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Victorious Likud Eyes New 'Unity' Coalition

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, riding high on his right-wing Likud party's sweeping victory, faced the daunting challenge Wednesday of forging a lasting coalition after an election that redrew Israel's political map.

Bush: War With Iraq Might Be Inevitable

With his sweeping, if unproven, charge that Saddam Hussein ""aids and protects terrorists, including members of al-Qaida,"" U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday night delivered his strongest effort yet to convince doubting allies and anxious Americans that war with Iraq may be unavoidable.

Pyongyang to Consider Peace Plan

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who U.S. President George W. Bush says is blackmailing the world with a nuclear arms program, has agreed to consider Seoul's plea to end the crisis, a South Korean envoy said Wednesday.

The Debate Over Capital Flight

Is capital flight a problem for Russia? Most people would say ""yes"" and would regard the recent reversal of capital flight as a positive sign for the Russian economy.

Iraq: Motives All Mixed Up

U.S. President George W. Bush says Saddam Hussein is deliberately thwarting attempts to disarm him and must be forced to disarm.

Land of Bureaucratic Opportunity

Last week, Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky complained that bureaucrats were pushing Russia down the road toward the ""Saudi model"" of government.

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