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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.
An increasingly desperate Russian Prime Minister may have overstepped the mark in his flagrant nuclear sabre rattling
display today, writes Scoop's Alastair Thompson.
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 ...
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
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.
SCOOP MILLENNIUM SPECIAL: Scoop's Alastair Thompson asks the ARL Weather Supercomputer about the Christmas forecast in
the Holy Land - Only On Scoop....
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, ...
Italy's Prada team has once again reclaims the top position in the Americas Cup challenger series.
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.
The government has moved fast on student loans, saying students who enrol at tertiary institutions early next year will
pay no interest on their loans while studying or while earning under $25,000.
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.
The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine
points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.
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 new Parliament promises to be an interesting place, with a wide cross section of people from many different
backgrounds in the House. This is the representation that New Zealanders have decided they want for the next three
years, and we in New ...
AmericaOne on Top - Prada Blitzs Spanish - French Win Stars & Stripes Loses - Abracadabra Wins Young Australia Trails: Here is the Americas Cup challenger series latest race report.
The Rt Hon Winston Peters, MP for Tauranga, said today that the request of Labour’s candidate for an electoral recount
is “bizarre”, preceding as it did, the National candidate’s concession just before noon.
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.
Mayors from the three West Coast councils are to meet tomorrow to discuss what action can be taken over Labour's gagging
of Timberland's resource management application to log the beech forest. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard
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.
Perhaps Scoop spoke too soon.....
Leading Americas Cup challenger, Luna Rossa - ITA 48, marked her debut today by beating New York Yacht Club's Young
America team. PLUS: the points, the weather, the forecast, who races who tomorrow and more...
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.
Team Dennis Conner was back on the race course today, against Young America, after the 48 hour delay necessary to fix
the structural damage on Stars & Stripes USA 55, which occurred before the race of 5 December. Stars & Stripes beat his rival ...
It appears Green concern over the coalition’s anti-party hopping legislation will see the bill delayed until 2000.
ACT Deputy Leader Hon Ken Shirley today said National shouldn't have thrown in the towel in Tauranga and should have
sought a judicial recount in the electorate.
Speech to an Ericsson's product Launch Dr Michael Cullen Treasurer and Minister of Finance
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.
Lights go out, computers crash, flights are delayed, baggage is lost, ATM's run out of cash, cellular phone calls won't
go through - that's on a normal day. The White House wants you to know that. John Howard reports.
After the last two and a half months of exhaustive media assault the New Zealand population only now seem to be emerging
from their bunkers and looking cautiously to see if the political dust has settled. Jonathan Hill and Alastair Thompson