PRESSMON.COM
Russian, European, Latin American and US press archive



All articles from September 6, 2007
<< Select other date

Pages:    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

      ANTI–FLOOD WORKS PUSHED
      Kathimerin, 06-09-2007
     Local authorities fear barriers will not be ready in time for bad weather Darren Staples/Reuters A woman rides a bicycle through a flash flood following a storm in Argostoli on Cephalonia. It is feared that heavy rainfall, which struck the Ionian island for the first time in five months, will spread to seriously fire da >>>


      CYPRUS TALKS ANEW AFTER BREAK
      Kathimerin, 06-09-2007
     The leaders of Cyprus’s divided communities met yesterday for the first time in a year but made no apparent progress in relaunching stalled peace talks, harming Turkey’s EU accession bid.

Greek–Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish–Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat left the three–hou >>>


      FIRES’ COST UP TO 5 BLN EUROS
      Kathimerin, 06-09-2007
     Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has estimated the cost of the devastating fires that hit southern Greece and caused the deaths of 66 people to be in the range of 3 to 5 billion euros, or between 1.4 to 2.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), and could also have a negative impact on the vital tourism >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 06-09-2007
     VARTHOLOMAIOS CASE Suspect to stand trial for murder of IKA chief A court ordered yesterday Dimitris Vrakatselis, the man accused of murdering Social Security Foundation (IKA) Chairman Yiannis Vartholomaios in February, to stand trial for the homicide. Vrakatselis admits to striking the late IKA chief but claims that Va >>>


      LEADERS PICK UP POLITICAL PACE
      Kathimerin, 06-09-2007
     As the national elections draw near, the leaders of the country’s political parties are putting their best foot forward with two vital public appearances scheduled to take place in the next few days.

The first one is the televised debate at ' p.m. this evening, hosted by state broadcaster ERT, which will br >>>


      MAYOR, CITIZEN IN LAND DISPUTE
      Kathimerin, 06-09-2007
     Antonios Gulielmos/ANA Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis (2nd from left) speaks to angry residents in Ambelokipi, central Athens, as municipal officials cleaned up a local site. A resident disputed City Hall’s ownership of the 30–hectare site and sued Kaklamanis, who sued back for verbal abuse.

Athens Mayor >>>


      POLICE SEE DRUG LINK IN TRIPLE MURDER
      Kathimerin, 06-09-2007
     Three Albanian men were found shot dead in an apartment in Kolonos, western Athens, yesterday in what police said may have been the result of a drug–related dispute.

The bodies of the three men, aged 25 to 30, were found in a ground–floor apartment which showed no signs of forced entry.

Pol >>>


      ‘POPCORN LUNG PATIENT‘ INHALED FUMES DAILY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     AM CENTENNIAL, Colo. –– Wayne Watson loved microwave popcorn so much he would eat at least two bags each night, breathing in the steam from the just–opened package, until doctors told him it may have made him sick.

Watson, whose case of "popcorn lung" is the sole reported case of the >>>


      $13M SETTLEMENT EXPECTED IN RI CLUB FIRE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PROVIDENCE, R.I. –– Several defendants being sued by relatives of the 100 people killed in a 2003 nightclub fire have tentatively agreed to a $13.5 million settlement.

The settlements, if approved by a judge, would be the first in what the plaintiffs hope will be several agreements with dozens of de >>>


      65–YEAR–OLD GETS CARDED IN SUPERMARKET
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     FARMINGTON, Maine –– A 65–year–old woman who went into a Farmington supermarket to buy wine was turned away because she didn‘t have an ID with her. But Barbara Skapa of Mount Vernon says that won‘t happen again.

"I‘ll be bringing my driver‘s license with me f >>>


      ARIZ. STUDENT SLAIN; ROOMATE JAILED
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     1:25 PM TUCSON, Ariz. –– Briefly, they were 18–year–old freshmen sharing two things: their Navajo heritage and a University of Arizona dormitory room.

But less than three weeks after school started, something went terribly wrong between Mia Henderson and her roommate, Galareka Harrison.< >>>


      AUDIT RAPS NYC CARRIAGE HORSE CONDITIONS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     NEW YORK –– The horses that pull tourists on leisurely carriage rides through Central Park are working without enough water, shade or oversight from authorities, a city report says.

