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09/03/2004

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Press Review

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

Depleted Russian Team Faces Slovakia in Opener

Russia coach Georgy Yartsev is hoping to turn a corner after his team's disappointing European Championships in Saturday's World Cup 2006 qualifying opener against Slovakia (7 p.m. Moscow time).

Cheney, a Democrat Hammer Kerry

Declaring that the nation's fundamental security was at stake in the presidential election, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that Senator John Kerry had repeatedly ""made the wrong call"" on critical foreign policy challenges and failed to appreciate the severity of the threat the nation faced after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Lawyers Imposed on Milosevic

Moving to end repeated trial delays, the UN war crimes tribunal imposed two defense lawyers on Slobodan Milosevic, whose doctors say his heart condition could become life threatening if he continues to represent himself.

Malaysian Court Overturns Anwar's Sodomy Conviction

Malaysia's highest court overturned the sodomy conviction of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and freed him from prison on Thursday -- exactly six years after his removal from office triggered the country's worst political crisis.

French Headscarf Law in Force, Hostage Deadline Passes in Iraq

France's effort to rein in Muslim fundamentalism was put to the test Thursday with a new law that bans students from wearing Islamic headscarves entering into force at the start of the school year.

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