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      A fresh face for a tired America
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Barack Obamas career is remarkable and short. That could yet be his political epitaph. His rise from obscurity to be a serious candidate in race for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination has been almost too fast. Cynical observers of the US political scene - is there another kind? mutter burn out at the mere >>>


      Brought to book
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     On Page 227 of Michael Crichtons new novel Next, a superfluous new character appears: a disreputable political writer called Mike Crowley. By strange coincidence, it turns out there is a wholly reputable real-life political writer called Michael Crowley who once penned an attack on Crichtons work. Crichton is not the first au >>>


      The BAE affair sends all the wrong signals
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Political debate is like a card game in which principle and pragmatism are bid against one another like rival suits. Then the government plays national security as if it were the ace of trumps, hoping to clear everything else from the table. In the case of BAE and the al-Yamamah contract to supply arms to Saudi Arabia, princi >>>


      Minister warns can work, wont work Britons over benefits
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Work-shy Britons are in danger of losing out to a new wave of industrious eastern European immigrants over jobs, a cabinet minister will warn this week as he launches a controversial review of benefits. John Hutton, the Work and Pensions Secretary, will argue that, with 600,000 vacancies nationwide, there should be jobs for most of those >>>


      Minister warns can work, wont work Britons over benefits
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Work-shy Britons are in danger of losing out to a new wave of industrious eastern European immigrants over jobs, a cabinet minister will warn this week as he launches a controversial review of benefits. John Hutton, the Work and Pensions Secretary, will argue that, with 600,000 vacancies nationwide, there should be jobs for most of those >>>


      No 10 blocked move to legalise prostitution
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Downing Street blocked moves that would in effect have legalised prostitution because the Prime Minister was so concerned that hostile headlines would wreck plans to make sex workers lives safer. In a passionate article in todays Observer, Katharine Raymond, a senior adviser to the former Home Secretary David Blunkett >>>


      Protests grow over Blairs plans for national road pricing
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     More than 40,000 people have joined a growing internet protest against government plans to introduce a national system of road pricing to cut congestion. By Friday 44,000 opponents had signed a petition posted by a campaigner on the Prime Ministers official website, dwarfing others logged on it. The Downing Street site set up an o >>>


      Risk to British lives ended Saudi jet probe
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Saudi Arabia threatened to stop sharing vital intelligence - particularly intercepted communications between al-Qaeda members active there - unless Britain suspended its investigation into a controversial arms deal, The Observer can reveal. Senior Whitehall sources said the Saudis warned they would also kick out British military and in >>>


      The voters are convinced that you can buy a peerage
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     The many enemies of Tony Blair have spent months smacking their lips at the prospect of his premiership ending in the blackest disgrace. They imagined a dawn raid on Downing Street by detectives, a distraught Cherie appearing at an upstairs window wailing her mans innocence, and the Prime Minister being bundled into the back of a polic >>>


      The voters are convinced that you can buy a peerage
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     The many enemies of Tony Blair have spent months smacking their lips at the prospect of his premiership ending in the blackest disgrace. They imagined a dawn raid on Downing Street by detectives, a distraught Cherie appearing at an upstairs window wailing her mans innocence, and the Prime Minister being bundled into the back of a polic >>>


      We are incapable of investigating fraud
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Its a battle to get beyond the startling first impressions. A British government committed to the rule of law and the fight against corporate fraud appears to have been blackmailed into suspending a serious fraud investigation by a foreign government. Justice, it turns out, has a price - 10,000 jobs are enough to buy off a British Prim >>>


      Website scammers clone in on Cherie and her learned friends
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Cherie Booth and her fellow barristers at Matrix Chambers are usually involved in fighting discrimination, protecting human rights and exposing injustice. But Britains best-known team of lawyers have had to resort to legal action to defend themselves against internet pirates who are using Matrixs personnel, host of awards and >>>


      Abductors and stalkers to go on sex register
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Convicted stalkers will be put on the sex offenders register and may be banned from sensitive jobs, while thieves whose crimes appear sexually motivated - such as stealing womens underwear - will also face registration. Registered offenders can be blacklisted from careers such as teaching or nursing and forced to undergo supe >>>


