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      A MADRID, ANDY MURRAY VOLE LA VEDETTE Ŕ RAFAEL NADAL
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     TENNIS. L‘Ecossais s‘est imposé 6–4 7–6 face ŕ Gilles Simon, tombeur du numéro un mondial en demi finale. L‘Espagnol a failli chez lui.

Yves Jaton, Madrid Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Battu par Andy Murray en demi–finale du tournoi Masters Series de Madrid, Roger Fede >>>


      AFRIQUE DU SUD, SÉQUELLES DE L‘HISTOIRE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     L‘horizon des habitants du bidonville d‘Alexandra: Dandton, le quartier le plus opulent de Johannesbourg. (photo: Keystone) Quatorze ans apr';s les premi';res élections multiraciales, le débat démocratique s‘est enraciné au pays de Nelson Mandela. Mais il n‘est >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. GARANTIR L‘ÉPARGNE?
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     La question de la semaine. Les hedge funds ont–ils leur place dans le 2e pilier?

Placements. Dette souveraine ŕ court terme, une sécurité L‘avis de l‘expert. Les banques doivent fournir l‘information sur les risques encourus par leurs clients d';s l‘ouverture >>>


      AU MILIEU DU DÉSASTRE, DES BANQUES SORTENT GAGNANTES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Les établissements qui n‘ont pas eu besoin de recapitalisation seront les mieux positionnés pour le redémarrage. (photo: AFP et Keystone / Montage Le Temps) FINANCE. Les instituts qui parviennent ŕ continuer de se renforcer seront les champions de demain.

Jean–Pascal Baechler, My >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. UBS, BERNE ET WASHINGTON
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Le sauvetage d‘UBS avait certes pour objectif de préserver ce qu‘il convient d‘appeler un des poumons économiques de la Suisse. Mais il vient surtout réparer les dégâts causés par une stratégie américaine folle, q >>>


      BEAU TEMPS POUR LA TRUFFE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     La truffe prosp';re en Suisse. (photo: Keystone) GOURMANDISE. La trufficulture accomplit une percée en Suisse, alors que les apparitions du champignon magique se multiplient. Le réchauffement climatique ouvre de nouvelles perspectives.

Véronique Zbinden Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Ils ont comme >>>


      BLOC–NOTES. LA BOURDE DE L‘ECUREUIL
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Imaginez la sc';ne: vendredi prochain, soit huit jours apr';s l‘annonce du plan de soutien lancé par la Confédération et la BNS, Peter Kurer, président d‘UBS, annonce qu‘une petite équipe de traders de la >>>


      CANDIDE. PADOUE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Escapade automnale ŕ Padoue.

Ample et séculaire élégance du centre–ville. Le bleu des fresques de Giotto, les perspectives de portiques comme chez Mantegna, les tricots discr';tement griffés des femmes ŕ vélo, qui semble >>>


      CES BANQUES QUI COMPTENT PARMI LES GAGNANTS DE LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     TEMPETE. Les premiers sommets pour refonder la finance mondiale auront lieu en novembre.

Le Temps Lundi 20 octobre 2008 D‘une mani';re ou d‘une autre, tous les établissements bancaires ont eu ŕ subir – et subiront encore – les turbulences du syst';me financier m >>>


      CHARGE PUNK CONTRE MONDE PLOUC
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Critique: Je–me–déconstruction, ŕ l‘Arsenic, ŕ Lausanne. Marie–Pierre Genecand Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Avec le déséquilibre mondial, la fracture sociale et les banques ŕ sec, il y a de quoi ętre énervé. Mais comment dire sa col';re sans sombrer d >>>


      COLIN POWELL SOUTIENT BARACK OBAMA
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. La défection de l‘ancien secrétaire d‘Etat de George Bush est un revers pour McCain.

Le Temps, avec l‘AFP Lundi 20 octobre 2008 L‘ancien secrétaire d‘Etat du président républicain George W. Bush, Colin Powell, a apporté dimanche son s >>>


      DES PISTES POUR MIEUX CONTRÔLER L‘ACTIVITÉ BANCAIRE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     CRISE. Entre le «on ne fait pas ce que l‘on ne comprend pas» et le «faisons une confiance aveugle ŕ un mod';le ou ŕ ce que font nos concurrents», il y a un large éventail de possibilités.

Jean–Blaise Conne et Jean–Christophe Pernollet, Associ >>>


      DIMANCHE ROSE POUR LES PARTIS POLITIQUES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Yelmarc Roulet Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Sur le visage de maint politicien genevois, le soulagement dimanche était patent. Les partis politiques établis sortent vainqueurs de l‘élection de la Constituante, ne laissant aux candidats de l‘ouverture que la portion congrue.

