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      AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND CIRCLE UP...
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2008
     Thanassis Dimopoulos/Eurokinissi Hundreds of volunteers created a human mosaic on the Pnyx Hill on Saturday protesting the human rights record of China, which is preparing to host the Olympic Games next month. The mosaic combines the logos of human rights groups Amnesty International and Circle Up.
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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2008
     Jail suicide Foreign smuggling suspect found hanged in his cell A 48–year–old foreigner being detained at a jail in Kassandreia, Halkidiki, on people–smuggling charges hanged himself in his cell on Saturday night, jail authorities said yesterday. The man, who had been facing deportation for his alleged >>>


      MAN, 32, HELD FOR CRETE RAID
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2008
     accomplice. A 32–year–old Cretan man is today to defend himself before an investigating magistrate against charges linking him to an armed ambush on a cannabis plantation near Iraklion last month that resulted in three police officers being injured, one seriously.

The man was arrested on Saturday af >>>


      MEDITERRANEAN UNION TAKES FORM
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2008
     PM joins 42 leaders in Paris to develop Sarkozy’s vision of regional cooperation tackling common problems Eurokinissi French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) welcomes Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to Paris yesterday, where 43 heads of state converged to discuss the creation of a Mediterranean Union to boost tie >>>


      SIEMENS PROBE HURTING PARTIES
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2008
     New Democracy and PASOK are finding it difficult to devise a strategy to escape the shadow cast by the Siemens scandal because of the flow of new revelations, which are set to continue when lawyers, appointed by the German firm to investigate claims of bribery, are set to arrive in Greece later this month.

Sund >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2008
     Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is on an official visit to Paris. To tomorrow.

Transport Minister Costis Hatzidakis to unveil new mobile units for the technical inspection of vehicles at 11 a.m. at the Ministry.

Deputy Education Minister Andreas Lykourentzos to meet with the Panhellenic Union o >>>


      TWO HOSPITAL PATIENTS DIE IN ROAD ACCIDENTS
      Kathimerin, 14-07-2008
     Three people were killed and two seriously injured when an ambulance and a car collided on a country road near Thessaloniki late on Friday night.

The collision, of which the cause was unclear, was so violent that the 41–year–old ambulance driver, the 88–year–old female patient and a 38&n >>>


      200', ANNÉE CHARNIČRE POUR GSTAAD
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     TENNIS. Alors que l‘édition 2008 se termine sur un bilan positif, l‘avenir du tournoi paraît incertain au–delŕ de l‘année prochaine. De nouvelles dates, des contrats ŕ renouveler: la manifestation jouera son avenir dans douze mois.

Yves Jaton Lundi 14 juillet 200 >>>


      ADELE, DEMOISELLE AUX SORTILČGES SOUL
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Adele (Adkins).Elle sid';re d’autant plus qu’elle bâtit son tour d’enchantements sur l’économie de notes. (photo: Keystone) MONTREUX JAZZ. Samedi, cette Britannique de 1' ans s‘est révélée prodigieuse d‘intensité, de maturité et de nuances.

Olivier Horn >>>


      ANALYSE. IMPRESSIONS DE RUSSIE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 14 juillet 2008 La meilleure nouvelle de Russie est que le déclin démographique a cessé.

Encore peu perceptible, le retournement de tendance va s‘accentuer. Pour compléter cette vue d‘avion, voici la remarque d‘un journaliste qui >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LA HAUSSE DE TROP
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Quel genre de troisi';me pilier choisir? «Les fonds de placement 3a sont attrayants d';s huit ou dix ans» La question de la semaine. Les marchés plongent. Gains miracles avec les hedge funds?

Le rally sur le gaz refl';te la globalisation du marché Analyse. Impressio >>>


      AU DARFOUR, DES FEMMES CČDENT Ŕ L‘ALCOOLISME POUR SUPPORTER LA FAIM
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     SOUDAN. Ce lundi, la Cour pénale internationale devrait demander un mandat d‘arręt contre Omar el–Béchir. Reportage sur la tragédie d‘une région.

