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Lost Generation Now Found

After dealing with the problems that followed the Soviet Union's fall, Karina Dashko is now back in the corporate saddle.

A Hype-Free Hideaway

An obscure lane about halfway between Hermitage Garden and Tsvetnoi Bulvar isn't what realtors have in mind when they crow ""location, location, location!""

Restaurant News

The Japanese-Russian cafe Kurily has just introduced two new draft beers, both appropriate for the colder months of the year. The new dark brews are Paulaner Dunkel, an unfiltered wheat beer, and Beamish Irish Stout.

Reactors Planned for Emirates

French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed on Sunday plans to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates amid reports that French firms could construct up to two nuclear reactors there.

Bush's Trip Aimed at Isolating Iran

U.S. President George W. Bush pursued efforts to isolate Iran among its neighbors Sunday, urging them to help stop Tehran from threatening security.

President of Interpol Steps Down

The Associated Press
The president of Interpol, Jackie Selebi, mired in a corruption scandal in his native South Africa, has resigned ""out of respect"" for the international police organization, an Interpol statement said Sunday.

Iraq to Allow Baathists Back Into Government

The Associated Press
Iraq's parliament passed a benchmark law allowing lower-ranking former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to reclaim government jobs, the first major piece of U.S.-backed legislation it has adopted.

Everest Conqueror Dies at 88

The Associated Press
Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to stand atop the world's highest mountain, was remembered as a deeply driven but unassuming man who strived to help Nepal's people in the decades after his ascent of Mount Everest.

Intelligence Chief Waffles on Waterboarding

The Associated Press
The U.S. intelligence chief says waterboarding ""would be torture"" if used against him or if someone under interrogation actually was taking water into his lungs.

Russia's Succession Minefield

On Moscow's Romanov Pereulok stands a handsome apartment building dating from the turn of the 20th century. Its facade is festooned with memorial plaques bearing dozens of names of illustrious former tenants, including Semyon Budyonny, a Red Cavalry commander in the Russian Civil War, and Alexei Kosygin, a Soviet prime minister.

Business in Brief

Initial Pipeline Deal SignedGazprom Neft InvestigatedGazprom to Enter IrelandBelarus to Raise Transit FeeRosneft Seeking $2BlnCaptial Inflow $82.3BlnNovember Trade Surplus UpToyota Adds Low-End LineBelarussian Protesters GuiltyAnheuser-Busch Offers HelpExxon Wants to LeadKashagan MeetingSotheby's, Christie's RecordFor the Record:

News in Brief

Kasyanov Aides DetainedVeshnyakov Named EnvoyYushchenko's PoisoningOil Spill Threatens to SpreadSenior Police Officer KilledEmergency LandingEnvoy Hopeful on KosovoRussian Orthodox FearsFor the Record

BoNY Sends Lawyer to $23Bln Trial

A legal representative for Bank of New York Mellon will appear for the first time in court to defend the bank against allegations as a $22.5 billion money-laundering case resumes Monday.

S&N Mulls Triggering Shotgun Clause

Scottish & Newcastle could this week trigger a ""shotgun"" clause attached to its valuable Russia-based brewing venture in a last-gasp move to fight off a bid from Carlsberg and Heineken or extract an even higher price, analysts said.

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