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06/02/2004

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Press Review

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

Venus Williams Falls to Myskina

Russia's Anastasia Myskina upset former world No. 1 Venus Williams 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the French Open on Tuesday.

Expat Soccer League Raises $10,000 at Ball

""You're old, you're clumsy and you're not very good.""

Residents Fight for Every Brick

There is one green poplar in the row of dead and brittle trees that line a shattered building here, and by coincidence it stands at the only doorway that is not in ruins.

Interim Iraqi President Named

Iraqi leaders cut a face-saving deal on Tuesday with the United States and United Nations on a president and government to lead the country out of occupation.

Rioting Mourners Clash With Police in Karachi

Police clashed with rioting mourners Tuesday as thousands gathered for the funerals of 19 killed in an apparent suicide bombing that ripped through a crowded Shiite Muslim mosque, the latest terrorist attack to hit Pakistan's largest city.

Thailand Calls Off Talks With Muslims

The Thai government has called off talks between the military and a Muslim separatist group after the ransacking of a Chinese shrine and the beheading of a Buddhist man, officials said Tuesday.

Questions Raised in Gunmen's Escape

The Iraqi-born American engineer stood listening to two of the four terrorists who had attacked his luxurious residential compound in this Persian Gulf oil center wrangling over his fate.

Israelis Give Gaza Plan Support

A majority of Israelis, including supporters of the ruling Likud Party, back Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza withdrawal plan, a poll indicated Tuesday, despite a growing rebellion by Likud legislators opposed to the proposal.

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