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      ANALYSE. L‘ANNÉE 200' NE SERA PAS SI NOIRE GR'4;CE AUX PLANS DE RELANCE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Analyse. Ram Etwareea Mardi 6 janvier 200' Les trois premi';res puissances économiques (Etats–Unis, Union européenne et Japon) sont en récession. Les grands pays émergents (Brésil, Russie, Inde et Chine) tournent au ralenti. En fait, en ce début d‘année, c&lsquo >>>


      BOMBAY: LES PREUVES TRANSMISES Ŕ ISLAMABAD
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Un Indien soupçonné de liens avec le groupe pakistanais Lashkar–e–Taďba emmené au tribunal. New Delhi attend du gouvernement d’Islamabad qu’il «poursuive rapidement son enquęte». (photo: Keystone) ASIE DU SUD. La piste explorée par New Delhi sur les attentats de fin novembre rem >>>


      CHRONIQUE DES CHANGES. LA LIVRE BIENTÔT Ŕ PARITÉ AVEC L‘EURO
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Chronique des changes. Nicolas Lonchamp, Realtime Forex, Gen';ve Mardi 6 janvier 200' Les marchés financiers ont eu un bon départ en Europe. Un optimisme général est présent sur l‘évolution financi';re dans le monde suite aux interventions de divers officiels des b >>>


      COMBATS Ŕ GAZA–CITY ENTRE TSAHAL ET LE HAMAS
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Cinquante Palestiniens tués, dont 12 enfants. Efforts diplomatiques en vue d‘une tręve.

Le Temps, avec l‘AFP Mardi 6 janvier 200' Des combats tr';s violents ont éclaté pour la premi';re fois lundi soir dans la ville de Gaza–City entr >>>


      DIEUDONNÉ, RETOUR POLÉMIQUE Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Dieudonné. Pour sa défense, l’humoriste parle de liberté d’expression et de stratégie de communication. (photo: AFP) CONTROVERSE. L‘humoriste français a commis fin décembre ŕ Paris un nouveau dérapage ŕ relent négationniste. Des voix s‘él';vent p >>>


      EN CAMPAGNE CONTRE LA LIBRE CIRCULATION, CHRISTOPH BLOCHER ROMPT AVEC L‘ÉCONOMIE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Christoph Blocher. (photo: Keystone) VOTATION. La campagne en vue du 8 février bat son plein. Hier, l‘ex–conseiller fédéral a prôné le non, ŕ la tęte d‘un comité «de l‘économie et des arts et métiers». Alors que les milieux de l‘ >>>


      GAZA, LA GUERRE DES IMAGES
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Soldats israéliens lisant la presse de leur pays. La censure est telle qu’il est difficile de connaître l’évolution de la situation ŕ Gaza. (photo: DR) La censure israélienne concernant Gaza n‘a jamais été aussi forte que depuis le déclenchement de l‘opération &la >>>


      HISTOIRE BELGE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Michel Barde, Gen';ve Mardi 6 janvier 200' Le Temps du 11 décembre a ouvert ses colonnes ŕ M. Nenad Stojanovic, chercheur ŕ l‘Université de Louvain, en Belgique, qui mettait en garde contre une évolution «ethnicisante» de la politique suisse.

Il vaut la pei >>>


      IMPONDÉRABLES. A LA RECHERCHE DES BONNES NOUVELLES
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Impondérables. Laurent Wolf Mardi 6 janvier 200' Le rituel est aussi immuable que le sapin de Noël et les petits souliers dans la cheminée. A chaque fin d‘année, les journaux, magazines, radios et télévisions se lancent dans une surench';re provisoire. Ils publient un num& >>>


      INCIDENCES. L‘ANNÉE DE L‘EUROPE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Incidences. François Nordmann Mardi 6 janvier 200' Jamais depuis vingt ans les données de la politique européenne n‘auront–elles été mises au défi aussi profondément qu‘en cette année 200'. Souvenons–nous: l‘effondrement du mur de Berlin, le & >>>


      INNOVATION ET TECHNOLOGIE. AGENDA
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Le Temps Mardi 6 janvier 200' Mercredi 14 janvier, 'h00 • Colloque: nouvelles technologies et brevets d‘invention: quelles responsabilités pour les inventeurs et les entrepreneurs?

