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      ABU GHRAIB: DARK STAIN ON IRAQ‘S PAST
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      the facility after the fall of the regime. It had been only lightly looted, vandalism mainly, and the MPs – reservists led by a colonel from Florida – were there to secure the location "as a possible centre for operations".

Hundreds of victims of Abu Ghraib were buried in numbered graves >>>


      BERLUSCONI TO RESIGN AS ITALY PM
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Silvio Berlusconi (left) is finally preparing to throw in the towel. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he will resign on Tuesday, more than three weeks after his narrow election defeat.

The announcement, reported by Italy‘s Ansa news agency, came after his centre–right alliance failed t >>>


      DUTCH HALT KENYA AID OVER GRAFT
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Kenyans have recently staged several anti–corruption rallies The Dutch government has suspended nearly $150m in aid to Kenya because of concerns over corruption.

Dutch Development Co–operation Minister Agnes van Ardenne said her government wanted to see "more tangible results in the fight agai >>>


      EU MAKEOVER TIME FOR ROMANIA
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Romania has been the straggler of Eastern Europe ever since the bloody overthrow of its communist ruler Nicolae Ceausescu in 1'8'.

Foreign firms are competing to help Romania‘s face–lift But recently, it has earned praise from the European Commission for its efforts to crack down on corrupt >>>


      INDIA REBELS ‘KILL 13 VILLAGERS‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Suspected Maoist rebels have killed 13 villagers kidnapped earlier this week in central India, police have said.

Two of the hostages in the state of Chattisgarh were killed on Friday and 11 more on Saturday, police said.

They were among more than 50 villagers taken hostage on Tuesday. Some of the othe >>>


      IRAN ‘WILL ALLOW NUCLEAR CHECKS‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Saeedi said Iran will press ahead with uranium enrichment Iran will allow snap inspections of its nuclear facilities if the UN Security Council returns the case to its nuclear watchdog, an Iranian official has said.

But Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of Iran‘s Atomic Energy Organisation, said uranium enric >>>


      IRAN, WORLD MEDIA CONSIDER NEXT MOVE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
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      JAVA RAID TARGETS SENIOR MILITANT
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Noordin Top is wanted over a series of attacks in Indonesia Indonesian police seeking one of South East Asia‘s most wanted men have raided a house in Java, killing two militants.

Two others were arrested in the raid, in which police fought an early–morning gun battle in the village of Binangun.
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      KYRGYZ RALLY AGAINST CORRUPTION
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Protesters said the government had failed to tackle corruption Several thousand people have staged a rally in Kyrgyzstan‘s capital, Bishkek, to protest against what they say is continuing widespread corruption.

Braving heavy rain, they gathered in the city‘s central square, near the presidential an >>>


      LEGACY OF INSANITY IN NEPAL
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      By Paul Danahar BBC South Asia bureau editor King Gyanendra‘s handling of the protests was widely condemned It required an act of insanity to put King Gyanendra on the throne of Nepal.

If reason had prevailed "Prince" Gyanendra would still be living in the shadow of his widely respected brother >>>


      NEW ABU GHRAIB IMAGES STOKE US FEARS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      By Adam Brookes BBC Pentagon correspondent The images are, as the state department‘s legal adviser put it, disgusting.

Chained, terrified and humiliated Iraqis people the photographs. The new images show worse abuse than those released earlier One man – apparently deranged – slams his head ag >>>


      NUCLEAR REPORT ON IRAN: EXCERPTS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Excerpts from a report by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, issued to the UN Security Council on Friday 28 April.

On 27 April 2006, the Director General [Mr ElBaradei] received from Iran a letter of the same date in which it stated... the following: ...Islamic Republ >>>


      PAKISTAN STAGES NEW MISSILE TEST
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      It is the second time the missile has been successfully tested Pakistan has successfully test–fired a nuclear–capable missile with a range of 2,000km (1,250 miles), the Pakistani military has said.

It was the second test–firing of the surface–to–surface Hatf VI (Shaheen II) missil >>>


      POOR NATIONS BLOCK KEY UN REFORM
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      By Laura Trevelyan BBC News, New York Mr Annan planned the reforms after the Oil for Food scandal Developing countries at the United Nations have voted to shelve management reforms drawn up in the wake of the Oil for Food scandal.

Secretary General Kofi Annan had proposed that his office would have more contro >>>


      PRESSURE GROWS FOR DARFUR PEACE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Mass rallies for peace in Darfur will be held across the US The UN‘s top human rights official, Louise Arbour, is due in Sudan amid growing pressure on the government to end fighting in the Darfur region.

