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      ARCHBISHOP FEELS ‘CLOSER TO GOD’
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Archbishop Christodoulos is planning to fly to the US on August 18 for his liver transplant and has admitted that his illness has brought him «closer to God.» The head of the Church of Greece spent 42 days in the Aretaio Hospital in Athens, where he was diagnosed with liver cancer, before being discharged 10 >>>


      BLAZE MIGHT HAVE CONTAMINATED MILK
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     The Dodoni dairy company said yesterday that it was setting aside all the milk supplied by its producers in Ioannina, northwestern Greece, amid fears that it may have become contaminated after a fire at a rubbish dump in the area.

The firm, one of Greece’s top milk, cheese and yogurt manufacturers, took the pre >>>


      EU AIMS TO BOOST BLOC’S SEA POLICY
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     As the European Union’s new president, Portugal aims to develop a common marine policy aimed at improving the bloc’s transport network and boosting regional safety, the Portuguese deputy minister for defense and marine policy has told Kathimerini.

«The future of European marine policy constitutes a unique >>>


      FIRE STRIKES ATTICA AGAIN
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Big effort needed to tame blaze near homes in northern Athens The Fire Service said last night that it had managed to control a wildfire that broke out in the northern Athens suburb of Stamata yesterday before it reached homes and business premises.

For yet another weekend this summer, firefighters battled seve >>>


      FIRES CONTINUE TO RAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Team of ministers to assess damage PANTELIS SAITAS/ANA Green shoots have appeared in the burnt forest on Mount Parnitha, north of Athens. Environment Minister Giorgos Siouflas visited the area yesterday to oversee work being done to help prevent flooding and soil erosion in the national park that was burnt last month.>>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     FERRY STRUCK Some 800 passengers evacuated safely after minor collision at Rafina More than 800 passengers aboard a ferry docked at the port of Rafina were evacuated safely yesterday afternoon after a small ship struck the vessel’s side. The passengers were forced to disembark from the Aqua Jewel ferry just a few minute >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     FATAL PLUNGE Bodies of two sisters discovered at bottom of ravine after car accident Two sisters, aged 40 and 41, were found dead at the bottom of a ravine, some 200 meters deep, near Trikala on Saturday morning. Maria and Athanassia Malemi had left Trikala on Friday afternoon by car, heading for the village of Aghia Pa >>>


      IRRIGATION CUTS VITAL FOR WATER
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     A 10 percent reduction in the volume of water used for irrigation in Greece would provide enough water to supply another country of the same size, experts say.

Water shortages in Greece are chiefly due to wasteful agricultural practices but also citizens’ excessive consumption, according to Ioannis Mylopoulos, >>>


      MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH DANCE TROUPE...
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     HARIS BILIOS/ANA Members of the French dance troupe Pockemon Crew perform at Technopolis in Gazi, central Athens, on Saturday as part of the Hellenic Festival, which has seen a number of foreign artists display their talents in the city this summer. The Pockemon Crew are a French hip–hop dance group from Lyon. The >>>


      NEW IMPETUS FOR FRENCH TIES
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will look to boost traditionally close ties between Greece and France today when he meets French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris in the first head–to–head talks between the two leaders.

Speaking to Sunday’s Kathimerini, the French Ambassador to Greece Christope Fa >>>


      PARNITHA CHASE AFTER CASINO HIT
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Police arrested 27 people after a six–hour chase through remote paths on Mount Parnitha, northwest of Athens, yesterday following an attack on the mountain’s casino by self–styled anarchists.

Officers said some 30 assailants arrived at the Mont Parnes casino on motorcycles at around '.20 a.m. an >>>


      PASSENGERS WAIT TO BOARD...
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     PANTELIS SAITAS/ANA Passengers wait to board a hydrofoil at the port of Piraeus yesterday.

More than 60,000 passengers are estimated to have left Piraeus yesterday, headed to one of the country’s islands for their summer break. About 37 passenger ferries left Greece’s largest port during the course of the day f >>>


      POLISH TOURISTS FOUND DEAD
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Two Polish tourists that went missing while attempting to cross the Samaria gorge in Crete were found dead yesterday after a five–day search operation.

