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02/10/2005

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Press Review

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

Rice Warns Iran Over Weapons

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice put Iran on notice Wednesday that it cannot use a European diplomatic initiative to delay accountability for a suspected nuclear weapons program.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Disown Peace Accord

Two key Palestinian militant groups criticized Israeli and Palestinian pledges to end bloodshed, but said Tuesday they would wait to see what comes next before deciding whether to continue attacks.

42 Injured in Madrid Car Bomb

A powerful car bomb exploded in Madrid on Wednesday, injuring at least 42 people, following a telephone warning from a caller claiming to represent the armed Basque separatist group ETA, officials said.

Mexico Issues Tips on Crossing U.S. Border

When the desert is cool, as it is now, illegal immigration becomes a flood.

Parliament Elects Papoulias Greek President

Carolos Papoulias, a former foreign minister who served more than 20 years in parliament, was elected president of Greece by parliament Tuesday.

WorldCom Manager Told to Fix Numbers

Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, informed that accountants would have to inflate revenue to meet profit expectations, brushed off the warning and demanded the company ""hit our numbers,"" according to testimony from the fraud trial's star witness.

Airbus Hires Ex-U.S. Trade Official

Airbus named former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Glen Fukushima as president of its Japan unit on Wednesday, as the European aircraft maker battles the domination of U.S. rival Boeing here.

India Eyes New Turkmen, Iranian Gas Link

The Indian Cabinet authorized the oil ministry on Wednesday to negotiate with Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Turkmenistan for building pipelines to import natural gas, a government statement said Wednesday.

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