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08/23/2004

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Press Review

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

Tanks Close In on Najaf Shrine

U.S. tanks advanced to within 800 meters of the Imam Ali mosque in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday after talks on surrendering control of the shrine at the center of an 18-day siege ran into trouble.

Kerry: Attack Ads Bush's Old Tricks

U.S. Senator John Kerry's campaign released a video Saturday comparing the controversy over Kerry's Vietnam service to attacks on John McCain during the 2000 Republican primaries.

'The Scream,' 'Madonna' Stolen From Oslo Museum

Edvard Munch's famous paintings ""The Scream"" and ""Madonna"" were stolen from an art museum Sunday while stunned museumgoers watched armed men threatening the staff at gunpoint as they took the artworks to a waiting car, police said.

Oil Falls From Highs After Missing $50

Oil prices eased from new highs Friday as dealers pocketed profits from a long record-breaking run after escalating violence in Iraq took U.S. crude close to $50 per barrel.

EU Frets About Oil Prices

Record highs in oil prices are unjustified and a cause for concern, European Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Friday.

Battle of Fuzzy, Fluid Mascots

In what could be the weirdest election since California's recall race, a hyperactive bunny, a steroid-pumped clean freak, a giggling blob of dough and 23 other product mascots are campaigning to become the United States' favorite advertising icon.

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