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Russia Beats Georgia, Nabs Playoff Spot

Russia did what it had to do Saturday, beating Georgia 3-1, but it will still have to take part in a playoff for a place in the 2004 European Championships.

Iranian Woman Wins The Nobel Peace Prize

Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi has become the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in an award intended to foster wider democracy in the Islamic world.

Suicide Bomber Strikes Baghdad

A huge explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb rocked central Baghdad on Sunday near the Baghdad Hotel, where many U.S. officials and security agents are thought to live and work.

High Stakes in the Caucasus

Voters in Azerbaijan and Georgia are heading to the polls, but probably few believe that this year's elections will free their countries from the stranglehold of authoritarianism.

Will the Poor Benefit From GDP Growth?

It is vital that the lives of the people be improved by the much-touted goal of doubling Russia's GDP.

Mirror, Mirror: Who's the Crookedest of All?

It's amazing how often an occurrence in Russia will be seized upon as evidence of a nascent dictatorship -- while an identical occurrence in America goes unnoted.

Fishing Trip Results in Nil Except Nipped Rear

He realized what had happened when he felt the fresh eel juices seeping through the seat of his pants.

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