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      AILLEURS. CALATRAVA, LA SIGNATURE DE VALENCE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     La troisi';me ville d‘Espagne aura trois centres ce printemps. Celui historique, le port – Coupe de l‘America oblige –, et la zone sud–est, oů les architectures grandioses de Santiago Calatrava dessinent la colonne vertébrale de la cité nouvelle.

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      APRČS AVOIR ATTEINT UN PIC L‘AN PASSÉ, LA CONSTRUCTION SUISSE FAIBLIT
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Guerre des nerfs entre Microsoft et Bruxelles Telecom Italia dans la tourmente L‘interview de la semaine. «Il y a quinze ans, nous étions plus libéraux que nos voisins. Aujourd‘hui, la situation s‘est inversée» L‘emploi américain, bonne surprise ECONOMIE Le Temps I >>>


      ARTE INVENTE LE SUSPENSE GÉNÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     TELEVISION. L‘arręt, peut–ętre temporaire, de la diffusion de la série «ReGenesis», qui traite des menaces biotechnologiques, contrarie les téléspectateurs.

Męme si l‘audience reste modeste, la chaîne culturelle a réussi son entrée dans >>>


      BON APPÉTIT. EST–CE MEILLEUR QUAND C‘EST RÉCHAUFFÉ?
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Bon appétit. Maxime Pietri Samedi 7 avril 2007 Encore une question sans réponse! Mais ŕ laquelle répondent oui, avec la plus blindée des assurances, de nombreux opérateurs de la cuisine mijotée; peut–ętre et pourquoi pas, mais pourquoi quand męme? Myst';re et bo >>>


      CLAUDE STRATZ, LA PASSION DU THÉ'4;TRE D‘UN SURVOLTÉ
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     HOMMAGE. Compagnon artistique de Patrice Chéreau, puis directeur de la Comédie de Gen';ve, l‘artiste décédé jeudi était un grand de la sc';ne.

Alexandre Demidoff Samedi 7 avril 2007 Au pas de course. Ou plein gaz sur sa mobylette. Le corps noueux et éloqu >>>


      CONVERIUM DEMANDE Ŕ SES ACTIONNAIRES D‘ATTENDRE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     OPA. Le conseil d‘administration du réassureur suisse tente d‘empęcher la vente de ses titres au français Scor.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Samedi 7 avril 2007 De la patience. C‘est ce que demande Converium (CHRN.S) ŕ ses actionnaires avant le début de l‘offre de rac >>>


      EN MOYENNE ANNUELLE, LES COURS DE L‘OR DEVRAIENT BATTRE UN RECORD
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     ONCE. Soutenus par l‘appétit des investisseurs et alors que la demande s‘amenuise, les prix du métal brillant vont continuer de progresser cette année et la suivante, estime GFMS.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Samedi 7 avril 2007 Des prétextes pour monter, l‘or n‘ >>>


      GUERRE DES NERFS ENTRE MICROSOFT ET BRUXELLES
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     INFORMATIQUE. L‘éditeur de logiciels ne se conforme toujours pas au jugement de... 2004.

Anouch Seydtaghia Samedi 7 avril 2007 Combien? 4'7 millions d‘euros, ou alors 777,5 millions, auxquels il faudrait ajouter 3 millions par jour? Plus une semaine ne passe sans que la Commission europ >>>


      IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS. L‘HISTOIRE NATIONALE COMME SUJET DE POLITIQUE INTERNATIONALE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Vue sur le monde. Le retournement ukrainien La semaine. Pour Pâques, un regain de liberté ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article L‘histoire nationale comme sujet de politique internationale Il était une fois.

Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 7 avril 2007 Le président français, Jacques Chirac, quit >>>


      L‘EMPLOI AMÉRICAIN, BONNE SURPRISE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     STATISTIQUES. Le taux de chômage de 4,4% est au plus bas depuis octobre. Caroline Mignon, La Tribune Samedi 7 avril 2007 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal La Tribune (http://www.latribune.fr). Notre service abonnements (abo@ >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. «IL Y A QUINZE ANS, NOUS ÉTIONS PLUS LIBÉRAUX QUE NOS VOISINS. AUJOURD‘HUI, LA SITUATION S‘EST INVERSÉE»
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Walter Stoffel, président de la Commission de la concurrence. Daniel Eskenazi, Berne Samedi 7 avril 2007 Le Temps: Avec l‘amende record de 333 millions de francs infligée ŕ Swisscom (SCMN.VX), la Commission de la concurrence joue–t–elle sa crédibilité?

