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01/29/2007

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Cracks Appear in Ukraine, Poland Bid

Ukraine football federation (UFF) president Hrihory Surkis has accused Polish Sports Minister Tomasz Lipiec of undermining the two countries' chances of staging the Euro 2012 finals.

Appointments

Bloomberg News has appointed James Brooke as Russia bureau chief, the company has announced.

Ask the Boss

How should you motivate your staff?

A Nobel Knight

A recently knighted Dutch expat shares what he's learned about doing business in Russia after more than a dozen years here.

Trying Thai at Guroo

The Indian restaurant Guroo is a restless character, regularly undergoing redesigns and revamps.

Restaurant News

Fashionable restaurant Aist has introduced a business lunch menu, available on weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. for 600 rubles.

Rival Factions Battle it Out in Gaza

Gunmen from the rival Hamas and Fatah movements battled each other in Gaza on Sunday, continuing an increasingly bloody power struggle over the Palestinian government that left the coastal strip littered with bodies over the weekend, while civilians cowered in their homes.

UN Plan for Kosovo Released

UN mediator Martti Ahtisaari presented his proposals for the final status of Kosovo on Friday, likely setting the tiny, war-torn territory on its way toward independence.

Avian Flu on the Rise in Japan

Preliminary tests show bird flu killed 31 chickens at a farm in western Japan, a local government official said Sunday, the latest in a string of recent outbreaks among the country's poultry stocks.

Olmert Takes Hard Line Toward Anti-Semitism

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in a thinly veiled reference to Iran, said Sunday that Israel would ""not allow the world"" to be indifferent to calls for the Jewish people's destruction.

Protesters Descend on the U.S. Capitol

A raucous and colorful multitude of protesters, led by some of the aging activists of the past, staged a series of rallies and a march on the Capitol Saturday to demand that the United States end its war in Iraq.

Lebanon Tactics in Question

The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush will inform Congress on Monday that Israel may have violated agreements with the United States when it fired U.S.-supplied cluster munitions into southern Lebanon during its fight with Hezbollah last summer, the State Department said Saturday.

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