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      1'2' EN 2008?
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Albert Kuhlmann, Strasbourg, France Lundi 13 octobre 2008 L‘effondrement de la bourse est sans gravité. Les déficits bancaires sont gagés sur des biens provisoirement dépréciés. Les marchés ont toujours fluctué entre des bas et des hauts avec des cycles plus courts pour les >>>


      A L‘IMAGE DE JAMES FAZY?
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Wouter van der Lelij, Candidat hors parti ŕ la Constituante genevoise, Vésenaz (GE) Lundi 13 octobre 2008 En octobre 1846, James Fazy entre de force dans le Grand Conseil genevois et décr';te sa dissolution, estimant que le parlement est composé d‘aristocrates peu représentatifs de >>>


      A PARIS, OŮ LA CULTURE SUISSE S‘ÉVEILLE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Finance Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Dossiers Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper >>>


      A SION, LES MURS PDC DE L‘HÔTEL DE VILLE ONT RÉSISTÉ AUX COUPS DE LA GAUCHE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     VALAIS. La gauche, qui voulait renverser la majorité absolue du PDC en ville de Sion, lors des élections communales, vit une vraie désillusion.

Quant aux libéraux–radicaux, ils ont manqué de le faire pour quelques suffrages seulement.

Xavier Filliez Lundi 13 octobre 2008 >>>


      AU COEUR DES MARCHÉS. URGENCES
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     La question de la semaine. Les marchés boursiers sont–ils dans la phase de capitulation?

Comment la place de Gen';ve traverse la crise (suite). Les financiers cherchent les moyens de garder la tęte froide La minute technique. Faire confiance ŕ une volatilité extręme Volati >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. PAS ASSEZ?
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Les gouvernements d‘Europe avaient le couteau sous la gorge hier. Il fallait apporter une réponse spectaculaire, ou risquer de se voir accusés d‘un effondrement du syst';me financier. Le sommet des Quinze ŕ Paris a d$'; ficeler, >>>


      BERLIN INJECTERAIT 400 MILLIARDS D‘EUROS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     La question d‘une nationalisation divise la classe politique allemande. Yves Petignat, Berlin Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Le gouvernement allemand pourrait injecter jusqu‘ŕ 400 milliards d‘euros pour assurer le refinancement des banques et relancer les pręts aux entreprises, indiquaient plusieurs m >>>


      CANDIDE. DÉCISIONS ABSURDES
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 13 octobre 2008 La crise financi';re est pleine d‘enseignements, y compris en mati';re de psychologie collective. C‘est męme devenu un cas d‘école en la mati';re, observe le New York Times. Quiconque chercherait aujourd‘hui une logique >>>


      CHAPEAU BAS!
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Lorenzo M. Romano, Zurich Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Dans cette période houleuse oů l‘économie virtuelle fait tant parler d‘elle et oů nous pointons du doigt les égarements de nos banques, il est bon de se souvenir que nos expériences et nos erreurs ne devraient pas forcément no >>>


      COMMENT LA PLACE DE GENČVE TRAVERSE LA CRISE (SUITE). LES FINANCIERS CHERCHENT LES MOYENS DE GARDER LA TĘTE FROIDE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Yves Genier, Myret Zaki Lundi 13 octobre 2008 «Il y a un sentiment de panique chez les clients, constate un autre gestionnaire privé, les sourcils froncés, un śil rivé sur son écran: l‘un d‘eux m‘a demandé de retirer son argent pour le placer en francs suisses dans u >>>


      DANS LA PRESSE DOMINICALE. PIERRE MIRABAUD: «AUCUNE BANQUE SUISSE NE VA SOMBRER»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Les Suisses n‘ont pas peur pour leur épargne TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Pierre Mirabaud: «Aucune banque suisse ne va sombrer» Les responsables des banques suisses ont multiplié les analyses rassurantes ce week–end dans les médias.

Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 13 octobre 2008 >>>


      DES PENDULAIRES ZURICHOIS S‘ARMENT POUR SAUVER LEUR BATEAU
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     ZURICH. Tous les matins, une cinquantaine de passagers larguent les amarres du quotidien pour célébrer la lenteur et l‘amitié sur le «Gipfelischiff», la navette lacustre qui les am';ne en ville.

Catherine Cossy, Zurich Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Le lac ressemble ŕ un lar >>>


      DINOTOPIA, L‘HISTOIRE D‘UNE UTOPIE PERDUE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     EXPOSITION. La Maison d‘Ailleurs propose une balade dans le monde créé par James Gurney.

