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

Injury Forces Klitschko to Retire

After a WBC ultimatum, Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko quits the ring.

Pierce Surprises While Sharapova Scraps

Mary Pierce surprised Kim Clijsters 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (2) at the WTA Championships on Tuesday in a wildly uneven rematch of their U.S. Open final.

CIA Moves to Probe Secret Prisons Leak

The CIA took the first step toward a full-scale criminal investigation of a leak of possibly classified information on secret prisons to The Washington Post, a U.S. official said.

Islam Creeps Into Egyptian Polls

Ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections, candidates strung banners across Cairo, often striking a theme like that of one hanging in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood: ""If God supports you, then nobody can beat you.""

Euro Falls to 2-Year Low Against Dollar

The euro fell toward recent two-year lows against the dollar and slipped versus the yen on Wednesday as investors awaited more clues about a future interest rate hike from the European Central Bank.

Microsoft Senses Threat From Web-Based Rivals

The technology industry shift's to Internet-based software and services represents a large and disruptive ""sea change,"" Microsoft chairman Bill Gates wrote to top-level executives in a memo aimed at rallying his troops against the new competitive threats the company faces.

Barbarossa Author and His Reviewer Face Off

Editor, Gabriel Gorodetsky's review of my book was intemperate and inaccurate. It accuses me of Cold War bias in treating Josef Stalin's behavior from 1939 to 1941 and reproaches me, an intelligence officer, for daring to venture into questions of history.

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