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      LE TENNIS Ŕ L‘ČRE DES CHAMPIONS– ÉPROUVETTES
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      ROLAND–GARROS. L‘ouverture d‘une académie privée ŕ Paris, sous l‘égide d‘Arnaud Lagard';re, fait débat dans les allées. Presque tous les dominateurs du circuit, d‘Amélie Mauresmo ŕ Roger Federer, ont suivi une fili';re de ce typ >>>


      LE TOGO ET LES ALÉAS D‘UNE PRÉPARATION
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      MONDIAL 2006. Adversaires de la Suisse en Allemagne, les Eperviers vivent une approche de tournoi mouvementée. En dépit de tout, ils gardent la foi.

Simon Meier, Vaduz Samedi 3 juin 2006 La neige n‘est pas loin, les joueurs affichent une mine fermée. Le Togo, futur adversaire de la Suisse >>>


      MICHEL DECASTEL, STAR DU FOOT TUNISIEN
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      Michel Decastel, entraîneur de football ŕ succ';s dans le sud tunisien. Depuis sept ans, l‘ancien international neuchâtelois exerce ses talents d‘entraîneur dans le Maghreb, avec succ';s. Adulé, respecté, il n‘a que deux mots ŕ la bouche: adaptation e >>>


      NEUCH'4;TEL MET LA MUSIQUE PROFESSIONNELLE EN SOURDINE
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Le Conseil d‘Etat s‘oppose ŕ une accréditation HES pour l‘enseignement musical.

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      NOUVEAU CENTRE D‘ÉTUDES INTERNATIONALES: GENČVE SOURIT, D‘AUTRES CANTONS SE CRISPENT
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      La discr';te université du Forum de Davos REGIONS Le Temps I Article Nouveau centre d‘études internationales: Gen';ve sourit, d‘autres cantons se crispent GENEVE. La Confédération s‘implique dans la réunion des Hautes Etudes internationales et de l‘Instit >>>


      NYSE EURONEXT, LA PREMIČRE BOURSE TRANSATLANTIQUE EST NÉE
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      OPERATEUR DE MARCHE. La capitalisation boursi';re domestique du nouvel ensemble frise les 27000 milliards de dollars. Les actionnaires des deux Bourses doivent donner leur feu vert.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Samedi 3 juin 2006 La sc';ne avait quelque chose d‘insolite, mais il faud >>>


      PROMOTION ÉCONOMIQUE: LES ROMANDS EN QUĘTE D‘UNITÉ
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      SUISSE ROMANDE. Les différents syst';mes de démarchage ŕ l‘étranger seront comparés.

Yelmarc Roulet Samedi 3 juin 2006 «Les chefs des Départements de l‘économie de la Suisse occidentale partagent l‘avis qu‘une meilleure collaboration dans >>>


      PYONGYANG CONTOURNE L‘EMBARGO DE WASHINGTON
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      NUCLEAIRE. La politique d‘étranglement financier de la dictature n‘a pas porté ses fruits.

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      REPČRE. BOURSES: L‘ALLEMAGNE SUR LA TOUCHE
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      Rep';re. Jean–Claude Péclet Samedi 3 juin 2006 L‘Allemagne accueille le Mondial, mais elle a perdu la bataille des Bourses.

Euronext a officialisé vendredi son mariage avec le New York Stock Exchange et courtise la Borsa Italiana, tandis que le London Stock Exchange flirte avec le >>>


      SANS LE VOULOIR, JOHNNY HALLYDAY AURAIT ACCUSÉ ZIDANE DE DOPAGE
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      ANECDOTE. Sur un plateau TV, le chanteur a remercié le joueur français de lui avoir conseillé une clinique suisse pour s‘oxygéner le sang.

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      SOLIDARITÉ ENTRE CANTONS: LES ROMANDS REFUSENT DE PAYER L‘ADDITION
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      CONFEDERATION. Les nouveaux calculs de la péréquation financi';re pénalisent Vaud et Gen';ve.

