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Sects and the Church

Let us celebrate one of post-Soviet Russia's too few pleasant surprises: the failure of fringe religions.

The Case of Colonel Budanov

One political trial now under way is remarkable for its sheer pointlessness in terms of state interests.

Boris and Bill: Inside the 'Special Relationship'

At noon on Monday, June 5, 2000, Presidents Bill Clinton and Vladimir Putin emerged from the Tsar's Entrance of the Kremlin Palace.

Final Day of Jubilee Draws Big Crowds

Hundreds of thousands of people cheered wildly and waved flags in a massive display of love and loyalty Tuesday as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II rode through London in a golden carriage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her reign.

Classic Texts Axed by N.Y. Exam Censors

In his memoir ""Barrio Boy,"" author Ernesto Galarza wrote about ""skinny Italian"" and ""fat Portuguese"" boys, but in an examination given to New York State high school students 30 years later, the Italian kid has become ""thin"" and the Portuguese boy is now ""heavy.""

Arafat Pitches Reforms to CIA Chief

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, who is under pressure from the United States to do more to prevent terror attacks on Israel, on Tuesday presented a plan for reforming his unwieldy security services to CIA chief George Tenet.

Bush Says FBI, CIA Must Do Better Job

U.S. President George W. Bush said intelligence agencies must do a better job tracking and catching terrorists, as new information surfaced that the FBI learned about an eventual Sept. 11 hijacker from the CIA as early as January 2000.

India Installs Air Raid Sirens, Shelling at Border Continues

Indian and Pakistani soldiers unleashed fresh artillery and gunfire in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday, a day after eight civilians were killed by shelling.

Belfast Unrest Threatens to Spiral Out of Control

Unrest in Belfast is threatening residents' security and will only get worse unless communities on both sides of Northern Ireland's religious divide take steps to stop it, the province's leaders say.

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