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10/17/2005

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Press Review

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

Andreyev Fights Back for Kremlin Cup

France's Mary Pierce beats Italy's Francesca Schiavone to win the WTA title in Moscow.

Iraqis Count Votes in Constitution Referendum

After a surprisingly peaceful election day, officials say the measure appears to have passed.

Companies Profit on Ramadan

The decorations are hanging, the cash registers are clanging, and the air of holiday cheer is everywhere. For a holy month, Ramadan is not what it used to be.

U.K. Health Official Warns Bird Flu Could Kill 50,000

Britain's chief medical officer warned Sunday that a bird flu pandemic could cause at least 50,000 additional flu deaths in the country, and laboratory tests on Saturday confirmed the virus detected in wild birds found dead in Romania's Danube delta was the H5N1 strain, identical to that discovered in Turkey a week ago.

A Monarchist Solution for Russia

When former Soviet bloc countries shook off the one-party state and rejoined the community of nations, it seemed self-evident that they should all remain republics, even if some had been monarchies before the Nazi or communist takeover. Attempts in Bulgaria to restore a legitimate -- and still living -- sovereign to the throne produced ironic sniggers in civilized quarters.

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