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06/06/2006

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Peru's Garcia Rides Runoff to Power

Alan Garcia, whose 1985-90 presidency left Peru in economic ruin, won the office back in a runoff against a fiery nationalist former soldier endorsed by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.

Gunmen in Iraq Raid Bus Depots

Gunmen wearing police uniforms raided bus stations Monday in central Baghdad, seizing at least 50 people, including drivers and passengers preparing to travel outside Iraq, among them two Syrians, an interior ministry official said.

Abbas Pushes Two-State Solution

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday said he would not accept any changes to a proposal calling for a two-state solution with Israel, raising the stakes in a dispute with the Islamic group Hamas ahead of a critical deadline.

Militia Siezes Control of Somalian Capital

An Islamic militia that wants to establish a fundamentalist government in Somalia said Monday that it had seized control of the capital after weeks of some of the bloodiest fighting in 15 years of anarchy in this Horn of Africa nation.

Oil Prices Surge in Response to Warning From Khamenei

Oil prices climbed more than $1 to above $73 on Monday after major exporter Iran hinted it might use oil as a weapon in its nuclear dispute with the West.

Is the Apocalypse Here? 666 Arrives

Is tomorrow's date -- 6-6-6 -- merely a curious number, or could it mean our number is up?

Apart-Hotel Fad Spurred by Need for Faster Profit

When is a hotel room not a hotel room?

Moskva in Hunt for Luxury Retail Tenant

Luxury shopping in Moscow is likely to reach new heights in 2008, when the poshest store in town is expected to open across from the State Duma building in the heart of the city.

Pyotr I Hotel Opens Its Doors

Mayor Yury Luzhkov last week opened a new 134-room hotel on Neglinnaya Ulitsa in central Moscow, promising 15 more openings before the end of the year.

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