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

Dynamo Downs Roma 2-0 in Kiev

Dynamo Kiev beat AS Roma 2-0 thanks to two late goals Tuesday and needs just a draw in its final Champions League group game at Bayer Leverkusen to make sure of reaching the first knockout round.

Flying Fed Cup Start for Russia

French Open champion Anastasia Myskina and U.S. Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Fed Cup favorites Russia a flying start in its semifinal against Austria by winning both singles matches Wednesday.

Coalition Raids 'Triangle of Death'

Thousands of U.S. troops and Iraqi forces pursued a campaign of raids on suspected guerrilla bases in Sunni Muslim towns and villages south of Baghdad on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.

Iran Seeks Rollback on Eve of Meeting

Iran sought on Wednesday to roll back its commitment to fully freezing uranium enrichment programs, demanding the right to run some equipment that can be used to produce nuclear arms.

Tense Darfur Cease-Fire Is Shattered

Government helicopters and warplanes bombed the town of Tawila in North Darfur on Tuesday after rebel fighters attacked police stations there Monday, said UN officials, who accused both sides of breaking a renewed cease-fire that had lasted just under two weeks.

UN: World HIV Crisis Grows

The number of women infected with HIV has risen in every region of the world over the last two years as the global AIDS epidemic continues to expand, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Labor Cuts Support for Sharon Coalition

The opposition Labor Party said Wednesday that it will stop acting as a political safety net for the government and begin opposing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in parliament next week, jeopardizing his minority coalition and Gaza withdrawal plan.

The New Iron Curtain

Before the election, the government mobilized groups of thugs to harass voters.

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