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      CHURCH SET TO FILE SUIT AGAINST ITS OWN NGO
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     The Church of Greece could be set to take legal action against the employees of its non–governmental organization (NGO) Allilegi (Solidarity) after the results of an internal probe are made known to the Holy Synod today.

Sources said that the investigation has revealed that funds totaling some 10 million >>>


      FREE GAZA MOVEMENT...
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters Paul Larudee, an organizer of the Free Gaza Movement, attends a news conference in Athens yesterday. He is to join some 40 activists who are to set off from Cyprus on August 5 in two boats in a bid to reach Gaza and draw attention to the Israeli blockade there.
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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     PERAMA BLAST Two supervisors remanded over deadly dockyard accident Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis yesterday promised port authority jobs to the children of the seven Greek dockworkers killed in an explosion on a tanker in Perama last Thursday. The eighth fatality in last week’s blast was the ship’s first >>>


      MIGRANTS ‘DRIVING FORCE’ ON FARMS
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     Immigrants make a significant contribution to the agricultural sector with nearly one in five legal migrants working on farms and a large proportion of illegal immigrants believed to be working the land too, according to a new study.

The majority of these migrants come from the Balkans, Africa and Asia and will >>>


      ND FORCED TO SWITCH MPS
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     Government temporarily replaces deputy to ensure public enterprises reform passes The government was forced into some last–minute tactical maneuvering yesterday to ensure that its amendment to the law on public enterprises passes through Parliament as it came under fire from PASOK, which called the reform «u >>>


      NEW LAND–ZONING LAW...
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     VAIOS HASIALIS/EUROKINISSI Public Works and Environment Minister Giorgos Souflias gestures before an Inner Cabinet meeting yesterday. Souflias briefed fellow ministers on the implementation of the new land–zoning law recently passed through Parliament.

Souflias said that a framework governing the use of l >>>


      POLICE FEAR BIRTH OF EXTREMIST FACTION
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     A homemade bomb that was deposited outside a policy research institute in a busy Athens district yesterday but was deactivated before it could explode is probably the work of a new terrorist group that is just beginning to cut its teeth, police have told Kathimerini.

Bomb disposal experts conducted a controlled >>>


      US DIPLOMAT PRODS FYROM
      Kathimerin, 30-07-2008
     US Ambassador in Skopje Gillian Milovanovic yesterday called on the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to «carefully study» proposals being put forward by a United Nations mediator in the Macedonia name dispute and «embrace a golden opportunity» for a settlement.

Milovanovic s >>>


      AVEC LE DÉPART DE SES DIRIGEANTS HISTORIQUES, ALCATEL–LUCENT TOURNE UNE PAGE DOULOUREUSE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     INDUSTRIE. Serge Tchuruk, président non exécutif du conseil d‘administration et Pat Russo, directrice générale, ont fait connaître leur démission dans un communiqué. Une annonce qui vient sanctionner une série de mauvais résultats.

Nathalie Brafman Mercredi 30 >>>


      AVEC PLUS DE 100 000 CLIENTS, SWISSQUOTE LANCERA SES FONDS
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     BOURSE. Malgré la crise, le numéro un en Suisse du négoce en ligne a lég';rement augmenté ses revenus au premier semestre. Il dispose d‘avoirs en dépôt de 5,5 milliards de francs.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 «Nous sommes en phase de val >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Harumi Klossowska de Rola, créatrice de bijoux, fille du peintre Balthus Albertine Bourget Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– Portofino, j‘avais 4 ans. – Quelles vacances, cet été? – Rien de prévu pour le moment: je viens d‘accoucher.< >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (14/24). LE SPECTRE DE HITLER PLANE SUR LE NOUVEAU CODE PÉNAL
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     «Pas d’uniformisation de la Suisse! Votez non au Code pénal». Le référendum est vécu comme si la survie de la Suisse était en jeu. (photo: DR) En 1'38, les fédéralistes croyaient voir le péril nazi derri';re le Code pénal suisse.

