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04/02/2002

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Despite War, Afghan Opium to Flood Markets

U.S. officials have quietly abandoned their hopes of reducing Afghanistan's opium production substantially this year and are now bracing for a harvest large enough to inundate the world's heroin and opium markets with cheap drugs.

Hong Kong to Deport Thousands

Hong Kong officials said Monday they would deport thousands of mainland Chinese who have lost legal battles to stay in the territory, ignoring pleas from the migrants who say their removal will tear families apart.

Britain Mourns Death With Gun Salute

The coffin of Elizabeth the queen mother rested Monday in a small stone chapel at Windsor Castle where the royal family privately mourned the beloved matriarch before she is taken to lie in state in London.

Anyone With a Bike Can Join Weekend Rambles

While Russia is not yet a nation of bicycle fanatics, a small but active group of locals is working to promote the sport within Russia and raise the country's profile abroad.

No Russian Base Means No Work, No Nothing

For Tariko Petrossyan, the Russian military base on the hill is a lifeline. Built in the 1960s, the Russian base at Akhalkalaki was one of four in Georgia used to guard the Soviet Union's southern border.

Empress Trumps Kasyanov

The scene was St. Petersburg over 200 years ago. Empress Catherine II, who fancied herself an expert in economic matters, penned a memorandum on metals exports and sent it to the Berg-Kollegiya, the governing body for Russia's mining and metals industry that functioned intermittently from 1719 to 1807.

Architect's House Revived as Office Showpiece

DTZ Zadelhoff Tie Leung is offering the lease on a 19th-century two-story wooden mansion is a historical monument owned by City Hall for use as office space.

Renters Negotiate to Pay More

The first successful negotiations to raise the rental rates of industrial property involving a professional real estate consultant have been conducted in Moscow.

CEO of Le Meridien Says 'Oui' to Moscow

The culture of hospitality in Moscow has gone from ""nyet"" to ""oui, avec plaisir"" in just 15 years, said Jurgen Bartels, chief executive of Le Meridien, the London-based global luxury hotel group.

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