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      FRESH ROUND OF ‘MACEDONIA’ TALKS
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2008
     The United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz yesterday wrote to Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to invite representatives of the two countries to a new round of name talks as splits begin to appear in the Skopje leadership.

Sources said that Nimetz has asked Greece’s Adamantios Vassil >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2008
     TOURIST DEATH Three suspects released last week could face new charges Three suspects implicated in the deadly beating of Australian tourist Doujon Zammit on Myconos could face fresh charges just days after being released on bail. The nightclub employees have been charged with complicity in the attack on the 20–ye >>>


      PLAYMATES ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF PROSTITUTION
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2008
     Two Playboy magazine models from Eastern Europe have been arrested in Athens on prostitution charges, police said yesterday.

The two women, whose nationalities were not disclosed, were arrested on Sunday in a central Athens hotel by an undercover police officer who paid them 1,000 euros in marked bills, a polic >>>


      RESIDENTS RESIST CHANGES TO PLAKA
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2008
     Residents of Athens’s historic district of Plaka said yesterday that they are opposed to a move by the government to allow restaurants and bars to operate on the second floor of listed buildings in the area.

The Public Works and Environment Ministry has proposed that a law which only allows establishments to op >>>


      STORY OF BEHEADING UNFOLDS
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2008
     Police identify Santorini suspect as unemployed chef who is fighting for his life after being shot several times The man who beheaded his wife on Santorini following an argument on Sunday was named yesterday as 31–year–old Athanassios Arvanitis, a chef who had been fired from a local hotel just two days befo >>>


      TERROR LINK TO PENDELI BLAST?
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2008
     Police were last night not ruling out the possibility that an explosion in northern Athens outside the house of the head of a TV ratings company was an act of terrorism.

The blast occurred outside the house of Yiannis Anastasakos, chairman of the AGB ratings firm, in the northern suburb of Pendeli late on Sunda >>>


      VOLUNTEERS HELP TO EXTINGUISH 33 BLAZES
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2008
     DIMITRIS DIMITRIOU/ANA A volunteer firefighter helps put out a blaze in the area of Aghios Ilias in Aitoloacarnania, central Greece, yesterday. The help of water–bombing aircraft and local volunteers was needed to bring the fire under control.

Two fires were reported yesterday afternoon on the island of E >>>


      A ZURICH, LA LUTTE CONTRE LA SOŰLOGRAPHIE DES JEUNES MENACE LA STREET PARADE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     La Street Parade de Zurich a rassemblé quelque 800 000 participants en 2007. Une interdiction de la manifestation serait fatale pour la cité, estime Frank Bumann, le directeur de l’Office zurichois du tourisme. (photo: Keystone) ZURICH . La municipale socialiste ŕ la tęte de la police, Esther Maurer, >>>


      ACCALMIE DANS LES COMMANDES INDUSTRIELLES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     SUISSE. L‘indice au plus bas sur trois ans. Le Temps Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 L‘indice PMI de Credit Suisse, qui mesure chaque mois le niveau d‘activité de plus de 200 directeurs d‘achats d‘entreprises industrielles suisses, a enregistré en juillet son plus bas niveau depuis tro >>>


      ATTENTAT DANS LE XINJIANG AVANT LES JEUX DE PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Un officier de l’armée attentif lors du passage de la flamme olympique dans le Xinjiang.Aucune photo de l’attentat n’a été diffusée, les autorités ayant męme vérifié si des touristes avaient pris des images avec leur appareil numérique. Kashgar,18 juin 2008.

Agrandir >>>


      BALADES AU BORD DE L‘EAU (2/6). A LA POURSUITE DU TRACÉ HISTORIQUE DU FLON, RIVIČRE MAUDITE DE LAUSANNE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Le long du Flon.Un décor qui tranche totalement sur l’univers urbain lausannois, avec une végétation luxuriante et des mini–cascades qui glissent sur de gros blocs de molasse. Lausanne,
2' juillet 2008. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) La capitale vaudoise s‘est bâtie autour des deux cou >>>


      BEAUX–ARTS. L‘ART, SQUELETTE Ŕ HABILLER PERPÉTUELLEMENT
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     EXPOSITION. Au Musée d‘histoire naturelle de Bâle, le Coréen Hyungkoo Lee présente des ossatures de personnages imaginaires. Une invite ŕ garder son esprit critique en éveil.

