Top ^

Jul.11   USA   Mortgage firms' shares slump  Shares in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have fallen by more than 40% in early trading amid concerns for the future of the companies   Sudan     Sudanese president may be charged  Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations: President Omar Hassan al-Bashir may be charged with genocide   Jerusalem Olmert corruption probe widened
  New York   Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer
  UN Security Council     Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe
  Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government
 Afghanistan  Insurgents tried to incite border battle

July 12 ... more > Top ^

Jul.12  Sudan  Sudan calls meeting over genocide charge   Paris     Syria, Lebanon to open embassies  At a joint news conference, Sarkozy affirmed that the establishment of embassies in Beirut and Damascus was in the works  Somalia  Gunmen targeting aid workers   Paris   France hosts Mediterranean summit
  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean


July 13 ... more > Top ^

Jul.13   Afghanistan At least 8 US soldiers have been killed  Paris  Olmert: Peace deal never been closer  Washington  US moves to bolster lending firms  Australia  Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

July 14 ... more > Top ^

Jul.14   Sudan     President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur
 Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed over the past fiv5e years. The 3-judge panel must now decide whether there are reasonable grounds for an arrest warrant
  Turkey 86 indicted on terror charges  Sudan  Sudan angered by genocide claims

July 15 ... more > Top ^

Jul.15  Global  Rights group fears Sudanese backlash  Guantanamo  First Guantanamo video released   Colombia Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue
 Hezbollah  Israel and Hezbollah set for swap   Malaysia   Anwar Ibrahim arrested  Police arrested Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, less than an hour before a deadline for him to appear at police headquarters   South Korea Ex-Samsung boss convicted  Washington  US official to attend Iran talks

July 16 ... more > Top ^

Jul.16   Israel     Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006
 Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were seized in 2006 but until now there had been no confirmation of their deaths.
  Washington US inflation rate at 26-year high  Eastern Afghanistan  NATO forces abandon outpost   Beirut Militants get heroes' welcome home  Malaysia  Anwar released on bail

July 17 ... more > Top ^

Jul.17   Israel Israel buries remains of returned soldier
 Global  IMF raises world economic targets   USA Gore challenges US to ditch oil  European Union  EU hits Intel with fresh charges

July 18 ... more > Top ^

Jul.18   South Africa     Mandela at 90 issues call for poor
  Nelson Mandela, the man credited with ending apartheid in S. Africa, has marked his 90th birthday by calling for the rich to do more for the poor.    His predecessor as president, FW de Klerk, described ...
  Argentina   President drops farm tax after protests  Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers   Sydney     Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse  Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trus...  Washington  Rice: 'Iran is a difficult, dangerous state'  Southern France  French search for stolen Semtex

July 19 ... more > Top ^

Jul.19   Kabul     Obama opens foreign tour
  US Democratic presidential contender, who flew to Kabul as part of a US congressional team, is at the start of a high-profile international tour
  Geneva     Iran describes nuke talks as 'constructive'   Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, called talks with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana constructive   Zimbabwe $100 billion banknotes introduced  Baghdad  Sunni bloc rejoins Iraqi cabinet  Iraq  Suicide claim over UK hostage

July 20 ... more > Top ^

Jul.20   Kabul Obama meets with Afghan president
 Northern England  Brilliant Harrington retains Open  Turkey  Kurdish rebels release German hostages  Paris  Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels  Israel  Israel probes 'detainee shooting'   Colombia World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom  Geneva  Fresh push in global trade talks

July 21 ... more > Top ^

Jul.21   Zimbabwe     Rivals sign deal on talks
  President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an agreement for formal talks.    The deal provides the groundwork to end political violence and establish some sort of coalition government. President stressed that the coming negotiations would involve ...
 Portugal  Madeleine case 'will be shelved'   Serbia     Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo


July 22 ... more > Top ^

Jul.22   New Delhi   Indian government survives vote  Congress party-led government has survived a vote of confidence over a civilian nuclear deal with the US   Serbia Fugitive Karadzic 'wrote magazine column'  Jerusalem  Israelis hit by new digger attack   Serbia Karadzic 'will fight extradition'  Singapore  Ministers set for N Korea talks

July 23 ... more > Top ^

Jul.23   Serbia Karadzic to defend himself in court
  House of Representatives   US lawmakers pass housing rescue
  The House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans
  Pakistan Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race  Serbia  Karadzic seeks extradition delay  London  UK move to fight online music piracy

