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  • Deal at Czech nuclear power plant fuels US-Russia economic rivalry

    Companies with ties to the US and Russia are battling for a contract to expand a Czech nuclear power plant, which analysts say may be the gateway to kickstarting other nuclear power projects in Eastern Europe.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/31

    With record-tying temperatures expected to hit 93 degrees, Patrick Devore of Pittsburgh, plays in a fountain on the north shore of Pittsburgh.

  • Usain Bolt figures he'll try something new after 2012 Olympics

    Usain Bolt figures he'll try something new after 2012 Olympics

    Usain Bolt, the world-record-breaking Jamaican sprinter, says that he may switch to the long jump after the 2012 London Olympics.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/27

    Steel workers from the nearby ArcelorMittal plant take part in a demonstration in Marseille, France, on Thursday. Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools, and frustrated commuters as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60, one of the lowest even in Europe. President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring so young is now untenable given growing life spans, but unions see his planned reforms to France's over-stretched pension system as yet another blow to Europe's social model.