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      AID FOR POOR REMAINS ON SHELF
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     A social benefits program aimed at helping residents struggling at the bottom end of the low–income group would cost the government budget between 500–600 million euros annually, according to the results of a study published yesterday.

The research, compiled by the National Center for Social Researc >>>


      AIR PASSENGERS TO BE TAGGED?
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Questions have been raised at the European Union about a Brussels–funded project, in which Greece is participating, that could lead to air passengers being electronically tagged when they check in for flights, Kathimerini has learned.

The project, known as Optag, is based at a research center at Universit >>>


      AQUAWORLD AQUARIUM...
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Stefanos Rapanis/ANA A Caretta caretta is pictured yesterday recovering in the Aquaworld aquarium in Crete, the largest of its kind in the Balkans, after receiving medical treatment for swallowing a fishing hook. The sea turtle is to stay at the aquarium until it is healthy enough to be released back into the sea. Aquaw >>>


      ASYLUM BACKER CALLS FOR BAN
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     PASOK MP Theodoros Pangalos said in an interview published in Sunday‘s Kathimerini that he is in favor of lifting the police immunity provided on university grounds, though he also lashed out at striking academics.

Pangalos said that he was among those who had risked their own personal safety fighting for >>>


      DESPITE THE COLD AND WET CONDITIONS...
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     MARGARITA KIAOU/ANA Despite the cold and wet conditions across the capital yesterday, Carnival festivities took place in Moschato, southern Athens. The City of Athens is also putting on free concerts, some of which will be held outdoors, around the capital over the coming week to coincide with the Carnival season. >>>


      FM JUSTIFIES HER DOMESTIC ROLE
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis yesterday defended her visit to the Muslim minority in northeastern Greece after opposition MPs complained that it is not her role to meddle in domestic matters.

«The foreign minister is a central figure in the government and has the right to make officials visits to all p >>>


      GARBAGE SOLUTION IS PROPOSED
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Combination of incinerators and processing plants can solve Attica’s trash dilemma, report says Attica’s garbage problem will not be solved through the creation of extra landfills, which are expensive, polluting and inefficient, but it can be tackled with three incinerators and a few waste sorting and treatment plants, >>>


      HEAD OF IKA MURDERED
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Yiannis Vartholomaios, the head of Greece’s main social security fund (IKA), was found dead at an apartment block in Athens yesterday as police said last night that he had been murdered by an unknown attacker.

Officers said that they were informed at 6.06 p.m. by the ambulance service that 66–year–o >>>


      HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED...
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     MARGARITA KIAOU/ANA Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Athens on Saturday, demanding equal rights and citizenship for immigrant children born in Greece. Immigrant groups said that current laws make it very difficult for immigrants to live and work legally in the country. Holding up banners reading ‘ >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     MISSILE STRIKE US Embassy refutes press reports it disapproves of Greece’s police The US Embassy in Athens yesterday issued a statement refuting press reports of alleged criticism by embassy officials of Public Order Minister Vyron Polydoras and the Greek police following last month’s missile attack on the embassy. &laq >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     ASSAILANT KILLED Undercover police officer fatally injures armed robber after heist An armed man was shot dead by an undercover police officer at an Everest branch in Maroussi, northern Athens, yesterday after holding up the fast–food outlet with a partner. Authorities said that two undercover police officers were >>>


      LOCALS BID TO REVIVE PHILOPAPPOU PAVILION
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     A small historic cafe in the park of Philopappou Hill area that has been closed since July 2005 may be resurrected if area residents can convince a new firm to operate it.

The residents said yesterday that they have begun a campaign to reopen the cafe after suing the previous firm running it for making unauthor >>>


      NEW METRO LINE SET TO OPEN SOON
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     The metro extension from Monastiraki in central Athens to Aegaleo in the west of the city is on course to open in late spring, project managers told Kathimerini yesterday adding that many ancient relics found during the construction process will also go on display.

The 4.3–kilometer stretch will connect M >>>


      PIRAEUS CLUB ADDS TO LEAD
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Olympiakos extended its lead at the top of the soccer Super League to 10 points yesterday after beating 10–man Iraklis 2–0, thanks to goals from Predrag Djordjevic and Nery Castillo.