Philippe Mathonnet, Bâle Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 A la Biennale de Venise, l‘ét >>>


      BEAUX–ARTS. LE VITROMUSÉE DE ROMONT HONORE L‘ART ANCIEN DU RONDEL
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     EXPOSITION. Rond, de format réduit, il ornait les fenętresaux Pays–Bas. Des compositions lumineuses et virtuoses. Laurence Chauvy Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Le monde du vitrail est vaste, sur le plan des techniques, des genres et des styles. L‘exposition estivale du Vitromusée de Romont met en >>>


      BRAS DE FER VALAISAN AUTOUR DES HORAIRES D‘OUVERTURE DES COMMERCES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     VALAIS. Ratifiée en 2006, la Convention collective de travail pour le commerce de détail n‘est toujours pas en force. Unia accuse les grands distributeurs de chantage et lance une pétition.

Xavier Filliez Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 «Que pensez–vous d‘un Valais leader du pr >>>


      BRITISH AIRWAYS PRESSÉE DE S‘ALLIER Ŕ AMERICAN AIRLINES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     AVIATION. En crise, la compagnie britannique esp';re rapidement une coopération étendue avec l‘américaine, ainsi qu‘une fusion avec Iberia.

Ram Etwareea Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Si tout va bien, une fusion entre British Airways (BA) et Iberia sera concrétisée d&lsq >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Mix & Remix. (photo: Keystone) Mix &Remix, de son vrai nom Philippe Becquelin, dessinateur (L‘Hebdo, etc.) Albertine Bourget Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– Je sais plus... je devais avoir dans les 10 ans.

– Quelles vacances, cet ét&# >>>


      CHRISTIAN LEVRAT S‘EMBROUILLE DANS LA RESPONSABILITÉ DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Christian Levrat. (photo: Keystone) SANCTIONS. Le président du PS fait des propositions afin de permettre la destitution d‘un membre du gouvernement. Juristes et politiciens expriment leur étonnement.

D.S. Miéville, Berne Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Christophe Darbellay était rentré >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (17/24). LA TRČS LENTE AGONIE DE LA SEMAINE DE 48 HEURES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     «Pas de réglementation forcée du travail». Aux yeux des Suisses, 44 heures pour tout le monde, ce n’était pas raisonnable. 1'58. (photo: Basler Plakatsammlung) Le 26 octobre 1'58, les Suisses rejettent une initiative de l‘Alliance des Indépendants.

Denis Masmejan Mardi 5 ao$ >>>


      COMMUNAUX D‘AMBILLY: DUEL JURIDIQUE?
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     GENEVE. Les promoteurs ripostent face au maire d‘Ambilly. Sandra Moro Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Les tensions s‘aggravent entre le maire de la commune d‘Ambilly, en France voisine, et deux promoteurs privés, ŕ propos d‘une promesse de vente concernant une parcelle de 20 hectares.
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      DES SOLDATS DÉPLOYÉS DANS LES VILLES ITALIENNES POUR ÉPAULER LA POLICE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     ITALIE. Le gouvernement de Silvio Berlusconi entend montrer qu‘il agit contre la criminalité et l‘immigration clandestine. L‘opposition de gauche dénonce une «démagogie sécuritaire».

Eric Jozsef, Rome Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Ils ont patrouillé dans les c >>>


      DČS LA FIN AOŰT, RIVELLA S‘HABILLE EN JAUNE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     GOLEE. La nouvelle version de la boisson sera sans lactose, ŕ base de soja. Pour séduire la Chine? Benjamin Luis Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Jaune. Il sera paré de jaune. Comme le Huang He. Ce fleuve qui serpente ŕ travers la Chine. Rivella, le fabricant suisse de la boisson du męme nom, s‘ >>>


      DÉPENSES INUTILES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Jean–René H. Mermoud, Lausanne Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 La Confédération s‘appręte ŕ acheter de nouveaux avions américains tr';s chers et peu performants. Actuellement, le plus performant sur le marché est le russe SU–35, tant comme chasseur que comme interc >>>


      ENTRE LES TOUCHES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Piotr Anderszewski: «J’ai un tr';s petit répertoire. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, un peu de Schumann et de Szymanowski. Pour jouer une śuvre, je dois me sentir concerné, capable de la traduire en une langue communicable au public.» (photo: DR) PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI. Le pianiste polono–hongr >>>


      GENČVE VOTERA SUR LE PILOTAGE DE SON UNI
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     GENEVE. Une premi';re suisse, le référendum contre l‘autonomie de l‘Université, a abouti.

