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Since 1st March, 1999
Lifeline lost, Yukos gasps for air
Russia's top oil exporter, Yukos, slid closer to collapse after it lost its main production unit to a mystery buyer in a forced auction and acknowledged today that its crude shipments were slowing. ...  | Read.. 
Lottery spin to Iraq ballot
Spinning a big perspex drum filled with balls, not unlike a national lottery, Iraq's Electoral Commission determined today where competing parties will rank on the ballot pap ...  | Read.. 
Dolce Vita image to end
Italy's restaurant and bar owners are fuming over a smoking ban that could consign to the history books the Dolce Vita image of divas and Latin Lovers idling with a drink in ...  | Read.. 
Bush defends Rumsfeld
President George W. Bush today brushed aside criticism of defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his handling of the Iraq war and described him as a 'caring fellow' who will ...  | Read.. 
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Shipwreck shadow on The Life Aquatic
Floating on the success of offbeat domestic comedy The Royal Tenenbaums, director Wes Anders..  | Read.. 
Ukraine rivals trade barbs in live debate
Rivals in Ukraine's scandal-ridden presidential polls traded barbs today in a live television debat..  | Read.. 
Hu tells HK leaders to shape up
Chinese President Hu Jintao congratulated Macau today on it ...  | Read.. 

UK terror lawyer quits in disgust
A senior lawyer tasked with defending terrorism suspects fr ...  | Read.. 

Maoists in poll sabotage threat
Nepal's Maoist guerrillas will sabotage elections if the go ...  | Read..