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      A FIREFIGHTER WALKS THROUGH THE CHARRED REMAINS...
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     NIKOLAS GIAKOUMIDIS/AP A firefighter walks through the charred remains of a Praktiker retail store that caught on fire in in Pylaia, Thessaloniki, yesterday. The blaze in the 12,000–square–meter store started in the early morning hours and quickly spread due to the flammable materials in stock in the store. >>>


      A GIANT PUPPET...
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Antonis Nikolopoulos/Eurokinissi A giant demonic papier–mache puppet is pictured yesterday looming above a crowd of protesters in central Syntagma who called for the immediate reforestation of Mount Parnitha. The government has pledged to reforest the mountain, ravaged in a huge blaze, and to protect the area from >>>


      ASOPOS WATER HIGHLY TOXIC
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Chromium levels sky–high; cancer–linked deaths quadrupled in 20 years The number of cancer–related deaths in Oinofyta, central Greece, has quadrupled over the past 20 years as hundreds of manufacturers in the region continue to dump toxic waste into the Asopos River, Kathimerini has discovered.

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      BANK ROBBER ‘DID NOT SHOOT’
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Bank robber Yiannis Dimitrakis admitted yesterday to his part in a bloody bank robbery in central Athens last January but denied firing any of the shots that injured three guards during the shootout.

On the first day of his trial, which is taking place under tight security, Dimitrakis denied the other charges a >>>


      CARELESS SKIPPERS A THREAT AT SEA
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Poorly trained skippers in charge of leisure boats along with irresponsible behavior in Greek waters have contributed to a drop in sea safety levels, according to experts.

The president of the Panhellenic Association of Speed Boat Instructors, Giorgos Mamalis, told Kathimerini his group has repeatedly made prop >>>


      CYPRUS’S AKEL EYES TOP JOB
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     The Communist party in Cyprus’s ruling coalition broke ranks with President Tassos Papadopoulos yesterday, saying it planned to field its own candidate in elections next year.

Communist AKEL said it would seek backing from the other two parties in the ruling center–left coalition, but would proceed with l >>>


      DIPLOMAT IN FYROM FAUX PAS
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     The Foreign Ministry yesterday summoned home Greece’s ambassador to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to explain her suggestion that Athens abandon a 15–year dispute with Skopje over the country’s official name.

«Greece has to face the new reality, as the Former Yugoslav Republic of >>>


      FIRES ON PELION, PARNITHA DOUSED
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Fire services on Mount Parnitha and in Pelion, near Volos, remained on alert last night after managing to contain new blazes that had broken out on Thursday in the two locations, already ravaged by fire in major blazes last week.

The new fires broke out on Thursday afternoon and spread rapidly as they were fann >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     PARLIAMENT HIT MAN Alavanos accuses PM of acting like a mafia godfather in politics Synaspismos Left Coalition leader Alekos Alavanos caused a stir in Parliament yesterday when he accused Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis of being the «godfather of political life» and using «mafia» tactics. His co >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     ARSONISTS ARRESTED Two suspects tell police they started fire in order to frame neighbor Police said yesterday they arrested two men in Patras on charges of arson after they allegedly set fire to about 3 hectares of land as a way of getting back at a neighbor after a disagreement with him over property differences.
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      ISLAND PRIEST ARRESTED AFTER UNHOLY COLLECTION
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     A priest was arrested on the Aegean island of Icaria on Saturday after allegedly taking delivery of a parcel containing two kilos of cannabis, according to police.

The unidentified priest, aged 4', is believed to have picked up the parcel which had been sent to the island on a ferryboat that had departed ea >>>


      MARCOS BAGHDATIS BITES HIS RACKET...
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS Marcos Baghdatis bites his racket during his five–set defeat by fourth seed Serbian Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon quarterfinals yesterday. Cheered on by a vociferous group of fans, the Cypriot battled back from two sets down but lost the final set 7–5.
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      PM ON FOUR–YEAR REFORM AGENDA
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said yesterday his party’s four–year reform agenda would focus on education, social security, the public sector and the Constitution if the conservatives were re–elected in forthcoming national elections.

