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      ABUSED BOY IS LEFT BRAIN DEAD
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      A 7–year–old boy who was allegedly beaten violently by his parents appears to be brain dead, the Deputy Health Minister Giorgos Constantopoulos said yesterday after visiting the child in a Thessaloniki hospital.

Constantopoulos said that the boy had suffered irreversible brain damage and was being >>>


      CHARGES FILED IN TOXIC FIRE
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      Prefecture recalls operating license of blaze–ravaged Hima factory The fire–ravaged Hima solvents factory was closed yesterday by Eastern Attica prefecture officials as authorities charged those involved in granting permits to the plant in Lavrion, southeast of Athens, with fraud and forgery.

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      ELECTRICITY COSTS RISE AS PPC EXPANDS
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      The Development Ministry announced yesterday that the Public Power Company (PPC) will increase electricity rates for households by up to 6.5 percent as of next month while fixed charges will soar by as much as 56 percent.

The ministry, which gave the green light to the new energy charges, said the hike will he >>>


      FIREBOMB ATTACKS ON MCDONALDS, STARBUCKS
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      Two McDonalds restaurants and a Starbucks coffee shop suffered minor fire damage early yesterday in a series of fire bomb attacks that took place within six minutes, police said.

No one was hurt in the attacks. The first incident took place at Starbucks in the beachside neigborhood of Voula at 2.20 a.m., when >>>


      FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT...
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      NIKITAS KOTSIARIS/ANA During his first official visit to the monastic community of Mount Athos in Halkidiki yesterday, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis pledged funds from the European Union’s Fourth Community Support Framework to help preserve the area’s artifacts, buildings and natural environment. He also urged the m >>>


      GREEK SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING...
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS The Greek synchronized swimming team participated in the preliminary free routine during the European Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday. Final results were due late yesterday. On Thursday, Eleftheria Ftouli and Evanthia Makriyianni qualified in third place for the final of the >>>


      GREEKS NOT KEEN ON TURKEY IN EU
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      Most Greeks do not support Turkey‘s bid to enter the European Union, a survey showed yesterday, a sentiment likely influenced by recent tensions between Athens and Ankara.

The EU‘s Eurobarometer poll showed that 67 percent of Greeks do not want Turkey to join the Union, even if Ankara meets all the >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      IKA DISCIPLINE Fund fires six doctors, suspends seven over alleged wheelchair scam The country’s largest social security fund, IKA, said yesterday that it was suspending seven doctors and terminating the contracts of another six after an internal investigation into the alleged issuing of wheelchairs to non–existe >>>


      TAGARADES DUMP TO BE MADE SAFER
      Kathimerin, 29-07-2006
      Authorities in Thessaloniki said yesterday that they would spend some 3 million euros improving safety conditions at the Tagarades landfill, east of the city, where a fire had burned trash for more than a week.

The head of the local authority, Yiannis Zournas, said officials struggled to extinguish the blaze b >>>


      AU LIBAN, MĘME LES MORTS DE L‘ONU NE PČSENT PAS LOURD
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Jean–Jacques Roth Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Les quatre observateurs de l‘ONU morts mardi dernier sous une bombe israélienne au Liban n‘auront donc pas la dignité pour sépulture. Le Conseil de sécurité n‘a pas pu s‘entendre pour blâmer Israël. Tout indiqu >>>


      AU PARADIS FRIBOURGEOIS DES CHIENS MOURANTS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      FRIBOURG. Un EMS pour chiens en fin de vie a ouvert ŕ Vaulruz. Succ';s assuré? Philippe Miauton Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Eclopés ou malades, les chiens âgés n‘ont plus de raisons de redouter la solitude des vieux jours. Car, désormais, ils poss';dent, ŕ l&lsquo >>>


      BULGARI REDORE LE BLASON DE SON PÔLE HORLOGER
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      LUXE. Le groupe italien a affiché des ventes de 448 millions d‘euros au premier semestre.

Bastien Buss Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Bulgari a publié des résultats supérieurs aux attentes. Le groupe de luxe italien a réalisé au premier semestre un chiffre d‘affaires en ha >>>


      CES MAISONS QUI ANNONCENT DEMAIN (6/6). NOUVEAUX DIALOGUES DE TUILES ET DE BOIS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      L‘immeuble des Noyers ŕ Serri';res (NE): la qualité et la convivialité, par Geninasca &Delefortrie.

