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02/03/2006

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Fatah Gunmen Threaten EU Citizens

They say citizens of France, Norway, Denmark and Germany will be targeted if there is no apology for a cartoon of Mohammed.

Editor Sacked Over Cartoons

The Paris newspaper France Soir has sacked its managing editor after the daily printed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked protests and boycotts in the Muslim world.

Groundhog Predicts More Winter

In a decades-old tradition, Americans looked to a groundhog to predict whether they should expect another six weeks of winter weather.

Saudis Take First Steps on Route to Reform

Slowly but surely, ultraconservative Saudi Arabia appears to be loosening the bonds of its strictly controlled society, despite the absence of big government initiatives on political reform.

Koreans Relax as Tensions Ease

n this city that lies between Seoul and the border with North Korea, an odd-looking gate-like structure rises above the main street, ready to be dismantled. It still supports what seems to the naked eye to be several tons of concrete that serve no particular purpose beyond casting a shadow over approaching cars and the small shops nearby.

Teaching Nationalists a New Trick

The demand for nationalism, chauvinism and indeed racism is very high on the Russian political market these days. But will these sentiments forever hinder the country's progress toward democracy and its rapprochement with the West?

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