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

Europe's Christophobia

After the dust has settled -- after the processions are over and the Masses have been said, after the new pope has accustomed himself to new apartments, new tasks, new vestments -- Benedict XVI will face an extraordinary list of problems, ranging from the bioethical to the geopolitical.

Eurocentrism Still Rules in the Vatican

The Roman Catholic Church did the most unexpected thing Tuesday by doing the expected.

The Unrequited Past

The Armenian genocide and its final act turn 90 this week.

Presidential Knee-Slappers

People say that President Vladimir Putin once responded to the talk among high-ranking officials about whether he would run for a third term by joking, ""Well, come up with a good way to do it.""

Killing the Marshrutka Will Spare Many Lives

The St. Petersburg government's plan to cut many private transportation routes and replace hundreds of dangerous fixed-route taxis, or marshrutki, with bigger and more comfortable buses seems like the light at the end of the tunnel.

Pope Promises to Continue Dialogue

Pope Benedict XVI moved swiftly Wednesday to allay fears that his papacy would be rigidly inward-looking, saying he wanted dialogue with other faiths and cultures.

Berlusconi Announces Resignation

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday he will resign and immediately form a new government in a bid to overcome a political crisis that has undermined his ruling coalition.

Lebanese Lawmakers Appoint New Government After Delay

Lebanese leaders appointed a new government Tuesday, smashing a seven-week stalemate and pushing the country toward crucial parliamentary elections.

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