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      A HELICOPTER DROPS WATER...
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      MARIA MAROYIANNI/ANA A helicopter drops water on a fire that had broken out on Veikou Hill in the northern Athenian district of Galatsi, yesterday evening. A group of 45 firefighters managed to contain the blaze that started at about 7 p.m.

with the help of 15 trucks, four water–dropping aircraft and two >>>


      BAKOYANNIS REVEALS TURKEY POLICY
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      Greece is basing its policy toward Turkey on the idea of reciprocity, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis told Greek ambassadors in Athens yesterday, saying she expected to see the benefits of this tactic soon.

Bakoyannis told the ambassadors that Athens is basing its foreign policy on three main elements. Firstl >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      CHILD RAPE Prosecutor charges teenager with repeated abuse of boy, 7, in Crete A prosecutor in Iraklion, Crete, yesterday charged a 15–year–old boy with the repeated rape of a 7–year–old boy from his village of Kokkino Pirgo.

The elder boy, who is alleged to have been raping the younger >>>


      MORE RIGHTS FOR MIGRANTS
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      New law gives long–term residents better footing, in line with EU directive Thousands of migrants who have been living in Greece for five or more years will be able to claim the same rights as Greeks in a number of areas after a new law came into effect yesterday.

The legislation creates the previously n >>>


      MORTGAGE HOLDERS BRACE FOR RATE HIKE
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to increase the cost of borrowing on Thursday in a move that will bite into the spending power of most Greek mortgage holders with home loans attached to a floating interest rate.

Economists anticipate that the ECB will up its benchmark interest rate for the fourth t >>>


      NEW LINKS IN CHILD ABUSE CASE
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      A child psychologist, who is in police custody after allegedly abusing boys at a summer camp in Attica, is thought to have been engaging in lewd acts with minors for more than 20 years, officers said yesterday after searching his home.

The unnamed 37–year–old was arrested on Saturday at the municip >>>


      RECORD HAUL OF SKUNK CANNABIS IN CORINTH
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      Police uncovered yesterday a 100–kilo batch of hydroponic cannabis in Corinth, in the Peloponnese, hidden on board a refrigerator truck in what authorities described as the biggest drug find of its kind in Greece.

Police said that the hydroponic cannabis, also called skunk, had been smuggled on board the >>>


      TWO WORKERS DIE IN SITE FIRE
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2006
      Two workers died in a fire that broke out at a construction site yesterday in Palaio Faliron, southern Athens, where a multi–cinema complex is being built, authorities said.

The blaze broke out at about 1.40 p.m. and spread quickly through the three–story building under construction due as a result >>>


      ABOUT THIS COLUMN
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      Richard Morin is a senior editor at the Pew Research Center and former polling director at The Washington Post. For more about these and other studies, go to the Pew Research Center website: http://pewresearch.org
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      ACLU ACCUSES MISS. MAYOR OF PROFILING
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      JACKSON, Miss. –– The national American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday accused the city‘s black mayor of civil rights violations including racial profiling in his crusade to stem crime in Mississippi‘s capital city.

The accusations against Mayor Frank Melton and police are based on co >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      MIAMI –– The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Chris has formed near the Leeward Islands.
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      COLO. GOVERNOR SIGNS IMMIGRATION BILL
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      AM DENVER –– Colorado Gov. Bill Owens signed a tough package of immigration laws Monday that could force 1 million people receiving state and federal benefits to prove they are legal U.S. residents.

To handle an expected avalanche of people seeking waivers so they can keep getting government benefi >>>


      CUBANS IN FLORIDA CHEER NEWS ON CASTRO
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      HIALEAH, Fla. –– When Gladys Morales heard that Fidel Castro had temporarily given up power, she woke her 70–year–old mother to celebrate with other Cuban exiles dancing in Hialeah‘s streets.

The women, who came to the United States from Cuba in 1'70, cheered Castro‘s il >>>


      GIRLFRIEND OF EX–GOVERNOR AIDE SENTENCED
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– The woman who got George Ryan‘s longtime top aide to spill the former Illinois governor‘s political secrets in court was sentenced Monday to four months in prison for lying to a federal grand jury.

