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10/13/2005

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Finnish Hotelier Finds the World Is His Oyster

There's little difference between managing hotels in Russia and other countries, says Radisson SAS Royal Hotel's Finnish boss.

Appointments

Peter Lim has been appointed managing director leading a project development and finance group within the transactions practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia.

Iraqis Amend Constitution to Appease Sunnis

President Jalal Talabani and other top politicians on Wednesday praised as ""historic"" the last-minute compromises that negotiators reached on the draft constitution and urged Iraqis to vote ""yes"" in this weekend's referendum.

Who Is Being Allowed Inside the Europe Club

Visa regulations are internationally bound by reciprocity. If hindrances exist for Russians applying for an EU visa, the same hindrances exist for EU citizens applying for a Russian visa.

Chinese Astronauts Blast Off

A rocket carrying two Chinese astronauts blasted off Wednesday from a base in China's desert northwest, returning the country's manned space program to orbit two years after its history-making first flight.

Aid for Pakistan Arrives From Around the World

Supplies from about 30 countries poured in for Pakistan's quake victims Wednesday as the UN warned of measles outbreaks among the millions of homeless and hopes dimmed for finding more survivors under the rubble.

Volunteers Give Proper Burials

With the smell of rotting corpses hanging in the air, six men in green turbans gathered before a body covered by a white shroud, spread their hands and whispered a prayer.

Rice: U.S. Won't Abandon Afghanistan

Rockets exploded in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday and six soldiers and five aid workers were killed in attacks blamed on Taliban insurgents as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited for talks.

Powell's Policies Are Reborn Under Rice

For four years, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and his team faced off against administration hawks on one foreign policy issue after another, and usually went down in defeat.

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