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      ASTRONAUTS REVEL IN WING REPAIR SUCCESS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     AM HOUSTON –– Astronauts aboard the shuttle Discovery and the international space station reveled Sunday in their successful solar wing repair, and prepared to close the hatches between their linked spacecraft and part ways.

Crew members were transferring supplies and equipment between Discovery and >>>


      CARGILL RECALLS BEEF THAT MIGHT BE TAINTED
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     Cargill said yesterday that it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the second time in less than a month it has recalled beef.

No illnesses have been reported, said John Keating, president of Cargill Regional Beef.

Cargill produced the b >>>


      COMPANY RECALLS TAINTED BEEF
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The giant agribusiness company Cargill Inc. said Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

The ground beef was produced between Oct. 8 and Oct. 11 at Cargill Meat Solutions‘ plant in Wyalusing, Pa. and distr >>>


      DEMOCRATS SEEK BETTER CARE FOR VETERANS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A Democratic senator on Saturday accused President Bush of "hollow talk" in support of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and said the Bush administration has not done nearly enough to provide veterans with the care they need.

Sen. Patty Murray, D–Wash., s >>>


      DONORS BID MILLIONS NOT TO RENAME SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     MADISON, Wis. –– When he became dean of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business in 2002, Michael Knetter went looking for a big donor, someone who would give $50 million in exchange for putting their name on the school.

No one was interested. So, Knetter decided to do something >>>


      DROUGHT HELPING GA. PECAN CROP
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     ALBANY, Ga. –– The record drought gripping the Southeast isn‘t all bad news: It‘s meant nearly perfect weather for growing pecans in Georgia.

The state is on pace to be the nation‘s top pecan producer this year, with shellers predicting more than 125 million pounds harvested, said >>>


      EARLIER WORLD TRADE CENTER THREATENED
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     NEW YORK –– Historians are trying to save a lower Manhattan building that is "a rare surviving relic" of New York‘s 1'th–century world trade center but is due to be demolished to make way for a new hotel.

The Greek Revival warehouse is in a neighborhood that was part of &qu >>>


      FILM TEAMS TO TRACE STORIES OF MISS. DELTA
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 3 –– Filmmakers and producers from across the country will come to Mississippi later this month to document the Delta and its rich black history.

"For us, Mississippi with the tremendous cultural history is among the wealth of reasons" to come to the state, said Jacqui >>>


      FINAL RESIDENTS RETURN AFTER WILDFIRES
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     ORANGE, Calif. –– The last group of residents evacuated because of a fire that destroyed 16 houses in Orange County were allowed to return home on Saturday, authorities said.

The Fire, east of Irvine, has burned 44 square miles, or 28,400 acres, and also damaged eight structures. So far, the fire, w >>>


      FORMER PRESIDENT TO GIVE CLINTON NO PASS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– Former President George H.W. Bush says the post–White House friendship he has nurtured with the man who turned him out of office won‘t make him go any easier on his successor‘s wife, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Bush and former President Clinton in recent years >>>


      FRED THOMPSON SEIZED EVERY OPPORTUNITY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– It is the kind of story you could write a book about: A 35–year–old single mother of three is fired from her state job after refusing to go along with a scheme to pardon criminals who bribe aides to the governor.

The plot cries out for a good lawyer to save the day. All the >>>


      IMMIGRATION, DEMOCRATIC SHIFT COMPETE TO STEER VA. ELECTIONS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     4, 2007; A01 Candidates for the Virginia General Assembly entered the final sprint yesterday toward a hard–fought election Tuesday in which two major forces are likely to determine which party controls the Senate: the resurgence of Democrats in vote–rich Northern Virginia, and the Republican advantage in the >>>


      IRAQ PLEDGES TO FIGHT KURDISH REBELS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     ISTANBUL, Turkey –– Iraq promised Saturday to work with its neighbors and the U.S. to combat Kurdish guerrillas who have attacked Turkey from hide–outs in the north. The border crisis overshadowed Iraq‘s other problems at an international conference on the country‘s future.

Secreta >>>


      ISRAEL TELLS RICE PEACE DEAL HINGES ON SECURITY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel‘s foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday that any deal Washington hoped to broker for a Palestinian state would not be implemented until Israel‘s security was assured.

