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02/17/2005

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Press Review

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

Borzakovsky, Rybakov Achieve Season Records

Olympic champion Yury Borzakovsky ran the fastest 800 meters of the indoor season and fellow Russian Yaroslav Rybakov recorded the season's best high jump at the GE Galan meet Tuesday.

Armenia, China, MiGs, Oil Poverty and Sports

After reading and re-reading this article, I was first puzzled, then filled with disbelief and eventually outraged.

Masses Mourn Hariri, Vent Anger Toward Syria

At least 150,000 Lebanese turned the funeral of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on Wednesday into an outpouring of public anger against Syria, blamed by opposition leaders for the bomb that killed him.

Turkey's Former Leader in Court Over Graft Charges

Former Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz appeared before Turkey's highest court Wednesday to defend himself against charges of rigging a state tender, the first Turkish premier to stand trial for abuse of power in a country where corruption is endemic.

Climate Groups Protest Inaction

Ice sculptures of kangaroos and koalas melted in front of Sydney's state parliament house on Wednesday as green groups protested at Australia's refusal, along with the United States, to ratify the Kyoto climate pact.

Chinese Mine Accidents Kill 16 People Per Day

The numbers do not lie. Chinese miners die at a rate of about 16 per day, lost to floods, fires and explosions.

N. Korea Celebrates Leader's Birthday

North Korea marked the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il amid heightened nuclear tensions on Wednesday, comparing Kim to a daring porcupine routing an arrogant tiger of the United States.

Norway Sells a Stake in Statoil for $1.7Bln

Norway trimmed its majority stake in energy group Statoil by 4.6 percentage points by selling 100 million shares for almost $1.7 billion on Wednesday and taking advantage of near-record share prices.

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