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Travels Yield Several Bushisms

While traveling in Europe this past week, U.S. President George W. Bush proposed a novel plan for dealing with Russia's old nuclear weapons. He said industrialized countries would pay $20 billion ""to help Russia securitize the dismantled nuclear warheads.""

Uphill Battle to End Death Penalty in Japan

A bipartisan band of Japanese lawmakers is stepping up a campaign to abolish the death penalty, joining with European and U.S. activists to try to sway opinion in a land where most voters say they support executions. The politicians, who account for a slim 15 percent of the members of parliament, know they have a tough battle ahead.

Israeli Troops Raid Jenin In Response to Bomber

Israeli troops swept through this West Bank town and an adjacent refugee camp early Tuesday, stepping up raids of Palestinian areas after an Israeli woman and her 18-month-old granddaughter were killed in a Palestinian suicide attack on an ice cream parlor in a suburban shopping mall.

India: Musharraf Is Stoking Tensions

ndia said Tuesday Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's latest speech on the countries' military standoff over Kashmir was disappointing and dangerous and had stoked tensions rather than eased them.

100 Nepali Rebels Slain in Army Camp Assault

Nepali security forces killed at least 100 Maoist guerrillas, thwarting a human-wave assault on an army camp in the rebel heartland in the west of the kingdom, a defense official said Tuesday.

U.S. Bridge Death Toll Increases to 12

Although frustrated at times by strong currents, bad weather and complex physics, workers retrieved four more bodies Monday from the Arkansas River where a barge slammed into a bridge on Interstate 40 on Sunday downstream from this farming town.

Canadian Firm Defies U.S. Over 'Evil' Iran

Iran on Tuesday awarded an $80 million oil-field contract to Canada's Sheer Energy, the first foreign oil investor to reject the ""axis of evil"" tag pinned on Tehran by Washington.

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