Nicolas Dufour Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 L‘Université de Gen';ve sera la seule de Suisse dont le renforcement de l‘autonomie fera sans doute l‘objet d&lsqu >>>


      HARMONIE GRÉCO–TURQUE Ŕ ATHČNES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     FESTIVAL. Dirigé par Vladimir Ashkenazy, un orchestre réunit ŕ parité des jeunes des deux pays.

Marie–Aude Roux, Ath';nes, Le Monde Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 La mine réjouie de Yorgos Loukos, patron et directeur artistique du Festival d‘Ath';nes et d‘E >>>


      JÖRG HAIDER AMBITIONNE DE REVENIR SUR LA SCČNE POLITIQUE NATIONALE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     AUTRICHE. Apr';s trois ans d‘«exil» dans sa province de Carinthie, l‘ex–trublion d‘extręme droite serait la tęte de liste d‘un parti rival du FPÖ pour les législatives anticipées du 28 septembre.

Maurin Picard, Vienne Mardi 5 ao$' >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. LA PRESSE FRAN'';AISE ÉMUE PAR LE SORT DE CHAMPAGNE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     L‘histoire. Laurent Caspary Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 «En Suisse, cette histoire n‘intéresse que leur région (ndlr: canton de Vaud), quand je vais ŕ Zurich, personne n‘en parle.» Et toc. Daniel Lorson, directeur de la communication du Comité interprofessionnel des vins >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. SILVIO BERLUSCONI, UN VRAI TARTUFFE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     L‘histoire. Stéphane Bussard Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Apr';s l‘hédoniste, le pudique. Silvio Berlusconi dispose d‘un registre infini quand il s‘agit de son image. Le président du Conseil italien vient de censurer l‘un des grands peintres italiens du XVIIIe si >>>


      L‘IRAN, ENTRE PUISSANCE ET DÉSILLUSIONS(3). CES IRANIENNES QUI REVENDIQUENT LEURS DROITS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Shirin Ebadi. (photo: Keystone) IRAN. Preuve de leur influence sur la société, les femmes sont de plus en plus une cible du régime. Malgré une répression croissante, l‘espoir demeure grâce ŕ une large sensibilisation ŕ la cause.

Stéphane Bussard, de retour d&ls >>>


      LA BANQUE CANTONALE DE GENČVE S‘INTÉRESSE AUX PENDULAIRES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     RESULTATS. L‘établissement veut s‘adresser aux salariés travaillant ŕ Gen';ve, mais habitant sur sols vaudois et français. Quant aux grandes banques, elles restent des concurrentes féroces.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 «La crise du cr&# >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LES CYCLIQUES MALMENÉES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les cycliques malmenées La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Au lendemain du week–end prolongé de la fęte nationale, le marché suisse s‘est replié, comme l‘ont fait ses homologues européens vendredi >>>


      LA CONFÉRENCE SUR LE SIDA S‘OUVRE Ŕ MEXICO
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     PANDEMIE. Les Suisses défendent leur rapport sur le VIH. Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 La 17e Conférence mondiale sur le sida, la premi';re en Amérique latine, s‘est ouverte dimanche ŕ Mexico avec des discours vibrants demandant au monde de ne «jamais abandonner le combat». &la >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Les infirmi';res du Malawi qui travaillent avec les sidéens sont en moyenne responsables de 400malades. Pour 3 dollars par jour.

Un petit Suisse sur cinq est en surpoids. «Mais ce n‘est pas une raison pour leur administrer des pilules comm >>>


      LE LABEUR MONOTONE DES ATHLČTES CHINOIS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Les escrimeurs chinois n’ont pas tous choisi de pratiquer leur sport. «Dan Xue faisait du triple saut, discipline qu’elle avait choisie, mais on lui a expliqué qu’elle n’y avait aucun espoir et qu’elle devait donc aller voir ailleurs», raconte l’entraîneur français Christian Bauer. (photo: Keystone) ENTRA >>>


      LE LIBRE CHOIX DE L‘ÉCOLE DIVISE LES PARTIS POLITIQUES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     EDUCATION. Le PDC, qui présente trois variantes, s‘attend ŕ de fortes divergences internes.

Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Alors que la rentrée scolaire approche ŕ grands pas, la question du libre choix de l‘école refait surface. L‘UDC et le PDC >>>


      LE PRÉSIDENT DE L‘ANC RISQUE GROS POUR CORRUPTION
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     AFRIQUE DU SUD. Jacob Zuma affronte un proc';s crucial pour l‘avenir politique du pays.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Ils se sont rassemblés en masse aux abords du Tribunal de Pietermaritzburg, dans la province du KwaZulu–Natal, en Afrique du Sud, oů >>>


      LE TESSIN ET LA SUISSE: UNE INDIFFÉRENCE PASSIONNÉE (2/5). DES LOMBARDS DANS LA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Des Lombards dans la Suisse La révolution radicale de 183' ŕ Lugano. (photo: DR) Le Tessin, devenu canton en 1803, a d$'; s‘unir et se construire entre ses intéręts au nord et ses intéręts au sud.