Au vu du nombre de >>>


      DÉJEUNER AVEC ALAIN MORISOD. STAR ET MONSIEUR LOYAL
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Alain Morisod. (photo: Keystone) L‘animateur TV, musicien et producteur cél';bre samedi prochain 10 ans de «Coups de cśur» sur la TSR. Une case qui l‘a intronisé pape du divertissement et vu ętre décrié pour sa ringardise.

Olivier Horner Lundi 20 oct >>>


      FRAN'';OIS COLLET: «LES OBLIGATIONS INDEXÉES SUR L‘INFLATION SONT SOUS–VALORISÉES»
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Questions ŕ François Collet, cogérant du fonds LFP Obligations Latitude. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 20 octobre 2008 La faillite de Lehman Brothers était un accident de parcours et les obligations du secteur financier offrent un excellent rapport risque/rendement, estime François Collet, co >>>


      HAMILTON–MASSA, DUEL D‘OPPOSITIONS
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Lewis Hamilton (ŕ dr.) et Felipe Massa. Avec cette victoire en Chine, le Britannique n’a accru son avantage que de deux points. (photo: Keystone) FORMULE 1. Le Britannique et le Brésilien restent seuls en lice pour décrocher le titre de champion du monde 2008. Deux cultures, deux écuries, et deux car >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LES BANQUES DOIVENT FOURNIR L‘INFORMATION SUR LES RISQUES ENCOURUS PAR LEURS CLIENTS DČS L‘OUVERTURE D‘UN COMPTE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Droit bancaireLes déboires de certains épargnants suisses sur les produits d‘investissement conçus par Lehman Brothers ont relancé le débat sur le devoir d‘information des banques. Tour d‘horizon de leurs obligations légales en mati';re de communication des risques >>>


      L‘HUILE DE PALME Ŕ TOUTES LES SAUCES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Une palmeraie en Indonésie. (photo: Keystone) • Mauvaise pour nos art';res, cette graisse saturée est omniprésente.

• Sa culture, remplaçant les foręts, provoque un désastre écologique. Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre Lundi 20 octobre 2008 L‘industrie al >>>


      LA CAISSE D‘EPARGNE PIÉGÉE PAR SES TRADERS
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     FRANCE. Démission des trois principaux dirigeants. Pierre–Alexandre Sallier, avec l‘AFP Lundi 20 octobre 2008 La Caisse d‘Epargne, symbole de sécurité pour des milliers de petits épargnants français, a annoncé vendredi avoir perdu 600 millions d‘euros, ŕ cause d >>>


      LA CRISE FINANCIČRE AMÉRICAINE VUE DE... (3). TÉHÉRAN SE GAUSSE DE L‘AMÉRIQUE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     IRAN. La récession économique serait une punition divine. Delphine Minoui, Beyrouth Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Vendredi, jour de grande pri';re hebdomadaire ŕ Téhéran. Du haut de sa tribune, l‘ayatollah Ahmad Khatami a un message bien particulier ŕ délivrer aux fid';le >>>


      LA CRISE OFFRE UNE CHANCE DE RETOUR AUX SOCIAUX–DÉMOCRATES ALLEMANDS
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Frank–Walter Steinmeier. (photo: Keystone) ALLEMAGNE. Apr';s des mois de difficultés, le SPD remet Müntefering ŕ sa tęte et lance Steinmeier pour la Chancellerie.

Yves Petignat, Berlin Lundi 20 octobre 2008 «Voici venu un temps nouveau, celui de la social–démoc >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LES HEDGE FUNDS ONT–ILS LEUR PLACE DANS LE 2E PILIER?
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Les fonds ŕ risque affichent des performances rouge vif depuis le début de l‘année. Ils ne remplissent plus leur rôle de protection du capital.

Michel Thétaz, directeur de la société de gestion institutionnelle IAM. Philippe Gumy Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Le Temps: Consid >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Celles et ceux qui veulent acheter leur maison au supermarché pourront aller faire un tour du côté de Otto le Soldeur. La chaîne Otto‘s devrait ętre le premier commerce de détail suisse ŕ vendre des maisons, ŕ côté des har >>>


      LA VIEILLE TANTE OUVRE LES FENĘTRES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Le «Goethe Bar» de la «NZZ». Les locaux de la rédaction abritent désormais également un restaurant, le «Schiller». (photo: © Christian Beutler) ZURICH. Le si';ge de la vénérable «NZZ» était ŕ l‘image du titre: un peu aust';re et tr';s digne. R& >>>


      LE FMI ENQUĘTE SUR UNE LIAISON DE SON PATRON
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     SCANDALE. Dominique Strauss–Kahn doit ętre entendu par les avocats en charge du dossier.

