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04/19/2005

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Press Review

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

Syomin Named Yartsev's Successor

Lokomotiv Moscow coach Yury Syomin is to take over Russia's national team, the head of the country's soccer union said on Monday.

Cardinals Assemble to Vote for Pope

The conclave's members have cut off all contact with the outside world as they meet to elect a successor to Pope John Paul II.

Howard Tries to Flee Hard-Line Reputation

The candidate has switched his navy blue suit jacket for a sweater and a blue rosette with his name: Michael Howard.

Rumors Fueled Fears of Iraqi Civil War

False reports of a large-scale hostage crisis in Madain, near Baghdad, underscore the toll of violence and poor communication.

Taliban on the Afghan Radio Dial

Afghanistan's Taliban guerrillas launched a clandestine radio station on Monday, broadcasting anti-government commentaries and Islamic hymns from a mobile transmitter.

Reactor Shutdown in N. Korea Worries U.S.

The suspected shutdown of a nuclear reactor at North Korea's main nuclear weapons complex has raised concern at the White House that the country could be preparing to make good on its recent threat to harvest a new load of nuclear fuel, potentially increasing the size of its nuclear arsenal.

For a Safe Ride, Armor Your Car

Striding through the parking lot next to his factory, trailed by smoke from his Cuban cigar, Johann Ackermann gestured toward a black Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle.

Macromedia Sold to Adobe for $3.4Bln

Computer document company Adobe Systems said Monday it agreed to buy multimedia software firm Macromedia for about $3.4 billion in stock, a move designed to extend its lead in the market for creating and distributing digital documents.

Fuji TV Settles With Livedoor

Japan's Fuji Television Network agreed Monday to pay a total $1.65 billion to end a two-month takeover fight over an affiliate with Internet portal Livedoor in what analysts called a face-saving deal that offered little benefit to shareholders.

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