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08/13/2004

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Press Review

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

New Scrutiny Over Halliburton in Iraq

Pentagon auditors have found that Halliburton cannot properly document more than $1.8 billion worth of work done under its contracts in Iraq and Kuwait, U.S. Army officials said Wednesday.

U.S. Launches Assault on Najaf

U.S. Marines backed by aircraft and tanks launched a major offensive to crush a Shiite militia rebellion in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday, igniting mass street protests in at least two other cities.

To Move Forward, Belarus Must Join Europe

This spring, much of Central Europe feted its entry into the European Union and NATO. But there was no celebration in my country, Belarus. I even heard some people here and abroad say, ""There is no land beyond Poland.""

Russian Gymnasts Out of Spotlight

The Russians had better watch out. For the first time in Olympic history, the traditional powerhouse of gymnastics arrive at the Games as the rank outsiders.

Handball Legend Lavrov Targets 4th Gold

Andrei Lavrov, captain of the national handball team, has already written his name in the history books after helping three different countries to Olympic titles and will be shooting for his fourth gold medal in Athens, when the men's competition begins Saturday.

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