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European Watchdog Castigates Courts

Russia’s court system came under a withering attack by Europe’s top human rights watchdog on Tuesday for “politically motivated abuses” that it said have especially victimized two companies, Yukos and the Hermitage Fund.

Urals Region Prevents a Repeat of Pikalyovo

About 150 workers thought that they would borrow a page from Pikalyovo and block the main highway to Yekaterinburg when their Urals porcelain factory was shut down Tuesday over unpaid bills.

Oil Exploration Law May Need Revisions

A senior natural resources official says oil firms with foreign capital may be deterred from exploring.

Svyazinvest Aiming To Challenge 'Big 3'

Svyazinvest expects its planned reorganization to make it a leading player on the mobile communications market, currently dominated by three private firms, Communications and Press Minister Igor Shchyogolev said Tuesday.

Ingush President's Condition Grave but Stable

Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov was fighting for his life in a Moscow hospital on Tuesday as investigators searched for clues as to who had targeted him in a daring car bombing.

U.S. Agrees to Triple Rent It Pays for Kyrgyz Base

The Associated Press
The United States has agreed to more than triple the rent it pays to continue use of an air base in Kyrgyzstan that is crucial to operations in Afghanistan under a deal approved Tuesday by a Kyrgyz parliamentary committee.

Gold Medals but No Top Prize at Ballet Contest

Featuring more than 100 dancers, two dozen choreographers and a handful of the most distinguished names in ballet, the XIth International Ballet Competition brought together some of the most promising talent on the international ballet scene.

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