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      CYPRIOT MEP WANTS TO TRIM GREEK ALPHABET
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     A maverick Cypriot Euro MP with a reputation for high–profile protests yesterday called for the «simplification» of the Greek written language, including the elimination of some letters from the alphabet, noting that this would facilitate writing on computers and help dyslexics.

A letter sent >>>


      EYP SHOWS FRIENDLIER PUBLIC FACE
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     Greece’s National Intelligence Service (EYP) is taking steps to adopt a friendlier stance toward the broader public with the help of a website launched yesterday that encourages feedback from site visitors.

EYP chief Ioannis Korantis said the site will aim at securing two–way communication between the age >>>


      FYROM HINTS AT COMPROMISE
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     As Greek diplomats prepared for a scheduled visit today by United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz – his first since Athens vetoed Skopje’s bid to join NATO early this month – the political leadership of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) said it might be willing to compromise on the name dispute.

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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     DOPING PROBE Former coach, assistant, given extra time to prepare their testimonies Former national weightlifting coach Christos Iakovou and his assistant Valerios Leonidis have been given until May 5 to prepare their testimonies.

Both men appeared before prosecutor Andreas Karaflos yesterday to receive the ext >>>


      LOAN IDEAS TO BE CONSIDERED
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis pledged yesterday to examine five proposals by PASOK leader George Papandreou on bank loans and repossessions amid concern that the global credit crisis is beginning to hit Greek homeowners as well.

Papandreou put forward suggestions aimed at protecting debtors, >>>


      MICHALIS LIAPIS AND EVRIPIDIS STYLIANIDIS...
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     EUROKINISI/HASIALIS VAIOS Culture Minister Michalis Liapis (left) and Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis yesterday at a ceremony held to mark the handing over of the Nikaia Olympic Center, which hosted the weightlifting event during the Athens Games, to Piraeus University.
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      OFF–DUTY OFFICER KILLED IN ROBBERY
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     Three armed men shot dead an off–duty police officer who was working a second job as a security guard during the holdup of a bank in Holargos, northeastern Athens, yesterday.

Police said the armed men shot the 3'–year–old security guard four times, in the stomach and chest, when he attempt >>>


      PRIME MINISTER COSTAS KARAMANLIS LEAVES...
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     Maria Maroyianni/ANA Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis leaves the podium following his speech yesterday at Athens’s Pallas Theater in honor of veteran leftist politician Leonidas Kyrkos (pictured in the background). Dozens of high–profile politicians, including the leaders of the main political parties and former p >>>


      STRIKE MOTIVES QUESTIONED
      Kathimerin, 18-04-2008
     Action on public transport system caused by different view on sackings Thousands of commuters in Athens had their journeys disrupted yesterday because public transport employees were striking in support of two tram drivers they believe were fired unjustly, even though the operating firm insists they were sacked for disc >>>


      COOKING ACADEMY FOR WOMEN LAUNCHED IN JEDDAH
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 April 2008 — A cooking academy was launched here on Wednesday night, which is seen as part of women’s empowerment program.

Dr. Eman Al–Ayobi heads the academy’s faculty with Ala’a Al–Taji assisting her in its training programs, which commence in the last week of t >>>


      OIL SCENE: ENERGY FORUM MEETS AMID EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Syed Rashid Husain With the 11th International Energy Forum set to get underway in Rome on Sunday, these are indeed very interesting as well as hectic times at the International Energy Forum Secretariat in Riyadh.

With crude prices hovering around $115 a barrel and virtually every one underlining the need and i >>>


      MOST FORTUNATE STEPCHILDREN
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News «I have the best family line ever: My father is Muhammad (peace be upon him), my mother is Khadeejah, my brother is Al–Qasim and my sister is Fatimah.

Who can have a family line to rival mine?» These were the words of Hind ibn Abu Halah, the Prophet’s first stepson. Thes >>>


      PAYMENT OF ZAKAH ON LAND BOUGHT FOR INVESTMENT
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. A friend of mine buys building sites. He may keep the site for a year or two, or even longer, then he would build a block of apartments, which he then sells. Is the land liable to zakah during the intervening period, before the building starts? If so, at what value?

