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      A B'4;LE ET Ŕ LUCERNE, ON VOTE POUR EXCLURE LES «PERTURBATEURS» DE LA PLACE PUBLIQUE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     La gare de Bâle. Les citoyens se prononceront sur la possibilité de maintenir ŕ distance d’un lieu durant 72 heures une personne qui met en danger un tiers, le menace de violence ou est susceptible d’attiser la violence. (photo: Keystone) BALE/LUCERNE. Les deux cantons se prononcent le 8 février sur >>>


      ANALYSE. SUICIDES Ŕ WALL STREET, UN MYTHE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Les cas de banquiers se jetant du haut des gratte–ciel en 1'2' furent bien plus rares qu‘on ne le croit. Pourquoi continue–t–on d‘y croire?

Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 1' janvier 200' C‘est la faute aux journalistes, et un peu ŕ Winston Churchill. >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. TOUS KEYNÉSIENS
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     L‘emploi dans la finance entre dans une «';re glaciaire». Les banques internationales suppriment 2'3 000 emplois La question de la semaine. La crise du crédit commence–t–elle ŕ s‘estomper?

La minute technique. 200', ŕ l‘aide des cycles &la >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. BANQUE CHERCHE CLIENTS
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 1' janvier 200' De 2003 ŕ 2007, les banques ont recruté ŕ tour de bras. L‘argent de la client';le affluait dans les mandats de gestion de fortune, les fonds de placement, les produits structurés, les hedge funds, le private equity.

Les >>>


      AU SECOURS, L‘ETAT REVIENT!
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     François Garçon, maître de conférence ŕ l‘Université Paris I, se demande si l‘Etat sera davantage capable de réguler l‘économie que les secteurs financiers.

François Garçon Lundi 1' janvier 200' Conséquence directe de la crise, un >>>


      AU SIHH DE GENČVE, L‘HORLOGERIE OUVRE SON PREMIER SALON DE CRISE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Le Salon de la haute horlogerie s‘attend, cette année, ŕ une baisse de la fréquentation par rapport ŕ 2008. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) SALON. Organisé pour la premi';re fois en janvier, le SALON. international de la haute horlogerie, qui s‘ouvre aujourd‘hui ŕ Palexp >>>


      CANDIDE. POURQUOI PAS
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 1' janvier 200' Je me souviens parfaitement de mon étonnement, adolescente, face aux mille et un prétextes que les adultes trouvaient pour s‘indigner. Des crucifix de Madonna aux croix gammées des punks en passant par le petit joint du samedi soir, tout les choquai >>>


      DES HORMONES ET DES FEMMES, SUITE...
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     MENOPAUSE. Une fois de plus, une étude américaine remet en cause le traitement hormonal de substitution. Apr';s avoir été accusé de favoriser le cancer du sein, les atteintes cardio–vasculaires, c‘est le cerveau qui est en cause. Explications.

Marie–Christine P >>>


      DES JUSTICIERS CHINOIS DE L‘INTERNET PRÔNENT LE LYNCHAGE VIRTUEL
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     CHINE. Ils s‘appellent les «renrou sou suo», les «moteurs de recherche de chair». Ils traquent les malheurs et les injustices des Chinois. Quitte ŕ livrer leurs cibles ŕ la vindicte publique.

Pascale Nivelle, Pékin Lundi 1' janvier 200' On les appelle renrou >>>


      DOUCEUR ET DOULEUR, PILIERS DE LA SOCIÉTÉ DES ABEILLES
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     La vie des autres Mon anniversaire en montgolfi';re Candide. Pourquoi pas Quoi de neuf. Dolce &Gabbana, bien coiffé SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Douceur et douleur, piliers de la société des abeilles RECHERCHE. Les insectes se répartissent le travail selon des préférences ou des r >>>


      EMPLOIS DANS LA FINANCE: GENČVE ENTRE DANS L‘«ČRE GLACIAIRE»
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     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 >>>


      EN HESSE, LE SPD S‘EFFONDRE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     ALLEMAGNE. Les sociaux–démocrates paient le prix d‘une tentative de gouverner avec l‘extręme gauche. La CDU de Merkel jubile, mais pas trop.

Yves Petignat, Berlin Lundi 1' janvier 200' Le visage défait, au bord de la rupture, Andrea Ypsilanti, présentée il y a >>>


      INITIATIVE SUR LES MINARETS: DEUX ANCIENS CONSEILLERS D‘ETAT VAUDOIS S‘AFFRONTENT
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Pierre–François Veillon et Philippe Biéler. Le premier estime que l’initiative est un moyen d’aborder la question des dangers de l’islamisme extrémiste.

