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03/23/2005

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Press Review

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

EU Bows to Bush Over China

Yielding to pressure from U.S. President George W. Bush and threats of retaliation from Congress, the European Union has put off plans to lift its arms embargo on China this spring and may not press the issue until next year, U.S. and European officials said Monday.

Web Giant to Purchase Ask Jeeves for $1.9Bln

Internet conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp on Monday said it would buy web search provider Ask Jeeves for $1.85 billion in stock in an effort to capitalize on explosive growth in the Internet advertising and search markets.

Second West Bank Town Handed Over

Israel confirms plans to build 3,500 new homes in a major West Bank settlement in defiance of 'road map' guidelines.

Shooter in U.S. School Kills 9, Self

A heavily armed teen accused of killing his grandparents later smiled and waved during a rampage at a high school as he gunned down seven more people, brushing off pleas to stop and asking one of his victims whether he believed in God.

Arab League Demands Israeli 'Commitments'

The head of the Arab League told Israel on Tuesday not to expect nations of the region to normalize ties without giving anything in return, as Arab leaders opened a summit here.

Pyongyang Open to New Talks

North Korea is not opposed to six-party talks on its nuclear program and could return to negotiations when conditions were ""mature,"" the reclusive nation's prime minister said Tuesday.

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