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      LAWMAKERS FAULT CNN FOR SNIPER VIDEO
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     A Republican lawmaker has asked the Pentagon to bar CNN reporters from traveling with U.S. military units in Iraq because the network showed insurgent snipers shooting at U.S. troops.

The footage, aired last week on CNN, does not show the death or wounding of any service member. In one instance, the tape shows >>>


      LIEBERMAN BLASTED ON ALL SIDES AT DEBATE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     HARTFORD, Conn. –– Sen. Joe Lieberman sat between his Democratic and Republican rivals in Monday‘s final Connecticut Senate debate _ and got it from both sides as well as from hecklers.

The three–term senator, who has a 17–point lead in the latest statewide poll, struck back at Dem >>>


      LIEBERMAN CHALLENGER COMPLAINS TO FEC
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     HARTFORD, Conn. –– Sen. Joe Lieberman sat in the center seat between his Democratic and Republican rivals in Monday‘s final debate _ and he got it from both sides.

The three–term senator, who has a 17–point lead in the latest statewide poll, struck back at Democratic challenger Ned >>>


      MAN AWARDED $1.1 MILLION OVER BTK REPORT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WICHITA –– A jury has ordered a Wichita television station and its news director to pay a man $1.1 million for naming him two years ago as a possible suspect in the BTK serial killings.

Roger Valadez had sought as much as $2 million from Emmis Communications, then–owner of KSNW–TV, and N >>>


      MORE WOMEN SEEK LEGISLATIVE OFFICE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     PM TRENTON, N.J. –– More women are running for state legislative seats than ever before, a group that tracks women‘s involvement in American politics said Monday.

A record 2,431 women are running for state legislative seats on Nov. 7,
56 more than the previous record of 2,375 set in 1' >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     Man Is Killed in Explosion At Pa. Coal Mine; 5 Escape TREMONT, Pa. –– An explosion in a coal mine killed a miner Monday, but five others escaped, authorities said.

The blast happened 2,300 feet underground at the R&D Coal Co. anthracite mine in Schuylkill County, about 80 miles northwest of Phil >>>


      NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST MUST REVEAL SOURCES, JUDGE RULES
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     A federal judge has ordered the New York Times Co. to disclose the confidential sources used by Nicholas D. Kristof in columns that explored whether a former Army scientist was responsible for the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks.

The ruling, made public yesterday, came in a lawsuit filed by the former scientist, St >>>


      SCANDALS COULD AFFECT KY. HOUSE RACE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     COVINGTON, Ky. –– To the north of this river town, Ohio Gov. Bob Taft has pleaded no contest to ethics violations. To the south, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher has acknowledged that people working for him may have wrongly rewarded political supporters with jobs.

Two states, two damaged administrations >>>


      SOME FRET NYC APARTMENT COMPLEX SALE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     NEW YORK –– Merryl–Beth Mehlman should have been priced out of Manhattan years ago.

But the stay–at–home mom can afford to live in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas in the world for one reason: Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, a housing complex created in the 1& >>>


      TENN. FIRE CHIEF CHARGED WITH ARSON
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. –– The city‘s fire chief and three volunteer firefighters, including his grandson, was arrested on arson charges stemming from a string of fires over the past two years.

The four men, all members of Tiptonville Volunteer Fire Department, were arrested Monday and expected in >>>


      U.N. SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS CITE U.S.
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 23 –– Several governments around the world have tried to rebut criticism of how they handle detainees by claiming they are only following the U.S. example in fighting terrorism, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture said Monday.

Manfred Nowak said that when he criticizes govern >>>


      VIRGINIA BALLOT GLITCH CHOPS NAMES
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     ALEXANDRIA, Va. –– U.S. Senate candidate James H. "Jim" Webb has lost his last name on electronic ballots in three Virginia cities where election computers can‘t cope with long names.

The glitch in Alexandria, Falls Church and Charlottesville also affects other candidates with long n >>>


      WIS. CANDIDATE‘S REMARKS QUESTIONED
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     GREEN BAY, Wis. –– A Democratic congressional candidate said at a recent campaign event that he was late because he was "on Injun time," prompting calls for an apology from a Republican office–seeker in South Dakota who is American Indian.

