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Monday, January 3, 2000

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  • Russia and Chechnya

    Acting Russian President Vladimir Putin got down to work in the Kremlin today, shunning Russia’s New Year holiday as fighting rage unabated in the Chechnya region. Putin, who took over on New Year’s eve when Boris Yeltsin stepped down in typically dramatic fashion, met Russia’s top Chechnya envoy, Nikolai Koshman. [includes rush transcript]

  • India and Pakistan

    India today urged major nations of the world, including the United States, to declare Pakistan a terrorist state, saying it was involved in an eight-day Indian Airlines hijacking. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Y2K Crisis That Didn’t Happen

    Well, the first major business day since the Year 2000 rollover is unfolding with very few signs of Y2K glitches. Europeans returned to work today to find energy supplies and computer systems operating smoothly. Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Poland are so far reporting no Y2K problems. And Switzerland’s banks have experienced no signs of abnormalities after booting up their computers. [includes rush transcript]

  • Texas and Virginia Start the New Year with Executions

    Texas and Virginia plan to kick-off the new year by executing five adults for crimes they committed as juveniles. All of the individuals had an untreated mental illness at the time of their arrest and were not referred to the juvenile justice system for rehabilitation and treatment, but instead were tried, convicted and sentenced in adult courts. [includes rush transcript]