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      CRETANS WANT BETTER ROADS
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     Residents and professional organizations on Crete yesterday blamed the slow progress of road construction in the north of the island for dozens of road fatalities in recent years, following the death at the weekend of three people in a head–on collision.

Locals complain that it has taken 20 years and thre >>>


      GREEK PAIR KEEP OLYMPIC MEDAL HOPES ALIVE
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     THOMAS COEX/AFP Thalia Koutroumanidou (l) and Maria Tsiartsiani try to return the ball during their beach volleyball match against South African pair Judith Augoustides and Vitalina Nel at the Beijing Olympics yesterday. The Greek pair won the match at Chaoyang Park 2–0 (21–12, 21–8) and have hopes of >>>


      GRUEVSKI WRITES TO UN MEDIATOR
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     In latest letter, FYROM PM quizzes Nimetz about ‘Macedonian’ church and Thessaloniki’s airport Athens yesterday described as «hysterical» a letter sent by Nikola Gruevski, the prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), to the United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz in the Macedonia n >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     September meeting Magistrate writes to German, Swiss to confirm Siemens talks Investigating magistrate Nikos Zagorianos wrote to a prosecutor in Munich to confirm that he would be ready to meet with his German and Swiss counterparts in early September as part of the probe into the Siemens scandal, sources said yesterday >>>


      MAN DIES, WIFE CRITICAL AFTER PIZZERIA SHOOTING
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     A 35–year–old woman was fighting for her life in a Thessaloniki hospital last night after being shot while having dinner with her husband in a local restaurant in an incident that resulted in the death of the 35–year–old man.

The couple had been eating at a pizzeria in the Neapoli distri >>>


      OFFICER LINKED TO ZAMMIT DEATH
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     As friends and relatives flocked to the funeral of 20–year–old Doujon Zammit in Sydney yesterday, the probe into the circumstances of the tourist’s fatal beating on Myconos last month took a new turn with a coast guard official being implicated in the attack.

The suspect, aged under 30, was suspende >>>


      REVOLVER MISFIRED...
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     VAIOS HASIALIS/EUROKINISSI A police special guard was injured outside the headquarters of the Athens Municipal Police yesterday when his colleague’s revolver misfired. Authorities said the officer had been cleaning the gun but pulled the trigger by mistake.

The bullet struck the ground and the unnamed man’s col >>>


      SANIDAS GETS TOUGH ON QUARRIES
      Kathimerin, 13-08-2008
     Supreme Court prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas intervened yesterday to launch an investigation into two quarries at Markopoulo, east of Athens, which were shut down last year for environmental reasons, but which are in fact still operating, as revealed last week by Kathimerini and Skai TV and Radio.

Sanidas yesterday >>>


      61E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LOCARNO. «MARCELLO MARCELLO», RABAGLIA RABAGLIA!
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     La Journée suisse vire ŕ l‘aigre La compétition 2008 Le cinéma du mercredi. Nanni Moretti s‘expose Le Lucerne Festival, paradis des orchestres Un cube en centre–ville Le cinéma du mercredi. Humour et désespoir Le cinéma du mercredi. Fille de deux m';res CULTUR >>>


      A VERNIER, OŮ L‘ON NE FAIT RIEN COMME AILLEURS, LES VERTS APPELLENT Ŕ VOTER LIBÉRAL
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     GENEVE. L‘élection municipale risque de détériorer les relations entre PS et écologistes. A moins qu‘elle ne soit annulée.

Cynthia Gani Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 A Vernier, les politiques savent tenir les citoyens en haleine. Voilŕ plus d‘un an que la deuxi&# >>>


      ADECCO NAVIGUE MALGRÉ LA HOULE CONJONCTURELLE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     INTERIM. En se restructurant, le numéro un de l‘emploi maintient sa marge bénéficiaire ŕ 5%.

Rinny Gremaud Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Des résultats trimestriels qui ont surpris: malgré des ventes qui s‘érodent de 1% ŕ 5,2 milliards d‘euros, Adecco ma >>>


      BATMAN, JOKER GAGNANT
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Heath Ledger dans le rôle du Joker.L’acteur australien incarne sur le fil de la folie l’adversaire diabolique de Batman. Et déc';de quelque temps apr';s sa stupéfiante performance. (photo: Warner Bros) • «The Dark Knight–Le Chevalier noir» débarque aujourd‘hui sur no >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Gil Montandon. (photo: Keystone) Gil Montandon, hockeyeur ŕ Fribourg–Gottéron.

