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      EL GOBIERNO ISRAELÍ TRANSFERIR'3; UNOS 11 MILLONES DE DÓLARES A LA ANP
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      El dinero está destinado a la adquisición de medicamentos y equipos médicos LVD – 21/05/2006 – 15.11 horas Jerusalén. (EFE).– El Consejo de Ministros de Israel, presidido por Ehud Olmert, aprobó hoy en su reunión semanal la transferencia de 50 millones de ‘shék >>>


      EL INVENTO INGLÉS
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      MONTENEGRO sería la puntilla de una federación que se ha cocido en su propia salsa XAVIER BATALLA – 21/05/2006 Yugoslavia, la unión de los "eslavos del sur", fue un invento de un profesor inglés, Robert William Seton–Watson, quien convenció al Foreign Office, mientras se d >>>


      EL REINO DE LA VIUDA ALEGRE
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      PLŔCID GARCIA–PLANAS – 21/05/2006 Cetinje. Enviado especial Zorka... Zorka! ˇOye! żEl zar ruso éste era Alejandro Primero, Segundo o Tercero...?". Como no lo tiene demasiado claro, la guía pregunta a la portera. A grito pelado. El grito cruza la sala italiana del palacio, pasa >>>


      EUROPA DECIDE SU ÚLTIMA FRONTERA
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Los Balcanes tras Milosevic Noticias El último cartucho del águila montenegrina PLŔCID GARCIA–PLANAS – 20/05/2006 Solana apuesta por retomar el diálogo con Serbia y avisa sobre el riesgo de marginarla FERNANDO GARCÍA – 20/05/2006 Montenegro denuncia interferencias serbias en e >>>


      EXPLOSIONA UN COCHE BOMBA EN KABUL Y CAUSA AL MENOS DOS VICTIMAS
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      LVD – 21/05/2006 – 0'.54 horas Actualizada: 21/05/2006 10.23 horas Kabul. (EP|AP) . Al menos dos personas resultaron muertas en un ataque suicida ocurrido hoy en Kabul, que causó heridas a otras seis y en el que murió también el propio autor.

Según dijo a Efe el portavoz del >>>


      HERIDO GRAVE EL JEFE DE LA INTELIGENCIA DE LA ANP AL EXPLOTAR UNA BOMBA EN UN ASCENSOR
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      El atentado, cometido en una sede muy vigilada, agrava la disputa entre Al Fatah y Hamas Un atentado contra Tareq Abu Rajab, jefe de la inteligencia de la Autoridad Nacional Palestina, ha elevado la tensión entreAlFatah y el Gobierno de Hamas. Se desconoce la autoría del ataque, ocurrido al estallarunabombaen >>>


      IRAQ ESTRENA EL PRIMER GOBIERNO EMANADO DE UN PARLAMENTO CON AMPLIO RECHAZO SUNÍ
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Iraq estrena el primer Gobierno emanado de un Parlamento con amplio rechazo suní Las diferencias entre suníes y chiíes impidieron nombrar los titulares de Defensa, Interior y Seguridad Finalmente, elprimerministro iraquí, Al Maliki, logró que el Parlamento aprobase su Gobierno – el primer >>>


      LA PARTICIPACIÓN EN EL REFERÉNDUM DE MONTENEGRO ALCANZA A MEDIODÍA EL 54%
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Se supera el 50% fijado por la UE para dar validez a un resultado favorable a la independencia LVD – 21/05/2006 – 16.38 horas (Serbia y Montenegro). (EFE).– La participación ciudadana en el referéndum de independencia de la pequeńa república ex yugoslava de Montenegro alcanzó >>>


      LAS VÍCTIMAS DEL 7–J RECIBIR'3;N UNA AYUDA EXTRA DE 2,5 MILLONES DE LIBRAS
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      LVD – 21/05/2006 – 14.23 horas Londres.(EFE). Las víctimas de los atentados terroristas del 7 de julio del ańo 2005 en Londres recibirán una indemnización adicional de 2,5 millones de libras (unos 3,75 millones de euros), informó hoy una portavoz del Ministerio británico del In >>>


      MONTESINOS, EX HOMBRE FUERTE DE PERÚ, AIREA FRAUDES DEL CANDIDATO HUMALA
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      JOAQUIM IBARZ – 21/05/2006 Corresponsal MÉXICO .– Vladimiro Montesinos, ex asesor de inteligencia y hombre fuerte del régimen de Alberto Fujimori, acusa al candidato presidencial Ollanta Humala de ser un farsante que promovió una asonada militar de opereta como cortina de humo para facilitar >>>


      MUEREN DOS SOLDADOS FRANCESES
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 21/05/2006 Una emboscada talibán contra un convoy de fuerzas gubernamentales afganas causó ayer la muerte de 16 personas, entre ellas dos soldados franceses en la región de Kandahar. En el enfrentamiento también murieron 10 talibanes.