Marie Guichou, envoyée spéciale ŕ Washington Lundi 20 octobre 2008 En pleine tourmente financi';re, Dominique Strauss–Kahn est sur la sellette pour une affaire de jupons. Le directeur >>>


      LE HC LA CHAUX–DE–FONDS VU D‘EN HAUT
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     L’entraîneur, Gary Sheehan. Le Québécois prend sa revanche apr';s les critiques dont il a été l’objet lors de son passage ŕ Lausanne.

(photo: Keystone) HOCKEY SUR GLACE. Façonné par des fiascos en tout genre pendant pr';s d‘une décennie, le club >>>


      LE PS NE VEUT PAS DU PLAN DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL ET RÉDIGE UNE CONTRE–PROPOSITION
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Le conseiller aux Etats Alain Berset (FR), la députée Ursula Wyss (BE) et le président Christian Levrat (FR).Le PS reproche au Conseil fédéral d’avoir agi par voie d’ordonnance, sans consulter les Chambres. (photo: Keystone) CRISE. La direction du Parti socialiste a échafaudé un docume >>>


      LES BLAIRISTES SONT DE RETOUR Ŕ LONDRES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     GRANDE–BRETAGNE. Gordon Brown a rappelé la garde rapprochée de l‘ex–premier ministre.

Eric Albert, Londres Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Tony Blair tient sa revanche. Moins de dix–huit mois apr';s son départ forcé de Downing Street, l‘ancien premier ministre voi >>>


      LES PARTIS FONT MAIN BASSE SUR LA CONSTITUANTE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Christian Grobet, élu sur la liste de l‘Avivo. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) GENEVE. Les citoyens ont élu hier les 80 membres de l‘Assemblée chargée de réécrire la charte fondamentale du canton. La société civile n‘effectue pas la percée escomptée. Seule l& >>>


      LES RENDEZ–VOUS DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Le Temps Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Lundi 20 Tennis • Début des Swiss Indoors de tennis ŕ la Halle Saint–Jacques de Bâle. L‘enfant du pays, Roger Federer, tentera d‘y conquérir un nouveau titre.

Mardi 21 Physique • La cérémonie d‘inauguration du LHC, qui a dé >>>


      LES RESPONSABLES MONDIAUX PLANCHENT DÉJŔ SUR L‘APRČS–CRISE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Sommet entre les présidents Sarkozy, Bush et Barroso. (photo: Keystone) SOMMET. La réunion tripartite de samedi ŕ Camp David ouvre la voie ŕ une série de sommets sur la réforme du syst';me financier mondial. Premier rendez–vous, en novembre, ŕ New York.

Pierre&nd >>>


      MARCHÉ DE L‘ART: OŮ '';A, UNE CRISE?
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Un visiteur explore une śuvre. La sixi';me édition de Frieze a regroupé 157 exposants. (photo: Keystone) BOURSE. La foire d‘art contemporain de Londres n‘a jamais été aussi bonne et aussi fréquentée.

Harry Bellet, Le Monde Lundi 20 octobre 2008 La sixi& >>>


      PHILIPPE PRESTI S‘IMPOSE DEVANT ALINGHI
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     MATCH–RACING. Finale intense ŕ Gen';ve. Isabelle Musy Lundi 20 octobre 2008 On le sait, la Coupe de l‘America est momentanément paralysée. Son avenir de joue ŕ la Cour supręme new –yorkaise et, peut–ętre aussi, dans le cadre de discussions privées entre >>>


      PLACEMENTS. DETTE SOUVERAINE Ŕ COURT TERME, UNE SÉCURITÉ
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Placements. Alexandre Ris, Senior Product Manager, Pictet Funds SA Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Vente des actifs ŕ risque, fuite vers la qualité... Faut–il parler encore de crise de confiance des investisseurs en ces temps d‘incertitude boursi';re, ou peut–on carrément évoquer un v >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. BETTY, LE MOULE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Benjamin Luis Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Adieu, époque huileuse, oů les beignets baignaient. Sonnez hautbois, résonnez musettes: Betty Bossi a encore frappé. Et elle a frappé fort, la cuisini';re nationale. Elle lance ces jours un moule ŕ beignets pour le four. Cela para >>>