Juan Gasparini, de retour du Darfour Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Le cycle infernal de la violence et du climat étouffe les 6 >>>


      AU PAYS DE QUINCY
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Quincy Jones aux côtés de Claude Nobs.Une complicité de longue date. (photo: Keystone) • Le producteur américain Quincy Jones a 75 ans. Aujourd‘hui, Montreux cél';bre son anniversaire. Histoire de se souvenir de l‘ami le plus fid';le du festival et de son programmateu >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. COURSES AUX SAUVETAGES
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Au premier plan. Yves Genier Lundi 14 juillet 2008 S‘il faut attendre la deuxi';me semaine d‘ao$';t pour avoir une idée précise de la situation des grandes banques suisses au terme du deuxi';me trimestre, c‘est ŕ la fin de cette semaine déjŕ que s‘o >>>


      AU TOUR DES JEUNES LOUPS
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     A seulement 24 ans, Riccardo Ricco a déjŕ remporté deux étapes du Tour de France 2008.«Ce qu’on peut attendre de moi pour la suite du Tour? Tout et rien, comme toujours avec Ricco», rigole le jeune grimpeur au caract';re bien trempé. (photo: Keystone) CYCLISME. A l‘issue de la prem >>>


      BRONISLAW GEREMEK: «QUAND ON IGNORE L‘HISTOIRE, ON EN PAYE LE PRIX...»
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Bronislaw Geremek. De Varsovie ŕ Bruxelles, sa disparition a suscité une profonde émotion en Europe. (photo: keystone) Bronislaw Geremek, miraculé de la guerre, est mort, hier, au volant de sa voiture. Il y a peu, il avait reçu «Le Temps», pour évoquer sa vision de l‘Europ >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER? FRÉDÉRIC MAIRE, DIRECTEUR DU FESTIVAL DU FILM DE LOCARNO
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Frédéric Maire. (photo: Keystone) C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Anne Davier Lundi 14 juillet 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– Je suis sans doute passé du ventre de ma m';re ŕ la mer, oů je suis né, du côté de la Ligurie.
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      CHILLON RÉFLÉCHIT Ŕ SON IMAGE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Sa photo. Chillon est le monument le plus visité de Suisse. (photo: Kuan–Yu) DANS LE VISEUR. Le château repense la mani';re dont il se donne au regard.

Luc Debraine Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Kuan–Yu, 16 ans, ne tient pas plus que cela ŕ ce qu‘on lui emprunte la carte–m >>>


      CRITIQUES CONTRE LA CFB
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     FINANCE. Niveau des fonds propres en question. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Les acteurs du secteur bancaire sont divisés ŕ propos des projets de nouvelles exigences de la Commission fédérale des banques (CFB) et de la Banque nationale suisse (BNS) sur le renforcement des r' >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD TRAITÉE EN VA–NU–PIEDS AU DÉPART DE RUSSIE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     On ne passe pas! Doris Leuthard ŕ l’aéroport. St–Pétersbourg, 12 juillet 2008. (photo: Jean–Claude Péclet) MISSION ECONOMIQUE. En dépit de quelques accrocs avec les services de sécurité, la ministre de l‘Economie tire un bilan positif de sa visite d‘une semaine >>>


      EPARGNE DU 3E PILIER: LES PRODUITS Ŕ TAUX FIXE GAGNENT EN ATTRACTIVITÉ
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     PREVOYANCE. Les fonds de placement 3a virent au rouge. Les structurés ont un rôle marginal.

Yves Hulmann Lundi 14 juillet 2008 A mi–parcours 2008, les épargnants qui ont placé leurs avoirs du 3e pilier sur un compte ŕ taux d‘intéręt fixe peuvent se féliciter d >>>


      FUNICULAIRES DE LÉGENDE (1/6). LE PETIT SÉNATEUR MIRACULÉ D‘EVIAN
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Un témoin privilégié de la cité thermale française. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) Abandonné pendant plus de trente ans, ce funiculaire a trouvé un second souffle. De mai ŕ septembre, il va et vient comme au temps ancien de sa splendeur.

