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08/12/2004

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Press Review

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

Najaf Fighting Persists for 7th Day

U.S. jet fighters flew overhead and Iraqi police manned checkpoints cutting Najaf into two as battles between U.S. forces and a radical Shiite militia persisted Wednesday for a seventh day.

UN: Sudan Militias Use Helicopters

A UN-brokered agreement that requires Sudan to create safe havens in Darfur within 30 days came into effect even as UN officials said that Arab militias pressed their attacks on black villages, with helicopter gunships joining the fighting.

Travel Executive Finds All the World's a Stage

For theater buff and travel executive Steven Caron, Russia has become home after his aspiration to become an actor brought him to the country 14 years ago.

Appointments

Brunswick has appointed Ed Nicholson chief executive to replace Jeffrey Costello.

Washington Is Turning Into a Fortress of Fear

Washington, D.C., as designed by the French artist and engineer Pierre L'Enfant, was meant to be a city of grand open spaces, with wide, tree-lined avenues flowing into graceful circles.

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