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Bhutto Returns From 8 Years of Exile

Benazir Bhutto made a dramatic return to Pakistan on Thursday, greeting tens of thousands of cheering supporters amid massive security and launching what she hopes will be a stunning political comeback after eight years of exile.

Sarkozy and His Wife Separating

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Cecilia, are separating, the president's office said in a terse statement Thursday, ending rampant speculation about the state of their 11-year marriage.

Strike by Transport Workers Brings France to a Standstill

Strikers defying President Nicolas Sarkozy's reform efforts crippled France's public transport system Thursday, forcing commuters to drive, pedal or walk to work -- or stay home. Some workers vowed to continue the walkout Friday.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Football

If football has any role in Russian politics -- and recent history suggests that it does -- then Russia's 2-1 victory over England on Wednesday night provided perhaps the clearest signal yet that Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov is a serious contender to succeed President Vladimir Putin.

A Modern-Day Don Quixote

President Vladimir Putin's decision to head the federal list of United Russia in the State Duma elections may one day be seen as the worst bungle in his biography as a statesman.

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