"I‘ve tried to make amends for the wrong I‘ve done," And >>>


      IN OHIO, REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT FACES TOUGH FIGHT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce hasn‘t had a tough campaign in years. The highest–ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives, Pryce won 62 percent of the vote in 2004 in a district that hasn‘t elected a Democrat since 1'64.

But voters in Ohio‘s >>>


      POLITICAL NOVICE WANTS LIEBERMAN‘S JOB
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– Ned Lamont, a multimillionaire businessman from well–heeled Greenwich, has donated $1,500 to Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman‘s political campaigns over the years.

Today, Lamont is doing all he can to take Lieberman‘s job. A political neophyte, Lamont has ridden a >>>


      POWWOWS EVOLVE WHILE PRESERVING TRADITION
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      DENVER –– Standing in a circle, the Heart Beat singers struck a drum in unison. With hundreds of Indians in colorful tribal dress ready to march into the Denver March Pow Wow behind them, the bespectacled Howard Bad Hand began to sing.

"White mountain people!" he sang in the Lakota langua >>>


      TROPICAL STORM FORMS NEAR LEEWARD ISLANDS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      MIAMI –– Tropical Storm Chris, the third named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, developed early Tuesday near the Leeward Islands, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said.

A tropical storm warning was posted for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, >>>


      US AIR FORCE HELICOPTER AWARD DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force has postponed plans to award a multibillion dollar contract for new combat search–and–rescue helicopters by at least one month until September, a spokeswoman said.

Industry executives and analysts are closely watching the "Combat Search and Rescu >>>


      BUSH IN GOOD HEALTH, BUT GAINED WEIGHT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush, after a nearly four–hour physical exam Tuesday, said he was in good health but indicated he had put on a few pounds.

"Doing fine. Health‘s fine. Probably ate too many birthday cakes," said Bush, who celebrated his 60th birthday at numerous occasio >>>


      BUSH SEEKING ACTION BEYOND CEASE–FIRE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush is pressing for a United Nations resolution linking a cease–fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon with a broader plan for peace in the Middle East, despite rising international pressure for a simple no–strings–attached halt to the fighting.
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      CUBAN COMMUNISM LOOKS BEYOND CASTRO
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      HAVANA (Reuters) – The handover of power by Cuban President Fidel Castro to his brother Raul after having surgery brought home to friend and foe alike the proximity of change on the Communist–ruled island.

As Castro nears his 80th birthday on August 13, and not a month goes by without rumors of his >>>


      FDA NOMINEE FACES SENATORS AFTER PLAN B MOVE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The acting Food and Drug Administration chief meets U.S. senators on Tuesday armed with a new plan for wider sales of an emergency contraceptive drug in an effort to move his stalled confirmation forward.

Two Democratic senators have pledged to block a vote on Dr. Andrew von Eschen >>>


      FRIST PLANS TALKS ON US AIRLINE PENSION RELIEF
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Concern about airline relief included in a final bill to overhaul the U.S. private pension system will soon be discussed by key senators, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Monday.

The House of Representatives approved its work on the bill late on Friday, sending it to th >>>


      MEDIA FIRMS COUNTED AS SMALL BUSINESSES
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Maybe "Big Media" isn‘t so big in the eyes of government after all.

Some of the nation‘s largest news media companies, including The Associated Press, were counted last year by the government as small businesses for contracting purposes, inflating the Bush admini >>>


      PANEL: OFFSHORE TAX HAVENS COST BILLIONS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Offshore tax havens offer the wealthy a "black box" for stashing trillions of dollars, mostly impervious to tax, regulatory and law enforcement authorities, a Senate panel concluded after a yearlong investigation.

