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      A BASHED–UP PICKUP TRUCK...
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     Pantelis Saitas/ANA A bashed–up pickup truck is seen outside the shattered facade of a Millennium Bank branch in Glyfada, south of Athens, yesterday. Two armed assailants used the stolen truck to literally break into the bank. They fled with a small sum, bank staff said.
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      BARROSO REBUTS GRUEVSKI NOTE
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, has told Nikola Gruevski, the prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), that he cannot intervene over allegations of a «Macedonian minority» in Greece and suggested that Skopje should make efforts to improve its relatio >>>


      CYPRUS LEADERS AGREE TO LAUNCH FACE–TO–FACE TALKS IN SEPTEMBER
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     Petros Karadjias/AP Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias (r) and Turkish–Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat shake hands in Nicosia yesterday. They decided to relaunch direct talks in September, eliciting plaudits from diplomats in Athens, Brussels and Washington.

Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias and Tu >>>


      DOCK BLAST DEATH TOLL RISES TO EIGHT
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     Workers go on rampage at ministry The deaths of eight people who were working on a tanker at the Perama dockyard, western Athens, prompted a violent response yesterday from dockworkers, who stormed the Merchant Marine Ministry in Piraeus.

In the worst accident of its kind in more than two decades, it was confir >>>


      ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH...
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     MYKOLA LAZARENKO/AFP Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios (c) walks in Kiev yesterday with Russian Patriarch Alexy II (r) and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, who asked for an autocephalous church in Kiev. Vartholomaios avoided replying but called for ‘unity’ among the Ukrainian flock.
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      FYROM SENDS EC SECOND NOTE
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     The foreign minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Antonio Milososki, has sent a letter to the European Commission broaching the issue of a supposed Macedonian minority in Greece just two days after EC President Jose Manuel Barroso responded to a letter from FYROM’s prime minister on the same iss >>>


      GEORGIAN, 30, CHARGED WITH ACTOR’S MURDER
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     A 30–year–old man is to appear before a magistrate in Athens today charged with murdering popular actor Nikos Sergianopoulos, found stabbed to death in his apartment on June 4 after allegedly drinking heavily and using drugs.

The suspect, a Georgian reported to be in the country illegally, was arres >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     PAPOULIAS COMMENTS Government responds to criticism from president Alternate government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros insisted yesterday that the ruling conservatives are committed to fighting corruption after President Karolos Papoulias blasted Greece‘s political parties for not doing enough to eradicate graft. A >>>


      PARTY LEADERS SEEKING FRESH TACTICS
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     INFORMATION Company Profile Health & Emergency NEWS Party leaders seeking fresh tactics The leaders of Greece’s two main parties are preparing to use the summer break to come up with ways of rekindling the public’s interest in their policies as both New Democracy and PASOK count the cost of the political scandals th >>>


      PASSENGER FERRY HITS A REEF OFF KYTHERA
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     A ferry carrying 2'5 passengers yesterday struck a reef off the island of Kythera, south of the Peloponnese, sustaining damage but causing no injuries.

The collision, the third such incident in the Aegean within a month, occurred as the Myrtidiotissa was trying to dock, though it was unclear what caused the >>>


      RHODES BLAZE UNDER CONTROL AFTER RAZING 5,000 HECTARES IN SIX DAYS
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     YIORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS Firemen take a break in southern Rhodes yesterday, the sixth day of a large forest fire. A massive rescue effort involving 500 firefighters, 100 soldiers and dozens of local volunteers finally brought the blaze under control early yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters on Rhodes yesterday f >>>


      RHODES FIRE FORCES TOURISTS TO MOVE
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     A large fire that has been burning on Rhodes since last Tuesday spread yesterday, prompting authorities to evacuate at least four hotels in the area of Kiotari in the island’s southeast.

Hundreds of tourists were evacuated to nearby villages as firefighters battled flames fueled by high winds.

Cyprus, >>>


      YOUNG, WARY OF STATE, LOOK TO FAMILY
      Kathimerin, 28-07-2008
     Politicians, clerics rank lowest in poll Most young Greeks view their family as the one stable thing they can count on as their trust in the state and in politics diminishes, according to a new survey which shows a significant number of youngsters reserving their deepest mistrust for judges and clerics.

