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Her No. 1 Issue Is Lack of Political Representation

The St. Petersburg's Center for Gender Issues faces an uncertain future. Founder Olga Lipovskaya talks about the center's achievements, her disappointments and her plans.

Stalinist Gastronom Reborn as Trendy Mall

Local boutique chain Bosco di Ciliegi plans to reconstructing the first floor of the Stalinist skyscraper on Kudrinskaya Ploshchad into an upmarket shopping mall.

Moscow Office Space World's 4th Costliest

Moscow office space last year moved up from the world's ninth most expensive to the fourth most expensive, according to an annual survey released Friday.

CSKA Beats Zenit in Final Minute

CSKA Moscow edged Zenit St. Petersburg 1-0 with a late goal by Rolan Gusev on Sunday to maintain a 100 percent record in the Russian Premier League.

Australian Arsonist Jailed for Life

A homeless fruit-picker who started a fire that killed 15 people in a popular backpackers' hostel was jailed for life Monday, bringing to a close one of Australia's worst mass murders.

Turkey Considers Alternatives to EU

In a country where anybody over 22 has lived through at least one military coup, a general's comments that Turkey could turn to Iran and Russia rather than embrace the European Union cannot be ignored.

Nigerian Woman Appeals Against Stoning Sentence

Safiya Hussaini admits having a baby several years after divorcing her husband, but denies it was adultery -- a crime that has made her the first person sentenced to death by stoning under Islamic law implemented in a dozen Nigerian states.

African Leaders Scrutinize Zimbabwe

A white farmer was killed Monday in escalating post-election violence as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe met the leaders of South Africa and Nigeria to discuss Zimbabwe's disputed presidential vote.

Pakistan on Guard After Church Blast

Pakistan put its military and police forces on high alert Monday, stepping up security at diplomatic missions and churches in the Pakistani capital after a terrorist attack on a Protestant congregation killed five people, including an American mother and her teenage daughter.

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