House candidate Steve Kagen, who arrived lat >>>


      WYO. OPPONENT SAYS INCUMBENT MADE THREAT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     1:17 AM CHEYENNE, Wyo. –– Thomas Rankin, the Libertarian running for Wyoming‘s lone U.S. House seat, said Rep. Barbara Cubin, R–Wyo., threatened to slap him after a televised debate.

During a debate Sunday that also included Democrat Gary Trauner, Cubin and Rankin had a testy exchange ov >>>


      A POLITICAL NATURAL, RAILING AGAINST POLITICS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     2006; A01 Even for a politician, Michael S. Steele is said to have an extraordinary handshake. Not too weak but not crushing, either, with eye contact that never breaks off to scan the room. It communicates instant intimacy, a little zap of Clintonesque magic.

It is a rare thing, though, when Maryland‘s l >>>


      ABRAMOFF ASSOCIATE ARGUES FOR NO JAIL
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– A congressman and a former House aide have written letters in support of former Bush administration official David Safavian, who is trying to avoid jail time in the Jack Abramoff investigation.

Safavian, former chief of staff of the General Services Administration, was convicted in Jun >>>


      ANGER AT WASHINGTON BOOSTS DEMOCRAT IN SWING STATE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – In Missouri‘s Senate race, like many other U.S. congressional contests, a vote for the Democrat on November 7 is often likely to be a vote against Republican President George W. Bush.

Kansas City commercial artist David Whitehead does not follow politics closely and >>>


      BUSH OFFICIALS: NO BIG MOVE IN IRAQ PLAN
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– With just two weeks until Election Day, the White House sought to ease political anxieties about security in Iraq but rejected calls from lawmakers for a dramatic policy shift.

The Nov. 7 elections will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress, and lawmakers in both par >>>


      BUSH TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush will visit Vietnam‘s Ho Chi Minh City, the city once known as Saigon that was the capital of U.S.–backed South Vietnam, during a trip to the communist nation next month, the White House said Monday.

Bush will attend the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation >>>


      CHENEY IN CHARGE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     now a writer in BostonTuesday, October 24, 2006; C10 VICE Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency By Lou Dubose and Jake Bernstein Random House. 261 pp. $24.'5 Bill Clinton used to claim that Al Gore was the most influential vice president ever, seemingly for Gore‘s role in breaking an ashtray >>>


      GLOBALIZATION THINK TANK GETS NEW NAME
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     AM WASHINGTON –– The Institute for International Economics, a Washington think tank, announced Monday it was getting a new name.

The institute will become the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics to honor the former Nixon administration commerce secretary who has been a supporter >>>


      HASTERT‘S TOP AIDE TESTIFIES IN FOLEY CASE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Charles BabingtonWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 24, 2006; A04 The congressional investigation of the Mark Foley page scandal reached into the House‘s highest office yesterday, as the chief of staff to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R–Ill.) spent more than six hours testifying to a House ethics s >>>


      HOUSE GOP OFFICIALS LIKELY TO BE AT ODDS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– The House Republican campaign chairman and the speaker of the House are likely to be at odds this week as they testify about the handling of ex–Rep. Mark Foley‘s come–ons to male pages.

Rep. Tom Reynolds, R–N.Y., set to appear before the House ethics committee T >>>


      IN CALIF., CHARLIE BROWN COULD HAVE THE LAST LAUGH
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     A02 ROSEVILLE, Calif. –– Charlie Brown for Congress? At first it sounded like a joke.

Brown was an unknown Democrat running in the California Republican heartland. The eight–term incumbent, John Doolittle (R), had crushed his 2004 opponent. Fewer than a third of district voters are registered >>>


      MICHAEL J. FOX RECORDS TV AD FOR CARDIN
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Matthew MoskWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 24, 2006; B01 Appearing grimly unsteady from his long bout with Parkinson‘s disease, actor Michael J. Fox is inserting his halting voice into the campaign for the U.S. Senate in a new television commercial about the importance of stem cell research.
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      OUTSIDE GROUPS FUNDING WAVE OF ATTACK ADS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     24, 2006; B05 Labor unions and a range of other well–financed independent groups are directing millions into the Maryland campaigns for governor and the U.S.