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      CES SUISSES QUI ONT CHOISI L‘AMÉRIQUE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      «Souvenons–nous: nous sommes tous des migrants» TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Ces Suisses qui ont choisi l‘Amérique • 300000 émigrés suisses sont entrés en Amérique par Ellis Island, au large de New York. Une exposition raconte leur odyssée.

Myriam Meuwly, >>>


      COMMENT RÉDUIRE LES COŰTS DE LA SANTÉ (5/5). LES NOUVEAUX MÉDICAMENTS SONT CHERS. UTILISONS LES ANCIENS!
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      SANTE. Inaugurés ŕ Fribourg en 1''', les cercles de qualité essaiment en Valais et ŕ Neuchâtel. Le principe: mieux cibler les prescriptions.

Sylvie Arsever Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Rien ne semble pouvoir freiner la hausse des co$';ts de la santé. Le débat >>>


      COMMENT TRAVAILLENT–ILS? (5/10). ANDRÉ KUDELSKI, ACCRO DU BLACKBERRY
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Dix patrons, dix façons de s‘organiser. Chaque jour un acteur important de l‘économie suisse donne les clefs de son efficacité au travail.

Frédéric Leli';vre Samedi 2' juillet 2006 «Mon Blackberry? Je ne l‘éteins jamais.» André Kudels >>>


      CRITIQUE. LA GR'4;CE DE VADIM REPIN Ŕ VERBIER
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Critique. Rocco Zacheo Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Vadim Repin a donné encore une fois raison ŕ un des mythes de l‘histoire du violon: il continue d‘ętre «tout simplement le meilleur et le plus parfait des violonistes» en circulation.

Et si Yehudi Menuhin avait ét >>>


      DES GITANS REPOUSSÉS DE VILLE EN VILLE EN VALAIS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      VALAIS. Gros moyens engagés pour faire déplacer une colonne de 40 caravanes. La lecture de ce texte (265' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ELAN PROTECTIONNISTE AU CONGRČS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      ETATS–UNIS. Durcissement de la loi sur l‘investissement étranger. Eric Chalmet, New York, La Tribune Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Le patriotisme économique continue ŕ marquer des points au Capitole. Quelques mois apr';s le tollé suscité par la vente de terminaux portuaires  >>>


      EXXON TRÔNE EN TĘTE DES GÉANTS DE LA BOURSE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      CAPITALISATION. En vingt ans, le Top 20 a fortement évolué. Les groupes automobiles ont disparu.

Cécile Ducourtieux, Le Monde Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal Le Monde (http:// >>>


      FLOYD LANDIS CLAME SON INNOCENCE DANS L‘INCRÉDULITÉ GÉNÉRALE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      CYCLISME. Peut–on faire confiance au vainqueur du Tour de France en mati';re de dopage?

Le Temps Samedi 2' juillet 2006 A la face d‘un monde extręmement sceptique, le maillot jaune de la Grande Boucle dément formellement s‘ętre dopé apr';s qu‘il a >>>


      FLOYD LANDIS, VAINQUEUR DU TOUR DE FRANCE, SOUS LE COUP D‘UN CONTRÔLE POSITIF. LE DÉMENTI QUI NE CONVAINC PAS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Floyd Landis Photo: Keystone. CYCLISME. Le coureur entend prouver que son taux de testostérone élevé est d$'; ŕ des causes naturelles. Son attitude générale face au dopage laisse sceptique.

Jean–Claude Péclet Samedi 2' juillet 2006 «Did you do it, bro?& >>>


      FLYBABOO VA LEVER 10 MILLIONS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      AVIATION. La compagnie genevoise a d$'; licencier douze personnes. Bastien Buss Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Flybaboo semble avoir digéré sa déconvenue de la fermeture de la ligne Gen';ve–Zurich. La jeune compagnie aérienne se montre confiante pour sortir des turbulences. Dirig >>>


      JULIUS B'6;R SE RANGE PARMI LES FUSIONS QUI RÉUSSISSENT
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      BANQUE. L‘institut de gestion présente des résultats surprenants et part ŕ l‘offensive.

Emmanuel Garessus Samedi 2' juillet 2006 L‘afflux d‘argent frais de JuliusBär au premier semestre témoigne d‘un institut en pleine forme. Il atteint 15 milliards de >>>


      KIOSQUE. LE CRASH D‘ÜBERLINGEN, UN SIGNAL POUR BERLIN
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Selon le quotidien zurichois, l‘Allemagne doit négocier un accord aérien avec la Suisse.

