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      BURNING TRASH A HOT ISSUE BUT STILL ACCEPTABLE
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2006
      Authorities allowed to burn rubbish Authorities are today due to begin destroying the milk produced by cows near the Tagarades landfill in Thessaloniki, where an accidental fire burned rubbish for a week, though the government yesterday said the burning of garbage will remain a legitimate way to dispose of waste.
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      DRIVERS, HORSES TO GO HUNGRY OVER PORT BAN
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2006
      Horse and carriage drivers in Hania, Crete, yesterday threatened to go on hunger strike and starve their animals after the city’s port authority banned them from providing rides to tourists along the waterfront.

The decision to evict the drivers was made following an accident on Friday night in which a startle >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2006
      CITY STRIFE Three–quarters of Athenians say they dislike life in the capital Three in four people living in Athens feel that life in the city is «not pleasant,» according to a survey conducted by VPRC. The same survey suggests that 37 percent of Athenians believe that life in the Greek capital has got >>>


      PRESIDENT PLEADS FOR ACTION ON MIDDLE EAST
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2006
      PETROS KARADJIAS/AP Photo: A child evacuated from Beirut sleeps on a cot at a makeshift refugee shelter in the Vergina school in Larnaca, southern Cyprus, yesterday. European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas, whose service coordinates EU humanitarian aid, is due in Cyprus tomorrow to assess the needs of the evacu >>>


      PRICES TOP TOURISTS’ GRUDGE LIST
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2006
      Consumer group INKA said yesterday that it received 7,100 complaints from tourists between the start of the year and the end of June, with most grudges aimed at excessively high charges attached to poor–quality services.

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      REFORMS TO BROADEN TEI RIGHTS
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2006
      The government will speed up the professional recognition of all graduates from technical colleges (TEIs) as part of the Education Ministry’s reforms, officials said yesterday.

The state does not recognize some diplomas from 40 TEI departments, which makes it hard for those graduates to get jobs, sources said. >>>


      TRASH DUMPED INTO QUARRIES
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2006
      Two illegal quarries in Markopoulo, east of Athens, are suspected of being partly used as landfills and possibly accepting toxic waste, according to reports from concerned residents.

Hundreds of trucks were seen traveling to the two quarries between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, transporting tons of waste. Lo >>>


      13E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. CONDOLEEZZA RICE MONTE AU FRONT AU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Condoleezza Rice reçue par son homologue libanais, Fawzi Salloukh, en compagnie du premier ministre Fouad Siniora (ŕ gauche). Une aide promise pour le Liban de 30 millions de dollars. Photo: Keystone.

PROCHE–ORIENT. La secrétaire d‘Etat américaine poursuit sa politique de concer >>>


      33 MILLIARDS DE DOLLARS POUR DES HÔPITAUX
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      ETATS–UNIS. Un rachat historique. Carole Ulmer Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Le groupe hospitalier américain Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) a accepté lundi son rachat pour la somme de 33 milliards de dollars, soit la plus importante acquisition réalisée dans le monde par des fonds d‘inves >>>


      35 DEGRÉS DEHORS, ET ON GRELOTTE AU BUREAU
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      CLIM. Dans la rue, c‘est la canicule. Et soudain, en arrivant au travail, au supermarché ou dans un train, on a l‘impression de geler. L‘air conditionné nuit–il ŕ la santé? Les réponses – encourageantes – de spécialistes.

Marie–Christine P >>>


      ALSO NOURRIT DE GRANDES AMBITIONS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      INFORMATIQUE. La société, via un rachat, devient numéro quatre en Europe. Bastien Buss Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Also a franchi une étape de taille lundi. Une de celles qui va profondément modifier le profil de l‘entreprise lucernoise de distribution et de logistique active dans les domaines >>>


      APRČS CINQ ANS D‘EFFORTS, L‘OMC ESSUIE UN ÉCHEC RETENTISSANT
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      COMMERCE. A Gen';ve, les négociations ont buté sur le dossier agricole. Le Temps Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Echec (et mat?): les six principales puissances commerciales (G6) n‘ayant pas trouvé d‘accord sur le dossier agricole, les négociations du Cycle de Doha, lancées en 2001, o >>>


      CHRISTOPHE DARBELLAY, LE PEOPLE POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Christophe Darbellay. Au parlement il serait plutôt tenté d’en faire trop. Il a déposé quarante et une interventions parlementaires depuis 2003. Photo: Keystone.