City agencies haven‘t kept up with required veterinary checks and carriage inspections, and the horses work in s >>>


      BUSH MEETS WITH CHINA‘S PRESIDENT IN AUSTRALIA
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     2007; 7:16 AM SYDNEY, Sept. 6 –– President Bush met with Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday in a '0–minute session that touched on a wide array of issues and reflected what Bush calls the "complex" relationship shared by the two nations.

Both men described their meeting as cord >>>


      COCA–COLA PLANS HUGE PLANT FOR STEPPED–UP RECYCLING
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     Coca–Cola said yesterday that it will open a massive recycling plant in Spartanburg, S.C., next year as part of its long–term goal to recycle or reuse all plastic bottles containing its products sold in the United States.

The company, which recaptures 10 percent of the plastic it puts into America&l >>>


      CONGRESS TO HEAR FROM IRAQ PANEL TODAY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, who led a 20–member panel studying Iraqi security forces, is to testify before Congress today.

His report, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, said Iraq‘s security forces would be unable to take control of their count >>>


      FORMER JUDGE, PROSECUTOR SENTENCED IN NC
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PM RALEIGH, N.C. –– A former U.S. attorney, state judge and state Republican chairman was sentenced to almost six years in federal prison on charges related to a tax fraud conspiracy, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Samuel T. Currin, 58, pleaded guilty in November to conspiring to launder $1.45 million >>>


      GAO CRITICIZES HOMELAND SECURITY‘S EFFORTS TO FULFILL ITS MISSION
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     A10 Hobbled by inadequate funding, unclear priorities, continuing reorganizations and the absence of an overarching strategy, the Department of Homeland Security is failing to achieve its mission of preventing and responding to terrorist attacks or natural disasters, according to a comprehensive report by the Government >>>


      GIULIANI DOCUMENTARY BEING RELEASED
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     NEW YORK –– A filmmaker who was behind documentaries that bashed Rupert Murdoch and Wal–Mart is now focusing on Rudy Giuliani, creating an "online viral video campaign" about the presidential candidate timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack.

Robert Greenwald on >>>


      GOP CANDIDATES DEBATE, THOMPSON GETS IN
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     DURHAM, N.H. –– Eight Republicans argued over the Iraq war and immigration before a crowd of 3,600 New Hampshire voters. Missing in action: actor–politician Fred Thompson, who skipped the debate in favor of announcing his candidacy in the more comfortable setting of late–night TV.

With d >>>


      HERNDON TO SHUT DOWN CENTER FOR DAY LABORERS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     A01 The Town of Herndon announced yesterday that it would close its 21–month–old day–laborer center next week instead of complying with a judge‘s ruling that the site must be open to all residents, including those who might be illegal immigrants.

The decision to close the site, which bec >>>


      HILTON RANCH IS BIG DRAW FOR AVIATORS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     CARSON CITY, Nev. –– The million–acre ranch owned by an heir of the Hilton hotel chain has gained notoriety this week as the launching pad for famed aviator Steve Fossett‘s ill–fated flight into the Nevada desert.

Once used to entertain high–rolling gamblers from Hilton casin >>>


      HOMELAND SECURITY DROPS DATA–MINING TOOL
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     The Department of Homeland Security has given up on one of its broadest anti–terrorism data–mining tools after investigators found it was tested with information about real people without the required privacy safeguards.

Known as ADVISE and begun in 2003, the Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, >>>


      JOBLESS CLAIMS FALL MORE THAN EXPECTED
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits fell last week for the first time in seven weeks, showing more improvement than had been expected.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims dropped to 318,000, down 1',000 from the previo >>>


      JUDGE STRIKES DOWN PART OF PATRIOT ACT
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     AM NEW YORK –– A federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act on Thursday, saying investigators must have a court‘s approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said the government orders >>>


      JURY IN FORT DIX PLOT TO BE ANONYMOUS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     CAMDEN, N.J. –– An anonymous jury will hear the case of six men accused of plotting to attack soldiers at Fort Dix, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler rejected defense complaints that such a jury would be biased. He agreed with federal prosecutors that the trial pre >>>


      LA NINA STRENGTHENS HURRICANE FORECASTS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     MIAMI –– La Nina conditions are developing in the Pacific Ocean, and that cooling of waters generally brings a more active Atlantic hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

"While we can‘t officially call it a La Nina yet, we expect that this pa >>>


      MARINES DISCIPLINED IN HADITHA CASE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –– A major general and two senior officers have been disciplined for their roles in investigating the deaths two years ago of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, the Marine Corps said.

Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, former commanding general of the 2nd Marine Division, received a lette >>>


      MOTORCYCLIST GETS JAIL FOR PARADE CRASH
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     EASTPOINTE, Mich. –– A man accused of driving his motorcycle into a crowd at a Veterans Day parade and injuring several children was sentenced to eight months in jail.

Richard Banker of Clinton Township pleaded no contest Wednesday to drunken driving causing an accident and failing to stop.

>>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     Up to 25 Reported Dead in California Heat Wave LOS ANGELES –– An eight–day heat wave killed as many as 25 people in Southern California before the temperatures finally began to ebb, coroners in four counties said Wednesday.

Temperatures have soared past 110 degrees in desert sections of the re >>>


      ND WARY OF RENEWED URANIUM INTEREST
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     AM BELFIELD, N.D. –– Geiger counters were a hot item in this small town a half century ago. Nearly every business, including the pool hall, sold the instruments to wannabe uranium prospectors.

"People weren‘t worried about it then because they had no idea what it was," said Barbara T >>>


      NO TRIAL OVER DOG REGISTERED TO VOTE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     SEATTLE –– A woman who faced up to '0 days in jail for registering her dog to vote has agreed to a deal that could remove the charge from her record.

Jane Balogh, 66, won‘t be prosecuted on the charge of making a false or misleading statement to a public servant if she does 10 hours of com >>>


      NUCLEAR BOMBS MISTAKENLY FLOWN OVER U.S.
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– A B–52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

The mistake was so serious that President >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     7:02 AM –– Jennifer Dunn WASHINGTON (AP) _ Former Rep. Jennifer Dunn, who became the most powerful Republican woman in Washington state history during six terms representing Seattle‘s east–side suburbs, died Wednesday. She was 66.

Dunn, a favorite of both Bush White Houses, was Washingto >>>


      OHIO CONGRESSMAN FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Ohio Rep. Paul Gillmor, a Republican whose political career covered four decades, has died, party officials said.

"Born, raised and educated in our home state of Ohio, Paul never lost sight of the reason he came to Congress _ to serve this great institution and his constituents wi >>>


      OVERALL DRUG USE REPORTED STABLE IN 2006
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The rate of illicit drug use remained stable last year in the United States, but there could be a resurgence in the use of ecstasy and LSD among young adults, the federal government reported Thursday.

Bush administration officials said Thursday that overall drug use trends are encourag >>>


      PA. GOV TO DONATE HSU FUNDS TO CHARITY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PM HARRISBURG, Pa. –– Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Thursday he has decided to donate to charity the nearly $40,000 he received from a disgraced Democratic fundraiser who failed to show up for a California court hearing.

Rendell had said last week he planned to keep the money he received from No >>>


      PASTOR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT BEATING CASE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     ATLANTA –– The husband of evangelist and gospel singer Juanita Bynum has issued an apology over the case, in which he is accused of beating his wife.

In a statement issued through his lawyers Wednesday, Thomas W. Weeks III,
40, apologized to all Christians, his church family and others "hav >>>


      POLL: CLINTON TOPS ALL COMERS IN OHIO
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     7:08 AM –– THE RACE: The presidential race for Democrats, Republicans in Ohio. ___ THE NUMBERS _ DEMOCRATS Hillary Rodham Clinton, 44 percent Barack Obama, 15 percent John Edwards, 11 percent Al Gore, 8 percent (all other candidates below 5 percent) ___ THE NUMBERS _ REPUBLICANS Rudy Giuliani, 21 percent Fre >>>


      REP. THOMPSON ENTERS RACE FOR PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood actor and former senator Fred Thompson declared his candidacy for U.S. president on Wednesday, formally entering the 2008 White House race with a TV interview as his Republican rivals gathered for a debate.

