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      ATHENS MORE PRICEY THAN TOP WORLD CITIES
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2008
     Athens is the 25th most expensive city in the world, ranking alongside Amsterdam and Sao Paolo, according to the results of a survey of 143 cities assessed by international human resources consulting firm Mercer.

Greece rose to 25th place from 2'th last year, according to the survey, which found Moscow to b >>>


      BRITON LEAH ANDREWS...
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2008
     BASTIAN PARSCHAU/REUTERS Briton Leah Andrews steps out of a police car outside a prosecutor’s office in Iraklion, on Crete, yesterday. Andrews, who was on holiday on the island, was remanded yesterday for allegedly strangling her baby after giving birth to the infant in her hotel room.
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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2008
     FIRE FALLOUT Two held over blazes on Rhodes and Varibobi Firefighters yesterday were still fighting to contain a large fire on Rhodes believed to have ravaged at least 2,000 hectares of forestland. The fire on the island started near the central village of Laerma on Monday and spread southward over the last few days. Lo >>>


      NEW RULES FOR PRIVATE GUARDS
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2008
     A bill that attempts to regulate the operations of private security firms, which employ some 50,000 people in Greece, was submitted to Parliament yesterday.

If passed, the law would allow private guards to carry guns only under certain conditions. Only those guarding stores, banks or homes that are considered t >>>


      NIMETZ WANTS RETURN TO DIPLOMACY
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2008
     The United Nations mediator in the Macedonia name dispute, Matthew Nimetz, yesterday called on Skopje to focus on the matter at hand following repeated references by the prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Nikola Gruevski to a supposed «Macedonian minority.» «All these y >>>


      PRESIDENTIAL BLAST AGAINST POLITICIANS
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2008
     Papoulias lets fly over corruption Greece’s President Karolos Papoulias yesterday chided the country’s politicians for failing to tackle graft and engaging in petty party politics instead of building consensus on how to deal with the problem.

Papoulias hosted the country’s top politicians and other dignitaries >>>


      TWO FATALITIES, MORE FEARED DEAD, IN SHIP EXPLOSION AT PERAMA DOCK
      Kathimerin, 25-07-2008
     ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/ANA A dockworker in Perama, western Athens, gathers his thoughts in the hours after an explosion on the Friendship Gas tanker cost the lives of at least two of his colleagues. As of last night, authorities were still looking for five men who were missing following the blast. It was not immediately cle >>>


      ANDRÉ ITEN, UN REGARD DISPARAÎT
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     DECES. Il dirigeait le Centre pour l‘image contemporaine de Gen';ve. Elisabeth Chardon Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 La nouvelle déchire la douceur estivale: André Iten est décédé mardi des suites d‘un accident cérébral survenu samedi, le jour męme de son 56e annive >>>


      BARACK OBAMA GAGNE SES GALONS INTERNATIONAUX
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     «L’Amérique n’a pas de meilleur allié que l’Europe», a déclaré le candidat démocrate ŕ la présidence des Etats–Unis. «L’Obamamania» s’est emparée de la capitale allemande. (photo: Keystone) ALLEMAGNE. Le candidat démocrate veut jeter de nouveaux ponts entre les Etats&nd >>>


      BRUNO ZUPPIGER, L‘ATOUT DE L‘UDC POUR SORTIR DE L‘OPPOSITION
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     CONSEIL FEDERAL. Le Zurichois préside aujourd‘hui les commissions de sécurité qui vont auditionner Roland Nef et Samuel Schmid. Concours de circonstance, il est aussi le favori ŕ la succession du Bernois, s‘il venait ŕ démissionner.

Portrait. Philippe Miauton, Berne Ven >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Madeleine Caboche, journaliste et chroniqueuse ŕ la Radio romande. Présente l‘émission On se calme!, de 14 ŕ 15h.

Albertine Bourget Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– Je suis née ŕ Dunkerque, j‘ai d$'; la voir >>>


      CES CHINOIS QUI NE VERRONT PAS LES JEUX
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     La police paramilitaire en patrouille. A Weng’an, un fait divers a rapidement dégénéré en émeute mobilisant 10 000 personnes. (photo: Keystone) Répression renforcée, arrestations nombreuses. Avec ou sans JO, la situation des droits de l‘homme demeure médiocre et évolue >>>


      CES FEMMES INTERDITES DE JEUX
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     OLYMPISME. A Pékin, ' délégations sur 205 devraient ętre composées uniquement d‘hommes. Le Comité Atlanta–Beijing+ dénonçait hier ŕ Gen';ve l‘intégrisme musulman.