The Piraeus club is now on 53 points after 21 games. The crucial moment of the match came in the 2'th minute when >>>


      POLL FINDS VOTERS DOUBT GOV’T REFORM
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Little scope seen for changes The majority of Greek voters do not believe the government has any organized program of reforms and doubts that it will be able to make significant changes to Greece’s economic, social security and education systems, according to an opinion poll carried out for Sunday’s Kathimerini.

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      SECURITY GUARD INJURED IN FAILED ROBBERY BID
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     A security officer was hospitalized after being attacked in a failed armed robbery attempt outside an outlet of a toy store chain in western Athens on Saturday afternoon. Reports said the guard was in a stable condition.

On a cash–collecting mission for the G Forest security firm, the employee was shot in >>>


      SUSPECT SURRENDERS
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Alleged murderer of IKA head turns himself in to police Police arrested a man yesterday believed to have murdered Yiannis Vartholomaios, the head of the country’s largest social security fund (IKA), after he turned himself into authorities.

Police said the 5'–year–old man, who was not identified >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     Monday President Karolos Papoulias leaves for an official visit to Bulgaria. To Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis to attend EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels.

Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to inaugurate exhibition «Protection of Employees and Citizens from Radiation,&raq >>>


      WEEKEND
      Kathimerin, 12-02-2007
     SATURDAY President Karolos Papoulias meets with members of the National Committee for German War Reparations.

– University of Patras hosts a conference on neurological disorders at 5 p.m. at the university. To tomorrow. Tel. 2610.''5.6'8 or log on to www.upatras.gr.

– Members of >>>


      ANALYSE. FAIRE DU JURA BERNOIS UN DEMI–CANTON: UNE FAUSSE BONNE IDÉE
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     JURA. L‘Assemblée interjurassienne étudiera l‘hypoth';se d‘un compromis entre la réunification et le statu quo.

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      ANALYSE. LE PARI DE STEVE JOBS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 12 février 2007 Edgar Bronfman Jr n‘a pas du tout apprécié la lettre ouverte de Steve Jobs publiée mercredi dernier. Le patron d‘Apple (AAPL) y propose rien moins que de supprimer tout dispositif anti–copie de la musique vendue sur Intern >>>


      ANJA PAERSON, UN TOUCHER EN OR
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     SKI ALPIN. En remportant la descente, dimanche, la skieuse suédoise a décroché son troisi';me titre mondial en trois épreuves.

Isabelle Musy, Are Lundi 12 février 2007 Appuyé contre l‘une des barri';res de l‘aire d‘arrivée, il répond pres >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. NICOLAS OU HSBC?
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Analyse. Le pari de Steve Jobs Livre. Japon, l‘énorme potentiel caché Du nouveau dans la finance. Les pays Baltes créent leurs hedge funds Fonds de placement. Questions ŕ James Chong. «Les entreprises chinoises conservent d‘excellents fondamentaux» Fonds de placement. Br&# >>>


      CAISSE UNIQUE OU CONCURRENCE: LES MODČLES PASSÉS AU SCANNER
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     VOTATIONS. Examen des propositions pour réformer le syst';me de santé. Le Temps Lundi 12 février 2007 Le 11 mars prochain, le peuple suisse devra se prononcer sur l‘initiative «Pour une caisse maladie unique et sociale». L‘initiative part d‘un constat: les mécani >>>


      COMME UN LUNDI: CHRISTIAN ZACHARIAS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Pianiste, chef de l‘Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne. La lecture de ce texte (3407 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CRITIQUE. LE «GYPSY MASTER» ROMANE S‘AMUSE
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Critique. Michel Barbey Lundi 12 février 2007 Inutile de le nier: tout a commencé par une déception. Celle d‘un «casting interruptus» qui changeait quasiment la nature du spectacle. Sur les cinq «Gypsy Guitar Masters» annoncés, il en subsistait... deux, soient Romane et >>>


      DU NOUVEAU DANS LA FINANCE. LES PAYS BALTES CRÉENT LEURS HEDGE FUNDS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Sortir Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Dossiers Blogs Forums Archives Galeries de photos Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebAdresses P >>>


      FISCALITÉ, ASSURANCE MALADIE: LA CLASSE MOYENNE A BON DOS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Grégoire Junod, président du Parti socialiste lausannois, estime que c‘est le syst';me actuel, et non la caisse unique, qui pénalise le plus les classes moyennes, et notamment les familles.

