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08/20/2008

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Russians Pulling Back, Digging In

and Nikolaus von Twickel
A small number of Russian troops and armored and supply vehicles began moving north from the Georgian border on Tuesday and toward Vladikavkaz as part of the beginning stages of a phased withdrawal of Russian forces from Georgian territory.

Georgia, Global Factors Hit Stocks

Russia stocks slumped badly Tuesday as concerns over the continuing Georgia crisis fueled investor pessimism, on top of global factors such as falling commodity prices and worries that U.S. housing lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could require a Washington bailout.

NATO Warns Russia That Ties Are at Risk

Combined Reports
NATO allies warned Russia on Tuesday that the alliance's cooperation with Moscow will depend on the pullout of troops from Georgia. They insisted that Georgia remains on track to join NATO despite Moscow's opposition.

How Sarkozy Ended the Fighting

In clinching a six-point truce between Moscow and Tbilisi in three days, French President Nicolas Sarkozy carried out a diplomatic tour de force that could cement his legacy.

Amtel Halts Production at Kirov Plant

Amtel-Vredestein, the tire producer being acquired by Gazprom's Sibur-Russian Tires, said Tuesday that it had halted production at its Kirov factory because of a working capital shortage.

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