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06/21/2004

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Press Review

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

Saudis: Hostage's Killers Die in Battle

Saudi officials said Saturday that four men killed in a shootout in downtown Riyadh on Friday were top leaders of the vicious cell of al-Qaida that beheaded an American hostage hours earlier and that is responsible for most of the often lethal attacks on Westerners in the kingdom.

Fallujah Airstrike Kills 22

Iraq's prime minister on Sunday defended a U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people in Fallujah, but Iraqi officers in the town said the dead included women and children rather than foreign Muslim militants.

EU Drafts First Constitution

European Union leaders face an uphill struggle to sell the union's first-ever constitution in the streets and parliaments of Europe, where skepticism about more integration is growing.

Report: Dirty Bomb Attack Likely Despite G8 Controls

Terrorists are ""all but certain"" to set off a radiological weapon in the United States, since it will take authorities too many years to track and secure the radioactive materials of such ""dirty bombs,"" a team of nuclear researchers has concluded.

Security Is Key to Transfer of Power in Iraq

One U.S. administration forecast about Iraq is clearly coming true.

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