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      ETHIOPIA ‘FREES POLL PROTESTERS‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      It is not known exactly how many are still in custody Authorities in Ethiopia say they have released nearly 2,700 people who were detained after election protests turned violent earlier this month.

Federal police said those freed were found to be "minor offenders" who did not deserve prosecution.
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      FIRE ENGULFS US INDUSTRIAL PLANT
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      The series of explosions sent a wave of black smoke into the sky A huge fire and a series of explosions have engulfed an industrial gas plant in St Louis, Missouri, sending a plume of black smoke over the area.

It was not immediately clear what was behind the fire which destroyed most of the Praxair plant but >>>


      GUANTANAMO DOCTORS UNDER ATTACK
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      By Matthew Davis BBC News, Washington There is concern about the possible violation of medical ethics The US military has defended the role of doctors in refining the coercive interrogation tactics being used on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

The Pentagon said no inquiry had produced "credible evidence" >>>


      HARDLINER CLOSE TO IRAN LANDSLIDE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      Mosques across Iran were pressed into action as counting centres The ultra–conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is poised to win a landslide victory in Iran‘s presidential election, figures show.

On a count of 80% of the 22m ballots cast, he had won 61% with his more moderate opponent >>>


      MUGABE DEFENDS DEMOLITIONS DRIVE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      The opposition say their supporters are being punished Zimbabwe‘s president has defended his government‘s campaign of demolitions and evictions which the UN believes has left about 250,000 people homeless.

Robert Mugabe said the removal of illegal homes and market stalls was part of a bid to fight >>>


      RECYCLING AROUND THE WORLD
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      Africa Americas Asia–Pacific Europe Middle East South Asia From Our Own Correspondent UK England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Business Politics Health Education Science/Nature Technology Entertainment –––––––––––––––&ndas >>>


      US CONFIRMS NEW CASE OF ‘MAD COW‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      The first US case of BSE was recorded in Washington State A second case of BSE or "mad cow disease" has been confirmed in the US, officials say.

It was verified by tests conducted by a laboratory in Britain after a suspect test was announced earlier this month by the US Department of Agriculture.
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      US MAN MAKES $13,000 FROM PENNIES
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 25-06-2005
      Coinstar says there is $10.5bn in loose change in US homes Some people may not consider it worth bending down to pick up a penny, but Edmond Knowles knows their value.

After 38 years of collecting pennies, Mr Knowles has cashed in his collection which totalled a whopping $13,084.5' (Ј7,182.6').

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      ‘BLAIR WAS RIGHT TO BITE BACK‘
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      The PM outlines his vision of Europe to the European parliament Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Financial Times Editorial, June 24 "Forced on to the defensive by Europe‘s constitutional impasse and budget row, Tony Blair smartly rebounded in his speech to the European parliament on Thursday on the UK pre >>>


      AFTER 32 YEARS, IRA ADMITS IT SHOT DEAD GIRL, 14
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The IRA yesterday admitted that it murdered a 14–year–old Catholic girl in Derry in 1'73, despite it having previously blamed the army for her death and having killed a soldier in retaliation.

Kathleen Feeney, the si >>>


      AND THE WINNER IS ... DAVID
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Michael White, political editor Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The prospect that the next leader of the Conservative party will be called David is growing by the day, Tory MPs agreed last night, but David Davis‘ almost certain victory has not yet been conceded by supporters of David Cameron and David Willett >>>


      CATHOLICS BURNED OUT AS MARCHERS GATHER
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Attack stokes tension as Belfast‘s Protestants prepare for parade Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian In the dead of night on the smart north Belfast cul–de–sac, a river of burning oil had scorched everything in its wake. The roof of one house had caved in an >>>


      EMPEY TO REPLACE TRIMBLE
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Angelique Chrisafis Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Sir Reg Empey was appointed leader of the Ulster Unionist party last night, a post described as the "most unenviable job in British politics".

A former economy minister at Stormont, he will replace David Trimble, who resigned last month after th >>>


      EU VOTES TO CONTINUE BAN ON GM CROPS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Britain warns ministers of threat of trade war with US Paul Brown, environment correspondent Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The UK failed to persuade the rest of Europe to give in to American pressure and lift the ban on genetically modified crops and food yesterday.

