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02/16/2005

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Press Review

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

Popov Confirms Retirement

Russian swimming great Alexander Popov has confirmed his retirement, calling an end to a stellar career in which he won numerous world, Olympic and European titles.

Islanders' Yashin to Play for Lokomotiv

New York Islanders forward Alexei Yashin has become the latest leading National Hockey League player to move to Russia, joining Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

Boeing to Face Further Probes

The Pentagon announced Monday that it was investigating eight additional U.S. Air Force contracts, totaling nearly $3 billion, as part of a broader investigation into influence-peddling involving a former Air Force official and the Boeing Company.

Nomura, Rothschild Link Up M&A Business

Investment banks Nomura Holdings and Rothschild have formed an alliance in the merger and acquisition advisory business, extending each other's clout overseas.

Hariri Held Key Lebanon Role

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was a moderate leader with a strong presence, someone the opposition could rally around heading into upcoming elections that have turned on the bitter fight over Syria's military presence.

Delays, Death Threats Hamper Mideast Peace

A Palestinian negotiator said Tuesday he had reached final agreement with Israel on the handover of the West Bank town of Jericho to Palestinian control -- originally planned to take place today -- including the removal of the main Israeli roadblock in the area.

Russia, China May Oppose U.S.-Backed Sanction Plan

The United States and its allies are expected to face opposition from Russia and China in the UN Security Council for sanctions to pressure government, militia and rebel forces to end the bloodshed in Sudan's Darfur region.

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