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      A STIR OVER NAME OF SKOPJE’S AIRPORT
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) yesterday approved the renaming of the Skopje airport after Alexander the Great in a move Greece said will harm the country’s ties with its neighbors.

FYROM Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki confirmed the name change and pointed out that the historic military l >>>


      A WOMAN IN THESSALONIKI...
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     NIKOS ARVANITIDIS/ANA A woman in Thessaloniki yesterday looks at the window of a bakery that has a display of traditional New Year‘s cakes (vassilopita). Bakery owners succeeded this week in pressuring the Development Ministry into watering down a draft law which allows supermarkets to bake bread on their premises >>>


      CHILDREN’S FLU CASES LOW SO FAR THIS WINTER
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     The number of cases involving children suffering from the flu so far this winter are sharply lower than last year, with an increase expected after the second half of January, a medical expert said yesterday.

Andreas Constantopoulos, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Athens, told Kathimerini that on >>>


      CHILDREN SITTING...
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     COSTAS TSIRONIS/AP Children sitting on inflatable rubber rings slide down an artificial ski slope outside Zappeion Hall in central Athens yesterday. The slope is one of the many attractions that have been set up by the City of Athens as part of Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital, which cost a total of so >>>


      CYPRUS IN LINE FOR WATER CUTS
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     Authorities in Cyprus met yesterday to discuss the possibility of cutting household water use because of an unusually dry winter which has left reserves very low.

The island’s water reservoirs are at 22 percent of capacity whereas this time last year they were almost half–full, Agence France–Press r >>>


      EARLY POLLS BRUSHED ASIDE
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     Ministers try to quash speculation that elections will be held next year Ministers played down talk yesterday of the government calling early elections despite persistent rumors from within the ruling New Democracy party that the prime minister will go to the polls next year rather than see out a full four–year te >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     FATAL SHOOTING Man, 24, gunned down by four attackers in Athens street A 24–year–old man was shot dead in Neos Cosmos, near central Athens, on Wednesday night after an argument in the street with four men, police said yesterday. The victim, who was shot twice, was named as Vacel Kanani, an Albanian national. >>>


      OFFICERS KILL SUSPECT IN ROBBERY
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     Two policemen have been remanded in custody after shooting dead a suspected thief near Drama in northern Greece after he allegedly aimed a toy gun at them, authorities said yesterday.

The two officers, who have not been named, shot a 35–year–old man who had allegedly been trying to steal electrical >>>


      RESIDENTS WANT PRIVATE POLICE
      Kathimerin, 29-12-2006
     A number of municipalities in and around Athens are examining the possibility of hiring private security guards to police their streets after a spate of recent much–publicized crimes across the country has raised safety concerns among residents.

Mayors told Kathimerini yesterday that they are coming under >>>


      2006, DES ROMANDS Ŕ LA PAGE (1/4). MARC–ANTOINE ET LES TRAVAILLEURS DU LAC
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     NEUCHATEL. Avec son agenda perpétuel «NEUCHATEL. –sur–Mer», Marc–Antoine Bombail marie ses passions pour le lac et l‘océan. Rencontre avec un passionné resté fid';le ŕ ses ręves d‘enfant.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Vendredi 2' d >>>


      A CHAMPÉRY, LES MILLE ET UN PETITS PLANS POUR LUTTER CONTRE L‘ENNUI D‘UN HIVER SANS NEIGE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     VALAIS. Les hôtels, restaurants et commerces de la station du val d‘Illiez affichent complet. Seule la neige manque ŕ l‘appel pour répondre ŕ l‘attente des nombreuses familles en vacances. Comment s‘occupent–elles? Reportage.

Philippe Miauton Vendredi 2' d&# >>>


      A CONTRETEMPS. LE PČRE NOËL, AUX ORDURES!
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     A contretemps. Stéphane Bonvin Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Il conduit bourré. Le 0,5 pour mille, il s‘en beurre. Il est en surpoids, ça se voit qu‘il se fiche de son indice de masse corporelle, mais que font les flics de l‘OMS, eux qui sont toujours lŕ pour tout interdire? Pe >>>


      ANNÉE FASTE POUR LA CHINE ET LA RUSSIE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     PIB. Pékin annonce une croissance de 10,5%, Moscou frôle les 7%. Le Temps Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 La croissance de l‘économie chinoise devrait s‘établir ŕ 10,5% en 2006, a déclaré Yao Jingyuan, chef économiste du Bureau national des statistiques (BNS). Quant >>>


      CES PERSONNALITÉS QUI INFLUENCENT LA POLITIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE L‘EXTÉRIEUR (3/8). CLAUDE LONGCHAMP, GOUROU MONOPOLISTIQUE DES SONDAGES
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Claude Longchamp, patron de l’Institut gfs.bern. Photo: Keystone INFLUENCE. Le patron de l‘Institut gfs.bern est présent ŕ toutes les étapes du processus démocratique.