Senate, fueling a long–anticipated onslaught of negative advertising. Much of the investment appears to favor Democrats, public finance report >>>


      POTENTIAL PROBLEMS LOOM IN ELECTION VOTING
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Long lines and long counts threaten to mar next month‘s U.S. congressional elections as millions of Americans put new voting machines and rules to the test, election officials and experts say.

The result could be delays in knowing whether Democrats capture one or both houses o >>>


      REP. REYNOLDS TESTIFIES IN FOLEY PROBE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     October 24, 2006; 1:40 PM Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds (R.–N.Y.) today became the fourth member of Congress to testify in the Mark Foley page scandal.

Reynolds appeared before the House ethics subcommittee that is trying to determine when House leaders learned that former congressman Foley was showing inapprop >>>


      REPUBLICANS LOSING CRUCIAL SWING VOTERS: POLL
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Independent voters overwhelmingly favor Democrats to take over the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 7 election and back them on major issues, a new Washington Post–ABC News poll said on Monday.

The independents surveyed said they plan to support Democratic congres >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     Republicans losing crucial swing voters: poll WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Independent voters overwhelmingly favor Democrats to take over the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 7 election and back them on major issues, a new Washington Post–ABC News poll said on Monday. The independents surveyed said th >>>


      RISING RADICAL CENTER
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     HANCOCK, Mich. –– President Bush‘s six–year effort to create an enduring Republican majority based on a right–leaning coalition is on the verge of collapse. The way he tried to create it could have the unintended consequence of opening the way for an alternative majority.

This inci >>>


      SERIOUSLY MISSPOKEN
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     Okay, now they‘re just making stuff up. George W. Bush went on television Sunday and claimed that on Iraq war policy, "We‘ve never been ‘stay the course‘ " –– as if no record survived of all the times he has used those very words. Maybe he was trying to outdo Dick Cheney, wh >>>


      SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNTING CHANGE SOUGHT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– Advocates of a change in how the books are kept on future Social Security and Medicare benefits say Americans need a better sense of the government‘s fiscal health.

The change, if approved, would have no impact on benefits themselves. It would, however, show just how much the soc >>>


      SOLIDLY REPUBLICAN, SUDDENLY IN DOUBT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     A08 COEUR D‘ALENE, Idaho –– It is, perhaps, the political equivalent of hell freezing over in the interior West.

This red state where conservative Republicans routinely wipe the floor with hapless Democrats has a Republican running for Congress who just might lose.

The suddenly compet >>>


      SOME VOTING MACHINES CHOP OFF CANDIDATES‘ NAMES
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Leef SmithWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 24, 2006; B04 U.S. Senate candidate James Webb‘s last name has been cut off on part of the electronic ballot used by voters in Alexandria, Falls Church and Charlottesville because of a computer glitch that also affects other candidates with long names, city >>>


      THREE CHOICES, MR. PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Richard HolbrookeTuesday, October 24, 2006; A1' Dear Mr. President: As soon as the midterm elections are over –– and regardless of their outcome

–– you will have to make the most consequential decision of your presidency, probably the most complicated any president has had to make >>>


      U.S. LIMITS ON SAME–SEX SCHOOLS TO EASE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration is giving public schools wider latitude to teach boys and girls separately in what is considered the biggest change to coed classrooms in more than three decades.

After a two–year wait, the Education Department issued final rules Tuesday detailing how it w >>>


      U.S. PROSECUTORS TARGETING GOP LAWMAKERS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     AM WASHINGTON –– Public corruption cases brought by Justice Department prosecutors in Washington are on the rise, fueled in part by investigations targeting Republican lawmakers in Congress.

With the Nov. 7 elections looming, prosecutors have moved forward on investigations of three GOP lawmakers in >>>


      U.S. REPUBLICANS LOSING CRUCIAL SWING VOTERS: POLL
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Independent voters overwhelmingly favor Democrats to take over the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 7 election and back them on major issues, a new Washington Post–ABC News poll said on Monday.