Nicolas Dufour Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Les animateurs de la Maison d‘Ailleurs, ŕ Yverdon, ont de la suite dans les idées. Il y a cinq ans, juste avant que les Yverdonnois se prononcent sur une >>>


      DÉJEUNER AVEC ANDREAS AUER. LE PČRE SPIRITUEL DE LA NOUVELLE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Le professeur de droit a été l‘un des inspirateurs de la Constituante, dont les Genevois éliront les 80 membres le week–end prochain.

Yelmarc Roulet Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Le restaurant s‘appelle 0815. Prononcez nullachtfüfzää. Une expression venue d‘Allemagn >>>


      ET SI L‘ON DONNAIT SA CHANCE AU PARTI BOURGEOIS–DÉMOCRATIQUE?
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     François Brutsch, consultant, estime que ce n‘est pas seulement la composition du Conseil fédéral qui est jeu mais la recomposition politique de toute la droite.

François Brutsch Lundi 13 octobre 2008 En expulsant non seulement ses conseillers fédéraux, mais aussi le parti gr >>>


      FOU RIRE DE CRISE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     HUMOUR. Internet ironise sur la débâcle financi';re. Benjamin Luis Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Le Net, ces derni';res semaines, s‘est mué en défouloir. Sur les sites de vidéo, les petits films raillant la crise financi';re se multiplient. «The Job» est un cour >>>


      GENERAL MOTORS DISCUTERAIT D‘UN RAPPROCHEMENT AVEC CHRYSLER
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Le mod';le électrique Volt dévoilé au si';ge de GM. (photo: Keystone) AUTOMOBILE. La chute de leurs ventes aux Etats–Unis met les «trois géants de Detroit» dos au mur. Fusions et collaborations font partie des solutions possibles pour comprimer les co$';ts.
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      GÉORGIE: L‘UE TRÉBUCHE DÉJŔ SUR SON MANDAT
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     CAUCASE. Les chefs de la diplomatie européenne devraient saluer ce lundi le déploiement rapide de leurs observateurs. Probl';me: le retrait russe des zones adjacentes de l‘Abkhazie et de l‘Ossétie du Sud souligne aussi leur relative impuissance.

Richard Werly, envoyé sp&# >>>


      ITER: LE COŰT DE LA FUSION NUCLÉAIRE EXPLOSE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Comment fonctionnera ITER. (photo: Keystone) ENERGIE. La construction du réacteur expérimental de fusion nucléaire ITER a commencé en France. Mais son budget risque d‘augmenter de 30% de plus que prévu. Une conférence ŕ Gen';ve fait le point.

Olivier Dessibourg L >>>


      JARGON. MARCHÉ INTERBANCAIRE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Jargon. Le Temps Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Ces deux derni';res semaines, il n‘a été question que de lui: le marché du refinancement interbancaire. Quand ce marché connaît un gel, cela signifie que les banques refusent de se pręter de l‘argent l‘une ŕ l‘autre >>>


      JEAN–PIERRE ROTH: «LE FRANC S‘EST BIEN COMPORTÉ»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Jean–Pierre Roth, président de la BNS, se félicite de la résistance de la monnaie nationale. La conseill';re fédérale Doris Leuthard évoque les risques élevés que la crise fait peser sur l‘économie.

Stéphane Bussard Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Part >>>


      JEAN IMBS: «ETEINDRE L‘INCENDIE D‘ABORD»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Jean Imbs, professeur d‘économie ŕ l‘Université de Lausanne, analyse les décisions du week–end.

Ram Etwareea Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Le Temps: La recapitalisation massive des banques est–elle indispensable?

Avec quel argent? Jean Imbs: Celui des impôts et >>>


      JOHN MCCAIN EST ACCUSÉ DE JOUER AVEC LE FEU
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     John McCain et Sarah Palin lors d‘un meeting dans le Wisconsin. (photo: Keystone) ETATS–UNIS. La campagne se durcit, ŕ tel point que le républicain a d$'; défendre son rival face aux craintes et ŕ la peur de ses propres partisans.

Luis Lema, New York Lundi 13 octobre 2008 >>>


      KIOSQUE. TOUTES LES QUESTIONS SUR LES CONTRATS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Kiosque. Yves Genier Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Le droit par les cas – Les contrats. Philippe Kenel, Anne–Catherine Lyon, Patrick Spinedi. LEP.

