October 2003

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Wednesday 1er October


Thursday 2 October

  • In , beginning of the lawsuit in call of Sitted (until October 15) of the former nurse Christine Malevre, shown to have assassinated, enters February 1997 and May 1998, seven patients of the François-Quesnay hospital, with Mantes-the-pretty in , and already condemned to 10 years of prison. Its judgment will be increased to 12 years of criminal reclusion.
  • The United States :
    • The adviser for national safety Condoleezza Rice announce the creation of one group stabilization of Iraq placed under its own responsibility.
    • American David Kay, chief of the group of inspectors américano-British on the weapons of massive destruction (ISG) in Iraq, presents his first report/ratio at the American Congress and still indicates not to have found anything.
  • The Russian Minister for Defense Sergueï Ivanov, indicates that, if it preserves one " military quality of alliance keeping the current official doctrines ", the Russian government could call in question its strategic partnership.
  • : The South-African novelist obtains it .

Friday 3 October

  • The President George W. Bush, declares about the report/ratio presented the day before by the chief of the ISG, which it shows " that Saddam Hussein misled the international community actively, that Saddam Hussein clearly violated the resolution 1441 of the Security Council of UNO and that Saddam Hussein was a danger to the world ».
  • In , Laila Freivalds, former minister for Justice, is named as new a Foreign Minister to replace Anna Lindh, assassinated it last.

Saturday 4 October

  • Opening of the intergovernmental Conference of with , charged to adopt the project of European Constitution, worked out by the Convention chaired by French .
  • :
    • Attack-suicide asserted by Islamic Djihad in a restaurant of Haïfa in Israel: 19 dead plus the kamikaze.
    • In the night from the 4 to October 5, the Israeli army carries out a raid on against a camp of drive of Islamic Djihad, located close of . It acts of the first Israeli operation in Syria since .

Sunday 5 October

  • The chief of the ISG, David Kay announce the discovery in the refrigerator of an Iraqi scientist, bottles containing of botulinic toxins.
  • : launched an air attack on a supposed basis of Jihad Islamique in the suburbs of in , following an attack commits suicide in a restaurant of Haïfa having made 19 died.
  • In Chetchnia, Akhmad Kadyrov, the candidate with the presidential election supported by the Russian government, gains the presidential election with 82,5% of the voices.
  • From the 5 to October 7, with in Russia, official visit of French the Prime Minister .

Monday 6 October

  • Handing-over of with the American chemist Paul Lauterbur and with the British physicist Peter Mansfield for their work in on, which allowed the creation of the modern camera magnetic, and of by magnetic resonance.
  • In : Facing new Israeli threats, the president of Palestinian authority declares itemergency state in the Palestinian territories. It names moreover one new government of 8 members directed by the Prime Minister Ahmad Qorei.

Tuesday 7 October

  • Gray Davis, the democratic governor of the state of , is relieved by a popular vote (55% of the voices) at the time of a procedure of revocation (recall), its republican successor, the actor of Austrian origin , is elected with 48,1% of the votes.
  • Israeli the Prime Minister declares that is decided to strike its enemies " everywhere and by all the means ».
  • Parliament of vote in favour of the sending of troops in Iraq by 358 votes against 183. In reaction general outcry in all Iraq.
  • Handing-over of Nobel Prize of Physics with Alexei A. Abrikosov, Vitaly L. Ginzburg and Anthony J. Leggett for "work pioneers in the theoretical field of and of suprafluides ».

Wednesday 8 October

  • Agreement of peace, signed with Pretoria, between the Burundian president Domitien Ndayizeye and Pierre Nkurunziza, president of the Forces for the defense of the democracy (FDD), which must put an end to 10 years of civil war with .
  • is allotted to Robert F. Engle and with Cleave W. J. Granger for their work having allowed to improve the reliability of the economic forecasts.
  • is allotted to Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon for their work on transport of and of water through the cellular wall and in particular for their discovery of .