The two tourists – a brother and sister – went hiking through the gorge on Saturday as part of a group of 31 Polish tourists. The two, however, failed to >>>


      RUSSIAN CHURCH SNIPES AT PATRIARCH
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     The recent troubles of the Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul took another twist yesterday after the Russian Orthodox Church said that there was no historical foundation to statements that Patriarch Vartholomaios is the head of all Orthodox Christians.

«The Russian Orthodox Church deeply regrets in connect >>>


      SHOTS FIRED AT TEACHER OUTSIDE ATHENS HOME
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     A high school teacher and his daughter escaped virtually unscathed after assailants shot at their car outside their house in the northern Athens suburb of Aghios Stefanos early on Saturday.

The 57–year–old man and his daughter, who were not named, were sitting in the vehicle, waiting for the garage >>>


      THE PRESIDENTIAL GUARD...
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     TATIANA BOLARI/EUROKINISI Hundreds of tourists watch the changing of the Presidential Guard in front of Parliament yesterday, taking advantage of the slightly cooler temperature in central Athens after last week’s heat wave. Weathermen have forecast high temperatures for this week too but do not expect it to be as hot a >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is today due to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris where he is on an official visit. Karamanlis is also scheduled to have talks with his French counterpart Francois Fillon and with former French president Valery Giscard D’Estaing.

Interior Minister Prokopis Pa >>>


      TURKEY HOLDS KEY TO MOVE ON CYPRUS
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2007
     Athens, Nicosia wary of army Solving the Cyprus problem is the only way to take Greek–Turkish relations to a new level, President Karolos Papoulias said during an official visit to Cyprus over the weekend.

«Without a solution, Greek–Turkish ties will never be fully normalized,» said Papo >>>


      A ORAHOVAC, OŮ SE CONCENTRE LA MÉMOIRE DES SOUFFRANCES DU KOSOVO
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     BALKANS. Les négociations sur le statut pour la province serbe ŕ majorité albanaise doivent reprendre courant ao$';t. Depuis 1''', les Serbes d‘Orahovac vivent dans un ghetto. Reportage.

Jean–Arnault Dérens, envoyé spécial ŕ Orahovac Lundi 30 jui >>>


      ABUS DE L‘AIDE SOCIALE: LES REGISTRES DOIVENT S‘OUVRIR
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     DONNEES. Plusieurs voix réclament une amélioration de l‘échange d‘informations. Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Afin de lutter contre les abus de l‘aide sociale, de nouvelles voix s‘él';vent pour demander un assouplissement de la protection des données. Les service >>>


      ANNIKA SÖRENSTAM, LA PRIME Ŕ LA RIGUEUR
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     GOLF. La Suédoise reste la plus grande joueuse de l‘histoire. Son retour ŕ la compétition apr';s blessure, ce week–end ŕ Evian, a montré qu‘on pouvait compter sur elle. Portrait.

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      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LA FIN DES ILLUSIONS
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Le questionnaire malin du financier (5/8). «Si un objet doit ętre utile, qu‘il soit au moins prestigieux» La minute technique. Le rally d‘été a–t–il encore une chance?

FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La fin des illusions Au cśur des marchés.
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      BRČVES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Rubrique suisse. Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 – Exposition nationale au Tessin Le Tessin doit accueillir la prochaine exposition nationale. Marco Solari, l‘ex–délégué pour le 700e anniversaire de la Confédération, revendique une expo en 2020, pour marquer l‘ouverture du >>>


      CFF: DES AUTOMATES Ŕ BILLETS SURTAXENT
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     DYSFONCTIONNEMENT. Tarifs augmentés de 33%. La lecture de ce texte (1'55 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CRITIQUE. GRANDEUR ET SIMPLICITÉ
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Critique. La lecture de ce texte (2275 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DOPAGE: SWISS OLYMPIC FAIT LE FORCING
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     L‘association faîti';re veut accélérer la création d‘une agence nationale antidopage.

Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Swiss Olympic veut accélérer le lancement d‘une agence nationale antidopage (ANA). L‘association faîti';re du sport suis >>>


      DU RATIO DE SHARPE AU RATIO OMÉGA
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     MESURES DE RISQUE. Le ratio oméga permet de prendre en compte les particularités des distributions des rentabilités des hedge funds.

