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      COMIC NO JOKE FOR ARCHBISHOP
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     The head of the Church of Greece joined hardline Greek Orthodox religious groups yesterday in condemning a show in Thessaloniki by stand–up comedian Jimmy Panousis which pokes fun at the Church.

«When something mocks everything that is holy and sacred, it is condemnable,» said Archbishop Chris >>>


      CORFU DEATHS CAUSED BY GAS POISONING
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     Charges may be issued against hotel DIMITRA LOUVROU/AFP A policeman stands guard outside the bungalow at the Louis Corcyra hotel on the Ionian island of Corfu where two British children were found dead on Thursday. A coroner confirmed that the boy and girl had died from carbon monoxide poisoning and authorities are inve >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     ACTRESS DEATH Theater great Maria Kalouta dies as a result of natural causes, aged 85 Maria Kalouta, one of Greece’s most renowned comic theater actresses, died of natural causes in Athens yesterday at the age of 85. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis expressed his condolences, saying that Kalouta was closely linked to th >>>


      MAN LOSES HIS LEGS IN DISCARDED MISSILE BLAST
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     A man lost both of his legs in an explosion on Saturday after he set fire to a pile of scrap metal in a Roma settlement in central Greece without knowing that an air force missile had been dumped in with the other trash, police said.

The unnamed 43–year–old man, a Roma, or Gypsy, was injured when th >>>


      MIGRANT SMUGGLER ARRESTED
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     Police arrested in Xanthi, northeastern Greece, on Saturday a 25–year–old Greek man accused of human trafficking after he allegedly took part in an operation to smuggle 23 illegal immigrants into the country.

The suspect was caught transporting the illegal immigrants, mostly from Iraq and Afghanista >>>


      MINISTERS MANAGING SECRET FUNDS
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     The majority of government ministers have access to some 7 billion euros each year that are not recorded in Greece’s national budget but are kept in bank accounts which the ministers manage as they see fit, sources told Sunday’s Kathimerini.

The funds are allegedly derived from several legal sources, such as fi >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     Monday The consular section of the United States Embassy in Athens is closed to the public for internal administrative reasons. For emergencies, call 210.720.24'0 or 210.720.24'1 between 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

An international conference on Concept Development and Experimentation is taking place in Athens >>>


      TWO VETERANS...
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     LEFTERIS DAMIANIDIS/ANA Two veterans of the Second World War ride past President Karolos Papoulias, military chiefs and other dignitaries in Thessaloniki on Saturday as part of the armed forces parade to mark the October 28 national holiday. The holiday marks Greece’s refusal to allow Italy, which allied itself with Naz >>>


      UNIVERSITY REFORMS PUT ON ICE
      Kathimerin, 30-10-2006
     The government has pushed back until January the submission to Parliament of a draft bill introducing university reforms because it wants to avoid fanning tension in the sector, sources said.

The bill, originally scheduled to have been brought before lawmakers last week, outlines the controversial recognition o >>>


      ACTEURS. L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LES ACTIONNAIRES ÉTRANGERS DOIVENT RESPECTER LES NORMES ANTI–ABUS AVANT DE RÉCLAMER LE REMBOURSEMENT DE L‘IMPÔT ANTICIPÉ SUISSE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Caisses maladie: pourquoi la concurrence ne fonctionne pas Analyse. Une suggestion pour les radicaux Bloc–notes. La Bourse, ça paie Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ Nicolas Simar. «Le dividende et sa croissance comptent pour deux tiers de la performance» Amende record aux Etats–Unis Obli >>>


      AMENDE RECORD AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     HEDGE FUNDS. Le gérant de James River Capital sanctionné pour market timing. Le Temps Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Le scandale des «mutual funds» aux Etats–Unis s‘étend aux hedge funds.

La National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), soit l‘autorité de surveillan >>>


      ANALYSE. UNE SUGGESTION POUR LES RADICAUX
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Le président des radicaux suisses Fulvio Pelli bat la campagne et invite des journalistes – pas ceux du Palais fédéral, qui sentent la naphtaline

– mais des gens d‘autres horizons ŕ qui il explique que son parti d >>>


      AU BOUT DE LA NUIT GENEVOISE, PARMI LA JEUNESSE EN RUPTURE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Les tours du Lignon. Des animateurs de la FASE sillonnent les quartiers dits chauds. Photo: DR GENEVE. Trois cents travailleurs sociaux maillent les quartiers dits chauds de la région de Gen';ve, pour tenter de remettre dans le circuit les jeunes en marge de la société. Reportage nocturne.

