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      BULGARIA BLAST CUTS GAS SUPPLY
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2007
     Greece’s natural gas supply from Bulgaria was interrupted yesterday after an explosion near the village of Dolno Balgarchevo, southwestern Bulgaria, resulted in the partial shutdown of the cross–country network.

Greek authorities said they covered the gas demand with existing stored amounts.

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      HEAVY FLOODS TAKE UP BATON FROM WILDFIRES
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2007
     Hundreds of homes deluged in north SIMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA A worker cuts branches yesterday from trees burned in the fire on Mount Parnitha in June. Dozens of people have been employed to build flood barriers on the mountain, north of Athens. Trunks of charred trees are cut down and lashed together to be used as barriers >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2007
     BEACH BATTLE Regional authority orders mayor to reopen Hellenikon seaside nightclubs The Attica Regional Authority has ordered the reopening of three nightclubs on the beach at Hellenikon just days after the local municipality closed them down, it emerged yesterday. After a long campaign, which included a 24–day h >>>


      MAN DIES IN AEGEAN BOAT CHASE
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2007
     A man was fatally injured off the eastern Aegean island of Chios when he crashed his inflatable speedboat into another vessel during an attempt to escape from an inspection by the coast guard, the Merchant Marine Ministry said yesterday.

The man, aged 48, had been one of three Greek men traveling aboard the boa >>>


      MOTHER KILLS CHILDREN, SELF AT HOME ON EVIA
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2007
     A mother stabbed her two children to death at the family’s home on the island of Evia before setting the house on fire and turning the knife on herself, authorities said yesterday.

It was not immediately clear what drove the 31–year–old Indian national to allegedly murder her children, aged 1 and 5 >>>


      NEW RURAL FORCE THREADBARE
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2007
     Members of Greece’s revived Rural Police, put together with the aim of helping to protect the country’s shrinking forest areas, will be required to use their own cars and mobile phones to perform their duties and will be dressed in air force uniforms due to a lack of funds, it was revealed yesterday.

Public Ord >>>


      PM DRAWING UP HIS ELECTION STRATEGY
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2007
     Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is expected to meet with President Karolos Papoulias shortly after the premier returns from his vacation on August 20 to ask for the dissolution of Parliament and the right to call general elections, sources told Kathimerini yesterday.

Karamanlis is likely to tell Papoulias, Gre >>>


      60 ANS, SEUL SUR LA VAGUE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     HOU HSIAO–HSIEN. Léopard d‘honneur ŕ Locarno, le cinéaste taďwanais a 60 ans cette année. Pionnier de la «Nouvelle vague taďwanaise» des années 80, il s‘est offert un moment de nostalgie.

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      ATTENTAT KAMIKAZE DANS LE NORD DE L‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     IRAK. Trente personnes tuées, dont 12 enfants. La lecture de ce texte (1248 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ATTENTION «SPOILERS»!
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Sabine Hauert, Lausanne Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Je respecte beaucoup votre journal et le lis depuis plusieurs années sur papier et Internet. Ayant fini de lire Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, je vous écris pour vous dire ŕ quel point j‘ai été déçue de voir que le titre d >>>


      BEAUX–ARTS. FLAVIO PAOLUCCI L‘ÉQUILIBRISTE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     MARTIGNY. Le sculpteur tessinois joue sur la distribution des forces. La lecture de ce texte (2278 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      BEAUX–ARTS. L‘ALLEMAGNE, NOUVEAU PARADIS DE L‘ART
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     EXPOSITION. «Made in Germany», une manifestation ŕ Hanovre répartie en trois musées, dresse l‘état de la jeune création en Allemagne. Oů il est montré que le pays, Berlin en particulier, est une sc';ne dynamique pour les artistes nationaux comme pour les é >>>


      BEAUX–ARTS. UNE MACHINE QUI NE VOLERA JAMAIS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     GENEVE. Les prototypes de Panamarenko sugg';rent l‘envol et la liberté. Laurence Chauvy Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 La science–fiction ŕ la mani';re de Panamarenko, pseudonyme ukrainien pour un artiste anversois, est paradoxalement empreinte de nostalgie. C‘est Jules Verne, lu >>>


      BENOÎT XVI ÉVOQUE L‘«INTELLECTUEL CLAIRVOYANT» QU‘ÉTAIT MGR LUSTIGER
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     RELIGION. Des personnalités catholiques, protestantes, juives et musulmanes ont souligné le rôle que l‘ancien archevęque de Paris a joué dans le rapprochement entre les chrétiens et les juifs.

