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      15–YEAR LAND ZONING PLAN IN THE WORKS
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     Proposal targets illegal houses The Environment Ministry unveiled plans yesterday to introduce a national land zoning plan aimed at stamping out illegal building activity and cutting down on the number of municipalities across the country over the next 15 years.

Environment Minister Giorgos Souflias described t >>>


      AID FOR FIRE VICTIMS INCREASED
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     Under pressure from opposition parties and irate residents, the government yesterday raised to 1.8 million euros the amount of aid it has pledged to the fire–ravaged prefecture of Aigialeia in the northern Peloponnese.

Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos headed a meeting of government representatives a >>>


      EIGHT IN 10 RESORT POOLS ARE UNLICENSED
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     Spot checks at hotels, rented rooms and other tourist resorts on islands near Athens revealed that 80 percent of the sites had swimming pools that were operating without a proper license.

Piraeus Prefecture officials found that 24 of the 30 swimming pools they checked did not have the necessary paperwork and or >>>


      FM BRIEFS DIPLOMATS ON POLICY
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     The principle of reciprocity – displaying respect and good will and expecting them in return – is the basic tenet of Greek diplomacy, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis told a summit of Greek ambassadors that concluded in Athens yesterday.

On the subject of Greek–Turkish relations, Bakoyannis stressed that >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     HELP FOR POOR Government plans cohesion fund to aid 2 million Greeks in poverty The government is expected to set up a social cohesion fund that will help offer financial assistance to the 2 million Greeks who live below the poverty line, government sources said yesterday. Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and Labor >>>


      ISLANDS LOW ON WATER
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     State of emergency declared on Cyclades to accelerate projects The government declared a state of emergency on the islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean yesterday as water shortages, the result of scant rainfall and a series of heat waves, reached a peak.

The decision, announced by Interior Minister Prokopis Pa >>>


      OUTSIDE LAMIA...
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     THANASIS KALLIARAS/EUROKINISSI Construction work is seen yesterday on the new national road being built outside Lamia, central Greece. The stretch of highway, which will link Maliakos with Kleidi, will cost 1.15 billion euros and is being jointly funded by Greece and the European Union. Work on the first part of the nat >>>


      THE ANCIENT TEMPLE OF OCTAVIA...
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     Vassilis Psomas/EPA The ancient temple of Octavia on the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth is pictured in front of Monday night’s full moon. The temple is hosting three nights of classical music concerts, sponsored by the Austrian Embassy.

A three–day fire ravaged forestland near the ancient site las >>>


      TOURIST FACING JAIL OVER BITE
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2007
     A British tourist was jailed for 14 months on the island of Rhodes yesterday after being found guilty of biting a policeman and ripping the officer’s shirt after a heavy drinking session in the resort of Faliraki.

The unnamed 21–year–old was arrested at around 2 a.m. yesterday outside a bar in Falir >>>


      BOY, 15, PLEADS GUILTY TO SCHOOL PLOT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. –– A 15–year–old boy accused of plotting to attack his high school on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of attempted conspiracy.

The teenager, who has not been identified since his arrest last month along with 17–year&nd >>>


      BUSH, DEMOCRATS CLOSER TO DEAL ON SPYING BILL
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday they were closer to a deal with U.S. President George W. Bush to expand the government‘s anti–terror powers to eavesdrop on telephone calls and e–mail from abroad.

With the U.S. Congress scheduled to leave for an August recess >>>


      CALIF. WOMAN HELD IN BABY ABANDONMENT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     OROSI, Calif. –– Griselda Aranzacu was puzzled when she noticed her slender neighbor developing a bulging tummy that would repeatedly appear and vanish.

She suspected Nancy Ortiz was pregnant after Ortiz visited her home last summer, but didn‘t want to pry.

"Later I did ask mysel >>>


      DOW JONES, MURDOCH MERGE IN $5.8B DEAL
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     By Frank AhrensWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 1, 2007;
11:54 AM The boards of directors of Dow Jones & Co. and Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp.

agreed late last night to merge, allowing the mogul to add the Wall Street Journal to his global media and entertainment holdings.

