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      DEKA COURT CASE AGAIN DISMISSED
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     An Athens appeals court yesterday threw out for a second time the case against the former chairman and six former board members of the State Portfolio Management Agency (DEKA) accused of buying shares in state–controlled firms ahead of the 2000 national elections to boost the stock market.

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      GARBAGE MOUNTING IN PIRAEUS DUE TO STRIKE
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     Garbage collectors in Piraeus yesterday refused to abandon a strike over pay that has resulted in piles of refuse accumulating in the streets of the coastal municipality.

«We cannot work without pay – we are sorry for the citizens of Piraeus but this is not our fault,» said the union, representing s >>>


      HYMETTUS BLAZE CURBED AFTER NEARING HOMES
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     Eastern Athens threatened by fire Simela Pantzartzi/ANA Water–dropping aircraft yesterday attempt to extinguish a fire that broke out at the foot of Mount Hymettus, eastern Athens. The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear but police are investigating the possibility of arson after witnesses said they saw s >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     ARSON ATTACK Finance Ministry building set on fire by group of assailants A group of about 20 people threw petrol bombs and rocks at a building that belongs to the Economy and Finance Ministry, near Syntagma Square in central Athens, late on Sunday. Nobody was injured in the attack but the building, which houses the Gen >>>


      PARENTS MIGHT SUE OVER EXAMS
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     About a third of the parents of the 33 students whose exam papers in English have been recorrected after examiners were found to have incorrectly upped their score could launch legal procedures against the ministry, in a move that will cause problems for the university entrance exams.

The Education Ministry dec >>>


      PRIME MINISTER...
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     SIMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis (left) signed a bilateral agreement in Athens yesterday with his Croatian counterpart Ivo Sanader aimed at developing friendship, good neighborly ties and closer cooperation between the two nations.
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      TANKER FIRE KILLS TWO WORKERS
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     Two men were killed yesterday when a tanker ship undergoing repairs caught on fire in Perama, west of Athens, authorities said.

The two men, aged 26 and 60, were killed when a fire broke out during welding work on the hull of the Panama–flagged tanker Alisa Craig at the Perama docks at about 10.40 a.m.
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      TOP DAIRY FIRMS FACE CARTEL CHARGES
      Kathimerin, 17-07-2007
     A preliminary investigation by prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos has led to enough evidence being gathered to charge Greece’s four biggest dairy companies with price fixing, sources said yesterday.

Dogiakos is set to ask in the next few days the prosecutor’s office to charge Vivartia, FAGE, AGNO and MEVGAL with seri >>>


      ( CARACTČRES)
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     L‘acc';s ŕ cet article en archives est payante.
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      A 78 DOLLARS, LE PÉTROLE RETROUVE SES COURS HISTORIQUES RECORD
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     ENERGIE. Le baril de Brent pręt ŕ franchir le niveau qu‘il avait atteint le 7 ao$';t 2006.

Le Temps Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Les cours de pétrole se sont envolés lundi vers leurs plus hauts historiques.

A Londres, le Brent a dépassé en cours de séance la bar >>>


      A L‘ABORDAGE POUR UN TRÉSOR
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     MAGOT. L‘Espagne réclame le butin découvert dans les fonds marins. La lecture de ce texte (2145 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ADOPTION
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Madonna est sur le point d‘adopter un deuxi';me enfant. Le Temps Mardi 17 juillet 2007 La pop star et son mari Guy Ritchie vont ętre interrogés avant la fin de juillet par un inspecteur du Malawi. Ils veulent adopter un petit garçon nommé David Banda. L‘inspecteur m';nera >>>


      COMMENT RACONTER LE TOUR?
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     A la fois porteur d´un imaginaire héroďque et d´une suspicion générale, le Tour de France est traité de mani';re tr';s subjective. Photo: Keystone CYCLISME. Durant trois semaines, les médias jonglent, tiraillés entre le désir de magnifier le mythe des for >>>


      CRITIQUE. A MONTREUX, RICKIE RIT JAUNE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
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      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (7). ATHÉNA, LA TISSERANDE JALOUSE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Grands dieux et petits héros, «Le Temps» vous propose durant tout l‘été des portraits de figures mythologiques.