"I‘m running for president of the United States," >>>


      REPORT: TERRORIST SCREENING DATABASE MARRED BY ERRORS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     1:26 PM The government‘s terrorist screening database, the master watch list used to scrutinize 270 million people each month, continues to be marred by errors and inconsistencies that can result in the detention of innocent people and increase the chances a terrorist would slip through, according to a Justice Dep >>>


      RESCUE CREWS FIND NO SIGN OF MISSING ADVENTURER
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 –– Hundreds of rescuers in trucks, airplanes and helicopters searched for adventurer Steve Fossett in the Nevada desert yesterday but came up with only false sightings, authorities said.

Fossett, 63, took off in a small plane from a private airstrip about 70 miles southeast of R >>>


      SEARCH FOR AVIATOR STEVE FOSSETT RESUMES
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     MINDEN, Nev. –– National Guard C–130s and helicopters with infrared and thermal imaging equipment scoured the soaring peaks and sagebrush desert of northwest Nevada early Thursday for any sign of missing adventurist Steve Fossett.

Fossett disappeared Monday after taking off from a private airs >>>


      SHOPPERS BROWSE UNSTAFFED COLORADO STORE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     NORTHGLENN, Colo. –– They could have left the tree completely bare. But some honest shoppers at an unstaffed Dollar Tree store must have decided that honesty was the best policy while searching for bargains on Labor Day.

About 15 shoppers walked through the front doors of a closed Dollar Tree store >>>


      SUICIDES ROSE AS PRESCRIPTION USE DECLINED
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     By Shankar VedantamWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, September 6, 2007; A01 Warnings from federal regulators four years ago that antidepressants were increasing the risk of suicidal behavior among young people led to a precipitous drop in the use of the drugs. Now a new study has found that the drop coincides with a >>>


      THOMPSON ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY ON LENO
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– Fred Thompson _ veteran actor, former Republican senator _ launched his bid for the presidency Hollywood style. "I‘m running for president of the United States," Thompson told Jay Leno in a taped appearance on NBC‘s "Tonight Show" airing Wednesday night.
>>>


      THOMPSON ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY ON LENO
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– Fred Thompson officially entered a wide–open Republican presidential race Thursday, vowing to invigorate a dispirited GOP and promising to thwart another Clinton from capturing the presidency.

The former Tennessee senator harkened to the GOP glory days of 1''4 when >>>


      TRUCKERS PROTEST TRIAL BORDER PROGRAM
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PM SAN DIEGO –– Dozens of truckers waved signs and American flags at a border crossing Thursday to protest a program that will allow up to 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere in the United States.

The U.S. Transportation Department was expected to begin issuing operati >>>


      VOLKSWAGEN MOVING TO HERNDON
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     2007; D01 Volkswagen of America plans to announce today that it will move its headquarters to Herndon, as part of a new corporate strategy to for revamping its sagging auto business.

The company said it would bring 400 jobs to the region and invest more than $100 million to set up operations in a new office bui >>>


      WYOMING MOM WINS MRS. AMERICA AWARD
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     TUCSON, Ariz. –– A 30–year–old mother of three from northern Wyoming is the new Mrs. America, contest organizers announced.

Mrs. Wyoming Kelly McBee, who works as a beauty consultant in the town of Worland, won the national crown Wednesday in a ceremony at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort >>>


      ZOO OFFICIALS DETERMINE GENDER, NAME OF BABY ANTEATER
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     4:44 PM No more "Little Schnozzy" for the 6–week–old giant anteater at the National Zoo. Veterinarians determined today that the youngster –– the first anteater to be born at the zoo in its 118–year history –– is female. She‘ll be called Aurora.