Lieu: HEIG–VD, l‘Unité e2co de la Haute Ecole d‘ingénierie et de gestion du canton d >>>


      INNOVATION ET TECHNOLOGIE. LA SOCIÉTÉ GENE SIGNAL VISE Ŕ PRÉVENIR LE REJET DES GREFFES DE LA CORNÉE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Innovation et Technologie. Se parquer et payer uniquement avec son téléphone Innovation et Technologie. Radar Innovation et Technologie. Agenda ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article La société Gene Signal vise ŕ prévenir le rejet des greffes de la cornée Eric Viaud. Le directeur de Ge >>>


      INNOVATION ET TECHNOLOGIE. RADAR
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Le Temps Mardi 6 janvier 200' Accord • Pfizer a confirmé la prise de licences commerciales pour de nouveaux vaccins humains basés sur la technologie de Cytos Biotechnology. Selon cet accord, Pfizer pourra ŕ la fois rechercher, développer, produire et commercialiser de nouveaux vaccins basés >>>


      INNOVATION ET TECHNOLOGIE. SE PARQUER ET PAYER UNIQUEMENT AVEC SON TÉLÉPHONE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     TELEPHONIE. La société Onaxe a déjŕ convaincu la Ville de Bulle. D‘autres communes testent le syst';me.

Ghislaine Bloch Mardi 6 janvier 200' Une nouvelle borne de parking, délivrant un ticket obtenu en présentant son téléphone portable, vient d‘ >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA TRAGÉDIE DES OCÉANS
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     (photo: DR) Kiosque.

Pierre Veya Mardi 6 janvier 200' Rien ne semble plus sauvage que les océans ou plus préservé des turpitudes terrestres de l‘humanité. C‘est vrai pour le grand large, les immensités des profondeurs. Mais lŕ oů la vie est concentrée, pr& >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. SCHENGEN ET LA SUISSE: OPPORTUNITÉ OU IDÉOLOGIE?
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Incidences. L‘année de l‘Europe Livre politique. Les diplomates écrivent mais publient peu Un projet d‘urbanisme démocratique pour Lausanne La Russie condamnée ŕ l‘ouverture ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Schengen et la Suisse: opportunité ou idéologie?

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      L‘ÉGALITÉ DES FILIATIONS
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Jean–Marc Neuhaus, Bâle Mardi 6 janvier 200' Si l‘objectif essentiel du nom de famille est la traçabilité de la filiation (LT du 1'.12.2008), il y a une solution tr';s simple pour garder la filiation patrilinéaire traditionnelle, établir l‘égalité des >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LE SMI S‘ENVOLE DE 4%
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Chronique des changes. La livre bientôt ŕ parité avec l‘euro FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Le SMI s‘envole de 4% La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Mardi 6 janvier 200' Le marché suisse a démarré la semaine sur les chapeaux de roue, dans le sillage des ex >>>


      LA POPULATION CIVILE PRISE EN OTAGE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Frédéric Koller Mardi 6 janvier 200' Dix jours apr';s le début de l‘offensive israélienne sur Gaza, les roquettes du Hamas continuent de tomber sur le territoire israélien. Et se pose désormais cette question: quel sera le co$';t humain d‘une opération pu >>>


      LA RUSSIE CONDAMNÉE Ŕ L‘OUVERTURE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Richard Robert, ancien professeur ŕ Sciences Po Paris, explique que la crise pourrait pousser les dirigeants russes ŕ développer leurs échanges économiques avec l‘Europe.

Richard Robert Mardi 6 janvier 200' A peine apparue au lendemain de la crise géorgienne, l‘hypo >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Stéphane Bonvin Mardi 6 janvier 200' Qui est la maman des jumeaux de Ricky Martin? Le chanteur portoricain est en effet le papa tout neuf de Valentino et Matteo. Pour leurs biberons et leurs couches qu‘il change tout seul, il aurait mis sa carri';re en veilleuse.

Quant aux questions de &l >>>


      LES BANQUES AMÉRICAINES ONT ÉVITÉ L‘OURAGAN BERNARD MADOFF
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     SYSTEME. Les grands opérateurs new–yorkais estiment que leurs rivaux européens ont été victimes de leur confiance dans des hedge funds indépendants.

Eric Chalmet, New York, La Tribune Mardi 6 janvier 200' Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droi >>>


      LES OBLIGATIONS D‘ENTREPRISES DE QUALITÉ SONT FAVORISÉES EN 200'
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     PERSPECTIVES. Les emprunts d‘Etat demeurent attrayants, mais ŕ court terme seulement. Les marchés actions devraient rebondir, mais il vaut mieux miser sur les défensives, juge Clariden.

Yves Hulmann, Zurich Mardi 6 janvier 200' La prudence reste de mise au sortir de l‘une des pire >>>


      LES SYNDICATS DEMANDENT UNE RELANCE Ŕ 50 MILLIARDS
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Daniel Lampart sous la courbe du chômage de 1''0 ŕ 2008. Le chef économiste de l’USS exige des mesures de lutte pour éviter un nouveau pic ŕ 200000 personnes sans emploi d';s 2010. (photo: Keystone) CRISE ECONOMIQUE. L‘Union syndicale suisse fait de la lutte contre le ch >>>


      LES SYNDICATS EXIGENT PLUS DE FONDS PROPRES
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     BANQUES. L‘USS veut un retour des garanties au niveau de 1'80, soit plus de 6% du total du bilan.

