President Bush said Tuesday he would not allow the weekend's protests against a possible war in Iraq change U.S. policy toward the government of Saddam Hussein.
After sometimes-difficult negotiations, the leaders of fifteen European nations issued a firmly worded statement warning Iraq it had one "last chance" to disarm peacefully.
The top United Nations weapons inspectors reported to the Security Council Friday that they have made progress in their efforts to disarm Iraq, but that major issues remained.
The standoff between the United States and three close European allies continued Thursday as Belgium, Germany and France repeated their rejection of a U.S. request that NATO prepare to defend Turkey against a potential Iraqi attack.
Afghan officials and U.S. military officers differ on the number of casualties resulting from American bombing raids in a mountainous area of southern Afghanistan where U.S. special forces have been hunting suspected Taliban militants since Monday.
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe on Wednesday told a congressional committee that he could not yet determine what caused the space shuttle Columbia to break up during re-entry on Feb. 1, but said investigation efforts are continuing.
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency declared North Korea in breach of international nuclear safeguards on Wednesday and referred the issue to the United Nations Security Council.
Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday rejected the PBS Frontline program's request to videotape jury deliberation of a death penalty trial of a minor.
An audiotaped statement, purportedly from al-Qaida terror network leader Osama bin Laden, urged Muslims to mount suicide attacks against the United States and warned of a U.S. attack on Iraq.
The heads of the FBI and CIA reported to Congress that al-Qaida, the loosely defined terrorist network headed by Saudi exile Osama bin Laden, remains a potent enemy, bent on launching further attacks on American targets domestically and overseas.
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