Thursday 9 October

  • With Iekaterinbourg in , official visit of the German chancellor and discussions with the President .
  • With in Iraq, a Spanish military attaché Jose Antonio Bernal Gomez is assassinated.
  • From the 9 to October 11, State visits with of the French President .
  • announces the successful test of a new missile with nuclear capacity Shaheen 1 of a range of 700 km. This missile has the capacity to strike the large cities . This test follows one week the test of a missile of short range Hatf-2 Ghaznavi. The spokesman of the Pakistani army specified that it had been informed before each launching.
  • The very recent Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qorei its resignation presented, following a divergence with the president of Palestinian authority concerning the Minister choice for Defense.
  • : 110 was officially baptized by a working group made up ofUICPA and itUIPPA. Its name comes from the city from Darmstadt where the laboratory GSI is located which discovered it.

Friday

  • France: At the time of the lawsuit of fictitious employment of , the prosecutor requires against the former Prime Minister , 8 months of prison with deferment and a fine.
  • Opening in of the 5e with 20 nations present to gain the trophy William Webb Ellis. The opening ceremony proceeded in Telstra Stadium, with Sydney. At the time of the match of opening, the team of beat that of by 24 to 8.
  • is allotted to the militant one of the humans right Shirin Ebadi for its efforts in favour of and of the humans right.
  • Japanese the Prime Minister ordered the dissolution of the Lower House of the Parliament, in order to call with new legislative elections. The date of those was fixed at November 9. The Lower House of the Japanese Parliament counts 480 deputies.
  • An incursion of the Israeli army with Rafah in makes 7 dead. The goal of the operation is to destroy tunnels connecting with. It acts of the most important operation of with Rafah since the beginning ofIntifada.
    • Until October 16, a total of 114 Palestinian dwellings will be shaven in the north of the Gaza Strip.

Saturday

  • In , of the demonstrations turns to the riot, the army shoots at crowd and kills several tens of people. Demonstrations took place since the 28 to protest against the Bolivian natural gas export.
  • UNO indicated that it inquired into a massacre of 16 people, women for the majority, in a village of the east of Congo-Kinshasa.
  • 50 rebels and 7 police officers were killed in clashes in the west of . They are the more violent ones engagements since the rupture of cease-fire by the guerrilla Maoist on last 27 August.
  • According to the American daily newspaper Los Angeles Times, the Israeli army would be able to launching since its submarines of the American cruise missiles Harpoon equipped with a nuclear load.
  • affirmed that it would counteract by all the means in its possession in the event of new Israeli attacks on its territory.
    • The Israeli government answered that Syria should assume its responsibilities if it shelters terrorist groups.
  • With Kofi Annan condemned the death of civil in the operation with Rafah, and qualified it excessive use of the force.

Sunday

  • In the center of , attack-suicide in front ofBaghdad hotel, known to be headquarters of the services of American information: 7 Iraqi police officers and guards are killed.
  • Meeting on the edges of Dead Sea Jordanian side, Palestinian and Israeli personalities met to conclude a pact symbolic system intended to start again the negotiations of peace. Appointment was taken for an official ratification in Geneva the 4 November.
    • The Israeli Minister for the Foreign Affairs Sylvan Shalom declared: « I did not await another thing on behalf of these people who brought to us the agreements of Oslo (1993), from which we still pay the price today ».
  • announced that it would proceed to the sending of one inhabited between the 14 and on October 17. The flight should consist of 14 terrestrial orbits before its return on Earth.
  • In the United States, After 34 hours of operation an American team of with succeeded in separating two Siamese twins two years old Egyptians and joints by the head.
  • F1 : Michael Schumacher gain its sixth title of champion of the world of the drivers of F1. It beats the record of . At the origin of its Formula One, the stable Ferrari gain a new title of champion of the world of the manufacturers.
  • Igor Astarloa becomes champion of the world of on road with Hamilton ().
  • The female team of female gains the world cup in the United States.

Monday

  • According to the German magazine DER Spiegel, Mossad (service of information and actions of the Israelis) would have received the mission of planning possible attacks against Iranian targets.
  • With , 25e birthday of the election of the pope .