Grégoire Junod Lundi 12 février 2007 Rarement la classe moyenne aura été >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. BRČVES
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 12 février 2007 Immobilier en Asie– Fidelity lance un fonds immobilier centré sur l‘Asie.

Le FF Asia Pacific Property Fund ach';te également des immeubles en Australie et en Nouvelle–Zélande. Géré par Polly Kwan ŕ Hongkong, le fonds sup >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ JAMES CHONG. «LES ENTREPRISES CHINOISES CONSERVENT D‘EXCELLENTS FONDAMENTAUX»
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Questions ŕ James Chong, gérant ŕ Edimbourg du Vontobel Fund – China Stars. Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 12 février 2007 Né ŕ Shanghai, ville qu‘il a quittée ŕ l‘âge de 10 ans, James Chong a plusieurs fois visité la Suisse. Il représentait alors le fond >>>


      L‘AGENDA DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 12 février 2007 Lundi 12 février • Aarau: résultats 2006 de la Banque cantonale d‘Argovie.

• Zoug: résultats 2006 de Petroplus. Mardi 13 février • Zurich: résultats 2006 de UBS (UBSN.VX). Le consensus des analystes table sur une hausse de 23,8% du béné >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. ACTIONS EN REDDITION DE COMPTES: QUELQUES DÉVELOPPEMENTS RÉCENTS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     SUCCESSIONS. Lors de la recherche d‘actifs successoraux par des héritiers, le droit invoqué par ces derniers doit ętre «évident et reconnu», selon la jurisprudence de la Cour de Justice de Gen';ve.

Carlo Lombardini, Avocat au barreau de Gen';ve Lundi 12 f >>>


      L‘EUROPE DE PLUS EN PLUS FRAPPÉE PAR LES CATASTROPHES NATURELLES
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Salvano Briceńo, directeur du secrétariat de la Stratégie internationale de la prévention des catastrophes des Nations unies ŕ Gen';ve, souligne la vulnérabilité croissante de l‘Europe.

Salvano Briceńo Lundi 12 février 2007 Plus de 45 personnes ont p >>>


      L‘IDÉE DE SUPPRIMER L‘IMPÔT FÉDÉRAL DIRECT PIČGE LE PRD ET PREND LE PS AU DÉPOURVU
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     FISCALITE. S‘ils ont accepté de croiser le fer avec les socialistes, les radicaux n‘ont pas encore de véritable argumentaire. Et leurs contradicteurs ne sont pas totalement ŕ l‘aise sur la question, sur fond d‘offensive européenne.

D.S. Miéville, Berne Lundi 12 f >>>


      L‘UNIVERSITÉ PREND EN MAIN L‘ADMINISTRATION
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     GENEVE. Les recteurs se partagent les tâches administratives. La lecture de ce texte (2254 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘ÉCONOMIE TIRE UN BILAN AIGRE–DOUX DE L‘ACTION DU CONSEIL D‘ETAT VAUDOIS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     VAUD. Finances dans les chiffres noirs, mais pression sur les communes, hausse de taxes et velléités de hausse d‘impôts contrées dans les urnes: le gouvernement sortant a–t–il vraiment mené une politique de droite? Des porte–parole de l‘économie en doutent.
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      LA CHRONIQUE DES OBLIGATIONS CONVERTIBLES. LA REMONTÉE DE LA VOLATILITÉ IMPLICITE PROPULSE LES CONVERTIBLES
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     La chronique des obligations convertibles. Giuseppe Mirante, Responsable de la gestion des fonds IFP Fund Global Convertibles, gmirante@ifp.ch Lundi 12 février 2007 Ce n‘est plus un secret: les obligations convertibles, en stratégie «long–only», continuent de surprendre tous les interve >>>


      LA FIGURE DU PASSE–TEMPS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     PHENOMENE. Le photographe Noah Kalina, 26 ans, consigne chaque jour les changements imperceptibles du temps qui passe sur son visage. Un film en forme de succ';s planétaire, ŕ voir ŕ Lausanne.

