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      FACTORY FIRE LEAVES A MANGLED MESS
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     EUROKINISSI A fireman walks amid the remnants of a fruit–canning factory in Veria, northern Greece, which caught fire yesterday. The Venus factory is located next to Veria’s train station. The scale of the blaze meant that firefighters had to be called in from Thessaloniki and other prefectures to help put it out. >>>


      GREECE RALLIES FOR CRUNCH MATCH
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     Greece’s national soccer team has been gathering its thoughts ahead of tonight’s crucial Euro 2008 game against Russia, as coach Otto Rehhagel and his players appeared confident yesterday that they can overcome the disappointment of losing their opening match.

The Greeks lost 2–0 against Sweden on Tuesday >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     WEEKEND EXODUS Police boost patrols as thousands take to the roads Traffic police yesterday intensified patrols of the country‘s national road network as thousands of city–dwellers head off to their country retreats for the long weekend. Police units will concentrate on major junctions on the national highwa >>>


      LANDFILL STAFF FEAR TOXIC CLOPHEN LEAK
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     Staff at the Fyli landfill, northwestern Athens, and local residents were up in arms yesterday following reports that traces of the highly toxic chemical Clophen had leaked onto the site from transformers at a nearby electrical power facility.

The head of the landfill workers’ union, Giorgos Hardas, said some k >>>


      MISSING BOYS FOUND DEAD
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     The bodies of two missing brothers, aged 6 and 8, sought by police for more than two weeks, were discovered late on Thursday in the elevator of an uninhabited apartment block in Orestiada, northeastern Greece.

The bodies of Amet and Aihan Ceribasi, whose nationalities were not clear, were in an advanced state o >>>


      PASOK HITS PATCH OF TURBULENCE
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     Two Socialist MPs voice their disagreement with marginalization of former Prime Minister Costas Simitis The rumblings of discontent could be heard in PASOK yesterday following the decision of its leader George Papandreou to place its former chief and ex–Prime Minister Costas Simitis at the fringes of the party’s a >>>


      PM SEEKS EU HELP WITH IMMIGRANTS
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis yesterday called for the creation of a common European Union policy to tackle illegal immigration, claiming that Greece is shouldering a large part of the burden due to its geographic location at the «gateway» to Western Europe.

Meanwhile authorities intercepted a to >>>


      TELEVISION PRESENTER THEMOS ANASTASSIADIS...
      Kathimerin, 16-06-2008
     Eurokinissi Television presenter Themos Anastassiadis, a key suspect in the alleged blackmail of former Culture Ministry general secretary Christos Zachopoulos, leaves a magistrate’s office yesterday. He has until June 30 to prepare his defense on charges of breaking privacy laws.
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      ‘PRO–LIFE‘ DRUGSTORES MARKET BELIEFS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     When DMC Pharmacy opens this summer on Route 50 in Chantilly, the shelves will be stocked with allergy remedies, pain relievers, antiseptic ointments and almost everything else sold in any drugstore. But anyone who wants condoms, birth control pills or the Plan B emergency contraceptive will be turned away.

Tha >>>


      AIDS CASES MISSED IN D.C.
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Rob SteinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 14, 2008; B01 The District‘s system for reporting AIDS–related deaths missed more than half of the fatalities that occurred from 2000 to 2005, according to a new analysis.

Of the 2,460 deaths from AIDS–related illnesses during the six&ndas >>>


      ALREADY FLOODED IOWA TOWN AVOIDS CATASTROPHE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa, June 15 –– Columbus Junction is at the convergence of the Cedar and Iowa rivers, which have wreaked havoc in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and other points north during a devastating week of flooding in the Midwest. Local officials feared that a "catastrophic levee failure" could >>>


      COLLEAGUES PASS TRIBUTE TO LAWMAKER‘S DAUGHTER
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     Had things turned out differently, Caroline Pryce Walker would have graduated from high school this month.

Instead, her mother, Rep. Deborah Pryce, stood on the House floor Wednesday evening and introduced a bill in Caroline‘s name that would boost research funding for pediatric cancer –– the >>>


      CRITICS STUDY POSSIBLE LIMITS TO HABEAS CORPUS RULING
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Michael AbramowitzWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 14, 2008; A05 The White House and allies in Congress have begun exploring how to limit the scope of this week‘s Supreme Court ruling that says suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detentions in federal court.>>>


      CROSS–NATION RELAY RUN BEGINS TO REMEMBER SOLDIERS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     CLINTON, N.Y. –– Jon Bellona was devastated when he learned that a good friend had been killed in an ambush in Iraq. While out on a jog, he came up with a way to honor his fallen pal.