Ariane Pellaton Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– J‘avais 5–6 ans. J‘étais parti faire un tour entre les chaises longues. Seule la co >>>


      CES SOCIÉTÉS SUISSES DU TEXTILE QUI RÉUSSISSENT (2/5). CRÉATION BAUMANN, LE TEXTILE DANS L‘ARCHITECTURE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Finance Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Dossiers Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Editio >>>


      CHEVALIER ARDENT
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Mathieu Bertholet , diable d’artiste qui passe de l’écriture théâtrale ŕ la danse ou ŕ l’étude de l’architecture dans un męme élan flamboyant.

(photo: DR) MATHIEU BERTHOLET. Il écrit pour le théâtre et fait de sa vie une fiction sans limite. Rencontre avec >>>


      CORDE Ŕ LINGE: UN DÉBAT SE TEND
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Du linge suspendu, dans les rues de Naples. Plusieurs Etats américains ont réhabilité la corde ŕ linge. (photo: AFP) ECOLOGIE. Le séchoir électrique est un gouffre ŕ énergie. Mais pendre son linge ŕ la fenętre est souvent interdit. Que faire?

Benjamin Luis Mercr >>>


      DANS L‘ŚIL DE PAOLO WOODS. AUTOUR DES TABLES VIDES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     (photo: Paolo Woods) Dans l‘śil de Paolo Woods.

Paolo Woods Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 C‘est ce qu‘on appelle un grand restaurant: 12 000 m2, 800 places, trois étages, 70 chefs, 600 employés. Le Seavel, non loin des sites olympiques, dans le quartier de Chaoyang, affiche cin >>>


      DANS LE PENDJAB PAKISTANAIS, LE RETOUR DES TALIBANS RÉVEILLE TOUTES LES PEURS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     PAKISTAN. A l‘est du pays, les commerçants qui ne pratiquent pas strictement l‘islam sont menacés, les femmes doivent se couvrir de la burqa. Le pays tout entier serait grignoté par l‘extrémisme. Reportage.

Eric de Lavar';ne, Islamabad Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 >>>


      DANS UN ENVIRONNEMENT DIFFICILE, L‘INDUSTRIE SUISSE RÉSISTE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Adecco navigue malgré la houle conjoncturelle Ces sociétés suisses du textile qui réussissent (2/5). Création Baumann, le textile dans l‘architecture La Banque mondiale finance une centrale polluante en Inde Les entreprises familiales allemandes partent ŕ l‘assaut des groupes co >>>


      DES SPÉLÉOLOGUES JOUENT LES ÉBOUEURS DANS LES GOUFFRES DU JURA
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     NEUCHATEL. Transformé en dépotoir ŕ l‘instar de nombreuses cavités, le gouffre de la Grognerie est assaini par des spéléologues devenus experts de ce type de nettoyage.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 L‘échelle métallique plonge dans >>>


      FAUT–IL VRAIMENT VACCINER?
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Jean–Paul Ecklin, médecin, membre du groupe médical de réflexion sur les vaccins, Sion Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Contrairement ŕ ce que vous écrivez dans votre article intitulé «Col de l‘utérus: Fribourg vaccine» (lire LT du 15.07.2008), en Suisse, le cance >>>


      GUERRE EN GÉORGIE. NICOLAS SARKOZY ARRACHE Ŕ LA RUSSIE UN «PLAN DE PAIX»
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Durant pr';s de cinq heures, Nicolas Sarkozy et Dmitri Medvedev ont élaboré un «plan de paix». Le président français n’avait gu';re de munitions ŕ opposer ŕ la démonstration de force de la Russie. Moscou, 12 ao$';t 2008.

(photo: Keystone) RUSSIE. Six pri >>>


      HEATH LEDGER, JEU FATAL?
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Décédé tragiquement en janvier, l‘acteur tient lŕ le rôle de sa vie. Norbert Creutz Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Batman en retrait dans ce nouvel épisode, c‘est le Joker qui tire toute la couverture ŕ lui. Męme si Heath Ledger n‘était pas tragiquement disp >>>


      HISTOIRE(S) DE GLACIERS MÉCONNUS (3/6). MONT MINÉ ET SA FARINE GLACIAIRE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Entre 18'0 et 2003, le glacier du mont Miné a perdu plus de 600 m';tres de longueur. (photo: DR) Au bout du val d‘Hérens, les jumeaux de glace Ferp';cle et mont Miné ont tellement reculé qu‘ils se sont séparés. Au bout d‘une balade facile, on observe de >>>


