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      ‘NEW LEAD‘ IN HOFFA DISAPPEARANCE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      The FBI is using heavy construction equipment at the farm FBI agents are searching a farm near the city of Detroit after what they describe as a lead on the disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa in 1'75.

Hoffa, who led the powerful Teamsters union, disappeared in July that year – allegedly after me >>>


      ‘SADDAM NOVEL‘ ON SALE IN TOKYO
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Chris Hogg BBC News, Tokyo Translator Itsuko Hirata says Saddam‘s life should be spared A novel said to have been written by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has gone on sale in Tokyo.

The manuscript of the book, called Devil‘s Dance, was carried out of Iraq by one of Saddam Hussein‘s da >>>


      BONO PROMOTES WORK TO AID AFRICA
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
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      BRAZIL GOVERNOR DENIES REPRISALS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Caribbean More Last Updated: Thursday, 18 May 2006, 20:44 GMT 21:44 UK Brazil governor denies reprisals Police check mourners at a funeral of a man allegedly killed by police The governor of Brazil‘s Sao Paulo state has denied its security forces are out of control, despite continuing clashes between gangs and po >>>


      BUSH DEFENDS IMMIGRATION REFORMS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      The president visited one of the busiest border crossings with Mexico US President George W Bush has visited a border crossing with Mexico to promote controversial proposals for immigration reform.

He said he wants to tighten border security while giving many existing illegal immigrants the right to stay.
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      CAMBODIA IS NOT ‘HELL‘, SAYS PM
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Hun Sen rejected accusations of wielding too much power Cambodia‘s prime minister has rebuked human rights groups for "viewing Cambodia as hell", in talks with the UN‘s top human rights official.

Hun Sen told Louise Arbour human rights workers should "tell the truth" about his g >>>


      CANADIANS STRUGGLE WITH ARMY‘S NEW ROLE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Lee Carter BBC News, Toronto The presence of Canadian troops in Afghanistan has divided parties The Canadian military role in southern Afghanistan stirs strong and sometimes contradictory emotions and opinions amongst Canadians, as Wednesday evening‘s debate in the country‘s parliament demonstrated.
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      CHORUS MOUNTS AGAINST GUANTANAMO
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Paul Reynolds World Affairs correspondent, BBC News website The committee told the US to close Guantanamo Bay The UN Committee against Torture‘s call for the closure of Guantanamo Bay shows that international voices are increasingly being raised against the institutions set up by the United States in its " >>>


      CIA ‘TORTURE‘ LAWSUIT THROWN OUT
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Mr Masri was seeking damages and an apology A US court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a German citizen who says he was kidnapped and beaten by the CIA.

Khaled el–Masri aimed to sue former CIA chief George Tenet and other officials for their alleged role in the "extraordinary rendition" prog >>>


      DOZENS HELD IN CANADA GANG RAIDS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Toronto saw increasing gun violence in 2005 Police in Toronto have made the largest raid in their history, arresting 78 suspected members of a gang.

The Jamestown Crew – described as one of the most violent in the city is accused of illegally trafficking weapons from the US to Canada.

Many of th >>>


      EGYPT REJECTS AMERICAN CRITICISM
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Ayman Nour was convicted of forging signatures on a petition Egypt has rejected US criticism over a court decision on Thursday to turn down an appeal against conviction by opposition leader Ayman Nour.

Mr Nour was a distant runner–up in last year‘s presidential election but was later convicted of f >>>


      ERASING THE ‘ROYAL‘ IN NEPAL
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Charles Haviland BBC News, Kathmandu The cabinet has recently been reinstated after protests The declaration issued by Nepal‘s reinstated House of Representatives this week on the future of the country is much more than a piece of paper.

"I physically feel something has been lifted from my should >>>


      FIJI TO HAVE MULTI–ETHNIC CABINET
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Mr Chaudhry declined the offer of joining the Cabinet in 2001 Fiji‘s opposition Labour Party has accepted posts in the country‘s new Cabinet, following the re–election of Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase.

Labour leader Mahendra Chaudhry said he had been offered seven out of 17 seats.

A >>>


      FRENCH MPS SHELVE ‘GENOCIDE‘ VOTE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Turkish protesters gathered outside the French consulate in Istanbul The French parliament has postponed debate on a bill that would make it a crime to deny that the mass killing of Armenians in 1'15 was "genocide".

Turkish officials and businesses had lobbied French MPs to shelve the bill, which >>>


      GUANTANAMO INMATES ATTACK GUARDS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      There have been 3' attempted suicides at the camp since 2002 Inmates at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have clashed with guards as they tried to prevent a fellow detainee from hanging himself.