Christian Lecomte, Evian–les&ndas >>>


      GEREMEK, L‘'4;ME DE LA POLOGNE EUROPÉENNE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Bronislaw Geremek. L’historien était convaincu que la Pologne avait un destin comme démocratie. (photo: Keystone) EUROPE. L‘ancien ministre des Affaires étrang';res de Pologne qui a trouvé la mort dans un accident de voiture ach';ve, ŕ 76 ans, le témoignage courageux d >>>


      GRÉGOIRE MARET ET LÉO TARDIN AU MONTREUX JAZZ CAFÉ. DEUX GENEVOIS AUX INTERVENTIONS IMPÉRIEUSES
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Grégoire Maret et Léo Tardin au Montreux Jazz Café. Arnaud Robert Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Ce ne sont pas les régionaux de l‘étape, męme dopés. Montreux Jazz Café, samedi, deux Suisses en vedette internationale. Soirée du label new–yorkais ObliqSound, comme ŕ l& >>>


      JULES CÉSAR, LES PIRATES ET LES SILURES DU RHÔNE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Le buste de Jules César.Il devait orner un grand arc de la rive droite du Rhône. (photo: Drassm) HISTOIRE. L‘archéologue Luc Long raconte comment il a trouvé l‘extraordinaire buste grandeur nature du conquérant des Gaules au fond du fleuve ŕ Arles.

Une pi';ce un >>>


      L‘UNION POUR LA MÉDITERRANÉE NAÎT SOUS LES PAILLETTES MAIS SANS LE SOU
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     DIPLOMATIE. A Paris, 40 chefs d‘Etat réunis pour reprendre le dialogue. Le Temps Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Pour Nicolas Sarkozy, le pari est réussi. Pour la premi';re fois depuis le processus endormi de Barcelone, 40 chefs d‘Etats de l‘UE et du pourtour méditerranéen se sont mis >>>


      L‘UNION POUR LA MÉDITERRANÉE: LE DIFFICILE DÉFI
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Hosni Moubarak et Nicolas Sarkozy coprésidaient le sommet de l’Union pour la Méditerranée.«Le monde entier vous regarde», a lancé le chef d’Etat français aux dirigeants présents. (photo: Keystone) FRANCE. Beaucoup de promesses au Sommet de Paris. Des doutes p';sent sur les moyens de >>>


      LA BAROCHE RÉUNIFIÉE REMODČLE LE JURA
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     JURA. Cinq villages ont uni leur destinée, dimanche, ŕ l‘est de l‘Ajoie. Serge Jubin Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Le 1er janvier 200', le canton du Jura ne comptera plus que 64 communes, contre 83 actuellement, dont 55 recensent moins de 600 habitants. Depuis juin 2007, 2' entités locales ont >>>


      LA FUTURE COMMISSION NATIONALE CONTRE LA TORTURE RISQUE D‘ĘTRE UNE SIMPLE INSTANCE ALIBI
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     MAUVAIS TRAITEMENTS. La ratification d‘un protocole oblige la Suisse ŕ instaurer un organisme dont la principale tâche sera de visiter les prisons, un type de contrôle qui se fait déjŕ. La crainte d‘une «solution au rabais» émerge.

Valérie de Graffenrie >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LES MARCHÉS PLONGENT. GAINS MIRACLES AVEC LES HEDGE FUNDS?
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Le rally sur le gaz refl';te la globalisation du marché Analyse. Impressions de Russie FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les marchés plongent. Gains miracles avec les hedge funds?

Les stratégies alternatives affichent des performances négatives depuis le début de l‘ann& >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Patricia Briel Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Un fumeur de 54 ans s‘est vu infliger dimanche une amende de 50 euros pour avoir osé allumer une cigarette dans un jardin public ŕ Vérone. Oui, un jardin ŕ ciel ouvert... C‘est une premi';re dans le pays. Le malheureux avait oublié que fum >>>


      LE CERVEAU DANS TOUS SES ÉTATS (1/5). AU SECOURS DU CERVEAU BLESSÉ
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Faire repousser des fibres nerveuses, remplacer des neurones détruits grâce aux cellules souches ou stimuler les capacités de récupération du syst';me nerveux: autant d‘approches au seuil de l‘expérimentation chez l‘homme.

Jean–Luc Vonnez Lundi 14 ju >>>


      LE CHEF DE L‘ARMÉE FAISAIT L‘OBJET D‘UNE PLAINTE
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Roland Nef. Dans la tourmente. (photo: Keystone) CRITIQUES. Une enquęte pénale était en cours contre Roland Nef au moment de sa nomination. Son ex–compagne l‘a accusé de violences.