      L‘ASIN RENONCE DÉFINITIVEMENT AU RÉFÉRENDUM CONTRE LA LIBRE CIRCULATION
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     IMMIGRATION. Les opposants perdent un soutien de poids. Bernard Wuthrich, Berne Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 «C‘est comme si les Verts renonçaient ŕ combattre la construction d‘un deuxi';me tunnel au Gothard!» Au téléphone, Bernhard Hess, le président des Dé >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. «EN HALTÉROPHILIE, LA FORCE NE FAIT PAS TOUT»
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     L‘avis de l‘expert. Michel Broillet Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 «L‘haltérophilie est un sport tr';s technique ŕ forte composante psychologique.

C‘est l‘art d‘emmagasiner suffisamment de force tout en contrôlant sa peur de la barre et ensuite d& >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE DU JOUR. LE FABULEUX DESTIN DE BENJAMIN BOUKPETI
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     L‘histoire du jour. Xavier Vuissoz Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 La magie des Jeux olympiques a encore opéré! Si l‘essentiel reste de participer, comme le dit la formule ch';re au baron de Coubertin, monter sur le podium n‘est pas mal non plus. C‘est en canoë–kayak, >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. ROLAND NEF, L‘EX–REGARD VERS L‘AVENIR
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     L‘histoire. Valentine Zubler, Berne Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 L‘histoire, avouons–le, est assez cocasse. Elle a pour cadre le Centre de presse du Palais fédéral, ŕ Berne, oů travaillent plusieurs dizaines de journalistes. Ceux–ci ont trouvé dans leur boîte ŕ >>>


      LA BANQUE MONDIALE FINANCE UNE CENTRALE POLLUANTE EN INDE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Dossiers Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebA >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LE SMI SE REPLIE DE 0.5%
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Le SMI se replie de 0.5% La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Mardi, le marché suisse a repris le chemin de la baisse dans le sillage des mauvaises performances des bancaires et des cycliques. Le SMI a terminé la séance en repl >>>


      LA COLOMBIE TOURNE LE DOS AUX BONS OFFICES SUISSES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Le Gripen suédois apparaît le mieux armé pour remplacer la flotte de Tiger L‘ASIN renonce définitivement au référendum contre la libre circulation L‘histoire. Roland Nef, l‘ex–regard vers l‘avenir La Colombie tourne le dos aux bons offices suisses Des réfu >>>


      LA FIN DE L‘ČRE OSPEL
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Myret Zaki Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 C‘est un tournant majeur dans l‘histoire d‘UBS. La grande banque suisse s‘appręte ŕ rompre avec dix années d‘efforts en vue de s‘imposer comme numéro un aux Etats–Unis. L‘établissement est en train de se pr >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 «Je suis dégo$';té. Finir deuxi';me ou onzi';me aux Jeux olympiques, c‘est pareil», a déclaré l‘épéiste français Fabrice Jeannet, au bord des larmes et tremblant, devant un parterre de jo >>>


      LAURE MANAUDOU, TORPILLÉE PAR LE DOUTE, PEUT–ELLE REFAIRE SURFACE?
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Laure Manaudou quitte le centre national de natation, la tęte basse. «Concernant la suite, c’est ŕ elle de réfléchir et de décider», déclare son avocat Didier Poulmaire. «Mais elle ne prendra aucune décision avant la fin de la compétition.» (photo: AFP) NATATION. La Française >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. FILLE DE DEUX MČRES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     «L‘Empreinte de l‘ange» confronte Frot et Bonnaire. Norbert Creutz Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Attention, apparences trompeuses! Le deuxi';me opus de Safy Nebbou (Le Cou de la girafe, 2004) n‘a rien ŕ voir avec le roman éponyme de Nancy Huston.

Plus bizarre enc >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. HUMOUR ET DÉSESPOIR
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     «Bons Baisers de Bruges», du burlesque noir. Elsa Duperray Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 «C‘est oů ça, Bruges?» demande Colin Farrell, l‘air passablement ahuri.