PRESIDENCE DU PDC. Le Valaisan a été consacré ce week–end par la presse alémanique, męme s‘i >>>


      COMMENT TRAVAILLENT–ILS? (1). KLAUS SCHWAB, LE MÉTRONOME
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Frédéric Leli';vre Mardi 25 juillet 2006 A la seconde pr';s. Klaus Schwab détaille sa journée de travail, minutieusement organisée. Plusieurs points, des rendez–vous fixes et męme un schéma. «Au début, je ne voulais pas me livrer ŕ cet exercice. P >>>


      CRITIQUE. CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR, UNE SECOUSSE POUR LES INTIMES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Critique. Rocco Zacheo Mardi 25 juillet 2006 On le sait depuis longtemps, le nom de l‘interpr';te et le répertoire abordé sont les éléments principaux ŕ l‘origine de la salivation d‘un mélomane.

Dimanche soir, au Festival de Verbier, c‘est un cas d& >>>


      EN ATTENDANT L‘ENFANCE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      JULIAN BARNES. L‘écrivain britannique, auteur du «Perroquet de Flaubert», sera au Festival de Verbier.

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      JEAN–STÉPHANE BRON. QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Jean–Stéphane Bron. 36 ans, réalisateur, auteur de «Mais in Bundeshuus», Lausanne.

Propos recueillis par Etienne Dubuis Mardi 25 juillet 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– La gymnastique. J‘étais assez bon aux agr';s. Il faut dire que j‘en faisais aussi >>>


      JOHANNES ITTEN, GOUROU DES COULEURS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      BEAUX–ARTS. Une exposition sur les enseignements du Suisse et les travaux de ses él';ves.

Philippe Mathonnet, Appenzell Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Lunettes ŕ verres ronds, cerclés de métal doré, la boule ŕ zéro, allant revętu d‘une sorte de blouse longue, >>>


      KIOSQUE. FLOYD LANDIS, APRČS ARMSTRONG ET LEMOND
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      La presse américaine salue son nouveau champion, vainqueur du Tour de France. Ludovic Chappex Mardi 25 juillet 2006 «Depuis 1'03, des dizaines de coureurs ont triomphé sur les Champs–Elysées, mais bien peu auront connu une fin de Tour aussi excitante que celle vécue par Floyd Landis. >>>


      L‘EXPLOIT DE LAURIANE GILLIÉRON
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      MISS UNIVERS. La Vaudoise finit 3e. Stéphane Bonvin Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Et dire qu‘il y a quelques jours encore, des médias zurichois reprochaient ŕ Lauriane Gilliéron, l‘actuelle Miss Suisse, de pas s‘ętre fait assez connaître en Suisse alémanique. Dimanche ŕ >>>


      L‘OUEST LAUSANNOIS VEUT FAIRE DE LA PLACE AU VÉLO
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      VAUD. Le Schéma directeur de l‘Ouest lausannois s‘est enrichi d‘une annexe sur la mobilité douce. Chemin de fer et autoroute sont les principaux obstacles aux déplacements des cyclistes.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      La chronique des changes FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Le SMI franchit le seuil des 7700 points.

Anker Bank Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Le marché suisse s‘est particuli';rement distingué en début de semaine dans l‘espoir d‘une possible tręve au Mo >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE DES CHANGES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Le dollar stable face aux principales devises. Nicolas Longchamp Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Le dollar reste stable, entre 1,245–1,27 contre l‘euro, 1,22–1,26 contre le franc et 1,82–1,86 contre la livre sterling. Le dollar avait pourtant été largement vendu ŕ la suite de la présen >>>


      LA POLÉMIQUE DE LA FRAUDE AUX CLICS SE POURSUIT
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      PUBLICITE. Google affronte au tribunal des clients mécontents. Des études critiquent son syst';me de publicité sur Internet.

Anouch Seydtaghia Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Lundi et mardi, Google (GOOG) joue gros face ŕ un tribunal de l‘Arkansas.