The detainees struck with weapons crafted from fans and light fixtures, but the disturbance was >>>


      HAMAS GIVES MIXED SIGNALS ON ISRAEL
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Roger Hardy BBC Middle East Analyst A senior figure in the militant Islamic group Hamas has said it and its long–standing rival Fatah should unite to fight Israel.

But at the same time prominent members of the two groups have produced a document – from their Israeli prison cells – which im >>>


      HAMAS OFFICIAL SEIZED WITH $800K
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Hamas deployed its own security forces on Wednesday Palestinian border police briefly detained a Hamas official trying to smuggle more than $800,000 (Ł427,000) into the Gaza Strip from Egypt.

Dozens of Hamas gunmen rushed to the border, guarded by presidential troops, raising fears of fresh fighting.
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      IRAN ENRICHMENT: A CHINESE PUZZLE?
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Jonathan Marcus BBC Diplomatic correspondent A little over a month ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proudly announced that Iran had joined, as he put it, those countries which have nuclear technology.

He was speaking in the wake of a series of successful experiments in which Iranian scientists had >>>


      KENYAN FIRST LADY IN AIDS STORM
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      This not the first time that Lucy Kibaki has courted controversy HIV/Aids activists in Kenya have been shocked by the first lady‘s comments that young people had "no business" using condoms.

Lucy Kibaki called on students at a school prize–giving to abstain from sex in order to avoid infe >>>


      MANY DEAD IN TURKEY LORRY CRASH
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      At least 40 people have been killed and six injured in a lorry collision in southern Turkey, officials say.

A lorry carrying passengers crashed into a stationary lorry on a road near the southern town of Osmaniye.

Osmaniye governor Zubeyir Kemelek said many of the dead may have been Afghan and Banglad >>>


      MEXICAN PRIEST ORDERED TO RETIRE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Father Maciel (L) denies any wrongdoing The Vatican has told the Mexican founder of the influential Legion of Christ order to retire to a life of prayer after sexual abuse allegations.

The Pope had approved sanctions against Marcial Maciel after seeing the results of an inquiry, a statement said.

It a >>>


      MEXICO CRITICISES US BORDER PLAN
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Mexico says the fence is a block to friendlier ties with the US Mexico has criticised a US Senate proposal to construct hundreds of kilometres of fencing along its border.

The proposal passed another vote in the Senate on Wednesday but is not yet law.

President Vicente Fox‘s spokesman said the b >>>


      MONTENEGRO HOLDS SECESSION RALLY
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Nick Hawton BBC News, Podgorica Montenegrins rally for independence in Podgorica A huge pro–independence rally has been held in Podgorica, Montenegro‘s capital, ahead of Sunday‘s referendum on whether to break away from Serbia.
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      MOVE TO CURB NEPAL‘S KING CHEERED
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      People took to the streets in celebration as they heard the news Thousands of people in Nepal are celebrating a plan to drastically curtail the powers of King Gyanendra which was adopted on Thursday.

Nepal‘s restored parliament voted unanimously in favour of the landmark plan which includes stripping him >>>


      PAKISTAN DENIES HELPING TALEBAN
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Mr Karzai said some Islamic schools were encouraging extremists Pakistan has rejected accusations by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that it is encouraging Taleban militancy.

On Thursday Mr Karzai said Pakistan‘s intelligence services were encouraging the Taleban to carry out attacks.

He was speak >>>


      PALESTINIAN VIEWS ON FINANCIAL CRISIS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      International funding for the Palestinian Authority was abruptly halted after a Hamas–led government came to power.

Israel has withheld payments of Palestinian tax revenues collected for the PA. The European Union and the United States both stopped direct aid for the PA, promising to restore it if Hamas >>>


      POLAND SLAMS RUSSIAN FUEL POLICY
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      More Last Updated: Friday, 1' May 2006, 10:22 GMT 11:22 UK Poland slams Russian fuel policy By William Horsley BBC European affairs correspondent The Baltic pipeline alarms some of Russia‘s neighbours Poland‘s Defence Minister Radek Sikorski has accused Russia of using its energy reserves as a means of >>>


      POLICE HURT IN GAZA CITY ATTACK
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Palestinian police loyal to Fatah have been parading in Gaza Two police officers have been wounded in a gun battle between Palestinian factions in Gaza City.

Police supporting the mainstream Fatah party said they had been attacked by a militant–led force set up by the new Hamas government – a claim >>>


      PRODI‘S POLITICAL CHESS GAME
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Christian Fraser BBC correspondent in Rome Mr Prodi has spoken of a "moral crisis" in Italy In the last few weeks Romano Prodi has been playing a game of political chess, forming a cabinet that he hopes will keep all sides happy.

