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      AGENDA ECONOMIE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     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 WebAdresses Publicité Voyages Rencont >>>


      APRČS «PLOMB DURCI», ISRAËL PRÉPARE SA DÉFENSE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     PROCHE–ORIENT. L‘armée israélienne enquęte sur la mani';re dont les armes litigieuses ont été utilisées durant l‘opération ŕ Gaza.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Huit organisations israéliennes de défense des dro >>>


      BRČVES ECONOMIE ROMANDE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     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 WebAdresses Publicité Voyages Rencont >>>


      CRITIQUE: CONTRECHAMPS JOUE GERVASONI. LE CHANT DES PRISMES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Critique: Contrechamps joue Gervasoni. La lecture de ce texte (1''6 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CRITIQUE: LE QUATUOR PRAZ'3;K Ŕ GENČVE. FÉBRILITÉ TCHČQUE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Critique: le Quatuor Prazák ŕ Gen';ve. La lecture de ce texte (2141 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DAVOS S‘APPRĘTE Ŕ ACCUEILLIR PLUS DE 40 CHEFS D‘ETAT, UN RECORD
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     WEF. La crise financi';re et la récession seront au cśur du Forum économique mondial, qui accueillera quelque 2500 participants. Leur objectif: imaginer et concevoir l‘apr';s–crise.

Philippe Gumy Jeudi 22 janvier 200' L‘édition 200' du Forum éco >>>


      DE LA SŔRL Ŕ LA SA, PASSAGE OBLIGÉ?
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     PRATIQUE. Etienne Jeandin indique quand les sociétés franchissent le pas. Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Les deux entreprises vaudoises présentées dans cette page (Lurati Emploi ŕ Lausanne et Ixion Services ŕ Rivaz) s‘apprętent ŕ transformer le statut j >>>


      DES REMOUS INTERJURASSIENS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     JURA/JURA BERNOIS. La désignation d‘un autonomiste comme membre de la délégation bernoise de l‘Assemblée interjurassienne soul';ve les passions.

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      DES SOLDATS RWANDAIS PÉNČTRENT AU CONGO AVEC LE FEU VERT DE KINSHASA
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     CONGO–KINSHASA. Au moins 4000 hommes de Kigali sont entrés dans le Nord–Kivu pour épauler l‘armée congolaise dans les traques des rebelles hutus. Une spectaculaire alliance de circonstance.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Un retournement ŕ 180 >>>


      ECONOMIE ROMANDE. LURATI EMPLOI, DE L‘HÔTELLERIE AU MÉDICAL
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     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 WebAdresses Publicité Voyages Rencont >>>


      EDITORIAL. RELANCE: LA SUISSE DOIT MIEUX SE PRÉPARER Ŕ LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Régions Economie Finance 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 >>>


      ENGAGEMENT DES SOLDATS CONTRE LA PIRATERIE: LE SOUFFLÉ RETOMBE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     PIRATERIE. Le Conseil fédéral n‘a toujours pas pris de décision quant ŕ l‘envoi de militaires au large de la Somalie. Il semble vouloir repousser l‘échéance en renvoyant le projet au DFAE.

Philippe Miauton, Berne Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Analyse L‘oppositio >>>


      ENTRE MUSICIENS ET MARQUES, LES MARIAGES DE RAISON FLEURISSENT
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     MARCHE. De Groove Armada ŕ Duffy via Prince, les artistes cherchent de nouvelles sources de diffusion et de revenus en ces temps troubles pour le CD. Décryptage de ces partenariats.

Olivier Horner, Cannes Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Face ŕ l‘effondrement des ventes de disques non compensé >>>


      ESPOIRS ET SOUCIS DE L‘AUTRE LIGUE DES CHAMPIONS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Schnyder (ŕ gauche) et Rolinek ŕ la lutte. Qui de Zurich ou de Magnitogorsk soul';vera le trophée mercredi prochain? (photo: Keystone) HOCKEY SUR GLACE. Introduite cette saison par la fédération internationale, la nouvelle mouture est plus solide que les précédentes. De lŕ >>>


      FORTE EXPANSION DE SAXO BANK
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     TRADING EN LIGNE. Résultats euphoriques et extension ŕ la gestion de fortune. Emmanuel Garessus Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Soren Mose, 44 ans, dirige Saxo Bank (Suisse) depuis l‘été 2007, la banque spécialisée dans le trading en ligne. Le groupe danois emploie environ 1200 collaborateu >>>


      GRAND FRIBOURG, UN PAS VERS LA FUSION
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     FRIBOURG. L‘association «Fusion 2011» et les syndics des communes nouent un dialogue constructif apr';s s‘ętre regardés en chiens de faďence.

