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12/08/2004

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Press Review

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

Violence Returns to Haunt Gaza

Islamic militants set off explosives in a booby-trapped chicken coop Tuesday as Israeli troops approached, killing one soldier and wounding four, the army and militants said.

Russia Manager Yartsev Battles to Keep His Job

The future of embattled Russia coach Georgy Yartsev will be decided by the end of the year, the country's soccer chief Vyacheslav Koloskov said Monday.

Leaked CIA Document Predicts Worsening Iraq

A classified cable sent by the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in Baghdad has warned that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating and may not rebound any time soon, according to government officials.

Karzai Inaugurated as Afghan President

Hamid Karzai was sworn in Tuesday as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president, as the impoverished country tries to leave its brutal past behind and bolster a young democracy that still faces the twin threats of terrorism and drugs.

Americans Go Canadian in a Bid to Avoid Politics

A U.S. T-shirt company has a solution for their fellow citizens who want to vacation in Europe without having to answer questions about U.S. politics: pose as Canadians.

Government, Rebels Agree on Ivory Coast Peace Plan

Government and rebel officials in Ivory Coast have agreed on a new timetable to carry out a long-stalled peace plan in West Africa's economic hub, South African president Thabo Mbeki announced.

Incumbent Tipped to Win Ghana Poll

Voters in Ghana were expected to reward incumbent John Kufuor with a second and final mandate at presidential elections Tuesday for overseeing four years of stability in the West African country, analysts said.

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