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      AILLEURS. LA CENDRILLON DES MASCAREIGNES
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Des ourites s';chent, les tentacules bercés par le vent. Les poulpes font partie intégrante de la cuisine locale. (photo: V. de Graffenried) EVASION. Méconnue, l‘île Rodrigues, située en plein cśur de l‘océan Indien, vaut le détour. Bien moins visitée que >>>


      ANDRÉ COMTE–SPONVILLE: «TENDRE Ŕ UNE VIE PLUS HUMAINE»
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     André Comte– Sponville, philosophe français, membre du Comité consultatif national d‘éthique.

Valérie Fromont Samedi 10 janvier 200' Le Temps: De plus en plus de gens tendent ŕ percevoir la philosophie comme une mani';re de se soigner. Est–ce une id >>>


      APRČS LE PSY, LA PHILOTHÉRAPIE?
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     • La philosophie sort de l‘université pour aider ŕ mieux vivre et s‘orienter. • La Suisse alémanique compte déjŕ une vingtaine de cabinets de consultation philosophique.

• Mais la philo reste impuissante ŕ guérir les maladies psychiques. Valérie Fromont Samedi >>>


      BERNARD SCHUMACHER:«UN DÉCENTREMENT DE SOI»
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Bernard Schumacher× organise depuis 2005 une «Cure de philosophie pour cadres».

Valérie Fromont Samedi 10 janvier 200' Le Temps: Que viennent chercher les managers dans vos ateliers de philosophie?

Bernard Schumacher: Souvent, ils ont déjŕ un grand bagage de formati >>>


      BON APPÉTIT. LES CAPUCINES DES JOURS D‘HIVER
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Bon appétit. Maxime Pietri Samedi 10 janvier 200' Les flonflons des repas de fęte sont derri';re nous, mais en regardant l‘aiguille du p';se–personne nous pouvons vérifier un dicton américain perfide: «2 seconds on the lips, 20 years on the hips×» (ou >>>


      CANCER DU SEIN: NAISSANCE D‘UN BÉBÉ DE L‘ESPOIR
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     GENES. Premi';re en Grande–Bretagne dans l‘utilisation du diagnostic préimplantatoire. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Samedi 10 janvier 200' Une Britannique a donné naissance au premier bébé ayant fait l‘objet en Grande–Bretagne d‘un diagnostic préimplantato >>>


      DIDIER CUCHE: «EN CE MOMENT, IL EXISTE UNE CONCURRENCE INTERNE VRAIMENT SAINE»
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Questions ŕ Didier Cuche, skieur suisse, actuel 3e de la Coupe du monde de géant.

Isabelle Musy, Adelboden Samedi 10 janvier 200' Avec Daniel Albrecht en leader de la Coupe du monde de géant et deux autres

– Cuche et Janka – dans les cinq premiers, l‘armada suisse p >>>


      EVELINE WIDMER–SCHLUMPF: «NE NOUS LAN'';ONS PAS DANS L‘INCONNU!»
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     VOTATIONS. La conseill';re fédérale juge qu‘un non ŕ la libre circulation créerait de l‘insécurité.

Le Temps Samedi 10 janvier 200' La cheffe du Département fédéral de justice et police est convaincue que la voie bilatérale, certes diffic >>>


      FRIBOURG ET LA 2E ENFANTINE, UN VOTE Ŕ 60 MILLIONS
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     FRIBOURG. Le 8 février, le peuple se prononcera sur une aide en faveur des communes.

François Mauron Samedi 10 janvier 200' Le vote ne devrait ętre qu‘une simple formalité, mais Isabelle Chassot le sait bien: on n‘est jamais trop prudent. Hier, la directrice fribourgeoise de >>>


      GENČVE LAISSE LE CHAMP LIBRE Ŕ DIEUDONNÉ
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     POLEMIQUE. L‘Etat autorise le spectacle. Sandra Moro Samedi 10 janvier 200' Dieudonné ne sera pas interdit de sc';ne ŕ Gen';ve. Le ministre Laurent Moutinot, chef des Institutions du canton, a annoncé vendredi qu‘il n‘interdirait pas le spectacle de l‘humoriste >>>


      GRISÉLIDIS RÉAL, LE DERNIER REPOS AUX CÔTÉS DE CALVIN
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Grisélidis Réal. La pasionaria des prostituées est décédée en 2005. (photo: DR) GENEVE. Apr';s avoir refusé d‘inhumer la prostituée militante dans le prestigieux cimeti';re des Rois, la municipalité fait volte–face.

