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09/17/2003

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Press Review

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

Russia Reviving Youth Games

The opening ceremony of the first all-Russian Youth Spartakiad was held this month in Kazan.

UN to Hold a Bitter Vote on Arafat

Despite a U.S. veto threat, the Security Council was poised to vote Tuesday on a resolution put forward by Arab nations demanding that Israel not harm or deport Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

Recall Vote Revisits Election History

In a 66-page opinion, the panel, made up of Judges Harry Pregerson, Sidney Thomas and Richard Paez, cited Bush vs. Gore repeatedly to support the view that California's Oct. 7 gubernatorial recall election would be unconstitutional if the state, as planned, used outmoded punch-card ballot machines like those that contributed to the deadlock in Florida in 2000.

White House Says Syria Broke Pledge

The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush says that despite pledges, Syria has not stopped militants from crossing into Iraq to kill U.S. soldiers.

3 Die in Japanese Hostage-Taking

Three people were killed and 34 injured in an explosion after a man, wielding a knife and crossbow and demanding back pay, took hostages in an office in the Japanese city of Nagoya on Tuesday and set the area alight.

Tibet Turning Chinese With Chinese Money

Not far from Potala Palace, the hilltop fortress once home to Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, the main commercial boulevard here has become a very different symbol, of how Tibet is inexorably becoming more Chinese.

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