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06/02/2003

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Press Review

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

Napoleon's Soldiers Finally Get a Burial

About 3,000 French soldiers finally received a proper funeral Sunday in a hilltop cemetery in Lithuania's capital, where they froze or starved to death during Napoleon's catastrophic invasion of Russia two centuries ago.

China's Three Gorges Dam Begins Work

China began filling the reservoir behind its gargantuan Three Gorges dam on Sunday in a major step toward completion of the world's largest hydroelectric project.

India and China Get Down to Business

The leaders of China and India put aside traditional distrust when they met for the first time Saturday and agreed to build economic links between the world's two most populous nations.

Blair Lobbies Hard for Swapping Pound for Euro

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunday it was important for Britain to join Europe's single currency and that he was ready to battle skeptical public opinion.

Schroeder's Party Backs Stimulus Plan

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's party overwhelmingly approved plans Sunday to relax job protection laws and cut unemployment benefits, handing the German leader a clear victory in the fight to push through reforms aimed at reviving Europe's biggest economy.

Perseus Prevails in Fracas With 'Infirm' Grandpa

Grandpa threw up his hands and let out a theatrical moan, but no one was buying his act any longer.

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