Le Temps Samedi 3 juin 2006 Les cantons romands, en particulier Vaud et Gen';ve, sont fâchés. A l‘exception du Valais, ils toucheront moins ou devront débour >>>


      SÉGOLČNE ROYAL FROISSE LE PUISSANT LOBBY ENSEIGNANT
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      FRANCE. Les syndicats de l‘école publique rejettent le programme sécuritaire de la candidate.

Sylvain Besson, Paris Samedi 3 juin 2006 Ségol';ne Royal persiste et signe. Apr';s avoir semé le trouble au sein de son parti, la candidate socialiste ŕ l‘investitu >>>


      TOURISME: LES NOUVEAUX RIVAGES
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      Le Monténégro, la campagne de Majorque ou les côtes de Norv';ge figurent parmi les destinations touristiques émergentes de l‘été 2006, nous assurent des professionnels du voyage.

Luc Debraine Samedi 3 juin 2006 Bien s$';r, nous aurions pu évoquer les Po >>>


      TRAGÉDIE AU SOMMET DE L‘EVEREST
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      MONTAGNE. Amputé des deux jambes, un ancien guide néo–zélandais est parvenu ŕ vaincre le Toit du monde. Mais pour ne pas compromettre ses chances, sa cordée a laissé périr un alpiniste en détresse.

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      TROIS ALLEMANDES VOULAIENT SE FAIRE EXPLOSER EN IRAK
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      RADICALISME. La police allemande a révélé les intentions sanglantes de trois femmes converties ŕ l‘islam.

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      UNIQUE SURVIVANCE DANS LA RÉGION, LE PC TCHČQUE SE REFAIT UNE SANTÉ
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      REPUBLIQUE TCHEQUE. Seule formation communiste ŕ ne pas s‘ętre réformée ŕ la différence de ses sśurs d‘Europe de l‘Est, le KSCM est crédité de 15 ŕ 18% des voix aux élections législatives.

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      VILLAGE PEOPLE. TOMI PUTAANSUU, PEACE & LOVE
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
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      VUR SUR LE MONDE. A TÉHÉRAN DE CHOISIR
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
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      «LES CHARS NE SERVIRONT PAS Ŕ DÉTECTER DES TERRORISTES SOUS TERRE...»
      Le Temps, 03-06-2006
      Questions ŕ Didier Burkhalter. Conseiller national (PRD/NE), membre de la Commission de politique de sécurité.

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      7 FAMILY MEMBERS SLAIN AT HOME
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      Associated PressSaturday, June 3, 2006; A05 INDIANAPOLIS, June 2 –– Police hunted on Friday for the killers who barged into a house and shot seven family members to death in the worst mass slaying in Indianapolis in at least 25 years.

The bodies of three boys, ages 5 to 11, were found on a bed, and >>>


      AUTHORITIES BUNGLED MIXED–UP VICTIMS CASE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      INDIANAPOLIS –– Authorities missed one opportunity after another to avoid _ or at least correct sooner _ the sad mix–up between a student killed in a van crash and a classmate who survived.

Among other things, a sister of one of the victims asked to see the body but was talked out of it by a >>>


      BUSH RE–ENTERS GAY MARRIAGE FIGHT
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 3, 2006; A04 President Bush plans to wade back into the emotional debate over same–sex marriage for the first time in his second term beginning today with a pair of speeches pressing the Senate to approve a constitutional amendment next week defining marria >>>


      CALIF. PRESCHOOL MEASURE RUNS INTO TROUBLE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– Provide free preschool for all California children, tax the rich to pay for it, and get a famous Hollywood director to sell it.

A measure on Tuesday‘s ballot to create universal preschool in the nation‘s most populous state seemed like a can‘t–miss idea >>>


      CANADIAN FIRM IN PACT ON POLLUTION
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 3, 2006; A06 In a landmark cross–border pollution case, a Canadian mining company agreed yesterday to pay millions of dollars to assess whether pollution it dumped into the Columbia River damaged wildlife and public health in Washington state.

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      COUPLE CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING KAN. GIRL
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      KANSAS CITY, Kan. –– A couple accused in the death of a woman whose sexual assault and strangulation were videotaped were charged Friday with kidnapping a 5–year–old girl.

