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      ANALYSIS: TURKEY‘S EU CLIFFHANGER
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      By Mark Mardell BBC Europe Editor The UK presidency threw its full weight behind the Turkish bid The symbolic handshake between the Turkish Foreign Minister, Abdullah Gul, and his UK counterpart Jack Straw finally took place after 30 hours of tough, awkward negotiations.

The Turks had been waiting more than 40 >>>


      DOCTORS BACK CONJOINED TWINS OP
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      Saba, left, and Farah share a crucial artery, and kidneys A leading US neurosurgeon says an operation on 10–year–old conjoined twins in India, Farah and Saba, can go ahead if their parents consent.

Dr Benjamin Carson of Johns Hopkins Children‘s Center in Baltimore will carry out the surgery i >>>


      EGYPTIAN RETURNEE ‘FACES TORTURE‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      Most Guantanamo prisoners have been held years without charge Human rights lawyers in the US have criticised the Pentagon‘s decision to send a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp back to his native Egypt.

Sami al–Laithi was transferred at the weekend after being held without charge at the ca >>>


      EU HAILS TURKEY MEMBERSHIP TALKS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
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      HURRICANE HEADS FOR MEXICAN COAST
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      The Mexican state of Veracruz braces itself for the storm The Mexican authorities have started evacuating people from areas of the Gulf of Mexico coast threatened by Hurricane Stan.

The storm has already killed dozens of people in Central America. Forecasters say the category one hurricane is expected to hit t >>>


      KNIFE ATTACKER KILLED IN W BANK
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      The woman was treated but died at the checkpoint A Palestinian woman has been shot dead by Israeli troops at a military checkpoint in the northern West Bank after she stabbed a female soldier.

The army said the woman took out a knife and attacked the soldier, lightly wounding her in the face.

Other so >>>


      MIDDLE EAST MUSLIMS BEGIN RAMADAN
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
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      PAKISTAN ‘NETS TALEBAN SPOKESMAN‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      The Taleban were driven from power by a US–led assault in 2001 The authorities in Pakistan say they have arrested Taleban spokesman Latifullah Hakimi.

"Our security forces captured him today, and he is in our custody," said Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao.

Mr Hakimi has spoken reg >>>


      PICTURE POWER: TRAGEDY OF OMAYRA SANCHEZ
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      The World Press Photo foundation celebrates the 50th anniversary of its annual photographic competition this year.

In the second of five pieces by photographers talking about their award–winning work, Frank Fournier describes how he captured the tragic image of 13–year–old Omayra Sanchez trap >>>


      POLICE STEP UP BALI INVESTIGATION
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      protests over Google mapHopes dim for China storm missingCities swap expertise on climateS Korea concert stampede kills 11Muslims urge Islamic free tradeNZ‘s PM seeks stable governmentOil costs hit Japanese companiesEngland duo set for Series openerWie to take professional plungeChina ‘to keep up steel dema >>>


      RIVALS SET SIACHEN DEAL DEADLINE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      More soldiers have died of cold than enemy fire on Siachen India and Pakistan say they aim to resolve their confrontation on the Siachen glacier, the world‘s highest battlefield within three months.

A foreign ministers‘ statement said they would seek a "common understanding" before talks >>>


      SA–INDIA WEAPONS DEAL ‘CANCELLED‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      Defence Minister Mukherjee said in July the contract had been cancelled South Africa says it is discussing the future of an arms contract with India, after the Indian government apparently cancelled the deal.

An Indian military journal reported the deal with South African state arms maker Denel had been cancel >>>


      SOMALI HIJACK SHIP ‘SAFE‘ IN PORT
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      French More Last Updated: Tuesday, 4 October 2005, 12:06 GMT 13:06 UK Somali hijack ship ‘safe‘ in port The Semlow was taking aid for victims of the tsunami A ship carrying food aid that was hijacked by pirates has arrived in the Somali port of El–Maan, the UN says.

Owners of the MV Semlow, w >>>


      TAIWAN PROTESTS OVER GOOGLE MAP
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      By Caroline Gluck BBC correspondent in Taipei Google has not responded to the complaint, Taiwan says Taiwan has asked the internet search engine Google to stop referring to the island as a province of China on its map web site.

