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      A GENČVE, LES PARTICULES S‘AGITENT
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     FESTIVAL. Pendant une semaine, des artistes expérimentaux questionnent la notion de rep';res ŕ travers le théâtre et la danse.

Marie–Pierre Genecand Lundi 5 janvier 200' Elle est nue en sc';ne ou seulement recouverte d‘un collier de perles de 25 m';tre >>>


      AFFLUENCE RECORD DE CHEFS D‘ETAT ATTENDUE Ŕ DAVOS
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     WEF. Klaus Schwab annonce la venue de 48 présidents, deux fois plus qu‘habituellement. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 5 janvier 200' Le prochain Forum de Davos s‘annonce comme un lieu de rencontre de choix pour les dirigeants de toute la plan';te en temps de crise. Du 28 janvier au 1er f&# >>>


      ANDY ROTHMAN: «PÉKIN POSSČDE UN IMPORTANT LEVIER DE POUVOIR FACE Ŕ LA CRISE»
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Andy Rothman. (photo: DR) RELANCE. Basé ŕ Shanghai, Andy Rothman est strat';ge macroéconomique de la société financi';re CLSA. Il minimise les conséquences sociales que produira le ralentissement de la conjoncture.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Lundi 5 janvier 200& >>>


      APPRENDRE D‘ULYSSE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Paul Vanderbroeck, coach professionnel, a relu Hom';re ŕ la lumi';re des événements des derniers mois et y a trouvé de quoi rendre aux leaders des valeurs qui les ram';neront ŕ la sagesse.

Paul Vanderbroeck Lundi 5 janvier 200' Quand nous faisons le bilan de >>>


      ATTA–MILLS PRÉSIDENT DU GHANA
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     GHANA. L‘élection fait figure d‘exemple démocratique en Afrique. Thomas Hofnung Lundi 5 janvier 200' Le nouveau président l‘a emporté, samedi, avec 50,23% des suffrages contre 4',77% ŕ son rival, soit seulement 40000 voix d‘écart. Tandis que le vainqueur proc >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. PAS DE BOOM Ŕ L‘HORIZON
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 5 janvier 200' Les marchés ont clôturé une année 2008 «noire», qui a multiplié les funestes records: la plus grande faillite de l‘histoire, la plus grande escroquerie de l‘histoire, 720 milliards de dollars de pertes pour les banques, >>>


      CANDIDE. DÉMOCRATIE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 5 janvier 200' La Sallaz est un quartier du nord de la ville de Lausanne. Jadis périphérique, il se retrouve aujourd‘hui au cśur palpitant d‘un réseau urbain tout neuf, ŕ savoir sur la ligne du métro M2. Pourtant, récemment, le président >>>


      COMME AU LIBAN?
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Israël cherche ŕ geler la situation. Alain Campiotti Lundi 5 janvier 200' Netzarim n‘existe plus. Tsahal y est revenu. Netzarim était une grande colonie juive, juste au sud–est de Gaza. Elle a été évacuée et démantelée il y a trois ans, comme toutes les autres >>>


      COPPET DIRA DANS LES URNES SI ELLE SOUTIENT LA RÉBELLION DES COMMUNES FACE AU CANTON
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     VAUD. Un référendum combat la hausse fiscale adoptée par le parlement du bourg de Terre–Sainte, ŕ l‘image d‘autres localités vaudoises, afin de réduire sa contribution ŕ la péréquation intercommunale et ŕ la facture sociale du canton.

Marco Dan >>>


      DE LA CULTURE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     UBP et Fairfield COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article De la culture Mich';le Laird, Pully (VD) Lundi 5 janvier 200' Jean–Frédéric Jauslin, directeur de l‘Office fédéral de la culture, se livrait récemment dans vos colonnes ŕ une apologie de la culture améric >>>


      ENTRE BESOIN DE MAIN–D‘ŚUVRE ET PEUR DE L‘ÉTRANGER, UNE CONTRADICTION DURABLE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Départ de travailleurs italiens lors des fętes de 1'64. Engagés pour neuf mois avec l’interdiction de faire venir leur famille et de changer d’employeur, les saisonniers, italiens d’abord, puis espagnols, portugais et balkaniques, attendaient le sésame, le permis B. (photo: Keystone) LIBRE CIRCUL >>>


      FAUT–IL PROTÉGER LE NOIR DE LA NUIT?
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Le ciel de Gen';ve, cette nuit–lŕ tr';s «pollué» par la lumi';re. Ce sont les éclairages le long des routes qui sont les plus perturbateurs. A eux s’ajoutent, ici, les lasers pointés par le CERN. (photo: Keystone) POLLUTION LUMINEUSE. 200' est l‘année de l >>>