Pierre Novello Lundi 30 juillet 2007 L‘effondrement de hedge funds investis dans les CDO dans les hypoth';ques «subprime» aux Etats– >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. BRČVES.
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Opportunités dans la dette – Goldman Sachs n‘a pas peur de la crise qui sévit sur les marchés des crédits, et tente męme d‘en tirer parti. La banque d‘affaires numéro un lance un fonds de 20 milliards de dollars destiné ŕ inve >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: CHARLES BEER
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Conseiller d‘Etat, Gen';ve Anne Davier Lundi 30 juillet 2007 – Trois mots pour décrire votre apparence?

– Grand, pataud, vo$';té. – On vous complimente sur...? – Ma force de conviction et mon opiniâtreté. – L‘animal qui vous ressemble? – Selon certains de vos confr >>>


      L‘AGENDA DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Lundi 30 juillet • Résultat du fabricant de produits de luxe Bulgari pour le 1er semestre.

Le chiffre d‘affaires attendu est de 447 millions d‘euros, en hausse de 12%.

Mardi 31 juillet • Publication par UBS (UBSN.VX) de son indice de la consommationpour l >>>


      L‘AIDE MILITAIRE AMÉRICAINE Ŕ ISRAËL AUGMENTE DE 25%
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. Washington promet 20 milliards de dollars d‘armes ŕ des pays arabes du Golfe.

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      L‘ALLEMAGNE DÉDOMMAGE LES VICTIMES DE LA STASI SUR FOND DE POLÉMIQUE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Le président allemand Horst Köhler rendait visite en février 2007 au département chargé de dépouiller les archives de la Stasi. Photo: Keystone ALLEMAGNE. D';s septembre, 42000 victimes de la police politique de l‘ex–Allemagne de l‘Est recevront une pension, si le >>>


      L‘INITIATIVE POPULAIRE EST DEVENUE UN PUR INSTRUMENT ÉLECTORAL
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     DROITS POPULAIRES. Parmi la quinzaine d‘initiatives en phase de récolte de signatures, plusieurs ont pour objectif principal de faire de la publicité pour ceux qui les ont lancées.

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      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (18/24). LA DEMANDE D‘ADHÉSION OU L‘'4;GE DE GLACE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     René Felber, ancien conseiller fédéral en charge des Affaires étrang';res. Photo: MICHAEL KUPFERSCHMIDT A six mois du vote sur l‘EEE, la décision, prise ŕ 4 contre 3, fait l‘effet d‘une bombe politique.

Ron Hochuli Lundi 30 juillet 2007 «Ce n‘e >>>


      LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. LE RALLY D‘ÉTÉ A–T–IL ENCORE UNE CHANCE?
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     La minute technique. Bruno Estier, Président de la SAMT, bruno.estier@dplanet.ch Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Juillet humide, le parapluie est–il de rigueur sur les marchés financiers?

Côté marché des actions, nous avions relevé en janvier la curieuse statistique des années en >>>


      LE CYCLE INFERNAL
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     CYCLISME. Un an apr';s la vraie–fausse victoire de Floyd Landis, la Grande Boucle s‘ach';ve une nouvelle fois dans un climat délét';re. Tout cela aura–t–il une fin?

Simon Meier, Paris Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Le Tour de France termine son pensum sur les rot >>>


      LE DOLLAR S‘EST NETTEMENT AFFAIBLI. IL AURA DU MAL Ŕ REMONTER LA PENTE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     CHANGES. Le billet vert a baissé de 4,5% contre l‘euro cette année. Il pâtit de facteurs conjoncturels et structurels.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Le dollar, une devise en perdition? Ces derni';res semaines, il a multiplié les records de faiblesse. M >>>


      LE GOŰT DE LA PATRIE (1). SUR NOS MONTS, QUAND LE CENOVIS
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
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      LE QUESTIONNAIRE MALIN DU FINANCIER (5/8). «SI UN OBJET DOIT ĘTRE UTILE, QU‘IL SOIT AU MOINS PRESTIGIEUX»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Pour le directeur de Threadneedle ŕ Gen';ve, avoir une Maserati serait un ręve, ŕ condition que le luxueux véhicule ait une réelle utilité.

Myret Zaki Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Enfant, ręviez–vous d‘ętre «riche comme Crésus»?
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      LE RETOUR DE LA NATURE (1/5). LE FAUCON PČLERIN DE LA CATHÉDRALE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Apr';s avoir risqué d‘ętre décimé par les insecticides, le faucon p';lerin a réussi ŕ reconstituer ses populations. L‘un d‘entre eux, dont le Club ornithologique a fait sa mascotte, hante Lausanne.

