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OT: Russia And China Boost Ties, Warn U.S. Over Taiwan
OT (Overseas Topic) Taiwan: Dual edge to 'liberation' timetable
U.S. to strengthen police arm of peacekeeping
OT (Oil Topic) U.S. urges lower oil price, Kuwait cautious
OT (Overseas Topic) EU - China WTO talks end in disagreement
OT (Overseas Topic) CHINA: Force warning rouses pro-Taiwan lobbyists
OT (Overseas Topic) Serbia: Mitrovica called "most dangerous place in Europe"
OT (Overseas Topic) China G8 rejection seen slap at Japan PM diplomacy
OT (Overseas Topic) Russian Secret Service Reports: Chechens Are Preparing An Attempt Upon Putin's Life
OT: China is set to rumble over Taiwan...Are We? Should we be?
OT(overseas Topic) China superpower by 2030, says study
OT(Overseas Topic) Russia Makes Case for Attack in Georgia(the country, not the state...)
OT (Overseas Topic) Russia says no lowering of nuclear threshold
OT (Space Topic) Mir space station may become hotel for the rich
OT (Overseas Topic) China: The PLA Gets Back Into Business
OT: Chinese Govt. loosely implicated in credit info heist
OT (Oil Topic) NYMEX oil ends near flat after output rise signals
OT (Oil Topic) Iraq may cut exports again unless spares delivered
OT(Oh My Topic) RICHARDSON CALLS SAUDI OIL CUT TO US IN MARCH "FIRM STEP IN THE
OT: Mexican ex-president Salinas moves to Cuba
OT(Overseas Topic) Belarus and Russia merge weapons companies
120,000 homeless in killer floods
OT(Overseas Topic)Russia grasps its big prize of Chechen oil
Update: Unspecified technical problems continue delay in unloading Russian Tanker
OT (Overseas Topic) Russia Orders New Tests On Oil On Tanker Seized By U.S.
OT (Overseas Topic) RUSSIA, NORTH KOREA SIGN NEW TREATY
OT (Oil Topic) Russian Ship Update -chartered by British Firm
OT?: Russian newspaper analyses oil sector problems--renationalization possibility suggested
OT: Russian Far East region plagued by rising prices (including fuel)
OT - Wars and Rumors of Wars - China Supplies Iran's Nukes -
OT - Venezuelan Foreign Minister to U.S. State Department: Mind Your Own Business -
EU is becoming the 'European government', says bullish Prodi
STRATFOR: United States Tests Russian Limits
MOSCOW DEMANDS RELEASE OF U.S. DETAINED RUSSIAN SHIP
US says more Russian ships trying to reach Iraq
PLO mini-parliament to declare state in 2000
Electronic Telegraph: EU thrown into crisis by threats to Austria; financial markets rattled
China protests U.S. House vote on Taiwan
Russian Marines Steal Radioactive Fuel On Nuclear Submarine
U.S. House votes to boost military ties with Taiwan
FOCUS-Countries reach landmark GMO food agreement
Der Spiegel: China planning to convert dollar reserves into Euro
FOCUS-U.S. Energy Dept seeks to swap stockpiled oil (english)
RUSSIA: Contracts signed for 70 tons of gold buys
BEIJING: China-U.S. ties troubled despite release
DAVOS Summit: Soros - IMF Should Not Help Russia
Stratfor Special Reports: The World After Chechnya (A defining moment for both Russia and the West. )
Bucking China, U.S. Congress to vote on Taiwan
U.S. defense secretary says he will visit China
U.S. to press China on encryption rules
NYMEX crude slips sharply lower on Mexico comments
ICC Y2K Global Glitch List Complete (Federal Computer Week)
Russia: Reinventing the CIS: Putin Takes the Helm
CHINA: The gentle art of debt collection
MOSCOW: Putin silent in face of anger over Duma deal
MOSCOW: Putin wins in Duma when deputies cut deal
OT Hey Andy....what's up with this?
U.N. and voting rights
Taiwan: Democracy before Reunification
Microsoft announces new CEO?Pres
Miracle in Milan?
