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08/24/2004

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Press Review

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

Sudan Talks Raise Peace Hopes

Pushed to end what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, Sudanese government envoys gathered in Nigeria on Monday for talks with rebel leaders from the western Darfur region.

Olympic Snapshots

Photo essay.

Republican Lawmaker Proposes CIA Breakup

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that he would propose legislation to break up the Central Intelligence Agency and divide its responsibilities among three new spy agencies.

U.S Army Steps Up Pressure on Najaf Insurgents

U.S. forces and Shiite militants fought fierce battles Monday marked by explosions and gunfire near a revered shrine in Najaf, as the U.S. military stepped up pressure on the insurgents to quickly hand over the holy site to Shiite religious authorities.

Energy Drinks Offer a Boost, But at What Cost?

When Jason Lee, a 41-year-old research analyst in Los Angeles, goes out for a night on the town, he wants to be able to dance until the wee hours. To rev up, Lee will drink three or four cans of Red Bull energy drink.

U.S. Universities Battle 'Ugly American' Image

It was embarrassing enough when an Eckerd College trip overseas celebrating the glory of Europe last winter culminated in a group of students' sampling too much of the local vintage, insulting the residents and keeping guests at their hotel awake with their drunken revelry.

Paris Marks Anniversary of Occupation's End

There was little bread and barely any butter. Without coal, electricity or gas, Parisians were cooking meals on campfires in the streets.

ARM Holdings Buys Artisan for $913M

British semiconductor designer ARM Holdings agreed to buy U.S. technology firm Artisan for $913 million, to boost its product range, but ARM shares slumped Monday on concerns it had overpaid.

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