Rice, on her third visit in six weeks to the region, is trying >>>


      KY. GOV CANDIDATES TRADE ETHICS CHARGES
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     FRANKFORT, Ky. –– Kentucky‘s race for governor between Democrat Steve Beshear and Gov. Ernie Fletcher looked like it would focus on the ethics of the Republican incumbent, who spent much of his first term battling a hiring scandal.

In the closing weeks of the campaign, however, Fletcher has se >>>


      MASSIVE PILEUP SHUTS DOWN CALIF. HIGHWAY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     FRESNO, Calif. –– Micky Padilla of Porterville and his family were about 20 minutes away from reaching a baptism when they heard the sound of metal screeching.

Padilla hit the brakes when a trailer hauling turkeys swerved in front of them, sending feathers across the windshield. They rear–ende >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     W.Va. Protesters Urge Hate Crimes Charges CHARLESTON, W.Va. –– Hundreds of people gathered at West Virginia‘s Capitol on Saturday to urge prosecutors to add hate crime charges against six white people charged in the beating, torture and sexual assault of a 20–year–old black woman.

>>>


      OBAMA TWEAKS CLINTONS ON ‘SNL‘
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     NEW YORK –– After spending most of Saturday criticizing Hillary and Bill Clinton, Barack Obama took the stage with two impersonators _ Amy Poehler and Darrell Hammond _ on "Saturday Night Live." The opening sketch of Saturday‘s broadcast featured Poehler and Hammond, as the Clintons, hosting >>>


      OHIO TEAM STILL RECOVERING FROM WRECK
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     BLUFFTON, Ohio –– Every day, Bluffton University baseball coach James Grandey looks at the banners hanging on the outfield fence in left field, staring at five names and numbers. Sometimes, he‘s joined by his wife and their 10–month–old daughter.

"It‘s a place of remembr >>>


      PLAY IS EMBLEM OF NEW ORLEANS‘ PROBLEMS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     NEW ORLEANS –– An empty intersection. A tree surrounded by hurricane debris. Ruined houses still untouched since they were flooded by roof–deep water. Now they‘ve been joined by an outdoor stage, with actors and an audience. The city‘s darkest corner, the flood–flattened Lower 'th >>>


      REMNANTS OF NOEL SPARE NEW ENGLAND COAST
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     CHATHAM, Mass. –– As the remnants of Hurricane Noel brushed parts of the Northeast with strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday, Heinz Proft sat back and watched the boats moored to the docks rocked back and forth.

The assistant Harwich harbormaster had taken advantage of the ample warning and tied >>>


      SARKOZY, MERKEL TO MEET BUSH THIS WEEK
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     PARIS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Sarkozy will use his first official trip to the United States this week to show France has emerged as a committed European partner following its determined opposition to the U.S.–led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

George W. Bush will meet Sarkozy on Tuesday and Wednesd >>>


      TEEN IN MEXICO AFTER TEACHER‘S ARREST
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     LEXINGTON, Neb. –– A 13–year–old student with whom a middle school teacher is accused of fleeing to create a romantic life in the boy‘s native Mexico may be required to stay there.

An illegal immigrant while residing in the United States, 13–year–old Fernando Rodriguez >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     AM –– Forecasters predicted the remnants of Hurricane Noel would produce strong winds along the New England coast on Sunday, while snow was expected in the Plains and Midwest and gusty winds could fuel wildfires in Southern California.

Wind advisories were in effect for portions of the northern coas >>>


      THOMPSON SEIZED EVERY OPPORTUNITY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     WASHINGTON –– It is the kind of story you could write a book about: A 35–year–old single mother of three is fired from her state job after refusing to go along with a scheme to pardon criminals who bribe aides to the governor.

The plot cries out for a good lawyer to save the day. All the >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – NOV. 4
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     AM –– Today is Sunday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2007. There are 57 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On Nov. 4, 1'7', the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants. For some of the hostages, it was the start of 4 >>>


      U.S. REVIEWS FINANCIAL AID TO PAKISTAN
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday the United States would review billions of dollars in financial aid to close ally Pakistan after President Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule.