Denis Masmejan Mercredi 3 >>>


      COUP DE THÉ'4;TRE POUR LA COUPE DE L‘AMERICA
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     VOILE. La Cour d‘appel américaine annule le précédent jugement et donne raison ŕ Alinghi.

Isabelle Musy Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Le moins que l‘on puisse dire, c‘est que personne ne s‘y attendait! C‘est un nouveau coup de théâtre qui a eu lieu hier dan >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD: «C‘EST INCOMPRÉHENSIBLE...»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     La conseill';re fédérale Doris Leuthard se dit tr';s déçue par l‘échec. Frédéric Leli';vre Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Le Temps: Comment réagissez–vous ŕ cet échec?

Doris Leuthard: Je suis tr';s déçue parce que >>>


      EFG INTERNATIONAL PROFITE DES MARCHÉS BAISSIERS
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     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 WebAdresses Publicité Voyage >>>


      EN VALAIS, LA RETRAITE DE THOMAS BURGENER OUVRE LE JEU DES ÉLECTIONS CANTONALES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Thomas Burgener: «Je ne quitte pas le Conseil d’Etat en rentier AI.» (photo: Keystone) VALAIS. Le ministre socialiste renonce ŕ se représenter au Conseil d‘Etat en 200'. L‘UDC aiguise déjŕ ses armes.

Xavier Filliez Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Peut–ętre est–ce bi >>>


      ERREURS MÉDICALES FATALES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     CANCER DU SEIN. Au Canada, le scandale touche 383 patientes. Une centaine sont mortes.

Ludovic Hirtzmann, Montréal Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Judy Janes a 58 ans. Atteinte d‘un cancer du sein diagnostiqué en 2001 par le laboratoire de l‘Hôpital Saint–Jean de Terre–Neuve, ell >>>


      L‘HÔTEL EN SON JARDIN (3/5). LE JARDIN RĘVÉ D‘UN ALPINISTE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Le Flore–Alpe.Les conif';res, ici un épicéa pleureur, apportent un peu d’ombre bienvenue dans ce monde de pierres chauffées au soleil. (photo: Eddy Mottaz) CHAMPEX. Perché ŕ 1500 m';tres d‘altitude ŕ mi–chemin entre Martigny et Orsi';res, caché >>>


      L‘ÉCHEC AU BOUT DE NEUF JOURS
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Pascal Lamy, directeur général de l’OMC: «Cette réunion a échoué», mais «je ne veux blâmer personne.» (photo: Keystone) • Au soir du constat d‘impasse fait par le patron de l‘OMC, il y a plus de pays pour regretter ce nouvel échec que pour faire des concessions ŕ la ta >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LA HAUSSE S‘ACCENTUE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La hausse s‘accentue La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Le marché suisse est parvenu mardi ŕ effacer les pertes enregistrées en début de séance grâce ŕ la publication de l‘indice de confiance des con >>>


      LA CAMPAGNE SUR LE MUSÉE DES BEAUX–ARTS SERA TRČS LAUSANNOISE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     VAUD. La majorité des 16000 signatures valables déposées par le comité référendaire a été récoltée dans la capitale vaudoise, oů tout le monde a un avis. Le reste du canton est en retrait.

Laurent Caspary Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Peu de Lausannois n‘o >>>


      LA CRISE PROVOQUE UN MARIAGE DE RAISON ENTRE BRITISH AIRWAYS ET IBERIA
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Willie Walsh, patron de BA, et Fernando Conte, patron d’Iberia (de gauche ŕ droite).

Apr';s la fusion, les deux marques British Airways et Iberia continueraient d’exister. (photo: Keystone) AVIATION. La flambée du kéros';ne, le ralentissement et la crise du crédit semblent av >>>


      LA LIBYE ACCUSE LA SUISSE DE DÉCISIONS «ARBITRAIRES»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Pour succéder ŕ Roland Nef, un officier de milice est en embuscade La Libye accuse la Suisse de décisions «arbitraires» Combats d‘affiches (14/24). Le spectre de Hitler plane sur le nouveau Code pénal SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article La Libye accuse la Suisse de décisions &la >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Damiano Cunego, vainqueur du Tour d‘Italie cycliste, en consomme déjŕ.

