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      A SQUIRREL MONKEY...
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      Petros Giannakouris/AP A squirrel monkey looks through a fence yesterday at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata in eastern Attica. The squirrel monkey is an endangered species, living in the tropical forests of Central and South America. The monkey, which can reach a height of 35 centimeters, has the largest brain, pro >>>


      ACHELOOS CAUSES DIVISION
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      Plans to divert river meet with anger in western Greece, approval in Thessaly The controversial decision by the government to persist with the diversion of Greece’s second–longest river appears to have pitted the two communities that will be affected by the project against each other as more protests against the >>>


      AUTHORITIES ‘HANDLING’ FERRY SNAGS
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      The government stressed yesterday that it has taken all the necessary measures to tackle a spate of engine problems that have caused delays in coastal shipping as the number of people leaving Piraeus and other ports for island holidays rises dramatically.

«There have been 7,000 departures from Attica‘s p >>>


      COOL AIR BECOMES A HOT TOPIC
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      Environmentalists and government officials pleaded with people yesterday to use their air conditioners in moderation because public utilities services are struggling to power the 350,000 new cooling units installed annually.

Greece must build a new power station each year to keep up with demand, members of Gre >>>


      EX–SOLDIER POSTS SECRETS ON NET
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      A 31–year–old man was arrested in Athens yesterday after he posted on the Internet classified military information he obtained while serving as a conscript in the army, police said.

The suspect has been charged with espionage and violating personal data privacy laws after he allegedly posted on the >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      EYP QUESTIONED Panel of experts to examine decision to hold back information Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda–Benaki decided yesterday that a panel of legal experts will examine the decision by the National Intelligence Agency (EYP) and Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras not to supply MPs with the details of t >>>


      LEBANON ESCALATION TRIGGERS CONCERN
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      As Greece expressed «serious concern» over the Israeli attacks on Lebanon, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday that it is on standby and ready to evacuate any of the 2,500 Greeks in the country.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos said that the government is in regular contact with offi >>>


      ONE IN TWO WILL SEE OUT SUMMER AT HOME
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      About one in two Greeks will not go on holiday this summer due to financial restrictions, while many that manage to hit the beaches will do so for fewer days than last year, according to the results of a poll released yesterday.

A VPRC poll found that 48 percent of those questioned will not take a vacation, up >>>


      STREET TRADERS GATHERED...
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2006
      SYMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA A group of street traders gathered outside the Development Ministry yesterday to protest against a recent law which only allows European Union citizens to obtain licenses to sell their goods at open–air markets. In their latest protest since the law was passed, the foreign traders complained >>>


      AMÉRIQUE LATINE, LES CHANTIERS DE LA DÉMOCRATIE (5/6). AU BRÉSIL, LA COLČRE DES PRODUCTEURS DE SOJA
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Le Mato Grosso était le nouvel eldorado brésilien, il reste le dernier Far West du monde. Mais les politiques du président Lula ont surenchéri les co$';ts de production de la légumineuse. Et les exploitants se révoltent.

Michel Faure, Le Monde Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Cet a >>>


      CARLOS GHOSN: L‘ALLIANCE RENAULT–NISSAN AVEC GM EST UNE «ÉNORME OPPORTUNITÉ»
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      AUTOMOBILE. Le patron franco–brésilien doit rencontrer aujourd‘hui ŕ Detroit le PDG de General Motors, afin d‘étudier la faisabilité d‘une alliance ŕ trois. Il explique dans un entretien la philosophie d‘un tel projet.

Propos recueillis par Stéphane L >>>


      CEVA: UN RÉEL BESOIN
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Alain Pirat, direction de projet CEVA, Gen';ve Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Nous aimerions réagir ŕ un courrier publié dans votre journal le 26 juin.

