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06/21/2005

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Press Review

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

New Lebanese Regime Plans Changes

A Lebanese anti-Syrian alliance promised sweeping change on Monday after winning control of parliament in the first elections in three decades without Syrian troops in Lebanon.

Rice Pushes Democracy in Egypt

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a forceful case for democracy in the Muslim world Monday, telling Egypt's conservative government leaders ""the fear of free choices can no longer justify the denial of liberty.""

Settlers Prepare to Give Beach Back to Palestine

With baggy shorts, a deep tan and a gleaming white surfboard, Lior Barda looks like any surfer dude as he scans the Mediterranean for the perfect wave.

Sex Workers in India Share AIDS Prevention Strategies

A group of Pakistani prostitutes has been picking up tips in safe sex and ""brothel management"" in one of India's biggest red-light districts, health activists said.

Japan, S. Korea Hit Gridlock

The leaders of Japan and South Korea tried to heal ties wounded by spats over islands and Tokyo's wartime history, but the Asian neighbors failed at a summit Monday to reach any significant new agreements on resolving their disputes.

Grief Turns to Anger on Sri Lanka's Coast

It was different, people here will tell you, in those first few days after the ocean came roaring over the horizon and slammed into Peraliya, driving trees and boulders through the village at 800 kilometers per hour and leaving behind more grief than anyone would have thought possible.

Vietnamese Premier Makes U.S. Visit

Phan Van Khai, the first Vietnamese prime minister to visit the United States since the Vietnam War ended 30 years ago, held out an olive branch to the emigre community as he began a weeklong U.S. tour aimed at boosting relations and gaining support for his country's entry into the World Trade Organization.

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