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03/17/2005

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Press Review

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

Blokhin Quits as Ukraine Coach

Oleg Blokhin resigned as Ukraine's national team coach Wednesday, saying he is unable to combine coaching duties with his other job as a member of the Ukrainian parliament.

Safin Falls After Playing His 'Worst Match Ever'

Australian Open champion Marat Safin was surprisingly beaten in the third round of the Pacific Life Open Tuesday, while top seeds Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the fourth round.

Advantage CSKA in UEFA Cup's Last 16

CSKA Moscow is seemingly disproving the old adage that Russian clubs fail in Europe in spring with a stunning start to the new season.

First Iraqi Parliament Convenes Amid Attacks

The U.S.-led occupation hit another setback as Italian PM Berlusconi announced the planned withdrawal of 3,000 Italian troops.

Leaked Terror Response Plan Anticipates Disaster

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, trying to focus antiterrorism spending better nationwide, has identified a dozen possible strikes it views as most plausible or devastating, including detonation of a nuclear device in a major city, release of sarin nerve agent in office buildings and a truck bombing of a sports arena.

Major U.S. Banks Aided Pinochet

Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet used an intricate web of more than 100 U.S. bank accounts, including 63 with Citigroup, to hide and launder at least $15 million, a U.S. Senate report that was due out on Wednesday shows.

Kyoto May Burden Poorest States Most

Sajida Khan, who has fought for years to close an apartheid-era dumpsite that she says has sickened many people in her predominantly brown and black community outside Durban, South Africa, was dismayed to learn recently that she faces a surprising new obstacle: the Kyoto global warming treaty.

Jericho Handover Accomplished Peacefully

Israel on Wednesday handed this quiet West Bank town to Palestinian security control, Palestinian commanders said, ending a weeks-long impasse over the removal of army roadblocks and giving a fresh boost to Mideast peacemaking.

OPEC Agrees to Boost Output

Looking ahead to strong demand next winter, OPEC ministers on Wednesday agreed to immediately start pumping an extra 500,000 barrels of oil per day and held out prospects of a similar boost later if needed.

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