Le second consid';re que cette initiative n’est qu’un prétexte, car l’adéquation de ces édifices avec le patrimoine >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA VIE DE TRADER, COMME UN ROMAN
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Kiosque. Yves Genier Lundi 1' janvier 200' Marc Fiorentino. Un trader ne meurt jamais. Robert Laffont. 24' pages L‘abondante littérature consacrée aux traders peine généralement ŕ décrire la logique intrins';que qui guide ces fantassins de la finance. Qualifié >>>


      KIOSQUE. LE CINÉMA ROMAND DANS L‘ŚIL DE LA PRESSE ALÉMANIQUE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Kiosque. Yves Hulmann, Zurich Lundi 1' janvier 200' A quelques jours du coup d‘envoi des Journées de Soleure, le ton est encore monté d‘un cran la semaine derni';re entre, d‘un côté, Nicolas Bideau, le chef de la section cinéma de l‘Office fédéra >>>


      L‘AIDE AU CINÉMA, UN ÉTERNEL DILEMME
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Olivier Moeschler a retracé l’histoire des rapports entre cinéastes et administration suisses. (photo: Eddy Mottaz) POLITIQUE. Alors que s‘ouvrent les Journées cinématographiques de Soleure, le sociologue Olivier Moeschler revient sur les origines de l‘aide au cinéma et sur les tensi >>>


      L‘EMPLOI DANS LA FINANCE ENTRE DANS UNE «ČRE GLACIAIRE». LES BANQUES INTERNATIONALES SUPPRIMENT 2'3 000 EMPLOIS
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Sports Société 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 Fl >>>


      L‘HOMME QUI RĘVAIT DE DÉMESURE POUR VEVEY
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     VAUD. La controverse autour de la place du Marché de la ville de la Riviera risque de contrarier l‘optimisme urbain de Laurent Ballif. Alors que certains reprochent au syndic socialiste de trop faire cavalier seul, il ręve déjŕ d‘une fusion avec les communes voisines.

Marco Danes >>>


      L‘OFFENSIVE DE L‘ARMÉE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HAMAS. CESSEZ–LE–FEU UNILATÉRAL ET FRAGILE Ŕ GAZA
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Des soldats israéliens se retirent de la bande de Gaza apr';s plusieurs jours d’offensive terrestre contre les militants du mouvement islamiste Hamas. Ils accompagnent du geste de la victoire un cessez–le–feu que l’Etat hébreu a décrété unilatéralement. (photo: Keystone) >>>


      LA CONCORDANCE EST FORCÉMENT Ŕ GÉOMÉTRIE VARIABLE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Olivier Meuwly, historien, répond ŕ Pascal Sciarini, qui jugeait qu‘il fallait clarifier les crit';res d‘élection du Conseil fédéral. Lui estime que le mode d‘élection actuel fonctionne.

Olivier Meuwly Lundi 1' janvier 200' Dans Le Temps du 12 janv >>>


      LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. 200', Ŕ L‘AIDE DES CYCLES
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     La minute technique. Bruno Estier, bruno.estier@dplanet.ch Lundi 1' janvier 200' La Minute Technique s‘est souvent référée, depuis 2004, ŕ la saisonnalité annuelle, qui est favorable pour les actions de novembre ŕ avril et plutôt défavorable de mai ŕ octobre. De >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LA CRISE DU CRÉDIT COMMENCE–T–ELLE Ŕ S‘ESTOMPER?
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Aux Etats–Unis, la Fed et le Trésor sont intervenus massivement pour débloquer le syst';me bancaire. Ces mesures portent peu ŕ peu leurs fruits. Daniel Varela, responsable de la gestion institutionnelle de la Banque Piguet.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Lundi 1' janvier 200' >>>


      LA VICTOIRE PARFAITE DE «L‘AUTRE DIDIER»
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Didier Défago, visage triomphant du «vient–ensuite» devenu héros. «Quand j’ai vu que j’étais premier, il y a eu une sorte de relâchement total au niveau musculaire lié ŕ la décompression et ŕ l’émotion.» (photo: Keystone) SKI ALPIN. Pour son premier succ';s en d >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 1' janvier 200' Barack Obama, mardi, prononcera le plus important discours de sa vie. Le journal Financial Times a analysé ses interventions publiques précédentes.

