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

Giving Until It Hurts

He was striking, with dark eyes, a long black ponytail and a stylish suit. He had a large, cheap ring that Olga couldn't stop looking at as he waved his hand repeatedly in front of her face.

Settlers Defy Sharon's Gaza Plan

Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers and their supporters protested outside parliament against the planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank, saying Prime Minister Ariel Sharon does not have a mandate and must hold a referendum on dismantling settlements.

U.S. to Investigate Policy PR Contracts

The U.S. administration has acknowledged that it had paid a third conservative commentator, and at least two departments said they were conducting internal inquiries to see whether other journalists were under government contract.

Bush Praises Iraqi Vote, Warns of More Violence

Just short of two years after engineering the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, U.S. President George W. Bush on Sunday celebrated a comparatively peaceful day of voting in Iraq, declaring it a triumphant moment in his effort to spur democratic movements throughout the Middle East.

Allawi Pledges to Unite Iraq After Historic Poll

Iraq's interim prime minister vowed to unite the country's competing ethnic and religious groups on Monday, after millions of voters defied insurgents to cast ballots in a historic election.

Arab Media Give Prominence to Vote

Sometime after the first insurgent attack in Iraq on Sunday morning, news directors at Arab satellite channels and newspaper editors found themselves facing an altogether new decision.

10 Missing in British Military Plane Crash

The downing of a British military transport plane north of Baghdad left 10 military personnel missing and presumed dead, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Monday.

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