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Choosing a Home Team Can Be Tough

In 1990, Pele predicted that an African country would soon win the World Cup.

The Great Game, Part II

It has become fashionable to refer to the current jockeying for influence and resources in Central Asia as the new Great Game. Is there a ""Great Game II"" as there was a World War II? And is that a useful template for understanding that part of the world today?

Maliki Unveils Reconciliation Plan

The Iraqi leader's 24-point plan offers amnesty to insurgents and foresees the full return of security duties to Iraqi forces.

13 Governors Sign Letter on Extremism

Limonov and other opposition leaders say the appeal is an effort to weaken them ahead of elections.

No Sparks Seen at Bush Meeting

Signals last week that Washington is upset with Moscow are intended for U.S. allies in East Europe, not Russia, analysts say.

Dorm Blaze Kills 6 Cadets

A fire broke out Saturday in a naval academy dormitory in St. Petersburg, killing six cadets and injuring 18, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

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