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      ANARCHISTS ‘OUT FOR REVENGE’
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     A group of suspected anarchists attacked two banks in central Athens yesterday morning, causing widespread damage but no injuries, and distributed leaflets in support of convicted bank robber and anarchist Yiannis Dimitrakis.

The gang of 15 attacked branches of Eurobank and National Bank shortly after 10.30 a.m >>>


      CORINTH BLAZE BURNS HOMES IN ITS PATH
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     Wildfire rages for a third day Vassilis Psomas/ANA Firefighters attempt to douse a blaze near Corinth that continued to burn for a third day yesterday. The blaze, which has burned hundreds of hectares of forest and farmland as well as farmhouses, prompted the evacuation of a monastery and a children’s camp. A state of e >>>


      DRIVE FOR ANTIQUITIES TO REMAIN HIGH–PROFILE
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     Greece intends to continue with its policy of publicizing the return of antiquities because it encourages people to give more artifacts back, Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis told Parliament yesterday.

PASOK MP Miltiades Papaioannou questioned the policy, claiming that Greece had always followed a low&ndash >>>


      FINANCE MINISTER...
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     NIKOS APOSTOLOPOULOS/ANA Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis yesterday presented to the press the government‘s draft bill that aims at tackling tax evasion. Under the proposed law, taxpayers can deduct 40 percent of annual spending on family outlays of as much as –8,000 a year.

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      GREECE GARNERS PATRIARCHATE SUPPORT
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     Greece is launching a diplomatic publicity campaign to inform the European Union and foreign governments about the problems faced by the Christian Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, the Foreign Ministry revealed yesterday.

Spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos said that Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis had >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     MERKEL VISIT German chancellor due in Athens today for talks on defense, Kosovo German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected in Athens today for talks with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. The two leaders are expected to focus on bilateral issues, such as arms programs, European Union matters and the future of Kosovo. I >>>


      OFFICIAL SUES HIS ACCUSERS
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     Former Competition Commission member Panayiotis Adamopoulos has initiated legal proceedings against two senior executives of dairy producer MEVGAL, accusing them of perjury, fraud and making false accusations against him.

Adamopoulos is accusing MEVGAL president Petros Papadakis and managing director Dimitris S >>>


      TAPPING PROBE AT A DEAD END
      Kathimerin, 20-07-2007
     The head of the Communications Privacy Protection Authority (ADAE) Andreas Lambrinopoulos said yesterday that an investigation into a phone–tapping scandal could not progress since the basic information had all been wiped out.

Lambrinopoulos told a parliamentary investigative commitee that the trail of ev >>>


      ACTELION MULTIPLIE LES BONNES SURPRISES
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     RESULTATS. La biotech bâloise révise ŕ la hausse ses objectifs et crée '6 emplois en Suisse.

Emmanuel Garessus, Zurich Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Actelion ne s‘endort pas sur son succ';s, męme s‘il développe un médicament contre les troubles du sommeil qu >>>


      CES JEUNES FILLES QUI NARGUENT LE RÖSTIGRABEN
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     ZURICH/VAUD. Les échanges d‘él';ves par–dessus la Sarine ravissent les correspondantes qui apprennent les langues du pays.

Catherine Cossy, Zurich Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Elles ont laissé avec un petit pincement de cśur leurs copines, leur famille, l‘école (la >>>


      CRISTINA KIRCHNER VISE LA PRÉSIDENCE ARGENTINE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     ARGENTINE. La candidature de la femme de l‘actuel chef de l‘Etat s';me le trouble chez les péronistes.

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      CRITIQUE. LE WU–TANG CLAN OU LE SYNDROME DU RAP QUI TUE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
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      DEMAIN, LE CIEL SE DÉVOILE AUX CURIEUX
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     ASTRONOMIE. La 4e édition de Féerie d‘une nuit attend les amateurs au Signal de Bougy.

Aline Dépraz Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Samedi 21 juillet, le Signal de Bougy accueille la Féerie d‘une nuit. La manifestation, organisée par une équipe d‘amateurs d‘astrono >>>


      DES INNOVATIONS SE PROFILENT SUR LE MARCHÉ DES PRĘTS HYPOTHÉCAIRES
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     CREDIT. La hausse des prix en Europe prépare le terrain ŕ des hypoth';ques qui offrent deux avantages majeurs au débiteur: une moindre volatilité et un fardeau initial plus faible.

