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IRA Spy Scandal Shakes Belfast

Northern Ireland's First Minister David Trimble was to meet the British Prime Minister on Tuesday to demand punishment of the IRA's political ally Sinn Fein in a spy feud that looks set to topple the province's government.

Tape and Conversation Say Bin Laden Is Alive

Osama bin Laden is alive and plotting more attacks, according to a satellite telephone conversation reportedly intercepted over the weekend by U.S. and Afghan intelligence.

Bush: Disarming Iraq Is Urgent Duty

U.S. President George W. Bush declared Monday night that Saddam Hussein could attack the United States or its allies ""on any given day"" with chemical or biological weapons.

Speech Did Not Convince Skeptics

U.S. President George W. Bush's call for greater pressure on Iraq won guarded support in Asia and Australia on Tuesday, but his threat of war gained no support in Russia.

Pakistan Tests Missiles Ahead of Election

Nuclear-armed Pakistan on Tuesday successfully conducted a second test of its medium-range, surface-to-surface missile in less than a week, its army and president announced.

Dockworker's Lot: Power, Huge Salary

To U.S. unions, globalization is a nefarious force that has wiped out the jobs of millions of well-paid blue-collar workers.

Bertelsmann Admits Nazi Profits

German media giant Bertelsmann made large profits by selling millions of anti-Semitic books during the Nazi era and used Jewish slave laborers, a commission set up by the firm said Monday.

Creditors May Replace WorldCom Board

WorldCom's creditors are expected to replace the board when the company emerges from bankruptcy.

A Journey to Solovki and Facing Up to the Past

How much do Russians know about their 20th-century past? More importantly, how much do they want to know?

News in Brief

Deputy Minister Dead MOSCOW (AP) -- Yevgeny Gusarov, a deputy foreign minister in charge of relations with European countries and NATO, has died of a heart attack at age 52, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Gusarov, who died Monday, previously was ambassador to South Africa and first secretary of the then-Soviet Embassy in Canada. He was appointed a deputy foreign minister in 1999 and had been prominent in Russia's efforts to work against NATO's eastward expansion. His funeral is to be held Thursday. Information on survivors was not immediately available. A Free Space Trip MOSCOW (MT) -- The Russian Aviation and Space Agency and TV One have signed an agreement to send the winner of a new television show to space in 2003, TV One said Tuesday. The agency and television channel will co-produce the reality show inviting contestants to train with cosmonauts for space flights, TV One said in a statement. The winner will join a three-person crew to the international space station.

A Would-Be Sniper Sends Her Son to Chechnya

When Galina Sinitsyna failed to persuade the military to send her to Chechnya to fight rebels, she convinced her 20-year-old son to go instead. Her family needed the money.

Swiss Close Firm in Laundering Probe

A Swiss court on Tuesday ordered the closure of a Zurich-based company active in Moscow for allegedly laundering money.

Ochakovo Wins Case Against Inspectors

The nation's third-largest brewery, Ochakovo, on Tuesday won a lawsuit against quality inspectors who publicly blacklisted the brewer in May.

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