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      A CHILD HOLDS...
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS A child holds a giant model of a euro coin during a ceremony marking next year‘s adoption of the common currency by Malta and Cyprus at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Malta and Cyprus will join the eurozone on January 1, 2008. Meanwhile, the euro soared to an al >>>


      CHARGES FOR EXAM TAMPERING
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     A prosecutor charged nine people in Thessaloniki yesterday for allegedly tampering with June’s university entrance exam results in the subject of English, sources said yesterday.

Prosecutor Vassilis Floridis charged eight markers and the head of the examination committee with repeated counts of falsifying resul >>>


      CYPRUS GOV’T COALITION ENDS
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     Cyprus’s three–party coalition government was dissolved yesterday after the country’s largest party AKEL withdrew support for President Tassos Papadopoulos and said it would support its own leader Dimitris Christofias in next year’s elections.

The communist AKEL disagrees with Papadopoulos over his stance >>>


      EX–N17 CONS OUT ON PAROLE
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     Two former members of the disbanded November 17 terrorist group were yesterday released from jail on parole after serving three–fifths of their prison sentences.

Sotiris Kondylis and Thomas Serifis had originally been sentenced to 25 years and 17 years in jail respectively but these terms were reduced to >>>


      EXPERTS URGE PRUDENT USE OF MOBILE PHONES
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     Health specialists recommended yesterday limiting the use of mobile phones, keeping the appliance away from children under the age of 16 and carefully choosing handsets in order to reduce the possible harm it could cause to users.

At a conference organized by the Athens Medical School and the Hellenic Society f >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     DIMITRAKIS TRIAL Witnesses fail to identify suspect, defense case starts today The trial of alleged bank robber Yiannis Dimitrakis is set to continue today with witnesses being called by his defense team. Dimitrakis is accused of being one of the «Robbers in Black» involved in a bloody raid on a bank in cent >>>


      PARTY OVER FOR ILLEGAL NIGHTCLUBS
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     Tougher measures planned A set of proposals to tighten the law on illegal nightclubs, which are potential «death traps,» was put forward yesterday by authorities in Athens.

The initiative could see club owners being slapped with fines of up to 200,000 euros and their establishments shut down. The move is being >>>


      PLAN FOR A COOLER CITY
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     Less car use, more efficient buildings ‘will offset Parnitha fallout’ The damage wreaked on Mount Parnitha will have disastrous consequences for the air quality and temperatures in Athens unless crucial countermeasures are implemented, scientists and environmentalists told a press conference yesterday.

Until la >>>


      THE AFTERMATH OF AN ATTACK...
      Kathimerin, 11-07-2007
     DIMITRIS BALASKAS/ANA–MEGAPRESS The aftermath of an attack by irate Iraklis fans on the club’s headquarters on the outskirts of Thessaloniki is seen yesterday. About 100 fans attacked the building on Monday after learning that a deal to buy the debt–ridden club had fallen through.
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      7'3 000 FRANCS POUR DOLLARS.COM
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     INTERNET. Important rachat pour la société suisse Virtual Network. Anouch Seydtaghia Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Virtual Network (VN), société basée ŕ Nyon et éditrice notamment du site Romandie.com, vient de dépenser 650000 dollars, soit 7'3000 francs, pour racheter le nom de do >>>


      ALBERT LONGCHAMP: «UNE AFFIRMATION INACCEPTABLE»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     La réaction d‘Albert Longchamp, provincial des jésuites de Suisse. Patricia Briel Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Pourquoi, ŕ votre avis, ce document est–il publié maintenant?

Albert Longchamp:Le pape actuel est tr';s préoccupé par la sauvegarde de l‘un >>>


      CES VIGNERONS QUI FONT LA RÉPUTATION DE LA SUISSE Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER (3/6). LE GENEVOIS QUI A RÉVOLUTIONNÉ LES SAUVIGNONS DU CHILI
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Vins dégustés Saveurs du français. Savate, rude compétition ZOOMS Le Temps I Article Le Genevois qui a révolutionné les sauvignons du Chili Jean–Michel Novelle Photo: Eddy Mottaz Le remuant Jean–Michel Novelle, qui met la barre tr';s haut, a une activité d‘ >>>


      CLEARSTREAM: VILLEPIN CONVOQUÉ CHEZ LES JUGES
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     FRANCE. L‘ex–premier ministre pourrait ętre inculpé de complicité de dénonciation calomnieuse.

