Last week, Uzbekistan announced that the number of people in the country who could access the Internet during 2002 had reached 275,000, double the number who could log on in 2001.
President Bush met Friday with British Prime Minister Tony Blair to discuss possible military action in Iraq. The men discussed the possibility of a second U.N. resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq.
The chief U.N. weapons inspector says if invited, he would be willing to meet Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and would tell him to cooperate proactively with inspectors.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in the United States today for talks with U.S. President George W. Bush that are expected to focus on the timing of, and planning for, a possible war on Iraq.
Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has been chosen to serve a second term after his Likud Party overwhelmingly defeated political rivals in national elections Tuesday.
China says it will launch its first astronauts into space later this year. Beijing is hoping the manned space program will boost commerce, science, and security. But, those benefits come at a price.
African leaders have complained that few of the continent's pressing financial and health concerns have been discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But, they say they are committed to reforms embodied in an initiative launched a year ago.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia may shift its position on how to deal with Iraq if the United Nations arms inspectors encounter new difficulties in their work. Mr. Putin spoke during a visit to neighboring Ukraine.
A South Korean presidential envoy returns to Seoul Wednesday after a three-day mission to North Korea to resolve an international dispute over that nation's nuclear activities.
Britain says a report by U.N. weapons inspectors shows that Iraq is in material breach of disarmament resolutions and the prospect of war is closer than it was.