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Russians Ousted From Davis Cup by Argentina

Russia had the Davis Cup snatched from their grip on Saturday when Lucas Arnold and David Nalbandian gave Argentina a winning 3-0 lead in their highly-charged quarterfinal.

Press Review

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

69 Killed in Honduran Prison Riot

Soldiers and police were searching for escaped inmates after a massive prison riot in northern Honduras left scores of prisoners dead and dozens injured, authorities said.

China Says 51 Dead From SARS

China said Sunday that the nationwide toll from the flu-like virus SARS has risen to at least 51 dead and 1,247 infected.

Britain Revokes Cleric's Passport

Britain has revoked the citizenship of a radical Muslim cleric who applauded the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and was banned from preaching at a London mosque, British Home Secretary David Blunkett said Saturday.

British Troops Find 200 Human Corpses

The desiccated remains of as many as 200 people were found by British soldiers Saturday in an abandoned warehouse in southern Iraq along with catalogues of grisly photographs of slain men.

U.S. Says Baghdad Is Encircled

U.S. forces controlled all major highways out of the Iraqi capital Sunday and the U.S. Central Command said as many as 3,000 Iraqi fighters were killed in a show-of-force foray into Baghdad by American armored vehicles.

Video Suggests Hussein Is Alive and Well

In an unannounced television broadcast Friday designed to rally his people, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein called on Iraqis to strike at the U.S.-led coalition and assured them of victory.

Coalition's New Test: How to Define Victory

How and when, it seems worth asking, will the United States and its allies know they have won the Iraqi war?

Duisenberg to Stay While Heir in Court

European Central Bank chief Wim Duisenberg agreed Saturday to stay in his post for months more until his already anointed successor, Jean-Claude Trichet of France, learns the outcome of a court case against him.

EU Chides U.S. for Its 2 Deficits

European finance chiefs on Saturday escalated their criticism of the twin U.S. budget and current account balance of payments deficits, saying these matters would be raised at the upcoming meeting of the G-7 in Washington.

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