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The British Are Coming

Under a project run by a British-based company, British farmers seeking new opportunities are coming to Russia to establish farms on rich but idle land in the Penza region.

Beckham's Penalty Sends English Crazy

Four years after losing on penalties to the South Americans in France '98, 16 years after the Diego Maradona's infamous ""Hand of God"" goal in Mexico, England beat World Cup favorite Argentina 1-0 in a magnificent display in the indoor stadium in Sapporo.

Lenin Museum Courts Capitalism

It was different in Soviet times when Finland's Lenin museum could rely on a steady stream of Russians.

India, Pakistan Cool War Rhetoric

Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan have toned down their war rhetoric ahead of a visit this week by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who will renew international efforts to avert conflict in South Asia.

Traces of Nerve Gas Found at U.S. Base

Traces of nerve agents and mustard gas have been found in three locations at a U.S. base in Uzbekistan, including a hangar where a headquarters had been set up, U.S. military officials said Sunday.

American Hostage Killed in Philippines Shootout

The Philippine president ordered search-and-destroy operations against Muslim guerrillas after an attempt to rescue three hostages resulted in the death of two of them, including a U.S. missionary.

France Heads to Polls Again

France voted in a parliamentary election Sunday, with President Jacques Chirac's center-right allies expected to win but low voter turnout threatening to help Jean-Marie Le Pen's far-right National Front.

Is the Sun Setting on U.S. Economy?

The big test for the stock market will come after the summer. By that time, the secret will be out on whether Wall Street is dealing with a bona fide economic recovery or just a head fake.

Murdoch's News Corp., Vivendi End Hostilities

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. put an end to hostilities with French-American rival Vivendi Universal on Saturday and agreed a preliminary deal to buy its Italian pay-TV operator for some 1 billion euros ($946 million).

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