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04/13/2005

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Press Review

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

Safin at Home in Monte Carlo

Marat Safin breezed into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over South Korea's Lee Hyung-taik.

Jagr Signs Deal With Avangard

New York Rangers forward Jaromir Jagr has signed on to play another season with Russian Superleague team Avangard Omsk if an NHL labor dispute halts the start of next season.

Court Removes Barriers for Russian Footballers in the EU

The European Union's top court on Tuesday decided Russian soccer players have an unrestricted right to play in the 25 EU nations, a ruling which could open up EU leagues to even more foreigners.

Beating the Blues, Keeping the Orange Faith

Recently, I went to see a Ukrainian rock band play at a Moscow club.

Turkish Bank Goes to Fortis for $1Bln

Fortis, Belgium's largest financial-services company, agreed to buy Turk Dis Ticaret Bankasi for 985 million euros ($1.28 billion), gaining more than a million clients in Turkey as the country negotiates to join the European Union.

New Front Opens in War Against Piracy

The international record industry expanded its fight against music piracy Tuesday, announcing that it would file hundreds more lawsuits across Europe and Asia against individuals and groups it accuses of illegally sharing music through the Internet.

Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld met with new leaders in the Iraqi government and spoke to American troops.

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