Richard D. Davis, 41, and Dena D. Riley, 3', were charged with one count each of kidnapping. If convicted, they >>>


      FAKE ID SELLERS DISMISS TAMPERPROOF PUSH
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– Luis Hernandez just laughs as he sells fake driver‘s licenses and Social Security cards to illegal immigrants near a park known for shady deals. The joke _ to him and others in his line of work _ is the government‘s promise to put people like him out of business with a tamperproof >>>


      FBI TO SEARCH HOUSE AFTER FINDING RICIN
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– FBI hazardous material experts searched a home where police found pipe bombs and a jar containing the potentially deadly poison ricin, federal agents said Friday.

The ricin was found in a baby food jar in a shed of the home owned by a man who went to jail last week for violating >>>


      FDA REPORT URGES RESTAURANTS TO HELP DOWNSIZE AMERICA
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      Those heaping portions at restaurants –– and doggie bags for the leftovers –– may be a thing of the past, if health officials get their way. The government is trying to enlist the nation‘s eateries in the fight against obesity.

With hamburgers, french fries and pizza the top three >>>


      FEDS INTERVIEW KENTUCKY MINE EMPLOYEES
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      HARLAN, Ky. –– The sole survivor of a mine explosion in southeastern Kentucky said Friday that he doesn‘t know how long his air pack lasted after the blast that killed five fellow miners.

Whether better oxygen masks could have saved lives in the May 20 explosion haunts the victims‘ fami >>>


      IMMIGRATION LOOMS LARGE IN CALIF. RACE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Immigration and its politically controversial cousin, amnesty, are co–starring in the closing act of a House race with national implications, a close and costly production in Republican–friendly San Diego.

In a conservative district roughly 30 miles from the Mexican border >>>


      JUDGE BARS TAX–FUNDED RELIGIOUS JAIL PROJECT
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      A federal judge ruled yesterday that Charles Colson‘s Prison Fellowship Ministries and the state of Iowa violated the Constitution by setting up a government–funded program to rehabilitate prison inmates by immersing them in Christianity.

The case, brought by the Washington–based advocacy gro >>>


      KENNEDY: VOTE AGAINST IRAQ WAR MY BEST
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      WORCESTER, Mass. –– Sen. Edward Kennedy on Friday declared his vote against the Iraq war the best he has cast since being elected in 1'62.

The Massachusetts Democrat also predicted that his party would regain control of both chambers of Congress this fall.

"Americans aren‘t >>>


      LIBBY SUFFERS SETBACK IN DOCUMENT REQUEST
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      A04 A federal judge yesterday rejected a bid by I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby to see a range of classified government documents that he asserted are needed to prepare his legal defense against charges of obstruction of justice and lying to government investigators.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton&lsq >>>


      MOM FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR BOYS‘ DEATHS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      SAN FRANCISCO –– Prosecutors decided Friday not to pursue the death penalty for an Oakland mother charged with murder for throwing her three boys into chilly San Francisco Bay.

Lashuan Harris, 23, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder. Under a special circumstance alleging multiple death >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      Boy Scout Rolls Were Inflated by 13,000 BIRMINGHAM –– The rolls of an Alabama Boy Scout group under FBI review were inflated by more than 13,000 memberships over three years, according to an internal audit.

The Greater Alabama Council, which serves central and northern Alabama, said nearly all the >>>


      NEW ORLEANS HOMEOWNERS RACE TO FIX ROOFS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Look out across the rooftops of New Orleans and you can see splashes of bright blue everywhere. Nine months after Katrina, blue tarps still cover countless damaged houses, and homeowners are racing to fix their roofs before the summer rains and the hurricane season that began Thursday bring m >>>


      PLANE REGISTERED TO PAT ROBERTSON CRASHES
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      GROTON, Conn. –– A Learjet registered to religious broadcaster Pat Robertson crashed in Long Island Sound while flying in heavy fog Friday, killing both pilots, authorities said. All three passengers escaped without serious injury.