News >>>


      FINGER POINTING AFTER NUCLEAR WASTE LEAK
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     6:52 AM SPOKANE, Wash. –– Workers are trying to determine how to clean up one of the worst radioactive waste leaks in years at the Hanford nuclear reservation, officials said.

No workers were contaminated during last week‘s accident and the spill was contained within a tiny area, posing no thr >>>


      IOWA TANKER EXPLOSION FORCES EVACUATIONS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     SIOUX CENTER, Iowa –– A tanker truck loaded with flammable liquid exploded in the heart of town, forcing about 2,000 people _ nearly a third of the population _ to evacuate for several hours.

Fire Chief David Van Holland said Wednesday that the investigation into the cause of the blast was still und >>>


      MD. MOM‘S CASE POSES TOUGH CHALLENGES
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     OCEAN CITY, Md. –– Investigators trying to fill gaps in a case with daunting legal and forensic issues returned Wednesday to the home of a woman suspected of killing her newborn son and hiding the bodies of three other pre–term infants.

Investigators must determine whether all four bodies foun >>>


      NASA SCRAMBLES TO FIX SHUTTLE PROBLEMS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– With a launch countdown looming, NASA scrambled to fix a cabin leak and a bad thermostat aboard space shuttle Endeavour on Wednesday.

The leak was traced overnight to one of two pressure–relief valves in Endeavour‘s crew cabin, located behind the toilet but separa >>>


      O.J. SIMPSON CRITICIZES GOLDMAN FAMILY
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– O.J. Simpson lashed out Tuesday at the family of the late Ronald Goldman, a day after they won the rights to Simpson‘s canceled "If I Did It" book about the slayings of Goldman and Simpson‘s ex–wife.

In an online interview featuring questions from hostile p >>>


      OBAMA SAYS PAKISTAN MUST ACT AGAINST TALIBAN
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States must be willing to strike al Qaeda targets in Pakistan with or without the approval of the Pakistani government.

Obama‘s tough stance comes amid a debate in Washington over what to do about >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     6:52 AM –– Giuseppe Baldo ROME (AP) _ Giuseppe Baldo, the last survivor of the Italian team that won the gold medal in soccer at the 1'36 Berlin Olympics, died Tuesday.

He was '3. The Italian Olympic Committee said Baldo died of natural causes. Baldo was a midfielder on the Azzurri squad tha >>>


      POWERFUL FARMERS NEGOTIATING WATER DEAL
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     FRESNO, Calif. –– The U.S. government is considering turning over the rights to billions of gallons of water to a politically connected group of farmers in California, where most people are being asked to conserve.

Landowners in the Westlands Water District and other nearby districts would gain the >>>


      RUMSFELD DENIES COVER UP ON TILLMAN
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Ex–Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top former Pentagon brass denied any cover–up and rejected personal responsibility Wednesday for the military‘s bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman‘s friendly–fire death in Afghanistan.

"I know >>>


      SOLDIER TESTIFIES IN RAPE–SLAYING CASE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. –– A soldier charged with rape and murder in the slayings of a 14–year–old Iraqi girl and her family stood over his colleagues as they assaulted the girl and pointed his weapon at the door for security, another soldier testified Wednesday.

Pfc. Jesse Spielman, whose co >>>


      SPECTOR DEFENSE SUDDENLY NEAR END
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– After several weeks of trying to persuade jurors that music producer Phil Spector did not murder actress Lana Clarkson, defense attorneys have abruptly decided to close their case.

Defense attorneys said they would have a few minor witnesses Wednesday morning and then would conclude, >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     AM –– A Canadian cold front pushing southeast through the Northern and Central Plains as well as the Upper Mississippi Valley on Wednesday was expected to produce scattered showers and severe thunderstorms in the region.

Heavy downpours with gusty high winds were possible in parts of Florida, Texas >>>


      TREASURY SETS QUARTERLY FINANCING NEEDS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The Treasury Department said Wednesday it will auction $22 billion in longer term notes and bonds next week and for now doesn‘t foresee any major changes in its borrowing needs to finance the national debt, which stands at $8.8 trillion.