      SOMMET D‘URGENCE POUR L‘ÉCONOMIE HONGROISE
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     CRISE. La BCE offre son soutien aux banques. Maurin Picard, Vienne Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Deuxi';me pays en Europe apr';s l‘Islande ŕ vaciller du fait de la crise financi';re, la Hongrie a tenu samedi un «sommet national» pour sauver son syst';me bancaire. Le premier >>>


      UN SEIGNEUR DÉSABUSÉ
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Critique: Olivier Py et l‘OCG ŕ Gen';ve. Julian Sykes Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Olivier Py non pas en magicien qui tire les fils du spectacle, mais en comédien. Beaucoup s‘étaient déplacés vendredi soir au Victoria Hall de Gen';ve. Ils voulaient le voir, l‘homme qui >>>


      XIAOGANG, LABORATOIRE DES RÉFORMES AGRAIRES CHINOISES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Des paysans travaillent leurs terres dans la province de l’Anhui. Une nouvelle réforme leur permettra de changer, transférer ou męme sous–louer leurs droits ŕ exploiter la terre.

(photo: AFP) CHINE. Dix–huit villageois de Xiaogang auraient entamé en douce les grandes ré >>>


      «HARA KIRI» EN PHOTOS, BĘTES ET MÉCHANTES
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     Un seigneur désabusé Charge punk contre monde plouc CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article «Hara Kiri» en photos, bętes et méchantes La femme objet. Etre plus sexiste que les sexistes pour les dénoncer. (photo: Hara Kiri) REVOLUTION. Un «beau livre» consacré aux images >>>


      «TOUS LES PLATS PRÉPARÉS CONTIENNENT DES GRAISSES CACHÉES»
      Le Temps, 20-10-2008
     En attendant une législation plus claire, mieux vaut cuisiner des produits non transformés.

Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre Lundi 20 octobre 2008 Les industriels, forcés, ont remplacé en grande partie les acides gras trans mauvais pour la santé par des graisses saturées, e >>>


      ABSENCE OF ETHICAL VALUES TO BLAME FOR COMMERCIAL FRAUD
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Galal Fakkar | Arab News Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al–Faisal, second right, receives a commemorative gift from Finance Minister Ibrahim Al–Assaf after opening the First Arab Consumer and Brand Protection Forum at Jeddah Hilton on Sunday. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khale >>>


      DEAL SIGNED FOR SR7.5BN ARQA REAL ESTATE PROJECT
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Ali Al–Zahrani | Arab News Prince Mishaal, second right, and Prince Abdul Aziz bin Mishaal sign the agreement as Abdullah Al–Fowzan, left, and Suleiman Al–Qamlas, right, look on. (AN photo)

RIYADH: Alshoula Holding and Bayt Al–Mal Investment yesterday signed an agreement with Awan Real E >>>


      GULF NEEDS COORDINATED RESPONSE
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Nader Habibi | nhabibi@brandeis.edu Despite strong economic fundamentals and adequate liquidity, the financial institutions of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries have not been immune from the volatility of global financial markets in recent weeks.

As a result of their greater integration with the global e >>>


      IDB HOSTS MEETING ON GLOBAL CRISIS
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Mushtak Parker | Arab News LONDON: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is belatedly convening an extraordinary meeting of &#34leaders and experts of the Islamic financial industry&#34 on Oct. 25 in Jeddah &#34to discuss the impact of the global financial crisis on the industry&#34.

The Only yesterd >>>



      SABB LAUNCHES MBA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: SABB has launched its annual campaign attracting young graduates interested in acquiring MBA degree from Britain.

The scholarship program covers both Saudi males and females. SABB provides the selected candidates tuition fee, accommodation and airline tickets, in addition to an allowance for d >>>


      SAUDI JOBLESS RATE FALLING: AL–HOMAID
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Galal Fakkar | Arab News JEDDAH: The unemployment rate in the Kingdom is falling, according to a statement made by Deputy Minister of Labor Abdul Wahid Al–Homaid while speaking at a seminar on human resources at the headquarters of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (JCCI) yesterday.

«The >>>


      BUSINESSMAN DENIES PLAN TO WITHDRAW FROM MCCI POLLS
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja | Arab News Talat Sabiq MAKKAH: Talat Sabiq, one of the candidates running in the elections for the board of directors of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), yesterday dismissed as baseless media reports quoting a chamber official that he had withdrawn from the contest.

