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Resignation Throws Netherlands Into Spin

Prime Minister Wim Kok faces parliamentary questions about his resignation over a report criticizing Dutch peacekeepers for failing to prevent the 1995 massacre of 7,500 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

Team Finds Cache of Inca Mummies

Thousands of ancient Inca mummies, some bundled together in small groups with their possessions, have been discovered beneath a shantytown near Lima, Peru.

Italian Sides Ready for Labor Talks

Senior Italian ministers lined up Wednesday to express willingness to resume talks with unions over labor reforms, a day after an eight-hour general strike brought the country to a near standstill.

No Sign of End to Israeli Offensive

Israeli troops swept through a Palestinian neighborhood of Jerusalem and two villages in the West Bank.

Pentagon Writes New Master Plan for Defense

The Pentagon is rewriting its master plan for assigning war-fighting responsibilities at home and around the world in the hope of better managing defense of the U.S. homeland.

Powell Returns Home With Little to Show

Before he set out on his difficult mission, Arabs expressed skepticism U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell could or would do much to help the Palestinians.

Microsoft Witness Asked Gates for Help

Microsoft Corp.'s first witness against antitrust sanctions sought by nine states admitted in court on Tuesday that he asked for a favor when Microsoft chairman Bill Gates called seeking his testimony.

Japan Treats Businessmen to Chocolate

It may not come in a plain brown paper bag, but the latest adult entertainment for Japanese men promises a pleasurable rush and a guilty little thrill.

Vivendi Firing Raises Ruckus

Jean-Marie Messier, chairman of Vivendi Universal, fired one of his key executives Tuesday.

U.S. Panel Approves Securities Legislation

A U.S. House of Representatives panel approved Tuesday night a sweeping overhaul of accounting and financial disclosure laws.

Enron to Pay $140M to Prevent Worker Exodus

Enron Corp. will dole out $140 million to 1,700 employees working for the bankrupt company in a move to dissuade them from bolting and taking jobs with competitors.

Torn Duma Passes Alternative Service

The State Duma narrowly approved on first reading Wednesday the government's bill on alternative military service that allows young people of draft age to carry out civil service if they put in twice as much time as in the army and can prove they are pacifists at heart.

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