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Democracy's Facade

One could have hoped that Anna Politkovskaya's brutal murder and the international condemnation that followed would have set Russia's besieged press environment on a different course.

An Apple for Every Occasion

It's autumn in Moscow and I've got apples on the brain. The apple harvest was enormous this year, and everywhere I go, people give me apples.

Koreas Take First Step Toward Peace

The leaders of North and South Korea pledged Thursday to seek a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War and expand projects to reduce tension on the world's last Cold War frontier, a day after Pyongyang committed to an unprecedented step toward dismantling its nuclear weapons program.

Plane Crash In Congo Kills 23

At least 23 people died when a Russian-made cargo plane crashed and exploded Thursday in a busy neighborhood of Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said.

Rescue Operation Mounts for Thousands of Trapped Miners

Some 850 miners remained trapped over two kilometers underground in a South African gold shaft Thursday after a daylong rescue effort.

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