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05/03/2005

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Press Review

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

Blair: Apathy May Cost Labour

With three days of campaigning left ahead of the national election, British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Monday that apathy and protest votes could cost his governing Labour Party a third term in office.

Iraqi Insurgents Bomb Funeral, Killing Dozens

One day after insurgents killed at least 36 Iraqis in a series of attacks, including the bombing of a funeral, militants set off three explosions in Baghdad on Monday, including one that narrowly missed a top Iraqi security official, police said.

The Cost of Putin's Repression

Morality aside, President Vladimir Putin's gradual strangling of democracy in Russia provides a valuable case study in the relationship between freedom and competent governance.

The Cloud on Europe's New Horizon

If enlargement is the European Union's most successful policy for the way it creates and underpins reform in new member states, then the admittance of 10 new countries a year ago ought to rank as its crowning achievement to date.

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