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09/24/2003

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Moldovan Club Wants to Spend

Move over Real Madrid and Chelsea -- another big-spending club wants to get in on the act by luring top players from around the world with the promise of fat pay packets and first-rate soccer.

Under Fire at UN, Bush Requests Aid for Iraq

U.S. President George W. Bush told the United Nations on Tuesday that a democratic transition in Iraq would not be rushed, responding to French and German calls for a quick handover.

Chalabi Shifting Position Away From U.S. Handlers

Ahmad Chalabi, the president of Iraq's interim government, is in New York this week to press alternatives to the U.S. administration's occupation policy in postwar Iraq.

3 Militants Killed During Police Raid at Saudi Clinic

At least one Saudi policeman and three militants were killed Tuesday in a shootout at a hospital compound in the south of the kingdom, the latest in a series of clashes involving suspected al-Qaida members.

Power Blackout Hits 4 Million Danes

Nearly 4 million people in Denmark and Sweden were without power Tuesday afternoon after a blackout seized Copenhagen and southern Sweden.

Dollar Devaluation Rocks Japan

The dollar slid 1 percent to three-year lows against the yen for a second day on Tuesday as markets tested Japan's pain threshold following a weekend call by Group of Seven countries for more flexible exchange rates.

World Bank Ridicules Rich Nations on Arms

The World Bank opened its annual meeting Tuesday with a blistering attack on rich countries for spending hundreds of billions more on their militaries and their farmers than they do on helping the poor.

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