Isabelle Rüf Mardi 17 juillet 2007 «Une belle Minerve est l‘enfant de ma tęte», écrit Apollinaire. De cette «étoile de sang >>>


      EN IRAK, LA VILLE PÉTROLIČRE DE KIRKOUK S‘EMBRASE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     MOYEN–ORIENT. Au moins 76 morts dans un attentat–suicide. Un parti politique kurde visé.

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      ERIK DESMAZIČRES ET SES TRAITS ENSORCELEURS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     BEAUX–ARTS. Le dessinateur et graveur français, 5' ans, expose ses «Lieux imaginaires» au Musée Jenisch ŕ Vevey, dans le cadre des présentations du Cabinet cantonal des estampes. Ce n‘est que la troisi';me exposition en musée de l‘artiste.

Phili >>>


      HAUSSE DES CRÉATIONS DE SOCIÉTÉS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     La Suisse épaule le Vietnam sur la voie de l‘ouverture L‘invité. OPA sur Converium: l‘introduction d‘une réglementation efficace est bien délicate La Chine deviendra bientôt la troisi';me puissance mondiale Un accord équilibré pour la gouvernance d&lsquo >>>


      HOMME EN CAVE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     FERNANDO SIXTO. Il programme depuis six ans les nuits de la Cave 12, entrailles musicales du squat Rhino ŕ Gen';ve. Avec l‘expulsion, la fin d‘une quęte.

Rocco Zacheo Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Ces lignes sur le trottoir l‘inqui';tent. Elles annoncent des travaux et semble >>>


      JAMES LEVINE NE VIENDRA PAS AU VERBIER FESTIVAL
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     CLASSIQUE. Soucis de santé pour le chef. La lecture de ce texte (2035 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      JUSTE AU CORPS: PASCAL CORMINBOEUF
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
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      L‘AUTRE TOUR. «CIAO LES ALPES»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     L‘Autre Tour. Guillaume Prébois Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Le vent frais me donne la chair de poule. Une marmotte crie. Les montagnes, imperturbables géants de roche claire, écrasent l‘homme et le ram';nent ŕ sa juste dimension, c‘est–ŕ–dire pas grand–chose >>>


      L‘INVITÉ. OPA SUR CONVERIUM: L‘INTRODUCTION D‘UNE RÉGLEMENTATION EFFICACE EST BIEN DÉLICATE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     L‘invité. Dominique Freymond, Administrateur indépendant,consultant en gouvernance d‘entreprise, Dominique. Freymond@mas–ltd.ch Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Dans l‘affaire Converium (CHRN.S), outre l‘effet de surprise provoqué par le revirement du conseil d‘administration acce >>>


      LA BANQUE CANTONALE DE ZURICH VA CENTRALISER SA GESTION DU RISQUE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     REGLEMENT. L‘établissement bancaire a l‘intention de nommer un chef indépendant des différentes activités de la banque. Par ailleurs, les employés seront davantage surveillés.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mardi 17 juillet 2007 La Banque cantonale de Zurich (BCZ) continue  >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 16 JUILLET 2007
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse du 16 juillet 2007 Les financi';res soutiennent le SMI.

Anker Bank Mardi 17 juillet 2007 En début de semaine, le marché suisse était bien orienté, soutenu par les bonnes performances des financi';res qui ont compensé >>>


      LA CHINE DEVIENDRA BIENTÔT LA TROISIČME PUISSANCE MONDIALE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     CONJONCTURE. En enregistrant un nouveau taux de croissance ŕ deux chiffres, le géant asiatique devrait détrôner l‘Allemagne plus vite que prévu: en 2008 déjŕ.

Laura Tolub Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Au cours de cette semaine, les autorités chinoises dévoileront le ta >>>


      LA FIN DES VRAIES BLONDES?
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     GENETIQUE. La blondeur pourrait disparaître d‘ici ŕ deux si';cles. Mais pas sa dimension mythique. Enquęte.

