CHINA held spectacular shows in Beijing to mark the one-year countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympics; observers were worried about air pollution and its effect on athletes' performances...The leaders of North and South Korea agreed to meet later in August for the first summit since 2000...Unusually serious monsoon flooding in South Asia affected some 30 million people with the risk of water borne diseases...Pakistan's President Musharraf decided not to call a state of emergency despite insistent rumours that he was about to do so...In Iraq five Sunni MPs announced a boycott of cabinet meetings, leaving the national unity government without any Sunni representation...In the United States Virgin America began its first regular low-cost flights between New York; Los Angeles and its hub San Francisco; Washington is likely to be added later.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
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- British driving licence deal could be "tied to agreement over Gibraltar"
- Deal with Spain over British driving licences is "close", British ambassador gives update
- Balearic alert as Britons start to put the brakes on international holidays
- Steven McManaman sells the family home in Mallorca
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