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      BOY PLAYING WITH GUN SHOOTS BROTHER DEAD
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     A 14–year–old boy accidentally killed his brother in Pyrgos in the southwestern Peloponnese when a gun he was handling accidentally went off, police said on Saturday.

A single bullet hit the 16–year–old victim’s right eye, fatally wounding him. The boys were on the family’s farm on the o >>>


      DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED...
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     SIMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA Demonstrators gathered at Syntagma Square in central Athens on Saturday on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Figures released last week showed that seven in 10 Greek women who are the victims of domestic violence were secondary school or university gra >>>


      EASY WIN FOR OLYMPIAKOS
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     Olympiakos maintained its two–point lead at the top of the soccer Super League with a comfortable 4–0 win over struggling Larissa at the Karaiskaki Stadium last night.

The Piraeus club opened the scoring in the 14th minute with Nigerian Haruna Babangida. A free kick from Brazilian star Rivaldo made >>>


      FIVE HUNTERS FOUND SLAIN IN THE WOODS
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     Police say case is ‘unprecedented’ AP Police sealed off an area in Kalyvia, central Greece, where five hunters were shot to death on Saturday, as authorities began a massive hunt for suspects. The motives for the killings were not immediately clear, police said.

Five men who were hunting in the woods in central >>>


      HOPE FADING FOR CYPRUS DEAL
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     LARNACA (AFP) – Cypriot Foreign Minister Giorgos Lillikas voiced pessimism yesterday that last–ditch talks in Finland with Turkey would avert an EU crisis with Ankara over the Cyprus issue.

«Nobody can prejudge the outcome but, as I said, in the past few days the information we have received from va >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     FILM FESTIVAL South Korean movie takes prize for best movie in Thessaloniki «Family Ties,» a film by South Korea’s Kim Tae–yong was awarded the Golden Alexander for best film at the 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which ended yesterday evening with the awards ceremony at the Olympion The >>>


      PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES SPLIT GREEKS
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     Greeks are divided on whether the government should introduce private universities while most businesspeople believe that foreign university degrees have more weight than local certificates, according to survey results released by Sunday’s Kathimerini.

Research prepared by the Hellenic Foundation for European a >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     Monday The Hellenic Foreign Trade Board hosts a meeting between Greek businessmen and the Korea Importers’ Association at the Athenaeum Inter–Continental Hotel in Athens. The meeting aims to promote Greek export products to the region.

The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Athens is closed >>>


      THREAT OF WATER WOES FOR REGION
      Kathimerin, 27-11-2006
     Poor water management along with wasteful farming practices and a growing tourism sector are stretching the country’s water resources, experts warned over the weekend.

In a three–day conference on water management in Greece and other Southeastern European countries that ended yesterday, experts called on >>>


      20000 TURCS MANIFESTENT CONTRE LA VENUE DU PAPE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     TURQUIE. Excuses demandées ŕ Benoît XVI sur ses déclarations sur l‘islam et la violence.

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      ADOUBÉE, SÉGOLČNE ROYAL DICTE LA MARCHE Ŕ SUIVRE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Ségol';ne Royale lors de son discours d´investiture. Photo: Keystone FRANCE. Investie dimanche par le Parti socialiste, la candidate demande ŕ ses troupes d‘ętre plus proches de la «réalité de la vie des gens».

Sylvain Besson, Paris Lundi 27 novembre 2006 >>>


      AGEN HOLDING VEUT DÉCUPLER SES VENTES D‘ICI Ŕ QUATRE ANS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     PERSPECTIVES. Le quotidien L‘Agefi a un avenir au sein de la nouvelle structure, mais il doit ętre revu et corrigé, selon Antoine Hubert, un des hommes forts du groupe hybride presse–santé.

Bastien Buss Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Esbrouffe ou lucidité? L‘avenir le dira, mais fo >>>


      ANALYSE. LES MAUVAIS SIGNAUX DE DORIS LEUTHARD
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 27 novembre 2006 La męme réalité économique peut ętre vue de deux façons totalement différentes, la semaine derni';re en a fourni un exemple frappant en mati';re d‘emploi.

Jeudi, les journaux se sont réjou >>>


      BELGES Ŕ PART
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     MODE. L‘Anversois Bruno Pieters a remporté le Prix Swiss Textiles 2006. Il fait partie de la troisi';me vague de ces créateurs partis de Belgique qui marquent la mode de leur romantisme détaché. Portrait au petit déjeuner.