Speaking at a party conference held at the Peace and Friendshi >>>


      PM WRESTLES WITH THE STATE
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     In address to ND conference Karamanlis says public sector is main problem Getting to grips with Greece’s complex state mechanism is the biggest task the government has to fulfill, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis told a New Democracy conference yesterday as part of the buildup to the next general elections.

Kar >>>


      POLICEMAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     A 24–year–old police officer was in critical condition yesterday after being attacked late on Friday by a group of some 30 youths outside a rock concert in Athens.

The policeman was guarding an area outside the baseball stadium of the Hellenikon Olympics complex, southern Athens, when the self&ndash >>>


      PSYCHIATRIST GAVE OUT HOMEMADE DRUGS
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     A Piraeus Prefecture inspection team uncovered yesterday a psychiatrist who passed on to his patients medicines that he produced in his own clinic, authorities said yesterday.

Officials found in the clinic in Kallipolis, Piraeus, some 30,000 pills and 100 different types of medicines used to produce his own med >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Monday PASOK leader George Papandreou to visit Skaramanga Shipyards and Korydallos Municipality.

Transport Minister Michalis Liapis visits Kiato to inaugurate Athens–Kiato suburban rail line.

Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Valinakis to meet with his Swiss counterpart Michael Ambuhl in Athens.
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      VILLAGERS BLOCK POWER STATION
      Kathimerin, 09-07-2007
     Christos Bletsos/ANA Children wave black flags in the back of a truck parked outside the Aghios Dimitrios power station, in the northern prefecture of Kozani, yesterday.

Protesters blocked conveyor belts carrying coal to the plant in protest at the alleged failure by the Public Power Corporation (PPC) to make g >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LA POULE AUX CDO
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Le questionnaire malin du financier (2/8). Alain Massiera: «L‘argent, c‘est la liberté. Il rend indépendant» Un secteur sous la loupe. Fi';vre et réchauffement climatique L‘avis de l‘expert. Un héritage anticipé peut devenir un casse–tęte po >>>


      CANDIDATURE APPUYÉE DE STRAUSS–KAHN AU FMI
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     INSTITUTION. L‘Allemagne juge que le Français est un «tr';s bon candidat». Le Temps Lundi ' juillet 2007 Les grandes manśuvres ont débuté pour la désignation du futur directeur général du Fonds monétaire international (FMI). Le conseil d‘adminis >>>


      CARBURANT, OU L‘APRČS–PÉTROLE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Bastien Buss Lundi ' juillet 2007 La raréfaction et la disparition annoncée du pétrole obligent le secteur aérien ŕ trouver d‘urgence un succédané au tr';s polluant kéros';ne, le fameux Jet A–1. L‘industrie étudie plusieurs pistes, mais l >>>


      CES VIGNERONS QUI FONT LA RÉPUTATION DE LA SUISSE Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER (1/6). UN VIN VAUDOIS SUR LES CHAMPS–ELYSÉES
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Vins dégustés Saveurs du français. Ratagasse, vilain profiteur ZOOMS Le Temps I Article Un vin vaudois sur les Champs–Elysées Louis–Philippe Bovard Photo: Eddy Mottaz Le Vaudois Louis–Philippe Bovard a révolutionné la mani';re de vinifier le chasselas, pour en fair >>>


      CRITIQUE. L‘OSR SAUVE «MADAME BUTTERFLY»
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
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      CRITIQUE. UN GARS, UNE FILLE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Critique. Arnaud Robert Lundi ' juillet 2007 On lit le blanc de ses yeux. Quand il joue, David Murray a l‘air de se trouver tr';s haut au–dessus de celui qui le regarde, en des cryptes que seuls certains saxophonistes (disons, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Eric Dolphy surtout quand il embouche une >>>


      DES RÉACTEURS MOINS GOURMANDS
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Bastien Buss Lundi ' juillet 2007 Rolls–Royce, Pratt &Whitney ainsi que General Electric se partagent le lucratif marché des réacteurs d‘avions. Ces entreprises sont, avec quelques autres plus petites, en premi';re ligne des évolutions technologiques susceptibles de réduir >>>


      DES VIGILES POUR PROTÉGER LES ÉCOLES
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     SECURITE. Berlin réagit face ŕ la violence. La lecture de ce texte (1'43 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DROGUE Ŕ LAUSANNE: UN VOTE QUI NE RÉSOUT RIEN
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Yelmarc Roulet Lundi ' juillet 2007 Il y a donc un cas lausannois. Męme si elle appartient ŕ part enti';re ŕ la ligue rose–verte des villes suisses, Lausanne fera exception dans l‘aide ŕ la survie des toxicomanes. Pas de local de consommation ni de bistrot social. Presque part >>>


      EN ALLEMAGNE, LE TABOU DU NUCLÉAIRE VACILLE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     ENERGIE. La sortie du nucléaire pourrait ętre l‘enjeu des élections de 200'.

