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WHO and Singaporean Experts Look Into SARS

A team of international experts is investigating how a Singapore lab worker caught SARS and how to prevent it from happening again, the health minister said Monday.

Koreans Want to Be 'Coreans'

Is alphabetical order destiny? Yes, say Korean scholars and politicians who have begun a drive to change the official English-language name of their country to ""Corea.""

IAEA Urges Iran to Come Clean

Governments and the head of the UN atomic watchdog agency urged Iran on Monday to heed on October deadline for clearing up suspicions about its nuclear activities and called on North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons program.

Guinea-Bissau President Ousted in Army Coup

Soldiers ousted the president of the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau, taking advantage of widespread discontent with his rule to seize power in a bloodless coup.

NYSE Boss Under Fire Over Payout

Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express Co., gets to defer his bonuses into an interest-bearing account. He doesn't get a guaranteed return.

White House's Math Up to $5 Trillion Off

U.S. President George W. Bush, whose war in Iraq may push the U.S. budget deficit to more than $475 billion next year, says he can cut that in half within five years.

Sweden Votes to Retain Krona

Sweden decisively rejected the European Union's single currency, defying expectations of a late surge of sympathy votes for the pro-euro government after the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh.

Poor Nations Unite, Walk Out on WTO

Poor nations united and claimed a new voice in global trade talks, even as their refusal to be pressured by rich nations contributed to the collapse of a crucial World Trade Organization meeting.

China Won't Revalue Its Currency Soon

China will not revalue its currency in the near term, despite speculative and political pressure to do so, state media said Monday.

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