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      GULF STATES INITIATE DEBATE ON USES OF NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Muhammad Ibrahim | Arab News JEDDAH: An international symposium on the peaceful applications of nuclear technology in GCC countries will be held at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) here Nov. 3–5. The symposium will be held under the sponsorship of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

Atomic ene >>>


      KAUST SUPERCOMPUTER LURES RESEARCHERS
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Asma Alsharif | Reuters INVESTMENT IN FUTURE: The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology under construction near Jeddah. (Reuters) JEDDAH: A new science and technology university in Saudi Arabia will house one of the world’s largest supercomputers and it is helping lure top researchers to the Kingdom.
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      KFMC TO SET UP 300–BED ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Walaa Hawari | Arab News RIYADH: A 300–bed department for oncology is to be established at King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) here. Minister of Health Dr. Hamad Al–Manie made the announcement while opening a three–day international conference on breast cancer in the capital on Saturday.

In his keyn >>>


      PROJECT VALUES OF TOLERANCE AND JUSTICE: PRINCE KHALED
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News RELIGIOUS HONOR: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al–Faisal presents the prize to one of the winners in the International Qur’an Competition in Makkah on Sunday. (SPA) JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al–Faisal yesterday urged Muslims to project the moderate Islamic values of justice >>>


      STUDENTS LAUNCH BID TO SEEK OUT ORGAN DONORS
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Laura Bashraheel | Arab News JEDDAH: A campaign to promote awareness about organ donation will be launched across the Kingdom early next year. The campaign, in association with Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), will run in all Saudi schools, universities, companies, malls, public places and media outlets.>>>


      TERROR TRIALS BEGIN TODAY
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News AFTERMATH: An Al–Qaeda hide–out in Dammam in this Sept. 6, 2005 photo after a three–day gunbattle that saw four Saudi security men and a number of extremists killed. (AFP) JEDDAH: The much–awaited trial of Al–Qaeda militants, arrested for taking part in a seri >>>


      UNANNOUNCED FEE HIKES IN SCHOOLS PUT PARENTS IN A DILEMMA
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Galal Fakkar | Arab News JEDDAH: Some private and international schools in the Kingdom have increased their fees by more than 25 percent putting parents in a dilemma because time was too short for them to look for other schools.

Some schools disclosed their new fees at the time of registration a few days before >>>


      40 MILITANTS KILLED IN TROUBLED SWAT REGION
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Azhar Masood | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Pakistani fighter jets bombed a militant hideout in the restive northwestern Swat Valley yesterday, killing 40 Taleban militants, sources said, as the top US diplomat for South Asia visited the country for talks.

US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher met Pakistani o >>>


      COLIN POWELL BACKS OBAMA
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     David Wiessler | Reuters WASHINGTON: Republican John McCain’s US presidential campaign suffered a double blow yesterday when Democratic rival Barack Obama won the support of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and announced he raised a record $150 million in September.

The backing by Powell, who said he plan >>>


      MNS ATTACKS NORTH INDIANS
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Shahid Raza Burney | Arab News MUMBAI: Hundreds of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party workers went on rampage in Mumbai and Thane beating North Indians taking a recruitment test for Indian Railways yesterday.

The Raj Thackeray’s party workers, continuing their policy of boosting Marathi people, beat candida >>>


      TEL AVIV WEIGHING ABDULLAH INITIATIVE
      Arab News, 20-10-2008
     Aron Heller | AP JERUSALEM: Israeli leaders are giving serious consideration to a dormant Saudi plan offering a comprehensive peace between Israel and the Arab world, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said yesterday.

Barak said that with individual negotiations with Syria and the Palestinians making little headway, i >>>


      BRACE FOR HEAVY LAYOFFS
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Ido Solomon, Haim Bior and Tali Heruti–Sover People aren‘t fired over the holidays, but the holidays are about to end, and the impact of the worldwide financial crisis on real economic activity is about to hit Israel too, judging by conversations with managers.

The conversations show their uncert >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief Cellcom will be raising its rates by an average of 7% at the end of November.

The company blames price erosion, and says it will be notifying customers in their next bill. The price hike won‘t apply to surfing, text messages, or t >>>


      GROWING PAINS
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Lior Dattel and Yanir Yagna Be‘er Sheva doesn‘t seem to be in great shape. A comparison of 12 cities by TheMarker and Ha‘ir placed the capital of the Negev in 10th place.