Emmanuel Garessus Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Le formidable envol des prix immobiliers en Europe pousse le >>>


      EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES DÉMÉNAGE Ŕ NYON
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     PORTRAIT. La société américaine transf';re son si';ge européen pour gagner de la place.

Laura Tolub Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Jeudi, le président d‘Edwards Lifesciences pour l‘Europe, Patrick Verguet, a officiellement confié ŕ l‘Entreprise g >>>


      ENERGIE: UN PAS DÉCISIF EST FRANCHI
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Editorial. Pierre Veya Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Demain, l‘énergie solaire... Combien de fois n‘a–t–on pas entendu la promesse d‘une énergie propre, durable et męme infinie. Nous en sommes encore loin, tr';s loin męme. Mais un pas décisif est franchi, le plus >>>


      FISCALITÉ DU CAPITAL: L‘EXEMPLE CANADIEN
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Mich';le Voyer, avocate, Barreau du Québec, Bâle Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Permettez–moi de réagir ŕ la proposition du Parti socialiste suisse, énoncée récemment, qui vise ŕ augmenter la charge fiscale des actionnaires (en procédant ŕ des prél'; >>>


      FLEXCELL, FUTUR ROI DES TOITS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     La jeune pousse vise ŕ terme l‘intégration architecturale. Daniel Eskenazi Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Sept ans apr';s sa création, VHF–Technologies se trouve ŕ un tournant de son histoire. La société basée ŕ Yverdon–les–Bains, détenue ŕ 51% >>>


      FLISOM, PIONNIER D‘UNE TECHNOLOGIE D‘AVENIR
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Avec ses cellules, la firme vise l‘humanitaire. Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 «Nous sommes en avance de deux ŕ trois ans sur nos prévisions de l‘an dernier», souligne Anil Sethi, patron et cofondateur de Flisom, émanation de l‘EPFZ créée en juin 2 >>>


      FRANZ HUMER CČDE UN FAUTEUIL CHEZ ROCHE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Severin Schwam, successeur de Franz Humer ŕ la tęte de Roche. Photo: Keystone SUCCESSION. Le patron du groupe bâlois transmet le témoin ŕ Severin Schwan.

Willy Boder Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Bâle venait d‘essuyer un gros orage, encore visible, jeudi matin, sur les vitres de l >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: MAXIME ZUBER
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Maire de Moutier. Serge Jubin Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Quand avez–vous fait du sport pour la derni';re fois?

Maxime Zuber: Hier, 15 kilom';tres de course ŕ pied. – Trois mots pour vous décrire? – On me décrit comme soigné mais d‘apparence un peu froide. >>>


      L‘AUTOMOBILISTE RESPONSABLE PRIMÉ
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     SUISSE ROMANDE. Ecologie libérale roule pour le covoiturage. La lecture de ce texte (2136 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘AUTRE TOUR. MON CORPS, CET ADVERSAIRE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
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      L‘ENVOL TANT ATTENDU DE L‘ÉNERGIE SOLAIRE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     La plus grande centrale solaire du monde, ŕ Serpa, au sud du Portugal. Photo: Keystone • Le marché du solaire décolle enfin. La Suisse poss';de de véritables bijoux technologiques, comme Flexcell ou Flisom.

Pierre Veya Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Et si ce n‘était pas qu&lsquo >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. LES 500 ANS DE «AMÉRIQUE»
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     L‘histoire. Joëlle Kuntz Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Le 11 juillet, la Chambre des représentants américaine a adopté le texte final de la résolution 287 qui «cél';bre le 500e anniversaire de la premi';re utilisation du mot America» pour désigner le contin >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 1' JUILLET 2007
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 1' juillet 2007 Roche se distingue.