Bellona is remembering his friend Mike Cleary _ and all American soldiers killed in Iraq _ with a coast–to&nda >>>


      DETAINEES MAY BE DENIED EVIDENCE FOR DEFENSE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     When Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other alleged co–conspirators in the Sept.
11, 2001, terrorist attacks seek to represent themselves in military commissions trials in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, they may be barred from reviewing highly classified evidence and might not have access to the intelligence agents who interr >>>


      FOR RUSSERT, A HOST OF TRIBUTES FROM NEAR AND FAR
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     An extraordinary outpouring of tributes to Tim Russert continued nonstop yesterday as ordinary people left flowers and notes at NBC‘s Washington bureau, the presidential candidates praised his fairness and his network planned a special edition of "Meet the Press" for this morning.

The moderator& >>>


      HABEAS RULING LAYS BARE THE DIVIDE AMONG JUSTICES
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     June 15, 2008; A03 The Supreme Court‘s decision that detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have a right to challenge their imprisonment before a judge revealed in vivid detail the justices‘ deep divide over the role of the judiciary in wartime.

As a practical matter, the 5 to 4 decision returns to >>>


      IOWA CITY‘S FLOOD PROTECTIONS FACE A MARATHON TEST
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     5:44 AM IOWA CITY, Iowa –– Record–high floodwaters that brought misery to some of Iowa‘s smaller river towns may have helped spare Iowa City from cataclysmic flooding, but the lingering high level of the Iowa River is giving the city‘s flood protections a marathon test.

The river&l >>>


      IOWA FLOODING RIVALS 1''3 DELUGE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Kari LydersenWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 14, 2008; A01 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 13 –– The sun finally broke through the layers of clouds on Friday, a reassuring presence after a week of rain. But as residents in and around this eastern Iowa city surveyed their waterlogged landscape, they di >>>


      IRAN AND IRAQ ON THE AGENDA FOR BUSH–BROWN TALKS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     LONDON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will present a united front against Iran‘s nuclear ambitions Monday and seek to dispel media suggestions of a rift over troop levels in Iraq.

On the last day of a farewell European tour, Bush will press on with effor >>>


      JOURNALIST REVITALIZED WASHINGTON TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     Tim Russert, the NBC commentator who revolutionized Sunday morning television and infused journalism with an unrelenting passion for politics, died of a heart attack yesterday.

Russert was recording a "Meet the Press" introduction in an NBC sound booth in Northwest Washington when he collapsed and was >>>


      JUDGE ASKS TO BE REMOVED FROM TRIAL
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     LOS ANGELES, June 13 –– A federal judge under scrutiny for posting sexually explicit material on his own Web site declared a mistrial Friday in an obscenity trial over which he was presiding.

Judge Alex Kozinski said he would ask that the case be assigned to another judge.

Kozinski, the chi >>>


      LAWMAKERS NEAR DEAL ON SURVEILLANCE BILL
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     A bipartisan group of congressional negotiators neared a deal yesterday on controversial wiretapping legislation that could be unveiled as early as next week, according to Capitol Hill sources and civil liberties advocates monitoring the talks.

Lawmakers have been wrangling for months over how to extend warrant >>>


      MAN BEATING TODDLER IS SLAIN BY POLICE IN CALIF.; HILD DIES
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     TURLOCK, Calif., June 15 –– Police killed a 27–year–old man as he kicked, punched and stomped a toddler to death despite other people‘s attempts to stop him on a dark country road, authorities said Sunday.

Investigators were trying to establish the relationship between the suspect >>>


      MIDWEST UNDERWATER, BUT SOME RIVERS FALLING
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     15, 2008; A02 DES MOINES, Iowa, June 14 –– Floodwaters broke through an aging levee here Saturday, swallowing a section of the city‘s northeast side where authorities had evacuated about 200 homes and 35 businesses, as severe flooding continued to plague the state and other parts of the Midwest.
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      OBAMA DISCUSSES DUTIES OF FATHERHOOD
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     SENATOR‘S SERMON Obama Discusses Duties of Fatherhood Calling himself "an imperfect father," Sen. Barack Obama (D–Ill.) spoke of the need for more African American men to live up to their responsibilities in a Father‘s Day sermon yesterday.