The department‘s decision comes as i >>>


      TROPICAL STORM ERICK FORMS IN PACIFIC
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     MIAMI –– Tropical Storm Erick formed in the open Pacific early Wednesday morning, but is miles from land and not expected to become a threat, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm was centered about 1215 miles west–southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California and more than >>>


      3 U.S. SOLDIERS DEAD IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     BAGHDAD –– Three U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded by a sophisticated armor–piercing bomb in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

An explosively–formed penetrator, or EFP, detonated near the soldiers‘ patrol during combat operations on Tuesday, the military sa >>>


      ANOTHER AFGHAN HOSTAGE DEADLINE PASSES
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     GHAZNI, Afghanistan –– A threatened Taliban deadline to kill some of the remaining 21 South Korean captives passed without any immediate word on their fate Wednesday, while the Afghan army dropped leaflets in the area warning residents of an upcoming military mission.

The noon (3:30 a.m. EDT) deadli >>>


      BOMB EXPLODES AT SEARS STORE IN MEXICO
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     AM OAXACA, Mexico –– A small, homemade bomb exploded outside a Sears store in the troubled southern city of Oaxaca early Wednesday, damaging the entrance but causing no injuries, authorities reported.

A similar bomb was found and deactivated outside the entrance of a nearby bank, state Attorney Gene >>>


      BOMBERS STRIKE ACROSS BAGHDAD, KILLING 35
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Car bombs killed 35 people across Baghdad on Wednesday, including one attack in which a suicide bomber killed 20 people and set a score of vehicles ablaze, police said.

The spate of bombings followed a relative lull in violence in the capital that some have attributed to the increased >>>


      CHINESE MINERS RESCUED AFTER 3 DAYS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     BEIJING –– Onlookers burst into applause as 6' coal miners trapped in a flooded shaft for more than three days were pulled out Wednesday, a rare rescue in a country with the world‘s deadliest mines.

The 6' were stuck underground but uninjured when the state–owned Zhijian mine in >>>


      FRANCE, DENMARK, INDONESIA OFFER HELP
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     PARIS –– France, Denmark and Indonesia offered Wednesday to contribute to a joint United Nations–African Union mission for Darfur, a 26,000–strong force expected to be made up mostly of peacekeepers from Africa with backup from Asian troops.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved >>>


      PAKISTAN‘S MUSHARRAF SEEKS HARMONY WITH TOP JUDGE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan‘s embattled President Pervez Musharraf says he hopes for "harmonious ties" with the recently reinstated chief justice he had tried to fire four months ago, in a move that ultimately weakened him politically.

Musharraf, now passing through what is widely seen >>>


      RICE TO LAY GROUND FOR MIDEAST TALKS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     JERUSALEM –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will begin laying the ground for a Mideast peace conference in a visit to Israel on Wednesday, hoping to push Israelis and Palestinians closer to renewing talks.

Building on warming ties between Israel and moderate Arab countries, Israeli Prime Minist >>>


      RUMSFELD: FAMILY DESERVED TRUTH IN TILLMAN DEATH
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday the family of Army Ranger and football star Pat Tillman deserved the truth about his death by friendly fire in Afghanistan but did not initially get it.

Rumsfeld‘s testimony, his first appearance on Capitol Hill s >>>


      RUSSIA‘S ARCTIC MISSION NEARS NORTH POLE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     MOSCOW –– An ambitious expedition to bolster Russia‘s claims to much of the oil and gas wealth of the Arctic Ocean headed to the North Pole on Wednesday, plowing its way through unbroken Arctic ice behind a sturdy Russian icebreaker.