Dr. Anwar A. This m >>>


      THE FINAL SCENE
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Say: «The truth has now come. Falsehood neither creates anything new, nor restores anything.» Say: «Were I to go astray, I would but go astray to the loss of myself. But if I am on the right path, it is through what my L >>>


      COMPANIES SEEK PERMISSION TO HIRE FOREIGN LAWYERS
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 18 April 2008 — A number of Saudi companies are asking the Ministry of Justice to allow foreign lawyers to represent their cases in Saudi courts.

The companies have been prompted by a recent decision by the Ministry of Justice that only licensed lawyers would be allowed to take up the legal pr >>>


      DRUG ADDICT ABANDONS FAMILY IN TOTAL MISERY
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Arab News RIYADH, 18 April 2008 — A drug addict abandoned his family for nine years, forcing them to move around from one family to another. Um Turki, a 40–year–old mother of three, is now living with a friend after her husband abandoned her.

«After I lost contact with my husband I started mov >>>


      SAUDI EMBASSY WARNS STUDENTS AGAINST DONATING MONEY TO AUSTRALIAN GROUPS
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Arab News PERTH, 18 April 2008 — The Kingdom’s embassy in Australia has banned Saudis studying in the country from giving donations to any organization without the prior permission from the Foreign Ministry through the embassy or consulates.

This was announced by Hassan Nazir, the Saudi ambassador to Australia >>>


      WAMY ORGANIZING FORUM ON INTEGRATION OF CHARITY WORK
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 April 2008 — «Specialization and Integration of Charitable Organizations» is the theme of a major seminar to be organized by the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) at the Inter.Continental Hotel here on April 27–28.

Dr. Muhammad Badahdah, assistant s >>>


      WOMAN WHO KILLED BABY TRANSFERRED TO MENTAL HOSPITAL
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Wael Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 18 April 2008 — A 20–year–old Saudi mother who killed her two–month–old infant recently by throwing the baby out the window of her second–floor flat was sent to a mental hospital. The mother was arrested and her case was transferred to the General Prosecutio >>>


      ISRAELI TANK SHELL KILLED REUTERS CAMERAMAN, SAY GAZA MEDICS
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Nidal Al–Mughrabi, Reuters GAZA CITY, 18 April 2008 — A medical examination showed yesterday that metal darts from an Israeli tank shell caused the death of a Reuters cameraman on Wednesday.

X–rays displayed by physicians who examined the body of Fadel Shana in Gaza’s Al–Shifa hospital showed >>>


      JORDAN DISSOLVES 23 POLITICAL PARTIES
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa, Arab News AMMAN, 18 April 2008 — The Interior Ministry has dissolved 23 political parties after they failed to ensure a minimum membership of 500 people as required by a new controversial legislation that became effective earlier this month, a Ministry statement said yesterday. A total of 17 parties >>>


      REGION DOES NOT NEED ‘SATANIC’ FOREIGN FORCES: AHMADINEJAD
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Reuters TEHRAN, 18 April 2008 — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday «satanic» foreign forces had failed in their bid to dominate the Middle East’s energy resources and did not dare threaten Iran.

Ahmadinejad also said at a military parade the region could handle its own security wit >>>


      SHARIF TO CONTEST BY–ELECTIONS IN JUNE
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 18 April 2008 — Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif plans to run in June for Pakistan’s Parliament, an aide said yesterday.

Sharif may be joined in the National Assembly by Asif Ali Zardari, the widower and political successor of Benazir Bhutto. A Zardari candidacy would re&nda >>>


      TORCH RELAY MEETS PROTESTS IN INDIA
      Arab News, 18-04-2008
     Fatima Najm, Arab News China&#3's representative Jiang Xiaoyu, right, looks on as Delhi State Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit receives the torch from Indian Olympics Association President Suresh Kalmadi in New Delhi on Thursday. (AFP)

NEW DELHI, 18 April 2008 — The Olympic torch snaked through India’s cap >>>


      2ND MISTRIAL IN ‘LIBERTY CITY 7‘ CASE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     MIAMI, April 16 –– A federal judge in Miami declared a second mistrial Wednesday in the case of six men accused of plotting to blow up Chicago‘s Sears Tower, and attack other targets, when a second jury failed to reach a verdict on the charges.

