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03/04/2004

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Yeltsin's Women Storm Rankings

With five players in the top 20 and 10 in the top 50, Russia is taking over from the United States as the predominant force in women's tennis.

Press Review

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

Shell Executives Quit Over Reserves Shock

Shell's two most senior directors quit Wednesday amid a continuing crisis of investor confidence over an oil and gas reserves downgrade by the company two months ago that shocked the markets.

Ex-WorldCom CEO Surrenders

Former WorldCom Inc. chief executive Bernard Ebbers turned himself in to federal authorities in New York on Wednesday, a day after the government charged him with orchestrating an accounting fraud that led to the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Deal Makes Interbrew Top Dog

Brewing giant Interbrew of Belgium announced plans Wednesday to take a controlling stake in AmBev of Brazil in a stock and debt swap deal to create the world's largest brewer.

Kerry Wins Big, Edwards to End Bid

John Kerry captured the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. President George W. Bush in November, scoring a string of coast-to-coast wins on Tuesday that knocked rival John Edwards out of the race.

Mars Rover Findings: Red Planet Was Soaked

The Mars rover Opportunity has discovered that potentially life-sustaining waters once soaked the surface of Mars, providing an answer to one of the most provocative questions of modern planetary science.

Venezuela Rioting Intensifies

Street protests erupted after Venezuela's elections council said the opposition lacked enough signatures to force a recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez.

Rebel Leader: Haiti in My Hands

Rebels began patrolling the streets of the capital as rebel leader Guy Philippe declared himself the new chief of Haiti's military and threatened to arrest the country's prime minister. U.S. Marines barely ventured out of the city's airport.

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