Il voit dans le président l‘él';ve des grands orateurs classiques comme Ar >>>


      LE CLIENT NE DEVRAIT INVOQUER DE PRÉJUDICE QU‘UNE FOIS SES ACTIFS VENDUS
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     DROIT BANCAIRE. Le client qui veut réclamer ŕ sa banque une indemnisation doit avoir vendu les actifs et prouvé qu‘ils ont perdu de la valeur.

Carlo Lombardini, Avocat au barreau de Gen';ve Lundi 1' janvier 200' Le calcul du préjudice subi par le client qui se plaint de >>>


      LES CHEFS DE PARTI PRÉFČRENT BERNE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     DEBAT. Négociations pour ramener la «ronde des éléphants» de Zurich. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 1' janvier 200' La démarche initiée par les trois présidents romands des cinq grands partis pourrait ętre couronnée de succ';s. Christophe Darbellay (P >>>


      LES CIRCUITS DE L‘AMBRE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Le trafic d’ambre se porte bien. (photo: Keystone) Kaliningrad, l‘enclave russe entre la Pologne et la Lituanie, produit '0% de cette résine fossile recherchée, mais le conglomérat local est dans un pi';tre état. Histoire d‘une gabegie exemplaire.

Piotr Smolar, envoy& >>>


      LES FANS, CŚUR DE CIBLE DE L‘INDUSTRIE MUSICALE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Le groupe de rock Nine Inch Nails tout comme Radiohead ont inauguré des mod';les de distribution directe bénéficiaire de leurs derniers albums via leurs sites internet. En musique, les ventes digitales, internet et mobiles représentent désormais 20% des revenus totaux. (photo: Keystone) >>>


      LONDRES FLIRTE AVEC L‘EURO
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     MONNAIE. Des leaders d‘opinion britanniques soutiennent l‘intéręt de rejoindre l‘euro.

Eric Albert, Londres Lundi 1' janvier 200' Et si l‘impensable se produisait? Et si la Grande–Bretagne rejoignait l‘euro?

L‘idée, saugrenue il y a quelq >>>


      MILLIARDS INSIGNIFIANTS
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Giuseppe Novelli, Gen';ve Lundi 1' janvier 200' Le Temps du 24 décembre nous apprend que Luxalpha, une structure appelée fonds de fonds mise en place par UBS, est affectée par l‘escroquerie du financier américano–juif Bernard Madoff. Cette structure gérée par Acc >>>


      MON ANNIVERSAIRE EN MONTGOLFIČRE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Un anniversaire oů les enfants mettent la main ŕ la pâte. Les invités de Marine, 7 ans, repartiront avec leurs créations. (photo: Eddy Mottaz) ENFANTS. L‘organisation des anniversaires est devenue un marché lucratif.

Les enseignes spécialisées se multiplient. Vé >>>


      MOSCOU GAGNE LA GUERRE DU GAZ
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     ENERGIE. L‘Ukraine a finalement accepté ce week–end de payer le gaz au prix réclamé par Moscou. Rude leçon pour l‘Europe.

Richard Werly, Bruxelles Lundi 1' janvier 200' Gazprom a terrassé Naftogaz. A Moscou ce week–end, les dirigeants ukrainiens et russes >>>


      MUSIQUES DE VIES ET GAMMES DE CLICHÉS
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Critique: «Le Répétiteur». Marie–Pierre Genecand Lundi 1' janvier 200' Depuis juillet 2003 qu‘elle dirige le Théâtre Le Poche, Françoise Courvoisier s‘est fixé une mission: importer sur sc';ne la vie quotidienne. En particulier les relations de >>>


      OBAMA EN ROUTE VERS SON SACRE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     REPORTAGE. Les foules se pressent sur le parcours qui conduit Barack Obama vers Washington.

Le Temps Lundi 1' janvier 200' Barack Obama prętera serment mardi ŕ Washington devant une foule immense.