Yelmarc Roulet Lundi 30 juillet 2007 On ne le verr >>>


      LE ROI EST MORT, VIVE LA REINE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     JUDIT POLGAR. Elle est la seule joueuse d‘échecs ŕ avoir jamais défié, puis outragé l‘intelligence de l‘homme. Jusqu‘au 3 ao$';t, elle est l‘attraction du Festival de Bienne, oů elle fut jadis une «bęte curieuse».

Christian Desp >>>


      LES INCENDIES GAGNENT LES ÎLES CANARIES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     EUROPE. Bulgarie, Macédoine et Gr';ce toujours en flammes. La lecture de ce texte (1''0 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES TROIS OPÉRATIONS D‘ALBERTO CONTADOR
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Soupçonné de dopage, le vainqueur du Tour nie toute relation avec le docteur Fuentes.

Simon Meier Lundi 30 juillet 2007 «Je suis juste Alberto Contador. Je ne suis l‘héritier de personne», s‘empresse de préciser le premier classé – sous quelques réserv >>>


      MA SUISSE. «SUR UNE ÎLE? J‘EMPORTERAIS UN LIVRE DE RAMUZ ET LES TROIS CLOCHES»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article «Sur une île? J‘emporterais un livre de Ramuz et les Trois Cloches» Ma Suisse.

Sylvie Arsever et Valérie de Graffenried Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Le Temps: Quelle est la date de l‘histoire suisse la plus marquante ŕ vos yeux?

Micheline Ca >>>


      MALGRÉ LA DÉFAITE AUX SÉNATORIALES, SHINZO ABE S‘ACCROCHE AU POUVOIR
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     JAPON. Les sondages ŕ la sortie des urnes prévoient une lourde défaite pour la coalition du premier ministre conservateur.

Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 La coalition au pouvoir au Japon a subi une tr';s lourde défaite aux élections sénatoriales de dimanche, perdant sa majo >>>


      MICHELINE CALMY–REY: «LE PATRIOTISME APPARTIENT Ŕ TOUT LE MONDE»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     1ER AOUT. La présidente de la Confédération évoque son attachement et sa fierté d‘ętre Suisse.

Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 En s‘entętant ŕ vouloir fęter le 1er Ao$';t au Grütli, la présidente de la Confédération a surpris jus >>>


      NICOLAS BIDEAU DISPENSE LES BONS ÉLECTROCHOCS
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     CINEMA. Le responsable de la section ŕ l‘Office fédéral de la culture annonce des décisions.

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      NUIT D‘IVRESSE Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     CONSOMMATION. La vente ŕ l‘emporter d‘alcool est officiellement prohibée apr';s 21heures ŕ Gen';ve, une pratique qui pourrait s‘étendre ŕ toute la Suisse. Mais il demeure aisé de se procurer bi';res, vins et spiritueux.

Reportage. Christian >>>


      PALÉO OU L‘ÉTAT DE GR'4;CE PERMANENT
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Tinariven au Village du monde, ou l´expression d´une Afrique du Nord qui bouge. Photo: Keystone FESTIVAL. Bilan «radieux», édition «arc–en–ciel», la grand–messe vaudoise s‘est achevée dimanche sans ombres. Quelque 225000 spectateurs ont envahi la plaine >>>


      PAROLE DE COURTIER!
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Jean–René Zobrist, Echandens (VD) Lundi 30 juillet 2007 L‘article «Parier sur les devises, la derni';re mode pour s‘enrichir» paru dans Le Temps du 20 juin contient un point avec lequel je ne suis pas d‘accord.

Le dicton «once a deal always a deal» n& >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ MARKUS PUCK. «PARTICIPER Ŕ LA CROISSANCE CHINOISE AVEC LA SÉCURITÉ DE HONGKONG»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Questions ŕ Markus Puck, product Manager du Julius Bär Real Estate Asia Fund et Senior Portfolio Manager du JB Real Estate America Fund et Real Estate Mandates.

