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11/21/2005

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Press Review

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

Loko Draw Sends Spartak to the Champions League

Spartak Moscow held city rival Lokomotiv to a 1-1 draw in the Russian Premier League season finale on Saturday to clinch second place and a spot in the Champions League qualifiers next year.

120 Killed in Suicide Attacks Against Shiites

Bombers strike at a market and in a crowd of mourners, and civilians are killed when insurgents ambush a U.S.-Iraqi patrol.

U.S. Lawmakers Reject Immediate Iraq Pullout

The U.S. House of Representatives spurned calls for an immediate pullout of troops from Iraq in a vote the Republicans hastily arranged and which the Democrats vociferously denounced as politically motivated.

In China, Bush and Hu Discuss Human Rights

U.S. President George W. Bush called on China on Sunday to expand religious, political and social freedoms and urged steps to reduce Beijing's huge trade surplus with the United States. Chinese President Hu Jintao promised steps to resolve economic frictions.

Donors Pledge $6Bln for Pakistan

Quake-stricken Pakistan heaved a sigh of relief on Sunday after world donors pledged almost $6 billion, and vowed in return to account for every cent as it distributes the aid to survivors of last month's tremor.

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