The decision is a setback for the Bush administra >>>


      5.4 EARTHQUAKE ROCKS ILLINOIS; FELT 450 MILES AWAY
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     WEST SALEM, Ill. –– A 5.4 magnitude earthquake that appeared to rival the strongest recorded in the region rocked people up to 450 miles away early Friday, surprising residents unaccustomed to such a powerful Midwest temblor.

The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem, Il >>>


      BLOGGERS FIND SOMETHING FISHY IN MCCAIN SITE‘S ‘FAMILY RECIPES‘
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     A05 Ahh, the home cooking of Sen. John McCain‘s wife, Cindy. You can almost smell her Ahi tuna with Napa cabbage slaw or her rosemary chicken with warm spinach salad as you peruse the recipes on her husband‘s campaign Web site.

Or you could have, until yesterday, when that part of the site was taken >>>


      BUSH CHOOSES SBA CHIEF STEVE PRESTON TO TAKE OVER HUD
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush has chosen SBA Administrator Steve Preston to take over as head of the government‘s housing agency at a time of crisis in the industry, the White House announced on Friday.

If confirmed by the Senate, Preston would replace HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, who announ >>>


      BUSH SEEKS VOLUNTARY CURB ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     A04 President Bush yesterday called for a national goal of halting the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, mostly by curbing power plant pollution. But his voluntary target fell well short of what most leading scientists say is needed to avoid dangerous climate change and was widely criticized by Democratic >>>


      CLINTON: WHITE HOUSE IS HARDER THAN DEBATE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     PHILADELPHIA –– Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that if Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama thinks their last debate was tough, it‘s nothing compared to pressures in the White House.

"Having been inside the White House, I know the pressures inside the White House, I know how har >>>


      DEMOCRATS WILLING TO LET BATTLE CONTINUE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Dan Balz and Jon CohenWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, April 16, 2008; A01 Sen. Barack Obama holds a 10–point lead over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton when Democrats are asked whom they would prefer to see emerge as the party‘s presidential nominee, but there is little public pressure to bring the lon >>>


      DIRECTORS SAY NATIONAL LABS ARE UNDERFUNDED
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     The directors of the nation‘s three national nuclear weapons laboratories say that budget cuts by Congress and the Bush administration have reduced their ability to carry out scientific research needed to ensure the reliability of the nation‘s nuclear arsenal in future years.

Citing growing financia >>>


      DISMISSAL OF CALIF. SLAUGHTERHOUSE ABUSE CHARGES REJECTED
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     CHINO, Calif. –– A judge has refused to dismiss charges against a former southern California slaughterhouse worker caught on video abusing sick cows.

Superior Court Judge Gerard Brown rejected arguments Thursday that Daniel Ugarte Navarro bore no liability for the mistreatment at the Westland/Hallma >>>


      EX–PRESIDENT CARTER IN SYRIA TO MEET HAMAS, ASSAD
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in Damascus on Friday for talks with exiled leaders of Hamas, the Islamist group which he argues should be included in international efforts for Israeli–Palestinian peace.

Carter, who is on a Middle East tour to hear views on solving th >>>


      EXCERPTS FROM SUPREME COURT DECISION ON LETHAL INJECTION
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Seven justices –– Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices John Paul Stevens, Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Stephen G.

Breyer and Samuel A. Alito Jr. –– voted to uphold Kentucky‘s methold of lethal injection. But no more than three agreed on the reasoni >>>


      FOR CROWD, MIRACULOUS MOMENTS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Staff WritersFriday, April 18, 2008; A01 The crowd that mobbed Nationals Park to see, or just be near, Pope Benedict XVI yesterday was a joyous, kaleidoscopic tableau of Catholics and non–Catholics from across the country who said they were drawn by faith, hope and a sense of the history of the moment.

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      IN REVERSAL, STEVENS SAYS HE OPPOSES DEATH PENALTY
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Justice John Paul Stevens was one of the co–authors of the Supreme Court‘s 1'76 decision reinstating the death penalty, but he announced yesterday that he now believes capital punishment is unconstitutional.