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      AU LIBAN, LA MARINE ALLEMANDE EN ZONE MINÉE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     POLEMIQUE. Déjŕ mal prise en Afghanistan, l‘Allemagne se voit en difficulté au sein de la Finul.

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      BLOC–NOTES. LA BOURSE, '';A PAIE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Octobre, historiquement, avait tr';s mauvaise réputation dans le monde boursier.

Cette année, la Bourse est euphorique. Elle a chaussé ses lunettes roses et ne voit que les bonnes nouvelles. Pour la plupart des indices, la semaine & >>>


      BRČVE. TVA
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
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      CAISSES MALADIE: POURQUOI LA CONCURRENCE NE FONCTIONNE PAS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Karine Lamiraud, professeure assistante ŕ l‘Institut d‘Economie et de Management de la Santé (IEMS) et au DEEP–HEC, Université de Lausanne.

Richard Frank, professeur d‘Economie de la Santé, Harvard University Karine Lamiraud et Richard Frank Lundi 30 octobre 2006 La p >>>


      COMME UN LUNDI
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Paola Ghillani, Fondatrice et CEO de Paola Ghillani &Friends, société de conseil aux entreprises liées au développement durable; ex–CEO de Max Havelaar.

Florence Gaillard Lundi 30 octobre 2006 – Le climat de votre dimanche soir?

– Un climat méditatif, paisible. – Un r >>>


      CONDAMNÉ Ŕ S‘EXILER AU CANADA
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     MOEURS. Etrange décision de la justice américaine. Ludovic Hirtzmann, Montréal Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Un juge américain de l‘Etat de New York a condamné un professeur de Buffalo, coupable de relations sexuelles avec une él';ve mineure, ŕ choisir entre un an de prison ferme >>>


      COURTISÉS PAR LA SERBIE OFFICIELLE, LES DÉPLACÉS DU KOSOVO ONT VOTÉ SANS ILLUSIONS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Des réfugiés de longue date dans un gymnase de Vranje. Une jeune fille, ŕ l´avant–plan, se maquille en vue du Noël orthodoxe. Photo: Keystone CONSTITUTION. A Vranje, oů sont réfugiés nombre de Serbes qui ont fuit le Kosovo voisin, le gouvernement a promis monts et merveilles >>>


      CRITIQUE. NOCES PLOMBÉES Ŕ KLÉBER–MÉLEAU
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
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      DÉJEUNER AVEC DANIEL BRÉLAZ. DOCTRINE: ÉCOLOGISME HYPERRÉALISTE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Le syndic de Lausanne analyse les chances des Verts vaudois et suisses ŕ l‘heure oů les écologistes manifestent des velléités d‘indépendance.

Nicolas Dufour Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Vendredi passé. Il arrive au Ripp‘s avec une grosse demi–heure de retard, >>>


      EN QUĘTE D‘UN CAMPUS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Vue aérienne du site de l´EPFL ŕ Ecublens. Les projets de construction foisonnent. Photo: Sanaa, Herzog, EPFL • Le site des hautes écoles forme désormais la deuxi';me ville du canton de Vaud.

• Alors que l‘expansion continue, l‘animation du site deveint cruciale. Nic >>>


      ETONNANTES TRANSACTIONS DE LA CAISSE DE SIEMENS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     ENQUETE. En sous–couverture, la caisse de retraite a multiplié les placements risqués.

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      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ NICOLAS SIMAR. «LE DIVIDENDE ET SA CROISSANCE COMPTENT POUR DEUX TIERS DE LA PERFORMANCE»
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Questions ŕ Nicolas Simar, responsable de l‘équipe de gérants de fonds Value de ING Investment Management.

Myret Zaki Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Nicolas Simar a récemment pris la tęte de l‘équipe High Dividend/Value team de ING (INGA.AS), apr';s dix années d&lsq >>>


      KABILA ET BEMBA S‘ENGAGENT CONTRE LA VIOLENCE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     CONGO. Les Congolais, qui votaient hier, s‘inqui';tent d‘une répétition des affrontements du premier tour.