Robertson was not aboard. The twin–engine Learjet 35 went dow >>>


      PROFUSION OF OYSTERS ON SHORELINE ROCKS OFFERS SCIENTISTS HOPE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Elizabeth WilliamsonWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 3, 2006; A01 Virginia scientists have discovered millions of native oysters thriving along shorelines in a section of the lower Chesapeake Bay once thought uninhabitable for them, a discovery that could shift efforts to revive the bay‘s ailing oyst >>>


      REP. LEWIS NOT CONTACTED IN LOBBY PROBE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R–Calif.) said yesterday that he has not been contacted by federal investigators in their probe of his relationship with a lobbyist and benefactor whose firm‘s clients include Lewis‘s home town and home county.

Lewis said any review of proj >>>


      SAFAVIAN DEFENDS ABRAMOFF DEALINGS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      A02 David H. Safavian, the former top federal procurement official being tried on charges of lying and obstruction of justice, said yesterday that it "never occurred to me" to question whether the $3,100 he paid lobbyist Jack Abramoff covered the full cost of the week–long golf vacation they took to Sco >>>


      VAST DNA BANK PITS POLICING VS. PRIVACY
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      Brimming with the genetic patterns of more than 3 million Americans, the nation‘s databank of DNA "fingerprints" is growing by more than 80,000 people every month, giving police an unprecedented crime–fighting tool but prompting warnings that the expansion threatens constitutional privacy protecti >>>


      VETS WARNED OF POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO VIRUS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      MILWAUKEE –– More than 22,000 veterans who underwent prostate biopsies at veterans‘ hospitals across the country are being warned that improperly sterilized equipment may have exposed them to deadly viruses.

Officials said Friday it was unlikely someone could get infected by the equipment, an >>>


      WEN HO LEE SETTLES PRIVACY LAWSUIT
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      PM Wen Ho Lee, a former nuclear weapons scientist who came under government suspicion of being a spy for China, settled a lawsuit today over violation of his privacy rights and will receive $1.65 million from the government and five news organizations, including The Washington Post.

Under the settlement, which >>>


      WHITE HOUSE OPENS DOOR TO DISSENTERS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 3, 2006; A01 When retired Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey criticized the Bush administration‘s handling of the Iraq war three years ago, he was lambasted as an armchair general and deemed an adversary by the Pentagon. So even McCaffrey was surprised to find himself >>>


      WILDFIRE DESTROYS 5 BUILDINGS IN ARIZONA
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      SEDONA, Ariz. –– A wildfire that destroyed five buildings south of this scenic northern Arizona community continued to burn Friday night as firefighters continued to douse areas in a 200–home subdivision.

Thirty homes in the Pine Valley subdivision near the Village of Oak Creek were evacuated >>>


      A CALCULUS OF RACE AND DEATH?
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      The Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the D.C. Black Church Initiative, unloaded both barrels at Kenneth Wainstein, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, in a May 1' letter addressed to Wainstein, copies of which were sent to me, other journalists and media outlets, and public officials, including Attorney Gen >>>


      ANTI–TERRORISM FUNDS CUT RANKLES NEW YORK
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      WASHINGTON –– When Michael Chertoff was chosen to lead the nation‘s Homeland Security Department, New Yorkers hailed him as a champion for their tense city. Then he cut New York‘s anti–terrorism funding nearly in half.

Now, Chertoff is about as popular among New Yorkers as a slow& >>>


      GAO CLEARS CENSUS IN RELEASE OF DATA
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Congressional investigators found no evidence that the Census Bureau manipulated the release date of unfavorable poverty data in the run–up to the 2004 presidential election.

Still, the Government Accountability Office recommended in a report Friday that census officials do a be >>>


      LEWIS DENIES WRONGDOING IN LOBBYIST CASE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      WASHINGTON –– House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis said Friday he has not been contacted by federal investigators in their probe of his relationship with a lobbyist and benefactor whose firm‘s clients include Lewis‘ hometown and home county.

