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05/27/2004

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Press Review

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

Coach: Safin Can Reclaim Top Spot

Marat Safin can topple Roger Federer as world No. 1 if only he can stay motivated, the Russian's coach Peter Lundgren said Tuesday.

Russia Held by World's No. 73

A depleted Russia team struggled to a dull 0-0 draw against Austria in its last competitive match before next month's European Championships in Portugal.

Britain, U.S. Disagree on Iraq Veto

The White House scrambled Tuesday to reassure skeptics that the United States planned to transfer full sovereignty to Iraqis on June 30, even as the U.S. administration publicly disagreed with its closest ally about whether a new Iraqi government could block U.S. military operations.

Amnesty: U.S. Bereft of Vision

Washington's global anti-terror policies are ""bankrupt of vision"" as human rights become sacrificed in the blind pursuit of security, a leading human rights group charged Wednesday.

China Woos Hong Kong With Finger Relic

Thousands of people in Hong Kong flocked on Wednesday to see a rare Buddhist relic in an exhibition Beijing hopes will help boost Chinese pride.

Two Koreas Hold High-Level Talks

The two Koreas took small but symbolically important steps Wednesday in the first-ever talks between the two sides' military generals, and agreed on more meetings to reduce tensions along the Cold War's last frontier amid a standoff over the North's nuclear weapons programs.

Caribbean Flood Death Toll on the Rise

Dozens of children's caskets lined the streets of this border town after floods swept away whole villages and sent desperate families into the darkness and mud in a frantic search for missing loved ones.

Last-Minute Details Delay Sudan Peace

Sudan's government and southern rebels hammered out final details Wednesday to a deal paving the way to end Africa's longest-running civil war, delaying a planned signing ceremony in Kenya.

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