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      2007, L‘ANNÉE VERTE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     • Les jalons du virage écolo. • «Genesis», la quęte d‘une plan';te pure. • Le Léman, un lac sauvé. • Dix fausses bonnes idées. • Testez–vous, notre quiz. Le Temps Samedi 2' décembre 2007 © Le Temps, 2007 . Droits de reproduction et de diffusion réser >>>


      ALINGHI REPART Ŕ L‘ATTAQUE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     VOILE. Nouveau protęt déposé au tribunal. Le Temps, avec AFP Samedi 2' décembre 2007 Alinghi a relancé la procédure juridique ŕ New York liée ŕ la Coupe de l‘America, contestant la volonté du syndicat américain Oracle d‘organiser un duel en catamaran >>>


      AU CŚUR DE LA RÉCONCILIATION CHRÉTIENNE DE TAIZÉ
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     GENEVE. 40000 jeunes de toute l‘Europe se sont réunis vendredi autour des Fr';res Taizé. Immersion.

Marion Moussadek Samedi 2' décembre 2007 «Nous réconcilier entre chrétiens pour ętre ferment de paix dans la famille humaine». Les mots de Fr';r >>>


      BENAZIR BHUTTO INHUMÉE, LE PAYS S‘EMBRASE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     La foule sur le parcours de l´ambulance qui transporte le corps de Benazir Bhutto.Photo: Keystone PAKISTAN. La défunte a rejoint le mausolée familial. Le maintien des législatives du 8 janvier est tr';s incertain.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Samedi 2' décembre 2007 Une >>>


      CE QU‘ILS ATTENDENT DE 2008 (4). «LES CLIENTS DES BANQUES VERRONT LES CONSÉQUENCES DE LA CRISE L‘ANNÉE PROCHAINE»
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     BANQUE. Pour le patron de la BANQUE. Cantonale Vaudoise, l‘année 2008 sera captivante du point de vue économique.

La lecture de ce texte (4602 caract';res et 2 encadrés) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CE VOL QUI A F'4;CHÉ DACCA
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     CHEFS–D‘ŚUVRE. L‘histoire houleuse d‘une exposition ŕ Paris qui ne verra jamais le jour.

Nathaniel Herzberg et Emmanuel de Roux, Le Monde Samedi 2' décembre 2007 Le Musée Guimet va revoir son programme de la rentrée. L‘exposition Chefs–d‘ >>>


      CHRISTOPH BLOCHER ESTIME AVOIR LAISSÉ SA MARQUE AU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Christoph Blocher a surtout insisté sur l´efficacité de sa méthode qui, selon lui, laissera des traces au Conseil fédéral.Photo: Keystone BILAN. Pour sa derni';re apparition en tant que conseiller fédéral, le ministre UDC de Justice et police a tiré un ultime bilan de >>>


      CINQ SITES INTERNET VERTS DE RÉFÉRENCE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Pierre Veya Samedi 2' décembre 2007 URealClimate. C‘est la référence incontestée dans l‘information scientifique qui fait débat. Etudes, rapports et controverses, rien ne lui échappe.

Le site, qui fonctionne sur le principe du blog, est alimenté par des profess >>>


      CRITIQUE: «LA CHAUVE–SOURIS» AU MÉTROPOLE DE LAUSANNE. LAPP ET SIMON, NOIRCEUR ENJOUÉE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Critique: «La Chauve–souris» au Métropole de Lausanne. La lecture de ce texte (3020 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DES CHIFFRES POUR RACONTER 2007
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     En verres de vin, en dollars évanouis, en kilos, en minutes, en kilom';tres ou en points: une mani';re d‘évoquer autrement l‘année qui s‘ach';ve.

Florence Gaillard, Collaboration: François Modoux Samedi 2' décembre 2007 2136 En jours ou en n >>>


      L‘ANNÉE OŮ LES CONSCIENCES ONT BASCULÉ
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     EPOQUE. Et si l‘année écoulée était le moment charni';re dans l‘évolution de la sensibilité environnementale? Ou est–ce trop tôt?

Luc Debraine Samedi 2' décembre 2007 Ce sera peut–ętre 2006, grâce ŕ la sortie de l‘I >>>


      L‘HÔTEL OŮ LE TEMPS S‘ARRĘTE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     L´hôtel Waldhaus, au–dessus du lac de Silvaplana. Le lieu a ouvert ses portes en 1'08.Photo: Keystone GRISONS. Centenaire, le Waldhaus de Sils a gardé son charme d‘autrefois.