The court‘s longest–serving justice, who will turn 88 on Sunday, said his ex >>>


      JUSTICES UPHOLD LETHAL INJECTION PROCEDURE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Robert BarnesWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, April 17, 2008; A01 The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the most common method of lethal injection used to execute condemned prisoners is constitutional, a decision sure to restart the nation‘s dormant death chambers. But the court‘s splintered reasoni >>>


      MAKER OF VIOXX IS ACCUSED OF DECEPTION
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Two teams of researchers with access to thousands of documents gathered for lawsuits over the painkiller Vioxx allege that Merck waged a campaign of deception to promote its drug, moving slowly to warn of possible hazards while at the same time dressing up in–house studies as the work of independent academic resea >>>


      MARKETS RALLY AFTER TAME INFLATION REPORT
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     4:11 PM U.S. markets jumped today after a tame inflation report, a strong round of corporate profits and new data showing an increase in industrial production in March.

Amid concern about a possible recession, the spate of positive news this morning pushed the Dow Jones industrial average up 257 points to 12,61 >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Nearly 400 Arrested In Poultry–Plant Raids IRVING, Tex.–– Nearly 400 people were arrested Wednesday in immigration and identity theft raids at Pilgrim‘s Pride poultry plants in five states.

More than 100 people were arrested on immigration violations in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Moorefield >>>


      ONE MAN‘S PET, ANOTHER‘S INVASIVE SPECIES
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     BUSHNELL, Fla. –– RobRoy MacInnes is the man to see if you want to buy a crocodile. Or a scorpion, a rattlesnake, a boa constrictor. Got a hankering for a cobra? Just pony up $600 and you can have one of the more lethal species.

"It is a very effective threat display," MacInnes, 4', sa >>>


      POLL SHOWS EROSION OF TRUST IN CLINTON
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     April 16, 2008; A06 PHILADELPHIA, April 15 –– Lost in the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign‘s aggressive attacks on Barack Obama in recent days is a deep and enduring problem that threatens to undercut any inroads Clinton has made in her struggle to overtake him in the Democratic presidential race: She h >>>


      PONTIFF BEGINS HISTORIC VISIT
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Jacqueline L. Salmon and Michelle BoorsteinWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, April 16, 2008; A01 Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of 65 million American Catholics, arrived at Andrews Air Force Base yesterday, bringing his hopes for a religious revival to a country in the thick of a debate over the role o >>>


      PONTIFF PRAYS WITH SEX ABUSE VICTIMS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Post Staff WritersFriday, April 18, 2008; A01 Pope Benedict XVI talked and prayed with a small group of victims of clergy sex abuse yesterday, the first publicly known meeting between a pontiff and victims since the most recent scandal erupted in Boston six years ago.

The 25–minute meeting at the Vatican >>>


      POTENTIAL SALE THREATENS HIP–HOP LANDMARK
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     A02 NEW YORK –– The rec room at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the Bronx looks like any other in a New York City apartment building –– fluorescent lights, orange tile floors and thick square pillars.

But in this room in 1'73, a kid who had spun records at his sister‘s parties started mi >>>


      PRODUCER PRICES RISE 1.1% IN MARCH; FOOD UP MORE THAN EXPECTED
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Inflation at the wholesale level soared in March as energy kept getting more expensive and food costs rose much more than expected.

The Labor Department reported yesterday that its producer price index rose 1.1 percent last month, the largest increase since a 2.6 percent rise in November. That was the biggest o >>>


      RICE CALLS LAVROV TO EXPRESS U.S. CONCERN ON GEORGIA
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she had called her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Friday to express concern about Moscow‘s move to strengthen ties with separatist regions of Georgia.

Rice said she telephoned Lavrov, Russia‘s foreign minister, about a >>>


      RISK OF NUCLEAR ATTACK ON RISE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Mary Beth SheridanWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, April 16, 2008; B04 Concerned that not enough attention is being paid to the risk of a nuclear attack, a Senate committee yesterday looked at the consequences of such a terrorist strike in Washington –– and said that more could be done to save lives >>>


      SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT DISCUSSES U.S.–SOUTH KOREA RELATIONS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     washingtonpost.comThursday, April 17, 2008; 5:02 PM Note: President Lee is speaking through an interpreter THE POST: Americans worry about negotiations between our countries and North Korea and six–party talks, and I am sure this is something that you‘ve been talking about you will talk about, Mr. President. >>>


      SPECTER SAYS HIS CANCER HAS RETURNED
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Sen. Arlen Specter (R–Pa.) said in a statement yesterday that his cancer has returned.

