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U.S. Ally Killed in Bombing

A key leader of an alliance of Sunni Arab tribes that was instrumental in pushing al-Qaida out of Iraq's western Anbar province was killed Thursday in a roadside bomb attack, police said.

Indonesia Rocked by Powerful Quakes

Indonesia's Sumatra island was pounded by aftershocks Thursday after an enormous earthquake toppled hundreds of buildings, killing at least 10 people and burying many others in the wreckage.

EU Fears Sanctions on Iran

The European Union is trying to fend off moves by the U.S. Congress to punish foreign firms that do business in Iran, diplomats say.

Room to Maneuver

At first glance, Mikhail Fradkov's replacement by Viktor Zubkov as prime minister looks like the same kind of personnel move President Vladimir Putin made in 2004, when Fradkov was brought in to replace Mikhail Kasyanov.

Having a Sense of Just What's in a Name

What's in a name? In Russian -- a heck of a lot. Everyone has a lot of them, and they change all the time.

Owen Powers England Past Russia 3-0

Plenty of hype preceded Russia's qualifier against England, but Michael Owen decided to let his pair of goals do all the talking Wednesday.

Zubkov Vows to Tackle Corruption

Viktor Zubkov, President Vladimir Putin's nominee for prime minister, said Thursday that fighting corruption would be the main theme of his administration, but analysts expressed skepticism that the crackdown would be effective except at the lowest levels of government.

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