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      JUSTE AU CORPS. WILLY PASINI
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Psychiatre, psychologue et sexologue. La lecture de ce texte (2300 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘AGENDA DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Le Temps Lundi ' juillet 2007 Lundi ' juillet Alcoa ouvre la saison des bénéfices aux Etats–Unis en publiant son résultat du deuxi';me trimestre. Bénéfice par action attendu: 0,841 cent.

Dernier jour de l‘offre publique d‘achat (OPA) de Scor sur Converi >>>


      L‘ARRĘTÉ BONNY REFORMULÉ MÉCONTENTE LES ROMANDS
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     SUISSE ROMANDE. Les aides de la Confédération sont désormais concentrées sur le Jura et les Montagnes neuchâteloises.

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      L‘AVENIR EST AU COMPOSITE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Bastien Buss Lundi ' juillet 2007 Composite. Les constructeurs d‘avions, comme Boeing et Airbus, n‘ont plus que ce mot ŕ la bouche. Les matériaux de ce type sont devenus en quelques années la panacée. Plus légers, donc moins gourmands en kéros';ne que les métaux >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. UN HÉRITAGE ANTICIPÉ PEUT DEVENIR UN CASSE–TĘTE POUR SES BÉNÉFICIAIRES
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     L‘avis de l‘expert. Etienne Jeandin, Notaire ŕ Gen';ve Lundi ' juillet 2007 Il arrive fréquemment que des parents fassent des donations en faveur de leurs enfants pour anticiper le r';glement de leur succession. Lorsque ces donations sont prises en compte lors du partage de la s >>>


      L‘ENJEU DES PRISONNIERS PALESTINIENS
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     250 Palestiniens libérés Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Négociations secr';tes entre Israël et le Hamas autour du caporal Shalit.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Lundi ' juillet 2007 «C‘est un geste important car nous souhaitons encourager tous les modéré >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (1). LA MORT BRUTALE DU PČRE DU FRANC SUISSE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     La grande et la petite histoire du Conseil fédéral (1). La mort brutale du p';re du franc suisse Le surveillant des prix muselé par les CFF Un train pour réduire la pauvreté dans le monde Nouvelle stratégie pour l‘Afrique?

SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article La mort br >>>


      LA SUISSE ET LA CHINE FONT UN PAS VERS UN ACCORD DE LIBRE–ÉCHANGE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Candidature appuyée de Strauss–Kahn au FMI Nicolas Sarkozy, libéral ou protectionniste?

UBS maintient le cap ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article La Suisse et la Chine font un pas vers un accord de libre–échange Le ministre du Commerce chinois Bo Xilai et Doris Leuthard Photo: DR CO >>>


      LE CRASH VERT DE L‘AVIATION
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Un ciel sale Photo: Keystone • Le mod';le économique des vols «low–cost» est sous la menace des taxes sur les émissions de CO2. Exonérée jusqu‘ici, l‘aviation civile cherche des solutions; les vols de courte distance sont condamnés ŕ terme.

Bas >>>


      LE FEU AU CULTE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Al Green Photo: Keystone Al Green. Le révérend de la soul chantait samedi au festival de Vienne.

Histoire d‘un génie vocal qui aurait voulu ętre un saint. Arnaud Robert, Vienne (F) Lundi ' juillet 2007 Il dit au revoir, d‘un geste presque féminin. Se fait emballer de ser >>>


      LE FOU RIRE ET LA GR'4;CE Ŕ AVIGNON
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     FESTIVAL. D‘une frousse métaphysique, Val';re Novarina fait un spectacle farceur et déchirant, ode aux acteurs et ŕ leur pouvoir de conjurer la mort.

