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04/26/2004

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Press Review

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

U.S. Troops Likely to Go Into Najaf

U.S. troops will likely enter parts of the Shiite holy city of Najaf soon in a move to clamp down on the rebel militia of a radical Shiite cleric but will stay away from sensitive holy sites in the center of the city to avoid rousing the anger of Shiites, a U.S. general said Sunday.

Blast Aid Arriving in North Korea

Food, tents and other emergency aid from China arrived Sunday in North Korea to help it recover from a devastating train explosion that killed more than 160 people -- nearly half of them children in a school torn apart by the blast -- and left thousands homeless.

Israel: Arafat Assassination Not Imminent

Israel has no imminent plans to kill Yasser Arafat, despite Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's latest threats against the Palestinian leader, Israel's vice premier said Sunday.

Greek Cypriots Vote Down Reunification Plan

Greek Cypriots defied international pressure Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to kill a UN-backed plan that would have ended 30 years of partition and ushered a united Cyprus into the European Union.

Liberalism's Economic Triumph

In the burgeoning debate about liberalism in Russia, one fact is so obvious that it is barely spelled out: Economic liberalism has prevailed in Russia.

Chubais and the Privatization of History

Anatoly Chubais seems to give most interviews these days to the Financial Times, probably because he gets such deferential treatment.

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