Le fruit du baobab, riche et longtemps ignoré du grand public, pourrait se retrouver sur les tables des Européens grâce au travail d‘associations d‘entr >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. CHRIS CARTER SOLDE «X–FILES»
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Dix ans apr';s, la série c';de au pręchi–pręcha. Thierry Jobin Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Il fut un temps, de 1''2 ŕ 1''8, oů Chris Carter, ancien rédacteur en chef d‘un magazine de surf, savait transcender son flair commercial. C‘était l >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. ERRANCES NYMPHOMANES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Le paresseux «Voyage aux Pyrénées» des Larrieu. Elsa Duperray Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Fable audacieuse ou délire raté, ce voyage des fr';res Larrieu (Peindre ou faire l‘amour, en compétition ŕ Cannes en 2005) dans leurs montagnes natales? Un peu des deux. Ce qui p >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. «WALL–E», UN «E.T.» POUR LE XXIE SIČCLE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Wall–E caresse la poussi';re d’étoiles: une image qui dit la grandiloquence et la poésie du film tout entier. (photo: Pixar) Un an apr';s «Ratatouille», le studio d‘animation numérique Pixar livre encore un chef–d‘śuvre. Génial et bouleversant. >>>


      LES GRANDES AFFAIRES ÉCONOMIQUES DE LA SUISSE (1/6). KÉKÉ CLERC, LA CHUTE D‘UN PROMOTEUR FLAMBEUR
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Avec le départ de ses dirigeants historiques, Alcatel–Lucent tourne une page douloureuse ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Kéké Clerc, la chute d‘un promoteur flambeur Jean–Marie Clerc (ŕ droite) en compagnie de son avocat Jean–Marie Favre.

L’homme d’affaires  >>>


      LES NÉGOCIATIONS PRÉVUES DČS SEPTEMBRE Ŕ CHYPRE RAVIVENT LES ESPOIRS DE RÉUNIFICATION
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     CHYPRE. Les discussions n‘ont jamais été si prometteuses. Mais l‘armée turque devra accepter de se retirer du nord de l‘île.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 L‘éventualité de deux Chypre n‘en formant plus qu‘une ŕ b >>>


      LES OUĎGOURS, ETHNIE PRÉSUMÉE TERRORISTE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Un Chinois ouďgour face ŕ un soldat lors du passage de la flamme olympique ŕ Kachgar, dans la région autonome du Xinjiang, tout ŕ l’ouest du pays.

Les Ouďgours dénoncent la répression de Pékin. (photo: Keystone) CHINE. La répression de la minorité musulmane >>>


      LES SIX DOSSIERS EN CAUSE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Doris Leuthard: «C‘est incompréhensible...» TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article Les six dossiers en cause Les négociateurs ont buté sur plusieurs sujets.

Ram Etwareea Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 • Clause de sauvegarde. Il s‘agit d‘une mesure qu‘un pays en développe >>>


      MACHINE INFERNALE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Frédéric Leli';vre Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 A qui la faute? Neuf jours d‘intenses négociations – la plus longue réunion de l‘OMC – n‘ont pas permis d‘aplanir les différends. Depuis dimanche, les acteurs de cette tragédie s‘accusaient les uns >>>


      MAGNUS CARLSEN, LA DIAGONALE DU ROI
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Magnus Carlsen a acquis le statut de Grand Maître ŕ l’âge de 13 ans. «C’est un joueur comme il y en a tous les vingt ou trente ans», assure Olivier Breisacher, membre du comité d’organisation du festival de Bienne. (photo: Keystone) ECHECS. A force d‘extravagances et de facilités inéd >>>


      MOSCOU VEUT CONTRER L‘OTAN
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     RUSSIE. Un nouveau pacte de sécurité devrait ętre présenté par le Kremlin en septembre, réunissant la Russie, l‘Europe et l‘Amérique du Nord.

Alexandre Billette, Moscou Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Il l‘avait d‘abord évoqué lors de sa premi >>>


      NČGRE JAUNE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Dany Laferri';re. (photo: DR) DANY LAFERRIERE. Né en Haďti, installé ŕ Montréal, l‘écrivain se dit Japonais dans son dernier roman. Rencontre avec un homme qui ne cesse de quitter son île.