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      LE QUESTIONNAIRE MALIN DU FINANCIER (2/8). ALAIN MASSIERA: «L‘ARGENT, C‘EST LA LIBERTÉ. IL REND INDÉPENDANT»
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Le directeur général de Crédit Agricole (Suisse), Alain Massiera, attache une grande importance ŕ la valeur du travail.

Frédéric Leli';vre Lundi ' juillet 2007 Le Temps: Enfant, ręviez–vous d‘ętre «riche comme Crésus»?

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      LE RETOUR Ŕ LA TERRE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     L´aigui';re d´argent de retour en Suisse Photo: Keystone GENEVE. Les marins d‘Alinghi sont rentrés dimanche matin au bercail en brandissant l‘aigui';re d‘argent de la Coupe de l‘America que leurs challengers néo–zélandais n‘ont pu leur ravir su >>>


      LE SURVEILLANT DES PRIX MUSELÉ PAR LES CFF
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     CONFLIT. Rudolf Strahm dénonce un manque de transparence. Le Temps Lundi ' juillet 2007 Le conflit opposant le surveillant des prix aux CFF au sujet des futurs tarifs des transports publics se poursuit. Dans un entretien dimanche, Rudolf Strahm réagit avec amertume aux critiques reçues de la part des >>>


      LES AFFAIRES CRIMINELLES QUI ONT SECOUÉ LA SUISSE (1/10). AFFAIRE JACCOUD: L‘OMBRE D‘UN DOUTE?
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Affaire Jaccoud: l‘ombre d‘un doute?

Pierre Jaccoud a suivi son proc';s étendu sur une chaise longue, parfois prévenu, parfois avocat Photo: Edipresse Toute l‘Europe s‘est passionnée pour ce myst';re avec vue sur les secrets d& >>>


      LES PETITES ET MOYENNES CAPITALISATIONS SUISSES FONT DE LA RÉSISTANCE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Quelques titres souvent cités par les analystes L‘agenda de la semaine Au cśur des marchés. La poule aux CDO Le questionnaire malin du financier (2/8). Alain Massiera: «L‘argent, c‘est la liberté. Il rend indépendant» Un secteur sous la loupe. Fi';vre et r&# >>>


      LES VOLS «LOW–COST» MENACÉS PAR LA LUTTE CONTRE LA POLLUTION
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     AVIATION. L‘application du principe pollueur–payeur va faire exploser le prix des voyages.

Le Temps Lundi ' juillet 2007 Avis de tempęte sur l‘aviation civile! Et tout particuli';rement pour les voyages ŕ bas co$';t, les fameux vols «low–cost». La >>>


      LOCAL D‘INJECTION: LE NON DES LAUSANNOIS CONSACRE L‘«EXCEPTION VAUDOISE»
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     VAUD. Les citoyens de Lausanne ont rejeté nettement l‘ouverture d‘un espace de consommation de stupéfiants tel qu‘il en existe dans une douzaine de villes suisses. C‘était le premier vote du genre en Suisse romande.

Yelmarc Roulet Lundi ' juillet 2007 Clair et net. Les >>>


      MISSAE LATINAE: LES GARDE–FOUS DU PAPE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Un pręter cél';bre une messe selon le rite tridentin Photo: Keystone RELIGION. Samedi, Benoît XVI a publié un document qui autorise largement l‘emploi de la messe en latin. Il tend ainsi la main aux catholiques intégristes.

Mais la messe moderne reste la forme ordinaire de >>>


      MONTREUX EN MODE «MÉTAGROUPES»
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     FESTIVAL. Alors que Placebo entrait en sc';ne dimanche, retour sur «les supergroupes» qui ont investi Montreux ce week–end.