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      BLACK MUSIC, BLANCS BONNETS, HISTOIRES GRISES
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Le rappeur Snoop Dogg, produit phare d´une industrie du hip–hop stéréotypée. Photo: Keystone DISQUES. Rois du rap, Jay–Z, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg et Akon vendent des millions de disques. Ils sortent chacun un album au męme moment. Ils y parlent surtout, avec des réussites diverses, >>>


      BLOC–NOTES. LA «RICHESSE» DES MÉNAGES
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 27 novembre 2006 «6,' millions de Français vivent avec moins de 800 euros par mois». Le titre claque en une du Monde. Et si on ajoute ŕ ce groupe les personnes qui cumulent les conditions de vie difficiles et les faibles ressources, pr';s du quar >>>


      COMME UN LUNDI: DANIEL RAUSIS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Chroniqueur, animateur ŕ la radio. Xavier Pellegrini Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Le Temps: Le lundi c‘est: gagner sa vie/la vraie vie/la belle vie?

Daniel Rausis: Gagner sa vie. Un lundi sur deux, j‘enregistre «Les Dicodeurs» jusqu‘au milieu de la nuit. Et l‘autre, je me l >>>


      CONSEIL DES DROITS DE L‘HOMME: SORTIR DE L‘AFFRONTEMENT NORD–SUD
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Mahmoud Abbas parvient ŕ un accord de cessez–le–feu avec Israël INTERNATIONAL Le Temps I International I Article Conseil des droits de l‘homme: sortir de l‘affrontement Nord–Sud GENEVE. La troisi';me session débute ce lundi. Multiplication des initiatives pour év >>>


      CRITIQUE. CECILIA BARTOLI, VOIX DE BRAISE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
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      DISQUE DE PATINE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     YE–YE. Richard Anthony, Mich';le Torr, Frank Alamo, Jean–Jacques Debout, etc. En France, une douzaine d‘anciennes idoles des années 60 tiennent l‘affiche d‘une tournée «Age tendre et tęte de bois». Au plus grand bonheur des salles génération Tren >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. BRČVES
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Le Temps Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Accélération des enregistrements de fonds La Commission fédérale des banques sera obligée de donner ses autorisations dans des délais déterminés. Elle devra répondre aux promoteurs dans les 4 semaines pour les fonds classiques, 6 semaines pour >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. LE GÉRANT DU MOIS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 27 novembre 2006 «Le mouvement des fusions et des acquisitions se poursuivra», lance Christian Zimmermann. Ce gérant fait, de l‘intérieur, l‘expérience des grands rachats d‘entreprises. Il devra déménager l‘année prochaine en Irlan >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. LES AUTORITÉS TANCENT LES FONDS ÉTRANGERS INSTALLÉS EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Fonds de placement. Br';ves Analyse. Les mauvais signaux de Doris Leuthard Bloc–notes. La «richesse» des ménages FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les autorités tancent les fonds étrangers installés en Suisse CONTROLE. La Commission fédérale n‘accepte pas >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ BRUNO DE SIEBENTHAL. «LE FONDS IMMOBILIER ROMAND N‘AURA PLUS AUCUNE DETTE»
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Questions ŕ Bruno de Siebenthal, gérant ŕ Lausanne, du Fonds immobilier romand, FIR.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Bruno de Siebenthal, le directeur général du FIR, pour Fonds immobilier romand, est ŕ la tęte de ce portefeuille en immeubles locatifs depuis 1'88. >>>


      LE BALLON D‘OR Ŕ UN DÉFENSEUR EN BÉTON?
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     FOOTBALL. A la veille de la désignation du meilleur joueur du monde, le nom de Cannavaro revient sans cesse. Avis d‘experts.

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      LE CONSEIL D‘ETAT FRIBOURGEOIS MAINTIENT SES ÉQUILIBRES INTERNES. LES SOCIALISTES SAUVENT LEURS DEUX SIČGES AU CONSEIL D‘ETAT FRIBOURGEOIS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     FRIBOURG. Grâce au vote des villes, et en particulier de la capitale cantonale, le PS résiste aux assauts du PLR, qui voulait lui ravir un fauteuil. La composition partisane du gouvernement demeure ainsi inchangée.

