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U.S. Cuts Its Military Aid in ICC Dispute

The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush suspended all U.S. military assistance to 35 countries Tuesday because they refused to pledge to give U.S. citizens immunity before the International Criminal Court.

Singapore Lauds Best Bathrooms

Singapore's environment minister awarded the country's first five-star rating to a public restroom Tuesday at the start of a nationwide drive to flush out dirty lavatories.

Bethlehem Given to Palestinians

Israeli patrols quit the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday, clearing the way for Palestinians to resume security control in a deal both sides hope will advance the U.S.-backed ""road map"" to peace.

Time to Stop Hedging Bets Over Afghanistan

Ten miles outside this dust-blown city, the historical capital of Afghanistan, gunmen belonging to the local warlord guard the airport, which U.S. forces use as a base.

Spooky Collusion

The row in Britain over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction -- or their absence -- intensified last week.

Doubling GDP and Russia's Energy Strategy

The Russian administration wants to have its cake and eat it too, at least as far as the tariffs of Gazprom and Unified Energy Systems are concerned.

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