Cynthia Gani Samedi 10 >>>


      IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS. LA SUPPLIQUE D‘UN FANTÔME
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Il était une fois. Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 10 janvier 200' Le fantôme de Payerne est revenu, dans un livre de Jacques Chessex, Un juif pour l‘exemple. Le syndic du lieu en est embarrassé et voudrait le chasser. Pourquoi, dit Michel Roulin, remuer un «fait divers» du passé au li >>>


      L‘ARMÉE DE CHÔMEURS GROSSIT PLUS VITE QUE PRÉVU AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     TRAVAIL. Le pays a perdu des emplois en 2008 comme jamais depuis 1'45: les chiffres officiels publiés vendredi donnent un nouvel aperçu des difficultés de la premi';re puissance mondiale.

Luis Lema, New York Samedi 10 janvier 200' On attendait ces deux chiffres: un demi–mill >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE SULFUREUSE D‘UN TRAITÉ ATHÉE QUI N‘EXISTAIT PAS
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     RELIGION. Le «Traité des trois imposteurs» a été une légende pendant cinq si';cles avant d‘ętre enfin publié. Un historien raconte sa gen';se.

Patricia Briel Samedi 10 janvier 200' Ces derni';res années, l‘affirmation de plus >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. BUS DE LA GUÉGUERRE ATHÉES–CROYANTS
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     L‘histoire. François Musseau, Madrid Samedi 10 janvier 200' Qu‘il s‘agisse de le glorifier ou de nier son existence, Dieu est au cśur d‘une partie de ping–pong médiatique visant, d‘un côté, ŕ mobiliser l‘armée de ses fid';les et, de >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. ALAIN BERSET: «AVEC DES PROJETS POUR 4 Ŕ 5 MILLIARDS Ŕ COURT TERME, ON PEUT STIMULER L‘ÉCONOMIE SUISSE»
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     «Assainir l‘assurance chômage? Un mauvais signal» Affable et pugnace ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article «Avec des projets pour 4 ŕ 5 milliards ŕ court terme, on peut stimuler l‘économie suisse» Alain Berset: «Pr';s de 10000 francs par habitant ont é >>>


      L‘OFFENSIVE DE L‘ARMÉE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HAMAS. RÉSOLUTION DE COMPROMIS POUR FAIRE PATIENTER
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Treize membres d’une męme famille tués lors d’un raid aérien contre un bâtiment du Hamas. L’ONU appelle ŕ la création d’une enquęte «indépendante et transparente» sur les violations du droit international. (photo: AFP) PROCHE–ORIENT. Israël ignore l‘appel du Conse >>>


      L‘UKRAINE VIOLE GRAVEMENT SES OBLIGATIONS, DIT LA SOCIÉTÉ SUISSE QUI LUI LIVRE SON GAZ
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     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 >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. NESTLÉ PČSE SUR LA TENDANCE
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Nestlé p';se sur la tendance La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Samedi 10 janvier 200' A la veille du week–end, le marché suisse s‘est replié, alors que l‘économie américaine a perdu 2.6 millions d‘emplois en 2 >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE D‘YVES PAQUIER. PINOT GRIS CARDONA 2007, AOC CHARDONNE, JEAN–FRAN'';OIS NEYROUD–FONJALLAZ
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     La bouteille d‘Yves Paquier. Patricia Briel Samedi 10 janvier 200' Yves Paquier n‘aime pas le terme «consultant». Il préf';re se définir comme «communicant en vin». Sa formation pédagogique lui a donné les outils nécessaires pour transmettre sa pas >>>


      LA DÉSUNION ÉLECTORALE DE LA DROITE NEUCH'4;TELOISE
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     NEUCHATEL. Les partis bourgeois devraient partir en ordre dispersé pour l‘élection au Grand Conseil.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Samedi 10 janvier 200' L‘UDC et le Parti libéral–radical (PLR) d‘un côté. Le Parti démocrate–chrétien de l‘au >>>


      LA FOIRE AUX FANTASMES DU MERCATO D‘HIVER
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     L’international allemand Lukas Podolski (23 ans) veut quitter le Bayern Munich, oů il joue peu. Les bruits de vestiaires l’envoient ŕ Cologne, au Real Madrid, voire ŕ l’Olympique Marseille. La somme de transfert supposée varie du simple au double. (photo: Keystone) FOOTBALL. Le marché des transf >>>


      LA LIBRE CIRCULATION EN QUESTION (1/2). EVELINE WIDMER–SCHLUMPF: «IL FAUT DISCUTER DE FAITS ET NON D‘ÉMOTIONS»
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Eveline Widmer–Schlumpf: «S’il fallait tout renégocier, nous n’obtiendrions rien de mieux.» (photo: Véronique Botteron) VOTATION. Afflux massif de Roumains, de Roms, accentuation de la crise: Eveline Widmer–Schlumpf juge ces craintes infondées.

