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02/14/2003

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Press Review

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

NASA Worker Warned of Damage

Just two days before Columbia's mysterious breakup during its fiery descent, a safety engineer warned by e-mail about risks of ""catastrophic"" failures from extreme heat causing the shuttle's tires to burst inside the spacecraft, NASA disclosed.

Grenade Found at London Airport

British police arrested two men Thursday near London's Heathrow Airport, where troops have been on patrol following a terrorist threat, and detained another with a grenade at Gatwick Airport.

UN Needs Backbone, Bush Says

U.S. President W. Bush, on the eve of another faceoff at the United Nations over disarming Iraq, urged skeptical allies Thursday to ""show backbone and courage"" and stand up to Saddam Hussein.

German War Protests

More than 10,000 people took part in demonstrations across Germany on Thursday against a war in Iraq.

Judge: Credit Cards Rob Overseas Users

Visa International and MasterCard International may have to pay back $500 million in fees they collected from Americans who used their cards abroad, according to a tentative ruling by a California judge.

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