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      A RALLY TO PROTEST AGAINST THE PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION’S PLANS...
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     KATERINA MAVRONA/ANA Residents from the town of Mantoudi, on the island of Evia, yesterday staged a rally to protest against the Public Power Corporation’s plans to build a coal–fired plant just 2 kilometers from their homes. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), attended the pr >>>


      CYPRUS LEADERS AGREE TO START TALKS
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     Cyprus President Dimitris Christo–fias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat yesterday agreed to kickstart stalled peace talks and pledged to reopen a landmark street in the divided capital of Nicosia as a goodwill gesture.

The meeting between the two leaders, mediated by the United Nations’ permane >>>


      FYROM NAME DIALOGUE ‘USEFUL’
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and her counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Antonio Milososki yesterday issued a joint statement from Brussels expressing their «commitment» to a solution to the Macedonia name dispute.

After the talks, which were attended by US Assistant Secretary >>>


      HOSPITAL WORKERS PAY ISSUE
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     Hospitals in Athens are spending millions of euros every year to hire private support staff for menial tasks but the workers are allegedly being paid extremely low wages and are being asked to perform a number of duties, Kathimerini has learnt.

Evangelismos hospital is due to spend 8 million euros on private su >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     PRECIOUS WATER EYDAP says that reserves are down considerably compared to last year Athens’s water reserves have fallen by 10 months’ worth of consumption this year in comparison to last year, the Athens Water Company (EYDAP) said yesterday. There are 350 million fewer cubic meters of water in the capital’s reservoirs n >>>


      PASOK ELECTS NEW SECRETARY
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     PASOK elects new secretary PASOK leader George Papandreou did not get the ringing endorsement he wanted yesterday for his preferred candidate for party secretary Yiannis Ragoussis.

The former party spokesman was elected but not by the margin Papandreou would have liked. Ragoussis received 15' of 273 votes f >>>


      PENSION BILL PASSAGE HITCH
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     Procedural technicality means MPs will cast final vote on Wednesday The controversial pension reform bill was voted through Parliament article by article late on Wednesday night but, invoking a parliamentary technicality, PASOK prevented the draft law being passed as a whole in the early hours yesterday, which means tha >>>


      POLICE TO BE FREED FROM VIP GUARD DUTY
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     New legal provisions will curb the number of policemen available to guard politicians and other VIPs, freeing up hundreds of officers for active duty, Interior Ministry sources said yesterday.

A presidential decree submitted to the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, stipulates the max >>>


      YIANNIS DRYMONAKOS CELEBRATES AFTER WINNING THE GOLD...
      Kathimerin, 22-03-2008
     JOHN THYS/AFP Greek swimmer Yiannis Drymonakos celebrates after winning the gold in the 200–meter butterfly at the European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven yesterday. Drymonakos touched in ahead of Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski and Russia’s Nikolay Skvortsov.
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      A TAĎWAN, LE TIBET S‘INVITE AUX ÉLECTIONS
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Ma Ying–jeou, le candidat du parti nationaliste (Kuomintang) qui a les faveurs de Pékin, a été contraint de singuli';rement durcir son discours ŕ l’égard de la Chine pour éviter un revers aux élections présidentielles.Photo: Keystone TAIWAN. La population élit c >>>


      AU SUPERMARCHÉ, LA BAISSE DU POUVOIR D‘ACHAT ALIMENTE LA GROGNE CONTRE SARKOZY
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     FRANCE. La hausse des prix liée ŕ la flambée des mati';res premi';res entame le budget des ménages et explique en bonne partie le recul de la droite aux municipales. Reportage ŕ Evreux.

Sylvain Besson, Evreux Samedi 22 mars 2008 C‘est jour de fęte pour Edouard >>>


      BON APPÉTIT. P'4;QUES ET P'4;QUERETTES
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
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      CFF CARGO: ANDREAS MEYER SČME LA PANIQUE Ŕ YVERDON
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     SUISSE. A la veille des négociations avec les grévistes entamées au Tessin, le directeur des CFF a envisagé de déplacer ŕ Bellinzone une partie des locomotives traitées sur le site du Nord vaudois.

Marco Danesi, Collaboration: Philippe Miauton Samedi 22 mars 2008 Vendredi, And >>>


      CRITIQUE: «KARMEN AVEC UNE FIN HEUREUSE». LYRIQUE BREGOVIC
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Critique: «Karmen avec une Fin Heureuse». La lecture de ce texte (1244 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DE JUSTESSE, LE PARLEMENT REJETTE L‘INITIATIVE SUR LE DROIT DE RECOURS
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     VOTE FINAL. L‘initiative radicale rate la grâce parlementaire de quatre voix.