The foreign ministry is demanding a correction, saying it has had no response to an >>>


      TWENTY YEARS WITH MOTHER‘S CORPSE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      By Omar Farooq BBC News, Hyderabad A man in southern India preserved the corpse of his mother at home for 20 years until his death last week.

Syed Abdul Gafoor, a teacher, had the body of his mother, Rahmat Bi, embalmed on her death in their home in the state of Andhra Pradesh in 1'85.

He then kep >>>


      UGANDA REBELS IN DAYLIGHT AMBUSH
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      Northern Ugandans live in constant fear of attacks Four people were killed in a rare afternoon ambush on a civilian pick–up truck in north east Uganda by Lords Resistance Army rebels, officials say.

The rebels are suspected of shooting the driver and two passengers, and killing a fourth with an axe.
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      US OFFENSIVE IN EUPHRATES REGION
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      An attacker targeted a key entrance to Baghdad‘s Green Zone US marines in western Iraq have launched a new offensive against what they say are al–Qaeda fighters.

The offensive, in towns along the Euphrates valley, Haditha, Haqlaniya and Barwana, has been named Operation River Gate.

About 2 >>>


      UZBEK OPPOSITION LAUDS SANCTIONS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-10-2005
      By Ian MacWilliam BBC News, Tashkent Uzbekistan is accused of hiding the truth about the Andijan uprising Opposition groups in Uzbekistan say they are encouraged by the European Union‘s decision to bring sanctions against the Central Asian country.

The EU has said it will ban weapons exports to Uzbekista >>>


      AUSTRIA REACTS TO PERFORMANCE BY EU MINISTER IN LUXEMBOURG
      04-10-2005
      Steps taken backing away from its previously firm stance on the "privileged partnership" question by Viennese EU leadership have reportedly thrown the country of Austria into domestic political turmoil. Uwe Scheuch, general secretary of the Austrian government‘s coalition party, Partnership for the Futu >>>


      BEKIR COSKUN:VICTORY UNCLEAR
      04-10-2005
      Every now and then I look out the window to see if the celebrations have begun. Because any moment now, the "victory celebrations" may begin.

What the results are from the EU talks, what it all means, none of this is important. Because whatever happens, I know it will be a "victory." I look >>>


      CONDOLEEZZA RICE CALLS PM ERDOGAN TO REASSSURE ANKARA ON NATO VETO QUESTION
      04-10-2005
      After leaving a Justice and Development (AKP) Party congress meeting yesterday in Kizilcahamam, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan left for Ankara with his convoy, though they stopped shortly after leaving the hotel to pull to the side of the road. The reason behind the roadside stop was a phone call from US Secretary >>>


      ERDOGAN HEADED UP EU BARGAINING FROM AKP HEADQUARTERS
      04-10-2005
      Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did most of his heavy last minute bargaining on the controversial framework document for the EU accession talks from his AKP headquarters in Ankara. Leaving an AKP meeting at a hotel in Kizilcahamam, PM Erdogan returned to Ankara early, heading straight for the AKP General Headquarte >>>


      ERTUGRUL OZKOK: A QUICK CALL TO DEMIREL AT THE HEIGHT OF AN IMPASSE
      04-10-2005
      Yesterday at around noon, I called the 'th President of the Turkish Republic, former leader Suleyman Demirel. The situation at that moment was like this: Luxembourg was at an impasse. Prime Minsister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was about to hold a press conference, and Foreign Ministry spokesperson Namik Tan had just anno >>>


      EUROBAROMETER RESULTS REVEAL AUSTRIAN STANCE ON TURKEY, BULGARIA, ROMANIA
      04-10-2005
      Turkey is not alone in being on the receiving end of public rejection by Austria. Results from recent polls in Austria also point to a general lack of support for the EU memberships of countries such as Romania and Bulgaria, countered by enthusiasm for the membership of richer countries like Norway and Switzerland, who >>>


      MOST ILL–TIMED VISIT OF THE YEAR: AUSTRIAN PARLIAMENTARY LEADER IN ANKARA YESTERDAY
      04-10-2005
      The most ill–timed visit of the year to Ankara may well be that of Austrian Parliamentary leader Andreas Khol, who came to Ankara yesterday as the guest of Speaker of the Turkish Parliament (TBMM), Bulent Arinc. Minister Khol was received by Arinc in the official offices of the TBMM building while in Luxembourg, >>>


      NEGOTIATING FRAMEWORK
      04-10-2005
      Principles governing the negotiations 1. The negotiations will be based on Turkey‘s own merits and the pace will depend on Turkey‘s progress in meeting the requirements for membership.