Walter Stoffel: >>>


      L‘OMBRE DE SEVERIANO BALLESTEROS
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     GOLF. L‘Espagnol réapparaît au Masters d‘Augusta. Un petit retour. Jean Louis Aragon, Augusta Samedi 7 avril 2007 Souvent, il n‘est pas facile de vieillir. Certains golfeurs en donnent la preuve. Accablante parfois. Tel semble ętre le cas de l‘Espagnol Severiano Ballesteros, gloire >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Quelques points gagnés avant Pâques.

Anker Bank Samedi 7 avril 2007 Au cours de la séance de jeudi, et ŕ la veille du long week–end de Pâques, le marché suisse a gagné quelques points, apr';s un début de >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. OPHIUCHUS 2004, DIDIER JORIS, CHAMOSON
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     La bouteille de la semaine. Patricia Briel Samedi 7 avril 2007 Ophiuchus signifie le «porteur de serpent» en grec. C‘est le nom d‘une constellation en forme de triangle. Didier Joris, vigneron–encaveur ŕ Chamoson, aime particuli';rement cette figure géométrique. Le tr >>>


      LA FABLE JURASSIENNE DES FAUX E–MAILS SE CLÔT SANS MORALE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     JURA. Le juge d‘instruction a conclu que l‘affaire n‘était pas pénalement punissable.

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      LA FIN DES DOGMES?
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Patricia Briel Samedi 7 avril 2007 Divers sondages et enquętes menés en Europe occidentale montrent qu‘un nombre toujours croissant de chrétiens peinent ŕ adhérer aux dogmes fondateurs du christianisme. La croyance en la divinité du Christ, la Trinité ou la résurrection ne s >>>


      LA PASSION SELON CERIANA
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Photo: Keystone REPORTAGE. Le village italien pr';s de San Remo se targue d‘avoir 1400 chanteurs pour 1400 habitants. Vérification éblouie pour les fętes de Pâques.

Arnaud Robert Samedi 7 avril 2007 Et tout ŕ coup monte le rédempteur. C‘est son nom, Redentore. U >>>


      LA SEMAINE. POUR P'4;QUES, UN REGAIN DE LIBERTÉ
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     La semaine. Beat Kappeler Samedi 7 avril 2007 Quel beau concours de circonstances: l‘espoir de Pâques, la belle saison, le beau temps nous rendent la vie agréable. Mais il y a plus. En digérant ma pile de journaux accumulée depuis des semaines, j‘ai découvert au moins quatre actes de >>>


      LA TCHÉTCHÉNIE «PACIFIÉE» INTRONISE SON PRÉSIDENT
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     RUSSIE. Le chef des terribles milices, Ramzan Kadyrov, est l‘homme choisi par le Kremlin.

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      LAURA SADIS, LE CHOIX TESSINOIS DE LA MESURE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     TESSIN. Le profil consensuel de Laura Sadis lui a valu de remplacer l‘intransigeante et tr';s contestée Marina Masoni au Conseil d‘Etat. Portrait.

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      LE NEZ DEHORS
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Marion Moussadek Samedi 7 avril 2007 Chasse aux śufs

– Découvrir 30 śufs en chocolat flanqués de bons valables chez les commerçants, d‘une valeur de 100 francs et plus, c‘est ce que propose la commune du sud genevois, Carouge. Le gagnant sera récompensé par u >>>


      LE PEN TOUJOURS EN EMBUSCADE AU PREMIER TOUR
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Jean–Marie Le Pen s’est rendu vendredi ŕ Argenteuil. C’est lŕ que Nicolas Sarkozy avait lancé, en octobre 2005, le terme de «racailles» pour qualifier certains jeunes délinquants des banlieues. Photo: Keystone FRANCE. Le leader d‘extręme droite ne privilégie plus le registre de >>>


      LE SUCCČS FOU DE L‘ULTRA MARATHON DU MONT–BLANC
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     ENDURANCE EXTREME. Plus dur, plus long. Mais les 2500 dossards sont partis en dix heures.

Francesca Sacco Samedi 7 avril 2007 Les organisateurs de l‘ultra marathon du Mont–Blanc ont entamé leur mini–tournée européenne pour présenter ŕ la presse la version remusclé >>>


      LE TF POURRAIT VENIR AU SECOURS DU TACTILO
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Le Tactilo, machine ŕ sous ou simple loterie électronique? Photo: Keystone JEUX. Les considérants d‘un arręt du tribunal fédéral précisent la définition des paris et loteries.