Patricia Briel Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Au lendemain du déc';s du ca >>>


      CALVIN HARRIS CASSE LA BARAQUE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     FETE. Un chanteur incite au vandalisme. La lecture de ce texte (1770 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      COUPS DE BOUTOIR Ŕ VARSOVIE CONTRE LES JUMEAUX KACZYNSKI
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     POLOGNE. La coalition conservatrice s‘est encore fragilisée, mais la peur des élections anticipées maintient encore ŕ flot l‘actuelle alliance au pouvoir.

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      DORMIR AU CH'4;TEAU (2/6). CHARME ET LUXE FA'';ON EMMENTAL
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Havre de sérénité, le château de Hünigen, ŕ Stalden (BE), transformé en hôtel quatre étoiles il y a moins de dix ans, cultive une noblesse décontractée qui évolue avec son temps.

Ron Hochuli, Stalden (BE) Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 N‘étaient >>>


      DRAME D‘YLENIA: LES DANGERS D‘UNE MÉDIATISATION EXCESSIVE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     UNE Le Temps I Article Drame d‘Ylenia: les dangers d‘une médiatisation excessive PRESSE. Outre–Sarine, l‘omniprésence du fait divers pose des questions délicates.

Le Temps Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 L‘espoir de retrouver Ylenia vivante s‘amenuise au fil des jou >>>


      ECHEC ET MORT
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     MEURTRES. Ce serait le plus grand tueur en série de Russie. Alexandre Pichouchkine, dont le proc';s s‘ouvre le 13 ao$';t, aurait abattu 62 personnes. Un bilan inférieur de deux cases par rapport ŕ son mod';le: l‘échiquier.

Benjamin Quénelle, Moscou Mar >>>


      FIN D‘UNE GRANDE HISTOIRE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     LITTERATURE. Journaliste et historien, Henri Amouroux est mort dimanche, ŕ l‘âge de 87 ans.

Patrick Kéchichian, Le Monde Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Journaliste et historien. Historien parce que journaliste. Le mod';le absolu d‘Henri Amouroux, mort dimanche en Normandie ŕ >>>


      FULVIO BERNASCONI SUR LE RING LOCARNAIS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     LOCARNO. Avec «Fuori dalle corde», le cinéaste tessinois est l‘unique Suisse ŕ figurer en compétition. A l‘occasion de la Journée du cinéma suisse, il revient sur la difficulté de pratiquer son métier dans son pays.

Thierry Jobin, Locarno Mardi 7 ao$ >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: ROBERT ROCCOBELLY
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Rappeur lausannois. Vient de sortir l‘album Strip Album sur la pochette duquel il pose dans le plus simple appareil.

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      L‘ADN QUI FAIT CRAINDRE LE PIRE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Les recherches sont pour l´heure infructueuses. «Nous devons redouter le pire», a déclaré le chef de la police criminelle saint–galloise. Photo: Keystone • Apr';s la disparition d‘Ylenia, les tests confirment les soupçons autour d‘Urs Hans von Aesch, un Suisse de 67 ans qui >>>


      L‘INEXTINGUIBLE SOIF DE L‘«OPEP DES ALPES»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Editorial. Bernard Wuthrich Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 La bataille de l‘or bleu avait été l‘un des combats politiques les plus homériques des années 1''0. Elle s‘était achevée par une victoire de l‘alliance des cantons alpins, que, par malice, l‘on a su >>>


      LA BCZ NE PORTE PAS LES STIGMATES DE L‘AFFAIRE SULZER DANS SES COMPTES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     BANQUE. Le résultat semestriel, porté par la division Négoce d‘oů le scandale est venu, progresse de 25%. La direction reste optimiste pour le second semestre.

Jean–Louis Richard Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Les sociétés promeuvent souvent ŕ leur tęte les cadres >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 6 AOŰT 2007
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 6 ao$';t 2007 Encore une lég';re baisse.