The Presidency or the Commission as appropriate will keep the Council fully informed so that the Council can keep >>>


      OSAMA WILL NOT LIKE THIS: WORLD LEADERS REACT TO START OF TURKEY ACCESSION TALKS
      04-10-2005
      Reactions started to flow in from leaders from around the world with the announcement that an agreement had been reached that would open to the doors to the start of EU accession talks with Turkey. A sampling of some of the reactions: Portuguese Foreign Minister, Diogo Freitas do Amaral: This decision will have an affe >>>


      PAMUK: MY WORDS MISUSED TO BLOCK TURKISH–EU RELATIONS
      04-10-2005
      Participating in an international book fair in the Swedish city of Goteberg, Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk spoke to two Swedish newspapers about his relation to Turkey, and the Turkish quest for EU membership. Noting that he had always tried to stay away from politics in his writing, Pamuk said "Writer friends of m >>>


      TENSIONS IN ANKARA; MHP LEADER CALLS ON PM ERDOGAN TO "ACT LIKE A HUMAN"
      04-10-2005
      Tensions are heating up between the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party and the nationalist leaning National Action (MHP) Party in Ankara.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, without specifically mentioning any names, took special care to criticize the MHP backed anti–EU protests attended by thou >>>


      VIENNA‘S STANCE WEAKENS, DOORS SWING OPEN FOR TURKEY
      04-10-2005
      EU ministers concluded what amounted to 30 hours of meetings late Monday in a vote of approval for the crucial framework document set to guide Turkey‘s EU accession talks. Following a last minute push by Austria to have the controversial "priviliged partnership" option tacked on to the document, EU mini >>>


      BACK TO SCHOOL IN LA.: ‘IT‘S LIKE A GHOST TOWN‘
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 4, 2005; A01 HARAHAN, La. , Oct. 3 –– Of the 26 children in Ms. Siemssen‘s second–grade class, half did not return to class on Monday.

Maggie was gone, and so were Hannah and Michael and Megan and nine other children, and th >>>


      DELAY QUERIES GO TO THATCHER‘S OFFICE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      Staff members for Margaret Thatcher, Britain‘s former prime minister, have been questioned in a probe of Rep. Tom DeLay (R–Tex.), who is charged with criminal conspiracy regarding corporate political donations, her office said.

"An approach was made to her office to clarify certain points rega >>>


      EVACUEES MARK ROSH HASHANA IN TEXAS, LA.
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      HOUSTON –– A Rosh Hashana service here for Jewish evacuees from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast felt more like a reunion _ many had not seen each other since they were driven from their homes by Hurricane Katrina.

The service held at a music hall at Rice University drew about 120 Jewish evacuees fro >>>


      GRAHAM SEES ‘REVIVAL‘ FOR NEW ORLEANS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      LYNCHBURG, Va. –– Evangelist Franklin Graham told an audience that Hurricane Katrina could lead to a spiritual rebirth of what he called a sinful New Orleans.

"There‘s been satanic worship. There‘s been sexual perversion," Graham said Monday in an appearance at Liberty Univers >>>


      LAWYER CASTS BLAME ON REPORTER FOR TIME IN JAIL
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      By Carol D. LeonnigWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 4, 2005; A03 A lawyer for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Cheney‘s chief of staff, said yesterday that New York Times reporter Judith Miller and her attorneys are responsible for Miller‘s 85 days in jail, reiterating that she >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      New York and Teachers Reach a Tentative Pact NEW YORK –– New York City and its 80,000 public school teachers reached a tentative agreement Monday on a contract giving school employees a 15 percent raise, said Randi Weingarten, president of the United Federation of Teachers. The last accord expired more than >>>


      OUSTED ALA. JUSTICE TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      GADSDEN, Ala. –– Roy Moore, who became a hero to the religious right after being ousted as Alabama‘s chief justice for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse, announced Monday that he is running for governor in 2006.