Des habitants de Champel expriment réguli';rement leurs craintes concernant la réalisation de CEVA dans leur quartier. Il es >>>


      CHAPEAU BAS, ZIDANE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Jean–Robert Bettens, Grens (VD) Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Merci ŕ Zidane, il a donné un sens au po';me de Rudyard Kipling qui disait: «Si tu peux rencontrer triomphe et défaite. Et traiter ces deux imposteurs d‘un męme front... tu seras un homme mon fils.» Le monde dir >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ? DES ANTIPODES EN MUSIQUE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
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      CRITIQUE. TRIPTYQUE ÉBLOUISSANT
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
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      DETROIT, INQUIET, ATTEND LE PATRON DE RENAULT
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      AUTOMOBILE. GM privilégierait des collaborations ŕ une alliance. Willy Boder Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Kirk Kerkorian, actionnaire influent de General Motors (GM) (GM), voit les premiers effets du pavé jeté le 30 juin dans la mare automobile. Son projet d‘alliance ŕ trois entre GM, Renault >>>


      DEUTSCHE BANK ACCUSÉE DE PRÉCIPITER LA CHUTE D‘EUROTUNNEL
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      TRANSPORT. La société qui g';re le tunnel sous la Manche est menacée de liquidation.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 La situation déjŕ critique d‘Eurotunnel s‘est encore aggravée jeudi: l‘entreprise, qui g';re le tunnel franco&ndash >>>


      DIALOGUE POSSIBLE ENTRE MESSAGERIES
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      INTERNET. L‘accord entre Microsoft et Yahoo! se concrétise avec retard. Anouch Seydtaghia Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Enfin! Microsoft (MSFT) et Yahoo! (YHOO) ont annoncé que leurs syst';mes de messageries instantanées seraient interopérables. Les utilisateurs des logiciels gratuits Yahoo >>>


      DÉFICIT STRUCTUREL DIFFICILE Ŕ RÉSORBER Ŕ DELÉMONT
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      JURA. Les comptes 2005 du chef–lieu bouclent avec un déficit de 1,6 million. La lecture de ce texte (2385 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      FLAMENCO DE CUIRASSÉ
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      DIEGO EL CIGALA. Le chanteur incendié pose le pied ŕ Montreux, avec le danseur Farruquito.

Florence Gaillard Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Chanter toute la nuit, voilŕ qui serait parfaitement envisageable. Mais avant cela, mettons au pas les faux amis. El Cigala, ce n‘est pas l‘insecte qu >>>


      FLOYD LANDIS OFFRE LE MAILLOT JAUNE Ŕ PHONAK
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Floyd Landis sur le podium apr';s avoir enfilé lemaillot jaune. L’Américain voudrait surtout le revętir ŕ Paris.

Mais il reste les Alpes ŕ franchir, trois étapes demontagne. Photo: Keystone. TOUR DE FRANCE. Au terme d‘une étape dure et magnifique, l‘Am >>>


      GENČVE BIENTÔT CAPITALE MONDIALE DU JEU VIDÉO
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      IMPLANTATION. Apr';s Electronic Arts, l‘éditeur Take–Two s‘installe en Suisse. Anouch Seydtaghia Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Midnight Club... Références sur le marché du jeu vidéo, ces titres proviennent du męme éditeur, Take–T >>>


      IL FAUT SAUVER LE SOLDAT G8
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Richard Werly Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 L‘idée d‘un sommet annuel des dirigeants les plus puissants de la plan';te peut choquer lorsque ces derniers prétendent imposer leurs vues au reste du monde. Mais ŕ l‘heure oů les combats font rage au Proche–Orient, le sommet du >>>


      ISRAËL EN GUERRE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Une unité de l’artillerie israélienne bombarde le Liban–Sud tenu par le Hezbollah. Photo: Keystone.

• Tsahal intensifie ses bombardements au Liban. Pour la premi';re fois, des roquettes du Hezbollah ont atteint la ville israélienne de Haďfa.

• L‘Europe juge d >>>


      JAUNE VIF. CACHEZ–MOI CET OURS!
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Jaune vif. Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Invité jeudi matin au départ de Tarbes, Benedikt Weibel, directeur général des CFF, a suivi les coureurs dans la voiture du directeur sportif de Phonak, aux côtés d‘Andy Rhis, principal sponsor de l‘équipe. >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA PRESSE ITALIENNE DÉCHAÎNÉE CONTRE ZIZOU
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Du point de vue transalpin, Materazzi serait victime d‘un acharnement médiatique européen.

Christine D‘Incau Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Dans le sport, les insultes ŕ la famille fusent souvent, et pour La Gazzetta dello Sport, le cas Zidane–Materazzi n‘est de loin pas une ex >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Les tensions au Proche–Orient plombent les marchés.