The investigative subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Securit >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      FDA nominee faces senators after Plan B move WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The acting Food and Drug Administration chief meets U.S. senators on Tuesday armed with a new plan for wider sales of an emergency contraceptive drug in an effort to move his stalled confirmation forward. Two Democratic senators have pledged to b >>>


      U.S. HAS PLAN TO AID POST–CASTRO CUBA
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration, which has made no secret of its desire to see the end of Fidel Castro‘s regime in Cuba, said it has a plan in place to help transition the island nation to democracy after Castro.

"We can‘t speculate on Castro‘s health, but we continue t >>>


      US GUARD NEEDS $21 BLN, DEMOCRATS SEEK MORE FUNDS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Guard, strained by overseas deployments, needs $21 billion to meet basic equipment needs, its chief said on Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers accused the White House of letting the Iraq war dangerously weaken the military‘s ability to take on missions.

Demo >>>


      US OFFICIALS CAUTIOUS ON CASTRO HEALTH
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials were monitoring the situation in Cuba involving Fidel Castro‘s health problems on Tuesday and cautious about the future, a senior administration official said.

The departure of Castro from power in communist Cuba has long been a goal of U.S. policy, but U.S. of >>>


      AILING CASTRO TRANSFERS POWERS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      Associated PressTuesday, August 1, 2006; A14 HAVANA, July 31 –– Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished his presidential powers to his brother Raul on Monday night and told Cubans he underwent surgery.

The Cuban leader said he had suffered gastrointestinal bleeding, apparently due to stress from rece >>>


      ANNAN SEEKS UNITY ON MIDEAST
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary–General Kofi Annan urged major powers on Tuesday to patch up differences on the Middle East crisis and rescheduled a meeting of potential troop contributors for an international force.

Jean–Marie Guehenno, the U.N. undersecretary–general for pea >>>


      BOMB ATTACKS CLAIM AT LEAST 3' IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      August 1, 2006; 1:10 PM BAGHDAD, Aug. 1––A series of bombings targeting Iraqi soldiers and police killed at least 3' people in Iraq on Tuesday, in a fresh surge of violence against those charged with stabilizing this war–torn country.

The deadliest attack came at about 10:00 a.m. when a r >>>


      BOMB ATTACKS ON IRAQI FORCES KILL 43
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Bombs killed at least 43 people on Tuesday, including 23 Iraqi soldiers, in the latest blow to the new government‘s efforts to inspire confidence in the country‘s security forces.

A roadside bomb attack on a bus filled with soldiers on a road between Tikrit and Baiji, nort >>>


      BOMBINGS, SHOOTINGS KILL 52 IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Bombings and shootings across Iraq killed at least 52 people Tuesday, including 24 people in a bus destroyed by a roadside bomb.

The attacks further damage the U.S.–backed government‘s efforts to establish control over the country.

The bus, carrying many Iraqi >>>


      BRITISH MAKE ARRESTS IN BOY‘S 1'67 DEATH
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      LONDON –– Nearly 40 years after a schoolboy was stabbed to death in southern England, two men have been arrested in connection with the crime, police said Tuesday. Police also want to speak to an English family that emigrated to Canada soon after the murder.

Keith Lyon, a 12–year–old bo >>>


      CAR BOMB KILLS SEVEN IN IRAQI TOWN
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least seven people in the Iraqi town of Muqdadiya, northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

Police said eight people were also injured in the attack in front of the hospital in Muqdadiya, '0 km (50 miles) northeast of the capital.

Muqdadiya is pa >>>


      CHINA MARKS ARMY DAY WITH WARNING FOR TAIWAN
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BEIJING (Reuters) – China marked "Army Day" on Tuesday with a warning from its defense minister that the mainland would never tolerate Taiwan independence, but he stopped short of directly threatening the use of force against the self–governed island.

Cao Gangchuan also vowed that China&l >>>


      DUTCH REPORT LOW–PATHOGENIC BIRD FLU AT FARM
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch authorities have detected a low–pathogenic H7 bird flu strain at a poultry farm and stepped up measures to prevent a major outbreak in one of the world‘s top poultry exporter, the farm ministry said on Tuesday.