Laure Belot et Véronique Lorelle, Le Monde Mardi 17 juillet 2007 C‘est peu apr';s 2200, en Finlande, que naîtra la derni';re blonde de la plan& >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (8/24). LE PČRE DE L‘UDC A SON SITE INTERNET POSTHUME!
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Rudolf Minger (1881–1'55) fut le premier représentant du Parti agrarien, qu‘il avait fondé, au gouvernement fédéral. C‘est ŕ lui que revint la tâche de préparer l‘armée suisse avant la guerre.

Bernard Wuthrich Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Si Rudolf Mi >>>


      LA HOLLANDE, L‘AUTRE PAYS DU JAZZ
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     NORTH SEA JAZZ. Dimanche, le plus grand festival au monde se clôturait. Visite guidée d‘Ornette Coleman ŕ Snoop Dogg. Arnaud Robert, Rotterdam Mardi 17 juillet 2007 A la sortie du métro, la cohorte s‘allonge dans les escaliers roulants.

Ils ont le regard fixe, le pas lancé. >>>


      LA RENTABILITÉ DE LA SGS PROGRESSE MOINS VITE QU‘ESPÉRÉ
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     SURVEILLANCE. Le bénéfice opérationnel s‘est accru de 15,3% au premier semestre. Les analystes en espéraient un peu plus.

Yves Genier Mardi 17 juillet 2007 La rentabilité de la Société Générale (GLE.PA) de Surveillance (SGS (SGSN.VX)) ne cesse de progresser. Au >>>


      LA SUISSE ÉPAULE LE VIETNAM SUR LA VOIE DE L‘OUVERTURE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Trois autres accords ont été signés L‘invité. OPA sur Converium: l‘introduction d‘une réglementation efficace est bien délicate La Chine deviendra bientôt la troisi';me puissance mondiale Un accord équilibré pour la gouvernance d‘EADS ECONOMIE >>>


      LA TURQUIE TANGUE FORT, DE QUEL CÔTÉ VA–T–ELLE BASCULER?
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Vue brumeuse sur Ankara. Comment les Turcs résoudront–ils la violente crise politique qui secoue le pays? Photo: Keystone • Les Turcs se rendent aux urnes dimanche pour tenter de résoudre une crise politique majeure. Au męme moment, l‘armée tonne contre les Kurdes qui ont repris les armes >>>


      LE BARIL DE PÉTROLE SE RAPPROCHE DE SON RECORD HISTORIQUE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     La raffinerie de Collombey (VS). Photo: Keystone SPECULATION. A Londres, le Brent a touché 78,40 dollars lundi matin en cours de séance.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Le cours du baril de pétrole extrait en mer du Nord a atteint 78,40 dollars lundi dans la matinée, >>>


      LE FAIT DU PRINCE Ŕ MONTREUX
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     L´insoutenable attente des fans avant le concert. Photo: Bertrand Rey Olivier Horner Mardi 17 juillet 2007 «Oh When The Saints». C‘est un air br$';lant de La Nouvelle Orléans qui ouvre le bal du concert–événement de Prince lundi soir au Montreux Jazz Festival.

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      LE SUCCČS GRANDISSANT DES PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     GESTION. La croissance annuelle devrait atteindre 20% ces 2 ŕ 3 prochaines années, selon l‘ASPS.

Emmanuel Garessus Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Avec un volume de 32' milliards de francs, les produits structurés prennent toujours plus de place dans les dépôts bancaires. A fin mars, l& >>>


      LES AFFAIRES CRIMINELLES QUI ONT SECOUÉ LA SUISSE (7/10). ROMONT, BERCEAU D‘UN TUEUR EN SÉRIE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Romont, berceau d‘un tueur en série Arręté en 1'87, Michel Peiry s‘est fait l‘auteur de nombreux meurtres d‘adolescents, selon un mode opératoire qui glace le sang. Les crimes de celui qu‘on appellera le «sadique de Romont» t >>>


      LES PAYSANS ROMANDS BOUDENT LE RÉFÉRENDUM
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     AGRICULTURE. L‘initiative du vigneron genevois Willy Cretegny n‘aura pas le soutien de l‘USP.

