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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.
An increasingly desperate Russian Prime Minister may have overstepped the mark in his flagrant nuclear sabre rattling
display today, writes Scoop's Alastair Thompson.
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.
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.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so there we were, Friday night in Sydney, a cluster of enterprising knowledge workers with a
high tolerance for fun. And could we get a taxi? We could not. Not at the same time, to the same place, anyway.
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.
New Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey has said the commercial, competitive tertiary education model is “dead”
and that a new think-tank will be considering changes for the sector.
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.
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
“For the second time this week the Minister of Social Services and Employment has proved that his word means nothing”
says National’s Work & Income spokesperson Belinda Vernon.
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, ...
Organisers of New Zealand’s largest dance party, The Gathering, are warning people who have purchased tickets in the
last month that they may have purchased forgeries.
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
It appears Green concern over the coalition’s anti-party hopping legislation will see the bill delayed until 2000.
ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today warned the new government not to rush through legislation to increase taxes
under urgency in the week before Christmas.
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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.
A request from the Green Party for people on the Community Wage scheme to retain their weekly $21 on top of their
benefit over Christmas is being considered by Employment Minister Steve Maharey, the Greens say.