The maj >>>


      A VERBIER, LA RELČVE DU PIANO
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     CLASSIQUE. Le festival valaisan présente de jeunes talents ŕ suivre. Julian Sykes Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Alfred Brendel fait ses adieux ŕ la sc';ne. Un monstre sacré s‘en va, de jeunes loups ręvent de carri';res planétaires. Or, la concurrence est de nos jours féro >>>


      ALAIN BASHUNG, MONSIEUR RĘVE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Alain Bashung.Dans le regard qu’on devine derri';re les verres, des tonnes de pudeur. (photo: Keystone) FESTIVAL. Paléo, qui a fermé ses portes dimanche soir avec R.E.M., restera marqué par le passage bouleversant du chanteur français.

Rocco Zacheo Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Il est arriv& >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LA TRANSPARENCE Ŕ REVERS
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     La baisse des indices frappe aussi les actions émergentes. Les investissements étrangers directs, victimes des indices La question de la semaine. L‘emploi suisse ressentira–t–il les effets du ralentissement conjoncturel?

FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La transparence ŕ rev >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. SOUFFLER UN INSTANT
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Au premier plan. Yves Genier Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Les bons résultats trimestriels de JP Morgan, Citigroup et Credit Suisse ont redonné quelque espoir dans les capacités qu‘ont les grandes banques ŕ surmonter la crise du crédit. Le scénario des semaines ŕ venir paraît donc p >>>


      BIEN PLUS QU‘UNE SIMPLE GARE LA «HB» MAGNÉTISE LES ZURICHOIS
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Le Treffpunkt dans la halle principale.Surplombé d’une horloge, ce point de rencontre n’est pas seulement celui des voyageurs mais de bien des Zurichois, surtout avant les sorties nocturnes du week–end. (photo: Guadalupe Ruiz) ZURICH. En plein chantier, la gare principale de Zurich accueille chaque jour plus >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER? PIERRE KELLER, DIRECTEUR DE L‘ECOLE CANTONALE D‘ART DE LAUSANNE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Pierre Keller, directeur de l’Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne. (photo: Keystone) C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Emilie Veillon Lundi 28 juillet 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– Dans un petit port de Gęnes, en Italie. J‘avais 20 ans.

– Quelles vacances >>>


      CES CONCIERGES QUI NE SONT PAS DANS L‘ESCALIER
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     A gauche:Julie Besson. A droite: Isabelle Costes. Leur entreprise TimeForYou décolle. (photo: Eddy Mottaz) METIER. Isabelle Costes et Julie Besson ont ouvert un des premiers bureaux de conciergerie d‘entreprise romands. Leur travail: dénicher une séance de shiatsu ou des billets de concert introuvab >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (12/24). LA CRISE ÉCONOMIQUE NE JUSTIFIE PAS TOUS LES MOYENS
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Affiche de N. Fontannet en 1'35. Attention ŕ ne pas mettre le pied dans le pi';ge, avertissent les milieux économiques. Ils redoutent l’intervention étatique demandée par le «Front du travail» ŕ l’origine de l’initiative pour endiguer la crise économique. En l’espace de six ans, >>>


      CRITIQUE: RÉCITAL Ŕ L‘ÉGLISE DE VERBIER. LE SOURIRE DE BRENDEL
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Critique: récital ŕ l‘église de Verbier. Julian Sykes Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Il faut se rasseoir. Cesser d‘applaudir, le laisser partir. Comprendre qu‘ŕ 77 ans, Alfred Brendel tient ŕ se retirer avec classe, en pleine possession de ses moyens artistiques. A l‘église d >>>


      CRITIQUE: «L‘INCONVENANT» Ŕ L‘ORANGERIE. TRAVELLING SECOUÉ
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Critique: «L‘Inconvenant» ŕ l‘Orangerie. Marie–Pierre Genecand Lundi 28 juillet 2008 «Je dois vous présenter ma fille, Coralie. Elle est sourde et muette. C‘est la plus déshéritée des privilégiées.» En ouvrant ainsi les feux de L‘In >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD: Ŕ L‘OMC, L‘ESPOIR D‘UN ACCORD ET DES SACRIFICES
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     NEGOCIATIONS. Les discussions sur le Cycle de Doha se poursuivent. Le Temps Lundi 28 juillet 2008 «M. Lamy a eu raison.» Dans un entretien, la ministre de l‘Economie maintient ses critiques ŕ l‘égard de la décision du directeur de l‘OMC de restreindre les négociations &# >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD: «LA PERTE DANS L‘AGRICULTURE DOIT ĘTRE ÉVALUÉE AVEC LES GAINS DANS L‘INDUSTRIE ET LES SERVICES»
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     En quęte de compromis, l‘OMC prolonge les négociations Paysans inquiets Plan de secours de l‘immobilier américain ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article «La perte dans l‘agriculture doit ętre évaluée avec les gains dans l‘industrie et les services» Doris >>>