Leader de la publicité s >>>


      LA SUISSE CHAMPIONNE DES SUBVENTIONS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Comment travaillent–ils? (1). Klaus Schwab, le métronome Also nourrit de grandes ambitions 33 milliards de dollars pour des hôpitaux La polémique de la fraude aux clics se poursuit ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article La Suisse championne des subventions OMC. Distorsions au commerce mondial.
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      LE COMMERCE MONDIAL DANS L‘IMPASSE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Pascal Lamy, directeur de l’OMC, a évoqué la mort du Cycle de Doha: «Nous avons raté une occasion en or pour établir un ordre commercial plus juste.» Photo: Keystone.

• L‘Organisation mondiale du commerce bute sur le dossier agricole. Sa crédibilité en prend un coup.

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      LE COURAGE DE L‘ORDINAIRE AU POMMIER
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Renoncer ŕ la banalité moins fatigante et plus lucrative, tel est le choix du bureau genevois Aeby et Perneger. Illustration remarquée: leurs immeubles de logement au Grand–Saconnex.

Lorette Coen Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Tout architecte établi ŕ Gen';ve l‘affirmera ave >>>


      LE FESTIVAL DE MONTREUX DOIT ĘTRE SOUTENU
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Stanislas Arczynski, Prilly (VD) Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Au cours du déroulement du 40e Festival de jazz de Montreux, le débat s‘est ouvert au sujet d‘un éventuel appui financier par le canton de Vaud, dans le contexte actuel qu‘on connaît, ŕ savoir, pour ce dernier la recherche >>>


      LE GLIVEC DE NOVARTIS CAUSERAIT DES CRISES CARDIAQUES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      PHARMA. La revue «Nature» rapporte une nouvelle étude. Les spécialistes ne s‘alarment pas.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Une étude de Nature Medicine sur le Glivec (ou Gleevec aux Etats–Unis), un des produits–phares de Novartis (NOVN.VX), cré >>>


      LE PAKISTAN SE DOTE D‘UN PUISSANT RÉACTEUR NUCLÉAIRE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      PROLIFERATION. L‘installation pourra multiplier par 20 la capacité nucléaire d‘Islamabad.

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      LES ENTREPRISES AMÉRICAINES CROULENT SOUS LES LIQUIDITÉS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      ETUDE. Jamais les sociétés cotées n‘avaient accumulé autant de cash et sur une aussi longue période. C‘est la conséquence des bénéfices record et de la frilosité des dirigeants.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Les entreprises am&# >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS(8). SENTENZA, LE BON BOURREAU
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Pierre Chambonnet Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Il y a bien s$';r la moustache ŕ la Magnum pour faire illusion. Mais en dehors de l‘attribut pileux du sympathique détective hawaďen ŕ la Ferrari, Sentenza n‘a rien d‘un gentil. Incarnation du mal absolu qui se délecte de la souff >>>


      LES PAUVRES NE FONT PLUS PITIÉ
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Jean–Claude Péclet Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Le camion peinait toujours plus dans la pente. Le voici bloqué, radiateur fumant, nul mécanicien ne pouvant le réparer avant des mois. Peut–ętre męme l‘enverra–t–on ŕ la casse.

Tel est l‘état de >>>


      LIBAN: LE CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL SE RÉUNIT MERCREDI
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      CRISE. Les ministres écourtent leurs vacances pour une séance spéciale. Les rapatriements continuent. Le Temps Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Le Conseil fédéral interrompt ses vacances pour tenir une séance spéciale mercredi ŕ Berne consacrée ŕ la crise au Liban. Le préside >>>


      LIMITE Ŕ 80 KM/H: LE MIEUX EST L‘ENNEMI DU BIEN
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Raoul Colin, Grand–Lancy (GE) Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Limiter la vitesse ŕ 80km/h sur les autoroutes, cela signifie que sur un trajet donné, le nombre de véhicules se trouvant en męme temps sur ledit trajet, va augmenter théoriquement de 35% par rapport ŕ des véhicules se dép >>>


      LORSQUE FRIBOURG DEVINT UNE VILLE ET UN CANTON
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      FRIBOURG. Dans sa th';se d‘habilitation, l‘historien Jean–Pierre Dorand analyse les mutations institutionnelles subies par la cité des Zaehringen lors du double choc de l‘Helvétique et de la Médiation (17'8–1814).

