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Stakes High for Wales and Russia

Wales comes to Moscow on Saturday for the first leg of the playoffs for a place in the 2004 European Championship in Portugal.

Iraqi Council Puts Off Vote for Convention

Iraqi political leaders have decided to reject a plan to write a new constitution in the coming months, saying they will propose instead that they immediately assume the powers of a provisional government.

2 Years Later, Taliban Still a Presence

Taliban remnants are still claiming a role in Afghanistan's violence -- even taking responsibility for attacks in which they seem to have played no part -- two years after the hard-line Islamic regime fell from power.

Press Review

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

Britain Refuses to Extradite Zakayev

A British judge delivered a scathing indictment of Russia's criminal justice system on Thursday, rejecting a bid to extradite Chechen rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev and provoking the wrath of the Kremlin.

Indian Base Set Up in Tajikistan

India has set up its first permanent overseas military base in the central Asian nation of Tajikistan to safeguard its strategic interests in the region -- a move that has upset Pakistan, defense ministry officials said Thursday.

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