Articles by Thomas Wagner

Israel Vows to Strengthen Offensive

  • 01 August 06
  • The Associated Press
Despite a 48-hour halt in airstrikes, an immediate cease-fire seems unlikely.

Bomber Strikes Baghdad Restaurant

  • 22 May 06
  • The Associated Press
The attack comes as Iraq's new government meets for the first time.

String of Attacks Kills Dozens in Iraq

  • 15 May 06
  • The Associated Press
A string of deadly attacks ripped through the Iraqi capital Sunday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 60, police said. Six Shiite shrines were damaged in a series of blasts around the Baqouba area northeast of the capital.

Iceland Experiments to Bury Greenhouse Gases

  • 28 March 06
  • The Associated Press
Iceland has long been a pioneer in the battle against global warming, tapping its unique combination of volcanoes, geysers and thundering waterfalls to produce the electricity, heat and hot water it needs while protecting the environment.

Group: Russians Dug Iranian Tunnels

  • 21 December 05
  • The Associated Press
An Iranian exile group claimed Tuesday that Tehran has secretly built a network of tunnels and underground facilities with the help of two Russian scientists in an effort to conceal parts of its atomic and missile programs.

Iraqi Emigrants Cast Votes Abroad

  • 14 December 05
  • The Associated Press
Iraqi emigrants came to polling stations around the world Tuesday to vote in national elections, leaving with ink-stained fingers and hope for the violence-torn country many fled during Saddam Hussein's brutal regime.

Iraqi Insurgents Stepping Up Attacks

  • 25 October 05
  • The Associated Press
Stepped-up attacks by insurgents over the last two days have killed at least 45 Iraqis, including 12 laborers -- five of them brothers -- who were gunned down at a construction site, police said Monday.

3 Elections Officials Killed by Insurgents

  • 20 October 05
  • The Associated Press
Sunni-led insurgents killed 19 people in Iraq on Wednesday, the opening day of Saddam Hussein's trial, including six Shiites who were lined up at a factory and gunned down in front of their fellow workers, police said.

Iraqis Amend Constitution to Appease Sunnis

  • 13 October 05
  • The Associated Press
President Jalal Talabani and other top politicians on Wednesday praised as ""historic"" the last-minute compromises that negotiators reached on the draft constitution and urged Iraqis to vote ""yes"" in this weekend's referendum.

Crude Oil Tops $50, Saudis Hike Output

  • 29 September 04
  • The Associated Press
For the first time, crude oil topped the psychological milestone of $50 per barrel during Asian trading Tuesday, surging to new record levels that could unsettle oil-importing nations.

Dutch, Shell Chiefs Ask for Forgiveness

  • 30 June 04
  • The Associated Press
The leaders of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos., chastened by this year's reserves booking fiasco, asked shareholders for forgiveness and time to revamp the Anglo-Dutch oil giant.

Hutton Clears Blair in Suicide Probe

  • 29 January 04
  • The Associated Press
A judge cleared British Prime Minister Tony Blair's government Wednesday of any direct involvement in the suicide of a British expert on Iraqi weapons.

After Berezovsky, Dubov Granted Asylum in U.K.

  • 08 October 03
  • The Associated Press
A British court dropped extradition proceedings against Yuly Dubov on Tuesday after it was told the businessman had been granted asylum here.

Broucher: Kelly Feared He Might End Up Dead

  • 22 August 03
  • The Associated Press
Government weapons scientist David Kelly feared he might ""end up dead in the woods"" if a U.S.-led coalition attacked Iraq, a colleague testified Thursday at a judicial inquiry into Kelly's suicide.

Tributes Paid to British Journalist

  • 30 September 02
  • The Associated Press
The family of a British freelance journalist reportedly killed in Ingushetia praised him Friday as a devoted reporter who risked his life to cover dangerous conflicts that the world needed to know about.

'Telephone Tooth' Brings Mobile Into Your Mouth

  • 02 July 02
  • The Associated Press
Two British inventors last week unveiled a prototype of a device that could solve all those problems with mobile phones. There's only one drawback: Your dentist would have to install this thing inside one of your molars.

Moscow Office Space World's 4th Costliest

  • 19 March 02
  • The Associated Press
Moscow office space last year moved up from the world's ninth most expensive to the fourth most expensive, according to an annual survey released Friday.

Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy in Kabul

  • 27 September 01
  • The Associated Press
Thousands of protesters attacked the abandoned U.S. Embassy compound in the Afghan capital Wednesday, setting vehicles ablaze and ripping down the U.S. seal above the entrance.

APEC Chiefs Want New Round of WTO Talks

  • 17 November 00
  • The Associated Press
APEC nations are calling for new world trade talks that would consider the needs of developing countries, which fear being left behind in the globalizing economy.

Cheers, Tears Mark Hong Kong Handover

Former Communists Win Mongolian Vote

U.S. Envoy Urges Aid for North Korea

North Korea: Nuclear Freeze Begins