Arnaud Robert Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Premi';re étape, le cr >>>


      NÉGOCIATIONS DE L‘OMC Ŕ GENČVE: AFFRONTEMENTS JUSQU‘Ŕ L‘ÉCHEC
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     COMMERCE. Apr';s neuf jours de discussions, l‘impasse est constatée. Le Temps Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Un pas en avant, deux pas en arri';re. Les blocages, puis l‘impasse. Apr';s neuf jours de discussions, Pascal Lamy, directeur général de l‘OMC, a constaté m >>>


      OASIS DE CONVIVIALITÉ (4). DANS LA DISTILLERIE DES NOURRITURES SPIRITUELLES
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Daniel Brenner, patron de la distillerie de Saconnex–d’Arve: «J’avais envie de faire quelque chose pour imaginer des instants de convivialité.» (photo: veronique.botteron.com) GENEVE. Saconnex–d‘Arve ne poss';de ni café ni épicerie. Le gérant de la distillerie locale ouvre d >>>


      POUR SUCCÉDER Ŕ ROLAND NEF, UN OFFICIER DE MILICE EST EN EMBUSCADE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Bruno Staffelbach, brigadier. (photo: DR) SUCCESSION. Le brigadier Bruno Staffelbach fait partie des papables pour remplacer Roland Nef. S‘il venait ŕ ętre choisi, on assisterait ŕ un bouleversement au sein de l‘armée.

Philippe Miauton, Berne Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Lorsque Samu >>>


      PÉKIN, VILLE OLYMPIQUE (3/4). PÉKIN, CAPITALE D‘EMPIRE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     La Chine n‘est plus l‘«Empire du Milieu». Mais Pékin est toujours la capitale d‘un empire. Et le parti au pouvoir se consid';re ŕ nouveau comme le digne héritier de 3000 ans de civilisation en se fondant dans le moule de 2000 ans de tradition impériale. A l&lsquo >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF/HITS SUISSES (3/4). POUR LA BÉBÉ ATTITUDE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Pour la bébé attitude Quoi de neuf/Hits suisses (3/4).

Sandrine Perroud Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Biberon? OK. Doudou? OK. Sucette «I love mummy»? OK. Une sortie avec bébé, ça ne s‘improvise pas, paraît–il. Cela demande un vrai plan >>>


      REPČRE. UNE FLAMME DANS LA NUIT FINANCIČRE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Rep';re. Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Une petite lumi';re tremblote dans la tempęte balayant de nouveau le secteur financier américain. Pas de quoi «sortir les cotillons», ironise un économiste interrogé par l‘agence Bloomberg. Mais le plon >>>


      SANTÉ: LE DIKTAT DE L‘ETAT
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Pierre–Christian de Roten, médecin, Sion Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Le 1er juin dernier, le peuple valaisan a refusé l‘article constitutionnel sur la santé; il a dit non au diktat des caisses maladie.

Il est un diktat bien plus grave encore qui nous guette aujourd‘hui, c‘est >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. CAPOTER, LE CERVEAU QUI CHAVIRE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Les forums de discussion sur Internet peuvent conduire ŕ d‘amusantes découvertes linguistiques... entre francophones. La Toile mondiale, qui nous inspire cette semaine quelques mots originaux, peut mener ŕ des échanges idiomatiqu >>>


      UN ÉTÉ AU JARDIN
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     Pavillon en front de lac ŕ Collonge–Bellerive. (photo: OTB) EXPOSITION. La campagne des Délices invite ŕ une vaste promenade dans trois si';cles d‘aménagements paysagers genevois.

Lorette Coen Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Ne pas laisser passer l‘été sans se re >>>


      VERS UNE GOŰTEUSE MOSTRA DE VENISE
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     George Clooney et Frances McDormand dans le dernier film des fr';res Coen: l’ouverture de la 65e Mostra. (photo: DR) FESTIVAL. Marco Müller a dévoilé la sélection de la 65e édition. Entre grands noms et revenants.

