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

Sunnis End Political Boycott

More than 1,000 Sunni Arab clerics, political leaders and tribal heads ended their two-year boycott of politics in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq on Saturday, uniting in a bloc that they said would help draft Iraq's constitution and compete in elections.

Karzai 'Shocked' by U.S. Abuse Report

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that he was shocked by a U.S. Army report on abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, saying his government wants custody of all Afghan prisoners and control of U.S. military operations.

Belgians Take Cannes' Top Prize

""The Child,"" a Belgian film directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, won the Palme d'Or as best film at the 58th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night.

Fear and Joy at the Picket Line

You going to the picket today?"" I asked a journalist who blogs for the magazine where I work.

Of Retrials and Tribulations

Imagine the headline: ""Country's Human Rights Representative Calls for Tougher Punishment."" Sound impossible?

Mikhail Fradkov Can't Even Step Down Right

One day, Vladimir Vladimirovich™ Putin was sitting in his Kremlin office and working on some documents.

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