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05/17/2005

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Press Review

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

Newsweek 'Regrets' Report on Quran Insult

But the major U.S. weekly magazine is not retracting its story about guards at Guantanamo desecrating the Muslim holy book.

Malaysian Police Condemned

Malaysian police have been abusing powers of preventive detention and should no longer be permitted to use internal security laws to sidestep courts and lock up suspects, an official inquiry found on Monday.

Koreas Resume Two-Party Talks

The reconciliation talks between North and South are seen as ""vital"" to renewing six-party talks on the North's nuclear plans.

Rice Sneaks to Iraq For a Surprise Visit

Secrecy for U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to Iraq on Sunday was so tight that even her pilot did not know his passenger's name until she got on board.

Iran Approves Bill Requiring Nuclear Fuel Development

Parliament voted Sunday to require the government to develop its nuclear fuel cycle, as the government shifted pressure onto Europe by saying it was giving it a ""last chance"" in nuclear talks as an international showdown over Iran's atomic intentions is brewing.

Turks Combating 'Honor Killings'

In a remote part of Istanbul, a young woman sat in front of a television on a recent day watching a chilling scene unfold. Panning across the dank walls of a cave, the camera stopped on a primitive drawing of a female form, then dissolved into a modern crime scene showing the chalk outline of a woman's body on a road.

Directory Publisher Sold to Macquarie

Macquarie Bank's newest investment fund will buy European directory publisher YBR Group for 1.8 billion euros ($2.3 billion), expanding an asset management business that is delivering record profit.

Paper: Airbus May Fund Airline Merger

America West Airlines and US Airways are talking with Airbus, hedge fund Par Capital Management and Air Canada's parent about funding a merger of the two U.S. carriers, people familiar with the talks said.

Bookmaker Buys Rival for $1Bln

William Hill has agreed to buy Stanley Leisure's betting shops for 504 million pounds ($935 million) to become Britain's biggest bookmaker, the two companies said on Monday.

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