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Japanese prime minister says elections likely on June 25

May 14, 2000

 

TOKYO, MAY 13 (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Saturday that parliamentary elections will likely be held June 25.

 

The next election, which must be held by October, will be a critical test for Mori, who replaced Keizo Obuchi when he collapsed in a coma last month.

 

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President supports "Million Mom March" in radio speech

May 14, 2000

  

WASHINGTON, MAY 13 (AP) - President Bill Clinton said Saturday the gun lobby is "no match" for the tens of thousands of American mothers who will march in support of stiffer gun control legislation Sunday on the National Mall and in 70 other sites nationwide.

 

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Israel explains decision not to sign nuclear treaty

May 14, 2000

 

UNITED NATIONS, MAY 13 (AP) - Israel's foreign minister explained his country's refusal to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty by saying Iraq and Iran pose too great a threat to be ignored.

 

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Wildfires out on control in New Mexico, Arizona

May 13, 2000

 

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, MAY 12 (AP) - Driven by swirling wind of up 55 mph (88 kph), fire rolled from block to block in abandoned Los Alamos, burning scores of homes down to their foundations in the town where the atomic bomb was built.

 

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Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels claim they are set to recapture Jaffna

May 13, 2000

   

NEW DELHI, MAY 12 (AP) - Hundreds of civilians fled Sri Lanka's war torn Jaffna city Friday as advancing Tamil Tiger rebels on the outskirts of their former capital warned of heavy fighting.

 

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Supreme Court orders army to restore democracy within three years

May 13, 2000

  

ISLAMABAD, MAY 12 (AP) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the military that seized power in a bloodless coup to restore democracy in Pakistan in three years.

 

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Anti-Suharto protest turns violent in Jakarta

May 13, 2000

 

JAKARTA, MAY 12 (AP) - Police fired tear gas Friday night at hundreds of student protesters who had gathered outside former President Suharto's home, demanding that he be put on trial for corruption.

 

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India's billionth baby is born

May 12, 2000

 

NEW DELHI, MAY 11 (AP) - With the birth of a baby girl named Astha - "Faith" in Hindi - India's population officially hit one billion Thursday, an event marked with fanfare and concern over the nation's too-rapid growth.

    

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Japanese prime minister urges China to pursue dialogue with Taiwan

May 12, 2000

 

TOKYO, MAY 11 (AP) - While reiterating Tokyo's position that Beijing is the sole legal government of China, Japan's prime minister urged visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan Thursday to pursue dialogue with Taiwan.

    

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Bush leads in poll, thriving among key swing groups

May 12, 2000

 

WASHINGTON, MAY 11 (AP) - Gov. George W. Bush is tied with Vice President Al Gore among women in the race for the White House and leads among conservative Democrats who supported Ronald Reagan, says a new poll that suggests voters are increasingly pessimistic about the state of the nation- a bad sign for Democrats.

    

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Divided by ideology and a sealed border, Koreas share a national dish: kimchi

May 12, 2000

 

SEOUL, MAY 11 (AP) - Pro-Western South Korea is a world economic power. Communist North Korea is destitute. A sealed border separates their populations. But one thing they share is kimchi. 

    

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Putin asks Duma to approve Kasyanov as prime minister

May 11, 2000

    

MOSCOW, MAY 10 (AP) - President Vladimir Putin asked the lower house of parliament Wednesday to approve Mikhail Kasyanov as prime minister, and lawmakers were expected to quickly approve the choice.

 

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Poll : Bush leading Gore in race for president

May 11, 2000

  

LOS ANGELES, MAY 10 (AP) - Republican George W. Bush leads Democrat Al Gore by 8 percentage points in the race for president, according to a nationwide Los Angeles Times poll published Wednesday.

 

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Premier promises `huge opportunities' with China in WTO

May 11, 2000

    

SHANGHAI, MAY 10 (AP) - Trying to rekindle enthusiasm for investing in China, Premier Zhu Rongji on Wednesday promised "huge opportunities" with more reform and World Trade Organization membership.

 

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Asian Development Bank latest victim of protests, new scrutiny

May 10, 2000

  

CHIANG MAI, MAY 9 (AP) - The Asian Development Bank has become the latest victim of protests and new scrutiny that has dogged the big multilateral economic institutions since the World Trade Organization's debacle in Seattle last year.

  

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Saudi oil minister suggests OPEC unlikely to make changes if market stable

May 10, 2000

  

LOS ANGELES, MAY 9 (AP) - Saudi Arabia's oil minister said Monday he is content with the current level of oil prices and suggested OPEC is not likely to make changes if the market remains stable when its leaders meet next month.

  

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Despite differences, McCain poised to endorse Bush

May 10, 2000

 

PITTSBURGH, MAY 9 (AP) - Despite lingering differences over tax cuts and campaign finance reform, John McCain was ready Tuesday to endorse former Republican presidential rival George W. Bush following their first face-to-face meeting since a bitter primary campaign.

 

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Thai police deploy in force to protect ADB meeting

May 9, 2000

  

CHIANG MAI, MAY 8 (AP) - Riot police deployed in overwhelming force Monday to protect the final day of the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting from protesters demanding an end to policies they say punish the poor and hurt the environment.

  

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Asia needs to keep crisis lessons in mind, ADB chief says

May 9, 2000

  

CHIANG MAI, MAY 8 (AP) - Asian countries need to keep the painful lessons of economic upheaval in mind to avoid a devastating new blow from the increasingly globalized economy, the president of the Asian Development Bank warned Saturday.

  

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India plan won't quickly resolve bad debts, official says

May 9, 2000

  

CHIANG MAI, MAY 8 (AP) - India's plan to establish an asset management company to resolve bad bank debts and spur new lending won't mean a quick resolution of debt problems, an official said Monday.

 

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Ruling Alliance party candidate leads election for Buenos Aires mayor

May 9, 2000

  

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, MAY 8 (AP) - A candidate from the ruling Alliance party of President Fernando de la Rua was headed for a win in the first round of elections to choose the mayor of Buenos Aires, preliminary voting showed.

 

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Tensions with China underline computer biz's dependence on Taiwan

May 9, 2000

  

TAIPEI, MAY 8 (AP) - Chinese saber-rattling over Taiwan's presidential election has quieted, calming anxieties not just in East Asia, but in corporate board rooms around the world.

 

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Thousands of protesters besiege ADB meeting

May 8, 2000

  

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, MAY 7 (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators bulldozed their way past Thai riot police Sunday, besieging a hotel where the Asian Development Bank was holding its annual meeting and demanding an end to policies they said punish the poor.

 

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Putin sworn in as president, promises to rebuild Russia

May 8, 2000

  

MOSCOW, MAY 7 (AP) - President Vladimir Putin pledged to restore Russia as a great power after being sworn in Sunday as the country's second democratically-elected president in a ceremony that evoked the country's imperial past.

 

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Iranian council announces discrepancies in election recount

May 8, 2000

  

TEHRAN, MAY 7 (AP) - Following big wins by reformers in parliamentary runoff elections, a hard-line council said it has found discrepancies in a partial recount of races swept by reformers in the first round of voting, state-run radio reported Sunday.

 

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