Le Temps Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 L‘ancien premier ministre français Dominique de Villepin, mis en cause dans l‘affaire Clearstream de dénonciation calomnieuse vis >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ? «MADAME MOREAU, JE VOUS AIME»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Comment c‘été? Alexandre Demidoff Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Certaines amours restent bouches cousues toute une vie. Ils ont la beauté vilaine de ces lettres écrites cent fois, timbrées, puis jetées ŕ la derni';re minute au fleuve. Hier ŕ Avignon, Bernard K., 65 ans, c >>>


      COMMENT LE CANTON DE VAUD VEUT RÉHABILITER L‘APPRENTISSAGE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Anne–Catherine Lyon en conférence de presse, hier Photo: Eddy Mottaz VAUD. Le Conseil d‘Etat a présenté hier un avant–projet de loi sur la formation professionnelle qui dote le canton des instruments nécessaires ŕ sa politique en faveur des apprentis.

Marco Danesi Merc >>>


      CORRECTION GÉNÉRALE SUR LES MARCHÉS BOURSIERS
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     «Chaque Chinois peut devenir une tęte de pont» Danone mise sur l‘innovation et se recentre sur la santé ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Correction générale sur les marchés boursiers BOURSES. Les craintes liées au marché de l‘immobilier aux Etats–Uni >>>


      DANONE MISE SUR L‘INNOVATION ET SE RECENTRE SUR LA SANTÉ
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     STRATEGIE. En vendant ses biscuits et en rachetant un spécialiste de la nutrition pour bébés, le groupe français veut ravir ŕ Nestlé la place de leader mondial de l‘agroalimentaire.

Laura Tolub Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Danone n‘est plus tout ŕ fait Danone (BN.PA). >>>


      DES MILLIERS DE VICTIMES DU DARFOUR ONT TROUVÉ REFUGE EN ISRAËL
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     MIGRATION. Traversant l‘Egypte, des rescapés des massacres dans la province soudanaise échouent dans le sud de l‘Etat hébreu.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 «J‘avais entendu parler d‘Israël ŕ la radio mais pour moi, c‘était >>>


      DOMINIQUE STRAUSS–KAHN: «JE NE VEUX PAS VIVRE DANS UN MONDE INJUSTE»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     PORTRAIT. Dominique Strauss–Kahn voulait devenir président de la France. Il se retrouve ŕ la tęte du FMI. Ram Etwareea Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Dominique Strauss–Kahn, 58 ans, a été professeur d‘économie, avocat d‘affaires et ministre de l‘Economie, des finance >>>


      FRANCK MULLER INVESTIT DANS LE JURA
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     JURA. L‘horloger genevois aux Bois. La lecture de ce texte (1866 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      GÉNOCIDE DES ARMÉNIENS: REBONDISSEMENT Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     FRIBOURG. Les députés au Grand Conseil ont reçu un ouvrage négationniste. La lecture de ce texte (38'' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      JUSTE AU CORPS. FAUVE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Nicolas Julliard, alias Fauve, musicien. En concert au festival de Montreux le 12 juillet.

Florence Gaillard Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 – Quand avez–vous fait du sport pour la derni';re fois?

– Ce matin. De la trottinette pour rentrer chez moi depuis la Radio romande, oů je travaille.< >>>


      L‘ABSOLUTISME DE BENOÎT XVI MET EN COLČRE LES EGLISES PROTESTANTES
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     RELIGIONS. Le Vatican estime ętre le seul ŕ incarner la vérité du christianisme. Le Temps Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Alors qu‘il était encore cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger, préfet de la doctrine romaine, avait provoqué une tempęte des plus sév';res en affirmant que l >>>


      L‘AUTRE TOUR. «VIVEMENT LA MONTAGNE»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. Guillaume Prébois Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 '';a ressemble ŕ l‘Ukraine ou ŕ la Grande Plaine hongroise, mais nous sommes dans la Seine–et–Marne! Du blé et de l‘orge ŕ perte de vue. Le grenier de la France. Nous traversons ce no man‘s la >>>


      L‘EUROPE IMPOSE DOMINIQUE STRAUSS–KAHN
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Dominique Strauss–Kahn Photo: keystone FMI. Le Français prendra ses fonctions en octobre, sauf si les Américains lui font barrage.