The independents surveyed said they plan to support Democratic congres >>>


      VEILED INSULT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     Quite a long time ago, having briefly joined the herd of 20–something backpackers that eternally roams Southeast Asia, I found myself in Bali. Like all of the other 20–somethings, I carefully read the Lonely Planet backpacker‘s guide to Indonesia and learned, among other things, that it was considered >>>


      WAVE OF CHANGE EXPECTED ON ELECTION DAY
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Jeffrey H. BirnbaumWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 24,
2006; A17 The wave is coming.

At least that is what political scientists are predicting about the midterm elections on Nov. 7. The academics could be wrong, of course; they often are.

But one of the peculiar facts about American >>>


      WHY NOT OBAMA?
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     Ancient Rome had a term for a certain political process: cursus honorum , the honors race. It was, I am told by Anthony Everitt in his new biography, "Augustus," the process by which politicians moved up the ladder. Along the way, they were evaluated until, finally, some made it to the top. Nowadays, the syste >>>


      WOLFOWITZ CRITICIZES CHINA OVER AFRICA LENDING
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     LONDON (Reuters) – World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz was quoted on Tuesday as saying China and its banks were ignoring human rights and environmental standards when lending to developing countries in Africa.

Large Chinese banks ignored the "Equator Principles," a voluntary code of conduct unde >>>


      ARMY TRANSLATOR MISSING IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     PM BAGHDAD, Iraq –– A U.S. soldier in Baghdad was reported missing late Monday, and residents said American forces sealed the central Karadah district and were conducting door–to–door searches. Other reports claimed he was an Army translator of Iraqi descent and was abducted.

A military >>>


      ARMY TRANSLATOR MISSING IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     AM BAGHDAD, Iraq –– A U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday there had been no word on the fate of a U.S. Army solider reported missing in Baghdad, as troops continued door–to–door searches in the central Karradah district.

U.S. and Iraqi forces threw a security cordon around Karradah on M >>>


      AT LEAST SIX PALESTINIANS DIE IN CLASHES WITH ISRAEL
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Scott WilsonWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, October 24, 2006; A15 JERUSALEM, Oct. 23 –– At least six Palestinians died Monday in clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip, part of an escalating operation there to stop rocket fire into southern Israel and smuggling acr >>>


      AUSTRALIAN STATE TO REMOVE BABIES FOR PROTECTION
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     SYDNEY (Reuters) – Child welfare authorities in Australia‘s most populous state will be able to take custody of babies and the siblings of abused children under planned new welfare laws if parents have a history of abuse.

The legislation, introduced into the New South Wales (NSW) state parliament on >>>


      AUSTRALIANS AMONG WORLD‘S TOP RESOURCE CONSUMERS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australians soak up more scarce resources than almost any other nation and produce so much waste on average that their mark on the world‘s ecology exceeds China, the environmental group WWF said on Tuesday.

The average Australian used 6.6 "global" hectares to support t >>>


      BRAZIL‘S LULA CHALLENGED ON WELFARE BEFORE VOTE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) – The centrist seeking to deny Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva a second term accused the Brazilian president on Monday of stifling economic growth and benefiting wealthy bankers.

Geraldo Alckmin sought to invert Lula‘s image as champion of the poor in their third debate before S >>>


      BUSH‘S NEW TACK STEERS CLEAR OF ‘STAY THE COURSE‘
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     President Bush and his aides are annoyed that people keep misinterpreting his Iraq policy as "stay the course." A complete distortion, they say.

"That is not a stay–the–course policy," White House press secretary Tony Snow declared yesterday.

Where would anyone have gott >>>


      CHAD SAYS REBELS ATTACK SECOND SOUTHEASTERN TOWN
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     N‘DJAMENA (Reuters) – Rebels have attacked a second town in southeastern Chad, government officials said on Tuesday, putting the country‘s army on alert as the insurgents appeared to be moving toward the capital N‘Djamena.