Bernard Wuthrich, Berne Samedi 22 mars 2008 Il s‘en est fallu d‘un cheveu que le parlement n‘émette aucune recommandation de vote ŕ propos de l‘initiative populaire du PRD contre le droit d >>>


      DES ÉLUS COULENT ROBERT CRAMER ET LES MOUETTES
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     GENEVE. La commission parlementaire des finances a refusé de voter une subvention de 2 millions.

Cynthia Gani Samedi 22 mars 2008 Un tel affront, Robert Cramer ne s‘y attendait gu';re. Du coup, le conseiller d‘Etat vert au double mandat n‘a pas dissimulé sa col';re, m >>>


      ELECTRON, DES CHARGES CLAIRES ET OBSCURES
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     FESTIVAL. Concerts inégaux. Rocco Zacheo Samedi 22 mars 2008 Difficile d‘imaginer un appel d‘air plus puissant que celui généré par l‘ouverture du festival Electron. Hasard de la programmation ou contraintes dictées par les dates ŕ disposition, jeudi soir, le cinqui >>>


      HONNEURS AUX FONDS EN ACTIONS ÉMERGENTES, SUISSES ET VERTES
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Plus de trois décennies d‘expérience FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Honneurs aux fonds en actions émergentes, suisses et vertes CLASSEMENT. La société de notation de gérants Citywire distingue dans son classement 2007 les intervenants actifs sur des segments qui ne font pas enco >>>


      IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS. LE PRĘTRE ET SON PROTECTEUR
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 22 mars 2008 Claude Arpi inscrit l‘histoire du Tibet× dans la relation qui unit au XIIIe si';cle le grand Khan mongol et les lamas tibétains. Gengis Khan a conquis l‘empire que l‘on sait, de l‘Europe ŕ la Chine. Son petit–fils, Goden, s&lsquo >>>


      JEAN–MARIE GUÉHENNO: «AU DARFOUR, LA COMMUNAUTÉ INTERNATIONALE SE CACHE DERRIČRE LA FORCE HYBRIDE»
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     A Taďwan, le Tibet s‘invite aux élections Jeux olympiques de Pékin: de l‘art de bien utiliser le torpillage Au supermarché, la baisse du pouvoir d‘achat alimente la grogne contre Sarkozy Jean–Marie Guéhenno: «Au Darfour, la communauté internationale se cache de >>>


      JEUX OLYMPIQUES DE PÉKIN: DE L‘ART DE BIEN UTILISER LE TORPILLAGE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     CHINE. Du boycott de la cérémonie d‘ouverture au défilé tibétain sur le stade, les scénarios de sabotage des JO se multiplient.

Caroline Stevan Samedi 22 mars 2008 Riche propriétaire terrien, Charles Cunningham Boycott exigea en 187' alors que l‘Irlande ét >>>


      L‘AFFAIRE «MÖRGELE» RELANCE LE DÉBAT SUR LES VIOLATIONS DU SECRET DE FONCTION
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Christoph Mörgeli diffusant, mercredi, un enregistrement sonore des propos de Pascal Couchepin.Photo: Keystone CONTROVERSE. La Chambre du peuple a refusé de blâmer cinq élus, accusés par le Bureau du National d‘avoir divulgué des propos tenus en séance de commission. Toutes les i >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. RAYMOND STAUFFER: «TORNOS NE SOUFFRE NI DE LA FAIBLESSE DU DOLLAR NI DU PASSAGE Ŕ VIDE DE L‘ÉCONOMIE AMÉRICAINE»
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Raymond Stauffer, directeur général du fabricant de tours automatiques Tornos, basé ŕ Moutier, dans le Jura bernois.

Philippe Gumy Samedi 22 mars 2008 Le Temps: Le dollar flirte avec la parité avec le franc. Ressentez–vous un impact sur vos entrées de commandes?

Raym >>>


      L‘UDC EST DÉTERMINÉE Ŕ ÉVINCER EVELINE WIDMER–SCHLUMPF DU PARTI
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     OPPOSITION. Il y a quinze jours encore, l‘exclusion de la Grisonne était contestée. Aujourd‘hui, les parlementaires de l‘UDC sont bien décidés ŕ lui faire payer sa «traîtrise».

