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06/02/2005

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Press Review

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

Davydenko Reaches French Semifinals

No. 12 seed Nikolai Davydenko edged Spain's No. 15 seed Tommy Robredo 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling men's quarterfinal in the French Open at Roland Garros on Wednesday.

Deep Throat Was FBI's No. 2 Man

After an article in Vanity Fair, The Washington Post admits W. Mark Felt helped Woodward and Bernstein uncover Watergate.

22,000 Arrested in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police have arrested more than 22,000 people as a fierce blitz on illegal stores and shantytowns gathers pace, sending homeless people fleeing for the countryside, the state Herald newspaper said on Wednesday.

Dutch Poised to Follow France in Rejecting EU Constitution

The Dutch voted in a referendum on the European Union Constitution on Wednesday, with polls showing they will join the French in decisively rejecting the treaty, deepening a crisis in the bloc.

Mosque Bombed in Afghanistan

A suicide bomb explodes at a funeral in Kandahar, the worst in a spate of recent attacks, with at least 19 killed and 52 wounded.

Iraqi Official Asks U.S. Not to Pull Troops Out

Iraq is concerned that the United States may pull out its troops before the Iraqi army and police are ready to take responsibility for the country's security, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said.

Modern Sinners Turn to Internet for Confessions

Online confessors are like flashers. They exhibit themselves anonymously and publicly, with little consideration for you, the audience.

Canada to Pay for Bad Blood

The Canadian Red Cross was fined $5,000 Canadian dollars ($4,000) after pleading guilty to distributing blood tainted with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1980s.

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