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11/06/2003

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Megawati Says Flood Was 'Nature's Wrath'

Environmental destruction led to this week's flash flood that devastated an Indonesian resort village killing at least 100 people, President Megawati Sukarnoputri said Wednesday.

More Diplomats Leave Baghdad

Insurgents struck at the center of the U.S.-led occupation on Tuesday, firing mortars after sundown at the heavily guarded district that includes major American facilities. Three people were wounded, the Pentagon said. Spain, a close U.S. ally, withdrew many of its diplomats because of escalating violence.

Putin as Trust-Buster Could Spur Big Boom

If Putin were to act as a trust-buster with Russia's monopolies, he could lay the groundwork for a boom.

A Wasted Opportunity

Both sides in the Yukos affair seemed to be losing their grip on reality this week.

Elite Change, Status Quo Unchanged

Preservation of the status quo is the most likely political scenario and the one which seems to best suit the president.

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