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07/28/2004

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Press Review

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

Spartak Signs $11.5M Striker

Spartak Moscow has signed Argentine forward Fernando Cavenaghi for $11.5 million, according to the Noticias Argentinas news agency, in the most expensive signing in the history of East European soccer.

200 Korean Defectors Arrive in Seoul

Two hundred North Koreans flew into the South Korean capital Tuesday from an unidentified Southeast Asian country in the largest-ever group of defectors to reach the capitalist South, a news report said.

U.S. Hands Detainees to France

Four Frenchmen detained in the U.S. military camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than two years arrived back in France on Tuesday after being handed over to French authorities.

Review: No Basis for Charging Iran Group

A 16-month review by the United States has found no basis to charge members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq with violations of American law, though the group is listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, according to senior American officials.

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