Avec ses grands yeux humides de chien battu, on lui donnerait le bon dieu sans confession. Sauf que le b >>>


      LE CINÉMA DU MERCREDI. NANNI MORETTI S‘EXPOSE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Pietro (Nanni Moretti) et sa fille Claudia.Un homme forcé de prendre du recul apr';s la mort de sa femme. (photo: Filmcoopi) Le cinéaste italien fęté au Festival de Locarno domine «Caos calmo» par son interprétation. Dans un film par ailleurs embarrassant, signé Antonell >>>


      LE GRIPEN SUÉDOIS APPARAÎT LE MIEUX ARMÉ POUR REMPLACER LA FLOTTE DE TIGER
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Avion Gripen, du constructeur suédois Saab.Ce jet, de taille relativement modeste a l’avantage d’ętre multifonctionnel, peu co$';teux et peu bruyant.

(photo: Keystone) FORCES AERIENNES. Le F–5 va tirer sa révérence apr';s trente ans de service.

Les essais techni >>>


      LE LUCERNE FESTIVAL, PARADIS DES ORCHESTRES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     CLASSIQUE. Le Londonien George Benjamin, 48 ans, est compositeur en résidence. Julian Sykes Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Le Lucerne Festival, c‘est le rendez–vous des grands orchestres symphoniques.

Non seulement le programme est étourdissant mais la salle du Centre de congr';s e >>>


      LE REBOND DU DOLLAR MINE LES COURS DE L‘OR ET DU PÉTROLE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     MATIERES PREMIERES. Avec des plongeons de plus de 20% en quelques mois, le marché des «commodities» et celui des métaux précieux sont désormais en situation de «bear market».

Philippe Gumy Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 La volte–face est totale. Alors que rien n >>>


      LES ENTREPRISES FAMILIALES ALLEMANDES PARTENT Ŕ L‘ASSAUT DES GROUPES COTÉS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     ACQUISITIONS. La faiblesse boursi';re de nombreuses grandes sociétés en fait des proies faciles.

Cécile Calla, Le Monde Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Les entreprises familiales allemandes vont–elles supplanter les fonds d‘investissement en mati';re de fusions–ac >>>


      LES RÉCLAMATIONS FINANCIČRES DES RÉGIONS PLOMBENT L‘ÉTÉ DE ZAPATERO
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     INTERNATIONAL Le Temps I International I Article Les réclamations financi';res des régions plombent l‘été de Zapatero ESPAGNE. La Catalogne m';ne la fronde qui entrave le bouclage du budget.

François Musseau, Madrid Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 José Luis Zap >>>


      NATHALIE DIELEN, LA LONGUE GESTATION D‘UN FUGACE RĘVE OLYMPIQUE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Nathalie Dielen.La Vaudoise a commencé le tir ŕ l’arc ŕ 32 ans.

(photo: Keystone) TIR A L‘ARC. La Vaudoise de 42 ans a mis une décennie pour monter en fl';che et participer aux Jeux. La voici éliminée au bout d‘un jour.

Christian Despont, Pékin Mer >>>


      NESTLÉ GAGNE LA PREMIČRE MANCHE FACE Ŕ ATTAC–VAUD
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     VAUD. Le Tribunal d‘arrondissement a rejeté les demandes de mesures provisionnelles. Laurent Caspary Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Le président du Tribunal d‘arrondissement de Lausanne, Jean–Luc Genillard, a tranché: les mesures provisionnelles demandées par le mouvement altermondi >>>


      PASCAL HENRY, LES MYSTČRES D‘UN MANGEUR COMPULSIF GENEVOIS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     MYSTERE. Le coursier de Gen';ve voulait tester 68 tables trois étoiles au Michelin. Il a disparu au milieu de son périple. Il serait ŕ Gen';ve.

Jean–Claude Ribaut , Le Monde Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Jeudi 7 ao$';t, une trentaine de policiers catalans et de garde >>>


      ROGER FEDERER, ICÔNE CHINOISE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     A Pékin, chaque sortie du numéro un mondial provoque des émeutes.Sa gentillesse, sa retenue et son go$';t du labeur en font l’idole des Asiatiques.