Caroline Stevan Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Le Comité Atlanta&ndash >>>


      CREDIT SUISSE SE REDRESSE PLUS VITE QU‘ATTENDU
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Doris Leuthard se fâche contre Pascal Lamy Le profit de Bunge a quadruplé Malgré son essor, ABB déçoit les marchés La France enterre le régime des 35 heures La petite histoire des mati';res premi';re (8/10). L‘uranium, redouté et convoité ECONOMIE Le Tem >>>


      CRISE AVEC LA LIBYE. INQUIÉTUDES POUR LES SUISSES DÉTENUS Ŕ TRIPOLI
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Crise avec la Libye. Inquiétudes pour les Suisses détenus ŕ Tripoli Un embargo qui ne devrait pas avoir d‘impact sur le prix de l‘essence «Cette situation va durer deux ou trois semaines» Kurt Furgler, la disparition d‘un homme d‘Etat d‘une rare envergure Bruno Zu >>>


      CRITIQUE: PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI AU VERBIER FESTIVAL. UN PIANO AIGUISÉ
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Critique: Piotr Anderszewski au Verbier Festival. La lecture de ce texte (1'70 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archives, les édition >>>


      DES ÎLES SI PROCHES (5/6). FLÜELEN, L‘ART DU RECYCLAGE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Les roches arrachées aux entailles de la montagne ont été recyclées de mani';re unique en Suisse: la création de six îles artificielles devenues des attractions loin ŕ la ronde.

Catherine Cossy Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Flüelen a retrouvé un calme un peu endor >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD SE F'4;CHE CONTRE PASCAL LAMY
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     CONFERENCE. La conseill';re fédérale et d‘autres ministres sont exclus des négociations ŕ l‘OMC.

Ram Etwareea Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 «Vous avez invité des ministres ŕ participer ŕ des négociations ŕ Gen';ve.

Vous nous avez >>>


      KURT FURGLER, LA DISPARITION D‘UN HOMME D‘ETAT D‘UNE RARE ENVERGURE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     DECES. L‘ancien conseiller fédéral est décédé ŕ l‘âge de 84 ans. Catholique convaincu, brillant orateur, polyglotte, le démocrate–chrétien saint–gallois fut l‘artisan de plusieurs réformes juridiques et économiques importantes.

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      L‘HORIZON S‘ÉCLAIRCIT... POUR LA FINANCE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Dossiers Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebA >>>


      L‘INAMOVIBLE HUN SEN, GRAND FAVORI DES ÉLECTIONS AU CAMBODGE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     CAMBODGE. Depuis la fin de la guerre civile, la démocratie n‘est pas parvenue ŕ s‘enraciner. Les élections parlementaires de ce dimanche seront ŕ nouveau remportées par le Parti du peuple.

Arnaud Dubus, envoyé spécial ŕ Phnom Penh Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 A la >>>


      L‘UNION BANCAIRE PRIVÉE PRÉSENTE DES RÉSULTATS SEMESTRIELS MITIGÉS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     GESTION. La banque ne profite pas des difficultés de ses concurrents. Clément Dubois Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 L‘Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) a annoncé jeudi une faible progression de ses résultats semestriels dans un environnement difficile. La banque genevoise de gestion de fortune ne prof >>>


      LA FRANCE ENTERRE LE RÉGIME DES 35 HEURES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     TRAVAIL. Le parlement a voté un projet de loi qui met au rencart le grand acquis du gouvernement de Lionel Jospin. Les cadres se sentent lésés.

François Valli';res, Paris Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 L‘électorat de droite en avait ręvé, Nicolas Sarkozy l‘a fait >>>


      LA PETITE HISTOIRE DES MATIČRES PREMIČRE (8/10). L‘URANIUM, REDOUTÉ ET CONVOITÉ
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     ENERGIE. Les réserves sont absorbées ŕ la vitesse grand V. Les cours pourraient repartir ŕ la hausse.