Moore‘s candidacy could set up a sh >>>


      RECRUITING SHORTFALL DELAYS ARMY‘S EXPANSION PLANS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      A07 An Army recruiting shortfall of more than 6,700 active–duty soldiers has set back a multi–year plan to expand the nation‘s land combat forces by 40,000 troops to ease the strain created by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, senior Army leaders said yesterday.

The Army brought in nearly 73, >>>


      REPLACING THE SWING VOTE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      The chief justice‘s chair that John G. Roberts Jr. occupied yesterday carries with it the titular leadership of the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary as a whole.

But as far as the actual decisions of the court go, Sandra Day O‘Connor‘s seat is perhaps more critical. For years, O‘C >>>


      SEARCH ENDS WITH '64 KATRINA DEAD IN LA.
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      NEW ORLEANS –– The search for Hurricane Katrina victims has ended in Louisiana with a death toll at '64, but more searches will be conducted if someone reports seeing a body, a state official said Monday.

State and federal agencies have finished their sweeps through the city, but Kenyon Interna >>>


      A BID FOR CONFIRMATION, RATHER THAN CONVICTIONS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      If President Bush‘s goal is to shift the Supreme Court in a more conservative direction, his nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers yesterday signaled a desire to do so as quietly as possible. The nomination appeared designed primarily to avoid a major fight in the Senate and, said skeptics on the left a >>>


      A DEEP DEDICATION TO THE PRESIDENT, AND TO HER WORK
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      October 4, 2005; A01 As a private citizen in Dallas, Harriet Miers was a devoted parishioner and Sunday–school teacher at a conservative evangelical church, and she donated money to an antiabortion group. As a City Council candidate, she opposed the repeal of a law against gay sex. As president of the Texas bar, >>>


      A SPECIOUS ‘EXPERIMENT‘
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      There‘s no need to pillory William Bennett for his "thought experiment" about how aborting all black children would affect the crime rate. I believe him when he says he wasn‘t actually advocating genocide, just musing about it to make a point. Instead of going into high–dudgeon mode, let&lsq >>>


      AN ‘HONEST BROKER‘
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      Rush to prejudgment. This is pretty much the order of the day regarding Harriet Miers. Crony. Intellectual lightweight. Souter redux –– all of these political epithets have been tossed hurriedly and ungraciously toward President Bush‘s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Conservative and liberal a >>>


      BUSH‘S DANGEROUS CHOICE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      President Bush certainly thought he was making the safe and clever choice when he nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. Precisely because the choice was too clever it could prove to be dangerous to both Bush and his party.

In selecting his White House counsel, Bush seemed determined not so much to sati >>>


      BUSH PREPARED TO TAP HEATING OIL RESERVE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush is ready "to do whatever it takes" including, if necessary, tapping government stocks of heating oil to counter supply shortages this winter, his energy secretary said Monday.

Samuel Bodman said the twin hurricanes Katrina and Rita have dealt "a very sign >>>


      BUSH TO HOLD 10:30 A.M. EDT NEWS CONFERENCE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. EDT/1430 GMT in the White House Rose Garden, the White House announced.

The news conference comes a day after Bush nominated a member of his inner circle, White House counsel Harriet Miers, to a Supreme Court vacanc >>>


      BUSH TO HOLD 1ST NEWS CONFERENCE IN 4 MOS.
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush scheduled a news conference on Tuesday, his first after a string of major developments, including his naming of two Supreme Court justices, two massive hurricanes, and the lowest approval ratings of his presidency.

The president was meeting with reporters in the Rose Ga >>>


      CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS DIVIDED OVER NOMINEE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      October 4, 2005; A11 President Bush‘s nomination of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court splintered the Republican Party‘s conservative base, with reaction from key senators and groups ranging from hostility to silence to praise.

