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03/11/2001

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Security Council Condemns Ethnic Albanian Attacks in Macedonia

The Security Council met in urgent session to condemn attacks by ethnic Albanian militants in Macedonia and to show support for efforts by NATO and Macedonia to better patrol the country's border with Kosovo.

Russia and Ukraine Take a Trip Down Military Memory Lane

Workers smile, security men open doors, the director shows off plans for an environmentally friendly trolley-bus -- the Yuzhmash factory no longer looks like the Soviet Union's most-feared missile plant.

U.S. and Britain To Stop Kickbacks on Iraqi Oil

The United States and Britain want a U.N. panel monitoring sanctions to reduce the list of operators purchasing Iraqi oil in an attempt to stop alleged kickbacks to Baghdad, diplomats reported on Wednesday.

Putin Pledges to Improve Russian Women's Lot

President Vladimir Putin promised Wednesday to help improve the standing of Russia's long-suffering women, kicking off annual Women's Day festivities punctuated by effusive speeches praising feminine virtues.

Siberian Avalanche Traps Hundreds

An avalanche of snow trapped 200 people in cars and buses on a highway in Siberia Wednesday and left at least two people dead, emergency officials said.

New Charges May Be Lodged Against U.S. Student

New charges may be brought against an American graduate student arrested in the city of Voronezh last month and accused of possessing marijuana, a news report said Sunday.

Putin, and Chirac Discuss European Security and Presidential Trips

President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Wednesday evening with French President Jacques Chirac about an upcoming European Union summit and European security, Russia's presidential press service said.

13 Russian Servicemen Killed in Chechnya

Thirteen Russian servicemen were killed and 17 were wounded in Chechen fighting over the past 24 hours, an official in the pro-Moscow administration said Sunday.

Yeltsin Released From Hospital

Boris Yeltsin has been discharged from the hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia, Interfax said Sunday.

Raising of Kursk Delayed Until Autumn

The operation to raise the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine has been delayed from summer to autumn because of funding difficulties, an official said Sunday.
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