Britain‘s Elliott Morley warned >>>


      GRUMBLE ALL YOU LIKE, AT LEAST WE DON‘T LIVE IN RUSSIA
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian There‘s a survey just out that shows the British to be the grumpiest people in Europe. The 20 greatest causes of annoyance were listed, starting with dog dirt in the streets and ending at No 20 with "people showing too much flesh in public". In between were automated >>>


      HARROW AND CITY ACADEMY TO SHARE EXPERTISE
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Top public school backs controversial programme Rebecca Smithers, education editor Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Harrow is the latest major public school to throw its support behind the government‘s city academy programme, the Guardian has learned, after it agreed a formal link–up with a near–ne >>>


      LAST ORDERS FOR MAGIC MUSHROOM ENTHUSIASTS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Mark Honigsbaum Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Bad news for psychedelic fungi fans. There are just 24 more shopping days before magic mushrooms are declared illegal – and that‘s official.

Ignoring pleas from mushroom retailers and consumers, the government yesterday announced that clause 21 of >>>


      LEFTISTS PLAN ID CARD ASSAULT
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Michael White, political editor Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Senior ministers are braced for a fresh assault next week on their plans to introduce ID cards in Britain when the leftwing Campaign Group of MPs challenges the cost, effectiveness and illiberality of the scheme.

In what will be the first seri >>>


      MAYOR TO CHALLENGE GAY CEREMONY BAN
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Hugh Muir Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian London‘s mayor has consulted lawyers after a borough council decided to ban gay couples from holding partnership ceremonies on municipal property.

Ken Livingstone has condemned the decision of Bromley council, which will allow gays and lesbians to register th >>>


      READING THE GRAVY STAINS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Leader Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian In future, members of the European parliament will, as a result of a vote taken this week, only receive reimbursement for the actual expenses they incur. This may seem like a trivial event not worth recording. But it ends years of controversy during which MEPs have been able t >>>


      THE ACCIDENTAL POLITICIAN
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      George Osborne, shadow chancellor of the exchequer Charlotte Moore Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The new shadow chancellor, George Osborne, seems to have all the trappings of a typical Tory boy÷ smart suits, Hermes ties, public school education, degree from Oxford University, a baronet for a father and a d >>>


      WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT ...
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      ... EU sugar subsidies Matt Keating Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The EU this week announced plans to cut the 1.34bn it lays out each year in sugar subsidies by 3'%. Although the cuts will help open European markets to non–EU producers, they will also play havoc with the sugar industries in Europe&lsquo >>>


      Ј45M PLAN WILL INCREASE NUMBER OF DEBT ADVISERS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Phillip Inman Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The government yesterday reacted to concern that Britain‘s surging level of personal debt was causing widespread hardship with a 45m fund to boost the number of advisers to help people who owe money.

Ministers believe the cash, which will be spread over t >>>


      AP÷ U.N. TO PRESS RWANDAN GENOCIDE CASE
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo NY1'2 By NICK WADHAMS Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations will ask France to take legal action against a former U.N. employee accused in the killings of 33 Rwandans in the 1''4 genocide, after an internal review found the worl >>>


      BUSH SAYS NO TIMETABLE FOR IRAQ WITHDRAWAL
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo WHRE202 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite growing anxiety about the war in Iraq, President Bush refused to set a timetable Friday for bringing home U.S. troops and declared, I‘m not giving up on the mission. We&lsq >>>


      CHAVEZ VOWS TO DEFEND SOCIAL ‘REVOLUTION‘
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo CAR105 By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – President Hugo Chavez told thousands of troops Friday that Venezuelans would defend the nation‘s social revolution‘‘ with their lives if attacked by a foreig >>>


      CORRECTION÷ UNESCO–IRAQ–MUSEUMS STORY
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 12÷46 AM PARIS (AP) – In a June 23 story about wealthy art patrons buying stolen artifacts from Iraq and inadvertently funding terrorist activity, The Associated Press erroneously referred to the World Monuments Fund as part of UNESCO.