An advance party of six researchers flew to the North Pole i >>>


      SAUDIS PLAN DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     AM JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, Aug. 1 –– After four years of resisting diplomatic ties to Iraq, the Saudi Arabian government plans to send a mission to Baghdad to explore the possibility of opening an embassy there, a potentially significant first step in what U.S. officials hope will be increased efforts by Iraq& >>>


      SERBIAN GYPSIES CLAIM ASYLUM IN ROMANIA
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     OTELEC, Romania –– More than 100 Serbian Gypsies have crossed the border illegally into neighboring Romania in recent days and filed applications for asylum claiming they were subject to abuse and attacks in Serbia.

"This is a new phenomenon, to have immigrants from Serbia asking for asylum,&qu >>>


      SUDAN HAILS UN PEACEKEEPERS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     KHARTOUM, Sudan –– Sudan hailed a Security Council resolution to send 26,000 peacekeepers to Darfur as a diplomatic victory, promising Wednesday to uphold the deal since it respects Sudanese sovereignty.

President Omar al–Bashir had resisted for months a push to send U.N. peacekeepers to the w >>>


      SUNNI ARAB BLOC QUITS IRAQI GOVERNMENT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     AM BAGHDAD –– Iraq‘s largest Sunni Arab political bloc announced its withdrawal from the government Wednesday, undermining Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki‘s efforts to seek reconciliation among the country‘s rival factions.

Violence continued unabated, with 17 civilians killed >>>


      SUNNI POLITICAL GROUP WITHDRAWS FROM IRAQ CABINET
      Washington Post, 01-08-2007
     11:52 AM BAGHDAD, Aug. 1 –– Iraq‘s largest Sunni political group formally withdrew from Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki‘s government Wednesday, dealing a major blow to Maliki‘s efforts to build a cohesive government.

The Accordance Front announced that will vacate its six seat >>>


      ARE COMPANY CARS DANGEROUS?
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Tomer Hadar Now it‘s official: A report by the Tax Authority on the car sector in Israel shows that company cars are involved in more severe road accidents than privately owned vehicles.

According to the report, 2006–model company cars were involved in 344 serious accidents resulting in the decom >>>


      BANK OF ISRAEL INFLATION REPORT: ADHERENCE TO SPENDING REGIME IN 2008 COULD BE TRICKY
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Moti Bassok Public sector salary hikes agreed upon last week, combined with the expected minimum wage increase at the end of the year, will make it difficult for the government to adhere to the 1.7–percent public spending increase set in the 2008 budget, according to the central bank‘s inflation report pu >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     Rosner‘s Domain Anglo File Travel Q&A

Bookmark to del.icio.us Business in Brief After years of a bitter inheritance fight, Ami and Yael Soglowek are in advanced negotiations to buy out the 50 percent stake in the meat processing company from Reuven Maskit and Hanan Soglowek. Each of the four >>>


      LEASING FLEETS RESPONSIBLE FOR 60% OF NEW CAR SALES
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Lior Gutman If any doubt remains on the importance of the leasing sector in the vehicles market, the Tax Authority published data yesterday comparing the company car market with the privately–owned sector. Figures from January to May show that 60 percent of new vehicles go to the institutional market.

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      SOON YOU CAN SUE WITH NO PROOF OF DAMAGE
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Zvi Zrahiya The Knesset Economics Committee approved a bill yesterday to let consumers sue for compensation regardless of the economic damage caused by a business.

Compensation is not meant to reflect the economic damage caused to a consumer, but to serve as a deterrent and as a punishment for mental anguish >>>


      TEL AVIV INVESTORS REGAIN NERVE
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     Tel Aviv investors reacted with relief to the early rally on Wall Street yesterday afternoon and sent local share prices climbing. But the rebound in New York did not last long beyond the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange‘s closing.

Be that as it may, the TA–25 index of blue chips rose 1.4 percent to close at >>>


      THIS IS NO TIME TO BE A BULL
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Ami Ginsburg World markets clawed back some ground on Monday after tanking in the previous trading days. Some investors shrugged that a correction was overdue but others are more nervous. Though there are arguments in both directions, here are five reasons why the pullback in asset prices could actually accelerate.>>>


      TREASURY: REFORM OF COOKING GAS MARKET WILL SAVE CONSUMERS 40%
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Ronny Linder–Ganz According to data from the treasury‘s budget division, households in Israel pay an excess of NIS 600–700 million a year for cooking gas. The data also indicates that increased competition could bring down household gas costs by 40 percent. Yoram Tamir, the chairman of the household >>>


      TSHUVA AND AHOUVI MAKE HISTORY IN SWITZERLAND
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Michael Rochvarger Energy and real estate magnate Yitzhak Tshuva is allying again with fellow Israeli business giant Egal Ahouvi, and this time they‘ve set a record.

