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12/16/2002

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Pressure Mounts on Senate Leader

The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Republican leader broke ranks with his colleagues Sunday and called for a new election for majority leader, saying Senator Trent Lott may be so weakened that his continued service in that job could jeopardize the party's legislative agenda.

Bush Gives the CIA More Power to Kill

The Bush administration has prepared a list of about two dozen terrorist leaders that the Central Intelligence Agency is authorized to kill if capture is impractical and civilian casualties can be minimized, senior military and intelligence officials said.

Jordan Arrests 2 in Slaying of Diplomat

Jordanian authorities on Saturday announced the arrest of a Libyan and a Jordanian in the killing of an American diplomat in October, saying a top al-Qaida operative had supplied the two men with guns and money for a terrorist campaign in Jordan.

Indian Nationalists Sweep State Election

The ruling party won a sweeping victory Sunday in state elections in western India -- a landslide that could boost Hindu supremacists in national politics and challenge the nation's secular traditions.

Company Names Removed From Iraq Weapons Report

When the 10 non-nuclear members of the Security Council receive their censored copy of Iraq's weapons declaration Monday, the reports no longer will contain Iraq's recipes for weapons of mass destruction.

Arafat Tells Bin Laden to Stay Out

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is demanding that terror mastermind Osama bin Laden stop using the Palestinian struggle for statehood as a reason to conduct terror activities against the West, a London newspaper reported Sunday.

Analysts See Golden Era's End

Get ready for a new era. Stocks will move higher, but the gains won't be anything like investors got used to a few years back, some experts say.

Dollar Hits 3-Year Low Versus Euro

The euro pounded the dollar down near three-year lows on Friday and the yen also took a swipe at the greenback as the market grew edgy ahead of key U.S. consumer data after a day of frayed nerves over Iraq and North Korea.

India Taps New Coastal Gas Fields

Two energy companies recently found big natural gas fields off India's southeastern coast, discoveries that could affect energy markets -- and perhaps even the military and political balance of power in southern Asia.

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