Agrandir l‘image TENNIS. Le Bâlois a facilement battu Rafael Arevalo 6–2 6–4. Depuis son arrivée ŕ Pékin >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. KAOLIN, CÉRAMIQUE JÉSUITIQUE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Stupeur et tremblements, on apprend que les images de la cérémonie d‘ouverture des JO étaient partiellement truquées, de façon ŕ rajouter des feux d‘artifices (LT du 12.08.08 et page 14). Pour notre semaine >>>


      SIMPLE PÉQUIN. LES PETITS ARTIFICES D‘UNE GRANDE CÉRÉMONIE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Simple péquin. Fédéric Koller Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 L‘anecdote en dit long sur la volonté de contrôle total dont veut s‘assurer le régime chinois sur l‘image du pays qu‘il diffuse aupr';s de ses propres citoyens et envers le reste du monde. La fillet >>>


      SOCIABILITÉ, SPONTANÉITÉ, BITURE... LAUSANNE ET GENČVE FACE AU BOTELLON
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Un botellon organisé ŕ Valence.C’est en Espagne que sont nés ces rassemblements dans des lieux publics. Les autorités ont tenté des ripostes variées avant d’en venir ŕ l’interdiction générale de boire de l’alcool sur la voie publique.

(photo: AFP) GENEVE–VAUD. >>>


      UBS ROMPT AVEC SON MODČLE DE BANQUE INTÉGRÉE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Marcel Rohner (ŕ g.) et Peter Kurer : «Certains points faibles – comme la confusion entourant le véritable rapport risque/rémunération des différentes activités – constituent une source de risque non négligeable.» Zurich,
12 ao$';t 2008.

(photo: Keystone) Agrandir l >>>


      UBS: LE GRAND CHAMBARDEMENT POUR RASSURER LES CLIENTS PRIVÉS
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     RESTRUCTURATION. La premi';re banque suisse abandonne son mod';le intégré. Le Temps Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Le président d‘UBS, Peter Kurer, commence ŕ faire le ménage. Il s‘appręte ŕ abandonner le mod';le intégré que chérissait >>>


      UN CUBE EN CENTRE–VILLE
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Projet d’extension du Centre d’Art Neuchâtel. LocalArchitecture l’a imaginé sur la place des Halles, au cśur de la ville de Neuchâtel. (photo: LocalArchitecture) PROJET. Le Centre d‘Art Neuchâtel veut ętre plus visible. Il ouvre un débat sur son extension.

Philippe Matho >>>


      UN JOUR, UNE GLACE (3/5). CARAMEL, CAFÉ ET NOIX CROQUANTES
      Le Temps, 13-08-2008
     Un jour, une glace (3/5). Anne Weber Mercredi 13 ao$';t 2008 Dans son bréviaire inégalé×, Girardet révélait son secret pour une glace caramel réussie. Tout réside dans le mouillement du caramel qui doit se faire quand celui–ci est brun «sans avoir encore pris d >>>


      BMG SAUDI INDEX CONTINUES UPTREND
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH The BMG Saudi Index continued its positive performance; rising by 0.8 percent in yesterdays trading session, to reach a closing level of 444.04 points. The total turnover, however, fell by 10.4 percent, to reach SR1.6 billion ($424 million) versus SR1.7 billion ($473 million) registered in Mondays tradi >>>


      DUBAI GOLD SALES VOLUME SURGES
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Summer Said I Reuters DUBAI: Gold jewelry sales volume in Dubai rose 30 percent in July on relatively lower prices for the precious metal and expatriate demand, a senior gold industry executive in the Gulf Arab emirate said yesterday.

"It has been a quite good month for the market and volume alone rose by >>>


      ECONOMY BRIEFS
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Agencies Oman invites telecom bids MUSCAT: Omans telecoms regulator invited bids yesterday for long–term contracts to build and operate the countrys second fixed–line phone network, which would break the monopoly of state–controlled Omantel. Oman, which already has two mobile phone operators and is als >>>


      ECONOMY BRIEFS: DUBAI&#8217;S NAKHEEL CONDUCTS STAFF AUDIT
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
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Economy briefs: Dubais Nakheel conducts staff audit Agencies

DUBAI: Dubai government–owned developer Nakheel Properties said it was auditing staff to ensure that regulations were upheld within the firm.

"Nakheel conducts regular audits to ensure >>>


      EURO FALLS TO SIX–MONTH LOW AGAINST DOLLAR
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Agencies LONDON: The euro dived to a fresh six–month low point against the dollar yesterday as traders focused on the deteriorating economic health of the euro zone, dealers said. Falling oil prices also helped prop up the greenback.

In late European deals, the European single currency had clawed back som >>>


      GCC GOVTS RAISE STAKES IN ISLAMIC FINANCE FIRMS
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Reuters DUBAI: Gulf Arab governments may take bigger stakes in Islamic financial companies to gain more control over the industry as demand soars for investments and financial services complying with Islamic law during an oil boom, Moodys Investors Service said yesterday.

