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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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What five nuclear weapons cost India in foreign aid

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Wannabe: Is India now a nuclear power?

Mission Accomplished: The father of India's weapons program


Suspended $26 million in annual grants for non-humanitarian aid; refused to host a World Bank-sponsored meeting on international aid for India; considering a partial freeze on loans to New Delhi, which total roughly $1 billion a year. Japan has been the largest aid donor to India since 1986.


Recalled ambassadors from New Delhi. Each is considering further sanctions, including a halt to all development assistance. Australia severed defense ties with France over its nuclear tests in the Pacific in 1995 and 1996.


Considering a range of sanctions as required by a 1994 law that freezes all but humanitarian aid to non-nuclear countries that conduct nuclear tests. Credit from the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps India buy U.S. goods such as Boeing jets, could be cut off (about $575 million in credit is in the Ex-Im pipeline). A halt in assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development would hurt India's fledgling stock and municipal bond markets. In addition, the U.S. could oppose billions of dollars in aid India receives from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Asian Development Bank.

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U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness

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