Obama said that too many black fathers are >>>


      SEVERAL DAYS OF TOIL GO FOR NAUGHT IN IOWA TOWN
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     AM COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa –– The little town of Columbus Junction put up a good fight against the Flood of 2008. But, in the end, the water won.

Or that‘s how it looks downtown, where the senior center, the medical center, the pharmacy, the water plant and a few dozen other businesses were un >>>


      SHUTTLE DISCOVERY CREW GLAD TO BE BACK ON GROUND
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Saturday and capped a successful expansion job at the international space station, more spacious and robust thanks to a new billion–dollar science lab.

The shuttle descended through a few puffy clouds an >>>


      SHUTTLE RETURNS TO EARTH
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     CAPE CANAVERAL, June 14 –– Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Saturday after completing a successful expansion of the international space station.

The shuttle descended through a few puffy clouds and landed at 11:15 a.m. EDT, under the control of commander Mark Kelly. >>>


      THE BUBBLE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Alec Klein and Zachary A. GoldfarbThe Washington PostSunday, June 15,
2008; A01 Part I · Boom The black–tie party at Washington‘s swank Mayflower Hotel seemed a fitting celebration of the biggest American housing boom since the 1'50s: filet mignon and lobster, a champagne room and hundreds >>>


      TODAY‘S CHARACTERS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     The Bubble Sunday: Boom Fo rces converge to fuel the biggest American housing boom since the 1'50s: plunging interest rates, exotic new Wall Street securities that flood the mortgage industry with cash, and easier loan packages for immigrants and others with less–than–stellar credit.

Today: Bust >>>


      A VICTORY FOR THE RULE OF THE LAW
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     It shouldn‘t be necessary for the Supreme Court to tell the president that he can‘t have people taken into custody, spirited to a remote prison camp and held indefinitely, with no legal right to argue that they‘ve been unjustly imprisoned –– not even on grounds of mistaken identity. But the >>>


      AS OBAMA AIDE, REPORTER DONS FLACK JACKET
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     ST. LOUIS –– As Barack Obama started fielding questions at a hospital here last week, Linda Douglass stood off to the left, scribbling in a reporter‘s notebook, as she has in every presidential campaign since 1'80.

It wasn‘t until 20 minutes later, when she shouted, "Last questi >>>


      CONGRESS‘S GUANTANAMO BURDEN
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     The key words in Justice Anthony M. Kennedy‘s Guantanamo opinion do not involve the history of habeas corpus, the territorial status of Guantanamo Bay or the accountability of the executive branch to the rule of law. They appear on the opinion‘s penultimate page and are unlikely to attract much attention ami >>>


      CONGRESS PUSHES TO KEEP LAND UNTAMED
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June 16, 2008; A01 INDEX, Wash. –– With little fanfare, Congress has embarked on a push to protect as many as a dozen pristine areas this year in places ranging from the glacier–fed streams of the Wild Sky Wilderness here to West Virginia‘s Mo >>>


      DEMOCRATIC TIDE ON THE RISE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     At the moment, Barack Obama is winning a smaller share of Democrats than John Kerry did on Election Day four years ago. Yet Obama is beating John McCain by six points in the latest Gallup Poll. How can this be?

For all the talk this year about bipartisanship, a sharp shift in partisan loyalties toward the Democ >>>


      FCC CHAIR TO SUPPORT XM–SIRIUS MERGER
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin said yesterday that he will support a merger between the nation‘s sole satellite radio operators, XM and Sirius, a decision that could remove the last regulatory hurdle in the lengthy and heavily criticized move to make the companies one.

Martin c >>>


      INTELLIGENCE AGENCY JOINS U–MD. RESEARCH CENTER
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     The University of Maryland‘s newest tenant is not in the business of advertising its existence or its work.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is the new corollary of the military‘s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, created in 1'58 in the wake of the Sputnik launch to >>>


      IRAQIS WHO WORKED FOR U.S. FIND RESETTLEMENT AID SLOW IN COMING
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     The List Project is a nonprofit group that seeks to bring to the United States hundreds of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government or military. Despite the efforts of its founder and others, it has succeeded in only a small number of cases.

