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Gorbushka Off the Streets but Not Quite Legit

It almost doesn't matter what you've searching for -- a CD by Snoop Dogg, an LP by Dave Brubeck, ""Tarzan and the Leopard Woman"" dubbed into Russian or a videocassette of ""My Big Fat Greek Wedding."" Or the latest PlayStation game.

Kelly Suggests Energy Incentive for N. Korea

North Korea might get energy aid from the United States and other countries if it resolves concerns over its nuclear weapons development, a top U.S. envoy said Monday after meeting South Korea's president-elect.

Chavez Blasts Broadcast Media

President Hugo Chavez threatened to revoke the broadcasting licenses of Venezuela's main TV and radio stations, accusing them of supporting opposition efforts to overthrow him through a six-week-old strike.

Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Moots Power-Sharing Deal

President Robert Mugabe would resign and a new power-sharing government would be formed under a deal that has been discussed by Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition officials, mediators said Sunday.

Iraq Inspections May Take a Year

United Nations arms experts said Monday they wanted up to a year to complete their inspections in Iraq, as Washington masses a force in the Gulf that will be ready to wage war within weeks.

Pioneering Institute Blazes Trail to Top Jobs

In the first year of the new Russia, a group of students enrolled in a new Western-style graduate school to learn a long-forbidden academic discipline -- market economics.


Brunswick UBS Warburg  Al Breach has been appointed chief economist and fixed-income strategist at Brunswick UBS Warburg. Breach earlier worked as a Russia economist for Goldman Sachs. Conde Nast  Robyn Holt has been appointed general director of the Conde Nast publishing house in Russia, which publishes Vogue, GQ and AD magazines. Holt replaces Mikhail von Shlippe. Holt earlier worked as general director of Conde Nast in Australia. Australian Consulate  Sebastian Fitzlyon has been appointed Australia's first honorary consul following the establishment of the country's honorary consulate in St. Petersburg. Fitzlyon is to assist the embassy in carrying out its consular duties to Australian citizens in the new consular district, which includes the cities of St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk and the surrounding regions. Fitzlyon owns the S. Zinovieff & Co. surveying company and has been active in St. Petersburg business groups for years.

Case Leaves AOL Time Warner

Steve Case resigned as chairman of AOL Time Warner Inc., the company said Sunday, as the Internet visionary succumbed to scathing criticism that the record media merger he helped to engineer was a failure.

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