En otra batalla, el viernes muri&# >>>


      ROMA, ENTRE LA BELLEZA Y LA DESIDIA
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Italia celebra unas minielecciones municipales y provinciales los días 28 y 2' de mayo, en las que están llamados a las urnas unos 15 millones de italianos. Entre las ciudades que eligen alcalde y equipo figuran la capital, Roma, y otras urbes relevantes, como Milán, Turín, Nápoles y Caglia >>>


      %';SECUESTRO DE LA DEMOCRACIA?
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      FRANCIA ES MUESTRA de un mal de la política que aqueja a Europa cuando padece la embestida de opacas fuerzas económicas CARLOS NADAL – 21/05/2006 El espectáculo de la política francesa en estos días no es precisamente edificante. Hay un ambiente que permite ya a algunos comentaristas habl >>>


      1'7'
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 21/05/2006 La comarca estaba considerada como un elemento estructural de la organización territorial de Catalunya, y el texto preveía la creación de otras agrupaciones de municipios basadas en hechos urbanísticos y metropolitanos o simplemente en su carácter funcional. >>>


      2006
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      LA VANGUARDIA – 21/05/2006 El artículo '2 seńala que "la comarca se configura como ente local con personalidad jurídica propia y está formada por municipios para la gestión de competencias y servicios locales" y ańade que su "creación, modificación y supr >>>


      ANUNCIAOTEGI "NUEVOS COMPROMISOS" PARA CREAR YA LA MESA DE PARTIDOS
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Batasuna dice que no puede haber proceso de paz sin diálogo multilateral El líder de la ilegalizada Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, cree llegadoelmomentodeconstruirunamesadediálogom ultilateral. Otegianuncióquela izquierda abertzaleadoptarálapróximasemana "nuevos compromisos" para que s >>>


      CANARIAS SE SIENTE DESPROTEGIDA
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      "El Gobierno se ha dormido tras su éxito en las negociaciones con Marruecos", lamentan S. FERN'3;NDEZ., LAS PALMAS – 21/05/2006 Canarias se siente "desprotegida y abandonada" por el Gobierno de José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero ante la avalancha de inmigrantes que desde princi >>>


      EL PAPA REPROCHA AL NUEVO EMBAJADOR ESPAŃOL LA POLÍTICA SOCIAL DE ZAPATERO
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      EFE El embajador Vázquez, ayer, junto al Papa Benedicto XVI 3 min Desgloses La misión del enviado del Gobierno BENEDICTO XVI F. V'3;ZQUEZ Educación básica Noticias El Papa propone equiparar la religión a las otras asignaturas LVD – 20/05/2006 – 17.45 horas Del Pozo dice que l >>>


      EL PENÚLTIMO DE LOS ‘BOINAS‘ DEL PP GALLEGO, EN LA CUERDA FLOJA POR PRESUNTA CORRUPCIÓN
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      ANXO LUGILDE – 21/05/2006 Corresponsal LUGO – El huracanado viento de cambio que sopla en Galicia desde la caída de Fraga ha penetrado en la más inexpugnable ciudadela del PP gallego, la Diputación de Lugo, cuyo presidente, Francisco Cacharro, es el decano de los presidentes de diputaciones p >>>


      EL REY CONVERSA CON EL PRESIDENTE CANARIO ANTE LA CRISIS DE LOS CAYUCOS
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Zapatero da el primer paso para mantener una cita con el jefe del Gobierno autonómico El rey Juan Carlos se interesó ayer por la tarde por la avalancha de inmigrantes que lleganalascostascanariasymantuvo una conversación telefónica con el presidente de Canarias, Adán Martín, que había >>>


      EL SUPREMO REÚNE PRUEBAS PARA REVISAR EL CASO PUIG ANTICH
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      JOSÉ MARÍA BRUNET – 21/05/2006 Madrid La Sala de lo Militar del Tribunal Supremo (TS) continúa acumulando datos para decidir si revisa el caso de Salvador Puig Antich, ejecutado a garrote vil en 1'74, tras ser condenado por la muerte de un policía, el subinspector Anguas. El asunto fue pla >>>


      HALLADO EL CÓDIGO Y, LOS VASCOS TANTEAN EL F
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      NO TODO PASA por la incierta tregua en el País Vasco; emisarios bizkaitarras tantean en Madrid la fusión de las cajas vascas ENRIC JULIANA – 21/05/2006 Vista en Bilbao, la película El código DaVinci,resulta especialmente indigesta.