The World Monuments Fund is a New York& >>>


      FEMALE U.S. MARINES AMBUSHED IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo BAG107 By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide car bomber and gunmen ambushed a convoy carrying female U.S. Marines in Fallujah, killing two Marines and leaving another four American troops presumed dead, the military said Friday. At l >>>


      GRAHAM‘S LAST CRUSADE STARTS IN NEW YORK
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo NYGB102 By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The final American revival meeting led by the Rev. Billy Graham opened Friday evening with thousands of people filling a city park for a last chance to see him.

Many arrived hours early to get seats f >>>


      HARDLINE CANDIDATE LEADING IN IRAN
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo XHS113 By KATHY GANNON Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The ultraconservative Tehran mayor was rolling toward a landslide victory in Iran‘s presidential runoff, officials in his opponent‘s campaign said Saturday. If confirmed, it would be a stu >>>


      INVESTIGATOR÷ I DIDN‘T GIVE ACADEMY ‘PASS‘
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 12÷46 AM By JENNIFER TALHELM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The lead investigator into claims that evangelical Christians at the Air Force Academy bullied cadets of other faiths rejected on Friday criticism that his report merely explained away problems at the institution. >>>


      TESTS CONFIRM SECOND MAD COW CASE IN U.S.
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷01 AM By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Exhaustive tests have confirmed mad cow disease in an animal apparently born in the United States, officials said Friday. It is the second case of the disease confirmed in this country, but Agriculture Secretary Mike Jo >>>


      THREE MISSING N.J. BOYS FOUND DEAD IN CAR
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Saturday June 25, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo NJTL112 By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Three boys who had gone missing earlier in the week were found dead Friday in the trunk of a car parked near the yard where they were last seen, authorities said.

The bodies were discover >>>


      AFTER THE TSUNAMI
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Clinton cancels visit to tsunami–hit island Red tape holds up food aid for tsunami victims of Aceh province Road to recovery Earth ‘still ringing‘ from tsunami quake Tears and pain as tsunami families remember Britain remembers tsunami dead Six months on After the tsunami Leader Saturday June 25, 2005 >>>


      ALF EXTREMIST STANDS BY CALL TO FLAMES
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      The animal rights convict who believes arson is the answer Sandra Laville Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian "If attracting attention is part of the intent of an action ... then how better than in flames?" Keith Mann recently said.

Jailed for seven years in the '0s for attempted arson, he cement >>>


      AMERICA‘S NEO–CONSERVATIVE WORLD SUPREMACISTS WILL FAIL
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Current US megalomania is rooted in the Puritan colonists‘ certainties Eric Hobsbawm Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Three continuities link the global US of the cold war era with the attempt to assert world supremacy since 2001. The first is its position of international domination, outside the sphere of inf >>>


      ANGLICAN SHARE VOTE ANGERS ISRAELIS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Vikram Dodd Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Anglicans yesterday voted to urge their member churches to consider disinvesting from companies involved in Israel‘s occupation of Palestinian lands.

The Anglican consultative council voted unanimously for the measure, which was opposed by the last archbish >>>


      ANIMAL RIGHTS EXTREMISTS IN ARSON SPREE
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Sandra Laville and Duncan Campbell Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Animal rights activists have unleashed a new arson campaign in the run–up to the introduction of a law next month which could see them jailed for five years for economic sabotage.

Extremists are returning to the tactics of several yea >>>


      BUSH PLANS PRIMETIME TV ADDRESS AS SIX US TROOPS FEARED DEAD IN FALLUJA
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Julian Borger in Washington Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian President George Bush will make a primetime appeal to Americans next week to shore up dwindling domestic support for the war in Iraq, where insurgents have inflicted one of their deadliest attacks in months on US forces.

Mr Bush will attempt to pe >>>


      COUNTRY DIARY
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      N Pembrokeshire Audrey Insch Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Five years ago, we held a community meeting with the national park to open up a new path. Surrounded, as we are, by yellow–arrowed footpaths, this could have seemed perverse, but we wanted a little path for young and old to walk along the river bank >>>


      EU VOTES TO CONTINUE BAN ON GM CROPS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Britain warns ministers of threat of trade war with US Paul Brown, environment correspondent Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The UK failed to persuade the rest of Europe to give in to American pressure and lift the ban on genetically modified crops and food yesterday.