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      LES RECRUES D‘ANDERMATT, UNE ÉLITE ALPINE QUI JOUE PARFOIS AVEC LA SÉCURITÉ
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     La caserne d´Andermatt forme des alpinistes militaires volontaires depuis 40 ans. Les recrues sont toutefois triées sur le volet. Photo: Keystone URI. Le Centre de compétences du service alpin de l‘armée forme les soldats helvétiques spécialisés dans la montagne, ŕ l‘i >>>


      LONDRES EXPULSE QUATRE DIPLOMATES RUSSES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Andreď Lougovoď, ex–agent du KGB et principal suspect dans l´affaire du meurtre au plutonium 210. Photo: Keystone ROYAUME–UNI. Cette mesure spectaculaire répond au refus de Moscou d‘extrader le suspect numéro un dans le meurtre d‘Alexander Litvinenko.

Stépha >>>


      LUMIČRES CONTEMPORAINES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     ART VERRIER. Neuf vitraux abstraits colorent l‘Auditoire Calvin, ŕ Gen';ve. Laurence Chauvy Mardi 17 juillet 2007 L‘Auditoire Calvin ŕ Gen';ve est le lieu d‘un projet conçu par l‘Apas, Association pour la promotion de l‘art sacré. Neuf vitraux abstraits y >>>


      LUMIČRES D‘ÉTÉ (2/6). UNE FENĘTRE SUR L‘ESPACE–TEMPS DANS LE CIEL DES GRISONS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Le cylindre métaphysique du maître illusionniste James Turrell, planté ŕ 1800 m au–dessus de Zuoz, en Engadine, en fait voir de toutes les couleurs au visiteur.

Luc Debraine, Zuoz (GR) Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Dante, qui s‘y connaissait en point de vue descendant ou ascendant, disai >>>


      MARSEILLE AURA SA GRANDE MOSQUÉE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     FRANCE. Les 200000 musulmans de la cité phocéenne saluent un vote «courageux». Christian Lecomte Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Apr';s une longue bataille judiciaire, le Conseil municipal de Marseille a donné lundi son feu vert ŕ la construction d‘une grande mosquée. Les travaux >>>


      MULTIMÉDIA AU CH'4;TEAU DE GRUYČRES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Un parking géant ŕ la fronti';re de Bardonnex? «Le centre de gravité de Lausanne navigue vers l‘ouest» REGIONS Le Temps I Article Multimédia au château de Gruy';res FRIBOURG. Le château fait le saut du modernisme.

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      PORTE OUVERTE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Editorial. Alain Campiotti Mardi 17 juillet 2007 D‘Istanbul ŕ Van, l‘un des pays les plus dynamiques d‘Europe vote dimanche.

D‘Europe? D‘Asie mineure, répondent Nicolas Sarkozy et quelques autres, avec le projet arręté de fixer une fronti';re sur le Bosp >>>


      POUR UN MUSÉE D‘AVENIR
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Mich';le Laird, Pully (VD) Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Le th';me de la préservation semble dominer le débat sur le projet pour un nouveau Musée des beaux–arts ŕ Lausanne: préservation d‘un palais vétuste ou d‘une promenade au bord du lac pour les uns, préser >>>


      QUELQUES CLÉS POUR COMPRENDRE LE DÉBAT TURC
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     • Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi Le parti de la justice et du développement, famili';rement appelé AKparti, est issu du Refah, le mouvement islamiste dirigé par Nekmettin Erbakan, qui arriva au pouvoir ŕ Ankara en 1''6, et fut destitué par une intervention militaire l‘anné >>>


      QUI VA PAYER POUR LIBÉRER LES INFIRMIČRES BULGARES?
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     LIBYE. L‘organe judiciaire qui devait débattre du sort des condamnés ŕ mort s‘est réuni lundi sans entrer en mati';re. Tripoli jouerait la montre, faute d‘avoir obtenu un r';glement financier.