Anker Bank Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Jeudi, le marché suisse s‘est nettement repris, encouragé par les bonnes performances de Wall Street la veille et de Tokyo dans la matinée et par l‘envo >>>


      LA CROISSANCE CHINOISE OFFRE DES MUNITIONS AUX DÉTRACTEURS DE LA POLITIQUE DE PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     CONJONCTURE. La Chine enregistre la plus forte croissance trimestrielle de son PIB en douze ans (+11,'%). Mais ce chiffre remarquable risque d‘aggraver les frictions avec Bruxelles et Washington, ses principaux partenaires commerciaux.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Chaque ann >>>


      LA MÉTÉO DES CABANES
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     REGIONS Le Temps I Article La météo des cabanes VALAIS. Le temps qu‘il fait en haute montagne est désormais disponible sur le Net.

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      LA TOILE DIT QUE HARRY POTTER NE MOURRA PAS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     EDITION. Des versions du septi';me tome du petit magicien sont en ligne. Mais seuls les exemplaires de papier feront foi. Eric Albert, Londres Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Harry Potter ne meurt pas. C‘est du moins la fin du septi';me et dernier tome de la saga du jeune magicien telle qu‘elle a fi >>>


      LE DÉFI DU PKK EST DEVENU L‘ENJEU MAJEUR DES ÉLECTIONS TURQUES
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     TURQUIE. Derri';re les escarmouches ŕ la fronti';re entre les fid';les d‘Abdullah Öcalan et l‘armée d‘Ankara, l‘autonomie du nord de l‘Irak et son pétrole.

Reportage. Alain Campiotti, de retour de Kortek Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Abdullah >>>


      LE JAPON TREMBLE POUR SES RÉACTEURS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Une faille devant la centrale de Kashiwazaki. Photo: Keystone NUCLEAIRE. Le séisme de lundi a réveillé les pires craintes quant ŕ la s$';reté des centrales.

Michel Temman, Tokyo Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Une catastrophe majeure vient–elle d‘ętre évitée a >>>


      LE SON D‘UNE CONSTELLATION
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     ERIK TRUFFAZ. Le trompettiste franco–suisse souffle ce soir ŕ Montreux les brises jazz–pop d‘«Arkhangelsk». Un disque qui ne perd jamais le nord, comme lui et son quartet, en perpétuelle tournée mondiale.

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      LE VERBIER FESTIVAL CHEZ SOI EN SON ET EN IMAGES
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     La violoniste allemande Anne–Sophie Mutter, qui jouera vendredi soir le «Concerto pour violon de Brahms». Photo: Archives CLASSIQUE. Pour la premi';re fois, un festival met ŕ disposition les deux tiers de ses concerts gratuitement et quotidiennement via Internet.

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      LES AFFAIRES CRIMINELLES QUI ONT SECOUÉ LA SUISSE (10/10). QUAND LA SUISSE DÉCOUVRIT UN TORTIONNAIRE DE BÉBÉS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Quand la Suisse découvrit un tortionnaire de bébés Toujours en prison, le Saint–Gallois René Osterwalder affirme aujourd‘hui que sa foi l‘a guéri de ses déviances perverses et sexuelles. Mais les psychiatres estiment que le risque de réci >>>


      LOGITECH CONFRONTÉ Ŕ DES SOUCIS AVEC SES CAMÉRAS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     MULTIMEDIA. La société suisse a vu les ventes de ses webcams reculer. Anouch Seydtaghia Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 «J‘ai des sentiments mitigés. Je ne suis satisfait ni de certaines ventes de détail, ni du montant de notre bénéfice.» Guerrino De Luca, directeur de Logitech ( >>>


      LUMIČRES D‘ÉTÉ (5/6). LE FUNICULAIRE VIRTUEL DE SION
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Enfin pręt apr';s dix ans de préparation, le spectacle «Sion en Lumi';res» propose une belle ascension nocturne, et un retour au Moyen Age.

Luc Debraine Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Ascension, transcendance, élévation... plusieurs termes sugg';rent que l&lsquo >>>


      MOSCOU ENVENIME SES RELATIONS AVEC LONDRES
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     REPRESAILLES. Les autorités russes expulsent ŕ leur tour quatre diplomates britanniques.