Rice, who was speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, also urged Musharraf to call >>>


      U.S. UNIONS READY TO PUSH NEW LAWS IF DEMS WIN BIG
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     CHICAGO (Reuters) – If the Democrats hold both houses of the U.S. Congress and take the White House in the 2008 elections, America‘s struggling unions plan to trade their political support for a raft of labor–friendly bills.

"It‘s early to say but if the Democrats were to take the p >>>


      VEHICLE CRASHES INTO CAFE, KILLING 2
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     FAIRVIEW, Mich. –– A driver ran off the road and crashed into a cafe, killing two people and injuring five others, police said.

Witnesses told police the vehicle driven by a 52–year–old Alpena man crossed the center line in this small Oscoda County community Saturday, ran off the roadway >>>


      WARRANT IN PHILADELPHIA COP SLAYING
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     PHILADELPHIA –– Police identified a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest on Sunday in the shooting death of an officer who walked in on a robbery at a doughnut shop.

Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson identified the suspect as John Lewis,
21. Johnson said Lewis was armed with at least >>>


      CAMPAIGN WILL GET MORE INTENSE, CLINTON SAYS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     By Perry Bacon Jr.Washington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 4, 2007; A13 OSKALOOSA, Iowa –– In her first swing through Iowa since coming under the sharpest attacks of the campaign from her Democratic rivals, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was "thrilled" to hear some cheers.

Her campaign ha >>>


      DEMOCRATS APPEAR TO RESURGE IN KENTUCKY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     CADIZ, Ky. –– Republicans are making Steve Beshear‘s life look easy. Beshear, a Democrat, is expected to sail past the GOP incumbent into the Kentucky governor‘s mansion Tuesday, and Republicans in the Bluegrass State are already concerned about next year, when the White House is in play and Sena >>>


      GIULIANI TAKES BID TO N.H. NORTH COUNTRY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     By Michael D. ShearWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 4, 2007; A13 BERLIN, N.H. –– A year before Americans will vote on their next president, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani gave voters in the North Country of New Hampshire a taste of what Campaign 2008 may well be like.

Egged on >>>


      HOMELAND SECURITY RETREATS FROM FACETS OF ‘REAL ID‘
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     A07 The Bush administration is easing its demand for tough national standards for driver‘s licenses, acting at the behest of state officials who say the "Real ID" plan is unworkable and too costly, officials familiar with the new policy said.

While Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff ha >>>


      OBAMA CRITICIZES CLINTON‘S DRIVE TO WIN
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     By Dan BalzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 4, 2007; A05 Sen. Barack Obama leveled a fresh round of criticism at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday, accusing his rival for the Democratic nomination of following a campaign plan that prizes calculation over candor and that is aimed more at winning the elect >>>


      POLL FINDS AMERICANS PESSIMISTIC, WANT CHANGE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     By Dan Balz and Jon CohenWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, November 4, 2007; A01 One year out from the 2008 election, Americans are deeply pessimistic and eager for a change in direction from the agenda and priorities of President Bush, according to a new Washington Post–ABC News poll.

Concern about th >>>


      THOMPSON ADVISER HAS CRIMINAL PAST
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     Republican presidential candidate Fred D. Thompson has been crisscrossing the country since early this summer on a private jet lent to him by a businessman and close adviser who has a criminal record for drug dealing.

Thompson selected the businessman, Philip Martin, to raise seed money for his White House bid. >>>


      7 EUROPEANS FREED IN CHAD KIDNAP CASE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     N‘DJAMENA, Chad –– Seven Europeans among 17 detained for over a week in an alleged attempt to kidnap 103 African children were released on Sunday and left the country with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

It was the second time since taking office in May that the French leader has intervened >>>


      A STEP UP FOR FABLED RUSSIAN BOOT
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     A21 MOSCOW –– Russia‘s epic winter is fast approaching, the time of year when traditional felt boots come out of hiding. No longer the standard cold–weather look merely for soldiers and street police, the oversize footwear is now sported even by Moscow teenagers.

