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Hu Addresses 5-Year Party Congress

Chinese leader Hu Jintao pledged to make Communist rule more inclusive and better spread the fruits of China's economic boom, in an address Monday to a party congress that offered a key test of his authority.

Russia-Born Economist Wins Nobel

Americans Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for developing a theory that helps explain situations in which markets work and others in which they don't.

EU Ministers Hold Expansive Talks

EU nations Monday were considering more sanctions or other measures against Iran over its nuclear enrichment program during a meeting that also included talks on Serbian war crimes suspects, European integration and the spelling of the word ""euro.""

20 Women Arrested for Cult Killing

Police raided the headquarters of a religious sect in central Japan on Monday and arrested 20 women for allegedly beating a member to death, an official said.

Explorer Plans Arctic Airship Quest

A French explorer has unveiled plans to fly over the Arctic in an airship to measure the ice cap amid concern at the pace it is melting. Jean-Louis Etienne said his 10,000-kilometer journey would serve as a benchmark for monitoring the impact of global warming on the North Pole.

German Inflation Causes Bad Memories

Julia Sonnenberg peruses the latest bestsellers at a bookstore in central Berlin but cannot bring herself to buy one. ""I am here to window-shop, not really to spend,"" the 40-year-old travel agent said as she exited the store in a mall one Saturday afternoon last month.

Fishers Catch Record-Sized Mako Shark

Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught a 380-kilogram shark instead.

Saying No to Corporate Gifts

Why some companies are spending their holiday gift budgets on charity donations instead of souvenirs.

Dine on the Same Page

Pervaya Biblioteka is a thematic club-restaurant, but the exact theme is somewhat encyclopedic. As the name suggests, there's a room styled as a library with large shelves of leather-bound tomes, which are all apparently available for in-house reading and even takeout as well.

Ask the Chef

Eric le Provos, of France, is the head chef at The Most.

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