Anker Bank Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 La bourse suisse a encore reculé hier. Apr';s une ouverture dans le rouge, les indices ont partiellement surmonté leurs pertes avant de re >>>


      LA COMPÉTITION 2007
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Thierry Jobin Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 CAPITAINE ACHAB • Auteur: Le Français Philippe Ramos a appris le cinéma par le super 8.

Il a, depuis, signé plusieurs courts métrages, ainsi que deux longs: L‘Arche de Noé en 1''' et Adieu Pays en 2002.

• Synopsis: Qu&l >>>


      LA CONCENTRATION DES CABINETS D‘AUDIT INQUIČTE BRUXELLES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     REVISION. Apr';s la chute d‘Arthur Andersen, seuls subsistent PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte et Ernst &Young.

Claire Gatinois, Le Monde Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Jeudi 2 ao$';t, le Haut Conseil du commissariat aux comptes (H3C), l‘organe de tutelle des auditeurs en France >>>


      LA FED DOIT FAIRE OBSTACLE Ŕ LA CONTAGION DE LA CRISE DU CRÉDIT
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Les turbulences du secteur hypothécaire pourraient se propager. Photo: Keystone POLITIQUE MONETAIRE. La banque centrale américaine se réunit aujourd‘hui, alors que la débâcle des «subprime» fait redouter un affaiblissement de l‘économie.

Angélique Mouni >>>


      LA GRANDE CASSURE DES CHRÉTIENS LIBANAIS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Le général et député Michel Aoun (ŕ gauche) en compagnie de Nawaf al–Mussawi, officiel du Hezbollah, chez l´ambassadeur de France ŕ Beyrouth (2' juin 2007). Photo: Keystone LIBAN. La défaite d‘Amine Gemayel dimanche face au candidat de Michel Aoun consacre la d >>>


      LA GUERRE DES DIEUX (2/6). CROISADE CONTRE DJIHAD
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     15 JUILLET 10'',LA PRISE DE JERUSALEM. Le sac de la Ville sainte, d‘une rare violence, a ouvert la voie ŕ un imaginaire d‘exclusion mutuelle entre islam et Occident. L‘Europe découvre l‘idée de «guerre sainte» au moment oů le djihad s‘essouffle.
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      LA NOUVELLE INITIATIVE AMÉRICAINE SUR LE PROCHE–ORIENT, UN MIROIR AUX ALOUETTES?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     DIPLOMATIE. L‘administration Bush ne met pas tout en śuvre pour préparer la conférence internationale de cet automne.

Luis Lema Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Une frénésie diplomatique inhabituelle; une rencontre inédite dans les territoires palestiniens (lire ci–dessous); >>>


      LA PRESSE ALÉMANIQUE S‘ENFLAMME
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Catherine Cossy, Zurich Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Alors que l‘actualité politique est au plus bas, le drame de la petite Ylenia est omniprésent dans les médias alémaniques. Lundi, la TV alémanique a retransmis en direct la conférence de presse de la police saint–galloise.
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      LA SHOAH PERD SON HISTORIEN
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     DECES. Raul Hilberg, auteur de l‘ouvrage «La Destruction des Juifs d‘Europe», n‘est plus.

Eléonore Sulser Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 «Je suis persuadé que les bureaucraties sont mues par une sorte de structure latente: chaque décision en entraîne une autre >>>


      LA TAXE POUR ANIMER LE CENTRE DE LAUSANNE NAÎT DANS LA CONFUSION
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     VAUD. Face ŕ une taxe visant ŕ revivifier le centre–ville, la fronde des commerçants s‘accroît, d‘autant que la procédure suscite des doutes. La majorité de gauche se divise.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Le délai est fixé au 15 ao$';t >>>


      LE COŰT DU FRET MARITIME BAT DE NOUVEAUX RECORDS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     TRANSPORT. Vivacité de la croissance mondiale et engorgements plus fréquents des ports.

