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10/27/2004

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Press Review

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

South Korean Infiltration Scare

Mysterious holes found in a wire fence along the tense border with North Korea were most likely used not by communist infiltrators but by a South Korean defector to the North, South Korea's military said Tuesday.

Justice's Surgery Raises Stakes of U.S. Election

Chief Justice William Rehnquist, the 80-year-old leader of the U.S. Supreme Court, underwent surgery for thyroid cancer over the weekend, less than two weeks before the presidential election that will almost surely decide who replaces him as the nation's top judge.

U.S. Acknowledges Iraqi Weapons Missing

The White House acknowledged Monday that just over 340 tons of powerful explosives are missing from a weapons facility that American forces failed to guard following the U.S. invasion of Iraq, raising fears that the weapons could be given to terrorists or used for attacks against troops in Iraq.

Report: FBI Agents Saw Abu Ghraib Abuse

FBI agents witnessed harsh treatment of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003, but did not believe that what they saw was abusive or worth reporting, according to a newly released document.

BP Posts $3.9Bln in Profits in Q3

BP, the world's second largest oil company, reported bumper third-quarter profits Tuesday on the back of high oil prices and stronger than expected refining and chemicals margins.

Murdoch's News Corp. Ready to Move to U.S.

Rupert Murdoch won shareholder approval Tuesday to move the corporate headquarters of his $48 billion News Corp. media empire to the United States and finally sever its Australian roots.

Head of Marsh Resigns in Insurance Suit

The chief executive and chairman of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, the world's biggest broker of insurance, resigned Monday, less than two weeks after his company was accused of cheating customers.

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