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06/23/2005

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Press Review

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

Monya Eager to Make Waves in NBA

It's been a rough year for Sergei Monya.

Iran Readies for Tense Runoff

Aides to Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani initially said he would not be making any appearances in the final days before the presidential runoff on Friday against the conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Shrine Stands at Center of Japanese Controversy

One recent rainy morning, a couple dozen vehicles belonging to the Patriotic Youth League and other Japanese right-wing groups gathered inside the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, the Shinto memorial to Japan's war dead. ""Revere the Emperor,"" read a slogan on one truck.

Leaders Gather to Rally Help for Iraq

Officials from the United States and the European Union urge Baghdad to give Sunni Arabs a role in the fledgling state.

EU Leaders Butt Heads on Farm Subsidies and Rebates

Reflecting the disarray dominating after last week's failed European Union summit meeting, leaders throughout the Continent unleashed new criticism of one another on Tuesday, promoting their own visions for the future of Europe.

GQ: Hussein Likes Doritos, Hates Germs

Saddam Hussein loves Doritos, hates Froot Loops, admires U.S. President Ronald Reagan, thinks Bill Clinton was ""OK"" and considers George W. Bush and Bush's father ""no good.""

Court Orders SEC to Reconsider Rule

A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to reconsider a rule requiring mutual funds to be overseen by independent chairmen, a victory for Fidelity Investments and Vanguard Group, which spent more than a year fighting the provision.

Koreans Sign $12Bln Steel Deal

POSCO, the world's fifth-largest steelmaker, said on Wednesday it had signed a deal for a $12 billion Indian steel project, the biggest foreign direct investment in India.

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