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Russia Starts Davis Cup Defense in Chile

Just two months have passed since Safin dramatically clinched victory for Russia over Argentina in the Davis Cup final at the Olimpiisky Sports Complex, but this weekend the team travels to Chile to start the long defense of its title.

Dutch Put Russia to the Sword

Four Dutch goals in the second half made up for a poor first half as the Netherlands ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over Russia in their friendly international Wednesday.

Iraqi Health Official Kidnapped

U.S. and Iraqi forces detained Iraq's deputy health minister Thursday, a senior member of a radical Shiite political group, in the first major sign that a security crackdown in Baghdad was under way.

Lebanese, Israeli Armies Exchange Fire on Border

Lebanese troops and an Israeli army patrol exchanged fire on their shared border Wednesday in the first such incident since Lebanon deployed regular forces after Israel's war against Hezbollah.

Olmert Vows to Press On With Dig

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has spurned an appeal from his defense minister to halt excavation work near Jerusalem's most important holy site, the Haaretz daily said Thursday.

Improvements Are Still Failing to Register

Any law designed to simplify the country's unwieldy registration process for foreigners should be welcome news.

Helping With Energy

Maintaining energy security and tackling climate change are two of the most important challenges of the 21st century.

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