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Olympic Pairs Share Ice Once More

All four winners of the Olympic figure skating pairs gold medal were on the ice together Tuesday.

Saturn Victory Sends It to Top

Moscow regional team Saturn went to the top of the Russian Premier League for the first time ever with a 2-0 win over Rostselmash Rostov on Tuesday.

Mugabe Wins, Opposition Cries Foul

The government declared President Robert Mugabe the winner of the most bitter presidential election in Zimbabwe's history Wednesday in a vote observers said was deeply marred by irregularities and ruling-party violence.

A Palestinian State Gets Recognition From UN

The UN Security Council approved a resolution endorsing a Palestinian state for the first time and calling for an immediate cease-fire in the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Iraq Attack Proving a Tough Sell for Cheney

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney began the most difficult phase of his 12-day mission to elicit allied support for a possible military campaign against Iraq, and immediately encountered open opposition from one of Washington's closest allies in the region, King Abdullah II of Jordan.

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Belarus Arms Exports MINSK, Belarus (Reuters) -- Belarus, under threat of U.S. sanctions over alleged illegal arms trading, has tightened state controls over arms exports to developing countries, the KGB security service said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department hinted last month at possible sanctions against Belarus over allegations the country was involved in arms smuggling to countries or groups supporting terrorism, in breach of United Nations sanctions. Stepan Sukhorenko, first deputy head of the KGB, reiterated that Belarus had complied with all international requirements on arms trading, adding that the country would allow the United States to monitor its arms sales. ""Today we have even stopped supplies of some goods that can be used for civil as well as military purposes,"" Sukhorenko told reporters during a rare news conference.

Slave Freed After 13-Year Ordeal

The malodorous bedroom in a cheap hotel where Vladimir Yepishin slept Tuesday wasn't much, but it was a step up -- his first taste of freedom after 13 years as a slave.

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