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07/09/2004

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Press Review

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

After Iraq Abduction, Filipinos Kept Home

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered her government Thursday to stop sending Filipino contract workers to Iraq after one was abducted there, but made no immediate decision on kidnappers' demands to withdraw peacekeepers.

Religious Groups on AIDS Front Line

Religious groups, many of them at first wary warriors against HIV/AIDS, are increasingly in the front lines of the battle against the deadly disease.

Enron CEO Surrenders to FBI

Former Enron chairman and chief executive Kenneth Lay surrendered to U.S. federal authorities Thursday to face criminal charges related to his leadership of the disgraced energy powerhouse.

Paris to Be Firm on Headscarves

France's education minister warned Islamic activists on Thursday not to incite Muslim girls to defy a ban on headscarves in state schools, saying Paris would be ""absolutely firm"" in imposing the prohibition in September.

Dynamo Seeking $2M for Ovechkin

The Washington Capitals will have to pay at least $2 million if they want to see Russian forward Alexander Ovechkin in their uniform this season, his club Dynamo Moscow have said.

Olympic Gold Out of Sharapova's Reach

The door to next month's Olympic Games will remain barred to Wimbledon's newest champion, Maria Sharapova, organizers say.

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