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08/09/2002

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The Moral Fiber of Baku Drivers and U.S. Execs

""Crony capitalism is a farce in America. It will bring this country down as the infrastructure rots.""

Press Review

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

The Soothsayer

Honest Frank looks to follow up last week's Moscow soccer success with punts on the English Premier League curtain-raiser and an All-Ireland Gaelic double. Will he benefit from the luck of the Irish?

Bronze Age Stoners Used Hash, Opium

A thriving Bronze Age drug trade supplied narcotics to ancient cultures throughout the eastern Mediterranean as a balm for the pain of childbirth and disease.

Blasts Mar Inauguration in Bogota

Rebel mortars rained on Bogota, killing 14 people and injuring more than 60, as Colombia's guerrillas fired their opening salvo against new hard-line President Alvaro Uribe on his inauguration day.

Rosneft, Itera Move on Afghan Oil, Gas

Russian energy companies have agreed to help rebuild Afghanistan's devastated oil and gas industries in hopes of securing lucrative government contracts as well as a strategic hold on the region.

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