François Mauron Mardi 25 juillet 20 >>>


      MARTINE BRUNSCHWIG GRAF VIENT REMETTRE DE L‘ORDRE AU PARTI LIBÉRAL GENEVOIS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      GENEVE. Pour remettre sur les rails les libéraux ébranlés par la démission de Blaise–Alexandre Le Comte, le parti a fait appel ŕ une sage: la conseill';re nationale et ex–ministre genevoise préside la «commission d‘experts» chargée de trouver le p >>>


      MOINS DE MONDE QUE PRÉVU LE 1ER AOŰT AU GRÜTLI
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      FETE NATIONALE. Le cordon de sécurité semble dissuasif. Les néonazis le contourneront–ils?

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      NICOLAS SARKOZY ANNONCE 6000 RÉGULARISATIONS DE SANS–PAPIERS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      FRANCE. Le ministre de l‘Intérieur maintient sa politique du «cas par cas». Moins d‘un tiers des demandes déposées par des étrangers sans papiers ayant des enfants scolarisés sont acceptées.

Sylvie Tanette, Paris Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Des chiffres, rien que >>>


      NOUVEL ASSAUT CONTRE LES PRÉVISIONS TRIMESTRIELLES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      GOUVERNANCE. La dictature du court terme est encore une fois fermement condamnée.

Carole Ulmer Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Un rapport publié lundi par le Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, rassemblant environ 160 patrons de grandes entreprises américaines, et le CFA Institute réu >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 EN CAMPING (2/5). TOILETTE, LE MINIMUM DE POINTE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Panoplie 06 En camping (2/5). Albertine Bourget Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Les pschitts qui sentent bon, les vaporisateurs glamour, on est d‘accord, il n‘y a rien de mieux, l‘été. Mais en camping, si l‘on veut vivre pleinement son côté aventurier, on oubliera son beauty–case >>>


      PHONAK ET LE FABRICANT DE VÉLOS BMC PROFITENT DE L‘EFFET LANDIS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Floyd Landis. La victoire du coureur américain au Tour de France aura un effet positif sur les ventes d’appareils auditifs Phonak et de vélos BMC aux Etats–Unis. Photo: Keystone.

CYCLISME. Grâce au Tour de France, le producteur d‘appareils auditifs est désormais connu du grand p >>>


      POSITIONS ENTRE SERBES ET KOSOVARS «AUSSI ÉLOIGNÉES QUE POSSIBLE»
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      BALKANS. Les plus hauts responsables serbes et albanais ont engagé ŕ Vienne des négociations directes sur le statut final du Kosovo.

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      QUELLE RÉVOLUTION POUR LE CYCLE D‘ORIENTATION GENEVOIS?
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      GENEVE. Une initiative de plus dans le débat scolaire propose l‘instauration de classes hétérog';nes de la 7e ŕ la 'e année.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ ANDRÉ GUEISBUHLER. «LE CHOIX DE NEUCH'4;TEL N‘EST PAS LIÉ QU‘Ŕ DES RAISONS FISCALES»
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Questions ŕ André Gueisbuhler. Sécretaire général de la fédération internationale de gymnastique (FIG).

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      REPČRE. CES FONDS D‘INVESTISSEMENT SANS LIMITES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Rep';re. Marie–Laure Chapatte Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Certains signes ne trompent pas. Le rachat du groupe hospitalier américain HCA lundi en fait partie. Des fonds d‘investissement ont mis sur la table 33milliards de dollars pour s‘emparer du groupe. Inédit dans l‘histoire du pr >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. RIPISYLVE, BERGE ABREUVÉE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Tous les moyens sont bons pour contrer la chaleur. Y compris sauter dans les rivi';res, si elles le permettent – et pour autant que les baignades ne bousculent par l‘écosyst';me local. Songeons aux trempettes des Tessinois e >>>


      SENTIERS ET ROUTES DES VINS (2/6). PAR MONTS ET PAR VAUX DANS LE VULLY
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Vaudois et Fribourgeois se sont alliés pour mettre en valeur ce vignoble ŕ cheval sur leurs deux cantons. Les śnophiles ont le choix entre trois sentiers de découverte.