Jean–Louis Richard Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 La crainte que les chantiers navals qui tournent ŕ plein régime depuis quatre ans ne produisent une flotte pléthorique s‘éloigne: depuis >>>


      LE MARCHÉ DES «SUBPRIME» EN CRISE. AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SE DÉCLARE EN FAILLITE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     HYPOTHEQUES. La société avait déjŕ annoncé vendredi des licenciements massifs. Le Temps Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 American Home Mortgage a demandé lundi ŕ ętre placé sous la protection du Chapitre 11 de la loi américaine sur les faillites. La société avait d&# >>>


      LE PRD PREND LE DOSSIER DE L‘ARMÉE EN MAIN
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     ARMEE. La politique de sécurité de leur parti permet ŕ deux candidats radicaux de se profiler.

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      LE PRIX DU BEURRE ALLEMAND AUGMENTE DE 50% ET PROVOQUE DE VIFS DÉBATS POLITIQUES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     ALIMENTATION. La Fédération allemande de l‘industrie du lait justifie l‘augmentation des prix par une demande asiatique croissante et les quotas de production imposés par la Politique agricole commune de l‘Union européenne.

Céline Figui';re, Berlin Mardi 7 ao&# >>>


      LE TITRE OC OERLIKON PLONGE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     INDUSTRIE. Possibles réductions de participation. Le Temps Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 L‘action du groupe OC Oerlikon chutait ŕ nouveau ŕ la bourse suisse lundi.

Elle a clôturé la séance ŕ 443,75 francs apr';s avoir perdu pr';s de 6%. Les spéculations >>>


      LES ACTIONNAIRES DE FORTIS FAVORABLES AU RACHAT DE ABN AMRO
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     OPA. Lundi, les actionnaires de la banque belge ont massivement soutenu l‘offre faite avec Royal Bank of Scotland sur l‘établissement néerlandais.

Barclays a détaillé un projet concurrent. Le Temps Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Un grand oui. Lundi, les actionnaires de Fortis, le plu >>>


      LES CANTONS ALPINS VEULENT ĘTRE MIEUX PAYÉS POUR L‘OR BLEU QU‘ILS FOURNISSENT
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Le barrage de la Grande–Dixence. En haussant leur taxe hydraulique, les cantons fournisseurs s´exposent ŕ un large front de protestation. Photo: Keystone BARRAGES. Les sept cantons de l‘Arc alpin réclament une hausse de la redevance hydraulique. Leur proposition renchérirait la facture d& >>>


      LES FIGURES DE PROUE DU PDC AUX ENCHČRES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     CAMPAGNE. En «vendant» ses membres sur eBay, le PDC contribue ŕ la lutte contre le cancer.

Guillaume Meyer Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Prendre un café en compagnie de Doris Leuthard, dans le bureau de la conseill';re fédérale, ou assister ŕ un concert de Polo Hofer au >>>


      NOVARTIS DÉBOUTÉ EN INDE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     MEDICAMENTS. Le géant bâlois souhaitait changer la loi sur les brevets. Le Temps Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Un tribunal indien a rejeté un recours de Novartis (NOVN.VX) contre la législation nationale sur les brevets. Celle–ci est au cśur d‘une polémique entre le groupe pharmace >>>


      ORS SERVICE SUR LE MARCHÉ DES DEMANDEURS D‘ASILE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     SUISSE. De plus en plus de cantons font appel aux services de cette entreprise privée.

Anne Fournier, Zurich Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Ces derni';res semaines, la société ORS Service AG s‘est retrouvée sous les projecteurs: Fribourg a décidé, apr';s bien d&ls >>>


      POUR DU CHANGEMENT AU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     ETAT. Deux scénarios de réforme évoqués. La lecture de ce texte (1403 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ FABIENNE BERNARD. «UNE RÉDUCTION DU NOMBRE D‘HÔPITAUX S‘IMPOSERA D‘ELLE–MĘME»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Questions ŕ Fabienne Bernard, présidente du comité d‘initiative «Soins pour tous».