      KIOSQUE. A LA RECHERCHE DU BONHEUR
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Kiosque. Patricia Briel Lundi 5 janvier 200' Les crises ont ceci de bon qu‘elles permettent de faire le point sur les raisons de vivre et de renouer avec l‘essentiel. Dans son dernier numéro (double), «Le Nouvel Observateur» consacre un dossier de 48 pages au bonheur, abordé sous to >>>


      L‘ANNÉE TERRIBLE QUI A EFFACÉ LES GAINS BOURSIERS DE SIX EXERCICES
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Nikkei, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, trois exemples de chutes historiques Au premier plan. Pas de boom ŕ l‘horizon La question de la semaine. 200', année de la crise du syst';me monétaire international?

FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article L‘année terrible qui a effacé les >>>


      L‘EMBARGO AMÉRICAIN CONTRE CUBA VIT–IL SES DERNIČRES HEURES?
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Au moment oů l‘île des Caraďbes cél';bre le 50e anniversaire de la révolution castriste, l‘arrivée de Barack Obama ŕ la Maison–Blanche et le plaidoyer presque unanime des Etats d‘Amérique latine pour une levée des sanctions suscitent de vifs es >>>


      L‘EXTASE DE L‘ENVOL, TOUTE LA DIFFÉRENCE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Simon Ammann en plein vol. «Les sensations sont beaucoup plus nettes, plus extręmes que sur terre.» (photo: Keystone) SAUT A SKIS. Męme ŕ la Tournée des Quatre–Tremplins, ils chérissent le vol autant que les podiums. Récit.

Ariane Pellaton Lundi 5 janvier 200' De leurs sp >>>


      L‘OFFENSIVE TERRESTRE ISRAÉLIENNE Ŕ GAZA SUSCITE LES PIRES CRAINTES
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     PALESTINE. L‘enclave contrôlée par le Hamas est coupée en deux, et Gaza–City est encerclée.

Le Temps Lundi 5 janvier 200' Les troupes israéliennes encerclaient dimanche la ville de Gaza–City suite au déclenchement, samedi soir, d‘une offensive terrestre. >>>


      LA CHEFFE DU DFJP SE SÉPARE D‘UN CONSEILLER
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     ENTOURAGE. Sébastien Leprat quitte son poste. Valentine Zubler, Berne Lundi 5 janvier 200' Eveline Widmer–Schlumpf s‘est séparée, au 31 décembre dernier, de son collaborateur personnel Sébastien Leprat. Selon la porte–parole du Département fédéral de justice >>>


      LA GUERRE TERRESTRE DANS GAZA
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Bombardements sur Gaza–City. L’entrée des blindés israéliens a été précédée par d’intenses tirs d’obus, au rythme de un toutes les quinze secondes.

(photo: Keystone) • Au moins 500 Palestiniens auraient été tués depuis le lancement de l‘offensiv >>>


      LA MUE DE L‘AUDIOVISUEL FRAN'';AIS. DES SOIRÉES TÉLÉ SANS PUBLICITÉ
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Jean–Louis Missika: «TF1 pourrait raccourcir son journal télévisé» A la TSR, on observe Faut–il protéger le noir de la nuit?

Zohra relance les spéculations sur Rachida Dati La vie des autres Pionni';res du vin Candide. Démocratie Quoi de neuf. En 200 >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. 200', ANNÉE DE LA CRISE DU SYSTČME MONÉTAIRE INTERNATIONAL?
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article 200', année de la crise du syst';me monétaire international?

Cette année, le dollar sera au centre de l‘actualité. Certains redoutent déjŕ la fin du financement aveugle des déficits américains par la Chine.

P >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 5 janvier 200' Albert Einstein ne disait pas «Fahrrad» mais «Velo». Et quand quelque chose urgeait, il utilisait l‘expression suisse alémanique «es pressiert» et pas son équivalent allemand «es eilt». Bref, Einstein était >>>


      LE CULTE DU LIEU (6/6). LA GRANDE SYNAGOGUE A TRANSFORMÉ LES JUIFS DE GENČVE EN CITOYENS
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     La Synagogue de Gen';ve. Quelque 21 familles juives payent plus de 73000 francs pour en financer l’édification en 185'. Une somme conséquente pour l’époque. (photo: DR) GENEVE. La synagogue «Beth Yaacov», construite entre 1857 et 185', bénéficie de l‘ouverture r >>>


