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Stars & Stripes Hits Stride for Repechage

New York's Stars & Stripes gained status as the wild card of the America's Cup challenger series when it sealed an impressive 4-1 win quarterfinal over Britain's GBR Challenge on Monday.

Translator Teaches More Than Words

Colin Pine has what he calls his dream job, translating every word spoken by the Houston Rockets' center and No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Will Bush Meet With Schroeder in Prague?

First, U.S. President George W. Bush refused to congratulate Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of Germany on his re-election victory, then he ignored a personal letter from the chancellor.

No Surprises in New Turkish Cabinet

Turkey's Justice and Development Party, or AKP, took office on Monday after the president approved a Cabinet list with little to surprise nervous financial markets and Turkey's Western allies.

Al-Qaida Plot Forces Closure of Western Schools in Jakarta

The al-Qaida network that carried out the terrorist attack in Bali is responsible for past plots against the United States in Southeast Asia and is now planning to strike at Western students at international schools in Jakarta, Western and Indonesian officials said Monday.

'Dusty Weapons' Worry Experts

Iraqi scientists know how to make chemical weapons that can penetrate military protective clothing, and Iraq imported up to 25 tons last month of a powder that is a crucial ingredient to such ""dusty"" weapons.

Hoping for Compliance, Inspectors Arrive in Iraq

Backed by U.S. threats of force, United Nations inspectors landed in Iraq on Monday to resume the search for weapons of mass destruction in a mission that could determine whether the Gulf is plunged into a new war.

Linguistic Mix-Up Fans Korean Nuclear Anxiety

North Korea sowed confusion with a weekend comment that seemed to confirm for the first time the communist state has nuclear arms, then highlighted another weapons worry with a threat Monday to restart missile tests.

Foreign Visitors Face New Controls

In a continuing effort to tighten up migration policy, the State Duma has given preliminary approval to a bill expanding the grounds for denying entry to foreign nationals or expelling them from the country.

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