It comes as campaigners prepare to hold mass rallies across the US calling for an end to killings in >>>


      Q&A: IRAQ PRISON ABUSE SCANDAL
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      in January 2004. The Taguba report found soldiers had been committing "grave breaches of humanitarian law" in their treatment of prisoners. Seventeen soldiers and officers – including the camp commandant – were suspended and criminal proceedings were launched.

The abuse became public in A >>>


      Q&A: ITALIAN ELECTION
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Contrasting styles: Berlusconi (left) and Prodi Italy‘s general election has produced a narrow victory for centre–left opposition leader Romano Prodi, but the result is still being disputed by his rival, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Mr Prodi won just enough seats to control the Senate (upper h >>>


      TIMELINE: IRAQ
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      A chronology of key events:
1'20 25 April – Iraq is placed under British mandate.

NAJAF Shrine of the Imam Ali, one of Shia Islam‘s holiest places 2003: Karbala and Najaf – Shia holy cities 2004: Najaf‘s hallowed cemetery May 2004: In pictures – Najaf fighting 1'21 23 >>>


      TOP SLEONE PROSECUTOR TO RESIGN
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Mr de Silva has hinted he would like to see the Taylor case through The chief prosecutor of the UN–backed Sierra Leone war crimes court, Desmond de Silva, says he will step down when his contract ends on 30 June.

Mr de Silva, a Briton, said he wanted to spend more time with his family and to return to hi >>>


      US RADIO PUNDIT ON DRUGS CHARGE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Talk Where I Live A–Z Index /× Change Edition×/ #ift–banner .pipe #ift–banner form #dfh #ifh #ift–banner label #ift–banner label.uk #ift–banner label.int .domestic .int .domestic a .int a .domestic a:hover .int a:hover .extraLink UK version International version About the >>>


      VATICAN OBJECTS TO CHINESE BISHOP
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Vietnamese Indonesian More Last Updated: Saturday, 2' April 2006, 16:07 GMT 17:07 UK Vatican objects to Chinese bishop China‘s Roman Catholic Church has about 10 million members The Vatican has asked China‘s state–controlled Catholic Church to halt the ordination of a bishop who has not been appro >>>


      VOTING RESUMES IN ITALY SENATE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Mr Prodi is in the early stages of forming a new government The Italian Senate has met to resume voting for a new speaker a day after proceedings broke up in chaos.

Three separate secret ballots proved inconclusive on Friday, two over confusion about names on ballot papers.

Incoming prime minister Rom >>>


      WEST URGES TOUGHER LINE ON IRAN
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 29-04-2006
      Iran says its nuclear programme is for purely peaceful purposes Western powers have said they will push for a legally binding UN resolution to force Iran to comply with calls for it to cease uranium enrichment.

US ambassador John Bolton said there was a sense of urgency about the move. On Friday the UN‘s >>>


      APOSTOLOS STAVROU...
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      KATERINA MAVRONA/ANA Apostolos Stavrou, the secretary of New Democracy’s parliamentary group, leaves Maximos Mansion yesterday after a meeting with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. Stavrou said that during the meeting it was decided that a discussion among Conservative deputies over changes to the constitution would b >>>


      BARRAGE OF BANK ROBBERIES
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      Athens was hit by a series of four bank robberies yesterday morning in which suspects made off with more than 35,000 euros in cash and the loaded gun of a security guard, police said.

The first robbery took place at 8.10 a.m. in Kato Patissia, near central Athens, when two masked men held up a branch of ATEban >>>


      BRITISH BASE POLICE...
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      ANDREAS LAZAROU/AP British base police pin down a Greek–Cypriot man during a protest at the Akrotiri military base near the city of Limassol in Cyprus yesterday. About 200 protesters blocked access to the British military base to protest job outsourcing. Officials said that protests were mostly peaceful but there >>>


      CITIZENS TAKE UP SLACK OF RED TAPE
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      Public services mire people in bureaucracy by forcing them to hunt down official documents in cases when the civil servants should be doing the task themselves, according to an internal investigation seen by Kathimerini yesterday.

