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Tale of Creative Powers Bedeviled by Leaky Roof

Not long ago a memorial plaque was unveiled at 17/1 Tverskaya Ulitsa to honor the legendary actor and singer Alexander Vertinsky, who lived there in the1940s and 1950s.

Burden on Bush and Blair

The fog of words surrounding Iraq should begin to clear a bit this week when British Prime Minister Tony Blair visits the United States, carrying with him detailed intelligence about Saddam Hussein's efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction.

Elizabeth Was a Symbol of Courage, Continuity

Queen Elizabeth the queen mother, the enduringly popular grande dame of the British royal family and the country's most beloved symbol of courage and self-sacrifice during World War II, died in her sleep Saturday afternoon at Windsor Palace, a spokesman for her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, announced. She was 101.

Andersen to Drop Consulting Business

Accounting firm Andersen will back away from its consulting business to focus on auditing as it fights a criminal indictment over audits that failed to flag the looming collapse of energy trader Enron Corp., former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said Friday.

Enron Looking to Pay Execs $90M in Bonuses

Fearful of losing senior managers and employees and having trouble recruiting new ones, Enron Corp. has asked a bankruptcy court to approve payment of lucrative retention bonuses and severance to them.

China Gets Exemption From EU Steel Barriers

China said Friday the European Union was giving it the same preferred treatment as a developing country with regards to protective barriers on steel products following bilateral consultations.

CSKA Stays Top With 1-0 Victory Over Alania

CSKA Moscow earned a hard-fought 1-0 home victory over Alania Vladikavkaz to continue its perfect start to the Russian Premier League season.

Israel Attacks Arafat's Headquarters

The Israeli government declared Palestinian President Yasser Arafat an ""enemy"" Friday and sent tanks and armored personnel carriers to fully isolate him in his Ramallah headquarters and to launch an ""extended operation"" in the Palestinian territories.

Palestinians To Call for Sanctions

A top Palestinian official said Sunday he would urge Islamic countries to agree to economic sanctions targeting Israel in response to the latest escalation of violence in the Middle East.

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