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      ‘NEGLECT’ FUELING MORE ATTICA FIRES
      Kathimerin, 23-07-2008
     Attica has seen a large spike in forest fires this year, according to statistics made public yesterday by the fire service, which blamed inadequate measures by local authorities as well as the «occasionally criminal neglect and indifference» of the public for many recent blazes.

During the period be >>>


      AUTHORITIES OPTIMISTIC ON LANDFILL CHALLENGE
      Kathimerin, 23-07-2008
     Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos yesterday expressed conviction that authorities would close down the majority of the country’s illegal landfills by the end of the year and would elude stinging fines from the European Commission.

«We believe that by the end of 2008 we will have progressed so far tha >>>


      CHURCH TENSION RUNNING HIGH
      Kathimerin, 23-07-2008
     The head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos, will attend a service in Kiev on Sunday despite threats by the Russian Orthodox Church that it could split from the Ecumenical Patriarchate over possible recognition of the Ukrainian Church.

The service in Kiev, held to mark 1,020 years since the Christian >>>


      FIRE IN KOKKINO NERO...
      Kathimerin, 23-07-2008
     EUROKINISSI A boy who has covered his face with a T–shirt flees an approaching fire in Kokkino Nero in central Greece. The fire, near Mount Kissavos, was brought under control last night thanks to some heavy rain. However, a large wildfire continued to burn on Rhodes, forcing authorities to declare a state of emer >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 23-07-2008
     GRUEVSKI LETTER Greek FM appears calm as her deputy seeks EU support Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis appeared unconcerned yesterday when questioned about a letter sent to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso by the prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Nikolas Gruevski, who c >>>


      ISLANDERS LOSE CASE FOR SOLE RIGHT TO BE LESBIAN
      Kathimerin, 23-07-2008
     An Athens court yesterday rejected an appeal by residents of the Aegean island of Lesvos to ban the use of the word lesbian to describe gay women.

Three islanders brought a case against the Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece (OLKE) last month, saying its use of the word was an insult to their homeland. >>>


      ND BACK TO FULL STRENGTH
      Kathimerin, 23-07-2008
     Independent MP to rejoin party after prosecutor shelves graft probe for good New Democracy is preparing to welcome back into its fold independent MP Costas Koukodimos after a prosecutor decided yesterday to shelve for good the probe into the deputy allegedly acting as a middleman between the former head of the financial >>>


      AFFAIBLIE, L‘ETA RESTE UNE MENACE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     ESPAGNE. Un coup de filet a permis l‘arrestation d‘un cél';bre commando des terroristes basques.

François Musseau, Madrid Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 «Je ne suis pas s$';r qu‘il s‘agisse du dernier commando d‘ETA, mais je suis s$';r qu‘il &# >>>


      ASAFA POWELL MATE USAIN BOLT
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Le Temps Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Cette fois, Asafa Powell est allé – presque – jusqu‘au bout, ne coupant son effort qu‘ŕ cinq m';tres de la ligne. Hier soir ŕ Stockholm, l‘ex–recordman du monde jamaďquain du 100m ('‘‘74) a donc battu... le >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Antonio Hodgers, conseiller national vert, Gen';ve La lecture de ce texte (2436 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CACHÉ DERRIČRE UNE BARBE BLANCHE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Radovan Karadzic, en 1''5 et aujourd‘hui. L‘ancien président des Serbes a été arręté lundi soir dans un bus de Belgrade. Il se cachait sous l‘identité d‘un médecin naturopathe. Il sera jugé ŕ la Haye pour génocide et crimes contre l‘ >>>


      CHEF DE L‘ARMÉE, UN POSTE EXPOSÉ QUI PLACE L‘INSTITUTION SOUS LE FEU DES PROJECTEURS
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Christophe Keckeis (ŕ gauche) et Roland Nef ont largement fait les frais d‘une surexposition aux critiques aussi bien politiques que publiques, pour des raisons certes diamétralement opposées. (photo: Keystone) DEFENSE. Essuyant les plâtres de la nouvelle fonction, Christophe Keckeis et Roland >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (10/24). QUAND UN PETIT AIR DE PROHIBITION SOUFFLAIT SUR LE PAYS
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     En 1'30, un nouveau régime des alcools a vu le jour apr';s le refus du peuple de les interdire.

