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11/15/2002

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Press Review

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

Rocky Month for Britain's Royals

If Jerry Springer were looking in Britain for topics for his show, he'd find his best material these days not in the haunts of the economically deprived but in the regal hallways -- and apparently the bedrooms -- of Buckingham Palace.

Israeli Nabs Suspect In Kibbutz Shooting

Israeli troops captured the alleged mastermind of a shooting attack on an Israeli kibbutz in his West Bank hideout on Thursday and seized suspected weapons makers in the deepest raid into Gaza City in two years.

Chinese Congress Selects New Leadership

Facing an era of galloping change, China's Communists stepped into a new age Thursday, sending President Jiang Zemin toward retirement, pushing a younger generation of leaders forward and changing their mission to welcome the emerging capitalist class.

France Ends 5-Day Asylum Stalemate

French police on Thursday evicted about 100 Iraqi and Afghan refugees holed up in a church in this port city near the English Channel, ending a five-day standoff.

Chinese Businessmen Join Party's Top Ranks

China's Communist Party elected a raft of business leaders to its powerful Central Committee on Thursday, giving the corporate sector a much bigger and unprecedented say in politics, delegates said.

Visa, MasterCard in $100Bln Suit

Retailers released documents Wednesday that they say show Visa and MasterCard colluded to monopolize the market for debit cards.

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