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ YVAN PERRIN. «L‘UDC NE PEUT PAS SOUTENIR LA PÉTAUDIČRE QU‘EST DEVENUE L‘ENTENTE BOURGEOISE Ŕ GENČVE»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Questions ŕ Yvan Perrin, vice–président romand de l‘UDC suisse. La lecture de ce texte (2'11 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QUOI DE NEUF. AU GRAND AIR (2). LE SAC SPÉCIAL «ORDRE ET PROPRETÉ»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Quoi de neuf. Au grand air (2). La lecture de ce texte (1468 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      REPČRE. LE MARCHÉ DU PÉTROLE GAGNÉ PAR LA NERVOSITÉ
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Rep';re. Frédéric Leli';vre Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Les marchés d‘actions et d‘obligations n‘ont pas l‘apanage des brusques changements de direction. Celui du pétrole traverse lui aussi une période de mouvements saccadés, également aliment >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. HYDRAMINE, CHIMIE DES PLAGES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 La météo de cet été se montre changeante, mais les plagistes ont parfois quelques belles journées, comme ces dern >>>


      UNE EXPOSITION BOUDÉE, ET LE JURA DÉCOUVRE QU‘IL DOIT ENCORE APPRENDRE Ŕ SE VENDRE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     JURA. En deux mois, ŕ peine 1500 personnes ont parcouru l‘expo archéologique «Paléomania». Explications.

Serge Jubin Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Le Jura et ses traces de dinosaures: de l‘or en barre, croyait–on! Surtout que, depuis cinq ans, pr';s de 50000 per >>>


      «LES PREMIČRES HEURES SONT DÉTERMINANTES»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Maryse Rolland, porte–parole de Child Focus. Sylvie Arsever Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Le traumatisme national de l‘affaire Dutroux a poussé la Belgique ŕ se doter de structures originales. La fondation Child Focus, qui a vu le jour ŕ cette occasion, est active aussi bien en cas de disparition >>>


      «ON PASSE POUR DES BANDITS DU SEUL FAIT QU‘ON HABITE UNE FAVELA»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     BRESIL. Le gouverneur de Rio veut reprendre le contrôle des bidonvilles dominés par les gangs de narcotrafiquants. Reportage dans l‘Alem';o.

Chantal Rayes, Rio de Janeiro Mardi 7 ao$';t 2007 Fusil pointé sur Nova Brasília, une favela (bidonville) de Rio de Janeiro, le po >>>


      «QUE CHACUN FASSE SON EXAMEN DE CONSCIENCE»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2007
     Marc Biver, manager de l´équipe Astana. Photo: Keystone CYCLISME. Marc Biver, manager général de l‘équipe Astana, revient sur le cas Vinokourov et promet, ŕ l‘avenir, des mesures draconiennes ŕ l‘encontre de ses coureurs.

Simon Meier Mardi 7 ao$';t 200 >>>


      4 DIE AS SMALL PLANE CRASHES IN ALASKA
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     JUNEAU, Alaska –– A small plane crashed Monday near the picturesque downtown of Sitka, killing four people and destroying an unoccupied house, authorities said.

The owner of the home, Tess Heyburn, followed others running toward the crash. She had been sitting in a restaurant when the plane went dow >>>


      4 DIE IN SMALL PLANE CRASH IN ALASKA
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     JUNEAU, Alaska –– A single–engine plane plowed into an empty home and set it ablaze, killing all four people aboard only a block from a downtown street bustling with cruise ship tourists visiting the coastal town of Sitka.

The owner of the home, Tess Heyburn, followed others running toward the >>>


      AT ODDS OVER IMMIGRANT ASSIMILATION
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Karin BrulliardWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 7, 2007; A01 Hernan Ruiz, a concrete finisher with a gray streak in his dark hair, shot up his hand during a recent citizenship test prep class at a sunny Silver Spring community center. Called on to answer a question about who elects the U.S. president, the >>>


      BOYFRIEND SOUGHT IN NYU HOUSING DEATH
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     NEW YORK –– Authorities want to question the boyfriend of a professor‘s daughter whose decomposing body was found wrapped in a sheet in the bedroom of a New York University faculty apartment, an investigator said Tuesday.

Two other tenants of the apartment had reported a foul odor coming from >>>


      BUSH SAYS US, PAKISTAN TO TRACK AL–QAIDA
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     CAMP DAVID, Md. –– President Bush said Monday the U.S. and Pakistan, if armed with good intelligence, can track and kill al–Qaida leaders. He stopped short of saying whether he would ask the Pakistani president before dispatching U.S. troops into that nation.

While Bush hails Pakistan Presiden >>>


      CLINTON EXTENDING LEAD OVER OBAMA: POLL
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has significantly widened her lead over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential contest after a dispute over foreign policy, a new poll showed on Tuesday.

