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Plushenko Lands in Spotlight

As a three-time world figure skating champion, Yevgeny Plushenko could have been forgiven for thinking he was one of the most recognizable figures in Russia.

Palestinian Bombs Israeli Mall

A Palestinian suicide bomber killed five people and wounded at least 40 outside a shopping mall in the Israeli coastal town of Netanya on Monday in the first attack of its kind in six weeks.

Rice Faces Tough Talks During European Trip

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will try to turn the tables on critics of U.S. terrorism policy in Europe this week, arguing that the United States acts legally and does not ship suspected terrorists around the globe to be tortured.

Red Cross Considering New Emblem for Israel

The 192 countries that have signed the Geneva Conventions on the conduct of warfare met on Monday to consider whether to adopt a new Red Cross emblem, possibly paving the way for Israel's entry into the movement after nearly six decades.

Hussein's Defense Stages Walkout

Saddam Hussein's defense team stormed out of court shortly after his trial resumed on Monday when the judge refused to rule on their motion challenging the court's legitimacy and a protest erupted over security.

UN Elections Chief Fired Before Iraq Vote

The head of the United Nations elections agency said Sunday that she would resist a reported action to oust her from her position, a move that would come a week before crucial elections her office is overseeing in Iraq.

China Inks $10Bln Deal With Airbus

The European aerospace giant will send 150 A320 aircraft to China, further exacerbating its rivalry with U.S. giant Boeing.

Iran Plans 2nd Nuclear Power Plant

Iran's Cabinet on Sunday decided to build a new nuclear power station in the restive southwestern oil province of Khuzestan, state television said.

U.K. Cable Operator Eyes Virgin

British cable operator NTL confirmed Monday that it had approached Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile Holdings about a takeover valued at more than 810 million pounds ($1.4 billion).

Greece's Kiosks Come Under Threat

Tiny, turreted kiosks overflowing with newspapers and hundreds of trinkets are one of Greece's most familiar street sights -- but one big investor's view of them as a potential goldmine has alarmed traditionalists.

Trade Zone to Bridge EU and North Africa

Sissoko Haroun says he hitchhiked 2,000 miles from his home in Mali to Morocco, hoping to cross into Spain. After three weeks avoiding the police, he gave up.

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