Les services de sécurité attendent 2 millions de personnes. Mais les citoyens >>>


      OBAMA ET LES LARMES DE BALTIMORE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Patricia Harris, maîtresse d’école: «Nous devons tous ensemble retrouver une raison d’espérer.» (photo: Luis Lema) Des milliers d‘Américains ont suivi avec ferveur le parcours en train du futur président vers Washington, oů il doit pręter serment mardi. A Baltimore, sinistré >>>


      OPEN D‘AUSTRALIE. ROGER FEDERER, LE PÉRIL ET LA GLOIRE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Roger Federer lors d’une session d’entraînement. «Je suis en pleine possession de mes moyens, j’ai du métier et je ressens toujours l’excitation des grands stades.» (photo: Keystone) TENNIS. Le Bâlois part en reconquęte, ce matin, avec des émois de jeune premier. Pour régner ŕ nouveau, >>>


      PERTES LIMITÉES SUR LES CONVERTIBLES
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 1' janvier 200' Les obligations convertibles n‘ont pas échappé aux liquidations de ces 18 derniers mois. Les spécialistes de ces instruments en Europe ont subi des pertes moyennes de 22% en 2008, selon les calculs de Citywire. Mais Roland Scherf, et son coll& >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. DOLCE & GABBANA, BIEN COIFFÉ
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Journal des collections 1/6. Stéphane Bonvin, Milan Lundi 1' janvier 200' Samedi, 16 heures. Deux défilés de vus sur la soixantaine que compte la semaine de la mode masculine qui vient de s‘ouvrir ŕ Milan, et qui annonce les habits qui seront en boutique cet automne. Deux défil >>>


      RACHIDA ET LE JOUG MASCULIN
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Alessandra Ginsburg Lechien, ancienne fonctionnaire du Parlement européen, Conches (GE) Lundi 1' janvier 200' Pour revenir sur votre article «Les ongles noirs de Rachida» (LT du 10.01.08), il est vrai que le look «total black» arboré par Mme la ministre se pręte ŕ comm >>>


      THIEL LE ROUGE. L‘AUTRE AVEU DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Yves Montand dans le rôle d’Artur London dans «L’Aveu», le film de Costa–Gavras. (photo: Sunset Boulevard) EPISODE 21/30. Artur London vient soigner en Suisse ses poumons, et il recrute un agent.

Alain Campiotti Lundi 1' janvier 200' La tuberculose fait encore des ravages. François Jaegg >>>


      UN PRÉSIDENT EN PČRE FONDATEUR
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Luis Lema Lundi 1' janvier 200' Il doit tout réunir. Il doit ętre le continuateur d‘Abraham Lincoln, ce président qui a émancipé les esclaves et tout cherché pour maintenir l‘Union.

Il doit ętre Franklin Roosevelt, l‘instigateur du New Deal pour comba >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. BARACK IER, LES FĘTES DU COURONNEMENT
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 1' janvier 200' Les festivités commencent d';s ce soir, avec un reportage au cśur du désastre de l‘industrie automobile US, que le nouveau président va devoir gérer.

Et l‘on enchaîne avec Shake the Devil off. Une paroisse >>>


      «BRUXELLES NE DEMANDE RIEN Ŕ LA SUISSE»
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Initiative sur les minarets: deux anciens conseillers d‘Etat vaudois s‘affrontent «Bruxelles ne demande rien ŕ la Suisse» Les chefs de parti préf';rent Berne SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article «Bruxelles ne demande rien ŕ la Suisse» UE. Scénarios sur l&lsqu >>>


      «LA BANQUE CANTONALE DE GENČVE ET LA VAUDOISE SONT TRČS SOLIDES»
      Le Temps, 19-01-2009
     Questions ŕ Erhard Lee et Roger Fischer, cogérants du fonds AMG Substanzwerte Schweiz.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 1' janvier 200' Grâce ŕ un portefeuille de petites et moyennes capitalisations sous–valorisées et une gestion active de la protection contre la baisse de >>>


      700 EXHIBITORS TAKE PART IN INTERSEC
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Arab News DUBAI: Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al–Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, inaugurated the three–day Intersec Trade Fair and Conference 200' at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday.

Elizabeth Brehl, managing director of Epoc Mess >>>


      CREDIT CRUNCH GIVES BOOST TO PARTICIPATION BANKING
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Mushtak Parker | Arab News LONDON: The credit crunch and the global financial crisis are giving the participation banking sector, as Islamic finance is called officially, a major boost in secular Turkey, especially as capitalism becomes embroiled in a culture of greed, cronyism and corruption.