Britain‘s Elliott Morley warned >>>


      FESTIVAL HAILS THE RETURN OF TEENAGE KICKS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Organisers celebrate as the festival draws more women and young people Patrick Barkham Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian "They are young and they are howling at the moon," whispered a festival organiser. Something other than colossal claps of thunder was in the air at Glastonbury last night. Old hands descr >>>


      FOUR YEARS AFTER THE MARCONI FIASCO, JOHN MAYO IS BACK
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Fallen boss puts ousting behind him with ‘last career‘ at equity fund Mark Milner Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian John Mayo, the former City high flyer forced to resign from Marconi after a shock profits warning four years ago sent the company‘s shares into a tail spin, has returned to the financi >>>


      FRAUD CLAIMS MAR IRANIAN POLL RUN–OFF
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Robert Tait in Tehran Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Iran‘s presidential election was hit by fresh ballot–rigging allegations last night as voters chose between a veteran establishment candidate and a hardliner promising to restore the values of the Islamic revolution.

The head of the central >>>


      HAVE YOU NO CONSCIENCE?
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      By refusing to intervene, we surrender the public space to intimidation Jenni Russell Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Last year a 15–year–old boy from my daughter‘s school was waiting at a bus stop with 20 other pupils and a couple of adults, when a car with three or four young men in it drew up. >>>


      HONORARY DEGREE FOR JEREMY CLARKSON? ARE YOU KIDDING?
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      John Vidal Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian It started as a small petition against Oxford Brookes University offering the BBC‘s Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson an honorary degree in recognition of his support of British technology and his contribution to learning and society.

But it has turned into >>>


      HOW MEDIA WHIPPED UP A RACIST WITCH–HUNT
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Despite the lurid headlines, police dismiss claims of child sacrifice Ian Cobain and Vikram Dodd Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The front–page headline leaping from the newsstands could not have been more clear÷ "Children sacrificed in London churches, say police". At the same moment, the BB >>>


      HOW THE WEST WAS SPUN
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      As an exhibition exploring the heroic myths of the American frontier opens in the UK Annie Proulx, who lives in Wyoming, reflects on the grim reality behind the enduring fantasy of the lone ranch hand Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian The heroic myth of the American west is much more powerful than its historical past >>>


      ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Photography can make leaders – or bring them down. Germaine Greer on image, power and paranoia Saturday June 25, 2005 Cameras made Camelot ... John F Kennedy with his wife and daughter by Jacques Lowe, 1'60. Photograph÷ © Estate of Jacques Lowe

When Queen Victoria lined up five of the roy >>>


      JAW JAW ON JUST WAR
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Richard Harries Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian A recent seminar in London drew together Christian just–war theorists from the United States and Britain to discuss the international scene in the light of Christian principles. It worked well because the participants shared a common intellectual framework and t >>>


      LAST ORDERS FOR MAGIC MUSHROOM ENTHUSIASTS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Mark Honigsbaum Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Bad news for psychedelic fungi fans. There are just 24 more shopping days before magic mushrooms are declared illegal – and that‘s official.

Ignoring pleas from mushroom retailers and consumers, the government yesterday announced that clause 21 of >>>


      LEADER OF THE PACK
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Antony Gormley decided to pursue art after studying anthropology and nearly becoming a Buddhist monk while travelling in India. The human body, his own in particular, has been his subject in sculpture that explores humanity, space and community Nicholas Wroe Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian Body of work ... Antony G >>>


      ONE MIRACLE TOO MANY
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      The US is a theocracy suffering from galloping spiritual inflation Mark Lawson Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian This weekend in New York, the Rev Billy Graham will hold what is likely to be his final roll call of US souls. Aged 86 and suffering from prostate cancer, Parkinson‘s and water on the brain, the prea >>>


