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

No Hint of Orange in Lebanon

With the rallying cry ""Lebanon is not Ukraine,"" Hezbollah's leader this week provided an abrupt reminder that the path to Middle East stability and democracy may not be as simple -- nor inevitable -- as the West has started to hope.

U.S. Rethinks Policy on Foreign Detainees

The U.S. administration has decided to pull out of an international agreement that opponents of the death penalty have used to fight the sentences of foreigners on death row in the United States, officials said yesterday.

A Year After Madrid Bombings, Spain Evaluates Terror Climate

When 10 backpacks loaded with dynamite exploded on Madrid commuter trains a year ago, shellshocked Spaniards looked east to place blame: their country's troop presence in U.S.-occupied Iraq.

Hopes High for Thrilling Season

Snow still blankets the stadiums, the temperature is stuck below zero and the only green visible in Moscow will be on St. Patrick's Day in a week's time.

Last Chance to Butter Up Your Relatives

Unless you are barricaded in your office from dawn to midnight, doing five days work in the three business days after Women's Day, you must have noticed the holiday spirit bursting through the mountains of snow and ice.

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