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      ASTHMA NO OBSTACLE TO SUCCESS IN SPORT
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     Tests on Greek athletes who will be competing in the Beijing Olympics this month show that at least one in 10 have asthma, according to allergy experts who say the affliction is not a barrier to success for athletes.

Medical tests carried out recently on 100 Greek athletes at a special allergy and asthma treatm >>>


      AUSTRALIAN MANS LIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     Doctors at an Athens hospital were yesterday conducting tests on a 20–year–old Australian man who fell into a coma after being beaten by nightclub staff on the island of Myconos, to determine whether or not he should be taken off a life support machine.

«Maybe we will have to take him off the >>>


      ELDERLY LADY PASSES UNIONISTS...
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     ORESTIS PANAYIOTOU/ANA An elderly lady passes unionists protesting in Piraeus yesterday about safety standards at the Perama dockyard, where eight workers were killed in a blast last week. The families of the victims will each receive 10,000 euros in aid, the Development Ministry said yesterday.
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      FIRE AT SPATA...
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     EUROKINISSI The dying embers of a fire at Spata, northeast of Athens, are seen yesterday.

Firefighters had to battle gale force winds to put out several blazes in Attica, including one at Marathon, as well as in other parts of the country.

The Marathon fire was quickly doused and police are looking for >>>


      GLASS FLOOR FOR MONASTIRAKI SQ
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     With the September deadline looming for the re–opening of the capitals refurbished Monastiraki Square, the Culture Ministrys Central Archaeological Council (KAS) yesterday decided to create a glass floor so that pedestrians can see the Iridanos River bed but not pollute it.

The decision to lay glass ove >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     NEW EXTREMISTS Group Popular Will claims 2004 blast, two failed hits A previously unknown terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a 2004 blast at a courthouse in Larissa, central Greece, and two failed bombings in Attica, the newspaper Eleftherotypia reported yesterday after receiving a written statement. The gro >>>


      NEW WAGE LAW APPROVED
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     ND gets its way on public enterprises but external, internal opposition to continue A law that will effectively prevent employees at struggling state–owned enterprises from collective wage bargaining was passed through parliament yesterday.

After considerable internal as well as opposition dissent, the go >>>


      POLITICIANS REVEAL THEIR ASSETS
      Kathimerin, 01-08-2008
     Greeces leading politicians appear to be financially comfortable, with substantial investments in property, according to annual origin of wealth statements that were published yesterday.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis declared an annual income of 121,000 euros,
'4,600 of which came from his salary >>>


      ALASKA‘S STEVENS PLEADS NOT GUILTY
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     A03 Sen. Ted Stevens (R–Alaska) pleaded not guilty yesterday to federal charges of making false statements about more than $250,000 in renovations to his Anchorage–area home and was granted an unusually early trial date after requesting the chance to win acquittal before this fall‘s election.

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      ANTHRAX SCIENTIST COMMITS SUICIDE AS FBI CLOSES IN
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     WASHINGTON – A top U.S. biodefense researcher apparently committed suicide just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings that traumatized the nation in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a published report.

The sc >>>


      BILL TO SETTLE CLAIMS AGAINST LIBYA PASSES
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     Congress approved legislation yesterday that will allow the State Department to settle all remaining lawsuits filed against Libya by U.S. terrorism victims.

The bill prepares the way for healing the last rifts between the United States and Libya, but only after the country fully compensates Americans harmed in >>>


      BUSH TO WALK CAREFUL LINE IN SOUTH KOREA VISIT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush will likely have to walk a careful line when he visits South Korea next week –– pushing to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons while sidestepping several other tense fights.

The election of a new South Korean president, Lee Myung&nda >>>


      CONGRESS SENDS CONSUMER SAFETY BILL TO BUSH
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill that aims to improve U.S. consumer product safety after millions of Chinese–made toys were recalled last summer cleared Congress on Thursday and now goes to President George W. Bush for his signature into law.