Alain Lallemand Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Apr';s avoir attend >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. A LA PISCINE (2/7). PARCE QU‘ELLES LE VALENT BIEN
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
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      REPČRE. LE «CARRY TRADE» VUDES ANTIPODES
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Rep';re. Yves Genier Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Si les Australiens se sentent «tout en bas» par leur situation géographique, leurs voisins néo–zélandais voient leur monnaie «tout en haut» sur les marchés des changes. Lundi, leur dollar a atteint son plus haut niveau h >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. BRAISE, L‘ARGENT QUI BRŰLE
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 17 juillet 2007 L‘argent n‘a pas d‘odeur, et son nom, pense–t–on, ne présente gu';re d‘intéręt.
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      UN ACCORD ÉQUILIBRÉ POUR LA GOUVERNANCE D‘EADS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     AEROSPATIAL. Angela Merkel et Nicolas Sarkozy ont simplifié la direction du groupe européen.

Michel Cabirol et Martin Venzal, La Tribune Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal La Tribune (http: >>>


      UN MILITANT DES DROITS DE L‘HOMME CHINOIS MEURT Ŕ SA SORTIE DE PRISON
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     CHINE. Chen Xiaoming, qui protestait contre les expulsions forcées, serait décédé le 1er juillet des suites des «mauvais traitements et passages ŕ tabac» subis pendant sa détention.

Bruno Philip, Pékin, Le Monde Mardi 17 juillet 2007 Un militant shanghaďen des >>>


      UN PARKING GÉANT Ŕ LA FRONTIČRE DE BARDONNEX?
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     GENEVE. Un projet, encore ŕ l‘étude, prévoit la création de 4000 places pour pendulaires.

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      VIRER COUCHEPIN, GARDER BLOCHER, VOILŔ LA NOUVELLE STRATÉGIE DU PS
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     Hans–Jürg Fehr. Le président du PS souhaite une coalition PDC – centre gauche. Photo: Keystone CONSEIL FEDERAL. En proposant de ne pas réélire l‘un des deux radicaux, le président des socialistes Hans–Jürg Fehr imagine une grande coalition de centre gauche avec le PD >>>


      «LE CENTRE DE GRAVITÉ DE LAUSANNE NAVIGUE VERS L‘OUEST»
      Le Temps, 17-07-2007
     VAUD. Le géographe Pierre Dessemontet pose un diagnostic sur les mouvements qui affectent le centre du chef–lieu vaudois. Selon lui, les autorités communales doivent se mobiliser.

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      5'8,000 SUBSCRIBERS PARTICIPATE IN KHC IPO
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 17 July 2007 — The Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) IPO (initial public offering) statistics at the end of Sunday show that the number of subscribers reached 5'8,000 and the total money pumped SR8'5.4 million, thus covering 55.5 percent of the total shares offered to the retail part, Eisa Al&ndash >>>


      BAHRAIN GRANTS SECOND LICENSE TO HANNOVER RE
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 17 July 2007 — The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has issued a second license to global reinsurance giant, Hannover Re. The new license allows Hannover Re to establish a branch office in Bahrain, in addition to Hannover ReTakaful, established in Bahrain in 2006. Hannover ReTakaful is the pri >>>


      GIC POSTS PROFIT OF $212.' MILLION
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 17 July 2007 — Bahrain’s Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) has reported a profit of $212.' million for the first six months of 2007, as compared to $167 million during the same period last year. Operating income grew 27 percent to $243.4 million. Assets were worth $8.32 billion at the e >>>


      HSBC TO JOINT LEAD MANAGE SABIC’S SUKUK ISSUANCE
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 17 July 2007 — Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has commenced marketing its second sukuk issuance, appointing HSBC Saudi Arabia Ltd.

as joint lead manager and bookrunner of the sukuk and HSBC as the sole regional GCC coordinator This sukuk issuance follows a year after SABIC debut of >>>


      S&P RAISES KINGDOM’S CREDIT RATINGS
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2007 — Standard & Poor’s has raised its foreign and local currency long–term sovereign credit ratings on Saudi Arabia to «AA–» from «A+». At the same time, the local and foreign currency short–term ratings were raised to «A&nda >>>


      SRMG PROFITS UP '0% IN FIRST HALF
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2007 — Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG), publisher of Arab News, Asharq Al–Awsat, Al–Eqtisadiah and other leading publications in the Middle East, earned a net profit of SR287.4 million in the first half of this year.