He leads a broad coalition made up of two large mainstream forces an >>>


      PRODI TEAM FACES CONFIDENCE VOTE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      If he loses the vote, the new government will have to resign Italy‘s new Prime Minister Romano Prodi is seeking approval for his government in a confidence vote in the Senate, two days after he took office.

Mr Prodi‘s coalition has only a two–seat majority in the upper house. His centre&ndash >>>


      Q&A: US TORTURE HEARINGS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Senior American officials have testified before the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva for the first time since the 11 September 2001 attacks.

Tough questions are likely to be asked about Guantanamo Bay The US has rejected allegations that it tortured people as part of its "war on terror".
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      RAJASTHAN RELIGION BILL REJECTED
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      There are fears the law will target religious minorities The state governor of India‘s western state of Rajasthan has refused to sign a contentious religious freedom bill.

Pratibha Patil‘s refusal comes amid widespread criticism of the bill, which would ban people from being converted to religions >>>


      ROWS AS SAO PAULO KILLINGS GO ON
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Despite the riots being quelled the death toll is continuing to rise Gang–related violence has continued in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, with the police shooting dead a further 14 suspected gang members.

At least 170 people have died in a week of clashes, which began with prison riots and attacks ag >>>


      SA MAN SUES OVER ‘COKE‘ DETENTION
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Eugene Coetzee was accused of stealing Coke worth $3 A South African man who was detained on suspicion of stealing three bottles Coca–Cola worth is suing the government for 350,000 rand ($60,000).

Eugene Coetzee says he was chained to a lamp post and jailed, and lost his job as the result of the incident >>>


      SHERPA BREAKS MT EVEREST RECORD
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Appa Sherpa first climbed Mt Everest in 1'8' A Nepalese sherpa has broken his own record for the most successful climbs of Mt Everest by scaling the peak for the 16th time, officials say.

Appa Sherpa, 45, reached the 8,850m (2',035ft) peak while he was guiding a team of international climbers.
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      SUHARTO ‘GRAVELY ILL‘ IN HOSPITAL
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Suharto has escaped trial on the grounds of ill health Former Indonesian leader Suharto is in a "serious condition", President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said after visiting him in hospital.

Mr Suharto, 84, has suffered several strokes since he left office amid street protests and riots in 1'&# >>>


      SWEDEN DEPORTS CZECH RAFT DRIFTER
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      The man was cold and dehydrated on a makeshift raft A man rescued from a makeshift raft in Scandinavian waters has been deported from Sweden to his homeland – the Czech Republic.

He was found adrift in the Skagerrak strait between Denmark and Norway in April, claiming he was from London and had been thro >>>


      THE TALEBAN‘S MOST FEARED COMMANDER
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Rahimullah Yusufzai BBC News, Peshawar, Pakistan Taleban sources say Dadullah is a fearless leader from the front If confirmed, the capture of Mullah Dadullah would remove the most dangerous Taleban military commander.

He would be the highest–ranking military chief captured since the fall of Taleban r >>>


      TOP TALEBAN COMMANDER ‘ARRESTED‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Mullah Dadullah is a key commander for Mullah Omar [pictured] One of the most important Taleban leaders, Mullah Dadullah, has been captured in Afghanistan, Afghan officials have told the BBC.

He is said to have been detained by international troops in the southern province of Kandahar.

The BBC‘s >>>


      TURKEY‘S EX–PM ECEVIT HAS STROKE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Bulent Ecevit helped push Turkey towards the West Veteran Turkish politician Bulent Ecevit has had emergency surgery in hospital after suffering a stroke.

Earlier on Thursday the 81–year–old had joined thousands of pro–secularist Turks at the funeral of murdered judge Mustafa Yucel Ozbilgin.< >>>


      TURKISH GENERAL IN SECULAR PLEA
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Crowds at the funeral chanted slogans supporting the secular state Turkey‘s chief of staff has praised the demonstration held by thousands of Turks following the killing of a senior judge by an Islamist gunman.

General Hilmi Ozkok said the protests against Islamic militancy were admirable and urged compa >>>


      TURKISH SECULARISTS RALLY OVER ATTACK
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Pam O‘Toole BBC News An attack on Turkey‘s top administrative court has brought to the surface simmering tensions between secularists and Turkey‘s governing Justice and Development Party, which has Islamist roots.