Willy Boder Mardi 6 janvier 200' L‘Union syndicale suisse (USS) a tiré, hier ŕ Berne, un premier bilan de la crise financi';re et économique. Daniel Lampart, chef éco >>>


      LES SYNDICATS PEINENT Ŕ TROUVER DES RÉPONSES FORTES Ŕ LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     SUISSE. La principale centrale syndicale, l‘USS, exige un plan de relance de 50 milliards.

Le Temps Mardi 6 janvier 200' L‘Union syndicale suisse (USS) a fait part de ses premi';res propositions pour contrer la crise économique qui s‘abat sur la Suisse. La principale centrale >>>


      LES VENTES DE CD CHUTENT Ŕ UN PLUS BAS HISTORIQUE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     MUSIQUE. Le Compact Disc est ŕ l‘agonie aux Etats–Unis et en France. Internet sauve l‘industrie grâce aux téléchargements payants.

François Pilet Mardi 6 janvier 200' Les ventes d‘albums CD ont chuté de 14% aux Etats–Unis en 2008, rongées par >>>


      LES VISAGES DU VENDÉE GLOBE (8). JEAN LE CAM, PERSONNAGE DE BANDE DESSINÉE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Jean Le Cam pose ŕ la barre de son monocoque VM–Matériaux: «C’est toujours bien de faire évoluer un voilier. Tu fais des choix, tu les mets en śuvre, tu les valides ou pas et apr';s tu vois si t’avais raison ou tort.» (photo: Vendée Globe) VOILE. Son verbe fleuri l‘avait r >>>


      LIVRE POLITIQUE. LES DIPLOMATES ÉCRIVENT MAIS PUBLIENT PEU
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Premier répertoire des témoignages, essais et souvenirs de nos agents ŕ l‘étranger.

Joëlle Kuntz Mardi 6 janvier 200' Jacques Rial. Le bicorne et la plume: Les publications de diplomates suisses de 1848 ŕ nos jours, Un essai de bibliographie. DiploFoundation et IHEID,
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      MARIO CARERA: «TOUT CELA CRÉE LA VIOLENCE DE DEMAIN»
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Mario Carera, directeur du Bureau de la direction du développement et de la coopération ŕ Jérusalem, évoque la crise.

Caroline Stevan Mardi 6 janvier 200' Le Temps: Peut–on parler d‘une crise humanitaire?

Mario Carera: Oui et la situation se détériore >>>


      NADIA BRUSCHWEILER STERN: «UN IMMENSE RESPECT POUR LES MČRES»
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Laurence Pernoud, née Secrétan en 1'18. M';re de deux garçons, elle a écrit son premier guide apr';s en avoir cherché un en vain. (photo: AFP) DISPARITION. Pionni';re des guides pour parents avec «J‘attends un enfant», Laurence Pernoud n‘est pl >>>


      OBAMA S‘INSTALLE Ŕ WASHINGTON ET S‘ATTELLE AU PLAN DE RELANCE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     ETATS–UNIS. L‘arrivée du président élu dans la capitale se fait dans un climat politique troublé par l‘annonce surprise du retrait de Bill Richardson, le secrétaire au Commerce.

Sylvain Cypel, New York, Le Monde Mardi 6 janvier 200' Les vacances de Barack Obama son >>>


      OCCUPER UNE ÉGLISE NE SUFFIRA PAS AUX SANS–PAPIERS POUR FAIRE PLIER ZURICH
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     ZURICH. Le ministre Hans Hollenstein a reçu une délégation de personnes en situation illégale qui avaient occupé la Predigerkirche. Le canton ne reverra pas ses pratiques en mati';re d‘asile, mais demande des directives fédérales.

Catherine Cossy Mardi 6 janvier >>>


      PEREZ HILTON, PIPELETTE D‘HOLLYWOOD
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Perez Hilton. (photo: Keystone) PEOPLE. Haď par les stars dont il raconte la vie avec malice, il est adulé de son public. Depuis son canapé, ce blogueur solitaire a fait de son site un média qui compte.

