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11/17/2004

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Press Review

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

Sharapova Defeats an Injured Serena

Serena Williams' injury-induced weakened serves drove Maria Sharapova to distraction.

Yartsev's Head on Block in Qualifier

Under-fire Russia coach Georgy Yartsev faces a mammoth task to lift his battle-weary troops for their final World Cup qualifier of the year against Estonia on Wednesday.

U.S. Probes Prisoner Shooting

The U.S. military is investigating the videotaped fatal shooting of a wounded and apparently unarmed Iraqi prisoner by a U.S. Marine in a mosque in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, a Marine spokesman said.

Hungary Commissioner Denies Communist Past

Hungary's candidate to sit on the European Union's executive office denied allegations Tuesday he was involved in communist militias or the regime that ruled Hungary for over 40 years until 1989.

Abbas Urges Stop to Violence During Palestinian Elections

The interim Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has asked Palestinian militants to halt violence during the campaign for Jan. 9 presidential elections, a participant in truce talks said Tuesday.

Bush Names Rice as Secretary of State

Condoleezza Rice, a minister's daughter who rose to a top position at the White House under a deeply religious George W. Bush, is a rare national security adviser in one key respect: She prays often with her president.

Wrigley Buys Life Savers for $1.5Bln

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is buying the Life Savers and Altoids candy and mint businesses from Kraft Foods for $1.48 billion, the companies said late Monday.

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