Called valenki, they are >>>


      AREA PAKISTANIS REACT TO MUSHARRAF‘S MOVE: ‘IT‘S A HUGE STEP BACKWARDS‘
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     A20 Cardiologist Anees Ahsan was watching satellite Pakistani TV from the treadmill in his Howard County home yesterday when he saw that President Pervez Musharraf had declared emergency rule and suspended the constitution.

Ahsan, 51, said he had strongly supported Musharraf just two months ago as his native co >>>


      CHOOSING A FUTURE FROM TAINTED PASTS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     By Manuel Roig–FranziaWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, November 4,
2007; A18 GUATEMALA CITY, Nov. 3 –– Guatemalans vote Sunday in a presidential runoff election shaped as much by the candidates‘ pasts as their visions for the future.

The campaigns of retired army Gen. Otto P >>>


      CORRECTED: NEPAL PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR REPUBLIC TO BE PREPARED
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     (Corrects year in which Maoists joined government) KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal‘s interim parliament called on the government on Sunday to prepare for the declaration of a republic, in a compromise motion backed by Maoists who had demanded immediate abolition of the monarchy.

Two non–binding mo >>>


      CRIME–RIDDEN GUATEMALA DIVIDED IN PRESIDENTIAL VOTE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     1:20 AM GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Eleven years after the end of Guatemala‘s civil war, Sunday‘s presidential election has split the country between left and right over how to fight a surge in violent crime.

Right–wing retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina, who vows to cut Guatemala‘s hig >>>


      DESPERATION GROWS AS RAINS POUND HAITI
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     PM LES CAYES, Haiti –– Thousands of Haitians sought shelter in schoolhouses Saturday as the death toll from Tropical Storm Noel rose to 143 across the Caribbean.

Heavy rains continued to pound Haiti, leaving U.N. and Haitian officials temporarily stranded as they toured Haiti‘s flooded souther >>>


      E.U. SEEKS DATA ON AMERICAN PASSENGERS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     By Ellen NakashimaWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, November 4, 2007; A24 American travelers‘ personal data would for the first time be exported to all European Union states by airline carriers flying to Europe under a proposal to be announced this week.

The data, including names, telephone numbers, cre >>>


      EGYPT UNVEILS KING TUT‘S MUMMY TO PUBLIC
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     LUXOR, Egypt –– The linen wrapped mummy of King Tut was put on public display for the first time on Sunday _ 85 years after the 3,000–year–old boy pharaoh‘s golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor‘s famed Valley of the Kings.

Archeologists removed the mummy f >>>


      FEARING ERUPTION, VILLAGERS FLEE FROM VOLCANO
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     GEORGIA Demonstrators Demand President‘s Resignation Thousands of opposition activists jammed the streets of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on Saturday for a second day of protests, demanding President Mikheil Saakashvili‘s resignation and earlier parliamentary elections.

The crowd gathered in the c >>>


      FRANCE TO INVESTIGATE CHARITY ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING IN CHAD
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     N‘DJAMENA, Chad, Nov. 3 –– The French prime minister on Saturday ordered an investigation into a French charity accused of kidnapping after it tried to fly 103 African children out of Chad. Seven suspects in the case appeared at a pretrial hearing in Chad‘s capital.

French Prime Minister >>>


      INDONESIA SAYS VOLCANO KELUD SPEWING ASH
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     GAMBAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia‘s Mount Kelud volcano spewed ash on Sunday as clouds and fog turned daytime to dusk, sharply reducing visibility in the area.

A top official said the volcano had spewed ash about 500 meters into the air, a day after confusion over whether it had already starte >>>


      IRAN MARKS U.S. EMBASSY SEIZURE, BRUSHES OFF THREATS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to America" and vowed not to yield to U.S. pressure over Iran‘s nuclear program at a demonstration on Sunday marking the 28th anniversary of the seizure of the American embassy.

Students burned the Stars and Stripes outside the leafy >>>


      IRANIANS FACE INTERPOL NOTICES FOR BLAST
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     BUENOS AIRES, Argentina –– Iran‘s top diplomat says the U.S. and Israel are pressuring Interpol to put five Iranians and one Lebanese on its most wanted list next week for the 1''4 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people.

