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06/17/2004

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Press Review

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

Pipeline Blasts Halt Iraq's Oil Output

Saboteurs blasted a key pipeline Wednesday for the second time in as many days, halting all oil exports from Iraq, officials said. Gunmen killed the top security official of the state-run Northern Oil Company as insurgents stepped up attacks on Iraq's infrastructure.

Videotape Shows U.S. Hostage

An Islamic web site screened a videotape of an American hostage in Saudi Arabia, saying he will be killed unless the Saudi government frees all its al-Qaida detainees by Friday night.

U.S. Lacks a Linguistic Arsenal

Less than a year after the Soviet Union launched a satellite named Sputnik in October 1957, the United States answered with a counter-strike. It was a piece of legislation, the National Defense Education Act, which aimed at harnessing brainpower rather than weaponry for the Cold War.

Appointments

Pyotr Medvedev has been appointed head of tax CIS and director of the tax practice in the Moscow office of Ernst & Young.

The Jury Is Still Out on Greenspan Legacy

It seems almost undignified for Alan Greenspan to have to appear in front of a congressional committee, as he did on Tuesday, to seek reconfirmation as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Vietnam Vet Finds a New Purpose in Pictures

David Savage was a soldier in Vietnam when the accident that changed his life happened.

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