Anker Bank Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Jeudi, le marché suisse a affiché un net recul – ŕ l‘instar de ses homologues américains et européens – dans le sil >>>


      LA MÉDIATION DE PÉKIN Ŕ PYONGYANG A ÉCHOUÉ
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      COREE DU NORD. Tirs de missiles. Le Temps Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Plus d‘une semaine apr';s les tirs de missiles qui ont fait monter la tension dans le nord–est de l‘Asie, les efforts de médiation de Pékin aupr';s de Pyongyang n‘ont permis «aucune avancée&ra >>>


      LA POTION MAGIQUE DU CHASSERAL
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Au pied du plus haut sommet jurassien, André Lecomte, paysan et député retraité, fabrique un élixir pour l‘apéritif, dans lequel il mélange sureau, m$';res et framboises, macérés dans l‘alcool. Sucré et âcre ŕ la fois.

Serge Jubin V >>>


      LE PILOTE DU FUTUR MUSÉE DES BEAUX–ARTS DE LAUSANNE S‘EN VA. QUE DEVIENT LE PROJET?
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      DEMISSION. Le Français Yves Aupetitallot annonce qu‘il quittera son poste fin juillet. Cette décision intervient dans un climat de morosité au risque de conforter ceux qui s‘opposent ŕ la construction d‘une nouvelle institution.

Lorette Coen Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Le cal >>>


      LE SCANDALE DU FINANCEMENT DU LABOUR RATTRAPE BLAIR
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Mission impossible pour Martti Ahtisaari au Kosovo INTERNATIONAL Le Temps I International I Article Le scandale du financement du Labour rattrape Blair ROYAUME–UNI. Le principal financier du parti du premier ministre interrogé par la police.

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      LE SPECTRE D‘UNE NOUVELLE AFFAIRE DE NOTES DE FRAIS PLANE SUR LE CHUV
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
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      LES ANTITABAC FONT TOMBER UNE NOUVELLE TĘTE Ŕ L‘ETAT DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      GENEVE. Une employée du Département de la santé a été licenciée pour avoir envoyé un message au tr';s contesté professeur Rylander.

Fati Mansour Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Il ne fait pas bon cultiver certaines amitiés lorsqu‘on travaille ŕ l‘E >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (4). OLRIK, COLONEL Ŕ MONOCLE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
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      LES PRÉTENDANTS AU RACHAT DE TAMOIL BIENTÔT CONNUS
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      PETROLE. L‘Etat libyen pourrait céder la totalité de la société de raffinage et de stations–service.

Le Temps Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 La Libye devrait communiquer ŕ la fin du mois de juillet la liste des entreprises ou investisseurs qu‘elle a retenus pour acheter sa >>>


      LES ÉPICERIES EN LIGNE PEINENT Ŕ FIDÉLISER LEURS NOUVEAUX CLIENTS
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      ALIMENTATION. La croissance reste au rendez–vous. LeShop.ch, filiale de Migros, annonce une hausse de 40% de ses ventes sur les six premiers mois de 2006 et son concurrent Coop, de 50%.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 La série télévisée Desperate Housewives permettra–t&nda >>>


      MASTERCARD INC., UNE SOCIÉTÉ ASSIÉGÉE PAR LES AVOCATS
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Moscou mise sur Rosneft pour redorer son blason La Bourse suisse FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Mastercard Inc., une société assiégée par les avocats CARTES BANCAIRES. Le groupe américain dont les cartes Maestro font l‘objet d‘une enquęte en Suisse est menacé dans so >>>


      MISSION IMPOSSIBLE POUR MARTTI AHTISAARI AU KOSOVO
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      ONU. L‘ancien président finlandais a présenté jeudi son rapport au Conseil de sécurité.

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      MOSCOU MISE SUR ROSNEFT POUR REDORER SON BLASON
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      NEGOCIATIONS. L‘entrée en Bourse du pétrolier aurait attiré de nombreux investisseurs étrangers.

