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12/25/2003

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First Mad Cow Case Shakes U.S.

The United States battled the fallout Wednesday from its first case of mad cow disease as the world's leading importers slapped bans on American beef and nervous investors punished fast-food giant McDonald's.

Parmalat Files for Bankruptcy

Italian food group Parmalat filed Wednesday for fast-track bankruptcy protection under an emergency government decree, a company lawyer said.

Saddam Claus Brings Holiday Cheer

Christmas came early this year for some 30,000 U.S. troops in Tikrit who caught ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein near his hometown a week ago -- and how better to celebrate than with a captivating card?

Ukraine Votes to Change Constitution

Parliamentary supporters of Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma rammed a constitutional reform bill through the national assembly on Wednesday despite raucous dissent from opponents who called it an excuse for dictatorship.

Basayev Says He Was Behind 2 Bombings

Chechen guerrilla commander Shamil Basayev said on a rebel web site that he masterminded two deadly suicide attacks that separatists had earlier condemned.

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