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05/06/2003

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Press Review

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

Lats Top Russia; Slovaks, Czechs Win

Latvia edged Russia 2-1 to keep its slim chances alive of making the quarterfinals of the World Hockey Championships after convincing wins on Sunday.

Bush Moves to Curb Korean Nuclear Sales

Tacitly acknowledging that North Korea may not be deterred from producing plutonium for nuclear weapons, U.S. President George W. Bush is now trying to marshal international support for preventing the country from exporting nuclear material, U.S. and foreign officials say.

Israeli Doves Lose Leader on Rocky Road to Peace

Amram Mitzna, the dovish former general who led his once-dominant Labor Party to its worst-ever election defeat in January, has resigned as party leader, dealing another blow to Israel's already battered peace camp.

New Iraqi Leadership Expected Soon

The United States said Monday that Iraq should have an interim national leadership in place by mid-May, as Iraq's third-largest city held the country's first vote since Saddam Hussein's ouster.

Nazdratenko Joins Club of Has-Beens

Nazdratenko, who excels at leaving a deeply unpleasant odor in his wake wherever he goes -- whether it be as Primorye governor or at the State Fisheries Committee -- will find himself in good company at the Security Council.

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