D.S. Miéville, Berne Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 «Un des plus influents et des moins transparents po >>>


      CES SPORTIVES AU TEMPÉRAMENT FORT ET AUX EXPLOITS DISCRETS (3/4). LA FRAÎCHEUR CONTAGIEUSE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Didier Cuche: «Je deviens le Poulidor du ski alpin» Lausanne HC ŕ nouveau souffreteux SPORT Le Temps I Article La fraîcheur contagieuse Tanja Frieden, championne olympique de boardercross. «J’ai pris conscience que le corps était limité, mais pas le pouvoir de l’esprit.» Photo: Keystone T >>>


      CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE: LES SCÉNARIOS S‘AFFINENT
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Alaska. Les experts tablent sur une élévation du niveau des mers en 2100 de 1' ŕ 58 centim';tres. Photo: Keystone ENVIRONNEMENT. Selon les premi';res conclusions d‘un rapport des Nations unies, qui sera finalisé ŕ Paris fin janvier, la température augmenterait de 2 >>>


      CHOPARD N‘EXCLUT PAS D‘ENTRER UN JOUR EN BOURSE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Karl–Friedrich Scheufele, le vice–président du groupe genevois Chopard. Photo: Keystone HORLOGERIE. Une éventuelle IPO servirait ŕ financer une transaction d‘importance.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Les horlogers suisses commenceraient–ils ŕ cé >>>


      CHRISTOPH BLOCHER LANCE «SA» CAMPAGNE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     STRATEGIE. Officiellement, le ministre a convoqué la presse pour dresser son bilan de législature. En réalité, il entre dans le jeu de son parti, l‘UDC, qui tente de transformer les élections en référendum sur la présence de Christoph Blocher au gouvernement Ron Hochuli, Zur >>>


      DIDIER CUCHE: «JE DEVIENS LE POULIDOR DU SKI ALPIN»
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     DESCENTE. A Bormio, la victoire a encore échappé au Neuchâtelois. Pour un centi';me.

Le Temps Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Didier Cuche est maudit. Privé de victoire pour quinze centi';mes ŕ Beaver Creek, puis pour deux centi';mes ŕ Val Gardena, le Neu >>>


      EMILY, DARK VALEUR
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     AMIS D‘ENFANCE. Troisi';me volet de notre série consacrée aux personnages qui façonnent l‘imaginaire enfantin. Aujourd‘hui, portrait d‘une anti–Britney qui a séduit les jeunes «adolescentes».

Françoise–Marie Santucci Vendredi 2' >>>


      FORTE AMENDE POUR LE FONDS GLG PARTNERS
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     REGULATION. L‘Autorité des marchés financiers français épingle l‘ancien hedge fund de Philippe Jabre.

La Tribune Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal La Tri >>>


      GENČVE INTRODUIRA DES ÉDUCATEURS DANS LES FAMILLES EN CRISE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     GENEVE. Le canton envisage la mise en place du syst';me d';s 2008. La lecture de ce texte (2'35 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 16 CHF par mois. Permet de consulter tous les articles du jo >>>


      HEUREUX EXPATRIÉS
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     • Ils se sont fortifiés; ils ont apprivoisé une liberté nouvelle; ils ont grandi en se frottant ŕ l‘autre: les Suisses ŕ l‘étranger, visités par «Le Temps», délivrent un message optimiste.

François Modoux Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Des >>>


      KIOSQUE. QUAND L‘ARGENT FAIT LE BONHEUR
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Kiosque. Anne–Laure Jeanson Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Pour sa derni';re édition de l‘année 2006, l‘hebdomadaire «The Economist» propose une enquęte sur les effets positifs du capitalisme et sur sa capacité ŕ nous faire accéder au bonheur. La fo >>>


      L‘ASIE VICTIME DE LA PREMIČRE GRANDE PANNE DANS L‘HISTOIRE DU NET
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     RESEAU. Le tremblement de terre survenu au large de Taďwan a sectionné plusieurs câbles sous–marins et sérieusement perturbé les communications dans la région mercredi et jeudi.