ITALY AND BRAZIL ALL IS FINE y2k is dead They think....
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: "Gold finds feet after Y2K fallout"
New Year's Eve: A night to remember for Brits--the way Tony Blair wants them to
Asian markets now open; down down down
A rally at the end of the day?
Coming excuse: 'The cheque has been lost in the computer'?
Wonder about shipping in various US ports
$600b worldwide for bug that did not bite
Eelctronic Telegraph: too early to relax
911 System Glitch, Fresno, CA
Ldr of House of Commons said, "I'll beat the bug so the country can have a ball"
"World Braces for Bite of Y2K Bug" (AP)
No sign of panic in Asia
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Message on the Millennium - 'The UN Loves You, It Really, Really Loves You - And It's YOURS!'
BOSTON GLOBE - "For millennium City of Light, a bout of post-storm darkness" - 'electricity officials said millions probably would spend this New Year's weekend in darkness and without heat.'
OT, but not by much - MOSCOW TIMES: "Putin Gives People Paternal Patriotism ", Or "Hi, Ho, Hi, Ho, Off To The Gulag You'll Go..."
World looks to new Millennium with both hope and fear
UK: Business braced for Y2K bug
World prepares to beat the bug
BBC: Bearing up to the bug
BBC, UK: Jails increase stand-by warders [guards] fivefold for Millennium
BBC, Colombia: Rebels computers Y2K-OK, but government's not quite
UK: Money, Motion and a Poem for the Millennium
UK Poll: Yawns greet Millennium's dawn
TB2000 Contest. Guess where crude prices and the Dow will be at the end of this week and the end of the first trading day of the New Year! Winners get three getaway weekends!
Elec. Telegraph: "Survivalists brace themselves"
Excerpt from the Queen's Christmas Day speech
NEW ZEALAND HONEST WITH PUBLIC
HK-China border to close during Y2K rollover
BBC: Y2K around the world
BBC: India all set for Y2K
Scotland: Water firm's sewage "blowback" fear re Y2K
UK: Drugs are flooding in for the Millennium
Y2K Disruptions of Suppliers - SF Chron
Y2K Disruptions of Suppliers Could Hobble Manufacturers
Elec. Telegraph: Police and troops placed on Millennium alert
Fear of Y2K Violence Shuts Paris Restaurants
EU plans millennium bug monitoring centre
Y2K Fears Prompt China To Move New Year Holiday To Old Year
Latin America Uncertain About Y2K
Stratfor's Decade Forecast - 2000-2010: A New Era In A Traditional World
Site set up to collate rollover problems info
Japanese supermarkets reporting last-minute rush on some items
Power Grids a Y2K Worry in Former East Bloc
Italy's Prime Minister Resigns--Looks "OnTopic" to me
Elec. Telegraph: Security co. reaps bounty re ATMs
Elec. Telegraph: Final Y2K report to Parliament
Elec. Telegraph: Fireman on alert over Millennium candles; armed forces on standby; police leave cancelled
Russia discontinue natural gas to Moldova
Mexico and Y2K
In response to the previous post about Italy's Y2K preparedness....
One million to celebrate Japan New Year...at work
Small Thai firms face high Y2K risk (Or: "Only risk left in the known universe"!)
Japan Strengthens Police Force for New Year's Eve
"the (UN) Security Council should consider international intervention... -- overriding national sovereignty if necessary."
IY2KCC: "Ready for Y2K: the State of International Preparation"
Scott Johnson interviews Bruce McConnell
Canada prepares its foreign embassies/missions
As Y2K Looms, Italy Takes Its Time Preparing
Palestinians Push for Y2K Bug Prevention Funds
Eight Countries In Y2K Readiness: The Well-Prepared And Less-Prepared (S.F. Gate)
OT?? Oil Price Relief courtesy of Iraq??
