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10/13/2004

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Press Review

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

Russians Sail Through at Kremlin Cup

French and U.S. Open runner-up Yelena Dementyeva defeated Patty Schnyder of Switzerland in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the $2.3 million Kremlin Cup.

Nuclear Equipment 'Disappears' in Iraq

The UN nuclear watchdog expressed concern Monday at the disappearance of high-precision equipment from Iraq's nuclear facilities that could be used to make nuclear weapons.

U.S. Forces Strike in Fallujah, Ramadi

A U.S. airstrike targeting foreign militants destroyed a restaurant in rebel-held Fallujah overnight, while peace moves continued aimed at restoring state authority there and elsewhere in Iraq before January elections.

U.S., Europeans Discuss Iran Incentives Program

The George W. Bush administration is holding talks with its European allies on a possible package of economic incentives for Iran, including access to imported nuclear fuel, in return for suspension of uranium enrichment activities that are suspected to be part of a nuclear arms program, European and U.S. diplomats said Monday.

Bishops Morally Oppose Voting Kerry

For Archbishop Charles Chaput, the highest-ranking Roman Catholic prelate in Colorado, there is only one way for a faithful Catholic to vote in the U.S. presidential election, for President George W. Bush and against Senator John Kerry.

Berlusconi Fuming After EU Rejects His Nominee

Crisis loomed over the EU's new executive Monday after a key European Parliament committee rejected Italian Rocco Buttiglione as justice and security chief because of his traditional views on homosexuality and marriage.

Koizumi Says Revival Hinges on Japan Post

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday his plan to sell state-run Japan Post in 2007 is the nation's ""biggest reform"" in more than a century and is crucial to extending the nation's economic revival.

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