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      NESTLÉ A DIT NON Ŕ UNE DEMANDE EN MARIAGE DE PEPSICO
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     ALIMENTATION. Selon le «Wall Street Journal», des discussions ont eu lieu ce printemps. Le géant veveysan aurait décliné.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 C‘e$';t été une sorte de mariage de la carpe et du lapin. Le Wall Street Journal, dans son éditio >>>


      NÉGOCIATIONS SYNDICALES CHEZ LES CONSTRUCTEURS AMÉRICAINS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. Les «big three» de l‘automobile entament les discussions avec le syndicat UAW sur les conventions collectives.

Alain–Gabriel Verdevoye et Eric Chalmet ŕ New York, La Tribune Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Se >>>


      POURQUOI CERTAINES PERSONNES SONT PLUS RÉSISTANTES AU SIDA
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     VIH. Des chercheurs de Lausanne et de Gen';ve ouvrent des perspectives de vaccin.

Le Temps Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Nous ne sommes pas égaux devant le sida. Certaines personnes luttent et résistent mieux, d‘autres s‘av';rent particuli';rement sans défense. Une >>>


      QUERELLE AUTOUR DES REQUÉRANTS SANS PAPIERS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     L´Office fédéral des migrations pratiquerait trop souvent la non–entrée en mati';re, selon l´Organisation suisse d´aide aux réfugiés. Photo: Keystone ASILE. L‘Organisation suisse d‘aide aux réfugiés accuse l‘Office fédéral des mi >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ CONRAD MÜLLER. «14000 DONNEURS D‘ORGANES POTENTIELS EN 2 SEMAINES»
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Questions ŕ Conrad Müller, directeur de Swisstransplant, la fondation pour le don et la transplantation d‘organes.

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      QUOI DE NEUF A LA PISCINE (5/7). PISCINE PARTY
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
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      REBOND DES MARCHÉS D‘ACTIONS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Roche termine son premier semestre en fanfare Actelion multiplie les bonnes surprises Logitech confronté ŕ des soucis avec ses caméras Swatch Group s‘envolera grâce au Swiss made bis Edwards Lifesciences déménage ŕ Nyon La croissance chinoise offre des munitions aux détracte >>>


      ROCHE TERMINE SON PREMIER SEMESTRE EN FANFARE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     INDUSTRIE PHARMACEUTIQUE. Franz Humer choisit le moment de la publication de résultats historiquement élevés, pour annoncer son départ.

Willy Boder Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 «Ce sont des résultats stupéfiants. Notre division pharmaceutique affiche une croissance trois fois sup >>>


      RÉSISTER AU SIDA, UNE AFFAIRE DE GČNES?
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Le virus du sida au microscope. Photo: Keystone RECHERCHE. Trois g';nes semblent jouer un rôle important dans la réponse tr';s variable des individus ŕ une infection par le VIH. Cette découverte a été possible grâce ŕ l‘analyse du génome de centaines de >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. PICOREUR, CONSOMMATEUR FRÉNÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 On a tous un picoreur, ou une picoreuse, dans notre entourage. Cet ami, ou cette copine, connaît tous les trucs des superpoints de la Coop, maîtrise sa carte Cumulus de Migros sur le bout des doigts, guette chaque panneau de promo chez Denner, a >>>


      SUISSE–UE: HARMONISATION EN VUE DANS LES TRANSPORTS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Société Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Finance Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF >>>


      SWATCH GROUP S‘ENVOLERA GR'4;CE AU SWISS MADE BIS
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     HORLOGERIE. Le numéro un mondial verra son chiffre d‘affaires augmenter de 500 millions.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 20 juillet 2007 Quelque 500 millions de francs. Voilŕ la manne supplémentaire qui pourrait tomber dans les caisses de Swatch (UHR.VX) Group en cas d‘entrée en vigueur du >>>


      «IL FAUT UNE RÉVOLUTION»
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Le th';me du dopage a violemment ressurgi cette derni';re semaine, avec le contrôle positif d´un coureur allemand. Photo: Keystone TOUR DE FRANCE. Antoine Vayer, ex–entraîneur de la trop fameuse équipe Festina, s‘él';ve contre les pratiques du monde cycliste.< >>>