Benjamin Quénelle, Moscou Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 A la veille du G8 de Saint–Pétersbourg, le Kremlin est aujourd‘hui presque s$';r de remporter une victoire: >>>


      NOUVEL EXAMEN POUR LA FUSION SONY – BMG
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      EUROPE. Le feu vert de 2004 annulé. Eléonore Sulser, Bruxelles Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 La fusion Sony (6758.T) – BMG va repasser devant les services de la concurrence de la Commission européenne. La Cour européenne de justice, saisie par Impala, une association de 2500 sociétés ind& >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 STYLES DE RUE (5/5). LES LUNETTES XXL
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Panoplie 06 Styles de rue (5/5). Bertrand Maréchal Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Noires, taillées comme des pare–brise de limousine, les lunettes censément faites pour passer incognito n‘ont jamais été aussi voyantes. Si la forme aviateur copiée sur les Ray–Bahn est la ré >>>


      PASCAL COUCHEPIN CHERCHE LE MEILLEUR EN SUČDE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Pascal Couchepin cherche des solutions. Le conseiller fédéral en a–t–il trouvé quelques–unes en Su';de? «Plus que des idées concr';tes, j’ai trouvé une volonté d’agir, d’innover, qui est stimulante.» Photo: Keystone.

SANTE. En visite de travail en >>>


      PAYS D‘ÉMIGRATION ET D‘IMMIGRATION: MĘME COMBAT
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      IDENTITE. Comment intégrer au mieux les populations d‘origine étrang';re? Une conférence pour y répondre ŕ Gen';ve. Etienne Dubuis Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 L‘intégration des immigrés représente l‘un des principaux défis auxquels doit ré >>>


      PIERRE–ANDRÉ COMTE, L‘INDOMPTABLE SÉPARATISTE QUI VEUT CONQUÉRIR LE GOUVERNEMENT JURASSIEN
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      JURA. Enjeu phare de l‘élection, cet automne, du Conseil d‘Etat, qui voit partir trois de ses titulaires: les socialistes garderont–ils leurs deux magistrats? L‘un de leurs candidats, Pierre–André Comte, suscite la controverse.

Portrait. Serge Jubin Vendredi 14 juillet 2 >>>


      POUR L‘ENREGISTREMENT DES ARMES
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      SECURITE. Un comité veut faire pression sur le Conseil national. La lecture de ce texte (2872 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      POURQUOI MARKUS RAUH, EX–PRÉSIDENT DE SWISSCOM, S‘ENGAGE CONTRE LA LOI SUR L‘ASILE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      VOTATIONS. Markus Rauh est ŕ la tęte d‘un comité bourgeois contre la révision, avec le président du Parti libéral Claude Ruey. Fort de '5 personnalités de droite, le comité a dénoncé jeudi les «absurdités» de la loi et ses «vaines promes >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Darius Rochebin, 3' ans, journaliste ŕ la TSR. Propos recueillis par Marion Moussadek Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– Le français, l‘histoire, les branches littéraires en général. – Vos branches cauchemar? – Maths, physique. J‘en ai męme ręv& >>>


      REPČRE. AIRBUS AU TAPIS BRITANNIQUE?
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Rep';re. Bastien Buss Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Airbus, qui vole en pleine tourmente, jouera tr';s gros d';s lundi au Salon aéronautique de Farnborough, dans la banlieue londonienne. En cas de nouveau revers, Boeing (BA) risque bien de laisser sur le tarmac son rival européen.

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      RISQUE D‘EMBRASEMENT APRČS L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE AU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Israël a lancé une vague de raids aériens tr';s violents au Liban, isolant le pays.

Le Temps Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Plus d‘une cinquantaine de personnes ont déjŕ trouvé la mort ŕ la suite de l‘offensive massive lancée par l&lsqu >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. VERMILLIS, FOUILLES DE BOUTOIR
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Obélix a ses descendants! Les méandres d‘Internet nous font découvrir les nouveaux amateurs du sanglier, et leur savoureux glossaire. Un site personnel détaille ainsi le vocabulaire associé au sanglier, «magnifique et >>>


      STRASBOURG DONNE RAISON Ŕ UN SUISSE QUI VOULAIT ÉCRIRE LA VRAIE HISTOIRE DE SES ORIGINES
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Pays d‘émigration et d‘immigration: męme combat Qu‘avez–vous appris ŕ l‘école?

Panoplie 06 Styles de rue (5/5). Les lunettes XXL SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Strasbourg donne raison ŕ un Suisse qui voulait écrire la vraie histoire de ses origines JUSTIC >>>


      TRINITÉ ROCK AU COEUR DE MONTREUX
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      FESTIVAL. Mercredi soir, au Miles Davis Hall, les trois groupes Venus, Mogwai et dEUS donnaient ŕ entendre un rock brut. En trois temps et autant de nuances. Oů dEUS a montré qu‘il avait encore des ressources.

