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Croatian Nationalists Claim Victory

Leader of the nationalist Croatian Democratic Union, or HDZ, Ivo Sanader claimed victory Monday in a weekend general election, as voters swung back to the right and turned to a party once shunned by the West.

Iraq Security Tight As Ramadan Ends

Iraqis began celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Monday, but celebrations were subdued by tight U.S. security after the grisly killings of American soldiers over the weekend.

Democrats Sweep Hong Kong District Poll

Democrats in Hong Kong dealt a blow to their pro-China opponents in local elections Monday, sending a clear message to Beijing that the city's people want the right to elect their own leaders.

WTO Set to Turn Up Heat on Washington

The World Trade Organization is set to adopt a report next week that declares U.S. steel tariffs illegal, opening the way to rapid retaliation from some of the country's biggest trading partners.

South Korea Teeters on the Edge

South Korea's largest credit card issuer, LG Card Co., said customers could withdraw cash again late Monday after creditors agreed to extend emergency loans and averted a liquidity crunch that threatened the country's financial system.

World Trade Center Memorial Finalists Chosen

New York officials last week unveiled the eight finalists in the World Trade Center memorial competition, designs from quiet gardens and sunken pools to clouds and shafts of light that are meant to honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and the 1993 bombing of the trade center.

Ruling Frees Up Canary Wharf Bid

Britain's takeover watchdog last week cleared the way for U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley to make a fresh bid for Canary Wharf with the backing of the British property firm's biggest investor.

A Rotten Era Entombed Under Firework Shower

For one awful moment, I thought the army had begun firing on protesters outside parliament.

An Exercise in Obfuscation

It's an old Soviet military custom to gather the whole of Russia's top brass in Moscow once a year at the end of November or early December for a meeting to review the year's achievements and outline future tasks.

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