The legislation sharply cuts the amount of lead allowed in t >>>


      EXISTENCE OF WATER ON MARS CONFIRMED
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     A02 After years of proposing, theorizing and deducing that there is water on Mars –– at least in the form of ice –– NASA scientists said yesterday they have finally confirmed it, after the Phoenix lander detected traces of water vapor wafting off a scoop of Martian dirt, researchers said yesterda >>>


      FOR MICE AT LEAST, ‘EXERCISE IN A PILL‘
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat? Scientists reported Thursday that there is such a drug –– if you happen to be a mouse.

Sedentary mice that took the drug for four weeks burned more calories and had less fat than u >>>


      MCCAIN‘S AD FORMULA EMPLOYS LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     RACINE, Wis., July 31 –– In a celebrity–driven culture that has left little space for John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate has decided to go tabloid.

By featuring Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in an attack ad against Barack Obama, the senator from Arizona has risked charges of >>>


      NAVAJOS COULD LOSE NET ACCESS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     By Holly WattWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 1, 2008; A08 A large swath of the sprawling Navajo Nation could lose access to the Internet today, in a dispute that threatens services from personal e–mail to police radio communications on the 27,000–square–mile reservation.

The Navajos >>>


      RACE MOVES TO CENTER STAGE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     By Jonathan Weisman and Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 1, 2008; A04 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 31 –– Sen. John McCain‘s campaign accused Sen.

Barack Obama of playing the "race card" on Thursday, a day after the Democrat said his opponent and other Republican >>>


      THE CURIOUS MIND OF JOHN MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     By Robert G. KaiserWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 1, 2008; A01 In his 2002 book, "Worth the Fighting For," John McCain offered this confession

–– an acknowledgment of a restless mind: "Although I seem to tolerate introspection better the older I am, there are still too man >>>


      TRAVELERS‘ LAPTOPS MAY BE DETAINED AT BORDER
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     By Ellen NakashimaWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 1, 2008; A01 Federal agents may take a traveler‘s laptop computer or other electronic device to an off–site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland >>>


      HOUSE, SENATE PASS OVERHAUL OF HIGHER–EDUCATION PROGRAMS
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     Congress yesterday passed a major overhaul of federal higher–education programs aimed at expanding financial aid and bringing greater clarity and disclosure to the student loan process.

By overwhelming bipartisan votes, the House and Senate approved a five–year reauthorization of the Higher Educatio >>>


      JUDGE ORDERS MIERS TO TESTIFY
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     A02 A federal judge yesterday ordered a former White House counsel to testify before a House committee, rejecting the Bush administration‘s broad claims of executive privilege in its fight with Congress over the role politics played in the firing of nine federal prosecutors.

Wading into a landmark legal b >>>


      BUSH TO WALK CAREFUL LINE IN SOUTH KOREA VISIT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush will likely have to walk a careful line when he visits South Korea next week –– pushing to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons while sidestepping several other tense fights.

The election of a new South Korean president, Lee Myung&nda >>>


      CAMPAIGNS‘ IRAQ STANCES SEEM TO HIT A MIDDLE GROUND
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     When President Bush announced his plan, in January 2007, to launch a "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq, Sen. John McCain (R–Ariz.) called the initiative the "best possible chance" for success and proposed a Senate resolution supporting it. Sen. Barack Obama (D–Ill.) called the troop buildup >>>


      CHINESE SAY BUSH ‘RUDELY INTERFERED‘
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     By Jill DrewWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, August 1, 2008; A11 BEIJING, July 31 –– China on Thursday issued a strong rebuke of President Bush for meeting with five Chinese dissidents in the White House this week, saying he had "rudely interfered" with China‘s internal affairs and sent >>>


      HAMAS ARRESTS MORE FATAH LEADERS IN GAZA
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Hamas forces seized the leaders of Fatah in Gaza early Friday, Fatah officials said, upping the stakes in a week of tit–for–tat arrests between the bitter Palestinian rivals.

Hamas security officers seized around 15 senior Fatah members from their homes in the ro >>>


      HAMDAN TRIAL CLOSED FOR TESTIMONY OF TWO DEFENSE WITNESSES
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     1, 2008; A13 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, July 31 –– The military trial of Osama bin Laden‘s former driver convened in a rare secret session Thursday to hear testimony from two defense witnesses that the government deemed highly classified.

