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Sobyanin Flying High After First 100 Days in Office

Judging by his words, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has not failed to impress during his first 100 days in office, promising to solve the city's traffic problems and transform the chaotic megalopolis into a modern financial center.

Egypt's Troubles Galvanize Protesters

Galvanized by popular uprisings against authoritarian leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, hundreds of liberal opposition activists chanted for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's ouster at a sanctioned rally that ended peacefully Monday.

Traffic Cop to Oversee Airport Safety

The country's top traffic cop was promoted to oversee transportation security nationwide after last week's Domodedovo bombing. He will be in charge of transportation security and must draft a detailed plan of reforms within the next few weeks.

Workers Trickle Out of Restive Egypt

Energy companies LUKoil and Novatek are flying their employees out of strife-torn Egypt, but say the evacuations won't affect operations in the country and that "all work will continue."

Steel Counting on Appetite to Build

Buying steel is like shopping for food, said Igor Chepenko, chief executive of rolled steel trader Brok-Invest-Service. You make your selection, take it home and hopefully make something nice out of it. It’s just that your shopping bag is an eight-ton truck.

Kazakhstan's President Calls for Early Election

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev called an early presidential election on Monday after refusing to sanction a referendum that might have let him govern unopposed for a third decade.

'Chechen Rebel's Brother' Held in Italy

A brother of Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov was detained in Italy and faces extradition to Russia, Italian media said — although a mouthpiece for the insurgents claims that police have got the wrong man.

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