      SIX MONTHS ON, TSUNAMI VICTIMS STILL WAIT TO GO HOME
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Leader÷ After the tsunami UN refugee agency to return to Aceh Ј400m raised after tsunami Land row hits tsunami victims Tsunami leaves a world of drifting ‘ghosts‘ Britain criticises UN aid effort Indonesia faces new mega–tsunami Life after the tsunami in Nusa, a village in Aceh, Indonesia Clint >>>


      SMALLWEED
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      ‘Pennine‘ is a spondee or a trochee. Surely the easiest way to settle this matter is to find the corresponding sponder or trocher and establish whether ‘Pennine‘ has been troched or sponded? Yours, Luke Howard." But of course; and my team of trained investigators is even now nosing around t >>>


      THE PIRATE WHO INSPIRED THE BANKERS
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      The roots of Ecuador‘s crippling debt go back two centuries Colin MacInnes Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian I have watched a young mother die because she did not have the money for a simple appendix operation, and neither did I.

I have looked on in despair as whole families were thrown on to the stree >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      from the Oxford English Dictionary, on the grounds that it implies that potatoes are bad for you. They are threatening to demonstrate in Parliament Square. So is it political correctness gone mad to worry about the negative stereotyping of a vegetable? And is the fact that the Potato Council‘s initials are PC rea >>>


      WE‘RE USED TO MUD, BUT THIS IS GOING TOO FAR
      Guardian, 25-06-2005
      Patrick Barkham Saturday June 25, 2005 The Guardian It was 7am when Olwyn Burgess felt like she was floating at Glastonbury.

But the respectable mother, who was camping in the family field on the hillside above the festival, had not been up raving all night; nor had she been snacking on psychedelic mushrooms. >>>


      BUSH VOWS TO CRUSH IRAQI REBELS
      The Daily Mail, 25-06-2005
      US President George Bush has assured Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al–Jaafari "there‘s not going to be any timetable" for withdrawal of American forces and vowed victory over insurgents attempting to prevent establishment of a democratic government.

"This is not the time to fall back, >>>


      NEW BB TRIO AS ROBERTO EVICTED
      The Daily Mail, 25-06-2005
      Three new housemates have entered the Big Brother house just moments after Italian Roberto got the boot.

Eugene, Kinga and Orlaith are the latest additions to the Channel 4 show, arriving barely dressed in fig leaf–covered bikinis and swimming shorts.

But the other housemates are completely unaw >>>


      PROPERTY PRICES PREDICTED TO FALL
      The Daily Mail, 25-06-2005
      Property prices are set to fall by up to 12% in some areas of England during the coming five years, it has been predicted.

Your Mortgage magazine said Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire would see the biggest falls, while other counties would see lesser drops.

In term >>>


      RODDICK ROWS OVER BRACCIALI BANTER
      The Daily Mail, 25-06-2005
      Second seed Andy Roddick became embroiled in a bitter row after surviving a scare against unheralded Italian Daniele Bracciali to book his place in the third round at Wimbledon.

The match was held over from the previous evening and resumed with Roddick leading two sets to one. Bracciali took the fourth set to >>>


      SIR REG ELECTED NEW UUP LEADER
      The Daily Mail, 25-06-2005
      Sir Reg Empey has been chosen by the Ulster Unionists Party to take over from David Trimble as leader.

However, the former Stormont economy minister was run close in a shock first–round result by former Army major Alan McFarland.

After the first round of voting, the margin between the two men wa >>>


      SPURS AND CHELSEA REACH AGREEMENT
      The Daily Mail, 25-06-2005
      Tottenham have accepted a "significant" cash settlement from Chelsea that paves the way for sporting director Frank Arnesen to move across London and join the Barclays Premiership champions.

The agreement also clears Chelsea of another potential Premier League inquiry after Spurs had threatened to lo >>>


      SVEN DENIED FARIA AFFAIR, FA CHIEF
      The Daily Mail, 25-06-2005
      England coach Sven–Goran Eriksson told bosses he had never had an affair with sex–scandal secretary Faria Alam, the country‘s top football official told the tribunal.