Joëlle Kuntz Mardi 5 ao$'; >>>


      LES BANQUES CENTRALES FIGÉES ENTRE INFLATION ET RALENTISSEMENT
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     POLITIQUE MONETAIRE. La Réserve fédérale et la BCE laisseront leurs taux d‘intéręt inchangés cette semaine. Elles esp';rent que la détente des prix du pétrole freinera le renchérissement.

Myret Zaki Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Les banques centrales am >>>


      LES GRANDES AFFAIRES ÉCONOMIQUES DE LA SUISSE (4/6). SASEA, UNE FAILLITE Ŕ 2,5 MILLIARDS DE FRANCS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Sasea, une faillite ŕ 2,5 milliards de francs Florio Fiorini avait su s’entourer de personnes influentes. 8 février 1''3.

(photo: Keystone) JUSTICE. La chute de la banque d‘affaires a marqué la fin de l‘euphorie financi';re des an >>>


      LES RUSSES SALUENT «L‘HOMME QUI A OSÉ PARLER»
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Alexandre Soljenitsyne sera enterré mercredi ŕ Moscou. Alexandre Billette, Moscou Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 La plupart des Russes qui saluent la mémoire de l‘écrivain et dissident soviétique Alexandre Soljenitsyne se souviennent essentiellement de l‘homme qui aura dévoilé >>>


      LES SECRETS DU CHRONOMÉTRAGE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Starting–blocks de derni';re génération. Physiologiquement, il ne peut s’écouler moins d’un dixi';me de seconde entre le lancement du chrono et celui oů l’athl';te s’élance. (photo: DR) EVOLUTION. En charge de mesurer les performances des athl';tes depuis le >>>


      MORT D‘UN PROPHČTE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Alexandre Soljenitsyne.Dans son śuvre, il y a les bons, les justes, les humbles et les planqués, les apparatchiks, les beaux parleurs et les bourreaux.Chita, Russie, juin 1''4. (photo: Keystone) Athl';te de Dieu, athl';te de l‘écriture, dissident dont certaines positions ont >>>


      OASIS DE CONVIVIALITÉ (5).RUE DU PARADIS, UN CAVEAU BÉNIT BRAMOIS DE SES CRUS LOCAUX
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     VALAIS. L‘Amicale des encaveurs de Bramois marie bénévolat et passion des vins pour animer le village, au Caveau de la Poste.

Xavier Filliez Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 La vitrine du Caveau de la Poste donne rue du Paradis, qui est aussi la ruelle de quelques granges et fosses ŕ purin. A Bra >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. DU SIROP PLEIN LES YEUX
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Laetitia Mahrer Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Un bouquet de tulipes en pur plastique parsemé de paillettes fuchsia. Une Marilyn électrifiée qui sourit et qui clignote comme une baraque ŕ frites.

Trois galets. Deux petits nains de jardin. Et du sirop. Remplies de liquides aussi col >>>


      REMOUS DANS LA SÉLECTION DES CAVALIERS SUISSES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     SPORT Le Temps I Article Remous dans la sélection des cavaliers suisses HIPPISME. Alors que Beat Mändli doit déclarer forfait, Daniel Etter est écarté quelques jours avant de prendre l‘avion. Malaise au sein de l‘équipe helvétique.

Julie Conti Mardi 5 ao$';t >>>


      REPČRE. DOHA: LE BRÉSIL OFFRE LE B'4;TON ET LA CAROTTE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Rep';re. Ram Etwareea Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Les poussi';res de l‘échec, la semaine passée, de la conférence de Gen';ve qui visait ŕ relancer le Cycle de Doha ne sont pas encore retombées. Mais plus vite qu‘on ne pouvait le prévoir, les grands acteurs >>>


      ROMANDE ENERGIE INVESTIT EN ALLEMAGNE ET MISE SUR LE CHARBON
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Du charbon pour éclairer les Vaudois? Controverse. (photo: Keystone) ELECTRICITE. Le groupe vaudois engagera jusqu‘ŕ 36 millions de francs dans une centrale thermique utilisant une technologie tr';s polluante. Les Verts réagissent déjŕ.

