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

Weary of War and Wary of the Vote

Many doubt the Nov. 27 elections will bring change, but the new parliament could become Chechnya's first forum for broad civil debate since the second war began in 1999.

Rice Says Gaza Border Crossing Deal 'In Sight'

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held unexpected talks on Gaza border crossings Monday and visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delayed her departure from the region, in a last push to reach agreement.

French Cabinet Seeks Extended Powers to Fight Urban Violence

The French Cabinet agreed to ask parliament for a three-month extension to emergency powers and President Jacques Chirac was to address the nation late Monday over the worst urban violence in 40 years.

Jordan Bomber Describes Attack

Wearing a disabled explosives belt and a white headscarf and wringing her hands as she spoke, the Iraqi woman calmly described how she tried and failed to join her husband in a suicide attack on a hotel wedding party.

Shrewd Schroder Exits Political Stage

A leader of sporadic ambition and unfulfilled promise, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder appears to be on his way to a political afterlife of memoir writing and high-priced speeches.

U.S. Air Strikes Kill Iraqi Insurgents

The U.S. military said on Monday that air strikes had killed about 37 insurgents in the latest phase of an anti-al-Qaida operation near the Syrian border in western Iraq and 25 insurgents had been captured.

Course Is Laid Down for APEC Forum Talks

Foreign and trade ministers from the 21-member bloc urge cooperation in WTO talks and on bird flu.

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