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01/27/2005

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Press Review

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

Russian Duo Overcomes Past Trauma

Skating to the gentle melody of ""Ave Maria,"" Tatyana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin overcame the memory of her terrifying fall three months ago with a near-flawless performance.

Davydenko Out of Open After Retiring

Second seed Andy Roddick reached the semifinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday after Russian Nikolai Davydenko retired in the third set of their quarterfinal because of breathing problems.

Iraqi Insurgents Target Sunday's Poll Stations

Insurgents staged attacks against U.S. forces, schools to be used as polling stations and political party offices on Wednesday, as they pressed a bloody campaign to undermine Iraq's weekend elections.

Calm Sparks Middle East Talks

Israel and the Palestinian Authority resumed diplomatic contacts Wednesday after a two-week freeze, and Israel agreed to suspend targeted killings of Palestinian militants -- two more steps toward a cease-fire and a resumption of peace talks.

Tsunami Deaths Leave Schools Half-Empty

One month after an epic tsunami ravaged southern Asia, children and teachers in Indonesia's worst-hit Aceh province on Wednesday made an emotional return to school, where thousands of desks of classmates and colleagues sat empty.

Iran's Mr. Bean Lightens Mood

Comic Hamid Reza Mahisefat only has to walk out on stage to get his audience up on their feet and roaring, anticipating a few moments' diversion from the anxieties of daily life in a country tense from political infighting and economic hard times.

U.S. Expects $427Bln Deficit

The U.S. budget deficit is heading for a new record this year, the White House said on Tuesday, as the Congressional Budget Office released numbers showing it will be hard for President George W. Bush to keep his promise of halving the deficit in five years.

U.S. Approves Generic Version of AIDS Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration tentatively approved a generic and less costly version of one of the most widely used combinations of AIDS drugs, an action that is expected to expand AIDS treatment in the developing world.

CEOs Go to Davos Full of Confidence

Nine out of 10 chief executive officers expect their revenue to rise this year, lifted by global economic growth near a three-decade high, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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