Frédéric Leli';vre Samedi 7 avril 2007 Apr';s le carton rouge, l >>>


      LEWIS HAMILTON LE PROTOTYPE DU HÉROS
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Lewis Hamilton, nouveau pilote de McLaren. Il a déjŕ gagné dans toutes les catégories. Photo: Keystone FORMULE 1. La recrue secr';te de McLaren dévoile un talent exceptionnel.

Souvent plus rapide que son coéquipier Fernando Alonso, il se pose comme un futur champion du mond >>>


      LHC PASSE EN MAINS CANADIENNES
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     HOCKEY SUR GLACE. Les investisseurs du club lausannois se dévoilent. Le Temps Samedi 7 avril 2007 Barry Alter (51 ans) et Ken Lockett (5' ans) sont les nouveaux actionnaires majoritaires, et uniques, du Lausanne Hockey Club. Leur ambition: retrouver rapidement la Ligue nationale A. «Nous le disons sans ar >>>


      NYON, LA NOUVELLE VIE DE CH'4;TEAU
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     VAUD. Tr';s réussie, la restauration du Château de Nyon, réaménagé de fond en comble, doit beaucoup ŕ la passion de son conservateur. Vincent Lieber s‘est efforcé de recréer le charme des demeures particuli';res. Visite guidée par le maître de maiso >>>


      PARIS FACE Ŕ UNE CRISE DES OTAGES EN MAINS TALIBANES
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     AFGHANISTAN. Les deux Français enlevés mardi pourraient servir de monnaie d‘échange.

Aliocha Sounine, Kaboul Samedi 7 avril 2007 «Nous avons enlevé deux étrangers et trois Afghans», avait annoncé mercredi un porte–parole des talibans, avant d‘ajouter: >>>


      PLUS DE 100 000 ÉLECTEURS SUISSES EXPATRIÉS
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Seuls les radicaux ne comptent pas sur leurs conseillers fédéraux pour le mois d‘octobre Plus de 100 000 électeurs suisses expatriés SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Plus de 100 000 électeurs suisses expatriés SUISSES DE L‘ETRANGER. Et si on leur attribuait des si';ges >>>


      RAPPORT DU GROUPE D‘EXPERTS INTERGOUVERNEMENTAL SUR L‘ÉVOLUTION DU CLIMAT. L‘HUMANITÉ, SI VULNÉRABLE AU RÉCHAUFFEMENT
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Photo: Keystone AVENIR. Quels effets le changement climatique aura–t–il sur les conditions de vie des hommes? Les meilleurs experts du moment répondent dans un rapport accablant.

Etienne Dubuis Samedi 7 avril 2007 Le réchauffement climatique aura des effets négatifs sur toutes les r&# >>>


      REPČRE. TRIPLE FORTUNE POUR LES ACTIONNAIRES
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Rep';re. Frédéric Leli';vre Samedi 7 avril 2007 Vingt–six milliards de francs. Les actionnaires des 24 plus grandes sociétés cotées ŕ Zurich vont se frotter les mains. Car il s‘agit du montant record de dividendes qu‘ils vont recevoir au titre de l‘an >>>


      ROCK ENTRE HOMMES
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     ALBUM. Houston Swing Engine en tournée. Loďse Cuendet Samedi 7 avril 2007 «J‘esp';re que quand les gens écoutent notre musique, ils ne nous confondent ni avec Pleymo ni avec Metallica.» François Barras, guitariste de Houston Swing Engine, en tournée romande ce mois, n&l >>>


      RUTH DREIFUSS OFFRE Ŕ L‘UNIVERSITÉ DE GENČVE LES CLÉS DE SON ÉMANCIPATION
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     GENEVE. Les propositions de la commission présidée par l‘ancienne conseill';re fédérale concernant l‘Université ont été présentées jeudi. Elles visent ŕ une profonde refonte du fonctionnement et des structures de l‘académie, pour la rendre >>>


      RÉCHAUFFEMENT CLIMATIQUE: DES CONSÉQUENCES ALARMANTES
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     ENVIRONNEMENT. Le GIEC dresse un tableau tr';s préoccupant pour la plan';te et ses habitants.

