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09/01/2004

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Press Review

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

Delegates Praise Strong, Steadfast Bush

Led by Arizona Senator John McCain and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Republicans opened their national convention here Monday night with tributes to U.S. President George W. Bush's leadership in the war on terrorism and a powerful defense of his decision to invade Iraq.

Milosevic Opens Long-Delayed Defense, Alleges U.S.-Islam Plot

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic opened his long-delayed defense at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal Tuesday, describing the battles of his Serbian people as self-defense against internal rebellions and external attacks by Islamic warriors.

Hostages, Sadr Plead for Release

Rebel Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's lieutenants called Tuesday for the release of two kidnapped French reporters, denouncing their abduction as ""inhumane and immoral.""

Bus Blasts Kill 12 in Southern Israel

Bomb blasts ripped through two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack carried out by Palestinian suicide bombers, Israeli radio and medics said.

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