François Mauron Samedi 2' juillet 2006 La Neue Zürcher Zeitung lance un appel ŕ l‘Allemagne. Commentant le jugement du Tribunal de Constance, qui, jeudi, a estimé que l‘E >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. ANDRÉ REYMOND FAIT MIEUX QUE LE CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      L‘histoire. Stéphanie Germanier, Berne Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Marseille, Avignon, Roquebrune–sur–Argens et Monaco. Le conseiller national UDC André Reymond entame un marathon de discours du 1er Ao$';t d';s lundi, en France. Quatre prestations en deux jours, mais surtout qu >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. «L‘AGRICULTURE N‘EST PAS UNE MARCHANDISE ET DOIT ĘTRE SORTIE DE L‘OMC»
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article «L‘agriculture n‘est pas une marchandise et doit ętre sortie de l‘OMC» José Bové, membre et ancien porte–parole de la Confédération paysanne.

Ram Etwareea Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Le commerce mondial est en pa >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Exxon trône en tęte des géants de la Bourse FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Julius Bär s‘affiche en vedette.

Anker Bank Samedi 2' juillet 2006 La Bourse suisse a terminé la semaine sur une forte hausse du Swiss Market Index, qui se rapproche de la barre >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. MERLOT/CABERNET FRANC 2004 CLOS DU CH'4;TELARD, AOC VILLENEUVE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      La bouteille de la semaine. Patricia Briel Samedi 2' juillet 2006 La récente Sélection des vins vaudois a révélé quelques merveilles. Par exemple, ce Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2004 Clos du Châtelard de la maison Hammel.

Portant l‘AOC Villeneuve, cet assemblage a obtenu le pl >>>


      LA HONTE OU L‘AVENIR DES NATIONS?
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Christophe Barbey, Flendruz (VD) Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Dans un conflit, on trouve habituellement un faible et un fort. Si le faible aurait tort d‘imiter la violence du fort, c‘est souvent le fort qui a le choix des moyens et donc la principale responsabilité pour les conséquences, y compris c >>>


      LARGEMENT BÉNÉFICIAIRE, L‘INDUSTRIE DU PÉTROLE INVESTIT DANS DE NOUVEAUX PROJETS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      ENERGIE. Les multinationales comme les entreprises d‘Etat devront investir 16 000 milliards d‘ici ŕ 2030 pour satisfaire une demande croissante, notamment dans les pays émergents. Le mouvement a apparemment démarré.

Ram Etwareea Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Il ne se passe pas de j >>>


      LE CONGO–KINSHASA A RENDEZ–VOUS AVEC LES URNES. APRČS DES ANNÉES DE GUERRE, LES ÉLECTEURS CONGOLAIS ONT ENFIN LE CHOIX DE LEUR AVENIR
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Des miliciens ont mis le feu ŕ des fusils d’assaut. Les élections de dimanche se déroulent dans un climat d’insécurité. Selon l’Unicef, environ 600 enfants congolais meurent chaque jour. Photo: Keystone.

ELECTIONS. La communauté internationale a investi pr';s de 500 millio >>>


      LE CONSOMMATEUR AMÉRICAIN VICTIME D‘UN COUP DE FATIGUE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      CONJONCTURE. La croissance de la premi';re économie du monde a ralenti ŕ 2,5% au deuxi';me trimestre. Les dépenses des ménages et l‘investissement s‘essoufflent, mais les prix montent.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Appelé de se >>>


      LE DOUBLEMENT DU LÖTSCHBERG VOULU PAR LE BLS COŰTERAIT 1 MILLIARD
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Mathias Tromp: «La double voie surtout le tracé est inévitable.» Photo: Keystone.

NLFA. Le patron de la compagnie, Mathias Tromp, craint que la décision de ne construire qu‘une voie sur deux tiers du tracé ne soit une erreur.

L‘Office fédéral des transports co >>>


      LE MODČLE WAL–MART A ÉCHOUÉ EN ALLEMAGNE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      COMMERCE. La chaîne américaine va revendre ses 85 hypermarchés ŕ Metro. Le Temps Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Le numéro un mondial de la distribution, l‘américain Wal–Mart (WMT), a jeté l‘éponge apr';s huit ans de présence en Allemagne. Il vendra ses >>>


      LE PLAN DE BUSH ET DE BLAIR POUR UNE PAIX DURABLE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Les deux leaders veulent une résolution rapide du Conseil de sécurité au moment oů l‘ONU semble impuissante.

