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Showing Mugabe the Door

Ever since Zimbabwe began imploding in 2000, the conventional punditry about its president, Robert Mugabe, has largely been of the good-leader-turns-bad variety.

Friendship Offered on Tough Terms

Amid all the patriotic uproar over plans for U.S. anti-ballistic missile elements in Poland and the Czech Republic, the Kremlin seems to have forgotten a pertinent incident in recent Russian-Polish relations.

The Disquieting Specter of a Copycat Cartel

There has been increasing speculation over the past month that the April 9 meeting of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries in Doha would see the creation of a gas OPEC, an idea that the Kremlin has often dismissed when it was raised in the past.

Parking Pointers

Although many Moscow drivers act like anything goes when it comes to parking, there are actually some firm rules.

Blair Says Next 2 Days Of Iran Talks 'Critical'

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that the next 48 hours of negotiations would be ""fairly critical"" to secure the release of 15 British sailors and marines seized by Iran.

Zimbabwean Police Make Show of Force

Zimbabwean police and troops fanned out through impoverished townships Tuesday on the first day of a two-day national strike called to protest deepening economic hardships.

Tsunami Rescue Effort Struggles

Survivors looked for food and drinking water on Tuesday in towns on the Solomon Islands hammered by a tsunami the day before, while officials said that the death toll had reached 28 and was likely to rise.

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