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11/25/2002

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Press Review

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

Riots Force Pageant Out of Nigeria

Fearing a resurgence of bloodletting, hundreds of residents took advantage of the first day of calm Sunday to flee the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna after religious rioting killed more than 200 people.

Freedom Party Wanes in Austrian Election

The conservative party of Chancellor Wolfgang Schussel surged to emerge strongest from general elections Sunday.

Israeli Soldiers Kill UN Official

The Israeli army admitted its forces killed a UN official, saying they mistook an object he was holding in his hand for a gun.

U.S. Expands Policy on Domestic Surveillance

The U.S. Justice Department plans to assign federal lawyers in counterintelligence to terrorism task forces in New York and Washington.

Saudis Deny Funding Two Sept. 11 Hijackers

An aide to Crown Prince Abdullah on Saturday denied that the Saudi government had sent money to two of the hijackers in the Sept. 11 attacks.

China Rises on Back of Cheap Labor

China's embrace of capitalism, coupled with an abundance of cheap labor and the collapse of international trade barriers, has sparked an explosion of manufacturing.

Japan OKs $24Bln in Spending

Japan's Cabinet approved 3 trillion yen in extra spending for public projects and other measures Friday.

BNP Pays $2Bln for 11% Lyonnais Stake

BNP Paribas reached deep into its pockets to snare the French government's 10.9 percent stake in Credit Lyonnais over the weekend for 2.2 billion euros.

Top European Telecoms Divorce

France Telecom and Germany's MobilCom agreed to a 7 billion euro divorce Friday, putting an end to their ill-fated alliance to conquer the German mobile market.

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