Patricia Briel Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Le Vully est un joyau de vignoble. Il est situé sur une colline – le Mont& >>>


      UNE ÉTUDE RELČVE LES LIMITES DES BIOCARBURANTS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      RECHERCHE. La Banque Sarasin critique l‘éthanol sous l‘angle du développement durable.

Emmanuel Garessus Mardi 25 juillet 2006 Réputée pour ses analyses sur le développement durable des secteurs économiques, la Banque Sarasin (BSAN.S) se penche sur les biocarburants, d >>>


      XAVIER CARTER ALIAS X–MAN, NOUVEL HERCULE DE LA PISTE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2006
      Carter apr';s sa victoire sur 200 m ŕ Athletissima. Photo: Keystone. ATHLETISME. Le sprinter américain, auteur d‘un temps historique sur 200 m ŕ Lausanne, se mesurera ŕ Powell sur 100 m ce soir ŕ Stockholm. Portrait d‘un néophyte de 20 ans, polyvalent et surdoué.>>>


      SABIC SIGNS SUKUK AGREEMENT
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 25 July 2006 — The Saudi stock market plunged yesterday after rising over 230 points on Sunday. The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) dropped 317.'8 points or 2.8' percent to 10,6'0.72.

Out of 81 stocks traded, 71 stocks were in the negative territory while shar >>>


      STC SIGNS SR200M DEAL WITH TCS
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 25 July 2006 — Saudi Telecom Company (STC) signed a major agreement yesterday worth SR200 million with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to develop customer–care services and provide billing solutions for future services of the next generation network. Convergys and Oracle wil >>>


      A COURAGE THAT WINS THE ADMIRATION OF ENEMIES
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      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 >>>


      VISITING PATIENTS AND LESSENING OTHERS’ SUFFERING
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Whenever I say that the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) looked after his companions and cared for the weak and vulnerable among them, I feel that I am merely making an understatement. That he cared for them is a fact, but his care was more like that of a father who wants his children to be successful >>>


      WEARING CHARMS FOR PROTECTION FROM EVIL
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Could you please explain whether it is permissible to wear something bearing God’s name, or a verse from the Qur’an? Also, is it permissible to wear a charm, or talisman, or taweez, for protection from evil? If not what is the alternative?

Ali Mahmood A. God’s names and Qur’anic verse >>>


      WHEN A HUSBAND ACCUSES HIS WIFE
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent And as for those who accuse their own wives (of adultery), but have no witnesses except themselves, let each of them call God four times to witness that he is indeed telling the truth; and the fifth time, that God’s curse be upon him if he is te >>>


      FIRE RISK SHUTS 133 JEDDAH WAREHOUSES
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 25 July 2006 — The fire department in Jeddah closed down 133 warehouses in the city after it was discovered that they lacked major safety features, Al–Madinah reported yesterday.

The fire department warned eight other warehouses that they will be closed down unless safety conditions imp >>>


      HAIL EDUCATION DIRECTOR WOUNDED IN GUN ATTACK
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Turki Al–Saheel, Arab News/Asharq Al–Awsat HAIL, 25 July 2006 — Police have launched a massive manhunt to arrest a criminal who took hostage a senior education official in Hail yesterday afternoon.

Sources say the armed man forced himself into the car of Dr. Othman Al–Amer, the director of ed >>>


      KING TO LAUNCH SR2BN PROJECTS IN BAHA
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Arab News BAHA, 25 July 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah arrived in Baha yesterday afternoon and is scheduled to lay the foundation stones of a number of development projects today, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Later in the evening, King Abdullah attended a reception hosted by the peo >>>


      KINGDOM AFFIRMS NEED FOR IMMEDIATE MIDEAST TRUCE
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Arab News TAIF, 25 July 2006 — Saudi Arabia has affirmed the need for an immediate cease–fire in Lebanon and Palestine in a weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Hawiyah Palace in Taif yesterday.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who chaired the meeting, informed the minis >>>


      LEBANON TELETHON TOMORROW
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 25 July 2006 — The provincial governorates are geared up for the charity drive for the war–hit people of Lebanon scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Saudi Television’s Channel One will hold its telethon tomorrow from 1 p.m. The channel has made all preparations with necessary manpower and tech >>>


      MILLIONS GO MISSING IN INVESTMENT SCAM
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 25 July 2006 — A group of Saudi investors have filed a complaint against a hotel services company in Jeddah alleging that they were duped into an investment scam, the daily Al–Watan reported.

