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Moscow in Running for Youth Olympics

Five cities -- three from Europe and two from Asia -- were selected as finalists Monday to host the inaugural Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010.

Musharraf Eases Grip on Powers

Pakistan freed thousands of lawyers and opposition activists held under emergency powers on Tuesday, as President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Saudi Arabia, where old foe Nawaz Sharif lives in exile.

Civil Servants Join Growing Walkout

French teachers, postal workers and other civil servants joined forces with protesting transport workers Tuesday in strikes that challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to reform the economy.

Iran, U.S. to Hold Talks on Iraq

The Associated Press
Iran has agreed to hold a new round of talks soon with the United States on how to improve security in Iraq, Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday.

UN Reduces Estimate on AIDS Epidemics

The United Nations has slashed its estimates of how many people have the AIDS virus, from nearly 40 million to 33 million. In a report to be issued on Tuesday, the UN says revised estimates on HIV in India account for a large part of the decrease.

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Just at the very moment when it seemed that all of society was rallying around United Russia, carrying out Putin's Plan and rescuing Russia from disaster, a single renegade emerged on the scene from nowhere. He turned out to be opposed to all of this.

Thanks, But We Don't Need Your Monitors

President Vladimir Putin showed the world how powerful he really is when he gave the world a signal that he would be willing to become Russia's prime minister.

The Art of Luxury

The 2007 Millionaire Fair opens Thursday, with a stronger cultural component to counterbalance conspicuous consumption.

A Sweet Slice of France

French restaurants have been having a hard time of late. Franco food has fallen seriously out of fashion, with Italian taking its place in the hearts and stomachs of the city's diners; only Jean-Jacques seems able to resist this trend.

What to Do: Tomorrow's Turkey Day

It's that time of year again! Time to hunt out the biggest turkey, dig out grandma's pumpkin-pie recipe and gather family and friends around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Court Refuses SPS Case Against Putin

The Supreme Court rejected a request Tuesday from the Union of Right Forces party to remove President Vladimir Putin from United Russia's candidate list for the Dec. 2 State Duma elections.

Woman Charged in Rock Fraud

An elderly woman has been arrested and charged with fraud after she tried to sell a large corundum stone for $20 million, passing it off as a giant hunk of ruby crystal, police said Tuesday.

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