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Putin Shows His Judo Moves On New Instructional DVD

  • 08 October 08
  • ST. PETERSBURG -- Vladimir Putin is out on video as a judo master.
Vladimir Putin is out on video as a judo master. The prime minister on Tuesday presented an instructional judo DVD that bears his name and shows him throwing an opponent to the mat.

Sochi Bid Chief Downplays Fears of Corruption

A key figure behind Sochi's successful bid for the 2014 Olympics on Tuesday brushed aside concerns over potential embezzlement during the construction of facilities for the Winter Games, accusing the media of unfairly playing up the issue.

Zimbabwean Police Make Show of Force

Zimbabwean police and troops fanned out through impoverished townships Tuesday on the first day of a two-day national strike called to protest deepening economic hardships.

UN Intercedes in Iran Standoff

  • 30 March 07
  • By Salah Nasrawi
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Iran's foreign minister Thursday in the world body's first direct intercession in the escalating standoff between Iran and Britain over Tehran's detention of 15 British sailors and marines.

Explosion in Sunni Mosque Possibly a Retaliatory Attack

Suspected Shiite militants in southern Iraq bombed a Sunni mosque Sunday in apparent retaliation for a suicide attack the day before that killed 11 people, police said.

EU Hopes to Restart Faltering Iran Talks

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said Sunday that he hoped for an early resumption of negotiations with Iran.

Samara Beats WNBA in Women's World Cup

Maria Stepanova scored 17 points as Volgaburmash SGAU Samara edged the WNBA Select team 72-68 Sunday in the final of the inaugural women's basketball World Cup.

Japan Is Banking On Ice That Burns

Like ice that burns, methane hydrate is cold, white and would light up like a gas stove if held to a flame. And so much of the frozen fuel naturally blankets the sea beds off Japan and elsewhere that scientists say it could power the world for centuries.

New Internet Applications in the Making

In an effort to lower the cost and risk of introducing services on the Internet, researchers are building a test bed for new technologies on top of the global network.

Lee: 'Hulk' Is No Mere Action Film

Director Ang Lee said this week that his new film ""The Hulk"" is more than just an action movie. Despite that the movie is about a comic book hero, he said, he wasn't about to make it a one-dimensional film.

Lee: 'Hulk' Is No Mere Action Film

Director Ang Lee said this week that his new film ""The Hulk"" is more than just an action movie. Despite that the movie is about a comic book hero, he said, he wasn't about to make it a one-dimensional film.

Nuclear Weapons Pact Nears Approval

Top Russian and U.S. arms negotiators began a two-day round of talks Thursday aimed at agreeing on a new reduction in the two countries' nuclear arsenals.

Lebed Goes to Krasnoyarsk to Start Race

France's Truckers Choke Highways

Victory Over Florida Extends Braves' Lead

Tories Elect Hague To Revitalize Party

Bulgaria to Buy 14 MiG-29s, Upgrade Plant

Zairean Rebel Official Predicts Government Meetings Soon

Study: Nuke Monitoring Inadequate

Wolves Hit by Hot Curry as Rice Flops

Cigar Wins 16th Race, Ties Record

Israel, Lebanon Agree to Cease-Fire on Border

Fitzsimmons Has Phoenix on Roll, Suns Rout Atlanta

Red Wings' Red Line Douses Flames

Blah Jays Prepare for Dismantling

Ukraine: Cholera Cases Swell to 20

Report Says Deficit Cuts Exaggerated

Hall of Famer Bowman Wins His 900th Game

Habs Lose in Last Trip to Boston Rink

Poles Condemn Church Expulsion