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04/23/2002

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French Protest After Shock Le Pen Vote

Spontaneous protests broke out throughout France after extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen advanced to the runoff election for French president, with some demonstrators in Paris throwing rocks and bottles at riot police, who retaliated with tear gas.

17 Killed in Fresh Gujarat Violence

A fresh wave of clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India's western state of Gujarat has left 17 dead, officials said Monday.

Hungarian Opposition to Form Government

Hungary's center-left opposition secured a narrow victory in Sunday's general election, vowing to guide the former communist country along a sure path to European Union membership.

Argentina Defies IMF Demands

The Argentine government on Sunday resisted demands by the International Monetary Fund for more provincial budget cuts as a condition for a sorely needed aid package.

Deputies Call Le Pen's Rise a Warning

Leading State Duma deputies warned on Monday that the strong showing of far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen in France's weekend presidential election should serve as a wake-up call.

5 Caspian Presidents Meet to Divide Sea

The presidents of all five states surrounding the Caspian Sea will meet in the Turkmen capital on Tuesday to try to settle a decade-old dispute on how to divide the sea, including its gigantic oil and gas wealth.

Sudanese Shopping for Arms

Visiting Sudanese Defense Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh met with defense officials Monday as he kicked off four days of talks for a deal to modernize his country's military.

Ministry Warns TV Channels, Moves to Close 2 Newspapers

The Press Ministry issued formal warnings to almost all television stations Monday about their lack of children's broadcasting.

Moldovans Governed by Despair

In Moldova, Europe's poorest country, most people share the same lot: cold apartments, empty refrigerators, hand-me-down clothing, and a hope that things will get better.

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