Investment in development is minimal; the municipality‘s outlay for every resident is low; the air is foul; the de >>>


      ICL VYING AGAINST K+S TO BUY GERMAN POTASH MINE
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Yoram Gabison Israel Chemicals is one of two companies that have filed bids to buy an abandoned potash mine in the German state of Thuringia from the German government. The other contender, Kali und Salz, is the biggest producer of potash in western Europe. It has proposed to build a new potash mine in Rossleben.
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      INDIAN FIRM WANTS MAKHTESHIM
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Yoram Gabison The crisis sweeping world capital markets is causing not only pain: It‘s leading to opportunities to buy companies on the cheap. Could one of them be Israel‘s agrochem giant Makhteshim–Agan?

The Indian company United Phosphorus Limited is the biggest manufacturer of generic ag >>>


      MARKETS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     El Al‘s plan to finance part of its 2010 acquisitions plan by selling old planes is being foiled by the financial crisis. A Singaporean investments firm has withdrawn from a deal to buy a used plane for $6.5 million, which was supposed to be paid by the end of September 2008. The plane in question was a Boeing 727 >>>


      NOT THE TIME TO SHOP
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Barr Hayoun Tel Aviv stocks roared yesterday, but the state of the world markets remains highly unstable and worried consumers are deferring major purchases. Some 13% of the public is postponing major acquisitions, mainly of apartments but also of vehicles, according to a Geocartography survey conducted last week.
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      THE FREE MARKET AND PIGGISH CAPITALISM
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Guy Rolnik It‘s a rotten system and pigs will always be around. But it‘s the best system there is They say on Wall Street that bulls make money, bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered.

The Wall Street traders will have to come up with some new sayings, though. About pigs, that is. But not the >>>


      WHAT PRICE SHABBAT?
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Guy Liberman Rabbinic intervention and circumstances tend to keep housing prices low in religious neighborhoods People tend to prefer to live in homogenous neighborhoods that obey their way of life. There are whole cities, such as Bnei Brak and Elad, with a strong observant character: towns populated mainly by the ul >>>


      A PREVENTABLE DEATH
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Haaretz Editorial Advertisement If the fleeing car had been carrying a Palestinian, possibly on the way to a terror attack, the entire police force would have been called out instantly, along with the Shin Bet security service and other forces. They would have put into action the special procedures for a terrorist at >>>


      BIRDS IN THE SUKKAH
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Yossi Sarid Tags: Galilee, Yossi Sarid Fifteen years ago, about a thousand cranes wintered here in the Galilee panhandle, before the Hula Lake was carelessly dried out into a lakelet.

Today 30,000 cranes winter here, as if to say to themselves, "it‘s fun living here, so why keep wandering?" O >>>


      LET‘S TRICK THE LAW
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Ze‘ev Segal Tags: Israel News, Kadima The coalition agreement between Kadima and Labor "to form the 32nd government" was signed last week "in general outlines" that indicate that this is not a finished product, but a document that is still open to improvements.

Only the desire to re >>>


      OPEN HEART SURGERY
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Nehemia Shtrasler Tags: Tzipi Livni, Israel News It is difficult to understand the incredible lack of responsibility displayed by Ehud Barak and Eli Yishai. The entire world is in the midst of a dizzying financial hurricane and there are fears of a global recession and dreadful unemployment figures, but Barak and Yis >>>


      WE MUST NOT GIVE IN ON JERUSALEM
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Akiva Eldar Tags: Jerusalem, Shas, Israel In the process of forming her government, Tzipi Livni is being forced to swallow quite a few bitter pills. In coalition bargaining, as in diplomatic negotiations, concessions and compromises are the name of the game. When the only alternative is early elections that will brin >>>


      ASHDOD MAN STABS EX–WIFE TO DEATH
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Haaretz Staff An Ashdod man was arrested for stabbing his ex–wife to death yesterday at the entrance to her apartment building. Yesterday afternoon, 57–year–old Zilo Fadida allegedly dragged Rosie Fadida out of her apartment and stabbed her multiple times in front of passersby.

Rosie‘ >>>


      BARAK: ISRAEL SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING SAUDI PEACE PLAN
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By The Associated Press Israeli leaders are seriously considering a dormant Saudi plan offering a comprehensive peace between Israel and the Arab world in exchange for lands captured during the 1'67 war, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said yesterday.

Barak said it may be time to pursue an overall peace deal fo >>>


      DANNY AYALON QUITS NEFESH B‘NEFESH FOR POLITICAL CAREER
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Raphael Ahren Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Danny Ayalon announced yesterday that he would resign from his post as co–chairman of Nefesh B‘Nefesh at the end of this year, in order "to pursue an independent political career opportunity," as he said in a statement.

