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World Team Pulls Away From Russia

Russia's chess team fell three points behind the Rest of the World on Tuesday in the international tournament at the Kremlin, with only two rounds remaining in the tournament to make a push to reclaim its long-vaunted superiority at the game.

Arafat's Cabinet Quits in Political Showdown

The Palestinian Cabinet resigned Wednesday as a result of a showdown between Yasser Arafat and parliament -- the most serious challenge to his leadership since he returned from exile in 1994.

Problems At the Polls in Florida

Florida's first big test of its new elections system turned into a nightmare during primary elections Wednesday as polling stations opened late and dramatic problems cropped up with the touchscreen voting machines brought in after the 2000 presidential election debacle.

Is Putin Ready to Bargain?

The United States and Britain are lobbying reluctant allies to sanction the use of force against Iraq.

Nickname Is a Drain on Credit and Creditability

The telephone rang on my desk. It was Alexander Knaster, the chief executive of Alfa Bank.

One Year On, Russia No Longer a Junk Bond

It may sound cynical, even sacrilegious, but there's no getting around it: In terms of its international standing, Russia has benefited from the deadly terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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