&#34The parti >>>


      HUTA WINS EMAAR CONTRACT
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Arab News JEDDAH: Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar.E.C.) has awarded a SR1'6 million contract to Huta Marine for undertaking King Abdullah Economic City’s (KAEC’s) drinking water supply infrastructure including the construction of a reverse osmosis. The contract, for a period of 10 years, will be operated on a build& >>>


      OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND IN KINGDOM’S MINING SECTOR
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Roger Harrison | Arab News Inés Scotland, MD and CEO of Citadel Resource Group, after delivering her keynote presentation at MENA–EX 200' in Jeddah on Sunday. (AN photo by Roger Harrison) JEDDAH: The second International Exhibition for Mineral Exploration and Development (MENA–EX 200') opened >>>


      SAVOLA POSTS SR200M NET PROFIT
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     K.S. Ramkumar | Arab News JEDDAH: The Savola Group, one of Saudi Arabia’s major industrial companies with a wide portfolio of businesses including edible oils, sugar, packaging and real estate, yesterday presented a «realistic» picture of the group against the background of the global financial crisis. &laqu >>>


      SRO INVITES REVISED BIDS
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Arab News JEDDAH: The Saudi Railway Organization (SRO) has decided to invite revised bids to compete for the contract to construct a railway project linking the Red Sea port city of Jeddah with Dammam on the Arabian Gulf, according to Al–Riyadh newspaper yesterday.

«The last date for receiving new q >>>


      BAB RIZQ JAMEEL CREATED OVER 30,000 JOBS IN 2008
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Arab News JEDDAH: Bab Rizq Jameel, part of Abdul Latif Jameel Community Services Programs (ALJCSP), created 30,115 new jobs for young Saudis across the Kingdom last year.

The program’s 2008 results, audited by Deloitte & Touche, shows that the jobs were created through several avenues. Its training programs >>>


      COMPANIES WARNED AGAINST LAYOFFS
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: Labor Minister Ghazi Al–Gosaibi said yesterday that his ministry would not allow private sector companies to lay off Saudi employees on the pretext of global recession and at the same time retain foreign workers.

«We’ll not allow this,» the Saudi Press Ag >>>


      CREDIT HOURS TO APPLY IN 15% SCHOOLS
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Faiz Al–Mazaroeui | Arab News DAMMAM: A new credit hour system will be applied on 15 percent of secondary schools in the Kingdom by the next academic year, said Saleh Al–Shaie, director general of secondary education at the Ministry of Education.

He was speaking to reporters on the occasion of the f >>>


      FATWA IS NOT THE SOLE FACTOR GUIDING SOCIETY: AL–OUDAH
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Badea Abu Al–Naja | Arab News Sheikh Salman Al–Oudah MAKKAH: Prominent Saudi scholar Sheikh Salman Al–Oudah said yesterday that fatwas were not the sole guideline for Muslim societies, and factors such as the media and cultural pressures influence their thinking and action.

«The fatwa sh >>>


      LITERARY CLUB EXPELS WOMEN MEMBERS
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Sulaiman Al–Diyabi | Arab News TAIF: The Taif Literary Club yesterday decided to reconstitute its women’s committee after expelling all five members because of their alleged absence from the club’s activities for the past several months.

They are also banned from attending functions in the region as offic >>>


      SMOKERS TO PAY INCREASED HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Mohammed Rasooldeen | Arab News RIYADH: Smokers in the Kingdom will have to pay an increased premium for their health insurance policies, Health Minister Hamad Al–Manie said yesterday, while spelling out a series of measures to be undertaken by his ministry to discourage smoking.

The minister has directed >>>


      TURKISH BARBER ON DEATH ROW TO BE RELEASED SOON
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: A Turkish barber who was sentenced to death by a Jeddah court on blasphemy charges will soon be released following a royal clemency.

«The Ministry of Interior has informed us about the release of Sabri Bogday, who has been languishing in a Saudi prison for the last t >>>


      ABU SAYYAF DEMANDS $5M FOR ICRC HOSTAGES
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Al Jacinto | Arab News ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf militants holding three Red Cross members are said to be demanding $5 million in exchange for the freedom of the hostages, reports said yesterday.

The Deutsche Press Agentur (DPA) quoted unidentified Filipino military intelligence officials who said the militant >>>


      ARAB SUMMIT IN KUWAIT TO DISCUSS GAZA RECONSTRUCTION
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: The Arab Economic, Social and Development Summit slated to open in Kuwait today underlines the need for balanced solutions to secure an enduring socioeconomic future for the Arab region. «Economic growth, social welfare and development are inextricably interdependent,» >>>


      OBAMA’S COUNTDOWN TO DESTINY
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Barbara Ferguson | Arab News WASHINGTON: If you’re not one of the lucky 240,000 ticket holders to Obama’s swearing–in, you can still feel as though you’re part of the inaugural celebration.