Et les penseurs s‘y bousculent. Anne Fournier Samedi 2' décembre 2007 Au rez, les notes d&l >>>


      L‘ÉCONOMIE DU PAKISTAN RÉSISTE AUX CHOCS POLITIQUES
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     CONJONCTURE. En 2006–07, la croissance a été de 7%, l‘une des plus dynamiques d‘Asie du Sud. Le pays reste tr';s pauvre.

Ram Etwareea Samedi 2' décembre 2007 Le chaos politique de ces derni';res années n‘a pas fait dérailler le programme de r& >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 28 DÉCEMBRE 2007
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 28 décembre 2007 Petit repli pour la derni';re séance de l‘année.

Anker Bank Private Banking Samedi 2' décembre 2007 La derni';re séance de l‘année a été ŕ l‘image de 2007 >>>


      LA RUE DORÉE DE GENČVE FERME SON DERNIER ÎLOT POPULAIRE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     GENEVE. C‘est la fin d‘une époque: le bar ŕ café Cristallina, sis ŕ la rue du Rhône depuis 1'52, ferme ce samedi. La bijouterie Chatila reprendra le lieu pour s‘agrandir. Dans l‘art';re la plus prestigieuse de GENEVE.

, le loyer n‘était plu >>>


      LE JEU D‘URIBE ET DE CHAVEZ POUR LIBÉRER LES OTAGES COLOMBIENS
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     COLOMBIE. Trois otages n‘ont pas pu ętre libérés vendredi par les FARC pour des questions de sécurité. Les présidents colombien et vénézuélien ont deux jours pour faire réussir l‘opération.

Stéphane Bussard Samedi 2' décembre 2007 >>>


      LE LÉMAN, UN LAC SAUVÉ
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     MOBILISATION. Quand les pouvoirs publics veulent, ils peuvent. Le lac Léman fait l‘objet de soins constants depuis les alertes des années 50. Une saga environnementale exemplaire.

Nicolas Dufour Samedi 2' décembre 2007 «Je crois que le probl';me de la protection des eaux n >>>


      LES BOMBES, LE FRIC ET LA NÉCESSAIRE UTOPIE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Jean–Jacques Roth Samedi 2' décembre 2007 L‘année finit en un fracas tragique. Dans le chaudron pakistanais, la folie destructrice, éternellement acharnée contre la raison, assassine l‘un des visages de l‘espérance. Sommes–nous entrés dans cette ';r >>>


      LES CONVENTIONS COLLECTIVES JOUENT UN RÔLE Ŕ NOUVEAU DÉCISIF SUR LE MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Coop. La convention collective remaniée entre le No 2 du commerce de détail et Syna concerne quelque 40´000 employés.Photo: Keystone EMPLOI. En recul durant les années 1''0, le nombre de personnes affiliées ŕ des CCT augmente ŕ nouveau, en réponse notamment aux bilat& >>>


      LES DESSINATEURS ÉCOLOS POUSSENT LES ÉDITEURS
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     BANDE DESSINEE. Papier recyclé ou certifié durable, imprimeurs verts, premiers pas.

Ariel Herbez Samedi 2' décembre 2007 L‘année 2007 aura été celle de la prise de conscience par quelques éditeurs de bande dessinée de la nécessité, ou simplement de l&l >>>


      LES FAUSSES BONNES IDÉES DU QUOTIDIEN
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     «CONSOMMACTION». Les bonnes intentions ne suffisent pas. Acheter bio ou rouler ŕ l‘éthanol sont des choix louables, mais les bilans écologiques des produits verts réservent parfois de curieuses surprises. Les rem';des peuvent ętre aussi mauvais que le mal combattu. Dix >>>


      LES GÉNIES DE LA FINANCE (3/5). UN PAYSAN JOURNALISTE AUX ALLURES DE PČRE NOËL
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebA >>>


      LES JALONS DU GRAND VIRAGE ÉCOLOGIQUE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Photo: Chappatte Agrandir l‘image Olivier Dessibourg et Etienne Dubuis Samedi 2' décembre 2007 • Rupture démocrate Apr';s le raz–de–marée démocrate aux législatives américaines, le nouveau Congr';s promet une rupture dans le domaine de l‘environne >>>