The publ >>>


      ADVANTAGE HILLARY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential campaign hints that agreeing to refrain from campaigning in outlaw Florida and Michigan primaries is a noble sacrifice, bowing to party rules. Some of the news media bought into that, with the New York Times reporting: "The decision seemed to dash any hopes of Mrs.
>>>


      CRAIG‘S ABOUT–FACE WORRIES GOP COLLEAGUES
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     By Paul Kane and Robert Barneswashingtonpost.com Staff Writer and Washington Post Staff WriterThursday, September 6, 2007; A03 Sen. Larry E. Craig yesterday launched a campaign to save his political career, dismaying fellow Republicans with his determination to stay in the Senate if he successfully overturns his guilty >>>


      CRAIG AIDE SAYS HE‘S LIKELY TO LEAVE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– Sen. Larry Craig has all but dropped any notion of trying to complete his term, and is focused on helping Idaho send a new senator to Washington within a few weeks, his top spokesman said Thursday.

"The most likely scenario, by far, is that by October there will be a new senato >>>


      CRAIG TELLS SENATE LEADER OF PLANS TO FIGHT CHARGE, FINISH TERM
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     6:22 PM Sen. Larry E. Craig (R–Idaho) told a Republican leader today that he will finish out his term if he is able to overturn his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge in the next three weeks.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) told reporters that he spoke with Craig this morning. >>>


      FRED THOMPSON MAKES A LATE–NIGHT LATE ENTRY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     September 6, 2007; A01 DURHAM, N.H., Sept. 5 –– After months of testing the waters, former senator Fred Thompson (Tenn.) jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination on late–night television Wednesday, as his eight rivals clashed here in a debate that featured sharp exchanges over Ir >>>


      LAWMAKER QUESTIONS LEGALITY OF ADMINISTRATION‘S SATELLITE PLAN
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     11:48 AM The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security today questioned the legal basis of a new Bush administration plan to expand domestic law enforcement agencies‘ access to powerful satellite and aircraft sensor surveillance technology, contending that the administration has failed to build in adequ >>>


      LOST IN THE SHUFFLE, A MILESTONE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     The Senate is full of pomp and circumstance at the slightest historical moment, so it was a stunning oversight on Aug. 3 when not a bit of attention was given to Edward M. Kennedy (D–Mass.), with a 45–year career in the chamber, as he cast his 15,000th vote.

No laudatory speeches that night, no comm >>>


      REP. TAUSCHER SKEPTICAL OF BI–PARTISAN ‘COUNTERPUNCH‘ TO WAR POLICY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     7:16 AM California Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D) described a lingering disconnect between average Iraqis and their political leaders following a recent trip to the country, and said the nation remains "on its knees" more than four years after the U.S. invaded.

Tauscher‘s pointed criticism came on the >>>


      SENATE FAMILY WELCOMES COUSIN TIM . . . NOT SO MUCH UNCLE LARRY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     Nine months after a brain hemorrhage brought him close to death, Sen. Tim Johnson (D–S.D.) returned yesterday to the Senate floor, where he basked in the tributes and standing ovations of his colleagues.

Sen. Larry Craig (R–Idaho), who attempted his own return yesterday, didn‘t fare quite so w >>>


      THE MAKING OF THE FRONT–RUNNER
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     As the serious stage of the presidential campaign begins this fall, Hillary Rodham Clinton has clearly established herself in the lead of the race for the Democratic nomination. That makes her the most worthy subject for examination among all the White House prospects.

I have been thinking a lot about Sen. Clin >>>


      THOMPSON IS READY FOR A NEW RIDE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     By Perry Bacon Jr.Washington Post Staff WriterThursday, September 6, 2007; A08 B efore his campaign had even really started, Fred D. Thompson replaced two managers, disappointed supporters excited about his prospects and gave sometimes rambling speeches that made some wonder if his Hollywood experience simply didn&lsquo >>>


      THOMPSON UNVEILS AD AHEAD OF THURSDAY KICKOFF
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     8:27 AM Fred Thompson‘s image will begin appearing on the small screen today, not as District Attorney Arthur Branch, but as an official candidate for president.

In a 30–second campaign commercial sent to networks for broadcast at midnight, Thompson warns that "On the next President‘s wat >>>


      WHO AMONG US WOULD CAST THE FIRST STONE? THIS GUY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     From high atop his Adams Morgan apartment building, Michael Rogers decides who is living a lie and who may be turning toward righteousness.