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      IXION SE MUE EN VÉRITABLE GROUPE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     INFORMATIQUE. La PME vaudoise poursuivra ses acquisitions. En Valais? Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Magnifique soleil sur le lac Léman. Au cśur des vignes du Lavaux, les bureaux d‘Ixion Services ŕ Rivaz (VD) invitent plutôt au farniente. Pourtant, les 34 employés de >>>


      KIOSQUE. OBAMA, L‘ESPOIR ET LA PRUDENCE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Kiosque. Olivier Perrin Jeudi 22 janvier 200' L‘investiture et le discours de Barack Obama comme 44e président des Etats–Unis ont suscité pas mal d‘espoirs dans la presse du monde entier. Mais ŕ propos de son message au monde musulman, la prudence reste de mise.

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      L‘AFFAIRE TINNER AU GRAND JOUR
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     NUCLEAIRE. Rapport attendu jeudi. Urs Tinner parle ŕ «Temps présent». Denis Masmejan Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Réunies ŕ Montreux, les commissions de gestion du parlement fédéral devraient prendre une décision ce jeudi sur la publication du rapport consacré ŕ l&ls >>>


      L‘ALLEMAGNE EST EN RÉCESSION, MAIS GARDE L‘ESPOIR
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     CRISE. Le 1er exportateur mondial s‘attend ŕ un recul de 2,25% de son PIB. Mais voit «un renversement vers le printemps». Yves Petignat, Berlin Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Tr';s vulnérable parce dépendant fortement des exportations, l‘économie allemande sera l‘une >>>


      L‘APPEL AU CALME DE JEAN–FRÉDÉRIC JAUSLIN
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Nicolas Bideau. Au–delŕ des invectives finales, la séance a laissé place ŕ des questions plus fondamentales. (photo: Keystone) CINEMA. Mercredi ŕ Soleure, le directeur de l‘Office fédéral de la culture a prononcé des mots d‘apaisement qui sonnent comme un rappel >>>


      L‘HOMME–ESTAMPE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     PHOTOGRAPHIE. Exposition collective autour du Genevois tatoué et piercé de la tęte aux pieds.

Luc Debraine Jeudi 22 janvier 200' «Ne vous fiez pas aux apparences!» Pour le photographe Francis Traunig, voilŕ ce que signifie la peau du Genevois Etienne Dumont. Une peau non seul >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 21 JANVIER 200'
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 21 janvier 200' Effondrement des assurances.

BCGE Private Banking Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Le SMI a démarré en baisse de 0.55% ŕ 5‘2'1.66 points, sous l‘influence d‘une ambiance incertaine et négative sur les >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE. L‘ARC ET SA PÉRIPHÉRIE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     La chronique. La lecture de ce texte (3002 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA MANIFESTATION ANTI–WEF BANNIE DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Dans les rues de Gen';ve lors des manifestations anti–WEF de 2003. (photo: Keystone) GENEVE. Le Conseil d‘Etat a décidé hier d‘interdire le rassemblement contre le Forum économique de Davos prévu le 31 janvier. Une décision saluée par la majorité des partis, m >>>


      LA MENACE SUR L‘EMPLOI DEVIENT RÉELLE DANS L‘HORLOGERIE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     CHOMAGE. Tag Heuer supprime quelques postes. Rolex remercie une centaine d‘intérimaires.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Les horlogers sont souvent maîtres dans l‘art de manier la langue de bois.

