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08/31/2004

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Press Review

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

Hundreds of Thousands Protest Bush

Bearing flag-draped boxes resembling coffins and fly-swatters with U.S. President George W. Bush's image, more than 100,000 protesters swarmed Manhattan's streets on the eve of the Republican National Convention to demand that Bush be turned out of office.

Broadway Hecklers Go Too Far

Dozens of demonstrators heckled and jeered Broadway theatergoers on Sunday, seeking confrontations with Republican delegates who arrived in New York City to back U.S. President George W. Bush's re-election bid.

France Races Against Hostage Deadline

France scrambled to secure the freedom of two French journalists kidnapped by Iraqi militants who gave Paris until Monday evening to drop its controversial ban on Muslim headscarves in schools.

African Coup Trial in Week 2

Equatorial Guinea's efforts to prove that British businessmen, foreign firms and a planeful of burly men planned to oust its president hang on just one man, as its trial of suspected mercenaries enters a second week.

U.S. Warns Citizens in Afghanistan

The U.S. government warned its citizens to keep a low profile in Kabul on Monday after a car bomb hit a private American security company, killing up to 11 people in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital in two years.

Afghan Group Building Anew

The pair of majestic Buddha cliff carvings are still disfigured, vandalized three years ago by Afghanistan's Taliban rulers.

UN Deadline for Sudan Peace Passes

A senior U.S. State Department official toured a Darfur refugee camp Monday, assessing conditions for thousands of displaced people as a UN deadline expired for the Sudanese government to end violence in the troubled western region.

Greenspan Says Cut Baby Boom Pensions

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday that the United States will face ""abrupt and painful"" choices if Congress does not move quickly to trim the Social Security and Medicare benefits that have been promised to the baby boom generation.

Explosions Cripple Iraqi Oil Exports

Oil exports from southern Iraq have been brought to a complete halt, a senior oil official said Monday, following a spate of pipeline attacks launched by insurgents trying to undermine the volatile nation's interim government.

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