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      L‘UNIVERSITÉ DE LAUSANNE VEUT S‘ÉTENDRE Ŕ EPALINGES
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     VAUD. Le départ de l‘ISREC libérera des locaux. Le canton pourrait les racheter.

Nicolas Dufour Samedi 22 mars 2008 Le grand chambardement des sciences de la vie se prépare ŕ Lausanne. Le départ de l‘Institut de recherche expérimentale sur le cancer (ISREC), qui quitter >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 20 MARS 2008
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Honneurs aux fonds en actions émergentes, suisses et vertes FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 20 mars 2008 Les bancaires p';sent sur la tendance.

Anker Bank Private Banking Samedi 22 mars 2008 Jeudi, le marché suisse a rechuté, vaincu par les incertitudes relatives >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. CH'4;TEAU JEAN FAURE 2005, SAINT–EMILION GRAND CRU
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
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      LA FONDATION GIANADDA RETIRE LA PHOTO QUI F'4;CHE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     LITIGE. En marge d‘une exposition sur l‘Egypte, un cliché accusé de nuire ŕ l‘image du pays.

Marie–Pierre Genecand Samedi 22 mars 2008 Entre deux maux, il faut choisir le moins pire. Telle est l‘attitude pragmatique adoptée par Léonard Gianadda, responsable >>>


      LA MORT DE CHANTAL SÉBIRE NE RESTERA PAS SANS ÉCHO
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     EUTHANASIE. Emotion et propositions apr';s la mort de celle que la France a vue agoniser.

Stéphane Bonvin Samedi 22 mars 2008 Un visage horriblement déformé par la maladie. Un faci';s torturé comme un tableau de Francis Bacon.

Pour les Suisses, chez qui l‘eutha >>>


      LA REPRISE D‘ALITALIA DEVIENT UN ENJEU POLITIQUE POUR L‘ITALIE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     AVIATION. Silvio Berlusconi dira non ŕ Air France s‘il devient premier ministre.

Le Temps Samedi 22 mars 2008 Le leader de la droite italienne Silvio Berlusconi a déclaré vendredi qu‘il dirait «un non sec» ŕ l‘offre de rachat d‘Alitalia par Air France&ndas >>>


      LA SEMAINE. UNE RÉCESSION ÉCONOMIQUE, CELA?
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Beat Kappeler Samedi 22 mars 2008 Ma chronique finira par une belle pensée pascale mais elle commence par les petits soucis économiques du moment. Les esprits se préoccupent en effet de cette éventuelle récession aux Etats–Unis. Déjŕ, les économistes abandonnent la théo >>>


      LAUSANNE, VILLE DE MONDES
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Couleur lausannoise: le salon Afro Elégance.Photo: David Prętre / Strate VAUD. En 20 ans, le taux d‘étrangers a explosé dans la capitale vaudoise et approche celui de Gen';ve: visite guidée.

Laurent Caspary Samedi 22 mars 2008 Lausanne «la paysanne qui a fait ses hum >>>


      LE NEZ DEHORS
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Deux vitesses pour enfants • L‘Alimentarium de Vevey et le Musée suisse du jeu ŕ la Tour–de–Peilz organisent une journée de découvertes ludiques et culinaires sur le th';me «Repas et jeux ŕ deux vitesses». Au programme, atelier de cuisine, animations, balade >>>


      LE PDT VEUT REVOIR L‘IMPÔT GENEVOIS
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Le Temps Samedi 22 mars 2008 La section genevoise du Parti du travail a lancé une initiative populaire visant ŕ modifier la loi sur l‘imposition des personnes physiques. Il propose que le montant du rabais d‘impôt (somme d‘impôt venant en déduction de l‘impôt de base >>>


      LES DÉCHIRURES Ŕ VIF DE LA GRANDE FAMILLE DE LA RADIO SUISSE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Questions ŕ Virginie Carniel. «Nous devons sensibiliser les entreprises au développement durable» REGIONS Le Temps I Article Les déchirures ŕ vif de la grande famille de la Radio suisse romande SUISSE ROMANDE. L‘affaire des fichiers pédophiles a provoqué l‘une des pl >>>


      LES EGLISES CHRÉTIENNES EN QUĘTE D‘UNE DATE COMMUNE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Les principales confessions chrétiennes n‘arrivent pas ŕ se mettre d‘accord. Patricia Briel Samedi 22 mars 2008 «J‘ai ręvé que toutes les Eglises du monde célébreraient la résurrection de notre Seigneur commun ensemble, le męme jour, comme l‘une des e >>>


      LUCIEN FAVRE: «A BERLIN, J‘AI ENCORE TOUT Ŕ PROUVER»
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     FOOTBALL. Lucien Favre parle de sa nouvelle vie d‘entraîneur du Hertha Berlin, de cet important défi ŕ relever.

