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Financial Hypocrisy

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the East Asia crisis, which began in Thailand on July 2, 1997, and spread to Indonesia in October and to South Korea in December.

The Dangers of Populism

President Vladimir Putin's speech on Wednesday at a rally at Moscow's Luzhniki arena, organized by the ""For Putin"" movement and the United Russia party, was the second major event that defined his new role as head of United Russia's federal ticket.

Jubilant Russians Edge into Euro '08

The Associated Press
The powerhouse teams made it to Euro 2008 on Wednesday. All except one.

Iran Looks for IAEA Clean Bill

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Tehran expects the UN Security Council to close the file on its nuclear activities once it has answered all questions about its past atomic programs, a senior Iranian envoy said Thursday, in an indirect challenge to the United States.

Musharraf Has Friendly Court's Backing

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A Pakistani Supreme Court stacked with judges loyal to President Pervez Musharraf cleared the way for him to rule as a civilian president, ruling Thursday against a final challenge blocking ratification of his re-election last month.

Karzai Says Taliban Is in Touch

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday that Taliban insurgent leaders were increasingly contacting him to try to find ways of making peace.

Venezuelans Throng Streets to Back Constitutional Plan

The Associated Press
Tens of thousands of President Hugo Chavez's supporters filled the streets to back his proposed constitutional changes, while anti-government student leaders announced a bold plan to march on the presidential palace.

Omens of Doom Haunt World's Biggest Dam

The slopes of Chenjialing Village have shuddered and groaned lately, cracking and warping homes and fields, and making residents fear that the banks of China's swelling Three Gorges Dam may hold deadly perils.

Dollar Woes Spark Worries for Expats

Andrew Curry once loved going out for dinner and drinks in Berlin, feeling far wealthier in the German capital than he did at home in the United States.

Business in Brief

Yukos Removed From RTSSiemens Manager ChargedInBev Subsidiary RaidedInflation Reaches 10.8%Producer Prices Grow FasterRetail Sales Growth SlowsCurrency Reserves RiseWood Duties Hike in Doubt2nd Investor for OGK-6Gazprom Units Raise $3BlnChevron, Tatneft in TalksFCC Joins Gazprom for BidsNovatek Plans Output HikeMechel Eyes Bulgarian PlantTMK Bids for Pipe Mill

Holiday Blaze Closes Starlite Diner

A Thanksgiving Day fire broke out at the Starlite Diner in central Moscow on Thursday morning as the popular American-style restaurant was preparing for an influx of patrons celebrating the U.S. national holiday.

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