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03/25/2002

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Calling the World Bank to Account

William Easterly, a former World Bank official now on leave, says that after 50 years and billions of dollars, the bank has made little progress boosting the economies of poor countries.

Mideast Sparring Holds Zinni Mission in Limbo

Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians who attacked an army post with grenades, and militant Islamic groups said they would ignore any truce deal, complicating U.S. efforts to arrange a cease-fire.

Arabs Still See Arafat as Pivotal

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arouses conflicting feelings among ordinary Arabs after a roller-coaster political career that has seen him turn from guerrilla to peacemaker.

Afghan Girls Welcomed Back to Class

After years of being turned away at the schoolhouse gates, girls marched proudly at the head of the class Saturday at a ceremony here marking the start of school and the resumption of education for girls as well as boys in this country freeing itself from the Taliban's grim grip.

Violence Marks Bush Visit to Peru

Extending a hand to a shaken nation in Peru on the weekend, U.S. President George W. Bush declared that the United States would work to bolster ""democratic foundations"" in Peru as a means of fighting terrorism.

Rome Swells With Protesters in Aftermath of Assassination

An estimated 2 million trade unionists descended on Rome on Saturday, filling the city center with a sea of red flags in a massive show of force against plans by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to rewrite labor laws.

Ex-Fed Boss Has Andersen Plan

Arthur Andersen has been hit with another wave of client defections, even as former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker was offering a sweeping reform plan to try to save the company.

Senate Eyes Enron's White House Links

A U.S. Senate committee has issued subpoenas to Enron Corp. board members to ask about their contacts with the Bush and Clinton administrations, including communications on energy policy.

EU Targets U.S. Imports to Punish for Steel Tariffs

The European Union has drawn up a list of imports from the United States, worth about $2.1 billion annually, to penalize in retaliation for the U.S. government's imposition of tariffs of up to 30 percent on some imported steel.

CSKA Wins in Moscow Derby

CSKA continued its perfect start to the Russian Premier League season by beating city neighbor Dynamo 2-1 in an exciting Moscow derby Saturday.

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