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10/22/2002

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Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

West Bank Settlement Pits Jew Against Jew

In a melee of flying fists and shouted abuse, Israeli soldiers and police dragged recalcitrant Jewish settlers off a West Bank hilltop on Sunday, demolishing metal shacks the settlers had set up in an attempt to lay claim to a rocky, remote patch of land outside the Palestinian city of Nablus.

2 Held in U.S. Sniper Hunt

Authorities searching for the Washington-area sniper took two people into custody Monday, after surrounding a white van parked at a pay phone.

Bush Eyes Dialogue Not War With Korea

Fighting nuclear proliferation on two fronts, U.S. President George W. Bush's administration said Sunday that military action -- like that being contemplated against Iraq -- would not remedy North Korea's violation of a U.S. agreement to dismantle its weapons program.

Police Hunt Supects in Bombings

Philippine investigators struggled to find a breakthrough Monday in solving a wave of deadly bombings -- mostly blamed on al-Qaida-linked Muslim extremists -- that have hurt the economy and put much of the country on edge.

2 Dead, 5 Wounded In Australia Shooting

A man armed with several handguns walked into an Australian university lecture room on Monday, shot dead two students and wounded five before he was overpowered by the victims' classmates, police said.

Koizumi Feels Heat Over Bank Reform

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi came under pressure Monday to balance tough reforms with policies to limit the economic shock in a policy package due this week aimed at fixing banks and halting years of deflation.

Bankers' Winter of Discontent

High-rolling investment bankers who raked in cash during the stock market boom will have to settle for less lavish bonus payments this year -- and in some cases nothing at all.

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