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01/16/2008

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Cutting Out The Stress

A new style of hairdressing salon tailored to the needs of children and families hits Moscow.

Fashions to Fit a Larger Bust

Located on a side street near Tsvetnoi Bulvar, the DD Shop showroom seems like a conspiratorial flat. Inside, two rooms showcase clothing modeled especially for women with a bra size of C or larger. Opened in November, DD Shop makes mostly blouses and dresses, with the occasional blazer.

Ask The Chief

Andrei Nikitin is the chef at the Conservatory Lounge & Bar in the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel.

Escape to the Tropics

The democratic seafood restaurant File may have gone under, but a similarly sea-themed restaurant has opened in its place -- Caribius. If the thought of marked-down seafood so far from the coast failed to attract a crowd, then perhaps this new tropical island theme might prove more popular, especially among sun-starved Muscovites in the middle of winter.

Bush Should Borrow a Page From Kennan

There was once a time when the phrase ""quiet diplomacy"" was redundant. In terms of how the United States has come to conduct its foreign policy of late, the phrase has become oxymoronic.

The 16th Assassination Attempt

We are seeing something close to a revolt in the streets of Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan. This is the first display of public disorder after a series of electricity blackouts in the city. Protesters blocked off streets and gathered in spontaneous demonstrations.

Well-Placed to Weather an Economic Storm

Next week's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos will open under more than just the usual degree of uncertainty about the direction of world affairs. The U.S. economy is teetering on the brink of a recession whose global reach is unknown. Political factors further complicate making an assessment of how the world will cope with what is likely to be a challenging 2008. Can Russia detach itself from the spreading gloom?

Bush Uses Saudi Visit to Ask for Oil

The Associated Press
U.S. President George W. Bush urged OPEC nations on Tuesday to put more oil on the world market and warned that soaring prices could cause an economic slowdown in the United States. ""High energy prices can damage consuming economies,"" the president told a small group of reporters traveling with him in the Middle East.

19 Dead in Israeli Raid Into Gaza

The Associated Press
Israeli troops killed the son of Gaza's most powerful leader along with 18 other Palestinians on Tuesday in the worst day of fighting in the area since Hamas militants seized control there last summer.

Kenyan Election Standoff Enters Parliament

Reuters
Kenya's new government and opposition clashed in the parliament for the first time on Tuesday in a bad-tempered session reflecting deep bitterness over the disputed re-election of President Mwai Kibaki.

France to Have Military Base in Emirates

The Associated Press
France will set up a permanent military base of up to 500 troops in the United Arab Emirates, the French government said Tuesday during a visit there by President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Citigroup Posts Huge Quarterly Loss

Reuters
Citigroup said Tuesday that a huge write-down for mortgages triggered a nearly $10 billion quarterly loss, about twice analysts' estimates, and that it was raising $14.5 billion, slashing its dividend and cutting 4,200 jobs.

Business in Brief

Chevy Overtakes FordFinland Sees Gas InvestmentGazprom to Buy Uzbek GasTatneft, Turkmens AccordLUKoil to Sell Half SoveksSkyscraper Evokes OutcrySUEK to Lift Sales in PolandSamsung Heavy Wins OrderSeverstal Buys Pipe MakerUES Puts Retailer ForwardPalmary Takes ConsolidatedBNP Paribas' St. Pete OfficeTrade Surplus Falls 9.5%UBS Predicts Ruble IncreaseMagnit Head Opposes LawX5 Venture Buys ChainRusAl's $4.6Bln DividendVekselberg Earns $657.5M

Sistema Wins India Telecoms License

The Russian company plans to invest billions of dollars in India's fast-growing mobile phone market.

Putin Says Inflation Can Be Harnessed

The Associated Press
The government needs to do more to deal with inflation, which soared to 11.9 percent last year and could exceed government forecasts of 8 percent this year, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Khodorkovsky's Lawyer Complains

The Associated Press
A lawyer for oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky complained Tuesday that authorities had not announced a date or place for his next trial.

Anheuser-Busch Keeps Mum on Baltika Bid

Reuters
U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch has declined to say whether it plans to bid for a minority stake in Baltic Beverages Holdings, the brewer jointly owned by Britain's Scottish & Newcastle and Denmark's Carlsberg.

$6Bln Contract on Putin's Bulgaria Trip

The Associated Press
Bulgaria and Russia will sign a nearly 4 billion euro ($5.95 billion) contract this week to build a nuclear plant in northern Bulgaria, a Bulgarian official said Tuesday.

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