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      A PLUME OF SMOKE ROSE...
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      ELEFTHERIOS DAMIANIDIS/ANA A plume of smoke rose above Thessaloniki yesterday after a fire broke out at a paint factory on the city’s western outskirts. Firefighters were struggling last night to contain the fire, which burned paint and white spirit in the factory’s warehouse. Authorities said it had also burned some e >>>


      BOMB EXPERTS DISARM DEVICE OUTSIDE BANK
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      Police bomb disposal experts successfully defused a large homemade explosive device early yesterday which had been placed outside a bank in central Athens by an extremist group calling itself Revolutionary Brigades.

Officers said the device contained a large gas cylinder and was put outside a branch of Emporik >>>


      DRUGS TAKING OVER IN OMONIA
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      Two years after its costly and much–debated makeover for the Athens Olympics, Omonia Square in the city center has turned into a gathering place for drug dealers, addicts and other criminals, police sources told Sunday‘s Kathimerini.

Omonia is Athens‘s second–largest square but is much >>>


      DUMP FIRE LEAVES TOXIC AIR, SLUDGE
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      A fire which burned for four days at a landfill site in Thessaloniki, sending thick black smoke over the city, was under control yesterday after a long effort by firefighters, officials said.

Since Thursday, the fire service had been battling to bring the blaze at the Tagarades dump under control. Efforts had >>>


      EVIA SMUGGLERS CAUGHT AT SEA
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      Two people smugglers were arrested early on Saturday as they attempted to sail from the coast of Evia after having unloaded 55 illegal immigrants on the Aegean island the Merchant Marine Ministry said.

In what was termed a «special operation,» the coast guard surrounded the 15–meter yacht off the coast o >>>


      GREECE, CYPRUS HELP IN LEBANON EVACUATION
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      Giorgos Karahalis/ReutersProtesters burnt an Israeli flag outside the Israeli Embassy in Athens on Saturday. About 300 immigrants from Arab nations joined a march to the embassy, organized by Muslim migrants and Greek anti–globalization activists, to protest attacks on Lebanon. The rally blocked traffic for two h >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      DEADLY DIVE Boy, 6, dies after swimming in pool on family vacation in Hania A 6–year–old Austrian boy died on Saturday afternoon, moments after his family had checked into rented rooms near Hania, Crete. Police said the boy dove into a swimming pool at the complex without his parents’ knowledge.

Th >>>


      MIGRANTS HAVE REVIVED AILING GREEK AGRICULTURE
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      Study finds foreigners key to survival Migrants have saved Greek farming from collapse over the last 10 years, providing it with cheap labor but also a much–needed injection of new blood who took on jobs that young Greeks were unwilling to do, according to a new report by the Agricultural University of Athens (AU >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2006
      Monday Labor Minister Savvas Tsitouridis to meet with PASOK MP Maria Damanaki.

Summer sales begin and will last through August 26. Transport Minister Michalis Liapis to inaugurate the three new stations of the suburban railway in Ano Liosia, Magoula and Aspropyrgos.

The new board of the Greek Culture >>>


      AIRBUS PRÉSENTE CE LUNDI SON NOUVEL A350
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      AVIATION. Critiquée par des clients, la nouvelle version devrait co$';ter deux fois plus que prévu.

Le Temps Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Le constructeur aéronautique européen Airbus présentera lundi la nouvelle version tr';s attendue de l‘A350, dont le co$';t va p >>>


      ANALYSE. CHAQUE LITRE DE PÉTROLE COMPTE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Analyse. Daniel Eskenazi Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Cent douze milliards de dollars. Telle est la facture de carburant que les compagnies aériennes devraient régler cette année, contre '1 milliards un an plus tôt. L‘addition pourrait męme s‘avérer encore plus salée, compte >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. UN RIVAL IMPRÉVU
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ Richard Pease. «Je n‘aime pas les directeurs qui s‘attribuent des salaires excessifs» Un logiciel contrôlera la qualité des sélectionneurs de fonds Br';ves Quelles valeurs les acteurs économiques doivent–ils défendre?
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      BRČVE. MUSIQUES SACRÉES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 17 juillet 2006 La onzi';me édition du Festival international de musiques sacrées de Fribourg, qui présente des śuvres de diverses cultures allant du Moyen–Age ŕ nos jours, s‘est achevée dimanche, apr';s avoir attiré 3700 auditeurs venus  >>>


      BRČVES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 17 juillet 2006 • Nouvelle notation des fonds ŕ rendement absolu Standard &Poor‘s vient de décerner, pour la premi';re fois, une note de qualité ŕ des fonds de rendement absolu qui peuvent jouer les marchés ŕ la baisse (short). Douze fonds en ont reçu >>>


      CES PLATS QUI SE MANGENT FROIDS (1/6). SUBTILITÉS ESTIVALES AUX BASTIONS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Au cśur de Gen';ve, tartare de bison ou carpaccio de poulpe appellent ŕ la dégustation.

