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08/09/2004

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Press Review

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

Sadr's Militiamen Mount Offensive

Iraq's interim prime minister on Sunday ordered Shiite fighters loyal to a radical cleric to leave the holy city of Najaf, but the militiamen were digging in and the death toll from days of clashes rose.

Chinese Fans Riot After Japan Victory

Hundreds of Chinese soccer fans confronted riot police for several hours outside a Beijing stadium on Saturday night, throwing bottles and shouting obscenities after Japan won the politically charged Asian Cup.

Sudan Rebels, Government Agree to Talks

The government of Sudan and two rebel groups fighting in the western Darfur region have agreed to peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, on Aug. 23, the African Union said Sunday.

U.S. Job Growth Slumps in July

The United States' payrolls grew by an anemic 32,000 new jobs in July, suggesting the economy is stuck in summer lethargy three months before voters elect a president. The report rattled Wall Street and sent stocks tumbling.

Parmalat Seeks $350M From UBS

Insolvent Italian food group Parmalat stepped up legal action against its former bankers Friday, suing Swiss bank UBS for 290 million euros ($350 million) a week after it filed a fraud suit against Citigroup.

Business as Usual Is Not an Option

On Sept. 11, 2003, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, held a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the terror attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

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