      High-dose fertility drugs put mothers and babies at risk
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Thousands of infertile women who undergo IVF treatment are risking themselves and their embryos because they are receiving too many strong hormonal drugs, new research reveals today. More than 10,000 children - around 1.5 per cent of all live births - are born in the UK each year using the treatments. For years, clinics have chosen to >>>


      Hunt extends to Europe for killer who used bare hands
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     The hunt for the Ipswich serial killer spread across Europe last night as detectives revealed the murderer used only his bare hands to kill his five victims. In the latest twist in one of Britains biggest police inquiries, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull said they were no longer looking for a murder weapon, s >>>


      Minister warns can work, wont work Britons over benefits
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Work-shy Britons are in danger of losing out to a new wave of industrious eastern European immigrants over jobs, a cabinet minister will warn this week as he launches a controversial review of benefits. John Hutton, the Work and Pensions Secretary, will argue that, with 600,000 vacancies nationwide, there should be jobs for most of those >>>


      No 10 blocked move to legalise prostitution
      The Observer, 18-12-2006
     Downing Street blocked moves that would in effect have legalised prostitution because the Prime Minister was so concerned that hostile headlines would wreck plans to make sex workers lives safer. In a passionate article in todays Observer, Katharine Raymond, a senior adviser to the former Home Secretary David Blunkett >>>


      BLAIR FAILS TO FAZE ATHENS
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     Greece brushed off comments by Tony Blair in Turkey on Saturday when the British prime minister backed Ankara’s bid to join the European Union and said that Britain will examine the possibility of allowing direct flights to the Turkish–occupied north of Cyprus.

Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis did not com >>>


      HALF OF PRISONERS IN FOR DRUGS
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     Almost half the number of prisoners serving a sentence in Greece’s overcrowded prisons have been convicted for drug–related crimes as the country’s outdated laws tend to punish the users rather than the traffickers, according to legal experts.

According to Public Order Ministry data seen by Sunday’s Kathi >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     CRETE FIRE Candle factory destroyed, another plant damaged in Iraklion A fire that broke out at a candle–making factory near the Cretan capital of Iraklion on Saturday afternoon destroyed the plant and also damaged an adjacent cleaning–products factory. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire promptly >>>


      PRIME MINISTER...
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     SIMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis (right) leans over to consult Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis, seated next to him, on the 2007 budget which lawmakers began evaluating yesterday in what will be a five–day debate.

At far left is Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas, who is seat >>>


      REFORMS LINED UP FOR NEW YEAR
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     Government plans to hit the ground running from January on university, port and OTE changes Vocal opposition this year to the government‘s efforts to introduce a range of reforms has not deterred the ruling conservatives from pushing through the changes from the beginning of next year, New Democracy sources told S >>>


      SUSPICIOUS PARCEL SETS OFF ALARM AT CATHEDRAL
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     Police cordoned off Athens Cathedral in the city center yesterday and called in bomb experts to inspect a suspicious–looking parcel left outside the church, shortly before Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras was scheduled to visit the chapel.

A church official notified authorities at about 10 a.m. about >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     MONDAY The Panhellenic Federation of Teaching and Scientific Personnel (POSDEP) meets to decide future strike action.

Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to meet with Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary–general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). At noon she will meet with the foreign minister o >>>


      UNIVERSITY BASH TURNS INTO A RIOT
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     Six people were detained yesterday after a party at Panteion University in Athens turned violent in the early morning when revelers started damaging property at the school and in surrounding areas and clashing with police.

Officers said that a group of youths, suspected anarchists, began causing damage at about >>>


      WOMAN HELD IN BABY THEFT
      Kathimerin, 18-12-2006
     A British woman has been detained on the Ionian island of Cephalonia after allegedly stealing the baby girl she was planning to buy from a 16–year–old Romanian mother in Athens last week, police said on Saturday.