Catherine Dubouloz Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Plus subtil en bouche que le bśuf, le tartare de bison élevé ŕ Collex–Bossy (GE), coupé au couteau, met en valeur un produit loc >>>


      COMPARAISON ÉCLAIRANTE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Michel Buenzod, Lausanne Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Dans la rubrique «Eclairages» du 11 juillet, Le Temps publiait un article tr';s documenté sur la situation de la santé au Venezuela. Le 13 juillet, de son correspondant ŕ Bogota, un autre article, également tr';s précis >>>


      DE GENČVE Ŕ ZURICH, LES VILLES PENSENT DÉJŔ Ŕ L‘EUROFOOT
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      SUISSE. La fi';vre monte déjŕ dans les quatre villes de Suisse. qui vont accueillir des matches en 2008. Gen';ve se prépare ŕ recevoir 50000 personnes ŕ Plainpalais.

Catherine Cossy Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Il n‘y a pas que l‘équipe de Köbi Kuhn qui s >>>


      DES EXPERTS ANALYSENT DE FA'';ON CRITIQUE LA RÉFORME DU FÉDÉRALISME
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      DECRYPTAGE. La collection «Le savoir suisse» consacre un ouvrage ŕ l‘incontournable syst';me fédéraliste et ŕ la nouvelle péréquation financi';re, qui a des allures d‘usine ŕ gaz.

Joëlle Kuntz Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Les cantons disp >>>


      ENTRE LES ETATS–UNIS ET LA RUSSIE, LES DIVERGENCES S‘ACCROISSENT DE JOUR EN JOUR
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      G8. Vladimir Poutine attendait le feu vert de George Bush pour entrer enfin ŕ l‘OMC. L‘Amérique n‘a pas levé son veto. C‘est le dernier signe d‘un regel entre les deux pays. Une déclaration de compromis a été adoptée sur le Proche–Orient.

A >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ RICHARD PEASE. «JE N‘AIME PAS LES DIRECTEURS QUI S‘ATTRIBUENT DES SALAIRES EXCESSIFS»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Richard Pease, gérant ŕ Londres du New Star European Growth Fund.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 17 juillet 2006 En été 2001, en pleine tourmente boursi';re, Richard Pease n‘hésitait pas ŕ prendre des risques. Il quittait un gérant établi pour tra >>>


      ISRAËL EN GUERRE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. LA POPULATION PLEURE SON «PAUVRE LIBAN»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Dimanche, l´artillerie et l´aviation israélienne ont intensifié ses tirs dans le sud du Liban. 33 civils ont été tués. Le Hezbollah a de son côzé tiré des roquettes sur Haďfa, faisant huit victimes. Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Alors que Beyrouth est assomm >>>


      KIOSQUE. CALCIO: L‘ITALIE A «INVENTÉ LA DOUBLE SÉRIE A»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Apr';s le verdict du scandale des matches truqués, un chroniqueur note que le football italien a désormais une série A2 jusqu‘ici connue comme série B. La presse parle de «coup de massue».

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      KIOSQUE. RICHE «APRČS IMPÔTS»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Kiosque. Myret Zaki Lundi 17 juillet 2006 La planification fiscale et patrimoniale. Olivier Baudat, Werner A. Räber Ed. Jean Winkler &Partners SA, 350 pages, 154 francs Nous autres Suisses romands évoluons dans un environnement ponctué de changements dans le cadre réglementaire social, fiscal et >>>


      L‘AVENIR DU TOURNOI DE GSTAAD DEMEURE TRČS INCERTAIN
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      TENNIS. L‘une des plus anciennes et importantes manifestations sportives de Suisse a failli ne pas avoir lieu. Enquęte.

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      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LES RISQUES SUR LES PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS VONT BIEN AU–DELŔ DU SIMPLE SOUS–JACENT
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      FINANCE. Que ce soit sur les produits ŕ capital garanti ou les «reverse convertible», une mauvaise surprise n‘est pas ŕ exclure pour les investisseurs peu aguerris.

