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Musharraf: I Will Not Initiate War

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on Monday vowed not to start a war and condemned attacks in India as ""terrorist attacks,"" but promised to maintain his nation's support for what he called Kashmir's ""freedom struggle.""

Bush Marks Memorial Day in Normandy

U.S. President George W. Bush paid homage to American war dead near Normandy's D-Day beaches Monday and vowed that his generation is ready to make the same sacrifice in the U.S. war against terrorism.

Scientists Find Water Under Mars' Surface

Water under the surface of Mars could speed up the search for life on the red planet, a British space scientist said Monday.

Afghanistan Gears Up to Choose a New Leader

Like the Great and Powerful Oz, former Afghanistan President Burhanuddin Rabbani exudes fiery rhetoric and delusions of grandeur as he insists from his elegant villa that he remains head of state and the best promise of unifying this fractured country.

Polanski's 'Pianist' Takes Palme d'Or

Roman Polanski, whose directing career has spanned nearly five decades, took his first Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for ""The Pianist,"" a movie that forced him to delve into childhood memories of Poland's Jewish ghettos.

Scandal Prompts Resignation of Canada's Defense Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien dropped Defense Minister Art Eggleton from his Cabinet on Sunday after two controversies this year that have embarrassed the government.

Canadian Firm Bids to Forge Gold Giant

Canadian gold mining company Placer Dome Inc. on Sunday offered to acquire rival AurionGold Ltd. for $1.11 billion in stock, aiming to create a leading worldwide gold producer as prices for the valuable commodity continue to increase.

Iran Defeats Clerics to Attract Investors

Iran has given final approval to a new foreign investment law aimed at luring oversees funds to help stimulate its sluggish economy.

When One Person's Aid Is Another's Misery

The White House and the U.S. Congress are trumpeting their determination to bring economic opportunity to the people of Africa. But first, a few million sub-Saharan farmers will have to suffer.

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