Blandine Flipo, Kinshasa Lundi 30 octobre 2006 L‘explosion tant redoutée a bien eu lieu ŕ Kinshasa, mais elle fut météorologique: ŕ 4 heures du >>>


      L‘INDÉPENDANCE DU KOSOVO ET L‘INTÉGRATION DES BALKANS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Serge Métais, historien des Balkans, montre ŕ quelles conditions l‘Union européenne peut soutenir l‘indépendance de la province anciennement yougoslave et l‘accueillir en son sein.

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      LA DEUXIČME VILLE VAUDOISE? LE NOUVEAU CAMPUS EPFL–UNIL
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     UNIVERSITE. Les constructions se multiplient sur les sites académiques de l‘Ouest lausannois.

Le Temps Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Sur son site, l‘Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) va dépenser en quelques années plus de 500 millions de francs pour compléter son >>>


      LA FINMA HÉSITE ENCORE Ŕ INTÉGRER LA SURVEILLANCE DES BANQUES ET DES ASSURANCES
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     REGLEMENTATION. Les dissensions sont encore vives au sujet de la place de chaque secteur dans la future autorité unifiée.

Myret Zaki Lundi 30 octobre 2006 La FINMA prend forme. Les débats sur ce projet d‘organe de «surveillance fédérale des marchés financiers» s&l >>>


      LE CONCOURS DE PIANO DE GENČVE MAL RELATÉ
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Marcel Linder, Corcelles (NE) Lundi 30 octobre 2006 J‘ai suivi avec plaisir et attention le concert des trois finalistes du Concours de piano de Gen';ve donné par la TSR, dimanche soir 15 octobre.

Accompagnés par l‘Orchestre de chambre de Gen';ve, sous la direction de M. Bo >>>


      LE GRAAL DE KATE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     PEOPLE. Kate Moss est un myst';re. Un top model pris le nez dans la coke, qui boit, fume, fréquente les «bad boys» et se moque du qu‘en dira–t–on.

Une icône qui n‘accorde jamais d‘interview. Portrait. Françoise–Marie Santucci Lundi 30 octobr >>>


      LE SACRE ÉMOUVANT DE ROGER LE B'4;LOIS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Roger Federer. Photo: Keystone TENNIS. Apr';s deux finales perdues en 2001 et 2002, le numéro un mondial a enfin remporté les Swiss Indoors, «son» tournoi.

Ludovic Chappex, Bâle Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Cette victoire, Roger Federer la désirait de toutes ses fibres. Depuis s >>>


      LE VOILE ISLAMIQUE RESTE UN TABOU DANS LES UNIVERSITÉS TURQUES
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     LAICITE. Malgré ses promesses, l‘AKP, le parti islamiste au pouvoir, n‘est jamais parvenu ŕ imposer les étudiantes voilées qui, du coup, s‘exilent vers l‘Europe de l‘Ouest pour étudier.

Delphine Nerbollier, Istanbul Lundi 30 octobre 2006 «La laďc >>>


      LES MARINS ONT MIS LE CAP SUR LA SOLITUDE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     VOILE. Les concurrents de la Route du Rhum se sont élancés dimanche de Saint–Malo dans des conditions de demoiselle et devant plus de trois cent mille spectateurs. Retour sur un week–end fiévreux, de l‘agitation ŕ la soudaine évasion.

Isabelle Musy, Saint–Malo Lu >>>


      LOUABLE MAIS INUTILE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Antoine Bachmann, Vandśuvres (GE) Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Merci d‘avoir publié l‘article de Serge Bednarczyk sur la violence ŕ Gen';ve (LT du 26.10.2006). Certes, Gen';ve s‘enfonce, certes, rien n‘est fait.

Moi–męme, en janvier de cette année, >>>


      MIEUX QU‘Ŕ LA MAISON
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     VACANCES. Des engins pour rock stars. Des écrans plasma. Une moto dans le coffre. Du luxe et du confort ŕ faire pâlir la famille Knie. Reportage au salon du caravaning de Berne, ce week–end.

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      NICKY HAYDEN, FILS DE «DAME PÉTARD», EST COURONNÉ
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     MOTOCYCLISME. A la surprise générale, Valentino Rossi craque et abandonne le titre mondial ŕ son ami américain.