Navy Capt. Keith J. Allred, the military judge, cleared the >>>


      HARD LINE AT WTO EARNS INDIAN PRAISE
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     NEW DELHI, July 31 –– After nine days of talking tough at the Geneva global trade meeting, which ended in collapse, chief Indian negotiator Kamal Nath returned to New Delhi on Thursday to a hero‘s welcome.

He was congratulated by colleagues at a cabinet meeting for "bravely fighting the n >>>


      HU: CHINA STANDS BY GAMES PLEDGES
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     AM BEIJING, Aug. 1 –– President Hu Jintao said Friday that Beijing‘s role as host of the upcoming Olympic Games shows the world has confidence that China‘s economic and strategic rise can be carried out peacefully in cooperation with other nations.

Hu, who is head of China‘s Commun >>>


      PAKISTAN DENIES ISI BEHIND INDIAN EMBASSY ATTACK
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Pakistan on Friday angrily denied a newspaper report that its intelligence service helped plan a bombing of India‘s embassy in Kabul that killed at least 41 people.

The New York Times reported for Friday‘s editions that American intelligence agencies have concluded >>>


      SENATE SENDS SWEEPING PRODUCT–SAFETY BILL ON TO BUSH
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     Historic legislation that would remove toxic chemicals from toys and put a more powerful and better–funded cop on the beat to police the safety of consumer goods is on the verge of becoming law.

The measure, approved by the Senate in an 8' to 3 vote last night and now awaiting President Bush‘s s >>>


      TEN KILLED IN TURKISH DORMITORY COLLAPSE: REPORT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A girls‘ school dormitory collapsed in southern Turkey on Friday due to a gas explosion, killing at least 10 students and injuring 23, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

At least 20 students were believed to be under the rubble of the building in the province of Konya which was bein >>>


      TIJUANA‘S AIDS EPIDEMIC IS A BINATIONAL THREAT
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     TIJUANA, Mexico –– Half a dozen prostitutes swarm Angel Cabrera‘s car as he inches along the traffic–choked streets of downtown Tijuana on a balmy Friday evening.

"Muchacho," they beckon. "Come here, handsome!" It isn‘t just the women in four–inch heels. C >>>


      TURKISH RULERS BACKTRACK ON HEAD SCARVES
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     ANKARA, Turkey, July 31 –– Turkey‘s ruling party has dropped for now its attempts to lift a decades–old ban on wearing Islamic head scarves in universities, a campaign that infuriated defenders of the country‘s secular principles and nearly brought down the government.

Deputy Prime >>>


      U.S. OFFICIALS: PAKISTANI AGENTS HELPED PLAN KABUL BOMBING
      Washington Post, 01-08-2008
     U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that elements of Pakistan‘s military intelligence service provided logistical support to militants who staged last month‘s deadly car bombing at the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan‘s capital, U.S. officials familiar with the evidence said yesterday.

The >>>


      200' BUDGET / PM HAS TIME TO PASS THE BUDGET – BUT CAN HE?
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Motti Bassok One of the most burning issues waiting on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert‘s desk, and that of the entire cabinet, is the state budget for 200'.

In general, the cabinet tries to finish its annual budget discussions by the beginning of August. The present government had planned on completing >>>


      BOTTOM SHEKEL / CONFESSIONS OF A YOUNG INVESTMENT MANAGER
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Sharon Shpurer "You get into a good market and you‘re in euphoria. You make money hand over fist. And then one day, the positive sentiment starts to ebb. You don‘t even notice it, but all sorts of bad people start clustering around you," says a young investments manager at one of Tel Aviv‘ >>>


      GAYDAMAK TO BE INDICTED FOR FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Amit Benaroia The State Prosecutor‘s Office delivered Arcadi Gaydamak another serious blow yesterday, informing him that it intended to indict the billionaire for aggravated fraud and money laundering. Before the indictment is filed, Gaydamak will be entitled to a hearing to try to convince the prosecution to d >>>


      MARKET REPORT / OLMERT HAS NO EFFECT ON THE TASE
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Yuval Maoz Prime Minister Ehud Olmert‘s announcement Wednesday night that he will quit after the Kadima primaries had little, if no, effect on stocks or the shekel yesterday.

