Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

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If crime is going global, so must the FBI. The G-men are taking their international operations to a new level: US agents are now permanently based in Hungary to fight the Russian mafia.

For the first time in 25 years, Indonesia's government is scheduled to meet with Aceh separatists for peace talks today.

Fleeing the fighting, thousands of Sierra Leoneans are arriving in Freetown. But there is little food, water, or shelter. And international aid agencies have pulled out of the country.

David Clark Scott World editor


FRIEND OF NEWTS: Reporter Alexander MacLeod first met Ken Livingstone, the new mayor of London, 15 years ago during a BBC radio interview. "If you saw him on the street, you wouldn't give him a second look. He wears a dirty raincoat," says Alex. "When campaigning from his purple bus, he often seemed ill at ease with voters, even a bit shifty - the kind of chap you might expect to keep newts as pets, which in fact he does. …

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