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05/17/2002

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Bush Knew of Hijacking Threat

U.S. President George W. Bush was told a month before Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network might hijack American airplanes.

Dutch Landslide Extends European Swing to Right

Murdered populist Pim Fortuyn's upstart party stormed to second place in the Dutch elections as the ruling center-left was routed in the latest example of Europe's dramatic shift to the right.

Palestinians Seek Elections, Reform

The Palestinian parliament demanded Thursday that general elections be held within a year, legislators drafting reform proposals aimed at overhauling the Palestinian Authority said.

Pope Turns 82 Amid Vatican Strife

Aides wheel him around on a chariot-like cart during ceremonies at the Vatican. They attach a ledger to the arms of his chair to hold the papers of his speeches. They hold him tightly, fearing a fall.

Adelphia Chief Quits as SEC Closes In

Cable pioneer John Rigas said Wednesday he would resign as chief executive of Adelphia Communications Corp. after 50 years at the cable operator's helm.

U.S. Slams Europe Over Protectionism Hypocrisy

Sparring over U.S. steel tariffs and farm subsidies spilled into the open at an international meeting in Paris on Thursday when a U.S. official bluntly told Europe to clean up its own act rather than complain about others.

Azerbaijan Still Waiting for 'Kuwaitization'

Earlier this year, out in the Caspian Sea to the north of this onetime oil boomtown, ExxonMobil abandoned a well it had spent five months drilling because it turned up dry.

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