Ils confirment leur disposition ŕ l‘occasion du Salon >>>


      LA SECTION SUISSE DU CINÉMA NE REMPLIT PAS SON RÔLE. LA SOLUTION EXISTE POURTANT
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Tchétchénie: le tragique destin des ennemis de Ramzan Kadyrov La chronique. L‘Arc et sa périphérie Libre circulation, le grand débat ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article La Section suisse du cinéma ne remplit pas son rôle. La solution existe pourtant Christian Zeender, ancien chef de la >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Stéphane Bonvin Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Les jumelles de George W. Bush ont adressé une lettre aux deux filles du nouveau président Obama. C‘est du moins ce qui se lit dans le Wallstreet Journal. Voici donc quelques conseils d‘ex–filles de président ŕ des futures: «Amuse >>>


      LE GRAND ÉCART FISCAL DES SOCIALISTES VAUDOIS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     VAUD. Avant le vote du 8 février sur les réformes de l‘imposition, Cesla Amarelle, présidente du PS, défend la position esseulée de son parti.

Marco Danesi Jeudi 22 janvier 200' C‘est de la stratégie. Pas de l‘acrobatie. Cesla Amarelle, présidente depuis >>>


      LE PRIX DE CERTAINS COLIS POSTAUX VA AUGMENTER
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     COURRIER. L‘assujettissement des lettres ŕ la TVA co$';tera environ 100 millions ŕ La Poste.

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      LE «CHANTAGE» AMÉRICAIN SUR LE SECRET BANCAIRE SE FAIT PRESSANT
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     ACCORD. Le gouvernement suisse aurait la possibilité d‘accélérer le r';glement des poursuites contre UBS, mais l‘arme est ŕ double tranchant.

François Pilet Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Le Conseil fédéral devra–t–il lui–męme ouvrir une b >>>


      LES CORBEAUX FONT RÉAGIR LA ROUMANIE, LA BULGARIE OBSERVE CALMEMENT LA CAMPAGNE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     DIPLOMATIE. Les placards de l‘UDC ne déclenchent pas les męmes réactions chez les autorités roumaines et bulgares. Si Bucarest a fait part de sa vive préoccupation ŕ la Suisse, Sofia, elle, a préféré rester en retrait.

Valentine Zubler, Berne Jeudi 22 janvier 2 >>>


      LIBRE CIRCULATION, LE GRAND DÉBAT
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Yvan Perrin et Martine Brunschwig Graf s‘affrontent sur le type de relation que la Suisse doit entretenir avec l‘UE des Vingt–Sept. (photo: Béatrice Dev';nes) Le 8 février prochain, les citoyens suisses voteront sur la reconduction de l‘accord entre la Suisse et l‘Union eu >>>


      MICHELLE OBAMA,LE SENS DE LA MODE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     STYLE. La First Lady fait preuve d‘une grande maîtrise dans la sémiotique vestimentaire. Premiers pas.

Valérie Fromont Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Ce n‘était presque rien, un simple trait jaune pâle faufilé entre les enjeux et les espoirs suscités par la cér >>>


      OBAMA VEUT FERMER GUANTANAMO, MAIS QUI ACCUEILLERA LES DÉTENUS?
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     ETATS–UNIS. Le président ordonne le gel des procédures devant les tribunaux d‘exception.

Le Temps Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Ce n‘est que quelques heures apr';s sa prise de fonctions que le nouveau président américain, Barack Obama, a ordonné aux procureurs des >>>


      PIERRE KOHLER, UN MANDAT EN ÉCLATS
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     JURA. Le nouveau maire PDC, désavoué, a quitté une séance de l‘exécutif de Delémont en menaçant de démissionner.

Serge Jubin Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Le lundi 1' janvier, le Conseil communal (exécutif) de la Ville de Delémont, sorti des urnes fin 2008 >>>


      PLAN DE RELANCE Ŕ RÉVISER
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Doris Leuthard et Hans–Rudolf Merz. Les Départements de l‘économie et des finances doivent élaborer conjointement un programme de relance. (photo: Keystone) • La situation économique se dégrade et remet en cause le plan de relance «graduel» de la Confédération.< >>>


