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05/08/2007

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U.S. Scouting for Technology

In its search for the next surveillance system, bioterror vaccine or robot warrior, the U.S. military has decided to take a peek into the garage.

Dual Suicide Attacks Strike Ramadi Market

Two suicide car bombers attacked a market and a police checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramadi, killing at least 20 people and dealing a blow to recent U.S. success in reclaiming the Sunni city from insurgents.

Iraqi Christians Forced to Flee Amid Increasing Intimidation

Despite the chaos and sectarian violence raging across Baghdad, Farouq Mansour felt relatively safe as a Christian living in a multiethnic neighborhood in the capital.

18,000 Nudes Fill Main Square in Mexico City

Carmen Gonzalez stood prim and proper Sunday in the predawn darkness of this city's grand central square. Her dark brown dress was neatly pressed, and she held her daughter's hand tightly as the crowd pressed against them.

Headed in the Same Direction

Things appeared to be cooling down in Kiev after Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych agreed on Friday to hold early parliamentary elections, although a date has yet to be worked out.

Impossible Symmetry

When it comes to relatives who live far away, there is a tendency to remember them only on certain occasions, such as birthdays, weddings or funerals.

A More Constructive Approach to Building

The pickup in housing construction has yet to have much effect on the availability of housing. In the first quarter of 2007, according to the State Statistics Service, the rate of residential construction was 9.5 million cubic meters, or 50 percent higher than for the same period last year.

A Last Salute to Federalism

With its detailed financial calculations and planning, the style of President Vladimir Putin's final state-of-the-nation address last week was reminiscent of reports given at Communist Party congresses, with a couple of pages on domestic policy thrown in.

CSKA Loses to Greeks in Final

Panathinaikos won its fourth Euroleague title by beating defending champion CSKA Moscow 93-91 Sunday.

Spartak Wins as CSKA Loses Akinfeyev for Year

Spartak Moscow went three points clear at the top with a dramatic 2-1 home win against bottom team Rubin Kazan after a chasing pack of three teams faltered.

Russia Is Given Tuesday Deadline for NHL Deal

The NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation agreed in principle to a new transfer agreement, before a hesitant Russia again a prevented quick ratification this weekend.

A Romantic Getaway

Arcachon is a charming little French restaurant in a hard-to-find location. It's the kind of place that could easily become your favorite covert meeting spot, perfect for a secret rendezvous.

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