Francis Deron, Bangkok, Philippe Mesmer, Tokyo et Brice Pedroletti, Hongkong. Le Monde Vendredi 2& >>>


      L‘ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE TURQUE DE WANGEN VANDALISÉE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     2006, des Romands ŕ la page (1/4). Marc–Antoine et les travailleurs du lac A Champéry, les mille et un petits plans pour lutter contre l‘ennui d‘un hiver sans neige Gen';ve introduira des éducateurs dans les familles en crise REGIONS Le Temps I Article L‘association culture >>>


      L‘EURO A PRIS LA PREMIČRE PLACE MONDIALE DANS LE PORTE–MONNAIE DES CITOYENS
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     MONNAIES. La valeur des euros détenus par les particuliers a triplé en cinq ans. Le dollar reste numéro un pour les réserves monétaires.

Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 La valeur totale des billets libellés en euros circulant dans le monde repré >>>


      L‘HOMME DU JOUR. SCHAFFTER, LE RETOUR Ŕ L‘EQUIPEMENT
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     La tempęte politique jurassienne trouvera son épilogue ce vendredi. Désormais soutenu par le radical Michel Probst, le ministre chrétien–social Laurent Schaffter (photo) réinvestira le Département de l‘équipement qu‘il dirige depuis quatre ans, et dont il a ét >>>


      LA BIBLE DE LA CUISINE ITALIENNE EN FRAN'';AIS
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     LIVRE. «La Cuill';re d‘argent»est le livre de cuisine le plus vendu en Italie depuis 1'50.

Patricia Briel Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Il était grand temps: 56 ans apr';s sa parution en Italie, une des bibles de la cuisine transalpine est enfin publiée en fr >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Forte amende pour le fonds GLG Partners FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Séance sans grand relief.

Anker Bank Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Durant l‘avant–derni';re séance de l‘année, le marché suisse a d‘abord atteint un nouveau poin >>>


      LA CONJONCTURE AMÉRICAINE SE RAFFERMIT
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     STATISTIQUES. Le moral et l‘immobilier remontent la pente. Jean–Louis Richard Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Les derniers indicateurs conjoncturels américains de l‘année, au–dessus des attentes, sont tous orientés vers un raffermissement de l‘économie outre–Atl >>>


      LA CULTURE EN 2006 (6/6). FACE Ŕ L‘HISTOIRE, LES ÉCRIVAINS ASSUMENT LEUR LIBERTÉ
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     La culture en 2006 (6/6). Face ŕ l‘Histoire, les écrivains assument leur liberté Fiction ou réalité, la dérive des documents La guerre vue par Eschyle Le passé dans les livres de 2007 Le palmar';s de nos critiques (6/6): les meilleurs livres CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I A >>>


      LA ROUMANIE AFFICHE SES AMBITIONS DE PUISSANCE RÉGIONALE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     UNION EUROPEENNE. Le nouvel Etat membre entend ętre le garant de la sécurité aux futures fronti';res orientales des Vingt–Sept.

Mirel Bran, Bucarest Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Membre ŕ part enti';re de l‘Union européenne ŕ partir du 1er janvier 2 >>>


      LA ROUMANIE MET CREDIT SUISSE SOUS PRESSION
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Année faste pour la Chine et la Russie La conjoncture américaine se raffermit Chopard n‘exclut pas d‘entrer un jour en Bourse Le patron de UBS et son épouse se lancent dans la philanthropie L‘Asie victime de la premi';re grande panne dans l‘histoire du Net '';a n >>>


      LA TEMPÉRATURE AUGMENTERAIT DE 2 Ŕ 4,5 DEGRÉS D‘ICI Ŕ 2100
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     ECOLOGIE. Le rapport de l‘ONU sur le réchauffement, ŕ paraître, mise sur un scénario pessimiste.

Le Temps Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 En 2100, le monde sera plus chaud, le niveau des mers plus élevé et les phénom';nes météorologiques extręme >>>


      LAUSANNE HC Ŕ NOUVEAU SOUFFRETEUX
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Le Temps Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 L‘endettement du Lausanne Hockey Club dépasse 640 000 francs, a confirmé le président Robert Lei–Ravello dans 24 heures. Rescapé de plusieurs marasmes, LHC a instigué une nouvelle augmentation de capital, «mais seuls trois actionnaire >>>


      LE 111 ENTERRÉ, L‘ANARCHIE DU «18XX» MENACE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     NOUVEAUTE. Une dizaine de numéros de renseignements par téléphone sont en compétition, officiellement d';s le 1er janvier. Depuis le «111», les tarifs ne baissent quasiment pas. Mieux vaut, lorsque c‘est possible, consulter Internet.