The USA Today/Gallup poll of 1,012 adults showed Clinton‘s support >>>


      CLINTON PROPOSES CRACKDOWN IN MORTGAGE MARKET
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With the U.S. mortgage market in turmoil, Democratic presidential front–runner Sen. Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed clamping down on lending abuses and providing more aid to families who face losing their homes.

Her proposals were a sign that America‘s brewing housin >>>


      CORRECTION: FRED THOMPSON CAMPAIGN STORY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– In stories on July 24 and July 25 about Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson‘s campaign, The Associated Press erroneously referred to his wife, Jeri, as a lawyer. She is a media consultant, not a lawyer.
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      DEFENSE RESTS IN PADILLA TERROR TRIAL
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     MIAMI –– The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of Jose Padilla and two other men charged with supporting terrorism, with Padilla‘s lawyers calling no witnesses or putting on any evidence.

The defense action, coming on day 53 of the trial, clears the way for prosecutors to put on reb >>>


      EFFORTS TO REACH 6 UTAH MINERS FAILING
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Hundreds of rescuers struggled with falling rock and debris Monday in a desperate race to reach six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet below ground by a cave–in so powerful authorities questioned if it caused its own earthquake.

As the rescue stretched into the night, workers w >>>


      EXECUTION–STYLE KILLINGS SPARK OUTRAGE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     NEWARK, N.J. –– They were on the cusp of adulthood: four friends who made music together and were preparing to return to the college where their friendship had blossomed.

An apparent robbery attempt by several assailants made the four the latest victims in this city where the murder rate has risen 5 >>>


      EXTREME HEAT, HUMIDITY HIT MUCH OF U.S.
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     ST. LOUIS –– Hot, humid air is blanketing wide areas of the nation this week, and Missouri health experts have been urging people to stay in air–conditioned buildings and take it easy.

Temperatures in much of Missouri are expected to reach well into the upper '0s _ and in many cases above >>>


      FBI BOWS TO MODERN REALITIES, EASES RULES ON PAST DRUG USE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 7, 2007; A03 The buttoned–down FBI is loosening up: Under a little–noticed new hiring policy introduced this year, job applicants with a history of drug use will no longer be disqualified from employment throughout the bureau.

Old guidelines ba >>>


      FEDS TAKE OVER MIAMI–DADE HOUSING AGENCY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     MIAMI –– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development followed through on a threat and took temporary control of Miami–Dade County‘s housing agency on Tuesday to resolve management problems, the department said.

The county is accused of mismanaging its housing programs and has be >>>


      POLICE: 2 SHOT DURING KY. BANK ROBBERY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– Two young men held up a bank Monday just after it opened and shot two employees before fleeing, police said.

The suspects, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, appeared to have been wearing masks. They produced a handgun inside a Chase bank branch and demanded money, t >>>


      RUSSIA, U.S. FACE CHALLENGE ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     GENEVA (Reuters) – Russia and the United States will need to make major efforts to reach a 2012 deadline for destroying their huge stockpiles of chemical weapons, the head of a treaty verification body said on Tuesday.

Substantial amounts of "some of the most toxic and dangerous substances ever inven >>>


      SONAR BANNED IN NAVY‘S SOCAL EXERCISES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– A federal judge has banned the Navy from using high–power sonar during exercises off the Southern California coast, ruling that the strong underwater sounds can cause widespread damage to whales and other marine mammals.

U.S. District Judge Florence–Marie Cooper issued a t >>>


      TEEN, MURDERED DAD LIVED IN FILTHY HOME
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     BUENA VISTA, Pa. –– Outside the home‘s front door lay a bare, blood–soaked mattress and box spring.

The house inside was infested with fleas, the plumbing was backed up, much of the furniture was broken and the stench of cat urine filled the air.

Matthew Booth, 34, was lying fac >>>


      U.N. WORKER JAILED IN VISA–SALE SCHEME
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 –– A U.N. translator was charged Monday with conspiring to sell U.S. visas for $15,000 apiece to Uzbek nationals seeking to enter the United States.