Bernard Wuthrich et Valérie de Graf >>>


      LA LIBRE CIRCULATION EN QUESTION (2/2). LE PREMIER SONDAGE DONNE UNE LÉGČRE AVANCE AU OUI, MAIS TOUT RESTE OUVERT
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     PRONOSTICS. Une enquęte de la SSR donne 4'% d‘intentions de vote en faveur de la reconduction et de l‘extension de la libre circulation, le 8 février, contre 40% de non. La crise ne semble pas, pour l‘instant, fondamentalement déterminante.

Valentine Zubler, Berne Samedi 10 >>>


      LA SEMAINE. LA SAGESSE COMME RÉSULTAT DE LA CRISE?
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     La semaine. Beat Kappeler Samedi 10 janvier 200' La sagesse, la parcimonie et des politiques écologiques seront le résultat de la crise. En plus, l‘Europe sera raffermie et une gouvernance mondiale s‘esquisse. Tels sont les pronostics de nombreux penseurs et philosophes au début de cette a >>>


      LE DIABLE DE RETOUR AUX ORMONTS
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Igor Stravinski compose au chalet «Les Foug';res». L’artiste passe l’été 1'17 aux Diablerets, entraîné par le chef Ernest Ansermet.

Agrandir l‘image VAUD. «L‘Histoire du soldat», le chef–d‘śuvre du tandem Ramuz–Stravinski, est jou >>>


      LE DOUBLE JEU GAZIER DE KIEV, UN PROBLČME POUR L‘UE
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Richard Werly Samedi 10 janvier 200' L‘interruption des livraisons de gaz russe vers l‘Europe confirme l‘instabilité byzantine et l‘opacité des mécanismes de décision en Ukraine.

Otages du géant russe Gazprom, détenteur du pouvoir ultime d‘approvis >>>


      LE MAZOUT EST REDEVENU L‘ÉNERGIE DE CHAUFFAGE LA MEILLEUR MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     CONSOMMATION. Le prix du gasoil est ŕ son plus bas depuis vingt mois. François Pilet Samedi 10 janvier 200' Le prix du mazout a dégringolé de 21% en décembre, selon les chiffres de l‘Office fédéral de la statistique publiés jeudi. Les tarifs avaient déjŕ fondu >>>


      LE MOIS DE JANVIER, UN INDICATEUR FIABLE POUR L‘ENSEMBLE DE L‘ANNÉE
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     MARCHES. Parfois dénigré, l‘«effet de janvier» se vérifie pourtant bien au–delŕ du simple hasard. Les cinq premi';res séances de l‘exercice méritent d‘ętre scrutées avec la plus grande attention.

Yves Hulmann, Zurich Samedi 10 j >>>


      LE NEZ DEHORS
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Marion Moussadek Samedi 10 janvier 200' Course de chiens de traîneau • Vingt–sept stations du domaine franco–suisse accueillent 25mushers parmi les meilleurs au monde pour une course, «La grande Odyssée», de plus de 800 km au total. Depuis sa premi';re édition, en janvi >>>


      LES DOUTES GRANDISSENT SUR LA FRÉNÉSIE DE RÉFORMES DE NICOLAS SARKOZY
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     FRANCE. Le signe d‘un volontarisme intact ou une fuite en avant destinée ŕ masquer la fin de la «rupture»? Interrogations.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Samedi 10 janvier 200' Et une réforme de plus, une! Vendredi, Nicolas Sarkozy a détaillé son projet de réorganisati >>>


      MEURTRIER PRÉSUMÉ D‘UNE SUISSESSE MIS EN EXAMEN
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     REGIONS Le Temps I Article Meurtrier présumé d‘une Suissesse mis en examen HAUTE–SAVOIE. La victime avait été tuée le 1' décembre dernier ŕ Saint–Julien–en–Genevois.

Christian Lecomte Samedi 10 janvier 200' L‘homme placé en gard >>>


      RABATTRE DES CLIENTS VERS MADOFF, UNE ACTIVITÉ «TRČS RENTABLE»
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     FRAUDE. La justice s‘intéresse aux commissions perçues par les fonds relais du courtier new–yorkais.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Samedi 10 janvier 200' Le scandale entourant la personne de Bernard Madoff a jusque–lŕ masqué combien les firmes travaillant avec lui s&ls >>>


      REPČRE. M–BUDGET SE RETROUVE PRIVÉ DE PUB
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Rep';re. Philippe Gumy Samedi 10 janvier 200' M–Budget a semble–t–il perdu son statut de marque emblématique chez Migros.

