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'Chicago' and 'The Pianist' Dominate Oscar Night

The musical ""Chicago"" swept through the Oscars on Sunday with six awards, including best film, but Holocaust drama ""The Pianist"" dazzled audiences with two big upset victories for director Roman Polanski.

Stocks Fall, Oil Rises as Hope Fades

Hopes on financial markets for a quick end to the war in Iraq faded Monday, hitting stocks, sending investors back into safe-haven bonds and raising oil prices.

France Telecom Eyes $15Bln Share Issue

France Telecom said Monday it would go ahead with a $15.8 billion rights issue, with the government underwriting nearly two-thirds of the total, as part of a plan to reduce its massive debt.

Star News Broadcast in India

As war in Iraq gives people in India more reasons than ever to watch television news, Rupert Murdoch's Star Group is about to start a 24-hour news channel in India.

The Dangerous Myth of a Disintegrating Iraq

Misconceptions persist about Iraq being riven by sectarian divisions, though Hussein is deft at turning tribal rivalries to his advantage.

Saddam, Gusinsky and Berezovsky

There comes a time when all dictators and media moguls must turn against the men who made them.

Stalin's Legacy to Liberals

Ironically, many contemporary Russian liberals graduated from the ""Stalinist school of falsification.""

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