Vyacheslav Manokhin, a Russian national who works in the U.N. General Assembly conferences division, is accused in court documen >>>


      U.S. OFFICIAL PLANS RESEARCH VISIT TO NORTH KOREA
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. official will visit North Korea on a research trip this week but will not engage in negotiations, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

John Merrill, an analyst with the State Department‘s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, will accompany an academic group tha >>>


      UTAH MINE CAVE–IN TRAPS SIX
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Paul FoyAssociated PressTuesday, August 7, 2007; A07 HUNTINGTON, Utah, Aug. 6 –– Hundreds of rescuers struggled with falling rock and debris Monday in a desperate race to reach six coal miners trapped 1,500 feet below ground by a cave–in.

The collapse was so powerful that authorities initia >>>


      WEATHER IMPROVING FOR WEDNESDAY LAUNCH
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– The weather is improving for Wednesday‘s planned launch of Endeavour on a space station delivery mission featuring NASA‘s first educator–astronaut.

Forecasters on Tuesday put the odds of acceptable conditions at 80 percent, slightly better odds than before. >>>


      WORKER PRODUCTIVITY REBOUNDS IN SPRING
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– The productivity of American workers rebounded in the spring while wage pressures eased, favorable economic developments that analysts worried might prove only temporary.

The Labor Department reported Tuesday that worker efficiency rose at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the April& >>>


      BUSH, KARZAI PRESS CONFERENCE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     CQ Transcripts WireMonday, August 6, 2007; 2:14 PM AUGUST 6, 2007 SPEAKERS: PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENT HAMID KARZAI OF AFGHANISTAN [×] BUSH: Good morning. Thank you. Be seated. Welcome.

Appreciate a man I‘ve come to admire, President Karzai, for joining us. Laura and I had the honor of hosti >>>


      CLINTON‘S FOREIGN POLICY BALANCING ACT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Anne E. KornblutWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 7, 2007; A04 While preparing to give a major critique of the war in Iraq last month, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton read a draft of the speech and added a few lines of her own.

"I would also consider, as I have said before, leaving some forces in >>>


      DRAINING THE ‘SWAMP‘ IS NOT SO EASY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     A11 After eight months of behind–the–scenes kicking and screaming, the House and Senate passed ethics rules that promise to change how lawmakers raise money, travel and party. That is, if Congress devises a way to enforce them.

"We indicated that because of the culture of corruption that had in >>>


      EDWARDS MAKES COURTING LABOR A KEY STRATEGY IN BID FOR NOMINATION
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Dan BalzWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 7, 2007; A05 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 6 –– Former senator John Edwards of North Carolina came to a labor hall here Monday morning for a speech on trade policy, but he had a different audience in mind. His tough rhetoric was the latest effort aimed at per >>>


      FOR ROMNEY, TRACTION IN IOWA
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     Watch out, Fred Thompson: By the time you get into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney may have run away with your constituency.

And while Rudy Giuliani and John McCain have decided not to compete in next Saturday‘s Republican straw poll in Iowa, they now have a powerful inter >>>


      FUNDRAISERS TAP THOSE WHO CAN‘T SAY NO
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Matthew MoskWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 7, 2007; A01 When Michael A. Mingolelli pulled out his checkbook on June 25 and made a $500 pledge to Sen. John McCain, he was not thinking about the promise of a McCain White House. The financial and estate planner from Farmington, Mass., was thinking about kee >>>


      GOP DEBATE: WINNERS AND LOSERS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
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      HOUSE PANEL SUSPENDS ITS PROBE OF JEFFERSON
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     The House ethics committee has suspended its investigation into Rep. William J. Jefferson, acceding to requests from federal prosecutors who believe the congressional inquiry could interfere with the criminal case against the Louisiana Democrat, who was indicted this summer on 16 corruption charges.

The six&nda >>>


      NOT MY GRANDPA‘S DEMOCRATS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     As always, I was awakened by a sudden draft through the closed windows, saw the curtains ominously stirring and sensed instantly that someone was in my bedroom. Without even looking up, I knew it was my long–dead grandfather, an immigrant of socialist leanings and what he would call common sense.

Wearily, >>>


      SAME AGENCIES TO RUN, OVERSEE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     The Bush administration plans to leave oversight of its expanded foreign eavesdropping program to the same government officials who supervise the surveillance activities and to the intelligence personnel who carry them out, senior government officials said yesterday.