Governments in the United Arab Emirates >>>


      IMF HIGHLIGHTS SAUDI DOLLAR PEG
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Reuters WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabias currency peg to the dollar provides macroeconomic stability benefits that currently outweigh its contribution to short–term inflationary pressures, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday.

In a report following the IMFs annual consultation with Saudi authorities, t >>>


      JAPANESE FIRM EYES $1M SHARIAH–COMPLIANT BOND
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: Shariah–compliant investment management firm Japan Islamic Finance said yesterday it will sell about $1 million of yen–denominated Islamic bonds in a novel structure, as it taps a niche but growing market in Japan. The privately owned company plans to issue debt based on cash flow gener >>>


      RESTART TRADE TALKS: WTO, INDIA
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Erika Kinetz I AP NEW DELHI: The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Indias commerce minister called yesterday for the resumption of global trade talks that stalled last month in Geneva.

"India is committed to the multilateral system but when we resume, I urge you to come to the table looking no >>>


      SAUDI BINLADIN TO INVEST $4.3BN IN INDONESIA
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Reuters JAKARTA: Saudi BinLadin Group plans to invest at least $4.3 billion in Indonesias agriculture sector, a senior Indonesian official said yesterday.

Alwi Shihab, the Presidents special envoy to the Middle East, told reporters that the group was interested in investing in the rice–farming sector in P >>>


      UK INFLATION SOARS TO 16–YEAR HIGH
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     AFP LONDON: British annual inflation grew at the fastest pace for 16 years in July as food prices surged, official data revealed yesterday, scuppering hope of an interest rate cut to spur flagging growth.

"A (British) rate cut within the next couple of months looks well off the agenda," Capital Econom >>>


      A PERFECT SENSE OF LIFE
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Sometimes the advocates of Islam and those who are profoundly religious give the impression that the way they go about life leaves no room for relaxation or entertainment. They appear to be too serious in their approach, even when the matter in hand should be taken lightly. Such an image tends to >>>


      ASPIRING FOR THE BEST
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     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 >>>


      COLOR IN ALL CREATION
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Are you not aware that God sends down water from the skies, with which We bring forth fruits of different colors? In the mountains there are streaks of white and red of various shades, as well as others jet–black. Similarly, human b >>>


      FAIRNESS IN TREATING WIVES
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Adil Salahi | Arab News Q. Is it true that God says that we can marry up to four wives provided that we maintain fairness in treating them, but since we are human, it is impossible for us to do so?

Emran Khan A. Some people try to paint this picture as you have described, for one of two reasons: Either to say t >>>


      LEAVING TIME FOR ENTERTAINMENT
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Adil Salahi I Arab News MANY Muslims avoid discussing the subject of entertainment because they fear that they will end up with a verdict that much of what they do for entertainment is wrong and cannot be approved by Islam. Yet this is a wrong perception, resulting from the fact that many Muslim countries went through a >>>


      OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     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 >>>


      THE DISCOURSE
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Adil Salahi I Arab News Q. Please comment on those people who claim that wearing a beard is not important from the Islamic point of view. They even say that it is not something to talk about. However, Imam Muhammad ibn Al–Hasan reports a Hadith which states that "Ibn Omar used to hold his beard with one hand >>>


      THE MESSENGER’S ROLE
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful The blind and the seeing are not equal; nor are darkness and light; nor the (cooling) shade and the scorching heat; and neither are equal the living and the dead. God can make hear whoever He wills, whereas you cannot make those who are i >>>


      CITY PICKS UP 328 TO RUN BALAD&#3'S RAMADAN STALLS
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Hasan Hatrash I Arab News JEDDAH: The Jeddah Municipality held a public draw on Monday to give away licenses for Ramadan stalls in the Balad area of the city.

Around 328 applicants, including both men and women, have received licenses, said Bashir Abunajem, deputy mayor for markets affairs. &#34They will be >>>


      FOOD CONTAMINATION SUSPECTED AS TWO CHILDREN DIE IN MADINAH
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Yousuf Muhammad I Arab News MADINAH: A Pakistani family here lost two children while three other members are still in hospital in critical condition due to food poisoning that may involve insecticide.

