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01/28/2008

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Abusing a Dying Man's Legal Rights

No, he has not been sentenced to life in prison. In fact, he has not even been convicted of anything. He has AIDS and is not receiving proper treatment while awaiting trial in a detention facility on fraud and tax evasion charges.

Davos' Impotence

The annual World Economic Forum is rightly perceived as a global barometer. But the superb sunshine in Davos these days cannot avoid the shadows of the financial crisis that have enveloped the world, casting an atmosphere of gloom and doom on this year's meeting.

A Good Time to Be Afraid of the Bubbles

In my bi-weekly Vedomosti columns, I've been expressing alarm about turbulence in global financial markets and the weakness of the U.S. dollar, with particular attention paid to what it could mean for the Russian economy.

Djokovic, Sharapova Slam Grand Wins

The Associated Press
Novak Djokovic withstood a first-set barrage from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, then powered his way to his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open Sunday. A day earlier, Maria Sharapova capped off her dream run in this year's tournament to beat Ana Ivanovic in the women's final.

Russian Pair Skates to Win at Euro Champs

Reuters
Russians Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin were crowned European figure skating ice dance champions Friday after a perfect performance in the final of the event's three legs.

Double-Decker Eclectic

Moscafe is the latest example of the flavor of the moment -- eclecticism. The new restaurant is the work of the restaurateurs responsible for the popular and inexpensive Soup, but the two really do not have much in common. Moscafe, with its interior a rich collage of various styles, is certainly more upmarket than the minimalist Soup.

Restaurant News

Nedalny Vostok is celebrating its first birthday, and this Wednesday the pan-Asian restaurant is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the anniversary is a success.

China Battling Stunted Service Sector

Reuters
When Chinese policy makers talk about rebalancing the economy toward consumption from exports and investment, they have people like Liu Yong in mind.

SocGen Trader Gives Himself Up to Police

Reuters
A junior trader blamed for causing a $7 billion loss at French bank Societe Generale has handed himself into the police and is cooperating with their investigation, a prosecution official said on Saturday.

Striking Polish Customs Crews Bring Eastern Trade to Standstill

Reuters
Polish customs officers will decide by Monday whether to end a strike that has paralyzed Poland's borders with its eastern neighbors, a trade union official said on Saturday.

Corporate Casanova Fired for 'Nonbusiness' Conduct

The Associated Press
David Colby was one of corporate America's most admired executives before he was abruptly fired last spring for what was vaguely described at the time as misconduct of a ""nonbusiness nature.""

U.S. Drug Firms Subpoenaed

Reuters
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has subpoenaed Merck and Schering-Plough for documents and information to see whether the companies hid results of a study on their cholesterol drug Vytorin.

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