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

Freedom of Faith for All

What if the West monitored freedom of the press in Russia in the same way that we monitor freedom of religion? We would pay less attention overall -- and none to threats affecting only Russian journalists rather than our fellow Westerners.

What Is Underpinning U.S.-Russian Relations?

The main problem of U.S.-Russian relations is that they largely consist of benevolent but essentially meaningless words. The thing is, for at least one of the partners the relationship is not vitally important.

Palestinians' New PM Needs Arabs' Support

It was gratifying to hear Egypt's president, Hosni Mubarak, say after the Arab summit meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday that the five Arab states present oppose terror and will not finance or arm extremist Palestinian groups. But Arab states can do much more.

U.S. Talking to Wrong Guy

If the U.S. wants to stop the nuclear cooperation promptly, it should talk compensation with the real people in charge, not irrelevant government officials, including President Vladimir Putin.

Compromises Made at Mideast Summit

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pledged Wednesday to dismantle illegal settlements in Palestinian areas, while the new Palestinian leader renounced all terrorism against Israel.

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