Last Hour’s First Minutes
- Pope in Greece to mend split with Orthodox Church.
- EU signs record aid deal for Palestinian Authority.
- Germany launches $3.6 billion space program.
- New Zealand scraps national air force.
- Pope sends envoy to Jerusalem to seek resumption of peace efforts.
- Arafat calls for international observers in Israel.
- Pope visits Syria.
- Euroforce adopts Germanic anthem as marching tune.
- Race riots in Britain.
- China clinches deep-sea port deal in Pakistan.
- Ireland votes no to euro.
- Leaked document confirms drastic cuts in British Navy.
- DaimlerChrysler becomes Europe’s largest firm.
- EU funding of left-wing Israeli politics exposed.
- Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia call for greater EU role in Mideast peace process.
- U.S. recession confirmed.
- China takes stake in world’s biggest port, Rotterdam, with EU approval.
- Italy seals $550 million deal in Iranian oil field.
- Italy calls for EU to have greater role in Middle East.
- EU blocks General Electric takeover of Honeywell to restrict U.S. competition.
- Russia calls for NATO to be replaced by European security and defense arm.
- China and Russia sign Good Neighbor Treaty.
- U.S. abandons policy of preparedness to fight two major wars simultaneously.
- Egypt, Iran agree to support Syria in any war against Israel.
- EU takes over satellite center to separate intelligence from NATO dependence.
- German foreign minister takes seven-stop diplomatic mission to Mideast.
- Confirmed 45% rise in neo-Nazi hate crimes in 2000 over 1999.
- EU, Iran confirm intentions to negotiate trade pact.
- Revival of fascination with Mussolini sweeps Italy.
- U.S. attacked by terrorists; insurance company losses to eclipse all records.
- EU rushes to strengthen anti-terror laws.
- Spain demands Britain hand over Gibraltar.
- Iran shuns U.S.-led alliance against terrorism.
- EU to improve security relations with Iran.
- Germany to lead military force to secure Macedonia.
- Congo wars death toll confirmed at 2.5 million.
- Japanese Navy to support U.S. campaign in Mideast.
- U.S., Britain, Ireland, Netherlands okay Palestinian state.
- Germany’s Schröder claims frontline position in future political and military activity.
- EU to give Europol added powers in wake of Sept. 11.
- Scientists to clone humans by end of year.
- Croatia, EU sign contract for free-trade concessions.
- EU accelerates plans to accept ten more members.
- UN encourages EU economy as U.S. sinks.
- German Navy deploys off coast of Somalia.
- Japan adds troops, planes to its naval support of U.S.
- Schröder calls for EU institutions to be given greater powers.
- German general to head NATO’s military committee.
- Auditors confirm high level of fraud in EU agencies.
- Austria declares it has outgrown post-WWII neutrality.
- EU tightens free-speech laws.
- Britain offered EU Commission presidency in exchange for joining euro zone.
- Iran and Pakistan move toward strategic alliance.
- EU rapid reaction force launched a year early.
- Queen breaks 500-year tradition to invite Catholic cardinal as her guest.
- Recession in Germany.
- China opens Bahaman port.
- Japan revises military law to join UN missions.
- Pope summons Catholic leaders to discuss Christians’ future in Holy Land.
- EU reaffirms illegality of Israeli settlements in occupied territories.
- EU pushes laws giving extra powers to police, prosecutors and judiciary.
- EU moves to consolidate constitution and pushes for directly elected president.