      PREMIČRES MESURES DE BARACK OBAMA PRISES Ŕ LA MAISON–BLANCHE. GUANTANAMO, L‘ÉTHIQUE, L‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Un officier de la base navale américaine sur l‘île de Cuba met la photo du nouveau président. (photo: Keystone) ETATS–UNIS. D';s sa prise de fonctions, le président Obama suspend les tr';s controversés tribunaux d‘exception. Lobbies et fonctionnaires avertis.
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      QUESTIONS Ŕ MARAT SAFIN. «JE NE VEUX PLUS JAMAIS SOUFFRIR SUR UN COURT»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Questions ŕ Marat Safin, tennisman russe, ex–numéro un et futur retraité.. La lecture de ce texte (3708 caract';res et 1 encadré) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ NAIM MALAJ. «JE VEUX DONNER UNE AUTRE IMAGE DE NOTRE DIASPORA»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Questions ŕ Naim Malaj, nouveau chargé d‘affaires du Kosovo en Suisse. La lecture de ce texte (2'07 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QUOI DE NEUF. DOUCES ENTRAILLES
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Quoi de neuf. Rinny Gremaud Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Il va falloir faire le deuil de votre utérus. Oui oui, le tout doux et tout rose qui, bien calé sous votre joue, était devenu le gardien de votre sommeil, l‘escorte de vos ręves, l‘étancheur de votre bave nocturne. Cet utérus >>>


      REPČRE. UN PRINCE AVEUGLÉ PAR CITI
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Rep';re. Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Les fonds souverains du Golfe réfléchiront ŕ deux fois avant de venir au secours des banques occidentales, comme ils l‘ont fait il y a un an. Ils ne sont pas les seuls. Le prince Alwaleed bin Talal doit considérer d&lsquo >>>


      RSVP. PRAGMATISME ET STRATÉGIE
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     RSVP. Chaque jeudi, Sylviane Roche répond ŕ vos questions concernant le savoir–vivre. Ecrivez–lui: sylviane.roche@letemps.ch Sylviane Roche Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Le probl';me que vous posez concerne tous les comportements grossiers auxquels nous sommes confrontés dans les lieux pub >>>


      SITES MILITAIRES SUISSES VISIBLES SUR INTERNET
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Engagement des soldats contre la piraterie: le soufflé retombe L‘affaire Tinner au grand jour Questions ŕ Naim Malaj. «Je veux donner une autre image de notre diaspora» Le prix de certains colis postaux va augmenter Les corbeaux font réagir la Roumanie, la Bulgarie observe calmement la c >>>


      TCHÉTCHÉNIE: LE TRAGIQUE DESTIN DES ENNEMIS DE RAMZAN KADYROV
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     Thér';se Obrecht, journaliste, raconte comment un réfugié tchétch';ne a été tué ŕ Vienne. Le męme sort attendrait 300 autres ennemis du président, Ramzan Kadyrov.

Thér';se Obrecht Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Mardi 13 janvier, ŕ mi >>>


      THIEL LE ROUGE. LE SUPPLICE D‘ERICA WALLACH
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     EPISODE 24/30. Enlevée ŕ Berlin, condamnée ŕ mort, enfermée dans le camp de Vorkuta.

Alain Campiotti Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Cellule7. C‘est la premi';re. Erica Wallach a quitté son mari, ses deux enfants pour venir demander aux camarades, ŕ Berlin, ce qui est >>>


      «SWISS A ASSEZ DE MOYENS POUR INVESTIR DANS LE HAUT DE GAMME»
      Le Temps, 22-01-2009
     TRANSPORT AERIEN. La compagnie helvétique dépensera un milliard de francs pour acheter neuf Airbus dotés d‘une nouvelle offre de services premi';re classe. Entretien avec Christoph Franz.

Yves Hulmann, Zurich Jeudi 22 janvier 200' Swiss inaugurera ce printemps sa nouvelle premi& >>>


      FIRMS KEEN TO PROVIDE APPLICATIONS TO MAKE MAKKAH INTELLIGENT CITY
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News JEDDAH: A number of national and international companies have expressed their readiness to provide applications required for making the holy city of Makkah an intelligent city. The move came following a conference on intelligent cities at Umm Al–Qura University.

The conferen >>>


      GCC ISLAMIC INSURANCE SECTOR SET TO GROW 25%
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News RIYADH: The Islamic insurance (Takaful) market will grow five fold over the next 10 years while the market for Shariah–compliant insurance will be worth $14 billion by 2015.