Then, with a few words sprayed onto the uneven ground between gossip and journalism, he turns a life upside down. Or he offers absolution, remaining silent if he believes t >>>


      16 GITMO DETAINEES SENT TO SAUDI ARABIA
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –– Sixteen detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to the custody of Saudi Arabia, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

The group marked the latest of several large transfers to the kingdom since May 2006 that have reduced the popul >>>


      3 MARINE OFFICERS CENSURED IN HADITHA CASE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     A Marine Corps two–star general and two Marine colonels have received administrative punishments for the actions they took or failed to take after the killings of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, in late 2005, the Marine Corps announced yesterday.

The punishments –– in the form of letters of cen >>>


      AUSTRALIAN, BUSH VOW ACTION ON WARMING
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     2007; A12 SYDNEY, Sept. 6 –– One of the first agreements to emerge Wednesday from meetings between President Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard was a pledge to take joint action to combat climate change.

It is an issue that neither leader has been closely associated with in the past. Bot >>>


      AUSTRIA TO CHARGE 4 SOLDIERS FOR NAZI SALUTES
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     VIENNA (Reuters) – Four Austrian soldiers face criminal charges for exchanging Hitler salutes in two videos that appeared on the Internet, Defence Minister Norbert Darabos said on Thursday.

Any display of Nazi propaganda or symbols is a crime in Austria, which took decades to acknowledge it was more a wil >>>


      BASRA PULLOUT WILL TEST IRAQI FORCES
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     BAGHDAD –– The aftermath of this week‘s British pullout from Basra will demonstrate whether Iraq‘s nascent security forces have what it takes to keep the peace in a major city where Shiite militias and gangs have held sway.

If the Iraqis can keep rival Shiite militias at bay in the count >>>


      BRITAIN TO ALLOW CREATION OF HYBRID EMBRYOS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     Capping a months–long scientific and ethics review, British regulators said yesterday that they are prepared to allow the creation of embryos that are part human and part animal for use in medical experiments.

The ruling by the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority, which oversees human embryo research >>>


      CONGO ARMY AND NKUNDA REBELS AGREE TO CEASEFIRE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     BUKAVU, Congo (Reuters) – United Nations mediators announced a ceasefire on Thursday between Democratic Republic of Congo‘s army and the forces of a renegade general whose advance towards an eastern town forced thousands of refugees to flee.

The announcement by the U.N. mission in Congo (MONUC) foll >>>


      DARFUR REBEL CHIEF CALLS NEW STATE NEGOTIATOR "ARROGANT"
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Darfur rebel leader branded as "arrogant" on Thursday the Sudanese government‘s new chief negotiator for the strife–torn western region, saying the appointment would make upcoming peace talks difficult.

Khartoum named Nafie Ali Nafie, a close presidential advis >>>


      EU SEEKS TO AVERT SPLIT ON KOSOVO FUTURE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will try to avert a damaging split over Kosovo on Friday when foreign ministers debate how to respond to a possible unilateral declaration of independence by the breakaway Serbian province.

They are acutely aware that 16 years after Europeans failed to prevent war i >>>


      EXPERTS DOUBT DROP IN VIOLENCE IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     A01 The U.S. military‘s claim that violence has decreased sharply in Iraq in recent months has come under scrutiny from many experts within and outside the government, who contend that some of the underlying statistics are questionable and selectively ignore negative trends.

Reductions in violence form th >>>


      FELIX LEAVES 18 DEAD IN NICARAGUA
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua –– Desperate families searched through the early morning hours Thursday for scores of missing Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast where Hurricane Felix blew away villages, flooded rivers and killed at least 18 people.

Some 150 Miskito Indians who were adrift on the ocean cli >>>


      FIRST LADY CALLS FOR U.N. RESOLUTION OVER ONGOING STRIFE IN BURMA
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     2007; A12 During her recent vacation at the family ranch near Crawford, Tex., first lady Laura Bush was reading news articles about the ongoing strife in Burma, where the military government has been arresting dissidents and protesters in large numbers in recent weeks. When she returned to Washington last week, she did >>>


      FRANCE TO HOST U.N. AFRICA SUMMIT
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     UNITED NATIONS –– France said Wednesday it would host a high–level summit in New York later this month to discuss peace and security issues in Africa.