      «METTRE L‘ACCENT SUR LA VIOLENCE DES JEUNES, C‘EST OUBLIER LA NÔTRE»
      Le Temps, 20-07-2007
     Olivier Guéniat, chef de la Sureté neuchâteloise, se montre critique ŕ l´égard du th';me surpolitisé de la violence des jeunes. Photo: Keystone NEUCHATEL. Auteur d‘un ouvrage sur les mineurs violents, Olivier Guéniat, le chef de la S$';reté, fustige la su >>>


      NKN CONDUCTS SEMINAR ON QUALITY AWARENESS
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr., Arab News RIYADH, 1' July 2007 — NKN Ltd.–Japan, the leading manufacturer of Constant Velocity Joint, conducted here recently a technical seminar on quality awareness of its products in collaboration with the Jeddah–based C.V. Joint Center which is operating all over the Kingdom.>>>


      SAUDI CARPETS FINDING GLOBAL ACCEPTANCE
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2007 — «Made in Saudi Arabia» products are now gaining prominence not only in the domestic market but also in the global arena.

While dairy products are being increasingly exported to the neighboring GCC countries in particular, some of Saudi Arabia’s other n >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS: NCB
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Arab News The National Commercial Bank (NCB) participates as main sponsor of the «Jeddah–28» festival, which began on Thursday at the Jeddah Corniche with the support of Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al–Faisal. The festival will continue for 45 days. NCB CEO Abdulkareem Abu AlNasr said the sponso >>>


      STRICTLY BUSINESS: SCTDA
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Arab News Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the launch of the Sharjah Call Center (800SHARJAH), a unified call center, which operates using the latest and most advanced technologies through which it provides tourists, residents and investors with any information they may require ab >>>


      THE GLOBAL THIRST FOR CRUDE IS SET TO RISE
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Syed Rashid Husain DAMMAM, 20 July 2007 — The world has changed immensely and so has the energy world. Seventy–five dollars a barrel no more boggles the mind. Some even predict that triple figure prices are only a matter of time.

Goldman Sachs is already pointing out that the price of US crude oil is to t >>>


      DEFINITION OF ISLAMIC TERMS AND IMPORTANCE OF FRIDAY PRAYER
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. I have given a non–Muslim friend a book to read, but he came back to me requesting an explanation of certain terms, which I could not adequately provide. Could you please help. These are: alms, sadaqah, zakah, mehr, kalimah, shahadah. Could you also please explain the importance of Friday >>>


      GENES, EVOLUTION AND THE MAKING OF MAN
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     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 — 135: TAKING GOOD CARE OF ONE’S HAIR
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Some Muslims give the impression that it is wrong to trim one’s beard or to keep it short. They let their beards grow as they would, leaving the beard to cover most of one’s face and grow to maximum length. They even suggest that taking off even a small portion is wrong. This is even recorded in b >>>


      1 KILLED, 13 INJURED IN RAS TANURA BLAZE
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Arab News DHAHRAN, 20 July 2007 — A fire that broke out at Saudi Aramco’s North Product Terminal in Ras Tanura yesterday killed one worker and injured 13 others, according to a source that requested anonymity.

The accident occurred at about '.30 a.m. while some maintenance work was going on, according to a >>>


      AL–TIMANI FORCED TO SIGN ANOTHER GAG ORDER
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2007 — On Wednesday night Mansour Al–Timani, the 37–year–old forcibly divorced husband, and his three–year–old daughter Noha were detained without charges at an Alkhobar police station only to be released yesterday morning at 8:30 a.m.

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      BURMESE MUSLIM REFUGEES SEEK KINGDOM’S HELP
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News Nurul Islam JEDDAH, 20 July 2007 — Muslim Refugees from Burma have sought Saudi Arabia’s support and assistance in facilitating the stay of hundreds of thousands of them across the Kingdom and also in finding a peaceful political solution to their long standing problem with the military rulers b >>>


      CHILDREN THE MAIN VICTIMS OF SUMMER MARRIAGES
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2007 — The summer season is known as a primetime for male Saudi tourists to marry women from other countries while on holiday abroad.