Lewis, R–Calif., said an >>>


      MUSLIM CONGRESSIONAL AIDES TAKING STAND
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      WASHINGTON –– At midday on Fridays, Muslims gather to pray in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. Kneeling on sheets they‘ve spread over the floor and facing east toward Mecca, they are members of the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, about two dozen congressional aides who are part of a sma >>>


      SALVATION, ONE BOY AT A TIME
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      "I am the darker brother," Langston Hughes wrote in 1'25, "they send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes." For many years, Hughes‘s poetic phrase neatly summed up the plight of black men in America. Since their involuntary arrival beginning in 161', they had been needed but not >>>


      WHAT‘S LOST IN THE HUE AND CRY OVER HADITHA
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      Even in "good wars" things go horribly wrong. The following quotations from "Naples ‘44," by the late Norman Lewis (perhaps the greatest English travel writer of the past century), are instructive. Lewis was stationed in Naples following Italy‘s liberation from the Nazis, and he kept a d >>>


      ZINC FIRM TO PAY FOR COLUMBIA RIVER STUDY
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The government announced an agreement Friday with a Canadian company that is the world‘s largest zinc producer on paying for a study of heavy–metal pollution in the Pacific Northwest‘s Columbia River.

Teck Cominco Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, agreed to put up >>>


      10 TERROR SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TORONTO
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      TORONTO –– At least 10 suspects were arrested in the Toronto area on terrorism–related charges, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said late Friday.

The Canadian Press quoted an unnamed police source as saying the charges were related to an explosives plot in Ontario, Canada‘s largest pr >>>


      12 MILITANTS KILLED IN AFGHAN ATTACK
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –– Suspected Taliban rebels attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan, but police repulsed them after a bloody battle that lasted several hours, a local official said Saturday.

The militants took away their dead and wounded as they retreated, but witnesses said 12 rebe >>>


      A MAN OF THE PEOPLE‘S NEEDS AND WANTS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Karl VickWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, June 3, 2006; A01 ARAK, Iran –– The ordinary Iranians who poured into the local soccer stadium to hear President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad one day last month arrived carrying high hopes and handwritten letters. They left with just the hopes. The letters were co >>>


      AFTER VIENNA, BOTH SIDES CAN TALLY THEIR GAINS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      VIENNA, June 2 –– Both Iran and the United States this week could claim significant gains, but the prospects for a solution to the Iranian nuclear impasse remain uncertain.

Iranian officials secretly approached White House officials in 2003, seeking a dialogue, but the offer was swiftly dismissed. >>>


      CANADIAN FIRM IN PACT ON POLLUTION
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, June 3, 2006; A06 In a landmark cross–border pollution case, a Canadian mining company agreed yesterday to pay millions of dollars to assess whether pollution it dumped into the Columbia River damaged wildlife and public health in Washington state.

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      CUBANS JAILED IN U.S. AS SPIES ARE HAILED AT HOME AS HEROES
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      2006; A01 HAVANA –– European tourists here send home postcards with stamps bearing the images of five faces, known simply as los muchachos (the young men) or los cinco (the five). The faces, usually surrounded by billowing Cuban flags, stare out, larger than life, from factory walls, apartment buildings, bi >>>


      EU OFFICIAL AIMS TO FIX TRAVELER DATA PLAN
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      LUXEMBOURG –– A European Union commissioner warned on Friday that privacy protection for travelers flying to the United States would be at risk if EU governments do not salvage a passenger data agreement with Washington.

Franco Frattini, the EU‘s Justice and Home Affairs commissioner, outline >>>


      INDONESIAN QUAKE SURVIVORS SHAKEN BY MORE TREMORS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Fear spread through Indonesia‘s quake–ravaged region overnight as more tremors sent some of the tens of thousands of homeless running from makeshift tents just one week after a dawn earthquake killed over 6,200.

Indonesia‘s Meteorology and Geophysics Ag >>>


      IRAN GUARDEDLY CONSIDERS OFFER
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Karl VickWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, June 3, 2006; A11 TEHRAN, June 2 –– Iranian officials on Friday appeared to be studying a plan laid out by the United States and five other major powers for the future of the country‘s nuclear program but offered no clues on what their decision migh >>>


      MILITARY CLEARED IN RAID ON IRAQ HOUSE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      U.S. commanders used appropriate force in taking down a safe house in Iraq during a March 15 military raid that led to the deaths of as many as a dozen civilians, according to the results of an investigation announced in Baghdad yesterday.