The probe, conducted by the Interior Ministry, examined the practices of several >>>


      GREEK–TURKISH DIALOGUE
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      Erdogan to visit Thessaloniki as hotline between air forces is opened Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are to meet on the sidelines of a Balkan conference in Thessaloniki next week, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said yesterday, adding that a telephone «hotline&r >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      SCHEFFER NO–GO NATO chief cancels trip to Athens due to protest fears, sources say A planned visit to Athens by NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the end of next week has been canceled because of fears of protests, sources told Kathimerini yesterday. He was due to hold talks with Prime Minister Costas Karamanli >>>


      JAIL STANDOFF IN TRIKALA ENDS WITHOUT VIOLENCE
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      An 11–hour standoff between prisoners and riot police ended peacefully in Trikala, central Greece, yesterday, when the protesting inmates handed a list of demands to a prosecutor, sources said.

There were no reports of injuries among inmates or prison staff. Around 100 prisoners of some 280 inmates kept >>>


      POLICING IS A MAN’S WORLD
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      The Greek Police (ELAS) has been told not to hire any extra women officers by Greece’s highest administrative court, which ruled that men were better are fulfilling the force’s tasks.

In a decision yesterday, the Council of State said that only 15 percent of recruits going through the police academy should be >>>


      TV EYED AS TEENS REACH FOR DRINK
      Kathimerin, 29-04-2006
      Rising alcohol consumption rates among the country‘s teen–age population may be linked to Greek television programs showing many scenes of actors drinking in bars, experts have suggested.

The National School of Public Health examined footage from 11 locally produced television serials and discovere >>>


      "NO CONTIENE PUNTOS NEGATIVOS"
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 "El informe de El Baradei no contiene puntos negativos", declaró ayer Mohamed Saidi, un responsable del órgano nuclear de Irán. "El OIEA puede examinar el tema nuclear iraní", agregó, rechazando la intervención del Consejo de Segurid >>>


      AGRIO DEBATE EN ESTADOS UNIDOS SOBRE SI EL HIMNO NACIONAL PUEDE CANTARSE EN ESPAŃOL
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 WASHINGTON .(Corresponsal.) – En pleno debate nacional sobre la política inmigratoria, una discusión sobre si el himno nacional puede ser cantado en espańol está desatando nuevas pasiones en Estados Unidos. El presidente George W. Bush fue terminante ayer c >>>


      ASESINADA LA HERMANA DEL EX PRESIDENTE COLOMBIANO GAVIRIA
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      El crimen desquicia la campańa electoral a un mes de los comicios Liliana Gaviria, hermana del que fue presidente de Colombia entre 1''0 y 1''4, y su guardaespaldas murieron ayer tiroteadosenlaciudaddePereira.

El asesinato, en plena campańa electoral para los comicios del 28 de mayo, >>>


      BERLUSCONI PONDR'3; SU CARGO A DISPOSICIÓN DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPÚBLICA EL MARTES
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      ‘Il Cavaliere‘ descarta abandonar la política porque, asegura, "sería como traicionar a los italianos" LVD – 2'/04/2006 – 18.15 horas Roma. (EFE).– El primer ministro italiano, Silvio Berlusconi, derrotado en las elecciones generales por el líder del centroizqu >>>


      BUSH APOYA UNA SOLUCIÓN DIPLOM'3;TICA Y PACÍFICA AL DESAFÍO NUCLEAR DE TEHER'3;N
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      4 min Bush apoya una solución diplomática y pacífica al desafío nuclear de Teherán El OIEA confirma que Irán incumple la orden de la ONU y sigue enriqueciendo uranio SÓLO PARA MUJERES.

Un grupo de aficionadas asiste al partido amistoso de fútbol entre la selección f >>>


      DIMITE EL MINISTRO DE EXTERIORES POLACO POR LA NUEVA COALICIÓN
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 Stefan Meller, ministro de Exteriores de Polonia, anunció ayer su dimisión en protesta por la entrada en el Gobierno del partido populista y euroescéptico Samoobrona (autodefensa). El Gobierno conservador, en minoría desde las elecciones de septiembre, intenta de >>>


      EL COMUNISTA FAUSTO BERTINOTTI, NUEVO PRESIDENTE C'3;MARA DIPUTADOS
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LVD – 2'/04/2006 – 11.53 horas Actualizada: 2'/04/2006 13.00 horas Roma.(EFE).– El líder de Refundación Comunista y aliado de Romano Prodi, Fausto Bertinotti, fue elegido hoy presidente de la Cámara de Diputados al obtener la mayoría absoluta de los sufragios en la cuarta v >>>


      EL DESENCANTO TURCO
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      El desencanto turco UNA PELÍCULA TILDADA por la Administración Bush de antiestadounidense ilustra el enfriamiento de relaciones entre Ankara y Washington LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 La política exterior de Turquía es tan compleja como su fútbol. Fenerbahçe y Galatasaray, los clubs >>>


