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05/20/2003

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Indonesia Restarts War Against Aceh Rebels

Indonesian attack planes fired rockets Monday at a rebel base in Aceh province, signaling the start of a major military offensive just hours after the breakdown of peace talks in Tokyo.

Looting Derails Detailed U.S. Plan to Restore Iraq

The looting, lawlessness and violence that planners thought would mar only the first few weeks has proved more widespread and enduring than Bush and his aides expected.

'Matrix' Reloads for a $93M Weekend

""The Matrix Reloaded"" sold an estimated $93.3 million worth of tickets in the United States from Friday to Sunday for the second biggest box-office weekend on record.

Tracing Hussein's Cash Flows Proves Tough Task

Iraq's U.S.-appointed financial guru has a problem: It has been impossible to understand how Saddam Hussein spent the country's money.

Short of Funds, U.S. States Allow Sunday Liquor Sales

In the United States, with barely a whimper from temperance interests, bans on Sunday liquor sales, the most durable of the nation's old blue laws, are tumbling.

Chinese Oil Venture to Invest $1Bln in a Sudanese Refinery

China National Petroleum Corp. plans to invest $1 billion jointly with Sudan to create the African country's largest oil refinery, state press reported Monday.

Israel Hit by 5th Blast in 48 Hours

In the fifth suicide bombing in less than 48 hours, a Palestinian detonated explosives at the entrance to a crowded mall in a working class town in northern Israel on Monday.

Belgium Sticks With Center-Left Coalition

Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt tendered the resignation of his outgoing coalition to King Albert, a procedural step to start the process of forming a new government.

Weak Dollar's Slide Boosts Euro and Yen

The dollar dropped to multiyear lows on major currencies, bringing the euro within grasp of its debut level on Monday.

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