Siendo mala, rematadamente mala, en Bilbao empeora. L >>>


      LA VIOLENCIA CALLEJERA REBROTA EN EL PAÍS VASCO
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Atacan sedes del PNV y la casa de un edil del PSE LVD – 21/05/2006 – 15.34 horas Bilbao. (Vasco Press). Cuatro ataques contra sedes del PNV y otro más contra el domicilio de una concejal socialista de Azpeitia se han registrado durante la noche del viernes al sábado en el País Vasco. Todos lo >>>


      LO NUEVO DEL ESTATUT
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      La comarca se institucionaliza como ente supramunicipal para la gestión de servicios locales LA VANGUARDIA – 21/05/2006 JOSEP GISBERT La comarca queda consagrada como ente local con personalidad jurídica propia, formada por municipios para la gestión de competencias y servicios locales, aunque en n >>>


      MARAGALL AL PSOE: "EL PSC ES SOBERANO Y NADIE NOS VA A IMPONER UN CANDIDATO"
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Montilla defiende el lema socialista de precampańa en el que se ataca al PP El presidente de la Generalitat, Pasqual Maragall, lanzó una advertencia al PSOE: "Nadie, ni amigos ni enemigos, noshadeimponerunadecisión, unmétodo, uncandidato". Elprimer secretario del PSC, José Montilla, d >>>


      MAS AVISA DE QUE ESPAŃA DAR'3; UN PORTAZO A LAS ASPIRACIONES DE CATALUNYA SI GANA EL NO EL 18–J
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      Duran subraya la estabilidad política y parlamentaria que aportan CiU, PNV y BNG El presidente de CiU, Artur Mas, advirtió ayer desde Bilbao a los catalanes que si el Estatut no sale refrendado en la consulta popular del próximo 18 de junio, será una victoria de laEspańa "másintransig >>>


      OJO CON MONTILLA
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      SEGÚN CÓMO, la candidatura de Maragall es menos arriesgada que la de Montilla JORDI BARBETA – 21/05/2006 El interés que despierta en los medios el asunto de un relevo de Pasqual Maragall como cartel electoral del PSC en las próximas elecciones al Parlament de Catalunya es inversamente proporci >>>


      OPERACIONES FRAUDULENTAS
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      S. FERN'3;NDEZ., LAS PALMAS – 21/05/2006 El Partido Popular de Canarias ha vivido desde que comenzó el ańo una de las etapas más convulsas de su historia, al destaparse dos supuestos casos de corrupción que han acabado con las detenciones, entre otras personas, de un director general de >>>


      ZAPATERO ANUNCIA QUE EN JUNIO COMUNICAR'3; A LOS PARTIDOS EL INICIO DEL DI'3;LOGO CON ETA
      La Vanguardia, 21-05-2006
      El presidente promoverá el reconocimiento al dolor de las víctimas en el preámbulo de la Constitución LVD – 21/05/2006 – 13.47 horas Bilbao. (EUROPA PRESS). El presidente del Gobierno, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, anunció hoy que el próximo mes de junio comunicar >>>


      DATELINE SHARM EL–SHEIKH
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Siraj Wahab, sirajwahab@arabnews.com As tourists of many nations enjoy themselves on the beaches of this beautiful Red Sea resort city undeterred by recent terrorist bombings, global leaders are meeting nearby at the World Economic Forum to chart a course for peace and prosperity across a troubled region.

&laq >>>


      MOBILY OFFERS INTERNATIONAL MMS
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 21 May 2006 — For the first time in the Kingdom, Mobily has started offering international MMS with Egypt (Vodafone), Bahrain (Batelco), Malaysia (Maxis) and Luxemburg (Vox), which enable Mobily subscribers to send multimedia messages to these countries from Mobily network in the Kingdom.

Ear >>>


      NBK WANTS TO BUY EGYPTIAN BANK
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Dayan Candappa, Reuters SHARM EL–SHEIKH, Egypt, 21 May 2006 — National Bank of Kuwait is looking to buy an Egyptian bank with a strong retail business next year and hopes to push into the United Arab Emirates and Syria soon, its chief executive said yesterday.