These marriages are generally unplanned. Most men undergo such marriages with an intention of enjoying their vacation in the company of >>>


      EXPERTS GIVE GUIDELINES ON FOOD SAFETY
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 20 July 2007 — Only one among every eight people wash their hands after using a restroom. When one sneezes, the germs from the sneeze can travel at almost 80 miles per hour across the room. Microbes can grow to become more than eight million germs in just one day. Most of the food poison >>>


      HORRIFIED RESIDENTS RECALL MAKKAH FIRE
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Muhammad Al–Juaid, Arab News MAKKAH, 20 July 2007 — Horrified survivors of the Makkah hotel fire that killed three people and injured 26 others on Tuesday, remembered yesterday how they battled the flames and smoke to escape from the inferno.

The Al–Rwaisi Al–Gazza Hotel that caught fire had f >>>


      ITALIAN–LED CONSORTIUM WINS RAILWAY PROJECT: REPORT
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 20 July 2007 — A Saudi–Italian–Russian consortium has won a SR22.5 billion ($6 billion) project to build the Jeddah–Makkah–Madinah high speed railway line, a source at the Italian Embassy in Riyadh told Al–Eqtisadiah business daily, a sister publication of Arab News yester >>>


      SAUDI–KUWAITI OWNED WEBSITE LARGEST JOB PORTAL IN ARAB WORLD
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Ousama Najjar RIYADH, 20 July 2007 — With more than 50,000 job seekers and 5,000 employers — including 100 top corporate clients — registered within a few months of its being launched, a local recruitment portal, Mihnati.com, has emerged as the largest job portal in the Arab world with a >>>


      WADI AL–NAML IS TURNING INTO AN OVERSTAYERS ANTHILL
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Khalid Al–Juaid, Arab News Wadi Al–Naml (Valley of the Ants) is considered one of Taif’s oldest neighborhoods and is renowned for the multitude of ants that live there. However, in the last 30 years, the valley has also become home to thousands of African overstayers.

The area is and has not been in >>>


      A NEW MOVEMENT FOR MODESTY GROWING IN US
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Barbara Ferguson, Arab News WASHINGTON, 20 July 2007 — Young women in the US are rejecting the promiscuous «bad girl» roles represented by such torrid «I’ll do anything to keep my name in the tabloids» pop idols such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Madonna.

A growing group of young A >>>


      AHMADINEJAD, BASHAR STRESS LEBANON UNITY
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Agencies DAMASCUS, 20 July 2007 — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday flew in to Damascus where he and opposite number Bashar Assad issued a joint statement calling for unity in Syria’s neighbor, Lebanon. The two presidents met privately before officials from both sides joined their talks, state news agency >>>


      BJP CONCEDES DEFEAT IN PRESIDENTIAL POLL
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Nilofar Suhrawardy & Agencies NEW DELHI, 20 July 2007 — India is set to get its first ever woman president after the main opposition Hindu nationalists conceded defeat in the parliamentary vote for the new head of state yesterday.

«Pratibha Patil will win... she is now the president–elect,» >>>


      CHAUDHRY’S LAWYER PRESSES COURT FOR CLEAR VERDICT
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 20 July 2007 — Lawyer for Pakistan’s chief justice asked the highest court yesterday for a clear victory in the legal battle with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, saying it would spare the violence–hit country further turmoil.

Aitzaz Ahsan, lead counsel for Chief Jus >>>


      FOURTH UK TERROR PLOT SUSPECT CHARGED
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 20 July 2007 — Jordanian–trained doctor, Mohammed Asha, 26, was yesterday charged by Scotland Yard counterterrorism officers with conspiracy to cause an explosion following the attempted car bomb attacks in central London on June 2' and a Jeep attack at Glasgow Airport the fol >>>


      HOUSE THIEVES ARRESTED IN DUBAI
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News DUBAI, 20 July 2007 — Police here have arrested a gang of thieves who had committed a string of burglaries in upscale Mirdif area.

The burglars had stolen jewelry, watches and other precious objects from villas in the area. The gang consisted of four Arab men and an East European wom >>>


      JORDAN TO HOST CONFERENCE ON IRAQI REFUGEES
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News Iraqi refugees wait to register their names at the UN Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) center in the Douma suburb of Damascus on Thursday.

