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Italians Launch Insults, Schroeder Stays Home

No sooner did Italy and Germany extricate themselves from the diplomatic imbroglio of last week than they got into another one on Wednesday, with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder reacting to an Italian official's insulting remarks about German tourists by imposing an unusual sanction: He canceled his vacation in Italy.

Lyashenko's Suicide A Shock to Friends

Russian hockey player Roman Lyashenko was an ambitious young man, unhappy with his place in the United States and yearning to advance to the Rangers from their minor league team, Pyotr Vorobyov, his friend and his former coach, said Wednesday.

The Chess World's Singing Champion

About a year ago I walked into the Central Chess Club to read the activities bulletin board, and I noticed the place was decked out in white balloons.

Security ... At a Price

The United States currently finds itself in the midst of a confused search for a central principle around which to organize its foreign and defense policies.

Campaign Season Starts With a Bang

What is it about bombings and elections that go together in Moscow?

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