MADRID: The Basque separatist group ETA announced a permanent ceasefire, ending nearly four decades of unrest that killed more than 800 people and meeting the key condition for talks with the Spanish government.
WASHINGTON: A US soldier convicted of abusing detainees with his guard dog at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was sentenced to six months in prison by a court martial, a military spokeswoman said.
MOSCOW: Russian prosecutors launched new investigations against former officials of Russia's once number one oil producer Yukos or companies closely associated with the dismantled group, the prosecutor general's office said.
|Supporters of the main Belarus opposition presidential candidate Alexander Milinkevich (AFP Phto)|
MINSK: Belarussian opposition supporters were spending a fourth freezing night on the main square of Minsk, but their protest showed no sign of shaking authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
BANJUL: Gambian authorities confirmed that they had foiled a coup by some military officers to oust President Yahya Jammeh from power.
BRUSSELS: The European Union approved a first-ever joint blacklist of nearly 100 mostly African airlines considered to be unsafe, in a move spurred by a spate of fatal crashes last year.
WHEELING, West Virginia: US President George W. Bush and Chinese leader Hu Jintao will meet in Washington April 20 for talks aimed at resolving "outstanding differences".
PARIS: Tensions were at fever-pitch in France ahead of a new day of protests against Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's contested youth labour law, amid growing fears that violence could reignite in the city suburbs hit by last November's riots.