      EL NUMERO DOS DE AL QAEDA DICE QUE LE «HA PARTIDO LA ESPALDA» A EE.UU. EN IRAQ
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      Ayman Al Zawahiri, el lugarteniente de Bin Laden, atribuye a la organización terrorista 800 "operaciones de martirio" en Iraq LVD – 2'/04/2006 – 12.55 horas El Cairo. (EFE). El «número dos» de Al Qaeda, Ayman Al Zawahiri, dijo hoy en un mensaje de vídeo que su organi >>>


      HALLAN RESINA DE CANNABIS EN LA CASA DEL MINISTRO DE DEFENSA BRIT'3;NICO
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LVD – 2'/04/2006 – 12.24 horas Londres. (EFE). Una pequeńa cantidad de resina de cannabis fue hallada en la casa escocesa del ministro británico de Defensa, John Reid, durante una revisión rutinaria de seguridad, informó hoy, sábado, su departamento.

La droga estaba en >>>


      IR'3;N DICE QUE ACEPTA LAS INSPECCIONES SORPRESA DEL OIEA
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      Reitera que no cesará su actividad nuclear pese a las presiones internacionales LVD – 2'/04/2006 – 11.38 horas TEHER'3;N. (EFE) Un alto cargo del programa nuclear iraní ha declarado que su país está dispuesto a aceptar inspecciones por sorpresa por parte de expertos del Organi >>>


      LA ONU RENUEVA POR SEIS MESES LA MISIÓN DE PAZ EN EL SAHARA
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 Europa Press El Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU aprobó ayer por unanimidad la propuesta de EE. UU. de prorrogar el mandato de la Misión de las Naciones Unidas para el Referéndum del Sahara Occidental (Minurso) por seis meses más.

Sin embargo, la renovaci& >>>


      LA PRIMERA SESIÓN DEL PARLAMENTO EN CUATRO AŃOS ENCARRILA NEPAL HACIA LA PAZ
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      La guerrilla propone un proceso constituyente que vigilará el movimiento popular nacido este abril Con la reapertura del Parlamento, Nepalinicia la víahacia un proceso constituyente que implica la vuelta de la guerrilla maoísta a la sociedad civil. El movimento popular estará vigilante para que el r >>>


      PRODI SE ATASCA EN EL SENADO
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      Prodi se atasca en el Senado Una extenuante y caótica sesión de votaciones acaba sin elegir presidente El primer día de votaciones para elegir a los presidentes de la Cámara de los Diputados y del Senado se convirtió en una pesadilla para Romano Prodi, líder del centroizquierda, al anulars >>>


      UN GENERAL ASEGURA QUE VILLEPIN LE ORDENÓ INVESTIGAR A SARKOZY POR ENCARGO DE CHIRAC
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      La instrucción judicial del caso Clearstream salpica a las máximas instancias del Estado francés La historia conocida hasta el momento del caso Clearstreamesdignadeunguiónpara una película de conspiración y espionaje. Las últimas revelaciones salpican directamente alprimerministroyalp >>>


      ALONSO CAMBIA AL JEFE DEL EJÉRCITO PARA INCREMENTAR LAS RELACIONES CON EUROPA
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      El Gobierno desvincula el cese del general García González del caso Mena y el Estatut La razón oficial es el deseo de incrementar las relaciones y dar una nueva dimensión a la políticaeuropeadeDefensa, peroel cesedel jefedel ejércitopodríaserunaconsecuenciaretar dada de su actuaci >>>


      ATENDER A RAJOY, ENCUMBRAR A ZP O JUBILAR A CAROD
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      EL VOTO NULO DE ERC deja en ridículo al tripartito y le desmonta a Zapatero su ambición de 25 ańos sin tensiones FERNANDO ÓNEGA – 2'/04/2006 Como los Diez Mandamientos, las imágenes políticas de esta semana se resumen en dos: Mariano Rajoy con sus millones de firmas ante el Congr >>>


      EE. UU. DESTACA LA IMPORTANCIA DE LOS DATOS DE ESPAŃA EN LA TRAMA DEL 11–S
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 WASHINGTON – El Gobierno de Estados Unidos elogió ayer el "duro" trabajo de Espańa en la lucha contra el terrorismo durante el 2005 y su estrecha colaboración para investigar, perseguir, desbaratar y prevenir tramas terroristas. "Espańa coope >>>