Pierre Novello Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Les produits structurés sont–ils dangereux? Fondamentalement, le risqu >>>


      L‘EUROPE DES CAFÉS LÉGENDAIRES (1/6). LE FLORIAN Ŕ VENISE, ENCLAVE FRAN'';AISE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      La place Saint–Marc a accueilli, d';s 1683, les premiers débits de café, et aussi, un si';cle plus tard, la premi';re «gazette». D';s l‘origine, un pacte y a été scellé entre le café, la conversation et la presse.

Michel Brau >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE FOISONNANTE DE LA PRESSE ROMANDE (2/6). DANS LE JURA, CENT VINGT ANS DE COMBAT IDÉOLOGIQUE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      JURA. La fusion du «Pays» et du «Démocrate«, en 1''3, est peut–ętre, plus encore que la création du canton en 1'7', l‘événement jurassien du XXe si';cle. Un armistice apr';s plus d‘un si';cle de guerre entre deux >>>


      L‘IMPASSE DES FRAPPES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Editorial. Richard Werly Lundi 17 juillet 2006 La méthode est la męme. La justification n‘est pas tr';s différente. Comme les Etats–Unis vis–ŕ–vis de l‘Irak au mois de mars 2003, l‘Etat hébreu justifie ses frappes ŕ répétition contre le >>>


      L‘ONU SANCTIONNE LA CORÉE DU NORD
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      RESOLUTION. Tirs de missiles condamnés. La lecture de ce texte (1355 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA CHASSE Ŕ L‘INSAISISSABLE PUCE DE CANARD EST OUVERTE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      SUISSE/FRANCE VOISINE. Du lac Léman ŕ celui d‘Annecy, les autorités tentent de rendre les baignades moins piquantes.

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      LA GUERRE AU LIBAN AFFOLE LE COURS DU BRUT, QUI TUTOIE LES 80 DOLLARS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      MARCHE. Le baril de WTI a franchi la barre des 78 dollars vendredi apr';s l‘offensive israélienne au Liban. Une extension possible du conflit va peser sur le marché pétrolier.

Akram Belkaďd, Christophe Tricaud et Xavier Harel Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Cet article n‘est pas d >>>


      LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. LES OBLIGATIONS DES ETATS–UNIS Ŕ 10 ANS SONT Ŕ LA CROISÉE DES CHEMINS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      La minute technique. Bruno Estier, bruno.estier@dplanet.ch Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Le prochain sujet ŕ la mode dans les semaines ŕ venir sera la direction que vont prendre les obligations américaines ŕ 10 ans. En effet, d‘un point de vue de l‘analyse technique, nous arrivons ŕ la croi >>>


      LA PLACE HELVÉTIQUE ATTIRE LES TRUSTS QUI FUIENT LONDRES, «HOSTILE» Ŕ CETTE INDUSTRIE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      STRUCTURATION PATRIMONIALE. Le gouvernement britannique vient de porter un coup sév';re ŕ ses trusts.

Myret Zaki Lundi 17 juillet 2006 «La Suisse a une réelle opportunité ŕ saisir dans le domaine des trusts», observe Justine Markovitz. La directrice de Withers, cabi >>>


      LE GOŰT DU DÉRAILLEMENT
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      STEFAN KAEGI. Le jeune metteur en sc';ne suisse secoue le programme officiel du Festival d‘Avignon avec un théâtre documentaire.

Anne Fournier, Avignon Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Stefan Kaegi est attablé ŕ l‘une des terrasses de la rue des Teinturiers, au cśur d‘Av >>>


      LES HABITANTS DE BEYROUTH VIVENT LE CAUCHEMAR D‘UNE PRISE D‘OTAGES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article Les habitants de Beyrouth vivent le cauchemar d‘une prise d‘otages REPORTAGE. Dans les quartiers chiites, le Hezbollah montre sa détermination.

Le Temps Lundi 17 juillet 2006 L‘escalade se poursuit au Proche–Orient. Le bilan des victimes civiles dépasse >>>


      LES HOMMES VERTS DU PALAIS FÉDÉRAL(3). «MON CHEF EST VRAIMENT FACILE Ŕ VIVRE»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      SERIE. Philipp Baeriswyl, 32 ans, est l‘huissier de l‘actuel président, Moritz Leuenberger La lecture de ce texte (3142 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES MÉCHANTS(5). BOCCOLINI, PAYÉE POUR FAIRE MAL
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Elle rabaisse, elle blesse, elle humilie. Elle est vętue de noir et se fait payer pour faire mal. Tout ça ŕ une heure oů aucun enfant n‘est couché?