Sylvain Menétrey Lundi 12 février 2007 Baskets, parka, peau poupine et taches de rouss >>>


      LA FRANCE PROFONDE CRIE SA RÉVOLTE FACE AUX SUISSES QUI DÉLOCALISENT
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article La France profonde crie sa révolte face aux Suisses qui délocalisent La délocalisation de l´usine Aubade provoque un bras de fer franco–suisse, dans lequel s´est impliquée la candidate Ségol';ne Royal. Photo: Keystone LINGERIE. La re >>>


      LA VRAIE HISTOIRE D‘UN PORTE–Ŕ–FAUX
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     TENNIS. D‘intox en conflits d‘intéręts, l‘Espagne a battu la Suisse en Coupe Davis.

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      LE CALCIO A PERDU DE SON '4;ME DANS LE HUIS CLOS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Le stade Bentegodi de Vérone a été fermé au public dimanche lors du match entre l´Inter Milan et Chievo Verona. Photo: Keystone FOOTBALL. Hier, le championnat d‘Italie a repris sous la contrainte des mesures prononcées par le gouvernement. Ambiance.

Guillaume Prébois, Mi >>>


      LE PDC N‘EST PAS UN «PARTI CATHOLIQUE»
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Jean–Luc Ryser, vice–président du PDC– Lausanne, Lausanne Lundi 12 février 2007 En réponse ŕ votre article «Les petits partis vaudois cherchent ŕ survivre» (LT du 3 février) je souhaite apporter une précision d‘une «grande» importance pou >>>


      LE PORTUGAL VOTE POUR L‘AVORTEMENT
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     REFERENDUM. Selon les sondages, le oui ŕ la dépénalisation l‘emporterait. Le Temps Lundi 12 février 2007 Les électeurs portugais se sont prononcés dimanche en faveur de la dépénalisation de l‘avortement avec une majorité de 57 ŕ 62% de voix, selon différ >>>


      LES MOUETTES GENEVOISES VISÉES POUR LE TRAITEMENT DE LEUR PERSONNEL
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     GENEVE. Appuyés par un syndicat, les pilotes des bateaux dénoncent leurs conditions de travail. Le département de Robert Cramer va jouer les arbitres.

Christian Lecomte Lundi 12 février 2007 Une rencontre est prévue jeudi prochain entre le Syndicat du personnel des transports (SEV) et l >>>


      LIVRE. JAPON, L‘ÉNORME POTENTIEL CACHÉ
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Livre. Myret Zaki Lundi 12 février 2007 The Japanese Money Tree. How Investors Can Prosper from Japan‘s Economic Rebirth. Andrew H. Shipley, FT Press (parution prochaine).

Depuis plus d‘une décennie, les investisseurs se sont habitués ŕ bouder le Japon, cet archipel autrefois pro >>>


      NEUCH'4;TEL DEVRA CONVAINCRE BERNE DE SON DESTIN D‘AGGLOMÉRATION UNIQUE
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     NEUCHATEL. La mise en place du Réseau urbain neuchâtelois doit permettre au canton d‘ętre reconnu par la Confédération comme une agglomération de 120000 habitants. Malgré les efforts consentis, la partie est loin d‘ętre gagnée.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss >>>


      POUR CÉLÉBRER LA RÉVOLUTION ISLAMIQUE, LE PRÉSIDENT IRANIEN JOUE LA PRUDENCE
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Selon un observateur, «la prudence inhabituelle du président Ahmadinejad symbolise une volonté d´amadouer la communauté internationale, ŕ l´heure de la reprise des discussions». Photo: Keystone IRAN. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad se montre conciliant en évoquant la volonté de Téhé >>>


      POURQUOI LES FEMMES SURPASSENT LES HOMMES DANS LA GESTION DE FONDS RISQUÉS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     COMPORTEMENT. Plus patientes que leurs confr';res, les gérantes se distinguent sur les marchés émergents.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 12 février 2007 Le meilleur gérant en actions russes sur ces douze derniers mois est une gérante. Zina Psiola devance de plus de sept points de >>>


      PROCČS SWISSAIR: RETOUR SUR LES COMPÉTENCES D‘ADMINISTRATEUR
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     GOUVERNANCE. Pour justifier la présence d‘une personne au sein d‘un conseil d‘administration, il faut tenir compte de l‘ensemble des compétences dans l‘équipe et juger si elle est équilibrée.

