French President Jacques Chirac has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and replaced him with Dominique de Villepin, two days after French voters rejected the European Union constituion.
A Russian court has sentenced Yukos oil company founder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, to nine years in prison for tax evasion and fraud, ending an 11-month trial.
Iraqi officials say the governor of western Anbar province has been killed during clashes between U.S. forces and the insurgents who abducted him.
Two days of talks between China and Japan over a disputed natural gas field in the East China Sea ended Tuesday with no agreement beyond a pledge to continue working on the issue.
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