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Sweden Beats Russia to Win Euro Tour

Olympic champion Sweden beat Russia 4-2 Saturday in the second leg of the European Hockey Tour final to win the title 7-4 on aggregate.

Turning New Rich into Nobles

There's snow on the cupola, sunlight in the brandy and a lot of talk about metaphor, mythical symbolism and how the rich will pay incredible amounts of money for a portrait. With a prolific brush and a deft understanding of ego, Nikas Safronov, who flutters like a designer moth amid canvases in his studio, is Russia's artist to the powerful.

Fine Wine Things in Life

Inexpensive wine bars, such as Vinosyr or downstairs at Tapa De Comida, have finally started catching on in Moscow. At the same time, the joys of the grape are also spreading in a parallel trend at the opposite end of the price spectrum.

Restaurant News

Using a concept borrowed from Japan, Tvoi Bar No.1 has opened on posh Ulitsa Ostozhenka.

Gunman Kills NASA Co-Worker

A mediocre job review led a space engineer to buy a gun, then kill a co-worker he blamed for the appraisal and himself at NASA's Johnson Space Center, police said.

Virginia Shooter's Family Feels 'Lost'

The family of Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-hui said they felt ""hopeless, helpless and lost,"" and ""never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence.""

Icelandic Businessman Takes Ecology Prize

When Orri Vigfusson saw wild salmon populations plummet in the frigid waters off Iceland, the former banker and vodka entrepreneur decided to use his business skills to save what he considers ""the most spectacular creature on Earth.""

Catholic Church Buries Limbo

Limbo has been in limbo for quite some time, but is now on its way to extinction.

France Votes in Presidential Election

France began choosing a new president on Sunday in one of its most suspense-filled elections in recent times, after a frenzied campaign by a dozen contenders left many voters undecided.

Afghan City Rocked by Two Blasts

A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in an eastern Afghan city, killing six civilians and wounding 40 others, officials said, while a blast in a nearby market killed a shopkeeper.

S. Korea Agrees to Send N. Korea Rice Deliveries

South Korea agreed Sunday to send 400,000 tons of rice to North Korea despite Pyongyang's failure to meet a deadline to shut down its nuclear reactor.

Nigerian Election Fails, Marred by Intimidation

Nigeria's election was a failure and must be rerun, local observers said Sunday, but the government said coup plotters were trying to discredit the poll.

Palestinian Violence Renewed

The Islamic militant group Hamas urged Palestinians to ratchet up attacks against Israel on Sunday after nine Palestinians were killed in a surge of fighting over the weekend.

EU Ministers Target Tax Fraud

EU finance ministers discussed ways of tackling the growing sales tax fraud that is costing their governments billions each year and also debated whether to place hedge funds under stricter rules.

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