C‘est vraiment du propre. Au paradis du voyeurisme – merveilleuse télévision – le sadomasochisme s&lsquo >>>


      LES SCANDALES DE L‘UNI DE GENČVE SUR WIKIPÉDIA
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      GENEVE. Tentative de manipulation d‘un article consacré au professeur Jan–Erik Lane.

Xavier Pellegrini Lundi 17 juillet 2006 L‘information passe de plus en plus par Internet, en l‘occurrence par l‘encyclopédie en ligne Wikipédia. On y apprend en effet, dans la notic >>>


      LES UNIS PASSENT L‘ÉPREUVE DE LA RÉFORME
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      2005–2006 a été l´année académique de transition. Photo: Keystone • 2005–2006 aura été le «grand tournant» avec l‘introduction du bachelor et du master.

• Le passage est réussi bien qu‘il ait été marqué par des probl >>>


      LUTTE ANTIPOLLUTION: LA SUISSE VA PLUS VITE QUE L‘UE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Des experts analysent de façon critique la réforme du fédéralisme Les hommes verts du Palais fédéral(3). «Mon chef est vraiment facile ŕ vivre» Lutte antipollution: la Suisse va plus vite que l‘UE SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Lutte antipollution: la Suisse va p >>>


      MICHAEL SCHUMACHER S‘ENTĘTE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Michael Schumacher triomphe, pour la 88e fois de sa carri';re, ici ŕ Magny–Cours. Photo: Keystone FORMULE 1. L‘Allemand triomphe ŕ Magny–Cours et relance le duel tant attendu avec Alonso.

Jean Lelion, Magny–Cours Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Finalement, le duel tant annonc >>>


      MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL. SA SUCCESSION N‘INQUIČTE PAS CLAUDE NOBS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      INTERVIEW. Malgré l‘équilibre financier de l‘édition 2006, le patron du festival continue d‘interpeller les pouvoirs publics.

Arnaud Robert Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Samedi, heure bleue, chalet Le Picotin. Le conseiller national Yves Christen laisse fondre sa raclette au soleil. Le >>>


      NEWSLETTERS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Abonnez–vous ŕ la Newsletter du Temps et recevez chaque jour le sommaire complet du journal dans votre messagerie.
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      NICOLAS SARKOZY POURSUIT SA CARRIČRE PARALLČLE D‘ÉCRIVAIN
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      FRANCE. Le ministre de l‘Intérieur publie son quatri';me livre, «Témoignage», et esp';re un succ';s de librairie.

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      PANOPLIE 06. AU BORD DE LA PISCINE (1/5). IPOD SOUS–MARIN
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Panoplie 06. Au bord de la piscine (1/5). Benjamin Luis Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Le commandant Cousteau doit se retourner dans sa tombe. Le monde du silence n‘est plus. Enfin, un peu moins puisque nager, désormais, peut se faire en musique, et plonger en rythme. Et qu‘il n‘est męme plus né >>>


      PHONAK FAIT CADEAU DU MAILLOT JAUNE POUR MIEUX LE RÉCUPÉRER
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      TOUR DE FRANCE. Ecrasées par la canicule, les trois étapes de liaison entre les Pyrénées et les Alpes ont été le théâtre de nombreuses manśuvres tacticiennes, dont celle, mal accueillie, de l‘équipe suisse.

Jean–Claude Péclet, Gap Lundi 17 juil >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? YVETTE JAGGI
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      64 ans, ancienne syndique de Lausanne et ancienne présidente de Pro Helvetia. Propos recueillis par Isabelle Rüf Lundi 17 juillet 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– A l‘Ecole supérieure de jeunes filles de Villamont, ŕ Lausanne, le français, le latin et la gé >>>


      QUELLES VALEURS LES ACTEURS ÉCONOMIQUES DOIVENT–ILS DÉFENDRE?
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      PHILOSOPHIE. Profit ŕ court terme contre responsabilité durable. Du salaire des grands patrons au clonage et aux désastres écologiques, une prise de conscience est nécessaire.

