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4G Business Model Poses Questions

There will be a race for high-speed broadband mobile Internet, starting when the government issues the rights to use new radio frequencies. But, operators say, the bigger problem is making the 4G network financially viable.

Luzhkov-Medvedev Row Escalates

An extraordinary battle between Mayor Yury Luzhkov and President Dmitry Medvedev gathered steam Wednesday as the City Duma issued a motion supporting the mayor, the Kremlin warned that his resignation was imminent, and media reported that more damning television coverage was on its way.

Medvedev, Stoltenberg Divide Arctic Waters

President Dmitry Medvedev met with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to oversee the signing of an agreement to divide their Arctic waters, allowing the countries to develop lucrative energy deposits and regulate fishing.

Criticism Flies as Talks on Police Reform End

As a public discussion of police reform wound up Wednesday with almost 21,000 comments on a government web site, opposition politicians and human rights advocates declared that the bill needed a complete overhaul.

Landmark 14-Day Jail Term for Protest

A St. Petersburg opposition leader has been handed an unexpectedly harsh 14-day sentence for staging a banned rally and disobeying police orders, an opposition spokeswoman said Wednesday, in the latest sign of a state crackdown on dissent.

Lenta Calls Board Meeting After Fight

TPG Capital and its partners in Lenta, the Russian superstore chain, plan to hold a board meeting at the end of the month after a shareholder dispute over management and strategy erupted into violence.

Danes Say Mystery Bomber Is Chechen

Danish police said Wednesday that a man who set off a small blast at a Copenhagen hotel five days ago, injuring only himself, is a 24-year-old ethnic Chechen who lives in Belgium.

Iranian Jailed in Yamadayev's Death Is Close to Deal

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An Iranian convicted of killing a former Chechen commander in Dubai is close to having his life sentence lifted if the brother of the victim agrees to a deal to grant leniency, his lawyer said Tuesday.

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