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06/30/2004

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Press Review

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

Iraq to Get Legal Custody of Hussein

The U.S. military will transfer Saddam Hussein to Iraqi legal custody, but not physical control, on Wednesday, two days after Iraq formally regained sovereign powers it lost when the dictator was deposed in April 2003.

U.S. Court Victory for Detainees

Prisoners held at Guant?namo Bay, Cuba, have gained a way to challenge the legitimacy of planned trials before U.S. military tribunals following a Supreme Court ruling allowing them to contest their detention, military defense lawyers said Monday.

Israel Strikes Gaza After Cross-Border Rocket Attack

Israeli tanks firing machine guns thrust into Gaza on Tuesday, killing one Palestinian militant in a retaliatory raid for the first deadly cross-border rocket strike from the strip that Israel plans to abandon.

Canada Elects Minority Government

Voters stripped the long-dominant Liberal Party of its outright control of Parliament, but left it enough seats to take charge of Canada's first minority government in 25 years.

EC Agrees on New President

Portugal's conservative prime minister, Jos? Dur?o Barroso, said Tuesday that he has decided to accept an invitation to become the next European Commission president.

NATO Split on Afghan Force

Afghan President Hamid Karzai pressed NATO on Tuesday to rush troops to his country to secure September elections, embarrassing alliance members reluctant to provide the forces for the mission.

U.S. Will Not Help Save United

United Airlines lost its third and final try for a government loan guarantee when a federal board rejected its latest bid and insisted the bankrupt carrier can survive without one.

Dutch, Shell Chiefs Ask for Forgiveness

The leaders of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Cos., chastened by this year's reserves booking fiasco, asked shareholders for forgiveness and time to revamp the Anglo-Dutch oil giant.

Oracle Alters Tactics in Antitrust Trial

In a surprise move, Oracle Corp. has decided against calling PeopleSoft Inc. CEO Craig Conway as a witness in an antitrust trial that could make or break the hostile takeover bid proposing to combine the rival business software makers.

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