The five–term senator underwent treatment for Hodgkin‘s disease, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system, in 2005 and was later given a clean bill of health.

Specter, 78, said yesterday that docto >>>


      STATES TACKLE FORECLOSURES IN ABSENCE OF FEDERAL HELP
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     April 16, 2008; A01 This month alone, Philadelphia‘s sheriff delayed foreclosure auctions of 75' homes at the city council‘s urging. Maryland extended the time it takes to complete a foreclosure. State leaders in Ohio recruited more than 1,000 lawyers to aid distressed borrowers.

Frustrated by t >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     AM –– Thunderstorms were expected across the Lower Mississippi Valley on Friday, with the possibility of some scattered severe weather, including weak tornadoes at night.

Rain was likely in the Midwest, but intense thunderstorms were unlikely. East of the storm, temperatures were expected to soar, w >>>


      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES AP–Yahoo Poll: Democrats now see Obama as best candidate against McCain ... NY mayor Bloomberg says he looks forward to electing an ‘adult‘ to the White House ... 4–year–old puts tongues a–wagging at Clinton event ...

___ AP–Yahoo Poll >>>


      TRIBAL MEMBERS PROTEST IN S. DAKOTA OVER PLANNED HOG FARM
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     WAGNER, S.D. –– Yankton Sioux tribal members worried about odor and health risks are protesting the construction of a large hog farm on private land surrounded by tribal land in south–central South Dakota.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol was called in to the protest site Wednesday, and more th >>>


      U.S. CITES FEARS ON CHEMICAL IN PLASTICS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     A01 A federal health agency acknowledged for the first time yesterday concerns that a chemical found in thousands of everyday products such as baby bottles and compact discs may cause cancer and other serious disorders.

The draft report by the National Toxicology Program signaled a turning point in the governme >>>


      WOMAN, 75, CONVICTED IN MURDER SCHEME
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     LOS ANGELES, April 17 –– A 75–year–old woman was convicted on Thursday of murdering a homeless man to collect life insurance, but the jury said it was deadlocked on another murder charge and a conspiracy count.

The judge ordered more deliberations in an effort to conclude a trial that ha >>>


      YOUNG, RESTLESS COUGARS ROAMING EASTWARD
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     CHICAGO, April 16 –– "Go east, young cougar!" That approach seems to apply to a growing number of young male cougars striking out from the Black Hills of South Dakota in search of new territory.

A cougar shot and killed Monday night by police in a bustling, trendy North Side Chicago neighb >>>


      ‘ELITIST‘: THE RAREFIED TERM THAT‘S A LOW BLOW
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Other than being called a criminal, a philanderer or a terrorist sympathizer, is there an accusation in American politics worse than being branded an "elitist"?

The word supposes something fundamentally effete and out of touch, a whiff of brie and latte. There‘s something about it that grates ag >>>


      A BLAST STILL REVERBERATING
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     It is April 18, 1'83, and I am visiting the American Embassy in Beirut as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

It is a coolish morning, a day to wear the winter–weight suit one last time. By the time I reach the embassy, a bright sun is beginning to cut the haze. Approaching the front entrance on t >>>


      BRITAIN‘S BROWN GETS FEEL FOR FUTURE OF ALLIANCE WITH U.S.
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     A06 The three presidential candidates took time off yesterday from campaigning to meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who tactfully declined an opportunity to declare a special kinship with any of the would–be successors to President Bush.

"It is for Americans to decide who their president >>>


      BUSH TO NAME SBA‘S PRESTON AS HUD CHIEF
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     April 18, 2008; 10:11 AM President Bush intends today to nominate Steven C. Preston, the head of the Small Business Administration, to take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a senior administration official.