The unnamed woman was detained after returning the infant to a local clinic, saying she >>>


      AMMANN ET KÜTTEL FONT DE NOUVELLES ÉTINCELLES SUR LE TREMPLIN D‘ENGELBERG
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Simmon Ammann, vainqueur la Coupe du monde de saut ŕ Engelberg. Photo: Keystone SAUT A SKIS. Quatri';me samedi et deuxi';me dimanche, «Simi» se devait de justifier les excellents résultats obtenus il y a quinze jours ŕ Lillehammer, tout comme son coéquipier «Andy&raq >>>


      ANALYSE. NANOTECH, MÉGA–ENJEU!
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Mardi dernier, les autorités de Berkeley, en Californie, ont modifié une ordonnance sur la santé, exigeant que les industries actives dans les nanoparticules présentent des études toxicologiques ŕ partir du 1er janvier 2007. >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. ENTRE GEYSER ET BANQUISE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Analyse. Nanotech, méga–enjeu! Bloc–notes. Les dégâts de Swissfirst La minute technique. Des fluctuations étroites garantes de l‘atterrissage en douceur L‘avis de l‘expert. Libre choix de la caisse de pension: hydre ou phénix?

Fonds de placement. Questions >>>


      AUX PETITS SOINS DES TRAINS VAUDOIS
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     VAUD. Fragile, la ligne ferroviaire Aigle–Sépey–Diablerets reçoit le renfort d‘une association écologiste.

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      BLOC–NOTES. LES DÉG'4;TS DE SWISSFIRST
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Fin d‘année. Heure des premiers bilans. Entre autres événements forts de l‘année, l‘affaire Swissfirst qui a éclaté en ao$';t. Du nom de cet établissement fusionné en septembre 2005 avec Bank a >>>


      BONUS
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Br';ves. Le Temps Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Les employés du secteur bancaire vont toucher de substantiels bonus de Noël cette année, en raison des gros bénéfices affichés par les banques suisses. Selon le SonntagsBlick, la prime représentera jusqu‘ŕ 3 mois de salai >>>


      CHAMPIGNAC 2006 Ŕ UNE GENEVOISE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     SUISSE. Liliane Maury–Pasquier primée pour un «non–dit sous–entendu». Nicolas Dufour Lundi 18 décembre 2006 «Tout le débat se base sur un non–dit largement sous–entendu.» Cette analyse percutante a valu ŕ la conseill';re nationale genevois >>>


      COMME UN LUNDI: JACQUES HAINARD
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
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      COMPLÉMENT D‘ENQUĘTE SUR LE CAS ABOU OMAR
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     PRISONS DE LA CIA. Le Conseil fédéral examine l‘enl';vement de l‘imam. La lecture de ce texte (1787 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DERNIER GRI–GRI URBAIN, LE «CITY MANAGEMENT» DÉFERLE SUR LA SUISSE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Champignac 2006 ŕ une Genevoise Aux petits soins des trains vaudois REGIONS Le Temps I Article Dernier gri–gri urbain, le «city management» déferle sur la Suisse romande SUISSE ROMANDE. De plus en plus de villes mettent en place des stratégies pour renforcer leurs centres face ŕ la >>>


      DÉJEUNER AVEC GEROLD BÜHRER. LE CHOIX DE L‘ÉCONOMIE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Le conseiller national radical et nouveau président d‘economiesuisse a attaqué sa derni';re année sous la Coupole. Comme toujours, lorsqu‘il faut choisir entre affaires et politique, ce «golden boy» terrien s‘est décidé pour la premi';re option.
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      ENQUĘTE AU GRAND THÉ'4;TRE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
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      FELIX GUTZWILLER, MÉDECIN, PROFESSEUR ET DÉROUTANT PREMIER DE CLASSE DU LIBÉRALISME
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     PORTRAIT. Le président du groupe radical a été l‘un des artisans de la réorientation de la politique suisse de la drogue. Il soutient son ancrage dans la loi avec la gauche. Mais sur les questions économiques, il vote a droite. Tout ŕ droite.