      LES ROMANS Ŕ SUCCČS FONT LEUR CINÉMA
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Audrey Tautou sur le tournage en cours de «Coco avant Chanel» réalisé par Anne Fontaine d’apr';s «L’Irréguli';re» d’Edmonde Charles–Roux. (photo: Warner Bros) ADAPTATION. Les producteurs misent de plus en plus sur les «best–sellers» pour faire venir le public en sal >>>


      LES SANS–PAPIERS ZURICHOIS DÉMÉNAGENT DANS UNE AUTRE ÉGLISE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     ZURICH. Les occupants ont quitté la Predigerkirche pour migrer vers l‘église Saint–Jacques. Une délégation rencontre aujourd‘hui le Conseil d‘Etat.

ATS Lundi 5 janvier 200' Les sans–papiers qui occupaient une église en ville de Zurich ont démé >>>


      LES SUISSES SONT AUSSI PESSIMISTES QU‘EN 1''2
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Affluence record de chefs d‘Etat attendue ŕ Davos Pas de «black–out» entre la Suisse et les Etats–Unis ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Les Suisses sont aussi pessimistes qu‘en 1''2 CONJONCTURE. Un sondage montre cependant qu‘ils ne craignent pas pour leur emp >>>


      MÉDIAS, L‘AUTRE GUERRE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Palestiniens et Israéliens se livrent une bataille sans merci via Internet, la radio, la télévision et le téléphone.

Serge Dumont, Ashkelon Lundi 5 janvier 200' «S‘ils osent fouler le sol de la bande de Gaza, vos soldats connaîtront l‘enfer.» Peu avant l >>>


      PAS DE «BLACK–OUT» ENTRE LA SUISSE ET LES ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Pas de «black–out» entre la Suisse et les Etats–Unis COMMERCE. L‘automobile ou le secteur médical restent ouverts aux exportations helvétiques.

Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 5 janvier 200' Les relations commerciales entre la S >>>


      PIONNIČRES DU VIN
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Romaine Blaser Michellod, de Leytron. Les vigneronnes ont en commun le go$';t de l’indépendance et le refus d’un destin qui serait déterminé par le rôle traditionnellement dévolu ŕ leur sexe.

(photo: DR) GOUT. Un livre brosse le portrait d‘une dizaine de vigneronnes va >>>


      POUSSÉS PAR LA CRISE, LES POLONAIS QUITTENT LA GRANDE–BRETAGNE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Nombre d’émigrés polonais, notamment engagés dans la construction en Grande–Bretagne, rentrent au pays en raison de la crise. Ils avaient été quelque 600000 ŕ débarquer apr';s l’élargissement de 2004. (photo: DR) IMMIGRATION. Un million d‘Européens de l&ls >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. EN 200', MONSIEUR FAIT LE MÉNAGE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Quoi de neuf. Benjamin Luis Lundi 5 janvier 200' A la poste, on vend de tout. Męme de bonnes résolutions. La preuve? Le livre Monsieur fait le ménage, qui a récemment fait son apparition en édition de poche vendue dans les offices postaux.

Ce best–seller américain surfe s >>>


      THIEL LE ROUGE. UNE MAISON EN BAVIČRE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Juliette et André Lasserre en Bavi';re, peu apr';s la sortie du sculpteur du camp de Dachau. 15 mai 1'45. (photo: Archives André Lasserre) EPISODE 11/30. L‘odyssée d‘André Lasserre, l‘ami de Thiel, dans l‘Allemagne nazie.

Alain Campiotti Lundi 5 ja >>>


      TV PUBLIQUE: LA QUĘTE D‘UN NOUVEAU MODČLE
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Nicolas Dufour Lundi 5 janvier 200' Sur le fond, la réforme de l‘audiovisuel français mérite une analyse plus sereine que l‘hystérie politique sévissant depuis des mois. Bien s$';r, les soupçons de cadeaux aux diffuseurs privés sont fondés, en particulier qu >>>


      UBP ET FAIRFIELD
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Jérôme Koechlin, porte–parole de UBP, Gen';ve Lundi 5 janvier 200' En réponse ŕ votre article du 27 décembre 2008, et pour clairement établir les faits, nous pensons utile de vous faire part de l‘essentiel de notre réponse ŕ l‘International Herald Tri >>>


      UN KALÉIDOSCOPE NEUCH'4;TELOIS
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Les historiens. (De g. ŕ dr.) Jean–Pierre Jelmini, Pierre–André Delachaux, Jacqueline Rossier et Jean–Marc Barrelet. (photo: ©Pablo Fernandez) NEUCHATEL. 222 séquences extraites du fonds «Archives pour demain» ont été réunies sur un double DVD. Elles offrent un >>>


      VERS GAZA, EN TRAÎNANT LES PIEDS
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     Shlomo Ben Ami, ancien ministre des Affaires étrang';res d‘Israël, analyse les provocations du Hamas et prédit l‘impossibilité pour Israël de reprendre possession de Gaza.