This was disclosed during a high–profile Islamic insurance conference, which was officially ope >>>


      INDIA–ASEAN TRADE CROSSES $38 BILLION
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Nilofar Suhrawardy | Arab News NEW DELHI: The «momentum» at which linkages between India and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has picked up was described as «palpably accelerating» by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee during his inaugural address yesterday at the two&n >>>


      MOBILY POSTS OVER SR2BN NET PROFIT
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Arab News RIYADH: Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) made just over SR2 billion in net profits in 2008, the company announced yesterday.

In a statement, Mobily said that its net profits for the 2008 fiscal year amounted to SR2.0' billion. That beats by 52 percent the SR1.380 billion in net profits the company raked i >>>


      NCB’S NET PROFIT DIPS 66 PERCENT
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Arab News JEDDAH: The National Commercial Bank (NCB) achieved net profits of SR2.03 billion in 2008, 66 percent below the results of 2007.

The bank attributed the drop in income mainly to provisions for its investment portfolio which were set aside to address the decline in the current value of these investment >>>


      FORUM CALLS FOR SPECIAL PANEL TO EVALUATE EDUCATION SYSTEM
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Faiz Al–Mazrouei | Arab News DAMMAM: A forum on secondary education ended in Alkhobar yesterday made several recommendations to improve the standard of education, including the setting up of an independent commission for evaluating the teaching system.

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      KING RECEIVES ISLAMIC SCHOLARS
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Arab News King Abdullah receives Islamic scholars in Riyadh. (SPA) RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday received prominent Islamic scholars, who came to attend an international conference on &#34Fatwa and its General Rules,&#34 and said their recommendations would be considered by th >>>


      PAKISTANI WORKER BURIED ALIVE
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News MADINAH: A Pakistani construction worker died when the sides of a several–meter–deep trench he was digging collapsed and buried him in Al–Jarf district of Madinah yesterday. A Civil Defense rescue team dug out the body from dirt shortly after the accident.

The distr >>>


      ROLE OF JUDICIARY, POLICE IN CURBING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HIGHLIGHTED
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Laura Bashraheel | Arab News JEDDAH: The National Family Safety Program organized on Tuesday, with the cooperation of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Saudi Law Training Center, a seminar entitled «The Role of Judicial and Security Institutions in Fighting Domestic Abuse.» The purpose of t >>>


      SAUDI WOMAN KILLED IN BAHRAIN ACCIDENT
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Arab News MANAMA: Bahrain registered its first fatal accident of the year when a Saudi woman passenger died in a car crash on Tuesday.

Preliminary information available to Arab News indicated that the 26–year–old woman was traveling with a 22–year–old Saudi male driver in the vehicle.
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      SUPPORT EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN PRIVATE SECTOR: PRINCE KHALED
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Sultan Al–Tamimi | Arab News JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al–Faisal urged businessmen and women to support private education, which he said is an important tool for producing a generation capable of shouldering responsibility and contributing to national development.

Prince Khaled, who is chair >>>


      VICE COPS ARREST YOUNG BLACKMAILER
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Abdulaziz Abdulwahid | Arab News AL–JOUF: Members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Sakaka yesterday arrested a young Saudi for blackmailing a married woman. The woman had on an earlier occasion sought the youth’s help to complete formalities related to applying for a job. The man >>>


      AID FLOWING TO GAZA: MOUSSA
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Syed Faisal Ali & Galal Fakkar | Arab News CLOSING RANKS: Arab League Secretary–General Amr Moussa fields questions from reporters after signing an agreement on Arab–Islamic relations with his OIC counterpart Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, right, in Jeddah on Wednesday.

(AN photo by Ghazi Mahdi) JEDDAH: >>>


      ISRAEL STOPS MONEY FOR BLEEDING GAZANS
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Mohammed Mar’i | Arab News RAMALLAH: Israel is preventing the Palestinian Authority from transferring cash to the Gaza Strip to pay its workers and others hard hit by war, Western and Palestinian officials said yesterday. The cash restrictions also underscored the wider hurdles facing reconstruction, estimated to cost m >>>


      OBAMA KICK–STARTS MIDDLE EAST DIPLOMACY; FIRST CALL FROM WHITE HOUSE GOES TO ABBAS
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Barbara Ferguson | Arab News CHANGE IS IN: US President Barack Hussein Obama meets White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office on his first day in White House.