The two Israeli property magnates are entering the biggest property portfolio transaction in Swiss history, says Tshuva‘s Tel Aviv& >>>


      BACK TO A CORRUPT OCCUPATION
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Amira Hass In one of the alarming news items of the past week, it was reported that Israel has green–lighted the transfer of 1,000 rifles from Jordan to the security forces loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

This is not the first time Israel has permitted the transfer of weapons and >>>


      HEROES OF ‘BETWEEN THE TIMES‘
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Avirama Golan Menahem Shapira, the yeshiva student who died last week of dehydration in Nahal Amud in Galilee, and Zvi Miller, the yeshiva student who died of dehydration in Nahal Tse‘elim, are the victims of a society that has completely lost its sense of direction. This trend was given outrageous expression t >>>


      OPEN THE FORT TO CIVILIANS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Haaretz Editorial Flotilla 13, Israel‘s naval commandos, are at the top of the list of the Israel Defense Forces‘ elite units. In its operations, many of them clandestine, the unit has contributed a great deal during wars, in preventing terrorist attacks and in collecting intelligence. Five senior IDF adm >>>


      THE ROOT OF THE ‘MOTIVATION CRISIS‘
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Yagil Levy One in four men eligible for conscription into the Israel Defense Forces does not serve, according to recently released statistics. These findings have generated a wave of anxiety about the future of the compulsory draft.

But let‘s look into who is not enlisting in the army and what the impl >>>


      TIME DOES NOT TAKE ORDERS FROM JERUSALEM
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Akiva Eldar The Palestinian partner was born in Oslo in the summer of 1''3, and died seven years later at Camp David. Following seven more years of violence, diplomatic stalemate and renewed settlement – and following the disillusionment from the misconception of unilateral moves – the word " >>>


      60 YEARS LATER, VETERAN RUES LOSS OF ‘EXODUS SPIRIT‘
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Lili Galili In July 1'47, the young Mordechai Roseman boarded the "President Warfield," better known as the "Exodus." He set off as an illegal immigrant, and got off the boat two months later a leader. In between, Roseman and his 4,500 shipmates forged one of political Zionism‘s most pow >>>


      AIR FORCE RESERVISTS ENJOY INSURANCE COVERAGE UNAVAILABLE TO OTHER TROOPS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Yuval Azoulay Air force crews, pilots and navigators enjoy the same type of insurance coverage during their reserve duty that career military personnel have.

But reservists in other units have recently lost their army insurance, not renewed since May. Reservist organizations are up in arms about what they ca >>>


      AIRPORT AUTHORITY SEEKS TO BLOCK TV EXPOS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Yael Walzer The Israel Airports Authority is trying to prevent the broadcast of part of a probe by journalist Miki Rosenthal in the season opener of investigative series "Bulldozer." The Channel 2 broadcast is due Thursday.

Sources in the IAA said they are seeking an injunction to stop the airing o >>>


      ASHKENAZI: WE MUST SHAME DRAFT DODGERS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Amos Harel Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi joined his boss, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in assailing those who avoid military service, saying that they have "lost all shame." "Evading the draft was also a phenomenon in the past," said Ashkenazi, speaking at a ceremony awarding the Army Radio Chief >>>


      CHARGES DROPPED IN EAST J‘LEM CHILD‘S KILLING
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Avi Issacharoff The Jerusalem District Prosecutor‘s Office has decided not to indict border policemen in the death last January of a 10–year–old East Jerusalem girl, citing lack of evidence.

