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01/21/2005

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Press Review

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

EU: Palestine Must End Attacks

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, whose country holds the European Union presidency, told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that Palestinian attacks against Israel must end.

Yushchenko Joins the Davos A-List

Klaus Schwab's office here has a striking view of Lake Geneva and the snow-dusted peaks beyond. It is a fitting backdrop, because for Schwab, the ups and downs of his job these days are more vertiginous than a mountain range.

French Protest Conditions in Public Sector

Hundreds of thousands of French teachers, hospital workers and civil servants walked off the job Thursday, joining a rolling wave of strikes aimed at President Jacques Chirac's conservative government on wages and benefits.

Bush Has No Foreign Policy

President George W. Bush and his tightknit group of close advisers don't believe in formulating or implementing a foreign policy. This was the case in Bush's first term, and will most likely be so in his second. The White House is far more concerned with establishing permanent Republican rule at home than interacting with or reshaping the outside world according to a carefully conceived plan.

There's a Riot Going On

Russian has a number of ways of describing public displays of support or discontent. In real life, these can snarl traffic. In the virtual world of translation, the ""false friends"" used in describing them can trip you up.

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