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Thousands Protest Iraq Occupation

Thousands of protesters demanding an end to the occupation of Iraq took to the streets in London, Athens, Paris and other cities around the world Saturday.

Blackout in Italy Affects 57 Million

A massive blackout hit Italy on Sunday, cutting power to millions of Italians who woke up to find their phone lines silent and their televisions black, while drivers struggled through streets without traffic lights and trains remained stuck on the tracks.

U.S. Regulators Recall 6,000 Segway Scooters

A Jetsons-like stand-up scooter, ridden by everyone from U.S. President George W. Bush to Jay Leno, has fallen down in the eyes of safety regulators.

Doomsday Fund Remembered

Five years after the Long-Term Capital Management huge hedge fund crumbled and shook the global financial system, banks and regulators have learned hard lessons about leverage and risk.

$87Bln Iraq Bill Fires Up Congress

If Democrats have their way, the Senate debate this week on President George W. Bush's $87 billion plan for U.S. operations in Iraq will boil down to garbage trucks for the renascent country, telephone area codes and taxes on the rich.

Equities Take a Break From Gains

The Nasdaq Stock Market composite index was hit with its biggest weekly loss in a year and a half, down 6 percent in five days -- its worst drubbing since April 2002.

Air France, KLM Negotiate Alliance; Alitalia May Join

French carrier Air France Group has called an extraordinary board meeting to review a proposed alliance with smaller rival KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a source familiar with the situation said Friday.

After the Summit: Time to Act

Bush-Putin summits are like getaways taken by couples seeking to re-ignite the spark in their marriage.

No Winners at Cancun, Not Even Russia

We all stood to gain and we all lost something at Cancun, both WTO members and Russia.

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