Armed men attacked Am Timan on Monday afternoon, 24 hours after b >>>


      CLASH MARS HUNGARY UPRISING ANNIVERSARY
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     BUDAPEST, Hungary –– Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of anti–government protesters who later hijacked two unarmed tanks in violence that marred the 50th anniversary of Hungary‘s uprising against Soviet rule.

At least 40 people, including some >>>


      ECUADOR REAPS COSTS OF ANTI–TRADE FERVOR
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Juan ForeroWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, October 24, 2006; A16 MALCHINGUI, Ecuador –– For weeks, the rumor had circulated through the greenhouses and fields of the flower export business here: The American owner was going to abandon the country.

Then the rumor became reality. The owner, >>>


      FIVE RESCUED, ONE DEAD FROM RUSSIAN SHIP
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     MOSCOW (Reuters) – Rescue teams, battling inclement weather, have saved five crew from a wrecked Russian cargo ship off South Korea‘s coast, and recovered the body of another seaman, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

A total of 18 crew were aboard the 2,448–ton Sinegorye, which was be >>>


      GUATEMALA SAYS IT WON‘T QUIT U.N. FIGHT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     GUATEMALA CITY –– Guatemala‘s foreign minister said Monday his country is not giving up its fight for a seat on the U.N. Security Council and will court non–Latin American members to sway the vote in its favor over rival Venezuela.

"It would be unfair if someone else would capitaliz >>>


      HURRICANE PAUL HEADS TO BAJA CALIFORNIA
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico –– Hurricane Paul swirled toward the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula Monday, becoming the third hurricane this season to threaten the resort region popular with Hollywood‘s elite.

Emergency workers were standing by to evacuate thousands in the town of Sa >>>


      HURRICANE PAUL WEAKER, STILL A THREAT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico –– Hurricane Paul weakened Tuesday, but emergency workers remained on standby to evacuate thousands of residents from this popular resort.

About 2,000 to 3,000 families could be evacuated from flood–risk areas to 4' shelters, mostly schools, ahead of Paul, the thi >>>


      IAEA HEAD: IRAN CLOSE TO ENRICHING URANIUM
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     Iran has taken another step in its ability to enrich uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic energy agency confirmed yesterday, as the Bush administration and European allies failed to reach agreement on sanctions against Tehran‘s expanding nuclear program.

Mohamed ElBaradei, the director of the Internationa >>>


      INDEPENDENT VOTERS FAVOR DEMOCRATS BY 2 TO 1 IN POLL
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Dan Balz and Jon CohenWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, October 24, 2006; A01 Two weeks before the midterm elections, Republicans are losing the battle for independent voters, who now strongly favor Democrats on Iraq and other major issues facing the country and overwhelmingly prefer to see them take over the Hou >>>


      INTERNECINE SHIITE KILLINGS RESUME IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     AM BAGHDAD, Iraq –– At least two more policemen were murdered early Tuesday in the southern Iraqi city of Amarah, where militiamen loyal to an anti–American cleric have been hunting down officers aligned with a rival group in a new outbreak of Shiite–on–Shiite revenge attacks.

A U. >>>


      IRAQ BRIEFING
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     OCTOBER 23, 2006 SPEAKERS: AMBASSADOR ZALMAY KHALILZAD, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ GENERAL GEORGE CASEY (USA), COMMANDER, MULTINATIONAL FORCE–IRAQ [×] KHALILZAD: Hello, everyone.

George Casey and I called this press conference today to explain our strategy and plans for success in Iraq. Despite the cha >>>


      IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ACTS TO REIN IN MILITIAS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     2006; 6:50 AM BAGHDAD, Oct. 24 –– Iraq has ordered its security forces to crack down on unlawful acts by armed factions, Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki said Monday in a rare public rebuke to the Shiite militias allied with his government.