Antoine Verdon, étudiant en droit ŕ l‘Université de Fribourg; il a siégé de 200 >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ PASCAL CORMINBOEUF. «LA FONCTION DE PRÉFET MÉRITERAIT D‘ĘTRE REVISITÉE»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Questions ŕ Pascal Corminboeuf, conseiller d‘Etat fribourgeois. La lecture de ce texte (3340 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ROSNEFT
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Br';ves. Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Rosneft– Le groupe pétrolier public Rosneft, qui vient de réaliser son introduction en Bourse, a confirmé dimanche que ses principaux actionnaires étrangers étaient le malaisien Petronas (1,1 milliard de dollars), le britannique BP (1 milliard) et le >>>


      SAINTES OU LA MUSIQUE DE L‘INSOUCIANCE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      CLASSIQUE. Le festival français de Charente–Maritime demeure unique en son genre: une ambiance tr';s décontractée et une affiche musicale toujours palpitante le distinguent des institutions guindées et des caprices VIP.

Reportage. Rocco Zacheo, Saintes Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Il >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. ASPIC, GELÉE ROYALE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
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      UN LOGICIEL CONTRÔLERA LA QUALITÉ DES SÉLECTIONNEURS DE FONDS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      OUTIL. Les banques pourront lier les bonus des analystes ŕ la qualité de leurs recommandations.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 17 juillet 2006 «Ne serait–il pas plus simple de mesurer la qualité des recommandations d‘analystes, au lieu de réglementer ŕ tout va», se dem >>>


      UN TRÉSOR Ŕ LA VEILLE DU DÉLUGE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      ARCHEOLOGIE. La construction d‘un nouveau barrage sur le Tigre, dans l‘est de la Turquie, menace la bourgade d‘Hasankeyf, oů se dresse le plus vieux pont du monde.

Delphine Nerbollier, envoyée spéciale ŕ Hasankeyf Lundi 17 juillet 2006 La col';re de Faris Ayhan a & >>>


      UNIQUE VEUT QUE MORITZ LEUENBERGER SORTE DU BOIS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      ZURICH. Le patron de l‘aéroport ne comprend pas le silence du DETEC sur une initiative.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Le chef de l‘aéroport de Zurich veut faire sortir Moritz Leuenberger de son silence. D‘apr';s la derni';re édition de NZZ am Son >>>


      VOUS RAPPELEZ–VOUS SREBRENICA?
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Halim Grabus, Gen';ve Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Vous rappelez–vous Srebrenica? Chaque fois que nous parlons de cette ville bosniaque, moi, je sens un mal insupportable ŕ l‘estomac, ma gorge se noue et je suis au bord des larmes. Vous souvenez–vous de ce jour–lŕ, il y a déj" >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. JUILLET, MACÉDOINE D‘UN PEU TOUT MAIS PAS N‘IMPORTE QUOI
      Le Temps, 17-07-2006
      Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 17 juillet 2006 Le doc Le Clitoris, ce cher inconnu a cartonné. Question: en sera–t–il de męme pour La Longue nuit du pénis? Hum... (Canal+, mardi 18 d';s 22h40) ××× Transition pas facile. Mais il y a déjŕ 12 millions d&lsquo >>>


      GULF ECONOMIES EXHIBIT SIGNS OF STRONG GROWTH DESPITE FALL IN SHARE PRICES
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Henry T. Azzam The economies of the Gulf region continue to exhibit signs of strong economic growth despite the sizeable drop in share prices in the first half of the year and the recent uptrend in short term interest rates. After growing at an average of around 8.5 percent in 2003, 5.' percent in 2004 and 6.8 perc >>>


      ME VIOLENCE BATTERS STOCK MARKETS
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2006 — The Saudi stock market continued its plunge yesterday. After falling over nine percent on Saturday, the Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) dropped another 2.'2 percent to close at 10,443.26, down 314.35 points.