Anouch Seydtaghia Vendredi 2' >>>


      LE CONSEILLER DU ROI MALIETOA TANUMAFILI II
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Marco Kappenberger avec le roi de Samoa. Agrandir l‘image Installé depuis douze ans ŕ Samoa, ŕ la demande du chef de l‘Etat polynésien, le Tessinois Marco Kappenberger contribue au développement de ces îles perdues dans le Pacifique Sud. Le fonctionnaire international cultive au >>>


      LE PALMARČS DE NOS CRITIQUES (6/6): LES MEILLEURS LIVRES
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Le choix d‘André Clavel Le choix d‘Isabelle Rüf Le choix de Laurent Wolf CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Le palmar';s de nos critiques (6/6): les meilleurs livres Le Temps Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Le choix d‘André Clavel André Clavel 1)Norman Manea, Le Retour >>>


      LE PATRON DE UBS ET SON ÉPOUSE SE LANCENT DANS LA PHILANTHROPIE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     BANQUE. Création d‘«Elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalisation». Bastien Buss Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 En Suisse, rares sont les grandes fortunes actives dans la philanthropie.

Alors que les barons de l‘industrie et les nababs financiers aux Etats–Unis en ont presqu >>>


      LES LOIS DE L‘EXIL (3/6). L‘ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Les lois de l‘exil (3/6). Antonella Cereghetti Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Ce soir–lŕ, je représentais des clients lors de l‘assemblée générale des copropriétaires de l‘immeuble dans lequel ils vivaient. Cette forme juridique de propriété, appelé >>>


      LES LOYERS CHERS REDESSINENT LES CHAMPS–ELYSÉES
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     IMMOBILIER. Seules les grandes marques peuvent rester sur la plus belle avenue du monde.

Frédéric Leli';vre Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 En 1''0, Jacques Chirac a lancé un vaste plan pour redonner du «charme» aux Champs–Elysées. Alors maire de Paris, i >>>


      MOGADISCIO LIVRÉ AU CHAOS ET AU DOUTE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     A Baďdoa. Cette ville est le si';ge des institutions du gouvernement fédéral de transition. Photo: Keystone • Les milices islamistes ont été chassées de la ville par les troupes loyalistes soutenues par l‘Ethiopie.

• La capitale de l‘Etat somalien, qui n‘e >>>


      OASIS D‘HIVER. SPA Ŕ GSTAAD: QUE JE T‘AIME
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Oasis d‘hiver. Benjamin Luis Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 A Gstaad, on ne trouve pas que des rockeurs UMP. On y trouve aussi le magnifique spa du Grand Hôtel Park. Faute d‘avoir pu y faire un saut (juste une question de temps, bien s$';r, rien ŕ voir avec le prix des soins, vous pensez >>>


      SOMALIE: LES FAUX REMČDES DE L‘OCCIDENT
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     Richard Werly Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 La communauté internationale paraît condamnée ŕ ętre l‘otage de la nouvelle guerre qui déchire ces jours–ci la Corne de l‘Afrique.

Le fait que les miliciens des Tribunaux islamiques aient déserté Mogadisci >>>


      STOCK–OPTIONS ANTIDATÉES: L‘ÉTAU SE RESSERRE AUTOUR D‘APPLE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     SCANDALE. Des dizaines de sociétés américaines ont falsifié des documents pour gonfler la valeur des stock–options de leurs dirigeants. Steve Jobs, le p';re d‘Apple, serait impliqué.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 L‘ét >>>


      '';A NE S‘EST PAS PASSÉ COMME PRÉVU (3/4). EN 2006, L‘INFLATION EST RENTRÉE DANS SA BOÎTE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     '';a ne s‘est pas passé comme prévu (3/4). Jean–Louis Richard Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Le 2' juin restera sans doute comme le jour le plus important de l‘année économique écoulée. Ce jeudi, la Réserve fédérale américaine (Fed) a >>>


      «JE REPRENDRAI SANS ÉTATS D‘'4;ME LE DÉPARTEMENT JURASSIEN DE LA SANTÉ»
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     JURA. Le feuilleton des bisbilles gouvernementales trouvera son épilogue ce vendredi midi. Le Conseil d‘Etat s‘appręte ŕ opérer une redistribution qui sera agréée par tous, et qui voit le ministre PDC reprendre la Santé ŕ Laurent Schaffter. Interview.

