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Losing Out on Exchange Rates

Making assumptions about the currency of hotel bills or air ticket fares can be a costly mistake.


The last squatters in 10 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa, the Garden Ring apartment block made famous by author Mikhail Bulgakov.

Time Travel on Taganka

Moscow's original old blinnayas, cheburechnayas and stolovayas may be a dying breed, but thankfully they're not extinct.


What you'll pay for a serving of pelmeni at selected Moscow restaurants (actual serving sizes vary):

Fiji Army Stages Bloodless Coup

Fiji's military took control of the government in a bloodless overthrow Tuesday after confining the elected prime minister to his home in the nation's fourth coup in 20 years.

U.S. Urges Agreement on Sanctions for Iran

The United States urged a reluctant Russia and China on Tuesday to agree quickly on a sanctions plan against Tehran and its nuclear program as officials from six world powers prepared to seek a breakthrough at talks in Paris.

Multiple Baghdad Bomb Attacks Kill at Least 30

Suspected insurgents set off a car bomb to stop a minibus carrying Shiite government employees in Baghdad, then shot and killed 15 of them, the government said. In another attack in the capital Tuesday, two car bombs exploded in a commercial district, killing 15 Iraqis, police said.

EU Supports Suspension of Turkey Talks

The European Union presidency on Tuesday backed a proposal to suspend partially EU membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara's refusal to open up to trade with Cyprus.

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