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

Russia Tennis Captain Secures a Rare Double

Shamil Tarpishchev joined a select group when he captained Russia to its first Fed Cup title with an emotional 3-2 win over previous holder France on Sunday.

Romanian Elections Disputed

Romania's opposition insisted Monday that weekend parliamentary and presidential elections had been marred by fraud, while preliminary results showed the governing Social Democratic Party holding on to a narrow lead that would leave it unable to form a government.

Iran Agrees to Nuclear Freeze; Doubts Remain

An Iranian official appeared to cast doubt Monday on his country's latest commitment to a total suspension of nuclear activities capable of producing weapons-grade uranium, saying Tehran had not gone beyond agreeing not to test centrifuges that are part of the program.

Killings in Mosul Sow More Fear

A suicide car bomber ploughed into policemen waiting to collect their salary at a police station west of Ramadi on Monday, killing 12 people in the latest insurgent attack on Iraq's beleaguered security forces.

Sarkozy Signals New Era in French Politics

A new era has opened in the political life of France with the young, ambitious rival of President Jacques Chirac taking over the president's governing party -- a move widely seen as Nicolas Sarkozy's chance to get set for the 2007 vote for France's highest office.

Situation Grim for Trapped Chinese Miners

Hopes were dim Monday for 141 coal miners missing after an explosion in a Chinese mine as toxic fumes delayed rescuers trying to enter the pit more than a day after the disaster.

China, ASEAN Sign Free-Trade Zone Accord

Southeast Asian nations and China signed an accord Monday to create the world's biggest free trade area by removing tariffs for their 2 billion people by decade's end -- a key step in their vision of a trade bloc to rival Europe and North America.

Surging Yen Threatens Japan's Recovery

The Japanese yen's rise to a four-year high against the dollar threatens to stifle an export-led recovery in the world's second-largest economy and extend more than six years of deflation.

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