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05/19/2004

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Press Review

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

Moscow Clears Olympic Hurdle

Moscow has made it onto a shortlist of five countries in the race to host the 2012 Olympics, it was announced Tuesday.

Israeli Forces Kill 14 in Gaza Raids

Israeli helicopters pounded this refugee camp with missiles and machine-gun fire Tuesday, killing at least 14 Palestinians as troops searched houses in the largest Israeli offensive in Gaza in years.

Bremer: No Delay for Iraqi Power

The top U.S. civilian official in Iraq said Tuesday that the transfer of sovereignty to Iraqis must go ahead as scheduled despite the killing of the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council.

Gandhi Refuses to Take Prime Minister Position

Sonia Gandhi announced Tuesday she would not become India's first foreign-born prime minister, stunning her supporters and the nation.

Prison Fire in Honduras Leaves 103 Dead

A short-circuit sparked a fire Monday that quickly consumed an overcrowded cellblock in a northern Honduras prison, suffocating or burning to death 103 gang members.

Moore Riles Audiences at Cannes

U.S. film director Michael Moore lit the powder keg he promised at the Cannes Film Festival: His incendiary ""Fahrenheit 9/11"" riled and discomposed audiences Monday with a relentless critique of the George W. Bush administration in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, world.

New Album Sets Rumsfeld's Words to Music

After hearing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dress down the media at Pentagon press briefings, two San Francisco musicians came to an inevitable conclusion: His words simply must be set to chamber music.

Indian Market Makes Powerful Resurgence

India's stock market soared Tuesday on news that Sonia Gandhi was refusing to become the nation's prime minister after leading her alliance to victory in parliamentary elections.

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