Serge Ju >>>


      «MAM», ĘTRE OU NE PAS ĘTRE CANDIDATE?
      Le Temps, 29-12-2006
     FRANCE. La ministre réfléchit ŕ une candidature hors UMP. Sylvain Besson, Paris Vendredi 2' décembre 2006 Mich';le Alliot–Marie est devenue une virtuose de la valse–hésitation. Apr';s avoir émis des signaux contradictoires cet automne, la ministre de la D >>>


      ‘KINGDOM–INDIA COMMERCIAL TIES STRONGER THAN EVER’
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' December 2006 — Trade relations between Saudi Arabia and India go back to several centuries, but they have taken a dramatic turn for the better, following the visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to India earlier this year, Ashok Kumar, consul (commercial) at t >>>


      BAHRAIN’S VC BANK ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF SMES FUND
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 2' December 2006 — Bahrain–based Venture Capital Bank (VC Bank) has announced the first closing of its recently launched $250 million MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Small & Medium Enterprises Fund I L.P. (Fund), the first Shariah–compliant fund dedicated to small >>>


      CITIGROUP CHOSEN ADVISER FOR RJ PRIVATIZATION
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 2' December 2006 — The Jordanian government has picked up the US Citigroup conglomerate to act as an adviser on the financial, legal and technical aspects for the privatization of the country’s national carrier, Royal Jordanian (RJ), an official statement said yesterday.

>>>


      LAGOON CITY ISLAMIC MUSHARAKA SUKUK SUCCESSFULLY CLOSED
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Arab News BAHRAIN, 2' December 2006 — The $200 million Lagoon City Islamic Musharaka Sukuk — the largest sukuk issue in Kuwait for Al–Ahlia Gulf Holding Company — was successfully closed Tuesday, the mandated lead arranger Liquidity Management Center BSC (c) said.

The issue has attracted major players >>>


      OIL SCENE
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Syed Rashid Husain Securing the energy infrastructure is definitely a major issue all around. Stakes are high. The lifeline of this civilization has to be protected, from extremists, in an era marked with greater insecurity and threat perceptions from various quarters. Everyone concedes that all parties need to help bol >>>


      CAN NON–SYEDS MARRY WOMEN OF SYED FAMILIES?
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. In our part of the world, women belonging to Syed families are often told that they cannot marry anyone who is not a Syed. In fact some mullahs force the divorce of women who marry non–Syeds because they consider such a marriage a dishonor to the family. Please comment.

(Name and >>>


      THE PILGRIMAGE — 6: COMMITTING THE SAME SINS AFTER PERFORMING HAJ
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The main and clear aspect of pilgrimage is that we hasten to respond to God’s call, wearing nothing of the ornaments, which are part of our custom.

When we feel our dedication in this way and when our submission is truly genuine, God rewards us richly for our pilgrimage. He wipes off our >>>


      ‘CHAIN GANG’ PILGRIMS GATHERING WRONG STONES
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Zainy Abbas, Arab News MAKKAH, 2' December 2006 — Pilgrims were seen yesterday collecting stones from hills in the holy city’s Aziziyah neighborhood to be used during their stoning ritual at Jamrat, some even working as if they were part of a chain gang, breaking stones with hammers.

Locals have complained >>>


      ‘GOD WILL ENSURE OUR SAFETY’
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Syed Faisal Ali, Arab News MINA, 2' December 2006 — Believers descended on Mina Valley yesterday full of religious fervor and looking forward to performing their pilgrimage safely. They believed that the Almighty would make it safe, secure and easy for them. They were fully geared up to begin their trek to the plain >>>


      DONORS HELP PILGRIMS REALIZE A DREAM
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News A group of HIV–positive pilgrims boards a bus to Mina as Dr. Mohammed Sayed, the medical supervisor accompanying them, (inset) briefs the press. (AN photos by Hasan Hatrash) JEDDAH, 2' December 2006 — It was 8.42 a.m. yesterday in an unusually cool and windy Jeddah morning when a group >>>


      HAJ REFLECTIONS: DAY ONE
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Siraj Wahab, Arab News I’ve covered Haj on foot, bus, truck and bike, but this year I had my first look at the tent city of Mina from overhead. Thanks to a friendly lift from a Civil Defense helicopter, all the improvements at the tent city were laid out before my eyes.