Tuesday


Wednesday

  • France: French government reject the draft agreement of 2 September of payment ofExecutive Life business who envisaged the payment of a fine of 585 million US dollars, because François Pinault, billionaire and close friend of the president of the Republic, and Jean Peyrelevade, former deputy manager of cabinet of Pierre Mauroy in Matignon, then chairman of Crédit Lyonnais, both personally implied in this business, would have remained in the collimator of the parquet floor of . This transaction is accepted on February 15, 2005. Moreover F. Pinault will have probably to sacrifice the successor of Executive Life, Aurora.
  • In , launching of the spaceship Shenzhou 5 ("divine Vessel"), carrying on its board the lieutenant-colonel , first taikonaute (Chinese cosmonaut) of the History. The vessel was launched, at 9 hours of the morning (standard time), since the base of Juiquan located in Gobi Desert and, it returned on ground, October 16, after 14 circumterrestrial orbits and a landing in Inner Mongolia.
  • At 7 a.m. 30 GMT, one of force 4 on shook the area of in Japan.
  • In the north of the Gaza Strip, with Beït Hanoun, a convoy of American agents of safety has undergoes an attack: 3 died and a casualty.

Thursday

  • In France, the Minister of Interior Department inaugurates, with Ajaccio in , a new commemorative plate with the memory of the Prefect killed by Corsican nationalists.
  • :
    • Food GMO : Monsanto announce its intention to leave the market of European because of a weak rate of penetration. See too .
    • October 16 and 17, with , the Council of the Heads of State and government. 17, the President is expressed there in the name of the German chancellor which was to take part in an important political debate at the Bundestag in .
  • In , ?lham?liyev, wire of the outgoing president and former communist dignitary Heyd?r?liyev, the first turn of the presidential election with 80% of the voices gained. This result is disputed by thousands of opponents in anger.
  • taïkonaute Chinese returned on ground without encumbers on board spaceship Shenzhou 5 after a 21 hours flight. At the time of this flight, it carried out 14 times it tower of planet.
  • Vote unanimously by Security Council of UNO Resolution 1511 (4th version of the draft Resolution presented by the United States).
    • This resolution Authorizes the creation of a multinational force under American command and, request with the temporary Council of government (IGC) Iraqi to present, from here December 15, a calendar concerning the drafting of a new Constitution and l(organisation of elections.
    • France, Germany and Russia, voted for this resolution but estimate that " the conditions of are not met to consider a military or financial engagement beyond their current engagement ».
    • It is to be stressed that this resolution does not fix any calendar with regard to the withdrawal of the occupying forces and the re-establishment of Iraqi sovereignty.
  • With Putrajaya, 10th top ofOrganization of the Islamic conference which takes part the Russian President .
    • Malaysian the Prime Minister Mohammad Mahathir and host of the top declared that " Europeans killed six million Jews on twelve. But today, the Jews direct the world by procuration. They obtain that the others fight and die for them ». These remarks cause a made indignant reaction of the United States and European Union, but had caused only approvals within the assembly.
  • : until October 22, ceremonies to celebrate the 25e birthday of the pontificate of .

Friday

  • From the 17 to October 23, the American President George W. Bush carry out a round of visits, centered on " fight against terrorism ", in several countries of Asia and of the peaceful one.
    • October 17, with Tokyo in Japan.
    • October 18 and 19, with Manila in the Philippines.
    • The 20 and 21, it takes part in the annual top of the Asia-Pacific area, with Bangkok in Thailand.
    • The 21, with .
    • The 22, with Bali in Indonesia.
    • The 23, with Canberra in Australia.
  • The American Congress votes in quasi totality, the 87 billion US dollars necessary according to the American government to continue " war counters terrorism ».
  • In , following the slaughter of October 11, the President néo-liberal resigns and is exiled with in . Its vice-president replaces it like .
  • : became highest of the world with 508 meters, after the pause of the pinnacle of 60 meters on the roof of the building.

Saturday

  • : opening of the top of the APEC which gathers the 21 leaders of peaceful Asia. The files treated during this top will be the fight against terrorism, Iraq and the nuclear crisis in .
  • : A Russian rocket of Soyuz take off of the base of Baïkonour with , to transport three cosmonauts (Spanish of, Russian and American) towards the international space station (ISS). stowing 20.
    • It returns on ground on October 28 with Spanish, and the two preceding occupants of the station who were in space since , Russian Youri Malentchenko and American Edward Lu.

