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12/10/2003

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China Repatriating Billions of Bucks

Chinese lenders have been bringing money home from abroad, the Bank for International Settlements said in a new report, adding to pressure on the dollar as the United States struggles to finance its current-account deficit.

Chevron To Sell Off Properties

U.S. oil giant ChevronTexaco Corp. said it would sell some U.S. assets and would consider divesting certain Canadian properties, as part of an effort to improve its competitiveness.

Japan to Send Troops to Iraq

Japan's Cabinet approved a plan Tuesday to dispatch troops to Iraq, a landmark decision setting the stage for what is likely to be the nation's biggest and most dangerous overseas military mission since World War II.

Diplomats Planning Afghan Rebel Mutiny

In a series of secret gatherings, senior U.S. and other Western diplomats have met commanders of an Afghan faction that is attacking U.S.-led troops, urging the militants to dump their leader, disarm and form democratic parties.

Gore Endorses Dean for U.S. Democratic Nominee

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore threw his support to Howard Dean for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, adding momentum and political prestige to the antiwar candidate's front-running campaign.

Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

U.S. Cable Firms Storm Phone Industry

Time Warner Cable said Monday that it had signed a deal with Sprint and MCI to help it send telephone calls over lines once used only to deliver television programming.

Iraq Suicide Bombing Injures 41 U.S. Troops

A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives at the gates of a military barracks early Tuesday, wounding 41 U.S. troops.

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