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Absentees Dilute Arab Summit

An Arab summit opened in Beirut on Wednesday to consider a Saudi plan for peace with Israel, but the absence of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and the leaders of key U.S. allies Egypt and Jordan threatened to dilute its impact.

Gunman Opens Fire, Kills 8 in Paris Suburb

A man rose calmly and opened fire with automatic pistols at a city council meeting in a Paris suburb early Wednesday, killing eight people and wounding 19 others before finally being restrained and shouting out: ""Kill me, kill me!""

Rescuers Rush to Afghan Quake Zone

Afghans dug with their hands through the rubble of a flattened town Wednesday in hopes of finding survivors from a series of earthquakes that officials say killed well over 2,000 people.

Narco-Feudalism Still Rules

General Tommy Franks, the U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan, came to Moscow last week to pay a courtesy visit.

Afghanistan at Risk of Further Fragmentation

The U.S. government devised a successful strategy for winning the war in Afghanistan. An equally effective plan for securing the peace is now urgently needed. Unfortunately, no coherent policy is yet in sight.

Europe's Fury

The United States has been fighting a war in Afghanistan. It has troops in the field in the Philippines and in Colombia. It is trying to mediate the bloody Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. The last thing it needs is a quarrel with Europe.

Depressing News About Depression?

A lot of new medical studies appear these days, which is good for human progress, medicine makers, medicine takers and the folks who print studies.

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