Shlomo Ben Ami Lundi 5 janvier 200' Entre les roquettes Qassam qui s‘abattent tous le >>>


      VERS UN CONTRÔLE RENFORCÉ DES CFF
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     TRANSPORTS. Prié lui–męme de mieux contrôler l‘utilisation des deniers publics alloués aux CFF, l‘Office fédéral des transports serre la vis.

Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 5 janvier 200' Les CFF devront rendre des comptes sur la façon dont ils utilisen >>>


      ZOHRA RELANCE LES SPÉCULATIONS SUR RACHIDA DATI
      Le Temps, 05-01-2009
     VIE PRIVEE. La ministre de la Justice française doit affronter un contexte politique incertain. Et les rumeurs, pas toujours bien intentionnées, sur le nom du p';re de son enfant.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Lundi 5 janvier 200' Zohra Dati n‘a que 3 jours, mais elle est déjŕ le b >>>


      3 QUIZZED IN OHIO SLAYING; BOY FOUND AT REST STOP
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     DAYTON, Ohio –– The FBI questioned three men in the fatal shooting of an Ohio woman whose 4–year–old son was left unharmed by the gunman at a highway rest area.

FBI Special Agent Harry Trombitas told The Columbus Dispatch late Sunday that the men were taken from a house near the Ohio Sta >>>


      8 DEAD, 1 HURT AFTER CHOPPER CRASHES IN LA. MARSH
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     HOUMA, La. –– Federal officials were expected to arrive Monday to find out why a helicopter bound for an offshore oil platform crashed in Louisiana‘s marshlands, killing eight and critically injuring another.

The helicopter, operated by PHI Inc., crashed shortly after taking off Sunday afterno >>>


      AP NEWSALERT
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     ATLANTA –– Law firm: Jimmy Carter‘s attorney general, Griffin Bell, dies in Atlanta hospital at '0.
>>>


      BURRIS TO GO TO DC AS HIS FATE REMAINS IN QUESTION
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     CHICAGO –– Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris is leaving for Washington on Monday afternoon for a high–stakes showdown on Capitol Hill about whether he‘ll succeed President–elect Barack Obama in Congress.

Burris, appointed by embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was leaving a >>>


      BUSH DESIGNATES 3 AREAS OF PACIFIC AS MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENTS
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     12:54 PM President Bush will create three new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, according to White House spokeswoman Dana Perino, designated areas that will span 1'5,280 square miles and protect some of the most ecologically–rich areas of the world‘s oceans.

The decision to >>>


      CSI HUNLEY: FATE OF HISTORIC SUB A COLD CASE FILE
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. –– It could be one of the nation‘s oldest cold case files: What happened to eight Confederate sailors aboard the H.L. Hunley after it became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship?

Their hand–cranked sub rammed a spar with black powder into the Uni >>>


      FIRE DEATHS CONFIRMED AT TEXAS HOMELESS SHELTER
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     PARIS, Texas –– Fire has struck a homeless shelter in the town of Paris, Texas, and the fire chief says more than one person was killed.

Fire Chief Ronnie Grooms confirmed the fatalities to The Associated Press but would not say how many died in the fire early Monday.

The chief said the she >>>


      JUDGE GIVES MORE TIME FOR BLAGOJEVICH INDICTMENT
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     CHICAGO –– A federal judge on Monday gave prosecutors an additional three months to obtain a corruption indictment against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying the complexity of the case against him makes it "unreasonable" to expect the indictment sooner.

Chief Judge James F. Holderman‘s dec >>>


      LAW FIRM: CARTER‘S AG, BELL, DIES IN ATLANTA AT '0
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     ATLANTA –– Griffin B. Bell, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died at an Atlanta hospital Monday. He was '0.

Bell died at ':40 a.m., said Les Zucke, a spokesman for Atlanta law firm King & Spaldin >>>


      MILKY WAY _ THE GALAXY _ NOT SNACK–SIZED ANYMORE
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Take that, Andromeda! For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth‘s cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda. Not anymore.