272 pages. Une fois n‘est pas coutume, ce n‘est pas un essai ou une analyse qui est présentée ici, mais un manuel. Guide pratique de l&lsqu >>>


      L‘ULTIME ET FATAL DÉRAPAGE DE L‘EXTRÉMISTE DE DROITE JÖRG HAIDER
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Jörg Haider. (photo: Keystone) AUTRICHE. Le gouverneur de Carinthie est mort samedi matin dans un accident de voiture.Son parti, le BZÖ issu d‘une scission du FPÖ qu‘il avait dirigé, risque d‘ętre avalé par celui–ci.

Maurin Picard, Vienne Lundi 13 octobre 20 >>>


      LA CRISE FINANCIČRE VUE DE...(4). LES RUSSES VEULENT CROIRE Ŕ LA FIN DE L‘HÉGÉMONIE AMÉRICAINE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     RUSSIE. Le «patriotisme économique» renforcé en période critique. Alexandre Billette, Moscou Lundi 13 octobre 2008 «Les Américains n‘ont qu‘ŕ se débrouiller eux–męmes pour régler leur crise hypothécaire», lançait il y a quelques >>>


      LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. FAIRE CONFIANCE Ŕ UNE VOLATILITÉ EXTRĘME
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     La minute technique. Bruno Estier, bruno.estier@dplanet.ch, président de la Swiss Association of Market Technicians (SAMT) Lundi 13 octobre 2008 La minute du 8 septembre 2008 mettait en évidence la fin d‘une tendance baissi';re sur l‘indice de volatilité VIX qui suggérait un d >>>


      LA MOBILISATION PLANÉTAIRE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Georges Bush et les ministres des Finances du G7 ŕ Washington. (photo: Keystone) • A Washington vendredi et samedi, ŕ Paris dimanche, les responsables politiques européens et mondiaux ont coordonné une série de plans sans précédent pour enrayer la crise.

• Au centre des dispos >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LES MARCHÉS BOURSIERS SONT–ILS DANS LA PHASE DE CAPITULATION?
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Comment la place de Gen';ve traverse la crise (suite). Les financiers cherchent les moyens de garder la tęte froide La minute technique. Faire confiance ŕ une volatilité extręme Volatilité: la subir ou en profiter Kiosque. Toutes les questions sur les contrats Questions ŕ Andreas Sc >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Benjamin Luis Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Les hommes québécois, consacrent plus de temps aux tâches ménag';res et moins au travail qu‘il y a une dizaine d‘années. C‘est un phénom';ne qu‘a pu observer récemment l‘institut de la statistique du Qu&# >>>


      LE CANTON DONNE RAISON Ŕ RÉMY PAGANI
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     GENEVE. Appel d‘offres admis pour les glaciers. Marco Danesi Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Dans une lettre datée du 10 octobre, l‘autorité cantonale de surveillance des communes admet le bien–fondé de l‘appel d‘offres en prévision du déplacement des pavillons «ŕ >>>


      LE FESTIN DES FAUVES
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Bruno Mathis, Onex (GE) Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Un vent de folie souffle sur les places financi';res mondiales. On cherche des boucs émissaires et on se rabat sur les traders, les golden boys de notre temps. Quelque part, nous sommes tous des apprentis sorciers, des spéculateurs, ŕ notre niveau. Qui >>>


      LE MONDE NE SERA PLUS COMME AVANT
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Jean–Jacques Roth Lundi 13 octobre 2008 L‘histoire retiendra les décisions arrętées ce week–end ŕ Washington, ŕ Paris et dans plusieurs capitales. Comme l‘a déclaré la ministre française des Finances, Christine Lagarde, «le monde ne sera plus comme av >>>


      LE RÉGIME CHINOIS S‘ATTAQUE Ŕ LA PAUVRETÉ DANS LES CAMPAGNES
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     CHINE. Le Parti communiste a accepté la poursuite des réformes agraires en voulant notamment doubler le revenu des ruraux d‘ici ŕ 2020.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Lundi 13 octobre 2008 La Chine poursuit ses réformes. Malgré le bourdonnement de fonds de la crise mondiale, la se >>>


      LE TRANSFERT DES DÉTENUS ÉTRANGERS DANS LEUR PAYS D‘ORIGINE DONNE PEU DE RÉSULTATS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Le transf';rement d‘un condamné est possible que si l‘intéressé lui–męme et l‘Etat d‘origine y consentent. (photo: Keystone) JUSTICE. Le nombre de cas oů un condamné étranger a pu ętre livré ŕ son pays d‘origine pour y purger l >>>


      LES SUISSES N‘ONT PAS PEUR POUR LEUR ÉPARGNE
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Les Suisses n‘ont pas peur pour leur épargne Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Selon un sondage publié par Le Matin Dimancheet SonntagsBlick, les Suisses seraient 7'% ŕ n‘avoir pas de crainte de voir leur patrimoine disparaître.

