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Keep Iron Felix on Scrapheap of History

Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has a mixed track record when it comes to beautifying the cityline.

Nizhny Vote Descends Into Orgy of Filth

Voters went to the polls in Nizhny Novgorod last Sunday to elect their next mayor.

Stoiber, Schr?der Spar Over Immigrants

Germany's conservatives put the hot issue of immigration on the election agenda Monday in an attempt to reverse their slide in polls and distract from Chancellor Gerhard Schr?der's popular anti-war stance.

Bove Wears Dress to Crop Trial

Borrowing a centuries-old symbol of French peasant protest, radical farmer Jose Bove and eight others wore girls' frocks to their trial on Tuesday for destroying a field of genetically modified crops.

Press Review

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

Israel, Lebanon Dispute Border River

Israel will not allow Lebanon to divert water from a border river shared by the two countries, Israel's defense minister warned Tuesday, a day after a U.S. water expert inspected a Lebanese pumping project there.

Little Robot Reveals Mysteries of Great Pyramid

A toy train-sized robot shone a light on one of history's lingering mysteries in Egypt's Great Pyramid on Tuesday only to find what looked like yet another.

North Korea Apologizes For Japanese Abductions

North Korea on Tuesday apologized to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for kidnapping Japanese citizens, promised to extend a moratorium on missile tests and, leaving the door open to talks with the United States, said it would honor commitments on its nuclear program.

Expert: Saddam Has Bought Some Time

Iraq's unconditional pledge to readmit UN weapons inspectors has bought Baghdad breathing space, but U.S. military action remains likely, a leading British researcher who visited Baghdad last week said Tuesday.

Jupiter-Like Planet Spied By Scientists

Astronomers scanning southern skies in search of distant solar systems have discovered a Jupiter-like planet 100 light years away circling a star similar to our own sun.

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