Philippe Miauton Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 «A notre jeunesse pour sa santé! A nos vieux pour leur bien! A notre culture fruiti';re pour sa prospérité! Oui au régime d >>>


      COURIR ET FRÉMIR DANS LA CHALEUR D‘AVIGNON
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     FESTIVAL. Entre spectacles, performances et expos, la 62e édition propose des rendez–vous ŕ foison. Parcours en douze heures chrono.

Marie–Pierre Genecand, Avignon Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 «Quand on m‘a dit que le Festival d‘Avignon se vivait dans le corps autant que dans >>>


      DAVANTAGE D‘ARMES SUISSES EXPORTÉES
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Chef de l‘armée, un poste exposé qui place l‘institution sous le feu des projecteurs Combats d‘affiches (10/24). Quand un petit air de prohibition soufflait sur le pays Davantage d‘armes suisses exportées SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Davantage d‘armes suisses export >>>


      DES ÎLES SI PROCHES (3/6). BRISSAGO, UN AIR DE MÉDITERRANÉE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Une baronne du XIXe a transformé les deux rochers du milieu du lac Majeur en paradis des botanistes. Depuis 120 ans, on y cultive plantes et fleurs des régions chaudes du globe.

Marco Danesi Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Les îles de Brissago flottent sur les eaux du lac Majeur au Tessin. Elles ém >>>


      IATA SE RÉJOUIT D‘UN CIEL AÉRIEN EUROPÉEN COMMUN
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     AVIATION. L‘association faîti';re salue l‘idée d‘un contrôle aérien réunissant six pays.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Aucun chiffre, mais une conclusion commune. Apr';s 18 mois de travail, 240 experts de l‘aviation sont arriv&# >>>


      L‘A(CI)DULÉ
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     MIKA. Vedette pop de 2007, le jeune prodige vocal arręte son show multicolore ce mercredi soir au Paléo Festival. Saga d‘un mutique mué en petit prince extraverti.

Olivier Horner Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 «La vie dans un dessin animé». C‘est ce que postule Life in Cart >>>


      LA CONSTITUTION FRAN'';AISE, NOUVELLE QUERELLE SOCIALISTE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     FRANCE. La plupart des ténors du PS souhaitent l‘exclusion de Jack Lang qui a voté la réforme.

François Valli';res, Paris Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Les socialistes français n‘avaient pas besoin de ça! A quatre mois de leur congr';s qui se prépare dan >>>


      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES MATIČRES PREMIČRE (6/10). LE BOIS DE CHAUFFE PREND SA REVANCHE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     ARBRE. Avec le choc pétrolier, la production foresti';re est de nouveau en vogue.

Ghislaine Bloch Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Durant des si';cles, le bois fut la principale source d‘énergie pour le chauffage et la cuisson en Suisse. Dans la construction, son utilisation n‘a ce >>>


      LA PRESSION MONTE SUR LE FUGITIF RATKO MLADIC
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Sur les 161 personnes inculpées par le TPIY, deux sont encore dans la nature. Caroline Stevan Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Depuis sa création en 1''3, le Tribunal pénal international pour l‘ex–Yougoslavie (TPIY) a inculpé 161 personnes. Apr';s l‘arrestation de Radovan Ka >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Des étudiants qui laissent leurs études en plan. Des avocats qui quittent leur cabinet. Des ménag';res qui désertent leur ménage. Et pour quoi? Pour aller bosser pour Barack Obama. Selon la blogueuse Chizoba Nnaemeka ŕ lire sur le site du quotidien Le Figaro, de plus en plus d&lsquo >>>


      LA VIE SECRČTE DU PLUS GROS POISSON DU MONDE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     MER. Le requin–baleine, connu pour ętre si calme en surface, fait preuve d‘un dynamisme étonnant en profondeur. Un comportement inédit qui vient lever un peu le voile sur cette créature encore mystérieuse.

