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05/30/2005

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Press Review

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

Lebanese Vote for Parliament

Voters went to the polls in Beirut on Sunday in a parliamentary election starting a month after Syrian troops quit Lebanon, with the son of assassinated former prime minister Rafik Hariri seeking a clean sweep.

Indonesian Market Blasts Kill Dozens

Police are investigating the terrorist attacks that killed at least 20 people in a Christian-dominated town.

Iraq Begins to Battle Baghdad Insurgency

Two of Iraq's most influential Shiite and Sunni organizations agreed to try to ease sectarian tensions pushing the country toward civil war as the government prepared to take its battle against the insurgency to Baghdad's streets.

EU Charter Divides French Socialists

Whatever the outcome of the French referendum on the European constitution on Sunday, the debate leading up to it profoundly changed France's political landscape.

Safin Talks His Way to Victory

Cap backward, his dialogue with himself rarely pausing, Marat Safin negotiated around danger once more in his zigzag path through the French Open for a shot at a second straight Grand Slam title.

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