Fearing Glut Of Lawsuits, International Companies Endorse Dispute Resolution Millennium Accord (AP)
Beanies maker to stop production Dec. 31
Thailand says it's "100% ready" [Or, "To dream the impossible dream"]
gold-eagle editorial: "Y2K Global Overview"
A Summary of International Y2K.....we're toast, burnt toast.
Colombia Scrambles With Y2K Problem --- Here's A Good One For A Polly DWGI Friend--
Ignorance is bliss -- for the moment
(OT) Russia, China to act jointly to ensure world security
Japan to Put 96,000 Soldiers on Millennium Alert
Czech Nuclear Plants Y2K-Proof, Official Says (AP)
South Africans Stockpile Food, Water And Ammo In Case Of Y2K Chaos (AP)
France Plans 60,000-Strong Police Force On New Year's Eve (AP)
Daily News Y2K-Preparedness Of Various Countries
Euro Update--falls below one dollar, first time ever
The flow of Iranian oil will stop!
Iranians Warned of 'Unexpected Incidents' from Millennium Bug
European Union to set up 24-hour Y2K communications center
International Energy Agency (IEA) discusses oil rationing
Oil-gasoline.com, Inc. Announces crude oil findings in new report (...the only thing keeping prices afloat is Y2k speculation.)
* 14 DAYS OF PREPS : Getting Started On Your Y2K Emergency Preparations
Is the French Govt. y2k ready? Did the Finance Minister divert y2k funds?
Pakistan admits it is Y2K Toast
OT News, Yeltsin rushed to hospital
Risk of Y2K fallout is a great unknown in many countries
Russia Nonchalant on Y2K Threat
Risk Of Y2K Fallout Is Great Unknown In Much Of World: Jamaica And Other Countries In The Y2K Middle Ground (AP)
Australia's Casa to Suspend 36 Y2K Non Compliant Carriers
Aussie Ports To Close As Precaution
India and Pakistan - Nuclear rookies under a Y2K cloud
Two ports to close as precaution against Y2K
Iran: U.S. caused Y2K bug
Crude oil futures continue rise - 11/22/99 5:40 PM EST (...concerns by the public about potential computer problems...)
Oil price is moving higher!
* 14 DAYS OF PREPS : Getting started on your Y2K preparations
Looking for post on russian missile launch "celebrations" for New Years Eve
FOCUS - Venezuala plans Y2k to oil loadings
Crude oil prices at nine-year high (...good chunk of this is tied to y2k concerns...)
Let's talk about Y2K, for a change
speculation about OPEC, y2k, and oil prices?
source of data in reports such as Senate 100-day, International Monitoring, Gartner etc. ?
CIA Testafies on Y2K vulnerabilities
Best source for British news
Package service hit by slump on computer sales due to Y2K
GM Concerned Over Y2K In Russia
"The rosy picture of Britain's preparedness for 2000 may be misleading"
BBC' No Bangladeshi planes over millennium
BBC: Millennium fears boost generator sales
Experts: Italy Unprepared for Y2K
Hong Kong Port To Stop For Y2K Bug Inspections
Evolution of a Question
Rotterdam port SNAFUs (intl/global trade)
Y2K CENTER OPENS IN ROME
Japanese Y2K Readiness Exceeds that of US
UK: Passport fiasco firm will computerize Ministry of Transport
UK: Y2K fears spark international transport safety drive
BBC: Prime Minister Blair has first internet lesson
Reuters: Italy is catching up on Y2K
UN and humanitarian agencies are preparing to provide assistance in the event of Y2K emergencies
For 2 oil rich nations, Y2k efforts in pipeline
Another doomsday cult in Israel
Taskforce 2000: PR/Media Challenges
E. Telegraph: FBI to brief Brits, others next weekend re Y2K threats
JAL and KAL routing computers down since Wednesday
400 of 600 Russian airports "sure to have some Y2K difficulties"
Venezuela unveils Y2K panel with 10 weeks left
Fear and Lying on the Y2K Trail
Who's doing what at the rollover
TaskForce 2000 (UK): Large companies preparing for Y2K disruption
Euro threat looms larger than Y2k (Hey! I thought they fixed this?)