Kirk W. Johnson said the list, whi >>>


      JUSTICES SAY DETAINEES CAN SEEK RELEASE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     A deeply divided Supreme Court yesterday ruled that terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have a right to seek their release in federal court, delivering a historic rebuke to the Bush administration and Congress for policies that the majority said compromised, in the name of national security, the Constitution&lsquo >>>


      MAKE THE ELECTION ABOUT IRAQ
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     In his St. Paul victory speech, Barack Obama pledged again to pull out of Iraq. Rather than "continue a policy in Iraq that asks everything of our brave men and women in uniform and nothing of Iraqi politicians, .
. . [i]t‘s time for Iraqis to take responsibility for their future." We know Obama hasn >>>


      METRO CHIEF CUTS BARRY A BREAK, THEN A CHECK
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     It was a hot and hazy summer evening. D.C. Council member Marion Barry was in his champagne–colored Mercedes–Benz parked on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in the heart of Ward 8, his district in Southeast Washington. The driver‘s window was down, he recalled, because he had been talking to an acquaintan >>>


      NOVEMBER‘S MAGIC NUMBERS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     Presidential politics, like football, chess and other rule–bound competitions, is simple in objective but complex in execution. The objective is 270 electoral votes. This year the execution will turn on numbers such as: 48.3In 2004, John Kerry won that percentage of the popular vote, the strongest showing ever by >>>


      PEW‘S MISSION TO LOWER NONPROFITS‘ OFFICE RENT
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     D01 Call it a nonprofit lifeline.

Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the nation, has acquired the 10–story office building at '01 E St. NW, just across the street from the J. Edgar Hoover Building. The 265,00–square–foot space will serve as the group&lsquo >>>


      WEAK DOLLAR LETS FOREIGN TOURISTS SPEND BIG IN D.C.
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Anita HuslinWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June 16, 2008; D01 When the Turkish tourists arrived at their chic Foggy Bottom hotel with empty suitcases and a few hours of free time, the first thing they asked was how to get to Pentagon City. Twenty–four hours later, they headed back to the airport, their lug >>>


      6 DIE AS QUAKE HITS NORTHERN JAPAN
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Blaine HardenWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 15, 2008; A13 TOKYO, June 14 –– A strong earthquake tore up highways, ripped open hillsides and shook down bridges across a swath of rural northern Japan on Saturday morning, leaving at least six people dead, about 200 injured and 13 missing.
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      A SOBER ASSESSMENT OF AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Ann Scott TysonWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 15, 2008; A16 The outgoing top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Friday that attacks increased 50 percent in April in the country‘s eastern region, where U.S. troops primarily operate, as a spreading Taliban insurgency across the border in Pakist >>>


      AND, OF COURSE, TEA WITH THE QUEEN
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     WINDSOR CASTLE, England Twenty–six years after Ronald Reagan rode horses here with Queen Elizabeth II, President Bush flew to Windsor Castle outside London on Sunday for a quick visit with England‘s reigning monarch.

Bush and first lady Laura Bush had sandwiches, cake and, of course, afternoon tea w >>>


      BUSH CALLS FOR A UNITY OF PURPOSE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 14, 2008; A11 PARIS, June 13 –– President Bush declared here Friday that Western nations must lift up the Middle East in the same way that the United States helped war–ruined Europe rebuild after World War II.

"The rise of free and pr >>>


      CANADIAN GOVERNMENT APOLOGIZES FOR ABUSE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     A01 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a long–anticipated apology yesterday to tens of thousands of indigenous people who as children were ripped from their families and sent to boarding schools, where many were abused as part of official government policy to "kill the Indian in the child." >>>


      CAPTIVE PANDAS BOUNCING BACK AFTER QUAKE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Jill DrewWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 15, 2008; A01 WOLONG NATURE RESERVE, China –– The man traces the panda‘s paw with his finger as she laps milky formula from a metal bowl. He strokes her head and tries to wipe her snout when she finishes, but she bats his hand away and curls into >>>


      CONSTITUTION OF NEWLY INDEPENDENT KOSOVO TAKES EFFECT
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     PRISTINA, Kosovo, June 15 –– Kosovo‘s government took control of the newly independent nation Sunday as the country‘s constitution went into force after nine years of U.N. administration.

