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Car Bombs Kill 21 Near Chechnya

Three Zhiguli cars stuffed with explosives blew up almost simultaneously in southern Russia near Chechnya, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 140 on Saturday.

Beloved Mir Goes Out in a Blaze of Glory

Russia bid a dignified farewell to Mir as the space station's 15-year voyage ended with a spectacular shower of blazing debris over the South Pacific.

Should Bush Proceed With NMD?

Eighteen years ago this week, Ronald Reagan unveiled an ambitious research-and-development program that he claimed would eventually render nuclear weapons ""obsolete.""

Russia Can See Beyond Bush's Cold-War Logic

How one is to explain U.S. actions, its pressure on Russia, including expelling diplomats, receiving Chechen terrorists and refraining from meeting with Vladimir Putin?

Hard Choice in Saluting a Native Son

There are certain St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly lawmakers who have an aversion to talented individuals, clearly preferring the gray masses to any bright lights.

No More Slaves to Fashion

At first it nags at the back of your mind. The waitresses, the stewardesses, the middle-aged businesswomen – every woman in China, it seems, has lumpy legs.

Final Chapter of a Space Legacy

Grim-faced veterans of Mission Control showed little emotion while sending the Mir to its deathbed Friday, as a motley crew of camera-totting journalists watched from above.

Anger and Praise Greet Mir's Successful Deorbit

The smooth deorbiting of Mir drew a mixed reaction, with some Communists demanding the ouster of the country's space chief and the prime minister praising space officials.

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