The law, which permits intercepting American >>>


      700,000 DOGS IN BEIJING CAUSING PROBLEMS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     BEIJING –– Rising numbers of pet dogs in Beijing are causing problems _ from overcrowding to rabies, state media said Tuesday.

More than 100,000 dogs have been newly registered this year, bringing the Chinese capital‘s dog population to 703,87' and prompting a "string of social proble >>>


      AS BRITISH LEAVE, BASRA DETERIORATES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Karen DeYoung and Thomas E. RicksWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, August 7, 2007; A01 As British forces pull back from Basra in southern Iraq, Shiite militias there have escalated a violent battle against each other for political supremacy and control over oil resources, deepening concerns among some U.S. offici >>>


      CHINESE DISSIDENTS APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     By Edward CodyWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 7, 2007; 10:14 AM BEIJING, Aug. 7 –– A group of prominent Chinese dissidents and intellectuals called on the Communist Party government Tuesday to honor its human rights commitments out of respect for the Olympic spirit and next summer‘s Beijing >>>


      COLOMBIA NAVY SEIZES SUB IN COKE PROBE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     BOGOTA, Colombia –– Colombia‘s navy seized a 65–foot submarine that likely was used to haul tons of cocaine on part of its journey to the United States, officials said Tuesday.

No drugs were found or arrests made when the fiberglass submarine was discovered Sunday in a swampy mangrove ab >>>


      EXPLOSION IN GAZA KILLS CHILD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– A large explosion in northern Gaza on Tuesday killed a 6–year–old girl and injured six other children, Palestinian health officials said.

Witnesses said a group of children stumbled upon a homemade rocket or a mortar shell and began playing with it. The device ex >>>


      FOOT–AND–MOUTH DISEASE HITS 2ND UK HERD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     LONDON –– Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said Tuesday tests had confirmed a second foot–and–mouth outbreak in southern England as he awaited an initial report into biosecurity at a vaccine laboratory suspected of being at the center of the cases.

Benn said tests had been carried out o >>>


      GEORGIA SAYS RUSSIA VIOLATED IT‘S AIRSPACE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     TBILISI, Georgia –– Georgian officials said Tuesday that two Russian fighter jets violated its airspace and fired a missile which did not explode. Russia denied the claim.

Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Ustiashvili said that that the incident took place late Monday when the aircraft ente >>>


      GEORGIA: RUSSIAN JETS VIOLATED AIRSPACE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     5:30 AM TBILISI, Georgia –– Two Russian fighter jets violated Georgian airspace and fired a missile that fell near a village but did not explode, Georgian officials said Tuesday. Russia denied the claim.

Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Ustiashvili said the intrusion took place late Monday >>>


      IRAQ: 4 SOLDIERS KILLED NEAR BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     BAGHDAD –– Four more U.S. soldiers were killed in roadside bombings in the Baghdad area, including three in a single strike, the military said Tuesday, raising to at least 1' the number of troop deaths in the first week of August.

The numbers signaled a resurgence in attacks after July saw the l >>>


      IRAQI CRISIS DEEPENS AS 5 MORE MINISTERS QUIT CABINET MEETINGS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     A10 BAGHDAD, Aug. 6 –– Iraq‘s political crisis deepened Monday as five more ministers withdrew from cabinet meetings, delivering a major blow to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki‘s fractured unity government and efforts to reconcile Iraq‘s warring parties.

Hours earlier, a >>>


      IRAQI POLITICAL CRISIS GROWS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     BAGHDAD –– Iraq‘s political crisis worsened Monday as five more ministers announced a boycott of Cabinet meetings _ leaving the embattled prime minister‘s unity government with no members affiliated with Sunni political factions.

Meanwhile, a suicide bomber killed at least 28 people in a >>>


      ISRAELI ARMY SENTENCES SOLDIERS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2007
     JERUSALEM –– A group of religiously observant Israeli infantry soldiers on Monday refused an army order to evacuate Jewish squatters from the biblical city of Hebron, the traditional burial place of Abraham, saying they would not expel Jews from sacred land.

The army quickly announced it would not t >>>



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