Loďse Cuendet et Olivier Horner Lundi ' juillet 2007 Les premiers qui voient crient. Les autres, massés devant la sc';ne du Miles Davis Hall >>>


      NICOLAS SARKOZY, LIBÉRAL OU PROTECTIONNISTE?
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     SOMMET. Le président français affronte ce lundi les ministres des Finances de l‘UE ŕ Bruxelles.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Lundi ' juillet 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy contre le libéralisme mondial. Ce pourrait ętre le titre du drame qui se jouera ce matin ŕ Bruxelles, oů le pr&# >>>


      NOUVELLE STRATÉGIE POUR L‘AFRIQUE?
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     COOPERATION. Micheline Calmy–Rey entame son voyage africain. Le Temps Lundi ' juillet 2007 L‘Afrique sera au centre de la politique étrang';re suisse ces prochains jours. Micheline Calmy–Rey entame lundi un déplacement de dix jours en Afrique. La présidente de la Conféd& >>>


      PHÉNOMÉNAL FABIAN CANCELLARA
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     CYCLISME. Le Bernois survole le prologue du Tour de France et retrouve le maillot jaune trois ans apr';s. Derri';re sa performance supersonique, forcément, des questions.

Simon Meier, Canterbury Lundi ' juillet 2007 Remarquable, splendide, exceptionnel, stupéfiant. Biffez l‘& >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. ETUDES DE STYLE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Quoi de neuf. Stéphane Bonvin Lundi ' juillet 2007 C‘est un peu comme in der Schule (ŕ l‘école). Qui veut ętre bon, muss lernen (doit étudier). Qui veut étudier doit avoir guteLehrer (de bons maîtres).

Qui n‘a pas de bons maîtres doit avoir guteVorbi >>>


      ROGER FEDERER DÉFEND SON PRÉ CARRÉ EN HÉROS
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Roger Federer, maître de Wimbledon Photo: keystone TENNIS. Poussé ŕ bout par Rafael Nadal, le Bâlois remporte son onzi';me titre du Grand Chelem, le cinqui';me ŕ Wimbledon. «J‘ai vécu l‘un des moments les plus forts de ma vie».

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      R'6;IKKÖNEN GAGNE, MCLAREN TREMBLE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     FORMULE 1. L‘écurie britannique, défaite hier sur ses terres, risque la disqualification.

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. RATAGASSE, VILAIN PROFITEUR
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi ' juillet 2007 Cette semaine, il faudra pédaler! Nos petites saveurs suivront les étapes du Tour de France. Apr';s le beau plan d‘eau de Valence, nous passons aux plats et aux cols de l‘Hexagone.

Comme toute compétition sporti >>>


      TENDRESSE FÉROCE ET NORDIQUE AU NIFFF
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     CINEMA. Le Festival du film fantastique consacre un film suédois. Fréquentation en hausse.

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      UBS MAINTIENT LE CAP
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     BANQUE. Marcel Ospel s‘est longuement exprimé sur le départ de Peter Wuffli. Le Temps Lundi ' juillet 2007 La presse alémanique du week–end est revenue abondamment sur l‘annonce choc, vendredi, du départ de Peter Wuffli de la direction générale de UBS (UBSN.VX) au trav >>>


      UN SECTEUR SOUS LA LOUPE. FIČVRE ET RÉCHAUFFEMENT CLIMATIQUE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Un secteur sous la loupe. Pascale Boyer–Barresi, CFA, Analyste Santé, Bordier & Cie Lundi ' juillet 2007 Les conséquences environnementales du réchauffement climatique sont bien connues, mais quid de l‘impact sanitaire?

Apr';s la découverte d‘un cas autochto >>>


      UN TERRIBLE ATTENTAT–SUICIDE PRČS DE KIRKOUK ANNONCE D‘AUTRES BATAILLES
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     IRAK. Le camion du kamikaze s';me la mort sur la place du marché d‘un gros bourg paysan en tuant pr';s de 150 personnes. La violence se déplace au nord et prépare des affrontements autour de l‘enjeu du pétrole.

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      UN TOUR D‘AVANCE. RITUEL SUPERSTITIEUX
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     Un Tour d‘avance. Guillaume Prébois, Journaliste et cycliste amateur Lundi ' juillet 2007 Chaque matin, le geste est toujours le męme, ŕ la fois rituel et superstitieux: j‘humidifie la pulpe de mon index et je prends le pouls du vent, pour comprendre s‘il sera ami ou ennemi, pour ou >>>


      UN TRAIN POUR RÉDUIRE LA PAUVRETÉ DANS LE MONDE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
     AIDE. Politiciens, artistes et simples citoyens ont rejoint samedi le «wagon du 0,7%», de Gen';ve ŕ Berne. Pour que la Suisse soit plus généreuse.