Several right–leaning lawmakers and activists seemed bewildered >>>


      COURT NOMINEE HAS NO JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush named White House counsel Harriet Miers to a Supreme Court in transition Monday, turning to a longtime loyalist with no experience as a judge and scant public record on abortion to succeed Justice Sandra Day O‘Connor.

Miers "will strictly interpret our Consti >>>


      DELAY INDICTED ON NEW CHARGES
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas grand jury on Monday indicted U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on two new felony charges including money laundering, following a conspiracy indictment last week which forced him to step aside as the second–ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The new indictm >>>


      GRAND JURY INDICTS DELAY ON NEW CHARGES
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      AUSTIN, Texas –– Rep. Tom DeLay was indicted for a second time in less than a week by a Texas grand jury looking into campaign contributions, a development the former U.S. House majority leader called "an abomination of justice." The latest indictment, for one count of conspiring to launder money >>>


      GRAND JURY RE–INDICTS DELAY ON NEW CHARGE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      AUSTIN, Texas –– A Texas grand jury on Monday re–indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on charges of conspiring to launder money and money laundering after the former majority leader attacked last week‘s indictment on technical grounds.

The new indictment, handed up by a grand jury seated Monday, con >>>


      OMB RESCINDS KATRINA–RELATED INCREASE IN CARD LIMITS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      The Office of Management and Budget yesterday reversed a month–old rule that increased the amount federal employees could charge to government credit cards to $250,000 for services related to Hurricane Katrina relief, saying the higher limit was no longer needed.

Congress increased the limit from $2,500 >>>


      ONCE MORE, BUSH TURNS TO HIS INNER CIRCLE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      About two weeks ago, White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr. told presidential counsel Harriet Miers to add another name to the Supreme Court selection process she was leading. The new candidate: Harriet Miers.

"What do you mean me?" she asked, according to a colleague. Miers was hardly the onl >>>


      OPPORTUNITY SQUANDERED
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      President Bush stepped to the plate yesterday to nominate a replacement for Justice Sandra Day O‘Connor. He leads a party with 55 votes in the Senate and has just appointed to the Supreme Court a conservative chief justice widely hailed as one of the most qualified nominees in recent memory.

The presiden >>>


      OUTLOOK FOR WASHINGTON AREA CIVIL SERVICE WORKERS INCLUDES A 3.44 PERCENT RAISE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      If the stars stay aligned, civil service employees in the Washington area would receive a 3.44 percent pay raise next year.

The forecast for the 2006 compensation constellation assumes that Congress will deliver a 3.1 percent average raise and that the White House will accept yesterday‘s recommendation f >>>


      PARTIES CONFLICTED OVER MIERS NOMINATION
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      AM WASHINGTON –– President Bush‘s decision to make White House counsel Harriet Miers his second Supreme Court nominee is causing some strange friction on Capitol Hill, with some Republicans unsure about her conservative credentials and some Democrats seemingly supporting her.

The mixed signal >>>


      REPUBLICANS PAGE DR. CHENEY
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      Two weeks after Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D–N.Y.) called President Bush a modern–day equivalent of segregationist Bull Connor, Vice President Cheney yesterday suggested that Rangel may be having a crack–up.

The comments "were so out of line, it almost struck me that there was some –& >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      DeLay indicted on new charges AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas grand jury on Monday indicted U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on two new felony charges including money laundering, following a conspiracy indictment last week which forced him to step aside as the second–ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representat >>>


      TAX–CUT AND SPEND REPUBLICANS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      8:42 AM As Republicans celebrate the 10–year anniversary of the Contract With America, where is the zeal for smaller government that was such a central aspect of the 1''4 Republican Revolution?

In the five years he has been in office, President Bush and the GOP–led Congress have added $1.5 >>>


      THIS IS THE FREE–SPEECH PARTY?
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      There are times when I sorely miss boilerplate –– those entirely predictable statements made by politicians that often begin with the word "frankly," then proceed to the phrase "I don‘t think the American people want," and conclude with a thundering banality that a drowsy dog could >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      STOCKHOLM, Sweden –– American Roy J. Glauber has also won the 2005 Nobel Prize in physics.
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      AUSTRALIANS WIN NOBEL IN MEDICINE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      By Rob SteinWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 4, 2005; A02 Two Australian scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine yesterday for discovering that a common bacterium –– not stress –– causes most ulcers.