Loďse Cuendet et Olivier Horner Vendredi 14 juillet 2006 Traits tillés >>>


      UN POUTINE TRČS REMONTÉ AVANT SA RENCONTRE AVEC GEORGE BUSH
      Le Temps, 14-07-2006
      Vladimir Poutine: les critiques de l’Occident, et notamment des Etats–Unis, sur les reculs de la démocratie russe sont un «reste de la pensée de la Guerre froide» et visent «ŕ nuire» ŕ la Russie. Photo: Keystone.

DIPLOMATIE. Le président russe accueille son homologue américa >>>


      OIL SCENE
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Syed Rashid Husain Global concerns, scramble to secure energy assets and strong gasoline demand in the US during the summer driving season continued to plague the oil markets, almost the entire week. Riding on strong global demand, growing uncertainties and simmering geopolitical tensions, particularly over Iran and No >>>


      TENSION SENDS OIL PRICES TO RECORD HIGH
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 14 July 2006 — Oil prices in London and New York surged yesterday for a third consecutive day to hit a new high of $76 per barrel as fears grew of disrupted future oil supplies due to the escalating violence in the Middle East and renewed tension over Iran’s nuclear stand–off wit >>>


      A DIFFERENT UNIVERSE
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Say: «Have you considered if God were to make the night perpetual over you, without break, till the Day of Resurrection, is there any deity other than God that could bring you light? Will you not, then, listen?» Say: «Have you >>>


      HIJAB IN WESTERN COUNTRIES
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. On the basis of my understanding of verses such as 24: 31, and 33: 53 & 55, the hijab is obligatory for Muslim women. However, some of our brothers and sisters living in the US claim that it is optional for those living in the US and other Western countries. They argue that wearing it is c >>>


      PRAYERS ON CERTAIN OCCASIONS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News To a Muslim, prayer is a recourse which gives reassurance and ready help and which is always available. In all situations of distress, when man feels unable to cope, helpless, alone, or overwhelmed, he can resort to prayers and he will soon feel better and stronger as he seeks help from the One w >>>


      SUBSTITUTE PILGRIMAGE
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. When Allah says every one is responsible for his own deeds, no one else will be questioned for other’s deeds, how do you justify substitute pilgrimage, or Haj–e–Badal? If an old man gives money to his son for Haj on his behalf and dies, he will get reward just for the money that he >>>


      ANGER AND FEAR FOR LOVED ONES STUCK IN THE LEBANON CARNAGE
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Siraj Wahab & Somayya Jabarti, Arab News Cars carrying Arab tourists flee Beirut through the country’s eastern border post with Syria on Thursday after Israel bombed Beirut Airport. (Reuters)

JEDDAH, 14 July 2006 — Anger and fear for loved ones stuck in Lebanon after Israel bombed Beirut’s airport yesterda >>>


      CITC MOVES TO PREVENT MISUSE OF PREPAID CARDS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 14 July 2006 — Tony Soprano, the main character in the popular HBO series «The Sopranos», uses them. Authorities in Saudi Arabia are concerned that terrorists may also use them.

Indeed, the prepaid mobile calling card is popular among denizens of the underworld, real or fictional, >>>


      FARM OWNERS WANT MORE CURBS ON EXPAT WORKERS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Arab News UNAIZA, 14 July 2006 — Farmers across the Kingdom are complaining that foreign farm laborers are abandoning their jobs and absconding en masse leaving Saudi farmers in the lurch with no one to man their farms, reported the Al–Watan newspaper.

Farm owners say they are suffering huge financial lo >>>


      GIFTED YOUNGSTERS HONORED FOR SCIENTIFIC IDEAS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 14 July 2006 — The Minister of Education and deputy head of the King Abdul Aziz & His Companions Foundation for the Gifted, Dr. Abdullah Al–Obeid, announced the winners of the third annual Scientific Inventions Competition here on Wednesday.