Philippe Gumy Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Lorsque le chimiste allemand Martin Heinrich Klaproth découvrit l‘uranium, le 24 septembre 178', l‘heure n‘était pas &# >>>


      LA RAGE DE VAINCRE DU FC SION
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Le Temps Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Superbe FC Sion! Apr';s avoir été presque humilié ŕ Aarau (1–3), l‘équipe d‘Uli Stielike a su réagir et battre Young Boys ŕ Tourbillon (13000 spectateurs), qui plus est en jouant ŕ dix depuis le 2e carton jaune et l&lsquo >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Piamaria Hallberg est guide ŕ Stockholm. Elle vient de lancer, dans sa ville, un circuit touristique pour les lecteurs de Millénium, la trilogie ŕ suspense du romancier Stieg Larsson. La balade débute au N°1 de la rue Bellmansgatan, au domicile du héros. Elle se poursuit de lieux clés >>>


      LE JAPON DANS LE MONDE CHINOIS (1/3). LE KABUKI–CHO, FORTERESSE ASSIÉGÉE DES YAKUZA
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     JAPON. Confrontée ŕ une offensive polici';re sans précédent, la mafia japonaise défend son sanctuaire ŕ Tokyo. Mais la concurrence étrang';re est rude, et les bouleversements sociaux l‘obligent ŕ s‘adapter.

La lecture de ce texte (5364 caract&# >>>


      LE PARADIS SANS GRAVITÉ DE PIPILOTTI RIST
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     L‘artiste suisse Pipilotti Rist présente sa derni';re installation vidéo «Gravity be my friend» ŕ Liverpool, capitale culturelle 2008. (photo: Keystone) EXPOSITION. L‘artiste suisse est ŕ l‘honneur ŕ Liverpool, capitale culturelle 2008. Sa derni';re pi'; >>>


      LE PROFIT DE BUNGE A QUADRUPLÉ
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     NEGOCE. Plus de 750 millions de bénéfice. Le Temps Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Bunge, le plus grand transformateur d‘oléagineux, a annoncé que son bénéfice avait été multiplié par quatre au deuxi';me trimestre, ŕ 751 millions de dollars. Le groupe américa >>>


      LE SORT INACCEPTABLE DES DEUX PRISONNIERS SUISSES DE KADHAFI
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     UNE Le Temps I Article Le sort inacceptable des deux prisonniers suisses de Kadhafi CRISE. La situation des détenus inqui';te plus le DFAE que les menaces d‘embargo pétrolier.

Le Temps Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Les deux ressortissants suisses retenus en garde ŕ vue ŕ Tripoli dep >>>


      LE TOUR ET SES SPONSORS, L‘AMOUR TOUJOURS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     CYCLISME. Les affaires de dopage qui ont secoué les trois derni';res éditions de la Grande Boucle n‘ont en rien entamé son pouvoir de séduction aupr';s des parraineurs. Enquęte sur les dessous d‘une fidélité indéfectible.

Ariane Pellaton, Saint >>>


      LES SALAIRES GENEVOIS, COMMUNE PAR COMMUNE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     GENEVE. L‘Office de la statistique a comparé les revenus moyens des différentes localités genevoises. Verdict: la Ville de GENEVE. arrive bonne derni';re; Vandśuvres est en tęte de classement.

Cynthia Gani Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Du simple au double, ou presque. Les reven >>>


      MALGRÉ SON ESSOR, ABB DÉ'';OIT LES MARCHÉS
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     La France enterre le régime des 35 heures La petite histoire des mati';res premi';re (8/10). L‘uranium, redouté et convoité ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Malgré son essor, ABB déçoit les marchés INDUSTRIE. Le titre du groupe électrotechnique a chut&# >>>


      MARÉCHAUSSÉE VAUDOISE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     François Brélaz, député UDC, Cheseaux–sur–Lausanne (VD) Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Le Temps du 27 juin consacre un article ŕ Madame Jacqueline de Quattro, conseill';re d‘Etat depuis un an. Responsable de la sécurité et de l‘environnement, elle est la grand >>>


      MIKA JOUE Ŕ CHANTAL GOYA
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Soirée régressive mercredi avec le jeune prodige vocal. La lecture de ce texte (1612 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archives, les >>>


      MODE, PAR ICI LA PORTE D‘ENTRÉE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     DEFILES. Le Prix Swiss Textiles s‘attribuera en novembre ŕ Zurich. Avec des finalistes prestigieux.

