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11/24/2004

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Press Review

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

Fed Cup Semis Start in Moscow

Mary Pierce pulled out of France's defense of its Fed Cup title at the last minute Tuesday with a shoulder injury, increasing Russia's strong chances of taking its first crown.

UN Workers Released in Afghanistan

Three UN workers kidnapped in Afghanistan were released unharmed Tuesday after nearly four weeks in captivity, and officials insisted that no deal had been made to secure their freedom.

Leaders Meet for Middle East Peace Talks

World leaders meeting in Egypt focused on Israel, the Palestinians and what is seen as a chance to jump start the stalled peace process Tuesday, then shifted the focus to another Middle East hot spot -- Iraq.

Berlusconi Threatens to Resign Over Tax Reform

Premier Silvio Berlusconi kept up his suggestion that he will step down if allies do not fully back his plans on income tax cuts, saying in a newspaper article that failure to pass the fiscal reform would amount to an ""about-face"" before Italian voters.

Passengers Oppose Invasive Pat-Downs

At a security checkpoint recently at the Fort Lauderdale airport, singer and actress Patti LuPone recalled, she was instructed to remove articles of clothing.

McDonald's Flips Chiefs Again

McDonald's new chief executive James Skinner, the company's third leader in seven months, will continue the strategy of trying to boost European sales after replacing Charles Bell, who is suffering from cancer, on Monday.

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