The campaign was long and difficult, but thanks to his staunch opposition to U.S. calls for military action against Iraq, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his Social Democrat-Greens coalition managed a narrow re-election. But with the opposition Christian Democrats gaining strength, how long can he hold on to power?
"I love all of you, especially your wives."
U.S. Senator, thanking his fellow Senators in what aides say will probably be his last speech on the floor before retirement
"This experiment has to succeed. I don't think the North Korean people can afford a failure."
chief executive of North Korea's new free-trade zone, on the country's efforts to rejoin the global community
"You haven't defeated the weapon. You've caused it to deploy."
chief scientist at the Office of Naval Research, on the dangers of bombing Iraq's chemical and biological weapons stockpiles
"After all, this is a guy who tried to kill my dad."
GEORGE W. BUSH,
U.S. President, on Saddam Hussein's attempt to assassinate George Bush Sr. in Kuwait in 1993
5 days is how long U.S. health officials estimate it would take to inoculate the entire country against smallpox
300 people could die from reactions to the vaccine if everyone were inoculated
60% of Indonesia's 4 million civil servants are unqualified for their jobs, says the country's administrative reforms minister
15 kilograms of weapons-grade uranium was seized on Saturday by Turkish police in a province near the Syrian and Iraqi borders
23% of workers surveyed think news is the most addictive content available on the Internet, 5% more than pornography, according to an online poll
$528,000 is the high bid offered for a guitar Jimi Hendrix burned on stage in 1967 and which Frank Zappa later restored and played in 1976
$44,000 is how much an Enron trademark logo, a 1.5 m tall, stainless steel, tilted "E", was sold for at auction last week
A U.S. entrepreneur plans this fall to begin selling to individuals their personal genetic codes on a CD. The information will be nearly useless, critics say, since so much about gene function remains unknown
Me And My Shadows
A German television network reported that, as a security precaution, Saddam Hussein is using at least three doubles to make public appearances for him. The network, ZDF, based its findings on a study by a forensic pathologist who examined 450 photographs and video clips of the Iraqi President. The Saddam-alikes apparently can only be spotted through minor differences in their features and mannerisms—they may even have been surgically altered to resemble the Iraqi leader. How dependent is Saddam on these doppelgängers? The study turned up only one public appearance by the real Saddam since 1998.