Kuwait’s largest bank is expected to emerge >>>


      ORASCOM TO BID FOR THIRD SAUDI LICENSE
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Tom Pfeiffer, Reuters SHARM EL–SHEIKH, Egypt, 21 May 2006 — Egypt’s Orascom Telecom will be among bidders for a third mobile phone license in Saudi Arabia, but does not intend to take a large stake, Chairman Naguib Sawiris said yesterday.

Saudi authorities plan to grant new mobile and fixed–line li >>>


      STEPANEK, ROBREDO SET UP FINAL
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Agencies HAMBURG, 21 May 2006 — Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic will have revenge on his mind when he runs into Spain’s Tommy Robredo in the final of the 2.08–million euro Hamburg Masters Series tennis tournament today.

The 15 seed Stepanek advanced into his second career Masters decider when he bea >>>


      CONFIRMATION OF THE ISLAMIC MESSAGE
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent Now when the truth has come to them from Us, they say: «Why has he not been given the like of what Moses was given?» But did they not deny the truth of what Moses was formerly given? Indeed they said: «These are two kinds of so >>>


      SHOULD THE SHARIAH LAW ON SLAVERY BE AMENDED?
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. I talked to many people about the rule concerning non–Muslim women taken captive in war and the rule that Muslims may have sex with them, even forcefully. In fact, long–bearded men in the Arabian Peninsula are proud that their forefathers who conquered countries like Egypt, Syria >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN — 83: MIDMORNING PRAYER
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Apart from the voluntary prayer, or Sunnah, that he used to offer with the five obligatory prayers, the Prophet (peace be upon him) also offered additional prayers during the day. This is known as Duha prayer, using the name of the time of day most suitable for it, i.e. mid–morning. However >>>


      ALJ, SRCS TO OPERATE AIR AMBULANCES IN MAKKAH
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — Muhammad Abdul Latif Jameel, president of the Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ) Community Services Programs, has signed an agreement of cooperation with Saleh ibn Hamad Al–Tuwaijeri, acting president of the Saudi Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to begin an airborne ambulance service in the Makk >>>


      ENVOY HAILS ESTABLISHMENT OF CENTER AS EXCELLENT INITIATIVE
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Arab News RIYADH, 21 May 2006 — The establishment of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue has attracted praise from the ambassador of the African country of Burkina Faso.

Omara Jawara, the ambassador of the African state, said the Center, which was established by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosqu >>>


      GLOBAL VILLAGE EXPO KICKS OFF AT DAR AL–HEKMA TODAY
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Maha Akeel, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — Dar Al–Hekma College has chosen India for its global village exhibition today and tomorrow.

The wife of the Indian consul general in Jeddah is inaugurating the «Incredible India Exhibition» today with Dr. Suhair Qurashi, the dean of Dar Al–Hek >>>


      INSECURE HUSBAND LEAVES WIFE OVER REPAIR JOB
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — A Pakistani man uttered «I divorce you» three times to his wife, thus sealing the divorce, after he found her in the bedroom with another man — who was fixing the air conditioner. The 30–year–old woman had gone to the neighborhood repair shop to ask help in fixing >>>


      IRAN TO FOCUS IN GERMAN, RUSSIAN FMS’ GULF TOUR
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Javid Hassan & M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News RIYADH, 21 May 2006 — Iran will be one of the primary topics of separate talks to be held in coming days with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and the foreign ministers of Russia and Germany. Topics related to commercial and trade relations between Saud >>>


      JOYRIDING POSERS BEAT UP COLD–FOOTED COLLEAGUE
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — A joyrider who got cold feet had a less than joyful experience when his fellow daredevils kidnapped him, beat him up, and photographed him in compromising positions, then threaktened to send the pictures to his wife, the daily Al–Watan reported. It is all too common in the Kingdom’ >>>


      MAJOR SURPRISES AWAIT JEDDAWIS, SAYS MAYOR
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Hasan Hatrash, Arab News Adel Fakieh JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — Adel Fakieh, the mayor of Jeddah, said yesterday that the city would in the very near future undergo major infrastructural changes that would astonish both residents and visitors.

«We are facing a great challenge in developing the city, but with >>>


      MAN RUNS THRIVING RACKET OF CHILD BEGGARS IN MAKKAH
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Zainy Abbas, Arab News Two of the eight children rescued by Makkah authorities during the raid. The child on the left is so exhausted from his day’s work that he barely stirs during the commotion. (AN photo)

MAKKAH, 21 May 2006 — The raid began at nine in the morning, while the gang leader was still asleep.
>>>


      MINISTRY APPROVES SR1.16BN FOR '0 DAMS
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — The Ministry of Water and Electricity has approved the construction of '0 new dams in different parts of the Kingdom at a total cost of SR1.16 billion, mainly to feed its rapidly diminishing underground aquifers, crucial for the agricultural sector.

