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06/25/2003

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Press Review

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

U.S. Injures 5 Syrians at Border

Iraqi insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the mayor's office in this city west of Baghdad -- the latest in a series of attacks against people thought to be cooperating with U.S. occupation forces in Iraq.

U.S. Court Upholds Race in Admissions

Much of the secrecy that has shrouded the admissions processes at selective U.S. colleges over the past quarter-century can be attributed to an ambiguity in the landmark Bakke

Israel Arrests 130 Palestinians in Sweep

Targeting Hamas, Israel arrested more than 130 Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and charged leaders of the Islamic Movement, the largest political organization among Israeli Arabs, with funneling $6.8 million to the group.

Qatari Gets 'Enemy Combatant' Status

A Qatari was transferred to U.S. Defense Department custody on Monday from a jail based on allegations he was an al-Qaida ""sleeper"" who settled other members in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Finnish PM Tapped In Wake of Scandal

A former journalist and EU specialist was named as Finland's new prime minister on Tuesday, replacing the first woman to hold the post after two months when she was toppled by a leaked document scandal.

WHO Says Beijing Is Safe for Travel

The World Health Organization lifted its travel warning against Beijing on Tuesday, giving a clean bill of health to the capital of the nation where the SARS outbreak began.

French Concorde Meets Soviet Sister in Museum

With the final roars of four engines, an Air France Concorde completed its farewell flight Tuesday ahead of a journey where no supersonic jet has ever gone before -- down the Rhine River to a German museum.

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