Isolda Agazzi, InfoSud Lundi ' juillet 2007 Samedi 13h45, gare de Cornavin: une nuée de T–shirts blancs s‘eng >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. POUR LE VOYAGE AUX ÎLES (PAS DÉSERTES), C‘EST LA BONNE SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 09-07-2007
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      A SUMMER COTTAGE –– WITH WHEELS
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     By Kari LydersenWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, July ', 2007; A03 Nikki Laff, a single mother and dental office manager in Chicago, thought a vacation home "was not in my life plan." But then her friend Tim O‘Neil shared his idea to fill a campground in southwest Michigan with 400–square&nd >>>


      A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF THE BUZZ FROM THE SUNDAY TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     Nearly a week after President Bush commuted the prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, congressional Democrats advanced theories for the clemency.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D–Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, suggested that the action was aimed at protecting other administrat >>>


      ALL TOGETHER NOW
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     By J. Freedom du Lac and Joshua ZumbrunWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, July 8, 2007; D01 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 7 So this is what it sounds like when a rock star among environmental crusaders cranks it up to 11.

Al Gore tried his hand at concert promoting Saturday, hoping to get the world to hear him >>>


      AN UNDERWATER FENCE TO STOP INVASIVE SPECIES
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     A century ago, engineers blasted the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal out of limestone to reverse the Chicago River, an unprecedented engineering feat that linked Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River.

The project served its purpose, sucking water from the lake to flush out the growing city‘s waste, but >>>


      BODY FOUND IN SEARCH FOR MISSING STUDENT
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     MADISON, Wis. –– Authorities searching for a missing college student found a body Monday in a rural area about 10 miles south of where 22–year–old Kelly Nolan vanished last month after a night of drinking.

Police had not identified the victim late Monday morning, but Madison police spoke >>>


      CONGRESS RETURNS, READY TO TAKE ON BUSH
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Congressmen returning from their Independence Day break are ready for battle with the White House, with Democrats decrying President Bush‘s commutation of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby‘s prison sentence and fighting Bush‘s latest claim of executive privilege.< >>>


      CONYERS SEEKS REASON FOR LIBBY COMMUTE
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers exhorted President Bush Monday to allow top aides to explain to Congress why Bush commuted I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby‘s prison sentence.

In a letter to Bush on Monday, Conyers said the commutation was troubling and could eliminate Lib >>>


      DOZENS OF WILDFIRES RAVAGE THE WEST
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     HOT SPRINGS, S.D. –– Overnight rain and cooler temperatures slowed a wildfire that had raced out of a canyon, destroyed 27 houses and killed a homeowner who went back to try to save his belongings, a top fire official said early Monday.

The change in weather gave firefighters a chance to shore up th >>>


      HOPING FOR LUCK, COUPLES GO FOR TRIPLE–7 WEDDINGS
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     By Kathleen HennesseyAssociated PressSunday, July 8, 2007; A07 LAS VEGAS, July 7 –– Hundreds hoping to be lucky in love poured into Las Vegas wedding chapels Saturday to tie the knot on 7/7/07, a date with auspicious associations.

The triple–seven wedding blitz was part phenomenon, part market >>>


      MEDIA QUARTERS GET A LIFT; BUSH QUARTERS DON‘T NEED ONE
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     P resident Bush and first lady Laura Bush are scheduled to welcome the White House press corps back to its newly refurbished digs in the West Wing on Wednesday morning. For the past 11 months, reporters have been working out of temporary quarters in the White House conference center, just west of Lafayette Square. It wa >>>


      MEMOS: BLACKWATER TEAM SENT WRONG WAY
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     RALEIGH, N.C. –– Internal memos show that four security contractors who were ambushed and killed in Iraq three years ago were told to go through the dangerous city of Fallujah when a safer route was available, a newspaper reported Sunday.

The memos said a Blackwater USA supervisor also plucked two m >>>


      MOM OF TODDLER SPOTTED ON HIGHWAY PLEADS
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     INDIANAPOLIS –– A woman whose 3–year–old son was found wandering on a busy highway pleaded guilty Monday to child neglect charges.