Preston would take over from Alphonso Jackson, a longtime Bush ally who >>>


      CIA: NO SIGN YET DETAINEE EVIDENCE WAS DESTROYED
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Two CIA officers said in court documents filed yesterday that they have found no evidence so far that the agency improperly destroyed information related to the case of Hani Saleh Rashid Abdullah, a Yemeni detainee at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The CIA is under a 2005 court order to pr >>>


      DETERRING THE UNDETERRABLE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     The era of nonproliferation is over. During the first half–century of the nuclear age, safety lay in restricting the weaponry to major powers and keeping it out of the hands of rogue states. This strategy was inevitably going to break down. The inevitable has arrived.

The six–party talks on North Ko >>>


      DISQUIETING WORDS FOR THE FAITHFUL
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     The most jarring word that Pope Benedict XVI is using during his visit to the United States is "countercultural." The American sense of that term is shaped by the 1'60s: free love, drugs, hippies, rock music and rebellion.

Needless to say, that‘s not what Benedict is preaching. That word is >>>


      ENEMY NO. 3 IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Why is the Iraq war different from all other American wars? (Passover is upon us, so I‘ve posed the question in correct Passover–ese.) In each of our other wars, American soldiers fought the same adversaries from start to finish. We fought the British in the Revolution and the War of 1812, Mexico in the Mexi >>>


      FORMER ‘60S RADICAL IS NOW CONSIDERED MAINSTREAM IN CHICAGO
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     CHICAGO, April 17 –– In the 1'60s, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn saw themselves as urban guerrillas who just might be able to overthrow the U.S. government and force an end to the Vietnam War. They were members of the Weather Underground, a radical offshoot of the antiwar movement, who went into hiding >>>


      HEAT –– AND A LITTLE LIGHT
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Once the meaningless inquisition about loose semantics and questionable acquaintances was done, Wednesday night‘s debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton got interesting.

Granted, it‘s likely that only the most intrepid viewers made it to the Promised Land of actual substance. For some reaso >>>


      ISN‘T THAT SPECIAL?
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     You know times are tough when the American president and the British prime minister start talking about the good ol‘ days of the Blitz.

President Bush and Prime Minister Gordon Brown found themselves in such a situation yesterday as they faced the cameras in the Rose Garden. Unpopular wars and economic cr >>>


      NO PEACE WITHOUT HAMAS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     GAZA –– President Jimmy Carter‘s sensible plan to visit the Hamas leadership this week brings honesty and pragmatism to the Middle East while underscoring the fact that American policy has reached its dead end. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acts as if a few alterations here and there would make t >>>


      OBAMA LOOKS TO TURN DEBATE INTO A VICTORY
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Shailagh Murray and Perry Bacon Jr.Washington Post Staff WritersFriday, April 18, 2008; A04 RALEIGH, N.C., April 17 –– A day after undergoing the toughest grilling of the campaign, Sen. Barack Obama attempted to get back on the offensive Thursday, arguing that his candidacy offers a clear departure from t >>>


      ON THE SHIELD LAW, GOOD NEWS AND BAD
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     The bad news last week for conservative Republican Rep. Mike Pence was private confirmation that his proposed law protecting journalists from runaway judges was opposed by President George W. Bush himself, not just inflexible Justice Department lawyers. The good news this week for Pence was an unexpected endorsement by >>>


      PERFORMANCE BY ABC‘S MODERATORS IS A MATTER OF DEBATE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     The political fallout from the Philadelphia face–off between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was all but eclipsed yesterday by a fierce debate about Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos.

The ABC moderators found themselves under fire for focusing on campaign gaffes and training most of their ammuniti >>>


      PROBE SOUGHT IN ALABAMA PROSECUTION
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee yesterday invited Karl Rove, a onetime White House adviser, to testify about his possible involvement in building a corruption case against former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D).

Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (Mich.) and three other Democrats on the panel als >>>


      PUBLIC‘S VIEW OF ECONOMY TAKES FAST TURN DOWNWARD
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     18, 2008; A07 The public‘s ratings of the national economy continue to sour, with assessments deteriorating faster than at any point in Washington Post–ABC News polling.

Views on the Iraq war have also turned more negative, with six in 10 now rejecting the notion that the United States needs to win >>>


      REPORT FINDS AIR FORCE OFFICERS STEERED CONTRACT
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Sitting at the head of the table, Air Force Maj. Gen. Stephen Goldfein, the highest–ranking officer in the room, leaned forward and told the officers and others assembled before him that they should steer a multimillion–dollar Air Force contract to a company named Strategic Message Solutions.