Les fętes estampillées du label bon marché avaient déjŕ été abandonnées l‘an dernier, presque en catimini. Le >>>


      SUSPENSE SUR LES LIVRAISONS DE GAZ RUSSE AUX VINGT–SEPT
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Vladimir Poutine avec le patron de Gazprom, Alexeď Miller. Le premier ministre russe recevra ce samedi son homologue tch';que Mirek Topolanek. (photo: Keystone) ENERGIE. L‘envoi d‘observateurs chargés de vérifier le transit du gaz en Ukraine a été approuvé. Reste ŕ >>>


      SÉBASTIEN BUEMI, LE SALAIRE D‘UN TALENT OBSTINÉ
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Sébastien Buemi pilotera une Toro Rosso ŕ partir du Grand Prix d‘Australie, le 2' mars. (photo: Keystone) FORMULE 1. Le jeune Vaudois a paraphé un contrat de titulaire au sein de l‘écurie Toro Rosso. Portrait d‘un néophyte qui a déjŕ tout d‘un grand.

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      VILLAGE PEOPLE. LES ONGLES NOIRS DE RACHIDA
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Village people. Stéphane Bonvin Samedi 10 janvier 200' La non–mariée était en noir. Il a fallu qu‘une de mes coll';gues, plus fine mouche que moi, me le fasse voir. Et vous, l‘aviez–vous remarquée?

Je parle de la tenue dans laquelle Rachida Dati a mis en s >>>


      VIVALDI, SUPERSTAR DE L‘OPÉRA
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Antonio Vivaldi. Le compositeur était de constitution fragile. Il avait des crises d’asthme. Il a tr';s vite renoncé ŕ dire la messe. Il ne pouvait pas marcher beaucoup et voyageait en carrosse. (photo: DR) CLASSIQUE. Connu pour ses «Quatre Saisons», le compositeur vénitien revien >>>


      VUE SUR LE MONDE. LE PAYSAGE APRČS LA BATAILLE
      Le Temps, 10-01-2009
     Vue sur le monde. Bernard Guetta Samedi 10 janvier 200' Et ensuite? Apr';s ce bain de sang, ŕ quoi ressemblera le Proche–Orient?

La question se pose d‘ores et déjŕ car, sauf improbable ouverture d‘un nouveau front, au nord, par le Hezbollah libanais, trois raisons in >>>


      INVESTORS KEEP AN EYE ON FINANCIAL RESULTS
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Khalil Hanware | Arab News JEDDAH/AMMAN: Saudi shares led regional recovery with the Tadawul All–Share Index (TASI) gaining 10.8 percent last week. The index closed at 5,322.22 points compared with the market’s close on Dec. 31, 2008 at 4,802.'' points.

TASI was one of the worst performers among t >>>


      SAUDI–BRITISH YOUTH FORUM SET FOR JEDDAH AND RIYADH
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Arab News JEDDAH: The second Saudi–British Youth Forum will be held in Jeddah and Riyadh Jan. 10–16 with 48 young men and women from Saudi Arabia and Britain participating.

The International Commerce Committee (ICC) of the Saudi Council of Chambers (SCC) will organize the 7–day event in collab >>>


      ENSURE VICTORY
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Sheikh Saud bin Ibrahim Al–Shuraim, imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, yesterday urged the world’s Muslim leaders to do whatever they can for the victory of their brethren in Gaza against the Israeli forces.

«It is the responsibility of Muslim leaders, rulers, >>>


      IDEA TO INTRODUCE EXPRESS–LINE GETS GOOD RESPONSE
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Muhammad Al–Sheikh | Arab News YANBU: A number of government departments, officials, citizens and expatriates have welcomed an Arab News suggestion to establish an express–line to fast–track paperwork at government offices, such as the Passport and Traffic Departments, which are frequented by huge numb >>>


      INDIAN WORKER FOUND DEAD IN AL–JOUF
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Abdulaziz Abdul Wahid | Arab News AL–JOUF: An Indian worker died yesterday in Abou Ajram center, 50 km from Domat Al–Jandal.

