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10/14/2003

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Russia to Face Wales as Big 3 Avoid Each Other

Russia was paired up with Wales in Monday's Euro 2004 playoff draw.

Iraq Seeks Aid From Muslim Nations

Iraq's foreign minister said Monday that Muslim nations need to accept the reality that the U.S-led occupation of Iraq will last for a while and to help the war-shattered country's recovery by contributing peacekeeping forces and money.

Romanian Colonels Surrender

Two fugitive former police officers, condemned by Romania's highest court for instigating the 1985 killing of a Communist-era dissident, have surrendered three months after fleeing arrest, authorities said Monday.

China Gets Space Fever as Manned Flight Nears

When China plans to become the third nation to launch an astronaut into space as soon as Wednesday, the government's top leaders will be sending a new message to two audiences.

EU Sets Base Donation For Iraqi Reconstruction

The European Union agreed Monday to a modest donation towards rebuilding Iraq as Britain pledged new efforts to clinch an agreement on the country's future before next week's major donors' conference in Madrid.

UN Mission Serves as Model

As debate intensifies about the capability of the United Nations to assume a greater role in the reconstruction of Iraq, the world body's success in rebuilding a devastated East Timor provides a stark contrast to the precarious U.S. administration in Baghdad.

Bush to Push China to Revalue Yuan

After weeks of public prodding, U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to personally step up the pressure on China to revalue its currency when he meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao, U.S. officials and lobbyists said.

GE Buys Amersham for $9Bln

General Electric has announced that it will buy Amersham, a British medical company, for $9.5 billion in stock, expanding its presence in the health care industry, including the growing medical imaging business.

Beijing Urges EU to Drop Arms Ban

China asked the European Union on Monday to end a ban on arms sales to Beijing imposed after the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and predicted prosperous times ahead as their relationship grows.

China Tightens Trade Ties to Former Colonies

China signed an agreement Monday with Portugal and six of its former colonies to establish closer trade ties.

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