Out of 81 stocks traded, six were higher whil >>>


      RAPID SURGE IN SUKUK MARKET
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Asem AlBuolayan The Islamic finance market is developing at a remarkable pace. Since its inception three decades ago, the number of Islamic financial institutions worldwide has risen from one in 1'75 to over 300 at the end of 2005 in more than 75 countries, with total assets estimated to exceed $250 billion.
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      RISING BANK CREDIT ACCELERATES PRIVATE CONSUMPTION, ASSETS BUYING IN KINGDOM
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Dr. Said A. Al–Shaikh Domestic banks’ credit to the Saudi economy goes by means of numerous private businesses, listed companies, and individual consumers along with credit cards loan takers. Not only that, government and quasi government entities also borrow from the domestic banking system and spend money to sp >>>


      SABIC APPOINTS FINANCIAL ADVISERS, LEAD ARRANGERS FOR $4.8 BILLION LOAN
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 17 July 2006 — The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) entered into an agreement yesterday with BNP Paribas, Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) and Samba Financial Group as financial advisers and lead arrangers for approximately $4.8 billion loan for SABIC affiliate, Saudi Kaya >>>


      SPEAKING TECHNICALLY
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Shatha Y. Idrees, shatha_e@yahoo.com The boom in the Saudi Stock market that started at the end of 2003 coincided with the birth of two very important twins in the finance and investment community. Today the twins are toddlers and both are walking but with the younger one having some difficulty.

The main reaso >>>


      WILL LEBANON CRISIS HIT THE IPO MARKET?
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      V. Balaji Venkatachalam, Arab News With stock market in Arab countries tumbling down over the last few months, it was largely predicted that Initial Public Offering (IPO) will revive the stock markets. During the last one and half year strong and sustained positive momentum in regional stock markets had resulted in a f >>>


      WILL STEEL BECOME MITTAL?
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      K.Y. Philip It is every businessperson’s dream that his or her brand name becomes synonymous with the product or industry in general. If I asked you to pass me a Kleenex, you would know that I am asking for a paper napkin. Colgate means toothpaste, Cadburys means chocolate, and to FedEx means to courier.

A ste >>>


      A COURAGE THAT WINS THE ADMIRATION OF ENEMIES
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Abdullah ibn Hudhafah of the Sahm clan of the Quraysh was a companion of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) endowed with sharp intelligence and a resourceful personality. Therefore the Prophet assigned to him some of the more difficult tasks, and he always showed quick presence of mind as well as to >>>


      REPLACING A PHRASE WITH A FIGURE
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. In our part of the world most people start a letter or an action by writing the figure 786 instead of mentioning God’s name. Is this correct?

Q.2. What is meant by Barzaq? S. Ahmad A. People do this in order to avoid the possibility that a paper with God’s name written on it should >>>


      WHO ARE ZAKAH BENEFICIARIES?
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Could you please explain to whom zakah should be paid, and how to distribute it among them?

K. Rehman A. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked by some people to give them some zakah money, he said to them: «God has not left the distribution of zakah to be determined eve >>>


      COUPLE HELD IN RIYADH OVER MURDER OF NEPALESE MAID
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 17 July 2006 — Saudi police have arrested an Indian couple on the charges of their complicity in the murder of a Nepalese housemaid, who fled from the couple’s house a few days back.

Roy Thomas, an employee of Saudi Binladen Co., and his wife Biji Thomas, a hospital nur >>>


      MORALITY POLICE REJECT BLAME FOR BEAUTY CHAIN SACKING WOMEN
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2006 — The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice has rejected accusations that commission members were behind the sacking of 6' women employees at a cosmetics and perfumes chain, according to Asharq Al–Awsat newspaper.

In an official statement, th >>>


      MOTHER OF HARASSER CALLS FOR PUNISHMENT
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Arab News MAKKAH, 17 July 2006 — A woman professor in Makkah asked authorities here to severely punish her son for harassing a girl who also happened to be one of her students, the Al–Nadwah newspaper reported yesterday. The son is currently in hospital after the girl’s brothers, cousins and their friends beat hi >>>


      POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MARINE
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2006 — A countrywide search has been launched to find a Saudi marine who disappeared two weeks ago after leaving his home in Qunfunda for work in Jizan.

A few hours after 37–year–old Saleh Muhammad Al–Eisa left home in his car, his wife rang his cell phone but was un >>>


      TOUR OPERATORS GRAPPLE WITH HIGH NUMBER OF CANCELLATIONS
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2006 — Saudi tourist operators have virtually suspended operations to Lebanon following the ongoing Israeli attacks on the country.

«While most of the tourists from the Kingdom want to cancel their bookings, others want to go on holiday to other safer places such a >>>


      WORK ON NEW JEDDAH AIRPORT TO BEGIN BY SEPTEMBER
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Roger Harrison, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2006 — Four new terminal buildings, a high–speed rail link and a capacity for up to 80 million passengers a year are among the targets proposed for the new Jeddah international airport. The new development should take place in three stages, the first of which could be com >>>


      YOUTH ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING PARENTS
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Arab News JIZAN, 17 July 2006 — A court in Beesh in Jizan province sentenced a Saudi youth to four years in jail and 2,000 lashes for assaulting his parents.