      DÉCISION DÉPLORABLE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Maurice Reymond, La Neuveville (BE) Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Le Tribunal fédéral suisse a donné partiellement raison aux Pays–Bas dans leur demande de se faire rembourser par l‘ONG Médecins sans fronti';res la rançon versée aux ravisseurs pour la libération de leur com >>>


      HUN SEN SURFE SUR LA VAGUE NATIONALISTE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Hun Sen.Cet ancien Khmer rouge allie une poigne de fer et l’image d’un dirigeant raisonnable. (photo: DR) CAMBODGE. A Phnom Penh, le premier ministre remporte haut la main les élections.

Arnaud Dubus, envoyé spécial ­ŕ Phnom Penh Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Sans surprise, le Parti du peuple cambod >>>


      L‘HÔTEL EN SON JARDIN (1/5). JARDIN BOTANIQUE ET ART NOUVEAU
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     LE SCHATZALP. Au–dessus de Davos, ŕ plus de 1800 m';tres d‘altitude, l‘Alpinum de l‘hôtel se réinvente avec bonheur. Il avait été créé, en 1'08, pour les patients de l‘ancien sanatorium.

Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre, Davos >>>


      LA BAISSE DES INDICES FRAPPE AUSSI LES ACTIONS ÉMERGENTES. LES INVESTISSEMENTS ÉTRANGERS DIRECTS, VICTIMES DES INDICES
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     ECONOMIES EMERGENTES. La baisse des indices d‘actions ne dicte pas les flux nets, mais sert de signal avant–coureur de la tendance.

Yves Genier Lundi 28 juillet 2008 La conjoncture dans les économies émergentes va–t–elle souffrir de l‘évolution négative des indi >>>


      LA CHINE, LES CHINOIS ET PASCAL COUCHEPIN
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Deuxi';me visite de Pascal Couchepin en Chine.En novembre 2003, il rencontre le premier ministre Wen Jiabao au Zhongnanhai, si';ge du gouvernement. Pékin,
21 novembre 2003.

(photo: Keystone) • En vacances dans sa propriété montagnarde de Chemin–Dessus, le président >>>


      LA PRESSION SUR SAMUEL SCHMID S‘ACCENTUE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     DEFENSE. Les Suisses estiment que le ministre a perdu sa crédibilité, selon un sondage.

Philippe Miauton, Berne, avec les agences Lundi 28 juillet 2008 L‘affaire Nef a écorné la crédibilité de Samuel Schmid dans la population, rév';le un sondage. Mais contraireme >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. L‘EMPLOI SUISSE RESSENTIRA–T–IL LES EFFETS DU RALENTISSEMENT CONJONCTUREL?
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article L‘emploi suisse ressentira–t–il les effets du ralentissement conjoncturel?

Pays dépendant pour moitié de son commerce extérieur, la Suisse est directement concernée par l‘affaiblissement de la conjoncture mondiale.

Alexis >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Les mangeurs qui se sustentent dans un self–service et qui utilisent un plateau pour transporter leur repas gaspillent beaucoup plus que ceux qui n‘utilisent pas de plateau. Les «avec–plateau» jettent 30% de nourriture de plus que les «sans&n >>>


      LE CADDIE DE MADAME LA GOLFEUSE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     EVIAN MASTERS. Véritable homme–orchestre des greens dans l‘ombre des joueuses, le caddie est un partenaire particulier ŕ plus d‘un titre. Le suiveur est souvent le mari des joueuses ŕ la ville. Explications.