× × × The Jamrat area h >>>


      INCREASED SECURITY NOT STOPPING ILLEGAL TRANSPORT
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News MAKKAH, 2' December 2006 — Clandestine transportation services are in full effect during this year’s Haj, with people coming up with ingenious ways of entering the holy cities either as pilgrims without Haj permits or workers seeking to cash in on the seasonal local business boon.

Of >>>


      JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME BEGINS
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Arab News Team Tired but united in their religious purpose, the elderly couple were spotted in the streets of Mina deeply affected by the gravity of undertaking a long–held dream of Haj. (AN photo by Abdullah Al–Muwallad) MINA, 2' December 2006 — Pilgrims braved chilly weather conditions yesterday busyin >>>


      LIVESTOCK PRICES INCREASE AND SO DO COMPLAINTS
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Muhammad Abdullah & Ali Al–Zahrani, Arab News MADINAH/RIYADH, 2' December 2006 — As Eid approaches the prices of livestock, particularly sheep, skyrocket along with the demand for sacrificial animals.

The annual event also sees customers complaining about prices and calling for government interven >>>


      MOTORCYCLE BAN IN FULL EFFECT
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News MINA, 2' December 2006 — The increased security vigilance in the holy cities has been a headache for motorcycle drivers used to scooting around town without proper paperwork or helmets. This is also the first Haj where motorbikes have been banned from the holy areas of Makkah and Madi >>>


      QUAKE AFFECTS TELECOM LINKS TO EAST ASIA
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Molouk Y. Ba–Isa, Arab News ALKHOBAR, 2' December 2006 — Tuesday’s earthquake in Taiwan has created anxiety for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at the holy sites who are attempting to contact relatives back home. Pilgrims from Asia should be advised that most Asian nations are experiencing some difficulties >>>


      THE MEN AT AL–MASHAER BASE IN MINA
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Siraj Wahab & Zainy Abbas, Arab News Brig. Gen. Ahmed ibn Mousa Morssal, commander of the Civil Defense Aviation Base at Al–Mashaer near Mina. (AN photos by Adnan Mahdali) AL–MASHAER CIVIL DEFENSE BASE, Mina, 2' December 2006 — It seems to be just another one of the many emergency numbers. But when a >>>


      150 INJURED AS SUPPORTERS OF ERSHAD STRIKE
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 2' December 2006 — Around 150 people were injured as supporters of former army ruler Hussain Muhammad Ershad battled with police in northern Bangladesh yesterday, witnesses said.

The army was called in to help curb the violence, which erupted during a daylong strike in Ers >>>


      36 FILIPINO JOURNALISTS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST ARROYO&#8217;S HUSBAND
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
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36 Filipino Journalists File Lawsuit Against Arroyos Husband Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News

MANILA, 2' December 2006 Thirty–six Filipino editors, columnists and reporters yesterday filed a class–action suit against the husband of President G >>>


      ABBAS DENIES RECEIVING WEAPONS
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 2' December 2006 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denied reports yesterday that his security forces in the Gaza Strip had recently received an arms shipment meant to bolster him against Hamas rivals.

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina denied comments made to Reuters >>>


      LONDON PLOT SUSPECT MAY FACE PAK TERROR COURT
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 2' December 2006 — A court has suspended the trial of a Pakistani–British man suspected of involvement in a plot to blow up US–bound airliners in a move that could see him tried in an anti–terrorism court.

In August, Pakistani officials identified the >>>


      MOGADISHU FALLS TO ETHIOPIA–BACKED GOVT TROOPS
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Agencies MOGADISHU, 2' December 2006 — Triumphant Somali government forces and their Ethiopian allies marched into Mogadishu yesterday after Islamist rivals abandoned the war–scarred city they held for six months.

The flight of the Islamists was a dramatic turn–around in the volatile Horn of Afr >>>


      POLICE TURN DOWN JEWELERS’ DEMAND
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News PUNE, 2' December 2006 — Pune Police Commissioner Dhananjay Jadhav outright rejected the demand of the Maharashtra Jewelers Federation (MJF) to ban veiled women from entering jewelry shops in Maharashtra unless they reveal their identity and show their faces before the surveillance came >>>


      US STATE DEPARTMENT EYES CREATION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE
      Arab News, 29-12-2006
     Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 2' December 2006 Immediately following the beating his Republican party took in the November elections, President Bush said he understood what the American voters wanted change.

In one month, he ousted his defense secretary, announced a full–scale review of his >>>


      CALIF. POLICE SHOOTING SUSPECT KILLED
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     LONG BEACH, Calif. –– A man suspected of shooting two police officers during a traffic stop was killed in a wild shootout with police in a strip mall parking lot, authorities said Thursday.