Olivier Dessibourg Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Il cache bien son jeu, le >>>


      LA VITALITÉ DES EXPORTATIONS SUISSES SOUFFRE DE L‘ESSOUFFLEMENT DES CLIENTS EUROPÉENS
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Exception horlog';re «L‘agefi» pourrait ętre vendu Rep';re. Brutale volte–face du pétrole Les Etats–Unis ouvrent les hostilités contre l‘Europe et la Suisse Plusieurs incertitudes sur Apple entraînent la chute de son action IATA se réjouit d&ls >>>


      LE PČLERINAGE DES SCOUTS Ŕ LA RECHERCHE DE LEUR IMAGE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     SCHWYZ. Durant deux semaines, le mouvement suisse et 23000 de ses adhérents se réunissent sur la plaine de la Linth pour honorer ses valeurs et s‘amuser.

Reportage. Anne Fournier, Tuggen Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 La marmite ronronne sur le feu improvisé – et surélevé, comme i >>>


      LES ETATS–UNIS OUVRENT LES HOSTILITÉS CONTRE L‘EUROPE ET LA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Offre américaine Les agriculteurs montent au créneau Plusieurs incertitudes sur Apple entraînent la chute de son action IATA se réjouit d‘un ciel aérien européen commun La petite histoire des mati';res premi';re (6/10). Le bois de chauffe prend sa revanche ECONOMIE Le >>>


      LES INITIATIVES POPULAIRES QUI GIFLENT DANIEL BRÉLAZ ET LA MUNICIPALITÉ DE LAUSANNE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Les initiants. Dans le stade de la Pontaise, Jacqueline Audemars, présidente de la Société de développement du Nord, et l’architecte Jean–Lou Rivier. (photo: Keystone) VAUD. Les Lausannois devront voter sur le projet Métamorphose et sur le City management. L‘attitude de la Municipali >>>


      LES ISRAÉLIENS VEULENT RÉCUPÉRER GILAD SHALIT
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     ISRAEL. Le caporal enlevé en 2006 pourrait ętre échangé contre le chef du Fatah en Cisjordanie.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Le leader du Fatah de Cisjordanie Marwan Barghouti sera libéré en échange de Gilad Shalit, le caporal israélien enlevé >>>


      MODESTE DÉLÉGATION, TOUTE UNE EXPÉDITION
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     OLYMPISME. Moins de cent sportifs suisses partiront ŕ Pékin, oů rien ne sera comme ailleurs.

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      MONTAGNE, LES SURPRISES DE LA DESCENTE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     La chute sans gravité de John–Lee Augustyn dans la descente de la Bonette. Aidé par un spectateur pour gravir la caillasse, le Sud–Africain de la Barloworld, en tęte au sommet du col, terminera 35e de l’étape. (photo: Keystone) TOUR DE FRANCE. A l‘issue de la seizi';me é >>>


      PLUSIEURS INCERTITUDES SUR APPLE ENTRAÎNENT LA CHUTE DE SON ACTION
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     MULTIMEDIA. Les questions autour de l‘état de santé de Steve Jobs et les prévisions pessimistes pour le trimestre en cours p';sent sur le titre.

Reste que les derniers résultats sont excellents. Anouch Seydtaghia Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Comment se porte Steve Jobs? Devant le n >>>


      POUR BRUXELLES, UNE PREMIČRE ÉTAPE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Deux obstacles demeurent entre l‘UE et Belgrade: Ratko Mladic et la question du Kosovo.

Richard Werly, Bruxelles Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Un homme peut aujourd‘hui crier victoire. Vice–premier ministre serbe chargé de l‘Union européenne, Bozidar Djelic assénait depuis des >>>


      POUR RENAÎTRE, LA SERBIE DOIT LIVRER RATKO MLADIC
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Richard Werly Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 L‘un récitait des po';mes ŕ l‘ombre des canons crachant leurs obus sur Sarajevo.

L‘autre donna l‘ordre d‘éliminer, ŕ Srebrenica en juillet 1''5, pr';s de 8000 hommes et adolescents bosniaques musulma >>>


      PRÉLČVEMENTS Ŕ LA SOURCE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     CINEMA. La comédie «Mad Money» imagine un casse ŕ la banque centrale, au féminin.

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      PÔLES D‘ATTRACTION Ŕ YVERDON
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     EXPOSITION. La Maison d‘Ailleurs cél';bre la conquęte des pôles, réelle et imaginaire.

