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The War on Terrorism Expands

The war on terrorism is rapidly spreading to new theaters. Already, U.S. Special Forces are helping train Philippine troops to fight al-Qaida-linked militants; last week came news that similar programs will soon be launched in Yemen and Georgia.

The War on Terrorism Expands

The decision to send U.S. soldiers to Georgia, ostensibly to help President Eduard Shevardnadze's government in its struggle with terrorism, is provocative, risky and wrong-headed.

Japan May Need 'Shock Therapy' From China

In Japan, economic stagnation is compatible with comfort. Zero or negligible economic growth will still lift per-capita income because Japan's population will soon decline.

What Makes a Billionaire?

If one had to pick the ideal training ground for a great currency speculator, the black market in the Mienk Cafe in Budapest in 1945 might be a good place to look.

Hallucination Is More Real Than Imagined

In my last column, I wrote about the problems that arise as my wife and I gradually lose our memory. But they are nothing compared to what's happening with other pensioners our age.

U.S. Attacks Taliban Holdouts

U.S. bombers blasted the cavernous mountains of eastern Afghanistan for a third day Sunday, pressing a new offensive against al-Qaida and Taliban fighters believed to be regrouping there.

Riots in India Leave Hundreds Dead

Killings in India's worst Hindu-Muslim bloodshed in a decade eased Sunday, but the death toll jumped to almost 500 as scores more bodies were pulled from the rubble. In the bloodiest incident overnight, a mob burned four people alive in Palampur, a town in the state of Gujarat. Police opened fire to disperse the attackers, killing one.

Multiple Attacks Spark Israeli Strike

A Palestinian sniper opened fire on Israeli soldiers and civilian cars at an army checkpoint in the West Bank, killing 10 people, officials said.

Nations Divided on Zimbabwe

Commonwealth leaders appeared Sunday to be inching toward compromise on when and how to suspend Zimbabwe if next weekend's presidential elections are ruled not free and fair.

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