(EPA) WASHINGTON: Barack Hussein Obama wasted no time plunging into foreign policy on his first full day in office yesterday, finally fre >>>


      OBAMAS BRING NEW ERA OF HISTORY TO THE WHITE HOUSE
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Barbara Ferguson | Arab News WASHINGTON: For more than two centuries, the United States presidency has not been vastly more diverse than leaderships in other countries.

But when Barack Obama became America’s 44th president on Tuesday, few had time to dwell on the journey America’s First Family had made as they >>>


      OMAR ORDERS STATE POLICE TO REPLACE CRPF
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Mukhtar Ahmed | Arab News SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ordered replacement of India’s paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) by state police for the front–line security role for capital city.

Tuesday evening’s announcement comes in the wake of recent use of &laqu >>>


      PAKISTANI FORCES GUN DOWN 60 MILITANTS
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Azhar Masood | Arab News ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s security forces have killed 60 militants during the last 24 hours in a military operation in Mohmand Agency. A Frontier Corps press release issued here Tuesday night said that in the ongoing operation, the Frontier Corps troops have advanced and secured strategic highways.< >>>


      POLICE TO AUCTION ARTICLES SEIZED IN MUMBAI
      Arab News, 22-01-2009
     Shahid Burney | Arab News MUMBAI: If the court approves, and the Mumbai police have their way, articles like phones, jackets, towels and toiletries, «manufactured» in Pakistan and seized from the ten terrorists of the Mumbai terror attacks would be auctioned.

A police officer of the city police, con >>>


      $635 MILLION IS DONATED TO FIGHT POLIO
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     The global effort to eradicate polio, which began more than two decades ago and has suffered repeated setbacks, will receive an additional $635 million in an effort to finish the job over the next five years.

The money will be used to intensify vaccination campaigns in northern India and northern Nigeria, the t >>>


      3 NEWS AGENCIES REFUSE TO DISTRIBUTE OBAMA PHOTO
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     NEW YORK –– Three news agencies refused to distribute White House–provided photos of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Wednesday, arguing that access should have been provided to news photographers.

The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France–Presse said the White House wa >>>


      ANALYSIS: OBAMA TURNS FROM WORDS TO ACTIONS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     AM WASHINGTON –– President Barack Obama is executing the clean break from the Bush administration that he promised in his campaign and his inaugural address, with a dizzying series of events highlighting openness, inclusiveness and ethics.

The man known for speaking so eloquently now seems hellbent >>>


      CAROLINE KENNEDY WITHDRAWS SENATE BID
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, her spokesman said on Thursday. Kennedy, a member of the United States‘ storied political dynasty, cited personal reasons for the decision, said spokesman Stefan Friedman.

(Reporting by E >>>


      FIRE BURNS NYC HOSPITAL; 600 PATIENTS MOVED
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     AM NEW YORK –– A fire at a major hospital sent smoke pouring through an emergency room Wednesday, injuring at least six firefighters and forcing 600 patients to be moved across the sprawling complex.

The fire began shortly before 6:30 p.m. in a second–floor mechanical room at the Mount Sinai M >>>


      HOUSE COMMITTEE ADVANCES ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILL
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     12:02 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An $825 billion economic stimulus package sought by Democrats cleared a key hurdle on Wednesday as a House of Representatives panel approved major portions of the spending initiatives in the plan that President Barack Obama wants enacted by mid–February.

The House App >>>


      IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES CALL FOR END TO RAIDS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     By N.C. AizenmanWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, January 22, 200'; A02 Several hundred immigrant supporters and religious leaders from across the country marched to the Southwest Washington headquarters of the U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency yesterday, strumming guitars, beating drums a >>>


      OBAMA‘S INTEL CHIEF TESTIFYING THURSDAY ON HILL
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– The man President Barack Obama selected to lead the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies through a promised shift in priorities and practices is getting his first test in Congress.

Retired Adm. Dennis Blair was to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his nomination to >>>


      OBAMA TASKS CLINTON TO STEP UP US DIPLOMACY
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking control of the State Department with a mandate from President Barack Obama to step up diplomatic efforts and restore the nation‘s tattered image abroad.

