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07/09/2007

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Rice Expects Putin to Leave in '08

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that she expects President Vladimir Putin to leave office next year and allow a constitutional transfer of power to a successor.

Hot Dogs, Rain and a Mini Statue of Liberty

A dose of old-time Americana greeted throngs of Americans and Muscovites alike who swarmed the stately grounds of the Kuskovo estate on Saturday for the American Chamber of Commerce's annual Fourth of July celebration.

Pakistan Blasts Mosque Walls

Pakistan's army tried to blast through the wall of a besieged radical Islamic seminary early Sunday to help free hostages held by a cleric and his militant supporters, leaving a commando dead, an official said.

Car Bombs Strike Baghdad on Heels of Market Attack

A flurry of bombings in Baghdad killed 26 people Sunday, and officials said the death toll from a suicide truck blast that devastated a market north of the capital Saturday could be more than 130.

World Selects its New 7 Wonders in Online Poll

The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll.

Live Earth Concerts Aim for Activism

In a 24-hour music marathon spanning seven continents, rock stars sharing the spotlight with aboriginal elders and famous scientists urged fans to turn interest in the Live Earth events into environmental activism.

Boeing's 787 Rushes on Test Flights

Boeing on Sunday was to unveil its 787 Dreamliner at an event hosted by former television news anchor Tom Brokaw before 15,000 people and broadcast live by satellite in nine languages.

Judge Seeks to Slow Appeals to Strasbourg

The Constitutional Court's chairman is calling for legislation barring Russian citizens from appealing to the European Court of Human Rights before exhausting all domestic legal possibilities.

Drivers Targeted Over Speeding, Cell Phones

Inveterate leadfoots and motorists who like to dial and drive might have to change their habits soon or risk heftier fines for reckless driving.

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