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      OBLIGATIONS CONVERTIBLES. LES CONVERTIBLES POUR CONTRECARRER LES DÉSAVANTAGES DES PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Obligations convertibles. Giuseppe Mirante, Gestionnaire des fonds IFP Fund Global Convertible Bonds, IFP Fund Management SA, Pully Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Vu sous l‘angle de la quantité, le succ';s des produits structurés depuis plus de dix ans est absolument incontestable. En effet, l‘appar >>>


      POUR LA DÉMOCRATIE EN EUROPE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Editorial. D.S. Miéville Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Il y a quelques mauvaises raisons de refuser, le 26 novembre prochain, la contribution suisse aux nouveaux Etats membres de l‘Union européenne.

Il y en a plusieurs bonnes de l‘accepter. On insiste beaucoup, et on n‘a pas tort, sur le fai >>>


      PRIX DU LIVRE: DIX QUESTIONS POUR COMPRENDRE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     MARCHE DU LIVRE. Une commission du Conseil national va voter mardi sur l‘opportunité d‘un prix réglementé pour les livres en Suisse. Révision générale pour y voir plus clair dans le débat.

Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Depuis plus de trente ans, les pr >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. L‘ÉTRIER ÉJECTABLE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Quoi de neuf. Francesca Sacco Lundi 30 octobre 2006 L‘histoire ne dit pas combien de chutes de cheval il aura fallu pour qu‘un cavalier excédé se décide enfin ŕ concevoir un étrier qui fonctionnerait comme une fixation de ski. Rappelez–vous: jusqu‘ici, la monture pouvait >>>


      UN ACCORD AVEC PÉKIN BUTE SUR TAĎWAN
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     DIPLOMATIE. Les discussions avec la Chine en vue d‘un «mémoire d‘entente» se poursuivent.

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      UN MILLIARD DE TROP
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Jean–Luc Addor, Savi';se (VS) Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Des milliards pour l‘UE plutôt que des rentes pour les Suisses: c‘est le nouveau slogan de ceux qui veulent que la Suisse paie son tribut ŕ l‘Union européenne, cet ensemble qui s‘est développé de mani&# >>>


      VOTATIONS DU 26 NOVEMBRE. UNE HISTOIRE DE MILLIARD
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Micheline Calmy–Rey, son homologue autrichienne Ursula Plassnik et Benita Ferrero–Waldner, commissaire européenne (ŕ droite), en février 2006. Photo: Keystone La Suisse entend contribuer ŕ la cohésion sociale et économique de l‘Europe mais elle le fait sur une base volonta >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. DERNIER RÉPIT AVANT QUE NE FAIBLISSE L‘ANTICYCLONE DES A'';ORES
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 30 octobre 2006 Dernier volet de L‘Affaire Villemin. Vous avez vu les deux premiers? Paraît que c‘est bien. Je ne parviens pourtant pas ŕ replonger dans la sordide Vologne. (France3, lundi 30, 20h55) ××× Les élections du midterm bushien arriven >>>


      ZONES GÉOGRAPHIQUES ET ZONES LINGUISTIQUES
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Laurent Marmeys, Gen';ve Lundi 30 octobre 2006 A la lecture de votre article intitulé «Ces pays qui ont rétabli l‘uniforme scolaire» dans votre édition du 20 octobre, j‘ai relevé une erreur bien trop souvent présente dans la presse ainsi que dans les esprits de no >>>


      ZOUG VEUT LES VERTS Ŕ LA MAISON PLUTÔT QU‘Ŕ BERNE
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     ZOUG. Hanspeter Uster n‘ira pas au Conseil des Etats. Mais son parti fait un carton aux cantonales.

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      «DONNONS AUX AGENTS DE SÉCURITÉ MUNICIPAUX LES MOYENS D‘AGIR!»
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     Simon Brandt, conseiller municipal radical de la Ville de Gen';ve, montre les dysfonctionnements qui existent entre la police cantonale et les agents municipaux.

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      «IL EST TROP SIMPLISTE DE SE FOCALISER SUR PÉKIN ET SHANGHAI»
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     INVESTISSEMENT. Michael Lai, chef des fonds asiatiques pour GAM, recherche des perles locales peu connues des investisseurs occidentaux. En Asie, il privilégie la Corée et se veut prudent sur l‘Inde.

Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 30 octobre 2006 A Hong Kong depuis 13 ans, Michael Lai est ŕ mę >>>


      «LE PDC EST NEUF FOIS SUR DIX DU CÔTÉ DES GAGNANTS»
      Le Temps, 30-10-2006
     ELECTIONS. Le nouveau président du PDC, Christophe Darbellay, a rappelé samedi aux délégués les ambitions du parti pour 2007.

Stéphanie Germanier, Fribourg Lundi 30 octobre 2006 «Avancer plutôt que provoquer.»C‘est avec ce slogan que Christophe Darbellay a fu >>>


      &#3'KHAZANAH SUKUK&#3' SETS NEW BENCHMARK FOR GLOBAL INVESTORS
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 30 October 2006 – The drive toward innovation in the burgeoning global Sukuk (Islamic bond) market is gathering momentum with the closing recently of the world&#3's first exchangeable and effectively equity–linked Sukuk – the $750 million Islamic Exchangeable T >>>


      LOW–BUDGET AIRLINES SET TO OPEN NEW ERA
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — Saudi Arabia is fast heading for a new era in civil aviation services with the operation of two low–cost airlines. «Most of the Saudi investors who have applied for licenses to operate private airlines have opted for low–budget airlines,» sa >>>


      MANAGING RISK: BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CAN BE TOO COSTLY
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     V. A. Tommy Insurance is the last priority when entrepreneurs think of commencing their business activities; they are more concerned with obtaining the governmental licenses and scouting for customers to sell their products and services.

When businesses, especially those in the small and medium sector, think of >>>


      NOW PAN FOR NRIS THROUGH PASSPORTS
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Gopal Sutar, Arab News RIYADH, 30 October 2006 — If you are a non–resident Indian (NRI) or a person of Indian origin (PIO) and are wondering how to meet the deadline of Dec.
31, 2006 to obtain permanent account number (PAN) issued by India’s Income Tax Department, there is good news. The Directorate of Income >>>


      SAUDI OFFSET PROGRAM: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady The Saudi Economic Offset Program can be a powerful tool for domestic investments, for those seeking to enter the lucrative Saudi and regional markets. The Offset Program has been in existence since 1'84, when Saudi Arabia was the first country in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to set up su >>>


      TEN OBSTACLES TO SAUDI DATE EXPORTS
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — Despite of the strategic importance of dates and the governmental support in the Kingdom to their production and industrialization, this national wealth has not been taken care of by the businessmen of private sectors. Furthermore, the development of producing and industri >>>


      CIVILIANS’ RIGHTS DURING ARMED CONFLICT
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Dr. Muhammad Al–Awwa What are the rights of civilians in an armed conflict? How does Islam treat noncombatants in a war? In the context of the mounting civilians casualties in the wars or conflicts in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan this topic has assumed added importance.

Perhaps it is neither mistaken n >>>


      THE HIJAB IN WESTERN COUNTRIES
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. On the basis of my understanding of verses such as 24: 31, and 33: 53 & 55, the hijab is obligatory for Muslim women. However, some of our brothers and sisters living in the US claim that it is optional for Muslim women living in the US and other Western countries. They argue that wearing i >>>


      42 GULF STUDENTS SHARE ALMARAI PRIZE
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 30 October 2006 — Forty–two top students from government schools in the six Gulf Cooperation Council states and Yemen were named winners of the «Public Education Prize for Best Students» at a press conference held jointly by the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf Stat >>>


      '5,000 WORK–RELATED ACCIDENTS THIS YEAR
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — According to official statistics released recently, there were '5,000 accidents at work so far this year, 320 of them fatal.