Tickets for the bleacher seats along the parade route sold out in less than an hour, but TV coverage is going to be >>>


      SCARS OF WAR EVERYWHERE SEEN IN GAZA
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Adel Zaanoun | AFP GAZA CITY: As Hamas congratulated Palestinians on their «victory» from mosque loudspeakers yesterday, shell–shocked residents surveyed the debris of the deadliest offensive ever launched by Israel on Gaza.

«We congratulate all the Palestinian people after the victory i >>>


      US, ISRAEL CEMENT TIES BEFORE BUSH’S EXIT
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Barbara Ferguson | Arab News WASHINGTON: There has been a flurry of activities between Washington and Tel Aviv during the final days of the Bush presidency.

Hours before US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s official farewell to the State Department on Friday, she and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni sig >>>


      WHAT LIES BENEATH
      Arab News, 19-01-2009
     Hisham Abu Taha | Arab News GRISLY: Rescuers stumble onto the body of a girl buried under tons of rubble of a house that was bombed by Israeli forces in the Zeitoun area of Gaza City. (EPA) GAZA CITY: Hamas yesterday announced it would hold fire for 10 days to allow Israeli troops to get out of the Gaza Strip. Hours lat >>>


      5 KILLED IN CRASH OF CAR, PICKUP TRUCK IN WIS.
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     MARINETTE, Wis. –– Officials in northern Wisconsin say five people are dead after a pickup truck slammed into a car on a highway.

The Marinette County sheriff‘s department says the car may have failed to yield the right of way before the crash Sunday evening.

Chief Deputy Jerry Sauve >>>


      BUSH MAKING CALLS TO WORLD LEADERS
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– With just hours left in his presidency, President George W. Bush on Monday made a round of phone calls to about a dozen leaders around the globe.

The White House said Bush chatted with: President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia; President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Puti >>>


      CREW OF DOWNED PLANE TO MEDIA: COOL IT
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Thc crew of the US Airways plane that landed in New York‘s Hudson River is asking the media to back off.

Flight 154'‘s captain, first officer and three flight attendants issued a joint statement on Monday saying they want the media to "respect their desire to refra >>>


      FINANCIER UNSEEN; LIENTS SEETHE OVER MISSING CASH
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     SARASOTA, Fla. –– Federal investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to the operator of a massive hedge fund _ and possibly millions of dollars managed by the missing man.

Seventy–five–year–old Arthur G. Nadel was reported missing by family members Wednesday. Police >>>


      HUNDREDS GATHER FOR KING DAY SERVICE IN ATLANTA
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     ATLANTA –– The impending inauguration of the nation‘s first black president is a huge step toward realizing Martin Luther King Jr.‘s dream of racial equality, but there is still work to be done, King‘s nephew told a large crowd Monday at the church where the civil rights leader once preache >>>


      IN OBAMA REMARKS, THEME OF ‘RESPONSIBILITY‘ EMERGES
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     By Anne E. KornblutWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, January 1', 200'; A04 As a growing celebratory spirit began to consume the nation‘s capital, President–elect Barack Obama on Sunday stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared a "celebration of American renewal" two days ahe >>>


      INAUGURAL BUS RIDERS BRING HOPES, MEMORIES TO DC
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     ATLANTA –– They brought hopeful dreams and financial fears, memories and memorabilia, children and aged parents as the passengers boarded buses in the dark.

Leaving the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., bound for the nation‘s capital, the 185 passengers, almost all of them black, were unit >>>


      IND. PILOT ACCUSED OF FAKING DEATH OUT OF HOSPITAL
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     PENSACOLA, Fla. –– An Indiana financial manager suspected of faking his death in a plane crash has been released from the hospital.

Marcus Schrenker was booked into the Escambia County Jail on Sunday. The 38–year–old had been recovering at a Tallahassee hospital after an apparent suicide >>>


      IRAN STUDENTS SAY TIME FOR U.S. TO CHANGE POLICY
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Nariman Mostafavi says many Iranian students no longer hold the fierce anti–American views that drove their predecessors to seize the U.S. embassy in 1'7'.

Now the student activist says it‘s time for Washington to change and consider new policies toward the Islamic R >>>


      JET IN RIVER LANDING LOST POWER IN BOTH ENGINES AT 3,200 FEET
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     200'; A13 NEW YORK, Jan. 18 –– A jetliner that crash–landed Thursday in the Hudson River lost power simultaneously in both engines after reaching an altitude of only 3,200 feet, the plane‘s black–box recorders revealed Sunday.