Mathieu Aeschmann, Evian–les–Bains Lundi 28 juillet 2008 On >>>


      LE PARTI D‘ERDOGAN DEVANT SES JUGES
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     TURQUIE. Semaine fatidique pour le parti au pouvoir ŕ Ankara. Delphine Nerbollier, Istanbul Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Bienheureux celui qui peut se dire certain de la décision des juges. Alors que la Cour constitutionnelle se réunit ce lundi pour statuer sur le sort du parti au pouvoir, peu de commentateurs o >>>


      LE TOURISME ÉPUISE LE BASSIN MÉDITERRANÉEN
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     ENVIRONNEMENT. En été, la consommation d‘eau est multipliée par cinq voire par dix.

Gaëlle Dupont, Le Monde Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Plein été dans les Cyclades, en Gr';ce. La consommation d‘eau y est de cinq ŕ dix fois plus élevée qu‘en hiver. >>>


      LES PERFIDIES ROCK DE FAVEZ
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
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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 >>>


      LUCERNE, TOUT POUR ĘTRE SUR LA PHOTO
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Notre photographe d’un jour. Rich, 5' ans, de l’Etat de Washington aux Etats–Unis.Cet enseignant est venu ŕ maintes reprises sur place.

(photo: Eddy Mottaz) DANS LE VISEUR. La ville facilite la tâche aux chasseurs d‘images, męme hollywoodiennes.

Luc Debraine, Lucerne Lund >>>


      MORT DU CHEF D‘ORCHESTRE HORST STEIN
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     CLASSIQUE. L‘ancien directeur artistique de l‘OSR avait 80 ans. Le Temps Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Il avait dirigé l‘Orchestre de la Suisse romande de 1'80 ŕ 1'85 avant de prendre la direction artistique des Bamberger Symphoniker, en Allemagne, son pays natal. A Gen';ve, ce sp >>>


      NOS HÉROS ET LEURS MODČLES ('). JULES CÉSAR, FIGURE DE «ROME»
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Nos héros et leurs mod';les ('). Nicolas Dufour Lundi 28 juillet 2008 LE HÉROS.Dans la série TV Rome (en DVD), l‘Irlandais Ciarán Hinds interpr';te César avec brio. L‘acteur shakespearien fait du dictateur une figure sév';re, un manipulateur néan >>>


      PLAN DE SECOURS DE L‘IMMOBILIER AMÉRICAIN
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Plan de secours de l‘immobilier américain LOGEMENT. Le Sénat a voté le texte samedi.

Le Temps Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Le Congr';s américain a adopté samedi un vaste plan de sauvetage de l‘immobilier.

Le texte, déj >>>


      PÉKIN, VILLE OLYMPIQUE (1/4). LA RENAISSANCE DE PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Le grand théâtre national de Pékin. (photo: Keystone) Pour accueillir les Jeux olympiques, la capitale chinoise s‘est radicalement transformée et se ręve en New York du XXIe si';cle. Elle figure désormais parmi les villes les plus dynamiques de la plan';te vers laquell >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF/HITS SUISSES (1/4). WELEDA, LAVAGE Ŕ LA LAVANDE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Weleda, lavage ŕ la lavande Quoi de neuf/Hits suisses (1/4).

Albertine Bourget Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Bon. Certes. Soit. Au départ, ce n‘était pas le débordement d‘enthousiasme.

Weleda sort une cr';me douche ŕ la lavande. Oui. Oui. >>>


      RADOVAN KARADZIC AVAIT VOLÉ L‘IDENTITÉ D‘UN RETRAITÉ POUR JOUER SON RÔLE DE GUÉRISSEUR
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Radovan Karadzic, alias Dr Dabic.Mila Cicak, qui a démenti toute relation sentimentale, se déclare aujourd’hui choquée. (photo: Keystone) SERBIE. Dans le quartier moderne de Belgrade, le faux docteur Dabic s‘asseyait sous le portrait de l‘ex–président des Serbes de Bosnie pour é >>>


      ROLLE DÉCROCHE LE SIČGE EUROPÉEN DE CHIQUITA
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     VAUD. La petite commune vaudoise a attiré un grand nombre de sociétés sur son territoire.

Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Le producteur états–unien de bananes Chiquita déplace son si';ge principal européen d‘Anvers, en Belgique, ŕ Rolle (VD >>>


      RÉSIGNATION AGRICOLE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Frédéric Leli';vre Lundi 28 juillet 2008 «Désastre», «sacrifice», «victimes». L‘accord qui se dessine ŕ l‘Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) a fait vivement réagir les paysans suisses.