The 56–year–old Swede was "taken aback" by questions from FA executive director David Davies in the wake >>>


      A PLACE AMONG THE NATIONS
      The Jerusalem Post, 25-06-2005
      NEW YORK Sixty years ago this weekend, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco to sign the founding charter of the UN. Fresh from the horrors of World War II, they envisioned a collective of nations that would block the path to tyranny and war, safeguard fundamental human rights, and spread tolerance aroun >>>


      A QUIET MINORITY
      The Jerusalem Post, 25-06-2005
      Adnan Gerchad looks forward every day to learning more about his people‘s past.

The ground floor of his Circassian village home in Kfar Kama near Mount Tabor attests to how far he has gone with his personal quest.

His study–library–museum–visitor center boasts shelves of books >>>


      DREAMS THAT DEFINE US
      The Jerusalem Post, 25-06-2005
      Responsible Men By Edward Schwarzschild Algonquin 344pp., $23.'5 Edward Schwarzschild, author of Responsible Men, is on a crusade to make sure that even former CliffsNotes readers and those deprived of Turner‘s Classic Movie channel know that his book about a family of disillusioned salesmen is meant to conju >>>


      AFRICAN UNION REFUSES TO COMMENT ON MUGABE‘S URBAN CLEARANCES
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By James Sturcke 25 June 2005 The African Union has defied calls from Britain and the US to condemn the Zimbabwean government‘s campaign of urban clearances which has left hundreds of thousands homeless.

An AU spokesman said the crackdown by President Robert Mugabe‘s regime on so–called illeg >>>


      AMERICA TURNS ON BUSH OVER IRAQ
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      Three in five want troops out as President vows to stay By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 25 June 2005 Beset by fading public support for the war and growing violence on the ground, President George Bush flatly rejected any timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq, vowing the United States would stay until the insurgenc >>>


      ARMY HARASSMENT COMPOUNDS THE MISERY OF TSUNAMI VICTIMS IN ACEH
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Kathy Marks in Gle Bruk, Aceh 25 June 2005 The Acehnese fishermen had just returned with their catch and were on their way back to the refugee camp. As they passed a security post, soldiers barred their way and ordered them to lie face down on the ground. The men were then told to crawl through the dust. Their ordea >>>


      AUCTION SHEDS RARE LIGHT ON THE VERY PRIVATE LIFE OF MARLON BRANDO
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles 25 June 2005 For 44 years, Marlon Brando lived far removed from his fellow humans behind high–security gates guarded by snarling dogs on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. To anyone who was not his friend – and he had plenty – he came across as remote, elusive, enigmatic >>>


      BERLIN FEARS FIASCO AS LIVE8 CONCERT FAILS TO ATTRACT SUPPORT
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Tony Paterson in Berlin 25 June 2005 Berlin‘s planned Live8 concert next week threatens to turn into a fiasco because it has failed to attract the support of politicians or business sponsors, the event‘s German organiser has admitted.

Marek Lieberberg, a friend of Bob Geldof contracted to run th >>>


      BILLY GRAHAM AND THE LAST CRUSADE
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      His hair is white, the baritone voice almost a whisper. His death, he says, could come any day. Yet the 86–year–old is back – and can still pull the crowds like no other preacher.

By David Usborne 25 June 2005 When they tried first to book Madison Square Garden for his coming to New York this >>>


      BLACK MARKET THREAT TO BRITAIN‘S RAREST FLOWERS
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Ian Herbert, North of England Correspondent 25 June 2005 To the untutored eye, the long–stemmed purple plants clustered in a boggy paddock on the Wirral peninsula seemed to be just one more species in an area blessed with many.

But the thieves, who came equipped with trowels and pots, knew better. The >>>


      BRITISH GAS OWNER WARNS OF HIGHER ENERGY BILLS
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Damian Reece City Editor 25 June 2005 Centrica, the owner of British Gas, warned consumers to expect higher household energy bills over the next six months, reflecting rising world energy costs.

The company said that in the first six months of the year British Gas had lost a net 445,000 customer accounts to >>>


      BROKER ROUNDUP÷ LEHMANS PICKS AB FOODS OVER TATE & LYLE
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      24 June 2005 Lehman Brothers downgrades Tate & Lyle and upgrades Associated British Foods.