      MATHIS WACKERNAGEL: «L‘HUMANITÉ DOIT PENSER LA PLANČTE EN FERMIER»
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     ENTRETIEN. Face au risque d‘épuisement de la plan';te, le Suisse Mathis Wackernagel a développé un indice devenu fameux, l‘«empreinte écologique», pour mesurer le phénom';ne avec un maximum de précision. Le probl';me n‘est pas de faire l >>>


      PREMIČRE ANNÉE DE BAISSE DEPUIS 2002 POUR LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Les génies de la finance (3/5). Un paysan journaliste aux allures de P';re Noël La bourse suisse du 28 décembre 2007 FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Premi';re année de baisse depuis 2002 pour la bourse suisse BILAN. Perdant 3,4% en 2007, le marché a subi de plein fouet la cr >>>


      QUATRE TREMPLINS VERS LE FIRMAMENT
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Face ŕ la foule, l´envol de Simon Ammann sur le tremplin d´Innsbruck. L´événement rassemble en moyenne 30´000 spectateurs par concours.Photo: Keystone SAUT A SKIS. La tournée germano–autrichienne débute ce samedi ŕ Oberstdorf.

Sans équivalent dans la >>>


      «GENESIS», LA NATURE COMME Ŕ L‘AUBE DE L‘HUMANITÉ
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     PHOTOGRAPHIE. «Genesis» est le grand projet en cours de Sebasti';o Salgado: la quęte des régions de la plan';te dont la biodiversité n‘est pas encore contaminée par l‘ętre humain. Autant de natures matinales qui peuvent redonner espoir et foi dans l‘ >>>


      «TANNH'6;USER», FRČRE DE WAGNER
      Le Temps, 29-12-2007
     Quelle souplesse, quels timbres go$';teux, sous la conduite d´un Seiji Ozawa qui dirige l´opéra par coeur!Photo: Keystone LYRIQUE. Le metteur en sc';ne Robert Carsen fait du héros un artiste incompris.

L‘opéra, ŕ Paris, est porté par des voix et un Seiji O >>>


      OIL SCENE: OIL TAKES CENTER STAGE IN CHINA’S DIPLOMACY
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Syed Rashid Husain The Chinese dragon has woken up and with it has gone up its energy needs — adding a new dimension to the already strained global energy balance.

In an era where security of supplies is a crucial, top national objective for major crude importing nations, China cannot and is not oblivious to it >>>


      A PILGRIM’S THOUGHTS — 2: CHANGING SCENES AND FACILITIES
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Having had a little rest in our hotel after arriving in Makkah, we proceed to do the Umrah, as we are following the tamattu’ method of pilgrimage, which is the one preferred and recommended by the Prophet (peace be upon him). It involves doing the Umrah on arrival in Makkah, releasing yourself fro >>>


      A PILGRIM’S THOUGHTS — 3: PERFORMING ALL RITUALS OF HAJ WITH EASE AND DEDICATION
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Those days that followed our arrival in Makkah were extremely pleasant.

Like the time of my first pilgrimage 40 years ago, we feel in a totally different world. It is a pleasant world where all people have a definite preoccupation, aiming to make the best use of their time. We go to the H >>>


      PILGRIMAGE WHEN ONE IS TOO WEAK
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A woman is eager to do the pilgrimage but she is too weak to undertake the journey. She has pain in her legs and feet, and she is overweight.

She finds walking very tiring. Can she send someone to do the pilgrimage on her behalf, considering that she has not yet performed her duty pilg >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN: SPEAKING OF HIS BROTHERS
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Abu Hurayrah reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) went one day to the graveyard. «As he arrived there, he said: ‘Peace be to you, in this dwelling place of believers. We will join you as God wills. I wish I could see my brothers.’ People who were with him said: ‘Messenger of God! Are >>>


      TREACHERY OF GREAT MAGNITUDE
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful He brought down from their strongholds those of the people of earlier revelations who aided them, casting terror in their hearts: some you slew, and some you took captive.