The market moved little for most of the day, though it eased when Wall Street opened lower on poorer–than–expected U >>>


      MARKETS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     Lehman raises forecasts for Teva Advertisement A day after Teva Pharmaceutical Industries filed its financials, Lehman Brothers is lifting its forecasts for the generic drugs company. Teva remains a leader in the generic drugs sphere and is well–positioned, with long–term growth, predicted Lehman. The macroe >>>


      MONEY MARKET FUNDS JACK UP MANAGEMENT FEES
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Sarit Menahem One after another, just minutes apart, three of Israel‘s biggest money–market funds announced they were instituting management fees.

Competition indeed showed its less attractive side on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Wednesday night, as the announcements chased one another. About a >>>


      THE BOTTOM LINE / A HOLLOW LEADER
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Meirav Arlosoroff Despite what most people think, totalitarianism is not the biggest threat to democracy.

It would be accurate to say that there is almost no danger of a stable democracy falling into the hands of a dictator. A democracy can only be at risk of turning into a dictatorship after going through a >>>


      THE HIDDEN COST OF CELL PHONE WEB ACCESS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     haaretz.com Back to Homepage Rosner‘s Domain Diplomacy Defense Jewish World Opinion National Print Edition Car Rental Books Haaretz Magazine Business Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File The hidden cost of cell phone Web access By Barr Hayoun As cell phones become more sophisticated, consumers >>>


      WHY ARE HOSPITALS OPPOSED TO WOMEN GIVING BIRTH AT HOME?
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Rina Rozenberg Tags: hospital, Israel Each year, about 150,000 babies are born in Israel. Hospitals vie over the mothers, tempting the women with posh delivery rooms, private midwives and even hotel suites. But the big money is not coming from the expectant mothers, it is coming from the state.

"The con >>>


      A HIGHER MORAL ORDER
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Jeremy Rosen Tags: Jews, Rashi, Israel David Landau, in a recent opinion piece ("The Great Language Heist," July 18), raised the moral and religious issues involved in the recent prisoner exchange. Is this a halakhic debate, or is it, rather, one that underlines a "clash" of values between Israeli >>>


      BEYOND THE OIL AGE
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Sarah Kass Tags: climate change, oil, Jews The oil age will end in our lifetime. Israeli clean–tech pioneers such as Rachel Bin–Nun (of Organitech), Isaac Berzin (who "struck oil" in algae) and Shai Agassi (of Project Better Place) are hastening that day. In truth, post–oil technologies ar >>>


      CORKING THE VOLCANO
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Daniel Seidemann Tags: Palestinians, Jerusalem In less than five months, three Palestinians from East Jerusalem attacked Jews in the city‘s western part. In February, one shot students at a yeshiva; more recently, the other two drove bulldozers through crowds in downtown western Jerusalem. Ten Israeli Jews were >>>


      HOUSECLEANING FIRST
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Yoel Marcus Tags: Shaul Mofaz, Tzipi Livni The calling card presented by Tzipi Livni as the race began for Kadima‘s primary on September 17 reveals that behind the sweet, little–girl facade is a redhead raring to put up her dukes.

Livni‘s semi–public spat with Ehud Olmert in the Kness >>>


      NO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPTION
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Haaretz Editorial Tags: corruption, Ehud Olmert Ehud Olmert‘s announcement that he will not run in Kadima‘s September primary proves that something important has happened in Israel. Even before it was decided whether charges would be pressed, the prime minister concluded that the public had judged his cas >>>


      NOT A LEADER, BUT LEADERSHIP
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Amir Oren Tags: Tzipi Livni, Shaul Mofaz The race between Shaul Mofaz and Tzipi Livni over the right to form the next government invites awkward parallels: Mofaz is from Mars, Livni is from Venus; he is Barack Obama, she is Hillary Clinton. The amount of truth in these equations is as meager as the truth in Mofaz&lsq >>>