      EL GOBIERNO DISCREPA DE ERC PERO CALLA SOBRE EL FUTURO DEL TRIPARTITO
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      CRISTINA SEN – 2'/04/2006 MADRID Con la mirada más puesta en el referéndum y para evitar polémicas que puedan complicar aún más su resultado, el Gobierno optó ayer por la prudencia a la hora de comentar la decisión de ERC y sus consecuencias. María Teresa Fernández >>>


      EL JUEZ PROHÍBE A OTEGI VIAJAR A IRLANDA POR TEMOR A QUE HUYA TRAS SU SEGUNDA CONDENA
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      Marlaska autoriza, en cambio, que el sindicalista Rafa Díez vaya a Atenas al Foro Social El juez Marlaska negó ayer a Arnaldo Otegi el permiso para viajar a Irlanda, a unos actos del Sinn Fein. Marlaska teme que Otegi huya, y ańade que no tiene sentido permitirle actuar enelexteriorcomorepresentante de u >>>


      EL VOTO INDESCIFRABLE
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      Los sufragios nulos y blancos suponen una cifra mínima y expresan rechazo a las opciones en juego El voto indescifrable La menor tasa de votos en blanco en Catalunya en un referéndum se dio en la consulta sobre el Estatut de 1'7' CARLES CASTRO – 2'/04/2006 Barcelona Los votos nulos o en blan >>>


      IBARRA QUIERE QUE SE TRATE A VERA IGUAL QUE A OTEGI
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 El presidente de la Junta de Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, deseó ayer para el ex secretario de Estado de Seguridad Rafael Vera la misma generosidad que la que ha tenido el teniente fiscal de la Audiencia Nacional, Jesús Santos, con el líder de la ile >>>


      IBARRETXE PIDE TENER EN CUENTA LA NUEVA ETAPA
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 El lehendakari, Juan José Ibarretxe, afirmó ayer, en relación con la condena de la Audiencia Nacional al líder de Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, por enaltecimiento del terrorismo durante un homenaje al dirigente etarra José Miguel Beńaran, alias Argala, que j >>>


      LA IZQUIERDA NEGOCIA EN VALENCIA UNA GRAN COALICIÓN ELECTORAL PARA DESBANCAR AL PP
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      El Bloc Nacionalista y Esquerra Unida buscan un pacto ´a la gallega´ Animados por lo ocurrido en Galicia, los partidos de la izquierda valenciana Bloc Nacionalista Valenciŕ y Esquerra Unida negocian una coalición electoral para impedir que el PP revalide la mayoría absoluta en las autonómi >>>


      LA UE ESTUDIA PODER RECIBIR QUEJAS EN CATAL'3;N
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 La Oficina del Defensor del Pueblo Europeo, Nikiforos Diamandouros, está negociando con el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación los detalles para que los ciudadanos de las autonomías afectadas puedan presentar quejas en sus respectivas lenguas cooficiales al >>>


      LAS DIFERENCIAS EN TORNO AL ESTATUT AGRAVAN LAS HOSTILIDADES EN EL TRIPARTITO
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      Maragall desautoriza a ERC y el PSC acusa a los republicanos de debilitar a Catalunya Saura cree que el aval de ERC al voto nulo en el referéndum trae complicaciones al Govern Las juventudes de ERC se desmarcan de la cúpula y dicen que harán campańa por el no Lashostilidadesentrelossociosdeltriparti >>>


      LOS MOSSOS DETUVIERON A DOS SOLDADOS EN UNA PELEA
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 Los Mossos d´Esquadra informaron ayer en una nota oficial que el pasado 12 de febrero fueron detenidos dos soldados profesionales de la base de Sant Climent Sescebes (Girona) acusados de agredir a un magrebí en Figueres, aunque aclararon que no los vinculan con movimientos >>>


      MADRAZO PIDE A JUECES UNA APLICACIÓN M'3;S FLEXIBLE DE LA LEGALIDAD PARA JUZGAR A OTEGI
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      LVD – 2'/04/2006 – 12.57 horas Bilbao.(EFE). El coordinador general de Ezker Batua–Berdeak, Javier Madrazo, dijo hoy que la condena a Arnaldo Otegi "no tiene ningún sentido en este momento" a los jueces "que apliquen la legalidad con criterios más flexibles".