Stéphane Bussard Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Le temps presse. Au sortir de leur rencontre vendredi ŕ Washington, George Bush et Tony Blair ont d&# >>>


      LES CLIENTS DE SWISSQUOTE INVESTISSENT DAVANTAGE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      COURTAGE EN LIGNE. La banque annonce que 5% de la client';le du numéro un du trading sur Internet en Suisse place plus de 200000 francs. Les baisses boursi';res l‘effarouchent moins.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Samedi 2' juillet 2006 La gestion sur Internet poursuit son dévelo >>>


      LES MUSÉES? LES SUISSES EN REDEMANDENT!
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Les musées? Les Suisses en redemandent!

LOISIRS. La visite des musées est l‘activité culturelle la plus prisée en Suisse. Une étude lausannoise se penche sur cette passion.

La lecture de ce texte (5363 caract';res) est ré >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (10). LADY MACBETH, DU SANG SUR LES MAINS
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      «Lŕ, il y a encore cette odeur de sang: tous les parfums de l‘Arabie ne pourront purifier cette petite main. Oh, Oh, oh!» Ce sont parmi les derniers mots que prononce Lady Macbeth. Elle erre, dans une crise de somnambulisme, une torche ŕ la main, telle que la représentera deux si >>>


      MICHELINE CALMY–REY, UNE GRANDE PRUDENCE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Bernard Marchois, Couternon/F Samedi 2' juillet 2006 [...] Je ne puis rester sans réaction aux déclarations sur Israël de [...] Mme Micheline Calmy–Rey. Auparavant, il convient de déminer le terrain, car je vais employer le terme «lobby pro–israélien». Il y a des lob >>>


      MICHELLE, 16 ANS ET LA VIE DEVANT SOI
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      GOLF. Star de l‘Evian Masters, dotée d‘un swing aussi puissant que celui de Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, la nouvelle «wonderteen» des greens, ręve de gloire et d‘argent. A elle de jouer les bons numéros, malgré les origines mystérieuses de sa famille en Corée du >>>


      PRIS PAR LE SOUFFLE DE LA MONTAGNE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      URI. La photographe Vanessa Püntener a parcouru durant deux étés les alpages de son canton d‘origine, Uri. Un périple ŕ la rencontre des familles de la région qui, chaque année, quittent leur plaine pour quatre mois.

Anne Fournier Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Au dépa >>>


      REPČRE. GOOGLE TALONNE DÉSORMAIS NESCAFÉ
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Rep';re. Marie–Laure Chapatte Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Loin de la volatilité boursi';re, certains noms affichent une valeur s$';re, celle de la notoriété. Et au classement des marques les plus ch';res, établi chaque année par le magazine Business Week, Coc >>>


      SALZBOURG RACHČTE SA MESQUINERIE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Haus fürMozart. L’escalier efficace mais peu esthétique du nouveau foyer Photo: Keystone.

COULISSE. Le festival, entamé mercredi, s‘est enfin doté d‘une salle digne de ses prétentions.

Julian Sykes, Salzbourg Samedi 2' juillet 2006 La «Haus für Mozar >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. TURBIDITÉ, CONTRÔLE DE QUALITÉ
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Au terme de notre semaine consacrée aux mots de l‘eau et des milieux aquatiques, il faut s‘interroger sur la propreté de l‘eau. Les baigneurs des lacs sont les premiers ŕ s‘inquiéter de la qualité de l&l >>>


      SENTIERS ET ROUTE DES VINS (6/6). MENDRISIOTTO, CENT ANS DE MERLOT
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Le principal cépage tessinois a été introduit il y a exactement un si';cle et a mis beaucoup de temps ŕ s‘imposer. Trois nouveaux sentiers viticoles ont été créés ŕ l‘occasion de cet anniversaire.

Patricia Briel Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Le Tess >>>


      TIRER OU PAS? LA GRANDE CACOPHONIE DES FEUX D‘ARTIFICE DU 1ER AOŰT
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      SUISSE ROMANDE. Plusieurs villes organiseront des feux malgré les mises en garde des cantons et en dépit de la forte augmentation du risque d‘incendie due ŕ la canicule.

Chloé Dethurens Samedi 2' juillet 2006 «Notre show pyrotechnique est basé sur un trop gros budget po >>>


      TOUT CE QUE VOUS AVEZ TOUJOURS VOULU SAVOIR SUR LA PUCE DE CANARD
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      BAIN. Indétectable ŕ l‘śil nu, la cercaire empoisonne la vie des baigneurs entre le 15 juillet et le 15 ao$';t. Elle aime les eaux stagnantes et chaudes.

