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

UN Delays Iraq Vote for More Changes

The United States has again gone back to the drawing board in an effort to win broad UN support for its draft Security Council resolution allowing the U.S.-led coalition to run Iraq until it has a recognized government and to use the country's oil revenues for reconstruction.

Landmark Tobacco Pact Passed

The World Health Organization adopted a sweeping anti-tobacco treaty Wednesday in an attempt to regulate a product that kills one in two of its regular users.

The Military Reform Card

It's obvious that in the coming election campaign Putin will be mostly appealing to Russian nationalism.

Do We Really Need Manned Space Fights?

After the conscientious and thorough report of the Gehman commission on the space shuttle Columbia disaster, critical questions remain: When (and how) can NASA resume manned spaceflight?

LEGSI ratings

State stability remained high in May, dipping just one point from 62 to 61, according to the Lehman Brothers Eurasia Group Stability Index, or LEGSI.

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