Stéphane Bonvin Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Les plus attendues, ce sont évidemment elles. Kate et Laura Mulleavy, les deux sśurs qui ont fondé la marque Rodarte.

En six dé >>>


      NOS HÉROS ET LEURS MODČLES (8). NASR EDDIN HODJA, LE FOU D‘ALLAH
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Caroline Stevan Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 LE HÉROS. Nasr Eddin est petit, bigleux et moche. Il porte la barbe et un immense turban. Sa femme est insupportable, son âne borné. A moins que ce ne soit l‘inverse. Lui est idiot et spirituel, grivois et philosophe, couard et subversif. Il fait l‘appe >>>


      PALÉO NOVO. LUSOPHONES
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Paléo Novo. La lecture de ce texte (2056 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archives, les éditions PDF et ePaper, de s‘inscrire >>>


      PATRICK WATSON, POP DE SATIN
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     PALEO. Fines et brillantes, les chansons–sortil';ges du Canadien et de son groupe ont ravi mercredi soir ŕ Nyon. Rencontre.

Olivier Horner Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 On qualifie ŕ juste titre Patrick Watson de secret le mieux gardé de Montréal.

A l‘ombre du tut >>>


      PHILIPPE BIÉLER: «LE VALAIS A FAIT UN TOUR DE PASSE–PASSE POUR DÉTOURNER LA LEX KOLLER»
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     VALAIS. Patrimoine Suisse se montre tr';s critique envers le projet de complexe touristique de Champéry. Interview de son président, Philippe Biéler.

Xavier Filliez Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Patrimoine Suisse douche les ardeurs du Valais touristique. Quelques semaines apr';s la pri >>>


      POUR SES OPPOSANTS, TZIPI LIVNI N‘EST PAS UNE HÉROĎNE DU MOSSAD
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     ISRAEL. Le voile a été levé sur le passé de la ministre des Affaires étrang';res. Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 «La poignardeuse». C‘est ainsi que l‘entourage d‘Ehoud Olmert qualifie la ministre des Affaires étrang';res, >>>


      PÉKIN, «UNE VRAIE CITÉ INTERDITE!»
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Chen Yan déplore que le gouvernement maintienne l‘opacité du syst';me politique. Frédéric Koller Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Chen Yan vit ŕ Paris et dirige le service chinois de Radio France International (RFI). Il est l‘auteur de l‘Eveil de la Chine, ouvrage de réf&# >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. GODET BAS BODEGA
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Quoi de neuf. La lecture de ce texte (1314 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archives, les éditions PDF et ePaper, de s‘inscrire aux >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. CARYOPSE, LE GRAIN DE FOLIE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 Selon les estimations, 1,3 milliard d‘hommes vivent de l‘agriculture. Avec des différences considérables selon les plantes, les sols et l‘équipement.

Par exemple, 2% des paysans mondiaux disposeraient d‘un t >>>


      ULTIMES SOUCIS AVANT L‘ENTRÉE EN SCČNE DU M2
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Place de l’Europe. La station du Flon se distingue entre toutes par un toit et un mur végétalisé. Pour l’instant, les ouvriers sont encore les maîtres des lieux. (photo: Keystone) VAUD. La nouvelle ligne de métro lausannois entame la derni';re ligne droite avant sa mise en fonction. Les >>>


      VRAI FAUSSAIRE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     MASSIMO FURLAN. L‘artiste romand secoue le Festival d‘Avignon avec une performance confondante. Gros plan sur un passionné du brouillage de pistes et de la mémoire collective.

Marie–Pierre Genecand, Avignon Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 La sc';ne est surréaliste. Dans le jard >>>


      WALTER BERCHTOLD: «LE MODČLE DE BANQUE INTÉGRÉE DE CREDIT SUISSE PORTE SES FRUITS»
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     L‘Union Bancaire Privée présente des résultats semestriels mitigés FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article «Le mod';le de banque intégrée de Credit Suisse porte ses fruits» BANQUE. Walter Berchtold, responsable du Private Banking, souligne que la gestion offshore pour >>>


      «J‘AI FAIT UN RĘVE» (4/5). MALALAĎ JOYA. QU‘ON CESSE DE MÉLANGER ISLAM ET POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     Qualifiée de «femme la plus courageuse d‘Afghanistan», Malalaď Joya, élue députée au parlement de Kaboul mais exclue au terme d‘une procédure scandaleuse, ręve qu‘une femme prenne un jour les ręnes de l‘Afghanistan.

