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Spies and Casting the First Stone

With a former KGB colonel in the Kremlin, it is hardly surprising that Britain has been implicated in a spying scandal worthy of the Cold War.

A Strange Stategy for Jewish Defense

Alexander Koptsev, a Muscovite with a fondness for racist web sites and violent computer games, is accused of grabbing a knife on Jan. 11 and heading to the Chabad Synagogue, where he purportedly stabbed eight men before being wrestled to the floor.

Thick Scots and Russians

Russia has known colder winters than this, most recently 1978-1979. The real story about life -- and death -- in Russia today has to do with self-immolation, not snow.

Protecting and Serving Through Open Doors

Nobody should be surprised by the recent fire in Vladivostok. Are there any Russian buildings that do not violate at least one fire code provision?

Sharapova Advances to Open Semifinals

The fourth seed defeats compatriot Nadia Petrova at the Australian Open.

Conservatives Win in Canada

The party promises to cut taxes and forge closer ties with Washington.

Train Derailment Kills Dozens in Montenegro

Emergency teams resumed searching the wreckage of a four-car passenger train Tuesday, which derailed and plunged into a river canyon outside the Montenegrin capital, killing at least 44 people and injuring 198, officials said.

Bombs Rip Through Iran Oil Town

Bombs ripped through a bank and government building in the southern Iranian oil city of Ahvaz on Tuesday, killing eight people in a region that has seen intermittent bombings and rioting since April.

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