Pierre Novello Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Markus Puck connaît particuli';rement bien les marchés asiatiques puisqu‘il a pa >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. AGROGLYPHE, CERCLE DU MYSTČRE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Chaque jour et sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Lundi 30 juillet 2007 «C‘est un canular... Et c‘est nous qui en payerons les conséquences», disait un paysan excédé sur les ondes de la RSR. N‘ >>>


      SOUS HAUTE SÉCURITÉ, L‘IRAK CÉLČBRE SA VICTOIRE EN COUPE D‘ASIE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     MOYEN–ORIENT. L‘Arabie saoudite battue en football. Bagdad sous tension. Le Temps Lundi 30 juillet 2007 La population irakienne, ŕ Bagdad comme dans tout le pays, a célébré dimanche soir la victoire historique de son équipe en finale de la Coupe d‘Asie de football, en prév >>>


      SQUAT RHINO: LA MANIFESTATION QUI DÉRANGE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     La manifestation de soutien au squat Rhino a donné lieu ŕ des affrontements, du fait de casseurs infiltrés dans le cort';ge. Photo: Keystone GENEVE. La manif de soutien de samedi a donné lieu ŕ des débordements.

Malaise. Céline Garcin et Cynthia Gani Lundi 30 juillet 2 >>>


      TOUS PATRIOTES! (1/4). VIVRE ENSEMBLE MALGRÉ LES DIFFÉRENCES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Rencontrée au bord du lac des Quatre–Cantons, Micheline Calmy–Rey évoque son attachement au pays. Et au Grütli.

Sylvie Arsever et Valérie de Graffenried Lundi 30 juillet 2007 «Regardez ce paysage. Hier soir, il y avait de l‘orage, les montagnes s‘étaient re >>>


      VISAGE HUMAIN ET VALEURS SANGUINES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Editorial. Simon Meier Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Guillaume Prébois et son équipier Fabio Biasiolo ont remporté le Tour de France 2007. Ex aequo, ensemble. Tous les autres l‘ont perdue, cette Grande Boucle qui n‘en finit pas de se mélanger les pinceaux. Divisés, exsangues.

Tandis >>>


      «C‘EST VOUS LE VAINQUEUR DU TOUR!»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Guillaume Prébois et Fabio Biasiolo en plein effort lors de l´étape entre Waregem (B) et Compi';gne (F). Photo: Frédéric Santerreau • Guillaume Prébois a terminé son Tour de France ŕ l‘eau claire dans une liesse improvisée, avec des certitudes solidement ép >>>


      «JE LUI FILE MON DOSSARD L‘AN PROCHAIN...»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Les pros de la Grande Boucle n‘ont pas grand–chose ŕ dire sur l‘Autre Tour. Témoignages. Simon Meier, Angoulęme Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Pas facile, ŕ vrai dire, de recueillir les impressions du peloton concernant l‘Autre Tour de Guillaume Prébois. D‘abord parce que le >>>


      «LA FRÉQUENCE DES SINISTRES NOUS INQUIČTE»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Urs Berger, directeur de la Mobili';re. Photo: Keystone ASSURANCE. Urs Berger, directeur de La Mobili';re, chiffre l‘étendue des dégâts liés aux intempéries des mois de juin et juillet: 81 millions de francs. Les dommages semblent survenir désormais plus fréquemme >>>


      «UN ACTE ORDINAIRE DU MAGISTČRE DE L‘EGLISE»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2007
     Jean–Louis Jacot–Descombes, pasteur, Bôle (NE) Lundi 30 juillet 2007 Votre journal a rendu compte d‘une publication de la Congrégation pour la doctrine de la foi de l‘Eglise catholique, contresignée par le pape Benoît XVI, rappelant qu‘aux yeux de l‘Eglise romaine >>>


      AMIANTIT, SUBOR WIN CONTRACT
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Sarah Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 July 2007 — Amiantit Saudi Arabia and its joint venture partner SUBOR of Turkey have been awarded a contract worth SR118 million for the supply of Flowtie GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) pipes for the Eyn–Khosh irrigation network which is part of the Dasht–e– Abbas >>>


      DAAR ISSUES SECOND SUKUK IN SIX MONTHS
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 30 July 2007 — Riyadh–based Dar Al–Arkan Real Estate Development Company (DAAR), one of the largest real estate developers in Saudi Arabia, has issued a five–year $1 billion Sukuk–Al–Ijara (Islamic bond) — the second Sukuk issuance by the company in a space >>>


      EMAAR SIGNS DEAL FOR POWER GRID AT KAEC
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Arab News JEDDAH, 30 July 2007 — Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar EC), the Tadawul–listed company developing King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Siemens for setting up a 110/380KV power generation grid within KAEC.