Valérie de Graffenried Lundi 14 juillet 2008 L‘affaire n‘est pas banale. Le minist >>>


      LE RALLY SUR LE GAZ REFLČTE LA GLOBALISATION DU MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     NEGOCE. La formation des prix est tr';s dépendante de caractéristiques régionales. La progressive intégration pousse les cours ŕ la hausse. Erasmo Rodriguez, Vice–President Energy Analyst Investment Research & Advisory Lundi 14 juillet 2008 La hausse exceptionnelle du prix du p >>>


      LE RÉVEIL
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Pierre Veya Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Le premier sommet de l‘Union pour la Méditerranée ne va pas résoudre du jour au lendemain les conflits, ni vaincre l‘absence de confiance dans une région oů simplement se parler est déjŕ un progr';s. Mais la vision et l‘id >>>


      OSSONA, LA RÉSURRECTION DANS LES HAUTEURS
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     VALAIS. Subventionné par la Confédération, le projet–pilote de développement rural régional du val d‘Hérens accueille ses premiers visiteurs. Etat des lieux avec Hél';ne Moix, enfant du pays, née dans ces pacages il y a tout juste septante ans.

Xavier >>>


      QUEL GENRE DE TROISIČME PILIER CHOISIR? «LES FONDS DE PLACEMENT 3A SONT ATTRAYANTS DČS HUIT OU DIX ANS»
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     ENTRETIEN. Roland Bron, directeur romand de VZ VermögensZentrum, recommande les comptes 3a ŕ taux fixe pour toutes durées inférieures.

Yves Hulmann Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Le Temps: Depuis le début de l‘année, les comptes de fonds de placement 3a dotés d‘une importan >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. LE GRAMOPHONE HIGH–TECH
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Jeremy Ergas Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Gants de soie, colliers de perle, mots d‘esprit et porte–cigarettes. Avec le Phonofone II de Tristan Zimmermann (Canadian Science &Sons), le monde des romans de Francis Scott Fitzgerald n‘a jamais été plus proche. Le Phonofone II est une en >>>


      ROMANDE ENERGIE ÉTEND SON RÉSEAU EN VALAIS
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     VALAIS. La libéralisation du marché presse les petites sociétés de distribution électrique vers des rapprochements inéluctables.

Xavier Filiez Lundi 14 juillet 2008 L‘';re des rapprochements, des fusions et des rachats de toutes sortes a sonné pour les socié >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. POIL DE LA BĘTE, LE MAL PAR LE MAL
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Reprenons du poil de la bęte. A ce stade de notre promenade au fil des sentiers de la langue française, il paraît sain de nous arręter sur quelques expressions colorées et expressives.

Sans conteste, «reprendre du poil >>>


      TROMBES DE SONS POUR UN CARNAVAL GENEVOIS
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     Une love mobile dans les rues de Gen';ve.Entre 200000 et 300000 personnes ont pris part ŕ la douzi';me Lake Parade. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) GENEVE. La Rade s‘est une fois encore muée en immense dancefloor pour la Lake Parade. Récit d‘une journée ŕ peine gâch >>>


      UN DOCUMENT DU CICR LE DIT: LES ETATS–UNIS ONT TORTURÉ
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. L‘organisation parle de «crimes de guerre» dans un rapport secret dévoilé par une journaliste américaine.

Blaise Chevrolet, Washington Lundi 14 juillet 2008 Le mot «torture» est lâché. La menace de traduire en justice des membres du gouver >>>


      VERSION DÉFINITIVE?
      Le Temps, 14-07-2008
     René Radrizzani, Pully (VD) Lundi 14 juillet 2008 En 1'8', j‘ai fait paraître chez Corti ŕ Paris la premi';re édition intégrale en français du Manuscrit trouvé ŕ Saragosse de Jean Potocki, reconstitué ŕ partir d‘une vingtaine de manuscrits fra >>>


      ANB PROFIT RISES 4.1%
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: Arab National Bank (ANB) has announced a net profit of $380 million for the first half of 2008 compared to $365 million for the same period last year, representing an increase of 4.1 percent. Total operating income increased by 6 percent to $5'3 million in 2008 compared to $561 million for the same >>>


      COMPETITIVENESS AWARD LAUNCHED
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     K.S. Ramkumar | Arab News JEDDAH: A new «King Khaled Respo–nsible Competitiveness Award» was announced here yesterday. Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and King Khaled Foundation have jointly instituted the award that will be offered to the best three performing companies based on the >>>


      CRG HOPEFUL OF GOLD PROJECT
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Roger Harrison | Arab News JEDDAH: The Citadel Resource Group (CRG) has struck gold; literally. Results announced Friday after analysis of sample taken from their Shayban concession in Wadi Harwara, about 200 kilometers north of Jeddah confirm yields of up to 37.8 grams per ton (g/t). The average grade is expected to be >>>


      RETAIL ACADEMY FOR SAUDIS
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     K.S. Ramkumar | Arab News JEDDAH: The Savola Group signed an agreement with Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) here on Saturday night to launch its retail academy with branches across Saudi Arabia.