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      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. BRČVES
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Le Temps Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Mise en Bourse d‘un fonds immobilier romand– Le Dynamic Real Estate Fund, un des deux plus jeunes fonds immobiliers du marché suisse, entre en Bourse le 20 décembre. Le portefeuille centré sur la côte vaudoise du Léman vient de doubler ses fonds p >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ FRAN'';OIS CHACUN. «LES TITRES ATTENTIFS AU DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE SONT MOINS RISQUÉS»
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Questions ŕ François Chacun, gérant ŕ Paris de HSBC GIF Sustainability Leaders.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 18 décembre 2006 François Chacun participe, depuis son lancement il y a un an, ŕ la gestion de HSBC GIF Sustainability Leaders, un fonds en actions européennes qui tien >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LIBRE CHOIX DE LA CAISSE DE PENSION: HYDRE OU PHÉNIX?
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     L‘avis de l‘expert. Graziano Lusenti, Consultant Lusenti Partners Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Le libre choix de la caisse de pension est un th';me récurrent du développement de la prévoyance professionnelle en Suisse: le salarié qui conclut un nouveau

–contrat de tr >>>


      L‘EMPRISE DES TALIBANS GAGNE DU TERRAIN AU PAKISTAN
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     ASIE. Deux des sept zones tribales sont administrées par les islamistes, épaulés par des combattants d‘Al–Qaida. Reportage.

Eric de Lavar';ne, envoyé spécial ŕ Tank Lundi 18 décembre 2006 «Ils viennent ŕ n‘importe quel moment de la journ >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. «BAD GUYS»
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
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      LA CALIFORNIE ET LA FLORIDE SUSPENDENT LES EXÉCUTIONS CAPITALES PAR INJECTION LÉTALE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     ETATS–UNIS. La longue agonie d‘un condamné ŕ mort relance le débat sur cette méthode.

Corine Lesnes, Washington, Le Monde Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Le gouverneur de Floride, Jeb Bush, a ordonné, vendredi, un moratoire sur les exécutions capitales tant que n‘aura >>>


      LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. DES FLUCTUATIONS ÉTROITES GARANTES DE L‘ATTERRISSAGE EN DOUCEUR
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     La minute technique. Bruno Estier, bruno.estier@dplanet.ch Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Les études inter–marchés faites par les analystes techniques se basent évidemment sur les corrélations entre marchés financiers, comme la corrélation entre la baisse du dollar et la hausse des mati& >>>


      LA NATURALISATION Ŕ L‘ESSAI DIVISE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     INTEGRATION. Apr';s une série de faits divers, une étude a été lancée. Ron Hochuli Lundi 18 décembre 2006 L‘Office fédéral des migrations (ODM) examine l‘idée d‘une naturalisation ŕ l‘essai. A la suite des agressions sexuelles commises par >>>


      LE LABEL CLAVES FAIT SA MUE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     CLASSIQUE. Apr';s quarante ans de gestion familiale, la maison de disques se professionnalise et change son si';ge. Une façon de réagir ŕ la crise du secteur et ŕ l‘arrivée tonitruante du téléchargement en ligne.

Rocco Zacheo Lundi 18 décembre 2006 M >>>


      LE LOUP, PEU DANGEREUX POUR L‘HOMME?
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     André Bovay–Rohr, Colombier (VD) Lundi 18 décembre 2006 J‘ai lu l‘article du professeur Raphaël Arlettaz et de Pierre–Alain Oggier «Les loups ne se nourrissent pas seulement de moutons» (LT du 14.12.2006) d‘un śil dubitatif. Tout ŕ leur intéręt >>>


      LE PRÉSIDENT PALESTINIEN, DANS L‘IMPASSE, TENTE UN COUP DE POKER
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     TERRITOIRES. Des élections anticipées pour éviter une guerre civile. Le Temps Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Les violences se sont multipliées dans les territoires palestiniens ce week–end, apr';s l‘annonce par le président Mahmoud Abbas de la tenue d‘élections antici >>>


      LES ACHETEURS D‘ETF NE LES TROUVENT PAS VRAIMENT BON MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     SONDAGE. L‘EDHEC, une école de gestion, a interrogé 112 gérants européens. Ils ach';tent rarement des fonds indiciels cotés investis en obligations. Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Les promoteurs des fonds indiciels cotés, ou ETF pour exchange traded funds, mette >>>


      LES BÉVUES EN SÉRIE DES ARBITRES DU CALCIO
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     FOOTBALL. Ebranlé par le scandale estival des matches truqués, le microcosme arbitral du championnat italien a perdu ses rep';res. Entre doutes existentiels et désir de vengeance, les «petits sifflets» alignent les gaffes monumentales.