Thierry Jobin Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Pour sa cinqui';me >>>


      WENDO KOLOSOY, LE BOXEUR QUI YODLAIT
      Le Temps, 30-07-2008
     DECES. L‘un des p';res de la chanson congolaise, est mort lundi ŕ 82 ans. Souvenirs de rencontre. Arnaud Robert Mercredi 30 juillet 2008 Il ne croyait pas en sa propre vieillesse. C‘était en 2002, dans un Congo qui sentait la poudre. Papa Wendo enregistrait son disque du grand retour, dans >>>


      AL–NOOR CITIES — ‘BRIDGE OF THE HORNS’
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Mahmoud Ahmed | Arab News DJIBOUTI: Prime Minister of Djibouti Dilita Muhammad Dilita and officials from Al–Noor Holding Company of Tariq Binladen attended launch ceremony on Monday to establish 2 industrial cities — one in Yemen and the other in Djibouti — which will be linked by a road and rail bridge across the >>>


      BOEING EXPLORES US–SAUDI AEROSPACE POTENTIAL
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Roger Harrison | Arab News Ahmed Jazzar RIYADH: US aircraft giant Boeing hosted a conference of aerospace suppliers in Riyadh on Monday. Seven Saudi and 16 US companies were represented at the event which was intended to introduce the US companies to Saudi aerospace companies and identify areas of potential industrial c >>>


      YANBU CEMENT SET TO SIGN DEAL WITH SINOMA
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Yanbu Cement Company (YCC), one of the largest manufacturers of cement in Saudi Arabia, will sign a contract with Sinoma International Engineering Co. Ltd. of China for setting up a new cement plant of three million ton clinker per annum here today.

Signing the contract will be YCC Vice Chairm >>>


      AMULETS, CHARMS AND TALISMANS
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     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, 30-07-2008
     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, 30-07-2008
     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, 30-07-2008
     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, 30-07-2008
     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, 30-07-2008
     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, 30-07-2008
     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, 30-07-2008
     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 >>>


      8 HEALTH OFFICIALS ACCUSED OF GRAFT
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Eight health officials in the Madinah province have been accused of taking bribes from 13 Saudi and foreign businessmen. The bribes were taken for granting licenses to open new pharmacies or shifting them to other places or transferring their ownership to other investors.

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      COMPANIES SEEK OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE TO ASSESS STAFF
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Several companies now depend on outside help to get an objective evaluation of the performance of their employees in a bid to end inefficiency and corruption, Al–Madinah daily reported yesterday.

«The evaluation and assessment by an outside agency is significant because it will be >>>


      INDONESIAN EMBASSY CONCERNED OVER SURGE IN MAID ABUSE CASES
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: The Indonesian Embassy reported yesterday that it logged 102 reported sexual assaults of Indonesian maids in the first half of 2008.

«This is in addition to 156 cases of physical torture reported to the embassy from January to June this year,» said Sukamto Java >>>


      LECTURE ON PROPHET&#3'S COMPANIONS
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Abdul Sattar Khan, a well–known journalist and research scholar, will give a lecture today focusing on 10 heaven–bound companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

&#34The manner in which the 10 heaven–bound companions went forward with the Islamic movement, the sc >>>


      RECONCILIATION PANELS EASE PRESSURE ON COURTS
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH: Following the continued success of the Reconciliation Committee at Jeddah’s General Court, the Ministry of Justice is mooting whether to introduce similar committees at courts across the Kingdom.

A massive backlog of cases and a shortage of judges have in recent years lent greater importance t >>>


      YOUNG SAUDIS TEAM UP TO ORGANIZE ‘LOVE FESTIVAL’
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Hasan Hatrash | Arab News JEDDAH: A group of young Saudis has joined forces with a number of associations to organize the so–called «Love Festival» that aims at helping orphans enjoy the various activities as part of Jeddah summer festival.

The Love Festival, which takes place at King Fahd Coa >>>


      IRAN TELLS NAM TO FIGHT UN’S WESTERN ‘BIAS’
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Fredrik Dahl | Reuters TEHRAN: Iran’s president called yesterday on developing nations to unite against what he called United Nations bias in favor of the West.