Sans surprise. Lancé en 2001, le Cyc >>>


      SAUVER LES ABEILLES
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Gérard Menoud, Lausanne Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Il est vrai que des maladies sournoises s‘attaquent aux abeilles, mais des traitements bien appliqués ont du succ';s. La nourriture naturelle des abeilles est leur miel. Pour hiverner les abeilles, il ne faut pas donner du sirop de sucre, car la canne >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. OUAIBE, RONDOUILLETTE FRANCISATION
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Notre mot du jour est d‘une simplicité désarmante. Fabriquer «ouaibe» a juste consisté ŕ transcrire la sonorité de «web», l‘appellation, par ellipse, de ce «world wide web» qui a fig >>>


      SOS JARGON. MARCHÉS FRONTIČRES
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Au cśur des marchés. La transparence ŕ revers La baisse des indices frappe aussi les actions émergentes. Les investissements étrangers directs, victimes des indices La question de la semaine. L‘emploi suisse ressentira–t–il les effets du ralentissement conjoncturel?

FI >>>


      TOUR DE FRANCE 2008. CARLOS SASTRE AU PANTHÉON DE LA PETITE REINE
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     D’un doigt pointé vers le ciel, Carlos Sastre a dédié sa victoire ŕ son beau–fr';re, cycliste mort d’une overdose.S’il n’a jamais été convaincu de dopage, le cycliste espagnol évolue dans une équipe souvent éclaboussée par le scandale. (photo: Keystone) CYC >>>


      UN ÉTÉ DE TOUS LES DANGERS POUR LES BOURSES DES PAYS ÉMERGENTS
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Devant la bourse de Bombay. Les passants lisent la chute de l’indice Sensex des actions indiennes. (photo: Keystone) STRATEGIE. Inflation et baisse des mati';res premi';res s';ment le doute sur les marchés du Sud.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Tout change, rie >>>


      YOUSSEF CHAHINE, LIBRE ALEXANDRIN
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Youssef Chahine en 2004. (photo: Keystone) CINEMA. L‘Egyptien est décédé dimanche au Caire ŕ 82 ans, apr';s six semaines de coma.

Tangi Salaün Lundi 28 juillet 2008 Sur le mur, une lettre de remerciement signée Martin Scorcese. Des coupures de presse, des photos, des >>>


      «J‘AI FAIT UN RĘVE» (6/6). JOAN BAEZ. QU‘OBAMA RASSEMBLE UN PAYS DIVISÉ
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     Joan Baez: «Les paroles de Martin Luther King me faisaient tellement d’effet que j’en tremblais, ŕ la fois d’excitation et de peur.» (photo: Keystone) Celle qui chante depuis pr';s de cinquante ans, militante de tant de causes, ŕ commencer par la non–violence, croit ŕ nouveau ŕ l‘ >>>


      «L‘HONNEUR DE KADHAFI EST ATTEINT»
      Le Temps, 28-07-2008
     REPORTAGE. A Tripoli, la crise avec la Suisse est un sujet dont on parle peu et sous le couvert de l‘anonymat. Mais, estiment ceux qui acceptent de s‘exprimer, l‘affront sera difficile ŕ laver.

Mehdi Talhaoui, Tripoli Lundi 28 juillet 2008 «C‘est une marmite encore tr' >>>


      ASIAN REAL ESTATE: FULL OF EASTERN PROMISE
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Roger Harrison | Arab News Singapore’s Marina Bay — an ambitious development showing the strength of the country’s real estate investment market. (AN photo by Roger Harrison)

JEDDAH: The subprime crisis and subsequent housing market slowdown in the US has raised fears of recession. A recent report on the real e >>>


      ETHIOPIA INVITES SAUDIS TO INVEST IN TOURISM
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     K.S. Ramkumar | Arab News Mohamoud Dirir, Ethiopia’s culture and tourism minister. ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia, with its vast investment potential in tourism, holds bright prospects for investors. «We want Saudis and other Arabs to explore the country and develop its tourism at a time when the number of overseas visitor >>>


      QATAR AIRWAYS, IMC SIGN DEAL
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Qatar Airways has signed a corporate deal with International Medical Center (IMC). The signing ceremony took place last week at IMC’s conference room, which was attended by top officials of IMC and the airline.