Yves Eudes, Los Angeles, Le Monde Mardi 6 janvier 200' En haut de page, un gros titre >>>


      PETITE PAUSE DANS LA CHUTE DE L‘INDUSTRIE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Les ventes de CD chutent ŕ un plus bas historique Analyse. L‘année 200' ne sera pas si noire grâce aux plans de relance Innovation et Technologie. La société Gene Signal vise ŕ prévenir le rejet des greffes de la cornée Innovation et Technologie. Se parquer et payer uniq >>>


      QUE FAIRE DE CES GENS–LŔ?
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Hans Barth, Fribourg Mardi 6 janvier 200' La vulgaire interrogation «que faire de ces gens–lŕ?» constitue pour le professeur de droit Andrea Bianchi «la question la plus urgente» posée par Guantanamo (LT du 1'.12.2008).

Comment trouver la réponse, si l‘ >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. S‘OXYGÉNER EN RAQUETTES
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Quoi de neuf. Anouch Seydtaghia Mardi 6 janvier 200' Alors qu‘un méchant stratus s‘installe sur le Plateau, pourquoi ne pas partir s‘oxygéner au soleil en montagne? Mais pas en rejoignant les foules agglutinées sur les pistes de ski. On préférera tout simplement chausser se >>>


      SUR LE TROTTOIR GELÉ FLEURIT LA GROGNE CONTRE LES ÉLUS
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Dans les rues de Neuchâtel. Dans la nuit du 30 au 31 décembre, une pluie givrante a arrosé le littoral neuchâtelois. Lui a succédé une neige tr';s lourde, qui est tombée ŕ raison d’environ 40 centim';tres en six heures.

(photo: LĄExpress) SUISSE ROMAN >>>


      THIEL LE ROUGE. LA FUITE AU MAQUIS
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Jean Longhi (deuxi';me depuis la droite) était le chef des maquis de la Ni';vre, et Reynold Thiel est devenu son adjoint. (photo: DR) EPISODE 12/30. Apr';s l‘arrestation de Jean Jérôme, Reynold et ses amis partent dans le Morvan.

Alain Campiotti Mardi 6 janvier 200&# >>>


      UN NOUVEAU TRON'';ON D‘A41 QUI SÉDUIT LES FRONTALIERS
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     GENEVE/FRANCE VOISINE. Taux de fréquentation jugé bon et nombre d‘abonnements déjŕ élevé.

Christian Lecomte Mardi 6 janvier 200' Soulagement chez Adelac, la société concessionnaire et constructrice de l‘A41 nord, car les chiffres sont plutôt bons depu >>>


      UN PROJET D‘URBANISME DÉMOCRATIQUE POUR LAUSANNE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Philippe Martinet, député au Grand Conseil vaudois et membre du comité d‘éthique du Lausanne–Sport, montre le chemin suivi par le projet «Métamorphose».

Philippe Martinet Mardi 6 janvier 200' M. Jaccoud et Mme Malatesta ont produit une analyse ';s soc >>>


      UN SIMPLE CALCUL
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     Pierre Bonnard, Grandvaux (VD) Mardi 6 janvier 200' L‘article de Jean–Pierre Bommer (LT du '.12.2008) mérite une réponse. En effet, «le malentendu qui empoisonne le débat énergétique» est entretenu par des allégations fallacieuses reposant sur des chiffres ap >>>


      WALTER WILLENER: «NOUS POUVONS GAGNER SANS YVAN PERRIN»
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     NEUCHATEL. L‘UDC esp';re mettre fin ŕ la double majorité de gauche lors des cantonales d‘avril.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Mardi 6 janvier 200' Les candidats UDC neuchâtelois au Conseil d‘Etat ont lancé «la derni';re ligne droite» de la campa >>>


      ZURICH ENTAME 200' EN HAUSSE
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     ACTIONS. La bourse suisse a signé un gain de 4%, le plus élevé d‘Europe. Le Temps Mardi 6 janvier 200' Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps, encore moins en plein hiver. Lundi, la bourse suisse a pourtant débuté l‘année 200' par un net gain, de 4%.

En 2008, l >>>


      «ILS TIRENT DANS LE TAS, ET LE MONDE S‘EN MOQUE!»
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     A Gaza, un Palestinien emm';ne son fils blessé par les tirs israéliens. (photo: DR) L‘opinion arabe se radicalise.

Myret Zaki Mardi 6 janvier 200' Des cadavres d‘enfants alignés côte ŕ côte, des femmes et des personnes âgées noyées dans leur s >>>


      «LES TIGRES ONT PERDU UNE BATAILLE, MAIS PAS LA GUERRE»
      Le Temps, 06-01-2009
     SRI LANKA. Les forces gouvernementales gagnent du terrain. Mais il est trop tôt pour clamer victoire.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mardi 6 janvier 200' Le grignotage par les forces gouvernementales du territoire des Tigres de la libération de l‘Eelam tamoul (LTTE), au nord du Sri Lanka, >>>


      ALA. POLICEMAN FEARED MISSING ARRESTED IN VEGAS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     DECATUR, Ala. –– An Alabama policeman whose disappearance last week triggered search parties has turned up alive and well but under arrest in Las Vegas.