Dominique Freymond, Administrateur indépendant, consultant e >>>


      QUEL AVENIR POUR LE SYSTČME DE SANTÉ SUISSE? LE POINT Ŕ L‘HEURE DU CHOIX
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Comment répartir la facture de la santé? Quelle concurrence pour les assurances? Supprimer le libre choix du médecin? Vivent les réseaux de soins! Qui doit gérer les hôpitaux? La piste peu explorée de la prévention TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Quel avenir pour le syst';me >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. TOUT PROUST DANS MES OREILLES
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Quoi de neuf. Florence Gaillard Lundi 12 février 2007 Ils sont six comédiens français ŕ s‘ętre lancés dans La Recherche. Grâce ŕ eux, «Tout Proust», l‘ADN de la littérature française, enti';rement décodé, se donne ŕ lire san >>>


      REBONDS AU GRAND THÉ'4;TRE DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Alors que le Grand Théâtre de Gen';ve vient de se trouver un nouveau secrétaire général ad interim en la personne de Maryvonne Joris, deux semaines apr';s le renvoi d‘Antonio Soragni (LT du 8.2.2007), le directeur Jean–Marie Blanchard serait lui aussi sur la sellette. >>>


      REFUS ET NÉCESSITÉ
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Editorial. Jean–Jacques Roth Lundi 12 février 2007 De toute évidence, la caisse unique ne passera pas: la Suisse alémanique se chargera de refuser cet appareillage centralisé oů elle craint de payer pour les cigales romandes. Il faut s‘en réjouir car le dispositif prévu a t >>>


      REGAIN DE VIOLENCE Ŕ CONAKRY
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     GUINEE. 23 morts samedi dans des manifestations hostiles au président. La lecture de ce texte (2526 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      RESTER TOUT LE TEMPS CONNECTÉ: RÉELLE DÉPENDANCE OU VRAI BONHEUR?
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     E–MAILS &SMS. La conférence LIFT07, qui vient de s‘achever ŕ Gen';ve, a examiné les conséquences sur tout un chacun de la «surcharge technologique».

Conclusion: les uns se débrouillent tr';s bien, les autres sont submergés par le flot.
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      RODIN, LA VIE AU BOUT DES DOIGTS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     La cél';bre pi';ce «Les Bourgeois de Calais», au Kunsthaus de Zurich. Photo: Keystone SCULPTURE. Collaboration de trois grandes institutions, l‘exposition événement du Kunsthaus de Zurich montre ŕ quel point l‘artiste français a révolutionné le genre.
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      SAINT–GALL EXPULSE DES DÉLINQUANTS
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     VIOLENCE. Les bases légales suffisent pour expulser des criminels étrangers. La lecture de ce texte (2853 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      SÉGOLČNE ROYAL LANCE SON «PACTE PRÉSIDENTIEL»
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     FRANCE. Le programme contient des surprises, mais peu de propositions en mati';re économique.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Lundi 12 février 2007 Sa robe annonçait la couleur: rouge vif, en signe de préparation au combat.

Le sourire hiératique, la voix inhabituellement rauque, >>>


      UN SECTEUR SOUS LA LOUPE. MON LOFT DE DEMAIN: SOBRE ET NUMÉRIQUE
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Un secteur sous la loupe. Serge Zancanella, CFA, Analyste financier TMT, Bordier & Cie Lundi 12 février 2007 N‘ętes–vous pas séduits par ces appareils électroniques toujours plus compacts et aux manipulations de plus en plus intuitives? Dans une époque oů la surface est tr&# >>>


      UNIVERSITÉ: DES DÉCISIONS SURPRENANTES
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     Damien Cottier, Raphaël Comte et Jean–Bernard Wälti, députés, Neuchâtel Lundi 12 février 2007 La décision du Conseil d‘Etat de licencier avec effet immédiat le recteur de l‘Université de Neuchâtel a de quoi surprendre (LT du 6 février). Sur le fond >>>


      VLADIMIR POUTINE S‘EN PREND VIOLEMMENT AUX ETATS–UNIS ET Ŕ L‘OTAN
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     SECURITE. A la conférence sur la sécurité de Munich, le président russe a accusé l‘Alliance atlantique de bafouer ses engagements passés.

