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06/10/2003

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Press Review

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

North Korea Is Pursuing 'Nuclear Deterrent'

North Korea said Monday it will develop nuclear weapons if the United States does not give up what the communist country considers a hostile stance.

Poland Gives Strong 'Yes' to EU Entry

Bidding a final farewell to their country's communist past, Polish voters overwhelmingly approved entry into the European Union in a nationwide referendum Sunday.

Abbas Won't Use Force Against Militants

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he will not use force against Palestinian militant groups under any circumstances, despite their stated determination to derail the peace plan with attacks on Israelis, including two shootings that killed five soldiers.

BAE Rejects Merger With French Rival

BAE Systems, the largest military contractor in Europe, confirmed Sunday that it had rejected the idea of merging with its French competitor, Thales.

Stock Options Still Hold U.S. Execs

Even as executive stock options were cited as playing a role in some recent corporate scandals in the United States, tax changes in the new economic package may make those options even more attractive, experts say.

Poles Look to New Life in EU

While the rest of Poland decided this weekend to join the European Union, people in this former manufacturing center near the Belarussian border feel like they already belong.

Britain's Verdict on Euro Is 'Not Yet'

Britain ruled out joining the euro for now but surprised critics on Monday by saying it may take another look at the divisive currency debate next year.

Nissan, China Plan $2Bln JV

Japan's Nissan Motor Co. and China's third-largest automaker said Monday they will launch a $2 billion joint venture on July 1, with plans to produce six new models by 2006.

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