According to the foundation, >>>


      MANY SAUDIS CANCEL TRIPS TO LEBANON
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Muhammad Al–Hilali & Ali Al–Jibreel, Arab News/Al–Eqtisadiah RIYADH, 14 July 2006 — News travels fast, and few things affect travel faster than military incursions. As such, travel agents in Riyadh reported yesterday that tourism to Lebanon screeched to a halt following the news of Israeli attack >>>


      PROBE ORDERED INTO HOSPITALS’ ROLE IN DEATH OF WOMAN
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 14 July 2006 — Health authorities in the Al–Bukaireya province in Qasim refused to accept responsibility for the death of a Saudi woman who died one month after having given birth through cesarean.

Muhammad Al–Tuaimi of the Health Department said that the hospital that the woman w >>>


      SANER COUNSELS MUST PREVAIL: KINGDOM
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 14 July 2006 — Saudi Arabia, wary about the escalating tensions in the Middle East following Israel’s attack of Lebanon and Palestine, called for saner counsels to prevail.

An official source said Saudi Arabia has always been an avid believer in the rights of nations subjected to occupation t >>>


      SAUDI TOURISTS IN SYRIA RETHINK LEISURE PLANS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News DAMASCUS, 14 July 2006 — Saudi summer tourists in Syria are rethinking their leisure plans after Israeli forces attacked Lebanon.

«My family planned a trip to Latakia through a travel agent and paid for it,» said Sawsan Hassan, a summer visitor of Damascus. The family canc >>>


      SINGAPORE OFFERS EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR SAUDIS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI – Singapore has launched a special range of &#34Summer Education&#34 programs for students in Saudi Arabia, offering motivated Saudi youngsters the opportunity to experience education in one of Southeast Asia&#3's most advanced city states.

Alan Tan, the are >>>


      SINGLES UPSET AT BEING BARRED FROM FILM FESTIVAL
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 July 2006 — The Kingdom’s first film festival that opened here on Wednesday continued on the second day yesterday. The event being held at the Jeddah Science and Technology Center will be open to families only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the next four weeks, organizers >>>


      AMW CONDEMNS ISRAELI AGGRESSION AGAINST LEBANON
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Arab News Arab Media Watch condemns Israel&#3's invasion, bombing and blockade of Lebanon, and reiterates the view of world leaders and human rights groups that its wanton aggression is &#34disproportionate&#34. Israel&#3's targets are predominantly civilian, including Lebanon&#3's only >>>


      EU SLAMS ISRAEL OVER ATTACKS ON LEBANON
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Paul Ames, Associated Press BRUSSELS, 14 July 2006 — The European Union yesterday criticized Israel for using «disproportionate» force in its attacks on Lebanon following the cross–border raid by Hezbollah guerillas who captured two Israeli soldiers.

The EU also called Israel’s naval blockade >>>


      HUNDREDS HELD AS POLICE NAME TWO SUSPECTS IN BOMBAY TRAIN BOMBINGS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News BOMBAY, 14 July 2006 — Police and security agencies launched a massive all–out manhunt and detained hundreds of people while naming two men as the first suspects in the train bombings.

Police also prepared sketches of four suspects as part of their investigation in an appare >>>


      INCREASE IN OIL PRICES CREATES US TENSION
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Sameen Tahir–Khan, Arab News OHIO, 14 July 2006 — «Why does Saudi Arabia get to control the gas prices? We can totally dominate them…we have nuclear weapons, we should just go bomb them and take over their oil supplies.» These were the words of high–school freshmen from Kilbourne High Sch >>>


      INDIAN ARMY PROBES AL–QAEDA CLAIM OF ITS KASHMIR NETWORK
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, 14 July 2006 — The Indian Army said yesterday it is evaluating a claim that Al–Qaeda has launched a wing in revolt–hit Kashmir, and if found to be true it would be a «cause of concern.» «The veracity of the statement will be evaluated by all the agencies >>>


      IRAQ TAKES OVER MUTHANNA PROVINCE
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Reuters SAMAWA, Iraq, 14 July 2006 — Iraq took full control of a province from foreign troops for the first time since the 2003 US–led invasion yesterday, but clashes in Baghdad underlined the security challenges facing the new government.

Addressing a ceremony to mark the handover of southern Muthanna p >>>


      JAPAN’S KOIZUMI UNVEILS FRESH AID FOR PALESTINIANS
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Agence France Presse RAMALLAH, West Bank, 14 July 2006 — Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi unveiled nearly $30 million in fresh aid to the Palestinians yesterday, urging calm in the full glare of an escalating Middle East crisis.