And He passed on to you their land, their houses and thei >>>


      ABDULLAH OPENS JEDDAH AIRPORT ROYAL TERMINAL
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News King Abdullah, accompanied by Prince Khaled Al–Faisal, Abdullah Ruhaimy and other senior officials, inspects the renovated Royal Terminal at Jeddah Airport on Friday. (SPA) JEDDAH, 2' December 2007 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah opened the renovated Royal Termin >>>


      CHARITY ORGANIZING TALENT SEARCH
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 2' December 2007 — The King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted will organize an exhibition for inventions from March '–13 in Riyadh. The foundation has started receiving applications of participants, including individuals, universities, research centers and private co >>>


      FILIPINO OFFICIAL SERIOUSLY INJURED IN HAFR AL–BATIN ROAD ACCIDENT
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Rodolfo Estimo Jr., Arab News HAFR AL–BATIN, 2' December 2007 — A Filipino welfare officer is fighting for his life due to head injuries he suffered in a road accident near this northern city on Thursday, his colleagues from the Philippine Embassy said yesterday.

Reynaldo Eugenio’s condition was decla >>>


      FORMER PRIEST DESCRIBES HIS ‘SPIRITUAL JOURNEY’
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Ali Guatemala JEDDAH, 2' December 2007 — Many new Muslims came to perform Haj this year to strengthen their faith by undertaking the spiritual journey. Some came as guests of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, some with the financial support of philanthropists and charitab >>>


      HELP SOUGHT IN LOCATING MISSING FILIPINO TODDLER
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Arab News Amal Acub JEDDAH, 2' December 2007 — A Filipino family in Jeddah yesterday sought help from the police and the community as a whole in locating a toddler who went missing Thursday night.

The missing child was identified as Amal Acub, 1 year and 7 months old. She is the daughter of Abdullah and Far >>>


      HURAISI CASE GOES TO APPEAL; RIGHTS ADVOCATE TEAMS UP WITH LAWYER
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 2' December 2007 — The high–profile case of Salman Al–Huraisi, a 28–year–old Saudi hotel security guard who died as a result of alleged beatings by two members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, has been transferred to the Cassation >>>


      SCHOLAR CALLS FOR DRIVE AGAINST EXTREMISM
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     K. Abdul Majeed, Arab News Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musliyar JEDDAH, 2' December 2007 — A prominent Indian scholar has called for an effective campaign to counter extremism and suicide attacks.

«Suicide bombings are against the basic principles of Islam. They are anti–Islamic. We need to enli >>>


      2,200 PALESTINIAN PILGRIMS STRANDED AT AQABA
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 2' December 2007 — More than 2,200 Palestinian pilgrims, mostly affiliated with the Hamas group, were yesterday stranded at Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba after the Egyptian authorities insisted that they pass through an Israeli–controlled crossing point to the Gaza Strip, >>>


      AL DEMANDS SECURITY FOR KHALEDA, HASINA
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 2' December 2007 — The Awami League (AL) led by former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina Wajed has urged the caretaker government in Dhaka to beef up security for its party chief and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia, both in jail on corruption charges.

Expr >>>


      BENAZIR’S ASSASSINATION A BIG BLOW TO US DIPLOMACY
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 2' December 2007 — US President George W. Bush and members of Congress have angrily condemned Thursday’s slaying of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, and urged the country to continue on the path of democracy.

Bush, who said the attack was a «cowardly >>>


      BENAZIR LAID TO REST
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News Asif Ali Zardari (with cap), husband of Benazir Bhutto, lowers her coffin into the grave after the funeral prayer at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh on Friday.

(AFP) ISLAMABAD, 2' December 2007 — Benazir Bhutto was buried in her ancestral home in the southern Sindh province yesterday, a day after >>>


      BIOMETRIC SYSTEM TO RECORD LEGISLATORS’ ATTENDANCE
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 2' December 2007 — The Maharashtra government has decided to use the biometric system in the state Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council to record the attendance of legislators in both the Houses beginning from the budget session in March.

The system would enable >>>


      BJP WINS HIMACHAL STATE ELECTIONS
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies NEW DELHI, 2' December 2007 — After giving Congress a shock defeat in Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returned to power in the Himachal Pradesh.

The BJP has been elected to power in the state, wresting control from the Congress party, which heads the national gove >>>


      CONVICTED AID WORKERS BACK IN FRANCE
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Moumine Ngarmbassa, Reuters PARIS, 2' December 2007 — Six French aid workers convicted by a court in Chad of trying to kidnap 103 children arrived in France yesterday following a deal that will allow them to serve their eight–year sentences in a French prison.