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      STRICTLY BUSINESS: SARAYA
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Arab News Saad Hariri, member of Parliament, head of the Future Bloc in the Lebanese Parliament and chairman of Saraya Holdings Ltd., accompanied by Ayman Hariri, visited on Wednesday Saraya company headquarters, located in the Jordanian capital, Amman. Hariri was received by Ali Kolaghassi, CEO and vice chairman of Sar >>>


      THREE 2008 BRANDS OF TATA VEHICLES LAUNCHED
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Javid Hassan, Arab News RIYADH, 17 July 2007 — India’s well–known Tata cars are now available on the Saudi market with loan and installment facilities to be provided by the dealer.

Three 2008 brands of Tata vehicles — Tata Indica, Tata Indigo and Tata Marina — were unveiled at the launch ceremony attended >>>


      US MANAGERS LOSE OUT ON DISPOSABLE INCOME
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Arab News PHILADELPHIA, 17 July 2007 — US companies face competition for top–talent not only from other US companies, but also from companies in other countries that have a lower cost of living and a lower tax rate, research from global management consultancy Hay Group revealed yesterday.

Hay Group’s rese >>>


      GLOBALIZATION AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     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 >>>


      INTEREST AND THE VALUE OF MONEY
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. Islam forbids riba, or interest. In the past when Muslims borrowed from each other, they would return the same amount of gold or silver currency, without increase. Today, if one borrows the equivalent of, say, 100 grams of gold and returns it after one year, he will have to pay to the lender a >>>


      MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT AYESHA’S AGE WHEN SHE MARRIED PROPHET
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. At what age was Ayesha when she married the Prophet? (Name and address withheld) A. The report commonly known among Muslims is that Lady Ayesha was nine years of age when she married the Prophet (peace be upon him). This report is highly suspect. It is questioned on several counts. I have writt >>>


      MOSQUES’ ROLE IN EARLY ISLAMIC PERIOD
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     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 >>>


      PERFECTION OF CREATION
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful Such is He who knows all that is beyond the reach of human perception, and all that can be witnessed, the Almighty, the Most Merciful, who makes most excellent everything that He creates. He begins the creation of man out of clay; then He causes his pr >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 133: MAINTAINING DECENCY IN MARITAL RELATIONS
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     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 PROPHET AS A MAN — 134: WEARING PERFUME WHEN GOING OUT
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) was known to love good smells. He sums up what he loved of material things in this present world, saying: «Of all that is available in this present life, I am made to love perfume and women, but the thing that gives me best gratification is prayer.» (Rel >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 2': PARTICIPATION IN THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah There are many Hadiths that show that the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his lady companions eagerly sought knowledge, showing the same determination Muslim men showed. These Hadiths span the entire period from the very early days of the Islamic message up to the end of >>>


      4–DAY VISUAL FEST TO OPEN AT THE JCCI
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Hasan Hatrash, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2007 — Mayor of Jeddah Adel Fakieh will today inaugurate the second round of the four–day Jeddah Visual Shows Festival at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).

Mamdouh Salem, executive director of Ruwaad Media, an audio and visual productions company, >>>


      MORE GITMO DETAINEES COME HOME
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 17 July 2007 — Saudi Arabia announced yesterday that US authorities have released 16 Saudi detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency that the detainees arrived in Riyadh yesterday morning. The ne >>>


      NAFEEK FILES APPEAL A DAY PRIOR TO DEADLINE
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Sarah Abdullah & Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Mohammad Razeena, left, and Mohammad Sultan Nafeek, parents of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek, seen in Colombo on Monday. (AP)

JEDDAH, 17 July 2007 — Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan maid found guilty a month ago of murdering an infant that was in her care, f >>>


      PANEL TO DRAW POPULATION STRATEGY
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2007 — The Council of Ministers yesterday set up a national population committee to formulate policies and strategies related to population and set up a database. It also approved alterations into the Kingdom’s Company Law.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abd >>>


      QADI DENIES ARREST, TO SUE TURKISH MEDIA
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2007 — Saudi businessman and philanthropist Yassin Qadi issued a statement through his lawyer yesterday denying that he was arrested by Saudi authorities as some Turkish media outlets reported recently.