      PURSUING A SYMBOL OF NAZI PERVERSION
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Efraim Zuroff Tags: Nazis, Aribert Heim Doesn‘t the world owe it to all the Nazis‘ victims to make equal efforts to bring each of their torturers and killers to justice? Recently, I‘ve found myself increasingly preoccupied with that question, following a two–week mission to South America on th >>>


      WHEN HE SAID GOOD–BYE, WHAT DID HE MEAN?
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Doron Rosenblum Tags: Ehud Olmert If there are moments when deja vu and a vision of the future strangely merge, we experienced them two days ago in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert‘s pre–resignation/post–conclusions speech. We have heard similar speeches, in both style and content, in the past, in which h >>>


      ‘REIGN OF TERROR‘ AT HEBREW U. SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Ofri Ilani and Jonathan Lis A day after Professor Eyal Ben–Ari was arrested on suspicion of forcing sex on his students, both professors and students yesterday described a reign of terror at Hebrew University‘s sociology department that kept female students from reporting his sexual harassment.

T >>>


      AMID SLOGANS AND TEAR GAS, NA‘ALIN BURIES 10–YEAR–OLD
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Avi Issacharoff Dozens of young men were standing around at the entrance to Na‘alin at noon yesterday, waiting for the body of 10–year–old Ahmed Moussa, which was supposed to arrive with a procession of mourners from Ramallah. The Border Police and the Israel Defense Forces had already been deployed >>>


      BEHIND IN THE POLLS, LABOR EYES RESHUFFLE
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Mazal Mualem Labor Party ministers said yesterday they would rather see an alternative government formed than go to general elections, but said they believed that the odds of that happening are not high. The main obstacles are line items the party will demand for social causes in the 200' state budget, which woul >>>


      CITY HALLS UP IN ARMS AS TREASURY PLANS MORE SCHOOL CUTS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Or Kashti The state plans to cut NIS 85 million this year from the school funding it gives local governments. However, the Union of Local Authorities says the cutbacks really amount to NIS 270 million, and is considering preventing the schools from opening come September.

The cutbacks will affect 4,500 janit >>>


      GIRLS ‘WIN ONE FOR RALPH‘
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Arie Livnat Just before the basketball friendly against Finland this week, Israel national girls player Yuval Gonen–Levy called her teammates around her and asked them to win one for Ralph Klein, the legendary coach currently hospitalized in critical condition after a long battle with cancer.

"I t >>>


      GROUP PROMOTING WORLDWIDE ISLAMIC RULE MARCHES IN GAZA
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By The Associated Press Hizb ut–Tahrir (Party of Liberation) supporters calling for a worldwide Islamic state marched through Gaza for the first time yesterday, as some 3,000 demonstrators waved black flags and shouted slogans.

Hizb ut–Tahrir seeks to establish a caliphate that would govern the worl >>>


      HEZBOLLAH: ‘PRACTICAL MEASURES‘ AGAINST IAF OVERFLIGHTS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Yoav Stern and Amos Harel Hezbollah is planning to take "practical measures" to counter Israeli air force overflights of Lebanon, according to yesterday‘s edition of the Lebanese daily Al–Akhbar, which is considered sympathetic to the Shi‘ite group.

It quoted a source who said tha >>>


      JERUSALEM AND BABYLON / IT‘S ALL ABOUT MONEY
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Anshel Pfeffer Two groups of about 30 people each shuffled into the small absorption lounge in Ben–Gurion Airport‘s old Terminal One three weeks ago. Rubbing the sleep from their eyes – they had just landed after night flights – parents and children sat by the round tables. Mothers went off to >>>


      KADIMA PRIMARIES / SAY GOOD–BYE TO THE COALITION
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Shahar Ilan Right now it appears that child allowances, not the peace process, will determine whether the next Kadima Party leader can form a government. If that person manages to reach an agreement to increase allowances that satisfies Shas, and if Labor and Kadima‘s members are willing to live with that agree >>>


      KADIMA, LED BY LIVNI, WOULD BEAT LIKUD
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Yossi Verter Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni would lead Kadima to victory over Likud if elections were held today, according to a special poll conducted by Dialog yesterday on behalf of Haaretz.