Nancy Dyer, 31, was arrested Dec. 30 after stunned motorists found her son running on Interstate 465 on the city‘s northwest side, wearing only a diape >>>


      N.J. MAN FREED BY DNA AWAITS FATE
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     PM NEWARK, N.J. –– For the last month and a half, Byron Halsey has been trying to piece his life back together after serving the last two decades in prison for the rape and murder of two children.

Prosecutors threw out his conviction after recent DNA testing and he was freed, but he‘s been liv >>>


      NAACP‘S BOND REBUKES BUSH
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     By Corey WilliamsAssociated PressMonday, July ', 2007; A05 DETROIT, July 8 –– The NAACP is needed now more than ever because the Bush administration has done little to support blacks, the civil rights organization‘s national chairman said Sunday as its '8th annual convention opened.

Sp >>>


      NAACP LEADER BLASTS BUSH POLICIES
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     DETROIT –– The NAACP is needed now more than ever because the Bush administration has done little to support blacks, the civil rights organization‘s national chairman said Sunday as its '8th annual convention opened.

From the administration‘s slow response to Hurricane Katrina to the >>>


      NAACP TO SYMBOLICALLY BURY N WORD
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     DETROIT –– The NAACP is putting to rest a long–standing expression of racism by symbolically burying the N–word in a ceremony similar to one six decades ago.

Delegates from across the country gathered Monday morning during the group‘s annual convention at Detroit‘s Cobo Cente >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     Pennsylvania at Risk of Government Shutdown HARRISBURG, Pa. –– Legislators returned to the state Capitol on Saturday, having less than two days to agree on a budget before a partial government shutdown furloughs thousands of workers and curtails services.

A stalemate between Gov. Edward G. Rendell ( >>>


      NEW FLOODING BRINGS MISERY TO EAST TEXAS
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     DALLAS –– A new round of flooding swept through portions of Texas, leading officials in one county to declare a fresh disaster area in the hard–hit Plains.

Smith County officials made a disaster declaration Sunday night, asking for state and federal aid. They say flooding has caused about $200 >>>


      NYPD: 2 OFFICERS SHOT IN BROOKLYN
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– Gunmen in a stolen sport utility vehicle shot and wounded two New York City police officers during a traffic stop early Monday, gravely injuring one of the officers, police said.

A manhunt was under way for the three occupants of the SUV. Police said the shots apparently were fired by tw >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     –– Peter Lyman BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) _ Peter Lyman, a professor whose research measured the staggering amounts of information that pervades peoples‘ everyday lives, has died. He was 66.

Lyman, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley‘s School of Information, died >>>


      ONE KILLED AS WILDFIRES RAGE IN WESTERN STATES
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     HOT SPRINGS, S.D., July 8 –– One of dozens of fires across the West killed one person and destroyed 27 homes after racing out of a canyon in South Dakota‘s Black Hills on Sunday, authorities said.

Residents of about 50 homes fled the wildfire near Hot Springs, which also injured two firefighte >>>


      ORANGE COUNTY COMMUTERS FACE BUS STRIKE
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     SANTA ANA, Calif. –– Orange County‘s first bus strike in more than two decades disrupted the morning commute for thousands of riders Monday after 1,100 transportation workers walked off the job.

The strike began Saturday after union leaders rejected a proposed contract offer.

Only 31 >>>


      PA. BUDGET FIGHT BRINGS PARTIAL SHUTDOWN
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     6:42 AM HARRISBURG, Pa. –– Gov. Ed Rendell late Sunday ordered a range of state government services shut down and placed about a third of the state work force on indefinite unpaid furlough after frantic last–minute negotiations failed to break a budget stalemate.

A judge, however, ordered that >>>


      PA. GOV. ORDERS PARTIAL STATE SHUTDOWN
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     1:02 AM HARRISBURG, Pa. –– Gov. Ed Rendell late Sunday ordered a range of state government services shut down and placed about a third of the state work force on indefinite unpaid furlough after frantic last–minute negotiations failed to break a budget stalemate.