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      MARIE–ANTOINETTE, HÉROĎNE D‘OPÉRA
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     EXPOSITION. A Paris, le Grand Palais consacre une spectaculaire exposition ŕ la reine de France guillotinée en 17'3, et fait le portrait flatteur d‘une femme aux prises avec les tempętes de l‘histoire.

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      POUR LAMBIEL, TOUT RESTE POSSIBLE, MAIS...
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     PATINAGE. Cinqui';me ŕ l‘issue du programme court, le Valaisan peut encore ręver de devenir champion du monde. Mais sous pression, il devra livrer un programme libre parfait.

Ariane Pellaton Samedi 22 mars 2008 Le suspense reste entier. A l‘issue du programme court, hier, ŕ G& >>>


      P'4;QUES, MOUVEMENT Ŕ COMPLICATIONS
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     • La date mobile de la fęte pascale, tr';s précoce cette année, complique l‘organisation de la société civile. Faut–il pour autant la fixer dans le calendrier? Débats.

Luc Debraine Samedi 22 mars 2008 «Vous parlez le grec ancien?» plaisante Jean&ndas >>>


      QUARANTE ANS DE RECUL POUR MIEUX DÉCHIFFRER MAI 68
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     ANNIVERSAIRE. Témoin et historien, Patrick Rotman plaide pour une lecture dépassionnée.

Le Temps Samedi 22 mars 2008 C‘était il y a 40 ans... Le 22 mars 1'68 était jour de mobilisation ŕ l‘Université de Nanterre, établissement neuf en plein bidonville. Dan >>>


      QUE POURRAIT FAIRE LA BNS POUR AIDER UNE BANQUE EN DIFFICULTÉ?
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     BANQUES. Les rumeurs de l‘étude d‘un scénario d‘aide ŕ UBS incitent ŕ se pencher sur les conditions et la forme que pourrait prendre une aide extraordinaire de la banque centrale.

Emmanuel Garessus Samedi 22 mars 2008 Aux Etats–Unis, la Réserve fédérale >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ VIRGINIE CARNIEL. «NOUS DEVONS SENSIBILISER LES ENTREPRISES AU DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE»
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Questions ŕ Virginie Carniel, directrice du Développement économique neuchâtelois (DEN).

Vincent Terrier Samedi 22 mars 2008 Le Développement économique neuchâtelois (DEN), le Service cantonal de l‘environnement et l‘association Ecoparc viennent de lancer conjointe >>>


      REPČRE. LA BULLE SUR LES COMMODITÉS SE DÉGONFLE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Rep';re. Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Samedi 22 mars 2008 La récente aggravation de la crise du marché du crédit masque le dégonflement d‘une autre bulle: celle formée ces dix–huit derniers mois sur les marchés des mati';res premi';res. Cette semaine, m >>>


      TAIPEI–LHASSA. MĘME COMBAT
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Frédéric Koller Samedi 22 mars 2008 Etrange sc';ne en réalité. La nuit enveloppe Taipei. La pleine lune éclaire des milliers de supporters venus applaudir leur candidat ŕ la présidence, un indépendantiste, donné perdant. Il faudra un miracle pour retourner la situatio >>>


      THOMAS DERUNS, DE L‘OMBRE Ŕ LA LUMIČRE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     HOCKEY SUR GLACE. Le pugnace attaquant de Gen';ve–Servette s‘impose, sans faire de bruit, comme l‘un des joueurs les plus précieux de LNA. Ce week–end, il pourrait accéder ŕ sa premi';re finale des play–off.

Simon Meier Samedi 22 mars 2008 S‘acc >>>


      TROMPERIE CHEZ CREDIT SUISSE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Alerte sur un désastreux mois de mars Un jeu boursier séduit les étudiants des unis suisses Rep';re. La bulle sur les commodités se dégonfle La reprise d‘Alitalia devient un enjeu politique pour l‘Italie L‘interview de la semaine. Raymond Stauffer: «Tornos ne souf >>>


      UN ACTEUR POUR L‘ÉTERNITÉ
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     DECES. Géant de la sc';ne britannique, le shakespearien Paul Scofield s‘est éteint ŕ 86 ans.

