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06/29/2005

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Press Review

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

Pakistan Rearrests Alleged Rapists

Pakistan's Supreme Court overturns an earlier acquittal of the six men implicated in the rape of a villager turned activist.

Movie Fans Protest Closure of Cinema Museum

The museum is being evicted from the Kinocenter complex to make way for a strip bar and a casino.

China Blames U.S. in Arms Sale

Accusing the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush of ""carping"" and ""outside interference,"" China issued a sharp complaint Monday after Israel cancelled a controversial Israeli-Chinese arms deal under pressure from the United States.

Halliburton Accused of Profiteering

Democratic legislators in the United States Congress stepped up criticism of Halliburton on Monday for what they said was ""war profiteering,"" citing Pentagon audits that question more than $1 billion of the company's bills for work in Iraq.

Israeli Teens Determined to Derail Gaza Pullout

The detainee was the very picture of defiance.

Commandments Display Upheld

A fractured United States Supreme Court on Monday, struggling to define a constitutional framework for the government display of religious symbols, upheld a six-foot-high Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol while ruling that framed copies of the Commandments on the walls of two Kentucky courthouses were unconstitutional.

Monkeys Have Run of Britain's Revered Rock

Legend has it that as long as the Barbary apes roam the Rock of Gibraltar, the territory will remain safely under British rule.

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