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04/06/2004

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Press Review

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

'Outlaw' Cleric Followers Riot in Iraq

The top U.S. administrator in Iraq declared a radical Shiite cleric an ""outlaw"" Monday after his supporters rioted in Baghdad and four other cities in fighting that killed at least 52 Iraqis, eight U.S. troops and a Salvadoran soldier.

U.S. Troops Lock Down Fallujah

Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi troops in tanks, trucks and other vehicles surrounded the turbulent city of Fallujah on Monday ahead of a major operation against insurgents following the grisly slayings of four American security contractors last week.

Sri Lanka Polls Jeopardize Peace

Sri Lanka's bid to forge a lasting peace with the island's Tamil Tiger rebels may be sidelined because the new government lacks a majority to push the process ahead, the outgoing prime minister said Monday.

Spain Arrests 2 More Amid New Threat

Spanish authorities Monday announced two more arrests in the Madrid train bombings as a purported letter from al-Qaida threatened more attacks that would ""make blood flow like rivers"" in Spain.

13 Arrested in Paris Terror Raid

French police launched a dawn raid outside Paris on Monday, detaining 13 suspected militants in connection with a deadly terrorist attack in Morocco last year, authorities said.

10 Years On, Rwanda Remains Divided

Rwandans hungry for justice demanded on Monday tougher efforts to track down and punish killers who carried out the 1994 genocide, saying there could be no reconciliation while suspects were still at large.

EU Officials Urge Eritrea Border Talks

Senior European officials urged Eritrea on Monday to agree to meet a UN special envoy trying to solve a border row with Ethiopia.

Queen Elizabeth Makes a Royal Visit to France

To the uplifting strains of ""La Marseillaise,"" Queen Elizabeth II marched down the famed Champs-Elysees in Paris on Monday to kick off a pomp-filled state visit celebrating a century of friendship between France and Britain.

Britain Cracks Down on Nasties

The first hint that all was not well with the new neighbor came the day he moved in, when he seemed strangely proud of his prison-issue electronic ankle bracelet. Things went downhill from there.

Patient Canadian Waits Year to Claim $23M Lottery Prize

A Canadian who waited nearly a year to claim a lottery prize of 30 million Canadian dollars ($23 million) because he didn't want to ""do anything rash"" is being described as the most patient man in the country.

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