Norbert Creutz Samedi 22 mars 2008 En 2004, un sondage aupr';s de ses pairs nommait son Roi Lear de 1'62, sous la direction de Peter Brook, comme la «plus grande performanc >>>


      UN JEU BOURSIER SÉDUIT LES ÉTUDIANTS DES UNIS SUISSES
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Rep';re. La bulle sur les commodités se dégonfle La reprise d‘Alitalia devient un enjeu politique pour l‘Italie L‘interview de la semaine. Raymond Stauffer: «Tornos ne souffre ni de la faiblesse du dollar ni du passage ŕ vide de l‘économie américaine» >>>


      VIE NOCTURNE. LA LONGUE RUE QUI FAIT DE ZURICH UNE GRANDE VILLE
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     QUARTIER. Balade impressionniste dans la Langstrasse, oů cohabitent bobos, drogue et sexe.

Anne Fournier, Zurich, Photos: Nelly Rodriguez, Strates Samedi 22 mars 2008 Une rue. Mais une rue interminable, et qui grouille ŕ la nuit tombée. Une rue qui rév';le ŕ chacun de ses coins >>>


      VILLAGE PEOPLE. CÉCILIABLABLACARLABLABLANICOLASBLABLABLABLABLA
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Village people. Stéphane Bonvin Samedi 22 mars 2008 Souvenez–vous. Cela avait commencé (presque) comme du Shakespeare: Nicolas, Ségol';ne, leur duel, notre dilemme, ô Voici, ô Gala, ô dieux cornéliens.

Puis cela avait viré sitcom: Nicolas, Cécilia, qui >>>


      VUE SUR LE MONDE. LE CADEAU FAIT AUX MOLLAHS
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     Cette guerre avait un objectif. En allant renverser Saddam Hussein, les Etats–Unis voulaient susciter, il y a eu cinq ans, une «contagion démocratique» au Proche–Orient. Cela semble, aujourd‘hui, si tragiquement risible qu‘on l‘a oublié mais leur idée était, >>>


      «J‘AI ÉNORMÉMENT MŰRI»
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     DIDIER CUCHE. Skieur alpin. A connu les affres de la blessure, les contre performances avant de signer, cette année, sa plus belle saison.

Isabelle Musy, Bormio Samedi 22 mars 2008 Dans les salons de l‘hôtel Funivia ŕ Bormio, Didier Cuche, d‘un jean et d‘une chemise noire vę >>>


      «MESSIEURS, CONTRE L‘INFERTILITÉ, MANGEZ DES KIWIS»
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     SPERME. Pour la premi';re fois, une étude démontre l‘influence de l‘alimentation des hommes sur les anomalies chromosomiques de leurs spermatozoďdes. En cause, un manque de vitamine B'.

Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre Samedi 22 mars 2008 La médecine s‘e >>>


      «UN ALBUM HUMBLEMENT POLITIQUE»
      Le Temps, 22-03-2008
     CHANSON. Alain Bashung digresse autour d‘extraits de son douzi';me album, «Bleu Pétrole».

Gilles Renault Samedi 22 mars 2008 Artiste majuscule, essentiel dans l‘évolution de la sc';ne rock française de ces trente derni';res années, Alain Bashun >>>


      DE–PEGGING ‘ESSENTIAL’ TO CURB INFLATION
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Dr. Abdullah Al–Saihati JEDDAH, 22 March 2008 — Dr. Abdullah Al–Saihati, chairman of Saihati Group, has called for the de–pegging of Saudi riyal from the weakening US dollar, saying it was essential to curb increasing inflation in the Kingdom.

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      SASO WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON QUALITY STANDARDS
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Raid Qusti & Galal Fakkar, Arab News RIYADH, 22 March 2008 — The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO), in cooperation with the International Standards Organization (ISO) and MARS Company, will launch a two–day workshop here tomorrow at the organization’s headquarters under the title «Sharing Partn >>>


      WORLD MARKETS PUT PRESSURE ON SAUDI STOCKS
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Khalil Hanware & Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News JEDDAH/AMMAN, 22 March 2008 — The Saudi stock market extended losses for the fourth week in a row last week, with investors coming under mounting pressures from world markets and reports of imminent US stagnation.