Koizumi announced the new package in humanitarian assistance, to be distr >>>


      MAINE COMMUNITY DENOUNCES MOSQUE ATTACK
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      David Sharp, Associated Press LEWISTON, Maine, 14 July 2006 — Earlier this month, Muslim men participating in a serene evening prayer at Lewiston Auburn Islamic Center were sharply interrupted: A severed, frozen pig’s head, slightly larger than a basketball, was thrown into the mosque.

The man charged in the i >>>


      RIVALS SURRENDER WEAPONS IN SOMALIA
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Mohamed Olad Hassan, Associated Press MOGADISHU, 14 July 2006 — Islamic militiamen struggled to keep up with a flow of former rivals ready to surrender prized weapons yesterday, further cementing the radical Muslims’ position as the undisputed power in the Somali capital.

The Islamic group seized large parts o >>>


      SCORES MARTYRED IN ISRAELI ATTACK
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Sam F. Ghattas, Associated Press BEIRUT, 14 July 2006 — Israel intensified its attacks against Lebanon yesterday, blasting Beirut’s airport and army bases in its heaviest air campaign against its neighbor in 24 years. Scores of civilians died in the violence following Hezbollah’s capture of two Israeli soldiers.
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      SOLDIER LINKED TO FILIPINO JOURNALIST’S MURDER ARRESTED
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, 14 July 2006 — Police have detained an army soldier who was implicated in the killing of a journalist in the southern Philippines, officials said yesterday.

Sgt. Herbert Liguan, assigned with the 1st Infantry Division, has been charged in the killing of Rolly Cañete >>>


      TYPHOON DISPLACES 23,000 PEOPLE IN NOTHERN PHILIPPINES
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 14 July 2006 — Tropical storm «Florita» strengthened into a typhoon as it blew out of the country yesterday, leaving at least 10 people dead and causing widespread destruction in the northern Philippines, rescue officials said.

Reports from field offi >>>


      UN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING GAZA ATTACK VETOED BY US
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 14 July 2006 — Israeli jets bombed the Palestinian Foreign Ministry in the Tal El–Hawa area of Gaza yesterday, causing intensive damage and wounding 10 children in a bid to build up pressure on the Hamas government over a captured soldier.

Meanwhile, the United State >>>


      WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS DECISION TO RESCIND ORDER ON GUANTANAMO
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, 14 July 2006 — The White House on Wednesday confirmed that it has rescinded a February 2002 order maintaining that key aspects of the Geneva Conventions do not apply to foreign terror combatants, such as Al–Qaeda and Taleban fighters.

The decision was made to bring US pol >>>


      WIFE OF AL–JAZEERA JOURNALIST FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST BUSH, RUMSFELD
      Arab News, 14-07-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 14 July 2006 — Dima Tahboub, the widow of Tareq Ayyoub, has announced she is suing the White House and the Pentagon for $30,000,000 over her husband’s death. Ayyoub, a 35–year–old Palestinian who lived in Jordan, had traveled to Baghdad to report the war for Al– >>>


      2 TEENS CHARGED IN MICH. CROSS BURNING
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. –– Two 16–year–old boys were charged with ethnic intimidation after authorities say they burned a 6–foot–tall wooden cross outside a home near Detroit.

The boys‘ names weren‘t immediately released. Both were ordered held Thursday at the Wa >>>


      40 INMATES INJURED IN BRAWLS AT L.A. JAIL
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      CASTAIC, Calif. –– Forty inmates were injured in brawls that broke out in a Los Angeles County jail complex between black and Hispanic inmates, authorities said.

Guards used tear gas, rubber "stingballs" and pepperballs to quell the fighting involving 1,275 inmates within 20 minutes, said >>>


      ASTRONAUTS TO DO LAST SHUTTLE INSPECTION
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Astronauts planning one final damage inspection of Discovery at the international space station were confident Friday that the space shuttle would glide back to Earth next week without any problems.

"We‘ve got a great ship and it‘s ready to come home. It&lsq >>>


      CALIF. OFFICIALS FEAR FIRES COULD MERGE
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. –– Firefighters battling a massive blaze at the edge of the San Bernardino National Forest feared it could merge Friday with another and become even more difficult to control.

