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Sharapova Eyes 'Tough Rounds' Ahead

After defeating 17-year-old American wildcard Christina McHale, Sharapova faces Melanie Oudin, who produced the biggest upset of the tournament when she stunned Yelena Dementyeva on Thursday.

Moscow Expects Chichvarkin’s Arrest

Russian investigators said Thursday that a British court has issued an arrest warrant for fugitive cell phone tycoon Yevgeny Chichvarkin, who has been on Russia’s most-wanted list since January.

Sale of Spy Pen Lands Businessman in Court

Russia has one of the strictest laws regarding the sale of spy equipment, a curious fact that was highlighted last week when a man in Kemerovo was sentenced for attempting to sell a spy camera hidden in a ballpoint pen.

Tymoshenko Says Winter to Be Warm

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Thursday that Ukraine and Russia have agreed to prevent a “traditional” cutoff of gas to Europe during the coming winter.

Politkovskaya Retrial Up in the Air

The Supreme Court on Thursday also ordered further investigation into the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a ruling that could increase the chances that authorities will eventually determine who was behind her murder.

State Seeks to Keep Peace in Pikalyovo

A truce brokered in June by Prime Minister Putin in a town where hundreds of unpaid workers blocked a highway appeared to falter Thursday, in the latest snag in a conflict that has highlighted the dangers for the government of micromanaging complex business disputes.

Yacht Importer Calls Probe A Mistake

Leading luxury yacht importer Burevestnik Group denied smuggling charges Thursday, while the Investigative Committee kept a tight lid on details of the case.

LUKoil President Says Investment Viable With Current Crude Price

The head of Russia's largest privately owned oil producer said Friday that oil prices have recovered sufficiently to allow companies to resume investment programs interrupted by the economic downturn.

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