The "remarkable and unexpected" 1'82 discove >>>


      BISHOP URGES TALK OF POLTICIANS AT VATICAN
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      VATICAN CITY –– The senior American at the Vatican has urged a meeting of the world‘s bishops to discuss whether Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should receive communion, saying the issue had divided many in the U.S. church.

Archbishop William Levada, who heads the Vatican&ls >>>


      CHINA EVACUATES 13,000 FROM RISING FLOOD WATERS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities have evacuated about 13,000 people from a flood hit region of central China along the banks of a tributary of the Yangtze River, the official Xinhua news agency said.

More heavy rain is expected to fall in the next two days in the province of Hubei and the local government >>>


      E.U. OPENS HISTORIC TALKS ON MEMBERSHIP FOR TURKEY
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      By John Ward AndersonWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, October 4,
2005; A17 PARIS, Oct. 4 –– The European Union formally opened membership talks with Turkey early Tuesday morning, but only after bitter opposition by Austria had exposed deep apprehensions about the future of the 25–country gr >>>


      FOR ONE U.S. FAMILY, A DREAM SHATTERED
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      A18 KUTA, Indonesia, Oct. 3 –– An American woman from San Francisco, Soviana Suprato, was thrilled that she had finally been able to bring her husband and two sons to Indonesia, where she was born. The plan was to introduce them to relatives, let them savor the local cuisine and, as a bonus, take them to Ba >>>


      MIGRANTS AGAIN RUSH SPANISH ENCLAVE FENCE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      By Daniel WoollsAssociated PressTuesday, October 4, 2005; A20 MELILLA, Spain, Oct. 3 –– More than 300 Africans breached a razor–wire fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Monday, clashing with police as the latest wave of undocumented immigrants sought a foothold in Europe.>>>


      PAKISTAN CLAIMS TALIBAN SPOKESMAN ARREST
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Pakistan said Tuesday that it had arrested a spokesman for the Taliban, the militia that ruled Afghanistan until it was ousted in a U.S.–led invasion in 2001.

Mullah Hakim Latifi, who has often claimed responsibility for the Taliban for attacks against U.S.–led co >>>


      PALESTINIAN WOMAN STABS ISRAELI SOLDIER
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      JERUSALEM –– A Palestinian woman brandishing a knife stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday before other soldiers shot and killed her, the army said.

The attack came as Israel beefed up security throughout its towns and cities to preve >>>


      RUSSIAN EX–OFFICIAL MAY FACE U.S. TRIAL
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      MOSCOW, Oct. 3 –– Switzerland has agreed to extradite Russia‘s former atomic energy minister to the United States, where he faces charges that he embezzled at least $' million in U.S. funds intended to help safeguard Russian nuclear facilities, the Swiss Justice Ministry said Monday.

Yevg >>>


      S. KOREA MAYOR APOLOGIZES FOR STAMPEDE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      SANGJU, South Korea –– The mayor apologized to the bereaved Tuesday, a day after a stampede by fans hoping to attend a music concert left 11 dead in the South Korean town of Sangju.

"I‘ll take full responsibility" for the accident, Sangju Mayor Kim Keun–soo said at a mortuary >>>


      SOUTHEAST ASIA ON ALERT AFTER BALI BLASTS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      BALI, Indonesia –– Investigators on Monday hunted for the two suspected masterminds of suicide bombings on this resort island as Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia and other nations went on high alert to protect their beaches from a repeat of the weekend attacks.

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      SPAIN PLANS THIRD FENCE IN MELILLA ENCLAVE
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      MELILLA, Spain –– Spain will build a third high–security fence between its Melilla enclave and Morocco after undocumented immigrants repeatedly stormed two existing barriers, an Interior Ministry official said Tuesday.