According to Asharq Al–Awsat newspaper, 31,782 workers recovered fully from work–related injuries whereas 2,85' recovered but suffe >>>


      BANKS CHANGING BUSINESS HOURS
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Maha Akeel & Javid Hassan, Arab News JEDDAH/RIYADH, 30 October 2006 — An official source at Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) has confirmed to Arab News that the Kingdom’s banks will soon change their working hours. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered the change based on recommendations by the >>>


      CONFERENCE TO HIGHLIGHT MINERAL RESOURCES
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Saeed Al–Abyad, Arab News Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al–Naimi inspects the venue of the conference on Sunday. (AN photo) JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — Seventeen Arab ministers and a large number of businessmen and experts will take part in the 'th Arab Conference for Mineral Resources, to b >>>


      KING LAUDS PRIVATE HEALTH SECTOR
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Siraj Wahab & Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan with Dr. Walid Fitaihi, the CEO of the International Medical Center, at the high–tech hospital’s inauguration in Jeddah on Sunday. (AN photo) JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy >>>


      RAINS BRING CHAOS TO JEDDAH, MAKKAH STREETS
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Saeed Al–Abyad & Zainy Abbas, Arab News Thunder and lightning near the Old Airport area marked the advent of heavy rains in Jeddah in the early hours of Sunday. (AN photo by Emad Al–Salehi) JEDDAH/MAKKAH, 30 October 2006 — Following four hours of heavy rains, thunder and lightning in the early hours of y >>>


      RETURNING EGYPTIAN PILGRIMS STRANDED ON JORDANIAN BORDER
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — Over 30,000 Egyptian pilgrims, on their way back to Egypt, have been left stranded for the last five days in the city of Ma’an on Jordan’s border with Saudi Arabia. According to reports, three Egyptian women have died at the location.

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      SAUDI EDUCATORS LEAVE TO LEARN FROM JAPANESE EXPERIENCE
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 30 October 2006 — A delegation consisting of seven senior officials from the Ministry of Education left for Japan yesterday to attend a training program on how to improve the school education system in Saudi Arabia.

This tailor–made program has been designed by the >>>


      SHOURA BACKS ALLEGIANCE LAW
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — The 150–member Shoura Council yesterday commended the new Allegiance Law issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah as one of the king’s major political reforms.

«The new law will strengthen political stability, ensure national u >>>


      STC UPGRADES BENEFIT PILGRIMS, HUGE JUMP IN USER VOLUME
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 30 October 2006 — The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) said yesterday that 472 million SMS text messages were sent through its Al–Jawal network from the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah during the month of Ramadan and the five days of Eid. In addition, the company said a total number >>>


      ANTI–WAR RALLIES IN CANADA
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Latafat Ali Siddiqui, Arab News TORONTO, 30 October 2006 — Protest rallies were held in major Canadian cities Saturday with demonstrators urging Ottawa to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. In Toronto, several hundred people gathered outside the US Consulate, where left–leaning parliamentarian Jack Layton deman >>>


      DELHI TENSE ON EVE OF SHUTDOWN
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 30 October 2006 — Police yesterday appealed to Delhi residents to maintain law and order and avoid damaging public property during a three–day business shutdown beginning today. Shops across New Delhi will remain shut to protest a court order to close businesses operating i >>>


      EX–BRITISH GENERAL SAYS AFGHAN WAR IS ‘CUCKOO’
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Agencies LONDON, 30 October 2006 — Prime Minister Tony Blair was facing renewed pressure over Britain’s role in the global war on terror yesterday as a key military figure in an interview called the war in Afghanistan «cuckoo.» Critics of Britain’s policies in Afghanistan and Iraq were also bolstered by the >>>


      FAILED AFFAIR BEHIND THREAT MAIL
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News TRIVANDRUM, 30 October 2006 — A 26–year–old computer hardware instructor in the Kerala port city of Cochin has admitted to sending e–mails threatening Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to seek revenge against a girl who scorned him.

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      GUNMEN TARGET MALIKI’S BODYGUARDS
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Agencies BAGHDAD, 30 October 2006 — A bodyguard of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki was wounded and 1' others were killed in violence across the country, officials said yesterday. Maliki’s bodyguard was wounded when gunmen fired on a government car on Saturday in Baghdad, spokesman Ali Al–Dabbagh said >>>


      IAJUDDIN TAKES OVER AS CARETAKER CHIEF
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 30 October 2006 — Bangladeshi President Iajuddin Ahmed was sworn in yesterday as head of an interim administration before January elections in a bid to end political clashes but the opposition called nationwide protests for today after Iajuddin took oath.

«The Awami Leag >>>


      INDIA SUSPENDS BORDER TRADE WITH BANGLADESH
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 30 October 2006 — India yesterday suspended cross–border trade with Bangladesh through Benapole because of political turmoil.