France invoked a 1'76 judicial cooper >>>


      FINAL–STATUS TALKS TO START NEXT WEEK, QOREI SAYS
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank, 2' December 2007 — The head of Palestinian negotiation team Ahmed Qorei yesterday said that Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators will begin final– status talks next week. Qorei said that peace negotiations had become possible after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud >>>


      ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES IN GAZA KILL 7
      Arab News, 29-12-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA/RAMALLAH, 2' December 2007 — Seven Palestinians were killed and 17 others were wounded Thursday night and yesterday morning in four Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, witnesses and medical sources said. At dawn yesterday, Israeli warplanes targeted a groups of Hamas fighters in Khu >>>


      BAD WEATHER CUTS FLIGHTS THROUGH MIDWEST HUB
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     December 2', 2007; D01 A Midwest snowstorm forced airlines to delay or cancel hundreds of flights across the nation yesterday as passengers continued to face obstacles to their holiday travel plans.

Air travelers in the Washington area were largely spared the tumult, except those trying to make connections >>>


      EDWARDS TIES RIVALS TO SPECIAL INTERESTS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     DUBUQUE, Iowa –– Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said Friday that those who take money from special interests cannot bring change to Washington, a criticism aimed at his leading rivals as they compete for undecided voters in Iowa‘s upcoming caucuses.

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton >>>


      GIRL IN CUSTODY CASE TO GO TO CHINA
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Woody BairdAssociated PressSaturday, December 2', 2007; A04 MEMPHIS –– An 8–year–old girl taken from an American couple and returned to her Chinese parents earlier this year after a seven–year custody fight now faces another big adjustment: moving to China.

With the Tennesse >>>


      IN IOWA, U.S. FOREIGN POLICY MEANS SECURITY
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     OTTUMWA, Iowa (Reuters) – In the snowswept American heartland, discussion of foreign policy often boils down to one word: security.

As the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates vie for support in Iowa, which on Thursday kicks off the nominating races, the assassination of opposition leader Ben >>>


      KIDS BLAMED IN CHRISTMAS EVE THEFT
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. –– Local police said it was a typical holiday Grinch tale: A home was broken into on Christmas Eve, and wrapped presents were stolen off a kitchen table.

Little did they know the culprits were kids. Authorities said Friday that a '–year–old girl and a 5–ye >>>


      MATZO–MAKING INSTITUTION MOVING
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Verena DobnikAssociated PressSaturday, December 2', 2007; A0' NEW YORK –– Long after most of its customers left the neighborhood to pursue the American dream, the last matzo factory on the Lower East Side is moving out, saying goodbye to a part of town that was once home to hundreds of thousands o >>>


      MCCAIN: ‘I AM LEGEND‘
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     MANCHESTER, N.H. –– Republican presidential hopeful John McCain joked Friday that given his campaign‘s ups and downs, he‘s shown the stamina of the last man on Earth.

"I‘ve been declared dead in this campaign on five or six occasions. I won‘t refer to a recent movie I sa >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     Homicide Rates Fall In New York, Chicago Chicago and New York are about to close out 2007 with their lowest number of homicides in more than 40 years, while cities such as Baltimore, Atlanta and Miami have seen the number of killings go up because of what police say is a surge in guns and gang violence.

New Yor >>>


      OHIO CAMPUS RECALLS IMPACT OF POLL LINES
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     3:36 AM GAMBIER, Ohio –– Kenyon College student Ann Shikany couldn‘t wait to vote for the first time. When she finally got the chance, she waited. And waited.

Shikany stood, sat, ate and napped in line for more than 10 hours in 2004 in this college town, home to the longest voting lines in the >>>


      PICKUP HITS MINIVAN IN NJ, KILLING 4
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     EWING, N.J. –– A pickup truck traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate '5 collided with a minivan Friday night, killing four people and injuring four others, New Jersey State Police said.

The accident occurred just before 8 p.m., said Sgt. Stephen Jones, a state police spokesman.

>>>


      POLICE: MISSING ILLINOIS WOMAN FINE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     CHICAGO –– A married woman from Illinois whose disappearance on Christmas Eve prompted a costly search returned to the area Friday evening and spoke with investigators, authorities said.

Family members arranged the meeting at an undisclosed location between Anu Solanki, 24, and law enforcement offic >>>


      POLICE: MISSING ILLINOIS WOMAN FINE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     CHICAGO –– A married woman from Illinois whose disappearance on Christmas Eve prompted a costly search returned to the area Friday evening and spoke with investigators, authorities said.