Khaled Husain, the father of the two children, told Arab News that he bought a fast food meal from one of the f >>>


      OFFICIAL REWARDED FOR EXPOSING BRIBERY ATTEMPT
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Saeed Al–Khotani I Arab News Dr. Hamad Al–Manie RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Sultan have ordered a financial reward to Bandar Al–Sharif, an employee at the Health Ministry, for his honesty and cooperation in uncovering a bribe attempt at the ministers office, >>>


      STC CUTS RATES FOR INDIANS, PAKISTANIS
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen I Arab News RIYADH: Saudi Telecom (STC) will offer 50 percent discount on all calls to Pakistan and India tomorrow and on Friday to mark the national days of the two countries. The offer to Pakistan will commence at 12 midnight on Aug. 14 and to India at 12 midnight on Aug.15 and continue for a perio >>>


      3 MORE KILLED IN FRESH CHINA TOWN VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     AP KUQA, China: Knife–wielding assailants attacked a road checkpoint in Chinas troubled far west yesterday, killing three and taking the death toll to 31 from a surge in violence that has coincided with the Beijing Olympics, officials said.

The state–run Xinhua News Agency said an unknown number of >>>


      AIR FORCE BUS BLAST KILLS 13 IN PESHAWAR
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     AFP WRECKAGE: Pakistani security personnel and paramedics gather at a blast site on a bridge in Peshawar on Tuesday. (AFP)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A roadside bomb ripped through a Pakistan air force bus in the northwestern city of Peshawar yesterday, killing 13 people as fighting with Taleban militants raged nearby >>>


      INDIA WARNS LANKA IT MAY NOT WIN WAR WITH REBELS
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Agencies SINGAPORE: India has warned neighboring Sri Lanka that it may not be able to win an ongoing war against separatist Tamil Tiger rebels despite recent military gains, a report said yesterday. Indian National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan told the Straits Times newspaper that Sri Lankas Liberation Tigers of Tami >>>


      KASHMIRIS DEFY CURFEW
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Mukhtar Ahmad I Arab News BURNING WITH RAGE: Kashmiris come out onto the streets of Srinagar as a house burns in the background. (EPA)

SRINAGAR, India: Police shot dead at least 13 people in Indias predominantly Muslim Kashmir Valley yesterday as protests against an economic blockade by Hindus over a land row s >>>


      LEBANON CABINET WINS CONFIDENCE VOTE
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Rouba Kabbara I AP BEIRUT: Lebanons new national unity government won a vote of confidence in Parliament yesterday following stormy debates among rival lawmakers on the thorny issue of Hezbollah weapons.

The vote will allow the 30–member Cabinet which was formed by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora a month ago >>>


      MIDDLE EAST&#8217;S BIGGEST DRUG HAUL IN SHARJAH
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
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Middle Easts biggest drug haul in Sharjah Shadiah Abdullah I Arab News

DUBAI: Sharjah authorities announced yesterday that they seized 202 kilos of heroin into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in what is being called the largest single drug seizure in the Middle East. >>>


      OLMERT OFFERS PALESTINIANS DESERT IN LIEU OF PRIME LAND
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Hisham Abu Taha I Arab News GAZA CITY: Israel has offered a peace deal to the Palestinians under which it would annex 7.3 percent of the West Bank and keep the largest settlements.

In compensation, the Palestinians would be given land equivalent to 5.4 percent of the West Bank in the Negev Desert but it is not >>>


      RUSSIA INSISTS ON TOUGH PEACE TERMS
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Lawrence Bartlett I AFP MOSCOW: Moscow will agree to peace with Georgia if it removes its troops far beyond the borders of South Ossetia and signs a legally binding promise not to attack it, Russias foreign minister said yesterday.

Kremlin leader Dmitry Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Moscow to >>>


      YEMEN SAYS CAR–BOMBING MASTERMIND KILLED IN RAID
      Arab News, 13-08-2008
     Khaled Al–Mahdi I Arab News SANAA: A key member of Al–Qaeda in Yemen was killed in clashes between police and suspected militants in the Hadhramout province, officials said yesterday.

They said Hamza Al–Quaiti, believed to be the mastermind of several terrorist attacks that hit Yemen in recent >>>


      3 PASSENGERS BACK OSTEEN, SAY THEY SAW NO ASSAULT
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     HOUSTON –– Three passengers have told a Houston jury that they didn‘t see any signs that the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen assaulted a flight attendant.

Continental Airlines flight attendant Sharon Brown claims in her lawsuit that Victoria Osteen began yelling at her and then threw >>>


      ANTI–ABORTION SENATOR TO SPEAK TO DEMOCRATS
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, a Democrat who opposes abortion rights, will be a featured speaker at the party‘s national convention, officials said Wednesday.