The Milky Way is considerably larger, bulkier and spinning faster than astronomers once >>>


      MINN. BOARD EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE AL FRANKEN WINNER
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     MINNEAPOLIS –– The state Canvassing Board was posed to certify the results of the recount in Minnesota‘s grueling Senate election in Al Franken‘s favor _ but that doesn‘t mean the race is definitely over.

The board was to meet Monday and was expected to declare which candidate rece >>>


      MORE SCHOOLS GETTING IN TUNE WITH MARIACHI
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     AM DALLAS –– Jose Perez often butted heads with his grandfather, who emigrated from Mexico years ago and feared his American–born grandson didn‘t appreciate the sacrifices his family made. Then the teenager started playing the music of the elder‘s homeland.

Perez, 14, took a mariac >>>


      NY CONTRACTOR INDICTED IN CRANE COLLAPSE
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     NEW YORK –– A contractor has been indicted on homicide charges in a crane collapse in midtown Manhattan that killed seven people last year, the district attorney said Monday.

The contractor, William Rapetti, was in custody Monday morning. He was indicted on homicide and other charges in connection w >>>


      OBAMA‘S GIRLS ENROLL FOR CLASSES AT PRIVATE SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– First things first: President–elect Barack Obama‘s two daughters have checked into their new school in Washington.

Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama, said that Michelle Obama accompanied daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, to Sidwell Friends school M >>>


      OBAMA CONSIDERING EXPANDING JOBLESS BENEFITS: REPORT
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     NEW YORK (Reuters) – President–elect Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are considering a major expansion of government–assisted health care insurance and unemployment benefits as part of a two–year economic recovery program, The New York Times reported in its Sunday editions.

Prop >>>


      OBAMA TAKEOVER AUGURS FINANCIAL REGULATOR SHAKEUP
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President–elect Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress will take over the government this month with big plans to overhaul U.S.

financial regulation and a surge of momentum behind them. From the mortgage meltdown to the Bernard Madoff scandal, the financial system is in crisis >>>


      OBAMA TO MEET CONGRESS LEADERS ON ECONOMIC PLAN
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Barack Obama is heading to Capitol Hill to push for quick action on a broad economic stimulus package that congressional leaders are saying won‘t be ready until mid–February at the earliest _ almost a month later than the president–elect wanted.

Obama planned to meet >>>


      RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON BRINGING MISSING BEES BACK
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     STATE COLLEGE, Pa. –– Scientists in the field and the lab are trying to solve a mystery critical to the future of American agriculture: Why are honeybee hives failing at a disturbingly high rate?

Some researchers are studying whether pesticides and other chemicals used in fields and gardens might af >>>


      RICHARDSON WITHDRAWAL LEAVES GAP IN CABINET PICKS
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– The Cabinet that President–elect Barack Obama picked on a fast track has an unexpected opening, with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Obama‘s choice for commerce secretary, withdrawing under pressure of a federal investigation into how his political donors landed a lucrative transpo >>>


      SCRIBNER TO PUBLISH FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH‘S MEMOIR
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– First lady Laura Bush has sealed a deal worth millions with Scribner to publish a memoir that will encompass her recollections of personal and historical moments, including her eight years in the White House.

The publishing house, in announcing the agreement on Monday, said the memoir >>>


      TEXAS HOUSE SPEAKER SAID TO THROW IN THE TOWEL
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     6:03 AM AUSTIN, Texas –– Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, the longest serving Republican in state elective office, has apparently given up his hard–fought bid for a fourth term in the post, leaving the door open for a rival Republican who is a relative newcomer.

Craddick aides and allies said >>>


      US SEEKS THREE–TIER CEASE–FIRE FOR GAZA VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– A State Department spokesman says the Bush administration is pressing for a cease–fire in the Gaza Strip that would include three main elements, including a halt to Hamas rocket firing into Israel.

Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice h >>>


      VEGAS BEER PONG COMPETITION GETS (ALMOST) SERIOUS
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     AM LAS VEGAS –– Don‘t let the smell of beer and the rock music fool you: Beer pong is a serious game. Some dare say a sport.

Granted, they tend to be grinning and drinking when they say it. There was plenty of both going on this weekend at the World Series of Beer Pong IV, a loud and sloshy an >>>


      WASHINGTON POST‘S MANAGING EDITOR TO STEP DOWN
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     AM Philip Bennett, The Washington Post‘s managing editor, said today he is stepping down after four years as the paper‘s second–ranking news executive.