Ram Etwareea Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Dominique Strauss–Kahn, ancien ministre français des Finances et candidat malheureux ŕ l‘investiture soci >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. NESTLÉ Ŕ CONTRE COURANT
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Nestlé ŕ contre courant La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Private Banking Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Mardi, le marché suisse a repris le chemin de la baisse dans le sillage de la révision ŕ la baisse des objectifs de résultats du géant améric >>>


      LA COALITION EN POLOGNE VACILLE MAIS TIENT ENCORE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     POLOGNE. Les populistes ont décidé de rester au gouvernement apr';s le limogeage de leur leader.

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      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (3/ 24). CRITIQUÉ ET AFFAIBLI, IL SE SUICIDA
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Fridolin Anderwert Photo: Keystone Fridolin Anderwert (1828–1880) mit fin ŕ ses jours apr';s une campagne de presse dirigée contre lui.

Valérie de Graffenried Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 C‘était le 25 décembre 1880. Ce jour de Noël, Fridolin Anderwert mit fin ŕ >>>


      LA NOUVELLE LOI SUR LE CHÔMAGE FAIT BÉGAYER LE PS GENEVOIS
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     GENEVE. Le référendum de la gauche dure divise le Parti socialiste. Cynthia Gani Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 «Une erreur politique.» Voilŕ ce que vient de commettre le Parti socialiste genevois selon Christian Brunier, député PS au Grand Conseil. En cause: la position de son parti, qu&l >>>


      LAURENT KURTH: «NOUS CONTINUERONS Ŕ METTRE LE CONSEIL D‘ETAT NEUCH'4;TELOIS SOUS PRESSION»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Questions ŕ Laurent Kurth. La lecture de ce texte (325' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. UNE «INCONNUE» INDIGESTE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Giuseppe Tornatore c';de ŕ tous ses démons dans «La Sconosciuta». La lecture de ce texte (2640 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. «EDMOND», TRISTE SIRE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Sortie tardive du «Taxi Driver» de David Mamet. La lecture de ce texte (1'88 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. «HARRY POTTER» OPUS 5, NI PLUS NI MOINS
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Sc';ne de «L´Ordre du Phénix", suite de la saga des Harry Potter Photo: Keystone «L‘Ordre du Phénix», antépénulti';me épisode de la saga, est–il meilleur ou moins bon que les précédents? Il est, du moins, signé par un quasi–i >>>


      LE CONGRČS ACCENTUE SA PRESSION SUR BUSH POUR UN RETRAIT D‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Le cercueil d´un soldat tué en Irak rapatrié au pays Photo: Keystone ETATS–UNIS. Alors que le Sénat examine le budget de la défense, le chef de file des démocrates, Harry Reid, veut tenter d‘obtenir un vote favorable ŕ un calendrier pour le retour des soldats.

Cori >>>


      LE GOLEM THÉ'4;TRE RÉINVENTE LA PAROLE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     FESTIVAL DE LA CITE. A Lausanne, une troupe de Bamako présente deux spectacles, dont un dans une langue imaginaire.

Eug';ne Meiltz Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Installé ŕ la terrasse d‘un bar au pied de la cathédrale de Lausanne, Eug';ne Momo Ekissi go$';te un jus de >>>


      LE MASSACRE INÉVITABLE DANS LA MOSQUÉE ROUGE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Vue partielle de la Mosquée rouge prise d´assaut par l´armée pakistanaise. Photo: Keystone PAKISTAN. Les forces de sécurité ont donné l‘assaut avant l‘aube pour déloger les islamistes radicaux qui défiaient le pouvoir. Le bilan de l‘opération, qui est l >>>


      LE PROCUREUR GÉNÉRAL VIDE LE SQUAT DE LA TOUR ET MET GENČVE EN ÉMOI
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     L´évacuation du squat de la Tour Photo: Daniel Winteregg GENEVE. A la demande du procureur général, Daniel Zappelli, les forces de l‘ordre ont interpellé onze squatters pour violation de domicile. Dans la soirée, des manifestants mettaient le feu ŕ la rue de Carouge.

