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06/25/2007

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10 Years Under Chinese Rule

Many were gloomy about Hong Kong's future 10 years ago when the British colony of dazzling skyscrapers and gung-ho capitalists returned to the communist Chinese motherland.

'Chemical Ali' to Face Gallows

Two decades after Iraq's military laid waste to Kurdish villages, the Iraqi High Tribunal on Sunday sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as ""Chemical Ali,"" and two others to death for their roles in the bloody campaign against the restive ethnic minority.

Europe's Leaders Reach Consensus EU Treaty

After 30 hours of tough negotiations, European Union leaders overcame deep divisions on policy Saturday and agreed to an outline for a new EU treaty designed to streamline the bloc and prepare it for a bolder role on the world stage.

Show Offers Flying Toys for the Rich

Fancy a helicopter-plane hybrid you can launch from your lawn? Yearning to fly in the world's biggest passenger jet -- all by yourself? How about shooting into orbit at a cost of up to $100,000 a minute?

LSE Buys Italy's Borsa in $2.19Bln Takeover

The 1.63 billion euro ($2.19 billion) all-share takeover of Borsa Italiana by the London Stock Exchange puts the two exchanges in a position to realize their goal of becoming the world's primary exchange during a period of rapid consolidation of stock exchanges worldwide, the companies said in a joint statement Saturday.

Advertising Industry Oscar Goes to Unilever's 'Evolution'

A product-less commercial questioning perceptions of beauty that started as a viral video on the Internet won the top trophy at the advertising industry's version of the Oscars Saturday night.

They Once Sat Here: G8 Beach Chair for Sale

Wanted: bids for an oversized beach chair made to measure for the leaders of the world's eight biggest industrial powers.

North Korea Gives Bank $25M

A Russian bank has received $25 million of North Korean funds which had been frozen in a Macau bank account, removing an obstacle to a deal over North Korea's nuclear program, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Faithful Ruslans

What surprised me about Alexander Litvinenko's poisoning is how many of my American friends in New York, generally so ignorant of Russia, have taken the trouble to learn about the case.

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