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03/16/2005

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Press Review

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

Sharapova Ousts Compatriot

Maria Sharapova and Andre Agassi stole the show on center court with impressive victories over Dinara Safina and Andrei Pavel in the third round of the Pacific Life Open on Monday.

Russian Ice Dancers Delight

Favorites Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov made a blistering start in the ice dancing competition at the world figure skating championships Tuesday, topping the standings after the compulsory dance.

Klitschko Fight Is Postponed

World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko's April title defense against Hasim Rahman has been postponed because of a thigh injury to the Ukrainian, the BBC said Tuesday.

Jericho to Pass to Palestinian Hands

Israel is to hand the West Bank town of Jericho to Palestinian security control Wednesday and another town a few days later, Israeli and Palestinian officials said, boosting cooperation as the Palestinian leader flew to Cairo to sign militants to a formal truce with Israel.

Rice Ruffles Feathers With Sharp Talk, Action

Condoleezza Rice began her term as U.S. Secretary of State with a tour of Europe and the Middle East last month that showed off her skills as a fence-mender.

War Criminal Suspect Stymies Croatia's Aspirations to the EU

The chief UN war crimes prosecutor told the European Union on Tuesday that Croatia was still not doing enough to cooperate, an assessment set to prompt the bloc to delay membership talks this week.

AIG Ousts Executive in Management Shift

American International Group is shuffling its management ranks, ousting longtime CEO Maurice ""Hank"" Greenberg and naming a trio of new executives as the insurance and financial services company works to resolve regulatory inquiries.

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