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08/17/2004

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Press Review

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

Iraq Assembly Sends Delegation to Najaf

Iraqis meeting to pick an interim national assembly sent a delegation to the holy city of Najaf on Monday in an attempt to convince a radical Shiite cleric to end a bloody conflict with U.S. troops.

Olympic Scrapbook

Photo essay.

U.S. Mercenary Trial Resumes

Mohammed Sadiq, a religious scholar and Supreme Court judge, thought the bearded men who had come to his Kabul home one morning in late June could only be U.S. soldiers.

Chavez Claims Victory in Referendum

President Hugo Chavez survived a popular referendum to oust him in a vote that drew a record number of Venezuelans to the polls, according to results announced Monday.

'Overboard' Affair Shakes Up Australia

A former Australian Defense Department analyst Monday accused Prime Minister John Howard of deliberately misleading the public about asylum seekers endangering their children in a bid to demonize refugees before Australia's last election.

China Condemns Taiwan in Letter to Annan

China has written a rare letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, condemning Taiwan's most recent bid to join the world body and urging him to circulate it as a formal document among United Nations members.

Price of Crude Falls After Chavez Vote

Crude oil futures fell from records after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won a referendum that might have removed him from office.

Liechtenstein Goes on PR Offensive

The people of Liechtenstein ushered in a new era Sunday as the tiny Alpine principality welcomed a new ruler and sought to shed its image as a haven for money launderers.

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