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04/25/2005

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Press Review

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

Democracy Stands on Shaky Andean Ground

The political turmoil threatening Latin America this year has now spread to Ecuador, a small and poor Andean country that already had more than its share of trouble.

Kozlov Leads Russia to Euro Title

Viktor Kozlov netted a goal and set up two more Sunday as Russia beat Sweden 5-2 to win its first Euro Hockey Tour title.

Russia Beats Italy to Reach the Fed Cup Semifinals

Champion Russia reached the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday after taking an unassailable 3-1 lead over Italy.

Benedict XVI Is Installed as Pope

Pope Benedict XVI took charge of his church at a majestic inauguration on Sunday and set the tone for his papacy with a plea to humanity to return to God and transform a world he called a desert of pain and poverty.

Moussaoui Pleads Guilty to Planning Attacks

Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with the Sept. 11 hijackers to kill Americans and declared he was personally chosen by Osama bin Laden to fly a plane into the White House during a later attack.

China, Japan Trying to Mend Fences

The leaders of China and Japan pulled relations between the Asian giants back from the brink at a weekend meeting, but analysts said bitter memories of Japan's wartime history and rivalry for influence will keep ties fragile.

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