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10/19/2004

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Press Review

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

Britain Denies Political Motive in Troop Move

The British government on Monday rejected claims it was planning to put some of its troops under U.S. command as a political show of support for President George W. Bush ahead of the presidential elections.

Oil-for-Food Americans Assisted Iraq

A month before the Persian Gulf War began in 1991, with an attack by the U.S.-led coalition imminent, Texas oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt rushed his corporate jet to Baghdad to rescue 21 Americans being held by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Campaign Ads Appeal to Voters' Fears

In one of U.S. President George W. Bush's latest advertisements, a clock ticks menacingly as a young mother pulls a quart of milk out of a refrigerator in slow motion, a young father loads toddlers into a minivan and an announcer intones ominously, ""Weakness invites those who would do us harm.""

Iran Agrees to Nuclear Fuel Talks

Iran said Monday it was willing to negotiate with Britain, France and Germany about the length of its uranium enrichment suspension but will never renounce its right to carry out the process, which can be used to make atomic bombs.

Violence Continues After Afghan Poll

An explosion hit a car carrying an election worker in southeastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing him and four other Afghan civilians, the joint UN-Afghan electoral commission said.

Crude Passes $55, Greenspan Unfazed

Crude oil futures rose to a record for a third day Monday, surpassing $55 in New York on speculation U.S. demand for heating oil will deplete inventories this winter.

Chevron, Conoco Bidding for Libyan Oil Projects

ChevronTexaco and ConocoPhillips, the second and third largest U.S. oil groups, are among more than 120 companies bidding to explore and produce oil and gas in Libya, as the North African nation seeks to increase petroleum exports, a Libyan official said.

State Puts Lid on Airing of Commercial Secrets

Russia guards its secrets zealously. A remnant of the Soviet era, the state secrets law lays out severe punishment for revealing information deemed of strategic value, such as data on oil or diamond reserves.

Managers Flocking for Advice

As it powers through its sixth straight year of strong growth, the economy is providing plenty of opportunities for management consultants.

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