The worker, who is an employee of a mining company, was found dead in his room at the company’s housing facility. Co–workers called the authorities after discovering the >>>


      MAKKAH WILL BE DEVELOPED AS ROLE MODEL, SAYS PRINCE KHALED
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News Prince Khaled Al–Faisal JEDDAH: The new Makkah development strategy aims to make the holy city a role model for the Kingdom and the Islamic world, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al–Faisal told reporters recently, adding that the implementation of the strategy has already started.
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      OFFICIALS SEIZE EXPIRED DRUGS IN TAIF RAID
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Sulaiman Al–Diyabi | Arab News TAIF: Health officials seized quantities of medicines with expired dates from several private clinics during an inspection in Taif yesterday, Saeed Al–Zahrani, spokesman of the health administration in Taif, told Arab News.

«The surprise inspection team under Ahm >>>


      POLICEMAN EXECUTED FOR RAPING EXPAT
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Arab News JEDDAH: A traffic police officer in Riyadh was executed yesterday after he was convicted of kidnapping an expatriate man, raping him and taking away his money at gunpoint, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry identified the criminal as Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al–Oq >>>


      SULTAN IN MOROCCO
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Arab News JEDDAH: Crown Prince Sultan arrived in Morocco yesterday to recuperate after he underwent medical tests in New York, the Royal Court said, adding that the outcome of the medical tests were satisfactory. The crown prince would return to New York to follow up on the treatment, the Saudi Press Agency said quoting >>>


      3–DAY–OLD OIL STRIKE IN INDIA ENDS
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Nilofar Suhrawardy | Arab News NEW DELHI: Petroleum Minister Murli Deora has told reporters that a three–day–old strike by about 55,000 white collar workers at state–run oil companies has ended. Officials and news reports had said earlier yesterday that the strike had caused a severe fuel shortage in I >>>


      ASIA’S LARGEST NAVAL ACADEMY OPENED
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     M. Ashraf | Arab News EZHIMALA, Kerala: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has launched the premier officer–training establishment of the Indian Navy, billed as the largest in Asia, on the sprawling 2452–acre campus in this remote Kerala village.

Commencing June 200', all officers inducted into th >>>


      BILL PLANNED TO END CASTE DISCRIMINATION AT TEMPLES
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     M. Ashraf | Arab News THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala’s government is preparing to move a bill in the assembly ending caste discrimination at hundreds of Hindu temples in the southern state.

The draft bill prepared by Kerala Law Reforms Commission headed by eminent jurist Justice VR Krishna Iyer also wants to establ >>>


      BORDER SITUATION FRAGILE: GILANI
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Azhar Masood | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Terming the situation on the Pakistan–India border as «fragile» in the wake of the Mumbai terror strikes, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani yesterday said this country wants to resolve all issues through dialogue and does not want any escalation in tension.

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      CHILDREN IN THE FIRING LINE
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     AP GAZA CITY: Tiny bodies lying side by side wrapped in white burial shrouds. The cherubic face of a dead preschooler sticking up from the rubble of her home.

A man cradling a wounded boy in a chaotic emergency room after Israel shelled a UN school.

Children, who make up more than half of crowded Gaza’ >>>


      CORRALLED INTO A ‘SAFE HOUSE’ AND BOMBED
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Agencies JERUSALEM: The United Nations yesterday cited witnesses as saying Israeli forces moved about 110 Palestinians into a house, told them to stay inside, and later shelled it repeatedly, killing about 30 people.

The Israeli Army said it had no knowledge of such an incident but was investigating. The UN rep >>>


      GAZA WAR DEFERS ROW OVER ABBAS PRESIDENCY
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Mohammed Mar’i | Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank: The ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip deferred for sometime the row between rival Fatah and Hamas over Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ term in office, which expired yesterday.

Abbas was elected as president of the Palestinian Authority in January 2005 >>>


      HALT GAZA POGROM NOW!
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     M. Ashraf | Arab News EZHIMALA, Kerala: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reiterated India’s commitment to the «just Palestinian cause» and called for immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza. «I strongly condemn the hostilities taking place in Gaza and express dismay at the unfortunate killing of hu >>>


      MAHARASHTRA’S NEW SECURITY COUNCIL DRAWS CRITICISM
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Shahid Burney | Arab News MUMBAI: The 66–member Maharashtra State Security Council (SSC) formed after the November terror attacks in Mumbai has turned into a big joke with bureaucrats referring to it as more of a jumbo circus than a serious and effective kind of an advisory committee to oversee security measures.< >>>


      OBAMA APPEARS READY TO TALK TO HAMAS
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Tim Kennedy | Arab News WASHINGTON: Sources close to the US President–elect Barak Obama say the new administration will likely open a channel of communication with Hamas.