Le Monde Vendredi 25 >>>


      «UN BON MÉDIATEUR DOIT SAVOIR SE TAIRE»
      Le Temps, 25-07-2008
     DIPLOMATIE. Ils sont chargés de négocier la paix ŕ travers la plan';te. Mais comment ces intermédiaires de l‘ombre font–ils pour gagner la confiance des gouvernements et des guérillas? Témoignages.

Caroline Stevan Vendredi 25 juillet 2008 La libération d&ls >>>


      DATES TO COST MORE THIS YEAR, WARN PRODUCERS
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Sarah Abdullah | Arab News JEDDAH: Saudi date producers have warned of higher prices for their products this year.

«Due to increased costs of operations and materials, including transportation, machinery and salaries we have no choice but to increase our prices by 25 percent,» said Muntasser Faddhi, >>>


      PROCESS OF DIALOGUE MUST CONTINUE
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Syed Rashid Husain | Arab News In a week to last Friday, crude knocked off nearly 13 percent off the record peak registered the week earlier. And then it went down further, before registering resistance. And this knocking off had nothing to do with the fundamentals of the market. Easing of tensions with Iran, bigger tha >>>


      ASPIRING FOR THE BEST
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News The Prophet (peace be upon him) was always keen to tell everyone in his household that their relation to him did not give them any preferential position in God’s sight. He said to his youngest daughter whom he loved very dearly: «Fatimah bint Muhammad! I cannot avail you anything before God >>>


      EVERYONE ON THEIR OWN
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful No soul will bear the burden of another. If a heavily laden soul should call upon others for help, nothing of its load shall be carried by anyone, not even by a close relative. Hence, you can truly warn only those who stand in awe of thei >>>


      OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Sometimes when I need to take a bath, I feel worried that I have not done everything properly. The other day, as I was drying myself after a shower, I thought that I had not properly washed my eyes, so I repeated my shower.

Then on the second occasion I felt that I did not properly clean >>>


      323 MALPRACTICE CONVICTIONS LAST YEAR
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Arab News RIYADH: A total of 323 convictions of medical mistakes were registered in Saudi Arabia last year, the Health Ministry said while admitting that it was unable to follow up and assess the performance of private hospitals and clinics.

The ministry announced this while replying to queries of members of th >>>


      COAST GUARD MOUNTS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei | Arab News SEARCH AND RESCUE: Coast guards participate in a mock drill off the Gulf coast. (AN photo)

DAMMAM: The Coast Guard command in the Eastern Province is working to curb the incidents of drowning by training the force and spreading awareness about the risks of picnicking close to >>>


      NO POWER OUTAGE AGAIN THIS SUMMER, VOWS SEC
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: A senior electricity official pledged yesterday to maintain an uninterrupted electricity supply, saying Wednesday’s power outage will not hit residential or industrial areas in Saudi Arabia again this summer.

Power went out on Wednesday for several hours in many cities in >>>


      TRANSLATION OF MAKKAH SERMONS PROPOSED
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Members of the Shoura Council have called for the simultaneous translation of Friday sermons at the Grand Mosque in Makkah for the benefit of non–Arabic speaking worshippers.

&#34The translation of the khutba (sermon) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah is very essential,&#34 Abdul Azi >>>


      WOMEN JOB SEEKERS WARNED OF BOGUS ADS
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has warned against false job advertisements that aim at luring women into immorality. It said that those involved in such practices would be punished.

«Saudi authorities will not show any leniency toward people who publish >>>


      BASHIR REASSURES REFUGEES
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Agencies EL GENEINA, Sudan: Sudanese President Omar Bashir, indicted for genocide and war crimes in Darfur, vowed yesterday to work for peace in the vast desert region and the return of hundreds of thousands of people forced by attacks to flee their homes.

Bashir was speaking at an outdoor rally attended by sev >>>


      FRESH VIOLENCE IN KASHMIR LEAVES ' DEAD
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Mukhtar Ahmad | Arab News SRINAGAR: At least nine people including women and young children were killed in fresh outbreaks of violence in Indian Kashmir yesterday, officials said.