July 24 ... more > Top ^

Jul.24   Baghdad Iraq banned from Summer Olympics
 Iraq  Gays terrorized by threats, rape, murder  London  Mosley wins court case over orgy   Berlin     Obama seeks stronger Europe ties   US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has told crowds that the US and Europe have drifted apart and it is time for them to come together agai...  Iraq  100 female U.S. troops have died in Iraq

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Jul.25   Manila   Hole forces Qantas plane to land
  A passenger plane en route from London to Melbourne has made an emergency landing after a large hole appeared in its fuselage
 Paris  Obama heads to Paris after Berlin   Gaza Five die in Gaza City explosion   Greece Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts  Qatar  Hope of deal in world trade talks  Serbia  Karadzic appeal deadline passes  Paris  Obama links NATO troops to U.S. tax cuts  Philippines  Engineers 'had fears over plane'

July 26 ... more > Top ^

Jul.26   Gujarat   Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad   At least 29 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after a two waves of explosions struck the western Indian city  U.S. Senate  Senate approves housing bill  Northern Lebanon  Six die in fighting  New Delhi  India leaders appeal after blasts

July 27 ... more > Top ^

Jul.27   Tehran   29 convicts executed   29 people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape, armed robbery and other criminal charges have been hanged in Evin prison   Paris Sastre wins Tour de France crown
 India  India on alert as bombers sought   Istanbul   Two blasts killing 13
  Deadly explosions, 15 meters from each other, rocked suburban Istanbu, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 100 others.    The first blast occurred in a telephone boot...
 Jerusalem  Rabbi condemns release of Obama note

July 28 ... more > Top ^

Jul.28   Baghdad 4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq  China  China rights 'worsen with Games'  South Korea  First U.S. beef arrives in Korea after ban

July 29 ... more > Top ^

Jul.29  Iran  Ahmadinejad: The big powers going down  Bosnia  Bosnian Serbs jailed for genocide   Geneva   Global trade deal falls apart
Map of GENEVA Switzerland
  After coming tantalizingly close to a historic trade deal, WTO talks collapsed in a dismaying blow to 7 years of efforts to open up the global economy.    Talks to help liberalise global trade have collapsed after f...
  Iraq Iraq cleared to compete in Olympics   Serbia Karadzic en route to The Hague

July 30 ... more > Top ^

Jul.30   Beijing   Web curbs for Olympic journalists
  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet
  UN Tribunal Karadzic in war crimes tribunal custody
 Arctic  Canadian Arctic sheds ice chunk  North Korea  U.N.: Millions at risk in N.K. food crisis   Thailand Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion  Darfur  Support for Darfur mission urged

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Jul.31   Netherlands     Karadzic appears in war crimes court  Former Bosnian Serb leader appeared in court for the first time Thursday to face charges that include genocide and war crimes  Jerusalem  Netanyahu calls for early elections   UN Security Council UN extends Darfur peace mission
 Tonga  Tonga crowns king in lavish rite  Guantanamo  Disputed interrogation allowed in trial


  Betancourt rescued from FARC




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Jul.1  Afghanistan  Foreign forces' worst Afghan toll
Jul.2   Colombia
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.4   Pakistan Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal
Jul.5   Eastern Afghanistan Airstrikes kill civilians Jul.6  Kabul  Karzai orders probe into deadly U.S. strike Jul.7  Equatorial Guinea  British ex-soldier sentenced for plot Jul.8   Czech Republic   US and Czechs sign defence deal  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed a deal to base part of Washington's missile defence system in the Czech Republic Jul.8  Baghdad  Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 Jul.8   Iran Iran tests new long-range missile
  The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have successfully test-fired a Shahab-3, whose range puts it within reach of Israel.    9 missiles were tested in total, including a new Shahab-3, with a range of 2,000km. 2 other types of missile with shorter ran...
Jul.9   Darfur Attack kills 7 U.N. peacekeepers Jul.9  Israel  Iran missile test 'provocative' Jul.9  UN  UN fury at Darfur militia ambush Jul.9  Washington  U.S. to reduce cluster bomb casualties Jul.10  Washington  US warns Iran on missile threat Jul.10  Washington  U.S. source disputes Iran missile tests Jul.11  Afghanistan  Insurgents tried to incite border battle Jul.13   Afghanistan At least 8 US soldiers have been killed Jul.13  Paris  Olmert: Peace deal never been closer Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur
 Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed over the past fiv5e years. The 3-judge panel must now decide whether there are reasonable grounds for an arrest warrant
Jul.15  Hezbollah  Israel and Hezbollah set for swap Jul.16   Israel   Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006
 Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were seized in 2006 but until now there had been no confirmation of their deaths.
Jul.16  Eastern Afghanistan  NATO forces abandon outpost Jul.17   Israel Israel buries remains of returned soldier Jul.18  Southern France  French search for stolen Semtex Jul.20  Turkey  Kurdish rebels release German hostages Jul.20  Paris  Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Jul.23   Pakistan Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race Jul.24  Iraq  100 female U.S. troops have died in Iraq Jul.25  Paris  Obama links NATO troops to U.S. tax cuts Jul.26  Northern Lebanon  Six die in fighting Jul.29  Bosnia  Bosnian Serbs jailed for genocide Jul.30  Darfur  Support for Darfur mission urged Jul.31   Netherlands   Karadzic appears in war crimes court  Former Bosnian Serb leader appeared in court for the first time Thursday to face charges that include genocide and war crimes Jul.31   UN Security Council UN extends Darfur peace mission



