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09/20/2005

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Press Review

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

Losing Russians Still Make Quarterfinal

After being held scoreless for more than 20 minutes, NBA star Dirk Nowitzki took over down the stretch Sunday night, scoring his team's final 11 points and sinking a 3-pointer with 27 seconds remaining to give Germany a 51-50 comeback victory over Russia on the final day of group play at the European basketball championships.

Dementyeva's Success Hailed Back Home

Russia hailed new tennis queen Yelena Dementyeva on Monday for inspiring her team to a second consecutive Fed Cup title.

North Korea Agrees to Halt Nuclear Program

In six-party talks, the country agrees to stop building nuclear weapons in exchange for economic aid.

Leaders Wrestle to Be Chancellor

With neither's party winning a majority, both Angela Merkel and Gerhard Schroder claim the head position and a mandate.

Euro Drops to 7-Week Low on German Result

he euro touched a seven-week low against the dollar after Germany's election failed to produce a clear winner, dimming the prospect for the lower taxes and labor costs promised by opposition leader Angela Merkel.

Sunni Threats Shade Shiite Festival

Iraqi Shiite pilgrims descended on the holy city of Kerbala in their hundreds of thousands on Monday as they prepared to celebrate a religious festival under threat of war declared by Sunni Arab radicals.

Mayor Allows New Orleans Residents to Return to City

Residents began trickling back Monday as part of a plan by the mayor to reopen New Orleans one postal code at a time, despite repeated warnings from the top federal official on the scene that the city is not ready.

IAEA Chief Discourages Iran's Referral

The chief UN nuclear inspector on Monday urged an end to confrontation over Iran's atomic program, and suggested talks over differences should take precedence over U.S. and European threats to send Tehran to the UN Security Council.

Blast Hits Embassy in Croatia

One person was injured Monday by an explosion in the mail room of the British Embassy in Croatia. Officials pledged to swiftly find and punish the perpetrators.

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