Ahmed M. Al–Idrissi, Qatar Airways’ area manager for Western Province, and Dr >>>


      REGIONAL MARKETS OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENTS
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Khalil Hanware | Arab News Ammar AlKhudairy JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will most likely continue to open up its markets and the high oil prices are not likely to affect this process, said Ammar AlKhudairy, CEO of Amwal AlKhaleej, a leading regional private equity firm. He added that Saudi Arabia would most likely continue to >>>


      RIYAL REVALUATION WOULD BE POSITIVE STEP, SAY EXPERTS
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Sarah Abdullah | Arab News JEDDAH: The proposal by Shoura Council member Waleed Arab Hashem last week to the council’s inflation committee urging possible revaluation of the Kingdom’s currency exchange rate has yet again pushed the issues of rising inflation, increased consumer pricing, and rumors of de–pegging fr >>>


      STC LAUNCHES UIR SERVICE IN 30 STATES
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen | Arab News RIYADH: Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the region’s largest telecommunications company, has launched a unified international roaming (UIR) service in 30 countries around the globe which will charge only SR1 per minute for receiving calls and SR1.50 for outgoing calls within the countries and to >>>


      UK: A GROWING MARKET FOR CORPORATE SUKUK?
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Mushtak Parker | Arab News LONDON: The publication at end June 2008 of a detailed &#34Impact Assessment of Sukuk (Islamic Bonds) Legislation&#34 in the UK and the confirmation by Kitty Ussher, the economic secretary to the Treasury and City minister, that she was hopeful that it would be possible to issue a debu >>>


      AMULETS, CHARMS AND TALISMANS
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     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 >>>


      ASPIRING FOR THE BEST
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     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 >>>


      CONTRACEPTION
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     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 >>>


      EVERYONE ON THEIR OWN
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     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 >>>


      HYGIENE AND GOOD SMELL
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     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, 28-07-2008
     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 >>>


      OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     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 >>>


      REPLACEABLE CREATION
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     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 >>>


      INDIAN BEATEN UP BY SUPERVISOR DIES AFTER 11 DAYS IN HOSPITAL
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Md. Rasooldeen | Arab News RIYADH: An Indian worker who was beaten up by a supervisor for running to the aid of a coworker during an assault died in the early hours of yesterday in the Riyadh Medical Complex.

Sudheesh Kalathil Parambil, from the south Indian state of Kerala, was in intensive care at the hospita >>>


      KINGDOM’S GRAND MUFTI CONDEMNS ‘MALICIOUS’ TURKISH SOAP OPERAS
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Hassna&#3'a Mokhtar | Arab News JEDDAH: The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al–Asheikh, has condemned Turkish soap operas, which have charmed millions of people across the Arab world, and prohibited people from watching them, Al–Watan daily reported yesterday.

«It is not >>>


      SAUDI WHO SHOT HIMSELF SUCCUMBS
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: A 34–year–old Saudi man died in hospital on Saturday, six days after killing a 24–year–old Saudi woman and then shooting himself at a furnished apartment in Al–Mushrifa district of Jeddah.

The man was previously declared brain dead at King Fahd Hospital where he w >>>


      STALEMATE ON &#3'MAHRAM&#3' CONDITION CONTINUES
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Najah Alosaimi | Arab News FINAL CHECK: A student applying for scholarship checks her documents. (AN photo)

RIYADH: Manal Al–Quais, a 23–year–old Saudi, won a scholarship from the King Abdullah Scholarship Program to study nursing in Canada. There’s only one problem: She can’t find a close mal >>>


      TRAVELERS TOLD TO DECLARE CASH, JEWELRY WORTH OVER SR60,000
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Customs Department has urged all incoming and outgoing travelers to declare cash or precious metals worth more than SR60,000.

