A suicide car bomber killed at least five and injured 34 Sunday at a police station in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul during a violent weekend of bombings, clashes between insurgents and US forces, and at least four more kidnappings. Elsewhere in Iraq:
• Coordinated bombings exploded Sunday night at six Christian churches in Baghdad and Mosul during services, killing three people and injuring at least 20 others.
• Fighting that erupted in Fullujah late Saturday between coalition forces and insurgents resulted in the death of at least 10 militants. In fighting late last week, US forces killed 20 militants.
• On Saturday militants said they had abducted two Turkish truck drivers and threatened to behead them unless their Turkish employer left Iraq.
In the first parade of its kind, China's military marched in Hong Kong Sunday in a display of might that included tanks, helicopters, and 3,000 soldiers. Chinese officials said the march was intended to increase "patriotism" in Hong Kong, though others thought it was intended to intimidate Hong Kong's pro-democracy leaders before September's legislative elections. The parade in the military's barracks, drew about 27,000 spectators.
A bomb exploded in Prague Sunday underneath a car parked at a casino injuring 18, mainly tourists from the US, Britain, and Germany. Officials "ruled out" terrorism and said the bombing was probably a "case of gangs settling accounts."
France deployed 200 troops Saturday to eastern Chad near the border with Sudan's Darfur region after the UN Security Council passed a resolution Friday demanding Sudan disarm the Arab militias blamed for the atrocities in the region. According to French officials, the soldiers will assist with aid efforts and provide "stability and security" to the 180,000 Sudanese refuges in Chad.
The World Trade Organization agreed Sunday on a plan to cut farm subsides and lower import duties throughout the world. The deal means that many of the world's richest countries - including the US - would cut billions in subsidies paid to farmers, giving developing countries more access to their markets. The "historic" decision restores talks on global trade that collapsed at the WTO meeting last year in Cancùn, Mexico.
On a mission of atonement, Gerhard Schroeder honored 200,000 Poles killed in the Warsaw Uprising, which occurred 60 years ago Sunday. The German chancellor traveled to the Polish capital with US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Britain's Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to remember Poles killed by Nazis during the 63-day battle.