Oil, Transportation, and Food
Action 2000: UK's key services given all-clear
Taskforce 2000 - UK firms already hit by Y2K bug
BBC report says UK banks will have 50b pounds on hand for Millennium
South Africa Govt Finally Moves on Y2k Debugging
Organized Crime & Y2K
London Evening Standard: Leaflets blitz to ease bug fears
OT? E. Telegraph: Rolls-Royde denies flaws in secret nuclear facility
South Africa- Govt. Finally Moves on Debugging
E. Telegraph: Rome faces Millennium chaos
International Y2K Risk (The International Monitoring Report for the Adobe Acrobat Impaired)
860 Domestic Oil Drilling Rigs NOW--47 year Low
E. Telegraph: Israel fears pilgrim group is Millennium suicide cult--threatens deportation
E. Telegraph: Funerals face Millennium delays
UK's Taskforce 2000 advises businesses trading overseas to consider disengagement from high rish countries
EXTRA EXTRA, Get your Y2K TOOLKIT here..
Ukrainian Officials Dismiss Western Y2K Concerns (AP)
Any forum readers in Israel - what's you thoughts?
Russian Failure Projections
OT -- a dark storm on the horizon
Iraq decides to wait and see on Y2k oil disruption ("they are doing nothing")
JAPAN IS TOAST..but are they in a recovery....
Some Y2K news from Africa
BBC: Bug threatens small firms in UK
Some European oil companies are now stockpiling fuels
OT -- One more sign of the demise of a free press...
BBC: Should Europe be afraid of Y2K?
UK: Computers blamed for benefits delay
Silicon Valley Vulnerable To Foreign Disasters--Fallout: Taiwan Quake Shows Global Economic Linkage (Critical Choke Point--Added Y2K Analogy)
E. Telegraph: Bostonians incredulous and piqued re 7 p.m. rollover
Based on current imports and exports, what might we expect from disruptions in global trade?
It's too late to come through unscathed - Britain needs Prime Minister to take charge, says Taskforce 2000
Ashton & Leska: Reference for 3 Billion Dead?
OT - Quaking chips
Kazakstan suspends oil exports
"Paraguay phones, water, power at risk from Y2K bug"
A Comprehensive Global Analysis...
BBC: UK National Health Service shaking off millennium bug
BBC: S. Asia miffed by UK Y2K warnings
BBC: Uganda bugged by Y2K criticism
OT? Maybe not: Seeking Africa info sources.
U.S. warns travelers on world Y2K problems
Site for State Dept Report?
E. Telegraph: Britons to be told where Millennium Bug will bite
9999 Computer Glitch Chief Suspect In Chinese Exchange Failure
Y2K Global Warning: Russia, China, Japan, Italy Top List Of Countries To Watch (Federal Computer Week)
E. Telegraph: Travel firms face Millennium holidays slump
CHAMPAGNE STRIKE TAKES FIZZLE OUT OF END OF
Notes on Y2K litigation in the UK--some interesting information
The British Computer Society journal on the embedded problem
UK: med workers to get triple pay NYE
Holland: updated status report from UK government's Action 2000 site
Portugal: updated status report from UK government's Action 2999 site
Thailand: Updated status report from UK government's Action 2000 site
South Korea: updated status report from UK government's Action 2000 site
Egypt: status (think Suez Canal)
South Africa: updated status from UK government's Action 2000 site
South Africa: updated status from UK government's Action 2000 site
International Y2K Center Tests Rollover Date Reporting System Country Readiness and Web-site Surveys Upgraded
Singapore: no liability limits legislation
Hungary: Status Report
Multinationals--Ford, GM & Others--Publicly Confident of Meeting Y2K Challenge... But... (USIS/USIA--Washington File)
Cargill hesitating to do bus. w/ S. Africa around Y2K (Reuters article)
Stashing cheap shoes in anticipation fo supply problems?