Dr Abdulraouf Mannaa, managing director, >>>


      KINGDOM HOLDING SHARES RISE 1'.51% ON DEBUT
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 July 2007 — Shares in Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), one of the world’s largest and most diversified private investment groups, has started trading for the first time on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and risen 1'.51 percent to SR12.25.

The SR10.25 KHC shares, which >>>


      SAUDI EQUITY MARKET IS STARTING TO LOOK ATTRACTIVE
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Farhan Mahmood Saudi Arabia’s economy has shown an impressive growth during the last few years and the Kingdom is expected to see a huge surge in foreign direct investment by 2010. This anticipated increase is likely to be driven by the opening up of key sectors to outside investment, such as petrochemicals, telecommuni >>>


      SOS: PALESTINE’S PRIVATE SECTOR (PART II)
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Sam Bahour and Iyad Joudeh As new private sector firms started to be established — the first Palestinian telecommunications company, new hotels, and an information technology sector — Palestinian students began focusing on the new skill sets needed to be absorbed in the labor market. The Palestinian economy, although ti >>>


      TAMWEEL POSTS AED108M PROFIT
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News DUBAI, 30 July 2007 — Real estate financer Tamweel made an AED108 million net profit in the first half of 2007. Sheikh Khaled ibn Zayed ibn Saqer Al–Nahayan, chairman of Tamweel, yesterday said that net profits in the first half of 2007 reached AED108 million, an increase of 118 percent co >>>


      LEARNING THE RESULTS OF FORBIDDEN RESEARCH
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. As doctors we have to study a wide range of areas and the results of research carried out in different countries. Research in gynaecology, sexology and human reproduction is mostly done in non–Muslim countries where experiments are carried out on volunteers. This often involves asking unm >>>


      WOMEN IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY — 31: PARTICIPATION IN JIHAD
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Dr. Abd Al–Haleem Abu Shuqqah Under the major heading of Jihad, Hadith anthologies enter many sub–headings, each dealing with a particular aspect. As Al–Bukhari is particularly selective in his sub–headings, he often highlights certain aspects even though they may not be very clear in the Hadith >>>


      JEDDAH LOCALS COMPLAIN OF DUMP SQUATTERS
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Ali Al–Amri, Arab News These mostly poor, illegal African immigrants scratch out an existence from refuse at a dump site in Jeddah’s Briman district. (AN photo by Ali Al–Amri)

JEDDAH, 30 July 2007 — Residents of the eastern reaches of Jeddah’s Briman district are complaining about the rising number >>>


      MADINAH AUTHORITIES URGE WATER SAFETY
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Arab News MADINAH, 30 July 2007 — Madinah authorities announced that drowning is the second most common accident that causes death among children, after traffic fatalities, Al–Madinah reported yesterday. Ninety percent of the 106 fatalities that have occurred in Madinah since 2001 were children between the ages of >>>


      ORPHAN CENTER SHUT DOWN
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Arab News RIYADH, 30 July 2007 — Minister of Social Affairs Abdul Mohsen Al–Akkas has approved a decision to shut down a Dammam–based home for unmarried young orphan women run by the Women’s Charitable Society for Social Services.

«The minister endorsed the recommendation of a committee that s >>>


      RANKS OF SAUDI SCOUTS SWELLING, SAYS OFFICIAL
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Razan Baker, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 July 2007 — One hundred and fifty Saudi scouts from across the Kingdom are currently participating in the 21st World Scout Jamboree, which is being held in the United Kingdom. Over 155 countries are participating in the event to celebrate the centenary of the scouting movement. The Worl >>>


      ‘UN SHOULD SPONSOR ME CONFERENCE’
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Salah Nasrawi, Associated Press CAIRO, 30 July 2007 — The Arab League chief said yesterday that a Middle East peace conference called for by US President George W. Bush should be sponsored by either the UN or the Quartet of Mideast mediators, made up of the United Nations, United States, European Union, and Russia.
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      CHATTHA REFUSES TO BECOME CARETAKER PRIME MINISTER
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 30 July 2007 — Chairman of the Parliament’s Kashmir Committee Hamid Nasir Chattha, who has been widely tipped to become the caretaker prime minister, has said he is not interested in becoming the country’s caretaker premier as this would bar him from contesting polls.