Casey was set to speak during the convention‘s session Tuesday night, his office said. He is the son of the la >>>


      AP IMPACT: UNDERGROUND FEMA FUEL TANKS COULD LEAK
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– The government owns hundreds of underground fuel tanks _ many designed for emergencies back in the Cold War _ that need to be inspected for leaks of hazardous substances that could be making local water undrinkable.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has known since at least th >>>


      BUSH WARNS RUSSIA TO HONOR CEASE–FIRE AGREEMENT
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     AM President Bush today warned Russia to honor a cease–fire agreement in the conflict with Georgia, saying that Moscow‘s actions "raise serious questions about its intentions." In a brief statement in the Rose Garden at the White House, Bush said he is sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to >>>


      COCAINE FOUND HIDDEN IN PROVIDENCE, RI, POLICE CAR
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     PROVIDENCE, R.I. –– Police in Providence, R.I., say an unmarked car that officers had been driving for several years came with a surprise _ a half–pound of cocaine hidden behind the radio.

Deputy Police Chief Paul Kennedy says the Ford Taurus was confiscated from a drug dealer in 2000.

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      FIRE BURNS BUILDING AT APPLE HQ IN CALIFORNIA
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     CUPERTINO, Calif. –– Firefighters have put out a blaze that burned for more than three hours at the headquarters of computer maker Apple.

The Santa Clara County Fire Department says the three–alarm fire scorched the roof and the second level at one of the six buildings on the company‘s n >>>


      FORMER LEPROSY PATIENTS HEAR LONG–AWAITED APOLOGY
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     KALAUPAPA, Hawaii –– The state delivered a long–awaited apology to former leprosy patients forcibly confined to a remote peninsula on the island of Molokai.

"We‘re sorry. We‘re sorry for the treatment. We‘re sorry for the suffering that you‘ve been through," s >>>


      HOW POLL WAS DONE
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     2:26 AM –– The Associated Press–Ipsos poll on the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was conducted Aug. 7–11 and is based on telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,001 adults from all states.

Digits in the phone numbers dialed were generated randomly to rea >>>


      IN PA., LOOKING OUT FOR NO. 2
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     By Robert BarnesWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 13, 2008; A04 YORK, Pa., Aug. 12 –– The bay door opened under a giant American flag, John McCain‘s dark–blue Straight Talk Express bus rolled into the exhibition hall to the inevitable (in Pennsylvania, at least) strains of "Rocky >>>


      LAWMAKER: LET THE CARP IN PA. PARK EAT BREAD
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     LINESVILLE, Pa. –– A Pennsylvania lawmaker is fighting to preserve a tradition of visitors tossing hunks of bread to the carp at a park in the state‘s northwest corner.

State Rep. Michele Brooks wants to sink the state parks department‘s plan to ban people from feeding carp at a spillway >>>


      MAD COW RULES HIT SPERM BANKS‘ PATRONS
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     When Julie Peterson decided to have a baby on her own two years ago, she picked a tall, blond, blue–eyed Danish engineer as a sperm donor to match her own Scandinavian heritage. But when she went back to the sperm bank to use the same donor to have another child, she was stunned to discover that the federal govern >>>


      MARK WARNER WILL KEYNOTE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     HONOLULU –– Senate candidate and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner is scheduled to deliver the Tuesday night keynote address at this year‘s Democratic National Convention _ the same role that launched Barack Obama to national prominence four years ago.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama‘s >>>


      MOST AMERICANS BACK HOLDING OLYMPICS IN CHINA
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Most Americans think staging the Olympics in China was a good decision despite China‘s human rights abuses, Beijing‘s smog and threats of attacks by militants, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Associated Press–Ipsos survey also found that by a slender margi >>>


      PRESSURE MOUNTS, BUT MUSHARRAF WON‘T QUIT
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pressure mounted on Pakistan‘s President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday to resign or face impeachment but aides rejected media speculation he was about to step down.

Musharraf has been at the centre of a political crisis since early last year that has raised fears among the Unit >>>


      RAPE VICTIMS PLEASED FORMER COP NEVER WILL BE FREE
      Washington Post, 13-08-2008
     BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– Sarah Gliege remembers far too much about the January night she was raped.

She remembers the gun on her chest, pointed toward her head. She remembers the realization that, months from her wedding and just after finding out she was pregnant, she might be killed.

And she >>>



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