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02/18/2004

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Press Review

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

Cingular Wins AT&TW With $41Bln

U.S. mobile phone operator Cingular Wireless on Tuesday won a battle to take over smaller rival AT&T Wireless after bidding $41 billion in cash and trumping cellphone titan Vodafone.

Comcast Bid Nixed by Disney

Board members of Walt Disney Co., the second-largest U.S. media company, rejected as too low a $54.1 billion hostile bid from Comcast Corp and said directors would consider higher offers.

Growth Drives Asian Refineries

These are bright days for Asia's refining industry. After more than five years of wafer-thin margins and chronic overcapacity, profits have surged and many plants are pumping oil products at near to capacity.

Aristide Appeals to Neighbors for Aid

Former soldiers took Haiti's rebellion to the key central city of Hinche, torching the police station and freeing prisoners as President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appealed for international help to end an 11-day-old uprising.

Canada's Martin May Resign over Funds Flap

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin sought on Monday to control political damage caused by a financial scandal being blamed on his Liberal Party, and repeated a pledge that he would resign if investigations showed he had known about the diversion of $76 million in public funding.

Choosing the Right Time to Bow Out

Chin up, ego beaten down, any bitterness squashed deep inside, a flash of humor helps. As presidential primary candidates fall away, one by one, there's an etiquette and timing to bowing out gracefully.

Woman Denies Ties with Kerry

A woman who has been the subject of rumors linking her to Senator John Kerry denied that she ever had an affair with the Democratic presidential candidate.

$20M Package for Israeli Settlements

A parliamentary committee has approved more than $20 million in new funding for Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's recent calls to evacuate parts of these areas.

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