But the lead prosecutor in Argentina‘s >>>


      IRANIANS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF TAKEOVER
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     TEHRAN, Iran –– Thousands of Iranians nationwide demonstrated Sunday to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy by militant students, state television reported.

Demonstrators in the capital, Tehran, including elementary school students, gathered outside the former U.S. Emb >>>


      IRAQI OFFICIAL GUNNED DOWN IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     AM BAGHDAD –– Two carloads of gunman ambushed a top aide to Iraq‘s Finance Ministry on Sunday in Baghdad, killing him and his driver, police said.

The two were among 15 people killed or found dead in Iraq. The Finance Ministry had no immediate comment about the attack on Qutaiba Badir al&ndash >>>


      ISRAEL TELLS RICE PEACE DEAL HINGES ON SECURITY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli leaders told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday that any deal Washington hoped to broker for a Palestinian state would not be implemented until Israel‘s security was assured.

Rice, on her third visit in six weeks to the region, is trying to bridge gaps b >>>


      ISRAELI MISSILE STRIKE KILLS THREE GAZA MEN: MEDICS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     GAZA (Reuters) – A missile fired from an Israeli aircraft killed three Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, local medical officials said.

An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that an aircraft had fired at three men who had just launched rockets into southern Israel. He said militants have >>>


      ISRAELI STRIKE KILLS 3 PALESTINIANS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Israeli aircraft fired at a rocket–launching site in the northern Gaza Strip early Sunday, killing three civilians sleeping in a nearby storage container, Palestinian officials said.

A militant from the Islamic Jihad militant group was killed in a separate Israeli grou >>>


      JAPAN OPPOSITION LEADER OFFERS TO QUIT
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan‘s main opposition leader decided to resign on Sunday over the political turmoil sparked after his party rejected an offer from the prime minister to join a new coalition and end a policy deadlock.

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said on Friday that he had suggested a new politica >>>


      JAPAN OPPOSITION LEADER OFFERS TO RESIGN: MEDIA
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan‘s main opposition leader offered to resign on Sunday, just days after his party turned down an offer from the prime minister to join a new coalition and end a deadlock in parliament, Kyodo news agency reported.

Kyodo said Democratic Party executives were trying to persuade Ic >>>


      KOREAN–OWNED SHIPS FREED BY SOMALI PIRATES: GROUP
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     NAIROBI (Reuters) – Pirates have released two South Korean–owned vessels held since May off Somalia in one of the world‘s most dangerous waterways, a regional maritime group said on Sunday.

Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the Kenya–based East African Seafarers‘ Assistance Programme >>>


      KURD KILLED IN NORTH SYRIA PROTEST, MOOD TENSE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     DAMASUCUS (Reuters) – Security forces killed a Kurdish youth and wounded four other people in northeastern Syria while breaking up a protest against a possible Turkish incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan, witnesses and Kurdish activists said on Sunday.

The incident revived the issue of longstanding Kurdish gri >>>


      KURDISH REBELS RELEASE TURKISH SOLDIERS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     ANKARA, Turkey –– Kurdish rebels on Sunday released eight Turkish soldiers in northern Iraq two weeks after capturing them in an ambush inside Turkey, private NTV television reported, citing Iraqi Kurdish officials.

The release came before Turkey‘s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Pre >>>


      KURDS PROMISE RESPONSE TO TURKISH STRIKE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     3, 2007; 11:37 PM –– QANDIL MOUNTAINS, Iraq _ A defiant spokeswoman for the rebel Kurdistan Workers‘ Party said Saturday that if Turkey attacks the group‘s bases in Iraq‘s rugged northeastern mountains, the clandestine organization‘s fighters "will teach the Turks an unforgettabl >>>


      MIDEAST PEACE FRAMEWORK PROVING ELUSIVE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     JERUSALEM –– At the outset of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice‘s latest diplomatic mission to the region, Israel‘s top negotiator acknowledged on Sunday that there were problems trying to frame a blueprint for a peace deal with the Palestinians.

The two sides are at odds over whether >>>


      NEPAL PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR REPUBLIC TO BE PREPARED
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal‘s interim parliament called on the government on Sunday to prepare for the declaration of a republic, in a compromise motion backed by Maoists who had demanded immediate abolition of the monarchy.

