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Russia Aims to End Its Title Drought

Russia is hoping to break the curse that has plagued world ice hockey championship hosts for more than two decades by winning the gold and ending its own 14-year old title drought.

Ethiopian Shells Hit Mogadishu

Ethiopian tanks and artillery shelled an insurgent stronghold in northern Mogadishu on Thursday, as cease-fire talks floundered and rumors spread that a top Islamic rebel had arrived in the capital.

The Proper Resting Place

Common wisdom suggests that you shouldn't speak ill of the dead: If you can't think of anything positive to say, it's best not to say anything at all. In keeping with this idea, I can say the following about Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin: He was such a major figure that he deserves a place beside Lenin in the mausoleum on Red Square.

Unkindly, Not a Local Hero

In 1989, I worked as an interpreter-fixer for a U.S. television company filming a documentary about the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev. My first task was interpreting an interview with Boris Yeltsin, who had come to the United States on what would be a famous -- and infamous -- visit.

Police Fire Tear Gas Near War Grave

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters at a disputed Soviet memorial late Thursday as authorities prepared to exhume the bodies of Red Army soldiers killed fighting the Nazis during World War II.

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