Sgt. Faron White is accused of staging a vanishing act to cover up a theft of $2,500 from his police department in the northern Alabama city of Dec >>>


      BABY‘S CORPSE THROWN OUT WITH NJ HOSPITAL‘S TRASH
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     JERSEY CITY, N.J. –– Police are searching garbage dumps in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the body of a baby that was apparently thrown out with the trash at a Jersey City hospital.

Christ Hospital spokeswoman Barbara Davy says the baby was stillborn on Dec. 21 and the body was placed in the hospit >>>


      BURRIS DETERMINED TO TAKE HIS SENATE SEAT TUESDAY
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Barack Obama‘s appointed successor declared Tuesday he‘s qualified to take a seat in the Senate and said he‘ll go to Capitol Hill to do just that.

"I‘m presenting myself as the legally appointed senator from the state of Illinois. It is my hope and prayer t >>>


      CONGRESSMEN SOUND OFF AGAINST SEC IN MADOFF AFFAIR
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Republican and Democratic House members said Monday that the alleged $50 billion fraud involving Wall Street figure Bernard Madoff reflects deep, systemic problems at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Inspector General H. David Kotz said he is so concerned about the SEC‘s f >>>


      CROSS–DRESSING DOCTOR WHO KILLED WIFE FOUND HANGED
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     NORFOLK, Mass. –– A cross–dressing dermatologist serving life in prison for killing his estranged wife, who was shot in front of witnesses, has been found hanged in his cell, a prisons spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Richard Sharpe was found by his cellmate at MCI–Norfolk on Monday evening and >>>


      DEMOCRAT ROLAND BURRIS BLOCKED FROM SENATE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The man named by the scandal–plagued governor of Illinois to replace President–elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate failed to gain entry on Tuesday when the chamber‘s secretary rejected as incomplete his credentials for the seat.

Roland Burris, a Democrat appointe >>>


      ECONOMIC CRISIS, OBAMA RESPONSE FACE NEW CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– The Democratic–dominated Congress convenes Tuesday to confront perhaps the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and to grapple with a hugely ambitious agenda set by President–elect Barack Obama.

The opening day of a two–year session is typically more cerem >>>


      EX–DETROIT MAYORAL AIDE GETS 120–DAY JAIL SENTENCE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     ':42 AM DETROIT –– The former chief of staff of jailed ex–Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 120 days behind bars for lying on the witness stand about her affair with the mayor.

Christine Beatty was sentenced Tuesday morning in Wayne County Circuit Court. She accepted the >>>


      FIRE DAMAGES HOUSE AMONG 1ST WIRED FOR ELECTRICITY
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     DEARBORN, Mich. –– A fire in suburban Detroit has damaged a boarding house built for employees of inventor Thomas Edison that was among the first buildings to get electric lighting.

A spokeswoman for The Henry Ford museum complex says Monday afternoon‘s blaze was limited to the Sarah Jordan Bo >>>


      GOV‘T PROJECTS $6.5M IN BAILOUT COSTS THROUGH JAN.
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     AM WASHINGTON –– The government estimates it will spend $6.5 million by the end of January in salaries and other administrative costs for the $700 billion financial rescue program.

The Treasury Department estimate is part of the latest update it‘s required to provide Congress on the operation >>>


      JETBLUE, TSA WORKERS SETTLE IN T–SHIRT CASE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     January 6, 200'; A02 JetBlue Airways and two officials with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration have paid $240,000 to settle charges that they illegally discriminated against an Iraqi–born U.S. resident who was barred from a flight until he covered his T–shirt, which carried an Arabic phrase, >>>


      KENNEDY MISSTEPS MIGHT NOT TRIP HER UP IN THE END
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     ALBANY, N.Y. –– Caroline Kennedy‘s missteps and halting speech patterns have been replayed endlessly since she announced her bid to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate.

News articles nationwide, editorials and endless political blogs called her not ready for prime time, a valley >>>


      LAWSUIT LAST OPTION FOR COLEMAN IN MINN. RECOUNT
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     MINNEAPOLIS –– The morning after the Nov. 4 election, Norm Coleman stood before TV cameras, declared victory in Minnesota‘s U.S. Senate election and said that if he were opponent Al Franken he‘d "step aside." Two months later, Coleman finds himself down by nearly the same margin he appe >>>


      MADOFF SCANDAL, SEC ROLE UNDER SCRUTINY
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Two more months of mortgage payments and retiree Allan Goldstein says he‘ll be broke, just another victim in what may be the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.