Data from the recorders confirmed the harrowing cir >>>


      MARC ANTHONY, JENNIFER LOPEZ WOW INAUGURAL GALA
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Latino entertainers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony graced "la alfombra roja" _ the red carpet _ at Union Station Sunday to give a Hispanic flair to the inauguration pre–celebration Sunday.

They posed quickly for cameras with no visible signs of the marital distress tha >>>


      MONTANA GROUP SEEKS NATIVE STATUS FOR WALLEYE
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     HELENA, Mont. –– Walleye enthusiasts want the Montana Legislature to fully embrace the fish, but some find their proposal hard to swallow.

A bill up for a state Senate hearing this week calls on legislators to declare walleye, with big eyeballs and meat that is easily separated from bone, a native o >>>


      OBAMA VISITS TROOPS, VOLUNTEERS ON KING HOLIDAY
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– On the eve of his inauguration, President–elect Barack Obama talked with wounded troops at a military hospital and then visited an emergency shelter for homeless teens, grabbing paint roller to help give the walls a fresh coat of blue. He appealed to the nation he will soon lead to honor >>>


      OBAMAS, BIDENS ENJOY LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Under the gaze of Abraham Lincoln‘s statue, Bruce Springsteen and a red–robed gospel choir kicked off a spirited preinaugural concert Sunday before tens of thousands on the National Mall.

The crowd erupted in cheers when Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrived, walking down t >>>


      PLANE‘S RECORDERS SUPPORT HERO PILOT‘S STORY
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     NEW YORK –– The black boxes recovered from the US Airways jetliner that safely splashed down in the Hudson River last week captured thumping sounds, the sudden loss of engine power and the pilot‘s calm mayday request, evidence that seems to back up the crew‘s account of hitting a flock of birds s >>>


      THE CALDWELLS: A FAMILY‘S LONG CIVIL RIGHTS JOURNEY
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     By Wil HaygoodWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, January 1', 200'; ':01 AM As the great and sometimes heartbreaking flow of events sweptaround the contours of this city, the Caldwells set themselves into the portrait album of America. Figures pressed between the pages of history.

One black American >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JAN. 1'
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     AM –– Today is Monday, Jan. 1', the 1'th day of 200'. There are 346 days left in the year. This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On Jan. 1', 180', author, poet and critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston.

On this date: In 1736, James W >>>


      UK LAUNCHES SECOND BANK RESCUE
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     LONDON (Reuters) – Britain launched a second bank rescue plan on Monday, one of the recipients, Royal Bank of Scotland, said it lost over 20 billion pounds ($30 billion) last year and Japan said bad loans worldwide had further to climb.

The UK government will allow banks to insure against steep losses and >>>


      UK TO UNVEIL SECOND BANK RESCUE
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     AM LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is set to announce its second bank rescue plan on Monday and the incoming U.S. administration said it will make its bailout funds work harder to get credit flowing again to cash–starved consumers and companies.

The global credit crisis that has pushed the world‘s >>>


      WHITE HOUSE DIRECTIVE GUIDES POLICY ON ARCTIC
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     By Juliet Eilperin and Spencer S. HsuWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, January 1', 200'; A02 The White House last week issued a new policy directive to guide government decisions involving the Arctic, a document that outlines an array of challenges the incoming administration will face as rising temperatures >>>


      1'TH ST. BAPTIST‘S GLORY: THE OBAMAS
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     January 1', 200'; B01 Barack Obama and his family attended services yesterday at one of the oldest historically black churches in Washington, thrilling a congregation that honored the president–elect for advancing the legacy of such civil–rights icons as Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. >>>


      ALL THAT EXPERIENCE AND NO PLACE TO GO
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     By Philip Rucker and Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, January 1', 200'; A17 The ranks of the nation‘s unemployed are swelling this week.

As President–elect Barack Obama‘s team transitions into the federal government tomorrow, President Bush‘s political appointees wil >>>


      BUSH COMMUTES SENTENCES OF FORMER BORDER AGENTS
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     1', 200'; 3:43 PM Acting on his last full day in office, President Bush commuted the sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents who were convicted of shooting a Mexican drug runner three years ago.

