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07/04/2007

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Starting Anew on the World Order

In the Russian-U.S. dialogue, metaphors often communicate more than long, drawn-out discussions. At their news conference Monday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Presidents Vladimir Putin and George W. Bush spoke at length about the openness and trust that characterized their relationship.

Science Funding Down to a Science

I continue to be fascinated by Russia's foray into the nanotechnology business.

Bush Says Putin Always Tells Truth

After hearing scathing criticism of the United States and its foreign policy from President Vladimir Putin for months, President George W. Bush praised Putin for his truthfulness and frankness at their meeting in Maine.

New Radar Proposal Seen Going Nowhere

President Vladimir Putin's latest proposal to expand U.S.-Russia cooperation on a missile defense shield is unlikely to go anywhere, defense analysts said Tuesday.

EU Will Not Lecture Russia, Portugal Says

The European Union will steer a conciliatory course toward Russia and try hard to get talks on a new strategic partnership going, Portugal, which took over the rotating EU presidency last weekend, said Tuesday.

8 Soviet Soldiers Reburied in Estonia

Estonia on Tuesday reburied the remains of eight Soviet soldiers exhumed from a war grave -- a move that sparked riots in April and infuriated Russia.

Chunks of Flesh, Leg Found in Trash

In a week of bizarre crimes involving dismembered corpses, an elderly woman hacked up her adult son with an ax and a saw after years of fighting over his girlfriends, while a sawed-off leg led police to two suspects in a drunken double murder, prosecutors said.

Embassy Crisis Centers

Russia plans to set up ""crisis headquarters"" at its embassies to avert potential threats overseas to the country's interests, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Tuesday.

State May Dole Out 37 Fields

Russia is considering awarding federal status to 37 unexploited gas fields, which would allow the government to award the deposits without contest to a firm of its choice, a government source said Tuesday.

Murdoch Looks to Sell News Outdoor

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is looking to sell the country's largest outdoor advertising firm.

Foreign Flights Face New Tests

Foreign aircraft flying to Russia will soon face more systematic safety checks, a spokesman for the Transportation Ministry said Tuesday.

Georgia Flights Deal is Delayed

Russia on Tuesday denied clearance for a jet to fly the first regular passenger service between Tbilisi and Moscow after a nine-month suspension, but Russian officials said it was just a temporary hitch.

Kasyanov Parts Ways with Other Russia

Former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has split with opposition coalition The Other Russia amid disagreements over how to determine a single opposition candidate for the March presidential elections.

AllofMP3 Copycat Appears Online

Say goodbye to AllofMP3.com and hello to Mp3sparks.com.

Business in Brief

Alekperov Ups LUKoil StakeSibur to Expand in PlasticsTurkmen Leader to ChinaOil Shipments to Rise 4.5%Transneft Q1 Net Falls 10%Rosneft Crude Via MongoliaFirtash's Ex Wants HalfCarbon Fund in PhosphateAzeris Offer Gas to GazpromVenezuelan Drug StoresS. African Paper InvestmentEvraz Begins Highveld SalesVimetco Plans Listing

News in Brief

State Has $194M for NGOsLebedev Injured in CrashLukashenko Slams ShieldHelicopter Flips OverGerman Satellite LaunchedSoviet Submarine Found

Number of Fake Ruble Notes Soars

The number of counterfeit ruble notes in circulation doubled last year as wages and consumer prices increased, a Central Bank official said Tuesday.

Gref Hits the Ice to Back Sochi Bid

Russia makes a final push to win the 2014 Winter Olympics with Putin, dancers and stacks of caviar-filled blini.

Police Pan Olympic 'Performance'

With Russia bracing for the Thursday morning announcement of whether Sochi has won the right to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, some 50 protesters gathered Tuesday in central Moscow to oppose the Black Sea resort’s bid.
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