A grenade attack by suspected Islamic militants in the region’s main city, Srinagar, left a woman and her four children dead and 30 >>>


      ISLAMABAD SEEKS MORE HELP FROM DELHI TO FIGHT TERROR
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Azhar Masood | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told his Indian counterpart yesterday both countries should cooperate more deeply to combat «terrorism and extremism» in the region. Having gone to the brink of a fourth war in 2002, the nuclear–armed South Asian rivals emb >>>


      LIBYA STOPS OIL TO SWITZERLAND OVER HANNIBAL’S ARREST
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Khaled Al–Deeb | AP TRIPOLI: Libya has halted its oil deliveries to Switzerland and barred Swiss ships from its ports to protest the arrest of Muammar Qaddafi’s son in Geneva, a state–run shipping company said yesterday.

The shipments amount to 40 percent of General National Maritime Transportation >>>


      MAHARASHTRA FACING MORE POWER CUTS
      Arab News, 25-07-2008
     Shahid Burney | Arab News PUNE: The state–run Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) yesterday declared a state of emergency over the critical power situation in Maharashtra, except Mumbai.

MSEDCL chief engineer Rameshsinh Gautam called a press conference to brief the media on >>>


      2002 JUSTICE MEMO OKS CIA INTERROGATION TACTICS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     2008; 1:31 AM WASHINGTON –– The Justice Department in 2002 told the CIA that its interrogators would be safe from prosecution for violations of anti–torture laws if they believed "in good faith" that harsh techniques used to break prisoners‘ will would not cause "prolonged mental h >>>


      '11 CALLS RELEASED IN CASE OF MISSING ORLANDO GIRL
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     MIAMI –– The grandmother of a missing 2–year–old Orlando girl told an emergency dispatcher that a car driven by the girl‘s mother smelled like there had been a dead body inside, according to recordings of '11 calls released Thursday.

The mother, Casey Anthony, 22, is being held >>>


      AP EXCLUSIVE: SECRET SERVICE WANTS MORE MONEY
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Secret Service has asked for an extra $'.5 million to cover unexpected costs of protecting the presidential candidates during what has turned into an historic year for the agency‘s campaign security job.

Among other things, the extra money would be used for the added cost >>>


      AP: FOOD INDUSTRY BITTEN BY ITS LOBBYING SUCCESS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– One of the worst outbreaks of foodborne illness in the U.S. is teaching the food industry the truth of the adage, "Be careful what you wish for because you might get it." The industry pressured the Bush administration years ago to limit the paperwork companies would have to keep to he >>>


      DOCUMENTS REVEALS LABOR EFFORT TO ADD MORE HOOPS TO REGULATING WORKPLACE TOXINS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     5:43 PM A copy of a eleventh–hour proposed rule that would make it harder to set new safety rules limiting workers‘ exposure to chemicals on the job has been obtained by the Washington Post.

The Labor Department has refused to discuss or disclose the proposal, which has spurred anger and condemnatio >>>


      GAPS IN AGING LEVEES LEAVE D.C. LANDMARKS EXPOSED
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Strolling beside the Reflecting Pool with the Lincoln Memorial in the distance, it‘s easy to overlook a gentle rise in the landscape a few yards to the north.

The small berm is part of an inconspicuous levee system designed to protect world–famous museums, the National Arch >>>


      GIULIANI GIVES PEP TALK TO NEWER LAWMAKERS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     GOP‘S ‘YOUNG GUNS‘ Giuliani Gives Pep Talk To Newer Lawmakers Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani trekked to Capitol Hill on Thursday morning to talk about the future of the Republican Party in front of a group of younger GOP lawmakers who are likely to become the party‘s next generation of le >>>


      HOUSING BILL CLEARS KEY SENATE HURDLE
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to limit debate on a bill aimed at shoring up both the housing market and mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, paving the way for a final vote that is expected on Saturday.

Earlier this week, the White House lifted a threat to veto t >>>


      OBAMA BEATS MCCAIN IN EUROPE DONATIONS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     LONDON –– Barack Obama‘s campaign has received roughly 10 times more money from declared U.S. donors living in Germany, France and Britain than his Republican rival, reflecting his popularity in Europe as he makes his first tour of the continent as the presumed Democratic nominee.