The convictions of Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos had become a cause celebre among many cons >>>


      CLINTON‘S GOALS DETAILED
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     While Secretary of State–designate Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke primarily in generalities during her four–hour confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, her formal introductory statement and her 7'–page written answers to questions for the record laid out some sp >>>


      CONCERT TRAVEL OFFERS DRESS REHEARSAL
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     Traffic on the roads and transit system to and from the inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial yesterday was heavy and slow, but it moved about as smoothly as it usually does for major events, transportation officials said. They warned that larger crowds and tighter restrictions would likely make travel logistics for >>>


      FAR FEWER CONSIDER RACISM BIG PROBLEM
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     January 1', 200'; A06 As President–elect Barack Obama prepares to take office, far fewer black and white Americans say they view racism as "a big problem" in American society than said so in mid–1''6, according to a new Washington Post–ABC News poll.

With the nation p >>>


      GETTING THE PARTIES STARTED
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     By Monica Hesse and Dan ZakWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, January 1', 200'; C01 Our first inaugural ball! Wooooo, get the camera ready! Where‘s Beyoncé?

Where‘s Tom Hanks? Where‘s Oprah? Not at these parties. At the beginning of this four–day Obamanic blowout, we were >>>


      IN AILING DELTA, HIGH HOPES ADD TO BURDEN FOR OBAMA
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     HOLLANDALE, Miss. –– Helen Perkins can feel the worries of her neighbors –– and their expectations. "The things that some of our people hope from Obama –– more help, better homes in a hurry –– sound like they‘re hoping for a miracle from God," she says.
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      INAUGURATION A ‘MILESTONE‘ IN VISION OF MLK
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     A17 The Rev. Bernice King, the youngest child of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, sat down for an interview with washingtonpost.com in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. King, a minister at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., discussed how the election of Barack Obama interse >>>


      OBAMA COMMEMORATES MLK DAY WITH SERVICE
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     January 1', 200'; 1:54 PM Marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the eve of his inauguration, President–elect Barack Obama today urged Americans to act on the slain civil rights leader‘s vision as he led the nation in a "call to service" aimed at helping people in need.

Obama, who t >>>


      PREPARING FOR THE BALL OF A LIFETIME
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     By Avis Thomas–LesterWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, January 1', 200'; B01 They are victims of hurricanes and women who suffered in abusive relationships; they are disabled adults and children scarred by poverty. Some suffer from terminal illness. They arrived in Washington by plane, train and automobi >>>


      PRESIDENT–ELECT SEES HIS RACE AS AN OPPORTUNITY
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     A01 Throughout his barrier–breaking presidential campaign, Barack Obama avoided calling direct attention to race, long a divisive force in electoral politics.

But now, as he stands on the verge of becoming the nation‘s first African American president, Obama is talking more about how his racial iden >>>


      YOU THOUGHT THE JEREMIAD WAS OVER?
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     The good news for President–elect Barack Obama: More than a million people are in town for your inauguration. The bad news for President–elect Obama: One of them is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Obama‘s disowned minister booked himself at Howard University for church services yesterday, when he of >>>


      A BEHIND–THE–SCENES JOB WITH HISTORIC RESONANCE
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     By Michael E. RuaneWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, January 1', 200'; A10 Just before noon tomorrow, a magisterial voice –– rich and befitting the moment –– will utter to the multitude spread before the Capitol the words: "Ladies and gentlemen, the president–elect of the Uni >>>


      AMERICAN FIGHTS FOR ART SEIZED BY NAZIS
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     BERLIN –– When Peter Sachs was only a year old in 1'38, the Nazis seized his father‘s collection of 12,500 rare posters on the orders of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

Sachs‘ father, Hans _ a Jewish dentist _ was then thrown into the Sachsenhausen concentration camp north of Be >>>


      AUSTRALIAN SENTENCED FOR INSULTING THAI MONARCHY
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     BANGKOK, Thailand –– An Australian writer was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for insulting Thailand‘s royal family in his novel, a rare conviction of a foreigner amid a crackdown on people and Web sites deemed critical of the monarchy.

Bangkok‘s Criminal Court sentenced Harry >>>


      BRAZIL CHURCH COLLAPSE KILLS ', INJURES 106
      Washington Post, 19-01-2009
     SAO PAULO, Brazil –– Authorities picked through a latticework of bent steel Monday after the roof at one of Brazil‘s largest evangelical churches collapsed between services, killing nine people.

At least 106 people were injured, but the toll could have been much worse because the roof caved in >>>



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