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Yuzhny Stuns Nadal in Quarters

It has not always been easy to be Mikhail Yuzhny. Not with the death of his father, or the back and knee pain. Not with the great expectations, which he could not manage to meet, after he delivered Russia's first Davis Cup with a comeback from a two-set deficit in 2002, playing in an arena full of Parisians shouting him down.

Bush Stands By Secret Prisons

The U.S. president defends the use of secret CIA prisons as an effective counterterrorism tool.

Blair Says He Will Bow Out Within 12 Months

British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged Thursday to quit within a year but declined to give an exact date to mutineers in his Labour Party who want a speedy ouster to revive their fortunes.

Commitment Key to Battling Corruption

The harsh 15- to 20-year prison sentences that a court this week handed to a senior Emergency Situations Ministry official and six high-ranking police officers is good news.

Analogy vs. Analogy

Example is the school of mankind,"" proclaimed Edmund Burke, the founder of modern conservatism, ""and they will learn at no other.""

Big Problems for Such a Little Word

After several days of rain, the sun is finally shining. Your Russian friend says cheerfully: ????? ?????????? ????! ??????? ?? ?? ????? ? ????? ? ??? ?? ?????! (What a beautiful day! Why don't we get out of the city and go mushroom hunting!)

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