Two non–binding motions adopted by the legislature called on the gove >>>


      NORTH KOREA OPENS SYMBOLIC MOUNTAIN TO S.KOREANS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea, which carefully controls access by foreigners, will allow South Koreans to visit a sacred mountain by a direct air link, state media reported, a rare concession by the North to its capitalist neighbor.

The decision comes a month after only the second summit between leaders o >>>


      PAKISTAN‘S MUSHARRAF IMPOSES EMERGENCY RULE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     8:08 PM ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency in a bid to end an eight–month crisis over his rule stoked by challenges from a hostile judiciary, Islamist militants and political rivals.

General Musharraf said he decided to act on Saturday in response >>>


      PEACE LURES WILDLIFE BACK TO SOUTH SUDAN
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     5:48 AM OPEKOLOE, Sudan –– The hippos had fled to other islands in the White Nile, driven away by one of the few forces that can dislodge a large herd of these fierce beasts _ an even larger herd of elephants. And there they were: some 50 elephants, massive black figures peacefully grazing on their newly rec >>>


      POLITICAL CRACKDOWN CONTINUES IN PAKISTAN
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     By Griff WitteWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, November 4, 2007;
':30 AM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 4 –– Pakistan‘s government on Sunday continued a nationwide crackdown on the political opposition, the media and the courts, one day after President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule a >>>


      RICE: US WILL REVIEW AID TO PAKISTAN
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     JERUSALEM –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the U.S. will review its aid to Pakistan after the country‘s military ruler suspended the constitution. Her announcement puts in question some of the billions in U.S. assistance to a close terrorism–fighting ally.

On a Mideast >>>


      SARKOZY EN ROUTE TO CHAD IN CHILDREN CASE
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     PARIS (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy was en route to Chad on Sunday to discuss the fate of 16 Europeans facing abduction and fraud charges for trying to fly 103 African children to Europe, a presidential spokesman said.

"The president is en route to N‘Djamena to see his counterpar >>>


      SYRIA, US SPAR OVER LEBANON
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     DAMASCUS, Syria –– The U.S. and Syria sparred over Lebanon Saturday, warning each other not to interfere in the country‘s upcoming presidential election.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had a rare meeting with her Syrian counterpart, Foreign Minister Walid al–Moallem, on the sideline >>>


      TALIBAN MILITANTS FREE 211 PAKISTANI TROOPS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pro–Taliban militants set free on Sunday 211 Pakistani troops they have held captive since late August in a tribal region near the Afghan border, a military spokesman said.

"The soldiers have returned to the camp in South Waziristan," Major–General Waheed Arshad >>>


      THOUSANDS DEFY INDONESIA VOLCANO WARNING
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     MOUNT KELUD, Indonesia –– A deadly Indonesian volcano spewed clouds of white smoke Sunday as the temperature of its crater lake soared. Thousands of residents defied warnings of a major eruption, choosing to tend sugar cane crops and livestock on its slopes.

The top scientist monitoring Mount Kelud >>>


      THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST GEORGIAN PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     TBILISI (Reuters) – Up to 10,000 Georgians demonstrated for a third day against Presidential Mikhail Saakashvili on Sunday, accusing him of authoritarian rule and demanding his resignation.

Some 70,000 had rallied in front of Georgia‘s parliament building on Friday, calling for a parliamentary elect >>>


      TURKISH SOLDIERS FREED AFTER DIPLOMATIC PUSH
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     ANKARA (Reuters) – Eight Turkish soldiers captured last month by Kurdish guerrillas were released in northern Iraq on Sunday, a move which could ease public pressure on Turkey‘s government to launch a major cross–border incursion.

The release of the soldiers came a day after the Iraqi governme >>>


      U.S. WEIGHS PLAN FOR CLOSING GUANTANAMO: NY TIMES
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bush administration officials are weighing a plan that would grant detainees at Guantanamo Bay greater rights, as part of an effort to close the facility and possibly move some of the detainees to U.S. locations, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions.

