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12/21/2007

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'Enough Proof' for Zuma Trial

The Associated Press
South Africa's top prosecutor said Thursday that he had enough evidence to bring corruption charges against Jacob Zuma, the man standing in line to be the country's next president.

Borders Open From Lisbon to Estonia

Reuters
Austria's chancellor and Slovakia's prime minister sawed through a red and white frontier barrier Thursday in symbolic preparation for nine new countries joining the EU's border-free zone at midnight.

The Art of Reading Russia's Future

With Vladimir Putin's presidency winding down, this is a good time to think about his legacy and the future of Russia. The Putin presidency will be remembered for the country's economic resurgence, political stabilization and increasingly assertive foreign policy.

Cutting the Jibberish in the Cabinet

A couple of years ago during a Cabinet meeting, President Vladimir Putin asked several ministers to explain why health care reforms were going so slowly.

Deal for Caspian Gas Pipeline Signed

The Associated Press
Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan signed a landmark agreement Thursday to build a natural gas pipeline along the Caspian Sea coast that would strengthen Moscow's monopoly on energy exports from the resource-rich region.

Bushehr Will Not Start Until Late 2008

Combined Reports
Iran's first, Russian-built nuclear power plant will not start operating before late 2008 because the state-run company building the plant is waiting for deliveries, the company said Thursday.

Too Early to Increase Tax on Gas, Nabiullina Says

Reuters
The government should not raise the mineral extraction tax on natural gas, Economic Development and Trade Minister Elvira Nabiullina said Thursday, in comments that point to Gazprom continuing to pay lower taxes than oil firms.

Sobyanin to Manage Medvedev Campaign

First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Thursday that Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Sobyanin would head his presidential campaign.

Uzbekistan to Vote for President

The Associated Press
Uzbek President Islam Karimov seems certain of winning re-election Sunday, but his foes say the vote will be little more than political theater.

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