Ayalon >>>


      ELIE WIESEL: AHMADINEJAD UN SPEECH SHOWS WORLD HASN‘T LEARNED FROM SHOAH
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Shlomo Shamir NEW YORK – Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel has said that the recent speech in the United Nations by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows that the world has learned nothing from the Holocaust. "Ten years ago and less, the ruler of a country that announced its aspiration for Israel to be wipe >>>


      FOREIGN MINISTRY MULLING NON–AGGRESSION TREATY WITH LEBANON
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Barak Ravid Advertisement Livni‘s close advisers and senior ministry officials participated in the discussion. Given the officials‘ close relationship with Livni, the evaluation‘s recommendations are likely to turn into official policy should she succeed in forming a government.

Eran Etzion >>>


      HUNDREDS RALLY FOR SHALIT, CLOSE KEREM SHALOM CROSSING
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Haaretz Correspondents and DPA , By Jack Khoury and Yuval Azoulay About 3,000 people rallied yesterday at Kerem Shalom, blocking goods from entering Gaza as they called for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit‘s freedom, and sparking conflicting statements from lawmakers as to the wisdom and usefulness of the protest >>>


      ISRAELI JOURNALIST, TREASURE–HUNTER FINDS KRISTALLNACHT TRASH IN DUMP OUTSIDE BERLIN
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Assaf Uni BERLIN – Trash from Kristallnacht has been found in a large garbage dump an hour‘s drive north of Berlin, Israeli journalist and treasure–hunter Yaron Svoray has announced.

Svoray announced the discovery yesterday, and is planning to release more details today.

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      MILITARY, CIVILIAN POLICE PROBE TZRIFIN INFILTRATION
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Yuval Azoulay Both military and civilian police are investigating an attack on a soldier at a central Israel army base on Saturday. The soldier, whose weapon was stolen, was in moderate condition at the base hospital yesterday, with head and leg injuries.

Police believe the attack was criminally, not politic >>>


      MODI‘IN TEENAGER ARRESTED FOR HACKING INTERNATIONAL ONLINE GAME
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     Print Edition Car Rental Books Haaretz Magazine Business Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Modi‘in teenager arrested for hacking international online game By Yuval Goren A 17–year–old from the Modi‘in area hacked into the online software of the Nexon corporation, which dev >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     Graffiti threatening the life of Peace Now secretary general Yariv Oppenheimer was found in central Tel Aviv yesterday. The graffiti read, "Yariv (the pig) Oppenheimer, your end is near." A nearby message read, "Kahane was right," a reference to Meir Kahane, the late leader of the outlawed far– >>>


      OVADIA YOSEF ORDERS SHAS: NO COMPROMISE ON CHILD PAYMENTS
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Mazal Mualem Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef yesterday instructed party chairman Eli Yishai not to compromise on child allowance payments, as Kadima and Shas party negotiators ended their latest coalition talks Sunday evening without reaching an agreement. The sides will meet again after the Simhat Torah hol >>>


      POLICE TURN TO PUBLIC TO FIND PASSENGER IN HIT–AND–RUN; DRIVER HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Roni Singer–Heruti and Yuval Goren The police yesterday asked the public for help in finding one of the passengers in the car involved in a deadly hit–and–run early Friday. Shalom Yemini of the Ramat Gan neighborhood of Ramat Amidar was once considered a member of the Ramat Amidar gang and was convi >>>


      ROW OVER SAINTHOOD OF NAZI–ERA POPE INTENSIFIES
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By News Agencies Making Nazi–era Pope Pius XII a saint could open a "wound difficult to heal" between Jews and Catholics, a top Italian Jewish leader said yesterday.

Pius, who reigned from 1'3' until his death in 1'58, has been accused by some Jews of turning a blind eye to the Holoc >>>


      SAUDI OFFICIAL PRESENTS NEW ISRAELI–PALESTINIAN PEACE PLAN
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Avi Issacharoff Tags: Palestinian, peace plan Turki al–Faisal, the former Saudi intelligence director and a member of the royal family, presented a proposal for Israeli–Palestinian peace at a conference yesterday.

Arab, Palestinian and Israeli political figures attended the conference, organized >>>


      SHAS LEADERS, RABBIS VISIT PERES – BUT NOT TO JOIN GOVERNMENT
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Yair Ettinger The political and rabbinic elite of Shas, nearly everyone from party mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, plus ministers and party leaders and a few city chief rabbis, donned their festival best and turned out at the President‘s Residence in Jerusalem yesterday.