François Mauron Lundi 27 novembre 2006 L‘«esprit de Tavel» >>>


      LE MILLIARD DE LA RAISON
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     • Nouvelle confirmation de la voie bilatérale avec un oui ŕ 53,4% au versement sur dix ans de un milliard de francs aux dix nouveaux pays membres de l‘Union européenne.

• Le peuple a plébiscité l‘harmonisation des allocations familiales par 68% des voix.

Le Temps Lu >>>


      LES HABITANTS DU VAL D‘ANNIVIERS DEVRONT APPRENDRE Ŕ VIVRE ENSEMBLE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     VALAIS. A quelques voix pr';s, le projet de fusion des communes anniviardes est accepté. La nouvelle entité comptera 2200 habitants, et son territoire sera le troisi';me plus étendu de Suisse.

Laurent Nicolet Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Le sort des six communes du val d‘Anniviers >>>


      LES PRINCIPALES VOTATIONS DU WEEK–END
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Le Temps Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Voir notre infographie (ci–contre).

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Acc';s d‘un jour Agrandir le texte Réd >>>


      LES SUISSES DANS LE COUP
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     SPORT Le Temps I Article Les Suisses dans le coup SKI ALPIN. Les Helv';tes ont réalisé des résultats prometteurs ce week–end au Canada.

Isabelle Musy Lundi 27 novembre 2006 On attendait Michael Walchhofer, numéro un mondial, Fritz Strobl, son dauphin, ou encore Antoine Dén >>>


      LES ZURICHOIS ET L‘ENSEIGNEMENT DES LANGUES ÉTRANGČRES. ZURICH REFUSE DE FAIRE DU FRAN'';AIS LE PARENT PAUVRE DE SON ÉCOLE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     ZURICH. Par 58,5% des voix, les Zurichois ont refusé l‘initiative voulant qu‘une seule langue étrang';re soit enseignée au niveau primaire. Un signe fort en faveur de la cohésion nationale, selon le Conseil d‘Etat.

Anne Fournier Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Elle n‘a >>>


      MAHMOUD ABBAS PARVIENT Ŕ UN ACCORD DE CESSEZ–LE–FEU AVEC ISRAËL
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     PROCHE–ORIENT. La tręve conclue entre le raďs palestinien et le premier ministre Ehoud Olmert concerne Gaza. Le leader du Hamas en exil ŕ Damas, Khaled Meshal, a donné son aval sous conditions.

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      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. CERTIFICAT BONUS: UNE ALTERNATIVE AUX ACTIONS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Robert Zimmermann, Structured Products, Goldman Sachs Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Les investisseurs se demandent parfois si la tendance ŕ la hausse va se maintenir. Ils craignent un affaiblissement de la conjoncture américaine.

Les certificats bonus conviennent particuli';rement bien aux investisse >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. COMMENT ÉCHAPPER Ŕ LA FAIBLESSE DES TAUX Ŕ L‘AIDE DES REVERSE CONVERTIBLES
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Wolfgang Gerhardt, Directeur du marketing pour les produits structurés ŕ la Banque Sal. Oppenheim jr & Cie (Suisse) SA ŕ Zurich Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Bien qu‘ils soient proposés sous différentes dénominations telles que Vonti, Goal ou encore Softrunner, les reverse convertibles s >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LA BONNE UTILISATION DES STRUCTURÉS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Christophe Aletti, Head of Structured Products, Union Bancaire Privée Lundi 27 novembre 2006 La question d‘en avoir ou pas semble dépassée, écrasée par l‘évidence du marché et l‘évolution de la demande des clients; reste ŕ définir la bonne quantité >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LA NOUVELLE GÉNÉRATION D‘INVESTISSEMENTS SUR LES MATIČRES PREMIČRES
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Irene Brunner, ABN Amro, Head of Public Distribution Switzerland Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Ces derni';res années, de nombreux investisseurs privés et institutionnels se sont intéressés aux mati';res premi';res comme nouvelle classe d‘actifs, et ce en parall';le " >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LE GRAND PUBLIC DÉCOUVRE LES CHARMES DE LA GESTION DU RISQUE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     ENTRETIEN. L‘industrie des structurés promet une carte du risque et la transparence fiscale.

Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Roger Studer, responsable ŕ la Banque Vontobel (VONN.S), s‘exprime en tant que président de l‘Association suisse des produits structurés.
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      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LE SUR–MESURE EST UNE RÉALITÉ
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     TECHNOLOGIE. UBS dispose maintenant d‘un outil qui permet au client, avec son conseiller gérant, de définir lui–męme les variables de son produit, ŕ partir de 50000 francs.

Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Un nouvel outil créé par UBS (UBSN.VX) permet au client >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LES MARGES ÉGALENT CELLES DES FONDS DE PLACEMENT
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 27 novembre 2006 La discussion sur les marges des banques est particuli';rement animée. Adrian Künzi, responsable de la banque Wegelin &Co. pour la Suisse Romande répond ŕ nos questions: Le Temps: Quelles sont les marges des banques sur les produits structurés >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LES MATIČRES PREMIČRES Ŕ L‘AUNE DES DÉRIVÉS STRUCTURÉS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Produits structurés. Les mérites de l‘alpha portable sur hedge funds Produits structurés. Les opportunités du marché des changes Produits structurés. Comment échapper ŕ la faiblesse des taux ŕ l‘aide des reverse convertibles Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ Br >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LES MÉRITES DE L‘ALPHA PORTABLE SUR HEDGE FUNDS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Vladimir Grlica: Vice President, Equity Derivatives, Morgan Stanley Michael Lutz: Equity Derivatives, Morgan Stanley Vladimir Grlica et Michael Lutz Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Une stratégie alpha portable revient ŕ isoler une surperformance (l‘alpha) générée activement dans une classe d‘ >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LES OPPORTUNITÉS DU MARCHÉ DES CHANGES
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     PLACEMENT. Les produits structurés standards sur le marché des actions sont aujourd‘hui appliqués ŕ d‘autres sous–jacents tels que les taux de change. Que la tendance soit haussi';re, baissi';re ou stable, ils présentent un profil risque/rendement adéquat.< >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. LES PIČGES DU JEU SUR LES COUPONS
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     ANALYSE. Un principe ŕ garder ŕ l‘esprit dans l‘investissement en reverse convertible: plus la volatilité est importante et la corrélation faible, plus le montant du coupon sera élevé.

Nikos Pollakis, CFA, Equity Derivatives Advisory, Banque Julius Bär Lundi 27 nov >>>


      PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS. QUESTIONS Ŕ
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Le Temps Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Valentin Vonder Mühll Head Equity Derivatives &Trading, Julius Bär.

Le Temps – Quels ont été les faits marquants de votre établissement cette année dans les produits structurés?

– Le renforcement du groupe Bär dans ce secteur. >>>


      QUE L‘UE NE LE G'4;CHE PAS!
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Editorial. D.S. Miéville Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Pour la troisi';me fois en l‘espace d‘une année et demie, le peuple suisse vient de donner raison au Conseil fédéral dans sa poursuite de la voie bilatérale avec l‘UE. Si la marge reste relativement étroite, la consta >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. UN CHEMIN QUI MČNE AU ROMANCHE
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
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      SÉGOLČNE ROYAL ENCOURAGE LE MICROCRÉDIT
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     PRETS. Sous l‘impulsion de sa présidente, la région Poitou–Charentes aura un guichet pour les exclus.

Anne Michel Lundi 27 novembre 2006 La région Poitou–Charentes s‘appręte ŕ lancer, sous l‘impulsion de sa présidente, Ségol';ne Royal, par >>>


      VOTATIONS FÉDÉRALES. L‘UDC VA SE CONCENTRER SUR LES FAITS DIVERS...
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     STRATEGIE. Faute de grain ŕ moudre sur les dossiers européens, les démocrates du centre s‘attaquent ŕ un sujet plus porteur: l‘immigration.

Ron Hochuli, Berne Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Comme toujours, l‘UDC veut jouer ŕ qui perd gagne. Apr';s les Accords de Scheng >>>


      VOTATIONS FÉDÉRALES. OUI AUX ALLOCATIONS UNIFIÉES, MAIS APRČS?
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     ENFANTS. Les Suisses ont accepté la nouvelle loi ŕ 68%, mais les défis en mati';re d‘aide aux familles sont encore nombreux.