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      MARAGALL AFIRMA QUE EL ESTATUT INAUGURA LA "SEGUNDA ETAPA DEL ESTADO DE LAS AUTONOMÍAS"
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      El president avanza que en su intervención en el Senado el 3 de mayo explicará que la reforma "está hecha con sentido de Espańa" LVD – 2'/04/2006 – 17.08 horas Segovia. (EFE).– El presidente de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Pasqual Maragall, ha afirmado que la reforma >>>


      MAS PIDE VALENTÍA A MARAGALL PARA ECHAR A ERC DEL GOVERN "POR DECENCIA Y DIGNIDAD"
      La Vanguardia, 29-04-2006
      Sólo Batasuna sale en defensa del voto nulo promovido por la cúpula de ERC y dice que es una iniciativa valiente LA VANGUARDIA – 2'/04/2006 prensible y afirmó que el voto nulo trae complicaciones al tripartito, que no precisó. "No puedo entender cómo desde una óptica naciona >>>


      EURO CLIMBS AGAINST DOLLAR; OIL PRICES SOAR
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Agencies LONDON, 2' April 2006 — The euro climbed to a near 12–month high against the dollar yesterday after economic data and comments from the new chairman of the Federal Reserve served to undermine the US currency.

In late European trading, the euro stood at 1.2632 dollars, up from 1.2531 dollars >>>


      SHAMIL BANK POSTS $11.3M PROFIT
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Arab News MANAMA, 2' April 2006 — Shamil Bank. a subsidiary of the Dar Al–Maal Al–Islami Trust, has announced a net profit of $11.3 million for the first quarter ending March 31, 2006, reflecting an increase of 10 percent over $10.2 million earned in the same period last year. The earnings per share for >>>


      CHANGE OF DESTINY
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. Does a person’s destiny change through prayer and supplication? Suppose, for example, that a person is destined to have a severe illness. Could this be removed or amended, if he prays to God to spare him all illness?

Q.2. In witr prayer, when one omits to do the qunoot one should of >>>


      CHOOSING A COMPANION FOR A WOMAN PILGRIM
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. If a woman wants to offer the pilgrimage and she has no close relative to accompany her as a mahram, how should she choose such a companion? Is it appropriate that she chooses a distant relative and travel with a group of relatives?

Khaleelur Rehman A. Islam requires that a woman shou >>>


      SUPPORT FOR PROPHET AGAINST QURAYSH OPPRESSION
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News The early years of Islam witnessed much oppression, particularly in Makkah when Muslims were small in number, facing the tyranny of the Quraysh and abuse by those who wanted to curry favor with their masters who were determined opponents of Islam. In a situation like that which prevailed in Makka >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 81: VARYING HIS PRACTICES TO ALLOW FOR ALL SITUATIONS
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Over the last couple of weeks, we discussed the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) night worship, which is voluntary. We learned that sometimes he spent long hours in standing up in worship, reading very long passages of the Qur’an and extolling God’s glorification and praises for long periods.
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      CATERING CONTRACTOR BANNED AFTER FRAUD UNCOVERED
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2006 — The Ministry of Health has blacklisted the catering company that was involved in the embezzlement of public money by presenting exaggerated bills for undelivered meals to hospitals in the Makkah region, an official source at the ministry said.

The catering contractor’s fra >>>


      ENGLISH TEACHING TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN PHASES
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2006 — Moves are under way to introduce the English language to fourth grade students in Saudi government schools, Asharq Al–Awsat newspaper reported yesterday quoting Haya Al–Ayad, an Education Ministry official.

The program will be carried out in >>>


      INTERNET CONNECTIONS THROUGH POWER SOCKETS LATER THIS YEAR
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2006 — Saudi Arabia has embarked on a project to provide Internet access through the electrical wall socket, one of the least common forms of connectivity available.

The Eastern Province’s ElectroNet Co. announced recently that it would begin providing broadband I >>>


      MADINAH–BOUND BUS PLUNGES INTO CANAL
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News Officials at the scene of the accident with bodies lying near the crashed bus. (AN photo by Ghazi Mahdi)

JEDDAH, 2' April 2006 — At least 24 people died in a bus accident late on Thursday night on Madinah Road near the village of Asfan, 50 kilometers north of Jeddah, when the 50&nd >>>


      POTTERY BAZAAR RAISES SR25,000 FOR CHARITY
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 2' April 2006 — Students of Help Center displayed their pottery work and handicrafts in the two–day annual pottery bazaar, which raised SR25,000 to help mentally disabled children.

Help Center invited parents, schools, consulates and compounds to participate in this >>>


      RIYADH DECKED UP FOR GREEK PRESIDENT’S VISIT
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 2' April 2006 — Greek President Karolos Papoulias will arrive in Riyadh today for talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on matters of regional and bilateral interests.