World, July 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Jul.4  Slovenia  13 feared dead as canoes run over dam Jul.13  Australia  Drought hurts vital Australian wheat Jul.25   Manila Hole forces Qantas plane to land
  A passenger plane en route from London to Melbourne has made an emergency landing after a large hole appeared in its fuselage
Jul.25   Greece Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts Jul.25  Philippines  Engineers 'had fears over plane' Jul.30  Arctic  Canadian Arctic sheds ice chunk Jul.30  North Korea  U.N.: Millions at risk in N.K. food crisis



World, July 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jul.3  Washington  Bush to attend opening of Beijing Olympics Jul.4  London  Nadal secures final spot against Federer Jul.5   London Venus retains her title in straight sets
Jul.6   London Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final Jul.8   Paris French head will attend Olympics Jul.20  Northern England  Brilliant Harrington retains Open Jul.24   Baghdad Iraq banned from Summer Olympics Jul.24  London  Mosley wins court case over orgy Jul.27   Paris Sastre wins Tour de France crown Jul.28  China  China rights 'worsen with Games' Jul.29   Iraq Iraq cleared to compete in Olympics Jul.30   Beijing Web curbs for Olympic journalists
  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet




World, July 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jul.3   Taiwan Direct China-Taiwan flights begin Jul.6   Dubai UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced Jul.11   USA Mortgage firms' shares slump  Shares in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have fallen by more than 40% in early trading amid concerns for the future of the companies Jul.11   New York Oil price per barrel reached $147.02
  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer
Jul.13  Washington  US moves to bolster lending firms Jul.13  Australia  Drought hurts vital Australian wheat Jul.15   South Korea Ex-Samsung boss convicted Jul.16   Washington US inflation rate at 26-year high Jul.17  Global  IMF raises world economic targets Jul.17   USA Gore challenges US to ditch oil Jul.17  European Union  EU hits Intel with fresh charges Jul.18   Argentina President drops farm tax after protests  Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers Jul.19   Zimbabwe $100 billion banknotes introduced Jul.20  Geneva  Fresh push in global trade talks Jul.23   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue
  The House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans
Jul.23  London  UK move to fight online music piracy Jul.24  London  Mosley wins court case over orgy Jul.25  Qatar  Hope of deal in world trade talks Jul.25  Paris  Obama links NATO troops to U.S. tax cuts Jul.26  U.S. Senate  Senate approves housing bill Jul.28  South Korea  First U.S. beef arrives in Korea after ban Jul.29   Geneva Global trade deal falls apart Map of GENEVA Switzerland
  After coming tantalizingly close to a historic trade deal, WTO talks collapsed in a dismaying blow to 7 years of efforts to open up the global economy.    Talks to help liberalise global trade have collapsed after f...