The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) shed >>>


      DISTINCT WAYS, DIFFERENT ENDS
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Say: ‘Who is it that gives you sustenance out of the heavens and the earth?’ Say: ‘It is God; and either we or you are on the right path or have clearly gone astray!’ (24) Say: ‘Neither shall you be called to account for whatever we have >>>


      MARRYING AN OLD ENEMY’S DAUGHTER
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News The woman was evidently full of sorrow and appeared overburdened. Yet her feelings could not overshadow the fact that she was both pretty and well brought up. She was speaking to the Prophet (peace be upon him), appealing for his help in her plight. When she mentioned her name, Barrah bint Al&ndas >>>


      THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO OFFER WITR PRAYER
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. If a person offers night worship very often but misses out on some nights due to oversleeping, when should he pray witr?

Q.2. If one is reading the Qur’an sitting on the floor, and someone close to him is sitting on a sofa, should the one reading the Qur’an move over to sit at a high >>>


      THE PROPHET’S RESPONSIBILITY
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful We have sent you to all mankind so that you bring them good news and give them warning; but most people do not understand. They ask: «When is this promise to be fulfilled, if what you say be true?» Say: «There has been a >>>


      WHEN DIVISION OF INHERITANCE PRESENTS DIFFICULTY
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A person died, leaving behind his wife, both parents and two daughters. According to the rules of distributing inheritance, their shares are more than the total estate. How do we solve this problem?

A. Kasagrod A. There are cases where the shares given to heirs may total more than the >>>


      274 ILLEGAL RESIDENTS ROUNDED UP
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Raid Qusti, Arab News RIYADH, 22 March 2008 — Local authorities said yesterday that at least 274 illegal residents of various nationalities were apprehended by police in raids carried out in the capital under the direct orders of the Riyadh Gov. Prince Salman to clamp down on the rise of crimes committed by illegal resi >>>


      JEWELERS REPORT DROP IN GOLD SALES
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Laura Bashraheel, Arab News JEDDAH, 22 March 2008 — Despite reports last year of a 15–percent rise in demand for gold in the Kingdom, local jewelers have seen a dramatic drop in sales as a result of high prices. They say customers are selling rather than buying to profit from the price hike.

«The in >>>


      KING ABDULLAH WELCOMES CHENEY
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah speaks with US Vice President Dick Cheney at his Janadriya ranch on the outskirts of Riyadh on Friday.

(AFP) RIYADH, 22 March 2008 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah welcomed US Vice President Dick Cheney and presented the King Abdul Aziz >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: BLANKET USELESS FOR SMUGGLING CELL PHONES
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Arab News CAIRO, 22 March 2008 – Here&#3's some advice: If you want to smuggle dozens of luxury cell phones of legally dubious acquisition, don&#3't wrap them up in a blanket and try to walk through a customs inspection station. You will probably be caught. According to the Al–Madinah newspap >>>


      WAEI LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO HELP MARRIED COUPLES
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Arab News RIYADH, 22 March 2008 — The Social Enlightenment and Rehabilitation Society (Waei) launched in Riyadh on Thursday a program called The Family Leadership License Project with the aim of training young men and women intending to marry and helping recently married couples on how to make their family life a succes >>>


      WOMEN KEY CUSTOMERS IN SAUDI CAR MARKET
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Najah Alosaimi, Arab News Saudi ladies check out a car in a showroom. (AN photo) RIYADH, 22 March 2008 — Newcomers to Saudi Arabia get used to the fact that women are prohibited by police–backed social restrictions (rather than overtly stated law) from driving cars, but they often fail to realize that women in fac >>>


      MALABAR’S BIGGEST WATER BODY UNDER THREAT
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Mohammed Ashraf, Arab News Migratory birds at Kavvayi. (AN photo) PAYYANUR, 22 March 2008 — As Kerala’s Malabar region prepares to emerge big on the world’s tourism map, its biggest water body is facing threat of destruction thanks to insensitive construction activities.

The Kavvayi Kayal, the backwaters spread >>>


      PAKISTAN TESTS ITS OWN DRONE
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 22 March 2008 — Pakistan successfully conducted the final test flight of its indigenously developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) «Uqaab.» Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, senior armed forces officers and scientists witnessed the test.

Pakistan’s mili >>>


      PHILIPPINES MOVES TO PREPARE OFW FAMILIES FOR ‘PSYCHOSOCIAL PRESSURES’
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Gloria Esguerra Melencio, Arab News MANILA, 22 March 2008 — Families of Filipinos seeking work overseas should attend the orientation seminar being given to departing workers to prepare them of the effect of long separation and other «psychosocial pressures,» the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has >>>


      STEPS TO SAFEGUARD LANKAN MAIDS SOON
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 22 March 2008 — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse ordered the Foreign Employment Ministry to take effective steps in ending the recruitment and employment of Sri Lankan women as housemaids abroad before the end of this year.

