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

U.S. Pounds Fallujah After Sunday Attacks

U.S. warplanes pounded a suspected hideout of al-Qaida-linked militants in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Monday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 12, officials and witnesses said. The strike came a day after a surge in violence killed 78 people across Iraq.

Iran Faces Tough Measures by UN

Iran's refusal to fully give up uranium enrichment -- and banish suspicions it is interested in nuclear arms -- set the stage for a confrontation at a key UN atomic watchdog agency meeting Monday, with the United States lobbying its allies to have Tehran hauled before the Security Council.

Thousands Protest Sharon Withdrawal Plan

Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers and their supporters demonstrated against their government's plan to remove all settlements from Gaza and four from the West Bank, taking pains to keep their protest peaceful to counter warnings about incitement to civil war and assassination.

Pyongyang Says Blast for Dam Project

A huge explosion in North Korea last week was a deliberate blast to pave the way for a hydroelectric dam, Pyongyang said Monday.

A Rough Guide to Catching Dinner in the City

You see them everywhere, at all times of the year.

Cars to Vanish in $50M Tunnel Town

A local developer is about to break ground on what may be the most unusual suburban housing project in the country.

Horwath to Bring In Hotel Expertise

Horwath Consulting, one of the world's leading hospitality consulting networks, is planning to open a branch in Russia by early 2005 in an attempt to secure a spot on the country's young and underdeveloped hotel market.

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