Citing U.S. officials in >>>


      US URGES PAKISTANI RETURN TO DEMOCRACY
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     ISTANBUL, Turkey –– The Bush administration said Saturday it was deeply disturbed by the state of emergency in Pakistan and urged a swift return to a democratic and civilian government. The Pentagon said Gen. Pervez Musharraf‘s declaration does not affect U.S. military support of Pakistan, however.
>>>


      WHITE HOUSE ENDURES DIMINISHED POWER TO INFLUENCE EVENTS AS CRISIS DEEPENS
      Washington Post, 04-11-2007
     In August, a 2 a.m. phone call from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped pull Gen. Pervez Musharraf from the brink of declaring a state of emergency in Pakistan. Two days ago, Rice made a similar plea. This time, the Pakistani president was not swayed.

Musharraf‘s decision to suspend his nation&lsqu >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     Opinion Rosner‘s Domain Anglo File Books Travel del.icio.us Digg It! new Business in Brief The Defense Ministry and IDF have paid the Tel Aviv municipality NIS 4 million of their debts for parking fines – out of a total of over NIS 25 million owed the city. The rest of the debt will be written off – a >>>


      IS THERE ROOM FOR A FIFTH SHAWARMA STAND?
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Sami Peretz tags: economics, market, Israel Avi Mizrahi from the shawarma stand on King George Street in Tel Aviv is worried. Soon another stand serving the hot and tasty lamb sandwiches will open across the street and competition in the area will grow. He will be forced to come up with an answer to the strategic thr >>>


      PALESTINIAN PM SEEKS $120M A MONTH FROM DONORS
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Haaretz Staff and Agencies tags: Palestinians, Fayad, donors The Palestinian Authority will ask donor nations for budget support of up to $120 million a month, for two to three months, until pledges for a 2008–2010 development plan start coming in, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayad said yesterday.

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      RATINGS LOOKING UP FOR CHANNEL 10
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Avi Bar–Eli, Yael Walzer and Adi Dovrat tags: channel 10, Israel, ratings Channel 10 will make a profit in 2008, says owner Joseph Maiman in an exclusive interview with TheMarker magazine (in Hebrew) published today. The television broadcaster is expected to end 2007 with revenues of $'0 million and a $25 m >>>


      TAUB CENTER: 2006 ECONOMIC GROWTH DID NOT REDUCE SOCIAL GAPS OR HELP THE WEAK
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Moti Bassok tags: Israel, economics, inequality Israel‘s macro–economic achievements in 2006 failed to narrow social gaps or reduce poverty, the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel concluded in its annual report. The report will be presented on Tuesday at the Sderot Conference for Society.
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      FRIEDMANN VERSUS THE CONSTITUTION
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Haaretz Editorial tags: law, constitution It is hard to believe that even as the prime minister is declaring that a constitution is one of his government‘s main goals, the justice minister is submitting a bill to the Ministerial Committee on Legislation today that would effectively eviscerate any future constit >>>


      POLI, SHAIKE AND YOSSI
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Gideon Levy tags: Israel, entertainment No, there is not a mistake in the title. The reference is to Yisrael Poliakov, Shaike Ofir and Yossi Banai – all deceased. It‘s also to several great talents who have passed away, and to others who are still among us (may they enjoy a long life) who are almost inact >>>


      THE CULTURAL DISGRACE OF HOT
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Ehud Asheri tags: television, CNN, HOT, Israel The heads of the HOT cable television company can be pleased with themselves.

Four days ago, they cut off their customers, about one million subscribers, from CNN and the sky did not fall down on them. Apart from a few grumblings of protest in the press and in t >>>


      THE LESSON IN THE STRIKE
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Na‘ama Sheffi tags: education, students, Israel Even the white smoke that will someday rise from the negotiations between the teacher‘s union and the education and finance ministries will not blur the civics lesson being taught to high–school and middle–school students over the past three week >>>


      TRIBAL BONFIRES
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Uzi Benziman tags: peace, Fatah, Hamas About six months ago, when the civil war that led to Hamas‘ takeover broke out in the Gaza Strip, Hazem Saghieh wrote in Al–Hayat that the deadly fighting showed that the Palestinians had not yet become a unified nation.