Il >>>


      LES TITULAIRES MONTENT AU FRONT POUR DÉFENDRE RAYMOND DOMENECH
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     GROUPE. Apr';s le nul arraché en Roumanie, le sort du sélectionneur français demeure âprement débattu. Verdict mercredi.

Le Monde Lundi 13 octobre 2008 A peine rentrés de Roumanie (2–2), les Bleus sont remontés sur le pont pour défendre leur sélectionne >>>


      PAS DE MARIAGE NI DE LONG CONGÉ POUR ROGER FEDERER
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     TENNIS. Le Bâlois reprend la compétition cette semaine au tournoi de Madrid, oů l‘attend un parcours difficile.

Le Temps, avec SI Lundi 13 octobre 2008 La rentrée de Roger Federer (ATP 2) au Masters Serie de Madrid n‘aura rien de tranquille. Exempté de premier tour, le B >>>


      PHILOSOPHER Ŕ 10 ANS
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Dans le salon du Club 44 de la Chaux–de–Fonds, l‘atelier « La caverne de Philobaba» bat son plein. (photo: Keystone) EVEIL. Chaque mercredi, le Club 44 de La Chaux–de–Fonds organise un atelier de philosophie pour les juniors. L‘objectif: donner ŕ l‘enfant le sens de sa prop >>>


      QUALIFICATIONS Ŕ LA COUPE DU MONDE DE FOOTBALL 2010. AU BOUT DU CALVAIRE, UN GROS SOULAGEMENT
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Blaise Nkufo inscrit le 2–1 libérateur contre la Lettonie. (photo: Keystone) FOOTBALL. La Suisse,pénible vainqueur de la Lettonie (2–1), se relance.

A confirmer d';s mercredi soirchez le leader grec. Simon Meier, Saint–Gall Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Il y a un temps pour tout. Et >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ ANDREAS SCHNELLER. «LES SERVICES INDUSTRIELS SONT UN SECTEUR DÉFENSIF EN CAS DE RÉCESSION»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Questions ŕ Andreas Schneller, Cogérant du fonds EIC Energy Utility Fund. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Les services industriels corrigent aussi violemment en bourse que le reste du marché. «Nous sommes surpris par l‘ampleur de la baisse», observe Andreas Schneller, co >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. LA REVANCHE DE LAURA
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Benjamin Luis Lundi 13 octobre 2008 C‘est une double vengeance. D‘abord, c‘en est une pour l‘illustratrice romande Astrid Muller. Celle–ci a été mandatée par la société Laurastar, qui fabrique les cél';bres centrales vapeur du męme no >>>


      RENAULT OU LES SECRETS D‘UN RETOUR TONITRUANT
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     FORMULE 1. Fernando Alonso remporte au Japon sa deuxi';me victoire d‘affilée, apr';s un début de saison dans l‘indifférence. Explications.

Jacques–Henri Gilbert, Mont Fuji Lundi 13 octobre 2008 «Je n‘ai aucune adhérence!» Pendant la premi&# >>>


      SPÉCIAL CRISE. «JE NE FAIS QUE DE RÉPONDRE AUX APPELS ANGOISSÉS DE MES CLIENTS»
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Un employé de banque ressent la pression créée par la crise financi';re. (photo: Keystone) STRESS. Peu touchée par la crise, Gen';ve est sous forte pression. Les embauches ralentissent.

Yves Genier , Myret Zaki Lundi 13 octobre 2008 De la fenętre du bureau, le décor >>>


      UN GROUPE DE CASSEURS DÉMOLIT UN BAR Ŕ FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     FRIBOURG. Des extrémistes de gauche de la sc';ne punk ont attaqué une soirée gothique.

Marco Danesi , avec l‘ATS Lundi 13 octobre 2008 Une trentaine de casseurs cagoulés ont attaqué samedi soir ŕ Fribourg un bar oů allait se dérouler un concert privé go >>>


      UNE DÉMOCRATIE SANS DÉBAT
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     Vladimir Berezansky, avocat américain connaisseur de la Russie, regrette l‘ignorance volontaire dans laquelle se complaisent les élites américaines s‘agissant de l‘ex–URSS.

Vladimir Berezansky, Traduction: Pilar Salgado Lundi 13 octobre 2008 L‘Amérique est une v >>>


      VOLATILITÉ: LA SUBIR OU EN PROFITER
      Le Temps, 13-10-2008
     STRATEGIE. La volatilité atteignant un niveau historique, les produits structurés construits sur la base de ventes d‘options liées ŕ la volatilité implicite délivrent actuellement des rendements tr';s élevés.