Accor >>>


      MORE BODIES FOUND IN DESERT
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Arab News JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — With the latest discovery of two more bodies in the sand–and–rock stretch in the Khulaij region, people in Ranyah have been further mystified about the cause of the deaths.

A passing–by civil defense officer found the bodies in a decomposed state. Police are in >>>


      US MAY REPATRIATE MORE GUANTANAMO DETAINEES
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — A statement from the US Embassy in Riyadh yesterday said Washington is considering the repatriation of more Saudi detainees currently languishing in Guantanamo, Cuba.

«The decision to transfer these Saudi nationals reflects the close cooperation betwe >>>


      WILDLIFE AGENCY TO STUDY PEOPLE’S ATTITUDE TOWARD CONSERVATION
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 21 May 2006 — A study is to be conducted of 16 protected areas in the Kingdom in order to gauge people’s attitudes to wildlife conservation, the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD) announced yesterday.

The commission has signed an agreeme >>>


      AFRICAN UNION TELLS SOMALI MILITIAS TO STOP CLASHES
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Agence France Presse ADDIS ABABA, 21 May 2006 — The African Union yesterday told rival armed groups in the lawless Somali capital to stop the recent clashes that have claimed scores of lives, wounded hundreds and displaced thousands more.

AU Commission Chairman Alpha Oumar Konare said the days of street battle >>>


      CHIEF MINISTER WARNS OFFICIALS OF PUNISHMENT
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Shahid Raza Burney, Arab News BOMBAY, 21 May 2006 — With the official announcement that the pre–monsoon work will not be completed by May–end and the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Mithi River Development and Protection Authority having informed the Bombay High Court that >>>


      ERDOGAN CALLS FOR STRONGER SECULAR SYSTEM
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Agence France Presse ANKARA, 21 May 2006 — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday called for the strengthening of Turkey’s secular system after an extremist assassinated a judge, sparking criticism of the Islamist–rooted government.

«We should all make efforts to strengthen democracy >>>


      EU HAS NO RIGHT TO CRITICIZE CRACKDOWN, SYRIA SAYS
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Agencies DAMASCUS, 21 May 2006 — Syrian authorities summoned the EU envoy in Damascus yesterday to protest an announcement by the European Union criticizing a mounting crackdown on dissidents, the official news agency SANA said.

The European Union urged the Baathist government on Friday to release all prisoner >>>


      EU, US SPLIT OVER OFFER TO IRAN: REPORTS
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Agencies BERLIN, 21 May 2006 — The European Union and Washington are split over an EU proposal to offer Iran a generous package of incentives including nuclear reactors and security pledges if it stops enriching uranium, diplomats said yesterday.

The EU draft offer of a package of incentives in exchange for a >>>


      IRAQ’S PROBLEM OCCUPATION: BADAWI
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Siraj Wahab, Arab News Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addresses the opening session of the World Economic Forum in Sharm El–Sheikh. (AFP)

SHARM EL–SHEIKH, Egypt, 21 May 2006 — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak inaugurated a three–day economic forum of Middle Eastern politicians and business >>>


      IRAQ GETS A GOVT AFTER MONTHS OF WRANGLING
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Agencies BAGHDAD, 21 May 2006 — Iraq yesterday formed its first full–term post–invasion government, a coalition aimed at uniting a country torn by sectarian bloodshed but still lacking permanent ministers in key security posts.

The Cabinet of 37 ministers was approved at a session of Parliament aft >>>


      MASSIVE RALLY AGAINST QUOTAS
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Nilofar Suhrawady, Arab News NEW DELHI, 21 May 2006 — Striking medicos took to streets yesterday for the second time over the past ten days in protest against the reservation quotas of the government for other backward classes (OBCs). Compared to their agitation last Friday, when main participants in the march to the P >>>


      N. WAZIRISTAN VIOLENCE LEAVES 5 PEOPLE DEAD
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Azhar Masood & Agencies ISLAMABAD, 21 May 2006 — Pro–Taleban militants killed two Pakistani troopers in a grenade attack on a paramilitary compound in North Waziristan, but one of their own men was also killed, a government official said yesterday.