«Saudi Customs reminds all passengers with cash, transferable monetary instruments or precious metals exceeding SR60,000 or it >>>


      INDIA SOUNDS TERROR ALERT
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Shahid Burney | Arab News BUSINESS UNUSUAL: People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building after it was sealed off following a security alert in Mumbai. (Reuters)

MUMBAI: India sounded a countrywide terror alert yesterday after serial blasts in two cities killed 47 people over two days and left score >>>


      OWNER CLEARED IN FERRY DISASTER
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Agencies CAIRO: Scuffles broke out at an Egyptian court yesterday when five of six defendants were cleared of blame for a 2006 ferry sinking in which more than 1,000 people died.

Hysterical relatives voiced anger as only Salaheddin Gomaa, captain of another ferry, the Saint Catherine, was jailed for six months >>>


      TIT–FOR–TAT ARRESTS KEEP GAZA TENSE
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Agencies JENIN, West Bank: Hamas and Fatah carried out tit–for–tat arrests yesterday after a mysterious Gaza car bombing that killed six people fueled tension between the Palestinian factions.

In the West Bank, security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas detained 20 Hamas activists >>>


      ZARDARI DEFENDS CIVILIAN CONTROL OF PAK SPY AGENCY
      Arab News, 28-07-2008
     Azhar Masood | Arab News ISLAMABAD: The decision to put Pakistan’s main spy agency under civilian control was aimed at keeping the army out of the diplomatic line of fire, the head of the ruling party said in remarks published yesterday.

A notification issued by the government on Saturday said, «in order >>>


      BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: 2008 WILL SET RECORD
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– A senior Bush administration official says the budget deficit for this year will set a record in dollar terms, approaching $4'0 billion.

The official said Monday the deficit was being driven to record levels by the sagging economy and the stimulus payments being made to 130 million >>>


      CALIF. BECOMES 1ST STATE TO ENACT TRANS FAT BAN
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     California became the first state in the country to ban artery–clogging trans fats yesterday when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a measure to phase them out in restaurants beginning in 2010 and from baked goods by 2011.

"California is a leader in promoting health and nutrition, and I am p >>>


      CALIFORNIA TO BEGIN INTEGRATING PRISONS FOR MEN
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     By Ashley SurdinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 27, 2008; A03 LANCASTER, Calif. –– Male prisoners in the nation‘s largest corrections system, long kept segregated by race in an effort to temper violence, will soon be sharing cells with inmates of other ethnicities.

A program aimed at >>>


      CLEANUP OF UNUSED MINES IS URGED
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, July 26, 2008; A07 The federal government is "putting the public‘s health and safety at risk" by not cleaning up safety and contamination hazards at abandoned mines on public land in the West, the Interior Department‘s inspector general said i >>>


      EX–HURRICANE DOLLY FLOODS PARTS OF NM, TEXAS
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     RUIDOSO, N.M. –– Hundreds of people were forced out of homes and campgrounds by flooding caused by torrential rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Dolly. Two people were reported still missing Monday.

The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches across much of eastern New Mexico for Mo >>>


      FALLING ROCK KILLS CLIMBER ON OREGON‘S MOUNT HOOD
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     HOOD RIVER, Ore. –– Officials in Oregon‘s Hood River County say a man who had scaled one of Mount Hood‘s most challenging routes has died after being hit by falling rock.

A statement from Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler says crews were trying to recover the 55–year–old >>>


      FEDERAL DEFICIT GROWS AFTER THREE YEARS OF DECLINE
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     ':26 AM The federal budget deficit will surge to nearly $4'0 billion this fiscal year, a record dollar amount, driven by war costs, tax rebates and a slowing economy, the White House will announce today.

After three successive years of decline, this year‘s deficit explosion is likely to scramble t >>>


      FIRE DESTROYS 12 HOMES NEAR YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     MARIPOSA, Calif. –– Little relief from hot weather is expected this week as crews fight to contain a wildfire near an entrance to Yosemite National Park that has destroyed 12 homes and forced the evacuation of nearly 200 others.

The blaze had charred more than 26,000 acres _ over a square mile _ sin >>>


      FORMER LOBBYIST PLEADS GUILTY TO TRYING TO DESTROY EVIDENCE
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     A former lobbyist and close friend of former representative Curt Weldon pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to trying to destroy evidence in the federal investigation of the Pennsylvania Republican.

Cecelia Grimes, 43, admitted that she threw out documents sought by FBI agents shortly after they visited >>>


      GOAL OF THE HAMDAN TRIAL: CREDIBILITY
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     By Jerry MarkonWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 27, 2008; A02 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba –– Salim Ahmed Hamdan did not want to fight.