The Netherlands, Europe‘s second biggest poultry >>>


      FIVE HURT AS PALESTINIANS CLASH IN GAZA HOSPITAL
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      GAZA (Reuters) – Gunmen clashed with members of the Hamas–led police force in a Gaza City hospital on Tuesday, wounding at least five people, medics and witnesses said.

It was the latest round of internal fighting in the Palestinian–ruled coastal territory since Hamas rose to power in March a >>>


      FOUR MORE MINISTERS QUIT SOMALIA‘S GOVERNMENT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) – Four more ministers resigned on Tuesday from Somalia‘s interim government, plunging the fragile administration into further crisis after 18 top government officials quit last week.

"This is our decision because this cabinet has failed the reason for which it was est >>>


      ISRAEL COMMUNAL FARM WAY STATION FOR WAR
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      KIBBUTZ SDE ELIYAHU, Israel –– In this Israeli communal farm, the war with Hezbollah is felt in the exceptional traffic passing through the blue gate: kibbutzniks on their way out after being summoned by the army and refugees from northern Israel on their way in.

Sde Eliyahu, set between palm trees >>>


      ISRAEL THRUSTS ACROSS BORDER
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel punched into southern Lebanon on Tuesday and pounded towns and villages in two other areas to push Hizbollah guerrillas back from the frontier, despite growing calls for a ceasefire.

Three weeks after the conflict erupted when Hizbollah guerrillas snatched two Israeli soldiers i >>>


      LEBANESE RACE TO SAVE LIVES, BUT FIND DEATH
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BEIRUT (Reuters) – Bassam Mokdad worked for half an hour to separate the bodies of a mother and child so he could pull them from the rubble in the Lebanese village of Qana.

"I saw a mother, clutching her son, covering him to protect him," said Mokdad, who pulled 10 bodies from the remains of a >>>


      LEBANON SEES ENVIRONMENTAL DEVASTATION
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BEIRUT, Lebanon –– Endangered turtles die shortly after hatching from their eggs. Fish float dead off the coast. Flaming oil sends waves of black smoke toward the city. In this country of Mediterranean beaches and snowcapped mountains, Israeli bombing that caused an oil spill has created an environmental di >>>


      NO CEASE–FIRE SOON, ISRAELI LEADER SAYS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      By Jonathan Finer, Debbi Wilgoren and Edward CodyWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 1, 2006; 8:54 AM JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 –– Ground fighting intensified Tuesday morning along the Israel–Lebanon border, hours after the Israeli cabinet approved a broadening of military operations that officials >>>


      PINOCHET QUESTIONED OVER 1'74 KILLING
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      SANTIAGO, Chile –– A judge Monday questioned former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet about the assassination of Gen. Carlos Prats, who opposed the 1'73 coup that brought Pinochet to power.

Judge Alejandro Solis did not comment on Pinochet‘s testimony except to say that "there were n >>>


      POLICE HUNT ON IN CANADA FOR PEDOPHILE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      WHITEWOOD, Saskatchewan –– Police in western Canada searched Monday for a convicted pedophile suspected of kidnapping a 10–year–old boy while already with another missing child.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a warrant for Peter Whitmore,
35, for the abduction of 10– >>>


      SOMALIA ORDERS TOWN TO GIVE UP WEAPONS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      AM BAIDOA, Somalia –– Somalia‘s president told residents of the only town his government controls Tuesday that they have a week to give up their weapons or "every single gun" would be seized by force.

It was unclear how President Abdullahi Yusuf, whose government has no military, wo >>>


      SRI LANKA VOWS TO CAPTURE WATER SUPPLY
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      COLOMBO (Reuters) – Tamil Tigers fired mortar bombs at Sri Lankan troops trying to gain control of a rebel–held waterway on Tuesday, hours after one of the deadliest ambushes since a 2002 truce killed 16 people.

Military spokesman Brig. Prasad Samarasinghe said troops, locked in a battle with the T >>>


      UKRAINE LEADER THREATENS TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko held make–or–break talks on a coalition government with a political rival on Tuesday after threatening to dissolve parliament in a bid to force concessions from him.