Laurent Roussel, directeur adjoint de la Recherch >>>


      ALWALEED: KINGDOM CITY, TOWER WELCOME ADDITIONS
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News King Abdullah is being briefed on the Kingdom City and Kingdom Tower by Prince Alwaleed in Jeddah on Saturday. (AN photo)

RIYADH: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), has expressed his utmost happiness at the launch of Kingdom City and Kingdom Tower in Jeddah. The twin >>>


      EUROPEAN LEADERS CLOSE IN ON FINANCE CRISIS BATTLE PLAN
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Sophie Laubie | AFP PARIS: Fifteen European leaders closed in yesterday on a joint strategy to end the hemorrhaging of market confidence by underwriting interbank loans and safeguarding financial institutions from collapse.

In a bid to prevent further meltdown when markets resume trading today, French President >>>


      ISLAMIC BANKS INVITED TO REVIEW CRISIS
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: The 56–member Jeddah–based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has invited Islamic banks for an urgent meeting at its headquarters next Saturday to discuss the impact of the current world financial crisis which was also expected to have an influence on the Islamic economies, Al–Eqtisadiah, >>>


      NISSAN, AL–DAHANA SIGN AED10BN DEAL
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Khalil Hanware | Arab News Khaled Al–Juffali, chairman of Nissan Gulf FZCO, right, Colin Dodge, left, and Gilles Normand, second left and Nasser Watar shake hands after signing an agreement in Dubai on Sunday. (AN photo by Khalil Hanware)

DUBAI: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (NML) and Al–Dahana FZCO signed >>>


      PAKISTAN’S FOREX RESERVES SEE A SPIKE
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     M. Aftab | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s forex reserves saw a spike this week, with the rupee slightly recovering but external balances continuing under stress. However, no major international assistance is in sight.

The official forex reserves continued to drop to $4.688 according to State Bank of Pakistan ( >>>


      SALARIES IN GULF COUNTRIES SEEN RISING IN 200'
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News DUBAI: Private sector salaries in the Gulf Arab region are seen increasing at an average of 11.4 percent in 200', the same pace as in 2008, despite a global economic slowdown, a report by a recruitment firm showed yesterday.

The study by GulfTalent.com said that pay hikes in the world’s top oil ex >>>


      SAUDI ECONOMY STRONG, SAYS SHOURA COUNCIL
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     P. K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: The Shoura Council yesterday emphasized the strength of the Kingdom’s economy and said it would not require any emergency measures to confront the present global crisis.

In a statement following a regular meeting, Saudi Arabia’s consultative body said Saudi Arabia was mak >>>


      SRMG POSTS 1'% GROWTH IN NET PROFIT
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), which owns this newspaper, has achieved a growth of 1' percent during the first nine months of 2008, the group announced in its estimated results ending Sept. 30.

The group said its speculated net profits for the third quarter of the current y >>>


      TIME TO LOOK AT ISLAMIC BANKING
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Mushtak Parker | Arab News LONDON: If last week was another week of turbulence in the global financial markets, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warning of a global financial systemic meltdown and governments all over announcing bailout packages for their failing banks, then this week perhaps could be a week o >>>


      ABDULLAH TO LAUNCH PROJECTS WORTH SR12BN IN MADINAH
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     P. K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will begin a several–days visit to Madinah today. He will inspect expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque and launch a number of electricity, water, health and other development projects worth more than SR12 billion.

Madinah >>>


      ACADEMIC TEAM TO TOUR UNIVERSITIES
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Walaa Hawari | Arab News RIYADH: Representatives of 12 Dutch universities and higher education institutions, accompanying the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs Maria van der Hoeven, will meet with the members of Ministry of Higher Education and visit various Saudi universities in Riyadh today.

At the edu >>>


      DEALS SET OUT NEW VISION OF BILATERALISM
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands have set out a new vision of bilateralism with two agreements to be signed today.

