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12/07/2007

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Lokomotiv Out, Zenit Hopes Take Hit

The Associated Press
Everton, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Hamburg and FC Basel all won Wednesday to advance to the knockout phase of the UEFA Cup, while Lokomotiv Moscow lost 2-0 at Panathinaikos to go out.

Kitchen Dissent Once Again

The State Duma elections are behind us. The official results have been released, and it is now possible to draw some conclusions.

Give the Donkey a Sporting Chance

The State Duma elections did more than just give President Vladimir Putin a mandate to choose his future role as a moral authority and national leader after he leaves office.

Governors Sticking To Their Old Posts

The governors who ran on United Russia's party lists in Sunday's elections are unlikely to take Duma seats.

Children's Movement Fails to Draw Kids

Drawn up in dense rows 50 wide and 10 deep, members of Mishki, or Bear Cubs, a pro-presidential, children's and early-teen movement, stood on Bolotnaya Ploshchad early Thursday afternoon waiting for their rally to begin.

EU Backs Georgia After Crackdown

Reuters
The European Union gave Georgia's government a firm assurance of its support Thursday despite international dismay at its suppression of opposition protests last month.

3 BBC Staff Attacked In Space of One Week

Combined Reports
The company says it is investigating whether the attacks on three different dates were work related.

100 Volumes of History To Shed Light on Stalin

The Associated Press
Historians have announced the start of a project to increase understanding of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's rule and help Russians come to terms with one of the grimmest pages of their history.

Rosneft Says Vankor Will Start as Planned

The firm plans to produce at least 1.5 million tons of oil at the field next year.

China Reluctant to Pay More for Gas

Bloomberg
China is unwilling to pay the ""considerably higher"" natural gas prices that Gazprom is asking, potentially delaying a project to build two pipelines between the countries, a senior company official said.

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