Sunday

  • Death with of Alija Izetbegovitch at the 78 years age. He was the first Moslem president of and had directed the country of with after the bursting of ex-Yugoslavia.
  • In , to defer it Jean Helene, correspondent of the chain (Radio international France) is killed, in front of the headquarters of the police force, by a police officer in uniform.
  • At the time of the visit with Teheran in Iran, French, German and British Foreign Ministers, the Iranian authorities committed themselves cooperating completely with IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).
  • 3 Israeli soldiers are killed at the time of a ambush in .
  • The general assembly of the United Nations adopt a European resolution requiring that
    • « stop and returns "on the construction of the wall in the occupied territories.
    • Palestinian authority makes " visible efforts "to put an end to them" attacks force "against the Israeli population.
  • In , validation of the constitutional referendum with 54,4% of participation.
  • In , itUDC (democratic Union of the center), left the populist right-hand side, arrived at the head of the federal elections with 27,7% of the votes, and obtains 55 seats (+11) out of 200. It is today the first political party in Switzerland and its leader brigue a second station with the federal council with the detriment of PDC.
    • The UDC had obtained 11% in and 22% in .
    • Other parties: Socialist party 52 seats (+1), Left radical 36 seats (-6), Left Christian-Democrat 28 seats (-7), Greens 13 seats (+4), Liberals 4 seats (+2), PEV 3 seats, others 9 seats.
    • Results 1999: Socialist party 512 seats, radical Party 36 seats, Party Christian-Democrat 28 seats, Greens 13 seats, Liberals 4 seats, PEV 3 seats, others 9 seats.
  • In Chetchnia, Akhmad Kadyrov, directing it tchetchene prorusse, officially took its functions of president 15 days after his very discussed election.
  • With , ceremony of beatification of in front of more than three hundred and thousand faithful, of which Bernadette Chirac and .

Monday

  • In France, 90% of the tobacconists closed their store to protest against the rise in the price of the cigarettes, denouncing a taxation assassinates (80% of the price of the tobacco) and of prohibitory measurements incentive to the development of smuggling (25% of consumption in Europe).
    • Average price of the cigarettes in Europe: Norway 7,19 € - the United Kingdom 7,05 € - France 4,65 € - Sweden 4,31 € - Finland 4,00 € - Denmark 3,90 € - Belgium 3,70 € - Switzerland 3,60 € - Netherlands 3,35 € - Italy 3,30 € - Germany 3,20 €, Luxembourg 2,85 € - Greece 2,70 € - Spain 2,50 € - Portugal 2,25 €.
  • The Israeli army carries out five raids in the band of Parked: 7 dead.

Tuesday

  • In visit with Beuvrages in North, the President lance the election campaign and target the c?ur of the debate while declaring: « Degraded habitat, insecurity, unemployment, discrimination, rise of the communautarism and the inequalities: these painful realities must be taken with arm the body. They cannot be ignored speech and public action ».
  • In , of gigantic fires devastates this American State.
  • In , the constitutional reform is accepted with 89,7 % of the votes. The goal of this reform is to harmonize the Rumanian constitution with the legislation of the European Union.
  • With , the pope gave the barette to the 31 new cardinals, named by him thus carrying manpower of crowned college with 194 members, of which the archbishop of Marseilles Bernard Panafieu, the archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin and the Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) of the Holy See Jean-Louis Tauran.
  • : The Goncourt Academy decreed for its centenary it with Jacques-Pierre Amette for The mistress of Brecht.

Wednesday

  • In , October the 22 and 23, of the police searchings are made in in the entourage of the former nationalist chief Charles Pieri.
  • Visit State of the President in Niger (Oct. 22 and 23.) and in Mali (Oct. 24 and 25.).
  • In , some 150 000 people attended funerals of the former Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic.
  • : the tension is assembled between and it in connection withisland of Touzla located in strait of Kertch. The problem emerged whereas Russia built a stopping in the strait.
  • The general assembly of the United Nations voted for a resolution asking to give up its project of wall and to destroy the part of the work already built.

Thursday

  • With in , conference bringing together the representatives of 73 countries, 20 international organizations and 13 (nongovernmental Organizations) to try to gather funds for the rebuilding of Iraq.
    • IGC Iraqi announces that the Iraqi companies could be had at 100% by the foreign investors.
    • The conference is closed on promises of various contributions for a total amount of 13 billion US dollars plus 20 billion already promised by American. This operation especially made it possible to widen the circle of the countries which follow the United States to Iraq.
    • Neither France, nor Germany, appear among the contributors.
  • Inauguration with of Walt Disney Concert Hall, conceived by the architect Frank Gehry, and sits of the Orchestra philarmonic of Los Angeles, at a cost of 50 million US dollars offered by Lilian Disney.
  • : great price of the novel French Academy is allotted to Jean-Christmas Pancrazi for All passed so quickly.