Goldstein, 76, was among the thousands of investors who trusted Wall Street figure Bernard Madoff with their money while c >>>


      MAN CHARGED IN HALLOWEEN KILLING PLEADS NOT GUILTY
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     COLUMBIA, S.C. –– A South Carolina ex–convict accused of answering a knock at his door on Halloween night by spraying the front of his house with bullets and killing a 12–year–old trick–or–treater pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a federal weapons charge.

Quentin Lamar Pat >>>


      NEW CONGRESS SET TO CONVENE WITH ECONOMY IN FOCUS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new U.S. Congress convenes on Tuesday under pressure to deal with a worsening economy by passing a stimulus package that Barack Obama could sign into law soon after being sworn in as president.

Obama, who takes office on January 20, has vowed to work with Republicans as well >>>


      OBAMA‘S INTEL PICKS SHORT ON DIRECT EXPERIENCE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– President–elect Barack Obama‘s selection of an old White House hand to head the CIA shows a preference for a strong manager over an intelligence expert.

Obama‘s decision to name Leon Panetta to lead the premier U.S. intelligence agency surprised the spy community and >>>


      OBAMA RAISES $27 MILLION FOR INAUGURAL
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON –– Despite the economic hard times, money keeps pouring in for President–elect Barack Obama‘s inaugural festivities.

The inaugural committee has raised at least $27 million, donor information on its Web site shows. Most of that has come in over the past three weeks.

I >>>


      OBAMA STIMULUS PLAN BOOSTS BUSINESS TAX REFUNDS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     AM WASHINGTON –– President–elect Barack Obama‘s proposed stimulus package would provide businesses with billions of dollars in refunds on taxes they paid several years ago.

The refunds are popular among business groups and could increase pressure on Republicans to support Obama‘s m >>>


      PANETTA CHOSEN AS CIA DIRECTOR
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     January 6, 200'; A01 President–elect Barack Obama stunned the national intelligence community by selecting Clinton White House chief of staff Leon E. Panetta, a longtime Washington insider with little intelligence experience, to serve as the next head of the CIA.

The decision –– which was >>>


      POLICE: ANGRY OHIO BOY, 4, SHOOTS BABY SITTER
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     JACKSON, Ohio –– Police say an angry 4–year–old Ohio boy grabbed a gun from a closet and shot his baby sitter.

Eighteen–year–old Nathan Beavers was hospitalized Sunday with minor wounds to his arm and side after the shotgun attack. Police say another teen was also injured.
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      RICE SET TO GO U.N. TO WORK ON GAZA CEASEFIRE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will go to the United Nations on Tuesday to help with international efforts to arrange a ceasefire in Gaza, the State Department said.

"The purpose of her trip is to move forward the international efforts to create a ceasefire in Gaza,&q >>>


      SUSPECT SHOT DEAD AFTER HIGH–SPEED CHASE IN ILL.
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     NORMAL, Ill. –– Police say a man suspected of robbing four banks has been shot and killed after leading officers on a high–speed chase in central Illinois.

Authorities say the 57–year–old man robbed a Bloomington currency exchange at gunpoint on Monday and fled, reaching speeds of >>>


      YOUNG ARIZ. MURDER SUSPECT‘S STATEMENT OFF–LIMITS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     ST. JOHNS, Ariz. –– Prosecutors in eastern Arizona have agreed not to use statements made by a '–year–old boy as they pursue murder charges against him.

The boy‘s defense lawyers had asked a judge to throw out the reported confession, arguing that he was illegally questioned wi >>>


      ASPIRING RNC CHAIRMEN WONDER: WHAT WOULD REAGAN DO?
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     The way Republicans are attacking themselves, who needs Democrats? "You have Republicans scratching their head, going: ‘Who are we? What do we believe in? What do we stand for?‘ " said Michael Steele, former lieutenant governor of Maryland.

"We have done a very poor job in communicati >>>


      AT SIDWELL, EVERYBODY‘S TOP SUBJECT
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     January 6, 200'; C01 It‘s hard enough to be the New Kid transferring midyear into any school in a new town, but consider some of the special scrutiny visited upon young Malia and Sasha Obama yesterday as they started classes at Sidwell Friends: First, make sure you look super–cute for the morning photos >>>


      FRANKEN WIN CERTIFIED, BUT SENATE WILL DELAY SEATING
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     A04 Entertainer–turned–politician Al Franken declared victory in Minnesota‘s U.S. Senate race yesterday, just hours after a state panel charged with overseeing the recount of nearly 3 million ballots certified that the Democrat had received 225 more votes than Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.

