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02/16/2007

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Sharapova a UN Ambassador

Maria Sharapova was named a goodwill ambassador for the UN Development Program on Wednesday and immediately donated $100,000 to aid recovery from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that touched her family.

CSKA Moscow Held by Battling Maccabi Haifa

Former champion CSKA was left feeling homesick after failing to break down stubborn Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Cup first knockout round Wednesday.

Madrid Train Bombing Trial Begins

The trial of 29 suspects in the March 11, 2004, Madrid terrorist attacks began Thursday under tight security, with survivors and mourners getting their first close-up look at the defendants accused of a massacre that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800.

Koreas Will Resume 2-Way Talks

The two Koreas agreed to resume stalled high-level talks later this month, officials said Thursday, in the first concrete sign of easing tensions on the divided peninsula after the North signed a breakthrough disarmament agreement.

Iraq Closes Border Crossings With Iran, Syria for 72 Hours

Iraq closed its borders with Iran and Syria as U.S. and Iraqi troops tightened their grip on Baghdad on Thursday, setting up more checkpoints that stopped and searched even official convoys for weapons.

Making the North a Secure Offer

As the six parties in the talks with North Korea over its nuclear policy declare victory, we have to be clear about what has been accomplished.

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