Full Story

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      CHINESE FLOODS KILL AT LEAST 535 AND FORCE MILLIONS TO LEAVE HOMES
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Joe McDonald, in Beijing AP 25 June 2005 Some of the worst flooding in a century in parts of China has killed at least 536 people in two weeks, and forecasters are predicting more rain in the area where rising waters have already forced the evacuation of 1.4 million residents.

Water reached the top of telep >>>


      EUROPE EDGES HIGHER AS ECONOMIC WORRIES PERSIST
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      Media World Environment Politics Sci/Technology Africa Americas Asia Australasia Middle East Robert Fisk Business News Analysis & Features Comment SME Citywire People Obituaries Profiles Pandora Home > News > Business > Citywire E >>>


      EXTRA SURCHARGE GOES ON AIR FARES AFTER OIL PRICE GAINS
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      Extra surcharge goes on air fares after oil price gains By Barrie Clement 25 June 2005 British Airways and Virgin increased fuel surcharges to passengers by up to one–third yesterday as oil prices remained at record highs.

Both airlines raised the payment by 8 to 24 on one–way, long–haul flig >>>


      FA KNEW ERIKSSON ‘THE SEAGULL‘ HAD A ‘ROVING EYE‘ – BUT DID HE LIE OVER AFFAIR?
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Cahal Milmo 25 June 2005 From an over–paid tactical novice to an icy footballing genius, Sven Goran Eriksson has been labelled many things since becoming England coach. But never before has he been likened to a randy sea bird.

That is the arresting image of the 4m–a–year coach that emerged >>>


      FAILURE OF VAT FRAUD CASE TO COST Ј100M
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Robert Verkaik Legal Affairs Correspondent 25 June 2005 The bill for one of Britain‘s costliest prosecution failures is set to reach 100m after a judge exposed a flawed Customs investigation into VAT fraud.

Five Manchester–based businessmen accused of a complex tax scam in the cross–border >>>


      FRIDAY CLOSING MARKET÷ LATE RUSH FOR O2 STARTS BID TALK
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      24 June 2005 Increased late activity in the old British Telecom mobile phone subsidiary O2 revived suggestions that Deutsche Telekom may be planning a bid.

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      FRIDAY LUNCHTIME MARKET÷ FLOORS 2 GO PLUMMETS ON SALES ALERT
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      24 June 2005 Near–record oil prices keeps the FTSE 100 pinned down and AIM–listed Floors 2 Go tumbles 40% on a sales warning.

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      IRANIAN POLL HEADS FOR PHOTO FINISH AS HARDLINER WINS OVER POOR VOTERS
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Angus McDowall in Tehran 25 June 2005 Sue Arnold÷ My life as an Iranian gossip columnist Iranian poll heads for photo finish as hardliner wins over poor voters Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the fundamentalist Tehran mayor, appeared to make a strong showing yesterday in the closest presidential election many Iranians c >>>


      ISLAND OF NEW HOMES OFFERS HOPE IN THE SHADOW OF BELFAST‘S 60FT–HIGH SECTARIAN PEACELINE
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By David McKittrick Ireland Correspondent 25 June 2005 It is the mother of all Belfast sectarian flashpoints, the iconic birthplace of the modern IRA, a troublespot which for decades has been an intermittent war zone.

A forbidding 60ft–high peaceline, hundreds of yards long, imposes almost absolute segre >>>


      JEREMY WARNER‘S OUTLOOK÷ ABOUT TIME. SUDDENLY FOREIGN INVESTORS ARE GETTING IT ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA‘S ATTRACTIONS
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      Americas Asia Australasia Middle East Robert Fisk Business News Analysis & Features Comment SME Citywire People Obituaries Profiles Pandora Home > News > Business > Comment Jeremy Warner‘s Outlook÷ About time. Suddenly foreign investors >>>


      MARKET REPORT÷ O2 RINGS UP GAINS ON TALK OF DUTCH PREDATOR
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Michael Jivkov 25 June 2005 Rumours of a bid for O2 just won‘t go away, and yesterday they focused on suggestions that Deutsche Telekom might be tempted to make a move on the UK mobile phone operator.

