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  • Blair urges Britain to stand fast in war on terrorism

    Prime Minister Tony Blair urged Britons on Tuesday to stiffen their resolve as a new opinion poll indicated a drop in public support for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. In a speech to the Welsh Assembly, Blair asked the country not to forget the...
  • U.S. working to counter Taliban propaganda

    Seeking to better explain its anti-terror campaign both to jittery Americans and to skeptics abroad, the White House is launching a public relations drive in which President Bush will address the nation and play host to several key foreign leaders next...
  • Nobel author Naipaul explores growth of Islam

    V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature Oct. 11, is a Brahmin Indian born in Trinidad whose novels and nonfiction works explore the cultural confusion of the outsider in the West and the "half-formed societies" of the Third World. He has...
  • Foes `on their heels,' U.S. says

    Four weeks into the bombing of Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the attacks had weakened the Taliban's hold on the country and the U.S. is making "measurable progress" in the war on terrorism. "The Taliban is not...
  • British cite videotape tying bin Laden to attacks

    Osama bin Laden all but admits masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States in a new video circulating clandestinely among his supporters in the Middle East, according to a report released Wednesday by the British government. The taped...
  • Investigators in Europe fear new terror strikes

    Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network is in headlong retreat in Afghanistan and European police are rounding up other suspected terrorists, but investigators say a web of Islamic extremists remains on the continent and still poses a threat of attacks....
  • Past Afghan conflicts offer lessons for U.S., allies

    When opposition military commander Ismail Khan returned to take control of his home base of Herat in Western Afghanistan last week, he had a message for the foreign forces who helped make it possible: Go home. "We see no need for foreign forces like from...
  • War's expansion would be mistake, Arab officials say

    Iraq isn't afraid of American threats and is ready to defend itself against any attack, the Iraqi government said Tuesday. President Bush had issued a warning Monday that Iraq and North Korea would face consequences if they produce weapons of mass...
  • Czechs to keep art taken by Nazis

    In a disheartening setback for a Chicago-area man who has claimed a multimillion-dollar art collection looted by the Nazis, the Czech government has declared the most valuable of the paintings "national treasures," thereby blocking their return. The move...
  • Navy Pier provides the perfect setting for Barbara Gaines to serve up Shakespeare, Chicago-style

    With its gorgeous balcony overlooking tall ships, promenading visitors to Navy Pier and a shimmering Lake Michigan, the neatly arranged office of the artistic director of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater is probably the nicest such digs of any theater in...
  • London sleeps

    We were on a mission. Go to London and find at least 15 quality hotels where two can stay for $150 or less a night. That's right. Not 150 pounds, but 150 dollars, including breakfast and tax (the dreaded VAT, a.k.a. value-added tax at 17.5 percent). It...
  • The Entrepreneur Who Saw Road to Profit in Al Qaeda

    Prosperity may have bypassed this corner of the Pacific Northwest, but self-styled entrepreneur Earnest James Ujaama sensed opportunity. In the secluded landscape of parched ranch land and rugged volcanic outcroppings, he saw visions of Afghanistan--and a...