The 48,000–acre wildfire, which had destroyed more than 150 homes and buildings, was nearing an >>>


      CARBON MONOXIDE KILLS ONE IN VA. DORM
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      SALEM, Va. –– A carbon monoxide leak in a college dormitory killed one person early Friday and sickened dozens of others, leaving at least one in critical condition, Roanoke College officials said.

College spokeswoman Teresa Gereaux said at least 60 people had been taken to Lewis–Gale Medical >>>


      COURT RESTORES NEB. SAME–SEX MARRIAGE BAN
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      LINCOLN, Neb. –– Supporters of banning gay marriage won two major court rulings Friday, with a federal appeals court reinstating Nebraska‘s voter–approved ban on same–sex marriage and the Tennessee Supreme Court ruling that voters should have a say on the issue.

Last week, the hig >>>


      GUN PURPORTEDLY USED BY GILMORE AUCTIONED
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      SALT LAKE CITY –– The gun purportedly used by executed killer Gary Gilmore to commit his crimes is being offered for sale on a murder collectibles auction site for a minimum bid of $1 million.

The owner put the .22–caliber Browning pistol on murderauction.com Wednesday with a description read >>>


      MORE BOSTON TUNNEL FLAWS FOUND
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      Associated PressFriday, July 14, 2006; A03 BOSTON, July 13 –– Inspectors on Thursday quadrupled to 240 the number of possible ceiling–bolt problems in a Big Dig tunnel where a woman was crushed by falling concrete, as Gov. Mitt Romney (R) moved to take control of the troubled highway project.

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      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      South Korean Businessman Found Guilty of Conspiracy NEW YORK –– A South Korean businessman accused of being an Iraqi agent and trying to influence the United Nations‘ oil–for–food program was found guilty yesterday of conspiracy.

Tongsun Park, 71, was the first to go on trial in t >>>


      NEW STAMPS HONOR BASEBALL SLUGGERS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The post office hopes to hit a grand slam by honoring a quartet of baseball‘s great sluggers on postage.

Ceremonies are scheduled for Yankee Stadium on Saturday to release new 3'–cent stamps and 24–cent postal cards honoring Mickey Mantle, Roy Campanella, Hank Gr >>>


      NO PRISON FOR FBI NETWORK HACKER, JUDGE DECIDES
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      A government consultant who cracked the FBI‘s classified computer network and learned the passwords of 38,000 employees, including that of the director, was spared a prison sentence yesterday.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon sentenced Joseph Thomas Colon to six months of home detention after finding >>>


      OFFICIALS HARDEN NEW YORK–AREA TUNNELS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– When authorities announced last week that they had foiled a plot to bomb commuter train tunnels under the Hudson River, they alleged that the suspects hoped such attacks would trigger even broader destruction: a flood.

But could that really happen? For years, security officials have wor >>>


      ORE. ROOSTER OFF TO HEN HOUSE IN THE SKY
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      SCIO, Ore. –– Big Red, the rooster whose daily tours of Main Street brought national attention to this mid–Willamette Valley town, died this week after getting mauled by a dog.

The Rhode Island Red was attacked Tuesday afternoon while walking to his home at the Scio Feed and Country Store. Th >>>


      SMALL PA. CITY PASSES LAW AGAINST ILLEGALS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      HAZLETON, Pa. –– The City Council approved a law Thursday night designed to make this small city in northeastern Pennsylvania among the most hostile places in the U.S. for illegal immigrants to live or work.

The 4–to–1 vote came after nearly two hours of passionate debate. Opponents arg >>>


      SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR KILLING LA. TEENS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– A 1'–year–old man with a lengthy juvenile record was arrested Thursday in the shooting deaths of five teenagers last month, a crime that brought National Guard convoys rumbling back into town and put a spotlight on increasing violence in the city.

Michael Anderson, of >>>


      TOURISTS, COMMUTERS ABANDON BIG DIG ROUTES
      Washington Post, 14-07-2006
      BOSTON –– As Wisconsin teacher Scott Wallace contemplated how to get into the city from Worcester for a harbor cruise, he had a couple of options: He could zip to the downtown pier using Big Dig roadways, or jump on a commuter train. He chose the train.

After a woman was killed Monday night when 12 >>>



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