Many protesters felt Turkey‘s secular heritage had been attacked Turki >>>


      UN GIVES SENEGAL HABRE DEADLINE
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Hissene Habre‘s regime is accused of murders and torture A UN panel has given Senegal '0 days to put former Chad President Hissene Habre on trial or send him to Belgium to face trial for alleged human rights abuses.

The United Nations Committee Against Torture said Senegal had broken international hu >>>


      UN URGES CAMBODIA JUDICIAL REFORM
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Ms Arbour said the judiciary had "profound" problems Cambodia must reform its judiciary in order to improve its human rights record, the UN has said.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, said the justice system needed to address its lack of training, independence and integrity.>>>


      US ‘MUST END SECRET DETENTIONS‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      The committee told the US to end secret detention The US should close any secret "war on terror" detention facilities abroad and the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba, a United Nations report has said.

The UN Committee against Torture urged the US to ensure no one was detained in any secret facility.
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      US DISMAYED AT EGYPT NOUR VERDICT
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Ayman Nour was convicted of forging signatures on a petition The US has criticised Egypt after an appeal court refused to hear a plea by Ayman Nour, an opposition leader jailed for five years.

Nour was a distant runner–up in last year‘s presidential election but was later convicted of electoral for >>>


      US GOVERNMENT RESTRICTS CHINA PCS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Chinese firm Lenovo insists it is not a state–owned enterprise The US State Department says the 16,000 computers it bought from a Chinese firm with links to the Beijing government will not be used for classified work.

Assistant Secretary of State Richard Griffin said the department would also alter its p >>>


      US SENATE IN WRANGLE OVER ENGLISH
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      The language issue is part of an immigration debate dividing the US The US Senate has voted in favour of making English the national language.

The measure, backed by Republicans, came as an amendment to a controversial immigration bill currently going through the Senate.

Lawmakers voted by 63–34 >>>


      VILLAGERS FIGHT WEST BANK BARRIER
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Martin Patience BBC News website, in Bilin After prayers at Bilin‘s mosque, male worshippers spill from the modest building and begin the short walk to the West Bank barrier running close to the village.

The demonstrations at Bilin have become a weekly Friday ritual Every Friday for the last 15 months >>>


      WHO ARE THE TALEBAN?
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      By Rahimullah Yusufzai BBC correspondent in Peshawar The last two years have seen the re–emergence of the hardline Islamic Taleban movement as a fighting force in Afghanistan.

Four years after losing power in the country, the Taleban are making their presence felt by launching guerrilla operations agains >>>


      ZIMBABWE FACTION LEADER ARRESTED
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 19-05-2006
      Arthur Mutambara returned to Zimbabwe in February The leader of one faction of Zimbabwe‘s main opposition party has been arrested while campaigning for a by–election in the capital, Harare, his party says.

At least two other MPs and some 60 supporters of Arthur Mutambara‘s wing of the Movemen >>>


      COURT GIVES ALL CLEAR TO ‘DA VINCI’
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      A court in Athens yesterday threw out complaints from Greek Orthodox groups against «The Da Vinci Code» film and said that the movie, which is expected to break box office records in Greece, could be shown at some 200 movie theaters.

The judge disagreed with religious hardliners’ argument that the >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      HELIOS REPORT Results of probe into deadly crash given to authorities in Cyprus Greek investigators yesterday handed a confidential draft report to Cypriot authorities on the causes of the crash of a Helios Airways airliner north of Athens last August. All 121 people on board the Boeing 737–300 were killed and in >>>


      MINISTER SUED OVER PAKISTANI ABDUCTION
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      Three of the Pakistani immigrants who claim that they were kidnapped by secret agents last summer have filed a criminal lawsuit against the public order minister at the time the alleged incident took place, Giorgos Voulgarakis.

The three men have accused Voulgarakis, who is now culture minister, of instigating >>>


      ND DEFENDS ITS STANCE ON STOCKS
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      The index at the Athens Stock Exchange dipped again yesterday, but the two main political parties had their minds on issues to do with shares that were bought and sold in 1''', after a government official resigned late on Wednesday over comments he made in connection with alleged improprieties.

The >>>


      POISONOUS PLANT PUTS NINE MORE IN SICK BAY
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      Authorities said yesterday that nine more people suffered food poisoning in Athens after consuming vegetables they thought were regular wild greens.

