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Center-Right Wins Latvian Poll

Preliminary figures indicated that Latvia's center-right had won a comfortable general election victory on Sunday as the former Soviet state prepares to enter NATO and the EU.

4 Terror Suspects Arrested in Oregon

Hailing a ""defining day"" in the fight against terrorism, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has announced the arrests of four people in Oregon and Michigan on charges of conspiring to wage war on the United States and support al-Qaida. Two other suspects were being sought.

Bush Says War May Be 'Unavoidable'

U.S. President George W. Bush warned war with Iraq might be unavoidable, as Baghdad's foreign minister visited front-line Gulf Arab states with close military ties to Washington to plead for their solidarity.

10 Candidates Set for EU Admission in 2004

The European Commission will recommend Wednesday that 10 candidate countries should join the European Union in 2004 but will propose no date for Turkey to start accession talks, an EU source said Friday.

Bush Issues Appeal in Dock Strike

The White House warned both labor and management involved in a West Coast dock shutdown that they're hurting the U.S. economy.

Philip Morris Ordered to Cough Up $28Bln

A Los Angeles jury on Friday ordered Philip Morris Cos. to pay a record $28 billion in damages to a 64-year-old woman suffering from terminal lung cancer who blamed the tobacco giant for failing to warn her of the risks of smoking.

OECD Sees No End to Global Economic Woes

Economists monitoring the world economy's fragile health found new grounds for concern Friday when the rich country club, the OECD, issued a warning on growth and Germany's largest bank spoke of a ""mini-recession.""

Putting Chechnya Back Together Again

The reconstruction of Chechnya is moving apace, but the program's successes are shadowed by chronic funding delays, money shortages and corruption.

Signaling Shift in Chechnya Policy?

Putin should have serious doubts by now that the Chechen problem can be resolved by the use of force.

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