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      LES IRANIENS PLÉBISCITENT LES CONSERVATEURS MODÉRÉS ET L‘ANCIEN PRÉSIDENT RAFSANDJANI
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     IRAN. Le clan ultraconservateur du président Ahmadinejad essuie son premier revers électoral depuis la présidentielle de l‘année derni';re. Les réformistes de l‘ex–président Khatami remontent la pente lors du double scrutin de vendredi.

Delphine Minoui, T& >>>


      LES MÉTAUX PRÉCIEUX, DES DENRÉES QUI SE FONT DE PLUS EN PLUS RARES
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     PLACEMENTS. La demande de platine, or, argent, voire du tr';s rare rhodium, ne cesse de s‘accroître, notamment sous la pression de nouveaux véhicules d‘investissement.

Oliver Disler, Directeur chez Global Markets & Investment Banking Group, Merrill Lynch, ŕ Zurich Lundi 18 >>>


      LES STRATČGES ANTICIPENT UNE CROISSANCE SOLIDE EN 2007, EN SUISSE COMME AILLEURS
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Au fait, qu‘avaient–ils prédit l‘année derni';re? Les métaux précieux, des denrées qui se font de plus en plus rares Au cśur des marchés. Entre geyser et banquise Analyse. Nanotech, méga–enjeu!

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      LONGÉVITÉ DES CONSEILLERS FÉDÉRAUX. PARTIR OU RESTER: LE DILEMME
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Moritz Leuenberger est au Conseil fédéral depuis 11 ans. Le chef du DETEC se voit comme un rempart contre le démant';lement du service public. Photo: Keystone Discussion sur les raisons qui motivent Moritz Leuenberger et Pascal Couchepin ŕ se représenter au Conseil fédéral.
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      LOU REED REPREND «BERLIN»
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     CONCERT. Le chanteur créait samedi ŕ Brooklyn l‘album mythique de 1'73. Arnaud Robert, New York Lundi 18 décembre 2006 C‘est un ancien entrepôt, de brique pourpre, qui regarde le pont sur l‘Hudson River. Brooklyn, samedi, une foule opaque rompt la brise devant le St.

An >>>


      PLONGÉE ENVOŰTANTE DANS LES EAUX DU NIL
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     EXPOSITION. Le Grand Palais présente quinze ans de découvertes effectuées par Franck Goddio dans le delta du fleuve.

Pierre Barthélémy, Paris, Le Monde Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Un roi d‘Egypte figé dans l‘attitude de la marche, avec une reine en Isis et un dieu H >>>


      PROTÉGER LES ENFANTS, JUSQU‘OŮ?
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     FAITS DIVERS. Avis d‘éducateurs et de psychologues apr';s le drame d‘Yverdon. Francesca Sacco Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Le récent déc';s d‘une fillette de 3 ans ŕ Yverdon, laissée seule ŕ la maison, était bien s$';r évitable. La m' >>>


      PÉKIN JOUE SUR LA CONCURRENCE POUR OBTENIR DES TECHNOLOGIES DE POINTE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Richard Gill (ŕ gauche), directeur de The Shaw Group, Stephen Tritch de Westinghouse et Chen Zhaobo, officiel du nucléaire chinois. Photo: Keystone DEVELOPPEMENT. La Chine a préféré samedi le nippon–américain Westinghouse au français Areva pour l‘achat de quatre réacte >>>


      RABAIS DE PRIMES POUR NON–FUMEURS?
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Les non–fumeurs pourraient ŕ l‘avenir payer moins de primes maladie. Thomas Zeltner, directeur de l‘Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) a affirmé devant un groupe de lobbyistes que Pascal Couchepin songeait ŕ proposer l‘idée d& >>>


      SEULS FACE Ŕ LEUR GUERRE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Editorial. Luis Lema Lundi 18 décembre 2006 Au moment de déterminer la date de l‘éclatement de la guerre civile palestinienne, les historiens choisiront–ils cette semaine? L‘engrenage qui s‘est mis en marche, en tout cas, semble bien difficile ŕ arręter. Aux divisions ent >>>


