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11/29/2002

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Turkish Party Gets Approval

Turkey's new government formed by an Islamic-rooted party easily won a vote of confidence Thursday, paving the way for reforms aimed at winning membership in the European Union and improving the crisis-ridden economy.

Kissinger to Head Sept. 11 Investigation

During the 1970s, Henry Kissinger strode across the foreign policy stage like few other U.S. diplomats of the 20th century. He helped open China to the West, promoted a policy of detente with the Soviet Union and directed a secret war in Cambodia.

Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Doubt Cast on Iraq Inspectors

The United Nations launched perhaps its most important weapons inspections ever Wednesday with a team that includes a 53-year-old Virginia man with no specialized scientific degree and a leadership role in sadomasochistic sex clubs.

Sharon Projected to Remain Likud Head

A deadly shooting spree Thursday by a pair of Palestinian gunmen at a polling station in northern Israel, and twin attacks on Israeli tourists in faraway Kenya, marred a Likud Party leadership primary in which Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was expected to defeat Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

N.Y. Bank Busted in Laundering Inquiry

A small Manhattan bank that prosecutors said accepted duffel bags full of cash without raising questions about its origins pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating federal money laundering rules in what the U.S. government called the first case of its kind.

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