Richard Werly, envoyé spécial ŕ Munich Lundi 12 février 2007 A Munich, Vladimir Poutine a renversé les rôles >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. DITES, ON VOTE DANS L‘URNE OU BIEN DANS LA BOUTEILLE Ŕ L‘ENCRE?
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
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      «MAX», UNE CIGOGNE PLUS CORIACE QUE PRÉVU
      Le Temps, 12-02-2007
     BALISE ARGOS. Observé depuis Fribourg, l‘échassier fait preuve d‘une longévité sans précédent.

Etienne Dubuis Lundi 12 février 2007 Max, le retour. Remontant du Maroc, la cigogne la plus cél';bre de Suisse et sans doute du monde, a franchi pour la 16e >>>


      ABU DHABI PROPERTY LAW REVISED
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News ABU DHABI, 12 February 2007 — Property ownership in Abu Dhabi has been modified under the new law which amended certain provisions of the existing law.

In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al–Nahyan has issued Law No. 2 for 2007, amending some >>>


      ADCB LAUNCHES INDEX FUND
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News ABU DHABI, 12 February 2007 — Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) yesterday announced the formal launch of its ADCB MSCI UAE Fund, the first index fund of its kind in the Middle East. Index funds, also known as passive funds or tracker funds, track the movement of market indices to deliver returns tha >>>


      AIRPORTS TO BE CHANGED INTO COMPANIES
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 February 2007 — Plans are under way to transform the Kingdom’s international airports into state–owned companies, according to Abdullah Ruhaimy, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

In an interview with Al–Majalla magazine, a sister pu >>>


      DUBAL, MUBADALA TO BUILD BIGGEST ALUMINUM SMELTER
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 12 February 2007 — Dubai Aluminum Company (Dubal), one of the world’s largest aluminum producers owned by the Government of Dubai, and Mubadala Development Company, a wholly–owned investment and development vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, have signed yesterday a joint ventur >>>


      ETISALAT FUNDS PTCL RESTRUCTURING
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News DUBAI, 12 February 2007 — Emirates Telecom Corp. (Etisalat) has allocated an estimated AED40 million for restructuring Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL), in which it owns a 26 percent stake and management control.

Etisalat International Director–General Jamal Al–Jarwan >>>


      INDIA — ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION FOR GCC INVESTMENTS
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 February 2007 — Liberalization of economic policies has changed the investment climate in India dramatically in the last decade. India has simplified and rationalized Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) procedures, while liberalizing sectors such as retail mining, infrastructure, wholesa >>>


      ITHMAAR STOCK OUTPERFORMS BAHRAIN EQUITIES
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Arab News MANAMA, 12 February 2007 — Ithmaar Bank shares enjoyed a strong start, following the bank’s debut on the Bahrain Stock Exchange last year.

Investor confidence sent the bank’s stock soaring nearly 40 percent by 2006–end, from the time of its listing on the BSE on June 4, 2006, outperforming sever >>>


      JEF 2007 FOCUSES ON INVESTMENT CLIMATE
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 12 February 2007 — Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar.E.C), the Tadawul–listed company developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), will highlight the economic developments in Saudi Arabia as partner–sponsor of the 8th Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) 2007 to be held on Feb. 24–27. Emaar.E. >>>


      MINDANAO TRADE TEAM VISITS KINGDOM
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr., Arab News RIYADH, 12 February 2007 — A 15–man trade delegation from Mindanao, Philippines will arrive here on Feb. 23 for an eight–day visit to the key cities of Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah. «The trade visit to Saudi Arabia is indeed a welcome development,» Ambassador Antonio >>>


      MOBILY EXTENDS NETWORK COVERAGE
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 12 February 2007 — Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has confirmed its independent coverage of new highways on the northern parts of Saudi Arabia to raise the length of highways covered by its own network to 20,000 kilometers in the whole Kingdom. The last one was the coastal highway of Wajh toward the north wi >>>


      RECENT IPOS OPENING LESS THAN OFFERING?
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Khan H. Zahid RIYADH, 12 February 2007 — The year 2006 was not a pleasant year for investors in the Saudi stock market. Two market crashes, some disappointing initial public offerings (IPOs) and lost confidence in the market — all these factors affected the investors behavior negatively, despite strong economic growth, >>>


      SAUDI KAYAN AWARDS PLANT CONTRACTS
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 12 February 2007 — Sabic affiliate, Saudi Kayan, has awarded two contracts, first for the construction of phenolics plant to produce 240 kta of Bis–Phenol A and the second for the construction of polycarbonate (PC) plant to produce 260 kta of PC. The contracts were given to Tecnicas Reunidas Grou >>>


