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Popov Returns for Moscow Meet

Alexander Popov, defying the years, has returned to his native Russia for one more challenge as he takes on seasoned title-holder Mark Foster in the shortest freestyle sprint at the world short-course swimming championships this week.

Loko Keeper Upset by Romantsev Accusations

Lokomotiv Moscow goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov has hit back at Russia coach Oleg Romantsev after being accused of refusing to play for the national team.

Russia Readies for Davis Cup

Twice finalist in the 1990s, Russia heads into this week's Davis Cup quarterfinals hoping destiny will finally be on its side.

Jewish Sites in Europe Attacked

More than 1,000 police were deployed in a dozen French cities Tuesday to guard Jewish religious sites and schools after the Easter weekend was marred by widespread anti-Semitic violence linked to Middle East tensions.

Judge Gives Guidelines For Trial of U.S. Talib

Prosecutors do not have to prove that American-born Talib John Walker Lindh personally killed CIA agent Johnny Micheal Spann or other Americans, but only that he participated in a broad conspiracy with the Taliban, a U.S. federal judge said Monday.

Fighting Escalates as Sharon Eyes Arafat's Exile

Israeli tanks and helicopters Tuesday shelled a heavily fortified Palestinian security headquarters in an all-night assault to flush out top fugitives as fighting raged outside Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity and Israel's prime minister proposed exile for Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

Arab Street Bends to Will of the State

The crowds are large, their chants fiery, but the Arab street remains a force controlled and choreographed by the region's autocratic governments.

Rifts Hamstring Islamic Meeting

Efforts by attendees at a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to draw up a definition of terrorism looked headed for limbo Tuesday, as delegates prepared to send the question to a committee.

Oil Prices Climb to 6-Month Highs

Oil prices steadied at six-month highs Tuesday as some Muslim exporters reacted coolly to Iraq's threat to cut off supplies to the West to force Israel out of Palestinian territories.

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