When the >>>


      SOROKA SURGEONS REMOVED WRONG ORGAN IN FAULTY OP
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Ran Reznick Surgeons at Soroka Medical Center in Be‘er Sheva earlier this year erroneously removed part of a patient‘s pancreas instead of his adrenal gland, which is located above the kidneys. They later discovered the operation had been based on a faulty diagnosis and had been unnecessary from the start >>>


      STATE: FOREIGN CAREGIVERS ARE ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Ruth Sinai Attorney General Menachem Mazuz is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a National Labor Court ruling and require that a caregiver from the Philippines receive overtime pay.

Mazuz‘s brief, which will be discussed by the Supreme Court on Thursday, has far–reaching consequences for the c >>>


      TOURISM TO NORTH INCREASES SLIGHTLY SINCE BEGINNING OF SUKKOT HOLIDAY
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Eli Ashkenazi Tags: Israel News, JNF, Tourism The number of tourists in the north increased slightly Sunday, marking an improvement over the first part of the weeklong Sukkot holiday, when fewer people visited tourist sites and stayed at guesthouses than last year.

Shmuel Hazan, who runs the Golan Tourism As >>>


      VICTIM‘S MOTHER: SHE WAS MURDERED
      Haaretz, 20-10-2008
     By Noa Kosharek Hundreds of people attended the Herzliya funeral yesterday of Meital Ahronson, who was killed in a hit–and–run accident in Tel Aviv early Friday. Among the friends and family was Batya Meiri Yizri, whose daughter Mali was critically injured in the accident.

The mothers hugged each ot >>>


      DOWNPOURS AND WHIRLWINDS CAUSE HEAVY DAMAGE IN CENTRAL PROVINCES
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     An over 200 metre portion of the Dong Lam dyke was broken.

Nhan Dan Online ‫The Dong Lam dyke was broken due to a prolonged downpour, submerging around 100 houses in Dong Lam hamlet, Quang Vinh commune, Quang Dien district, Thu Thien ‫ Hue province on October 17. The People‘s Com >>>


      OIL SPILLS AROUSE GOVERNMENT‘S CONCERNS
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     Absorbing oil.

The Prime Minister on October 17 sent an urgent message to all relevant agencies to ask for prompt measures to be taken against oil spills caused by a wrecked ship carrying Panama flag over the water surface of the central coastal province of Phu Yen since early this month.

The Vietfacht >>>


      OUTSTANDING WOMEN HONOURED
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     Certificates of merit were also presented to outstanding female students.

Three female collectives and eight individuals were awarded with the Vietnam Women Prize 2008 ‫ one of the country‘s largest prizes for women, at a ceremony held in Hanoi on October 18 on the occasion of the 78th foundi >>>


      PM HEADS TO CHINA ON FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his wife begin an official visit to China from October 20 ‫ 23 at the invitation of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his wife. This is Dung‘s first visit to China as Prime Minister.

Mr Dung is accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia K >>>


      VICE PRESIDENT MEETS LEADERS TO FRANCOPHONE SUMMIT
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan meets Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan held bilateral meetings with leaders from other countries on the sidelines of the 12th Francophone Summit in Quebec, Canada on October 18.

Meeting with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, the Vice Pr >>>


      VIETNAM BOOSTS CO–OPERATION WITH EAST TIMOR
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     Vietnam wishes to further strengthen the multi–faceted co–operation with East Timor for the benefits of the two countries‘ people.

The statement was made by Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Huu Dung after presenting credentials to East Timor President Jose Ramos–Horta on October 16.

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      VIETNAM JOINS GLOBAL EFFORTS TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan made the statement at the October 18 session of the 12th Francophone Summit in Quebec, Canada.

The Vietnamese government appreciates the international and the French speaking countries‘ efforts in environmental protection, the Vice President said.

She called on deve >>>


      VIETNAMESE EMBASSY MEETS CHINESE PRESS
      Nhan Dan, 20-10-2008
     The Vietnamese embassy in Beijing on October 17 held a press conference announcing Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung‘s official visit to China from October 20–23.

Envoy Nguyen Vinh Quang and minister counsellor Dang Minh Khoi informed Chinese reporters of the context, aim and significance of the visit >>>


      "EE UU no conoce América Latina"
      El Pais, 20-10-2008
     Claudia Palacios (Cali, 1'77) mira con regocijo la carta del restaurante del hotel donde se aloja. "Reducción de garbanzos y setas, suena interesante", bromea mientras decide qué salsa echarle al lomo de atún saignant que va a pedir. Hotel de Las Letras. Madrid La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas El rostro de >>>



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