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      KAINE SAYS TOP PRIORITY THIS YEAR IS VA. BUDGET
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     By Tim CraigWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, January 6, 200'; B01 RICHMOND, Jan. 4 –– Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday that his main focus this year will be working with Republicans in the General Assembly on the state‘s budget crisis, even as he pivots into his new additional role as the chai >>>


      OBAMA NOMINATES FOUR TO SENIOR JUSTICE POSTS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     January 6, 200'; A02 President–elect Barack Obama selected four prominent lawyers yesterday for senior posts at the Justice Department, naming pragmatic leaders who are likely to reverse some of the more divisive policies of the Bush administration.

The most controversial nomination was that of Indian >>>


      OBAMA PITCHES STIMULUS PLAN
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     By Paul Kane, Lori Montgomery and Shailagh MurrayWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, January 6, 200'; A01 President–elect Barack Obama arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday and immediately set to work reassuring skeptical Republicans about his massive economic stimulus package –– part of a campaign t >>>


      ON THE TIGRIS, AMERICA‘S MONUMENT TO HUMILITY
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     Washington‘s not the only place hosting red–carpet affairs this month. There was one just yesterday in Baghdad, complete with blast walls and charming invitations that politely asked guests to come unarmed.

Everyone who was anyone was there, including Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte (wh >>>


      RICHARDSON, OBAMA TEAMS TRADE BLAME
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     January 6, 200'; A01 Weeks before President–elect Barack Obama chose New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to head the Commerce Department, a small group of volunteers with ethics, tax and investigative expertise –– most of them lawyers –– scoured his background looking for embarrassing facts >>>


      TAKE TWO BAILOUTS AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     Senate staffers working on confirmations are looking hard into the backgrounds of President–elect Barack Obama‘s nominees, poring over their past writings and speeches searching for controversial statements and positions.

Folks on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee might want to tak >>>


      TIMBER FIRM DROPS ROAD–USE REQUEST
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 –– A controversial U.S. Forest Service plan that would have made it easier to build houses in Western mountain forests was dropped Monday when the nation‘s largest private landowner abruptly backed off the request that sparked the issue.

Plum Creek Timber, which owns 8 mill >>>


      TV CONVERTER PROGRAM RUNS OUT OF FUNDING
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     The government‘s billion–dollar program to help people prepare for the transition to digital television has run out of money, potentially leaving millions of viewers without coupons to buy converter boxes they need to keep their analog TV sets working after the switch.

As of this past Sunday, consum >>>


      AFGHANS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIANS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     By Pamela ConstableWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, January 6, 200'; A0' KABUL, Jan. 5 –– The modest white Miladul Nabi mosque is almost hidden beneath a massive poster that depicts a red fist raised to the heavens surrounded by slogans expressing sympathy for the Palestinian people, support f >>>


      AT GAZA HOSPITAL, CHAOS AND DESPERATION
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     By Sudarsan Raghavan and Reyham Abdel KareemWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, January 6, 200'; A0' JERUSALEM, Jan. 5 –– Mohammed Alwan applied pressure to the wounds of the young man in a corridor of Gaza City‘s Shifa Hospital on Monday. Blood flowing from his body turned the surgeon&lsqu >>>


      BRITISH HISTORIAN CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT DEAD AT 84
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     LONDON –– British historian Christopher Hibbert, whose popular books covered subjects from the medieval Battle of Agincourt to the American Revolutionary War, has died. He was 84.

Hibbert died Dec. 21 in Henley–on–Thames, west of London, after a short illness, his agent, Bruce Hunter, sa >>>


      CHINA SAYS 1'–YEAR–OLD WOMAN DIES FROM BIRD FLU
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     BEIJING –– A Chinese woman has died from bird flu in a Beijing hospital, the government reported Tuesday, but the World Health Organization said the case did not appear to signal a new public health threat.

China‘s Ministry of Health said Huang Yanqing, 1', died Monday and tests confirmed >>>


      INDIA: PAKISTANIS "MUST HAVE" BACKED MUMBAI ATTACK
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     NEW DELHI –– India‘s prime minister said the sophistication of the Mumbai siege means that Pakistani authorities must have had a hand in the attack, but he was careful Tuesday not to directly accuse Islamabad, keeping tensions between the nuclear–armed rivals at a low burn.

Prime Ministe >>>


      ISRAEL PUSHES INTO SOUTHERN GAZA
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     7:2' AM JERUSALEM, Jan. 6 –– Israeli troops moved toward the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis on Tuesday, brushing aside an intensified effort by European envoys to broker a cease–fire even as casualties mounted on both sides and aid organizations warned of a growing humanitarian crisis.
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      ISRAELI TROOPS DEEPEN PUSH INTO GAZA
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     GAZA (Reuters) – Israel moved forces into a southern Gaza town on Tuesday and demanded Hamas be prevented from rearming as a main condition for a ceasefire in an 11–day–old conflict in which hundreds of Palestinians have been killed.