The signing of a cooperation agreement between the Dammam–based Prince Muhammad bin Fahd University (PMU) and Maastricht School of Management (MSM) of t >>>


      EXPAT NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND MOM’S FUNERAL
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Hassna’a Mokhtar | Arab News DETERMINED: Salih Alpaslan speaks about his plight. (AN photo) JEDDAH: Salih Alpaslan, a 55–year–old Turkish civil engineer, said Saudi–Turkish business relations could be affected if his labor case is not settled, his iqama (work permit) is not transferred and his dues are >>>


      JAPANESE ARTIST HOLDS EXHIBITION IN JEDDAH
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Mriko Murase, a Japanese modern artist, will hold an exhibition today at the House of Artists’ Gallery in Jamjoom Center located in Al–Hamra district. She will exhibit 40 original paintings inspired by her own interpretation of beauty. Murase has held a number of exhibitions in Japan and the Unit >>>


      MAJOR DRUG BUSTS IN TWO MONTHS
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Sultan Altamimi | Arab News JEDDAH: More than six million illegal pills, 800 kilograms of hashish and three kilograms of heroin have been seized in the Kingdom in the past two months, according to a statement by Saudi drug enforcers.

Spokesman Maj. Ibrahim Al–Hulail stated that in Riyadh alone 5.2 million >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: SAUDI PAYS SR500,000 FOR A FALCON
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News YANBU: Camels have competition for being one of the Kingdom’s most beloved creatures; Saudis are also particularly fond of long–sprinting Arabian horses and strange–looking Damascene goats. Falcons, too, have a long tradition in the region. In fact a third of the world’s falconers are Arabs from th >>>


      TEENAGE GIRL BEATEN, BURNED, HOSPITALIZED
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News TAIF: Authorities are currently questioning a man who is suspected of having tortured his teenage daughter, who is now fighting for her life.

«Layla, 14, is in extremely critical condition and is struggling for her life at an intensive care ward,» according to a source at Taif&#3's >>>


      THREE COMPANIES HIRED TO CLEAN UP JEDDAH’S MUSK LAKE
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Hasan Hatrash | Arab News JEDDAH: The Jeddah Municipality has signed three contracts worth SR'5 million on Saturday with specialized companies to clean up the «Musk Lake,» an open, seeping body of raw sewage east of Jeddah, according to Ibraheem Kutubkhana, deputy mayor for constructions and projects.
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      THREE KILLED IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENT
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Arab News ABQAIQ: Three members of a Saudi family were killed when a car overturned following a tire burst on the Abqaiq–Dammam road on Friday. The wife, daughter and son of a Saudi Aramco employee died at the scene while another daughter and the father were taken to different hospitals. In another accident in Bah >>>


      DHAKA COURT DEFERS HASINA’S BAIL HEARING
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Imran Rahman | Arab News DHAKA: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court yesterday deferred for two weeks a hearing on an appeal against rejection of bail for former Prime Minister Hasina Wajed in an extortion case.

A full bench of the appellate division of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice M. Ruhul Amin granted the >>>


      MISSILE FIRED BY US DRONE KILLS FIVE IN PAKISTAN
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Azhar Masood | Arab News HIT HARD: A tribesman looks at carpets in the rubble of a house after a suspected US missile strike on the outskirt of Miranshah on Sunday. (AP) ISLAMABAD: Despite Islamabad&#3's repeated assertion it will not allow violation of its airspace by foreign planes, a barrage of suspected US m >>>


      NHRC: NANAVATI REPORT ON RIOT IN GUJARAT PARTIAL
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Nilofar Suhrawardy | Arab News NEW DELHI: The Justice G.T. Nanavati Commission report that absolved Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s Gujarat government of any foul play in the Gujarat carnage has been termed partial.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has described reports of the Nanavati Commission and >>>


      PALESTINIAN GROUPS PROTEST ACRE RIOTS
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Hisham Abu Taha | Arab News GAZA CITY: Leaders of several Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip yesterday vowed to retaliate for anti–Arab violence in the northern Israeli city of Acre.

Abu Abeer, spokesman of Al–Nasser Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), told reporte >>>


      PML(N) OBSERVES BLACK DAY
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Salahuddin Haider | Arab News LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) observed a black day yesterday to condemn the military takeover of Oct. 12, 1'''.

At a rally held some 20 kms from Lahore, in the village where the vast farm house and real estate complex of the Sharifs is located, party leader >>>


      SIX MUSLIMS BURNED TO DEATH
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Syed Amin Jafri | Arab News HYDERABAD: In a fresh outbreak of communal violence, six members of a Muslim family, including three children, were burned alive in a village near the riot–hit Bhainsa town in Andhra Pradesh yesterday.

Unidentified people set afire the house, killing all six inmates. The attack >>>


      SYNAGOGUE OPENED NEAR AL–AQSA MOSQUE
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Mohammed Mar’i | Arab News RAMALLAH: Israel yesterday opened the reconstructed Ohel Yitzhak (Tent of Isaac) synagogue in East Jerusalem’s Muslim quarter, 80 meters from the Al–Aqsa Mosque Compound.

