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07/14/2006

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A Useful and Limited Engagement

Only six months ago, Igor Shuvalov, Russia's Group of Eight envoy and a top aide to President Vladimir Putin, elatedly forecast that the annual G8 summit this weekend in St. Petersburg would be ""like a first ball"" and ""the foreign policy highlight of 2006.""

Putting Russia on the Map

One language-learning rite of passage is the Russian 101 textbook chapter in which Sasha chats about his town and country so students can learn about Russian geography and administrative divisions.

Menchov Sprints to First-Place Finish

Russian Denis Menchov won the Tour de France's hardest stage in the Pyrenees on Thursday, and American Floyd Landis took the race leader's yellow jersey.

Israel Expands Attacks Into Lebanon

Israeli forces strike Beirut's international airport and blockade ports. Hezbollah vows retaliation.

Japan Seeks Sanctions for Korea

Japan on Thursday urged a prompt UN Security Council vote on sanctions against North Korea, rebuffing a milder Chinese- and Russian-sponsored resolution on the North's missile tests.

Internet Addicts Log In to Clinic

An Amsterdam clinic helps hard-core online addicts curb their gaming appetites and come back to reality.

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