Fabienne Bogadi Mardi 5 ao$'; >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. ANTHOCYANES, PIGMENTS FLEUR BLEUE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Les anthocyanes sont des pigments naturels présents dans la peau, ou pellicule, des raisins. Ce mot un brin compliqué, mais ŕ la douce sonorité lorsqu‘on le tourne en bouche, vient de deux racines grecques, évoquant les fl >>>


      SCULPTEUR D‘ORCHESTRE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Critique: Gergiev dirige Mahler ŕ Verbier. Jonas Pulver Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Cent musiciens au bout d‘un cure–dent. Dans la main droite de Valery Gergiev, cette minuscule baguette a la réputation de pouvoir modeler instantanément le son d‘un orchestre symphonique. Elle esquisse des >>>


      UBS PERD UN DE SES JURISTES VEDETTES
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     NEW YORK. David Aufhauser démissionne. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Le juriste en chef de la banque d‘investissement d‘UBS démissionne. David Aufhauser quittera le numéro un bancaire suisse ŕ la fin du mois de septembre.

Une porte–parole du groupe a >>>


      UN MORALISTE HUMANISTE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Isabelle Rüf Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Alexandre Soljenitsyne est mort sur la terre russe qu‘il aimait par–dessus tout, terreau d‘une śuvre ŕ sa dimension. Une terre oů il est revenu en 1''4 apr';s un long exil américain, quand la condition qu‘il avait mi >>>


      VON ROLL PROFITE DE LA FORTE DEMANDE ÉNERGÉTIQUE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     INDUSTRIE. Le groupe zurichois actif dans l‘isolation croît grâce ŕ sa présence en Asie.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 Dix mois apr';s le rachat de la société chinoise Shenzhen Mica, Von Roll profite pleinement de la demande en énergie sur le >>>


      «L‘EUTHANASIE ACTIVE CONSTITUE UN MEURTRE»
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     EMS. Ils formaient un couple apparemment uni. Mais, d‘apr';s l‘enquęte, il ne supportait plus de la voir souffrir d‘un Alzheimer. Retour sur un drame de la vieillesse avec Jean Martin, médecin et spécialiste de l‘éthique.

Etienne Dubuis Mardi 5 ao$';t 2 >>>


      «LA STABILITÉ MULTISÉCULAIRE DE LA VIE HELVČTE»
      Le Temps, 05-08-2008
     Eléonore Sulser Mardi 5 ao$';t 2008 «Un ętre humain ressemble ŕ une plante. Lorsqu‘on l‘arrache d‘un lieu et qu‘on le rejette au loin, cela dérange des centaines de racines minuscules et de centres nerveux», déclare–t–il ŕ la presse en >>>


      ANTHRAX SUSPECT CONNECTED TO PRINCETON SORORITY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     5, 2008; 6:23 AM WASHINGTON –– One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the anthrax scare of 2001 _ why the anthrax–laced letters were dropped off at a mailbox in New Jersey _ may be connected to a sorority chapter at Princeton University.

Bruce Ivins‘ decades–long obsession with t >>>


      BUSH ARRIVES IN SEOUL, FACES LARGE ANTI–U.S. PROTEST
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush arrived in South Korea on Tuesday for talks focused on North Korea, his visit likely to be marked by anti–U.S. protests even though some disputes with his host have largely been put aside.

Bush received a surprise boost when an estimated 15,000 people >>>


      CHENEY‘S ROLE AT GOP CONVENTION A QUESTION
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Will he or won‘t he? Vice President Dick Cheney is one of the nation‘s most prominent Republicans, but there are doubts about whether he will attend the GOP convention.

Cheney press secretary Megan Mitchell left the question open on Tuesday, saying Cheney‘s schedule h >>>


      GAS PRICES APPLY BRAKES TO SUBURBAN MIGRATION
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     That 1'58 brick rambler inside the Beltway is suddenly looking a lot better to Dawn and Jeff Schaefer, who are buying their first house in Northern Virginia.

Not too long ago, they were looking farther out –– for a newer house, a bigger yard and all the amenities. But no more. "You get less >>>


      MARINES ORDERED TO STAY LONGER IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority, according to a senior military official.

In addition, Defense Secretary Rob >>>


      MARTIAN SOIL MAY CONTAIN DETRIMENTAL SUBSTANCE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– NASA‘s Phoenix spacecraft has detected the presence of a chemically reactive salt in the Martian soil, a finding that if confirmed could make it less friendly to potential life than once believed.

