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04/29/2004

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Press Review

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

Russia Slips Up Against Sweden

Jorgen Jonsson scored the game-winner with less than two minutes left Tuesday, lifting Sweden over Russia 3-2 and into first place in its preliminary-round group at the World Hockey Championships.

At Least 112 Killed in Thailand Clash

Police gunned down scores of machete-wielding militants who stormed more than a dozen security outposts Wednesday, the bloodiest day of fighting yet in Thailand's troubled Muslim-dominated south. The death toll stood at at least 112.

Unknown Insurgents Strike Syrian Capital City

Police raided a militant hide-out hours after a mysterious attack in the Syrian capital's diplomatic quarter that killed four people and may have targeted a building once occupied by the United Nations.

U.S. Airstrikes Pound Fallujah

A series of explosions and persistent gunfire rocked Fallujah in new fighting Wednesday -- the birthday of ousted leader Saddam Hussein -- as U.S. Marines battled Sunni insurgents holed up in a slum of the besieged city.

Thousands Protest in Gaza Strip

Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied Tuesday in the Gush Katif settlement block to protest against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to abandon Jewish enclaves in the Gaza Strip.

Bush's 9/11 Interview to Be Unofficial

The White House said Tuesday that there would be no recording or formal transcription of the historic joint interview of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney by the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

EU Expansion Sees Translation Explosion

Hunkered over wooden desks in a 19th-century attic at Charles University in Prague, eight foreign language students try to pronounce Czech words such as ctvrt, meaning ""quarter,"" and skrz, for ""through.""

European Summit Opens in Warsaw

Hundreds of business and political leaders opened a summit amid heavy security in the Polish capital Wednesday to explore the challenges facing the European Union after eight former Soviet bloc countries join this week.

Baltics Welcome Nordic Corporate Raiders

After Estonia regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, a party run by jokesters suggested reviving a much older foreign occupation: the 17th-century rule by Sweden.

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