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      QUERELLE DE ROTORS SUR LES CIMES VALAISANNES
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     VALAIS. A Zermatt, le dossier du réexamen des places d‘atterrissage d‘hélicopt';res en montagne est freiné par l‘intransigeance du Club alpin suisse. Guides et sauveteurs sont mécontents.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ JEAN–PHILIPPE BRANDT. «LA POLICE GENEVOISE NE PREND PAS DE GANTS AVEC LES VIP»
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Questions ŕ Jean–Philippe Brandt, porte–parole de la police cantonale genevoise. Cynthia Gani Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Quelle est la méthode de la police genevoise lorsqu‘elle doit arręter des VIP? Un cas récent vient de se produire avec l‘interpellation d‘Hannibal et d& >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. L‘ARC–EN–CIEL QUI FAIT PLEUVOIR LA COULEUR
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Jeremy Ergas Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Selon le théoricien de la littérature Gérard Genette, que des générations de lettreux connaissent bien, les inventions les plus inutiles sont les plus esthétiques.

Esthétique, le «Double Rainbow Maker» doit l&lsqu >>>


      REPČRE. BRUTALE VOLTE–FACE DU PÉTROLE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Rep';re. Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Ô pétrole, suspends ton vol... Au sortir de l‘une de leur plus violente semaine de baisse, les cours du brut continuent de plonger depuis lundi sur le marché new–yorkais. S‘échangeant contre 126 dollars hier so >>>


      ROBERT MUGABE ET MORGAN TSVANGIRAI ONT QUINZE JOURS POUR PARTAGER LE POUVOIR
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     ZIMBABWE. Les pourparlers devaient débuter d';s mardi ŕ Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud, au lendemain de la signature d‘un accord entre le président et son opposant. C‘est une victoire pour le médiateur Thabo Mbeki.

Valérie Hirsch, Johannesburg Mercredi 23 juillet 20 >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. GRAMINÉES,CÉRÉALES MACROÉCONOMIQUES
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Nos petites saveurs sont d‘ordinaire, eh bien, petites. Des mots précis, et rares, désignant une chose ou un état de fait bien circonstancié. Rien de tel aujourd‘hui, puisque le mot pourtant si all';gre que nous  >>>


      SINOPTIC PRÉCISE
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Gérald Béroud, SinOptic–Services et études du monde chinois, Lausanne Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Votre compte rendu intitulé «l‘offensive diplomatique de Pékin en Suisse» (LT du 1' juillet) laisse place ŕ des erreurs ou ŕ des omissions que nous estimons lourde >>>


      THE HIVES, PREMIČRE ÉRUPTION Ŕ PALÉO
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     Le chanteur des Hives, Howlin‘Pelle Almqvist, électrise la Grande Sc';ne du Paléo. Le groupe suédois est reconnu pour ses prestations scéniques et ses hymnes garages teintés de rock 50’s. (photo: Keystone) ROCK. La formation suédoise a ouvert sur la Grande Sc';ne la 33 >>>


      WACHOVIA LOURDEMENT AFFECTÉE PAR SES ACQUISITIONS PASSÉES
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     BANQUE. L‘établissement américain a enregistré une perte de 8,86 milliards de dollars. Une charge de 6,1 milliards couvre ses écarts d‘acquisitions.

Plus de 6000 emplois vont disparaître. Matthieu Pechberty Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur >>>


      «J‘AI FAIT UN RĘVE» (2/5). WANGARI MAATHAĎ. QU‘ON CONTINUE DE REPLANTER DES ARBRES
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     La biologiste Wangari Maathaď, premi';re femme africaine ŕ avoir reçu le prestigieux Prix Nobel de la paix (en 2004), ręve qu‘en replantant des millions d‘arbres, on oriente l‘Afrique vers la paix.

Le Monde Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 «J‘ai longtemps cru qu >>>


      «L‘AGEFI» POURRAIT ĘTRE VENDU
      Le Temps, 23-07-2008
     PRESSE. Tamedia et Ringier s‘intéressent au pôle presse de GSMN. Jean–Pascal Baechler Mercredi 23 juillet 2008 Deux groupes de presse s‘intéressent au quotidien économique L‘agefi et au magazine féminin Profil Femme, selon nos informations. Le groupe zurichois Tamedia pr& >>>


      DEAL FOR NEW JEDDAH AIRPORT SIGNED
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News Crown Prince Sultan with top officials of the General Authority for Civil Aviation and Aéroports de Paris (ADP) after the signing of an agreement for the development of King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)

JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz International A >>>


      KUWAIT PLANS $132 BILLION ‘SILK CITY’ IN NORTHERN DESERT
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Reuters LONDON: Fueled by soaring oil prices, Kuwait has ambitious plans to invest $132 billion building a model city in its northern desert, complete with rail links to the rest of the Middle East, central Asia and China.