The charter, a milestone that comes four months after leaders declared independence from Serbia, giv >>>


      G–8 SAYS OIL, FOOD PRICES POSE THREAT TO WORLD ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     OSAKA, Japan, June 14 –– Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost output to help stabilize record–high oil and food prices, calling the situation a serious threat to global economic growth.

The world economy faces "headwinds&qu >>>


      HUGO CHÁVEZ: PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH MANY FACES
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     C01 CARACAS, Venezuela –– He worked the crowd like a master politician, shaking hands, gazing into women‘s eyes, glad–handing the American visitors who‘d just heard him fulminate against his enemies du jour. He‘d been venomous, long–winded, dismissive –– just like th >>>


      IRAN REJECTS SIX–NATION PROPOSAL
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Thomas Erdbrink and Robin WrightWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 15, 2008; A14 TEHRAN, June 14 –– Iran said Saturday that a package of incentives offered by six countries was "out of the question" because it includes a demand for the country to suspend uranium enrichment activities.>>>


      IRAQI PRESIDENT FLIES TO US FOR MEDICAL CHECK
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     BAGHDAD –– Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is on his way to the United States for medical treatment.

A statement from his office says Talabani left Iraq on Sunday for Jordan and is traveling to the Mayo Clinic for treatment that includes a problem with his knee.

On his way home, he will stop >>>


      IRELAND SHOOTS DOWN PLAN FOR A MORE UNIFIED E.U.
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     A08 DUBLIN, June 13 –– Irish voters resoundingly rejected a treaty designed to modernize the European Union, the second time in three years that European voters have shot down a complex proposal to create more authority and world influence at the bloc‘s Brussels headquarters.

By defeating the >>>


      KEY IRAQI LEADERS DELIVER SETBACKS TO U.S.
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Amit R. Paley and Karen DeYoungWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, June 14, 2008; A01 BAGHDAD, June 13 –– The Bush administration‘s Iraq policy suffered two major setbacks Friday when Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki publicly rejected key U.S. terms for an ongoing military presence and anti >>>


      MORE THAN A DOZEN STILL MISSING AFTER JAPAN QUAKE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Blaine HardenWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 15, 2008;
8:53 AM TOKYO, June 15 –– Slowed by hundreds of aftershocks and the threat that a leaky dam could collapse, rescue workers searched Sunday for 13 people who remained missing after a powerful earthquake hit rural northern Japan on Satur >>>


      MUGABE ACCUSES AID AGENCIES OF WORKING AGAINST HIM
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused foreign aid agencies of using food as a weapon to try to remove him from power and will investigate their operations, state media reported on Monday.

Mugabe, whose government ordered aid agencies to stop work on June 4, has himself been acc >>>


      OBAMA‘S CLUES TO WOOING THE LATINO VOTE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     12:00 AM WASHINGTON –– One of the key questions emerging since Sen. Barack Obama secured the Democratic nomination is whether he will be able to woo Hispanic voters, a significant segment of the electorate in several battleground states. Sen. Hillary Clinton frequently beat Obama 2–to–1 among Lat >>>


      ON EUROPEAN TOUR, BUSH VISITS QUEEN ELIZABETH II
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 15, 2008; 4:18 PM WINDSOR CASTLE, England, June 15 –– Twenty–six years after Ronald Reagan rode horses here with Queen Elizabeth II, President Bush flew to Windsor Castle on Sunday for a quick visit with the reigning monarch.

Bush and first >>>


      OPPOSITION OFFICIAL ARRESTED IN ZIMBABWE
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 12 –– The Zimbabwean government‘s crackdown on political opponents took an ominous turn Thursday with the arrest of the opposition party‘s No. 2 official, who was charged with treason and could face the death penalty.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was also ar >>>


      PISTAS PARA OBAMA EN LA BÚSQUEDA DEL VOTO HISPANO
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     12:00 AM Una de las preguntas clave que ha surgido desde que el Senador Barack Obama aseguró la nominación demócrata es si podrá atraer a los votantes hispanos, un importante segmento del electorado en varios de los estados más competidos este año. Durante las primarias, la Sena >>>


      POWERFUL IRAQI CLERIC RECALIBRATES STRATEGY
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     June 15, 2008; A14 BAGHDAD, June 14 –– The movement of anti–American cleric Moqtada al–Sadr said Saturday that it would not take part in provincial elections this year, one day after it formed a new paramilitary group to fight U.S. troops.

