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05/14/2002

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Toyota Posts Record $8.78Bln Earnings

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it powered to record earnings in 2001-02, while Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced a profit for the first time in three years.

Report: Prada To Announce $3.6Bln IPO

Italian fashion group Prada is set to announce plans for a ?2.5 billion ($3.66 billion) floatation on the Milan Stock Exchange.

German Engineer Strike Hits Berlin

Rolling pay strikes by Germany's powerful IG Metall engineering union took place in Berlin on Monday.

An Unlikely Place to Find Their Russian Souls

The literature of the new Russian avant-garde is hatched in a ramshackle house just a meter from the railroad tracks that run by the Delaware River.

Likud Deals Blow to Sharon's Plans

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat toured the West Bank for the first time in six months Monday, testing the recent lifting of Israel's travel ban.

Carter Begins Visit to Pariah Cuba

Jimmy Carter, the former U.S. president who did more than any other to ease tensions with Cuba, arrived for a visit Sunday.

Myanmar Opposition Leader Returns to the Political Fray

Keeping to a busy schedule of political activities since her release from house arrest last week, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Monday with some of her strongest supporters -- the women's wing of her National League for Democracy.

Using Coupons to Cork the Collective Bottle

The milkmaids were drunk, and not for the first time. Lyubov, a widow, was crying, and Svetlana had passed the rowdy stage, her eyes alight with anger, her tongue sharp and abusive.

Hardly Painting Town Red

The Communist Party knows it must show the Kremlin that it's ready to fight. But with whom, and for what?

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