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1998 in Review

News of the World

The Year in Review

by Borgna Brunner

The Asian economic crisis multiplied, spreading into Russia. India and Pakistan engaged in nuclear brinkmanship, and Indonesia's Suharto toppled. Although Middle East negotiations inched forward, then faltered, in Northern Ireland peace became tangible after decades of violence.





Did you know?  The amount of water in our atmosphere is more than ten times as much as the water in all the rivers of the world combined.