Federal Elec >>>


      PROF WHOSE ‘LAST LECTURE‘ BECAME SENSATION DIES
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     PITTSBURGH –– Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best–selling book, has died. He was 47.

University spokeswoman Anne Watzman says Pausch died early Friday at his home in Vi >>>


      RACIAL ISSUE RAISED IN ATLANTIC CITY PROSECUTION
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –– As one notorious Atlantic City corruption case nears its end, another is heating up.

Former mayor Robert Levy was scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Camden for lying about his Vietnam War service to obtain additional veterans benefits.

Meanwhile, an alleged blackmail >>>


      SENATE ENERGY SPECULATION BILL FAILS KEY VOTE
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. legislation to rein in excessive energy speculation failed a key procedural vote on Friday to move forward in the Senate, and now lawmakers will set aside the bill to consider other legislation.

The House of Representatives may take up its own anti–speculation bill next w >>>


      SOUTH TEXANS FILTER THROUGH DOLLY‘S MESS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     HARLINGEN, Texas –– South Texas was getting back on its feet Friday as residents filter through the soggy mess left by Hurricane Dolly despite thousands still being without power.

The National Weather Service said the remnants of Dolly, which washed ashore as a Category 2 hurricane, could still add >>>


      SPILL FORCES SHIPS TO ANCHOR
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     By Holly WattSpecial to The Washington PostFriday, July 25, 2008; A04 Almost 100 miles of the Mississippi River were closed to shipping yesterday after a barge and a tanker collided early Wednesday and spilled more than 400,000 gallons of fuel oil into the heavily trafficked waterway.

The barge was split nearly >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     –– The remnants of Hurricane Dolly were expected to continue flooding southern Texas on Friday and possibly spawn tornadoes, while storms were forecast in the Plains, the Midwest, the Southwest, the Southeast and New England.

Severe storms packing heavy rain, strong winds, hail and possible tornadoe >>>


      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES Secret Service needs $'.5 million more to protect presidential candidates ... Hagel calls on candidates to focus on Iraq‘s future over past war strategy ... American voters greet Obama trip to Europe and Middle East with praise, skepticism ...

___ Secret Service want >>>


      U.S. STILL HOPES FOR ISRAELI–PALESTINIAN DEAL
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     PERTH, Australia (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday there was still time for Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace deal by the end of 2008.

Rice said trilateral peace talks in Washington next week between the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority should >>>


      WHAT MAKES NORTHERN LIGHTS DANCE
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     The mysterious sudden brightening and wavelike movements of the aurora borealis, also called the Northern Lights, are caused by periodic explosions of magnetic energy 80,000 miles above Earth, NASA researchers reported.

Using five NASA satellites designed to observe and record magnetic and electrical activity a >>>


      BID TO TRICK BANKERS IS ALLEGED
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     By Del Quentin WilberWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, July 25, 2008; B04 As the D.C. tax scheme began to unravel last year, Harriette Walters made an emotional phone call to Alethia Grooms, her friend, gambling partner and real estate agent.

Yesterday, prosecutors gave this account of what happened next: Cry >>>


      CAPITOL HILL GETS EXERCISED
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     Congress, its support at 14 percent in the latest Gallup poll, is having some self–esteem issues. Yesterday, lawmakers happened upon a novel solution.

The solution wore a red spandex tank top with glitter and stars. It had striped 1'70s short shorts and leg warmers. And it stood on the terrace of the >>>


      DISTRICT IS FACING CONTEMPT ORDER
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     By Nikita StewartWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, July 25, 2008; B01 Children‘s Rights, the group behind a nearly 20–year–old class action lawsuit that forced the District‘s child welfare system to be in receivership for six years, asked a federal judge yesterday to hold the city in contempt f >>>


      DOING THE BANKS ONE BETTER
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     Here‘s a bit of irony: At a time when the financial system is drowning in a sea of mortgage foreclosures, the organization that has developed the most effective system for getting bankers to restructure troubled loans is a self–described "bank terrorist" who routinely refers to bankers as financial >>>


      EPA E–MAIL CONCLUDED GLOBAL WARMING ENDANGERS PUBLIC HEALTH, SENATOR SAYS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     Under a subpoena threat from Sen. Barbara Boxer (D–Calif.), who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the Environmental Protection Agency late Wednesday sent the panel a copy of its Dec. 5 proposal to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act –– as a brief loan.