      SPECTRE DE GUERRE CIVILE PALESTINIENNE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Des militants du groupe des Martyrs d´Al–Aqsa, proches du Fatah. Apr';s un week–end de violences entre milices, les tensions se sont apaisées hier soir par un accord de cessez–le–feu. Photo: Keystone • Les violences ont redoublé ce week–end apr';s l‘anno >>>


      TROIS ALLEMANDS SUR QUATRE SONT DÉ'';US DU GOUVERNEMENT MERKEL
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     ALLEMAGNE. Malgré des prévisions économiques encourageantes et un chômage ŕ la baisse, la grande coalition issue des élections de l‘automne 2005 souffre d‘une crise de confiance.

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      UE ET RÉGIMES FISCAUX SUISSES
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article UE et régimes fiscaux suisses Daniel Kandaouroff, Lausanne Lundi 18 décembre 2006 En lisant, dans Le Temps du 4 décembre, l‘article sur l‘irritation de Micheline Calmy–Rey quant aux exigences fiscales de l‘UE vis–ŕ–vis de ce >>>


      UNE INSTITUTION NATIONALE DES DROITS HUMAINS MANQUE EN SUISSE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Vaincre la violence extręme en en comprenant les mécanismes ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Une institution nationale des droits humains manque en Suisse Daniel Bolomey, secrétaire de la Section suisse d‘Amnesty International, salue les efforts de la Suisse en faveur des droits humains ŕ l‘ >>>


      VAINCRE LA VIOLENCE EXTRĘME EN EN COMPRENANT LES MÉCANISMES
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
     Philippe Cotter, auteur de «Nazisme, terrorisme et tueurs en série. L‘énigme de la violence extręme»×, estime qu‘il est possible d‘éliminer les effets les plus négatifs de cette violence.

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      ZAPPROPOS. CETTE SEMAINE, QUI NE SERA PAS UN LONG FLEUVE TRANQUILLE
      Le Temps, 18-12-2006
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      ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION TARIFF REQUIRES A REVIEW
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Dr. Talal A. Bakr In the previous article we mentioned that Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) has been declaring annual «profit» consistently for the last 5 years. However, irrespective of whether the company is recording a surplus in revenue by applying this tariff, we believe that the current tariff, in terms of >>>


      IS THE SIZE OF GLOBAL OUTSOURCING MARKET SHRINKING IN 2006?
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady Outsourcing is a new and attractive buzzword that has caught the imagination of businesses around the world as a tool to increase efficiency and productivity for all concerned — the outsourcing companies and their service providers.

There seems to be no limit to achieving this utopia, whic >>>


      MURABAHA REMAINS MOST–FAVORED SOURCE OF ISLAMIC FINANCING
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 18 December 2006 – One consequence of the massive real estate market boom in the Middle East and beyond is the regional banks increased accessing of debt facilities to finance their expansion and general corporate activities.

Financial institutions, especially Islamic ban >>>


      SCC WINS SR300M CONTRACT IN QATAR
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 December 2006 — Saudi Cable Company (SCC) has won a contract valued at SR300 million for supply of high voltage cables (220 kV) to the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) as part of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Phase VII, according to Dr. Waheeb A. Linjawi, >>>


      WHAT’S UP (OR DOWN) WITH THE TADAWUL?
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 December 2006 — The burning question in the hearts and minds of most investors across the Kingdom isn’t about social issues or even the current political situation in the region. Instead the majority of Saudis simply want to know what’s taking the steam out of the Saudi stock exchang >>>


      INHERITANCE OF A GRANDCHILD
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. My wife’s parents died recently. They left behind six daughters and one son, as well as one grandson whose father had died before them. Some of their daughters also have children of their own. Could you please explain how their property is to be divided, and whether any of their grandchildren, >>>


      THE PILGRIMAGE — 5: WHEN HAJ BECOMES DUE
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News We know that the pilgrimage is a duty of all Muslims, provided that they are able to undertake the journey. An important question, therefore, is to know when the duty becomes due so that we can take the necessary steps to fulfill it.