The results of the poll are expected to have a dramatic effect on Livni‘s standing inside Kadima and on her rac >>>


      LAWYER HELPS HIS FAVORITE HUMMUS JOINT TAKE ON TEL AVIV MUNICIPALITY
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Igal Hai Tags: Israel, Tel Aviv, hummus Bassem Jabber‘s central Tel Aviv hummus joint was a favorite of attorney Efraim Waldman for years. Recently, in an extraordinary display of customer loyalty, Waldman helped Jabber win a prolonged and exhausting legal battle against the Tel Aviv municipality.

The >>>


      LIVNI, MOFAZ VIE FOR SUPPORT OF FELLOW KADIMA MINISTERS
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Mazal Mualem The two leading candidates to succeed Ehud Olmert at Kadima‘s helm, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, will focus their efforts in the coming days on rallying the support of leading party members. Thus far, almost none of these leading figures has officially come >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     Police nab van crammed with 3' W. Bank children Advertisement Border and traffic police yesterday caught a van that was ferrying 3' Palestinian children home for the weekend from Rahat, where they are employed at the municipal market. The police stopped the vehicle, which has room for 10 passengers, based on int >>>


      OLMERT TO CONTINUE PEACE TALKS DESPITE IMPENDING RESIGNATION
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Barak Ravid In the days preceding his announcement of his planned resignation, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert thought about what his role in the peace process should be for the remainder of his term. The first option was to stop peace talks and leave the process to his successor. However, he eventually decided to continu >>>


      POLICE TO QUESTION OLMERT UNDER CAUTION TODAY
      Haaretz, 01-08-2008
     By Jonathan Lis Police will interrogate Prime Minister Ehud Olmert under caution this morning at his Jerusalem home. This will be his fourth interrogation in connection with an evolving graft investigation in recent months.

Law enforcement officials say that within a few weeks, investigators will be done with t >>>


      VIETNAM FULFILLS DOUBLE ROLE AT UNSC
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2008
     Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Head of Vietnamese Delegation to the UN and Representative of Vietnam at the UNSC, talked with the Vietnam News Agency about Vietnam‘s participation in the UNSC‘s activities in July, when the nation acted as chair of the council.

The ambassador cited Vietnam‘s careful >>>


      VIETNAM SPEEDS UP BOOKS ON RELATIONS WITH LAOS, CAMBODIA
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2008
     Vietnam will speed up documentation on the history of the bilateral ties between the country and its two neighbouring countries, Laos and Cambodia.

The documentation includes a book on Vietnam–Laos special rapport from 1'30 to 2007, and a book on Vietnam‘s assistance to Cambodia‘s revoluti >>>


      11TH NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN PUBLIC HEALTH HELD
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The 11th national exhibition of scientific and technical achievements in the field of public health which opened on July 21 in Pyongyang closed with due ceremony at the Three–Revolution Exhibition on July 30.

Presented to the exhibition were at least 2,000 valua >>>


      ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDING OF DPRK TO BE MARKED IN DEMOCRATIC CONGO
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– A preparatory committee was inaugurated with due ceremony in Democratic Congo to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea.

The inaugural ceremony held on July 24 elected Chairman of the National Committee of t >>>


      CONGRATULATIONS TO THAI FM
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun sent a congratulatory message to Tej Bunnag upon his appointment as foreign minister of Thailand on July 28.

In the belief that the friendly relations between the DPRK and Thailand would grow stronger through close ties and cooperatio >>>


      DOCTORATE AWARDED TO ITF PRESIDENT
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Chang Ung, president of the International Taekwon–Do Federation, was awarded the doctorate in socio–politics of the DPRK.

