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Hamas Win Ends a Secular Dream

The Islamic group's victory clouds the prospects for Arab nationalism as Palestinians express their frustration at corruption under Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.

In Palestinian Vote, Israelis Find Hope

Despite ordinary Israelis' shock and anger, many see Hamas' victory as the best chance for straight talking and peace.

Ovechkin Set-Up Saves Day for Caps

The rookie sensation makes an improbable last-minute pass to push his team past Tampa Bay.

Retail's Future Moves to the Underground

Moscow City Hall is going underground to solve the city's land shortage, Mayor Yury Luzhkov said at the opening of an exhibition on subterranean construction last week, as the list of major underground shopping projects in the city center continues to grow.

Shuvalovsky Palace Goes to Vekselberg

The St. Petersburg government has signed a multimillion-dollar deal with billionaire Viktor Vekselberg's Link of Time foundation, granting the organization a lease on the 19th-century Shuvalovsky Palace on the Fontanka embankment.

'Dangerous' Hall to Get Face-Lift

The Great Hall of Moscow's Conservatory is to close for an extended period as the building that houses it undergoes its first major restoration in more a century, amid fears that it is approaching a dangerous state of disrepair.

Iran Refuses to Yield in Talks With EU

Last-ditch talks on Iran's nuclear program achieved ""nothing,"" French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said Monday.

Road Bomb in Iraq Hits TV Anchor

ABC's ""World News Tonight"" led its nightly broadcast with its own journalists in the news: Co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman had been seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

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