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      SEEKING TO ENGAGE IN KOREA
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     South Korean President Lee Myung–bak spoke to Post reporters and editors yesterday through an interpreter. Excerpts: PRESIDENT LEE: North Koreans . . . are dealing with a new government, my administration, which is quite different from my predecessors. We are going through a period of adjustment between the two Ko >>>


      SENATE SEEKS INQUIRY INTO EARMARK CHANGE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     The Senate yesterday requested a federal criminal investigation into changes to a $10 million earmark in 2005, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) and top Republicans endorsed an ethics committee investigation of how the language governing the pet project was altered.

On a bipartisan 64 to 28 vote, >>>


      THE INDISPENSABLE CHURCH
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     The occasion of a papal visit is a chance to take stock of the health of the Roman Catholic Church in America, which, like any church, reflects the flaws of its very human members. Many Catholics worry about the shortage of priests, nuns and vocational enthusiasm, complain about empty pews – about one in 10 Americ >>>


      WHAT PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS ARE SAYING
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     UPPER DUBLIN, Pa. –– For 40 of his 65 years, ever since he first registered, Martin Greenblatt has been voting Republican in this Philadelphia suburb.

Through much of the past winter, the retired teacher considered himself a supporter of Rudy Giuliani. But when the former New York mayor quit the rac >>>


      YALE SENIOR‘S ‘ABORTION ART‘ WHIPS UP DEBATE, PROTESTS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     A Yale University student‘s senior art project, which she said documented her bleeding during repeated self–induced abortions, sparked a protest on campus, an outcry on the Internet, and debates over morality, medicine, art and academia.

And –– the project was all faked. Senior Aliza Shv >>>


      YES, WE CAN –– EH?
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Virgin Mobile Canada, which has been featuring U.S. political figures in newspaper ads for its cellular telephone service, has, as promised, unveiled a trio featuring Sen. Barack Obama (D– Ill.). These follow ads starring former New York governor Eliot L. Spitzer as Love Client No. ', who is tired of being &qu >>>


      8 ACCUSED IN TRANSATLANTIC BOMB PLOT GO ON TRIAL
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Mary Jordan and Kevin SullivanWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, April 4, 2008; A14 LONDON, April 3 –– Seven transatlantic flights, all leaving Heathrow Airport within 2 1/2 hours of one another, were to be simultaneously blown up in midair with the goal of killing on "an almost unprecedented sca >>>


      A MAKER OF BOOKS DESTROYS 100,000
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Molly Moore and John Ward AndersonWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, April 13, 2008; A17 PARIS –– For more than two decades, 250 historians and specialists labored to produce the first six volumes of the General History of Latin America, an exhaustive work financed by UNESCO, the United Nations organi >>>


      A TENSE WELCOME IN INDIA
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Emily Wax and Rama LakshmiWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, April 18, 2008; A17 NEW DELHI, April 17 –– Protected by thousands of security personnel, the most controversial Olympic torch in history passed through India on Thursday, turning the heart of New Delhi into an impenetrable fortress for the T >>>


      AIRLINER CRASHES IN CONGO AT TAKEOFF, KILLING DOZENS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     2008; A12 LUBUMBASHI, Congo, April 15 –– A Congolese passenger jet attempting to take off from Goma, an eastern provincial capital, crashed Tuesday into a crowded neighborhood of concrete houses and outdoor markets, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing dozens.

Thirty–three people were ki >>>


      BERLUSCONI POISED FOR 3RD TERM AS ECONOMY STALLS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     A0' ROME, April 14 –– Silvio Berlusconi, Italy‘s flamboyant billionaire politician, rode a wave of uncertainty about the country‘s economic future to score a comeback victory for himself and his coalition in parliamentary voting that ended Monday.

His newly minted People of Freedom b >>>


      BOMBING KILLS 55 AT FUNERAL IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     BAGHDAD, April 17 –– A suicide bombing killed 55 people at a funeral service Thursday in a village '0 miles north of Baghdad, police said, the latest in a string of deadly attacks this week attributed to Sunni insurgents.

