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An increasingly desperate Russian Prime Minister may have overstepped the mark in his flagrant nuclear sabre rattling
display today, writes Scoop's Alastair Thompson.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Photo Caption: Sarah Findlay models one of the new Cool Guard sports bras, designed particularly for jogging, aerobics
and women's soccer.
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.
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 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.
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...
Italy's Prada team has once again reclaims the top position in the Americas Cup challenger series.
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
It appears Green concern over the coalition’s anti-party hopping legislation will see the bill delayed until 2000.
A black Jesus Christ wins a Catholic art competition, Russia attacks Grozny and launches an ICBM in a show of might and
the first cricket test has started....
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.