Family members arranged the meeting at an undisclosed location between Anu Solanki, 24, and law enforcement offic >>>


      RUNWAY INCURSION REPORTED AT LAX
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Two airliners came within 8,000 feet of each other on a Los Angeles International Airport runway after an air traffic controller miscommunicated with the pilots, authorities said.

The runway incursion Wednesday night involved an American Airlines plane arriving from Mexico and a Mexic >>>


      S.F. ZOO TO REOPEN AMID INVESTIGATIONS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     SAN FRANCISCO –– Still reeling from the deadly Christmas Day tiger escape, officials said the San Francisco Zoo would reopen Jan. 3, despite a continuing criminal investigation and the shadow of possible fines and lawsuits.

The zoo has been closed since a 350–pound Siberian tiger escaped from >>>


      BIDEN STRESSES FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS FOLLOWING BHUTTO DEATH
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     ADEL, Iowa –– In the wake of the murder of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Sen. Joseph Biden (D–Del.) asserted today that he was the best qualified Democratic presidential candidate to handle unexpected global crises.

Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee >>>


      CAUCUS OR ‘CAUCUS!,‘ IT‘S THE OLD SONG AND DANCE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     2007; C01 DES MOINES –– If you ever wanted proof that politics is theater –– that the Iowa caucuses, a mere six days away, have played out on a stage – look no further than this city‘s hip East Village neighborhood where "Caucus!

The Musical" opens Saturday night. E >>>


      IN BUSH‘S FINAL YEAR, THE AGENDA GETS GREENER
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     A01 People find all sorts of ways to lobby President Bush. Sometimes it comes in the form of a handwritten note slipped into his palm during a bill–signing ceremony.

Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D–Del.) tried that last week when Bush signed energy legislation that will curb greenhouse gases. "Congrat >>>


      KUCINICH WRITING OFF HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BOOK‘S PUBLISHER SAYS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     C01 Dennis Kucinich has an autobiography out, but very few people know about it.

That‘s because the Democratic presidential candidate has barely mentioned the book. In fact, he never signed a contract with his publisher. And that has left executives at the small Beverly Hills company frustrated and upset. >>>


      MILLIONS IN EARMARKS PURCHASE LITTLE OF USE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     2007; A01 The National Defense Center for Environmental Excellence opened its doors in 1''1 with a $5 million earmark from a powerful lawmaker. Operating in Johnstown, Pa., the privately run center has received at least $671 million worth of federal contracts and earmarks since then to research and develop pollu >>>


      OBAMA, EDWARDS FIGHT OVER ‘CHANGE‘
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     December 2', 2007; A01 DES MOINES, Dec. 28 –– Less than a week before voting begins, former senator John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama are engaged in an increasingly pointed duel over which man is the true messenger of "change" in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination –&ndas >>>


      ON UPSWING, HUCKABEE ATTRACTS FUNDS, BACKERS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Matthew MoskWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, December 2', 2007; A03 Wealthy Texas financier Gene Phillips had thought about getting behind Republican Mike Huckabee‘s presidential bid for some time, but it was only after the former Arkansas governor surged in the polls that Phillips decided to open his >>>


      ROMNEY EYES HUCKABEE LEAD
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     December 2', 2007; A01 DES MOINES, Dec. 28 –– Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched a fresh attack Friday on rival Mike Huckabee, raising the stakes in the tense two–person contest in Iowa that could prove critical to both candidates‘ hopes of winning the GOP nomination.
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      6 CONVICTED IN CHAD KIDNAP CASE RETURNED TO FRANCE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By John Ward AndersonWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, December 2', 2007; A13 PARIS, Dec. 28 –– Six French charity workers who were sentenced this week in Chad to eight years‘ hard labor for attempting to kidnap 103 African children were released from prison Friday and flown to France, osten >>>


      AUSTRALIAN GUANTANAMO CONVICT RELEASED
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     ADELAIDE, Australia –– David Hicks, an Australian who is the only person convicted on terrorism charges at a U.S. military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, walked free Saturday after more than six years behind bars.

The 32–year–old was released from prison in his home town of Adelaide in sout >>>


      AZERBAIJAN‘S LEADER SIGNS AMNESTY
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     BAKU, Azerbaijan –– Azerbaijan‘s president issued a decree Friday granting amnesty to 11' prison inmates, including several journalists whose convictions drew protests from international rights groups.

