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09/09/2003

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Press Review

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

Spain Rolls as Russia Tops Sweden

Spain stayed unbeaten in Group C of the European Basketball Championships as Russia, led by Andrei Kirilenko, beat winless host country Sweden 92-71.

Arafat's Nominee Demands Backing From U.S.

Palestinian parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia, tapped as the new prime minister, said Monday that he will only accept the job if Washington guarantees Israeli compliance with a U.S.-backed peace plan, including a halt to military strikes.

Milosevic's Allies Return To Power in Hometown

Slobodan Milosevic is in a jail cell, and his wife and son have fled to Russia, but their political allies are back in power in their hometown.

Atrocities Report Divides Peru

Standing amid his medals and gold-encrusted ceremonial sword, retired General Roberto Clemente Noel said his wartime past is full of heroism and sacrifice.

9/11 Movie Had Help From Bush

Lionel Chetwynd, a conservative filmmaker who wrote ""DC 9/11: Time of Crisis,"" a glowing docudrama about the White House response to the Sept. 11 attacks that made its debut on Showtime cable television on Sunday night, had an acute case of writer's block as he started work on the script last fall.

Businessman Sees Iraq as Tourist Spot

At first glance, Iraq may not seem like an ideal place for a holiday in the sun. Terrorists and bandits roam through a bomb-scarred landscape, and gun battles rage by night in the capital.

Cars Seized in Iran Revolt Find Home

Museum guides like to say that the rare Mercedes-Benz 500K carried Hitler to review his troops. They know that the Rolls-Royce Phantom IV was built to be bulletproof, ordered by a safety-minded Shah Reza Pahlavi after an assassination attempt against his son.

Mexican Town Forgoes Law for Order

Park where you like, speed if you want to, run a red light, don't bother renewing your driver's license and let that seat belt flap in the wind. Nobody will bust you as long as Mayor Eruviel Avila Villegas is in charge.

Iran Urged To Divulge Nuke Plans

The UN nuclear agency's chief pressed Iran on Monday to come clean with ""full transparency"" on uranium enrichment and other evidence that could point to a covert atomic weapons program.

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