A judge, however, ordered that >>>


      PRESERVING KATRINA‘S WRATH IN A LATEX SKIN
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     NEW ORLEANS –– Takashi Horisaki is about the only person left in the Lower Ninth Ward trying to keep bulldozers at bay as the artist labors to create a carbon copy of one of the few homes left in this sad and crushed corner of New Orleans.

For weeks, the sculptor has been in an elaborate dance with >>>


      RESEARCH LINKS LEAD EXPOSURE, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     By Shankar VedantamWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 8, 2007; A02 Rudy Giuliani never misses an opportunity to remind people about his track record in fighting crime as mayor of New York City from 1''4 to 2001.

"I began with the city that was the crime capital of America," Giuliani, now >>>


      ROBBER DISGUISED AS TREE HITS N.H. BANK
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     MANCHESTER, N.H. –– Leaf it to New Hampshire, where a bank branch was held up by a man disguised as a tree.

Just as the Citizen Bank branch opened Saturday morning, a man walked in with leafy boughs duct–taped to his head and torso, and robbed the place.

"He really went out on a >>>


      SEARCH FOR RAFTER CONTINUES AS DEATH TOLL RISES IN TEXAS FLOODING
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     DALLAS, July 7 –– The sky was mercifully clear over much of Texas on Saturday after three weeks of drenching rain, as search teams combed the swollen Trinity River for a missing rafter.

The death toll from storms that have battered Texas since last month climbed to 15 with the recovery of two other >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     –– Thunderstorms stretched from the central Plains to the Great Lakes early Monday, while temperatures climbed in the mid–Atlantic and interior West.

Severe weather was expected across the central and lower Great Lakes into upstate New York and northern New England. The storms should diminish >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JULY '
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     AM –– Today is Monday, July ', the 1'0th day of 2007. There are 175 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On July ', 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen.

George Washington‘s troops in New York. On this date: In 1540, England&lsq >>>


      TUNNELING NEAR IRANIAN NUCLEAR SITE STIRS WORRY
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     The sudden flurry of digging seen in recent satellite photos of a mountainside in central Iran might have passed for ordinary road tunneling. But the site is the back yard of Iran‘s most ambitious and controversial nuclear facility, leading U.S. officials and independent experts to reach another conclusion: It app >>>


      U.S. WORKING TOWARD ACCORD TO END KOREAN WAR: WSJ
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. strategists are exploring how to implement a peace accord to officially end the 1'50–53 Korean War and hope to start discussions with North Korea as soon as year end, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

North Korea is expected to shut down its Yongbyon nuclear r >>>


      US ARMY MISSES JUNE RECRUITING GOAL
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments.

Army officials acknowledged Monday that the service missed its recruiting target for the second month in a row, but would not >>>


      W.HOUSE REBUFFS CONGRESS, NEARS LEGAL SHOWDOWN
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House moved toward a showdown in court with the Democratic–led Congress on Monday by refusing to provide demanded information and testimony in an investigation into the firing of prosecutors.

In a letter to congressional leaders, White House counsel Fred Fielding cal >>>


      ‘SCOUTING‘ THE HILL ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     National security adviser Stephen J. Hadley visited Capitol Hill just before Congress adjourned for the Fourth of July. Meetings with a half–dozen senior Republican senators were clearly intended to extinguish fires set by Sen.

Richard Lugar‘s unexpected break from President Bush‘s Iraq policy >>>


      AT ROSWELL FESTIVAL, DOUBT IS AN ALIEN CONCEPT
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     ROSWELL, N.M., July 7 –– Attention, all aliens. Come on down. Because, seriously, this is your crowd. About 50,000 of your closest admirers are expected this weekend for the Roswell UFO Festival, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the nearby crash landing of a flying saucer –– and, naturally, th >>>


      BUSH: NATURALLY, NEVER WRONG
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     Psychologists once conducted a simple experiment with far–reaching implications: They asked people to describe an instance in their lives when they had hurt someone and another instance when they had been hurt by someone else.

The incidents that people described were similar whether they saw themselves in >>>


      DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE
      Washington Post, 09-07-2007
     Some mornings during the autumn of 1'33, when the unemployment rate was 22 percent, the president, before getting into his wheelchair, sat in bed, surrounded by economic advisers, setting the price of gold. One morning he said he might raise it 21 cents: "It‘s a lucky number because it‘s three times >>>



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