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07/05/2004

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Press Review

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

Marine's Fate Remains Unclear

The fate of kidnapped U.S. Marine Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun was unclear after an extremist group, the Ansar al-Sunna Army denied Sunday that it had put out a statement a day earlier claiming to have beheaded Hassoun.

Marlon Brando Dies, Leaves Acting Legacy

Anyone could imitate Marlon Brando -- it was as simple as a scowl, a nasal voice and a scratch of the cheek -- but few could copy the skill that made him an icon.

Indonesia Braces for First-Ever Direct Election

Indonesians go to the polls Monday to directly elect their president for the first time, with a respected former general leading the race to take over a troubled country in the front line of the war on terror.

Job Growth Slows, Workweek Shrinks

U.S. job growth slowed sharply in June as employers cut the pace of new hirings after several months of robust gains and trimmed the workweek, the government reported Friday.

Sabotage Cripples Iraqi Crude Exports

Saboteurs attacked one of two oil pipelines feeding Iraq's southern export terminals Saturday, halving the country's exports to 960,000 barrels per day, officials and a shipping agent said.

UN Expects Baghdad to Pay Billions to Gulf War Victims

The United Nations expects to continue receiving funds from Iraqi oil sales to compensate victims of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait, despite confusion over the account containing the funds, officials said Friday.

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