Le Temps Samedi 7 avril 2007 Le texte publié a été marchandé jusqu‘au dernier mot, certains pays – Etats–Unis, Chine – cherchant ŕ en diluer les con >>>


      RÉFORME EN DEUX TEMPS POUR LA HES DE L‘ARC JURASSIEN
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     ARC JURASSIEN. La Chaux–de–Fonds a trois ans pour accroître son attractivité. D‘ici lŕ, la HE–Arc se concentrera ŕ Neuchâtel. Serge Jubin Samedi 7 avril 2007 Ce n‘est pas encore la sortie de l‘impasse, mais la voie pour s‘en extraire est tracée. Pou >>>


      SEULS LES RADICAUX NE COMPTENT PAS SUR LEURS CONSEILLERS FÉDÉRAUX POUR LE MOIS D‘OCTOBRE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Les conseillers fédéraux Pascal Couchepin et Hans–Rudolf Merz, avec le président du Parti radical, Fulvio Pelli (de gauche ŕ droite). Photo: Keystone ELECTIONS. Pour l‘UDC et le PDC, et dans une moindre mesure pour le PS, un conseiller fédéral demeure une locomotive élector >>>


      TELECOM ITALIA DANS LA TOURMENTE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     TELECOMS. Le président de l‘opérateur donne sa démission. Le Temps Samedi 7 avril 2007 Le président de Telecom Italia, Guido Rossi, en conflit ouvert avec le principal actionnaire de l‘opérateur italien, la holding Olimpia dirigée par Marco Tronchetti Provera, a présent >>>


      TENSIONS ENTRE LULA ET L‘ARMÉE FACE AU DÉSORDRE DU CIEL BRÉSILIEN
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     BRESIL. La gr';ve des contrôleurs aériens a dégénéré en chaos. Le président a manqué de doigté.

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      UN CHRISTIANISME SANS DOGMES?
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     • Un nombre croissant de chrétiens peinent ŕ adhérer aux croyances fondatrices de leur religion.

• L‘analphabétisme religieux progresse de mani';re inquiétante, męme aux Etats–Unis.

• Les Eglises ont besoin d‘un nouveau langage pour dire la foi. F >>>


      UNE ANOMALIE MÉTÉO PLANE SUR VALENCE. QU‘ANNONCE CE VENT?
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Alinghi poursuit son programme d‘intimidation Le succ';s fou de l‘ultra marathon du Mont–Blanc SPORT Le Temps I Article Une anomalie météo plane sur Valence. Qu‘annonce ce vent?

VOILE. Les conditions rencontrées ces jours–ci ne collent pas aux promesses de st >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. NADINE DE
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Village people. Stéphane Bonvin Samedi 7 avril 2007 Qu‘est–ce qui peut bien l‘avoir jamais blessée, Nadine de Rothschild? Et aujourd‘hui, existe–t–il quelque chose capable de désarçonner celle qui a construit son statut d‘icône postmoderne sur la ré >>>


      VUE SUR LE MONDE. LE RETOURNEMENT UKRAINIEN
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     Vue sur le monde. Bernard Guetta Samedi 7 avril 2007 Il y a deux lectures de la crise oů s‘enfonce l‘Ukraine. La premi';re est ukrainienne. Lundi, le chef de l‘Etat, Viktor Iouchtchenko, le pro–occidental que les manifestations de la Révolution orange avaient imposé en d >>>


      «LA LIBÉRATION DES MARINS BRITANNIQUES EST UNE VICTOIRE Ŕ COURT TERME POUR L‘IRAN»
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     IRAN. Pour le spécialiste du Moyen–Orient Olivier Roy, le camp présidentiel sort renforcé de la crise.

Stéphane Bussard Samedi 7 avril 2007 Apr';s le coup de théâtre, les interrogations. Contre toute attente, Téhéran a libéré mercredi les 15 marins >>>


      «ON A MANGÉ DES MYGALES»
      Le Temps, 07-04-2007
     JUNGLE. Deux randonneurs français ont été retrouvés jeudi, sept semaines apr';s avoir disparu dans la foręt guyanaise. L‘un d‘eux raconte.

Le Monde Samedi 7 avril 2007 Ils étaient perdus dans la jungle depuis le 14 février. Loďc Pillois et Guilhem Nayr >>>


      3 U.S. ATTORNEY‘S LAWYERS RESIGN POSTS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– Three lawyers in the U.S. Attorney‘s office in Minneapolis resigned their management posts and will return to prosecuting case. The moves come as the U.S. Justice Department is under fire for its replacement of eight U.S. attorneys last year.