A l‘avenir, l‘assainissement des eaux devrait lui mener la vie dure. Patricia Briel Samedi 2' juillet 2006 La puc >>>


      UN SCHWYZOIS CONTRE L‘EMPIRE
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Leo Schelbert vit ŕ Chicago, oů il a enseigné pendant plus de trente ans l‘histoire ŕ l‘Université d‘Illinois. Il dresse un proc';s implacable contre les Etats–Unis. Qu‘il aime.

Alain Campiotti, Chicago Samedi 2' juillet 2006 Le soleil inonde l >>>


      «LE SPORT DOIT CESSER DE JOUER SUR LA CORDE RAIDE»
      Le Temps, 29-07-2006
      Michelle, 16 ans et la vie devant soi SPORT Le Temps I Article «Le sport doit cesser de jouer sur la corde raide» TEMOIGNAGES. Quatre athl';tes suisses d‘élite livrent leurs réflexions sur l‘affaire Landis.

Philippe Miauton Samedi 2' juillet 2006 – Richard Ch >>>


      HUGE RESPONSE TO GULF NAVIGATION IPO
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 2' July 2006 — The two–week initial public offering of Gulf Navigation Holding (GNH), which opened on July 24, has been receiving a huge response.

The nominal value per share is AED1 with an additional AED2 as offering costs. The company has floated '10 million ord >>>


      SAUDI STOCK MARKET CONTINUES TO DECLINE
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Khalil Hanware & Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News JEDDAH/AMMAN, 2' July 2006 — Arab stocks moved within a narrow trading range last week, but financial analysts predict that the downward trend could remain dominant in the coming few weeks mainly due to the performance of listed firms.

The Saudi stock mar >>>


      CREATING CONDITIONS OF LOVE, COMPASSION
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News When we buy something expensive, such as a car, a computer or an electric appliance, we always look at the guarantee that comes with it. We want to be sure that it will function well for a minimum period of time. Such a guarantee satisfies a natural feeling that when you part with a substantial s >>>


      PAYABLE OR FORGONE DOWRY
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I got married when I was 1', without practically knowing that I was committed to pay my wife a very large dowry. When I discovered this after a few years, I persuaded my wife to forgo her dowry and she did, making it a condition that I do not divorce her during the following year. However, >>>


      WITH THE COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS DESPITE HARDSHIP
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News In the early days of Islam, when the Prophet (peace be upon him) was preaching his message in Makkah, those who responded to his call found themselves at the receiving end of a campaign of persecution aiming to bring them back to idolatrous beliefs. The campaign was brutal against the weaker elem >>>


      WOMEN’S HAIR AND ABLUTION
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. When a woman needs to take a bath for purification, she is often troubled if her hair is very long, particularly if the time at her disposal is short.

This leads to some problems. Is there a way out? Is it permissible for a woman to wear her hair short?

Khalifa A. Let me firs >>>


      FAMILY IN ROAD CARNAGE ON WAY TO WEDDING
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Arab News AHSA, 2' July 2006 — Four members of a Saudi family died and nine others sustained serious injuries on Thursday when their speeding car overturned some 60 km from Ahsa on the Riyadh road. Two of the injured were housemaids accompanying the family on their way to attend a wedding in Riyadh, Al–Jazira >>>


      KINGDOM SEEKS TO EXPAND GREEN ZONES
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Prince Bandar ibn Saud RIYADH, 2' July 2006 — The Kingdom is planning to establish 60 more protected areas including two marine reserves, according to Prince Bandar ibn Saud, the new secretary–general of the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD).< >>>


      LANDLORDS COMPLAIN ABOUT NONPAYING LODGERS
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 2' July 2006 — Landlords across Jeddah are complaining about a common trend among unruly Saudi tenants who refuse to pay their rent and thus forcing apartment owners to frantically run around begging them to pay up or leave.

Some tenants, when asked to leave, refuse to empty their apartme >>>


      STOCK GAINS LAND BROTHER IN HOSPITAL
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 2' July 2006 — A Saudi teen sent his older brother to the hospital after assaulting him with a stick over disputes in stock gains, the daily Al–Yaum reported yesterday. The older brother had used his family ID card to buy stocks in the King Abdullah Economic City development project, but aft >>>


      WRONGFUL DETENTION: COURT AWARDS DAMAGES
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Arab News YANBU, 2' July 2006 — In a complaint raised against the Yanbu police, the Court of Grievances here awarded a Syrian resident SR530,000 for wrongful imprisonment based on theft accusations leveled at the man by his Saudi employer, Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday.

