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Deal Hands Islands Back to China

Russia and China on Monday signed a pact demarcating their 4,300-kilometer border, an issue that has been a bone of contention for more than three centuries and that led to armed clashes as recently as the late 1960s.

Chavez Likely to Get Weapons, Not Support

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez looks set to put pen to paper on a number of major arms deals during an official visit to Moscow on Tuesday but is unlikely to gain Kremlin support for his trademark attacks on the United States.

Presidium Backs Drunk-Driving Bill

In an effort to curb mayhem on the country's roads, the Presidium on Monday approved a bill that would stiffen punishments for drunk drivers who cause accidents.

Dudley Told He Can Work for Now

The Federal Migration Service and TNK-BP CEO Robert Dudley on Monday agreed that he could continue working while he sorts through disagreements over the company’s leadership and strategy with its billionaire shareholders.

Putin Says Oil Supplies Must Reach Czechs

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the guarantee of full oil supplies to the Czech Republic and sought to deny that disruptions in July were linked to Prague’s role in a U.S. missile-defense shield.

Severstal in Bidding for Brazil Firm

Severstal, India's Essar, China's Shagang Group and a Japanese consortium are among the groups that are in the second round of bidding for Brazilian steelmaker CSN's iron ore unit, according to sources close to the matter, in what could be a $10 billion deal.

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