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Ban Looks Set to Succeed Annan

Ban Ki-moon, the foreign minister of South Korea, virtually assured his selection as the next secretary-general of the United Nations on Monday, winning overwhelming support in a final informal poll of the Security Council.

War-Torn City Receives Respite in Cyberspace

In the endless daily battle against the fear and isolation of life under lockdown, the people of Baghdad have found a way to keep their city alive: moving it online.

Baghdad Jews Observe Yom Kippur Despite Fear

As the sun set on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar Monday night, the last rabbi in Baghdad sat down for his last Yom Kippur dinner in Iraq: a piece of cake and two glasses of milk.

Tighter Airline Regulations Are Needed

Mention just about any problem and, depending on whom you're talking to, you're going to hear one of three arguments: let the market work; more effective state regulation is needed; or corruption is at fault.

EIT Is a False Dawn

Rather than creating a new institution such as an EIT, the EU woudl do best to foster the ones they already have.

Saakashvili Is Winning the PR Battle

Georgia returned four Russian military officers to Moscow on Monday after Russia recalled its ambassador from Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, severed transportation links and threatened to outlaw the transfer of money to Georgia.

Saakashvili Is Playing a High-Stakes Game

There are two features of the current crisis between Moscow and Tbilisi that differentiate it from the many difficulties between the two in the past.

Hidden Fees Plague Moscow Bank Accounts

When Nathan Stowell's employer assigned him a Citibank account, he was relieved that his salary would be safeguarded every month by a well-known global bank.

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