The youth was arrested following a complaint filed by his father. The father told the police that his son had beaten up his mother following an argument >>>


      ‘SUICIDE BOMBER WAS NOT A KARACHIITE’
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News KARACHI, 17 July 2006 — The suicide bomber who killed prominent Shiite leader Hassan Turabi and his 10–year–old nephew did not hail from Karachi and was not registered with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), a government statement said yesterday.

I >>>


      AZMI URGES STATE GOVT TO CANCEL MODI’S BOMBAY VISIT
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News BOMBAY, 17 July 2006 — Samajwadi Party leader and the member of the Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament) Abu Azmi yesterday warned the Congress–led Democratic Front government in Maharashtra to cancel the visit of the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to Bombay today saying it >>>


      BALOCH LEADERS PUT UNDER HOUSE ARREST AMID NEW VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 17 July 2006 — General Secretary of the Jamhoori Watan Party Sen. Shahid Bugti and Humayun Marri, sons–in–law of Nawab Akbar Bugti, were put under house arrest yesterday as militants from the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) fired rockets at buildings and shops and bl >>>


      CLINTON SUGGESTS MUSLIM FORCE FOR DARFUR
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Agencies ADDIS ABABA, 17 July 2006 — Former US President Bill Clinton yesterday said the world should consider mobilizing an international force from Muslim countries to be deployed in Sudan’s strife–torn region of Darfur. The Sudanese government has vehemently refused the deployment of a UN force in the region, >>>


      FAMILIES RENEW CALLS FOR RELEASE OF GITMO RELATIVES
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News MANAMA, 17 July 2006 — Families of Bahraini and Saudi detainees have renewed calls to release their relatives and close down the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The plea was made during a protest held on Saturday in front of the UN House in Manama, where 100 orange balloons, >>>


      G–8 CALLS FOR MIDEAST CEASE–FIRE
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Agencies ST. PETERSBURG, 17 July 2006 — Leaders of the Group of Eight (G–8) industrial nations yesterday called for a Middle East cease–fire.

«The G–8 has asked for a cease–fire. All of us called for a cease–fire in Lebanon and Gaza,» said French President Jacques Chir >>>


      IRAN INVITES WORLD POWERS FOR DETAILED NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press TEHRAN, 17 July 2006 — Iran said yesterday that a Western incentives package aimed at persuading Tehran to stop enriching uranium was an «acceptable basis» for talks, and invited world powers to enter detailed negotiations over its nuclear program.

«We cons >>>


      IRAN WARNS ISRAEL OF ‘UNIMAGINABLE LOSSES’
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Agencies TEHRAN, 17 July 2006 — Iran warned its archenemy Israel yesterday of «unimaginable losses» if it attacks Syria and vowed that it was standing by the Syrian people. «We hope the Zionist regime does not make the mistake of attacking Syria, because extending the front would definitely make the Z >>>


      ISRAELI TANKS, TROOPS AGAIN ENTER NORTHERN GAZA STRIP
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 17 July 2006 — Three Palestinians were killed as Israeli troops re–entered Gaza in its ongoing offensive against Palestinians who captured an Israeli soldier three weeks ago and exchanged gunfire with Palestinians.

Israeli forces moved into Beit Hanoun early yesterda >>>


      LEBANESE IN DUBAI PROTEST ISRAELI ONSLAUGHT
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News Lebanese expatriates express solidarity with their country at Dubai Media City on Saturday night. (AN photo)

DUBAI, 17 July 2006 — Dozens of Lebanese youth gathered in front of the MBC and Al–Arabiya television channels in Dubai Media City on Saturday night, waving Lebanese flags >>>


      LEBANON REELS UNDER DEADLY ATTACKS
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Agencies Israeli gunners fire heavy artillery shells at a target in southern Lebanon, near Kiryat Shmona, on Sunday. (AP)

BEIRUT, 17 July 2006 — Lebanon reeled yesterday under devastating Israeli bombardment and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed an unrestrained campaign as eight people were killed in roc >>>


      MANMOHAN CALLS ON PAKISTAN TO COMBAT TERROR
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks in New Delhi on Sunday, ahead of his departure to Russia for the G–8 Summit in St. Petersburg. (Reuters)

NEW DELHI/BOMBAY, 17 July 2006 — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday that Pakistan must prevent militants from launch >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 23 IN IRAQ COFFEE SHOP
      Arab News, 17-07-2006
      Agence France Presse KIRKUK, Iraq, 17 July 2006 — A suicide bomber walked into a coffee shop, asked for a glass of water, and then blew himself up, killing 23 people in a northern Iraqi town, on a day 22 people died elsewhere in the country.