Stéphanie Germanier, Berne Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Au moins 200 francs par mois et par enfant. Les Suisses ont plébiscité dimanche l‘harmo >>>


      VOTATIONS FÉDÉRALES. UN RÉCHAUFFEMENT CLIMATIQUE POUR LES RELATIONS AVEC BRUXELLES
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Les conseill';res fédérales Micheline Calmy–Rey et Doris Leuthard ont été les moteurs de la campagne en faveur du milliard de cohésion. Photo: Keystone • Un non aurait provoqué une sorte de petit âge glaciaire dans les négociations avec l‘UE.

• Le oui >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. SÉGO–SARKO, '';A NE FAIT QUE COMMENCER. RDV LE 22 AVRIL 2007
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 27 novembre 2006 Au Brésil, le boom économique va de pair avec une corruption latente des pouvoirs, mais surtout avec une popularité qui ne se dément plus, dans le monde entier: séduits par la multiethnicité du géant latino, nous nous arrachons sa musiqu >>>


      «JE N‘AVAIS JAMAIS SI BIEN DORMI!»
      Le Temps, 27-11-2006
     Pierre–Albert Chapuisat, entraîneur du FC Sion. Photo: Keystone SUPER LEAGUE. Pour son premier test ŕ la tęte du FC Sion, Gabet Chapuisat ne s‘est pas laissé impressionner par les 13 000 loups de Tourbillon pręts ŕ le croquer. Rite de passage réussi pour le Vaudois.

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      ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY INVESTMENT
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady The alarm bells are beginning to ring louder of the consequences of unchecked economic growth on the world’s fragile environment. The matter is no longer an esoteric debate amongst academics, but is taken up seriously by politicians in many countries. How this debate progresses, and what concrete m >>>


      GCC COUNTRIES EVOLVE SPORTING WAY TO SUCCESS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Dr. N. Janardhan From being a mere source of recreation, sports first graduated to a business status when corporate houses began tapping its mass appeal through sponsorships and advertisements. It has now gone a step ahead to acquire a new dimension by becoming a major component of the Gulf economic diversification plan >>>


      GOLD JEWELRY DEMAND DECLINES IN MIDDLE EAST
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Khalil Hanware & K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News Photo shows some of the latest jewelry items on display in a Jeddah outlet. (AN photo) JEDDAH, 27 November 2006 — Gold demand in Saudi Arabia fell by nine percent reaching 33.' tons due to high and volatile world gold prices as well as the restraining impact of the stock >>>


      INDIA’S BOOMING ECONOMIC GROWTH ATTRACTS GLOBAL ATTENTION
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 27 November 2006 — Ahead of the three–day India Economic Summit (IES), which began yesterday, Mohammed Ali Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties (a leading real estate company in UAE), said: «As summit supporters, the event serves as a platform for us to underscore ou >>>


      MEDIA & MARKETING SHOW SET AT DIEC
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 27 November 2006 — A three–day Media and Marketing Show 2006, which opens today at the Dubai International Exhibition Center (DIEC), will bring together the region’s biggest hitters in the region’s media industry. «The Media and Marketing Show is poised to eclipse previous eve >>>


      SINGAPORE PM VISITS SABIC HEADQUARTERS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Arab News RIYADH, 27 November 2006 — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and a delegation accompanying him visited the headquarters of the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) yesterday. He was welcomed by Prince Saud ibn Thunayan, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and SABIC, Mohamed Al&nd >>>


      TASNEE EMBARKS ON MAJOR PROJECTS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Within the next two or three years, the industrial landscape of Saudi Arabia will undergo considerable change with the implementation of a number multibillion riyal projects by the National Industrialization Company in partnership with local and international companies. The company is No >>>


      DECEIVING GOD OR DECEIVING ONESELF?
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News God has made the pilgrimage a duty owed to Him by all mankind. He says: «Pilgrimage to this House is a duty owed to God by all people who are able to undertake it. As for those who disbelieve, God does not stand in need of anything in all the worlds.» (3: '7) Therefore, when you de >>>


      THE DA VINCI CODE FILM
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A film based on a popular novel called The Da Vinci Code has been circulated widely. It shows the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) in some blasphemous situations. Is it not right that Muslims should protest against such an insult to one of God’s prophets and messengers? What does the Qur’an sa >>>


      ‘YOUR MAMA’ FIGHT ERUPTS AT SCHOOL
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Arab News JUBAIL, 27 November 2006 — Most people who went to primary public school in the United States, especially in the inner cities, know about the phenomenon of «Your Mama» jokes. The premise of these jokes is to insult another kid’s mother in a creative manner. These off–color jokes often regress >>>


      ABDULLAH RECEIVES SINGAPOREAN PREMIER
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Arab News RIYADH, 27 November 2006 – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah received Singaporean Premier Lee Hsien Loong at Al–Yamamah Palace here yesterday.

