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08/19/2002

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Germany Battles With Freak Floods

The muddy waters of the swollen Elbe River eased back from their peak Saturday, raising hope that the city's historic buildings -- painstakingly rebuilt since World War II -- might be spared more damage from the disastrous flooding that has swept much of Europe.

Pope Returns to Poland, Delivers Mass

More than 2 million faithful filled vast meadows Sunday to hear their favorite son, Pope John Paul II, deliver the largest outdoor Mass ever in Poland.

UN Inspector: Threats Will Not Persuade Iraq

Threats of a U.S. invasion will not help persuade Iraq to allow investigators in to verify whether Baghdad has eliminated its weapons of mass destruction, the chief UN arms inspector said Sunday.

Bush Moves to Spur Investors, Votes

U.S. President George W. Bush said Friday he plans to propose initiatives to help small investors recoup some of their losses and entice them into a skittish stock market. White House officials said he wants to sign the measures into law this year.

An Oligarchic Love Story

About three weeks ago, The New York Times found it noteworthy that Vladivostok, a ""bedraggled Far East city of drab, cabbage-scented cafeterias,"" had at least one nice cafe where a mafioso could kick back and have a hamburger.

Demobilized, But Not Given the Boot

Naval service was rarely a very cheerful prospect in the mid-1950s as it lasted for a full five years.

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