C&# >>>


      LE ROMANCHE, UNE LANGUE Ŕ PART ENTIČRE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Arthur–Louis Hofer, Lausanne Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Votre journal a consacré un article ŕ l‘enseignement bilingue du romanche et de l‘allemand ŕ Samedan (LT du ' juin). Une nouvelle loi, non rétroactive pour les communes ayant réglé leur situation linguistique, a  >>>


      LES AFFAIRES CRIMINELLES QUI ONT SECOUÉ LA SUISSE (3/10). QUAND LE «ROBIN DES BOLZES» SEMAIT LA TERREUR EN SUISSE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Quand le «Robin des Bolzes» semait la terreur en Suisse romande Exposé lors du proc';s, l´arsenal utilisé par la bande ŕ Fasel lors de ses forfaits Photo: Edipresse Pendant deux ans, en 1'78 et 1'7', la bande ŕ Fasel, qui réuniss >>>


      LES CHANTIERS DE LA GLOIRE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     BRAD MEHLDAU. Un pianiste de jazz qui ressemble ŕ un acteur d‘Hollywood. Qui doute de tout mais ne c';de rien. Dernier monstre d‘une musique qui se cherche une raison d‘ętre au XXIe si';cle. En concert, ce soir, ŕ Montreux.

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      LES CHINOIS, PČLERINS PRÉOLYMPIQUES Ŕ LAUSANNE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Le Musée olympique ŕ Lausanne Photo: Keystone CLIC, CLAC. Les touristes chinois affluent au Musée olympique de Lausanne.

Pourquoi cette soudaine ruée? Reportage dans les jardins du musée. Muriel Jarp Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Déjŕ, le premier minibus du matin s‘arręt >>>


      LES FAILLITES DE PRIVÉS ATTEIGNENT UN RECORD DEPUIS 1''4
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     STATISTIQUES. Le nombre de cas recensés a dépassé les 3000 ŕ la fin de juin. Personnes âgées touchées de plein fouet.

Bastien Buss Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Du jamais–vu depuis quatorze ans. De plus en plus de privés sont acculés ŕ la faillite. Les cas rece >>>


      LES FAVORIS AU RENDEZ–VOUS LAUSANNOIS
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     ATHLETISME. Les records ne sont pas tombés au Super Grand Prix d‘Athletissima, mais, malgré un froid mordant, les tętes d‘affiche ont tenu la vedette hier ŕ Lausanne. Faits marquants.

Ariane Pellaton Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 On redoutait le crachin, ce fut une pluie d‘é >>>


      LES PORTRAITS EN FORME DE VANITÉS DE CHANTAL MICHEL
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     BEAUX–ARTS. Les photographies de l‘artiste bernoise sont visibles ŕ l‘abbatiale de Bellelay.

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      LES ÉMOTIONS VERSUS LA RAISON? «JE NE PENSE PAS QU‘ON PUISSE DIVISER LE CERVEAU EN DEUX»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     PSYCHOLOGIE. Klaus R.Scherer, directeur du Pôle de recherches national «Sciences affectives», décortique le fonctionnement des émotions ŕ l‘occasion du congr';s de la Société européenne de philosophie et psychologie.

Marie–Christine Petit– >>>


      MARIAGE AU SOMMET SUR LE MARCHÉ DES PRODUITS Ŕ TERME
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     BOURSES. Apr';s des semaines de bataille, le Chicago Board of Trade a accepté de fusionner avec le Chicago Mercantile Exchange pour créer la premi';re plateforme d‘échange de dérivés au monde.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Les actionnai >>>


      MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL. BEASTIE BOYS
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Montreux Jazz Festival. Olivier Horner Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Lundi soir, le premier des deux volets scéniques offert par les Beastie Boys au Montreux Jazz Festival fut ŕ la fois tr';s épique et brouillon.

Prenant, quand le cocktail punk–rap–rock–funk proposé par >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. PORTRAITS Ŕ L‘INDIENNE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Quoi de neuf. Steve Hunziker Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 La tradition des portraits de famille se perd. Dommage. Car peu de choses sont aussi précieuses que ces larges photographies jaunies, quand elles sont retrouvées au fond d‘une malle, un apr';s–midi pluvieux.