The Greek leader, in the first leg of a regional tour, is slated to arrive >>>


      APHC TO HOLD TALKS WITH MANMOHAN SINGH
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, India, 2' April 2006 — Chairman of the moderate group of the separatist All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq yesterday said the APHC would soon hold the second round of talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

He, however, added these talks should n >>>


      BUSH AGREES TO DUBAI PURCHASE OF UK SUPPLIER
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Reuters WASHINGTON, 2' April 2006 — President George W. Bush approved a Dubai–owned company’s $1.24 billion takeover of Doncasters, a British engineering company with US plants that supply the Pentagon, the White House said yesterday.

The decision followed a congressional uproar over security fears t >>>


      IAEA REPORT SAYS IRAN CONTINUES ENRICHMENT IN DEFIANCE OF UN SECURITY COUNCIL
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      George Jahn, Associated Press VIENNA, 2' April 2006 — Iran has defied calls to freeze uranium enrichment and is stonewalling UN attempts to find out whether it wants nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy Agency said yesterday in a report that sets the stage for further Security Council action.

The >>>


      IRAQI, US TROOPS CLAIM KILLING AL–QAEDA LEADER
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Reuters BAGHDAD, 2' April 2006 — Iraqi and US troops killed a leader of Al–Qaeda in Iraq yesterday and the city of Baquba was under curfew after at least 30 people died a day earlier in one of the biggest recent battles with insurgents.

Humadi Al–Takhi, a well–known figure locally and rep >>>


      MANILA JUDGE NIXES DOWNGRADING OF RAPE CHARGES AGAINST FOUR US MARINES
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 2' April 2006 — A judge yesterday rejected a motion by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to downgrade charges against three of four US Marines charged in the rape of a Filipino woman last year, keeping all of them detained as principal defendants in the case.

J >>>


      NEW ISRAEL GOVERNMENT TO ‘REDUCE’ SETTLEMENTS
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 2' April 2006 — Following on the heels of last year’s unilateral pullout from Gaza initiated by former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel’s new Cabinet has committed itself to leaving parts of the West Bank in order to redraw the borders of the Jewish state.

A coaliti >>>


      POLICE KILL ' MAOISTS
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Syed Amin Jafri, Arab News HYDERABAD, India, 2' April 2006 — Nine Maoists, six of them women, were killed in a gunbattle with police in the Cuddapah district of the southern Andhra Pradesh state yesterday.

According to Superintendent of Police Y. Nagi Reddy, the gunbattle took place near Pulusugunda villag >>>


      SONIA APPOINTS DAUGHTER AS HER ELECTION AGENT
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      S.A. Ali, Arab News NEW DELHI, 2' April 2006 — Congress President Sonia Gandhi yesterday appointed daughter Priyanka Vadra as her election agent for the May 8 Lok Sabha by–election, campaigning for which has been unable to draw Congress bigwigs.

The appointment of Priyanka, who was Sonia’s election a >>>


      TEHRAN, ISLAMABAD DISCUSS GAS PROJECT
      Arab News, 29-04-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 2' April 2006 — Iranian Deputy Petroleum Minister Nejad Hosseinian held talks with Pakistani officials yesterday on a multibillion–dollar Iran–Pakistan–India gas pipeline project as the nuclear standoff between Tehran and the US lingered on.

Hosseini >>>


      ‘MY MESSAGE IS GOING TO BE PASSED‘
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      By David A. FahrentholdWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, April 2',
2006; A08 PORTLAND, Maine, April 28 –– What it takes to get to Washington: a pillow and blanket for the 12–hour overnight bus ride. Food for all 55 people on the bus. A map of the Metro system to prevent getting lost after >>>


      ALLEGED BIAS BEATING UPSETS CALM IN TEX. TOWN
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      SPRING, Tex., April 28 –– In 20 years, the neat subdivision of Dove Meadows has transformed painlessly from an all–white enclave into an advertisement for diversity: whites living next to blacks living next to Eastern European immigrants living next to Latinos living next to a gay couple –&ndash >>>


      BARRED SPRINTER FACES CHARGES
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      Already barred from his sport for two years for steroid use and stripped of his former world record in the 100 meters, former Olympic sprinter Tim Montgomery now faces money laundering and bank fraud charges stemming from his role as a gopher in a scheme federal authorities said bilked financial institutions of $5 mill >>>


      COURT TOSSES CANVASSER REGISTRATION RULING
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      PITTSBURGH –– A federal appeals court Friday overturned a city ordinance requiring door–to–door canvassers _ including people working for get–out–the–vote campaigns _ to register with police and carry a permit.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, rul >>>


      COYOTE SHOT AND KILLED NEAR SEATTLE
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      BELLEVUE, Wash. –– A coyote suspected of nipping two young boys was shot and killed Friday in this Seattle suburb by a state wildlife officer.