The Israeli human rights group Yesh Din announced yesterday that it would appeal the decision.
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      FOUR–YEAR–OLD DIES WHILE TRAPPED IN PARENTS‘ CAR
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Jonathan Lis A 4–year–old boy from East Jerusalem died yesterday after being trapped inside his parent‘s car, the second such incident in a week. The incident happened at the family‘s second home in the neighborhood of Dahiyat al–Barid, north of Jerusalem. The police have opened an inves >>>


      FRIEDMANN TO LET RABBIS RENEW MARRIAGE BLACKLIST
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Anshel Pfeffer The proposed legislation agreed on by Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann and Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar would permit citizens whom the rabbinate does not recognize as Jewish to wed each other in civil ceremonies, but it also has far–reaching implications for the rest of the population.

A pre >>>


      GOOD EGGS FROM THE WEST BANK
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Nadav Shragai Avri Ran is a leader of the Hilltop Youth movement from the West Bank settlement of Itamar. He has been acquitted of charges of assaulting an Israeli Arab and a left–wing activist, and residents of the Arab village of Yanun accuse him of harassing villagers. But Ran‘s right–wing activi >>>


      HAMAS ESTABLISHES NEW INTELLIGENCE SERVICE IN GAZA
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Avi Issacharoff Hamas‘ deposed government in Gaza is setting up a new intelligence service in the Gaza Strip, a Hamas spokesperson was quoted as telling the London–based Arabic–language daily A–Sharq Al–Awsat. The establishment of a new security apparatus is a result of the ongoing rival >>>


      HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ORGANIZATIONS TELL STATE: KEEP YOUR INSULTING STIPEND
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Amiram Barkat Holocaust survivor organizations warned yesterday that they might instruct survivors to refuse government stipends, following Prime Minister Ehud Olmert‘s decision to reduce survivor allowances.

The survivors‘ representatives announced that they would consider taking other "dra >>>


      NEW AUTHORITY SEEKS TO CONSERVE SOIL IN KINNERET BASIN
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Eli Ashkenazi Interest in Lake Kinneret goes deeper and wider than its water level or its recreational aspects, as seen by Monday‘s seminar marking the establishment of the Authority for the Conservation of Lake Kinneret.

Experts at the day–long meeting at Kibbutz Kfar Blum in the Hula Valley dis >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     The severed heads of three bulls were placed early yesterday near the door of a home in the Upper Galilee moshav Alma as cattle growers disputed the use of dwindling grazing lands. Animals belonging to rival cattle–growers have been poisoned with Temik, a few grains of which can kill a person.

The poison >>>


      PM WILL URGE RICE TO INVITE SAUDIS TO INT‘L PEACE SUMMIT
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Aluf Benn U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to arrive today in Jerusalem – the terminus for her visit to the Middle East. Government sources in Jerusalem told Haaretz that her visit is the first step in the U.S.–led international meeting on peace in the region, planned for autumn.
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      POLICE SEARCH FOR WOMAN BILKING NEW IMMIGRANTS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Yigal Hai The Ministry of Absorption filed a complaint with the police fraud squad yesterday against a woman who has managed to defraud new immigrants of thousands of shekels selling fictitious vacation packages at extraordinarily low prices.

The woman, whose identity is still unknown, has managed to con hun >>>


      REMAND EXTENDED FOR OFFICER AND SOLDIER
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Yuval Azoulay The Jaffa Military Court has extended the remand until Thursday of an Israel Defense Force officer and an enlisted man, who are suspected of allegedly commandeering a Palestinian taxi near the village of Dahariyeh south of Hebron and shooting and injuring a Palestinian man. The court placed a gag order >>>


      SEARCH RESUMES FOR TEEN WHO VANISHED IN 2003
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Eli Ashkenazi Police will resume their search next week for American–born Dana Bennet, who disappeared in Tiberias four years ago today, according to Northern district police chief Major General Shimon Koren, who informed Dana‘s mother Vicki of the decision.

