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Sports

View from the stands

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Tom Fordyce in Beijing, who was in the stands for the whole four-hour opening ceremony extravaganza.

Global Politics

McCain's ''League of Democracies''

John McCain says "we are all Georgians now,� and the fighting between Russia and Georgia harkens back to McCain's proposal to create a "league of democracies." But as The World's Matthew Bell reports, it's not clear what he means by that.

Global Politics

Russia feels the pinch

The global financial crisis has hit Russia's oil and gas industries, the backbone of the economy, and ordinary Russians are starting to feel the pain. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Moscow.

Arts, Culture & Media

The end of the Volga

In just a few weeks an icon of the Soviet Union will roll off the assembly line for the last time. The Volga sedan once ruled the road in Russia. The World's Laura Lynch brings us this report from the streets of Moscow.