Among those freed by President Ilham Aliev‘s order were Samir Huseinov, editor of >>>


      BHUTTO AIDES REJECT GOVERNMENT CLAIM
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– An Islamic militant group said Saturday it had no link to Benazir Bhutto‘s killing, dismissing government claims that its leader orchestrated the assassination.

Bhutto‘s aides also said they doubted militant commander Baitullah Mehsud was behind the attack on the o >>>


      BOMB IN BAGHDAD KILLS AT LEAST 7 IN CROWD OF MOSTLY SHIITE SHOPPERS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Joshua Partlow and Zaid SabahWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, December 2', 2007; A12 BAGHDAD, Dec. 28 –– Twice on the road to the bombing scene Friday, carloads of young Iraqi men sped by in the opposite direction. The jubilant wedding revelers leaned out of their windows gesturing wildly as t >>>


      BUSH PLANS TO VETO DEFENSE POLICY BILL
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     A02 WACO, Tex., Dec. 28 –– President Bush said Friday that he will veto the defense authorization bill because of Iraq‘s concerns that the legislation could hinder redevelopment efforts by entangling the country‘s assets in court claims by victims of Saddam Hussein.

Bush said he is ready >>>


      CHAVEZ LAUNCHES HOSTAGE MISSION
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia –– A sensitive mission to retrieve three hostages from the rebel–held jungle this weekend entered a key phase as two helicopters sent by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Colombia.

"The operation has begun. With these two helicopters goes great hope," >>>


      CHINA DENIES HONG KONG DIRECT VOTE ON LEADER IN 2012
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     Election By Edward CodyWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, December 2', 2007; A14 BEIJING, Dec. 2' –– China ruled Saturday that Hong Kong cannot choose its next chief executive through direct elections but held out hopes of a more democratic vote for the following election in 2017.

The >>>


      COLOMBIAN HOSTAGE MISSION AWAITS REBEL GO–AHEAD
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (Reuters) – Venezuelan helicopter rescue teams waited at the edge of a Colombian wilderness on Saturday for the go–ahead from Marxist rebels to pick up three hostages held for years in secret jungle camps.

After weeks of promising to release two former politicians and the inf >>>


      CONVICTED GUANTANAMO DETAINEE WALKS FREE FROM JAIL
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     SYDNEY (Reuters) – The only Guantanamo Bay inmate convicted of terrorism offences, Australian David Hicks, was released from prison on Saturday morning after spending over six years behind bars, the majority in solitary confinement.

Hicks, 32, returned to Australia from the U.S. military prison on the isl >>>


      COUNTRIES CONDEMN BHUTTO KILLING
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     LONDON –– The world denounced the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, paying tribute Friday to a brave, if flawed, champion of democracy. International leaders appealed for calm and held their breath to see whether violence triggered by the killing would gather momentum or fizzle out >>>


      EX–GUANTANAMO INMATE FREED IN AUSTRALIA
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Rohan SullivanAssociated PressSaturday, December 2', 2007; A14 ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec. 2' –– An Australian who became the first person convicted at a U.S. war crimes trial since World War II left prison Saturday, apologetic for "what he‘s supposed to have done and what people believe >>>


      HONG KONG GRANTED GREATER DEMOCRACY
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     HONG KONG –– Beijing will allow Hong Kong to directly elect its leader by 2017 and all its lawmakers by 2020, the territory‘s chief executive said Saturday, immediately sparking criticism from democracy activists who sought a faster timetable.

"A timetable for obtaining universal suffrage >>>


      HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MOURN BHUTTO
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan –– Many among the mourners chanted for justice and blamed the government for their heroine‘s death. Others jostled to get a last glimpse of the flag–draped coffin. Some simply wept and hugged each other.

The funeral for assassinated opposition leader Benazir >>>


      JAPAN‘S FUKUDA ON CHARM OFFENSIVE IN CHINA
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     BEIJING (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda played a friendly game of catch on his visit to China on Saturday, a symbol of warming ties between the North Asian rivals despite an intractable row over gas resources in disputed waters.