Heureusement, cette >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. SAVATE, RUDE COMPÉTITION
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 La savate, on connaît. Le mot, qui exhale un parfum un peu ringard, évoque un sport tr';s français, aux accents Belle Epoque. Un air de Brigades du Tigre. La savate, nous apprennent les encyclopédies, est pourtant bien anté >>>


      TELEKURS POURSUIT SON EXPANSION EN EUROPE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     RACHAT. Le groupe détenu par les grandes banques suisses s‘empare du pôle d‘information financi';re et économique du français Fininfo.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Le secteur de l‘information financi';re poursuit son mouvement de consolid >>>


      THOMAS WIPF: «LA DIVERSITÉ, RACINE DU CHRISTIANISME»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     La réaction du pasteur Thomas Wipf, président de la FEPS. Patricia Briel Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Apr';s ce document, le dialogue est–il encore possible avec l‘Eglise catholique?

Thomas Wipf: L‘ścuménisme est encore plus nécessaire qu‘avant. C&l >>>


      TOUR DE FORCE POUR FABIAN CANCELLARA
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Fabian Cancellara a remporté la troisi';me étape de la Grande Boucle Photo: keystone CYCLISME. Déjŕ vainqueur du prologue londonien, le Bernois a remporté tout en puissance la 3e étape de la Grande Boucle. De quoi étoffer le palmar';s et aiguiser l‘appétit.>>>


      UNE EGLISE AUTISTE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Patricia Briel Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Pourquoi, sept ans apr';s la publication de la déclaration Dominus Jesus, l‘Eglise catholique ressent–elle ŕ nouveau le besoin de s‘affirmer comme la seule Eglise du Christ, ŕ l‘exclusion des autres confessions chrétiennes?
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      UNE INITIATIVE POPULAIRE EST LANCÉE POUR FREINER LE BÉTONNAGE DU PAYSAGE
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     AMENAGEMENT DU TERRITOIRE. Regroupant surtout des élus de gauche et du PDC ainsi que des associations de protection de l‘environnement, un comité d‘initiative veut imposer un gel des zones ŕ bâtir pendant vingt ans.

Ron Hochuli, Berne Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Les zones construite >>>


      «CHAQUE CHINOIS PEUT DEVENIR UNE TĘTE DE PONT»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     L´entrée de l´ambassade de Suisse ŕ Pékin Photo: DR VISAS. Les relations économiques se resserrent, mais la libre circulation n‘est pas pour demain.

Jean–Claude Péclet, Pékin Mercredi 11 juillet 2007 Guido Meister a scotché de grandes feuilles explicative >>>


      «L‘UNIQUE VÉRITABLE EGLISE DU CHRIST»
      Le Temps, 11-07-2007
     Le pape Benoît XVI Photo: Keystone Le Vatican publie un document ratifié par Benoît XVI qui réaffirme que seule l‘Eglise catholique détient la vérité du christianisme. Une sév';re remise en cause du dialogue ścuménique qui suscite beaucoup d‘irritatio >>>


      GEORGE V RANKS TOP 2007–08 HOTEL: SURVEY
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 11 July 2007 — Even as Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, announced that George V hotel was «Simply the best in the world,» Paris’ Four Seasons Hotel George V has been ranked Top International Hotel in the Zagat Survey 2007–08 edition.

George V to >>>


      POVERTY FUND TO START OPERATION IN JANUARY
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — The $10 billion Poverty Alleviation Fund of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group will start operation on Jan. 10, 2008, the first day of the new Hijrah year, Ahmed Mohammed Ali, president of the group, announced yesterday.

In a statement after presiding o >>>


      SABB POSTS SR1.251BN HALF–YEARLY PROFIT
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 11 July 2007 — SABB recorded a net profit for the six months ended June 30 of SR1.251 billion — down SR558 million or 30.8 percent, compared with SR1.80' billion for the same period in 2006. However, net profit for the three months ended June 30 amounted to SR635 million, down SR188 million or 22.8 >>>


