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No More Carte Blanche

A letter asking Tony Blair to send a principled message about human rights developments in Russia.

Putin's Tongue in Tune With the Times

Being a man of his time, President Vladimir Putin has demonstrated a fine command of gangster slang.

Political Brawl Erupts Over SEC Chairman

The search led by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chief Harvey Pitt for a new top accounting regulator turned into a political brawl Wednesday as administration officials defended him against prominent Democrats who called for Pitt's removal.

Battered Stocks Hit 5-Year Lows

The U.S. stock market fell to its lowest close in more than five years Wednesday after bleak comments and forecasts from Wall Street analysts on household names such as General Electric Co. and Ford Motor Co. fanned fears about corporate profits.

Exxon Raided in EU Anti-Monopoly Probe

U.S. oil company ExxonMobil has been raided by European anti-trust investigators as part of a wide-ranging probe into allegations of price-fixing in the chemicals sector, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Having Trouble Telling the Police From Thieves

Sadly, some visitors to Russia find it very difficult to distinguish police officers from common thieves.

U.S. Marines Attacked Again

As investigators questioned detainees and looked for al-Qaida links to a deadly attack on U.S. Marines in Kuwait, American forces in that country were involved in another violent incident, the second in two days.

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