The academy will offer certificate and diploma courses to Saudis with the aim of imparting skill >>>


      SAUDI STOCKS REBOUND
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Khalil Hanware | Arab News JEDDAH: After falling nearly five percent last week and 0.04 percent on Saturday, the Saudi stock market rebounded yesterday.

The Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) surged 1.67 percent or 14'.'5 points to close at ',145.03 on hopes of strong profit growth in the second q >>>


      MATTERS OF PREFERENCE
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Everyone of us dislikes certain things and likes others. Preferences in such matters are very much personal. They are often inexplicable. However, we may all share in a particular area but differ in our preferences of its details. All of us, for example, like good smells and feel irritated by bad >>>


      SAALIK
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News In my home country, some people call themselves Saalik. They deliberately put on a crude and austere appearance, wearing a large white turban and applying henna to their beards and heads. They claim that seven parts of our bodies have to say the name of God many times during the day. Their guides >>>


      SHAVING AFTER UMRAH
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Some people shave their heads when they finish the Umrah, but others cut only a small portion of their hair. Which way is correct one?

A.A. Javeed Both are correct. However, to shave is much better. God says in the Qur’an: «you shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if God so wills, in ful >>>


      THE START OF MAN’S LIFE
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful It is God who creates you all out of dust, then out of a gamete. He then makes you into two sexes. No female conceives or gives birth without His knowledge. No one attains to old age or has his life cut short unless it be thus laid down i >>>


      TWO TYPES OF WATER
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful It is God who creates you all out of dust, then out of a gamete. He then makes you into two sexes. No female conceives or gives birth without His knowledge. No one attains to old age or has his life cut short unless it be thus laid down i >>>


      ISTIMARAS WILL BE FOR 10 YEARS
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Authorities have approved a proposal to extend the validity of vehicle licenses (istimara) to 10 years for a fee of SR400, Maj. Gen. Fahd Al–Bishr, director general of the Traffic Department, announced yesterday.

«The new traffic law has also specified that the >>>


      KINGDOM RELEASES 8 BAHRAINI DETAINEES
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: Eight Bahrainis, who were arrested in February for entering a restricted military zone in the Kingdom, have been released under the orders of Crown Prince Sultan, press reports said yesterday quoting Bahrain’s Ambassador to Riyadh Moussa Al–Naeemi.

«The Bahrainis will not face furt >>>


      MOTHER ABANDONS BABY IN HOSPITAL
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: A 23–year–old Saudi mother was arrested yesterday for abandoning her newborn baby in a private hospital in north Jeddah. Hospital staff reported the woman, who had conceived out of wedlock, to police on Saturday.

The woman told police that she had been in a relationship with a Yeme >>>


      RIGHTS BODIES JOIN FORCES AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Ebtihal Mubarak | Arab News JEDDAH: Representatives of the Family Protection Organization, the National Society of Human Rights (NSHR), the government–run Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Safety Committee at the Social Affairs Ministry met here on Saturday to discuss ways of cooperating to improve the service >>>


      SAFA AND MARWA RESPOND TO TREATMENT, SAY DOCTORS
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: The conjoined Moroccan twins who were separated in Riyadh on Saturday are medically stable and satisfactorily responding to treatment at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC).

«Safa and Marwa continue to do well... The condition of the twins has stabilized and there are >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: BRIDEGROOM TAKES POLICE PROTECTION FOR MARRIAGE
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Arab News TAIF: A bridegroom here had no other choice but to call in the police to protect him at his wedding, Okaz daily reported yesterday. The newspaper said the groom called the police after a relative of his bride threatened to kill anyone who dares marrying her. The threats were issued soon after the groom propose >>>


      THREE SAUDI TEAMS QUALIFY FOR ROBOGAMES IN JAPAN
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Walaa Hawari | Arab News RIYADH: A total of 36 teams, comprising 105 youngsters from different parts of the Kingdom, participated in the Saudi Robot International Olympiad that took place in Jubail Industrial City last weekend.