According to The Guardian newspaper, three sources within Obama’s foreign policy team favor talks on a nondiplomatic level, possibly th >>>


      PROBE WAR CRIMES: UN RIGHTS CHIEF
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Arab News DISTRAUGHT: Members of a Palestinian family ask for shelter outside the Red Cross office after their house was destroyed and some of the family were killed in an Israeli missile strike in the town of Beit Lahiya. (EPA)

GAZA CITY: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called yesterday for an indepe >>>


      SANJAY MUM ON POLITICAL PLANS
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Mukhtar Ahmad | Arab News SRINAGAR/JAMMU: Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt yesterday declined to comment on his reported decision to join politics as he was presently preoccupied with his shooting schedule. «I am presently here shooting for ‘Lamhaa’ and would not like to comment on politics at the moment», Sanjay >>>


      SCHOOL FEST EYES PLACE IN GUINNESS
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     M. Ashraf | Arab News chief guest: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan greets the performing students at the 4'th annual Kerala Schools Arts Festival in Thiruvananthapuram.

(AN Photo) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala School Kalotsavam, a mega cultural meet of schoolchildren, is likely to get an entry into the G >>>


      SIRIUS STAR HIJACKING OVER
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Samir Al–Saadi | Arab News JEDDAH: The hijacking drama of the Saudi supertanker Sirius Star is over, members of the gang said in Mogadishu yesterday.

The capture of the Sirius Star and its $100 million cargo of crude in November drew attention to a surge in piracy off Somalia that has brought global navie >>>


      UAE RULERS OFFER TO BUILD HOUSES FOR VICTIMS OF ISRAELI AGGRESSION
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Arab News ABU DHABI/DUBAI: UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al–Nahyan and Vice President and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al–Maktoum have together offered to build 1200 houses for Palestinians whose houses were demolished during the Israeli aggression on Gaza.

State news agency WAM s >>>


      WORLD RALLIES BEHIND VICTIMS OF ISRAELI WAR
      Arab News, 10-01-2009
     Shadiah Abdullah | Arab News SHOW OF UNITY: Protesters shout slogans condemning Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in Dubai on Friday. (AN photo by Yusuf Alamir)

DUBAI: As Israel continues its aggression on Gaza, protests across the world are getting more pronounced.

In UAE, thousands of residents took part in >>>


      5 PEOPLE SHOT OUTSIDE CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     CHICAGO –– Five people were shot as spectators left a crowded high school basketball game Friday in what police called a possibly gang–related drive–by attack that sent panicked students running into a snowy street on the city‘s South Side.

Five males _ three in serious condition a >>>


      A LOOK AT KEY PROVISIONS IN SENATE LANDS BILL
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     11:04 AM –– The Senate planned to meet Sunday to consider legislation that would designate more than 2 million acres of wilderness across nine states, from California to Virginia. The bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D–N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, also wou >>>


      BALTIMORE MAYOR INDICTED ON THEFT, PERJURY CHARGES
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     BALTIMORE –– For Sheila Dixon‘s entire tenure as mayor, a City Hall corruption probe has threatened to overshadow successes that have included a reduction in violent crime.

Dixon, who took office in 2007, has consistently denied wrongdoing, but many political observers wondered when or if an i >>>


      BORDER PATROL: SAN DIEGO PLAZA USED BY SMUGGLERS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     SAN DIEGO –– The top U.S. Border Patrol official in San Diego says he closed a half–acre oceanfront plaza on California‘s border with Mexico to enhance security.

The Border Patrol is tearing up concrete at Friendship Park, a plaza that sits on a bluff where throngs once gathered on both >>>


      BUSH PREPARES REQUEST FOR REST OF BAILOUT FUNDS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     By David Cho and Lori MontgomeryWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, January 10, 200'; A01 Senior Bush administration officials, consulting with the Obama transition team, have prepared a plan to ask lawmakers for the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue package despite intense opposition in Congress, >>>


      BUSH TAKES LAST AIR FORCE ONE FLIGHT TO HONOR DAD
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     NORFOLK, Virginia (Reuters) – President George W. Bush took his last official Air Force One flight on Saturday to Virginia for a ceremony to place a warship named after his father into active duty.

Bush, who leaves office on January 20 when President–elect Barack Obama enters the White House, attend >>>


      BUSH VISITS AIRCRAFT CARRIER NAMED AFTER FATHER
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     NORFOLK, Va. –– President George W. Bush landed Saturday on the USS George H.W. Bush, a new aircraft carrier named after his father _ the ultimate honor for a decorated Navy pilot from World War II.

"So what do you give a guy who has been blessed and has just about everything he has ever needed >>>


      CDC DIRECTOR IS OUT, GOVERNMENT E–MAIL SAYS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     ATLANTA –– The woman who led the nation‘s public health agency in a post–Sept.
11 world of bioterrorist fears is out, her resignation announced in a Friday night e–mail to employees.

