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01/20/2003

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Tszyu Retains Hat Trick of Titles

Australia's Kostya Tszyu retained his three super-lightweight titles against American Jesse James Leija.

Trial Puts Spotlight on Pilots' Pills

A military hearing into the deaths of four Canadians in an airstrike by two American pilots in Afghanistan has focused attention on the military's long-held but little-known practice of using drugs to keep its weary forces awake and alert -- or to help them sleep off the stress of combat.

Inspectors Vowing to Get Tough

Chief UN arms inspector Hans Blix flew to Baghdad on Sunday to demand that Iraq stop dragging its feet and volunteer evidence on its weapons programs to avert the threat of war.

Indian Firm Sold Iraq Raw Materials

An obscure Indian trading company has provided the first clear evidence that Iraq obtained materials over the last four years to produce or deliver weapons of mass destruction.

U.S. Posts a Record $40Bln Trade Deficit

The U.S. trade deficit surged 13.9 percent in November to a record $40.1 billion, as imports increased sharply and exports showed only slight gains despite a weakening dollar, the government said Friday.

Saudis Launch Plan to Remove Hussein

Increasingly desperate to avoid war, Saudi Arabia is engaged in a campaign to incite Iraqi security forces to overthrow Saddam Hussein if he continues to refuse to step down or go into exile, officials here say.

Euro Hits 3-Year High Against Dollar

The euro rose to a new three-year high against the dollar Friday, powering toward the $1.07 level on a rally fed by concern at the impact of a war in Iraq on the economy of the United States.

Economists Predict 3.1% Growth for U.S. in 2003

Economists have trimmed their forecasts for U.S. growth but still expect the world's biggest economy to expand by about 3 percent this year, around the same as in 2002, as consumers keep spending and businesses use some profits to boost investment, according to a Reuters survey.

Japanese Economy Still Lagging

Industrial production is trailing off and the chances for recovery still depend heavily on a U.S. rebound, the Japanese government said Friday, lowering its assessment for the troubled economy for the third straight month.

EU Writes Stiffer Anti-Piracy Rules

The European Union is to beef up the powers of its customs authorities this week to stem a huge inflow of counterfeit goods, EU officials said Saturday.

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