Her appointment, confirmed by the Senate and sealed in a private ceremony in her Senate office >>>


      OBAMA TO SPEND 2ND FULL DAY ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– President Barack Obama is making good on his promise to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and appears ready to name a veteran politician to guide his new administration in the Middle East conflict.

A senior Obama administration official said the president would si >>>


      ONLINE–PORN LAW IS ALLOWED TO DIE
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     A02 The Supreme Court yesterday ended Congress‘s most recent attempt to protect children from sexually explicit and other objectionable material on the Internet.

The court without comment refused to hear the Bush administration‘s attempt to save the Child Online Protection Act, which has been challe >>>


      PUBLIC SUPPORTS CLOSING GUANTANAMO
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     By Jon Cohen and Jennifer AgiestaWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, January 22, 200'; A06 In ordering a suspension of legal action against suspected terrorists at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Obama is taking a popular path, albeit one without particularly widespread or bipartisan support >>>


      STUDY LINKS CLEANER AIR TO LONGER LIFE
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     A15 Reducing air pollution has extended average life expectancy by five months for urban residents in dozens of U.S. cities over the past two decades, researchers found.

A team from Brigham Young and Harvard universities reached that conclusion based on data on changes in air quality and life expectancy between >>>


      SURVEY: POLITICS, MONEY CONCERN COLLEGE FRESHMEN
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     –– More than ever, politics and money are on the minds of new college students. The latest installment of a giant annual survey of college freshmen shows political engagement at a 40–year high, and more students than ever planning to take jobs on the side and settling for second–choice schools.>>>


      A COMEDY OF TAX ERRORS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     Make no mistake about it: Tim Geithner made mistakes. "These were careless mistakes," said the man who as Treasury secretary would supervise the same IRS he underpaid by nearly $43,000. "They were avoidable mistakes." "These are disappointing mistakes," agreed Sen. Max Baucus (D–Mont. >>>


      D.C.‘S INAUGURATION HEAD COUNT: 1.8 MILLION
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     January 22, 200'; B01 Two things are clear about the size of the crowd that gathered downtown for Tuesday‘s inauguration: First, although some experts described it as high, the official estimate released by the District yesterday is 1.8 million, a figure that would make the gathering the largest ever on the Ma >>>


      LOBBYING RULES SURPASS THOSE OF PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS, EXPERTS SAY
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     January 22, 200'; A04 New lobbying and records rules issued by President Obama yesterday appear to go beyond changes implemented by previous presidents, and could usher in an era of openness in federal government, according to ethics experts and open–government advocates.

In two executive orders and t >>>


      OBAMA SWORN IN AGAIN, WITH RIGHT WORDS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     A04 In golf, they call it a mulligan. A do–over.

There‘s no formal name for what President Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. did last night.

After flubbing his one role on Inauguration Day –– administering the oath of office to Obama –– Roberts traveled to >>>


      REPUBLICANS OBSTRUCT HOLDER‘S PATH TO JUSTICE DEPT.
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     By Shailagh Murray and Carrie JohnsonWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, January 22, 200'; A05 Republicans put new obstacles in the path of Eric H. Holder Jr.‘s quest to become attorney general, raising concerns that he would prosecute intelligence agents who engaged in potentially illegal interrogation tec >>>


      STAFF FINDS WHITE HOUSE IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL DARK AGES
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     A01 If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary–dial past.

Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federa >>>


      TICKET AND TRAVEL TROUBLES CLOUD INAUGURATION SUCCESS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     January 22, 200'; A01 Rick DeFilippi and Lucy Arrington of Cambridge, Mass., made detailed plans to see the presidential inauguration. They bought round–trip tickets from Boston on US Airways and obtained passes for the Capitol lawn from a congressional office. They stayed at a hotel in downtown Washington and >>>


      AS CONSTRAINTS ON GAZA EASE, NEW REPORTS OF MISERY
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     January 22, 200'; A10 GAZA CITY, Jan. 21 –– Khaled Abed Rabbo returned Wednesday to what was left of his five–story home in a village that bears his family‘s name, and spoke softly of his three young daughters.

Sowad, 7, and Amal, 2, died in a hail of Israeli gunfire during what was >>>


      CHINA DEFENDS MEDIA‘S OBAMA SPEECH CENSORSHIP
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday defended the censorship on state television and domestic websites of inauguration speech references by U.S.

