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Wal-Mart Rethinking Entry Strategy

The world's biggest retailer may opt to build its own stores in Russia instead of buying an existing chain, a source familiar with the situation said Thursday.

Russia Wants Right to Prosecute U.S. Parents

The demand is part of negotiations aimed at unfreezing the adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families, a process that was suspended after a 7-year-old was sent back to Russia by himself in early April.

Joggers Battle With Dogs, Locals and Incredulity

One former jogger in Moscow was filmed by the KGB during his runs. Nearly 30 years later, jogging remains almost as suspect an activity.

Officials Appeal Drop of Bribery Charges for Well-Connected Instructor

The Moscow branch of the Investigative Committee said it disagreed with the central district prosecutor's office, which dropped charges of bribery against Polina Surina, 26, the daughter of a Moscow State University dean.

Putin Orders Arctic Cleanup

Distressed by the refuse left behind from military and other outposts, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for the removal of thousands of fuel barrels left from Soviet times that litter the icy region.

Austria Finds Strong Links to Kadyrov in Israilov's Murder

But the Chechen president vehemently denied that he had anything to do with the crime, complaining that it is has "become fashionable" to blame him for everything.

City Hall Asks Daimler to 'Clarify' Bribes Claim

The Moscow Times
The press secretary for Mayor Yury Luzhkov said City Hall considered the allegations “incorrect” and requested that Daimler either give proof that Moscow officials were involved in corruption or refute the accusations.

Drunken Siberian Holds Mayor Hostage

The Moscow Times
Ivan Golubev, 40, a resident of Usolye-Sibirskoye, jumped into Mayor Yevgeny Kustos' car, unpinned two hand grenades and ordered the mayor to drive to the office of local prosecutors and investigators.

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