Israeli Channel 7 TV said that Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich and relatives of Ame >>>


      US CONTROLS BIRD FLU VACCINES OVER BIOWEAPON FEARS
      Arab News, 13-10-2008
     Robin McDowell | AP JAKARTA: When Indonesia’s health minister stopped sending bird flu viruses to a research laboratory in the US for fear Washington could use them to make biological weapons, Defense Secretary Robert Gates laughed and called it «the nuttiest thing» he’d ever heard.

Yet deep inside >>>


      BUSH AND BERLUSCONI PRAISE GLOBAL ECONOMIC EFFORTS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     PM President Bush and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expressed confidence today that aggressive moves by Europe and the United States will restore confidence in international financial markets.

Appearing together in the White House Rose Garden after a meeting in the Oval Office, the two leaders and cl >>>


      BUSH HOSTING ITALIAN PREMIER FOR TALKS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush is hosting Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, a close ally, for private meetings and a formal state dinner at the White House.

Bush, who met over the weekend with officials of the G–7 industrialized nations, is likely to consult with the Italian on plunging busines >>>


      BUSH SAYS ADDRESSING CRISIS, ITALY SAYS G8 TO MEET
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday the United States was working to stabilize the financial system and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Bush planned to have the Group of Eight leaders meet in the coming weeks.

Bush praised recent steps unveiled by European cou >>>


      EATING CHAMP DELIVERS TOP PIZZA PERFORMANCE IN NY
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– Chowdown champ Joey Chestnut has done it again _ this time proving he‘s a pizza powerhouse.

He downed 45 slices in 10 minutes Sunday to win the first Famous Famiglia World Pizza Eating Championship in New York‘s Times Square.

The 24–year–old from San Jose >>>


      FEDERAL PROBE LINGERS IN FLORIDA BOOT CAMP DEATH
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     PENSACOLA, Fla. –– A looming federal investigation and possible trial is making it difficult for seven juvenile Florida boot camp guards and a nurse acquitted last year of state charges in the death of a 14–year–old boy to move on with their lives, their attorneys said.

The eight left a >>>


      FIRE MARSHALS: MANHATTAN BLAZE CAUSED BY FIRE PLAY
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– New York City fire marshals say a blaze that claimed the lives of a couple and their three children in a Manhattan apartment was caused by a child playing with matches or a lighter.

The couple‘s 10–year–old son survived the Saturday fire, but remains hospitalized with c >>>


      FIRE OFFICIALS FEAR WINDS WILL SPREAD LA WILDFIRE
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– A wildfire that had burned more than 2,000 acres and forced more than 1,000 people from their homes north of Los Angeles was only smoldering early Monday, but worries were rampant as several hours of severe winds were expected to hit the region later in the day.

Fire officials were wo >>>


      FROM VOGUE TO MTV, PALIN DREW PRESS TO ALASKA
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     –– GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is keeping reporters at arms‘ length in her campaign, but she had a very different approach as Alaska‘s new governor: She couldn‘t get enough of them.

Palin cultivated interviews with local and national journalists and welcomed them from >>>


      GIFT TO CENTER HEADED BY FDA PANEL CHAIRMAN RAISES QUESTIONS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     13, 2008; A11 A retired medical supply manufacturer who considers bisphenol A to be "perfectly safe" gave $5 million to the research center headed by the chairman of a Food and Drug Administration panel about to rule on the chemical‘s safety.

The July donation from Charles Gelman is nearly 50 ti >>>


      HOUSTON TV STATION HELICOPTER CRASHES, 2 DEAD
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     HOUSTON –– A television station says two people died when its news helicopter crashed in a rural area north of Houston.

KTRK, an affiliate of ABC, reported Monday that a pilot and a photographer were on their way to a shooting scene in Montgomery County when the chopper crashed.

The station >>>


      INDEPENDENTS SPLIT EVENLY BETWEEN OBAMA AND MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Jack Marshall says he‘s voting for Barack Obama this year. That‘s ominous news for John McCain. "I like Obama, he has fresh ideas on things," said Marshall, 5', an independent who hasn‘t backed a Democrat for president since Bill Clinton. "McCain has George >>>


      IRAQ CALMER BUT COPYCAT KIDNAPPINGS SPREAD
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Five years ago, retired Air Force intelligence officer Kirk von Ackermann became the first of 3' Americans to be kidnapped in Iraq.