The king and the premier discussed developments in the regional and international arenas, cooperation between the two countries and w >>>


      BEAUTY PARLOR OWNER HELD FOR SECRETLY PHOTOGRAPHING CUSTOMERS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Zainy Abbas, Arab News MAKKAH, 27 November 2006 — Police watched and then raided a salon where a 28–year–old Asian expatriate woman was arrested for secretly taking pictures of customers and then selling them to men, an official at the Passport Department in the holy city told Arab News.

Capt. Manso >>>


      MALAYSIA OFFERS SPECIAL PACKAGES TO TOURISTS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 27 November 2006 — Saudis visiting Malaysia will have a number of special tourism packages to choose from next year when the country celebrates Visit Malaysia Year 2007 to mark the 50th anniversary of its independence.

According to Malaysian Ambassador Ismail Ibrahim, tourist tra >>>


      MEDIA SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON UN’S MILLENNIUM GOALS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 27 November 2006 — Prince Faisal Bin Salman, chairman of the board of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), will inaugurate today a two–day seminar on Saudi media’s role in the nation’s human resources development with related discussions on the achievement of the UN >>>


      NAIF PLEDGES TOUGH ACTION ON OVERSTAYERS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 27 November 2006 — Saudi Arabia will take tougher action against foreigners overstaying their visas as well as against Saudis and expatriates who employ, transport or accommodate such illegal residents, Interior Minister Prince Naif said yesterday.

He said the government wo >>>


      POLICE CHANGE STRATEGY TO BUST OVERSTAYERS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 27 November 2006 — Police arrested 276 overstayers in a post–midnight operation on Saturday targeting Al–Sabeel neighborhood in south Jeddah.

Authorities said they have changed their strategy to focus on one neighborhood at a time, rather than simultaneous ope >>>


      SCT IN AGGRESSIVE DRIVE TO SAUDIZE TRAVEL INDUSTRY JOBS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 27 November 2006 — In an aggressive drive to Saudize 81 percent of travel and tourism jobs within three years, Prince Sultan ibn Salman, secretary–general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT), yesterday launched a major training program for Saudi graduates.

Pri >>>


      SYMPOSIUM DOCUMENTS SAUD&#3'S ACHIEVEMENTS: SALMAN
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Raid Qusti, Arab News Riyadh Gov. Prince Salman tours the photo gallery of King Saud exhibited at a symposium on the history of King Saud in Riyadh on Sunday. (AN photo by Waseem Al–Obeidi)

RIYADH, 27 November 2006 – Riyadh Gov. Prince Salman, chairman of the King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research >>>


      21 PASSENGERS MISSING FROM CAPSIZED FERRY IN S. PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Al Jacinto & Agencies SURIGAO CITY/ZAMBOANGA CITY, 27 November 2006 — Res–cuers yesterday began searching for at least 21 passengers of an outrigger that capsized off Hinatuan Island near the southern Philippine city of Surigao, officials said.

At least 66 passengers have been rescued since Saturday, >>>


      AL–WEFAQ SWEEPS POLL
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Mazen Mahdi, Arab News Al–Wefaq head Sheikh Ali Salman speaks to reporters in Manama on Sunday. (AN photo by Mazen Mahdi) MANAMA, 27 November 2006 — Bahrain’s largest Shiite opposition grouping, Al–Wefaq Islamic Society, secured a majority in the upcoming Parliament after 16 out of its 17 running candidates >>>


      DOCTORS SAY PRESIDENT ARROYO FIT TO RESUME WORK
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 27 November 2006 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was declared fit yesterday to resume her work, but her doctor said she needs to exercise more and watch her diet to reduce weight.

The 5'–year–old was brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center in subu >>>


      FORMER JAMAAT LAWMAKER HELD
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 27 November 2006 — A former member of the National Assembly from Jamaat–e–Islami, Haroon Rashid, who had resigned to protest the missile attack on a madrasa in Bajaur Agency, was arrested by security forces in Khyber region.