The sponsor was also >>>


      AIR HOSTESSES GATECRASH INTO INDIAN PM’S HOUSE
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 2' July 2006 — Two air hostesses and a man were detained after they gatecrashed into the Indian prime minister’s house in a luxury car, apparently intoxicated and wanting to meet the premier, police said yesterday.

The security scare took place late on Thursday, in >>>


      BUSH, BLAIR CALL FOR ME PEACE FORCE, NEW UN RESOLUTION
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Agencies WASHINGTON, 2' July 2006 — President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday they want an international force dispatched quickly to the Mideast but said any plan to end the fighting must address long–running regional disputes to be effective.

The leaders, standing >>>


      GEN. PETER PACE ARRIVES IN ISLAMABAD
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 2' July 2006 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States’ Armed Forces Gen. Peter Pace arrived here yesterday.

He held a meeting with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. According to an Inter–Services Public Relations Directorate statement, « >>>


      IRAN REITERATES HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT TO HEZBOLLAH
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Agence France Presse TEHRAN, 2' July 2006 — Iran insisted yesterday it was only providing «humanitarian, political and diplomatic support» for Lebanon’s Hezbollah, arguing that Israel would have been «defeated sooner» if Tehran had given military backing to the movement. The Islamic republic >>>


      ISRAELI JETS POUND SOUTH LEBANON
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Kathy Gannon, Associated Press Medics carry the body of a man taken from the rubble of a building after an Israeli missile strike in the village of Kfar Jouz, southern Lebanon on Friday. (AP)

TYRE, Lebanon, 2' July 2006 — Israeli warplanes and artillery intensified their attacks yesterday, hitting Hezbolla >>>


      KALAM SEEKS KASHMIRIS’ INVOLVEMENT TO CURB INSURGENCY
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, 2' July 2006 — Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam yesterday pleaded for people’s involvement for peace in the troubled northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Giving a power point presentation at the Sheri Kashmir International Conference Center where he addressed the members of the >>>


      MUSHARRAF DIRECTS EBAD NOT TO ACCEPT MQM RESIGNATIONS
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Huma Aamir Malik & Azhar Masood, Arab News KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, 2' July 2006 — Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has told Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad not to accept the resignations of ministers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) saying that the issue should be resolved through dialogue.

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      PHILIPPINE ENVOY TO LEBANON APOLOGIZES FOR CAUSING RUCKUS OVER EVACUATION FUND
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Julie Javellana–Santos, Arab News MANILA, 2' July 2006 — The Philippine ambassador to Beirut yesterday said he was sorry for complaining through media that the embassy did not have enough money for the repatriation of Filipino workers in Lebanon.

Manila officials made the apology of Ambassador Al Fra >>>


      PHILIPPINE TROOPS CORNER 3 SUSPECTS IN KIDNAPPING OF KOREAN MAN
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines, 2' July 2006 — Security forces captured three members of a gang implicated in the 2002 kidnapping of a South Korean man in the southern Philippines, officials said yesterday.

Policemen, backed by soldiers, cornered the suspects during a raid on an alleged >>>


      PROTESTS AGAINST ISRAELI ATTACKS GROW IN PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Deutsche Presse–Agentur ISLAMABAD, 2' July 2006 — Demonstrations were held across Pakistan yesterday against continued Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon as protesters criticized Muslim countries for their «disappointing» response to the 17–day–old crisis.

Major political and relig >>>


      SHRINE IN IRAQ DESTROYED
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Agence France Presse BAQUBA, Iraq, 2' July 2006 — Insurgents yesterday destroyed a small Shiite shrine in Diyala province while a total of 13 Iraqis were killed across the country, police said. At dawn, attackers planted several bombs inside the shrine between the towns of Balad Ruz and Mandalay, 100 kilometers eas >>>


      SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGNS FOR LEBANON KICK OFF IN BAHRAIN
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Mazen Mahdi, Arab News MANAMA, 2' July 2006 — Two major solidarity campaigns for Lebanon began Thursday in Bahrain with the aims of raising humanitarian aid and helping children cope during the ongoing conflict with Israel.

In another event, hundreds of people rallied in Karanah village, north of Manama, w >>>


      SOMALI MINISTER DEEROW SHOT DEAD
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Mohamed Olad Hassan, Associated Press BAIDOA, Somalia, 2' July 2006 — Hundreds of people rioted yesterday near the headquarters of Somalia’s virtually powerless government, after a Cabinet minister was fatally shot as he walked from morning prayers.