The statement added that Qadi has appointed a lawyer in Turkey to file >>>


      SULTAN TO OPEN MILITARY SHOW
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 17 July 2007 — Crown Prince Sultan, who begins a tour of the southern region today, will open the seventh military exhibition at the King Khaled Airbase in the Asir region tomorrow.

Authorities in the southern region have completed preparations to receive Prince Sultan, who >>>


      ANOTHER UK TERROR SUSPECT SENT FOR TRIAL
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 17 July 2007 — District Judge Anthony Evans presiding over a hearing at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London yesterday remanded Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, 26, of Liverpool into custody and sent him for a committal hearing on Aug. 13.

Judge Evans, however, did str >>>


      AWAMI LEAGUE CHIEF HASINA ARRESTED IN EXTORTION CASE
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 17 July 2007 — Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister and Awami League President Hasina Wajed was arrested at her Sudha Sadan house here yesterday in an extortion case and sent to jail pending trial.

Hasina, who served as prime minister from 1''6 to 2001, was denied bail by a m >>>


      BUSH ANNOUNCES MIDEAST CONFERENCE
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Agencies WASHINGTON, 17 July 2007 — President George W. Bush yesterday announced an international conference later this year to include Israel, the Palestinian authority and some of their Arab neighbors to help restart Middle East peace talks and review progress in building democratic institutions.

He said that >>>


      DHAKA JAILS GEAR UP FOR MORE VIP PRISONERS
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 17 July 2007 — Prison authorities in Bangladesh now have a difficult job in making housing arrangements for VIP women prisoners, as the wives of corrupt politicians are also being sent to jail for helping their husbands.

The Dhaka Central Jail has already completed making provisio >>>


      FLOATING BRIDGE OPENED TO EASE DUBAI TRAFFIC WOES
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News DUBAI, 17 July 2007 — For the first time in the region, a floating bridge was inaugurated on Sunday linking the two banks of Dubai creek. Built at a cost of 81.5 million dirhams, the 300–meter–long bridge is one of Dubai’s quick solutions to its chronic traffic jams.

Shei >>>


      GUJARAT ACCUSES CENTER OF POLITICIZING SOHRABUDDIN KILLING
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Indo–Asian News Service NEW DELHI, 17 July 2007 — The central government was trying to turn a case related to the 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Ahmedabad into an «election issue,» the Gujarat government lawyer told the Supreme Court yesterday during a hearing in the cas >>>


      MONSOON SESSION OF BOTH MAHARASHTRA HOUSES ADJOURNED
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 17 July 2007 — No business was transacted yesterday, the opening day of the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Council, which were both adjourned for the day after paying condolences to the late Indian Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar who passed away recently. >>>


      PAKISTAN WITHDRAWS MISCONDUCT CHARGE AGAINST CHAUDHRY
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 17 July 2007 — The government yesterday withdrew accusation of misconduct against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

During his arguments before the 13–member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Khalilur Rahman Ramday, government’s attorney pleaded that para >>>


      SCORES KILLED IN IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 17-07-2007
     Associated Press KIRKUK, Iraq, 17 July 2007 — A suicide bomber detonated a truck wired with explosives near a Kurdish political party’s offices, followed by two other car bomb blasts, in the northern city of Kirkuk yesterday in a coordinated attack that killed more than 85 people and wounded more than 1'0, police sa >>>


      AP–IPSOS POLL METHODOLOGY
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     AM –– The Associated Press–Ipsos poll on the 2008 presidential campaigns was conducted July '–11, 2007, based on telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,004 adults, including 346 Republicans and 477 Democrats from all states except Alaska and Hawaii.