Doctors said the patients had unknowingly eaten a plant called Datura — a leafy herb known to cause delirious states and poisonings. The incident comes after seve >>>


      STUDENTS SCUFFLED WITH POLICE...
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      ALEXANDROS BELTES/ANA Students scuffled with police in central Athens yesterday during a protest against the government’s plans to allow private universities to operate in Greece. Some 300 students marched to Parliament to voice their opposition but their path was blocked by riot police. The two sides clashed and offic >>>


      TATOI TREASURE HUNT CUT SHORT
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      Four men, including a police officer and police special guard, were arrested early yesterday morning on the grounds of the former royal estate in Tatoi where they were allegedly digging for hidden treasure.

Police are looking for one more officer who managed to escape. The two policemen and the special guard a >>>


      TAX EVASION HURTING IKA
      Kathimerin, 19-05-2006
      Country’s largest social security fund misses out on 1.8 bln euros annually As debts in the country‘s pension system continue to grow, workers from Greece‘s largest social security fund, IKA, said yesterday that it is missing out on 1.8 billion euros annually from businesses that dodge the contributions the >>>


      "CAMINÉ TRES NOCHES PARA CRUZAR LA FRONTERA"
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 1'/05/2006 E. VAL José cruzó la frontera estadounidense por la zona de Nogales (Arizona), junto con otros 47 inmigrantes sin permiso. Fue hace cinco meses. Pasó tres noches caminando por el desierto. "Gracias a Dios no nos pasó nada; nos dábamos fuerzas unos a otr >>>


      CUATRO HERIDOS EN CHOQUES ENTRE MILICIANOS Y POLICÍAS EN GAZA
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      HENRIQUE CYMERMAN – 1'/05/2006 Panorama de la información del Oriente Medio árabe (y 2) TOM'3;S ALCOVERRO – 18/05/2006 – 17.20 horas Hamas despliega su polémica fuerza de seguridad en Gaza HENRIQUE CYMERMAN – 18/05/2006 Siria considera una injerencia la resolución >>>


      DOS POLICÍAS HERIDOS EN UN TIROTEO ENTRE FUERZAS DE AL FATAH Y DE HAMAS EN GAZA
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      El presidente Abbas tacha de ilegales las milicias del Gobierno y ordena su disolución El presidente de la ANP, Mahmud Abbas, exigió ayer al Gobierno de Hamas que desmantele el nuevo organismo de seguridadanunciadoelmiércoles. El rais les ordenó que retiren a sus hombres de Gaza por considerar que s >>>


      EL EX VICEPRESIDENTE DE EADS ADMITE SER EL ‘CUERVO‘ DEL CASO CLEARSTREAM
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Jean–Louis Gergorin justifica su actuación y sugiere que su denuncia tiene visos de realidad El principal sospechoso de haber enviado de forma anónima las listas del caso Clearstreamaljuez, elexvicepresidente ejecutivo de EADS, Jean–Louis Gergorin, ha acabado poradmitirlo. Peroelcuervodejamuchas p >>>


      EL PARLAMENTO DE NEPAL DEJA AL REY GYANENDRA SIN PODER POLÍTICO
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      El hasta ahora único Estado hinduista del mundo pasa a ser laico RAFAEL POCH – 1'/05/2006 Corresponsal PEKÍN – Según una declaración parlamentaria aprobada ayer, el rey de Nepal ya no es la primera autoridad del país, función que pasa al Parlamento, y tanto el gobierno (Gob >>>


      EL SENADO DE EE. UU. AMPLÍA EN 600 KM EL MURO DE LA FRONTERA CON MÉXICO
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      El presidente Fox rechaza la decisión y dice que no resuelve el problema migratorio El Senado de EE. UU. aceptó la construcción de un gran muroen la frontera conMéxico para atajar el flujo de indocumentados, al tiempo que decidió no amnistiar a quienes tengan historial delictivo. Fox mostró >>>


      EN EL CORAZÓN DE LA ‘BANLIEUE‘
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Faďza Gu';ne retrata la precaria vida de los barrios periféricos franceses JUSTO BARRANCO – 1'/05/2006 Barcelona Premonitoria? Mańana será otro día, la primera novela de la jovencísima Faďza Gu';ne, apareció en Francia en el ańo 2004. Describía >>>


      KABUL ACUSA A PAKIST'3;N DE SUMINISTRAR COMBATIENTES PARA LA INSURGENCIA TALIB'3;N
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 1'/05/2006 es más activa. El incremento de la actividad de la guerrilla ha provocado un deterioro en las relaciones entre Afganistán y Pakistán. El Gobierno de Kabul acusa al pakistaní de no impedir la salida de combatientes que se unen a los talibanes, lo que rebate Pakist >>>