Analysts said Yushchenko wanted the Moscow–backed Viktor Yanukovic >>>


      US SOLDIERS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN IRAQ IN COURT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A military court opened a preliminary hearing in Baghdad on Tuesday to determine whether four U.S.

soldiers charged over the deaths of three male prisoners in Iraq will face court martials.

They have already been charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicatin >>>


      VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT VISITS VIETNAM
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      HANOI, Vietnam –– Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday praised Vietnam for its battle against "imperialism" and pledged to help the communist country develop its nascent oil and gas industry during a two–day state visit.

Chavez, the first–ever Venezuelan head of state to >>>


      WORLD AWAITS NEWS ON CASTRO‘S CONDITION
      Washington Post, 01-08-2006
      Post Staff WritersTuesday, August 1, 2006; 1:20 PM MIAMI, Aug. 1 –– Cuban President Fidel Castro remained out of the public eye Tuesday, a day after temporarily relinquishing power in Havana to recover from intestinal surgery, as Cuban exiles awaited word on the fate of a man who has been their nemesis for >>>


      GALLIPOLI AND THE LEBANESE QUAGMIRE
      Haaretz, 01-08-2006
      By Moshe Arens At the outbreak of World War I, Winston Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty – in American parlance, Secretary of the Navy. Hoping to bypass the attrition of trench warfare in France, he initiated the plan for a landing in the Dardanelles Straits – the Gallipoli campaign (a campaign in w >>>


      IT TAKES FORETHOUGHT TO END A WAR
      Haaretz, 01-08-2006
      By Nehemia Shtrasler There was one moment during the war when we had the upper hand. It was the moment when Israel had succeeded in striking Hezbollah with strong and surprising force, Haifa was peaceful and the number of casualties was small. That was the right moment to stop the war, declare victory and move on to th >>>


      KEEP FIGHTING UNTIL THE WAR ENDS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2006
      By Haaretz Editorial The fighting in southern Lebanon and northern Israel, which began three weeks ago, is nearing its end. Only a few days are left for the military campaign to transform the security situation and make it better after the firing grinds to a halt than it was before the fighting erupted.

Until >>>


      LOVING THY NEIGHBOR
      Haaretz, 01-08-2006
      By Adina Saperstein As Jews who support Israel‘s existence and right to defend itself, it is time to think beyond debating the tactics employed in the past few weeks of conflict and to turn our attention to the prospects for restoring stability in Lebanon and the region. As vast sums of money are being raised by >>>


      OUTDATED CONCEPT OF GROUND FORCES
      Haaretz, 01-08-2006
      By Tzvia Greenfeld In his poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Alfred, Lord Tennyson, laments the bloody battlefield left after the English cavalry charged the Russian guns in the Crimean War in 1854. The cavalry was almost annihilated.

Indeed, the military practices until World War I could only a >>>


      WE HAVE HAD IT UP TO HERE WITH COMPLIMENTS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2006
      By Lily Galili Cabinet ministers and Israel Defense Forces commanders praise the "home front," extol its ability to endure, tell of its heroism. Sometimes, on concluding a tour of northern communities, they repeat the hackneyed phrase, "we came to strengthen and we left strengthened." Our leaders&ls >>>


      ABANDON YOUR LEBANON POLICY, FORMER FOREIGN OFFICE SPOKESMAN TELLS BLAIR
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday August 1, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Former MP Martin Bell with ‘ceasefire now‘ gravestone. Steve Parsons/PA

The former chief spokesman for the Foreign Office has called on Tony Blair to abandon his current policy on Lebanon and head an EU–led pea >>>


      ANNAN‘S SECRET CALL TO STRAW
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian Kofi Annan told Jack Straw of his anger at Britain‘s stance on the conflict in a phone call last Wednesday to the former foreign secretary, it emerged last night. The UN secretary general rang Mr Straw hours after Britain and the US blocked a call for an immediate ceasefire at >>>