Iran wants to broaden international support for what it says is a peaceful drive to use nuclear technology but which the West says is a bid to make ato >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS KILL BOY IN WB PROTEST AGAINST WALL
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Agencies RAMALLAH: Israeli troops yesterday shot dead a nine–year–old Palestinian boy during a protest against Israel’s separation wall in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said.

Hammad Hossam Mussa was hit in the chest by a live bullet fired by Israeli soldiers during a demonstrat >>>


      PRIVATE CONTRACTORS STEAL BILLIONS FROM UNCLE SAM
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Barbara Ferguson | Arab News WASHINGTON: The federal government paid a US contractor up to $'00 million to carry out reconstruction in Iraq, and now says the company did not fulfill its contract but simply walked away with millions of taxpayers’ dollars.

California–based Parsons had projects awarded b >>>


      SAARC SUMMIT WILL FOCUS ON TERROR, FOOD
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen | Arab News COLOMBO: The 15th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) — scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 — will help to evolve an organization devoted to an immediate implementation of its decisions, according to Prasad Kariyawasam, SAARC spokesman.

He spoke to newsm >>>


      TURKISH JETS DESTROY KURDISH REBEL BASE IN NORTHERN IRAQ
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Agencies ANKARA: Turkish warplanes bombed a Kurdish rebel hide–out in northern Iraq yesterday, destroying the base and killing an unspecified number of militants, the military said. The airstrike followed a deadly bomb attack in Istanbul at the weekend, which some observers have attributed to the separatist Kurdis >>>


      YEMEN POLICE CAPTURE 10 SUSPECTS IN CAR BOMBING
      Arab News, 30-07-2008
     Khaled Al–Mahdi | Arab News SANAA: Yemeni police have arrested 10 suspects after Friday’s car bomb attack on a police compound that killed an officer and wounded 18, security officials said yesterday.

The arrests were made in the southern province of Abyan earlier this week, according to Lt. Col. Saleh Al >>>


      ANALYSIS: MCCAIN TRIES TO SOOTHE TAX–HIKE FEARS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Republican Ronald Reagan raised taxes and survived to serve another presidential term. His successor, George H.W. Bush, raised taxes and did not.

Now comes Republican candidate John McCain, eager to reassure conservatives he‘s no tax raiser, yet also intent on letting voters know >>>


      BISON ADVOCATES AIM TO SEED WEST WITH NEW HERDS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     CORWIN SPRINGS, Mont. –– More than a century after Buffalo Bill and others hunted America‘s wild bison to near–extinction, researchers at a compound near Yellowstone National Park have launched an ambitious restoration effort.

Inside the Corwin Springs compound, government veterinarians >>>


      BUSH SIGNS HOUSING BILL TO PROVIDE MORTGAGE RELIEF
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush on Wednesday signed a massive housing bill intended to provide mortgage relief for 400,000 struggling homeowners and stabilize financial markets.

Bush signed the bill without any fanfare or signing ceremony, affixing his signature to the measure he once threatened to vet >>>


      BUSH SIGNS HOUSING RESCUE PLAN INTO LAW
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday signed into law a housing rescue plan passed by Congress as foreclosures rise and property values slump, including emergency backstop credits for the big mortgage lenders.

Despite opposition to a provision that offers $4 billion in grants t >>>


      DEMS WIELD OVERSIGHT CUDGEL ON BUSH ADMINISTRATION
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Across Capitol Hill, Democratic–led committees are considering punishments for past and present Bush administration officials for a range of alleged misdeeds, from discriminating against liberals at the Justice Department to blowing off subpoenas and lying to Congress.

The procee >>>


      EARTHQUAKE SHAKES LOS ANGELES ON TUESDAY
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     2', 2008; 5:43 PM LOS ANGELES, July 2' –– A substantial earthquake shook metropolitan Los Angeles at midday Tuesday, swaying high rises in the city‘s center and western sections and rattling nerves across the region.

