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09/22/2003

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Press Review

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

Meet Shows City Can Put on a Show

The Moscow Challenge meet on Saturday was an opportunity for the host of the 1980 Olympics to prove it still has what it takes to put on a good show.

Iraq Opens Economy to Foreigners

Aiming to reverse decades of economic decay under Saddam Hussein, Iraq's leadership council unveiled sweeping free-market reforms Sunday that would permit foreign investment and impose income taxes -- but keep oil under government control.

Arafat Diverted $900M, IMF Says

An audit of the Palestinian Authority revealed that President Yasser Arafat diverted $900 million in public funds to a special bank account that he controlled and that most of the money was later invested in Palestinian assets, an International Monetary Fund official said Saturday.

JetBlue Confesses to Data Leak

JetBlue Airways has acknowledged publicly that it had provided a Pentagon contractor with information on more than 1 million of its own passengers.

Getting Bolshie at Bolshoi

When the Bolshoi Theater fired one of its ballerinas because she was not quite anorexic, the storm that followed felt very familiar.

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