Talking >>>


      EXPLOSION KILLS TOURISTS
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Mukhtar Ahmad, Arab News SRINAGAR, India, 30 July 2007 — At least six people, four of them Gujarati tourists, were killed and 21 others wounded yesterday in a powerful explosion outside the Shalimar Garden on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The dead inc >>>


      HASINA CHALLENGES GOVT OVER EXTORTION CASE
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Imran Rahman & Agencies DHAKA, 30 July 2007 — Awami League chief and detained former Prime Minister Hasina Wajed has challenged the legality of the extortion case filed against her by the interim government.

Hasina’s lawyers filed a petition signed by her in the Dhaka High Court yesterday. The court is expe >>>


      HEZBOLLAH DETERMINED TO CONFRONT ISRAEL
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Siraj Wahab, Arab News JEDDAH, 30 July 2007 — Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who caught the imagination of the Muslim youth with his legendary resistance against the might of the Israeli Army during the 34–day war on south Lebanon last year, said his group was armed with fresh supply of Katyusha rockets and wou >>>


      ISRAEL TO GET $30BN US DEFENSE AID
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Mohammed Mar’i & Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News RAMALLAH/GAZA CITY, 30 July 2007 — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday announced a new $30 billion US defense aid package to preserve Israel’s regional military superiority, as he appreciated Washington’s wishes to boost moderate Arab states through weapons sales.

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      PHILIPPINE TROOPS PREPARE TO ARREST SUSPECTS IN BASILAN ATTACK
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Al Jacinto, Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY — Government troops stepped up security patrols yesterday in the southern island of Basilan in preparation for a campaign to arrest rebels behind the July 10 killing of 14 Marines, ten of them beheaded.

More than 2,000 soldiers are now on the island as part of task force tha >>>


      POLICE TRAINING CUTS DOWN ON TRUANCY
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Shadiah Abdullah, Arab News DUBAI, 30 July 2007 — Following a meeting between Dubai police and the Dubai Educational Zone five years ago discussing the rising number of truanting students and a growing problem of delinquents in the city, Dubai police launched a highly successful program that has caused truancy to go dow >>>


      PRE–EMPLOYMENT SEMINARS FOR WOULD–BE OFWS CITED
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Gloria Esguerra Melencio, Arab News MANILA, 30 July 2007 — A nongovernment organization helping prepare Filipinos for jobs abroad has cited the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s pre–employment orientation seminar (PEOS) as a step in the right direction.

Loida Bernabe, a director of the Kanlu >>>


      TWO JORDANIAN MINISTERS QUIT OVER WATER SCAM
      Arab News, 30-07-2007
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 30 July 2007 — Two Jordanian ministers resigned yesterday over reported contamination of water at a Jordanian village that led to the hospitalization of more than 1,000 people.

King Abdallah has issued a decree «accepting the resignation of Water Minister Mohammad Al& >>>


      3 BODIES FOUND AT HOME WITH DEAD INFANT
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     OCEAN CITY, Md. –– Investigators found three tiny bodies in and near the home of a woman who was charged last week with killing her infant, police said Monday.

None of the newly found bodies was full–term, said Barry Neeb of the Ocean City Police. He said it would take testing to determine if >>>


      AGENCY SEEKS GREATER SURVEILLANCE POWER OVERSEAS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     Citing a "period of heightened threat" to the U.S. homeland, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell asked Congress to "act immediately" to make changes in current law to permit the interception of messages between terrorist targets overseas, which he said now requires burdensome court order >>>


      AGENT ORANGE MAY CAUSE HYPERTENSION
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam may lead to high blood pressure in some veterans, but the evidence is limited and only suggestive, the Institute of Medicine said Friday.

The institute, an arm of the National Academies, has been studying the effects of the herbicide on veterans since the early 1''0s >>>


      BOSTON HOSPITAL OFFERS FACE TRANSPLANTS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     BOSTON –– Brigham and Women‘s Hospital has given a surgical team permission to perform partial face transplants to certain disfigured patients, a newspaper reported.

Brigham and Women‘s is the second U.S. hospital to make public its plans to offer the rare medical procedure, The Boston G >>>


      BUSH AND BROWN SEEK TO ESTABLISH RAPPORT
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     CAMP DAVID, Md. –– With little relationship of their own yet, President Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown point instead to how much their nations have in common.

