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11/12/2003

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Al-Qaida Owns Up to Riyadh Blast

The al-Qaida terror network has claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens in the Saudi capital, an Arab weekly that has received purported al-Qaida statements in the past said Tuesday.

U.S. Woos World With $20Bln Iraqi Contracts

Anxious to appear fair in doling out nearly $20 billion in work in Iraq, the U.S.-led authority there is holding conferences in Washington and London next week for prospective contractors.

Bombers May Face Backlash

Al-Qaida remains poised to launch imminent terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere but appears to have sparked a backlash in much of the Arab world by bombing a Saudi compound filled with Muslim women and children from many countries, U.S. officials said Monday.

Ruling Sparks Talk of Trade War

European and Asian countries joined together Tuesday to demand that the United States drop its duties on imported steel or face the possibility of billions of dollars in retaliation.

Soros Says Bush Defeat Matter of Life, Death

George Soros, one of the richest men in the world, has given away nearly $5 billion to promote democracy in the former Soviet bloc, Africa and Asia. Now he has a new project: defeating U.S. President George W. Bush.

Iran: Nuclear Failures Insignificant

A senior Iranian official said Tuesday that Tehran's failure to declare past nuclear activities detailed in a new report by the UN's nuclear watchdog were ""insignificant,"" Iran's state television reported.

Doubling GDP and the Illusion of Growth

In his May 16 address to the State Duma, President Vladimir Putin outlined the ambitious goal of doubling the nation's GDP in the next decade.

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