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Gazprom Says Kiev Must Sign Contract

The risk that Ukraine might see its gas supplies cut off next year re-emerged Saturday as Gazprom warned that time was running out for a bilateral gas contract to be signed.

Medvedev, Bush Say Goodbye in Lima

President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday held the last meeting for a Russian leader with U.S. President George W. Bush, who is to leave office in January, with Bush telling Medvedev that he had worked hard to make it a ""cordial relationship"" despite difficult disagreements.

Olympic Costs and Investment Uncertain

The announcement that Sochi had won the right to host the 2014 Winter Olympics generated cheers and expressions of greater self-confidence from across the country last year, but you couldn’t blame people for having some doubts after the economic news of recent months.

Probe of Judge's Decision Ordered

The Supreme Court opened an internal probe into the decisions of the judge who had closed to the public the trial of the alleged murderers of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the court spokesman Pavel Odintsov said Friday.

Generators Said to Renege on Building

The country's biggest engineering companies said Friday that power producers were backing out of talks to build new generating capacity through 2010 -- even at the relatively modest price of $5 billion.

Platinum Prices Sink on Auto Industry Woes

The U.S. and European automobile industries are screeching to a halt, and they're leaving behind a string of casualties -- not all of which are obvious.

Frozen Water as High Art at Ice Sculpture Gallery

Ice sculpture as a genre is often limited to the unfortunate wedding-party banalities of hearts and snowflakes, while massive Chinese dragons and obscure mythical scenes far more rarely take form under the chain saw or chisel.

All Kidding Aside, Dmitry

Stop me if you've heard this one. Two guys walk into a bar ... Wait, the two guys are European presidents. And short. And one has a hair transplant. OK, let me start again. Two short politicians walk into a European barber shop and, um ... hey, come back, this is really funny!

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