The high–concept project may seem outlandish on one level, but Kuwait’s leadership >>>


      AMULETS, CHARMS AND TALISMANS
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Q.1. Many Muslims use the word «holy» in reference to several nouns. Thus, they refer to Makkah as the holy city, and they say the holy Kaaba, the holy Qur’an, or the holy prophet. They even speak of the holy month of Ramadan. Is this correct, considering that the word «holy&raq >>>


      CONTRACEPTION
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News A pregnant woman has been advised by her doctor to have an operation to ensure that she does not get pregnant again. She had previously given birth twice, each time delivering by Caesarean section. The doctor’s advice is based on that three abdominal operations is the maximum that a woman can hav >>>


      HYGIENE AND GOOD SMELL
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) regularly used perfumes and he liked every pleasant smell, but he preferred distinctive ones when he could find them.

Indeed, when he mentioned the two things he liked best in this present life were perfumes and women, emphasizing always the need to treat >>>


      NO DOUBLE STANDARD
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News The Prophet, peace be upon him, always sought what is best. Many people try to put on a good show in public, saying only what is correct and what people would acknowledge as the right thing. We always speak of what is «politically correct», referring to the need to say only what is so >>>


      REPLACEABLE CREATION
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful People! It is you who stand in need of God, whereas He alone is free of all wants, worthy of all praise. If He so wishes, He can do away with you and bring in your place a new creation; this is not difficult for God.

(The Origina >>>


      SAALIK
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     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 >>>


      TWO TYPES OF WATER
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     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 >>>


      WAYS OF THE ALMIGHTY
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful He causes the night to pass into the day, and the day to pass into the night; and He has made the sun and the moon subservient (to His laws), each running its course for an appointed term. Thus is God, your Lord: to Him belongs all domini >>>


      CALL '40 IN CASE OF FOOD POISONING
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Galal Fakkar | Arab News JEDDAH: The Jeddah Municipality has established an emergency telephone line for receiving complaints from citizens and residents concerning food poisoning and decomposition that increase during summer. The emergency phone number is '40.

Mahmoud Kansara, assistant undersecretary at t >>>


      PRINCE FAWAZ PASSES AWAY
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Prince Fawaz bin Abdul Aziz, who had been governor of Riyadh and Makkah, died yesterday outside the Kingdom following a prolonged illness, the Royal Court announced. He was 74.

Funeral prayers for the late prince will be held at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Maghreb prayers today.
>>>


      RIYADH VARSITY SETS UP TRAINING PROJECT FOR WOMEN GRADS
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Walaa Hawari | Arab News RIYADH: Riyadh University has announced a six–week summer training program for 2,365 women graduates to teach them the skills and experience necessary in the job market.

Princess Al–Johara bint Fahd, director of the university, launched the program, which includes nine cours >>>


      SIDELIGHTS: DELICIOUS FISH, BUT FIRST SHOW YOUR ID
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Local foodies can assure you that the Western Region of Saudi Arabia is home to delicious seafood; especially the fish that’s fried after being dry rubbed with cumin and «garam malasa» and served on a bed of cardamom–infused rice. Mmmmm, delicious! But if a men and women decide to go >>>


      YOUTH ATTEMPTS SUICIDE AFTER KILLING WOMAN
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: A young Saudi in his 30s reportedly murdered a 23–year–old woman in a furnished apartment in Sharafiya district and then attempted suicide, local newspapers reported yesterday.

The unidentified man was rushed to a private hospital with a gunshot wound to his head. His condition is >>>


      ARROYO URGES CONGRESS TO DELAY ARMM POLLS
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Al Jacinto | Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY: Presidnent Gloria Macapagal Arroyo urged Congress yesterday to postpone next month’s elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to pave way for the peace talks with Muslim rebels, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza said yesterday.

