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Francis Curta

Francis Curta

    Germany probes sprouts as possible E. coli source
    Germany probes sprouts as possible E. coli source
    German authorities on Monday conducted tests on locally grown sprouts suspected of being the source of an E. coli outbreak that has killed 22 and...
    Source of killer bacteria in Germany remains unidentified
    Source of killer bacteria in Germany remains unidentified
    The number of people sickened by a mysterious killer bacteria grew on Wednesday, two weeks after the outbreak in Germany, while fears over tainted...
    Leaders hail expansion of Europe free travel zone
    Leaders hail expansion of Europe free travel zone
    European leaders on Friday hailed the expansion of the Schengen passport-free travel zone to nine mostly ex-East Bloc nations as a landmark moment...
    Saddam makes key admission in trial
    Saddam makes key admission in trial
    Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on Wednesday accepted he ordered the destruction of orchards as a reprisal for an assassination bid in a...
    Saddam trial resumes but lead lawyer absent
    Saddam trial resumes but lead lawyer absent
    The trial of Saddam Hussein and seven aides on charges of crimes against humanity resumed on Wednesday with all the defence lawyers attending the...
    Defiant Saddam blasts court
    Defiant Saddam blasts court
    A defiant Saddam Hussein on Monday exchanged angry words with the presiding judge and heard testimony from the first prosecution witness as the...
    Iraq: One week, more than 180 dead
    Iraq: One week, more than 180 dead
    Iraqi officials have promised to deploy up to 10 000 extra men to boost security ahead of a December 15 general election after a rebel bombing...
    In Iraq, a silent phone line means a comrade has died
    In Iraq, a silent phone line means a comrade has died
    When a United States soldier dies in Iraq his comrades immediately know about it because all communications at the base are cut-off pending...
    Ten die in six suicide bombings in Iraq
    Ten die in six suicide bombings in Iraq
    At least six suicide bombers blew themselves up in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Friday, killing 10 people and wounding about 60 in attacks...
    Sectarian tensions rise in Iraq
    Sectarian tensions rise in Iraq
    A series of tit-for-tat killings has raised sectarian tension to boiling point in Iraq, where Sunni religious leaders have openly accused Shi'ite...