More than 50 shots were fired between Santa Ana police officers and 33–year–old Oscar Gabriel Gall >>>


      CAR CRASHES INTO NY HOME, KILLING MAN
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     FARMINGDALE, N.Y. –– A car being chased by police spun out of control, crashed into a home and killed a man in his living room, authorities said.

The body of William Calhoun, 5', was still pinned hours after the afternoon crash as authorities awaited heavy equipment to remove the vehicle without >>>


      CAR CRASHES INTO NY HOME, KILLING MAN
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     FARMINGDALE, N.Y. –– A car being chased by police spun out of control, crashed into a home and killed a man in his living room, authorities said.

The body of William Calhoun, 5', was still pinned hours after the afternoon crash as authorities awaited heavy equipment to remove the vehicle without >>>


      DOMESTIC–PARTNER VIOLENCE IN U.S. FELL SHARPLY
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     A14 Domestic violence rates in the United States dropped sharply between 1''3 and 2004 but showed recent signs of a rebound, the Justice Department reported yesterday.

The number of domestic homicides fell 32 percent from 1''3 to 2004, and the frequency of nonfatal violence between domestic part >>>


      DUKE D.A. CHARGED WITH ETHICS VIOLATIONS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     RALEIGH, N.C. –– Ethics charges filed against the prosecutor at the center of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case might constitute a conflict of interest that forces him off the case, legal experts said.

"It‘s hard for me to imagine how he can be effective as an advocate, with either th >>>


      DUKE RAPE CASE PROSECUTOR FACES ETHICS CHARGES
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     By Aaron BeardAssociated PressFriday, December 2', 2006; A08 RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 28 –– The North Carolina Bar Association filed ethics charges Thursday against the prosecutor in the Duke University rape case, accusing him of saying misleading and inflammatory things to the media about the lacrosse player >>>


      FDA SAYS CLONES ARE SAFE TO EAT
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     Taking a long–awaited stand in an emotionally fraught food fight, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday released a 678–page analysis concluding that milk and meat from cloned animals pose no unique risks to consumers.

The decision, subject to change after a period of public comment, stops short >>>


      FEC ASSESSED A RECORD $6.2 MILLION IN PENALTIES IN 2006
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     The Federal Election Commission more than doubled its civil penalties in 2006, imposing $6.2 million in fines for campaign–law violations.

More than half –– $3.8 million –– came from penalties against Freddie Mac, the federal mortgage corporation, accused of making illegal contribu >>>


      FOOD FROM CLONED ANIMALS SAFE TO EAT: FDA
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Milk and meat from some cloned animals are safe to eat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday in a draft ruling that brings the controversial technology closer to American grocery carts.

If given final approval, the ruling would allow for the sale of food made from >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     U.S. Agency Apologizes In Florida Strip Search TAMPA –– The Department of Homeland Security has apologized to a Muslim woman who was detained at the Tampa airport and strip–searched at a county jail.

Safana Jawad, 45, an Iraqi–born Spanish citizen, was detained April 11 because of a susp >>>


      OBAMA STAYS OUT OF PUBLIC EYE IN HAWAII
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     PM –– HONOLULU _ As Barack Obama decides if he‘ll seek the Democratic nomination for president, the Illinois senator has stayed out of the public eye in Hawaii this week. Obama didn‘t make an appearance at a small rally outside the federal building in Honolulu on Thursday, where supporters tried >>>


      POLICEMEN INDICTED IN POST–KATRINA SHOOTINGS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     By Michael KunzelmanAssociated PressFriday, December 2', 2006; A0' NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 28 –– Seven police officers were indicted Thursday on charges of murder or attempted murder in a shooting incident on a bridge that left two people dead during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER: BROKEN BUT UNBOWED
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     PM LOS ANGELES –– The Terminator is looking all too human these days. The shattered leg that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger suffered in a fall on an icy ski slope was the latest in a list of injuries and ailments to befall the actor–bodybuilder–politician.

The seven–time Mr. Olympia wh >>>


      THE GODFATHER FILLS THE APOLLO ONE LAST TIME
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     By David SegalWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, December 2', 2006; C01 NEW YORK, Dec. 28 –– It was a spectacle that James Brown would have loved.