The international event was held for the first time in Saudi Arabia, which recently >>>


      TRAIN TRAVELS 10 KM ON WRONG TRACK
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei | Arab News DAMMAM: The Saudi Railways Organization yesterday launched an investigation into how a Dammam–bound passenger train traveled for around 10 kilo–meters along the wrong track near Abqaiq.

«The train, which left Riyadh station early in the day on Friday, was sto >>>


      ALL PREPARATIONS IN PLACE FOR INTERFAITH CONFERENCE: MWL
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Badea Abu Al–Naja | Arab News MADRID: The Muslim World League (MWL) has completed all preparations for the international interfaith conference that begins here on Wednesday, the pan–Islamic body said in a statement. More than 200 leaders of different religions, including Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduis >>>


      JAKARTA TALKS ON PALESTINE HOMES TODAY
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Ghazanfar A. Khan | Arab News RIYADH: More efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state and a renewed move to generate global support for capacity–building for Palestinians will top the agenda of a high–profile ministerial conference which opens in Jakarta today.

Representatives from more t >>>


      MILITANTS HAND OVER BODIES OF 17 TROOPS
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Azhar Masood | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Suspected Taleban militants yesterday handed over the bodies of 17 paramilitary troops killed in an ambush in Pakistan&#3's restive northwest, highlighting a surge in insurgent activity there.

The dead were part of a convoy heading to a fort outside the city of Hangu >>>


      OLMERT LAWYERS NOT TO GET NEW DOCUMENTS: PROSECUTORS
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Mohammed Mar’i | Arab News RAMALLAH: Israel’s State Prosecutor’s Office yesterday informed the Jerusalem District Court that it will not give Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s attorneys any more material from the new investigation before cross–examination of US financier Morris Talansky.

Days before the cross& >>>


      OLMERT SEES TALKS PROGRESS
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Emma Charlton | AFP PARIS: Israel and the Palestinians «have never been this close» to a peace deal, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said yesterday as the search for Middle East peace took center stage at a Mediterranean summit.

The Paris summit also brought new impetus to the peace process betwe >>>


      THOUSANDS OF SUDANESE RALLY IN SUPPORT OF BASHIR
      Arab News, 14-07-2008
     Opheera McDoom | Reuters KHARTOUM: Thousands of protesters chanting «Down, Down USA!» rallied in Khartoum yesterday after reports that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may seek the arrest of Sudan’s president for alleged war crimes.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who is curre >>>


      ANHEUSER–BUSCH AGREES TO SALE TO A BELGIAN BREWER
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     ST. LOUIS –– Anheuser–Busch, the maker of Budweiser and Bud Light, has agreed to a takeover by a giant Belgian brewer, a union that creates a global beer leader and brings to an end one of the most iconic names in American business.

The board of directors of Anheuser–Busch Cos. Inc. on S >>>


      E–MAIL PUBLIC DOCUMENTS GET ERASED, DISAPPEAR
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     HONOLULU –– Laws in all but a handful of states give the public access to government e–mail. But what if that e–mail was intentionally deleted or routinely purged?

In Hawaii, Gov. Linda Lingle‘s office allowed e–mails of her top aide to be purged. In North Carolina, Gov. Mike >>>


      FAMILY: WOMAN WITH 5 DEAD SPOUSES OBSESSED BY CASH
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– Jeff Carstensen was spooked when he learned his grandmother planned to buy him a $100,000 life insurance policy _ and name herself the beneficiary.

"She told me that people of our stature have insurance policies on each other," he said. "That way, if something happe >>>


      FANNIE, FREDDIE DEFLECTED RISK WARNINGS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     By David S. HilzenrathWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, July 14, 2008; D01 Though the implosion of investor confidence in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last week was sudden, the worries driving it have been the subject of countless warnings over many years.

From a Washington think tank to the halls of Congress, >>>


      FOR SOME, REPUBLICAN JOHN MCCAIN IS ‘TOO OLD‘
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– So how old is John McCain? Six–packs, automatic transmissions and the American Express card were all introduced after he was born, not to mention computers which McCain admits he doesn‘t use.