On the night between July 31 and Augus >>>


      TAX REDISTRIBUTION PLAN CALLS ON WELL–TO–DO CITIES TO SHARE THE WEALTH
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Yigal Hai Economically stable municipalities will share a large chunk of their tax revenues with less well–off municipalities, according to a Finance Ministry initiative to be implemented in 2008. The step, whose goal is to create equality in the distribution of income from municipal taxes among all municipalit >>>


      U.S. ENDORSES ARAB PEACE PLAN AS FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE
      Haaretz, 01-08-2007
     By Yoav Stern, Haaretz correspondent and Agencies On the first day of her Middle East tour, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday signed a joint statement with Egypt, Jordan and six Persian Gulf states, endorsing the 2002 Arab peace initiative as one of the foundations for Middle East peace. Visiting the re >>>


      3 DEAD, INJURED CHILD FOUND IN GA. HOME
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 4:16 PM POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) – An injured child survived an attack that left three people dead Wednesday morning in a suburban home outside Atlanta, authorities said.

Cobb County police spokesman Dana Pierce said officers were investigating a triple homicide at the home in Pow >>>


      ANOTHER AFGHAN HOSTAGE DEADLINE PASSES
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 10:46 AM By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) – A Taliban deadline for the lives of the remaining 21 South Korean hostages passed without immediate word on their fate Wednesday, while the Afghan army dropped leaflets in the area warning residents of an upcoming mil >>>


      CHILDREN‘S HEALTH PROGRAM DRAWS SUPPORT
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 10:16 AM By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Home–state politics are colliding with President Bush‘s health care agenda in the Senate, prompting Republicans to line up with Democrats on expanding a popular children‘s health insurance progra >>>


      CHINA‘S LEADERS MAKE SHOW OF UNITY
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 1:31 PM By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – Past and present Chinese leaders appeared together on army day Wednesday, celebrating the founding of the People‘s Liberation Army in a striking show of unity ahead of a key Communist Party congress later this year. >>>


      CHINESE MINERS RESCUED AFTER 3 DAYS
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 7:01 AM BEIJING (AP) – Chinese workers on Wednesday pulled out 6' coal miners who had been trapped in a flooded shaft for more than three days, state media said, an unusual rescue in the world‘s deadliest mines.

The 6' were trapped – uninjured – when the >>>


      GETTY TO RETURN ANTIQUITIES TO ITALY
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 4:01 PM By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer ROME (AP) – Italy announced a deal Wednesday that requires the J. Paul Getty Museum to return 40 artifacts, including a famed statue of the goddess Aphrodite. It was the latest victory in Italy‘s efforts to recover antiquities it says we >>>


      HOUSE LOOKS FOR ANSWERS IN TILLMAN CASE
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 10:31 AM By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A fresh round of Pentagon finger–pointing didn‘t settle Democrats‘ questions about the bungled response to Army Cpl. Pat Tillman‘s friendly–fire death. Maybe grilling former Defense Secretary D >>>


      HOUSE VOTES TO EMBRACE ETHICS OVERHAUL
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 6:46 AM By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to make lawmakers disclose more details of their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists, responding to a rash of recent scandals.

The Democratic&ndash >>>


      JUDGE: DETAINEE PROTECTIONS STILL NEEDED
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 4:01 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge refused to end protections for illegal immigrants from El Salvador after determining the U.S. government had violated its own immigrant detention standards.

U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow said some Salvadoran detainees were denied >>>


      KHMER ROUGE OFFICIAL TO REVEAL CRIMES
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 3:46 PM By KER MUNTHIT Associated Press Writer PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – The former chief of a Khmer Rouge prison is willing to testify about the communist regime‘s atrocities that led to an estimated 1.7 million deaths in the 1'70s, Cambodia‘s genocide tribunal announced >>>


      MALAYSIAN MINISTER DEFENDS CANING
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 1:31 PM By EILEEN NG Associated Press Writer KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – A Malaysian minister defended the country‘s use of corporal punishment on Wednesday amid protests from lawyers after a video clip surfaced on the Internet showing a prisoner being caned until he started bleedi >>>


      MAN INDICTED IN KANSAS TEEN‘S DEATH
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 6:01 AM OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – A man accused of kidnapping a woman from a store parking lot in a crime caught on a surveillance camera was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in her death, prosecutors said.