The back–to–back moves suggested tha >>>


      RICE IN BEIRUT TO MEET WITH GOV‘T LEADERS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     BEIRUT, Lebanon –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice put a U.S. stamp of approval Monday on a fragile new government in Lebanon that increased the power of Hezbollah militants.

Rice made an unannounced visit to Lebanon‘s capital to meet with Western–backed leaders of the emerging coali >>>


      SMUGGLERS HAD DESIGN FOR ADVANCED WARHEAD
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     An international smuggling ring that sold bomb–related parts to Libya, Iran and North Korea also managed to acquire blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon, according to a draft report by a former top U.N. arms inspector that suggests the plans could have been shared secretly with any number of countries or rogu >>>


      SOUTH KOREA WORKERS STRIKE IN FRESH BLOW TO PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean construction workers joined striking truckers on Monday in the latest blow to new President Lee Myung–bak, whose repeated policy stumbles have seen his popularity plunge after less than four months in office.

Adding to pressure on Lee was the lack of progress in talks >>>


      SUMMER CAMPS REVIVE INDIA‘S ANCIENT SANSKRIT
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     By Rama LakshmiWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 15, 2008; A12 NEW DELHI –– Hemant Singh Yadav, a lean and sprightly 15–year–old, was sent by his parents to a summer camp to learn to speak Sanskrit, or what he calls the language of the gods.

He had studied the 4,000–year& >>>


      U.N. REDUCING AID FLIGHTS IN DARFUR FOR LACK OF FUNDS
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     2008; A15 NAIROBI, June 10 –– Humanitarian flights that deliver doctors, aid workers and supplies to remote areas of Sudan‘s western Darfur region are being cut back because of lack of funding, the U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday.

With banditry on Darfur‘s roads on the rise in the p >>>


      U.S. FIRM‘S DEFT PLAY HELPS JAPANESE GOLF OUT OF ROUGH
      Washington Post, 16-06-2008
     KISARAZU CITY, Japan –– Strangled by exclusivity, speculation and greed, golf nearly died in Japan in the 1''0s, when the bubble economy burst.

The game, though, has been hauled back from the graveyard. It‘s become cheaper, easier and more accessible to the average hacker. The number o >>>


      A NEW MILESTONE IN FRIENDSHIP AND CO–OPERATIVE TIES WITH AUSTRIA, NORWAY AND GREECE
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     Nhan Dan – On the morning of June 11, 2008, President Nguyen Minh Triet, his wife and the Vietnamese delegation arrived in Hanoi, successfully concluding his official visits to the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Greece from June 2–10. On this occasion, President Triet talked t >>>


      CUBAN HERO‘S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     A meeting to mark the 80th birthday of the late Cuban hero Che Guevara was held in Hanoi on June 12 by the Vietnam–Cuba Friendship Association and the Cuban embassy in Vietnam.

Former official of the Vietnamese embassy in Cuba and journalist Ly Van Sau, who had chances to meet and work with Che Guevara, t >>>


      DEPUTY PM CONFIDENT OF VIETNAM‘S ECONOMIC POTENTIAL
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said that foreign investors still have firm confidence in Vietnam‘s economic development potential.

Speaking with chief executive officers from the World Economic Forum‘s members on June 13, he said that foreign direct investment (FDI) flow into Vietnam contin >>>


      DEPUTY PM MEETS UN AID PROJECT CHIEFS
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong was busy on June 11 with a series of important meetings on aid to Vietnam in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria during his working mission to the UN in New York.

In the morning, Trong met with Ambassador Mark Dybul, coordinator of the US President‘s Em >>>


      FORMER PRIME MINISTER VO VAN KIET PASSES AWAY
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     In a special announcement issued on June 12, the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, the National Assembly, the State President, the Government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee said the death of former PM Kiet was a loss to the Party, State and people of Vietnam.

Vo Van Kiet was a fo >>>


      FRANCE TO HELP BUILD WINERY IN LAO CAI
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     The Aquitaine region of France has pledged to help build a winery in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai .

The commitment was made by a delegation from the Aquitaine region, headed by Deputy Chairman of the region‘s Council Jean Guerard, during a working visit to Lao Cai from June 12–14.
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      LEGISLATIVE REFORMS TO BE CLOSER TO LIFE: NA CHAIRMAN
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     The National Assembly is making efforts to reform its operations to move closer to the reality of life and voters‘ desires, the legislative leader said on June 11.

Chairman of the National Assembly, Nguyen Phu Trong, also said during his meeting with voters of Hanoi‘s districts of Ba Dinh and Cau Gi >>>


      NA CHAIRMAN TO VISIT HUNGARY, RUMANIA, BULGARIA AND FRANCE
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     A delegation of the Vietnam National Assembly led by Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong is preparing to make official visits to Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and France from June 15–26.

The visits will be made at the invitation of the Hungarian National Assembly Chairman Szili Katalin, the Romanian President of the H >>>


      NATION BIDS FAREWELL TO FORMER PRIME MINISTER
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     Memorial and burial services for former Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet were solemnly organised in Ho Chi Minh City on June 15 morning.

Present at the services were Vietnamese leaders, including Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, National Assembl >>>


      PARTY PROMOTES COOPERATION WITH MEXICAN LEFTIST PARTIES
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) held talks with the leadership of the Labour Party (PT) of Mexico in the Mexico City, during the CPV delegation‘ Mexico visit from June 10–12.

The CPV delegation was led by Tran Van Hang, Chairman of the Party Central Committee‘s Commission >>>


      ROLE MODEL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO MARK 60TH ANNIVERSARY
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     Nhan Dan – A role model campaign was launched in Hanoi on June 11 to mark the 60th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh‘s call for patriotic role model campaigns.

At a meeting to mark the event and launch the campaign, State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan delivered a report about the implementation >>>


      THE WORLD HAILS VIETNAM‘S FORMER PM VO VAN KIET
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     Former PM Vo Van Kiet died on June 11 at the age of 86.

United Nations Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon voiced his sadness in a statement, noting the former prime minister‘s achievements in economic reform and diplomacy.

"As a major force behind the economic reforms in Vietnam that >>>


      VIETNAM AND VATICAN MOVE CLOSER: MONSIGNOR PAROLIN
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     A senior Vatican official said on June 11 that Vietnam and the Vatican have listened to each other and in some issues, the two sides‘ points of view have moved closer.

The visiting Vatican Undersecretary of State for Relations with States, Monsignor Pietro Parolin, made the remark in an interview with the >>>


      VIETNAM CALLS FOR SOLUTION TO DIFFICULTIES IN ZIMBABWE
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     A Vietnamese representative to the United Nations Security Council has called on related sides in Zimbabwe to temporarily put differences aside to jointly resolve difficulties confronting humanitarian operations.

Ambassador Le Luong Minh made the appeal during the council‘s meeting in New York on June 12 >>>


      VIETNAM EYES INCREASED TIES WITH BELGIUM
      Nhan Dan, 16-06-2008
     Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam is eager to increase cooperation with Belgium during a meeting with visiting Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht in Hanoi on June 12.

He said Vietnam particularly wants to step up cooperation with Belgium in economics, trade and investment to tap both countries&ls >>>


      Camera café contrata a Arguiñano como cocinero
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     La plantilla de Camera café ha contratado a un nuevo cocinero y todos tienen puesta en él la esperanza de disfrutar de suculentos menús. Se trata de Karlos Arguiñano, que realizará esta noche (21.30) un cameo en la popular tira cómica de Tele 5. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Su participación se materializó g >>>


      Camera café contrata a Arguiñano como cocinero
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     La plantilla de Camera café ha contratado a un nuevo cocinero y todos tienen puesta en él la esperanza de disfrutar de suculentos menús. Se trata de Karlos Arguiñano, que realizará esta noche (21.30) un cameo en la popular tira cómica de Tele 5. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Su participación se materializó g >>>


      Camera café contrata a Arguiñano como cocinero
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     La plantilla de Camera café ha contratado a un nuevo cocinero y todos tienen puesta en él la esperanza de disfrutar de suculentos menús. Se trata de Karlos Arguiñano, que realizará esta noche (21.30) un cameo en la popular tira cómica de Tele 5. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Su participación se materializó g >>>


