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

Semak Hat Trick Is Too Late for CSKA

Sergei Semak scored a hat trick Tuesday to lead CSKA Moscow over Paris Saint-Germain 3-1, but it was not enough to send the Russian team into the second round of the Champions League.

EU: China Arms Embargo to Stay

The European Union and China pledged to boost relations Wednesday, but the EU said there can be no early lifting of its 15-year-old embargo on arms sales until Beijing improves its shaky human rights record.

Orange Revolution, Peace Prospects and English

Having read all the news on Ukraine I could over the past few weeks, I've noticed that many observers misunderstand some basic points.

France's Jails Breed Islamic Radicalism

Abdullah, tall and muscular, with a shaved head and closely cropped goatee, sat on a metal bunk in a cramped cell and described how he found religion.

Official Derides Darfur Efforts, Suggests Larger AU Contingent

U.S. Ambassador John Danforth said on Tuesday international efforts to stop violence in Sudan's Darfur region were getting nowhere and suggested the African Union field more forces to stop atrocities.

Paisley Rejects Devolution Deal

Northern Ireland's top Protestant politician on Wednesday accused the Irish Republican Army of refusing to make any commitments on disarmament -- a development that underscored the problems besetting the province's new peace proposals.

NATO Seeks to Build Post-Cold War Bridges

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday welcomed NATO efforts to intensify cooperation with friendly nations in North Africa and the Middle East as a sign the alliance is reaching out to face new post-Cold War challenges.

Japan Protests to North Korea Over Deception on Abductees

Japan protested to North Korea on Wednesday after finding the communist state had provided fake evidence about the fate of Japanese citizens it had abducted.

Pakistan, India Fail to Resolve Bus Issue

India and Pakistan were unable to agree on starting a bus service between the capitals of divided Kashmir in two days of talks which ended in New Delhi on Wednesday and said they would need more discussions.

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