U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose confirm >>>


      ANALYSIS: GOP 2008 FIELD STILL WIDE OPEN
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The GOP presidential race can be summed up this way: three strong contenders and a hunger for someone else. "There‘s no question that there‘s a very open field," said Ken Mehlman, a former Republican National Committee chairman. Unlike in 1'80, 1'88, 1''6 a >>>


      BOAT FALLS OFF 150–FOOT DAM; 4 RESCUED
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     HOUSTON –– A boat carrying four people, including two boys ages 5 and 7, careened off a 150–foot dam on the Colorado River and became wedged near the bottom, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The four were rescued Friday and two of the boaters, including one of the children, were airlifted to a nearb >>>


      BUSH CHIDES DEMOCRATS OVER WAR BILL
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     CRAWFORD, Texas –– President Bush criticized Democrats on Saturday for going on vacation without first giving him what he wants: a war spending bill free of orders to pull troops home.

"I recognize that Democrats are trying to show their current opposition to the war in Iraq," Bush said in >>>


      BUSH PLAN SPARKS IRE, IMMIGRATION RALLY
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Organizers expect several thousand people at an immigrant rights rally on Saturday, saying many illegal immigrants are angry about a White House plan that would grant them work visas but require them to return home and pay hefty fines to become legal U.S. residents.

Immigrant rights a >>>


      BUSH, DEMOCRATS ENGAGE IN CROSSFIRE ON IRAQ FUNDS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – President George W. Bush piled pressure on Democrats on Saturday to approve $100 billion to fund the Iraq war without attaching a troop pullout timetable, while Democrats called on him to compromise.

In his weekly radio address, Bush again attacked Democrats in control of the U >>>


      CHILD PSYCHIATRIST ACCUSED OF MOLESTING
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –– A child psychiatrist who once headed the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was arrested amid allegations he molested male patients dating back to the 1'60s.

Dr. William Ayres, 75, appeared in court Friday on charges that he molested three patients. No pl >>>


      DISNEY‘S THEME WEDDINGS COME TRUE FOR GAY COUPLES
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     By Frank AhrensWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, April 7, 2007; A01 Same–sex weddings are coming out at Disneyland.

Walt Disney Co. said yesterday that gay couples can buy the company‘s high–end Fairy Tale Wedding package that allows them to exchange vows at Disney‘s theme parks and >>>


      GINGRICH SEEKS CANDIDATE WITH SOLUTIONS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Newt Gingrich wants somebody running for president _ maybe himself _ to embrace his solutions to the nation‘s problems.

He‘s not thinking about a presidential campaign now, Gingrich insists. Instead, the former House speaker is busy creating ideas, his stock in trade since >>>


      JUDGE ORDERS BAIL FOR ACCUSED JET BOMBER
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     EL PASO, April 6 –– A federal judge Friday ordered Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles set free on bail pending trial on charges that he lied in a bid to become a U.S. citizen. The government immediately asked that he remain jailed while it determines if it can appeal the judge‘s decision.

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      JUDGE: SCHOOL‘S GAY RIGHTS CLUB CAN MEET
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     MIAMI –– A high school club that promotes tolerance of gays must be allowed to meet while a lawsuit is pending, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore ruled Friday that Okeechobee High School must grant the same privileges to the Gay Straight Alliance that it grants other clubs, >>>


      MAN WHO ABUSED PUPPY SENTENCED TO JAIL
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– A man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after bringing a 7–month–old Doberman puppy with broken ribs and leg injuries to a shelter and telling the workers there that his hands hurt from hitting her.

Isaak Gowhari, 34, was sentenced Thursday to 45 days in county >>>


      MANNER OF FBI AGENT‘S DEATH MAY BE RARE
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     TRENTON, N.J. –– If an FBI agent fatally shot while investigating a string of bank robberies died by another agent‘s bullet, it would mark just the second time in the agency‘s nearly centurylong history that one agent killed another, the FBI said.

Agent Barry Lee Bush‘s death serve >>>


      MISSILE–DEFENSE SYSTEM TEST SUCCEEDS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     HONOLULU –– The military shot down a Scud–type missile in this year‘s second successful test of a new technology meant to knock down ballistic missiles in their final minute of flight, the Missile Defense Agency said Friday.

A ship off Kauai fired a target missile before ' p.m. Hawai >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     PM –– Luigi Comencini ROME (AP) _ Italian postwar film director Luigi Comencini, who was known as the "children‘s director" for his explorations of the world of children, has died, officials said Friday. He was '0.