Edwin R. Hall was indicted on charges of kidnapping, rape, aggravated sodomy and >>>


      MD. MOTHER‘S CASE PRESENT DAUNTING TASK
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 10:16 AM By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press Writer OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) – Investigators working on the case of a mother who allegedly hid several tiny bodies around her home have a daunting task ahead of them, both forensic and legal.

Even as FBI and local searchers prepared Wednes >>>


      MUSHARRAF ACCEPTS CHIEF JUSTICE RULING
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 11:01 AM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has publicly accepted a court ruling that reversed his suspension of Pakistan‘s chief justice, saying judicial independence was essential to governing the country, state media said Wednesday.

Musharraf faced >>>


      NYC MIGHT DEMAND PERMITS FOR FILMING
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 1:46 PM By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Civil liberties advocates are gearing up for a potential court fight over proposed rules that would force filmmakers and photographers to get permits and $1 million insurance policies to film or take pictures in one of the >>>


      OBAMA MIGHT SEND TROOPS INTO PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 1:46 PM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skill >>>


      OBAMA VOWS TO HUNT DOWN TERRORISTS
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 1:46 PM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skill >>>


      OBAMA WOULD SEND TROOPS INTO PAKISTAN
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 1:16 PM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naiv >>>


      PADILLA LAWYERS: NO DEFENSE WITNESSES
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 1:01 PM By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – Attorneys for Jose Padilla told the court they will not put on a defense case, meaning the jury could soon be deciding the fate of the former enemy combatant‘‘ and two co–defendants charged with suppo >>>


      PANDA PREGNANT AT SAN DIEGO ZOO
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 5:31 AM SAN DIEGO (AP) – A giant panda at the San Diego Zoo is pregnant again and expecting her fourth cub sometime in August.

The zoo said Tuesday that 16–year–old Bai Yun was put on 24–hour birth watch‘‘ after officials detected a fetus an >>>


      PELOSI TO RELEASE MEMOIR NEXT YEAR
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 7:01 AM LOS ANGELES (AP) – There was just something about the freshman congresswoman from California, Norman Brokaw says, that inspired him to tell Nancy Pelosi 20 years ago to start taking notes about her life.

I could tell she was destined to make history,‘&lsquo >>>


      RESCUERS PULL OUT 31 CHINESE MINERS
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 6:01 AM BEIJING (AP) – Chinese workers on Wednesday pulled out nearly half of 6' coal miners who had been trapped in a flooded shaft for more than three days, state media said, an unusual rescue in the world‘s deadliest mines.

The 6' were trapped – uninjured &n >>>


      RETIRED GENERAL CENSURED IN TILLMAN CASE
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 6:46 AM By RICHARD LARDNER and ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – The Army censured a retired three–star general Tuesday for a perfect storm of mistakes, misjudgments and a failure of leadership‘‘ after the 2004 friendly–fire death in >>>


      RICE TO LAY GROUND FOR MIDEAST TALKS
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 10:46 AM By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will begin laying the ground for a Mideast peace conference in a visit to Israel on Wednesday, hoping to push Israelis and Palestinians closer to renewing talks.

Building on warm >>>


      RICE, GATES CALM NERVOUS ARAB LEADERS
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 7:01 AM By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writers JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – Visiting U.S. Cabinet officers, hearing blunt concerns from nervous Arab leaders Tuesday, assured them the U.S. will not abruptly withdraw troops from Iraq and trigger chaos that could spread a >>>


      ROMNEY: REMAKE HOMELAND SECURITY DEPT.
      Guardian, 01-08-2007
     Wednesday August 1, 2007 4:01 PM By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer PELHAM, N.H. (AP) – Republican hopeful Mitt Romney complained Wednesday that one of the Bush administration‘s chief domestic security accomplishments

– the Department of Homeland Security – is inefficient and requir >>>



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