Two more people were killed in violence elsewhere. A >>>


      PA INTELLIGENCE CHIEF HURT IN BOMB ATTACK
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 21 May 2006 — The head of the Palestinian general intelligence, Gen. Tareq Abu Rajab, was injured yesterday in an assassination attempt at his Gaza City headquarters. One of Abu Rajab’s guards was killed and nine others were wounded when the elevator that the general took exploded. >>>


      SUDAN ARRESTS RIGHTS ACTIVIST
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Agencies KHARTOUM, 21 May 2006 — Sudan has jailed a leading human rights activist in what has become a pattern of such harassment in its violent Darfur region, New York–based Human Rights Watch said.

«The detention of Mossaad Mohammed Ali is likely linked to the Amel Center’s work treating and supp >>>


      US, FRENCH SOLDIERS AMONG 34 KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
      Arab News, 21-05-2006
      Associated Press KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, 21 May 2006 — Militants hiding in a vineyard armed with machine guns ambushed an Afghan Army convoy yesterday, shooting dead four soldiers but losing 15 of their own, while violence elsewhere killed another 15 people — including two French troopers and a US soldier.

The >>>


      2,000 GALLONS OF OIL SPILLED NEAR OAHU
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      HONOLULU –– An oil tanker spilled up to 2,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday morning, an official said.

The Coast Guard and the state Health Department categorized it as a minimal spill, said Nathan Hokama, spokesman for Tesoro Corp., which owns the tanker.

There w >>>


      3 CALIF. TEENS BURNED IN AEROSOL ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– Three teenagers were burned Saturday, one critically, when an aerosol spray they were inhaling to become intoxicated burst into flame inside their car, authorities said.

Two boys, aged 16 and 15, and a 15–year–old girl were in a parked car "inhaling aerosol spray for >>>


      4 RAFTS CAPSIZE IN WASHINGTON STATE RIVER
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      GLENWOOD, Wash. –– Four rafts carrying 1' people capsized in the Klickitat River in south–central Washington, leaving two people missing and at least two injured, authorities said.

The river‘s water level was high and its current fast–moving when the rafts capsized Saturday af >>>


      6 N.J. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SUE SALVATION ARMY, EX–OFFICIALS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      ELIZABETH, N.J., May 20 –– A half–dozen illegal immigrants sued the Salvation Army and two of its former local officials for consumer fraud, alleging the leaders took their money under false promises of helping them gain legal status.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in state Superior Court, alleges >>>


      A LOOK AT VOTING IN NEW ORLEANS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      PM –– THE STAKES: Voters were casting ballots for mayor and several other municipal seats in the runoff election Saturday.

HOW HURRICANE KATRINA CHANGED VOTING: Less than half the city‘s pre–Katrina population of 455,000 is now living in New Orleans. The election was delayed several mon >>>


      ARMY JURY CONVICTS SOLDIER IN WIFE‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      FORT LEWIS, Wash. –– A soldier was convicted Saturday of murdering and mutilating his teenage wife, a Fort Lewis spokesman said. An Army jury found Spc. Brandon Bare, 20, of Wilkesboro, N.C., guilty of premeditated murder and two counts of indecent acts for chopping his wife to death with a meat cleaver and >>>


      CASINO REPLACING HOTEL DAMAGED BY KATRINA
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      BILOXI, Miss. –– The Grand Casino‘s Island View Hotel was demolished Sunday to make room for a new resort on the waterfront property.

Workers used 400 pounds of explosives to take down the 12–story hotel, which housed 500 rooms, retail shops and a restaurant before Hurricane Katrina dam >>>


      COOLING TOWER AT DEFUNCT PLANT DESTROYED
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      RAINIER, Ore. –– Demolition crews on Sunday destroyed the 4''–foot cooling tower at a defunct commercial nuclear power plant.

With a rumble, the tower leaned to the side and collapsed upon itself _ leaving a cloud of dust and multi–ton pile of rubble. It took less than 10 second >>>


      DEALS CAN STILL BE HAD AT NATIONAL PARKS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– People can find good deals in the national parks this summer despite tight budgets, rising fees and a huge backlog of maintenance work.

Throughout most of the National Park System, visitors do not have to pay any entrance fees. Only 21 of the 147 with fees raised rates this year, by a >>>


      ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEBATE RENEWS QUESTIONS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      NEW YORK –– It‘s been 30 years, but Dick Tucker has no trouble recalling the French signs posted inside city buses that crisscrossed Montreal: "In French, we say it this way. We don‘t say it that way." Language is the words to the lullabies we were sung as babies, the fabric of our con >>>


      FBI RAIDS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI officers raided a House of Representatives office building on Saturday night, and NBC television said it had searched the offices of Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the unusual raid at the Rayburn House Office Building >>>


      FBI SEARCHES OFFICE OF LA. CONGRESSMAN
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– FBI agents searched the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana Saturday evening in connection with a public corruption investigation that has already netted two guilty pleas by two associates, authorities said.