      Camera café contrata a Arguiñano como cocinero
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     La plantilla de Camera café ha contratado a un nuevo cocinero y todos tienen puesta en él la esperanza de disfrutar de suculentos menús. Se trata de Karlos Arguiñano, que realizará esta noche (21.30) un cameo en la popular tira cómica de Tele 5. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Su participación se materializó g >>>


      Camera café contrata a Arguiñano como cocinero
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     La plantilla de Camera café ha contratado a un nuevo cocinero y todos tienen puesta en él la esperanza de disfrutar de suculentos menús. Se trata de Karlos Arguiñano, que realizará esta noche (21.30) un cameo en la popular tira cómica de Tele 5. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Su participación se materializó g >>>


      Camera café contrata a Arguiñano como cocinero
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     La plantilla de Camera café ha contratado a un nuevo cocinero y todos tienen puesta en él la esperanza de disfrutar de suculentos menús. Se trata de Karlos Arguiñano, que realizará esta noche (21.30) un cameo en la popular tira cómica de Tele 5. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Su participación se materializó g >>>


      Camera café contrata a Arguiñano como cocinero
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     La plantilla de Camera café ha contratado a un nuevo cocinero y todos tienen puesta en él la esperanza de disfrutar de suculentos menús. Se trata de Karlos Arguiñano, que realizará esta noche (21.30) un cameo en la popular tira cómica de Tele 5. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Su participación se materializó g >>>


      "Creía que esto era casi imposible"
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     Rafael Nadal venció ayer al serbio Novak Djokovic en el torneo de Queens (7-6 [6] y 7-5) y logró su primer título sobre hierba justo cuando quedan siete días para que arranque Wimbledon. Fue el resultado de una semana vivida como un pulso entre el español y el resto de la caseta. Y muerta la tierra, Nadal conquistó la hierba. La >>>


      "El fútbol es dinero y nosotros no lo tenemos"
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     Ahora sigue a la selección polaca, que se juega la clasificación [es la última del Grupo B, con un punto] para los cuartos de final en el duelo decisivo contra la sorprendente Croacia, ya clasificada como primera del cuarteto. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Pregunta. ¿Por qué le llamaban Il Bello di Notte (El >>>


      "El fútbol es dinero y nosotros no lo tenemos"
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     Ahora sigue a la selección polaca, que se juega la clasificación [es la última del Grupo B, con un punto] para los cuartos de final en el duelo decisivo contra la sorprendente Croacia, ya clasificada como primera del cuarteto. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros idiomas Pregunta. ¿Por qué le llamaban Il Bello di Notte (El >>>


      "El spanglish is my face; mi corazón, mi identidad"
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     A la hora del café, ya nadie pide un expreso en la mesa 17. Ilan Stavans sale del taxi con aspecto de guiri, camisa en tonos verdes y maletón de los que hay que facturar sí o sí. Viene de Barcelona; antes, de Chile y antes de eso, de Massachusetts. Pasa por Madrid fugazmente antes de volar otra vez hacia Tel Aviv. Sólo las gafas denotan s >>>


      "El spanglish is my face; mi corazón, mi identidad"
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     A la hora del café, ya nadie pide un expreso en la mesa 17. Ilan Stavans sale del taxi con aspecto de guiri, camisa en tonos verdes y maletón de los que hay que facturar sí o sí. Viene de Barcelona; antes, de Chile y antes de eso, de Massachusetts. Pasa por Madrid fugazmente antes de volar otra vez hacia Tel Aviv. Sólo las gafas denotan s >>>


      "Estamos en la antesala de la fractura de la sociedad"
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     Junto a Alfredo de Angeli, detenido y liberado el sábado por las fuerzas de seguridad, el santafecino Eduardo Buzzi es la otra cara más conocida del peor conflicto con el que ha tenido que lidiar el matrimonio Kirchner. El presidente de la Federación Agraria Argentina denuncia un modo de gobernar que ningunea a las instituciones y colo >>>


      "Estamos en la antesala de la fractura de la sociedad"
      El Pais, 16-06-2008
     Junto a Alfredo de Angeli, detenido y liberado el sábado por las fuerzas de seguridad, el santafecino Eduardo Buzzi es la otra cara más conocida del peor conflicto con el que ha tenido que lidiar el matrimonio Kirchner. El presidente de la Federación Agraria Argentina denuncia un modo de gobernar que ningunea a las instituciones y colo >>>



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