Sgt. Kim Chandler shot the 24–pound coyote with his service revolver at the edge of a wooded ravine.

Chandler said he went out to the locatio >>>


      FBI DID NOT TRY TO COW PROTESTERS, REPORT SAYS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      A03 FBI interviews of protesters before and during the 2004 political conventions were carried out for "legitimate law enforcement purposes" and not to prevent people from demonstrating, the Justice Department‘s inspector general said yesterday.

In a 37–page report, Inspector General Glen >>>


      FEDS MOVE TO DISMISS DOMESTIC SPYING SUIT
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      SAN FRANCISCO –– The Justice Department said Friday it was moving to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging the Bush administration‘s secretive domestic wiretapping program.

The lawsuit, brought by the Internet privacy group, Electronic Frontier Foundation, does not include the government.
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      GLANCE AT DISASTER RESPONSE FAILURES
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      PM –– Highlights of the White House and congressional investigations of disaster planning and response failures exposed by Hurricane Katrina: _A special House committee criticized local, state and federal officials, saying they lacked urgency in preparing for disasters. It found that all levels of governmen >>>


      HOMEOWNERS TOP EMPLOYERS OF DAY LABORERS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      BURBANK, Calif. –– Chris James needed help moving a piano and three dozen boxes of records from his music studio, but instead of corralling some buddies he rented a truck and hired day laborers outside the local Home Depot.

The two Guatemalan men finished the job in an hour and a half, hauling a pi >>>


      IMMIGRATION DEBATE QUIET IN KEY REPUBLICAN‘S BASE
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner‘s immigration–control proposals have helped ignite protests across the nation but created little controversy in his solidly Republican Wisconsin district.

One newspaper in his district says it has yet to receive a single piece of reader mail >>>


      JULY SHUTTLE FLIGHT IS STILL A GO
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      NASA officials said yesterday they have decided to go ahead with a July space shuttle launch even though engineers have been unable to correct a potentially critical defect in the insulating foam that cloaks the external fuel tank.

The officials said tests had failed to produce a new design that would stop ins >>>


      JURY AWARDS $1.7M TO WOMAN SPANKED ON JOB
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      FRESNO, Calif. –– A jury awarded $1.7 million Friday to a woman who was spanked in front of her colleagues in what her employer called a camaraderie–building exercise.

The jury of six men and six women found that Janet Orlando, 53, was subjected to sexual harassment and sexual battery when sh >>>


      L.A. MAYOR PICKS NFL TALKS OVER IMMIGRANT BOYCOTT
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles‘ first Latino mayor in the modern era, will skip huge pro–immigration rallies planned for Monday to meet with pro football officials in Dallas, leaving organizers feeling like "a ship without a captain." Oscar Sanchez, an organizer of >>>


      LIMBAUGH REACHES SETTLEMENT IN DRUG CASE
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –– Rush Limbaugh and prosecutors in the long–running painkiller fraud case against him have reached a deal calling for the only charge against the conservative commentator to be dropped if he continues treatment, his attorney said Friday.

Limbaugh was booked on a single >>>


      MAN CONVICTED OF SMUGGLING TONGANS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      HONOLULU –– A man convicted of smuggling Tongans into the country and forcing them to work for his landscaping and construction businesses was sentenced Friday to 26 years in prison.

Lueleni Fetongi Maka, a Tongan national who lives in the United States as a permanent resident, was convicted in Dec >>>


      MAN DRIVES CHIP–LOADED VAN INTO BARRACKS
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      KITTANNING, Pa. –– A man intentionally drove a delivery van loaded with potato chips through the lobby of a state police barracks early Thursday morning, authorities said.

Roy Thomas Chaivarlis, 31, of Yatesboro, was charged with aggravated assault, risking a catastrophe, driving under the influenc >>>


      MEAT COMPANIES PLAN TO CLOSE PLANTS MONDAY
      Washington Post, 29-04-2006
      DENVER –– Some of the nation‘s largest meatpacking companies plan to shut down plants Monday, anticipating many of their workers will attend immigration rallies that day.

The top three beef–producing companies, Tyson Foods, Swift & Co. and Cargill Inc., all said they were closing pl >>>



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