Officials moved quickly to tamp down allegations of a civilian massacre >>>


      MILITARY ORDERS REFRESHER COURSE ON CONDUCT
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Ellen KnickmeyerWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, June 3, 2006; A10 BAGHDAD, June 3 –– A roadside bomb hits your platoon as it passes through a neighborhood thick with men, women and children. Four of your platoon mates are killed instantly. Three are down, wounded.

Clutching your rifle, >>>


      RACE IS WILD CARD IN PERU RUNOFF
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      By Monte ReelWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, June 3, 2006; A08 LIMA, Peru, June 2 –– Isaac Humala says he values the diversity of ideas.

So he immersed his children in an ideology he created, known as "ethno–nationalism," which argues that a Peruvian "copper race," >>>


      RUMSFELD CALLS FOR MORE OPENNESS IN ASIA
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      SINGAPORE –– Security cooperation among nations in Southeast Asia is expanding but could be set back if China, Russia and North Korea don‘t become more open and less threatening, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday.

In remarks prepared for delivery to a gathering of military le >>>


      TAIWAN ARTIST HOPES FILM ENDS TIANANMEN EXILE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwanese singer and song writer Hou Dejian was given red carpet treatment when he defected to China at the peak of his career in 1'83.

But China expelled the idol of millions for backing the 1'8' Tiananmen Square pro–democracy protests, which were crushed by troops a >>>


      U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL SENDS 1,500 TO IVORY
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      UNITED NATIONS –– The U.N. Security Council on Friday added 1,500 peacekeepers to its mission in Ivory Coast in renewed efforts to restore order in the troubled West African country.

The increase, which lasts until the middle of December, is meant to address council concerns about "the persist >>>


      US COMMANDERS KNEW HADITHA DEATHS FROM GUNFIRE: NYT
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – Marine commanders in Iraq knew within two days of the killings in Haditha in November that gunfire, not a roadside bomb, had killed Iraqi civilians but they saw no reason to investigate further, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

A senior Marine officer told the Times that comm >>>


      US RULING ON IRAQI DEATHS PRESSURES PM
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A military probe that cleared U.S. troops of killing civilians in the Iraqi town of Ishaqi could not have come at a worse time for the new prime minister, who has promised justice for those killed at Haditha.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al–Maliki is battling a widespread public pe >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-06-2006
      British Police Shoot Man in Anti–Terror Raid LONDON –– British anti–terrorist police shot a man Friday in a dawn raid on a house they suspected could have been used for making bombs or chemical weapons. More than 250 officers, some wearing protective suits, descended on the house in east London >>>


      ‘RACE ON‘ FOR PRESCOTT‘S JOB AFTER MINISTER SAYS HE WILL STAND
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Tania Branigan, political correspondent Saturday June 3, 2006 The Guardian John Prescott‘s political future was under renewed pressure last night as one MP said the starting gun had been sounded in the race to succeed him as Labour‘s deputy leader.

Mr Prescott hoped to draw a line under speculation >>>


      BIG IDEA
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Crunchy conservatism James Harkin Saturday June 3, 2006 The Guardian When David Cameron set out on his long media march to modernise the Conservative party, he should really have gone armed with a demographic label for the kind of people he was trying to reach. Where would we be, for example, without Basildon man, who >>>


      BROWN LINKS UP WITH MERKEL TO PROMOTE PRO–BUSINESS EUROPEAN AGENDA
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Larry Elliott and Luke Harding in Berlin Saturday June 3, 2006 The Guardian Gordon Brown sought to exploit David Cameron‘s problems over Europe when he used a meeting yesterday with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, to announce the creation of a monthly pan–European gathering of ministers and chief exec >>>