He made thorough–going analysis of the history of the international Olympic movement and the relations between the Olympic movem >>>


      EN PYONGYANG PASTOR NORTEAMERICANO Y SU COMITIVA
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, 31 de julio (ATCC) –– El pastor estadounidense, Franklin Graham, y su comitiva llegaron este jueves a esta capital por via aerea.
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      FLORAL BASKET TO KIM JONG IL FROM JAPANESE DELEGATION
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a floral basket by the delegation of Japan–Korea Friendship Linking with Juche on a visit to the DPRK.

It was handed to an official concerned on Thursday by Masaji Ie, adviser to the National Liaison Council of th >>>


      FOLK SPORTS AND AMUSEMENT GAMES AND NATIONAL FOOD SHOW HELD
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Folk sports and amusement games and a national food show were held by members of the Korean Democratic Women‘s Union at the Taesongsan Pleasure Ground on July 30 on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of promulgation of the Law on Sex Equality.

Present there we >>>


      FRANTIC WAR EXERCISES AND AERIAL ESPIONAGE COMMITTED AGAINST DPRK
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The U.S. imperialist aggression forces and the south Korean puppet army got more frantic in their war exercises in land, sea and air against the DPRK in July, according to military sources.

On July 21 and 22 they staged joint war exercises to cope with a chemical warf >>>


      GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT OF BENIN
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People‘s Assembly of the DPRK, sent a message of greetings to Thomas Boni Yayi, President of Benin, on July 30 on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the independence of his country.

Expressing the beli >>>


      GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT OF SWITZERLAND
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People‘s Assembly, today sent a message of greetings to Pascal Couchepin, President of the Swiss Confederation, on the occasion of its national day.

Expressing the belief that the friendly and cooperat >>>


      HOMAGE TO KANG PAN SOK PAID
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Wreaths were laid before the statue of Kang Pan Sok, an indomitable revolutionary fighter and outstanding leader of the Korean women‘s movement, at the Chilgol Revolutionary Site and her grave in Mangyongdae on July 31 on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of her demis >>>


      IMPORT OF AMERICAN BEEF OPPOSED IN S. KOREA
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The south Korean People‘s Measure Council against the Total Opening of south Korean Markets to American Beef called a press conference at Inchon Airport on July 28 in strong protest against the import of American beef.

Speakers at the press conference referred t >>>


      IRANIAN PRESIDENT ON RELATIONS WITH DPRK
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President, met and had a friendly talk in Tehran on July 2' with the DPRK delegation headed by Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun to the conference of foreign ministers of non–aligned countries.

Saying that Iran and the DPRK are countr >>>


      JAPAN‘S MOVES TO GRAB TOK ISLET REBUFFED
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The Japanese authorities recently decided to write Tok Islet as part of the Japanese territory in the "new teaching guidelines" for primary and middle schools of Japan and officially announced it to the world. Timed to coincide with this, ultra–right organizati >>>


      KOREAN PEOPLE‘S VICTORY IN FATHERLAND LIBERATION WAR HAILED
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The British Association for the Study of Songun Policy and the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea issued a joint statement on July 25 on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.

The statement referred to th >>>


      MONTH OF INT‘L SOLIDARITY WITH KOREAN PEOPLE CLOSED IN CUBA
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The month of international solidarity with the Korean people was closed in Cuba with due ceremony on July 23.

Displayed in the venue of the closing ceremony were photographs showing immortal Songun leadership feats of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jo >>>


      MOVEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT REUNIFICATION IS SURE TO TRIUMP
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Rodong Sinmun today in a by–lined article says that the Korean nation‘s cause of independent reunification is a patriotic one sure to triumph as it is making a dynamic advance, foiling the vicious challenge and obstructions of the anti–reunification forces un >>>


      NATIONAL ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM HELD
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– A national academic symposium in the field of the preservation of revolutionary relics was held on July 30 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean Revolution Museum.

President Kim Il Sung set forth the original policy for founding a new >>>


      NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AGRO–FORESTRY HELD
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– A national workshop on Agro–forestry was held at the People‘s Palace of Culture from July 2' to 31.

It was attended by officials of the Ministry of Land and Environment Preservation, the Ministry of Agriculture, universities and scientific research uni >>>


      NEW MOSAIC UNVEILED
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– Mosaic "Iron–willed Brilliant Commander Comrade Kim Il Sung Who Defeated the U.S. Imperialists" was erected at the Jonsung Revolutionary Site.