Friday

  • :
    • The federal prosecutor of , grants to French government a one month deadline to find a new agreement to replace that rejected on October 15.
    • In , two attacks aiming of the police officers having taken part in the searchings of October the 22 and 23 against close relations of the nationalist chief Charles Pieri.
  • Israeli the Prime Minister announces that the construction of a second wall is being studied.

Saturday

  • In , a rocket noncharged is drawn against quartering from with Aspretto.
  • In , after the Union of the Moslems of Italy claims the posting of verses of beside crucifix in a nursery school of The Abruzzi, a judge orders the withdrawal of all the crucifixes of the school.
  • In :
    • InIoukos business, Mikhaïl Khodorkovski, owner oligarch of the oil group, is stopped with the airport of Novosibirsk in , and put under the blow of seven inculpations, of which those of flight in organized group, swindle, tax avoidance and forgery. It denies the facts and risks ten years of prison.
    • Its group had just operated a fusion with the group Sibneft and was in talks with the American group Exxon Mobil for an acquisition of a holding.

Sunday

  • Hotel Al-Rachid from Baghdad is the target of an attack at the time from which 29 rockets are drawn, making 1 died and 17 wounded. In this hotel placed Paul Wolfowitz, the n°2 of Pentagon in visit in Iraq since the day before.

Monday

  • : the emergency state is issued to fight against the gigantic fires.
  • With , five attack-suicide of which one in front of the seat of the international Committee of the Red Cross, for a total of 43 died, primarily of Iraqi.
  • :
    • is allotted to Dai Sijie, novelist of Chinese extraction, for the Complex of Di
    • is allotted to Hubert Mingarelli for Four soldiers.

Tuesday

  • With in France, first top of the presidents of 13 French areas (on 22) and of six länders German (on 16) around the Prime Minister and of the chancellor .
  • : a provisional assessment has made state of 18 dead and fifteen hundred houses destroyed by the gigantic fires for one week.

Wednesday

  • Road safety : The first of the seventy automatic radars set up by the government at City-of-Wood (The Essonne) last night with blows of mass was ransacked. This automatic radar had been inaugurated by minister Interior last Monday. The authorities intend to install cameras of monitoring in order to ensure the safety of this radar... Anecdote: at the time of the inauguration of this first radar, was controlled with 103 km/h on the main road which led to this inauguration whereas speed is limited there to 70 km/h. Control was carried out by journalists of the magazine Car More. Gilles de Robien, him, was controlled to 97 km/h at the same place.
  • About the attacks which American in Iraq undergo, the President George W. Bush declare in front of the press: « These attacks despaired against the civil innocent ones we will not make yield ».
    • From an average of 10 per day to ego of August, the attacks passed to an average of 25 by day, but according to the American proconsul Paul Bremer : « 90% of the attacks occur on less than 5% of the territory, and according to the dignitary Shiite Sheik Fadel Al-Sah Lani : »Apart from the zone sunnite and of Baghdad, my things improve. The economic life starts again, there are food products on the markets, water and electricity returned".

Thursday

  • : The Minister of Interior Department visits some in , denounces one " gangster system ».
  • In :
    • InIoukos business, after the arrest of Mikhaïl Khodorkovski, owner of the oil group Loukos, the parquet floor makes seize the share of 44% of the actions which it held personally, in the oil group, for an amount estimated at 15 billion US dollars. but it would have anticipated the man?uvre and would not have any more, directly, that 9,5% of the actions, the company had just offered to its shareholders, a dividend record of 2 billion US dollars, thus recovered mainly by Mikhaïl Khodorkovski and the oligarch Abramovitch Novel, which holds 26 % of the Ioukos group.
    • The President dismisses the chief of the presidential administration resulting from the Eltsine clan.
  • Iraq : According to a report/ratio of Center for Public Integrity, the firms which divide the fabulous spoils of the rebuilding ­pour 8 billion US dollars ­sont those which helped the Bush candidate the most at the time of the election of November 2000.

Friday


 

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