While international truce efforts gathered speed after the N >>>


      JAPANESE PM REJECTS CALLS FOR RESIGNATION
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     TOKYO –– Increasingly unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso rejected calls Tuesday for his resignation, insisting he needs to steer the world‘s second–largest economy out of recession.

Aso‘s support now stands at just 20 percent amid growing public frustration over his handlin >>>


      MOVING OUT: WILLIAM AND HARRY SET UP OWN OFFICE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     LONDON –– Princes William and Harry said Tuesday they have been granted their own royal "household" by their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The word doesn‘t mean a dwelling; it refers to staff who support royal family members in their public duties and private lives.

The h >>>


      OIL ABOVE $48 AS INVESTORS EYE GAZA CONFLICT, OPEC
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     SINGAPORE –– Oil prices remained above $48 a barrel Tuesday in Asia amid signs OPEC is implementing announced production cuts and as Israel‘s ground offensive in Gaza kept tensions high in the oil–rich Middle East.

Light, sweet crude for February delivery fell 6' cents to $48.12 a ba >>>


      PAKISTAN CALLS FOR FOREIGN SUPPORT, NOT TROOPS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– Pakistan‘s president called Tuesday for foreign allies to provide more support _ not more troops _ to help win the battle against extremist militias along its volatile border with Afghanistan.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said his country‘s forces, together >>>


      PALESTINIANS SAY 2ND UN SCHOOL HIT BY AIRSTRIKE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Palestinian medical officials say at least three people are dead in an Israeli airstrike near a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip.

It is the second deadly Israeli airstrike to hit a UN school in the past few hours.

Palestinian health official Said Joudeh says thr >>>


      PUTIN ORDERS REDUCTION IN GAS SENT TO EUROPE THROUGH UKRAINE
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     A08 MOSCOW, Jan. 5 –– Russia said Monday that it is sharply reducing the amount of natural gas it ships to Europe through Ukraine, deepening its fuel embargo of the former Soviet republic as supply disruptions spread to other countries and a top Ukrainian official warned of "catastrophe" for the pi >>>


      REPORT: UGANDA REBELS KILL 8 IN CONGO PARK ATTACK
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     DAKAR, Senegal –– Ugandan rebels waging one of Africa‘s longest and most brutal wars killed two wildlife rangers and six other people in a remote national park in northeastern Congo, a conservation group said Tuesday.

Lord‘s Resistance Army rebels carried out the attack on the Garamba Na >>>


      RUSSIA GAS SUPPLIES TO SOUTH–EAST EUROPE HALTED
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     SOFIA (Reuters) – All supplies of Russian gas via Ukraine to Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Macedonia were halted on Tuesday due to a dispute between Moscow and Kiev over gas prices, officials in Sofia said.

Turkish Energy Minister Hilmi Guler confirmed that supplies to his country from a western pipeline p >>>


      RUSSIAN NATURAL GAS SUPPLY TO EUROPE DWINDLES
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     ':2' AM MOSCOW, Jan. 6 –– The flow of Russian natural gas to Europe dropped sharply on Tuesday with six countries reporting a complete halt of shipments as Russia deepened its gas embargo of neighboring Ukraine.

Countries as far as Italy and Germany warned of disruptions and the European Uni >>>


      SARKOZY TO UNVEIL JUSTICE REFORM: REPORT
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     PARIS (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy is planning to scrap the position of examining magistrate, one of the great symbolic figures of the French justice system, in a major overhaul after recent abuses, Le Monde said Tuesday.

The newspaper said all criminal investigations would now be handled >>>


      TO RID SLUMS OF DRUG GANGS, POLICE IN RIO TRY WAR TACTICS
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     A08 RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 5 –– From the school balcony, Marcos Cunha had an unobstructed view of Santa Marta, the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood that had been giving his fellow police officers so much trouble.

Looming above him was the rocky peak that police once rappelled down to raid the shantytown. A >>>


      US, IRAQI TROOPS GET THE PICTURE (NOT THEIR MAN)
      Washington Post, 06-01-2009
     PM TARMIYAH, Iraq –– Army Capt. Christopher Loftis took in the scene: Iraqi soldiers raiding the home of a suspected insurgent wanted for participating in deadly attacks against U.S. and Iraqi troops.

An Iraqi lieutenant questioned three men found in the house about their brother: Was he home? No. W >>>



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