      LA JUSTICIA CHILENA DECRETA LIBERTAD PROVISIONAL PARA FUJIMORI
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      El ex presidente seguirá en Chile, a la espera de su extradición a Perú Lajusticiachilenahadejadoenlibertad provisional alexpresidentedePerúAlbertoFujimori, pendientedeextradiciónasupaís. El desacreditado gobernante lleva casi cinco ańos dando tumbos por el mundo intentando sin é >>>


      LA ONU PIDE A EE.UU. QUE CIERRE EL CENTRO DE DETENCIÓN DE GUANT'3;NAMO Y EVITE LAS TORTURAS
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      EUSEBIO VAL – 21/04/2006 El Pentágono publica una lista con los nombres de 558 detenidos en Guantánamo LVD – 20/04/2006 – 02.47 horas Limbo guantanamero LA VANGUARDIA – 06/03/2006 Información gráfica Las grandes cifras La ONU pide a EE.UU. que cierre el centro de detenció >>>


      LIBIA CAMBIA SIN PRISA
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Un litro de gasolina vale 10 céntimos de euro, pero una botella de whisky cuesta 40 euros en el mercado negro FERNANDO GARCÍA – 1'/05/2006 Trípoli. Enviado especial Libia no es el paraíso. Sus infraestructuras son un desastre, las comunicaciones terrestres, deficientes y las tecnologí >>>


      LOS TALIBANES HIPOTECAN AFGANIST'3;N
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Los talibanes hipotecan Afganistán El país sufre los combates más duros desde la caída de los radicales en el 2001 Las operaciones emprendidas por las tropas afganas y de la coalición contralainsurgenciasonlasdemayor intensidad desde la caída de los talibanes en el 2001. En paralelo, los e >>>


      MONDRAGÓN ABRE UN POLÍGONO EN CHINA EN SU 50.Ş ANIVERSARIO
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LORENA FARRŔS PÉREZ – 1'/05/2006 MONDRAGÓN Medio siglo después de su fundación, Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC) pondrá en marcha un parque industrial en Shanghai (China) para instalar varias de las empresas del grupo. Ese es una de los planes de futuro más >>>


      PRESOS DE GUANT'3;NAMO ATACAN A LOS GUARDAS CUANDO ÉSTOS INTENTABAN EVITAR UN SUICIDIO
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      EUSEBIO VAL – 21/04/2006 El Pentágono publica una lista con los nombres de 558 detenidos en Guantánamo LVD – 20/04/2006 – 02.47 horas Información gráfica Las grandes cifras Presos de Guantánamo atacan a los guardas cuando éstos intentaban evitar un suicidio LVD – 1& >>>


      PRODI CONFIRMA QUE RETIRAR'3; LAS TROPAS DE IRAQ Y ASEGURA QUE LA GUERRA FUE UN ERROR
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      ´Il Professore´ pide la colaboración del centroderecha en su discurso en el Senado RomanoProdianuncióayer, durante la presentación de su programa de gobierno en el Senado, la retirada de las tropas italianas de Iraq, tras calificar deerror esteconflicto bélico. El Senadovotaráhoyla in >>>


      CASTELLS NO ENTRA EN LA SUCESIÓN DE MARAGALL
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 1'/05/2006 El conseller de Economia, Antoni Castells, que figura entre los posibles candidatos socialistas a las próximas elecciones, eludió ayer entrar en el debate de si Pasqual Maragall debe seguir o no liderando la lista del PSC.

"Ahora tenemos el tema del Estatut&q >>>


      DEL OLMO RECONOCE SU ERROR EN LA EXCARCELACIÓN DE UNO DE LOS PROCESADOS POR EL 11–M
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LVD – 11/05/2006 – 10.27 horas Un posible descuido permite salir a un preso por el 11–M JOSÉ MARÍA BRUNET – 11/05/2006 Encuestas żConsiguió la comisión de investigación aclarar lo que realmente ocurrió el 11–M?

żCree que el Gobierno de Aznar >>>


      EL GOBIERNO APRUEBA EL PLAN '3;FRICA EN MEDIO DE UNA LLEGADA MASIVA DE INMIGRANTES
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Espańa reforzará las relaciones diplomáticas y canjeará deuda externa por educación LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 15.30 horas Madrid. (EUROPA PRESS).– El Consejo de Ministros aprobó hoy el Informe del ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, Miguel '3;ngel Mo >>>


      EL JUEZ CITA COMO IMPUTADOS A LOS DIRIGENTES DE BATASUNA POR NO DEJAR LA ACTIVIDAD POLÍTICA
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      1 min El conflicto vasco Noticias El PSOE recupera ligeramente las expectativas de voto en abril y aventaja en 2,1 puntos al PP LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 13.2' horas Llegan a Madrid los seis presuntos etarras extraditados por México LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 0'.1' horas Otegi afirma q >>>