The Moro Islamic Liberation Fr >>>


      KING INAUGURATES SAUDI–FUNDED MOSQUE IN MOROCCAN CITY
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Arab News A CAUSE OF FAITH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah tours the mosque he inaugurated in the Moroccan city of Bouskoura on Monday night.

(SPA) CASABLANCA: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who is vacationing in Casablanca, has inaugurated a mosque in the Moroccan city of Bou >>>


      OBAMA SAYS COMMITTED TO IRAQ TIMETABLE
      Arab News, 23-07-2008
     Abdul Jalil Mustafa | Arab News AMMAN: US Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama yesterday pledged to work relentlessly for peace between Israel and the Palestinians based on the «two–state» vision if he elected president.

Addressing a press conference in Amman, Obama said he was >>>


      AP IMPACT: AFTER 60 YEARS, BLACK OFFICERS RARE
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Sixty years after President Truman desegregated the military, senior black officers are still rare, particularly among the highest ranks.

Blacks make up about 17 percent of the total force, yet just ' percent of all officers. That fraction falls to less than 6 percent for general o >>>


      BUSH WILL SIGN HOUSING BILL INTO LAW: W. HOUSE
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will sign into law a housing rescue package, despite objections about a provision to provide grants to communities to buy and repair foreclosed homes, because the legislation was needed promptly to address the crisis, the White House said on Wednesday.

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      DISTRICT FIGHTS ITS OWN AIDS BATTLE
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     Each week, counselors from La Clínica del Pueblo in the District visit laundromats, day labor centers and other sites frequented by Latino men.

Their mission is to educate a segment of the populace that is known for an extremely high rate of AIDS –– and for a strong cultural resistance to ack >>>


      DOLLY BECOMES HURRICANE, SET TO HIT TEX–MEX BORDER
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     BROWNSVILLE, Texas –– Rain started to fall along the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Dolly _ upgraded in force from a tropical storm _ closed in on towns straddling the Texas–Mexico border.

The Category 1 hurricane was expected to strengthen slightly before making landfall Wednesday and bringing with >>>


      END IN SIGHT FOR THIS ROUND OF CALIF. WILDFIRES
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     SAN FRANCISCO –– Officials reported progress Tuesday with California‘s remaining 33 blazes _ down from more than 2,000 in the past month _ although fire danger remained high in some rural areas.

In Trinity County, about 170 miles northwest of Sacramento, the outlying neighborhoods of Junction >>>


      EU THREATENS VISA REQUIREMENT FOR U.S. DIPLOMATS
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will propose forcing U.S. diplomats to apply for visas to travel to the European Union from January 1, 200', unless Washington moves soon towards granting citizens of all EU states visa–free entry.

"No tangible progress has been made regarding th >>>


      MAGAZINE: OBAMA GIRLS HAVE YOUTHFUL ZEAL, MANNERS
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The rules in the Obama household for Malia and Sasha are clear–cut: _"No whining, arguing or annoying teasing," their mother, Michelle Obama, told People Magazine.

_Make the bed. "Doesn‘t have to look good, just throw the sheet over it," said the mother >>>


      NO PLASTIC BAGS IN LA STORES BEGINNING JULY 2010
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– Los Angeles shoppers soon won‘t hear the question, "Paper or plastic?" at the checkout line.

The City Council voted Tuesday to ban plastic shopping bags from stores, beginning July 1, 2010. Shoppers can either bring their own bags or pay 25 cents for a paper or biodegr >>>


      OBAMA BEGINS MIDEAST VISIT, VOWS TO WORK FOR PEACE
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     AMMAN, Jordan –– Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama stepped into the thicket of Mideast politics Tuesday, declaring in Jordan that neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians are strong enough internally to make the bold concessions necessary for peace.

Obama said he would work to bring th >>>


      OBAMA TOURS HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL IN ISRAEL
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     JERUSALEM –– Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama toured Israel‘s Holocaust memorial Wednesday, laying a wreath in memory of the 6 million Jews who died and saying, "Ultimately, this is a place of hope." Obama toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on a Jerusalem hillside as he mo >>>


      PROSECUTOR: MISSING FLA. GIRL MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     ORLANDO, Fla. –– The mother of a missing 2–year–old is a person of interest in a case that is beginning to look like a homicide, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Sheriff‘s deputies said they still hope to find the girl alive. Casey Anthony, 22, is charged only with child neglect and lying >>>


      SUSPECT IN PREGNANT TEEN DEATH HAD BABY OBSESSION
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     PITTSBURGH –– A woman accused of slicing open a pregnant woman‘s belly and taking her baby was obsessed with getting an infant and even had hallucinations of hearing babies cry after a February 1''0 miscarriage, according to court records.