Rome‘s mayor Walter Veltroni confirmed the death in a state >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     AM –– Colin Graham ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Colin Graham, the artistic director of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, died Friday. He was 75.

Graham died of respiratory and cardiac arrest at St. John‘s Mercy Medical Center, a spokeswoman for the organization said.

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      PROSECUTORS SEEK JUDGES‘ RECUSALS IN ABU–JAMAL APPEAL
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     PHILADELPHIA –– Prosecutors want the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit to recuse itself from the latest appeal for death–row inmate Mumia Abu–Jamal because Gov. Edward G. Rendell (D), whose wife serves on the court, was district attorney during his trial.

Abu–Jamal, >>>


      REP. OBEY CREDITED FOR HOUSE WAR BILL
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– In putting together the House‘s war spending bill, Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey gave false information to fellow Democrats, yelled at anti–war protesters and slammed The Washington Post.

"I didn‘t come here to win any charm–school award,& >>>


      RETRIAL SOUGHT IN LODI TERROR CASE
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– Shaky testimony and prejudice by the jury foreman should be enough to grant a new trial to a Lodi man convicted last year of terrorism–related charges, a defense lawyer argued Friday.

Attorney Dennis Riordan told a federal judge that jury foreman Joseph Cote was biased ag >>>


      ROMNEY DEFENDS LACK OF HUNTING LICENSE
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     BOSTON –– Officials in the four states where Mitt Romney has lived say the Republican presidential contender, who calls himself a lifelong hunter, never took out a license.

Romney says that‘s because he has seldom hunted where he needed one. Questions about his hunting activities trailed Romne >>>


      SECOND GONZALES AIDE RESIGNS OVER U.S. ATTORNEY FLAP
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales abruptly resigned on Friday in another twist in the controversy surrounding the Justice Department‘s firing of eight U.S. prosecutors.

The aide, Monica Goodling, is the second adviser to Gonzales to depart as criticism mounts in Con >>>


      SOLDIER RECOUNTS ABUSE AT WALTER REED
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     By Steve VogelWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, April 7, 2007; A03 Two months before Mario Alberto Echeverri administered a sleep disorder test to an Army corporal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the medical technician had been arrested for fondling the groin of a U.S. Park Police officer.

Seventeen mon >>>


      SPECTOR PROSECUTION FILES NEW MOTIONS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Prosecutors in the Phil Spector slaying case asked a judge Friday to limit the defense from suggesting shooting victim Lana Clarkson was suicidal because of a declining career.

Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson said in court documents that the defense "will attempt to attack >>>


      STATION: IMUS REMARKS ‘INAPPROPRIATE‘
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     NEW YORK –– The radio station that produces Don Imus‘ talk show pledged to keep tabs on its content after he apologized for calling the players on Rutgers University women‘s basketball team "nappy headed hos." "We are disappointed by Imus‘ actions earlier this week which we f >>>


      SUIT: DEAD RAT FOUND IN SENIOR‘S MOUTH
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     SANTA ANA, Calif. –– Staffing was so inadequate at a California senior center that a rat crawled into an Alzheimer‘s patient‘s mouth and died there before staff noticed, a lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday on behalf of '0–year–old Sigmund Bock, alleges that admi >>>


      SUPREME COURT‘S 5–4 CASES THIS TERM
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     –– A look at the Supreme Court‘s six 5–4 decisions this term, in which Justice Anthony Kennedy alone has been in the majority each time: _Massachusetts v. EPA, 05–1120: The court faults the Bush administration‘s policy on global warming. Majority: Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader G >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – APRIL 7
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     AM –– Today is Saturday, April 7, the '7th day of 2007. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On April 7, 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

On this date: In 1'27, an audi >>>


      TURMOIL OVER GREAT LAKES WATER PACT
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –– The governors of the eight Great Lakes states worked for four years to write a plan that would protect their abundant water from being piped south to regions where booming populations face dwindling water supplies.

But the sharpest attacks on the proposed regional compact are >>>


      U.S., CHINA GOT CLIMATE WARNINGS TONED DOWN
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     A05 Some sections of a grim scientific assessment of the impact of global warming on human, animal and plant life issued in Brussels yesterday were softened at the insistence of officials from China and the United States, participants in the last week of negotiations said.

In particular, American negotiators ma >>>


      UNIVERSITY COACH COMES OUT OF CLOSET
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     PM COLUMBIA, Mo. –– Frustrated Coach had nowhere else to turn.