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2008 Jul.2   Jerusalem Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
  30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead
 Dozens of people were hurt, at least 7 critically, in the rampage on Jaffa Road. The man had been involved in the roadworks, laying the foundations for a new railway system
Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages
 Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing healthy after being held for 6 years in the jungle, Betancourt walked down from a military jet in Bogota and hugged her mother and husband
Jul.3  Colombia  Betancourt reunited with family Jul.4  Colombia  Video shows orderly hostage rescue Jul.4  London  Police arrest man in students' slaying Jul.5   Berlin Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin Jul.6  Pakistan  Suicide bomb hits police Jul.6  Kabul  Car blast kills 41, including Indian envoys Jul.7  Equatorial Guinea  British ex-soldier sentenced for plot Jul.7  Colombia  Ex-jungle captive: 'We fought each other' Jul.9   Istanbul Gunmen open fire outside U.S. embassy Jul.11   Sudan   Sudanese president may be charged  Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations: President Omar Hassan al-Bashir may be charged with genocide Jul.11   Jerusalem Olmert corruption probe widened Jul.12  Somalia  Gunmen targeting aid workers Jul.14   Sudan   President charged with genocide
  The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed charges against Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a campaign of violence in Darfur
 Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges at The Hague that al-Bashir bore criminal responsibility for alleged atrocities committed over the past fiv5e years. The 3-judge panel must now decide whether there are reasonable grounds for an arrest warrant
Jul.14   Turkey 86 indicted on terror charges Jul.15   Colombia Colombia used Red Cross logo in rescue Jul.15   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested  Police arrested Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, less than an hour before a deadline for him to appear at police headquarters Jul.15   South Korea Ex-Samsung boss convicted Jul.18   Sydney   Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse  Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trus... Jul.18  Southern France  French search for stolen Semtex Jul.19  Iraq  Suicide claim over UK hostage Jul.20  Turkey  Kurdish rebels release German hostages Jul.20   Colombia World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Jul.21  Portugal  Madeleine case 'will be shelved' Jul.21   Serbia   Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo
Jul.22  Jerusalem  Israelis hit by new digger attack Jul.22   Serbia Karadzic 'will fight extradition' Jul.23   Serbia Karadzic to defend himself in court Jul.23  Serbia  Karadzic seeks extradition delay Jul.23  London  UK move to fight online music piracy Jul.25   Gaza Five die in Gaza City explosion Jul.25  Serbia  Karadzic appeal deadline passes Jul.26   Gujarat Deadly blasts strike Ahmedabad   At least 29 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after a two waves of explosions struck the western Indian city Jul.27   Tehran 29 convicts executed   29 people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape, armed robbery and other criminal charges have been hanged in Evin prison Jul.27  India  India on alert as bombers sought Jul.27   Istanbul Two blasts killing 13
  Deadly explosions, 15 meters from each other, rocked suburban Istanbu, killing at least 13 people and injuring at least 100 others.    The first blast occurred in a telephone boot...
Jul.28   Baghdad 4 suicide bombers kill scores in Iraq Jul.29  Bosnia  Bosnian Serbs jailed for genocide Jul.29   Serbia Karadzic en route to The Hague Jul.30   UN Tribunal Karadzic in war crimes tribunal custody Jul.30   Thailand Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion Jul.31   Netherlands   Karadzic appears in war crimes court  Former Bosnian Serb leader appeared in court for the first time Thursday to face charges that include genocide and war crimes Jul.31  Guantanamo  Disputed interrogation allowed in trial



