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04/28/2004

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Press Review

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

U.S. Forces Kill 43 Gunmen in Najaf

U.S. troops fought a gun battle with insurgents overnight near the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf, killing 43 gunmen and destroying an antiaircraft system belonging to the insurgents, the U.S. military in Baghdad said Tuesday.

Italy United Against Iraq Kidnappers

Italy's government and opposition leaders refused on Tuesday to bow to demands by kidnappers in Iraq who have threatened to kill three hostages unless Italians protest against their country's military presence there.

Jordanian Authorities Foil al-Qaida Attack

Al-Qaida plotted bomb and poison-gas attacks against the U.S. Embassy and other targets in Jordan, suspects confessed in a videotape broadcast on Jordanian state television.

Fresh Sectarian Violence Erupts in Indonesia

Snipers killed one policeman and wounded two in Indonesia's strife-torn Ambon on Tuesday as police and soldiers patrolled the streets to restore order, officials and witnesses said.

Victims Return to Dutroux's Dungeon

Two victims arrived along with judges, jurors and the chief suspects in the Marc Dutroux trial at the house where he allegedly held them and two other girls in a dank secret dungeon.

Gadhafi Makes Historic Visit to EU

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi came in from the cold Tuesday with his first trip to Europe in 15 years, seeking to improve ties despite lingering disputes over a 1986 bombing and fresh charges of human rights abuses.

Search for Ark Leads to Ararat

An expedition is being planned for this summer to the upper reaches of Turkey's Mount Ararat where organizers hope to prove an object nestled amid the snow and ice is Noah's Ark.

WTO Rules Against U.S. on Cotton

Brazil won a preliminary ruling at the World Trade Organization on Monday night that could force the United States to lower the subsidies it pays farmers to grow cotton and, eventually, most subsidized crops.

Mitsubishi CEO Resigns Amid Financial Troubles

The president and chief executive of Mitsubishi Motors resigned just days after a decision by DaimlerChrysler to stop supporting its Japanese partner sent the company into a frantic search for new cash.

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