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11/02/2004

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Press Review

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

CSKA Holds Key for Chelsea

Chelsea has a chance to clinch a place in the knockout phase of the Champions League in Moscow on Tuesday if it can pull off a fourth successive group victory in a tricky away game against CSKA.

Bush and Kerry Pin Hopes on a Clear Victory

U.S. President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry swung into the frenzied final stretch of campaigning Monday, Bush appearing at dawn in the Midwest and Kerry stumping in Florida for the top prize in a presidential election still too close to call.

Huge Effort to Mobilize Voters Begins

U.S. President George W. Bush and challenger John Kerry unleashed the biggest and most aggressive voter-mobilization drives in the history of presidential politics over the weekend, tapping hundreds of thousands of volunteers and paid organizers in a final effort to tip the balance in a handful of states where the election will be decided Tuesday.

Charges of Dirty Tricks Flying in Some States

In Lake County, Ohio, officials say at least a handful of voters have reported receiving a notice on a phony board of elections letterhead saying that anyone who had registered through a variety of Democratic-leaning groups would not be allowed to vote.

Foreign Observers Are Facing Obstacles

If they can get in the door, election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be keeping an outsider's eye on the U.S. voting process Tuesday.

Redskins Lose, Kerry Should Win

The Washington Redskins lost their final home football game before the U.S. presidential election Sunday -- and that is great news for Democratic Senator John Kerry and bad news for President George W. Bush.

China Imposes Martial Law After Ethnic Riots

Thousands of police on Monday were guarding a country road outside a village in central China where eyewitnesses said rioting between hundreds of members of the Han ethnic majority and Hui Muslims killed at least seven people.

Baghdad Deputy Governor Killed

An Iraqi militant group claimed responsibility for the assassination of the deputy governor of Baghdad on Monday, according to a statement on its web site.

Uruguay Socialists Win Historic Poll

Uruguay's left celebrated its first presidential victory into the wee hours Monday while partial election returns indicated Tabare Vazquez would win and his main challengers conceded on exit poll results.

Bomb in Tel Aviv Market Kills 3

A 16-year-old Palestinian with five kilos of explosives strapped to his body blew himself up in a crowded outdoor market in Tel Aviv on Monday, killing three Israelis and wounding 32 in the first such attack since Yasser Arafat left the region for medical treatment last week.

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