Witnesses said an assailant wearing traditional Arab robes detonated an ex >>>


      CHINA SPURNS APOLOGY, KEEPS PRESSURE ON CNN
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     BEIJING, April 17 –– Ratcheting up a campaign against what it calls Western media bias, China demanded a "sincere apology" from CNN for comments made by an on–air personality who called the Chinese "goons and thugs" last week.

CNN had offered an apology Tuesday, but the Chi >>>


      COLOMBIA OLVIDADA EN DEBATE SOBRE ACUERDO DE LIBRE COMERCIO
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     Por Marcela SanchezEspecial por washingtonpost.com Friday, April 18, 2008;
12:00 AM WASHINGTON –– Cualquiera que haya intentado descifrar quién representa más sinceramente los intereses de Colombia en torno al polémico acuerdo de libre comercio entre Estados Unidos y Colombia corr&ia >>>


      COMBAT STRESS MAY COST U.S. UP TO $6 BILLION
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     About 300,000 U.S. military personnel who have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan are suffering from post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression, a mental toll that will cost the nation as much as $6.2 billion over two years, according to a Rand Corp. report released yesterday.

In addition, nea >>>


      CONGO‘S ‘CHANGE OF MENTALITY‘
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     2008; A10 LUBUMBASHI, Congo –– One recent afternoon in this booming mining town, in a provincial office crammed with files, something unusual was happening for a country once ruled by the famously kleptocratic dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

A mid–level government administrator named Vincent– >>>


      D‘OH! ‘SIMPSONS‘ AGAIN ANGERS SOUTH AMERICANS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     2:53 PM BUENOS AIRES, April 16 –– If Homer Simpson and his family are planning any South American vacations in the near future, they might want to come up with a backup plan.

The television show "The Simpsons" is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon in many parts of the continent, but it >>>


      DISSENT MAY SHIFT TORCH‘S ROUTE AT LAST MINUTE
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     LOS ANGELES, April 8 –– San Francisco officials and police scrambled Tuesday to find a path for the Olympic torch that would accommodate the obligations of hospitality and the city‘s historic tolerance for dissent, which has now targeted the Beijing Games.

Taken aback by the ferocity of protes >>>


      EX–PRESIDENT CARTER IN SYRIA TO MEET HAMAS, ASSAD
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in Damascus on Friday for talks with exiled leaders of Hamas, the Islamist group which he argues should be included in international efforts for Israeli–Palestinian peace.

Carter, who is on a Middle East tour to hear views on solving th >>>


      FIGHTING BREAKS OUT IN GAZA STRIP
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Griff WitteWashington Post Foreign ServiceThursday, April 17, 2008; A20 JERUSALEM, April 16 –– Eighteen Palestinians –– many of them civilians

–– and three Israeli soldiers were killed Wednesday during fierce clashes in the Gaza Strip, marking the deadliest day of fighting >>>


      FIRE HAZE SHROUDS ARGENTINE CAPITAL
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     BUENOS AIRES, April 17 –– The Argentine capital has been veiled in a malodorous fog this week, as smoke spreads from massive grass fires centered in a neighboring rural province.

Poor visibility grounded flights at the city‘s domestic airport, temporarily shut down its main seaport and closed >>>


      FORGETTING COLOMBIA IN DEBATE OVER FREE TRADE PACT
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Marcela SanchezSpecial to washingtonpost.com Friday, April 18, 2008;
12:00 AM WASHINGTON –– Anyone trying to figure out who has Colombia‘s best interest at heart in regard to the floundering U.S.–Colombia free trade agreement was at risk of being spun silly last week by developments in Was >>>


      FRANCE TAKES AIM AT CULT OF THINNESS
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Molly Moore and Corinne GavardWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, April 16, 2008; A0' PARIS, April 15 –– France, the country that defined haute couture, on Tuesday launched Europe‘s most aggressive assault yet on the promotion of ultra–thinness by the fashion industry, advertisers an >>>


      HOUSE DELAYS DELIBERATION OF COLOMBIA PACT
      Washington Post, 18-04-2008
     By Paul KaneWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, April 11, 2008; A05 The House voted yesterday to delay consideration of a trade agreement with Colombia, despite fierce opposition from the Bush administration and accusations by Republicans that Democrats were subverting long–standing laws on such pacts.

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