Rashid was arrested after he spoke at a >>>


      MALIKI SAYS POLITICAL CRISIS BEHIND VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Agencies BAGHDAD, 27 November 2006 — Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al–Maliki made an urgent plea yesterday to the rival sectarian factions in his government to end disputes that he said were behind the bloodshed and crisis of recent days.

Mortars again crashed down in various parts of the capital, keeping ner >>>


      MORE PAK–CHINA INDUSTRIAL VENTURES SOON
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, 27 November 2006 — Chinese President Hu Jintao wrapped up his historic four–day visit to Pakistan yesterday that saw the signing of the landmark free trade deal.

Hu’s red–carpet reception in Pakistan contrasted with the staid welcome he received days ear >>>


      PALESTINIAN ROCKET ATTACKS CONTINUE DESPITE TRUCE
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 27 November 2006 — After an unexpected cease–fire deal took hold yesterday morning, Israeli troops withdrew from the Gaza Strip but two major Palestinian fighter groups, saying they had no intention of stopping their attacks, fired volleys of homemade rockets into Israel.
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      PILGRIMS TOLD TO ABIDE BY HAJ REGULATIONS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 27 November 2006 — The arrival of the first batch of Pakistani pilgrims on Saturday in Jeddah marked the beginning of Haj flights from Pakistan. The first group of 305 pilgrims arrived from Peshawar. Some 21,8751 pilgrims are expected to come for Haj from Peshawar.

A total of 155,000 Pakistani >>>


      SECRET TALKS DEEPEN BANGLADESH CRISIS
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 27 November 2006 — Political crisis deepened in Bangladesh yesterday after the caretaker government said it would investigate reports that important state officials attended a secret late–night meeting hosted by a former ministry adviser.

Leaders of a 14–party alli >>>


      VARIETY OF EVENTS LINED UP TO MARK UAE NATIONAL DAY
      Arab News, 27-11-2006
     Arab News DUBAI, 27 November 2006 — The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has lined up a series of events from Dec. 1 to 3 to celebrate the 35th National Day of the United Arab Emirates.

The events will be held at the Heritage Village in Al–Shindagha and Creek Park from 5 p.m. to 1 >>>


      A CEASE–FIRE IS NOT ENOUGH
      Haaretz, 27-11-2006
     By Akiva Eldar Who said that Ehud Olmert is not walking along Ariel Sharon‘s path? The new agreement for a cease–fire in the territories proves that the prime minister is indeed committed to the strategy of "there is no partner for peace." Sharon‘s unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip ta >>>


      A CHANCE FOR A CEASE–FIRE
      Haaretz, 27-11-2006
     By Haaretz Editorial The cease–fire in the Gaza Strip, declared on Saturday night by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is a welcome step toward putting an end to the spiraling bloodshed of recent weeks in the south. We can assume that both sides agreed to an end to the sh >>>


      DICHTER‘S FAILURE
      Haaretz, 27-11-2006
     By Amir Oren "It‘s an excellent job," a senior police officer quoted his friend, Israel Prisons Service Commissioner Yaakov Ganot as saying. "You don‘t have to hurry – the work is not running away." It is not clear whether the senior officer was actually quoting the commissioner acc >>>


      MESHAL, EN ROUTE TO VICTORY
      Haaretz, 27-11-2006
     By Danny Rubinstein There is not much of a chance that the cease–fire between Israel and the Palestinians will be upheld. The reason is that the deterioration in the security situation between the sides is only one aspect of the Israeli–Palestinian political imbroglio that has been developing recently.
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      OLD–THINK RIDES AGAIN
      Haaretz, 27-11-2006
     By Jonathan Spyer The curtain is now descending on United States and allied hopes that a democratic, stable Iraq might yet emerge from the 2003 invasion of that country. As the endgame is played out, one may glimpse the contours of the new thinking on key Mideast issues emerging to fill the vacuum left by the eclipse of >>>


      TRULY SUPREME
      Haaretz, 27-11-2006
     By Ze‘ev Segal The reform planned by Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, according to which the court would hear only cases involving legal principle, would make the Supreme Court truly supreme. Since the establishment of the state, this court has functioned as a supreme court that determines a "way of li >>>


      10 DEAD IN MO. GROUP HOME FIRE
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 4:31 PM AP Photos staffing ANDERSON, Mo. (AP) – A fire early Monday at a group home for the mentally disabled in southwest Missouri killed at least 10 people and sent at least a dozen more to a hospital, the state fire marshal said.

