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06/15/2004

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Press Review

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

A Snapshot of Tel Aviv

Moscow Times photographer Igor Tabakov spent three days in Tel Aviv and the surrounding area earlier this month for the opening of an exhibit of Moscow Times photographs at the Artlink Gallery.

Suburbs Get Smarter as Prices Grow Steeper

A new breed of country house is evolving as demand for suburban living grows and buyers become more discerning.

Anger, Apathy Reign in EU Election

The European Union's massive democratic exercise of electing its new parliament was marked by widespread apathy and protest votes as citizens of the 25 EU nations punished their governments for everything from high unemployment to involvement in Iraq.

Lithuanian Polls Favor Adamkus

Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus won Sunday's first round of early presidential polls in the European Union newcomer, with preliminary results putting him well ahead.

At Least 13 Killed in Baghdad Bombing

A suicide car bombing in the heart of Baghdad killed at least 13 people Monday, five of them foreign electricity contractors in a passing convoy.

Report: No Indictment for Sharon

Israel's attorney general has decided not to indict Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a bribery case involving a failed real estate deal, two television stations reported Sunday.

Reagan Holiday Hits Taxpayers

The George W. Bush administration's decision to shut down most of the federal government Friday in honor of the late Ronald Reagan was in keeping with a tradition that stretches back more than 50 years. But it was also one that cost taxpayers millions of dollars in government employee wages.

Europeans Raise Specter of Terror, U.S. Deficits

U.S. efforts to portray America's strong growth as a pattern for the global economy hit resistance at last week's Group of Eight summit among European allies who fear high oil prices and terrorism.

Halliburton Probed for Illegal Payments

Halliburton, the big oil-services company, sought to distance itself Sunday from a report that investigators in France were close to completing an inquiry into payments on a project in Nigeria that might have enriched a former executive.

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