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03/31/2004

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Press Review

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

Russian Coach Laments Titov Ban

Russia coach Georgy Yartsev said Monday that his team would desperately miss Yegor Titov at this year's European Championship in Portugal.

Philippines Terrorist Attack Foiled

A terrorist attack on the scale of the Madrid bombings has been averted with the arrest of four Abu Sayyaf members and the seizure of 36 kilograms of TNT, the Philippine president said Tuesday.

Broadcaster Alistair Cooke Dead at 95

America knew him as the man who explained all things British: Britain as the man who explained all things American.

Defiant Chirac Keeps Raffarin On

French President Jacques Chirac defied public opinion Tuesday by keeping his prime minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, but ordered a government reshuffle after his ruling conservatives were routed in regional elections.

Rice Gets Go-Ahead to Testify About 9/11

Bowing to pressure, the White House will allow U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify in public under oath before the commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Taiwan's Chen Urges Vote Recount

Taiwan's leader wrote to the High Court on Tuesday, urging it to immediately launch a recount of his narrow and disputed re-election.

Actor, Writer Ustinov Dead at 82

Sir Peter Ustinov, a wit and mimic who won two Oscars for a 60-year acting career has died at 82.

Annan Chastises Senior Staff for Ignoring Threats in Iraq

In a stinging rebuke, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said senior UN staff ignored the security threats in Iraq before the Aug. 19 bombing of its headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people. He fired one top official and demoted another.

Disney Wins Winnie Pooh Case

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Monday abruptly ended more than a decade of legal wrangling over merchandising royalties for Winnie the Pooh, handing Walt Disney Co. a major victory and taking a powerful swipe at the family that claimed it had been cheated out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Tyco Jury Goes Back to Work

The jury weighing charges against two former Tyco International executives went back to work Monday after the judge rejected a defense request for a mistrial that was based on a furor over one juror apparently holding out for acquittal.

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