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12/09/2003

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Press Review

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

Klitschko Emerging as Heavyweight Star

Vitali Klitschko was explaining how he dominated Kirk Johnson and why he should fight Lennox Lewis again when a commotion broke out in the back of the room.

Isolated Zimbabwe Quits Bloc

Western leaders expressed dismay Monday at Zimbabwe's decision to pull out of the Commonwealth of Nations rather than endure continued suspension -- but insisted it was President Robert Mugabe, not they, who was increasing the isolation of his troubled southern African nation.

U.S. Launches New Afghan Offensive

The United States said Monday it has launched its biggest-ever ground operation in Afghanistan against Islamic militants, but worried a bungled attack that killed nine children could alienate Afghans.

Terror Leaders Convicted in Greece

A Greek court on Monday convicted two men as the chief assassin and the mastermind of the November 17 guerrilla group, which murdered prominent Greeks as well as U.S., British and Turkish diplomats in a 27-year reign of fear.

Nicaragua Sentences Ex-President to 20 Years

Former President Arnoldo Aleman, who returned from exile under the leftist Sandinistas to rebuild Nicaragua's ruling party, was convicted on corruption charges Sunday and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and fined $10 million.

No Relief in Sight for Battered Dollar

The dollar fell to a record against the euro for a seventh straight trading day in London on Monday and dropped to its weakest in three years versus the yen on

Troubled Freddie Mac Hires New Chairman

Home mortgage financer Freddie Mac, trying to regain investor confidence after an accounting scandal, on Sunday named former American Stock Exchange chief executive Richard Syron as its chairman and chief executive.

Debate on Biotech Food Divides European Union

A divided European Union failed to agree Monday on lifting its 5-year-old moratorium on new biotech foods, dragging out a dispute that Washington

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