      BLAIR SIGNS CLIMATE PACT WITH SCHWARZENEGGER
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      California deal paves way to joining EU scheme Agreement represents snub to White House Patrick Wintour, political editor Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian Arnold Schwarzenegger looks on as Tony Blair talks during a meeting in California. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Tony Blair yesterday sidestepped the Bu >>>


      CLASS MATTERS
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Leader Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian The war on drugs has never been winnable, and now the campaign being waged is revealed as so incoherent that it could have been designed by a general who was himself under the influence. Controlled substances are banded into classes A, B and C, supposedly on the basis of risk, >>>


      COST OF STANDING AS TORY MP ‘FAVOURS RICH‘
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Oliver King and agencies Tuesday August 1, 2006 Guardian Unlimited David Cameron today renewed his attempt to get a more diverse selection of Tory MPs elected to parliament as a survey revealed that the 41,550 cost of being a candidate was favouring the wealthy.

The party confirmed that a further 100 hopefuls >>>


      COURT‘S DENIAL OF LESBIAN MARRIAGE CONDEMNED AS SEXUAL APARTHEID
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Couple‘s vows in Canada not recognised in Britain Government to pursue 25,000 costs for test case Hugh Muir Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian Gay and lesbian activists accused the government of upholding "sexual apartheid" yesterday after the attorney general won legal backing for the refusal to recog >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Duncan Campbell‘s diary Lucy Mangan offers a guide to camping Simon Hoggart‘s sketch: Command performance Hugh Muir‘s diary Julian Glover: Present and incorrect Hugh Muir‘s diary Simon Hoggart‘s sketch: Out with the old CSA ...

Diary Jon Henley Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian >>>


      FAILING THE SHERMAN TEST
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Michael White Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian There is less – but also more – than meets the eye to renewed speculation that Charles Kennedy has his sights on reclaiming the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, a post he still resents having needlessly lost last winter without even standing against Sir >>>


      GCSE COURSEWORK TO BE CURTAILED TO STOP INTERNET CHEATS
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Watchdog recommends overhaul of exam system Tests to be completed in class to prevent plagiarism Matthew Taylor, education correspondent Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian Pupils taking school examinations. Photograph: Martin Argles

The drive to stop cheating was stepped up last night as the exam watchdog unv >>>


      GERMANY BACKS BRITAIN‘S REFUSAL TO CALL FOR CEASEFIRE
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Oliver King and agencies Tuesday August 1, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Britain and Germany today watered down a strong European Union call for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel–Lebanon conflict as foreign ministers clashed in Brussels.

Instead of calling for an immediate ceasefire a convoluted statement i >>>


      I THINK I‘VE FINALLY WORKED OUT WHY THE LIB DEMS ARE HELLBENT ON COMPLETE AND TOTAL DESTRUCTION
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Marina Hyde Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian It was the eminent pathologist Dave Stewart who first classified something called "paradise syndrome" for the general public. Dave, who had a warm–up career as one half of the Eurythmics before his audacious run on the chief medical officer‘s job, ex >>>


      INFORMATION ACCESS
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian Lord Falconer‘s proposal to find a way in which to deter costly and time–consuming requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (Report, July 31) not only negates the very principle of the act but is also unwarranted.

Much of the time and effort >>>


      INQUEST REFORMS FAIL TO PLUG SHIPMAN LOOPHOLE, SAY MPS
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Sarah Hall, health correspondent Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian The government has wasted "a golden opportunity" to stop a repetition of the Harold Shipman serial killer scandal, a report by a committee of MPs says today.

Plans to reform the way deaths are certified and investigated will do noth >>>


      LABOUR FACES JOB CUTS AFTER LOANS AFFAIR
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday August 1, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The spectre of substantial job losses within the Labour party loomed today, as the party announced a "radical restructuring" of its finances.

