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07/05/2010

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Medvedev to 'Bonk Heads' at Russian Post

President Dmitry Medvedev promised to “bonk some heads” at the Russian Post after a businessman from the Far East questioned the fairness of the way the state-run postal company conducted business with some of its suppliers.

Highway 'Blockade' Loosened as Businesses Complain

City Hall said it has agreed to reopen an extra two lanes on the busy highway to Sheremetyevo Airport, following a reprimand from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and complaints from businesses of a "blockade" on Leningradskoye Shosse.

Auditor: Sports Minister Spent $4,500 on Vancouver Breakfasts

Each of the 15 medals that Russia won at the Vancouver Winter Olympics cost the country nearly $12.4 million, the Audit Chamber said in a report that criticized the government's training program as ineffective and corrupt.

Zero-Tolerance Bill on Alcohol and Driving Approved

The Moscow Times
Two years after the State Duma allowed drivers to have a bottle of beer before getting behind the wheel, deputies passed in a third and final reading a zero-tolerance bill on drinking and driving.

Children of Accused Spies Confront Identity Crisis

Associated Press
Children often ask the question "Who am I?" as they come of age — but that's nothing like the identity crisis now confronting the sons and daughters of four couples accused of spying for Russia.

From Australian Burgers to St. Petersburg Hoods

Lloyd Donaldson moved to St. Petersburg in 1993 and put almost his last $300 into an English-language newspaper, which became The St. Petersburg Times. When Donaldson died suddenly this June at age 46, he left behind a storied reputation.

In Cyber Era, Human Factor Keeps Spies at Work

Reuters
Using humans for spying in place of Internet hacking may seem arcane. But human spies can do things hackers cannot, like spotting human frailties that can be exploited, analysts said.

U.S. Judge Orders 3 'Russian Spies' Held

Reuters
A U.S. judge ordered three suspects accused of being spies for Russia in the United States to be held pending trial, and one suspect was to be placed under house arrest and court monitoring.

Kyrgyzstan Swears In Caretaker President

The Associated Press
Kyrgyzstan's provisional leader Roza Otunbayeva was sworn in as president, ushering in what the turbulent Central Asian nation's government hopes will be a new era of stability and democratic freedoms.

Medvedev Says Efforts to Raise Tension With U.S. Are ‘Futile’

Combined Reports
President Dmitry Medvedev said any attempts to raise tensions between Russia and the U.S. are “futile and untenable,” speaking in light of the Russian spy-ring scandal that broke last week.

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