The meeting, to be held Sept. 25 as the annual U.N. General Assembly session opens, will examine how the U.N. could improve its response to the >>>


      GAO CHIDES GOVERNMENT ON WARMING
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     The federal government needs to do a better job addressing how climate change is transforming the hundreds of millions of acres under its watch, according to a Government Accountability Office report to be released today.

The 184–page report, which Sens. John F. Kerry (D–Mass.) and John McCain (R&nd >>>


      GERMAN AUTHORITIES SEARCH FOR ADDITIONAL BOMB PLOT SUSPECTS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     2007; 7:02 AM BERLIN, Sept. 6 –– German authorities said Thursday they are pursuing as many as 10 additional suspects in connection with a plot to bomb American interests in the country, a day after announcing the arrest of three men believed to have trained at militant camps in Pakistan.

Deputy Int >>>


      IRAN LEADER REJECTS TALK OF A POWER STRUGGLE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran‘s supreme leader on Thursday rejected reports of a power struggle within the Islamic Republic‘s leadership and praised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a fierce critic of the West.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran‘s highest authority, was speaking two days after clerics >>>


      IRAQ DISPUTES NEW U.S. REPORT
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     BAGHDAD –– An Iraqi government adviser on Thursday disputed a new U.S. report critical of the country‘s security forces, saying the independent assessment was unacceptable interference in internal affairs.

Yassin Majid, an adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki, said "it is not t >>>


      ISRAEL BLAMED FOR LEBANESE CIVILIAN DEATHS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     JERUSALEM –– In its harshest condemnation of Israel since last summer‘s war, Human Rights Watch charged that most of the Lebanese civilian casualties came from "indiscriminate Israeli airstrikes," according to a report to be released Thursday.

In a statement issued before the report& >>>


      JAMAICA WINNING PARTY GAINS IN ELECTION RECOUNT
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     KINGSTON (Reuters) – The opposition Jamaica Labour Party gained another seat in parliament on Wednesday in ongoing recounts of Monday‘s election which ended the 18–year reign of the ruling People‘s National Party.

Elections officials said the JLP had won 33 seats in Jamaica‘s 60&nd >>>


      JONES REPORT: IRAQI SECURITY FORCES NOT READY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     By Karen DeYoungWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, September 5, 2007;
1:56 PM Iraq‘s Interior Ministry is "dysfunctional," filled with sectarianism and corruption, according to an independent assessment of the Iraqi security forces to be published tomorrow. The report said that Iraq‘s natio >>>


      LAWYERS RELAUNCH ANTI–MUSHARRAF CAMPAIGN
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Hundreds of lawyers rallied and boycotted courts across Pakistan on Thursday in a renewed campaign to force President Gen.

Pervez Musharraf to step down, while supporters of former premier Nawaz Sharif prepared for his promised return from exile.

Courts in major citie >>>


      LUCIANO PAVAROTTI DEAD AT 71
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     MODENA, Italy (Reuters) – Legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who brought opera to the masses, died on Thursday after a battle with cancer.

He was 71. "The great tenor Luciano Pavarotti died today at 5 a.m. (11 p.m. Wednesday EDT) at his home in Modena," his manager Terri Robson said in a >>>


      MCCANNS TO MEET PORTUGUESE POLICE IN MADELEINE CASE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal (Reuters) – The parents of missing four–year–old Madeleine McCann will meet Portuguese police on Thursday after authorities received partial results of evidence tested in Britain, police said.

Madeleine vanished on May 3 from her bedroom in the Praia da Luz resort in the >>>


      MILITANT SOMALI ISLAMIST AT ERITREA TALKS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     ASMARA (Reuters) – Militant Somali Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, in hiding since a war ousted his movement from southern Somalia at the end of 2006, appeared on Thursday at a conference in Eritrea.

The bespectacled Aweys, who some believe is behind an anti–government insurgency in Mogad >>>


      NEW IRAQI CORRUPTION FIGHTER NAMED
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     12:42 PM BAGHDAD –– The Iraqi government has named the deputy head of the country‘s anti–corruption body to replace his boss, who is accused by a parliamentary committee of corruption himself, officials said Thursday.