      SPPC TO BEGIN TRADING ON SUNDAY
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — The Saudi Printing & Packaging Company (SPPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group, will be listed on the Saudi bourse on Sunday among companies in the service sector to begin exchange of its shares, the Capital Market Authority announced yesterday. It also said that >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS: JUFFALI/MERCEDES–BENZ
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Arab News Juffali Automotive Company (JAC), exclusive dealer of Mercedes–Benz cars in Saudi Arabia, has ranked first in sales among Mercedes–Benz car dealers in the Middle East in 2006 by selling 3,685 cars across the Kingdom, thus recording a remarkable achievement. Chris Vallence, regional sales manager of >>>


      GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. The world has been moving steadily toward globalization and there seems to be nothing to check its march. The issue of women’s empowerment has been pushed through with the help of different agencies of the UN, particularly the UNDP. I do not have a problem with such empowerment or with women’s >>>


      MOSQUES’ ROLE IN EARLY ISLAMIC PERIOD
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah The Hadiths that speak of women frequenting the mosque during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him), or implying that, are numerous. Many also are the Hadiths that deal with a variety of topics but mention in passing the presence of women in the mosque at the time. Nowadays >>>


      PERMISSIBILITY OF INSURANCE POLICIES
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. Many insurance policies are available on the market, such as life, medical and professional quality insurance. What is the Islamic view on these?

Q.2. A person working for a private school discovers that it is part of the board’s policy to pass students unfairly so that the school co >>>


      PREACHING ISLAM AFTER THE PROPHET
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. Some people claim that 100,000 companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) left the Middle East after the Prophet’s death and traveled throughout the world to preach Islam. Could you please shed light on this and whether they left their women and children back home? (Name and address withhe >>>


      SIX DAYS OF CREATION
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful God it is who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days, and established Himself on the Throne. You have none to protect you from God, and none to intercede with Him for you. Will you not, then, reflect? He regulates an >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 133: MAINTAINING DECENCY IN MARITAL RELATIONS
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) married several wives in his last nine years of his life. As we have stated on several occasions, most of these marriages had political, legislative and social reasons. They were in no way motivated by any overflow of desire.

If we carefully examine the Pro >>>


      THE QUR’AN IN TRANSLATION
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. We were reading in a book about the hardship that people will face during the testing times of the Impostor, i.e. the false Messiah. It says that a person who memorizes the first 10 verses of surah 18, Al–Kahf, will be safe from it. What if a new convert to Islam finds it very hard to mem >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 27: RULES TO OBSERVE IN MOSQUES
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah When women come to the mosque to join a congregational prayer, it is important to observe certain rules. We mentioned two of these last week: avoiding wearing perfume, and forming lines in the back without separation. We will look at the other rules today.

1. The best of wome >>>


      ABDULLAH’S TWO–YEAR RULE FULL OF ACHIEVEMENTS
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who completes two years as the king of Saudi Arabia today (Jamad Al–Thani 26, 1428H) in accordance with the Hijra calendar, has played a big role in enhancing the Kingdom’s international reputation by introducing >>>


      AWARENESS DRIVE TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS SET
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 11 July 2007 — The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Guidance, Endowments has agreed with the Human Rights Commission (HRC), Saudi Arabia’s governmental human rights body, to begin an awareness campaign in the Kingdom to promote the ideals of human rights in the teachings of Islam.

Acco >>>


      DECISION TO BAR YOUNG GIRLS FROM DRAMA NOT CHILD’S PLAY
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — Young girls of eight and nine were prevented from attending a children’s play called «The Return of the Squirrel» that was held at Jeddah’s King Fahd Coastal City for two consecutive days recently.

«We talked to officials at the city but we cou >>>


      INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING SAUDIS IN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al–Faisal arrives at the foundation laying ceremony of Saudi Electronics and Home Appliances Institute in Jeddah on Tuesday.

(AN photo by Khidr Al–Zahrani) JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al–Faisal yesterday presided over a fu >>>


      MIXED REACTION TO RED MOSQUE ATTACK
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 11 July 2007 — While a section of Pakistani expatriates has blamed the government for mishandling the situation concerning the Red Mosque in Islamabad, others said the militants asked for it with the continued refusal to deal with the government resulting in the death of 50 persons, inclu >>>


      REPATRIATION OF FILIPINOS STRANDED IN JEDDAH ALMOST COMPLETE
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Ronald Concha, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — The repatriation of more than 800 Filipinos stranded in Jeddah is almost complete, the Philippine Consulate General said yesterday.