The fraud allegations involve possibly faked documents, sketchy bank transfers, tens of million >>>


      ORGANIZERS EXTEND AHSA FEST FOLLOWING POPULAR DEMAND
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Huda Al–Shayeb, Arab News AHSA, 25 July 2006 — One of the greatest ever summer festivals to be held in the Eastern Province has been extended till July 30 following an unprecedented response from the general public in and around Ahsa.

Ahsa Municipality organized a summer festival titled Hasana Fulla, whi >>>


      PHARMACIST VIOLATES HIPPOCRATIC OATH
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Arab News DAMMAM, 25 July 2006 — A middle–aged pregnant housewife suffered a scare when her pharmacist told her to immediately go to a hospital after prescribing her medication that she said made her tired, the Al–Yaum daily reported yesterday. After taking medication for an undisclosed condition, the house >>>


      WAR ON LEBANON: OIC AGAINST FOCUSING ONLY ON 155'
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Siraj Wahab, Arab News Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu JEDDAH, 25 July 2006 — The secretary–general of the 57–member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has called for a comprehensive approach to solve problems affecting the Middle East.

In a written statement distributed to the media yesterday, Ekme >>>


      AMERICAN LAWMAKERS GIVE ISRAEL THEIR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 25 July 2006 — As many in the Middle East struggle to comprehend Israel’s assault on Lebanon, it is important to examine what has been happening here in Washington.

While US, European diplomats, military and intelligence officers have voiced their concern over Israel’s s >>>


      ARROYO SEEKS COOPERATION, PROMISES ECONOMIC CURE
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo promised that successful economic reform will cure social divisions and injustice in the Philippines in her annual &#34State of the Nation&#34 address yesterday as thousands rallied against her.

«I am not here to t >>>


      ATTACKS EMPTY KEY LEBANESE CITY
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Agencies BAALBEK, Lebanon, 25 July 2006 — The tourist fortunes of Baalbek, a historic city with Roman ruins dating back more than 2,000 years, had slowly been reviving. But now it is yet another casualty of Israel’s offensive on Lebanon.

The eastern town, a UNESCO World Heritage protected site, has taken many >>>


      DARFURIS WANT JANJAWEED DISARMED
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Agence France Presse ZAM ZAM, Sudan, 25 July 2006 — Almost three months after a partial peace deal was signed, the hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians in Darfur remain unwilling to go home until the Sudanese government’s Janjaweed proxy militia has been disarmed. A committee of elders representing the 43,000 p >>>


      EMIRATIS LAUNCH DRIVES TO RAISE AID FOR LEBANON
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 25 July 2006 — Ministry of Social Affairs, Dubai Media Inc. (DMI), Al–Aqariya Group, Qanat Al–Qasaba, the Emirati–Lebanese Friendship Association (ELFA) and other organizations have announced plans to send aid to the victims of Israeli bombardment of Lebanon.

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      HUNDREDS OF TALEBAN ASSAULT POLICE POST
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Associated Press KABUL, 25 July 2006 — Hundreds of Taleban fighters firing rocket–propelled grenades yesterday attacked a district headquarters in western Afghanistan, killing three police and wounding seven, amid of a flurry of suicide attacks, roadside bombings and shootings that claimed lives across the countr >>>


      ISRAEL PUSHES DEEPER INTO LEBANON
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Agencies A wounded Israeli soldier is taken out from a tank, as he is brought back from the front–line inside Lebanon, to the Israeli village of Avivim on Monday. (Reuters) BEIRUT, 25 July 2006 — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held crisis talks in the Middle East yesterday at the start of a high–sta >>>


      ISRAELI ATTACKS ALIENATE EVEN MODERATE PALESTINIANS
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Agence France Presse MAGHAZI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip, 25 July 2006 — The latest Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, in which some of the businesses which help keep the impoverished area afloat were destroyed, appears to be alienating even the most moderate of Palestinians. In the Maghazi refugee camp, the debris of bro >>>


      JAYA RETURNS TO PARLIAMENT IN A GRAND WAY
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 25 July 2006 — Jaya Bachchan, the lone legislator to have been pushed out of the Parliament on the controversial Office–of–Profit issue, displayed no reservations yesterday in making a grand show of her return to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament. Her hu >>>


      MORE US TROOPS SET FOR BAGHDAD
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 25 July 2006 — Fresh American troops are to be brought into Baghdad, US officers said yesterday, even as Iraq’s embattled government insisted it remains on course to gradually take full control of the country’s security.

