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Palestinians Plan Election, Arafat to Run

The Palestinian Authority, under pressure from U.S. President George W. Bush to dump Yasser Arafat as its leader, announced Wednesday that presidential elections will be held in mid-January.

WorldCom Follows Enron Path

WorldCom Inc. spiraled toward the brink of bankruptcy after the long-distance giant reported that it disguised $3.8 billion in expenses in what appears to be one of the largest cases of accounting fraud ever.

Low Airfares Worry Environmentalists

London publisher Peter Cole does some business in Cornwall but couldn't face the four-hour train ride to the southwest tip of England. This month, he flew down on a budget airline's new flight -- at a fraction of the cost of a rail ticket.

It Takes Two to Tango In Middle East Peace

It will be many months before elections are held in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Palestinians decide whether to follow U.S. President George W. Bush's imperative to oust Yasser Arafat as their president.

Bill Is a Potemkin Reform

Last week the State Duma passed in its second -- and most important -- reading a draft law to allow alternative community service as an option to the draft.

Making Bush's Vision Realistic

After much hesitation and internal debate, President George W. Bush has changed the ground rules on U.S. involvement in ending the conflict in the Middle East.

Leaving Metro Rudeness Behind

Sharp pain tore through my right shoulder, but sheer shock kept me from crying out.

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