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03/21/2003

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Press Review

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

Following the Trail of Pneumonia

An infected medical professor from mainland China apparently carried a mysterious flu-like disease to a Hong Kong hotel where six other people caught the illness.

Hussein Bets His Life on 3 Units

At the heart of Saddam Hussein's bid to forestall a humiliating defeat in the days ahead are the Republican Guard and two lesser-known, handpicked units that protect the Iraqi leader and his family.

'Decapitation Strike' Only Sets the Stage

Some wars begin with a bang. Others begin with limited airstrikes, stealthy border movements and psychological operations to weaken enemy resistance. This war began with both.

Halliburton Set for Iraq Payday

When it comes to making money from a war in Iraq, few can match the firepower of the company once headed by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

Markets Wobble as Bombs Start to Fall

Investors shifted focus on Thursday from the opening salvo of war in Iraq to worries about how long the conflict would last.

Chechen Referendum Is Road to Nowhere

The upcoming referendum can hardly bridge the abyss Moscow has created between itself and Chechnya.

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