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  • Israeli President May Face Rape Charge
    Israeli President Moshe Katsav may be charged with rape, sexual assault and fraud. The country's police have recommended that prosecutors bring charges against Katsav.
  • Ecuadorian Presidential Election Down to Two Men
    Ecuador's presidential election is heading for a second round. Sunday's balloting reduced a field of 13 to two men -- one a banana tycoon, the other a left-wing supporter of Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez.
  • Guatemala, Venezuela Compete for U.N. Seat
    The United States is supporting Guatemala for a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, said Washington was waging "a dirty war" to keep his country from getting the seat.
  • Armey: 'Parochial' GOP Has 'Compromised' Agenda
    Dick Armey helped the Republicans take over the House in 1994. The former majority leader now says that the GOP risks losing House control because it has failed to seize important issues.
  • U.S. Becoming a Nation of Extreme Commuters
    A new survey finds the percentage of commuters spending more than an hour on the road each way to work has grown substantially. The Census Bureau has coined a new word for it: extreme commuting.
  • U.S. Deaths in Iraq Pass 50 for October
    More than 80 Iraqis died in sectarian killings and insurgent bombings over the weekend. Also, five American troops were killed, putting the total for the month at more than 50.
  • Taliban Attack Afghan Road Project
    Two Canadian soldiers died Saturday guarding a road project in southern Afghanistan. They were killed when Taliban fighters launched rocket-propelled grenades from nearby ground cover.
  • North Korean Military No Paper Tiger
    North Korea's active military is one of the largest in the world at 1.2 million men. The troops are backed up by a significant missile arsenal that can hit targets in South Korea, and Japan.
  • Wall Street Watches for Earnings Reports
    A series of third-quarter earnings reports come out this week. Strong earnings reports could move the Dow above the 12,000 mark for the first time.
  • FCC Delays Vote on AT&T-Bell South Merger
    There's bad news for AT&T and Bell South. The companies have been trying to complete their proposed merger. Last week the Federal Communications Commission, after twice postponing a scheduled vote on the merger, said more public review is necessary.

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