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11/19/2004

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Press Review

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

UN: Afghan Opium Market Is Booming

Afghanistan is on its way to becoming a ""narco-state,"" and U.S. and NATO-led forces in the country should get more involved in fighting the drug trade as well as terrorists, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.

Insurgents Stage More Attacks in Iraq

Insurgents detonated a car bomb Thursday near a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad and a roadside bomb exploded at a job recruiting center in the northern city of Kirkuk in attacks that killed four people, police and officials said.

Chirac and Blair Try to Mend Fences

French President Jacques Chirac and British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday put aside their differences over the Iraq war and pledged to work together to reinvigorate the Middle East peace process.

Tehran Denies Opposition Group's Charges

Iran denied an exiled opposition group's allegations it was secretly seeking material to build an atomic bomb, a senior official said Thursday.

Firefox Challenges Microsoft

Does anyone remember the browser wars?

Finance Chiefs Battle With Sinking Dollar

The dollar plunged to a record low against the euro and hit nine-year lows versus a basket of currencies Thursday amid mounting expectations that the world's economic powers will do little to halt its decline.

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