With the departure of 40 last night, only 60 remained at the Tarhil or Deportation Center, said Vicky Salian, head of the consulate’ >>>


      RESEARCH CENTER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SET UP
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 11 July 2007 — Saudi Arabia has set up a world–class multimillion–riyal research center for renewable energy that seeks to empower the country to continue playing the role of world energy leader for years to come.

The center, which is housed at the campus of >>>


      SPECIAL PRESS CLUB PROPOSED BY JCCI
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JCCI Chairman Sheikh Saleh Al–Turki, center, is flanked by Khaled Darraj, left, and Sami Bahrawi at the press conference in Jeddah on Tuesday. (AN photo)

JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — Winners of a journalism competition acknowledging the best media coverage of the annual Jeddah Economic >>>


      TWO SAUDI STUDENTS WIN PLACES TO ATTEND GREEN CONFERENCE IN UK
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Roger Harrison, Arab News JEDDAH, 11 July 2007 — Two Saudi students won places to attend an urban development conference that began yesterday. The British Council will sponsor Mohammad Arafah of Riyadh’s Najd School and Kasim Al–Aujan of the Eastern Province’s Saad School to attend the three–day conference b >>>


      GHAZI KILLED AS TROOPS STORM RED MOSQUE
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News Abdul Rashid Ghazi ISLAMABAD, 11 July 2007 — The Red Mosque saga took a tragic and bloody turn yesterday as troops stormed the mosque, killing cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi and over 50 of his militant followers.

Eight soldiers also died when the military stormed the sprawling mosque compound >>>


      HAMAS TO BOYCOTT PARLIAMENT SESSION
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha & Mohammed Mar’i Palestinians gather in front of the gate at the Rafah border crossing during a protest against the closure of the border in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (Reuters)

GAZA CITY/RAMALLAH, 11 July 2007 — Hamas said it would boycott a Palestinian Parliament session called by >>>


      INDIA–BANGLADESH TRAIN SERVICE FROM SEPTEMBER
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 11 July 2007 — Bangladesh and India have decided to resume regular train service in September after 36 years, a Bangladeshi official said yesterday.

Initially, two trains will operate between Dhaka and the eastern Indian metropolis of Kolkata every week, A.T.K.M. Ismail, a Ban >>>


      NO VERDICT ON TWO 21/7 WOULD–BE BOMBERS
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 11 July 2007 — A jury of nine women and three men sitting at Woolwich Crown Court in south London yesterday failed to reach a verdict on the remaining two 21/7 terror suspects — Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 33, and Adel Yahya,
24, who could either face a retrial or be released without furthe >>>


      THINK BEFORE TAKING A DIP, WARN DUBAI AUTHORITIES
      Arab News, 11-07-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News DUBAI, 11 July 2007 — Dubai authorities are urging swimmers to not to swim at unsupervised beaches especially at night. At least five people have drowned and two others have been injured in swimming accidents during the past five months as a result of not heeding this warning, said Maj. Abdul >>>


      ‘EPOXY CREEP‘ BLAMED IN BIG DIG DEATH
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Federal investigators singled out a cause Tuesday for the collapse of tons of ceiling panels that crushed a motorist last year in Boston‘s problem–plagued Big Dig tunnel: the glue.

The collapse could have been avoided if designers and construction crews had considered that >>>


      5 MOURNED AFTER FLORIDA PLANE CRASH
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     SANFORD, Fla. –– First year law student Janise Joseph–Woodard was supposed to be sitting in her criminal law class. Instead, there was an empty seat when her class met Tuesday night. Florida A&M College professors had to console her classmates after a small plane plowed into her home, killing Josep >>>


      A SEA CHANGE AT CONEY ISLAND?
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     By Anthony FaiolaWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 11, 2007; A01 NEW YORK –– The rumors waft along the boardwalk, floating from the lips of gossipy locals, strong as the scent of ketchup and sauerkraut on frankfurters under the scorching Brooklyn sun. Didyahear? The rides may soon be closing.
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      AIDE: I DIDN‘T DISCUSS FIRINGS WITH BUSH
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Former White House political director Sara M. Taylor told a congressional panel Wednesday that she did not talk to or meet with President Bush about removing federal prosecutors before eight of them were fired.