McCain, himself, jokes that he‘s older than dirt. And while his age is be >>>


      GOVERNMENT MAY AID MORTGAGE GIANTS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     By Neil Irwin and Jeffrey H. BirnbaumWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, July 14, 2008; A01 The federal government unveiled a broad program yesterday evening to bolster troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, extending unprecedented support to the companies and proposing new authority to lend them money an >>>


      GRAMM‘S ROLE REDUCED
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     MCCAIN‘S ADVISORY TEAM Gramm‘s Role Reduced While Sen. John McCain might not be sending his friend and former Senate Republican colleague Phil Gramm off to Belarus quite yet, he is definitely done trotting him out on the campaign trail, and he is also minimizing the Texan‘s role among his team of advis >>>


      N.Y. MAYOR OFFERS NEW POVERTY GAUGE
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     By Keith B. RichburgWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, July 14, 2008; A02 NEW YORK, July 13 –– Calling the current federal poverty measure broken and outdated, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) on Sunday unveiled a new method that he and his aides said gives a more accurate picture of the poor, and that he hop >>>


      NAACP HEAD: OBAMA WIN WON‘T SOLVE RACIAL INJUSTICE
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     CINCINNATI –– Racial disparity will remain an issue in America, regardless of whether Barack Obama is elected as the nation‘s first black president, the chairman of the NAACP told the organization‘s national convention Sunday night.

Julian Bond, a veteran civil rights leader, said Obama& >>>


      NATS LEFT BLANKED
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     By Chico HarlanWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, July 14, 2008; E01 When Washington Nationals players packed their bags yesterday, offering their thoughts on the last loss of a first half spoiled by 60 of them, the epitaphs followed one notion –– that of a season consumed by the unforeseen.

Nobody >>>


      OBAMA SUGGESTS TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESS HEALTH CARE
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     SAN DIEGO –– Barack Obama on Sunday proposed up to a 50–percent tax credit for small businesses providing health insurance to their employees, a program he hopes has special appeal to Hispanics and other minority groups struggling for a toehold in the U.S. economy.

The idea had been championed >>>


      OBAMA TO VISIT ISRAEL, WEST BANK NEXT WEEK
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama will visit Israel and the occupied West Bank next week, Israeli and Palestinian officials said on Monday.

Obama will be in Israel on July 22 and 23 and hold talks with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Defence Minis >>>


      OLDER AMERICANS MAY BE HAPPIER THAN YOUNGER ONES
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     Many times in science, research studies point in conflicting directions. Part of the challenge –– and the fun –– of watching science is to try to sort out lines of intersecting evidence hidden amid a welter of confusing data.

In recent months, however, several studies have produced a str >>>


      REACTIONS MIXED ON PEPPER LINK TO SALMONELLA
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –– New Mexico jalapeno farmers should be breathing a sigh of relief.

The state‘s jalapeno crop is a month away from harvest and therefore not part of the latest warning regarding the link between salmonella and raw jalapeno and serrano peppers.

But some in the pepper >>>


      SCANDAL AT TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY ENDS QUIETLY
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     HOUSTON –– While most students at Texas Southern University are in need of financial aid, their former president dressed in Gucci, had a $17,800 couch and used a 25–place dinner set that cost $40,000.

Priscilla Slade, a former accounting professor at the historically black, open–enrollme >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     –– Wet weather made for a miserable commute for many along the East Coast early Monday, while most of the West and Midwest were to stay dry and warm.

Wet weather was to persist throughout the morning hours along the East Coast and storms will stubbornly stick around into the night in the Southeast.< >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JULY 14
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     AM –– Today is Monday, July 14, the 1'6th day of 2008. There are 170 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On July 14, 178', during the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

On this date: In 17& >>>


      U.S. DOLLAR CLIMBS AGAINST THE EURO, YEN
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     7:0' AM SHANGHAI, July 14––The struggling dollar got a boost Monday after U.S.

treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced a plan to help troubled mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The currency gained against the euro and the yen even as stock markets in Asia fell for the first time in >>>


      US MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN REGION AT 473
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     PM –– As of Sunday, July 13, 2008, at least 473 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S.

invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures July 5 at 10 a.m. EDT. Of those, th >>>


      US MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ WAR AT 4,118
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     PM –– As of Sunday, July 13, 2008, at least 4,118 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,355 died as a result of hostile action, according t >>>


