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A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Being European Means Playing by the Rules

Russia and Europe have been pondering each other's nature for centuries.

Falling Fatally Short in the War on Terror

The suicide bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday were a horrifying echo of the nightclub bombings there three years ago.

Journalists Under Fire

On March 8, 2002, business reporter Natalya Skryl, 29, was assaulted outside the apartment building where she lived in the southwestern city of Taganrog. Skryl was struck a dozen times with a blunt object and died shortly afterward. To this day no one has been charged with her death.

A Tough Nut for a Hard Spot

The regional legislature in the Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria last week confirmed the Kremlin's candidate for president, Arsen Kanokov. Kanokov, an ethnic Kabardin, was elected to the State Duma in 2003 as a Liberal Democratic Party of Russia candidate, but he joined the United Russia faction once in office.

Women in China Embrace Divorce

In this lush, affluent region where adultery is so ingrained that wealthy businessmen keep their lovers in ""concubine villages,"" infidelity is often tolerated in a marriage. But Cai Shaohong could not put up with it.

Despite UN, Kosovo Is in Limbo

For more than six years, this small Balkan province has been the subject of one of the most ambitious nation-building projects in recent history.

What help does the U.S. Embassy offer its citizens in Russia?

The Citizen Services unit at the U.S. Embassy provides assistance in various ways.

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