Although the statement was bolder than usual for Maliki >>>


      MALIKI ACTS TO REIN IN MILITIAS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Ellen KnickmeyerWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, October 24,
2006; A16 BAGHDAD, Oct. 23 –– Iraq has ordered its security forces to crack down on unlawful acts by armed factions, Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki said Monday in a rare public rebuke to the Shiite militias allied with his gover >>>


      MODERATE EARTHQUAKE STRIKES TURKEY
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     ISTANBUL, Turkey –– A moderate earthquake struck northwest Turkey on Tuesday, shaking parts of Istanbul, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

The magnitude 5.2 quake was centered in the Gemlik Bay near the city of Bursa, about 155 miles south of Istanbul, the Kandilli Observatory sai >>>


      N. KOREA NOT PLANNING MORE TESTS, CHINA SAYS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     1:16 PM North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told a Chinese special envoy last week that he does not plan to order a second nuclear test, but he stopped short of apologizing for an Oct. ' test that drew international condemnation and warned that he could take unspecified further action if North Korea comes under more pre >>>


      NORTH KOREA SAID TO BE WILLING TO TALK
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     SEOUL, South Korea –– North Korea is amenable to returning to international nuclear talks if the U.S. shows a willingness to resolve a dispute over the North‘s alleged counterfeiting and money laundering, a South Korean lawmaker said Monday.

A Japanese legislator, meanwhile, said a top Chinese >>>


      NORTH KOREA WEAPONS TESTS REDUCE FOOD AID, U.N. SAYS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea‘s tests of unconventional weapons have contributed to a reduction of badly needed food aid, with international donors thinking twice about supplying goods, a U.N. envoy said on Monday.

Viti Muntarbhorn, the U.N. human rights investigator for North Korea told a >>>


      PALESTINIAN GUNMEN KIDNAP AP PHOTOGRAPHER
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     JERUSALEM –– Palestinian gunmen kidnapped an Associated Press photographer in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, grabbing him as he walked out of his apartment and whisking him away in their vehicle, a witness said.

Emilio Morenatti, 37, the photographer, was heading out of his apartment for an AP car, wher >>>


      PALESTINIAN GUNMEN KIDNAP AP PHOTOGRAPHER IN GAZA
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a Spanish photographer working for the Associated Press news agency in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the AP in Gaza and Palestinian security sources said.

An AP employee in Gaza said the photographer was getting into a vehicle when four gunmen seized him.

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      PAUL FADES TO TROPICAL STORM IN RUN AT MEXICO RESORT
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Paul faded to a tropical storm on Tuesday as it took aim at Mexico‘s Baja California beach resorts, although emergency workers prepared to evacuate some residents and tourists took cover.

Paul lost much of its punch overnight and its sustained winds dropped to >>>


      PRESS FREEDOM ERODES IN U.S., REPORT SAYS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     A15 Some poor countries, such as Mauritania and Haiti, improved their record in a global press freedom index this year, while France, the United States and Japan slipped further down the scale of 168 countries rated, the group Reporters Without Borders said yesterday.

The news media advocacy organization said t >>>


      RWANDA OPENS PROBE OF ALLEGED FRENCH ROLE IN GENOCIDE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     KIGALI (Reuters) – A Rwandan government–appointed commission launched a probe on Tuesday into allegations French troops supported soldiers behind Rwanda‘s 1''4 genocide and helped facilitate mass murder.

Rwanda‘s Tutsi President Paul Kagame, whose government came to power after t >>>


      SERB WAR CRIMES SUSPECT CAN DEFEND SELF
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     AMSTERDAM, Netherlands –– A Serbian war crimes suspect who once compared U.N. judges to medieval inquisitors can conduct his own defense after all, the Yugoslav tribunal in the Hague said Monday.

Ultra–nationalist Vovjislav Seselj, who goes on trial Nov. 2, has pleaded innocent to charges link >>>


      SOUTH AFRICAN NETWORK‘S USE OF BLACKLIST STIRS UNEASE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Craig TimbergWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, October 24, 2006; A15 JOHANNESBURG –– Rumors had long existed of a blacklist of commentators banned from the airwaves of South Africa‘s public broadcasting agency.

But it took a blunt conversation with a longtime friend to convince Karima >>>


      SPAIN: MIDEAST ‘ROAD MAP‘ NOT WORKING
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     MADRID, Spain –– One of Europe‘s foremost voices on the Middle East said Tuesday the "road map" for peace between Israel and the Palestinians is doomed, and that a major new initiative is needed to resolve the conflict.

Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos told a parliamen >>>


      TROOPS TAKE ON INSURGENT HAVEN
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, October 24, 2006; A16 CAMP STRYKER, Iraq, Oct. 23 –– Minutes before sunrise Monday, two companies of American soldiers inched in Humvees toward a hulking concrete compound near this base south of Baghdad, guns ready, their eyes on a long–coveted target >>>


      U.S. BLAMES IRAN, SYRIA FOR IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – America‘s civilian and military leaders in Iraq linked Iran and Syria with al Qaeda on Tuesday as forces trying to tear the country apart and prevent the United States from establishing a stable democracy.

The comments from ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and General George Casey wer >>>


      U.S. SAYS IRAQ COMMITTED TO TIMELINE ON PROGRESS
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq‘s government has agreed to a timeline of steps to ease spiraling violence, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as election pressure mounts on President Bush to change his Iraq policy.

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told a news conference in Baghdad that success in Iraq was still po >>>


      VIOLENCE MARS ANNIVERSARY OF ‘56 REVOLT IN HUNGARY
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     BUDAPEST, Oct. 23 –– Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons Monday to disperse thousands of anti–government protesters who later hijacked two unarmed tanks in violence that marred the 50th anniversary of Hungary‘s uprising against Soviet rule.

At least 40 people, includi >>>


      WEST WANTS IRAN TECHNOLOGY SALES BANNED
      Washington Post, 24-10-2006
     VIENNA, Austria –– The United States, France and Britain will urge the U.N. Security Council to ban the sale of missile and nuclear technology to Iran for its defiance of demands to stop uranium enrichment, diplomats said Tuesday.

The U.N. diplomats told The Associated Press that a draft resolution >>>


      LIEBERMAN IS A STRATEGIC THREAT
      Haaretz, 24-10-2006
     By Haaretz Editorial In a cynical move with few parallels in Israeli politics, the cabinet voted on Sunday in favor of Avigdor Lieberman‘s proposal for amending the system of government. Most cabinet members oppose the proposal, so when they voted for it, they knew that they were being untrue to themselves.
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      NEXT STEPS FOR THE ‘FOURTH STREAM‘
      Haaretz, 24-10-2006
     By Yair Sheleg One of the recurring complaints I heard during publication of the series on secular Judaism here (of which the final installment was published in Haaretz in the Simhat Torah issue) was its name–"the fourth stream." Precisely among many of those who are interested in, and deal with, the sub >>>


      NO PRIVILEGES FOR THIS ASSASSIN
      Haaretz, 24-10-2006
     By Nehemia Shtrasler In a few days, the murderer will receive permission to enter the conjugal visit room in Ayalon Prison with his beloved. The room features a double bed, a television, armchairs, a small table, pretty curtains, a toilet, and a shower. The prison services spared no expense. The murderer will be able to >>>


      PERETZ‘S LAST CHANCE
      Haaretz, 24-10-2006
     By Ari Shavit For many, Amir Peretz was the great promise of this past political year.

He instilled new life into the Labor Party, and offered a new agenda to Israel. He challenged the capital–governing elite, and offered a new style of leadership – a civil–social one. During a short political >>>


      PHILADELPHI ROUTE OF LEAKS
      Haaretz, 24-10-2006
     By Amir Oren A great storm came from Lebanon and sent the structure of the Israel Defense Forces flying in all directions. The roof tiles scattered, the walls tumbled down, and only one door remained standing alone – and in its center is a keyhole. Trying to seal this aperture, around which everything is wide open >>>


      RECOGNITION FIT FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL NUN
      Haaretz, 24-10-2006
     By Yehuda Lahav Sometimes, historic justice is delayed. Sometimes, it is necessary to wait 62 years for a good deed to receive the recognition it deserves. Last month, history and justice met in the same place simultaneously. This occurred at a festive ceremony that took place in front of the Budapest Cathedral, where t >>>


      BE PRUDENT, GORDON
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Brown‘s respect for a philosophy based on Victorian values draws him closer to the neocons Hywel Williams Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Can the poor be educated out of their poverty? Can the language of morality be used to help them on their way? The American scholar Gertrude Himmelfarb has spent a long li >>>


      BREAK A BYLAW AND FACE &#163;100 INSTANT FINE
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
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      FAITH SCHOOLS LAW ‘IS RECIPE FOR INTOLERANCE‘
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Will Woodward, chief political correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Faith schools will be handed new powers to discriminate on religious grounds in hiring thousands of support staff, campaigners warned last night.

