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

Saudi Forces Rescue Foreign Hostages

Saudi security forces freed American, European and other foreign hostages Sunday after a deadly shooting rampage turned into a daylong standoff, and a Saudi security official said the lead attacker was in custody and two other Islamic militants were being arrested.

Shiite to Be New Iraqi Premier

Iyad Allawi, a Shiite Muslim physician who spent years in exile, has been nominated by the Iraqi Governing Council to become prime minister of the new government to take power June 30, a council member said Friday.

Sharon Faces Off With Cabinet

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday threatened to dismiss Cabinet ministers who do not support his plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, raising the stakes in a showdown that could break up the government, participants in the meeting said.

The Dangers of Building the Tower of Babel

The red-hot Chinese economy has been the subject of intense debate among economic analysts recently. The question is whether the economy will cool gradually or overheat, then crash and burn.

Vershbow Should Step Up and Be Counted

In 1996, the United States paid $22.56 in rent for Spaso House, the ambassador's elegant residence in central Moscow.

Yartsev's Squad to Get $2M Bonus

Russian players stand to make at least 2.5 million Swiss francs ($2 million) in bonuses for their participation in the Euro 2004 finals, which kicks off on June 12 in Portugal.

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