The change comes as the U.S. Embassy is reviewing allegations that the >>>


      NORWAY, BRITAIN MONITOR RUSSIAN BOMBERS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PM OSLO, Norway –– Norwegian and British fighters scrambled Thursday to intercept eight Russian bombers that neared the Nordic country‘s territory in the latest show of air power by the Kremlin, defense officials said.

The Tu–'5 strategic bombers rounded Norway‘s northern tip o >>>


      OVER 40 TALIBAN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN: U.S. MILITARY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan and U.S.–led coalition forces killed more than 40 insurgents in a 12–hour battle in a restive southern province, taking the guerrilla death toll to nearly 200 in a fortnight, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

Suspected Islamist Taliban insurgents ambushed a coalition >>>


      QUOTES BY LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     ':1' AM –– Quotes by Luciano Pavarotti, taken from his 1''5 autobiography: "Pavarotti: My World," by Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright.

"I am a very simple person. In spite of all that has happened to me, I have tried to remain the simple person I started out." >>>


      RED CROSS MAY VISIT KIDNAPPED ISRAELI
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– The director–general of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday that the Palestinian kidnappers of an Israeli soldier may permit representatives of the organization to visit him.

Angelo Gnaedinger spoke about Cpl. Gilad Shalit after meeting with Ism >>>


      REPORT: 14 DEAD IN U.S. IRAQ ATTACK
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     BAGHDAD –– American and Iraqi Special Forces clashed with suspected Shiite militiamen Thursday in western Baghdad before calling in airstrikes, the U.S. military said. Residents and police said at least 14 people were killed.

Acting on intelligence information, the U.S. and Iraqi troops launched the >>>


      RUSSIAN ROCKET CRASHES TO EARTH
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     AM MOSCOW –– An unmanned Russian rocket carrying a Japanese communications satellite malfunctioned after liftoff Thursday, sending parts crashing in an uninhabited part of Kazakhstan and triggering concerns about environmental damage.

Nobody was hurt, but it was a potential blow to Russia‘s pr >>>


      SHAM MOTORCADE PASSES BY APEC SECURITY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     SYDNEY, Australia –– Members of an Australian TV comedy show, one dressed as Osama bin Laden, drove through two security checkpoints Thursday before being stopped near the Sydney hotel where President Bush is staying.

The stunt embarrassed Sydney police who have imposed the tightest security measure >>>


      SLAIN BOY BURIED IN LIVERPOOL
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     PM LIVERPOOL, England –– An 11–year–old boy whose death has moved the nation was mourned Thursday in Liverpool, a port city where his violent and seemingly random killing is the latest local tragedy in a history marked by adversity.

Rhys Jones was shot in the neck Aug. 22 by another yout >>>


      SUDAN SAYS FLOODS KILLED 11' PEOPLE
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     KHARTOUM, Sudan –– The torrential rains and flash flooding that have ravaged much of the country since midsummer killed 11' people and forced tens of thousands from their homes, officials said Wednesday.

As the rainy season comes to an end, the government appealed to the international community >>>


      SYRIA ACCUSES ISRAEL OF BOMBING ITS TERRITORY
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria accused Israel of bombing its territory on Thursday and said it could respond to the Jewish state‘s "aggression and treachery." Israel declined to comment on the charge by Syria, which said no casualties or damage were caused. The Syrian accusation was partly responsible >>>


      THEY‘RE BIG, BUT NOT YET STARS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     Touch By Maureen FanWashington Post Foreign ServiceThursday, September 6, 2007; A12 NANJING, China –– On the street, they are often the target of laughter or cruel whispers. Individually, they have all been denied jobs or their parents‘ praise.

On stage, however, the four members of a singing >>>


      U.N. CHIEF, SUDANESE LEADER SET TALKS
      Washington Post, 06-09-2007
     KHARTOUM, Sudan –– U.N. Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon and Sudanese President Omar al–Bashir said Thursday that new peace talks to end the four–year conflict in Darfur will start Oct. 27 in Libya.

A joint communique issues by the two leaders after their second round of talks i >>>



Pages:    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18