Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

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Democrat or dictator? Russians voted Sunday to put Vladimir Putin at their nation's helm. Now, they will see what kind of ruler the former spy will make (page 1).

President Clinton will meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today in Washington in another attempt to reignite the Mideast peace talks. Clinton's historic talk with Syria's leader on Sunday produced no discernable progress (this page).

Tired of war, Serbian men in one province of Yugoslavia are balking at the draft. Many have already served in three wars and have had enough (page 7).

David Clark Scott World editor


* SWEETENING THE VOTE: During the Soviet era, election day in Russia was often a festive holiday. At the polling stations, rare foods were sold to increase participation. During this past Sunday's presidential vote, reporter Fred Weir noticed that the tradition continues. "It looks more like a bazaar than a voting station," he says. There were cookies, hard candies with syrup inside, and even rarer, Red October chocolate bars. …

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