Luxembourg Voters Approve E.U. Charter

LUXEMBOURG -- Luxembourg voters approved the European Union's proposed constitution in a referendum Sunday.

Officials said 56.52 percent voted in favor of the constitution, while 43.48 percent voted against it.

Luxembourg is the 13th country to ratify the charter, but rejections by France and the Netherlands have thrown the document's future into doubt because it needs unanimous approval to take effect.

E.U. leaders last month agreed to freeze the ratification process, and many observers questioned Luxembourg's decision to proceed with a popular vote.

ASIA

* KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A Defense Department official told CNN that the body of a U.S. Navy SEAL missing since June 28 had been recovered, although U.S. military spokeswoman Lt. Cindy Moore said that the search for the commando was continuing.

AFrica

* KHARTOUM, Sudan -- The president of Sudan lifted the state of emergency in the country, except in the conflict-torn regions of Darfur and the east, according to a statement issued by the presidential palace. One day after the former southern rebel leader John Garang was sworn in as the first vice president to head a new government as Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Bashir's deputy, an emergency law giving authorities power to detain without charge and crack down on opposition forces was canceled.

THE MIDDLE EAST

* ANKARA, Turkey -- A militant Kurdish group, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Organization, asserted responsibility for a bombing in the resort town of Cesme on Turkey's Aegean coast that wounded 20 people, including two foreign tourists.

* JERUSALEM -- Israel's cabinet gave final approval to a separation barrier in Jerusalem meant to stop suicide bombers, over Palestinian and international objections.

EUROPE

* ROME -- Italian police arrested 142 people in a two-day anti-terrorism sweep in the Lombardy region, police officials said, reacting to fears that Italy might be the next target for attack.

-- William Magnuson

* PARIS -- A former head of France's spy agency, Adm. Pierre Lacoste, claimed that former president Francois Mitterrand approved the sinking of a Greenpeace ship in a New Zealand harbor 20 years ago, according to a French newspaper report. The case turned into an embarrassment for the French government.

-- From News Services

Fleeing Horns and Hooves

Runners elude fierce pursuers during this year's "running of the bulls" through Pamplona, in northern Spain. The famous San Fermin fiesta has been held since 1591 and attracts tens of thousands of foreign visitors for nine days of revelry, morning bull runs and afternoon bull fights.