Alone with his secret, the college lacrosse coach sat down at his computer seeking others like himself: gay men who played and coached competitive, high–level sports but remained trapped in the closet.

"I am totally c >>>


      PELOSI DEFENDS DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO SYRIA
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     WASHINGTON –– House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, deflecting White House criticism of her trip to Syria, said Friday she thinks the mission helped President Bush because it showed the U.S. is unified against terrorism despite being divided over Iraq.

Pelosi, D–Calif., met with Syrian President Bashar >>>


      SENS.REQUEST DOCUMENTS FROM DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     Honorable Alberto Gonzales Dear Attorney General Gonzales: As you know, the Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating the circumstances surrounding the replacement of a number of U.S. Attorneys last year. Among the issues central to the ongoing inquiry is whether there was a plan to remove otherwise well–perform >>>


      SIX WEEKS IN, TOP SPY STRUGGLES TO FIND A DEPUTY
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     By Walter PincusWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, April 7, 2007; A02 Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell has been unable to find a deputy acceptable to the White House during his first six weeks in office.

Several candidates approached by McConnell either turned down the job or were rejected by >>>


      STUDENT LOAN OFFICIAL SUSPENDED
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     The U.S. Education Department yesterday suspended a senior agency official who held more than $100,000 of stock in a student loan company at the same time he helped oversee the lending industry.

Matteo Fontana, general manager in a division of the office of Federal Student Aid, was placed on paid administrative >>>


      7 KILLED IN SRI LANKA BUS BOMBING
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– A roadside bomb tore through a civilian bus in northern Sri Lanka on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 26, the army said, blaming Tamil Tiger rebels for the attack.

The blast occurred near Vavuniya, the last government–held garrison town before rebel–contr >>>


      AN ARCHIVE OF DESPAIR
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     By Sudarsan RaghavanWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, April 7, 2007; C01 BAGHDAD Saad Eskander sat behind his chocolate–colored desk, another day in a promising, but broken, place.

Sunlight peeked through bullet holes in the shattered bathroom window of his top floor office at the Iraq National Lib >>>


      ARAB NOMADS, ‘NOT PRO–ANYTHING,‘ ALSO SUFFER IN DARFUR
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     2007; A08 ZALINGEI, Sudan –– The dispute was of the sort handled a thousand times in this desert region of western Sudan: A young man from the semi–nomadic, cow–herding Arab Hotia tribe had assaulted a young woman from the nomadic, camel–herding Arab Abala tribe, and justice was due.
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      CAPT., 5 OTHERS CHARGED IN SHIP SINKING
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     ATHENS, Greece –– The captain and five officers of a cruise ship that sank off an Aegean Sea island were charged Saturday with negligence, state television reported.

The six officers were charged with causing a shipwreck through negligence, breaching international shipping safety regulations and pol >>>


      CHINA BLASTS U.S. REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     BEIJING –– A U.S. State Department report that criticized China‘s human rights record is without basis and irresponsible, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the China section of the State Department‘s annual report on U.S. efforts to supp >>>


      CHINESE SLOUGH OFF OLD BARRIERS TO DIVORCE
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     By Maureen FanWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, April 7, 2007; A01 SHANGHAI –– Wu Meifen, 33, was seven months pregnant when she saw the short text message. It was on her husband‘s mobile phone, she said, and it confirmed her suspicions: He was having an affair.

Then, days before giving >>>


      DEMOCRACY MEANS HEADACHES FOR UKRAINE
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     KIEV, Ukraine –– Since the tumultuous Orange Revolution of 2004 opened the door to democracy in Ukraine, this ex–Soviet republic has lurched from one political showdown into another. This time, however, the stakes are higher.

The latest crisis blew up a week ago when President Viktor Yushchenk >>>


      E.U. E–MAIL WARNS OF POSSIBLE WAR CRIMES BY ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     NAIROBI, April 6 –– Ethiopian and Somali forces might have committed war crimes during four days of heavy artillery shelling against Islamic insurgents in the Somali capital, and foreign donors could be complicit, a European Union conflict expert said in an e–mail obtained by the Associated Press.
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      EXPLOSION KILLS 16, WOUNDS 22 IN INDIA
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     CHENDUR, India –– A jeep carrying a gelatin–based explosive used for a highway construction project exploded in a south Indian village on Saturday, killing 16 people and injuring 22 more, a senior police official said.