Bennett, 4', said he had "a feeling that I‘d been running for a long time as fast as I could go," and that the appointment >>>


      COMMERCE PICK RICHARDSON WITHDRAWS, CITING N.M. PROBE
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     January 5, 200'; A01 New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, chosen by President–elect Barack Obama to be commerce secretary, withdrew from consideration yesterday, citing an ongoing federal "pay–to–play" investigation involving one of his political donors as a significant obstacle to his confir >>>


      FOR NASA ADMINISTRATOR, THIS MISSION IS A TAD PERSONAL
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     Democrats, as would be expected, are lobbying intensely for senior jobs in the new administration. It‘s a bit more unusual to see top Bush administration officials lobbying to keep their jobs.

But that appears to be the case with NASA Administrator Mike Griffin. Just before the election, Griffin sent a le >>>


      FRANKEN LOOKS LIKE A WINNER, BUT NOT QUITE A SENATOR
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     He‘s good enough, he‘s smart enough, and, gosh darn it, he‘s a U.S. senator? Not yet, but recent developments in the unending recount in Minnesota‘s Senate race have given entertainer Al Franken (D) a burst of momentum over Sen. Norm Coleman (R) and left national Democrats increasingly confident >>>


      INAUGURATION SPOTLIGHTS CELLPHONE OPPORTUNITIES
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     In about two weeks, the District‘s roads, Metro cars and bus routes will become so clogged with inauguration–goers that Washingtonians are praying they‘ll be allowed to telecommute rather than brave the trek into their offices. But if working remotely means relying on a cellphone, they may not get much >>>


      MAKING WASHINGTON HIS HOME
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     By William Wan and Nikita StewartWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, January 5, 200'; A01 With a brief glance out his car window –– barely visible through cordons of Secret Service officers, black SUVs and security barricades –– the soon–to–be leader of the free world bid a brief >>>


      MASS SUFFERING AND WHY WE LOOK THE OTHER WAY
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     When President–elect Barack Obama, an early opponent of the Iraq war, asked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton –– who helped to authorize the war –– to be his secretary of state, many liberals scratched their heads.

When Obama asked Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates –– a Repub >>>


      PENTAGON CHIEF SEES OPPORTUNITIES IN RUSSIA AND THE WAR ON TERRORISM
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     As Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates becomes the bridge between the outgoing and incoming administrations, the views he has offered in interviews and essays since agreeing to remain as Pentagon chief merit a second look.

A longtime Russia analyst during his years with the CIA, Gates today sees Moscow as less of >>>


      REID STANDS BY DECISION TO BLOCK BURRIS
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     By Shailagh MurrayWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, January 5, 200'; A02 Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid defended his right to block the Senate appointment of former Illinois attorney general Roland W. Burris, but he didn‘t close the door entirely to Burris eventually getting the job.

The Nevad >>>


      THE LONG WAIT FOR A QUICK GLIMPSE OF HISTORY
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     By DeNeen L. BrownWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, January 5, 200'; C01 It is just a glimpse they want. A momentary glance. A slight wave of the hand, perhaps. Something. Anything that will acknowledge the presence of the people who have gathered across the park from the White House, across the street from the Ha >>>


      WARNER LEAVES LEGACY, VOID IN VA. DELEGATION
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     John W. Warner is a private citizen today. His expansive offices overlooking the Capitol are empty, his loyal staff dispersed, his 30 years in the Senate a fixture of history.

Remaining is the broad legacy of a man who came to personify the Virginia political gentleman. Remaining, too, is the question of who wi >>>


      BATTLES RAGE IN GAZA AS ENVOYS APPEAL FOR TRUCE
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli tanks, planes and ground forces pounded Gaza on Monday and the defense minister said the offensive against Hamas militants in the Palestinian enclave would go on until Israel was safe.

International efforts to secure a ceasefire moved ahead with French President Nicolas Sarkozy an >>>


      BRING RIFLES AND BOOKS: COLLEGE ON A U.S. BASE IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     January 5, 200'; A05 BAGHDAD –– It makes for a strange college campus: Cement blast walls, helicopters roaring overhead, packs of wild dogs howling, the risk of mortar and rocket attacks. Faculty keep Kevlar flak jackets at the ready. Students bring their rifles to class and leave them on the floor with >>>


      BUSH BLAMES HAMAS FOR STARTING GAZA CONFLICT
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     PM President Bush today called a cease–fire in Gaza a "noble" ambition but said that any agreement must ensure that Hamas is unable to continue to fire rockets into Israel.

Bush also blamed the Palestinian militant group for starting the fight by violating an earlier cease–fire between the >>>


      CURBING POPULATION VIA CALL CENTER
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     By Rama LakshmiWashington Post Foreign ServiceMonday, January 5, 200'; A07 NEW DELHI –– The phone rang at a call center in New Delhi one recent afternoon.