The Godfather of Soul made a pre–show habit of getting a look at the line to see him perform at the Apollo Theater. But for all of his sold&nd >>>


      THE OLD KINSHIP
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     It‘s midmorning on a Friday at the TriNitely bowling league in Crofton, and the four members of Team 33 are in the later frames of their lives, pulling together as a team, trying not to let one another down.

Leadoff man Glenard Hodges, 65, says he needs to set a winning tone with his ball. Anchorman Edwar >>>


      TRIBUTES TO FORD BEGIN IN CALIFORNIA
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     PALM DESERT, Calif. –– The formal mourning of Gerald R. Ford begins with a public viewing at a church pulpit just feet from where he and his wife sat every Sunday after their White House years _ "The President‘s Pew." Ford‘s family was to have a private prayer service at St. Margaret&ls >>>


      U.S. CLIMBER FOUND DEAD IN CHINA ID‘D
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     SEATTLE –– A snow–covered body found on a remote mountain in China has been identified as U.S. photographer Charlie Fowler, who disappeared several weeks ago during a climbing trip with the owner of a Seattle–based adventure company, friends said Thursday.

Fowler and Christine Boskoff we >>>


      A REGULAR GUY WHO SHOWED A DEVOTION TO LOCAL CAUSES
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     2', 2006; A18 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. –– Gerald R. Ford thought globally as a president, but in a salubrious 30–year retirement spent on ski slopes and putting greens, he acted locally, serving on charities, donning sneakers for the first Desert AIDS Walk, speaking to the Boys and Girls Club and lead >>>


      AN ACCOUNTANT, A MANSON DEVOTEE REMAIN IN PRISON FOR 1'75 ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     One was an acolyte of Charles Manson, the other a suburban mom who dabbled at the fringes of San Francisco‘s counterculture and served as an FBI informant.

Both still alive and serving prison sentences, they are scarcely footnotes now. But in September 1'75 –– just 17 days apart –&nd >>>


      BETTY FORD, AGAIN PUTTING ON A BRAVE FACE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     There is an old saying that you don‘t know who you are in this life until you get knocked down.

Betty Ford has been getting knocked down for a long time, by things that ruin lives and flatten people. Divorce. Cancer. Alcohol. Addiction. And now, the death of her beloved spouse.

She has always tak >>>


      BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT HEAD RESIGNS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Kathleen Clarke, the first woman to head the Interior Department‘s Bureau of Land Management, resigned Thursday to return to her home state of Utah.

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said Clarke had created more recreational opportunities for Americans and sped up "environm >>>


      BUSH IS RIGHT –– AND OTHER LESSONS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     The tributes to Gerald Ford‘s great achievement in bringing a divided and disappointed country together seem oddly appropriate at the end of a tumultuous political year in which an Era of Angry Feelings led to a major shift of power in Washington.

It is said there is now a new longing for the civility and >>>


      DEMS LIKELY TO RESURRECT DETAINEE ISSUE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Senate Democrats plan to use their newfound power to revisit one of the most contentious national security matters of 2006: Deciding what legal rights must be protected for detainees held in the war on terrorism.

In September, Congress passed a bill that gave President Bush wide latitu >>>


      DENVER‘S MAYOR ABOUT TO GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO DIG OUT HIS IMAGE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     DENVER, Dec. 28 –– After the longest political honeymoon in local memory, John W. Hickenlooper, the mayor of storm–ravaged Denver, is finally facing a blizzard –– or, at least, heavy flurries –– of criticism, just half a year before he is to stand for reelection.

The pr >>>


      EDWARDS TURNS TO NON–TRADTIONAL CAMPAIGN MODEL
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     PM DES MOINES –– John Edwards violated all the old rules when he announced his candidacy for the White House on Thursday. No theme music, no balloons, no adoring family at his side, no stage filled with enthusiastic supporters.

No stage at all. He looked anything but "presidential," wearin >>>


      FEC IMPOSES RECORD $6.2M IN FINES
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     WASHINGTON –– The Federal Election Commission more than doubled its civil penalties in 2006, imposing $6.2 million in fines for campaign–law violations.

More than half _ $3.8 million _ came from penalties against Freddie Mac, the federal mortgage corporation accused of making illegal contribut >>>


      FENTY POSTPONES INAUGURAL FESTIVITIES
      Washington Post, 29-12-2006
     By Elissa SilvermanWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, December 2', 2006; B01 D.C. Mayor–elect Adrian M. Fenty decided yesterday to postpone his inaugural celebrations, including a party that was expected to draw up to 15,000 people, because Tuesday has been declared a national day of mourning for former presi >>>



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