Col. Abbas Mohammed Amin, police chief of Tuz Khurmatu, located 75 ki >>>


      2 HOMES ABLAZE AFTER PLANE CRASH IN ORE.
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      HILLSBORO, Ore. –– An airplane participating in an air show crashed into a densely populated neighborhood near the Hillsboro Airport Sunday afternoon, exploding and setting at least two homes on fire.

Connie King, a spokeswoman for the Hillsboro Fire Department, said three homes were hit and two ca >>>


      3 FOUND DEAD NEAR UNIV. OF WYOMING CAMPUS
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      LARAMIE, Wyo. –– Two college students and a 20–year–old man died violent deaths in a home near the University of Wyoming campus, and another student who called for help was injured, police said.

Laramie police Commander Dale Stalder said investigators were treating the deaths early Sund >>>


      ALZHEIMER‘S MAY BE TIED TO HIGH BLOOD SUGAR
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      People with elevated blood sugar levels may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer‘s disease, researchers reported yesterday at an international conference.

Scientists already have linked Type 2 diabetes with Alzheimer‘s, which afflicts 4.5 million Americans.

But researchers from S >>>


      BOND CRITICIZES, INVITES BUSH
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      Associated PressMonday, July 17, 2006; A05 Julian Bond blasted the war in Iraq and conservative attacks on voting rights, yet the NAACP‘s chairman last night also urged President Bush to attend the civil rights group‘s annual convention this week.

"This year the convention has come to the pres >>>


      BUSH, PUTIN CONCERNED IRAN HAS NOT RESPONDED
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who differ on whether to impose U.N. sanctions on Iran, expressed concern on Monday that Tehran had not responded to an incentives offer.

The two leaders made a show of unity in a joint statement declaring their intent >>>


      DISCOVERY HEADS HOME AFTER 13–DAY MISSION
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of six streaked toward Earth on Monday, wrapping up a successful mission that put NASA back in the space station construction business.

All that remained for NASA to declare total victory, for the first time since before the 2003 Columbia >>>


      FOREIGN COMPANIES BUY U.S. ROADS, BRIDGES
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Roads and bridges built by U.S. taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign–owned companies are doing the buying.

On a single day in June, an Australian–Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a ' >>>


      JUDGE ORDERS ORE. TEEN‘S PSYCHIATRIC EXAM
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      LAS VEGAS –– A judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation Monday for an Oregon teenager who was shot by police after he snatched a boy from an airport toy story and ran through a security checkpoint.

Michael Allgood‘s defense attorney, Frank Cremen, requested the evaluation. Authorities have char >>>


      LOOKING TO PREVENT A FIRE? HIRE A GOAT
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      SAN DIEGO –– When it comes to preventing brush fires, a charming brown–and–cream goat named Tim Buck might give Smokey the Bear a run for his money.

With fire season under way, residents of a San Diego neighborhood devastated by the 2003 Cedar Fire have commissioned Tim and 350 of his f >>>


      NAACP CHIEF URGES BUSH TO ATTEND MEETING
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Julian Bond blasted the war in Iraq and conservative attacks on voting rights, yet the NAACP‘s chairman Sunday also urged President Bush to attend the civil rights group‘s annual convention.

"This year the convention has come to the president and we hope and pray he i >>>


      NAACP INVITES BUSH TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– These days, civil rights leaders are struggling to be heard. NAACP chairman Julian Bond has been trying, to no avail, to get the attention of one leader in particular: President Bush.

Bond opened the NAACP‘s annual convention Sunday by criticizing the war in Iraq and pushing for >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 17-07-2006
      Doctor Hurt in N.Y. Blast Dies NEW YORK –– The doctor suspected of blowing up his townhouse rather than allow his ex–wife to benefit from its sale has died, nearly a week after suffering critical injuries in the blast, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

Police were unable to speak to Nichola >>>



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