      DEVOLUTION ON THE BEAT
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Leader Saturday June 3, 2006 The Guardian John Reid is not a politician given to seeking the sympathy vote. But at the end of this half–term week, as spring finally turns to summer, spare a thought for the home secretary, already four weeks into his new job and still tied to the TV studios by day and his red boxe >>>


      HOME OFFICE WORKERS ‘MADE SCAPEGOATS‘
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Union chief criticises Reid for lowering staff morale Some ministers alleged to be idle or incompetent Tania Branigan, political correspondent Saturday June 3, 2006 The Guardian The Home Office‘s troubles escalated yesterday as the man representing top civil servants criticised John Reid for scapegoating official >>>


      PARTIES CLASH OVER SPENDING PROPOSALS
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Lord Black in ‘cash for peerages‘ inquiry Donations to Tories hit nearly 'm in three months Tory party given three times more than Labour Dromey faces union censure in party loan row Simon Jenkins: Cash for honours can be sorted out with a truth and reconciliation show Scotland Yard to step up inquiry i >>>


      10 TERROR SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TORONTO
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 5:31 AM TORONTO (AP) – At least 10 suspects were arrested in the Toronto area on terrorism–related charges, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said late Friday.

The Canadian Press quoted an unnamed police source as saying the charges were related to an explosives plot in Ontari >>>


      12 TERROR SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TORONTO
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 3:46 PM By BETH DUFF–BROWN Associated Press Writer TORONTO (AP) – Twelve Canadian residents were in custody Saturday on terrorism–related charges, including plots to use explosives in attacks on Canadian soil, authorities said.

Officials showed evidence of bomb making ma >>>


      17 TERROR SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TORONTO
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 4:16 PM AP Photo PCH106 By BETH DUFF–BROWN Associated Press Writer TORONTO (AP) – Seventeen Canadian residents were in custody Saturday on terrorism–related charges, including plots to use explosives in attacks on Canadian soil, authorities said.

The Royal Canadian Mount >>>


      4 RIDING IN RUSSIAN EMBASSY CAR KIDNAPPED
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 1:01 PM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Four people in a Russian diplomatic car were kidnapped in western Baghdad Saturday and one man may have been killed, police said.

Police quoted witnesses at the scene as saying gunmen opened fire on a car that belonged to the Russian Embassy.

On >>>


      A LOOK AT THE LEADER OF HEZBOLLAH
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 8:46 AM AP Photo BEI103 By The Associated Press A look at the leader of Hezbollah, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah: TITLE: Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah.

BORN: 1'60, in the East Beirut neighborhood of Bourj Hammoud. FAMILY: Eldest of nine children; married and the father of at least >>>


      AFGHAN SOLDIERS READY TO FIGHT DRUG TRADE
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 ':01 AM By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) – Sixteen Afghan soldiers have graduated from a new training program at Fort Bliss, armed with knowledge on how to fly Russian–made helicopters in anti–drug missions over their war–torn country >>>


      ANALYSIS: IRAQ WAR TIES U.S. HANDS ON IRAN
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 3:31 AM AP Photo NYET741 By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer VIENNA, Austria (AP) – A proposed deal to end Iran‘s disputed nuclear program highlights a new reality facing the United States: American intercessions overseas will be seen through the prism of an Iraq war that is highly unp >>>


      AUTHORITIES BUNGLED MIXED–UP VICTIMS CASE
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo DT201 By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Authorities missed one opportunity after another to avoid – or at least correct sooner – the sad mix–up between a student killed in a van crash and a classmate who survived.

Among o >>>


      BILL CLINTON NARRATES TOUR AT ARK. LIBRARY
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 ':16 AM AP Photo LRM101 By JILL ZEMAN Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Late at night on a recent trip here, Bill Clinton wandered the halls of his presidential library, recording his thoughts on some of the milestones from his time in the White House.

T >>>


      CAR BOMB KILLS 15, INJURES 30 IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 5:01 PM AP Photo BAG108 By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A car bomb exploded at the main outdoor market in the southern city of Basra on Saturday, killing 15 people and wounding 30, Iraqi police said.