World, July 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jul.1  Egypt  Mugabe aide tells West: 'Go hang' Jul.1   Egypt   African call for Zimbabwe unity  African leaders have called for a government of national unity, where President Mugabe was re-elected unopposed last week Jul.1   Mongolia Protesters cry fraud in vote
Jul.1  Baghdad  Deal to end contractors' immunity Jul.1   European Union EU trade chief lambasts Sarkozy Jul.2  Tehran  Iran may consider US diplomatic presence Jul.2  Washington  U.S. may push UN sanctions on Zimbabwe Jul.3  Zimbabwe  220 seek refuge in U.S. Embassy Jul.3  Washington  Bush to attend opening of Beijing Olympics Jul.4   Paris Betancourt joy at French return Jul.4   Pakistan Musharraf accused of N. Korea nuke deal Jul.4  Zimbabwe  Film of 'vote-rigging' Jul.5   Zimbabwe Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks  Thabo Mbeki has held talks with President Robert Mugabe and members of a breakaway opposition faction. Tsvangirai declined to meet Mbeki Jul.5  Iran  Iran defiant on right to nuclear power Jul.6   Dubai UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt  Dubai has forgiven the nearly $7 billion Baghdad owes it, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki announced Jul.6  Kabul  Karzai orders probe into deadly U.S. strike Jul.6   Northern Japan G-8 summit opens with focus on Africa Map of Hokkaido Japan
  Africa was in the spotlight, as leaders from the world's major economic powers gathered for an annual summit.    Rising food and fuel price...
Jul.8   Czech Republic   US and Czechs sign defence deal  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed a deal to base part of Washington's missile defence system in the Czech Republic Jul.8   Northern Japan G8 to seek sanctions on Zimbabwe Jul.8  Jerusalem  Israel signs prisoner deal with Hezbollah Jul.8   Paris French head will attend Olympics Jul.8  Baghdad  Iraq official: U.S. could be out by 2011 Jul.8  Northern Japan  G8 talks for developing nations Jul.8   Northern Japan Summit approves climate 'vision' Jul.9  Israel  Iran missile test 'provocative' Jul.9  UN  UN fury at Darfur militia ambush Jul.10   South Africa Zimbabwe rival parties hold talks Jul.10  Washington  US warns Iran on missile threat Jul.10   Tel Aviv Israel 'ready to act' over Iran Jul.10   Pakistan Bhutto probe focus of U.N.-Pakistan talks Jul.11   UN Security Council   Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe
  Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government
Jul.12  Sudan  Sudan calls meeting over genocide charge Jul.12   Paris   Syria, Lebanon to open embassies  At a joint news conference, Sarkozy affirmed that the establishment of embassies in Beirut and Damascus was in the works Jul.12  Somalia  Gunmen targeting aid workers Jul.12   Paris France hosts Mediterranean summit
  Leaders of EU and Mediterranean rim 42 countries are gathering to launch a Union for the Mediterranean
Jul.13  Paris  Olmert: Peace deal never been closer Jul.14  Sudan  Sudan angered by genocide claims Jul.15  Global  Rights group fears Sudanese backlash Jul.15  Guantanamo  First Guantanamo video released Jul.15   Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim arrested  Police arrested Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, less than an hour before a deadline for him to appear at police headquarters Jul.15  Washington  US official to attend Iran talks Jul.16   Beirut Militants get heroes' welcome home Jul.16  Malaysia  Anwar released on bail Jul.17   Israel Israel buries remains of returned soldier Jul.18   South Africa   Mandela at 90 issues call for poor
  Nelson Mandela, the man credited with ending apartheid in S. Africa, has marked his 90th birthday by calling for the rich to do more for the poor.    His predecessor as president, FW de Klerk, described ...
Jul.18   Argentina President drops farm tax after protests  Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is dropping an agricultural export tax that has provoked months of protests from farmers Jul.18   Sydney   Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse  Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trus... Jul.18  Washington  Rice: 'Iran is a difficult, dangerous state' Jul.19   Kabul   Obama opens foreign tour
  US Democratic presidential contender, who flew to Kabul as part of a US congressional team, is at the start of a high-profile international tour
Jul.19   Geneva   Iran describes nuke talks as 'constructive'   Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, called talks with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana constructive Jul.19  Baghdad  Sunni bloc rejoins Iraqi cabinet Jul.20   Kabul Obama meets with Afghan president Jul.20  Paris  Betancourt in plea to FARC rebels Jul.20  Israel  Israel probes 'detainee shooting' Jul.20   Colombia World rallies for FARC hostages' freedom Jul.20  Geneva  Fresh push in global trade talks Jul.21   Zimbabwe   Rivals sign deal on talks
  President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an agreement for formal talks.    The deal provides the groundwork to end political violence and establish some sort of coalition government. President stressed that the coming negotiations would involve ...
Jul.22   New Delhi Indian government survives vote  Congress party-led government has survived a vote of confidence over a civilian nuclear deal with the US Jul.22   Serbia Fugitive Karadzic 'wrote magazine column' Jul.22   Serbia Karadzic 'will fight extradition' Jul.22  Singapore  Ministers set for N Korea talks Jul.23   House of Representatives US lawmakers pass housing rescue
  The House of Representatives has passed a massive housing rescue bill that could help struggling homeowners get cheaper loans
Jul.23   Pakistan Pakistan warns of nuclear arms race Jul.24  Iraq  Gays terrorized by threats, rape, murder Jul.24   Berlin   Obama seeks stronger Europe ties   US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has told crowds that the US and Europe have drifted apart and it is time for them to come together agai... Jul.24  Iraq  100 female U.S. troops have died in Iraq Jul.25  Paris  Obama heads to Paris after Berlin Jul.25  Qatar  Hope of deal in world trade talks Jul.26  U.S. Senate  Senate approves housing bill Jul.26  New Delhi  India leaders appeal after blasts Jul.27  Jerusalem  Rabbi condemns release of Obama note Jul.28  China  China rights 'worsen with Games' Jul.29  Iran  Ahmadinejad: The big powers going down Jul.29   Geneva Global trade deal falls apart Map of GENEVA Switzerland
  After coming tantalizingly close to a historic trade deal, WTO talks collapsed in a dismaying blow to 7 years of efforts to open up the global economy.    Talks to help liberalise global trade have collapsed after f...
Jul.30   Beijing Web curbs for Olympic journalists
  Journalists covering the Olympic Games will not have completely uncensored access to the internet
Jul.31  Jerusalem  Netanyahu calls for early elections Jul.31   UN Security Council UN extends Darfur peace mission
Jul.31  Tonga  Tonga crowns king in lavish rite