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Conservatives swept to power
BRUSSELS, MARCH 8.The conservative New Democracy Party of Greece, led by Costas Caramanlis, defeated the Socialists who have been in power for over two decades, in the national elections conducted on Sunday. Mr. Caramanlis (47), who will become ...

Help resolve Haiti crisis, Annan tells Canada
TORONTO, MARCH 8.The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, who begins a two-day official visit, has called for greater Canadian participation in Haiti, stressing that Ottawa must do more than sending peacekeepers. Mr. Annan said today in ...

NPC debates private property rights
SINGAPORE, MARCH 8. China's National People's Congress (Parliament) today began deliberations on a draft constitutional amendment which would enshrine the `inviolability' of private property under laws that might be designed to "encourage .. the ...

'Karuna still holds the upper hand'
BATTICALOA, MARCH 8.Despite being sacked from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and stripped of his post of regional commander, V. Muralitharan ( a.k.a. `Col.' Karuna) continues as the renegade head of the district unit of the rebels. ...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN EUROPE - I
Women, a battered section of society
PARIS, MARCH 8.The Amnesty International Secretary-General. Irene Khan, releasing a report on Saturday dealing with violence against women, described the phenomenon as a `cancer' eating away at the core of every society. According to the ...

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    VVIP protocol for Rahul, Priyanka
    LAHORE, MARCH 8.Red carpet will be rolled out for the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's children — Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra — when they land in Karachi to see the first one- day international cricket match between Pakistan and ...



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