Police also found eight severed heads north of Baghdad wi >>>


      CHAIRMEN LIST
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 6:01 PM By The Associated Press The Democrats positioned to become committee chairmen if their party should win back a majority in the House in November, and the GOP chairmen they would replace: Agriculture: Collin Peterson, Minn.; Bob Goodlatte, Va.

Appropriations: David Obey, Wis.; Jerr >>>


      COUPLE CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING KAN. GIRL
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 6:16 AM KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A couple accused in the death of a woman whose sexual assault and strangulation were videotaped were charged Friday with kidnapping a 5–year–old girl.

Richard D. Davis, 41, and Dena D. Riley, 3', were charged with one count each of ki >>>


      COURT REVOKES RADIOACTIVE STORAGE PERMIT
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo FX102 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court Friday blocked a plan to store more radioactive waste at a nuclear power plant, ruling that federal regulators must consider the likelihood of a terrorist attack more seriously.

A three–judge panel of the ' >>>


      EAST TIMOR REFUGEE CAMPS FACE NEW THREATS
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 1:16 PM AP Photo XMB10' By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer DILI, East Timor (AP) – A U.N. official warned Saturday that violence could spill into squalid camps where tens of thousands of East Timorese have sought refuge from fighting between military factions and rival gangs. >>>


      EU OFFICIAL AIMS TO FIX TRAVELER DATA PLAN
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 5:16 AM By ALEXANDER RATZ Associated Press Writer LUXEMBOURG (AP) – A European Union commissioner warned on Friday that privacy protection for travelers flying to the United States would be at risk if EU governments do not salvage a passenger data agreement with Washington.

Franco F >>>


      FATAH DEPLOYS NEW MILITIA IN WEST BANK
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 4:16 PM AP Photo JRL108 By MOHAMMED BALLAS Associated Press Writer JENIN, West Bank (AP) – The moderate Fatah movement deployed a new militia in a West Bank town on Saturday in a show of force against the militantly anti–Israel Hamas government.

The new unit, which Fatah offic >>>


      FBI UNITS GUARD L.A. FROM TERROR ATTACKS
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 5:46 PM By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – The report was unnerving: A woman was diagnosed with deadly bubonic plague, the first Los Angeles–area case in 20 years.

Could it be the bioterrorism attack long feared by U.S. authorities? In Los An >>>


      FIRST U.S. INTERSTATE HIGHWAY TURNS 200
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 8:46 AM By RICK CALLAHAN Associated Press Writer DUBLIN, Ind. (AP) – Long before railroads linked the nation, stagecoaches and wagons hauling settlers bumped their way west along the first U.S.

interstate highway – some 700 miles of what was initially little more than a dirt r >>>


      GAO CLEARS CENSUS IN RELEASE OF DATA
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 3:31 AM By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional investigators found no evidence that the Census Bureau manipulated the release date of unfavorable poverty data in the run–up to the 2004 presidential election.

Still, the Government Accounta >>>


      GIS AT ISHAQI CLEARED; HADITHA PROBE OPEN
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 1:16 AM AP Photo BAG136 By HAMZA HENDAWI and KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writers BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A military investigation into allegations that American troops intentionally killed civilians in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared them of misconduct, the U.S. said Friday &ndas >>>


      GIS CLEARED OF MISCONDUCT IN IRAQI VILLAGE
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 2:01 PM AP Photo BAG111 By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The U.S. military said Saturday that it had found no wrongdoing by American troops accused of intentionally killing civilians during a raid in a village north of Baghdad that left up to 13 Iraqis dead.

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      GUNMEN KILL 7 POLICE OFFICERS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 11:01 AM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen ambushed a police checkpoint in a volatile city north of Baghdad on Saturday, killing seven policemen and wounding five pedestrians, police said.

The attack occurred in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, police Lt. Muhanad al–Bawi said >>>


      GUNMEN KILL RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT IN BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 03-06-2006
      Saturday June 3, 2006 2:01 PM By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen attacked a car belonging to the Russian Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday, killing one diplomat and kidnapping four employees, police and the Russian Embassy said.

The gunmen fired at the car in west Baghdad&l >>>



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