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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

All Eyes on Fed Ahead of Key Meeting

U.S. Federal Reserve officials are widely expected to keep interest rates at 40-year lows when they gather Tuesday.

Dollar Falls Against Yen Over Doubts of Fed Cut

The dollar fell to a one-week low against the yen Monday due to growing speculation that the Fed will not cut interest rates.

Europe's Central Bank Sees Slow U.S. Growth

European Central Bank chief economist Otmar Issing was quoted Monday as saying a ""double dip"" in the U.S. economy could not be ruled out but that continued slow growth was more likely.

A Helping Hand at Children's Cancer Hospital

The Nastenka Fund tries to improve conditions for its young patients and to help families cope with the emotional and financial difficulties of caring for their sick children.

An Unsettling Trip to Minsk

I love riding the rails. Where else in this day and age can you talk openly with total strangers?

A Tourist Destination of Rusty, Dusty Splendor?

What little there is to see in Azerbaijan hasn't been designed with the visiting tourist in mind.

Olympic Fix Scandal Echoes Soviet Times

The turbulent recent history of the former Soviet Union is packed with events that suggest -- in some cases as fleetingly as a photograph, in others as powerfully as a fatal gunshot -- connections between organized crime and sports.

Rumsfeld Wants More Covert Action

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is considering ways to broadly expand the role of U.S. Special Operations forces in the global campaign against terrorism.

Mugabe Firm on Farm Evictions

President Robert Mugabe on Monday ordered white farmers defying eviction orders to pack up and leave but said loyal farmers willing to cooperate with his government would not be left completely landless.

Crime Spurs Fingerprint Campaign

Australian police began a mass fingerprinting campaign on Norfolk Island on Monday, hoping to catch the perpetrator of the first murder in the tiny South Pacific island for 150 years.

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