      SURPRISES THAT COULD HAVE A NOTICEABLE IMPACT ON GULF ECONOMIES
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Henry T. Azzam In business and economics, the biggest threat is the one that we cannot forecast. This is why it is important to consider the contrarian view to the consensus and identify the wild cards that could play out differently from what the majority is expecting. Betting against the consensus can have its rewards >>>


      VALUES TO OBSERVE IN MIXED COMPANY
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah Islam defines certain values and manners that should be observed when men and women meet socially. These provide a perfect framework that ensures a fine standard of propriety and morality, without interfering with the steady progress of the life of society. This framework promotes wha >>>


      WOMEN’S EQUALITY AND LEADING PRAYERS
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Since Islam gives equal rights to women, is it permissible for a woman to lead a congregational prayer? If so, then why so many condemned what was done in the US when a woman led the congregational prayer?

M. Rehan A. Social rights are different from acts of worship. When we speak of o >>>


      ‘PUTIN VISIT WILL BOOST TIES’
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah receives Russian President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh. (SPA)

JEDDAH, 12 February 2007 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday emphasized the importance of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the Kingdom and s >>>


      ARAB WORLD NEEDS YOU, SUAD JUFFALI TELLS AUC GRADUATES
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Arab News The American University in Cairo Provost Tim Sullivan decorates Suad Juffali with the robes of honorary doctorate at the Cairo International Conference Center. (AN photo)

CAIRO, 12 February 2007 — Suad Juffali was awarded an honorary doctorate by the American University in Cairo (AUC) at the winter co >>>


      HEALTH INSPECTIONS STEPPED UP IN EP
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei, Arab News DAMMAM, 12 February 2007 — Dammam Mayor Daifallah Al–Otaiby, who is also in charge of all towns and municipal administrations in the Eastern Province, said he has instructed all municipalities to improve health inspections in areas under their jurisdiction.

Al–Otaib >>>


      JCCI INTERVENES, HANDS WOMAN BMW CAR
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Maha Akeel, Arab News Saleh Al–Turki, chairman of the JCCI, hands over keys of the BMW car to Najat Omar Kamreegh in Jeddah. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 12 February 2007 — The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) yesterday intervened in a dispute between a woman and a company that had failed to award the >>>


      OVER 1.13M COVERED UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 12 February 2007 — Pointing out that the number of people presently covered by mandatory health insurance schemes stands at over 1.13 million, Health Minister Dr. Hamad Al–Manie said he expects the number to significantly increase following an awareness campaign that is soon to be l >>>


      SAUDI WOMEN MAY SOON TAKE UP DIPLOMATIC WORK
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 12 February 2007 — Saudi women will soon be eligible to take up diplomatic work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to a leading official at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies.

«There is an inclination to open the diplomatic sector for women at the institute and th >>>


      SHOURA DEBATES ‘ADS ON CABS’ PROPOSAL
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 12 February 2007 — In the Kingdom we see advertisements every day in newspapers, billboards, on TV and in the streets. But unlike other countries, the Kingdom has still not allowed advertising on taxi cabs. Members of the Shoura Council yesterday had a healthy debate on whether to allow adv >>>


      ‘MUSLIMS MUST HAVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES’
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 12 February 2007 — A senior Indian parliamentarian has called for efforts to include Muslims in mainstream Indian society that would address the inequities experienced by them.

K. Rahman Khan, deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha, said that this could be achieved «wh >>>


      CHAMAN BORDER SEALED AMID BOMB SEIZURE
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 12 February 2007 — Pakistan yesterday sealed its border with Afghanistan at Chaman, beefed up patrolling of the main highway and deployed bomb disposal squads after a tip–off that one of the trucks of the NATO convoy bound for Pakistan had bombs.

All the vehicles mov >>>


      CHILDREN’S FEST HELPS FIND NEW TALENT
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Arab News JUBAIL, 12 February 2007 — The Association of Malayalee Professionals in Saudi Arabia (AMPS) recently conducted a Children’s Fest and Talent Show (CFTS) aimed at recognizing and encouraging new talent and improving the skills of children in the Indian community. As many as 188 schoolchildren from lower kinderg >>>


      IRAN READY FOR TALKS TO END N–STANDOFF
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Stuart Williams, Agence France Presse TEHRAN, 12 February 2007 — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday said Iran was ready to negotiate to end the standoff over its nuclear program but vowed that Tehran would never agree to the West’s most critical demand.

