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05/14/2005

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Russia Faces Canada for Place in Final

Russian teenager Alexander Ovechkin was not born when the Soviet Union took on Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, a Cold War duel that captivated the hockey world and launched the most bitter rivalry on international ice.

Dynamo Signs Porto Stars

Dynamo Moscow has signed Porto midfielders Costinha and Maniche for a combined 20 million euros ($25.69 million), the Russian Premier League club said Friday.

Press Review

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

Senate Committee Denies Bolton Endorsement

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent the nomination of John Bolton to the full Senate without a recommendation for its approval, after Republicans fell short of the solid support among their members necessary to endorse him as ambassador to the United Nations.

Serial Killer Executed in Accordance With Wish

A serial killer who struggled to hasten his own death -- and was forced to prove he was not out of his mind -- was put to death early Friday in New England's first execution in 45 years.

U.S. 'Matador' Sweeping Iraqi Border

American fighter jets flattened a suspected insurgent safe house near the Syrian border, the U.S. military said Friday, as hundreds of U.S. troops searched remote desert villages house by house for followers of Iraq's most wanted militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

John Paul's Fast Track to Sainthood

Pope Benedict XVI said on Friday he had put his predecessor Pope John Paul on the fast track to possible sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church.

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