"I did not speak to the president about removing U.S. attorneys," >>>


      BUSH CELEBRATED NEW PRESS ROOM WEDNESDAY
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– That President Bush is a real cut–up. And the president of the declining public approval ratings acted as if slicing the red–white–and–blue ribbon of the renovated White House press room Wednesday morning was a shear delight.

"The air conditioner works well >>>


      BUSH SEES DEFICIT FALLING TO $205 BILLION
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will estimate that the U.S. budget deficit for fiscal year 2007 will come in at $205 billion, a drop from last year, U.S.

administration officials said on Wednesday. The deficit was $248 billion last year. The fresh estimate in the White House "midsessi >>>


      CARMONA SAYS BUSH OFFICIALS MUZZLED HIM
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush‘s most recent surgeon general accused the administration Tuesday of muzzling him for political reasons on hot–button health issues such as emergency contraception and abstinence–only education.

Dr. Richard Carmona, the nation‘s 17th surgeon genera >>>


      CARTOONIST DOUG MARLETTE DIES IN CRASH
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     RALEIGH, N.C. –– Doug Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist who recently turned his incisive wit toward a budding career as novelist, died Tuesday in an auto accident in Mississippi. He was 57.

Marlette, who split his time between Hillsborough and Tulsa, Okla., and was visiting Missi >>>


      CHARACTER ACTOR CHARLES LANE DIES
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     SANTA MONICA, Calif. –– Charles Lane, the prolific character actor whose name was little known but whose crotchety persona and roles in hundreds of films made him recognizable to generations of moviegoers, has died.

He was 102. His son, Tom Lane, said he was talking with his father at ' p.m. Mon >>>


      CHARGES COMING IN ERIE COLLAR–BOMB CASE
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     PITTSBURGH –– Nearly four years after a bizarre bank robbery in which a pizza deliveryman was killed by a bomb fastened to his neck, federal authorities appear ready to bring charges.

Marjorie Diehl–Armstrong, who is already imprisoned for killing her boyfriend, was notifed that she may face c >>>


      CONGRESS EYES PRIVATE EQUITY, HEDGE FUND TITANS
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new kings of Wall Street –– as the managers of booming private equity and hedge funds have been dubbed in the business press –– will come under unaccustomed scrutiny on Wednesday before the U.S. Congress.

In three separate hearings on Capitol Hill, lawmak >>>


      CONRAD BLACK JURY SAYS ITS DEADLOCKED
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     CHICAGO –– Jurors deliberating fraud charges against fallen media tycoon Conrad Black and three other executives said they were deadlocked but planned to resume their work at the urging of a federal judge.

The jury sent U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve a note Tuesday saying they had "discussed a >>>


      COURT PUTS OFF EXECUTION OF TEXAS HITMAN
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     HUNTSVILLE, Texas –– A court delayed a hit man‘s execution Tuesday evening, more than an hour after he could have been put to death for killing a woman in a life insurance scheme concocted by her husband and brother–in–law.

The three–judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court >>>


      FED: BANKS MUST IMPROVE HEDGE FUND RISK MANAGEMENT
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The rapid growth of hedge funds could pose risks to financial stability if market participants fail to strengthen risk management practices, Federal Reserve Board Governor Kevin Warsh said on Wednesday.

Warsh, in prepared testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial >>>


      FIVE STATES VYE FOR $450M GERM LAB
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The federal government has selected sites in five states as finalists for a $450 million national lab where killer germs like anthrax, avian flu and foot–and–mouth disease will be studied, members of Congress said Wednesday.

Sites in Texas, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi and >>>


      HOT WEATHER AIDS WESTERN WILDFIRES
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     AM FRESNO, Calif. –– Firefighters struggled to maintain their containment lines around several California wildfires as storms rolled into the state Tuesday, bringing lightning and high winds.

Lightning will continue to pose a fire danger until Thursday, when the storm system was expected to pass out >>>


      LA MAN SENTENCED TO DIE FOR 10 MURDERS
      Washington Post, 11-07-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– A pizza deliveryman was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering 10 women and a fetus during the 1'80s and ‘'0s in Los Angeles neighborhoods plagued by a crack cocaine epidemic. A jury in May recommended the death penalty for Chester Turner, and Superior Court Judge William R. Po >>>



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