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01/14/2005

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Press Review

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

Thatcher Admits Role in Coup

Sir Mark Thatcher pleaded guilty Thursday to unwittingly helping to finance a foiled coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, accepting a 3 million rand ($506,000) fine and suspended jail sentence.

Schroeder Sees Boost In Wake of Tsunami

The politics of disaster can be tricky, but German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's passionate and decisive responses to the tsunami tragedy are boosting him in the polls at a time when his domestic programs are under attack.

Prince Harry Nazi Outfit Outrages Rights Groups

A leading Jewish rights group demanded Thursday that Britain's Prince Harry go to Auschwitz to atone for wearing a Nazi uniform at a party just two weeks before the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation.

Fear Impedes Poll Workers Efforts

There are mysterious knocks on his door at night. His friends ask him not to visit. He declines to allow even his first name to be published.

Bush Impenitent as WMD Search Ends

The White House acknowledged that its hunt for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction -- a two-year search costing millions of dollars -- has closed down without finding the stockpiles that President George W. Bush cited as a justification for overthrowing Saddam Hussein.

Tamil Tigers Recruit Tsunami Children

Tamil Tiger rebels have recruited at least several tsunami-affected children to their ranks, the chief of UNICEF in Sri Lanka said Thursday.

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