People began streaming into the streets and setting fires >>>


      THOUSANDS OF EGYPTIANS HOLD ANTI–ISRAEL DEMONSTRATION
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Agencies CAIRO, 2' July 2006 — Nearly 4,000 Egyptians protested against the Israeli offensive in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip yesterday in two separate demonstrations in Cairo, and a third in the northern city of Mansoura. Around 1,000 protesters took part in a demonstration in the Al–Azhar Mosque in Cairo, whi >>>


      TROOPS PULL OUT AFTER GAZA MAYHEM
      Arab News, 29-07-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 2' July 2006 — After a bloody two–day mayhem that killed 2' Palestinians, the deadliest concentration of violence since Israel’s incursion began over a month ago, Israeli troops withdrew from northern Gaza early yesterday.

The Israeli Army killed five Palesti >>>


      130 DEATHS BLAMED ON CALIFORNIA HEAT WAVE
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      By John PomfretWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, July 2', 2006; A03 LOS ANGELES, July 28 –– The death toll from California‘s 12–day heat wave topped 130 on Friday as coroners documented more cases of mostly elderly victims found dead during the record–breaking temperatures.

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      5 SHOT, 1 FATALLY AT SEATTLE JEWISH CENTER
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      SEATTLE –– At least five people were shot, one of them fatally, Friday afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and one person was arrested, authorities said.

Five or six people were wounded, assistant police chief Jim Pugel said. One person died, fire department spokeswoman Helen Fit >>>


      BORDER DRAINAGE TUNNEL DRAWS IMMIGRANTS
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      PHOENIX –– Thirty–eight illegal immigrants balanced on a catwalk inside a tunnel they hoped would take them to the United States.

Flood waters rose above their feet as they struggled to stand, but the ranging waters swept four of them away, to the horror of their companions.

U.S. Bor >>>


      CUSTOMERS PONY UP FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      MINNEAPOLIS –– The Rev. Francis Galles lives on a retired priest‘s income, but he doesn‘t mind paying an extra 60 bucks a year to make sure some of the energy he uses comes from the wind turbines churning across southern Minnesota. "It‘s not much. I‘d pay more," he said.
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      FRIENDS STUNNED BY COLO. KILLER‘S CRIMES
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      COUSHATTA, La. –– Years ago, Vicki Woods felt comfortable leaving her young son and daughter with Robert Charles Browne. He baby–sat them, taught them to fish and held festive parties. Then, he suddenly vanished. More than two decades later, Woods finally learned what became of him: Already serving a >>>


      GRAND JURY PROBES NEWS LEAKS AT NSA
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      A federal grand jury in Alexandria is investigating unauthorized leaks of classified information and has issued a subpoena to a fired National Security Agency officer who has acknowledged talking with journalists about the agency‘s warrantless surveillance program, according to documents released yesterday.
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      GUNMAN KILLS 1, WOUNDS 5 AT SEATTLE JEWISH CENTER
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      SEATTLE, July 28 –– One woman was killed and five others were hospitalized Friday after a man who allegedly declared he was "angry with Israel" opened fire at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle building.

The alleged gunman was arrested without a struggle inside the building, police >>>


      INCUMBENT SENATORS WHO HAVE LOST PRIMARIES
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      AM A list of incumbent senators who have lost their primaries since 1'50: Year Senator Party State 2002 Robert C. Smith R N.H.

1''6 Sheila Frahm R Kan.
1''2 Alan Dixon D Ill.
1'80 Mike Gravel D Alaska 1'80 Jacob Javits R N.Y.

1'80 Donald Stewart D Ala.
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      JUDGE BACKS RELEASE OF ISLAMIC FUNDRAISER
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– A federal judge on Friday denied a government appeal to keep incarcerated a top fundraiser for an Islamic charity the government says has ties to terrorism.

The motion came a day after U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter ordered the release without bond of Abdel–Jabbar Hamdan, 45, >>>


      MAN ARRESTED FOR FATAL PIT BULL ATTACK
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      KANSAS CITY, Kan. –– The caretaker of a dog suspected in the mauling death of a 71–year–old woman was charged with involuntary manslaughter, officials said.

The man denied he was responsible for the attack and claimed to only feed one of the dogs at a home where he used to live.

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      MAN DRIVES ONTO STARBUCKS PATIO; 10 HURT
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      EL MONTE, Calif. –– An elderly man drove a car onto a patio at a Starbucks on Friday night, injuring 10 people, two of them critically, authorities said.