In a show of amity that would have been unthinkable two year >>>


      KENYA POLL DELAY SPARKS ETHNIC VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Machete–wielding gangs fought, looted and burned homes in Kenyan opposition strongholds on Saturday when delays in presidential poll results ignited tribal tensions in east Africa‘s economic power.

Most of the trouble was between Luo supporters of opposition challenge >>>


      RETURNING THE CONDOR TO S. AMERICA‘S SKIES
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Monte ReelWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, December 2', 2007; A12 BUENOS AIRES –– The conservationists tend to get a little tense when they approach Egg 54, which sits alone on a metal tray inside an incubator, absorbing warm air like some sort of fragile, slow–baked potato.

The >>>


      RULING AGAINST MUSLIM GROUP IS OVERTURNED
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Darryl FearsWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, December 2', 2007; A02 A federal appeals court in Chicago overturned a $156 million jury award against a former Muslim charity once billed as the nation‘s largest and several other defendants yesterday, saying that the plaintiffs failed to prove that financi >>>


      TENSIONS IN KENYA OVER ELECTION RESULTS
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     4:20 AM NAIROBI, Kenya –– Thousands of people waved machetes, burned down homes, and shouted epithets in one of Africa‘s largest slums on Saturday, witnesses said, as tensions flared over the slow return of results from the closest presidential election in Kenya‘s history.

Millionaire op >>>


      U.S. FEARS GREATER TURMOIL IN REGION
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     By Thomas E. Ricks and Robin WrightWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, December 2', 2007; A01 President Bush held an emergency meeting of his top foreign policy aides yesterday to discuss the deepening crisis in Pakistan, as administration officials and others explored whether Thursday‘s assassination of op >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 29-12-2007
     KENYA Opposition Holds Lead in Vote With vote–counting underway in what appears to be the closest and most open presidential contest in Kenya‘s post–independence history, opposition leader Raila Odinga was holding a strong lead over President Mwai Kibaki, according to early returns on local TV stations >>>


      $156M TERRORISM DAMAGE AWARD THROWN OUT
      Guardian, 29-12-2007
     Saturday December 2', 2007 3:01 AM By JOHN O‘CONNOR Associated Press Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A federal appeals court overturned a $156 million award Friday against U.S.–based Muslim activists for their involvement in the terrorist death of an American teenager in the West Bank more than a d >>>


      2 CHARGED IN WASH. HOLIDAY KILLINGS
      Guardian, 29-12-2007
     Saturday December 2', 2007 3:31 AM By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer SEATTLE (AP) – After slaughtering their parents, Joseph McEnroe apologized to his girlfriend‘s young niece and nephew before shooting both in the head to end a Christmas Eve massacre, prosecutors alleged Friday.
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      A GLANCE AT MAJOR VIOLENCE IN PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 29-12-2007
     Saturday December 2', 2007 12:31 AM The Associated Press Rioting and violence spread across parts of Pakistan, leaving at least 27 people dead, following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto: SINDH PROVINCE: Paramilitary rangers were given the authority to use live fire against rioters in the southern province. Twent >>>


      AUSTRALIAN GUANTANAMO CONVICT RELEASED
      Guardian, 29-12-2007
     Saturday December 2', 2007 2:46 AM By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) – David Hicks, an Australian who is the only person convicted on terrorism charges at a U.S. military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, walked free Saturday after more than six years behind bars.

The 32&nda >>>


      BRITAIN ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR‘S HONORS LIST
      Guardian, 29-12-2007
     Saturday December 2', 2007 3:31 AM By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Sir Ian McKellen – Gandalf to Lord of the Rings‘‘ fans

– rose further in status Saturday as he joined the elite circle of Britain‘s Companions of Honor.

Kylie Minogu >>>


      CARNATION KILLER APOLOGIZED TO CHILDREN
      Guardian, 29-12-2007
     Saturday December 2', 2007 5:31 AM By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer SEATTLE (AP) – After slaughtering their parents, Joseph McEnroe apologized to his girlfriend‘s young niece and nephew before shooting both in the head to end a Christmas Eve massacre, prosecutors alleged Friday.
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      CLASSMATES RECALL BHUTTO‘S INTENSITY
      Guardian, 29-12-2007
     Saturday December 2', 2007 7:16 AM By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) – Even at age 16, Benazir Bhutto was unafraid to express herself, a lesson one college classmate learned when she invited Bhutto home for Thanksgiving during their freshman year.

Linda Mottow–Lippa, who lived i >>>



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