He‘s still missing, his wife fearing she‘ll never see him again. Besides the personal tragedy, his disappearance and those that have follo >>>


      JOHNSTON SPEAKS ON BRISTOL PALIN, OBAMA AND BABY
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASILLA, Alaska –– Levi Johnston, who‘s having a baby with Gov. Sarah Palin‘s daughter, can‘t believe all the things he‘s hearing.

No, he wasn‘t held against his will on the campaign trail. No, he‘s not being forced into a shotgun wedding with 17–year– >>>


      MCCAIN SEEKS TO REVIVE CAMPAIGN, REASSURE SUPPORTERS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential nominee John McCain, scrambling to overcome Barack Obama‘s lead in the polls, will assure supporters on Monday he will bounce back even though his Democratic rival is already "measuring the drapes" at the White House.

"My friends, we&lsqu >>>


      MCCAIN SET FOR MAKEUP APPEARANCE ON LETTERMAN SHOW
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – He may be trailing his Democratic rival in the polls, but it looks like Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain is headed for a rapprochement with late–night TV comedian David Letterman.

The CBS network announced on Sunday that Letterman would welcome the Arizona sen >>>


      MCCAIN VOWS TO FIGHT FOR NEW DIRECTION
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. –– John McCain says he knows Americans are worried the current financial crisis could determine the nation‘s future and he promised to fight for a new direction for the country.

The Republican presidential nominee unveiled a tough new campaign speech Monday as polls showed >>>


      OBAMA HAS FOUR–POINT LEAD ON MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama has a 4–point lead over his Republican rival John McCain in the U.S. presidential race, according to a Reuters/C–SPAN/Zogby tracking poll released on Monday.

Obama leads McCain by 48 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, down 2 percentage point >>>


      OBAMA LEADS MCCAIN BY 10 POINTS: WASH POST/ABC POLL
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is leading his Republican rival John McCain 53 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, according to a Washington Post–ABC News opinion poll released on Monday.

Sixty–four percent of voters now view Obama favorably, up six >>>


      OBAMA OFFERS NEW PROPOSALS TO HELP ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     PM TOLEDO, Ohio –– Democrat Barack Obama is calling for a '0–day moratorium on foreclosures and a two–year tax break for businesses that create jobs as part of a plan to heal the nation‘s ailing economy.

The presidential candidate says banks that participate in the federal bail >>>


      OBAMA PROPOSES NEW ECONOMIC RECOVERY MEASURES
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday proposed a series of new economic rescue measures, including temporary tax credits and penalty–free withdrawal from retirement accounts.

Obama‘s campaign released a fact sheet and excerpts from a speech he w >>>


      OBAMA TO UNVEIL ECONOMIC RESCUE PLAN
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters)– U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will give a "major" speech outlining his economic rescue plan at 1:30 p.m.

EDT (1730 GMT) on Monday, his campaign said. "Today in Toledo, Ohio, Senator Obama will deliver a major policy address to lay out his econom >>>


      OUSTED SAFETY COMMISSIONER: PALIN IMAGE DAMAGED
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Alaska‘s ousted public safety commissioner is arguing that a state legislative report damages Gov. Sarah Palin‘s image of being an upfront and open political figure.

Investigator Stephen Branchflower concluded in a report late Friday that Palin abused her powers as governor >>>


      PARTIES JOCKEY FOR ADVANTAGE ON ECONOMIC AID
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     12:23 PM WASHINGTON –– House Republicans and Democrats pushed dueling economic stimulus measures Monday as evidence mounted that the financial meltdown is dominating the presidential race and House and Senate campaigns.

House Republicans announced _ but then backed down on _ plans to demand that maj >>>


      PEDIATRICIANS DOUBLE VITAMIN D RECOMMENDATIONS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     CHICAGO –– The nation‘s leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases.

To meet the new recommendation of 400 units daily, millions of children will nee >>>


      RIVERS LEADS CHARGERS TO ROUT OF THEIR NEMESIS
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     SAN DIEGO, Oct. 12 –– Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers solved their Patriots problem and perhaps saved their season.

Rivers threw three touchdown passes and San Diego‘s defense stuffed quarterback Matt Cassel on fourth and goal from the 1–yard line to highlight a 30–10 win >>>


      SADDLED WITH DEBT, SOME DECIDE TO TORCH VEHICLES
      Washington Post, 13-10-2008
     13, 2008; A01 Burdened by debt and driving home from a night of gambling in West Virginia, Sergio Lopez launched a scheme that at the time must have seemed like a good idea.

He pulled his Volkswagen Jetta up to a random corner in Silver Spring, doused the interior with gasoline, set it on fire and walked away. >>>



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