In the wake of the "loans for peerages" affair and massive deficit >>>


      LETWIN CLAIMS A CAMERON BRITAIN WOULD BE ‘MORE BEAUTIFUL‘
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Oliver Letwin, the chairman of the Tories‘ policy review, has set out his vision of what Britain would look like under David Cameron‘s Conservative party Ros Taylor Tuesday August 1, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Oliver Letwin is, by his own admission, now one of the "backroom people" in David Cameron&l >>>


      MPS AND PEERS CALL FOR WATCHDOG TO OVERSEE SECURITY SERVICES
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Clare Dyer, legal editor Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian Independent monitoring of the activities of the security services MI5 and MI6 is urgently needed, a committee of MPs and peers says today. The joint committee on human rights makes the demand, which is sure to be opposed by the intelligence services, in a rep >>>


      NO ACTION ON BIO–TERRORISM LOOPHOLE
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      James Randerson, science correspondent Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian The government faces criticism from scientists for not acting on a legal loophole exposed by the Guardian which could be used by terrorists to make a bio–weapon.

The decision not to act was prompted by five parliamentary questions >>>


      NUCLEAR PANEL SUGGESTS CONTEST FOR WASTE BURIAL
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Let regions bid for 10bn storage site, says report Incentive would be extra cash for roads and schools Ian Sample, science correspondent Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian The burial site for Britain‘s stockpile of nuclear waste should be decided by a country–wide contest in which regions bid to become hom >>>


      QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE OF BECKETT
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Foreign secretary too inexperienced, say critics Knowledge of Middle East affairs causes concern Ewen MacAskill and Will Woodward Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian The grumblings within the Foreign Office are getting louder. Officials complain the Israel–Lebanon war has brutally exposed the inexperience and ina >>>


      SHERIDAN WOULD BE DEAD IN CLYDE IF HE HAD AFFAIRS, WIFE TELLS COURT
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Audrey Gillan Tuesday August 1, 2006 The Guardian She stood in the witness box, the besuited, manicured wife of a member of the Scottish parliament. Before her, her husband asked her questions as he leaned on a wooden lectern.

"You would appreciate this is an unusual situation," he said to her. " >>>


      3 BRITISH TROOPS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 1:31 PM AP Photo ABD102 By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – Taliban militants killed three British soldiers patrolling in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday in the deadliest single incident for British forces since they deployed to the country in 2001, milita >>>


      44 KILLED IN SPIRALING VIOLENCE IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 10:16 AM AP Photo BAG101 By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – At least 44 people were killed Tuesday in Iraq‘s spiraling violence, including 20 soldiers whose bus was destroyed by a roadside bomb and 14 who perished in a car bomb attack in an upscale Baghdad nei >>>


      45 REPORTEDLY KIDNAPPED IN WESTERN IRAQ
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:01 PM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A provincial governor said Tuesday that 45 people from his predominantly Shiite region have been kidnapped in a Sunni area of western Iraq while en route by bus out of the country.

Asaad Abu Kilal, governor of Najaf, said the victims were traveling in s >>>


      AIRBORNE CHAPLAINS CORP OLDEST IN MILITARY
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 ':46 AM By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) – They look like the other soldiers, but the Army‘s airborne chaplains are noncombatants who carry camo–clad Bibles instead of weapons when it‘s time to leap from aircraft onto the battlefield.
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      AP BLOG: DISPATCHES FROM MIDEAST CONFLICT
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 2:16 PM AP correspondents are in Lebanon and Israel covering the fighting and its effects on the people. Here, in a combined web log, they convey the impressions and challenges of their assignment.

–– Monday, July 31, 5 p.m. local SHAAR YESHUV, Israel Grove of the f >>>


      BRITISH MAKE ARRESTS IN BOY‘S 1'67 DEATH
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:16 PM AP Photo LON801 By KATIE FRETLAND Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Detectives using DNA evidence have arrested two men in the slaying of a 12–year–old boy who was stabbed with a kitchen knife and abandoned beside a bridle path in southern England nearly 40 years ago >>>


      BUSH PRESSURED TO CALL FOR MIDEAST TRUCE
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 10:16 AM AP Photo WX102 By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush is pressing for a United Nations resolution linking a cease–fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon with a broader plan for peace in the Middle East, despite rising internation >>>