Speaking on Spanish National Radio, Interior Ministry official Jose Fernan >>>


      SUSPECTS IN BANGLADESH BOMBINGS QUESTIONED
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      DHAKA, Bangladesh –– Ten suspects were interrogated Tuesday, a day after several bombs exploded at court buildings in three Bangladesh towns, killing two people and wounding at least 25, authorities said.

Some of the suspects were carrying handwritten leaflets from the banned Islamic group Jumatul >>>


      TERROR DRILL IN ROME KEEPS CITY TIED UP
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      A17 ROME, Oct. 3 –– Is it possible to stage a simulated terror attack without tying up a city that is usually knotted by traffic chaos? Rome‘s answer, during a civil defense drill held Monday morning, was no.

Police staged three fake bomb blasts at picturesque downtown locations: the Coliseum >>>


      TICK . . . TOCK. KEEP AN EYE ON THE CLOCK.
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      ServiceTuesday, October 4, 2005; A17 LONDON It‘s 1:30 and 36 seconds. Ian Westworth knows this for certain, because that‘s the time it says on 14 clock faces and three digital clock readouts on a master control panel in the Clock Makers Workshop, his office beneath Westminster Palace. In charge of keeping 5 >>>


      TWO QUESTIONED AS BALI BOMB HUNT WIDENS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      KUTA BEACH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Two people have been questioned for possible links to the Bali suicide bombs, police said on Tuesday as a nationwide hunt focused on Islamic militants blamed for blasts on the Indonesian holiday island in 2002.

The top targets in the search are Malaysians Azahari bin Hus >>>


      U.S. PRESSES RUSSIA TO HALT TRADE IN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY WITH IRAN
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 3 –– The Bush administration Monday tried to increase pressure on Russia to halt the supply of nuclear energy technology to Iran, citing a recent finding by a U.N. board that Tehran is in violation of its commitment to disclose its nuclear activities.

Stephen G. Rademaker, the >>>


      WEAK RESPONSES LED TO '/11, CHENEY ASSERTS
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      By Sam CoatesWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 4, 2005; A18 CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Oct. 3 –– The Bush administration will aggressively pursue terrorism in Iraq and on "every other front," Vice President Cheney said Monday, asserting that the United States is now paying the price for two de >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      Stampede at Concert In South Korea Kills 11 SANGJU, South Korea –– Thousands of concertgoers trying to enter a stadium to hear old Korean songs sparked a stampede Monday that killed 11 people and injured 72 others, officials said.

The stampede occurred about 165 miles southeast of Seoul as 20,000 p >>>


      WRANGLING NOT YET OVER ON IRAQI CHARTER
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      By Omar Fekeiki and Robin WrightWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, October 4, 2005; A18 BAGHDAD, Oct. 3 –– Two weeks before Iraqis vote on a new constitution, with millions of copies already circulating for voters to study, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad is leading a drive for major changes in the ch >>>


      WWII TROOP SHIP ARRIVES IN INDIANA
      Washington Post, 04-10-2005
      EVANSVILLE, Ind. –– With aging veterans lining the deck, a World War II troop landing ship chugged up the Ohio River on Monday, heading to a new assignment as part of a war history museum.

The LST 325, its paint faded and seams rusted, rounded a bend in the river at 11 knots and slowed to a creep a >>>


      &#163;266M GAP IN COST OF IMPROVING SCHOOL MEALS
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Government cash fails to match panel‘s guidelines Parents may have to pay more for healthier menus Felicity Lawrence, consumer affairs correspondent Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian The government‘s much–vaunted programme for improving school food has only been granted half the money it needs, acc >>>


      BARROSO FIRES EU WARNING TO TURKEY
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday October 4, 2005 The European commission president, Jos Manuel Barroso, today warned that Turkey‘s EU membership was "neither guaranteed nor automatic".

As formal accession talks – which could last for up to 15 years – finally got under way in Brussels, Mr >>>


      BLAIR STRESSES EU TRADE TIES WITH RUSSIA
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday October 4, 2005 Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair at Lancaster House this morning. Photograph: John D McHugh / AP

Tony Blair today hailed Europe‘s increasingly close relationship with Russia, saying that the economic ties between the two could only "grow and prosper and streng >>>


      CAMERON: JOIN ME ON ‘WONDERFUL JOURNEY‘
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Matthew Tempest in Blackpool Tuesday October 4, 2005 David Cameron addressing the Tory party conference. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

David Cameron, the youngest Conservative leadership candidate, today challenged his rivals with a well–received conference speech in Blackpool.

