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07/02/2004

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Press Review

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

Steely Sharapova Storms Into Final

Seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova overcame former champion and fifth seed Lindsay Davenport on Thursday to become the second-youngest Wimbledon finalist since tennis turned professional.

Hussein: Bush Is the Real Criminal

A defiant Saddam Hussein rejected charges of war crimes and genocide against him in a court appearance Thursday, telling a judge ""this is all theater, the real criminal is Bush,"" according to a reporter in an official media pool.

Thousands March in Hong Kong

Hundreds of thousands of people in white shirts poured onto the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday to vent their frustration at Chinese rule and challenge Beijing's refusal to allow them to elect their own leaders.

Cassini Probe in 'Near-Perfect' Orbit With Saturn

After seven years of hurtling through space to the outer solar system, the U.S.-European Cassini spacecraft squeezed through a gap in Saturn's shimmering rings, fired its brakes and settled into a near-perfect orbit around the giant planet.

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