There were no immediate reports of injuries from the quake, which the >>>


      EFFORTS AGAINST AIDS AMONG BLACK AMERICANS CRITICIZED
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     A prominent AIDS organization accused the federal government yesterday of doing too little to fight AIDS among black Americans, in whom the size and scope of the epidemic resembles that seen in many African nations.

In a 55–page report, the Black AIDS Institute argued that the disease should be viewed as >>>


      INDICTMENT OF STEVENS ADDS TO BLEAK GOP PROSPECTS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The indictment of Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens on charges that he lied about accepting gifts from an oil contractor only adds to his party‘s already bleak electoral prospects in November, and not simply because it could cost the GOP a Senate seat that should be safe.

While >>>


      TED STEVENS INDICTED, LONGEST–SERVING GOP SENATOR
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– Sen. Ted Stevens, the nation‘s longest–serving Republican senator and a major figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts from a powerful oil co >>>


      US TRYING TO SALVAGE GAINS IN MIDEAST TALKS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice invited top Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to Washington this week to preserve modest momentum in Mideast peace talks begun under U.S. sponsorship last year.

The Bush administration is trying to secure a few concessions from Israel and the Pales >>>


      BUSH TELLS CHINESE DISSIDENTS HE WILL PUSH BEIJING TO MAKE REFORMS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     EUCLID, Ohio, July 2' –– President Bush met privately with five Chinese activists at the White House on Tuesday before leaving on a trip to the Midwest, promising to "carry the message of freedom" to the Summer Olympics in Beijing next week.

Bush has repeatedly said he views the Beijin >>>


      CHILDREN TARGETS OF $1.6 BILLION IN FOOD ADS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     By Kendra MarrWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 30, 2008; D01 One in three children in this country are overweight. But, until now, it was unclear how much the nation‘s largest food and beverage companies spent influencing kids to eat unhealthy foods.

The companies spent about $1.6 billion marke >>>


      COMCAST ILLEGALLY INTERFERED WITH WEB FILE–SHARING TRAFFIC, FCC SAYS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     A majority of the Federal Communications Commission has concluded that cable operator Comcast unlawfully disrupted the transfer of certain digital video files, affirming the government‘s right to regulate how Internet companies manage Web traffic.

Three commissioners on the five–member FCC have sign >>>


      DEMOCRATS URGE HEAD OF EPA TO RESIGN
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     Four Democratic senators called yesterday for Stephen L. Johnson to resign as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and they asked Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey to investigate whether Johnson lied in testimony to a Senate committee.

The senators, all members of the Environment and Public W >>>


      HOUSE ISSUES AN APOLOGY FOR SLAVERY
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     The House yesterday apologized to black Americans, more than 140 years after slavery was abolished, for the "fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow" segregation.

The resolution, which passed on a voice vote late in the day, was sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen (D >>>


      LABOR, SEC JOIN TO STREAMLINE RETIREMENT–FUND PROTECTION
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     2008; D02 The Labor Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission agreed yesterday to step up their cooperation in protecting $5.8 trillion in 401(k) plans and other retirement assets held by American workers, retirees and their families in employee benefit plans.

In part, the agreement grants the Labor >>>


      MCCAIN CHARGE AGAINST OBAMA LACKS EVIDENCE
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     July 30, 2008; A01 For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit to a military hospital because he could not take reporters with him, despite no evidence that the charge is true.

The attacks are part of a newly aggressive McCain o >>>


      OUR KIDS IN HAVANA
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     Many Americans worry these days about the state of the economy. Some are concerned about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Still others fret about environmental matters.

But this is a big country, with enough important problems for just about everyone to ponder. Take this July 8 e–mail from the office of >>>


      PRESIDENT OBAMA CONTINUES HECTIC VICTORY TOUR
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     Barack Obama has long been his party‘s presumptive nominee. Now he‘s becoming its presumptuous nominee.