      CASTRO‘S CONDITION UNKNOWN AFTER SURGERY
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo NY117 By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) – Little was known of Fidel Castro‘s condition Tuesday after he underwent an operation and temporarily turned over the Cuban presidency to his brother Raul, ushering in a period of uncertainty at home and celebra >>>


      CASTRO RELINQUISHES POWER BEFORE SURGERY
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 5:46 AM AP Photo NY117 By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) – Fidel Castro, who took control of Cuba in 1'5', rebuffed repeated U.S. attempts to oust him and survived communism‘s demise almost everywhere else, temporarily relinquished his presidential powers to hi >>>


      CASTRO RELINQUISHES POWER DUE TO SURGERY
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 ':46 AM AP Photo NY117 By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) – Fidel Castro, who took control of Cuba in 1'5', rebuffed repeated U.S. attempts to oust him and survived communism‘s demise almost everywhere else, temporarily relinquished his presidential powers t >>>


      CHINESE POLICE SEIZE THOUSANDS OF GUNS
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:16 PM AP Photo XHG803 SHANGHAI, China (AP) – Chinese police have seized about 6,000 illegal firearms and tons of explosives in a two–month crackdown across three provinces, the government said Tuesday.

About 5,500 weapons – including pistols and hunting rifles – >>>


      CITIES CONSERVE POWER AHEAD OF HEAT WAVE
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 2:16 PM AP Photo ILSP101 By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The lights that decorate the city‘s East River bridges will remain off to save power as the city braces for potentially record–breaking heat – one of many conservation tactics across the cou >>>


      COLO. GOVERNOR SIGNS IMMIGRATION BILL
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 5:46 AM AP Photo COEA101 By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Bill Owens signed a tough package of immigration laws Monday that could force 1 million people receiving state and federal benefits to prove they are legal U.S. residents.

To handle an >>>


      COURT BACKS RELEASE OF ISLAMIC FUNDRAISER
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:16 AM By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a government request to deny the release of a top fundraiser for an Islamic charity that authorities say has ties to terrorism, his attorneys said.

The move by the ' >>>


      CUBANS IN MIAMI AWAIT NEWS ON CASTRO
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:01 AM AP Photo FLAD103 By LAURA WIDES–MUNOZ Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – Cubans exiles took to the streets in anticipation Monday night after news spread that Cuban President Fidel Castro had temporarily relinquished power to his brother Raul and undergone surgery for an int >>>


      EX–CON GETS LIFE FOR KILLING MICH. PAIR
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:16 PM By MICHAEL J. FEENEY Associated Press Writer MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) – An ex–convict was sentenced Tuesday to life without parole in the slaying of a couple who were killed after he was mistakenly released from custody.

You are truly an evil man,‘&ls >>>


      FIGHTING RAGES IN LEBANON BORDER VILLAGE
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo AKCF106 By HAMZA HENDAWI and KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writers BOURJ AL–MULOUK, Lebanon (AP) – Heavy ground fighting raged Tuesday near a Lebanese border village, and Israel resumed frequent airstrikes after it decided, in a major expansion of its offensive, to send >>>


      GIRLFRIEND OF EX–GOVERNOR AIDE SENTENCED
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 5:46 AM CHICAGO (AP) – The woman who got George Ryan‘s longtime top aide to spill the former Illinois governor‘s political secrets in court was sentenced Monday to four months in prison for lying to a federal grand jury.

I‘ve tried to make amends for the >>>


      GITMO GUARDS OFTEN ATTACKED BY DETAINEES
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 5:31 AM AP Photo NY1'3 By JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay during the war on terror have attacked their military guards hundreds of times, turning broken toilet parts, utensils, radios and even a bloody lizard tail into makeshif >>>


      IRAN‘S PRESIDENT REJECTS U.N. RESOLUTION
      Guardian, 01-08-2006
      Tuesday August 1, 2006 6:01 PM AP Photo XHS104 By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution that would give his nation until Aug.
31 to suspend uranium enrichment. Instead, Ahmadinejad insisted Tehran woul >>>



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