Ahmadinejad also confounded expectations he would unv >>>


      ISRAEL MUST ACCEPT NEW GOVT: ABBAS
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News AMMAN/GAZA CITY, 12 February 2007 — Israel must accept the new national unity government being set up by the Palestinians, President Mahmoud Abbas said in Amman yesterday. «This is a Palestinian issue and an Arab issue and it is up to the Israelis to deal with the fait accompli,» A >>>


      ISRAEL RESUMES EXCAVATIONS
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Agencies JERUSALEM, 12 February 2007 — Israel resumed controversial renovations near Jerusalem’s most contentious holy site yesterday, as 2,000 police were out on the streets braced for a third straight day of violent demonstrations.

A few dozen protesters scuffled with police outside the Old City’s Dung Gate, >>>


      RAHUL VETS CANDIDATES FOR NOW–OR–NEVER UP ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy, Arab News NEW DELHI, 12 February 2007 — While the Congress party is hopeful of returning to power in Punjab assembly elections tomorrow, it has begun planning for elections in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Preparatory work for elections in Uttar Pradesh is marked by brainstorming sessions in fi >>>


      RAINS, COLD SPELL CLAIM SEVERAL LIVES IN PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 12 February 2007 — Several people died and over a dozen were injured yesterday after roofs of their houses collapsed in heavy rains in Pakistan, the government said.

Five deaths were caused when the thatched, mud–built roofs of the houses collapsed in separate rain&n >>>


      US IMPLICATES TOP IRANIAN LEADERSHIP IN IRAQ BOMBINGS
      Arab News, 12-02-2007
     Associated Press BAGHDAD, 12 February 2007 — The US military has detected a significant increase in the number of sophisticated roadside bombs appearing in Iraq and believes that orders to send components for them came from the «highest levels» of the Iranian government, a senior intelligence officer said ye >>>


      1 MAN, 3 CHILDREN DIE IN TEXAS FIRE
      Washington Post, 12-02-2007
     HOUSTON –– A man who raced into a burning home to rescue relatives died with three young children after he pulled one toddler from the flames and went back inside, authorities and family members said.

Elisha Davis, 26, was found dead with a child under his arm near the back door, which had been nail >>>


      5–DAY BLIZZARD BURIES WESTERN N.Y.
      Washington Post, 12-02-2007
     Associated PressSaturday, February 10, 2007; A03 OSWEGO, N.Y., Feb. ' –– New York‘s governor has declared a state disaster emergency in Oswego County, where five straight days of lake–effect squalls have dumped nearly 100 inches of snow. Even more snow was forecast through the weekend.
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      ATF OFFICIALS WHO CHALLENGED DIRECTOR MOVED TO LOWER POSTS
      Washington Post, 12-02-2007
     Two senior officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who opposed many questionable management and spending decisions by the agency‘s former director are being moved to lower–ranking positions effective Thursday, officials said.

Deputy Director Edgar A. Domenech, who also s >>>


      AUSTRALIAN PM DEFENDS COMMENTS ON OBAMA
      Washington Post, 12-02-2007
     SYDNEY, Australia –– Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday denied having a political motive when he said terrorists in Iraq would be praying for Democratic hopeful Barack Obama to become U.S. president.

Howard, a steadfast supporter of President Bush in the Iraq war, insisted his criticism >>>


      BRAZIL‘S LULA TO CHALLENGE BUSH ON ENVIRONMENT
      Washington Post, 12-02-2007
     BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will challenge President Bush to cut emissions of carbon gases that cause global warming when he visits Latin America next month, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday.

"Brazil has the political and moral authority to demand that rich countries uphold their ob >>>


      BUSH PITCHES FREE–TRADE POLICIES
      Washington Post, 12-02-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Free–trade policies making it easier for U.S. companies to sell their products around the globe are an important ingredient to the economy‘s vitality, President Bush said Monday as he projected another year of good _ though somewhat slower _ economic growth.

Bush, in his an >>>



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