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Sharapova Unseated by Rising Star Radwanska

Pay no attention to what Maria Sharapova said after her U.S. Open title defense came to an end Saturday.

Australian Diplomat Looks Back on Laughs

In the world of international diplomacy, the best chosen words or phrases can leave an audience laughing, bewildered or simply lost in translation, if the experience of Australia's former top diplomat is any guide.

Heat Holds Tensions in Check in Kosovo

In the sweltering heat of the Balkan summer, stray dogs cannot even muster a bark as a NATO foot patrol makes its way through the hilltop village of Skorobiste in southwest Kosovo.

Iran Says it has 3,000 Centrifuges

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that Iran had met a planned target of installing and running 3,000 atomic centrifuges used in enriching uranium, Iranian news agencies reported.

Ex-Hostages Get a Mixed Welcome

Nineteen South Korean Christian volunteers held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for six weeks returned home to an uncomfortable welcome Sunday, thanking their government for saving them from death.

New EU States Look to the East

The European Union's newcomers from Central Europe will try next week to shift the bloc's focus from the Mediterranean region to its eastern neighbors, which they feel are being neglected, diplomats said Friday.

Craig Announces Resignation Following Pressure from Party

In a subdued ending to a week of startling political theater, a Republican U.S. senator arrested in a gay sex sting in an airport bathroom has announced that he will resign.

Poles Protest EU Shipyard Decision

Polish workers protested outside the European Union's headquarters Friday over the bloc's demands that the struggling Gdansk shipyard, birthplace of the anti-communist Solidarity movement, slash its output.

Suez, Gaz de France Seek Deal on Merger

Executives at Suez and Gaz de France are holding weekend talks to try to seek a deal on a 90 billion euro ($123 billion) merger, with both utilities expected to hold board meetings Sunday.

China Looking for Bilingual Bankers

Chinese demand has already fueled booms in markets from copper to shipping, but the rise of the world's fastest growing economy is also driving up prices for another hot commodity: bilingual bankers.

Former French Minister Favored to Get IMF Job

Former French Finance Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the front-runner to take over the top job at the International Monetary Fund as a deadline passed on Friday for nominating successors to Rodrigo Rato.

Google Begins Direct Hosting of AP Stories

Internet search leader Google has begun hosting material produced by The Associated Press and three other news services on its own web site instead of only sending readers to other destinations.

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