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08/28/2007

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New Airline Supported By Vatican

A Vatican-backed charter service made its inaugural flight Monday, aiming to carry pilgrims to such Catholic shrines as Lourdes, Fatima, Santiago de Compostela and the Holy Land.

End in Sight for Soviet Apartments in St. Pete

Hundreds of St. Petersburg's infamous khrushchyovki residential buildings could be facing demolition by the end of the year, St. Petersburg City Hall said Thursday.

Gonzales Announces Resignation

Alberto Gonzales, the United States' first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation Monday, ending a long standoff over his honesty and competence at the helm of the Justice Department.

Kazakhs Plan Ski Resort

Capital Partners, a Kazakh developer that invested in Moscow's newest luxury hotel, plans to transform a Soviet winter sports complex into Kazakhstan's first European-style ski resort, project manager Nuriya Zhumagulova said Thursday.

China Told to Invest in Sochi

Russia is keen to see Chinese firms bid for building contracts in Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref told journalists during an official visit to Beijing on Friday, RIA-Novosti reported.

Greek Villages Surrounded by Wildfires

Desperate Greek villagers encircled by flames appealed for help Monday as strong winds fanned forest fires that have swept the country, killing 63 people in three days.

Volkova Smashes Steeple Record

Russia's Yekaterina Volkova stormed to the world title in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase Monday, going one better than in 2005.

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