The man who wound up chauffeuring the world‘s most wanted terrorist emerged from an al–Qaeda camp in 1''' unimpressed with the weapons train >>>


      GUNMAN OPENS FIRE IN TENNESSEE CHURCH, 2 KILLED
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –– A gunman opened fire at a church youth performance Sunday and killed two people, including a man who witnesses called a hero for shielding others from a shotgun blast.

Seven adults were also injured but no children were harmed at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church >>>


      KKR TO GO PUBLIC ON NYSE VIA FUND TAKEOVER
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     NEW YORK –– Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., which gained fame by taking RJ Reynolds private more than three decades ago and now controls hospital operator HCA and many other companies, said Sunday it will go public on the New York Stock Exchange through a takeover of its Amsterdam&ndas >>>


      OBAMA CAMPAIGN CANCELS VISIT TO U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS IN GERMANY
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     PARIS, July 25 –– Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama scrubbed a visit to see wounded U.S. servicemen and –women in Germany because of concerns raised by the Pentagon that the stop at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center could be seen as a political event, according to Obama‘s campaign.>>>


      OBAMA TO TURN CAMPAIGN FOCUS BACK TO ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     1:13 AM CHICAGO (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will convene an all–star panel of advisers on Monday as he shifts his campaign focus from world affairs to the top issue for American voters –– the faltering U.S. economy.

Hitting the campaign trail again after a >>>


      OBAMA VOLUNTEERS SHARE THE POWER OF PERSONAL STORIES
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     ST. LOUIS –– Sen. Barack Obama‘s newest recruits gathered in a modern picture gallery to practice the political art of electing a president. For three days, they focused on the low–tech skills of registering voters and identifying community leaders to vouch for the Illinois Democrat and carry his >>>


      ON REALITY TV, WHO‘S MINDING THE KIDS?
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     A frazzled teenager drags a toddler by the arm, shrilling in disgust upon seeing that the tyke has pooped. Meanwhile, out of reach, the child‘s parents watch horrified on closed–circuit TV, saying: "You can‘t drag him by the arm! No, no, no, no, no! That‘s not good." In real life, such >>>


      ON THE MONEY TRAIL, TWICE THE CHALLENGE
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     By Anne E. Kornblut and Matthew MoskWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, July 27, 2008; A10 Most of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s former campaign advisers have returned to their old lives, taken extended vacations or moved on to something new.

But not Jonathan Mantz. Mantz is still Clinton‘s nationa >>>


      ONLINE, A COMMUNITY GATHERS TO CONCOCT A NEIGHBORHOOD EATERY
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     When Sharon Greenspan went on a cross–country trip last year, she made sure to take photos of the restaurants she liked and to keep the menus.

It was the easiest way to remember that "lasagna" of zucchini, spinach and pine nuts she ate in Asheville and the creamy coconut shake she tasted in Sedo >>>


      ORIOLES‘ ARMS GET TATTOOED BY ANGELS
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     July 27, 2008; D08 BALTIMORE, July 26 –– A declaration was made earlier this month, before losing became too frequent and poor pitching became too common, that a stretch of July games would determine the Baltimore Orioles‘ season.

Saturday night‘s 11–6 loss to the Los Angeles Angel >>>


      SEIZURE OF N.J. STATE COMPUTER BRINGS CALL TO FILTER WEB SITES
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     TRENTON, N.J., July 25 –– After a veteran New Jersey assemblyman‘s computer was seized for allegedly containing child pornography, legislative leaders sought Friday to install Internet filters to block inappropriate material from being viewed on state computers.

"We recognize that individ >>>


      SOCIAL LIVES OF BACTERIA MAY YIELD BENEFITS FOR HUMANS
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     There‘s strength in numbers. The best defense is a good offense. And it‘s okay if a few die as long as most survive.

People in the Middle Ages knew this, which is why they built castles, invented the crossbow and raised professional armies.

But the social organization and investment in tech >>>


      SUICIDE HOT LINE GOT CALLS FROM 22,000 VETERANS
      Washington Post, 28-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– More than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted, the government says.

According to a recent RAND Corp. study, roughly one in five soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan displays symptoms of post&nd >>>



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