The explosive material came from a government–licensed depot and expl >>>


      IN JORDANIAN CAMPS, A SENSE OF NIHILISM
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     A07 AMMAN, Jordan –– Ahmed Abu Amira stared down a road of the Hussein Refugee Camp, strewn with moist garbage and bordered with concrete and cinder block in a generic scene of poverty. It headed west, as it has for six decades, toward the home of his parents.

"Palestine is a long way away,&quo >>>


      IRAN WAITING TO SEE U.S.–HELD IRANIANS IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has still not received a reply to a request to visit five Iranians held by U.S. forces in Iraq, an Iranian official in Baghdad was quoted on Saturday as saying by Iran‘s ISNA news agency.

He also said Iran had yet to announce if Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki wou >>>


      IRANIAN AMBASSADOR SEEKS GOODWILL
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     LONDON –– Iran‘s ambassador in London called on Britain to offer a goodwill gesture to Tehran in response to the freeing of 15 British sailors and marines.

The naval crew, held captive in Tehran for 13 days, were beginning two weeks‘ leave with their families in Britain Saturday.

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      IRANIAN DIPLOMAT ALLEGES CIA TORTURE
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     AM TEHRAN, Iran –– An Iranian diplomat freed two months after being abducted in Iraq accused the CIA of torturing him during his detention, state television reported Saturday.

Jalal Sharafi said the CIA questioned him about Iran‘s relations with Iraq and assistance to various Iraqi groups, acc >>>


      IRANIAN: UK CAN HELP MEND RELATIONS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     LONDON –– Fifteen British sailors and marines freed from captivity in Tehran began two weeks‘ leave with their families Saturday, while Iran‘s ambassador to London urged Britain to help his nation mend relations with the international community.

Ambassador Rasoul Movahedian told the Fina >>>


      ISRAEL KILLS PALESTINIAN MILITANT
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– An Israeli helicopter launched an airstrike along the Gaza Strip‘s border with Israel early Saturday, officials said, killing a Palestinian militant and wounding two others and further straining a fragile cease–fire.

In the West Bank, meanwhile, Israeli troops cl >>>


      ISRAELI ARMY KILLS PALESTINIAN MILITANT
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– An Israeli helicopter launched an airstrike along the Gaza Strip‘s border with Israel early Saturday, killing a Palestinian militant and wounding two others, officials said.

The army said it carried out the airstrike after spotting the militants trying to plant a bomb. >>>


      IVORY COAST‘S GBAGBO NAMES GOVERNMENT LED BY REBEL
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     AM ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast‘s President Laurent Gbagbo named a new government on Saturday led by rebel leader Guillaume Soro under a deal to reunite a country divided since a 2002–03 civil war.

The two agreed last month to disarm fighters and organize elections within 10 months. Gbagbo >>>


      KARZAI SAYS HE‘S MET WITH TALIBAN TO PURSUE PEACE; INSURGENTS DENY IT
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     KABUL, April 6 –– President Hamid Karzai acknowledged for the first time Friday that he has met with Taliban militants in attempts to bring peace to Afghanistan, which is struggling to quell a rising insurgency.

Karzai‘s assertion –– immediately rejected as false by a spokesman for >>>


      LONDON BOMBING SUSPECTS DUE IN COURT
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     LONDON (Reuters) – Three men are due in court on Saturday charged in connection with the July 7, 2005, suicide bomb attacks that killed 52 commuters on London‘s transport system.

The men are the first to be charged over the attacks on three underground trains and a bus. They are accused of conspirin >>>


      MAN FROM INDONESIA‘S CENTRAL JAVA DIES OF BIRD FLU
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     JAKARTA (Reuters) – A 2'–year–old Indonesian man from Central Java province has died of bird flu, a health ministry official said on Saturday, taking the human death toll from the virus in the country to 74.

Indonesia, the world‘s fourth most populous country, has had more deaths fro >>>


      MATERNITY WARD OPENS AMID TSUNAMI DEBRIS
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     GIZO, Solomon Islands –– As flies buzzed around a basket of bloody gauze, Moana Saito nursed her newborn daughter, delivered Saturday in an open air maternity ward near the epicenter of the Solomon Islands‘ earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Swaddled in tie–dyed muslin, the baby rested in >>>


      MCCAIN TO STAKE BID ON NEED TO WIN IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 07-04-2007
     A01 Sen. John McCain (R–Ariz.) will launch a high–profile effort next week to convince Americans that the Iraq war is winnable, embracing the unpopular conflict with renewed vigor as he attempts to reignite his stalling bid for the presidency.

With the Virginia Military Institute as a backdrop, McCa >>>



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