Speaking withou >>>


      DELEGATES HAIL ‘SUPERB‘ CAMERON SPEECH
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Oliver King and Ros Taylor Tuesday October 4, 2005 David Cameron impressed Conservative delegates in the Winter Gardens this morning with his message that the Conservative party should join him on a journey of modernisation and reform.

Tory activists gave him a three–minute standing ovation after his spe >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Simon Hoggart‘s diary Simon Hoggart: Candidates strive for the right Tone Giles Foden‘s diary Tanya Gold: Remember your first kiss?

Backbench Diary Giles Foden Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian Last week‘s International Atomic Energy Agency conference in Vienna was notable for the prominen >>>


      EUROPE EMBRACES TURKEY AS DIPLOMATIC DEADLOCK IS BROKEN
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Opponents forced to back down but EU entry could take more than a decade Nicholas Watt in Luxembourg Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian Turkey‘s 40–year dream of joining the EU took a momentous step forward last night when both sides finally agreed to open membership talks after a marathon round of negoti >>>


      IF YOU‘RE CRAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT ...
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Simon Hoggart Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian This is the weirdest Tory conference most of us can remember. It is wonderfully, surreally, demented. While the leadership battle rages and swirls around the Blackpool Winter Gardens, the party is being given a sustained thumping by its most senior members. It‘s >>>


      IN SEARCH OF A COALITION
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Leader Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian First up yesterday was Sir Malcolm Rifkind. Today is David Cameron‘s turn, then Kenneth Clarke‘s. Tomorrow David Davis, followed by Liam Fox. This year‘s Conservative conference in Blackpool is dominated as none since 1'63 by a party leadership election. >>>


      NATIONALISM HAS NOW BECOME THE ENEMY OF EUROPE‘S NATIONS
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      If the EU were abolished, we would have less control over our affairs. There is no refuge in a cultural security blanket Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian The people of France and the Netherlands have spoken. The proposed European constitution is dead. Long live ... ! What? It‘s >>>


      SELL YOUR POLICIES BETTER, LANSLEY URGES TORIES
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Hélène Mulholland Tuesday October 4, 2005 The next Conservative leader must stop the public mistrusting the party‘s policies, the shadow health minister, Andrew Lansley, warned today.

The comments from Mr Lansley, who has been shadow health minister for the past two years, were seen as a ve >>>


      SINN F&EACUTE;IN MP TELLS TORIES: NO REGRETS FOR BRIGHTON BOMB
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
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      SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      The solutions offered by the Conservative health spokesman, Andrew Lansley, to the NHS‘s problems sound remarkably like Labour policies, finds Hélène Mulholland, ahead of the party‘s health debate today Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Conservative health spokesman, Andrew Lansley

Andrew L >>>


      SWEET AND SOUR CLIMAX TO TURKEY‘S LONG MARCH
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Austria backs down but leaves bad taste for talks Deal reached after day of diplomatic brinkmanship Nicholas Watt in Luxembourg and Helena Smith in Istanbul Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian European leaders last night hailed the start of historic EU membership talks with Turkey, though Ankara‘s allies warned >>>


      THESE CLUELESS PUGS NEED TO THREATEN LIKE ROTTWEILERS
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      Labour would like Davis or Fox as their opponent. But they should prefer a Clarke or Cameron to shift politics leftwards Polly Toynbee Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian The Mr One Nation pageant has begun. It is the only conference where candidates can speak their minds openly, free to display deep political differe >>>


      WHAT NEXT?
      Guardian, 04-10-2005
      The hurdles ahead of Turkey‘s EU membership Nick Watt Tuesday October 4, 2005 The Guardian Turkey faces up to 15 years of talks which will involve 35 "chapters", covering everything from free movement of goods to judicial reform. The European Commission runs the process but each chapter can only be clos >>>



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