Authorities believe about 35 people were in the >>>


      2 CANADIAN TROOPS KILL IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 6:01 AM KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – A suicide bomber detonated himself Monday near a convoy of foreign troops in southern Afghanistan, killing two Canadian soldiers and an Afghan civilian, police said.

The attacker drove his car up to the convoy and then blew himself up, said Kan >>>


      5 KILLED IN CRASH ON NEB. INTERSTATE
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 3:16 AM KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – A pickup lost control Sunday in freezing drizzle and crossed into oncoming traffic where it was struck by another pickup, killing five people, authorities said.

All the victims were in a black Ford F150, which bumped the car in front of it on Interstat >>>


      5 KILLED IN NEBRASKA INTERSTATE CRASH
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 3:16 AM KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – A pickup lost control Sunday in freezing drizzle and crossed into oncoming traffic where it was struck by another pickup, killing five people, authorities said.

All the victims were in a black Ford F150, which bumped the car in front of it on Interstat >>>


      5 PEOPLE KILLED IN NEB. CRASH
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo NEKEA101 KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – An out–of–control pickup truck crossed the median of a four–lane highway and struck another pickup coming from the opposite direction, killing a woman and her two young children and two other people.

Freezing drizzle >>>


      6 FAMILIES BACK HOME AFTER MASS. BLAST
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 12:46 AM AP Photo MACS104 By DAVID WEBER Associated Press Writer DANVERS, Mass. (AP) – Six families moved back into their houses Sunday after a pre–dawn chemical plant explosion four days earlier drove them and hundreds of other residents from their homes.

The families were >>>


      ' DIE IN DOMINICAN NIGHTCLUB FIRE
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 2:46 PM SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – A fire inside a Santo Domingo nightclub killed nine people early Monday, officials said.

The fire, which consumed the interior of the two–story building, was already out by the time neighbors notified authorities of the blaze >>>


      AFGHANISTAN TO DOMINATE NATO SUMMIT
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 11:31 AM AP Photo RIG102 By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer RIGA, Latvia (AP) – One issue will dominate this week‘s NATO summit – Afghanistan.

The 26 presidents and prime ministers all know that the future of their alliance is playing out in the deserts of Kandahar a >>>


      ALA. SCHOOL BUS WRECK TO BE COMMEMORATED
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 ':01 AM By DESIREE HUNTER Associated Press Writer HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Willie Hinton Sr. plans to offer a prayer the exact moment a week ago when a school bus filled with students plunged off an interstate overpass.

Hinton‘s son was seriously injured, but survived. Fo >>>


      ANGRY CROWD RALLIES AFTER GROOM KILLING
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 12:46 AM AP Photo NYAR102 By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – An angry crowd demanded Sunday to know why police officers killed an unarmed man on the day of his wedding, firing dozens of shots that also wounded two of the man‘s friends. Some called for the ouster >>>


      ATTACK SPARKS FIRE AT IRAQ OIL FACILITY
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 5:46 PM AP Photo BAG110 By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A mortar attack ignited a huge fire Monday night at an oil facility in northern Iraq, shutting the flow of crude oil to a major refinery, and a U.S. Air Force jet with one pilot aboard crashed in Anbar >>>


      BERLUSCONI HOSPITALIZED AFTER SPEECH
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 3:16 AM AP Photo FLO103 By LUCA BRUNO Associated Press Writer MILAN, Italy (AP) – Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi nearly collapsed during an emotional speech to political supporters Sunday, and aides rushed to the podium to keep him from falling.

The 70–year–old Itali >>>


      BERLUSCONI SLUMPS OVER DURING SPEECH
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo FLO102 By LUCA BRUNO Associated Press Writer MILAN, Italy (AP) – Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi nearly collapsed during an emotional speech to political supporters Sunday, and aides rushed to the podium to keep him from falling.

The 70–year–old Itali >>>


      BERLUSCONI TO REMAIN HOSPITALIZED
      Guardian, 27-11-2006
     Monday November 27, 2006 4:46 PM AP Photo XAP104 By LUCA BRUNO Associated Press Writer MILAN, Italy (AP) – Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who was hospitalized for tests after he fainted during a rally, will stay in the hospital for a couple more days, doctors and friends said Monday.

Emilio Fede, a new >>>



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