The search began at 7:15 p.m. EDT in the Rayburn Hous >>>


      GIRL, 10, GOES FOR DRIVE, HITS OTHER CARS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      PENSACOLA, Fla. –– A 10–year–old girl who drove off with her guardian‘s sport utility vehicle with a toddler and a 5–year–old on board crashed the vehicle into several cars, authorities said.

The girl sideswiped several cars during her 15–minute drive Thursday ni >>>


      HUNT ON AFTER GUNMAN KILLS 3 IN LA. CHURCH
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      BATON ROUGE, La. –– A gunman opened fire at a church Sunday, killing at least three people before he abducted his wife and one of his children, police said.

A manhunt was on for a suspect identified as Anthony Bell, 25, of Baton Rouge, Sgt. Charles Armstrong said.

Bell fled the church afte >>>


      LIBBY DENIES SEEING CHENEY‘S NOTES ON NEWSPAPER COLUMN
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      Reprinted From Yesterday‘s Late Edition Lawyers for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the indicted former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney, said in a court filing late Friday that Libby did not see the notes Cheney inscribed on a key newspaper column criticizing the administration‘s rationale for i >>>


      MEXICO WORKS TO BAR NON–NATIVES FROM JOBS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      MEXICO CITY –– If Arnold Schwarzenegger had migrated to Mexico instead of the United States, he couldn‘t be a governor. If Argentina native Sergio Villanueva, firefighter hero of the Sept. 11 attacks, had moved to Tecate instead of New York, he wouldn‘t have been allowed on the force.

E >>>


      MOUNTAIN STATES IMPRISONING MORE WOMEN
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      NEW YORK –– Oklahoma, Mississippi and the Mountain states have set the pace in increasing the imprisonment of women, while several Northeastern states are curtailing the practice, according to a new report detailing sharp regional differences in the handling of female offenders.

The report, to be r >>>


      NAGIN LEADS IN EARLY BIG EASY RETURNS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Mayor Ray Nagin led Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu in early returns Saturday from a mayoral election between onetime allies with similar ideas but different styles for leading this hurricane–ravaged city through one of the biggest reconstruction projects in U.S. history.

With 4 percen >>>


      NAGIN WINS RE–ELECTION AS BIG EASY MAYOR
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Voters re–elected Mayor Ray Nagin, the colorful leader whose blunt style endeared him to some but outraged others after Hurricane Katrina, giving him four more years to oversee one of the largest rebuilding projects in U.S. history.

"This is a great day for the city of New >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      Mountain States Lead Rise In Imprisonment of Women NEW YORK –– Oklahoma, Mississippi and the Mountain states have set the pace in increasing the imprisonment of women, while several Northeastern states are curtailing the practice, according to a new report detailing sharp regional differences in the handlin >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      PM –– Oren Benton DENVER (AP) _ Oren Benton, who made a fortune pioneering the purchase of uranium from the Soviet Union before a spectacular bankruptcy when the uranium market collapsed, has died. He was 72 Phyllis Wicklund, a longtime family friend, confirmed his death at an assisted care center in suburb >>>


      PA. COUPLE, QUADRIPLEGIC SON FATALLY SHOT
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      PHILADELPHIA –– A couple and their 20–year–old quadriplegic son were shot and killed early Sunday in their living room, police said.

Authorities did not immediately find a weapon and did not suspect murder–suicide. There was no sign of forced entry and the row house did not appear >>>


      PARENTS MAKE LEMONADE FUNDRAISER A MISSION
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WYNNEWOOD, Pa. –– Many parents have wished they could bottle the precious moments in their children‘s lives. Jay and Liz Scott may have done just that.

Nearly two years after the death of their 8–year–old daughter Alexandra, the Scotts are at the head of a fundraising movement tha >>>


      SCIENTISTS HUNT BIRD FLU IN ALASKA
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– The search for the first wild bird carrying a deadly flu virus to North America is under way on a lonely stretch of coastal salt marsh on the outskirts of Alaska‘s largest city.