Scientists previously reported that the soil near Mars‘ north pole was simil >>>


      MCCAIN NUKE VISIT SHOWS PROS, CONS OF TECHNOLOGY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     RAPID CITY, S.D. –– John McCain‘s visit to a nuclear power plant, the first in recent history by a presidential candidate, highlights the promise and peril of a technology that is a key component of his sweeping plan to help the country overcome its energy crisis.

The Enrico Fermi Nuclear Plan >>>


      OHIO INMATE SAYS HE‘S TOO FAT FOR EXECUTION
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     COLUMBUS, Ohio –– A death row inmate scheduled for execution says he‘s too fat to be put to death, claiming executioners would have trouble finding his veins and that his weight could diminish the effectiveness of one of the lethal injection drugs.

Lawyers for Richard Cooey argue in a federal >>>


      PAKISTANI WOMAN CHARGED IN NY WITH SOLDIER ATTACK
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– An MIT–educated Pakistani woman once identified as a possible al–Qaida associate has been brought to New York to face charges she tried to kill U.S. agents and military officers during an interrogation in Afghanistan, federal prosecutors said.

Aafia Siddiqui, who was shot and >>>


      SOURCE: GOTTI ARRESTED ON MURDER CONSPIRACY CHARGE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– John A. "Junior" Gotti has been arrested on charges linking him to three New York murders, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Gotti, 44, was arrested by the FBI at his Long Island home. Federal authorities in Tampa, Fla., are expected to announce a racketeering indictment >>>


      TEXAS–LA. COAST BEGIN TO FEEL TROPICAL STORM
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     GALVESTON, Texas –– The winds were beginning to pick up and the surfs were rising in Galveston early Tuesday as Tropical Storm Edouard closed in on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Meanwhile, rain bands and tropical storm force winds were spreading across coastal Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     AM –– Tropical Storm Edouard was churning through the northern Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday and was expected to veer north, likely making landfall at near–hurricane strength near Galveston, Texas. Southern Texas was forecast to get 3 to 5 inches of rain.

A low pressure system moving through th >>>


      U.S. PANEL QUESTIONS PROSTATE SCREENING
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     The blood test that millions of men undergo each year to check for prostate cancer leads to so much unnecessary anxiety, surgery and complications that doctors should stop testing elderly men, and it remains unclear whether the screening is worthwhile for younger men, a federal task force concluded yesterday.

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      VIOLENT STORMS CAUSE DAMAGE IN ILL. AND IND.
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     CHICAGO –– Severe thunderstorms plowed across the Midwest during the night, ripping roofs from buildings, chasing people to shelter and blacking out thousands of homes and businesses.

One death was blamed on the storms in Indiana late Monday. By midmorning Tuesday, storms with locally heavy rain sti >>>


      ALASKANS FOR OBAMA: A RARE DEMOCRATIC PUSH IN THE LAST FRONTIER
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     ANCHORAGE –– In what might be the fullest realization of Barack Obama‘s pledge to run hard in parts of the country largely untouched by presidential campaigning, the Democrat‘s Alaska operation is making plans for organizers to hopscotch the state‘s vast and sparsely populated interior by b >>>


      ANTHRAX DRYER A KEY TO PROBE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     Staff WritersTuesday, August 5, 2008; A01 Bruce E. Ivins, the government‘s leading suspect in the 2001 anthrax killings, borrowed from a bioweapons lab that fall freeze–drying equipment that allows scientists to quickly convert wet germ cultures into dry spores, according to sources briefed on the case.
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      AT RECESS, A LITTLE ONE–SIDED DODGEBALL
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     House Republicans can‘t seem to make up their minds. Eighteen times over the past '0 days, the minority tried, unsuccessfully, to force the House to adjourn. Now the House has finally adjourned –– for a five–week recess, no less –– and Republicans are demanding that the chamber be >>>


      CITING ‘DIRE‘ PROGNOSIS, NOVAK RETIRES IMMEDIATELY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     C03 Columnist Robert D. Novak is retiring immediately because of a dim prognosis in his battle against a brain tumor.

Novak, 77, a conservative Chicago Sun–Times political commentator whose columns are syndicated nationwide, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last week and was admitted to Brigham and Women& >>>


      HOUSE DEMOCRATS SEEK LESS–RIGID D.C. GUN LAWS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     By Mary Beth Sheridan and Paul DugganWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, August 5, 2008; B01 Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have agreed to allow a vote next month on a bill that would end local handgun control in the District, making it easier for D.C. residents to acquire pistols, including s >>>


      IN ALASKA, PRAISE FOR SEN. STEVENS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     Last week, President Bush‘s Justice Department announced that Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska had been indicted on federal corruption charges. Yesterday, the two men came together at a military base in Stevens‘s state, where Bush warmly praised the Senate‘s longest–serving Republican.

