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07/14/2003

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Press Review

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

Iraq's First Governing Council Convenes

A governing council bringing together prominent Iraqis from all walks of political and religious life met Sunday for the first time, a first step on the nation's path to democracy, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

CIA Chief: Text Was My Fault

The CIA wrongly allowed U.S. President George W. Bush to tell the American people that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa, despite analysts' doubts about the information, the agency's director, George Tenet, acknowledged Friday.

Strikes Hamstring French Arts Festivals

Some of France's most renowned summer culture festivals faced the prospect of financial ruin after closing down amid strikes by performers, organizers said Friday.

Enron Plan Would Pay Creditors 15%

Enron Corp.'s caretaker chief executive issued a proposed bankruptcy reorganization plan Friday that would give most creditors between 15 percent and 20 percent of what they are owed.

Schroeder Hopes Weaker Euro Can Boost Exports

Remarks made by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on the euro in a newspaper interview were general and not targeted at a specific exchange rate, a government spokesman said Friday.

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