      EL PP SE QUERELLA CONTRA EL PSC Y EXIGE QUE SE RETIRE LA CAMPAŃA INSTITUCIONAL DEL REFERÉNDUM
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Rajoy califica la campańa de "antidemocrática y vergonzosa" LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 13.01 horas Actualizada: 1'/05/2006 14.10 horas Madrid. (EFE).– El presidente del PP, Mariano Rajoy, anunció que su partido interpondrá hoy una querella criminal contra los responsables >>>


      EL PSOE RECUPERA LIGERAMENTE LAS EXPECTATIVAS DE VOTO EN ABRIL Y AVENTAJA EN 2,1 PUNTOS AL PP
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      La mayoría de los espańoles se muestran escépticos respecto al alto el fuego de ETA LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 13.2' horas Madrid. (Agencias). El PSOE recuperó ligeramente en abril sus expectativas de voto hasta el 40,3 por ciento y aventajaba en 2,1 puntos al PP, al que se calcula un vo >>>


      LANZAN PINTURA Y ROMPEN ALGUNOS CRISTALES DE UN BATZOKI DE VITORIA
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 12.44 horas Vitoria. (VASCO PRESS).– Desconocidos atacaron anoche un batzoki del PNV en Vitoria, al que lanzaron pintura roja y rompieron algunos cristales, según ha confirmado el Departamento de Interior.

El ataque se registró sobre las diez y veinte de la no >>>


      LLEGAN A MADRID LOS SEIS PRESUNTOS ETARRAS EXTRADITADOS POR MÉXICO
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Está previsto que la Audiencia Nacional les notifique las acusaciones por las que han sido extraditados antes de ingresar en prisión LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 0'.1' horas Madrid. (VASCO PRESS). El avión del Ejército del Aire que ha trasladado a los seis presuntos miembros y colabora >>>


      LO NUEVO DEL ESTATUT
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Un listado de derechos y deberes y sus mecanismos de garantía configuran un modelo de sociedad 2006 Un título entero, cuarenta artículos en total – del 15 al 54–, establece por vez primera derechos y deberes y principios rectores, a partir de los cuales es fácil configurar un modelo de s >>>


      LO NUNCA VISTO
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      AN'3;LISIS El Barça, alegre y antineurótico, genera en Espańa menos rechazo que el catalanismo atormentado ENRIC JULIANA /, MADRID – 1'/05/2006 Madrid se despertó ayer ligeramente satisfecha por la victoria del Barça en París. Satisfacción ligera, no alegría mani >>>


      MARAGALL ACUSA A ZAPATERO DE CONFUNDIR CATALUNYA CON EL NACIONALISMO CATAL'3;N
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      El president se compromete a mantener puentes de futuro con ERC ElpresidentedelaGeneralitat acusó ayer al presidente del Gobierno de confundir Catalunya con el nacionalismo catalán por haber pactado el Estatut con CiU. Pasqual Maragall lanzó la andanada en la sesión de control del Parlament.

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      MÉXICO EXTRADITA A ESPAŃA A SEIS PRESUNTOS ETARRAS
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 1'/05/2006 J. Ibarz Seis presuntos etarras han sido entregados por el Gobierno de México a la policía espańola para trasladarlos a Madrid. Para el vuelo, que se prevé que aterrizará hoy, se desplazaron policías adscritos a la Interpol y de la unidad de Intervenci& >>>


      OTEGI ADVIERTE QUE EL PROCESO DE PAZ PASA POR UN "MOMENTO DE EXTREMA GRAVEDAD"
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      El portavoz de Batasuna y otros siete dirigentes están imputados por la constitución de la nueva Mesa Nacional de la formación ilegalizada LVD – 1'/05/2006 – 20.11 horas San Sebastián. (EFE).– El portavoz de Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, advirtió hoy de que el proceso abierto e >>>


      OTEGI AFIRMA QUE LA PAZ NO SER'3; DEFINITIVA SIN ACUERDO SOBRE LA AUTODETERMINACIÓN
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      El dirigente de Batasuna reitera que los partidos deben pactar la solución Si la entrevista a dos portavoces deETAen Gara ya dejó claro que la tregua es reversible, ayer Otegi reiteró este mensaje al seńalar que el fin de la violencia dependerá de la aceptación de la autodeterminación >>>