Fresh from his presidential–style world tour, during which foreign leaders and American generals lined up to show him affection, Obama settled down to some presidential–style business >>>


      SEN. STEVENS INDICTED ON 7 CORRUPTION COUNTS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     By Carrie Johnson and Paul KaneWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, July 30, 2008; A01 Alaska‘s Ted Stevens, the longest–serving Republican senator in U.S. history, was indicted yesterday on seven charges of making false statements about more than $250,000 that corporate executives doled out to overhaul h >>>


      SLOW TO PICK UP THE PEPPER TRAIL
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     Just after the Fourth of July, Cheryl Grubbs called her local health department in Cortez, Colo., to report that her husband had nearly lost his only kidney to a salmonella infection after eating several raw jalapeños and a sandwich with a tomato in it during a camping trip.

By then, investigators had be >>>


      STRATEGY AGAINST AL–QAEDA FAULTED
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     The Bush administration‘s terrorism–fighting strategy has not significantly undermined al–Qaeda‘s capabilities, according to a major new study that argues the struggle against terrorism is better waged by law enforcement agencies than by armies.

The study by the nonpartisan Rand Corp. al >>>


      SURVIVING THE FREE FALL
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     By Lois RomanoWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 30, 2008; C01 CHICAGO Patti Solis Doyle has come home to get her house in order and her reputation back. It has not been a good year.

After a dramatic failure at the helm of Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s presidential campaign, and five months after Clin >>>


      TRADE TALKS CRUMBLE IN FEUD OVER FARM AID
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     July 30, 2008; A01 International talks aimed at ushering in a new era of free trade collapsed in Geneva yesterday during a bitter split between developed and developing countries over the future shape of global commerce.

The failure of the talks after nine days of intense negotiations underscored what is likely >>>


      2 IRAQI ATHLETES SET FOR BEIJING AFTER IOC LIFTS BAN
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     A10 BAGHDAD, July 2' –– Two Iraqi athletes will be allowed to participate in the Beijing Olympics after a last–minute pledge by the Iraqi government Tuesday not to interfere politically in the country‘s Olympic movement.

The agreement reversed a decision last week by the Internationa >>>


      A BLAST, A WARNING, AND A CURIOUS CHILD IS KILLED IN ISTANBUL
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     By Ernesto LondoñoWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, July 30, 2008; A10 ISTANBUL, July 2' –– After the first explosion, Seyma Ozkan rushed from her bedroom to the apartment balcony, her father said. Things don‘t often blow up in Gungoren, a working–class district near Istanbul&l >>>


      CHINA TIGHTENS SECURITY IN ICONIC TIANANMEN SQUARE
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     BEIJING –– Tourists visiting Beijing‘s Tiananmen Square, site of the 1'8' violent crackdown on student demonstrators, will have to pass through a security check, a government official said Wednesday.

The boost in security checks at the iconic square comes as more visitors arrive for th >>>


      CHINESE OFFICIALS GIVE CLUB DISTRICT A BRUSQUE CLEANUP
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     BEIJING –– Ryan Horne loves living in China. He arrived in March from Los Angeles to manage the opening of a club in the heart of the city‘s night–life district. Drawn by the promise of wealthy investors and an ultra–creative founder, Horne set about trying to shape the "it" facto >>>


      FOR GOP, STEVENS INDICTMENT IS LATEST IN A STRING OF SETBACKS
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     July 30, 2008; A08 Ted Stevens‘s indictment yesterday could not have occurred at a more politically inopportune time for the senator from Alaska or for his fellow Republicans.

In less than a month, on Aug. 26, he has a primary contest against five opponents, including a wealthy businessman who is attackin >>>


      HOSPITAL: ANWAR SODOMY CASE REPORT ‘LOOKS GENUINE‘
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– A medical report that appeared to prove Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim‘s innocence in a sodomy case "looks genuine," an official said Wednesday.

Anwar was accused last month of sodomizing his male aide, who filed a police complaint after being exa >>>


      IRAN TO CONTINUE NUCLEAR PATH: KHAMENEI
      Washington Post, 30-07-2008
     AM TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran will pursue its nuclear path, the country‘s highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday, speaking just before a deadline set by world powers in a nuclear dispute.

Western powers gave Iran two week from July 1' to respond to their offer t >>>



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