- Newsmaker: Foreign Nationals Trapped in Ivory Coast Uprising
In the West African country of Ivory Coast, an attempted coup has left 270 people dead and some 300 wounded. There-s increasing concern about 150 children, mostly Americans, trapped in the basement of a missionary boarding school. Paul Welsh, West Africa correspondent for the BBC, reports on the prospect for negotiations with rebel leaders and for a non-violent resolution of the tense situation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Election-Winning Schroeder Resolute against War with Iraq
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder won re-election Sunday against his conservative rival, Edmund Stoiber, by one of the narrowest margins in Germany-s history. Opposition to war on Iraq appears to have been crucial to Schroeder-s victory. Frank Umbach, a security expert with the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations, assesses the impact the Social Democrat-s victory could have on US interests.
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