Biologists are ankle–deep in mud and yellowed marsh grass, trying to net and test two ty >>>


      TECHNOLOGY HAS UNEVEN RECORD ON SECURING BORDER
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      May 21, 2006; A01 Applying lessons the U.S. military has learned in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Bush administration is embarking on a multibillion–dollar bid to help secure the U.S.–Mexican border with surveillance technology –– a strategy that veterans of conflicts abroad say will be more difficu >>>


      THOUSANDS MOURN 2ND SLAIN VA. OFFICER
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      VIENNA, Va. –– The second officer gunned down by a teenager outside a suburban Washington police station was remembered Saturday as a man who loved his job as a protector.

"We can be sure that in some way he will still look out for and protect his family and all of us," the Rev. Gregory S >>>


      THOUSANDS OF IOWA‘S CORN FARMERS SEE THE FUTURE IN FUEL
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      By Peter SlevinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, May 21, 2006; A03 GOLDFIELD, Iowa –– The complex looks like a refinery and smells like a bakery. From a pipe at the back flows a clear liquid that could be confused with vodka, except it can power an automobile and, its backers hope, propel ordinary Iowans >>>


      UNDERGROUND BLAST KILLS 5 KENTUCKY MINERS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      HOLMES MILL, Ky. –– Mary Middleton said her husband had been working in the mines since he was 18. Denise Bean‘s stepfather came from a family of miners. Both were among five miners killed in an underground explosion in an eastern Kentucky coal mine early Saturday. A sixth miner walked away from the b >>>


      5 KILLED IN KENTUCKY MINE EXPLOSION
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      By Amy GoldsteinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, May 21, 2006; A10 Five miners were killed in an underground explosion early yesterday in the historic coal country of southeastern Kentucky, according to state and federal officials, bringing the number of coal mining deaths this year to 31 and triggering renewed call >>>


      ATTORNEY GEN.: REPORTERS CAN BE PROSECUTED
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security.

The nation‘s top law enforcer also said the government will not hesitate to track telephone calls made by rep >>>


      BAILING THE FUTURE OUT OF DEBT
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      Almost forgotten in the rush of events these past four months is the proposal President Bush offered in the State of the Union address for a bipartisan commission to examine the future of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other entitlement programs.

But that idea is due for a rebirth next month –&n >>>


      BUSH IS LOSING HISPANICS‘ SUPPORT, POLLS SHOW
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      By Thomas B. Edsall and Zachary A. GoldfarbWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, May 21, 2006; A06 Hispanic voters, many of whom responded favorably to President Bush‘s campaign appeals emphasizing patriotism, family and religious values in Spanish–language media in 2004, are turning away from the administra >>>


      BUSH PRAISES POLITICAL PROGRESS IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The inauguration of Iraq‘s new government marks a new era in relations with the country that the U.S. has occupied for more than three years, President Bush said Sunday.

"The formation of a unity government in Iraq is a new day for the millions of Iraqis who want to live in >>>


      DEBATE ON HOW TO RESHAPE LAW HAS DIVIDED REPUBLICANS
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      May 21, 2006; A06 While President Bush was on the U.S.–Mexican border Thursday promoting an overhaul of the nation‘s immigration laws, Senate conservatives were persuading a team of White House aides to deny 200,000 low–skilled immigrants citizenship.

In a series of private meetings, the cons >>>


      DON‘T PHONE HOME
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      STANFORD, Calif. –– Invariably, when I would tell people that for the past eight months I have lived apart from my husband and twentysomething children while on a fellowship at Stanford University, I would be asked how often I called home. Inevitably, when I would say, "Oh, every week or two," a s >>>


      EDWARDS, OUT COURTING LABOR, BANKS GOODWILL BUT LITTLE CASH
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      Since leaving office in 2004, John Edwards has traded political fundraising for the picket line.

The former North Carolina senator has spent much of the past 17 months courting the labor community –– a powerful force within the Democratic party –– while devoting significantly less time >>>


      FBI RAIDS US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI officers raided a House of Representatives office building on Saturday night, and NBC television said it had searched the offices of Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the unusual raid at the Rayburn House Office Building >>>


      FBI SEARCHES CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE OF LOUISIANA LAWMAKER
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      21, 2006; A11 More than a dozen FBI agents raided the Capitol Hill office of Rep. William J. Jefferson (D–La.) last night, searching for documents possibly related to an ongoing public corruption investigation, a government official said.

As many as 15 agents wearing business suits began searching the of >>>


      FBI SEARCHES OFFICE OF LA. CONGRESSMAN
      Washington Post, 21-05-2006
      WASHINGTON –– FBI agents searched the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana Saturday evening in connection with a public corruption investigation that has already netted two guilty pleas by two associates, authorities said.

The search began at 7:15 p.m. EDT in the Rayburn Hous >>>



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