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Andreyev Rescues Davis Cup Holders

Igor Andreyev said Sunday that he never imagined becoming his country's Davis Cup hero by winning both his singles rubbers in his team's 3-2 World Cup victory over Chile.


Restaurant 1 Red Square's head chef, Sergei Khomyakov, shares some blini recipes in honor of the Maslenitsa holiday. Each makes about 20 blini.

Shanti's Bargain Buffet

Shanti restaurant recently celebrated its third birthday.

How to Celebrate Maslenitsa

On the first day of Maslenitsa, you are supposed to have built your straw effigy of winter and whipped up your first batch of blini (don't be discouraged if the first one gets balled up: It's a fine old Russian tradition).

Pagans and Pancakes

You can usher out winter at Maslenitsa celebrations in Moscow and nearby towns.

Bombings in Baghdad Kill 64

Three bomb attacks at markets in central Baghdad killed at least 64 people Monday as Iraqis marked the first anniversary of a Shiite shrine bombing that pitched the country to the brink of civil war.

Israel Mulls Suspension of Abbas-Hamas Ties

Israel is considering suspending contacts with moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas if his new unity government with Hamas does not meet international demands, Israeli officials said Monday.

Howard Defends His Criticism of Obama

Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday denied having a political motive when he said terrorists in Iraq would be praying for Democratic hopeful Barack Obama to become U.S. president.

U.S. Seeks More Armor for Humvees

The U.S. Army is working to fill a shortfall in Iraq of thousands of advanced Humvee armor kits designed to reduce U.S. troop deaths from roadside bombs that are now inflicting 70 percent of the country's casualties in Iraq, U.S. military and civilian officials say.

$6.7Bln Machine to Simulate Big Bang

The price of exploring inner space has risen.

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