Lord Adonis, the schools minister, has brought forward an amendment to the educatio >>>


      FUJITSU UNDER SPOTLIGHT FOR NHS FAILURES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Simon Bowers Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Fujitsu, one of the lead contractors on the NHS‘s troubled 6.2bn IT upgrade, has installed only three patient–administration systems in two–and–a–half years on the project. It has recently all but frozen further installations while it strug >>>


      GOVERNMENT FACES REVOLT OVER US EXTRADITIONS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Hél';ne Mulholland and agencies Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited The government tonight faces a backbench revolt over its policy to "fast–track" extraditions to the United States.

Tonight‘s vote follows the controversy over the extradition to the US of three UK bank >>>


      HOUSE OF STRAW
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Leader Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Let us begin with the common ground. House of Lords reform is unfinished business. Labour‘s 1''7 manifesto promised both an end to the hereditary principle and "a process of reform to make the House of Lords more democratic and representative". Yet, as >>>


      HOWARD QUESTIONED IN HONOURS INQUIRY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     David Hencke, Westminster correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Michael Howard, the former leader of the Conservative party, has been interviewed by Scotland Yard as a "potential witness" in the cash for honours investigation.

He is the first party leader interviewed by the police, who a >>>


      IRAQ: VOTERS WANT BRITISH TROOPS HOME BY END OF YEAR
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Patrick Seale: A negotiated withdrawal Blair gives Iraq 12 months to be ready for handover Protesters and police ask Lords for ruling in Iraq war detention case Leader: US and Iraq UK warned against invasion Britain will hold nerve on Iraq, says Blair Anti–war protesters‘ rights breached, court told Iraq may >>>


      ITN REPORTS WERE ‘FAIR AND ACCURATE‘
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Leigh Holmwood Tuesday October 24, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk ITN executives strongly defended last week‘s news reports about injured British servicemen, and said the news broadcaster will not back down in the face of government criticism, a senior source said today.

The Ministry of Defence wrote to the new >>>


      MANUFACTURING ORDERS DROP STEEPLY
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Ashley Seager, economics correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited British manufacturers have suffered the steepest drop in orders since the beginning of the year as the downturn in the US economy has punctured demand for UK exports, the CBI reports today.

The CBI‘s latest industrial trend >>>


      MINISTERS BLAME OFFICIALS FOR FARM PAYMENT DELAYS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Tania Branigan, political correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 Guardian Unlimited Tens of thousands of farmers waited months for crucial EU subsidies because senior civil servants misled ministers into believing that a new payment system would work, MPs heard yesterday.

But two former farming ministers told t >>>


      MOD RESTRICTS ITV NEWS REPORTERS IN ROW OVER INJURED SOLDIERS
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Dan Bell Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian The Ministry of Defence has withdrawn facilities for ITV News to embed any of its reporters with the army, following a row over footage of injured soldiers returning home from Afghanistan.

Last week ITV News screened a series of reports examining the care given to >>>


      MOD THREATENS ITV NEWS WITH LEGAL ACTION
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Leigh Holmwood Tuesday October 24, 2006 MediaGuardian.co.uk The Ministry of Defence has said it could take legal action over a series of ITV News reports last week that featured injured soldiers returning from war zones.

The ministry yesterday wrote to ITN, which produces news bulletins for ITV, with a detailed >>>


      MPS PUSH FOR LASTING SPORTING LEGACY FROM OLYMPIC GAMES
      Guardian, 24-10-2006
     Andrew Culf, sports correspondent Tuesday October 24, 2006 The Guardian Fears that the London 2012 Olympics will fail to deliver a lasting sporting legacy for Britain will be highlighted today as a parliamentary committee begins a detailed inquiry into preparations for the games.

MPs on the culture, media and s >>>



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