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11/19/2003

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Press Review

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

Russia, Wales Gear Up for Fight

Friendship, though is the last thing on anyone's mind before the latest meeting that will decide whether Russia or Wales will play in the European Championships in Portugal next year as the war of words continued between the two sides ahead of Wednesday's game at the Millenium Stadium.

A Fed Cup 'Full Circle' for Navratilova

Martina Navratilova is in Moscow this week to play for the U.S. team in the final four of the Fed Cup, returning to a city once so despised in her native country.

London Braces for Bush, Protesters

U.S. President George W. Bush will lean on his staunchest ally Tony Blair when he arrives in London on Tuesday for a three-day visit, his first to a Western European capital since war in Iraq polarized the world.

Italian Aide Quits Iraq Authority

An Italian member of the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, has resigned, accusing the U.S. administration of inefficiency and failing to understand the country.

Balkans Tribunal Seeks Plea Bargains

The UN tribunal for war crimes in the Balkans in the 1990s is suddenly rushing through its backlog of cases, adopting a disputed strategy to promote plea bargains with much-reduced sentences in exchange for cooperation and guilty pleas.

Violence in China Belies Safer Image

The victims' color photos were splashed across Chinese media -- 25 teenage boys, lured to their deaths from Internet cafes and video arcades. Other newspapers carried an even grislier report: the stabbing murders of 65 people, all linked to a single drifter.

Haiti Closes Down for General Strike

Most stores closed and many teachers didn't show up for class in Haiti's capital on Monday in a protest strike called three days after rock-throwing supporters of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide broke up a rally of his opponents.

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