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

Russian Premier League Goes to 'Golden' Match

CSKA Moscow will meet city rival Lokomotiv in a one-off ""golden match"" later this month to decide the Russian Premier League championship after both sides ended the season level on points.

Chavez Orders Takeover of Police

The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday sent troops and armored vehicles to seize control of the Caracas city police from the capital's anti-Chavez mayor, drawing furious condemnation from political opponents.

North Korea Threatens to Resume Missile Tests

North Korea on Saturday stepped up threats to resume missile tests, accusing Japan of breaking its own promises in an accord reached last month.

Vote to Decentralize Peru Could Trigger 'Turf Wars'

Peru was voting on Sunday to create new regional governments in an election analysts say could threaten President Alejandro Toledo's political clout and this poor nation's ability to attract much-needed investment.

12 Israelis Killed in Hebron Ambush

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon came under pressure from hard-liners in his right-wing government on Sunday for a tougher response to a Palestinian ambush that killed 12 soldiers and security men in Hebron.

Weapons Inspectors Prepare for Mission

The United Nations' top two weapons inspectors arrived in Cyprus on Sunday to assemble their team for the historic journey back to Iraq for a fresh assessment of Saddam Hussein's suspected clandestine arms program.

U.S. Slams Iraqi Firing in No-Fly Zone

The United States said Saturday it had the option of declaring Iraq in violation of a new United Nations Security Council resolution after Iraqi forces fired at U.S. and British warplanes patrolling a no-fly zone.

Street-Naming Dispute Fuels Jews' Fears

A rowdy dispute that broke out during a ceremony to rename a Berlin street ""Judenstrasse"" -- Jews Street -- six decades after the Nazis removed the name has aroused fears and anger in Germany's tiny Jewish community.

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