"T >>>


      JUNE INFLATION DRAGS ON SHOPPERS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     Consumers‘ buying power was dragged down by inflation in June, according to data released yesterday by the Commerce Department, dealing another blow to a retail industry already beset by economic woes.

In current dollars, consumers spent 0.6 percent more in June than during the previous month. But after a >>>


      LAWMAKERS SEEK DATA ON TARGETED ONLINE ADS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     By Ellen NakashimaWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 5, 2008; D03 The House Energy and Commerce Committee is expanding its inquiry into potential privacy violations of online advertising that is targeted based on consumers‘ Web–surfing activities.

The lawmakers have written to 33 telecommun >>>


      MORTGAGE GROUP‘S NEXT LEADER BRINGS ALL KINDS OF EXPERIENCE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     The man who will soon head the Mortgage Bankers Association is not just a veteran of the mortgage business. He is also a person who has felt the industry‘s pain. Personally.

John A. Courson, who will take over as president of the association next year –– lately a million–dollar–a&n >>>


      OBAMA URGES OPENING UP OIL RESERVES
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     By Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael D. ShearWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, August 5, 2008; A04 LANSING, Mich., Aug. 4 –– Sen. Barack Obama called Monday for using oil from the nation‘s strategic reserves to lower gasoline prices, the second time in less than a week that he has modified a position on >>>


      THE BOOK ON THE SHELF
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     BOULDER, Colo. –– On an average day when I am here, I amble over to the Boulder Book Store. Often, I simply browse –– it‘s a very good bookstore

–– and sometimes I buy something, but mostly I just like the feel of the place. It has a cafe and lots of specialized section >>>


      THE UNAVOIDABLE ISSUE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     Last week‘s dust–up over race between John McCain and Barack Obama was entirely disappointing. Obama spoke first about how his opponents would try to "make you scared of me," noting that he "doesn‘t look like all those other presidents" on our currency. What Obama said was true, but >>>


      THROWN OFF THE BUS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     AM KANSAS CITY–– While the traveling press corps was shipped off to a barbecue restaurant here, John McCain charmed his way through an interview with a local TV reporter. Surae Chinn of KCTV posed such less–than–penetrating questions as "How important is Missouri?" and "Have you ch >>>


      TOMATO GROWERS SEEING RED
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     While throwing a few rotten tomatoes at U.S. regulators might help ease growers‘ pain, those involved in the latest salmonella epidemic would prefer cash for their trouble.

After weeks of implicating domestic tomatoes in an outbreak of Salmonella saintpaul, federal food–safety sleuths shifted the sp >>>


      WHO‘S RAISING RACE?
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     I‘m confident that Sen. Lindsey Graham and the rest of John McCain‘s front–line surrogates know full well what messages they‘re sending about Barack Obama and race. On the off chance that they –– or, more likely, some of the white voters they‘re trying to reach –– do >>>


      ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     ON FEB. 18, 1'74, this newspaper published an essay, " Live Not by Lies," by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who with his writings and dauntless moral courage had shaken Soviet power as no other individual had done. Written six days earlier, probably hours before the Soviet secret police broke into his Moscow apar >>>


      ATTACK KILLS 16 POLICE DAYS BEFORE THE OLYMPICS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     URUMQI, China –– In an audacious and deadly attack just days ahead of the Beijing Olympics, two men from a mainly Muslim ethnic group rammed a truck and hurled explosives at jogging policemen in China‘s restive far west Monday, killing 16.

The attack in a city near the Afghanistan–Pakist >>>


      ATTACK THAT KILLED 16 IN CHINA IS CALLED TERRORISM
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     By Jill DrewWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 5, 2008; A10 KASHGAR, China, Aug. 5 –– Authorities said they were treating a brazen attack that left 16 police officers dead and 16 others injured Monday as a terrorist strike, China‘s state–run media reported. The two men arrested after >>>


      BUSH KICKS OFF ASIA TRIP WITH VISIT TO S. KOREA
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     SEOUL, South Korea –– President Bush is kicking off his Asian trip with a visit to a new friend while seeking solutions to sticky issues old and new.

