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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.
The first parliament with a new government for nine years opens today and the rest of the week promises to be both busy
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
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.
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.
Photo Caption: Sarah Findlay models one of the new Cool Guard sports bras, designed particularly for jogging, aerobics
and women's soccer.
New Zealand's richest man, Douglas Myers, has made a $1.5 million donation to Auckland University's new arts centre to
help stop the brain drain. But are we also neglecting the "retired brains" in our society. John Howard reports.
In a see-sawing match the Black Caps are in the box seat in the first test match against the West Indies in Hamilton.
Scoop's Alastair Thompson says the trend in the Russian elections is a swing to the hard right not seen since the 1930's
rise of fascism in Nazi Germany. He argues that if you are alarmed by this news you have every right to be.
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, ...
A 'Slayed in New Zealand' furniture label was launched today by Native Forest Action who have been running a campaign
since February 1997 to stop Timberlands West Coast logging native forests on public land.
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 ...
“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.
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.
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.
Sydneysiders are hoarding up to six months worth of food, water and batteries as millennium bug panic builds, according
to yesterday's Sydney Sunday Telegraph. John Howard looks at Y2K.
New Zealand’s credibility as a western democracy prepared to pull its weight is on the line over the F-16 fighter
contract, says National Party Defence spokesperson, Dr Wayne Mapp MP.
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.