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04/24/2002

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Politicians Rally Against Le Pen

With words of shock and shame over Jean-Marie Le Pen's stunning showing, French political leaders of all stripes tucked away their differences Monday and threw support behind President Jacques Chirac in an attempt to thwart the extreme right's bid for power.

Report: Animal Drugs Pose Threat

The widespread use of antibiotics on farm animals may be shortening the length of time the drugs are useful in treating human disease, according to researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Strike Kills 2 Militants, Bethlehem Talks Begin

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to meet to try to end a lengthy standoff at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity on Tuesday, and an overnight Israeli missile strike killed two militants.

Maoist Rebels Place Nepal in State of Fear

A general strike ordered by Maoist rebels shut down Nepal on Tuesday, highlighting a pervasive fear of the guerrilla group that is fighting to topple the monarchy.

Bush Widely Criticized on Earth Day

Bush came under pressure Monday from environmental activists to make a commitment to attend the Aug. 26 to Sept. 4 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

Gates Warns of the End of Innovation

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates strode into a federal courtroom here Monday to fend off tough antitrust punishment and rehabilitate his company's image.

Gulf Firms Failing to Keep it in the Family

Multimillion dollar family businesses like those founded by Osama bin Laden's father still dominate the Arabian peninsula but are finding it harder to keep their companies strictly within the clan.

Enron Concedes Assets Overstated By $24Bln

Enron Corp. said Monday the value of its assets might have been overstated by as much as $24 billion because of accounting errors and the effects of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing last December.

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