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Slutskaya Drops Out of Worlds

Russia's Irina Slutskaya will not defend her title at next week's World Figure Skating Championships, withdrawing because of her mother's kidney illness, a source close to the skater said.

Pneumonia Hits Asian Tourism

A mystery disease blamed for nine deaths is harming tourism in the Asia-Pacific region, industry officials said Tuesday, as global health authorities kept up their search for the cause of the ailment.

U.S. Embarks on a New Path of Non-Alliance

For 50 years, the United States has pursued its foreign policy goals primarily through NATO, the United Nations and the rest of the international institutions built immediately after World War II.

Reshuffling For Friends Not the KGB

No one understands President Vladimir Putin. The moment he announced a major reshuffle in the so-called power agencies last week, liberal pundits began to insist that he intended to resurrect the KGB.

No Checks And Balances, Just Big Sticks

Russia and the rest of the world now have to ask themselves what was all the diplomatic wrangling for if the United States is going to be able to go ahead regardless of world opinion.

War and the World

The argument about whether it is to be war or peace is over. It was a shallow debate that became artificially polarized between oversimplified options.

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