Lankan woman currently working overseas wou >>>


      SUSPENSION OF TOP COP STAYED
      Arab News, 22-03-2008
     Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News MUMBAI, 22 March 2008 — The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has stayed the suspension of former Punjab Director General of Police Swardeep Singh Virk by the Punjab government for alleged corruption and asked the federal government as well as Maharashtra and Punjab to file their replie >>>


      A THIRD OF PATIENTS ON TRANSPLANT LIST ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     The list of patients waiting for organ transplants, which is widely used to promote organ donations, includes thousands who are ineligible for the operations, according to statistics kept by the national network that manages the allocation of organs.

More than a third of the nearly '8,000 patients on the li >>>


      ASTRONAUTS PREPARE FOR FIFTH SPACEWALK
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     AM HOUSTON –– After a final inspection of Endeavour‘s thermal shield, astronauts aboard the linked shuttle–station complex began preparing for a Saturday spacewalk to store on the station the laser–tipped boom they used to search for damage.

Every shuttle crew that‘s flown si >>>


      BHUTTO PARTY ANNOUNCES CANDIDATE FOR PAKISTANI PM
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The party of assassinated former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto nominated on Saturday former National Assembly speaker Yousaf Raza Gilani as its candidate for prime minister.

President Pervez Musharraf has asked the National Assembly to reconvene on Monday to elect the prime >>>


      BODY FOUND IN ATLANTA TORNADO RUBBLE
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     ATLANTA –– Atlanta police say a body has been found in a pile of rubble left from the tornado that slammed into downtown earlier this month.

Police think it could be the city‘s first fatality from the March 14 storm. It knocked out windows and scattered debris across the city‘s core. At >>>


      BUILDERS PUT HEADQUARTERS UP FOR SALE
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –– How bad is the housing market? Bad enough that a cash–strapped builders‘ group is forced to sell its own home.

Three years after moving into its posh, new $3.5 million headquarters, the Home & Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids is putting the building >>>


      BUSH HONORS MILITARY IN EASTER MESSAGE
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush urged Americans observing Easter Sunday to remember others, particularly in the military, who are far from loved ones on a day "that beckons us homeward." "I deeply appreciate the sacrifices that they and their families are making," Bush said Saturday in his r >>>


      BUSH OFFERS PRAISE FOR TAIWAN DEMOCRACY
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush said Saturday the victory by Taiwan‘s opposition candidate in the presidential election offers Taiwan and China a fresh chance to settle their differences peacefully.

"It falls to Taiwan and Beijing to build the essential foundations for peace and stability by >>>


      CAREER OR FAMILY? YES.
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     By Annys ShinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, March 22, 2008; E15 Suzanne Cole knew something had to give. She had been able to work full time with two children, but with the arrival of her third, she said, she found life becoming "a little unwieldy." She was staying up until 1:30 a.m. to pay bills and do >>>


      CLINTON GOT ALONG WITH GOP IN SENATE
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in the Senate before she had even surrendered the title of first lady.

An anything–but–typical freshman, she surprised skeptics with how well she fit in to a chamber where reputations are usually built over decades.

She didn‘t b >>>


      COLO. MAN ACCUSED OF POSING AS VETERAN
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     NEW CASTLE, Colo. –– A Colorado man is accused of stealing an Army veteran‘s identity and using it for 24 years to get married, obtain free medical treatment and even serve as president of a VFW post.

Mark Mulcahy, 46, faces felony charges of identity theft, forgery and criminal impersonation. >>>


      DEMOCRATS WANT HUD CHIEF TO RESIGN
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Two Democratic senators said Friday that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson, buffeted by allegations of cronyism and favoritism, should resign.

Sens. Patty Murray of Washington state and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut said that Jackson‘s problems represente >>>


      FDA ISSUES WARNING ON CANTALOUPES
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     WASHINGTON –– People should throw away cantaloupes from a Honduran manufacturer believed to be linked to a salmonella outbreak, the government said Saturday.

The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert for the melons from Agropecuaria Montelibano. Grocers are advised to remove from their stock >>>


      FLAKEY SALE NETS VIRGINIA SISTERS $1,350
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     CHICAGO –– Two sisters from Virginia sold their Illinois–shaped corn flake on eBay Friday night for $1,350.

