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The Mystery of the Russian Soul

Jumping from love to serfs to economics to asphyxiation can be wearying to us poor foreign souls.

The Gem Dealer in the Igla Sting

Yehuda Abraham is a slight, stooped 76-year-old gem dealer, with a house in Queens, an office in New York's diamond district and shops around the world.

Israelis Kill Militant, Shake Truce

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian militant commander Thursday, triggering vows of revenge in increasing signs that a six-week Palestinian-Israeli truce could collapse.

FSB Views Damage Left by Record Rain

While the Federal Security Service cannot extend its influence to the skies to block the record rainfall that has inundated Moscow over the few days, its agents were prepared to go underground Thursday to combat the flooding.

U.S. Decides Against UN Support in Iraq

The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush has abandoned the idea of giving the UN more of a role in the occupation of Iraq as sought by France, India and other countries as a condition for their participation in peacekeeping there, administration officials said Wednesday.

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