Several thousand trucks loaded with merchandize remained stranded at Haridaspur and Bongaon on the Indian side and a few on the Bangladeshi side, >>>


      KASHMIRIS’ PLIGHT HIGHLIGHTED
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 30 October 2006 — The Kashmir Committee, established 18 years ago to help the Kashmiris in their struggle for self–determination, observed black day to denounce the occupation of Kashmir, at an event held at the Consulate General of Pakistan.

Chairman Mian Khalid highlighted the committe >>>


      MUSLIM LEADER DIES IN NIGERIA PLANE CRASH
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Agence France Presse ABUJA, 30 October 2006 — More than 100 people, including the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims, were killed yesterday when a commercial airliner crashed after takeoff in the capital Abuja, officials and aviation sources said.

«The ADC plane took off this morning from Lagos to Soko >>>


      PHILIPPINE TROOPS, SEPARATISTS SWAP TRUCE VIOLATION RAPS
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 30 October 2006 – Separatist guerrillas and government troops yesterday swapped charges of truce violation after a clash that an army spokesman claimed to have killed four rebels in the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

A military spokesman said army soldie >>>


      PRINCE CHARLES, CAMILLA BEGIN PAKISTAN VISIT
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 30 October 2006 — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Pakistan yesterday amid tight security at the invitation of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.

A plane carrying the royal couple touched down at Chaklala Air Base in Rawalpindi, >>>


      US ‘GREATER MIDDLE EAST’ DREAM DOOMED: SYRIA
      Arab News, 30-10-2006
     Agencies DAMASCUS, 30 October 2006 — Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal said in remarks published yesterday that the United States’ project for a «Greater Middle East» was «an unrealizable dream.» «The people of the Middle East will decide their own future by themselves.

The >>>


      2 DEATHS BLAMED ON NORTHEAST WINDS
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     ALBANY, N.Y. –– Howling winds slicing across the Northeast over the weekend tore into trees and power lines, leaving thousands of customers still without power Monday. The storm contributed to at least two deaths and hampered the search for a man who fell off a cruise ship.

More than 100,000 utility >>>


      4 MD. MEN INDICTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     BALTIMORE –– Four men were indicted on child pornography charges, federal prosecutors announced Monday.

Among those indicted was James L. Watson, 43, of Pasadena, who was accused of possessing hundreds of thousands of pictures and video files depicting child porn. Authorities seized 17 computers and >>>


      AS HOUSES RISE IN THE WILD, SO DO FIRE CONCERNS
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     BANNING, Calif., Oct. 2' –– Dennis Watkins wanted a piece of the good life. Several years ago, the Frito–Lay salesman and his wife bought a three–acre plot of land in the San Jacinto Mountains. In May, they completed their house –– a 3,000–square–foot ranch–style >>>


      BIG–NAME ANGER ON BEHALF OF THE LITTLE GUY
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back By Lou Dobbs Viking, 251 pp., $24.'5 Lou Dobbs is one of the professional angry men of cable television news.

The host of CNN‘s "Lou Dobbs Tonight" >>>


      BUS VANDALS SHUT DOWN SCHOOL SYSTEM
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     WATERBURY, Conn. –– Vandals damaged 40 percent of the buses used to bring about 18,000 students to public schools, leading officials to give children an unexpected day off from school Monday.

The city‘s schools were closed because 22 buses were broken into, with fire extinguishers sprayed insi >>>


      BUSH ACCUSES DEMOCRATS OF LACKING PLAN FOR IRAQ
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     STATESBORO, Georgia (Reuters) – Weakened by the unpopular Iraq war, President George W. Bush accused Democrats of lacking a plan to win it on Monday as he opened a weeklong drive to try to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Congress.

"The Democratic goal is to get out of Iraq. The Republican goa >>>


      CHASE FOR SUSPECT CLOSES OHIO AIRPORT
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     COLUMBUS, Ohio –– An airport used primarily for cargo flights was closed for about '0 minutes early Monday while police pursued a man who crashed his car through a fence after a high–speed chase.

