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The Soothsayer

This sadly, is the last edition of the Soothsayer so I'm handing it over to my co-conspirators to say a few words and abuse me wherever possible.

Armenian Church Caught Up in Ethnic Enmity

Perched atop this island in Lake Van, the red stone church of Akdamar is prized by Armenians the world over as one of the finest surviving monuments of their ancient civilization.

Key Trio Doubt Case For War Against Iraq

Three key members of the UN Security Council -- Russia, France and China -- say they are not yet convinced that an Iraqi declaration this month failed to fully disclose any weapons of mass destruction, an indication that the United States might face an uphill battle building the case for war against Baghdad.

U.S. Begins to Clear Up Visa Backlog

Shelly Seaver had sent wedding invitations, reserved the church, bought her dress and found a photographer. But there was no groom.

Hong Kong Firms Fight Subversion Law

When businessmen in this bastion of laissez-faire capitalism talk politics, they rarely find themselves siding with pro-democracy activists.

E&Y Sued Over Illegal Tax Shelters

Former clients have sued accounting firm Ernst & Young and two law firms for more than $1 billion for allegedly convincing them to enter into illegal tax shelters, the law firm representing the plaintiffs said in a statement.

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