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02/25/2004

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Guide Dogs Take Blind Couple Out on the Town

Sergei Kosnikov and Nelli Sudapina met during a computer course about a year and a half ago.

Press Review

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

Pentagon Launches Halliburton Probe

The Pentagon said Monday it opened a criminal investigation of fraud allegations against a unit of Vice President Dick Cheney's old company Halliburton, including possible overpricing of fuel delivered to Iraq.

U.S. Cans $39Bln Chopper Program

U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin may get new business from the Pentagon's decision to cancel the Comanche scout helicopter, a senior executive said Tuesday.

Saudi Fields Losing Their Luster

When visitors tour the headquarters of Saudi Arabia's oil empire -- a sleek glass building rising from the desert in Dhahran near the Persian Gulf -- they are reminded of its mission in a film projected on a giant screen.

Creaking Banks Boost China's Cellphone Services

Sales executive Gao Song punches a number into his cellphone to pay his gas bill, a far cry from the monthly ordeal of elbowing his way up the line at his local bank or post office.

South African Business Leaders Bang Patriotic Drum

The billboards are covered with bold statements about national pride and optimism. Television ads tell South Africans why they should pat themselves on the back 10 years into democracy.

Haitian Rebels Threaten Capital

Rebels said they would be in the Haitian capital within days and Washington sent Marines to protect its embassy Monday after the country's second-largest city fell in a bloody armed revolt.

Nader Enters U.S. Presidential Race

Now that consumer advocate Ralph Nader has formally declared his presidential candidacy as an independent, many Democrats fear a repeat of the 2000 race, when Nader was blamed by some for taking just enough votes away from Al Gore to secure a razor-thin victory for George W. Bush.

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