ses who accused her of assault, murder and responsibility for the disappearance of two activists.
LONDON - World financial markets were on red alert amid mounting concerns that the crisis in Japan's banking system could spin out of control. Tokyo markets woke up to the impact of the collapse of Yamaichi Securities Co Ltd with full force after Monday's holiday. Shares dropped more than five percent and the yen sank to five year lows.
MOSCOW - Russian President Boris Yeltsin said he would stand by reformist First Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Chubais despite parliament's calls for his sacking.
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government faced a rising threat of collapse over the prospect he would agree to give more land to Palestinians.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A $10 million solar observatory that escaped the grip of the shuttle's robot arm three days ago was plucked from orbit by two spacewalking astronauts.
NEW DELHI - India's minority government and the party that has been keeping it in power were both seeking a way out of a bitter stand-off to avoid a snap election.
ROME - The Italian government called a confidence vote in the lower house of parliament on a decree that makes changes to value-added tax (VAT) rates.
JERUSALEM - Israel held out the prospect of troop pullbacks from more areas of the West Bank in return for a consistent PLO crackdown on Moslem militants.
BERKELEY, Calif - The University of California at Berkeley has offered a six-month fellowship to freed Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, a university official said.
NAIROBI - Four foreign aid workers kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the self-declared republic of Somaliland last week returned to the Kenyan capital after being freed.
VANCOUVER - President Bill Clinton insisted that U.N. arms inspectors be given full access in Iraq and questioned Baghdad's motives for declaring some sites off-limits.