(Reuters) AMMAN/BAGHDAD, 20 July 2007 — Jordan has invited officials from Iraq, Syria, and Egypt to a conference next week on ways to >>>


      KHALEDA CALLS FOR RELEASE OF HASINA
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 20 July 2007 — Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said yesterday she was deeply shocked by the arrest of Awami League chief Hasina Wajed, on corruption charges and called for her to be freed.

Security forces detained Hasina, Khaleda’s archrival and also a former prim >>>


      KIDNAPPED ITALIAN PRIEST FREED BY PHILIPPINE GUNMEN: PRODI
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Agencies ROME, 20 July 2007 — A Roman Catholic priest kidnapped in the southern Philippines last month has been freed, Italian Premier Romano Prodi said yesterday.

The Rev. Giancarlo Bossi, a 57–year–old missionary from Milan, was on his way to a police station in the Philippines, Prodi announced to >>>


      PALESTINIANS WILL SCUPPER EARLY POLLS: HAMAS
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News A Palestinian woman who fainted is carried away from a house damaged during an Israeli military operation in the West Bank village of Zawata, near Nablus, on Thursday. (Reuters)

GAZA CITY/RAMALLAH, 20 July 2007 — The Hamas movement yesterday described Palestinian President Abbas’ addr >>>


      SPATE OF ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Azhar Masood & Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News Residents gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack on Chinese workers in Hub on the outskirts of Karachi on Thursday. (EPA)

ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI, 20 July 2007 — A militant backlash against the army’s storming of a radical mosque intensified in Pakistan yesterday w >>>


      THREE MORE GET DEATH FOR BLASTS IN MUMBAI
      Arab News, 20-07-2007
     Shahid Raza Burney & Agencies MUMBAI, 20 July 2007 — An Indian anti–terror court yesterday sentenced three more men to death for their involvement in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai in 1''3 which killed 257 people, prosecutors said.

Judge P.D. Kode of the special court set up under the Terr >>>


      ARIZ. CAR WRECK KILLS 5 FAMILY MEMBERS
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     PHOENIX –– Five members of a family, including three children, were killed in a car wreck Thursday morning in south Scottsdale, police said.

A pickup ran a red light and collided with a sedan carrying eight members of a family, Scottsdale police Sgt. Mark Clark said.

Antonio Pedraza–O >>>


      BLAST SHOWS AGE OF U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– With a blast that made skyscrapers tremble, an 83–year–old steam pipe sent a powerful message that the miles of tubes, wires and iron beneath New York and other U.S. cities are getting older and could become dangerously unstable.

The steam conduit that exploded beneath a Manh >>>


      BROADER PRIVILEGE CLAIMED IN FIRINGS
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     By Dan Eggen and Amy GoldsteinWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, July 20, 2007; A01 Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, saying that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges ini >>>


      BUSH CRITICIZES DEMOCRATS ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush, ratcheting up a fight with Congress over Iraq, accused Democrats on Friday of conducting a political debate on the war while delaying action on money to upgrade equipment and give troops a pay raise.

"It is time to rise above partisanship, stand behind our troops i >>>


      BUSH NO–SHOW SENDS "WRONG SIGNAL" TO SE ASIA
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     BANGKOK (Reuters) – President George W. Bush‘s decision to skip a Southeast Asian forum in September and a possible earlier no–show by his secretary of state sends "a wrong signal" to the region, a former Thai foreign minister says.

Surin Pitsuwan, probably the next secretary–g >>>


      BUSH TO UNDERGO COLON EXAM ON SATURDAY
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will undergo what aides described as a routine colonoscopy on Saturday at the Camp David presidential retreat.

During the time Bush, 61, is under anesthesia, he would delegate power to Vice President Dick Cheney, White House spokesman Tony Snow said.

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      CLINTON HITS BACK AT PENTAGON OFFICIAL
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hit back Friday at a Pentagon aide who charged that her questions about Iraq withdrawal planning have the effect of helping the enemy _ calling the accusation a spurious dodge of a serious issue.

Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for president, had asked t >>>


      COP SUSPECTED OF STEALING $2.4M OF COKE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     DETROIT –– A 17–year veteran narcotics officer has been suspended while police investigate whether he stole $2.4 million worth of pure cocaine from the department‘s property room.

Police Chief Ella Bully–Cummings said the unidentified officer had the authority to sign out cocaine f >>>


      COURT: JUDGES NEED ALL DETAINEE EVIDENCE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– When Guantanamo Bay detainees challenge their status as "enemy combatants," judges must review all the evidence, not just what the military chooses, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the Bush administ >>>


      DAD DEFENDS GI ACCUSED OF KILLING IRAQI
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     SAN ANTONIO –– The father of a soldier charged with premeditated murder in the death of an Iraqi man said his son is innocent and is a "true soldier" who was following orders.

Sgt. 1st Class Trey A. Corrales, of San Antonio, and Spc. Christopher P. Shore, of Winder, Ga., were charged with >>>


      DOW JONES DIRECTOR RESIGNS OVER DEAL
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– German publishing executive Dieter von Holtzbrinck has resigned as a director of Dow Jones & Co. to protest the board‘s endorsement of a deal to sell the company, which publishes The Wall Street Journal, to Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp.

In a letter to Dow Jones‘ other >>>


      DRIVER IN DEADLY MOTEL CRASH IS CHARGED
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     ANTIGO, Wis. –– A man who plowed his sports utility vehicle through a motel, killing a sleeping man, had a blood–alcohol level more than five times the legal limit to drive, authorities said.

Stephen VanVleit, 58, of Antigo was charged with felony homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, >>>


      DRONES RAISE SAFETY ISSUES AS SERVICE ROLES MULTIPLY
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     A03 From the comfort of a control center at NASA‘s Dryden Flight Research Center in California, pilot Mark Pestana will gun the throttle of his unmanned aircraft, pull back on the stick and gently guide his plane into the sky next month.

But he will not be using the high–tech modified Predator B dro >>>


      FEDS SAY CLASSIFIED MATERIAL WAS STOLEN
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     PM KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –– A contract employee at a nuclear material cleanup site pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he stole classified equipment used in enriching uranium and sold it to an undercover FBI agent posing as an official for the French government.

Roy Lynn Oakley, 65, of Roane Coun >>>


      IN NEW YORK, AN EXPLOSION FORCES STIFLED FEARS BACK TO THE SURFACE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     NEW YORK, July 1' –– On most days in this city, the line that separates the Whens from the Ifs –– those who think another act of terrorism here is a certitude, and those who do not –– is pretty hard to spot. After nearly six incident–free years, New Yorkers tend to choose a >>>


      JUDGE REFUSES TO EXTRADITE MILLIONAIRE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     CHICAGO –– The government failed to prove its extradition case against a millionaire wanted in Poland for questioning in the murder of that country‘s national police chief, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Edward Mazur, led into the courtroom in an orange prison jumpsuit and leg irons, was told t >>>


      MARINE AWAITS SENTENCING IN MURDER PLOT
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –– Getting into the Marine Corps from the rough St. Louis suburb where he grew up was Cpl. Trent Thomas‘ reward for making the right decisions in life.

"I got out of the hood where we were," he told a military jury. "I was like, yo, thank you Jesus, I&lsqu >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     Panel Faults Ex–Chief Of Hurricane Center MIAMI–– The National Hurricane Center‘s ousted director "failed to demonstrate leadership" and should not be allowed to return to his job, according to a team that investigated the facility‘s management after staffers rebelled.

Th >>>


      NYC STEAM BLASTS RAISES HEALTH FEARS
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– New Yorkers are still questioning their air‘s safety after a steam pipe eruption spewed dirt and debris into the sky over midtown.

Many remember the cover–up after the last major pipe rupture and the illnesses ground zero workers faced years after officials assured them lower >>>


      OBAMA: DON‘T STAY IN IRAQ OVER GENOCIDE
      Washington Post, 20-07-2007
     SUNAPEE, N.H. –– Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn‘t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.

"Well, look, if that‘s the crit >>>



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