The driver, who was believed to be 80 or 81, was trying to park in a handicapped spot just after ' p.m. when the car surged forward and hit t >>>


      MILITARY TO IDLE NORAD COMPOUND
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      By T.R. ReidWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, July 2', 2006; A02 COLORADO SPRINGS, July 28 –– Facing new enemies in a different kind of war, the Pentagon said Friday that it plans to move out of the famous war room that was built beneath a mountain here in the 1'60s with enough concrete to survi >>>


      MUSLIM MAN CHARGED IN SEATTLE JEWISH SLAYING
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      SEATTLE (Reuters) – A lone gunman burst into a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle on Friday, killing one woman and wounding five others in what authorities were calling a hate crime.

The gunman, Naveed Afzal Haq, 31, was arrested without a struggle at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, where >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      Aryan Brotherhood Leaders Found Guilty SANTA ANA, Calif. –– A jury convicted four leaders of a white–supremacist prison gang Friday on charges that they used murder and intimidation to protect their drug–dealing operations behind bars.

Barry "The Baron" Mills, Tyler "The >>>


      NATION OF ISLAM MINISTER WON‘T BE CHARGED
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– The West Coast leader of the Nation of Islam will not be charged with battery for a scuffle with police officers last year, the city attorney announced.

Police Chief William J. Bratton had requested that Minister Tony Muhammad and two of his security guards be charged with misdemeano >>>


      NEV. WILDFIRES DESTROY MORE THAN 2'5 MILES
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      RENO, Nev. –– After a week of lightning–sparked blazes, more than 2'5 square miles of Nevada rangeland was burning or blackened Friday _ the most land scorched by wildfires in the country this year, a national fire center said.

Four of the more than dozen fires in the state accounted for >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      –– David Gemmell LONDON (AP) _ David Gemmell, a fantasy author known for his adventure tales revolving around heroism and leadership, has died. He was 57.

Gemmell had quadruple heart bypass surgery two weeks ago, and died in the hospital Friday, according to his publisher, Transworld Publishers.
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      RELATIVES: FLA. WOMAN MISSING FROM CRUISE
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      MIAMI –– Authorities are investigating the disappearance of a Florida woman from a cruise ship sailing along the coast of Italy, relatives say.

Family members identified the woman as Elizabeth Kay Galeana, 22, of Naples, Fla., reporting missing Tuesday from Royal Caribbean‘s Voyager of the Se >>>


      REPORT: BIG DIG WORKER‘S MEMO QUESTIONED
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      BOSTON –– Officials at a Big Dig construction company have been unable to locate a memo a safety officer said he wrote in 1''' warning his superiors that portions of a tunnel‘s ceiling could collapse, a newspaper reported Saturday.

The Boston Globe, which first reported on the mem >>>


      REPORT: SEN. CLINTON PUSHED DRINKING GAME
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– If Hillary Clinton ends up running against John McCain for the presidency in 2008, the two might vaguely remember competing against each other once before.

That would have been in the summer of 2004 in Estonia where, according to The New York Times, the margin of victory was not votes, >>>


      RESIDENTS RETURN HOME AFTER OHIO FLOODS
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      EASTLAKE, Ohio –– Eric Martin purchased a condominium a few weeks ago in Painesville, a Cleveland suburb surrounded on three sides by the Grand River.

On Friday, 10 inches of rain raised the river 11 feet above flood level, sending water pouring into homes and chasing people to rooftops to await bo >>>


      SINGER JOHN HALL TARGETS N.Y. GOP LAWMAKER
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      FISHKILL, N.Y. –– For a dozen years, upstate New Yorkers‘ view of Republican Rep. Sue Kelly could be summed up in a song _ the 1'70s pop tune "Still the One." This election year, a few Democrats, including singer–songwriter John Hall who penned the tune, are looking to unseat the s >>>


      SON TRANSFERRED OWNERSHIP OF ASTOR ESTATE
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– The son of philanthropist Brooke Astor transferred ownership of her Maine estate to his wife after his mother had given him the title to the property, according to a published report.

The transfer, reported Saturday by The New York Times, is the latest in a drama involving Astor‘s >>>


      STRUGGLING LIEBERMAN FACES POLITICAL ABYSS
      Washington Post, 29-07-2006
      WEST HARTFORD, Conn. –– Anti–war Democrats bailed in droves. Teachers unions left over vouchers. Men are drawn to his challenger, and women aren‘t all that crazy about the incumbent, either.

Once, Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut seemed on the brink of the vice presidency, a principled >>>



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