UK's Y2K passport debacle costs taxpayers money
Y2K stockpiling boosting Asia's recovery
Swiss say they have 4-month stock of meds
South Africa's water
South Africa's airports
U.S. Readies Y2K Report Cards for the World
Japan is the Biggest Y2K Ris in the World Today
ATTENTION R.C. Can you give us an overveiw of the Venezuela oil situation.
Venezuela hires psychiatrists to prevent Y2K panic
Y2K testers needed in Saudi Arabia
Y2K to cause increased travel risk and political stresses
Some countries improve Y2K status, others lose ground
New Zealand - Adviser warns of months of possible Y2K bug disruption
BBC: Another airline won't fly over Y2K
World y2k Center Appeals For More Country Reports
E. Europe, S.E. Asia most vulnerable to Y2K - CSFB survey
BBC World Service - more on Russia's Y2K status; this from cybercafe patrons and others
BBC: Risk to UK Emergency Services System
BBC: Japan - Manufacturing Worries
BBC: US - Financial Sector
BBC: Russia - Nuclear Power/Weapons
BBC: Kenya - Old Computers
BBC: Italy - Tourists and Flights
BBC: India - People Shortage
BBC: China - Piracy
BBC: Brazil - Banking
14 DAYS oF PREPS: Getting Started on Your Y2K Preparations
China To Conduct Power Industry Y2K Test
State Department Survey Predicts Global Problems From Y2K (USIS/USIA Washington File)
Japanese firms fight Y2K with extra stockpiles
Monetary Authority On Y2K (Hong Kong)
STRATFOR says China Battling Deepening Economic Depression
Euro oil product prices rise for fear of Y2K bug
Possible Good News or OT? More money to get compliant?
OT: Giant Iceberg Threatens Shipping
Will There Be a Y2K Oil Crisis?
Gartner Group symposium today on the world's Y2K status
Britain warns shipowners about Y2K
Department of Commerce Circles the Globe with Y2K Conferences & Preparedness Tools (USIA/USIS)
World Bank on Y2K & Oil
China lags on Y2K bug, foreign firms worry
BBC: India's Y2K Woes
Intel & Silicon Valley Firms Cite Asian Supply Chain Is At Y2K Risk (San Jose Mercury News)
Problems that may affect maritime trade
The Netherlands: Summary of readiness report
World Bank report on oil and Y2K
S. African govt. "confident" re rollover
Aimless Speculation Wanted on Y2K Reactions From Around the World Should the Bug Bite Hard
Nations should have Y2K Web sites to maintain investor confidence
Many Asian firms still vulnerable to Y2K, IDC says
China tells U.S. to cancel arms sale to Taiwan ?
GPS roll over-What about travel and supply?
Y2K May Cost Europe $210 Billion
Y2K Conference In Russia
Intl. Trade--Brazil suffers crippling truckers' strike, drought
Japan's Prime Minister establishes a Y2K crisis management commission
State Department official stands firm on Y2K dangers
Summary of Dept. of State's Y2K Assessment
Europe's Vulnerable Exposed To Y2K Threat
Gary Beach testimony to the Senate (July 22)
Did State Dept. Really Say 76% Chance of African Power Failure?
New Zealand warns of possible interruption of essential services up to as late as March 31, 2000
Companies Face Grave Y2K Risks
Procter & Gamble and International Suppliers.
State Dept. Warns of Y2k on global economy.
Y2K Glitch Likely To Disrupt Trade: U.S. Official
Largest 100 U.S. multinationals: huge foreign sales dependence
Many U.S. Firms Expect Overseas Y2K Supply Glitches
Will the Lights Go Out in India?
second hand inside info--sort of
EU $210bn Y2K Problems
CIA assesment on MSNBC website
News On The Panama Canal Choke-Point (USIA)
Foreign airline, airport Y2K readiness remains unclear
Y2K Contingency Planning Is Crucial Element (USIA--Washington File--Tokyo, Japan Speech)
"Some big British firms risk Y2K demise"
WORLD TRADE ORG WARNS OF MONTHS OF DISRUPTIONS
Y2K trade problems loom for poor countries--UNCTAD
G-8 leaders to establish Y2K crisis system
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