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03/29/2005

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Press Review

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

Outclassed Safin Ousted From Nasdaq

Marat Safin threw, kicked and cursed his racket but couldn't make it behave, and he lost 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 to Dominik Hrbaty in the third round of the Nasdaq-100 Open on Sunday.

Which Country Is Up Next for a Revolution?

Opposition activists in countries that neighbor Kyrgyzstan sense it is their turn to re-enact the drama of 1989.

Pressure Builds Over a Car Crash

On a March night six years ago Friday, a car carrying charismatic Ukrainian nationalist politician Vyacheslav Chornovil slammed into the side of a truck, instantly killing the opposition leader in what authorities called an unfortunate accident.

China-Taiwan Rift Brings Protest, Diplomacy

After mass protests in Taiwan and a bitter Chinese response, a Taiwanese opposition leader makes a historic mainland visit.

Knesset Blocks Gaza Referendum

In a key victory for the Israeli prime minister's Gaza withdrawal plan, parliament voted against a referendum on the pullout.

Muslim Groups Push for a 'Counter-Jihad'

The e-mail messages from Muslims began moments after release of a religious edict condemning al-Qaida.

U.S. Project to Sequence Cancer DNA

Opening a new front in the battle against cancer, U.S. federal officials are planning to compile a complete catalog of the genetic abnormalities that characterize it.

Critics Accuse Tony Blair of Hypocrisy on Africa

A trail of looted diamonds, greased palms and suspect arms deals suggests Britain is betraying its calls for action by other rich nations to stop shady corporate dealing in Africa, activists say.

Investors Offer $11Bln in Buyout of SunGard

A group of seven private equity investment firms agreed to buy financial technology company SunGard Data Systems on Monday in a deal worth $10.4 billion plus debt, the biggest leveraged buyout in more than 15 years.

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