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

Safin May Prove a Hard Act to Follow

Russian tennis chiefs believe the future is not entirely rosy despite Marat Safin's Australian Open success.

Peace Summit Stays on Course

Israeli leaders approved on Thursday a troop pullback from West Bank cities and a plan to release Palestinian prisoners, measures crucial to the success of an Israeli summit with the Palestinians in Egypt next week.

Report Cites Abuse of UN Oil Program

Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker says his investigation of corruption in the oil-for-food program in Iraq found that program director Benon Sevan engaged in ""an irreconcilable conflict of interest"" by choosing the companies that bought Saddam Hussein's oil.

Hanoi Requests UN Help on Bird Flu

Vietnam has appealed to the United Nations to help it fight a raging bird flu outbreak that has killed 12 people in the communist country over the past five weeks, officials said Thursday.

Social Security, Iraq Are Bush's Primary Concerns

U.S. President George W. Bush challenged a wary Congress on Wednesday night to join him in reinventing Social Security for the 21st century, saying his generation had a duty to preserve the retirement system for those who follow and for the first time setting out details of the individual investment accounts at the heart of his proposal.

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