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07/08/2004

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Press Review

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

Austria's President Dies at Age 71

Austrian President Thomas Klestil, who helped restore the presidency's image after a Nazi-era controversy that dogged his predecessor, died late Tuesday at age 71 on the eve of his departure from office.

Allawi Signs Into Law New Iraqi Security Act

Insurgents battled U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces in central Baghdad on Wednesday as the interim government signed into effect a new security law giving itself wider powers to combat militants.

Kerry Aiming for Strength With Pick

In John Edwards, Senator John Kerry selected a running mate who embodies the very attributes that some Democrats worry that Kerry lacks: A vigorous campaign presence, an engaging personal manner and a crisp message that stirred Democrats from Iowa to New Hampshire.

The Man Who Taught Oligarchs How to Eat

Fine dining in Russia was still an oxymoron when Arkady Novikov opened his first restaurant in the early 1990s.

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