Air Force One landed Tuesday evening at a military airport near the South Korean capital, Seoul. Bush‘s official schedule starts Wednesday, when >>>


      BUSH SAYS IT‘S ‘IMPORTANT TO ENGAGE‘ CHINA
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     A01 ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Aug. 4 –– Three days before he is set to arrive in Beijing for the Olympics, President Bush offered a mixed assessment of China‘s role in the world, praising its efforts to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran, expressing disappointment about its recent move to h >>>


      BUSH SEES COMMON GROUND WITH MALIKI ON TROOP REDUCTIONS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     6:56 AM SEOUL, Aug 5 –– President Bush said Monday he sees little distance between himself and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki on how to approach troop reductions in Iraq, dismissing the suggestion that Maliki had effectively endorsed Sen. Barack Obama‘s plan to withdraw all U.S. combat brig >>>


      CASE AGAINST BIN LADEN‘S DRIVER GOES TO THE JURY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 4 –– A military jury began deliberations Monday in the war crimes trial of Osama bin Laden‘s former driver, a case that poses the first test of the Bush administration‘s controversial military commission system.

The six uniformed officers deliberated for 45 min >>>


      CLINTON: WIDEN AIDS EFFORT IN U.S.
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     By Ceci ConnollyWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 5, 2008; A02 MEXICO CITY, Aug. 4 –– Fresh off a whirlwind tour of AIDS programs across Africa, former president Bill Clinton said Monday that new U.S. figures highlight the need for fresh attention to the disease at home, particularly among African >>>


      DOMINANT LEE HELPS INDIANS KEEP RAYS AT BAY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     MIAMI (Reuters) – The Cleveland Indians continued their domination of the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5–2 victory on Monday, the loss bringing to an end the American League East leader‘s five–game winning streak.

Cliff Lee tied the major league lead with his 15th win of the season as the India >>>


      FROSTBITTEN SURVIVOR OF K2 DISASTER REACHES CAMP
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Limping through ice on frostbitten feet, the last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 climbers on K2 reached base camp Tuesday as clouds and snow prevented a helicopter rescue.

"Now I really realize that everyone here has died," said Marco Conforto >>>


      GAZANS‘ ACCESS TO CARE FAULTED
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     A06 JERUSALEM, Aug. 4 –– Israel‘s domestic security service requires Gazans who wish to enter Israel for medical treatment to submit to detailed interviews about their knowledge of political and militant groups, according to Physicians for Human Rights–Israel, a nonprofit group based in Tel Aviv. >>>


      IRAN SET TO RESPOND TO OFFER OF INCENTIVES IN NUCLEAR DISPUTE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     5, 2008; A08 Iran will present a formal response today to an offer of incentives by world powers in exchange for suspending its nuclear enrichment program, U.S. and European officials said. But they expressed little expectation of a positive reply.

Chief Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili told European Union forei >>>


      IRAN SUBMITS NUCLEAR LETTER, NO MENTION OF FREEZE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – A letter from Iran to world powers does not mention the idea of freezing Tehran‘s nuclear work, an Iranian official said on Tuesday –– a step the West demanded to avert more U.N. sanctions.

Six world powers have offered to refrain from steps to impose more U.N. sanctio >>>


      NOBEL WINNER CHRONICLED TYRANNY OF SOVIET UNION
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn, 8', the Russian writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature whose pitiless and searching chronicles of Soviet tyranny made him a symbol of freedom and the durability of the human spirit, died yesterday in Moscow.

A son told the Associated Press that he died of heart failur >>>


      PHILIPPINE COURT BLOCKS ACCORD
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     MANILA, Aug. 4 –– The Philippine Supreme Court, acting on a petition by Christian politicians, on Monday blocked the signing of a key accord granting an expanded southern homeland to minority Muslims as part of a deal to end decades of bloody Islamist rebellion.

The Philippine government and the reb >>>


      REPORT: UK TROOPS CUT DEAL AND AVOIDED IRAQ BATTLE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     LONDON –– A secret deal with an Iran–backed militia kept British forces out of a battle in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, leaving U.S. and Iraqi forces to fight alone, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Ministry of Defense denied any deal was struck and said it held back to ensure that the operation >>>


      RUSSIA‘S HEROIC LITERARY CURMUDGEON
      Washington Post, 05-08-2008
     By Peter FinnWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, August 5, 2008; A06 MOSCOW, Aug. 4 –– In the last years of his long and stubbornly contrarian life, Alexander Solzhenitsyn finally found a political system he could embrace: Vladimir Putin‘s Russia.

"Putin inherited a ransacked and bewi >>>



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