Thr >>>


      EXPEDITED TRIALS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE QUESTIONED
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     Criminal defense and immigration lawyers yesterday challenged the government‘s use of expedited trials to convict 306 illegal immigrant workers at a meat processing plant in Iowa in May, arguing that fast–tracked group trials violated defendants‘ rights.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D–Calif.), chai >>>


      GRIM HOUSING DATA STIFLE MARKET RALLY
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     A days–long rally in the U.S. stock market came to an abrupt halt yesterday after the release of disappointing home sales and joblessness figures reignited worries about the economy, particularly financial services.

"It‘s a one–two punch," said Doug Roberts, chief investment strategi >>>


      GROCERY FIRM PAID CURRIE $207,000 OVER 5 YEARS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     B01 Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie was paid more than $207,000 over five years by a grocery store chain, income he did not reveal on state financial disclosure forms, according to a court document unsealed by a federal judge yesterday.

The compensation figures are the first indication of the extent of the retired >>>


      IN SURPRISE MOVE, EPA BANS CARBOFURAN RESIDUE ON FOOD
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     The Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday that it will no longer allow residue of the toxic pesticide carbofuran on domestic or imported food, a decision that would effectively remove the chemical from the U.S.

market. EPA officials said they made the decision –– which surprised enviro >>>


      INTERNET FIRM SAYS IT TARGETED ADS TO CUSTOMERS‘ WEB–SURFING HABITS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     Regional Internet company Embarq told lawmakers this week that it notified 26,000 high–speed Internet customers in Kansas that it was conducting a targeted advertising test based on their "anonymous" Web–surfing behavior and offered them the ability to opt out.

Embarq posted a notice in it >>>


      JUSTICE ADVISED CIA IN ‘02 ABOUT LEGAL WATERBOARDING
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     Lawyers for the Bush administration told the CIA in 2002 that its officers could legally use waterboarding and other harsh measures while interrogating al–Qaeda suspects, as long as they acted "in good faith" and did not deliberately seek to inflict severe pain, according to a Justice Department memo mad >>>


      MAKING HIS OWN LUCK
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     It was as if the fates had conspired to give Barack Obama the kind of foreign affairs photo op that a campaign manager would see only in his wildest dreams. Damp, gray Berlin was alive with bright sunshine. A crowd that police estimated at more than 200,000 filled the heart of the city. They cheered not only when Obama >>>


      MALIKI VOTES FOR OBAMA
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     In a stunning upset, Barack Obama this week won the Iraq primary. When Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki not once but several times expressed support for a U.S. troop withdrawal on a timetable that accorded roughly with Obama‘s 16–month proposal, he did more than legitimize the plan. He relieved Obama of >>>


      MAN HIT BY NOVAK HAS HURT SHOULDER BUT IS ‘DOING FINE‘
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     The homeless pedestrian who was struck by a car driven by syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak said in a radio interview yesterday that he is "doing fine," recovering from a dislocated shoulder, and voiced surprise and amusement that the prominent political pundit was at the wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette tha >>>


      MCCAIN MAY ACT SOON ON VP PICK
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     July 25, 2008; A01 Anxious to counter the blanket media coverage that has followed Sen. Barack Obama on his overseas journey, Sen. John McCain is weighing whether to announce his running mate in the coming weeks before the spotlight shifts to China and the opening of the Olympic Games next month.

"He&lsquo >>>


      MUKASEY ASKED TO WATCH FOR LINGERERS
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     Two leading Senate Democrats asked Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey yesterday to "exercise vigilance" and ensure that political appointees do not improperly wheedle their way into permanent slots at the beleaguered Justice Department.

Sens. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) wr >>>


      NO MORE ‘ASEAN IDOL‘?
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     There may have been some hints of progress to report from the annual Asia–Pacific security meeting this week in Singapore. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met "informally" with her North Korean counterpart during the 27–country regional forum. More talks, at the foreign minister level, are sche >>>


      OBAMA‘S BRIEF STOP IN PARIS BELIES HIS POPULARITY
      Washington Post, 25-07-2008
     PARIS –– Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama expected to spend just enough time in Paris on Friday for talks with the French president and a joint news conference, not a rousing speech like the one he delivered in Berlin.

Most newspapers headlined Obama‘s pending arrival, with the l >>>



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