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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: Russia Launches New ICB Missile as Grozny Invaded

As the Russian military begins its invasion of Grozny, Russia has launched a strategic intercontinental Topol-M missile using the occasion to warn the West against criticising its Chechen campaign. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00079.htm


2: Scoop Editorial: Putin Pushes Devil's Own Button

An increasingly desperate Russian Prime Minister may have overstepped the mark in his flagrant nuclear sabre rattling display today, writes Scoop's Alastair Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00083.htm


3: FULL TEXT: Speech From The Throne

If there are any doubts still lingering over whether this new government is planning to shake things up, then this speech appears intended to dispel them. There is change afoot...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00100.htm


4: Scoop Editorial: Time To Get Uncomfortable

If democracy can be likened to a flower then in Russia the flower is wilting. Shortly it will probably be plucked and thrown into the compost heap. The results in the Russian Parliamentary elections - now nearly finalised - are a clear wake-up call ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00098.htm


5: Grozny Assault Underway - Troops Enter Outskirts

The Moscow Times reports that Russian troops have blasted their way into the outskirts of the Chechen capital of Grozny and are now engaging rebel soldiers in the besieged city.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00078.htm


6: The Week Ahead In Parliament - New Govt Takes Over

The first parliament with a new government for nine years opens today and the rest of the week promises to be both busy and bruising.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00092.htm


7: MMP Russian Style - A Right Wing Landslide

Scoop's Alastair Thompson says the trend in the Russian elections is a swing to the hard right not seen since the 1930's rise of fascism in Nazi Germany. He argues that if you are alarmed by this news you have every right to be.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00094.htm


8: 13 Suspected bin Laden Terrorists Arrested

Thirteen people believed to have links to Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden have been arrested in Jordan on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks against Americans over the New Year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00080.htm


9: Scoop Images: New Bra Beats Bounce

Photo Caption: Sarah Findlay models one of the new Cool Guard sports bras, designed particularly for jogging, aerobics and women's soccer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC9912/S00005.htm


10: US Timber Loggers Sue Environmental Groups

Timber loggers in the US state of Minnesota are claiming $600,000 in damages against the US Forest Service and two environmental groups saying "deep ecology" is a religion. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00097.htm


11: Y2K Preparing For A Period Of Uncertainty

Sydneysiders are hoarding up to six months worth of food, water and batteries as millennium bug panic builds, according to yesterday's Sydney Sunday Telegraph. John Howard looks at Y2K.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00093.htm


12: Americas Cup - Prada Loses For Second Time

AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and schedules...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00011.htm


13: Big Victory For Kiwi Cricketers

The Black Caps have pulled off a huge win against all odds over an astounded West Indian side in Hamilton today, thanks largely to the magnificent efforts of Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00095.htm


14: Americas Cup - Prada Favourite At End Of RR3

After two days of strong winds and postponed match races the Americas Cup challenger race committee finally gave the gun to the final stages of RR3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00028.htm


15: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends

Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm


16: Slayed In NZ Wood Product Brand Label Launched

A 'Slayed in New Zealand' furniture label was launched today by Native Forest Action who have been running a campaign since February 1997 to stop Timberlands West Coast logging native forests on public land.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9912/S00084.htm


17: Govt promises exceed available money

“The new government is making promises that it won’t be able to keep. The tax increases won’t produce enough money to pay for it all.” says National’s Revenue Spokesperson, Annabel Young MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00094.htm


18: Irving's Resignation Leaves Unresolved Problems

The resignation of Professor Michael Irving as Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington will not solve all of the problems facing the institution, although it is a good start according the Chris Hipkins, incoming President of the Students' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9912/S00011.htm


19: 'Beech branch' extended to dissident scientists

Pro-logging scientists critical of the new Government's decision to protect West Coast beech forests previously threatened by Timberlands logging proposals have been encouraged by conservationists to work with the government to achieve effective conservation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9912/S00089.htm


20: The speech from the throne is absurd

'The idea of a speech from the throne is absurd in 1999. While Sir Michael Hardie-Boys did a fine job, it seems ridiculous for an accomplished judge to be reading a speech on behalf of the Queen that was written by the Prime Minister,' said Dave Guerin, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00037.htm


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