"We were biting our nails all the way up to the finish, seeing what would happen," said Melissa McIntire, 23. "There‘s a lot of relief involved." The winner of >>>


      FLOODING, HEAVY SNOW PLAGUE MIDWEST
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     AM VALLEY PARK, Mo. –– Residents of this Meramec River town are crossing their fingers in hopes hat the community‘s new earthen levee, built to withstand a 100–year flood, will pass its first big test.

The surging Meramec was expected to crest Saturday at a record 40 feet _ 24 feet above >>>


      FORMER U.S. GENERAL DEFENDS OBAMA‘S PATRIOTISM
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     MEDFORD, Oregon (Reuters) – A retired U.S. Air Force general who supports Barack Obama‘s campaign for the Democratic nomination criticized former President Bill Clinton on Saturday for appearing to question Obama‘s patriotism.

Merrill Tony McPeak told an Obama rally of about 1,800 people in Me >>>


      HEATER MAY HAVE CAUSED COCKPIT SMOKE
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –– The crew of an American Airlines plane reacted calmly as they made an emergency landing in January because smoke was filling their cockpit, according to newly released Federal Aviation Administration tapes.

American Airlines Flight 1738 landed at Palm Beach International Air >>>


      KAN. MUSEUM UNVEILS FOUL WEATHER EXHIBIT
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     TOPEKA, Kan. –– After a year in which Kansas endured destructive ice storms, killer tornadoes and severe flooding, it seemed the state history museum carefully timed the opening of an exhibit on extreme weather.

But organizers say the timing is a coincidence, because they have been working on the &q >>>


      MAN MUGGED WHILE TRAINING FOR ARMY TEST
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     NEW YORK –– Knife–wielding muggers attacked a jogger running in Central Park to prepare for an Army physical fitness test, police and his family said.

"I‘m in a lot of pain," Johnny Reberon, 23, said as he returned from a hospital Friday to his Manhattan home.

He was s >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     Paterson Backs Fees for Manhattan Road Access ALBANY, N.Y. –– New York‘s new governor provided critical support Friday for a plan by New York City‘s mayor to reduce traffic by charging motorists access fees in part of Manhattan.

Gov. David A. Paterson (D) said he supports the recommendat >>>


      OBAMA AIDE: BILL CLINTON LIKE MCCARTHY
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     SALEM, Ore. –– A retired Air Force general compared former President Clinton to Joseph McCarthy, the 1'50s communist–hunting senator, on Friday after Clinton seemed to question Democrat Barack Obama‘s patriotism.

Merrill "Tony" McPeak, a former chief of staff of the Air For >>>


      OBAMA AIDE: BILL CLINTON LIKE MCCARTHY
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     SALEM, Ore. –– Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s campaign is trying to clarify comments by former President Clinton that seemed to question Barack Obama‘s patriotism _ comments an Obama aide likened to Joseph McCarthy.

Clinton‘s campaign said the comments were being misinterpreted and quick >>>


      OBESE RELATIVE MAY HAVE CRUSHED TODDLER
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     LA JOYA, Texas –– A 2–year–old boy who died with a fractured skull may have been accidentally crushed by a morbidly obese relative, authorities say.

Investigators believe the woman fell on the child, who was pronounced dead Tuesday, said Bobby Contreras, Hidalgo County justice of the pea >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     PM –– George Gross TORONTO (AP) _ George Gross, the Toronto Sun‘s first sports editor and a major figure in Canadian sports journalism, died Friday. He was 85.

"It just stopped us cold when his son phoned in this morning," said Toronto Sun editor–in–chief Lou Clancy.
>>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     AM –– George Gross TORONTO (AP) _ George Gross, the Toronto Sun‘s first sports editor and a major figure in Canadian sports journalism, died Friday. He was 85.

"It just stopped us cold when his son phoned in this morning," said Toronto Sun editor–in–chief Lou Clancy.
>>>


      PENTAGON RULES OUT FALLON TESTIMONY
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Pentagon on Friday ruled out including Adm. William Fallon as a witness before Congress when the top U.S. military and diplomatic officials in Baghdad testify next month on the way ahead in Iraq.

Fallon‘s abrupt announcement March 11 that he was resigning, effective March 31, >>>


      POLICE: GEORGIA DAD KILLED SELF, 3 KIDS
      Washington Post, 22-03-2008
     COLUMBUS, Ga. –– Police in western Georgia have determined that a father whose body was found in a wooded field next to those of his three children shot them and himself.

The body of 28–year–old Eddie Harrington was found Wednesday near the family‘s home in Columbus. Nearby were th >>>



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