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02/13/2003

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Most Righteous War of All

A U.S.-led invasion of Iraq could be the closest thing to a ""just war"" that the world has ever seen.

Domestic Terrorism: Is Duct Tape the Answer?

America has been so focused on the Bush administration's plans for war with Iraq that the war against al-Qaida seemed to slip into the background.

Far East Buying Up Used Japanese Cars

While the United States is the world's largest importer of new Japanese cars, Russia is now the largest importer of used Japanese cars.

News in Brief

MSF Urges Probe MOSCOW (AP) -- The humanitarian aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres on Wednesday urged Russia to work harder to solve the kidnapping of a Dutch employee who was abducted nearly six months ago in Dagestan. Arjan Erkel, the 32-year-old head of the Northern Caucasus mission of MSF, was abducted in June. ""There is no doubt that the responsibility for resolution of this tragic case lies with the Russian federal authorities. We strongly believe in MSF that more political engagement is necessary at a high level in the Russian Federation,"" MSF president Morten Rostrup said. There has been no contact with the kidnappers, Rostrup said. LUKoil Case Closed MOSCOW (MT) -- The investigation into the mysterious kidnapping of LUKoil vice president Sergei Kukura was suspended by the Moscow region's prosecutor's office, the RBC news agency reported Wednesday citing prosecutors. The investigation was suspended because detectives were not able to name any suspects, RBC reported. Kukura was kidnapped on Sept.

North Korea Reported to the UN

Raising the stakes in the nuclear standoff with North Korea, the UN nuclear agency has reported the communist country to the Security Council for violating its international obligations.

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