No flights were affected at Rickenbacker International Airport because no takeoffs or landings >>>


      CHINA MILITARY TO TOUR U.S. BASES
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     HONOLULU –– A Chinese military delegation will begin a five–day tour of U.S. military installations in Hawaii and California on Monday and meet with senior U.S. officers in the latest step to repair military ties between the two countries.

About 30 midlevel military commanders in the People&ls >>>


      COURT DENIES APPEAL OF RAPE SENTENCE
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– The Supreme Court on Monday turned down the case of a Michigan man who said his sentence for rape was increased because he repeatedly maintained his innocence.

A judge sent Craig Haskell to prison for 12 to 30 years on a rape conviction after Haskell said at his sentencing hearing, &qu >>>


      DUKE ACCUSER ‘TALKING CRAZY‘ AFTER PARTY
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     DURHAM, N.C. –– The woman who said she was raped after performing as a stripper at a Duke lacrosse team party was clearly impaired and "talking crazy" afterward, the second dancer at the party said in an interview broadcast Monday.

"The trip in that car from the house ... went from ha >>>


      FAMILY FOUND SHOT TO DEATH IN KENTUCKY
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     FRENCHBURG, Ky. –– A family of four was found shot to death in eastern Kentucky in what is being treated as a triple murder and a suicide, Kentucky State Police said.

The bodies of Bryan Purvis, 34; his wife, Jeanie, 2'; their son Bryan,
11; and daughter Jennifer, 8, were found at 6:30 p.m. >>>


      GALLAUDET REJECTS INCOMING PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– The board of trustees of the nation‘s premier school for the deaf voted Sunday to revoke the appointment of the incoming president, who had been the subject of weeks of protests that at times shut down the campus.

The vote at Gallaudet University came after a daylong closed&ndash >>>


      GLOBAL WARMING WILL DEVASTATE WORLD ECONOMY, REPORT SAYS
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     LONDON –– Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression, a major British report said Monday.

Introducing the report, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said unabated climate change would eventually cost the world between 5 percent an >>>


      N.C. FIRE MAY HAVE BEGUN NEAR CHEMICALS
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     APEX, N.C. –– The hazardous waste storage plant fire that led to the evacuation of thousands of residents in early October may have started where chemicals such as pool chlorination tablets were stored, investigators said Monday.

An initial review found that a chemical cloud was seen above that area >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     Storms Battering Northeast Are Blamed for Two Deaths NEW YORK –– Thousands of homes and businesses from Maryland to Maine had no electricity Sunday as a storm system blasted the region with winds gusting to more than 50 mph, knocking over trees and a construction crane. The storm was blamed for at least two >>>


      NIH‘S NEW ETHICS RULES LEAD SOME TO PONDER JUMPING SHIP
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     Nearly 40 percent of the scientists conducting hands–on research at the National Institutes of Health say they are looking for other jobs or are considering doing so to escape new ethics rules that have curtailed their opportunity to earn outside income.

Most scientists say the ethics crackdown is too sev >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     PM –– Jane Hodgson ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) _ Dr. Jane Hodgson, the first physician in the United States to be convicted of illegally performing an abortion in a hospital, died Oct. 23. She was '1.

She was convicted in 1'70 of defying Minnesota‘s abortion ban by performing the procedure i >>>


      OLDER VETS REACH OUT TO YOUNGER TROOPS
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     COLUMBUS, Ga. –– Jack Wagner was wounded twice in Vietnam, but instead of a hero‘s welcome upon his return, he was advised to ditch his uniform to avoid the wrath of anti–war protesters.

"That made a lot of Vietnam veterans go in the closet. They didn‘t want to be labeled as b >>>


      RANKING OF MOST, LEAST DANGEROUS CITIES
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     AM –– A list of the safest and most dangerous cities overall, as compiled by Morgan Quitno Press, which bases the rankings on FBI figures released in June. The list starts with the safest cities and ends with the most dangerous.

Only cities that reported crime rates were included in the list. For ex >>>


      REPORT: BP KNEW REFINERY WAS AT RISK
      Washington Post, 30-10-2006
     TEXAS CITY, Texas –– Safety experts for BP PLC warned their bosses of the potential for a "major site incident" 2 1/2 years before an explosion at the company‘s Texas City refinery killed 15 people, according to a broadcast report.

CBS‘ "60 Minutes" also reported Sund >>>



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