The speculation left O2trading at 131.75p at one point during the session, but as the day wore on inv >>>


      MURRAY BOOSTS TOWN THAT FOREVER LIVES IN SHADOW OF TRAGEDY
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Paul Kelbie, Scotland Correspondent 25 June 2005 There is an air of quiet pride among the residents of Dunblane, home town to Britain‘s latest tennis hopeful Andrew Murray.

There are no banners , posters or fluttering flags to be seen in the picture–postcard streets.

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      ONE YEAR AFTER SOVEREIGNTY RESTORED, NATION IS IN CRISIS
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Patrick Quinn in Baghdad 25 June 2005 Car bombers have struck Iraq 47' times in the past year, and a third of the attacks followed the naming of a new Iraqi government two months ago, according to a count compiled by the Associated Press news agency and based on reports from police, military and hospital officia >>>


      PLAN TO IMPOSE NEW AIRLINE LEVY SPARKS ROW WITH UK TREASURY
      Independent, 25-06-2005
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      PRU BOOSTS ANNUITY BOOK BY Ј1.5BN
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      24 June 2005 Insurance giant Prudential has announced that it is buying a portfolio of 52,500 annuity policies from closed end fund consolidator Resolution Life.

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      RUMSFELD CLAIMS IRAQ IS NOT A QUAGMIRE
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 24 June 2005 As Baghdad reeled from a deadly new spate of bombings, Donald Rumsfeld, the Defence Secretary, insisted that the US was not losing the war in Iraq.

But the top US regional commander said the insurgency was undiminished, and ever more foreign fighters were entering >>>


      SECRETARIES WHO BITE BACK
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      Faria Alam and Jenny ‘Ketchup‘ Amner are the latest PAs to have turned on the boss – but they‘re not the first. Stuart Husband introduces us to the Miss Moneypennys who were pushed a fax too far...
25 June 2005 The siren÷ Faria Alam The charges Sultry, pouting Faria Alam nailed the fa >>>


      TESCO SALES CONTINUE TO RISE BUT TOUGH TIMES LIE AHEAD
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By James Daley 25 June 2005 Tesco, the UK‘s largest retailer, boasted yet another strong increase in group sales yesterday, announcing a 14.6 per cent rise in the first quarter revenues, but it warned of tougher conditions in the forthcoming months.

Speaking at the company‘s annual meeting at the Q >>>


      THE INTERVIEW÷ THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK FOR ONLINE POKER
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      Noam Lanir Chief executive, Empire Online By Rachel Stevenson 25 June 2005 When I go to meet Noam Lanir, the chief executive of the newly listed internet poker business, Empire Online, and one of the latest to make millions out of an industry that is the hottest topic in the City this summer, I am begged by his adviser >>>


      THIRD HOSPITAL IS HIT BY NEW STRAIN OF SUPERBUG
      Independent, 25-06-2005
      By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor 25 June 2005 A third hospital in Britain has been struck by the virulent new strain of the bug Clostridium difficile in a sign that the lethal infection may be spreading out of control.

Oldchurch Hospital in Romford, Essex, confirmed yesterday that 10 patients had contracted t >>>


      UK PHONE MAKER SENDO IN TALKS OVER CASH INJECTION
      Independent, 25-06-2005
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      CALLS TO COMMEND TEACHERS – WITH CASH
      The Christian Science Monitor, 25-06-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor SAN DIEGO In most school districts, being named Outstanding Teacher would have garnered Sarah Staebell a pretty plaque to put on her wall. But she works in Douglas County, near Denver, where things are done a bit differently. For Ms. Staebell and her colleagues, special a >>>


      DON‘T LEAVE HAPPINESS IN THE DUST OF SUCCESS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 25-06-2005
      By Jeffrey Nesteruk A college student once told me, "I don‘t need to be happy – just successful." In the MonitorFriday, 06/24/05 Court widens scope of property seizure China‘s bold bid for global energy Six months after tsunami, Aceh rebuilds slowly Blueprint to terror–proof nation&lsq >>>



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