In order for the pilgrimage to become due, a person mus >>>


      AL–MANIE LAUNCHES TOLL–FREE HEALTHLINE
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 18 December 2006 — Health Minister Dr. Hamad Al–Manie launched the first toll–free phone service to assist people to receive health information in their homes and workplaces. «This is the first such service in the Kingdom and it will take health service to the doo >>>


      BRITISH COUNCIL HONORS TOP ACHIEVERS
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     K.S. RamkumarArab News Top achievers of «O» and «A» level examinations with British Council Director Steve Adams at the awards ceremony in Jeddah on Sunday. (AN photo by Emad Al–Salehi) JEDDAH, 18 December 2006 — The British Council held its annual awards ceremony for high Cambridge « >>>


      BUDGET TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY, SAYS ABDULLAH
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 December 2006 — Saudi Arabia’s national budget for 2007 will be unveiled today, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah announced yesterday. He said he had instructed the commerce minister to explore prospects of merging small–scale companies into groups in order to >>>


      GITMO DEATINEES TO BE TREATED LIKE OTHER CITIZENS: NAIF
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 December 2006 — Interior Minister Prince Naif said yesterday that the government would deal with Saudi Gitmo returnees like other citizens, adding that it wanted to close their cases as quickly as possible.

«We have sympathized with them as they were in a foreign c >>>


      INFECTIONS CAUSE 36% OF ILLNESSES AMONG PILGRIMS
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 18 December 2006 — A study of 808 pilgrims hospitalized during Haj has revealed that infections accounted for over 36 percent of the illnesses followed by cardiovascular diseases.

The risk of complications and death increased with age, with the highest risk noticed among pilgrims >>>


      MUNICIPALITY WORKING TO SOLVE JEDDAH’S WAREHOUSE PROBLEM
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 December 2006 — Seventy percent of Jeddah storage facilities are built randomly and illegally without licenses from the Ministry of Commerce, Al–Madinah newspaper reported quoting a municipality official.

Dia Al–Othmani, the municipality’s manager for markets, said that they are >>>


      SR7BN JEDDAH SEWAGE PROJECT WILL TAKE UP TO SEVEN YEARS
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 December 2006 — Jeddah Mayor Adel Faqeeh announced yesterday that the city’s sewage network project, worth some SR7 billion, would take from five to seven years to complete. He said that Jeddah had suffered from the lack of a sewage system for the last 30 years and also poor infrastru >>>


      US COURT THROWS OUT CASE AGAINST SALEH KAMEL
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Barbara Ferguson, Arab News Saleh Kamel WASHINGTON, 18 December 2006 — A significant decision by a New York judge last Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Saleh Kamel and Albaraka Investment Bank.

The accusations alleged they had been involved in support of the Al–Qaeda group suspected of backing the  >>>


      27 KILLED AT PAKISTAN WEDDING PARTY
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 18 December 2006 — Twenty–seven people, including the bride, were killed and 30 others were injured when tragedy struck a wedding party in a central Pakistani town yesterday, sources said.

«A fire broke out in a tent at a marriage party in the town of Jhok Utra >>>


      BAGHDAD KIDNAPPING SOWS TERROR: BLAIR BACKS IRAQ PM
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Jennie Matthew, Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 18 December 2006 — The latest in a series of mass kidnappings spread terror in Baghdad yesterday as British Prime Minister Tony Blair made a suprise visit to support his embattled Iraqi counterpart Nuri Al–Maliki.

More than 25 aid workers were hauled off at gu >>>


      ENVOY CALLS FOR STRONGER RIYADH–TEHRAN RELATIONS
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Riyadh Governor Prince Salman, right, confers with Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Hosseini at their meeting in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA) RIYADH, 18 December 2006 — A senior Iranian diplomat called for strengthening relations between Riyadh and Tehran in order to boost political efforts to sol >>>


      PALESTINIANS OK TRUCE
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News Palestinians linked to President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement fire in the air during a march in the Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday. (AP) GAZA CITY, 18 December 2006 — Armed Palestinian groups including Hamas and Fatah agreed on a cease–fire yesterday to en >>>


      TOP OFFICIALS TO VISIT UP AHEAD OF ELECTIONS
      Arab News, 18-12-2006
     S.A. Ali, Arab News NEW DELHI, 18 December 2006 — Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswamy and the two other election commissioners will visit Uttar Pradesh this week to review preparations for next year’s assembly elections.