A few months later, Andrea Curry–Demus a >>>


      TEXAS GRAND JURY INDICTS POLYGAMIST SECT MEMBERS
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     ELDORADO, Texas –– A Texas grand jury indicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and four of his followers Tuesday on charges of felony sexual assault of a child. Another was indicted for failing to report child abuse.

Attorney General Greg Abbott said the five men are charged with one count of se >>>


      A QUIET HUMANITARIAN
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     KIGALI, Rwanda –– Cindy McCain‘s first visit to this country, in 1''4, was during the high season of roadblocks and machetes and shallow graves.

Following a call for help from Doctors Without Borders, McCain had assembled a medical team with the intention of setting up a mobile hospita >>>


      AIR FORCE NOMINEES VOW TO RESTORE CREDIBILITY
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A defense administrator and a former cargo pilot vowed on Tuesday to restore credibility to the U.S. Air Force after months of scandal over nuclear security and doubts about the embattled service‘s wartime priorities.

Michael Donley and Gen. Norton Schwartz, nominated to becom >>>


      AND A WILDEBEEST IN EVERY POT
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     Sometimes even the most altruistic notions come to naught. Take California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter‘s nifty idea to help the neediest of the needy: the 230,000 refugees in Chad who have fled the slaughter in Darfur and are desperately in need of food.

Hunter‘s staff contacted the embassy in N‘Dj >>>


      BEHIND MALIKI‘S GAMES
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     There is some irony in the fact that Democrats, after years of deriding Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki as a hopeless bungler and conniving Shiite sectarian, are now treating as sacrosanct his suggestion that Iraq will be ready to assume responsibility for its own security by 2010. Naturally this is because h >>>


      BIG GOP DONOR FACED TROUBLE BACK HOME
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     On the day Republican Sen. John McCain surged to victory in Florida‘s presidential primary, a group of supporters gathered at the elegant Tampa Club for a luncheon held by Gov. Charlie Crist and Sen. Mel Martinez.

Mingling with some of the state‘s business and political elite that January day was a >>>


      BUSH DROPS OPPOSITION TO HOUSING BILL
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     ':27 AM WASHINGTON –– President Bush dropped his opposition Wednesday to legislation aiming to calm the chaotic housing market despite his objections to a $3.' billion provision. The House was expected to vote on the bill Wednesday, and it could become law as early as this week.

Under the bi >>>


      CHARLES WICK; REAGAN ALLY RAN U.S. INFORMATION AGENCY
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     Charles Z. Wick, '0, a Hollywood agent and entrepreneur who became the longest–serving director of the U.S. Information Agency and an original member of the "kitchen cabinet" that financed Ronald Reagan‘s first run for the California governor‘s office in 1'66, died July 20 of cardiopu >>>


      CUBA DEMOCRACY GROUPS FACING AUDITS AFTER REPORTS OF FRAUD
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     A13 The U.S. Agency for International Development will begin conducting financial reviews of about a dozen Cuba democracy groups that receive federal money to answer concerns in Congress about possible fraud totaling at least $500,000.

The reviews follow the agency‘s suspension of a grant to the Miami&nda >>>


      EX–EPA OFFICIAL SAYS WHITE HOUSE PULLED RANK
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 23, 2008; A04 A former Environmental Protection Agency official yesterday contradicted EPA administrator Stephen L. Johnson‘s congressional testimony on one of the administration‘s key global warming decisions, saying the White House ordered Johns >>>


      FLIGHT WITH 7 CONGRESSMEN MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     NEW ORLEANS –– A Continental Airlines flight carrying former presidential candidate Ron Paul and six other members of Congress to Washington, D.C., made an emergency landing in New Orleans on Tuesday after a loss in cabin pressure.