A six–week–old security clampdown in the capital >>>


      PRANAB REJECTS THEORY OF LET MOLES
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News PUNE, 25 July 2006 — Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee outright denied the presence of two Lashkar–e–Taiba activists in the Indian Air Force.

However, Pranab admitted that the National Security Adviser (NSA), M.K. Narayanan, had sent letters to the chief secretaries of >>>


      SADDAM BOYCOTTS COURT HEARING
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Ammar Karim, Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 25 July 2006 — Deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein boycotted the latest hearing in his trial for crimes against humanity yesterday, amid reports that a 17–day–old hunger strike has weakened him.

No defense lawyers and only one of Saddam’s co–defen >>>


      SALEH GETS PARLIAMENT NOD TO RUN FOR NEW TERM
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Khaled Al–Mahdi, Arab News SANAA, 25 July 2006 — Five candidates for Yemen’s September presidential elections, including incumbent President Ali Abdullah Saleh, received final approval from Parliament yesterday.

Saleh, 64, received votes of 237 MPs attending a joint session of the bicameral Parliament. O >>>


      SARDAR ATEEQ ELECTED AZAD KASHMIR PM
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 25 July 2006 — The son of former President of Azad Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan and leader of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Sardar Ateeq Ahmad was elected Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir in Muzzaffarabad yesterday. Earlier, the Legislative Assembly elected AJKMC’s Shah Gh >>>


      THOUSANDS IN MOGADISHU PROTEST ETHIOPIAN TROOPS
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Mohamed Sheikh Nor, Associated Press MOGADISHU, 25 July 2006 — More than 5,000 people gathered for an anti–Ethiopia protest in the capital yesterday, days after troops from neighboring Ethiopia arrived to protect Somalia’s virtually powerless government from Islamists.

The protesters, who packed a stadiu >>>


      WOMAN AND GRANDSON DIE IN GAZA TANK FIRE
      Arab News, 25-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 25 July 2006 — A woman and an 11–year–old boy were among five Palestinians killed yesterday by Israeli tank fire in the northern Gaza Strip in two separate incidents.

A 60–year–old Palestinian woman and her 11–year–old grandson were kill >>>


      23 SAILORS RESCUED FROM LISTING CARGO SHIP
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– Rescuers from the Coast Guard and Alaska Air National Guard late Monday saved 23 crew members from an Asian cargo ship taking on water south of the Aleutian Islands.

"People are out of harm‘s way, they are rescued and they are safe," said Alaska National Guard s >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      BEIRUT, Lebanon –– Hospital and security officials say seven people are dead in an Israeli missile strike on a house in south Lebanon.
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      BAPTIST GROUP‘S LEADERS CONVICTED
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      2006; A03 PHOENIX, July 24 –– Two former executives of a failed Southern Baptist foundation were convicted here Monday in what prosecutors said was the nation‘s largest fraud ever targeting members of a religious group.

William Pierre Crotts, who was president of the Baptist Foundation of Ari >>>


      BAPTIST GROUP EX–LEADERS GUILTY OF FRAUD
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      PHOENIX –– Two former executives of the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, which collapsed in what has been called the largest nonprofit bankruptcy filing in the nation‘s history, have been convicted of fraud.

Prosecutors estimated 11,000 investors, most of them elderly, were defrauded in the 1&# >>>


      BUSH, MALIKI AGREE ON MORE US TROOPS FOR BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush and Iraq‘s prime minister said on Tuesday more U.S. and Iraqi troops will go to Baghdad to try to slow sectarian violence in talks that exposed gaps between them on the Middle East.

"God willing, there will be no civil war in Iraq," Iraqi Pr >>>


      CREWS BEGIN RESCUE OF 22 STRANDED SAILORS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– Rescuers from the Coast Guard and Alaska Air National Guard began late Monday trying to save 22 crew members from an Asian cargo ship taking on water south of the Aleutian Islands, officials said.