President Barack Obama to communism and dissent, saying it was an editorial right.

Chinese state television abruptly turned away from the broadcast onc >>>


      COMPETING INTERESTS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     The Somali transitional parliament is slated in coming weeks to elect a new president. The new government will have to contend with an array of characters and interests in a country that maintains a strong system of clan organization but has failed to establish a central government since 1''1. The players: &Acir >>>


      CONFUSION SURROUNDS KENNEDY SENATE BID
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     A01 NEW YORK, Jan. 21 –– Hours after Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state on Wednesday, the battle for her now–vacant Senate seat was thrown into chaos, with the New York media reporting that Caroline Kennedy had withdrawn herself from consideration for the appointment and Kennedy >>>


      DAIRY‘S EX–BOSS GETS LIFE IN CHINA MILK SCANDAL
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     SHIJIAZHUANG, China –– A Chinese court has given a life sentence to the former boss of the dairy at the center of China‘s contaminated milk scandal.

The Intermediate People‘s Court in Shijiazhuang handed the sentence Thursday to Tian Wenhua after sentencing two other people to death for >>>


      IRAQI VOTERS GETTING A TASTE OF RETAIL POLITICS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     By Ernesto LondońoWashington Post Foreign ServiceThursday, January 22,
200'; A08 BAGHDAD, Jan. 21 –– Facing a skeptical and sometimes hostile crowd, 13 candidates vying for seats on Baghdad‘s provincial council passed around a microphone for three hours during a town hall debate this month >>>


      JAILED AUSTRALIAN APPLIES FOR THAI ROYAL PARDON
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     BANGKOK (Reuters) – An Australian author and teacher jailed for three years for insulting Thailand‘s crown prince in a little–read 2005 novel has applied for a royal pardon, his lawyer said Thursday.

The case against 41–year–old Harry Nicolaides, who was sentenced Monday, is one of >>>


      NEW RULES WILL COMBAT PILOT FATIGUE
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     BRUSSELS, Belgium –– The U.N. agency that sets standards for air transport is drawing up new safety rules to take into account a silent killer: Pilot fatigue.

Over the past 15 years, nearly a dozen fatal crashes and numerous close calls have been blamed on pilot fatigue, whose effects safety experts >>>


      PAKISTAN NABS SUSPECT LINKED TO 2005 LONDON BOMBS
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– Police in northwest Pakistan acting on a tip from the U.S. have arrested an al–Qaida suspect believed to have links to the 2005 London transit bombings that killed 52 people, two Pakistani security officials said Thursday.

The suspect was identified as Zabi ul Taifi, a S >>>


      RUSSIAN TYCOON LEBEDEV BUYS LONDON‘S EVENING STANDARD
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     A0' LONDON, Jan. 21 –– The Russian oligarch and former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev signed a deal Wednesday to acquire a majority stake in the Evening Standard newspaper, London‘s largest regional newspaper.

The paper‘s parent company, the Daily Mail and General Trust, said in a state >>>


      SRI LANKA SAYS IT SEIZED REBELS‘ OPERATION CENTER
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     2:47 AM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– Sri Lankan forces pushing toward the Tamil Tigers‘ last stronghold in the north captured what appeared to be the rebels‘ main operations center, the military said Thursday.

It was not immediately clear what impact the capture would have on the civil war. Mil >>>


      THE GREAT MEXICAN GUM GAMBIT: CAPITAL CITY CLEANS UP
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     A08 MEXICO CITY –– In the endless struggle against the forces of litter, street cleaner Gabriela Ibarra fights her battle one piece of discarded bubble gum at a time.

She bends to her task, first softening the spent blob with a jet of steam, then scouring the goo with a zap of chemical spray, before >>>


      WITH ETHIOPIAN PULLOUT, ISLAMISTS RISE AGAIN IN SOMALIA
      Washington Post, 22-01-2009
     By Stephanie McCrummenWashington Post Foreign ServiceThursday, January 22, 200'; A10 NAIROBI –– The departure of the last Ethiopian tanks from Somalia‘s capital is ushering in a new phase of conflict in a nation known for clan warfare: a battle for power among militias flying Islamist banners.
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