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CIA Chief's Palestinian

Until last week, the greatest humiliation of an American director of central intelligence took place in 1985.

Both Sides Missing Aim In Mideast

More than two weeks after Israel launched its military invasion of Palestinian towns on the West Bank, innocent Israelis are still dying in suicide bombings.

Malfunctioning Functionaries

Highly placed government officials all started talking at once last week about the state's intention to reduce its share in the mass media market.

Jazz Strikes Wrong Note With Azeri Dinosaurs

Wedged between a group of tipsy English teachers from the British Council and the cavernous armpit of an Azeri politician, I spent Sunday evening listening to a motley crew of international musicians playing their favorite jazz.

Putin's Party Assembly Line

Every self-respecting Russian leader has to have his own political party. At first there was just the one party of power -- Unity. Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov's Fatherland party could only aspire to that role on his home turf.

109 Die as Air China Jet Crashes

An Air China passenger aircraft plowed into a wooded South Korean mountain in heavy rain and fog Monday, killing many of the 167 people on board but 47 survived, rescue officials said.

Chavez Seeks to Heal Venezuela's Ruptures

Venezulan President Hugo Chavez, newly restored to office after a botched coup attempt, told paratroopers who remained loyal to him ""I will always be with you,"" but also made a conciliatory gesture to opponents.

East German Stasi Files Cut Off

East Germany's secret police archives, forced open a decade ago by hunger-striking protests, have slammed shut, ending a post-Cold War era of openness and possibly protecting those who suppressed a nation for 40 years.

Searches Begin in Jenin Camp

Palestinian medics accompanied by Israeli troops began searching for bodies in this devastated refugee camp Monday.

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