"The first helicopter is on the scene, and starting hoist operations," >>>


      DANCER ARRESTED FOR HAVING HUMAN REMAINS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. –– A severed hand was found at the home of an exotic dancer who decorated her home with skulls, and she was charged with improper disposition of human remains, authorities said.

Friends said the hand had been given to the woman by a medical student. Police responding to a rep >>>


      FEDS PROBE LETTER SCARE AT NAACP BRANCHES
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      BALTIMORE –– Threatening letters, at least two containing a white powdery substance, were sent to NAACP offices in three states, a spokesman for the organization said Monday.

The civil rights group‘s offices in Baltimore and New York City received letters with the powder, said spokesman Richa >>>


      FRIST SAYS NO ESTATE TAX IN PENSIONS BILL
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Tuesday he had abandoned plans to attach an estate tax cut to pension–overhaul legislation, removing one of the biggest obstacles to reaching a compromise on that bill.

Frist had earlier considered the pensions bill as the most likely vehic >>>


      GAY–MARRIAGE SUPPORTERS LAUNCH AD CAMPAIGN
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– Three major gay–rights groups are taking out full–page advertisements starting Tuesday in 50 newspapers nationwide declaring their determination to keep fighting for same–sex marriage rights despite recent court setbacks.

The media campaign will cost $250,000; its orga >>>


      JURY TO BEGIN DELIBERATING IN YATES CASE
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      HOUSTON –– Whether jurors find Andrea Yates guilty of drowning her children or innocent by reason of insanity depends on how they see her: a perfectionist afraid of failing as a parent or a loving but psychotic mother trying to save the youngsters from hell.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys presen >>>


      LEADER OF PANEL THAT ENDORSED JET PROGRAM HAS TIES TO CONTRACTOR
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      July 25, 2006; D01 A think tank that endorsed a three–year contract for a troubled jet fighter program is run by a former military officer with extensive ties to one of the program‘s subcontractors, according to internal Pentagon documents and corporate statements.

The endorsement came from the Ins >>>


      POLICE FIND BODY OF MISSING UTAH GIRL
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      SALT LAKE CITY –– The body of a 5–year–old girl missing for more than a week has been found in the basement of a neighbor‘s home, and the neighbor was arrested, authorities said.

Craig R. Gregerson, 20, was booked early Tuesday on kidnapping and homicide charges. It was not immedi >>>


      POLICE FIND MISSING GIRL‘S BODY IN UTAH
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      SALT LAKE CITY –– Officers have found the body of missing 5–year–old Destiny Norton in the basement of a home in her neighborhood and have arrested the man living there, police Chief Chris Burbank announced.

The body was found at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Burbank said The man being held for inv >>>


      RESTORED FIGHTER JET CRASHES, KILLING 1
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      HICKORY, N.C. –– A restored Korean War–era military jet crashed and burst into flames Monday, killing the pilot shortly after the F–86 Sabre took off, authorities said.

The single–seat plane crashed several hundred feet from the Hickory Regional Airport runway, said Hickory city s >>>


      STUDY: DISTRACTIONS IMPEDE LEARNING
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      AM WASHINGTON –– Your parents were right, don‘t study with the TV on. Multitasking may be a necessity in today‘s fast–paced world, but new research shows distractions affect the way people learn, making the knowledge they gain harder to use later on.

The study, in Monday‘s P >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      AM –– Several days of hot weather neared an end as much of the country anticipated for cooler temperatures Tuesday.

A cold front was forecast to move through the eastern Great Lakes and northern New England on Tuesday, bringing widely scattered showers and thunderstorms into Wednesday morning.
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      TODAY IN HISTORY – JULY 25
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      AM –– Today is Tuesday, July 25, the 206th day of 2006. There are 15' days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: Fifty years ago, on July 25, 1'56, the Italian liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm off the New England coast late at night and b >>>


      . . . NO, IT‘S SURVIVAL
      Washington Post, 25-07-2006
      If by chance you have the search engine LexisNexis and you punch in the words "Israel" and "disproportionate," you run the risk of blowing up your computer or darkening your entire neighborhood. Just limiting the search to newspapers and magazines of the past week will turn up "more than 1,000 >>>



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