- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 7, 2002

Russia to increase arms exports
MOSCOW Russia will increase its arms exports this year after setting an annual record in 2001, Russian arms sales officials said late Wednesday.
The Rosoboron export company, which manages Russia's arms sales, had a successful round of negotiations with prospective clients, said the company's director, Andrei Belyaninov.
Russia exported over $4 billion worth of weapons in 2001, according to official figures, which have been questioned by some Western military analysts who estimate that the true figure is much higher.

American stuntman dies in Prague
PRAGUE, Czech Republic An American stuntman died Thursday during an accident when filming a scene for Rob Cohen's new thriller "XXX," police said.
Police spokesman Jan Holub refused to identify the 45-year-old victim, who died when he smashed into a bridge while parasailing after a boat in the Vltava River in downtown Prague. Police are investigating the circumstances, Mr. Holub said.
"XXX" is an urban spy thriller about an extreme-sports athlete recruited by authorities to infiltrate a crime ring. Mr. Cohen started shooting the film here last month.

German president to vist Denmark
COPENHAGEN German President Johannes Rau will make an official visit to neighboring Denmark later this month,the Danish royal court announced.
Mr. Rau will be hosted by Queen Margrethe II and her husband, Prince Henrik de Montpezat, during his visit April 23-26, the court announced Friday.
Mr. Rau will also meet Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and other Danish politicians.

Weekly Notes
In Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Zinaida Hodzic wept silently yesterday while laying flowers at the spot on a downtown bridge where the Bosnian war claimed its first victim a decade ago. Medical student Suada Dilberovic, 24, was shot by a sniper while rallying for a peaceful solution to Bosnia's independence from Yugoslavia. Her death started a blood bath that killed 200,000 people and forced 1.8 million more to leave their homes.

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