The mosaic depicts the venerable image of President Kim Il Sung, invincible iron–willed commander and o >>>


      OKRYU RESTAURANT FACELIFTED
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The Okryu Restaurant on the bank of River Taedong flowing through Pyongyang has been updated to suit the modern aesthetic sense while preserving its original looks.

The restaurant, constructed in Juche 4' (1'60), is a public catering establishment which serves >>>


      OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS OF DPRK
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The opening day of the 2'th Olympic Games is approaching amid worldwide attention.

The sportsmen and sportswomen of the DPRK won several dozen medals in the past Olympiads and many of them have been qualified for the forthcoming Olympic Games in various events.
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      OTORGADO DOCTORADO AL PRESIDENTE DE FIT
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, 31 de julio (ATCC) –– Fue otorgado el dia 31 en el Palacio de los Congresos Mansudae el doctorado de sociologia y politica de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea a Jang Ung, presidente de la Federacion Internacional de Taekwon–Do (FIT).

Jang hizo analisis global de la histo >>>


      POLICE‘S CRACKDOWN ON WORKERS ASSAILED IN S. KOREA
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions held a press conference in Seoul on July 28 condemning the puppet police‘s unwarranted suppression, according to KBS of south Korea.

In a press release the confederation said: The Lee Myung Bak group is cracking dow >>>


      PROSECUTION‘S REPRESSIVE MOVES SLASHED IN S. KOREA
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– The Action Headquarters of the 16th–term south Korean Federation of University Student Councils (Hanchongryon) issued a statement on July 27 condemning the prosecution‘s crackdown upon Yun Ki Jin, chairman of the South Headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth >>>


      RINDEN HOMENAJE A KANG PAN SOK POR ANIVERSARIO 76 DE SU FALLECIMIENTO
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, 31 de julio (ATCC) –– Con motivo del 76o aniversario del fallecimiento de Kang Pan Sok, indoblegable combatiente revolucionaria y destacada dirigente del movimiento femenino coreano, fueron depositadas este jueves las ofrendas florales ante su estatua de bronce en el Lugar Historico de la Revol >>>


      SIMPOSIO SOBRE "AGRO–SELVICULTURA"
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, 31 de julio (ATCC) –– Tuvo lugar del 2' al 31 en el Palacio Cultural del Pueblo el simposio nacional sobre "agro–selvicultura".

En la ocasion participaron los funcionarios del Ministerio de Proteccion Territorial y Medioambiental, el Ministerio de Agricultura, unive >>>


      SOLIDARITY MEETING HELD
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) ––A meeting of crewmen of foreign ships for solidarity took place at Hungnam Port in South Hamgyong Province on July 30 on the occasion of June 25–July 27 month of anti–U.S. joint struggle.

It was attended by the captain of Belizean–flagged ship "T >>>


      U.S. REVEREND ARRIVES
      , 01-08-2008
      Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) –– U.S. Rev. Franklin Graham and his party arrived here by air today.
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      LES JO DE PÉKIN, BAPTĘME DE FEU POUR L‘ÉQUIPE FÉMININE ALGÉRIENNE
      APS, 01-08-2008
      ALGER – Les 2'e Jeux Olympiques, dont le coup d‘envoi est prévu pour le vendredi 8 ao$';t ŕ Pékin, seront un véritable "baptęme de feu" pour l‘équipe féminine algérienne de Volley–ball, qui découvrira ŕ l‘occasion les & >>>


      LES MÉDITERRANÉENS ONT ABANDONNÉ LEUR RÉGIME ALIMENTAIRE ANCESTRAL (FAO)
      APS, 01-08-2008
      NEW YORK– Les habitants des pays du pourtour méditerranéen ont abandonné leur régime alimentaire ancestral ŕ base de légumes frais et de fruits et mangent actuellement "trop gras, trop salé et trop sucré", estime l‘Organisation des Nations unies pour l&lsquo >>>



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