Dr. Julie Gerberding has resigned as director of the Atlanta–based U.S. Centers for Disea >>>


      COBRA TOO COSTLY FOR MANY UNEMPLOYED, REPORT FINDS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     D02 The cost of buying health insurance for unemployed Americans who try to purchase coverage through a former employer consumes 30 percent to 84 percent of standard unemployment benefits, according to a report released yesterday.

Because few people can afford that, the authors say, the result is a growing numb >>>


      DEMS SIGNAL CIA INTERROGATORS NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– As President–elect Barack Obama assures intelligence officials that his complaints are with the Bush administration, not them, there are growing hints from Democratic Senate allies that spy agency veterans will not be prosecuted for past harsh interrogation and detainee policies.

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      ETERNAL FLAME ONLY LASTS UNTIL GAS BILL ARRIVES
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. –– An "eternal" flame at Bullhead City‘s new veterans memorial park that only lasted until city officials received a $'61 gas bill has been re–lit following complaints by veterans groups.

The Medal of Honor Memorial at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Park >>>


      FEDERAL CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST STOCKMAN
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     By Carrie JohnsonWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, January 10, 200'; A07 Reagan–era White House budget chief David A. Stockman told everybody who would listen that he was innocent of fraud charges after he was indicted in New York nearly two years ago.

Yesterday, after a behind–the–sce >>>


      FEINSTEIN GRABS SPOTLIGHT, COMMITTEE REINS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– There‘s a new, yet familiar, face of female political power in Washington.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the incoming chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee _ the first woman to hold the job.

But Feinstein, a veteran of many skirmishes on Capitol Hill, didn& >>>


      GAP IN WHAT WE SAY VS. WHAT WE DO ABOUT RACISM
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Think you wouldn‘t tolerate a racist act? Think again, says a surprising experiment that exposed some college students to one and found indifference at best.

Here‘s the scene: Researchers in Toronto recruited 120 non–black York University students for what purported t >>>


      HAIL TO THE CHIEFS: OBAMA, BUSH KEEP DC IN MOTION
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     AM WASHINGTON –– January is the month of the "frozen pulse," said the poet.

Every so often a January comes along that defies that lifeless reputation. This is one such time in Washington. It‘s a month of dramatic exits and entrances, a fitting nod to the Roman god of the doorway, for >>>


      HASSLES AND HEADACHES MAY DETER INAUGURAL CROWDS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Jim Baca and his wife were all set to travel from New Mexico to Washington for the inauguration. They had booked plane tickets and arranged to stay with friends in Virginia.

Then they started reading about all the obstacles they would face once they arrived: packed subway cars, perhaps >>>


      HISTORY CALLS ON OBAMA TO UNCORK A GREAT SPEECH
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     200'; ':22 AM WASHINGTON –– The pressure‘s on for Barack Obama, orator.

History wants something for the ages in his Jan. 20 inaugural speech. Not just pretty words that melt like gumdrops but something that will settle in the nation‘s soul and be worth making schoolchildren memor >>>


      IG FAULTS OVERSIGHT OF SECURITY CONTRACTORS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     By Karen DeYoungWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, January 10, 200'; A10 The State Department may have violated federal regulations in turning over management aspects of its multibillion–dollar private security contract in Iraq to other contractors, the department‘s inspector general concludes in a re >>>


      JOBLESS RATE JUMPS TO 7.2%
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     Unemployment soared last month to 7.2 percent, but even that gloomy figure may mask the degree to which the job market is in a tailspin.

The fine print of yesterday‘s report from the Labor Department showed that a broader measure of joblessness –– which includes people who are working part&nda >>>


      JUDGE REJECTS KEEPING WHITE HOUSE VISITOR LOGS PRIVATE
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     A federal judge yesterday rejected the Bush administration‘s latest attempt to keep secret the identities of White House visitors, and he declared that the government illegally deleted Secret Service computer records.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth concluded that the deletions took place before Oct >>>


      JUSTICES WILL HEAR CHALLENGE TO VOTING RIGHTS ACT
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     A02 The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to examine whether a central component of landmark civil rights legislation enacted to protect minority voters is still needed in a nation that has elected an African American president.

The court will decide the constitutionality of a provision of the Voting Rights Act of >>>


      LAWMAKERS TO CONSIDER FUTURE OF STEROID TESTING
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     AUSTIN, Texas –– By the tens of thousands, Texas student–athletes have been pulled out of class to urinate in a cup for the nation‘s largest high school steroids testing program.