Rather, they were a collection of gan >>>


      150,000 RALLY FOR RABIN ON 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASSASSINATION
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Haaretz Staff and Agencies More than 150,000 people attended last night‘s rally in Tel Aviv‘s Rabin Square to mark the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, event organizers said.

President Shimon Peres told the audience it was up to them to continue Rabin‘s peace efforts. >>>


      1'TH–CENTURY BRITISH EXPLORER‘S BOAT RETURNS TO DEAD SEA
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Eli Ashkenazi A small wooden boat in the yard of the Dead Sea Works harbors a fascinating tale – a British adventurer who set out to uncover the land‘s secrets 160 years ago. The story is also about the Jordan River and Dead Sea, long before they began to die.

Some say it is also a story about ob >>>


      AIPAC TRIAL JUDGE LETS DEFENSE SUBPOENA RICE AND HADLEY
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     Arts & Leisure Real Estate Jewish World National Advertising Magazine Week‘s End Business Opinion Rosner‘s Domain Anglo File Books Travel del.icio.us Digg It! new AIPAC trial judge lets defense subpoena Rice and Hadley By Shmuel Rosner, Haaretz Correspondent and Reuters tags: israel The United States jud >>>


      BEINISCH OPPOSES BILL ALTERING AUTHORITY TO OVERTURN KNESSET LAWS
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Yuval Yoaz Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch opposes a proposed amendment to the Basic Law on the Judiciary that would anchor the court‘s authority to overturn Knesset legislation, but also enable the Knesset to override such rulings.

Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann, who is behind the bill, rece >>>


      COURT CHALLENGES IDF CRITERIA LETTING PALESTINIANS ATTEND ISRAELI UNIVERSITIES
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Tamara Traubmann Will the Israel Defense Forces decide which Palestinian students can attend Israeli universities? According to criteria drafted recently by the defense establishment, even if a Palestinian‘s entry is not deemed a security risk, the IDF will determine whether he gets to study in Israel, and in w >>>


      FATAH‘S HAMAS ALTERNATIVE
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Avi Issacharoff When U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives, Israel will surely boast of the steps it has taken to strengthen Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. But in fact, Israel seems to have adopted an "ostrich" policy on this issue, to quote Public Security Minister Avi Dichter.
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      HISTADRUT TO DECIDE TODAY ON LABOR DISPUTE TO BACK TEACHERS
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Or Kashti, Haim Bior and Tamara Traubmann The Histadrut labor federation‘s leadership will meet today to decide on measures to demonstrate solidarity with the striking teachers.

Histadrut officials declined to say what they have in mind, but did not rule out the possibility of declaring an economy&ndas >>>


      IRAQI LEADER VOWS TO COUNTER KURDISH REBELS
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By The Associated Press ISTANBUL – Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki pledged yesterday to work with his country‘s neighbors to fight terrorism, responding to pressure from Turkey and the United States to help put an end to attacks from Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.

A short time lat >>>


      MEMORIAL OFFERS POP STARS, EMPTY CLICHES
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Gideon Levy Banot Nechama, this year‘s pop music discovery, was not there last year, but this year the group joined Aharon Barnea, Shimon Peres, Aviv Gefen, Achinoam Nini ("Noa") and Sarit Haddad, these memorial rallies‘ house bands.

Last year the writer David Grossman, then a newly ber >>>


      MUSHARRAF SETS EMERGENCY RULE IN PAKISTAN
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Military ruler Pervez Musharraf sent troops into the streets and imposed emergency rule yesterday, suspending the constitution before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president. The move plunged Pakistan deeper into political turmoil as it struggles to c >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     Dozens of police officers will patrol the area around Rimonim Prison in the Sharon region, where the week–old son of Yitzhak Rabin‘s assassin Yigal Amir is to be circumcised today. On Friday the High Court of Justice upheld a lower court‘s decision to allow the circumcision ceremony to be held in the p >>>


      OLMERT‘S COMMENTS TO SHAMGAR C‘TEE SHED LIGHT ON PROBES
      Haaretz, 04-11-2007
     By Barak Ravid Comments that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made to a committee proposing ethical standards for cabinet members shed light on his positions regarding the police investigations he currently faces.

Haaretz has obtained comments by Olmert that touch on issues from political appointments and conflict of >>>



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