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As the Russian military begins its invasion of Grozny, Russia has launched a strategic intercontinental Topol-M missile
using the occasion to warn the West against criticising its Chechen campaign. John Howard reports.
The Moscow Times reports that Russian troops have blasted their way into the outskirts of the Chechen capital of Grozny
and are now engaging rebel soldiers in the besieged city.
Russia this week decided not to blanket bomb Grozny. With the benefit of hindsight it appears the decision not to bomb
was taken on Tuesday, right at the beginning of the week, Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports on the motivations behind
the sudden ...
After two days of strong winds and postponed match races the Americas Cup challenger race committee finally gave the gun
to the final stages of RR3.
SCOOP MILLENNIUM SPECIAL: Scoop's Alastair Thompson asks the ARL Weather Supercomputer about the Christmas forecast in
the Holy Land - Only On Scoop....
Le Défi was rewarded for winning seven consecutive matches in Round Robin Three of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Today, the
French sailed around the course safely and confirmed the last Semi-Final berth.
How strong can a Labour-led Government be in the MMP environment? Is Labour a dog easily wagged? Is it not true that
the Greens have the "balance of power"? Or maybe New Zealand First? I argue here that Labour is strategically placed to
The issue of Chechnya has been raised informally in the UN Security Council by individual members, but Russia has never
allowed the matter to go further. The world is angry - but largely silent. John Howard reports.
Perhaps Scoop spoke too soon.....
It appears Green concern over the coalition’s anti-party hopping legislation will see the bill delayed until 2000.
An increasingly desperate Russian Prime Minister may have overstepped the mark in his flagrant nuclear sabre rattling
display today, writes Scoop's Alastair Thompson.
ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said today that the ACT Party had filed in the District Court for a recount of the vote
in the Rangitikei electorate. "In Rangitikei the returning officer has admitted that 100 votes are missing. As both
National and ...
The Leader of the opposition has allocated her members into five teams. The following is the full list of the teams, and
each members responsibilities within the groups.
“Jenny Shipley’s determination to look busy has let her down again. Had she given herself more time to consider her
caucus reshuffle, she may have come up with a better result,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
Thirteen people believed to have links to Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden have been arrested in Jordan on suspicion of
plotting terrorist attacks against Americans over the New Year.
AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to
Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and
National’s spokesperson on Work and Income (excluding Employment) Belinda Vernon MP is keen to identify and remedy
policy shortcomings by working with those who deliver services from Work and Income NZ, and those who receive them.
Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were
re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of
46 points, ...
In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the
effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.
Italy's Prada team has once again reclaims the top position in the Americas Cup challenger series.