The seven congressmen, all from Texas, were trying to get back in ti >>>


      FROM BERLIN TO BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     The city is in dire straits –– its economy shattered, its citizens desperately hungry. Random violence is rising, electricity is sporadic. Three years after the invasion, hope for a brief occupation has faded. The mission is to build democracy from the ruins of dictatorship, but sober analysts question wheth >>>


      HILL BUDGET CHIEF WEIGHS ODDS, COST OF RESCUE PLAN
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     By Lori Montgomery and David S. HilzenrathWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, July 23, 2008; D01 The Bush administration‘s plan to prop up troubled mortgage–finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is likely to cost taxpayers less than $25 billion, Capitol Hill‘s chief budget analyst said yesterda >>>


      IS MCCAIN‘S AGE SHOWING? TONGUES WAG OVER FLUBS
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     We interrupt the nonstop coverage of Barack Obama‘s overseas trip to bring you some breaking whispers about John McCain.

He has been making a series of verbal slips –– invariably described as "gaffes" –– that are starting to ricochet from liberal blogs to the mainstream m >>>


      OBAMA‘S STRATEGIC VISION
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     Maybe the symbolism of Barack Obama giving a major speech this week at Berlin‘s Victory Column –– a 1'th–century monument to Prussia‘s military triumphs –– isn‘t as incongruous at it might seem. After all, it was Frederick the Great –– the 18th–centur >>>


      OBAMA‘S WEST BANK TRIP RAISES HOPE, SKEPTICISM
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     RAMALLAH, West Bank –– Barack Obama‘s trip to the West Bank on Wednesday appeared to generate some goodwill among Palestinians, though deep skepticism about U.S. policy remains.

Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday for an hour under >>>


      OOPS! WE DID IT AGAIN.
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     The generals were nervous. Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson moved his index finger across the page as he read his statement with a halting delivery. Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, holding a discolored washcloth under the witness table to dry his perspiration, accidentally dropped the cloth and felt for it with his shoe.

The >>>


      PHOTOGRAPHERS DETAIL DIFFICULTIES SHOOTING FACILITY
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     B02 Union Station is considered one of the landmark properties in the District, a century–old building that draws thousands of people every day. They catch Amtrak and commuter trains, eat, shop or people–watch and admire the architecture.

But taking pictures has posed a problem. Yesterday, Del. Elea >>>


      RIGHT CLICK
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     By Jose Antonio VargasWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 23, 2008; C01 On the Twittering, Facebooking, widgety frontier of politics, one of the webbiest sites this campaign season was born just a few days ago: a 24/7 online town hall, where voters, via text or video, can help craft their party‘s platform. >>>


      U.S. RUSHES TO CHANGE WORKPLACE TOXIN RULES
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     A01 Political appointees at the Department of Labor are moving with unusual speed to push through in the final months of the Bush administration a rule making it tougher to regulate workers‘ on–the–job exposure to chemicals and toxins.

The agency did not disclose the proposal, as required, in >>>


      A WAKE–UP CALL FROM AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     By Peter SlevinWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 23, 2008; A02 ST. CHARLES, Mo., July 22 –– For Kurt Zwilling, the nine days since his soldier son was killed in an assault on a U.S. outpost in Afghanistan have been like living in a faded photograph. He stood near his son‘s coffin Tuesday and >>>


      AIDS AMONG LATINOS ON RISE
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     By Ceci ConnollyWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 23, 2008; A01 SAN YSIDRO, Calif. –– AIDS rates in the nation‘s Latino community are increasing and, with little notice, have reached what experts are calling a simmering public health crisis.

Though Hispanics make up about 14 percent >>>


      ANGRY SERB NATIONALISTS PROTEST KARADZIC ARREST
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     BELGRADE, Serbia –– Serb nationalists skirmished with riot police in the capital Tuesday, lashing out against the new Western–leaning government that captured war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic. Karadzic‘s lawyer vowed to appeal Serbia‘s plan to extradite the former Bosnian Serb chief to a >>>


      BRITISH SOLDIER WOUNDED IN AFGHAN AMBUSH DIES
      Washington Post, 23-07-2008
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– A British soldier died after being wounded in an ambush in southern Afghanistan, while U.S.–led coalition troops killed several militants near the capital, officials said Wednesday.

The militants attacked a British patrol in Kajaki district of Helmand province Tuesday, th >>>



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