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02/28/2005

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Press Review

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

Sharapova Rallies to Beat Molik

Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova staged a superb rally Saturday to smother the challenge of Alicia Molik 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and win the $600,000 Qatar Open.

Isinbayeva Astounds Yet Again as She Beats Her Own Record

Russian Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva set a women's indoor pole vault world record for the third time within two weeks on Saturday.

Sharon Issues Peace Process Warning

Israeli leader Ariel Sharon demanded Sunday that the Palestinians smash militant groups after a Tel Aviv suicide bombing, saying he would freeze peace efforts and take military action if they did not heed his call.

Jordan Launches F1 Car on Red Square

Jordan gave Russians a taste of Formula One on Friday with the launch of its 2005 car on Moscow's snow-speckled Red Square.

Hospitalized Pope Forgoes Traditional Sunday Prayers

Pope John Paul II made a surprise appearance from a hospital window Sunday, waving to the faithful just after a top Vatican official on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica read a statement from the pontiff asking for prayers.

Bush Hinders War on AIDS

The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush is quietly extending a policy that undermines the global battle against AIDS. It opposes the distribution of uncontaminated needles to drug addicts.

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