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The Group of Eight's Dinner Date With Putin

There is a nice story doing the rounds about how the West's leaders may show their displeasure at Russia's slide into authoritarianism. U.S. President George W. Bush will boycott the opening banquet at July's Group of Eight summit in St. Petersburg.

A Hope for Justice in the End

The Life of Slobodan Milosevic offers another lesson in how one individual can shape the course of history.

Stuck in an Outhouse

Following the visit of a Hamas delegation to Moscow earlier this month, a number of jokes began making the rounds. One of these jokes is extremely apropos. Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal, head of the delegation, returns home from Moscow. ""What was Putin like?"" his colleagues ask. ""He's a regular guy,"" Mashaal replies. ""Just don't get stuck in an outhouse with him."" I don't know about Mashaal, but if you ask me, the Kremlin has stuck the entire country in an outhouse. Our recent diplomatic initiatives speak for themselves.

Foreign Pay Pitfalls Loom Large at Tax Time

Navigating the Russian tax system can seem like tricky business, especially for expatriates or new tax residents.

Mothers Share Tips at Milk Meetups

Mommy Milk members, along with their hungry babies, gather to discuss the art of breast-feeding.

Choir Seeks Singers of All Abilities

The Moscow International Choir is open to all expats and Russians who want to sing. The amateur group rehearses weekly and stages two main concerts per year, in June and December.

Iraqi Police Find Dozens of Corpses

Iraqi police in the past 24 hours have found the bodies of at least 87 men killed by execution-style shootings in a gruesome wave of apparent sectarian killing, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

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