Boys and girls in all sports, from football to tennis to cross country, have been randomly selected.

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      LIFTING VEIL OF PRIVACY, FRIENDS DISCUSS KENNEDY
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     NEW YORK –– When community groups and the Board of Education were caught in an acrimonious dispute over an arts program, education officials brought in a fixer: Caroline Kennedy.

The daughter of a president and niece of two senators listened attentively, asked probing questions and proposed various >>>


      MASS. TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH TEEN
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     ROCKLAND, Mass. –– An elementary school teacher accused of having sex with a teenage boy pleaded not guilty to rape charges Friday.

Christine A. McCallum, 2', of Rockland, is accused of having multiple sexual encounters with the boy that began when he was 13 years old. The alleged incidents occu >>>


      NORTHWEST FLOODWATERS RECEDE; LEANUP BEGINS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     AM CENTRALIA, Wash. –– State officials began reopening Washington‘s major highways on Friday as floodwaters receded and road crews plowed away mud, snow and debris. But flooding continued on some major rivers, and residents of some low–lying areas were only beginning to tackle the cleanup of thei >>>


      NYC EATERY GRANTS FREEDOM TO LOBSTER CENTENARIAN
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     NEW YORK –– A 140–year–old lobster once destined for a dinner plate received the gift of life Friday from a Park Avenue seafood restaurant.

George, the 20–pound supercentenarian crustacean, was freed by City Crab and Seafood in New York City.

"We applaud the folks at >>>


      OBAMA TAKES A BREAK FOR SOME CHILI AND SAUSAGE
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     PM WASHINGTON –– You never know who you might find at Ben‘s Chili Bowl, the venerable diner in Washington‘s U Street district. Even a president–elect.

Barack Obama dropped in Saturday afternoon for a bite to eat with Washington‘s mayor, Adrian Fenty.

Obama drew laugh >>>


      OBAMA TO HONOR MCCAIN ON INAUGURATION EVE
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– President–elect Barack Obama is planning to honor one–time rival John McCain at a dinner on the eve of his inauguration.

Obama‘s inaugural committee said Saturday it has planned three dinners across Washington to honor leaders who worked across party lines. Republican >>>


      PENTAGON: PURPLE HEART WON‘T BE AWARDED FOR PTSD
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     AM WASHINGTON –– The Pentagon on Thursday sought to assure troops that it takes post–traumatic stress seriously despite the recent decision not to award the Purple Heart to those with the disorder.

An advisory committee concluded that troops coming home from the wars with combat stress cases c >>>


      TONS OF COAL ASH PILING UP ACROSS U.S., ANALYSIS SAYS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     Millions of tons of toxic coal ash is piling up in power plant ponds in 32 states, a situation the U.S. government has long recognized as a risk to human health and the environment but has done nothing about.

An Associated Press analysis of the most recent Energy Department data found that 156 coal–fired >>>


      US OFFERS GEORGIA ROAD MAP FOR DEEPER TIES
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Georgia is hailing a new U.S. blueprint for cooperation as a sign that Russia has failed to impede its integration with the West.

But it is unclear that the document, which Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed Friday, makes Georgia any safer from Russian aggression.

Whil >>>


      VETERAN PA. ELEM TEACHER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. –– Police in central Pennsylvania say they have arrested a veteran elementary school teacher and seized 72 pounds of marijuana from her home.

Police in Williamsport, Pa., say they arrested 52–year–old Beth Camp on Friday along with her husband and son and charged them w >>>


      WE ALL WANT LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES. BUT IT‘S GOING TO COST US.
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     Over the next few months, this country will engage in the first serious national discussion on health care in 15 years. Most of the talk will be about ways to make medical insurance available to all U.S. citizens. There will be a fair amount, too, about the need to make the hodgepodge "system" of American heal >>>


      WORDS, REFLECTIONS, WISDOM FROM PAST PRESIDENTS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     ':34 AM –– A sampling of lines from the trove of inaugural speeches: "No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the People of the United States.

Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent na >>>


      FOR KING HOLIDAY, CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     January 10, 200'; A01 President–elect Barack Obama is urging the nation to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as it was originally intended: as a national day of service.

With the holiday falling the day before his Jan. 20 inauguration, Obama is seeking widespread volunteer initiatives across the co >>>


      LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR AMT PROTECTION IN STIMULUS BILL
      Washington Post, 10-01-2009
     A06 Some influential Democrats are pressing to make an expensive addition to President–elect Barack Obama‘s economic stimulus package: an $80 billion provision to protect millions of middle–class families from the alternative minimum tax.

Advocates say limiting the tax, known as the AMT, would >>>



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