      PIMEC PIDE ELECCIONES INMEDIATAMENTE
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 1'/05/2006 El presidente de la patronal Pimec, Josep González, reclamó ayer al presidente de la Generalitat, Pasqual Maragall, que convoque elecciones autonómicas "lo antes posible" para lograr estabilidad. "El sentimiento generalizado del mundo económico es >>>


      SOCIALISTAS Y PP REABREN TODOS LOS FRENTES DE BATALLA POR LA CAMPAŃA DEL ESTATUT
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Los populares rompen relaciones con el PSC y anuncian acciones judiciales por el lema de campańa Zapatero conocía el eslogan de los socialistas catalanes y el PSOE sale públicamente en su defensa La pugna descoloca a ERC, que ahora teme que su no quede relegado a un segundo plano Socialistas y popularesh >>>


      UN GENERAL VE EN LA BANDERA "LA RAZÓN DE LA FUERZA"
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 1'/05/2006 Europa Press El jefe de la fuerza terrestre del Ejército, el teniente general Pedro Pitarch, aseguró ayer al recibir la bandera espańola que se exhibirá en el desfile de las Fuerzas Armadas, que la ve como "la razón de la fuerza".

Desde IU >>>


      UNA DECENA DE ARRESTOS EN LA DIPUTACIÓN DE LUGO POR CORRUPCIÓN
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      ANXO LUGILDE – 1'/05/2006 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA .– La plácida vida provinciana de Lugo vivió ayer una profunda convulsión cuando agentes de la policía irrumpieron en la Diputación y comenzaron una cadena de detenciones que incluye a una decena de personas, funcionarios y person >>>


      VALENCIA EXHUMA "POR ERROR" UNA FOSA DE FUSILADOS REPUBLICANOS
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      Restos humanos acaban en una cantera de Sagunt A la polémica sobre unas obras que el Ayuntamiento quiere realizar sobre una fosa de republicanos fusilados se sumó ayer que Esquerra Unida ha descubierto que se han trasladado restos humanos cercanos a esta fosa a una cantera en Sagunt.

SALVADOR ENGUIX >>>


      ZAPATERO Y RAJOY SE VUELCAN EN CATALUNYA POR EL 18–J EN DEFENSA DE SUS MODELOS DE ESPAŃA
      La Vanguardia, 19-05-2006
      De la Vega y Rubalcaba también participarán en la campańa, mientras que el PP elige a Acebes y a Zaplana CRISTINA SEN CARMEN DEL RIEGO – 1'/05/2006 MADRID .– La campańa para el referéndum del Estatut tendrá una vertiente claramente espańola, en la que se dirimirá >>>


      ‘ISLAMIC FINANCE EQUALLY VIABLE FOR NON–MUSLIMS’
      Arab News, 19-05-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 1' May 2006 — Islamic finance, easily lucrative for Muslims, is equally viable for non–Muslims with its competitive and transparent financing schemes, said Shahli Akram, deputy CEO of Amlak Finance. While explaining how Islamic finance was fast becoming the preferred method of >>>


      AL–BARAKA TURK BANK PROFITS UP BY 30%
      Arab News, 19-05-2006
      Arab News BAHRAIN, 1' May 2006 — Al–Baraka Turk Participation Bank, one of the banking units of the Bahrain–based Al–Baraka Banking Group (ABG), has announced that its net profits increased by 2'.' percent in the first quarter of 2006, to $'.16 million compared to $7.05 million for the >>>


      ALWALEED RECEIVES AUC TEAM
      Arab News, 19-05-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 1' May 2006 — Kingdom Holding Company Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal received David Arnold, president of the American University in Cairo, Kenneth Manotti, vice president for Institutional Advancement and Moataz Al–Alfi, co–chairman of the Comprehensive Campaign Committee and Board >>>


      BMI ARRIVES IN STYLE
      Arab News, 19-05-2006
      Roger Harrison, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' May 2006 — The eagerly awaited bmi Jeddah–London air link became a reality at 17.45 yesterday afternoon. To the applause of the group of officials on the apron, Nigel Turner, CEO of bmi accompanied by a delegation of UK journalists stepped off the historic flight to a warm >>>


      DUBAI TRAFFIC CONGESTION LIKELY TO EASE
      Arab News, 19-05-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 1' May 2006 — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police to jointly strive toward easing traffic congestion in the city. The MoU envisions forming of a new traffic body headed by Hashim Al–Hashimi, director of Traffi >>>


      CONFIRMATION OF THE ISLAMIC MESSAGE
      Arab News, 19-05-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Now when the truth has come to them from Us, they say: «Why has he not been given the like of what Moses was given?» But did they not deny the truth of what Moses was formerly given? Indeed they said: «These are two kinds of so >>>



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