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07/01/2004

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Sharapova on Verge of First Slam Final

For a 17-year-old who has just reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, Maria Sharapova isn't just happy to be here. She's got bigger things in mind.

Press Review

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

Eavesdropper Soldiers On With Russian Law

Of the various reasons for a person to take up studying Russian, perhaps one of the most unique is serving in a West German military unit.

Appointments

Bovis Lend Lease Russia/CIS has appointed Lars Schmitt to the new position of operations director.

Iraqis Take Legal Custody of Hussein

Iraq's new authorities took legal control of Saddam Hussein and 11 others Wednesday, a government statement said, setting the stage for a court appearance for the former dictator to face war crimes charges on his 24 years in power.

West Bank Barrier Ruled Unjust

In a precedent-setting decision, Israel's Supreme Court ordered the government Wednesday to change a large section of its West Bank barrier, saying the current route violates the basic human rights of the local Palestinian population.

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