The alliance of the United States and Britain, though, has long been shaped by personalities _ Roosevelt and Churchill, Reagan >>>


      BUSH, BROWN SEEK TO ESTABLISH RAPPORT
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     2:36 AM CAMP DAVID, Md. –– President Bush, starting a new relationship late in his presidency, welcomed British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Sunday with casual diplomacy.

In the tranquility of the Catoctin Mountains, Bush and Brown began their brief meeting _ Sunday night and Monday _ at Camp Davi >>>


      CALIF. FIRE FLARES UP; HOMES EVACUATED
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     BUELLTON, Calif. –– A nearly month–old wildfire that had appeared to be standing still flared up over the weekend, burning 1,500 new acres and causing an evacuation order for a dozen homes, authorities said.

Warm and extremely dry conditions allowed the fire to burn through old, heavy trees in >>>


      CITIES SUE GANGS IN BID TO STOP VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     FORT WORTH, Texas –– Fed up with deadly drive–by shootings, incessant drug dealing and graffiti, cities nationwide are trying a different tactic to combat gangs: They‘re suing them.

Fort Worth and San Francisco are among the latest to file lawsuits against gang members, asking courts for >>>


      DATA MINING FIGURED IN DISPUTE OVER NSA
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     By Dan Eggen and Joby WarrickWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, July 2', 2007; A04 A fierce dispute within the Bush administration in early 2004 over a National Security Agency warrantless surveillance program was related to concerns about the NSA‘s searches of huge computer databases, the New York Times rep >>>


      DEFIBRILLATOR REPLACED, CHENEY IS OUT OF HOSPITAL
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     By Deb RiechmannAssociated PressSunday, July 2', 2007; A04 Vice President Cheney had successful surgery yesterday to replace a device that monitors his heartbeat.

Doctors at George Washington University Hospital replaced the defibrillator, a sealed unit that includes a battery. Upon sensing an abnormal hear >>>


      DISCORD ON DAIRIES OF DUTCH DREAMS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     By Kari LydersenWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 2', 2007; A11 HUDSON, Mich. –– Peter van der Vegt knew he‘d be "milking 70 cows for the rest of my life" if he continued to work at his family‘s dairy farm in the Netherlands, where milk production ceilings and land shortages >>>


      FEWER SEE BALANCE IN COURT‘S DECISIONS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     By Robert Barnes and Jon CohenWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, July 2', 2007; A03 About half of the public thinks the Supreme Court is generally balanced in its decisions, but a growing number of Americans say the court has become "too conservative" in the two years since President Bush began nominatin >>>


      FUTURE OF STEM CELL TESTS MAY HANG ON DEFINING EMBRYO HARM
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     With the active encouragement of the Bush administration, U.S. scientists in the past year have developed several methods for creating embryonic stem cells without having to destroy human embryos.

But some who now wish to test their alternatively derived cells have found themselves stymied by an unexpected barr >>>


      GORE‘S SON PLEADS GUILTY IN DRUG CASE
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. –– Al Gore‘s son pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs, but a judge said the plea could be withdrawn and the charges dropped if he successfully completes a drug diversion program.

Authorities have said they found drugs in Al Gore III‘s car af >>>


      IN CHICAGO, THE ECCENTRIC AND COLORFUL GET TO DUST OFF THEIR TALKING POINTS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     CHICAGO –– In its heyday, Chicago‘s Bughouse Square was a soapbox venue for defense lawyer Clarence Darrow, anarchist labor organizer Lucy Parsons and her controversial lover, physician Ben Reitman.

During the Newberry Library‘s annual reenactment at the free–speech mecca Saturday, >>>


      INTEREST RATES FALL AT TREASURY AUCTION
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Interest rates on short–term Treasury bills fell in Monday‘s auction.

The Treasury Department auctioned $20 billion in three–month bills at a discount rate of 4.825 percent, down from 4.885 percent last week. An additional $17 billion in six–month bills was auct >>>


      IRAN ATTACKS U.S. PLANS FOR SAUDI ARMS DEAL
      Washington Post, 30-07-2007
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran on Monday accused the United States of seeking to create fear and cause divisions in the Middle East after reports that it was preparing a major package of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

A U.S. defense official said in Washington on Sunday the package could be wo >>>



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