Iraq's announcement that it will allow U.N. weapons inspectors to return has done little to slow the talk of possible war. The United States and other western countries say they will seek U.N. approval for an attack if the inspections do not go forward freely. Such talk in recent weeks has had some impact on daily life in Iraq, but some aspects of Baghdad are quite normal.
Swedish voters have given the ruling Social Democrats a third term, countering a rightward shift in Europe and boosting chances that Sweden will soon join the common European currency, the euro. Sweden's currency, the crown, has already shown its approval of the election results.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is urging the United States not to take military action against Iraq, without the approval of the U.N. Security Council.
Wednesday's observance of the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks has drawn tourists from around the United States and around the world to the site of what was the World Trade Center in New York.
U.S. officials are warning of a higher risk of terrorist attack as the nation prepares to mark the anniversary of last year's September 11 assault on New York and Washington.
Following the 11 September attacks against the United States, America met with an outpouring of sympathy and solidarity from much of the rest of the world. But a year later, the situation has changed, and anti-Americanism appears again to be on the rise, even in Europe, a continent filled with countries Washington counts as its friends. What happened?
Regional surveys indicate growing pessimism about the risks of doing business in Southeast Asia following the recent terror bombings in the region. Analysts say security fears will push investors toward China - which is seen as a more secure business environment.
The U.S. Congress held a special session in New York today to pay tribute to both the victims of the 11 September terrorist attacks and those who struggled to limit the resulting loss of life.