Gopalaswamy will visit Lucknow and election commissioners Navin Chawla and S.Y. Qura >>>


      1 MISSING CLIMBER FOUND DEAD ON MT. HOOD
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     PM HOOD RIVER, Ore. –– Rescuers looking for three missing climbers on Mount Hood found a body Sunday in the area where one of the climbers made a distress call last week, authorities said.

The dead climber had not yet been identified, said Pete Hughes, a spokesman for the Hood River County Sheriff&l >>>


      '/11 FAMILY MEMBERS SIGN WTC BEAM IN NYC
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     NEW YORK –– Sept. 11 victims‘ family members and others signed a 53.5–ton steel beam Sunday that is to form part of the base of the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site.

The steel beam, which is to be put in place at ground zero this week, was on display in Battery Park City a fe >>>


      ASTRONAUTS READY FOR SPACE WALK TO FIX SOLAR PANELS
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station readied for a fourth spacewalk on Monday to unstick a jammed solar array in an extra excursion that extended the space shuttle Discovery‘s mission at the orbiting outpost by a day.

Astronauts Robert Curbeam and Christer Fugles >>>


      CARBON MONOXIDE POISONS 100 IN NORTHWEST
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     SEATTLE –– About 100 people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide produced by generators and charcoal grills used for warmth and light during the widespread power outages caused by a major storm in western Washington state.

One man died of inhaling the colorless, odorless gas. At least six other peo >>>


      FLAG–BURNING FOE SAYS LAW NOT NEEDED
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has twice voted to outlaw burning the U.S. flag, in memorable dissents that emphasized the flag‘s great symbolic value.

Now, however, the 86–year–old justice says there is no need to amend the Constitution to protect Old Glory.

In 5–to&nda >>>


      IN HOUSTON, QUESTIONS OF BIAS OVER TASERS
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     By Sylvia MorenoWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 18, 2006; A03 HOUSTON –– Roiled by allegations of using unjustified deadly force against Latino suspects, the Houston Police Department began using stun guns two years ago so officers could avoid pulling the trigger of an automatic weapon.

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      MOUNT HOOD CLIMBER IS FOUND DEAD
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     HOOD RIVER, Ore., Dec. 17 –– Rescuers looking for three missing climbers on Mount Hood found a body Sunday in the area where one of the climbers made a distress call a week ago, authorities said.

The dead climber had not yet been identified, said Pete Hughes, a spokesman for the Hood River County Sh >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     N.Y.‘s Freedom Tower Begins to Take Shape NEW YORK–– More than five years after the destruction of the twin towers, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site has begun in earnest.

Hard hats are breaking up the stone floor of the pit to make way for the World Trade Center Memorial.

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      NOTHING NEW HERE –– AND THAT‘S THE POINT
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     By William BoothWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 18, 2006; A01 SAN FRANCISCO –– In the living room, the group gathers to share inspirational stories about the joy of finding just the right previously owned shower curtain. To the uninitiated, these people appear almost normal, at least in a San Fr >>>


      POLICE: 7 PEOPLE FOUND DEAD IN MO. HOUSE
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     KIRKSVILLE, Mo. –– Seven people were found dead Sunday in a duplex in northeast Missouri, police said.

Police Chief Jim Hughes confirmed the deaths but would not discuss a suspected cause or release details about the victims. Police were trying to make positive identifications and notify relatives.< >>>


      REALOGY PURCHASED BY FIRM: $6.6 BILLION
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     NEW YORK –– A major private equity firm is set to purchase real estate giant Realogy Corporation, the parent company of Century 21 and Coldwell Banker, for more than $6.6 billion, the companies announced Sunday.

Apollo Management, based in New York, agreed to purchase the company in a $' billion >>>


      RESTAURANT SHOOTING KILLS 1, INJURES 2
      Washington Post, 18-12-2006
     CHICAGO –– Frightened customers at a crowded Chicago pizzeria dove for cover behind tables and chairs as a gunman opened a door Sunday evening and began firing inside, killing one teen and injuring two others, police and a restaurant employee said.

"People were panicking. Everybody jumped under >>>



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