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1 | Jerusalem Olmert Bows Out In a surprise announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he would not seek re-election and would step down after his party's Sept. 17 leadership vote. Olmert, currently under two separate criminal investigations over allegations of corruption, had already vowed to resign if charged. The news clears the way for a new government but will probably delay progress on Israeli-Palestinian relations.

2 | Moscow From Russia: Get Out Robert Dudley, CEO of TNK-BP, a lucrative joint venture between British oil giant BP and a Russian consortium, has left the country following what BP called a...

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