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08/04/2005

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Press Review

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

Double Standards for Hooliganism Apology

I was saddened to read about the attacks in Warsaw on the Russian diplomat's children and their Kazakh friend.

No Fatalities in Toronto Crash

An Air France plane skids off the runway, but the flight crew evacuates all 297 passengers to safety before the craft bursts into flames.

Summer Keeps Business Spirits Up

Business confidence dipped slightly but remained high in July as a booming stock market and the summer's relative political calm gave investors reason to cheer.

Military Sparks Debate by Pushing Peace Corps

The U.S. military, struggling to fill its voluntary ranks, is offering to allow recruits to meet part of their military obligations by serving in the Peace Corps, which has resisted any ties to the Defense Department or U.S. intelligence agencies since its founding in 1961.

U.S. Iraq Journalist Shot Dead in Basra

An American journalist has been found shot dead in Basra four days after he wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times criticizing the spread of Shiite Islamist fundamentalism in the southern Iraqi city.

Americans Abroad Warned of Terror

The State Department issued an updated worldwide caution on terrorism yesterday, warning Americans about the threat of extremist violence against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.

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