When an agent picked up the receiver, a young woman whispered hesitantly. She said that she lived with her large extended family in a remote >>>


      FOR TRAPPED GAZANS, FEW OPTIONS FOR SAFETY
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     January 5, 200'; A06 JERUSALEM, Jan. 4 –– As Israeli forces attacked Gaza by land, sea and air, residents living in the congested coastal strip faced a fateful question: Flee the shelling and shooting, or hole up inside their homes and hope for the best?

The five–member al–Jarou fami >>>


      FRANCE TRIES ACCUSED '/11 PLOTTER IN TUNISIA BLAST
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     ':52 AM PARIS –– Three men charged with involvement in a deadly synagogue bombing in Tunisia went on trial Monday in Paris in a case expected to highlight the reach and complexity of al–Qaida–linked networks in North Africa.

Among those charged is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who says he >>>


      GAZPROM REDUCING SUPPLIES THROUGH UKRAINE
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     MOSCOW –– Russia‘s Gazprom says it will cut the amount of gas it ships to Europe through Ukraine to make up for what it says Ukraine has stolen in recent days from pipelines crossing its territory.

The reduction of 65.3 million cubic meters, or about 20 percent of daily supply, was announced b >>>


      GUNMEN ATTACK GREEK RIOT POLICE UNIT, 1 INJURED
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     ATHENS, Greece –– Gunmen sprayed an Athens riot police unit with automatic weapons fire and seriously wounded a policeman early Monday in an escalation of violence that erupted last month when a teenager was killed in a police shooting.

The attack targeted police stationed outside the Culture Minist >>>


      IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL, RESIDENTS DOUBT THAT ROCKET FIRE CAN BE STOPPED
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     SDEROT, Israel, Jan. 4 –– Just over the border in Gaza, thousands of Israeli troops battled Hamas fighters Sunday while Israeli warplanes, helicopters and drones bombarded targets from above.

But in this working–class Israeli town two miles from the Gaza boundary, Yoav Peled chased rockets, as >>>


      INDIA GIVES PAKISTAN EVIDENCE OVER MUMBAI ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     NEW DELHI –– India gave Pakistan the most detailed evidence yet that it says ties the militants who attacked Mumbai to "elements" in Pakistan _ responding Monday to weeks of demands from Islamabad for proof that the siege was launched from across the border.

India has blamed the November a >>>


      ISRAEL POUNDS GAZA, VOWS TO CONTINUE CAMPAIGN
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     200'; 6:18 AM GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Israeli forces consolidated their hold on parts of Gaza‘s north Monday, pounding the territory from the air, land and sea and killing at least seven children and six other civilians in a bruising campaign against Hamas militants.

Israeli Defense Minis >>>


      ISRAELIS RELIEVED AS ARMY MOVES TO HALT ROCKETS
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     SDEROT, Israel –– Israelis bombarded by Palestinian rockets have begun to emerge from homes and shelters, regaining confidence after columns of Israeli soldiers moved into Gaza to crush the militants who have rained missiles on them for eight years.

Towns near the Gaza Strip virtually shut down afte >>>


      JAPAN PM WOES GROW AS MP THREATENS TO QUIT PARTY
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     TOKYO (Reuters) – A former Japanese financial services minister threatened to quit the ruling party Monday if his policy demands were not met, in the latest sign of Prime Minister Taro Aso‘s fraying leadership as he tries to revive the economy.

Aso, with a public support rate short of 20 percent, is >>>


      POOR BURN BOOKS TO STAY WARM IN CHILLY INDIA, 55 DEAD
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     PATNA, India (Reuters) – At least 55 people have died over the past four days in northern and eastern India as a spell of cold weather swept the region, officials said on Monday.

In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 24 people have died from biting cold in rural areas, a disaster management official sai >>>


      POPE NAMES NEW DETROIT ARCHBISHOP
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     VATICAN CITY –– Pope Benedict XVI has named a new archbishop for Detroit, Michigan, and made appointments for top Church posts in Canada and California.

The Vatican said Monday that Bishop Allen H. Vigneron will replace Cardinal Adam Joseph Maida at the head of the Detroit archdiocese.

Vign >>>


      RUSSIA–UKRAINE GAS DISPUTE CUTS SUPPLIES TO CROATIA
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     4:01 AM MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russian gas flows to Croatia have fallen by 7 percent because of the deepening row between Moscow and Kiev that has placed more strain on natural gas supplies to Europe, Croatia‘s pipeline operator said on Monday.

Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine on January 1 in >>>


      SRI LANKA‘S MILITARY CAPTURES KEY REBEL TOWN
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– Government troops captured a strategic Tamil Tiger–held town Monday and moved closer to a key rebel base, as Sri Lankans raised flags and held a moment of silence to honor the military as it battles to end the country‘s 25–year–old civil war.

Government >>>


      TALIBAN WHOPPER: CLAIM 5,220 FOREIGN TROOPS KILLED
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     200'; 6:21 AM KABUL, Afghanistan –– The Taliban has long exaggerated its military successes, but its recent claim that it killed more than 5,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan last year may be the militia‘s most startling yet.

The Taliban said last week on its Web site that it killed 5,220 >>>


      U.N. URGES NATIONS TO ACCEPT GUANTANAMO DETAINEES
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     VIENNA (Reuters) – More countries should offer to take in Guantanamo prisoners to help U.S. President–elect Barack Obama close the detention camp for terrorism suspects, the U.N.‘s torture investigator said on Monday.

About 255 men are still held at the U.S.–run naval base in Cuba, a sym >>>


      UN ENVOY: NATIONS MUST TAKE GUANTANAMO INMATES
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     VIENNA, Austria –– The U.N.‘s torture investigator is urging more countries to take in Guantanamo prisoners once the U.S.–run prison in eastern Cuba closes.

Manfred Nowak told Austrian radio more nations need to show "solidarity" with the incoming government of President– >>>


      US INAUGURATES NEW $700 MILLION EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 05-01-2009
     BAGHDAD –– The United States inaugurated its largest embassy ever in the heart of the Green Zone on Monday, officially opening the fortress–like compound that was intended to stand as a testament to America‘s commitment to Iraq.

Addressing an inauguration ceremony under tight security, A >>>


      ANALYSTS: TIME TO VENTURE BEYOND DEFENSIVE STRATEGY
      Haaretz, 05-01-2009
     By Sharon Shpurer and Efrat Neuman Tags: israel news The year 2008 was a humbling one for equity analysts. It showed how much they didn‘t know, quip Alon Glazer and Yuval Ben–Zeev, two of Israel‘s most seasoned sell–side analysts. Glazer and Ben–Zeev head the research departments at Leader >>>


      BUDGET FOR WAR: NIS 2.4 BILLION
      Haaretz, 05-01-2009
     By Moti Bassok Tags: economic crisis, israel news The escalation of Israel‘s campaign against Hamas from air strikes to a ground invasion not only steps up the intensity of the fighting: costs skyrocket as well. To the cost of jet fighter sorties and bombs, add the cost of using armored forces and the Navy, the am >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 05-01-2009
     Real Estate Joy of Giving Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief The Knesset is suing "Secular Faction," known as Hetz ("arrow") in Hebrew, which had been founded by Avraham Poraz. The Knesset wants back NIS 6.7 million, which had been given to Arrow as "preliminary election financ >>>


      DEAL TO SELL YULI CAPITAL MARKETS IS OFF
      Haaretz, 05-01-2009
     By Sarit Menahem Tags: israel news, Yuval Diskin, Hamas The transaction for Shlomo Nass and others to sell their controlling interest in Yuli Capital Markets was felled by sharp arrows of criticism, specifically

– vehement objections by powerful institutional investors. Nass and the company‘s other >>>


      MARKET REPORT / STOCKS BARREL AHEAD AS ROCKETS RAIN DOWN ON SOUTH
      Haaretz, 05-01-2009
     By Eytan Avriel Tags: israel news Israeli stocks posted firm gains yesterday despite the intensifying struggle in the Gaza Strip, where casualties are beginning to mount as Operation Cast Lead enters the ground–forces phase.

The benchmark TA–25 index gained 1%, bringing its increase from the start o >>>


      MARKETS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 05-01-2009
     Vita–Galilee Fruit says that on December 31, all the short–term and long–term loans of it and subsidiaries, loans in a state of animated suspension, came back to life. Insofar as it knows, says Fruit, the banks are calling in NIS 7.1 million at this stage. Fruit adds that it‘s in overdraft and in >>>


      REAL WAR SPAWNS VIRTUAL BATTLE
      Haaretz, 05-01-2009
     By Guy Griml Tags: israel news The all–too–real war in the Gaza Strip has spilled over to virtual reality.

From Saturday thousands of Israeli Internet pages were accessed and despoiled by hacker attacks originating from Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey and Iran, says Gary Warner of the University of Alabama >>>



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