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      BEAR REHAB CENTER GETS ATTENTION ABROAD
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     ATLANTA, Idaho –– Jabbed with tranquilizers, her ear pierced with a green ID tag, Twister traded her steel transport box for freedom after a bumpy '0–mile ride into central Idaho‘s mountains.

The yearling black bear orphan stepped from an open cage onto a dusty truck bed, dropped sof >>>


      CIA DISSENTERS AIDED SECRET PRISONS REPORT: AUTHOR
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Dissident U.S. intelligence officers angry at former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped a European probe uncover details of secret CIA prisons in Europe, the top investigator said on Tuesday.

Swiss Senator Dick Marty, author of a Council of Europe report on the jails, said senio >>>


      CORRECTED: SENATOR APOLOGIZES FOR SEX SCANDAL
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     METAIRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) – A Republican U.S. senator who admitted to "serious sin" after he was linked last week to a Washington escort service apologized for the sex scandal on Monday, but said he will go back to work.

Sen. David Vitter, a social conservative who has routinely touted famil >>>


      DEMOCRATS PUSH ALL–NIGHT DEBATE ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Republicans dismissed as political theater a Democratic plan for an all–night session of the Senate to debate President Bush‘s military strategy in Iraq amid bipartisan proposals to redeploy U.S. troops.

The round–the–clock debate Tuesday night through Wednesday >>>


      EXPERT: MARINE MAY HAVE HAD BRAIN INJURY
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –– Repeated exposure to bomb blasts may have impaired the judgment of a Marine corporal charged with kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian, an expert in war–related brain injuries told a military court Monday.

Attorneys for Cpl. Trent D. Thomas rested their case aft >>>


      GEORGIA BOARD GRANTS STAY OF EXECUTION TO CONSIDER CASE
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     MIAMI, July 16 –– One day before he was to die by lethal injection, convicted cop killer Troy Davis received a '0–day stay of execution Monday from a Georgia clemency board, allowing him time to press his case that he has been the victim of mistaken identity.

The prosecution‘s case a >>>


      GUNMAN SHOT DEAD IN COLORADO CAPITOL
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     DENVER –– Saying it was "the day of the emperor‘s reign," a man with a gun and knife in his pockets went into a suburban shop and rented a tuxedo.

A clerk considered his behavior odd enough to warrant a call to police. About three hours later, a man in a dark suit some described as a >>>


      HEARING BEGINS IN HADITHA CASE
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –– A Marine charged with murdering two Iraqi girls and killing other civilians in the town of Haditha believed he was following procedure by confronting a threat with deadly force, his attorney said Monday.

Lance Cpl. Stephen B. Tatum has acknowledged killing several Iraqis in >>>


      HEARING CONTINUES IN HADITHA CASE
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –– Unlike several members of his squad, Lance Cpl. Humberto Manuel Mendoza is not facing charges for shooting two Iraqis in Haditha after a fellow Marine was killed in a roadside bomb.

Instead, the 22–year–old infantryman has been given immunity from prosecution in >>>


      KAN. PLANT EXPLOSION FORCES EVACUATIONS
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     VALLEY CENTER, Kan. –– Homes and business were ordered evacuated after an explosion Tuesday morning started a fire at a Wichita–area solvents plant, authorities said.

The first blast occurred about ':15 a.m. at Barton Solvents in downtown Valley Center, a town of about 5,000 residents. No >>>


      L.A. PORT CLERK NEGOTIATIONS POSTPONED
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– After hours of negotiations, office clerks at the nation‘s largest port complex and their employers agreed to postpone talks because the lead negotiator for the companies needed to handle a family medical issue.

The parties have been at the bargaining table since Sunday afternoo >>>


      LIMITS STAY ON GELS IN CARRY–ONS
      Washington Post, 17-07-2007
     By Del Quentin WilberWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 17, 2007; A03 Air travelers should not expect authorities to ease restrictions on gels and liquids in carry–on luggage until sometime next year when new technology may give screeners the ability to more easily spot potential explosives in bags, accordi >>>



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