      WORKERS SHAKEN BY FANNIE, FREDDIE WOES
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     By Christopher Twarowski and Frank AhrensWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, July 14, 2008; A14 For years, Fannie Mae and its smaller rival, Freddie Mac, were destination workplaces in the Washington region. With a booming housing market and the implicit backing of the federal government, employees enjoyed high pay, bo >>>


      A LEADER LEFT BEHIND?
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     stirring a new debate. By Kevin MeridaWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, July 14, 2008; C01 Few political figures have been more confounding than the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

In four decades of public service, he has lived at the crossroads of inspiration and exasperation –– keeping hope alive for many >>>


      AS GOOD AS HIS WORDS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     From the moment he took the White House podium, Tony Snow was a pugilist and performance artist, relishing the daily combat with White House correspondents.

When Martha Raddatz‘s cellphone went off during a briefing –– her son had programmed the ring with a rap song –– Snow made th >>>


      BRIDGING THE GAP ON CLIMATE CHANGE
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     Despite the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, there remain sharp political disagreements both here in the United States and around the world about how policymakers should respond. Nowhere is this gap more profound than between developed and developing countries.

As our vigorous domestic deb >>>


      CANDIDATES PUSHING HARD FOR THE LATINO VOTE
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     July 14, 2008; A06 SAN DIEGO, July 13 –– Sens. Barack Obama (D–Ill.) and John McCain (R–Ariz.) are aggressively courting Latino voters in the early stages of their election contest, as the presumptive Republican nominee looks to hold on to Latino–heavy states, such as New Mexico, that Obama >>>


      GOVERNORS TALK OF MOVING BEYOND CORN–BASED ETHANOL
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     PM PHILADELPHIA –– Governors from the coal fields of West Virginia to the corn fields of Iowa talked Sunday at their summer meeting about moving beyond ethanol produced just from food sources.

They sometimes have different priorities in reaching this conclusion _ priorities that can be as simple as >>>


      IN OBAMA‘S CIRCLE, CHICAGO REMAINS THE TIE THAT BINDS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     For once, Barack Obama left his iPod and stack of news clips at his seat and worked the front cabin of his campaign‘s chartered plane, laughing and reminiscing with the people who know him best.

The senator from Illinois does not typically travel with an entourage, instead spending his time on the plane r >>>


      MCCAIN MATH
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     SEN. JOHN McCain says that President McCain would balance the federal budget by 2013. The plan is not credible.

The Congressional Budget Office projects a deficit of $443 billion in 2013 if President Bush‘s tax cuts are extended, as Mr. McCain wants, and the alternative minimum tax is merely patched to ma >>>


      MCCAIN QUIPS ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL BIDS BY ARIZONANS
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     PHOENIX –– John McCain says he intends to reverse a trend that other politicians from Arizona have faced in running for president.

The four Arizonans who have made presidential bids _ Sen. Barry Goldwater in 1'64, Rep. Morris K. Udall in 1'76, former Gov. Bruce Babbitt in 1'88 and McCain >>>


      MCCAIN SAYS OBAMA SHOULD VISIT SOUTH AMERICA
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     PHOENIX (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who has hectored Democratic rival Barack Obama to visit Iraq, now says Obama should go to South America as well.

McCain, an Arizona senator, is to make the case in a speech on Monday in San Diego to the National Council of La Raza, one of >>>


      MONEY? WAS ANYTHING SAID ABOUT MONEY?
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     A lobbyist and onetime Bush "pioneer" was surreptitiously taped by the Times of London suggesting that a foreign dignitary looking to meet with senior White House officials contribute a "couple of hundred thousand dollars" to the Bush library being built at Southern Methodist University.

The >>>


      NATIONALIZATION: A SOLUTION FOR HOUSING
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     Capitalism has triumphed everywhere, but it‘s time to dust off an old socialist slogan. When it comes to housing finance, the commanding heights of the economy must be nationalized. Last night‘s statement from Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson was designed to look statesmanlike and measured, but it misses an o >>>


      OBAMA TO VISIT ISRAEL, WEST BANK NEXT WEEK
      Washington Post, 14-07-2008
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama will visit Israel and the occupied West Bank next week, Israeli and Palestinian officials said on Monday.

Obama will be in Israel on July 22 and 23 and hold talks with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Defence Minis >>>



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