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      6 KILLED, INCLUDING 4 KIDS, IN OHIO FIRE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –– A suspected arson fire killed six people, including four children, in a single–family home early Wednesday, officials said.

The blaze was reported at 5:30 a.m. Icicles hung from the roof and debris was piled in the front yard of the gutted home after the blaze was extinguis >>>


      A LOOK AT THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL RACE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     10:40 AM –– IN THE HEADLINES Obama seeks to distance himself from indicted donor ... Retired Gen. Schwarzkopf backs McCain for president ___ Obama seeks distance from indicted donor WASHINGTON (AP) _ Democrat Barack Obama sought to distance himself Wednesday from a real estate developer and fast–food m >>>


      A YOUTHFUL THRONG MARCHES AGAINST ABORTION
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     23, 2008; A03 Tens of thousands of abortion opponents took to the cold, gray streets of Washington yesterday, buoyed by a recent report that the number of abortions in the United States had hit the lowest level in years and vowing to continue the fight.

Many of the participants in the March for Life were young >>>


      ARE DEMOCRATS FAVORED THIS YEAR? OR REPUBLICANS?
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A tottering U.S. economy, an unpopular Iraq war, eight years of Republican control of the White House –– it all adds up to a Democratic lock on the presidency in November‘s presidential election.

Right? Well, maybe. And maybe not. Many Democrats and political exper >>>


      BUSH CANCELS EVENT AFTER LEDGER‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The death of actor Heath Ledger prompted the White House to postpone President Bush‘s event on Wednesday promoting an ad campaign aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.

Ledger, 28, who was nominated for an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain," was found dead Tuesday in >>>


      CALIF PANEL OPPOSES BUSH SONAR EXEMPTION
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– The state agency charged with protecting California‘s coast argued Tuesday against President Bush‘s exemption of the Navy from environmental laws that would restrict use of high–power sonar off the coast.

The California Coastal Commission said in a brief filed in Los >>>


      CONGRESS BUCKS BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOOD–AID PLANS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration is expected to lose several pivotal battles over food aid in Congress as lawmakers finalize new legislation without measures officials argue are needed to deliver help quickly when hunger strikes.

Aid groups are watching closely as lawmakers prepare for what >>>


      DNA FREES COLO. MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM FORT COLLINS, Colo. –– A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a man convicted of murder after DNA evidence pointed to another suspect.

Timothy Masters, 35, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1''', was ordered freed on a personal recognizance bond. Prosecutors promised to decide >>>


      ERROR PUTS HORSE AD IN FOOD CLASSIFIEDS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AKRON, Mich. –– Kristen DeGroat just wanted to sell her horse to another animal lover, but her ad ended up under "Good Things to Eat" in the classified sections of two newspapers.

About a third of the 60 or so calls she received were from people interested in buying horse meat.

&q >>>


      FEWER PEOPLE MOVE TO FLA.
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     CAPE CORAL, Fla. –– When Eric Feichthaler became mayor three years ago, this town was booming. The city issued 800 permits that month to build single–family homes.

Cape Coral still has thousands of empty lots, but last month, it issued just nine permits.

A number of factors explain th >>>


      FORMER ‘DIRTY BOMB‘ SUSPECT SENTENCED
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     MIAMI –– Jose Padilla, an American once accused of plotting with al–Qaida to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb," was sentenced Tuesday to a relatively lenient 17–year prison term on unrelated terror support charges.

Prosecutors, who long ago dropped the "dirty bomb" >>>


      FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILS IN CENTRAL NY
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     CANASTOTA, N.Y. –– A freight train derailed in central New York early Wednesday, dumping about a dozen cars from the tracks, authorities said.

The CSX train derailed in the village of Canastota, 20 miles east of Syracuse, shortly after 6 a.m., said Madison County Sheriff Ronald Cary.

The tr >>>


      GOVERNORS ENDORSE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     5:06 AM –– Twenty–three of the country‘s governors have endorsed a presidential candidate at a time when their support matters most, lending their names, fundraising and organizing machinery to campaigns desperate for an edge in the primaries.

Among Democrats, Hillary Rodham Clinton lead >>>


      HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FOUNDER LERMAN DIES
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     PHILADELPHIA –– Miles Lerman, who fought against the Nazis in Poland and later helped found the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has died. He was 88.

Lerman‘s wife, Rosalie, confirmed Wednesday that he died Tuesday at his home in Philadelphia.

Lerman was a member of >>>


      HOW CAN REPUBLICANS WIN THE PRESIDENCY NOW?
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A tottering U.S. economy, an unpopular Iraq war, eight years of Republican control of the White House –– it all adds up to a Democratic lock on the presidency in November‘s presidential election.

Right? Well, maybe not. Many Democrats and political experts believe >>>


      KY. ANTIQUE GUN TRIAL ENDS IN ACQUITTALS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM LOUISVILLE, Ky. –– A jury rejected all felony charges brought against an Alabama couple accused of selling a slew of famous firearms to a millionaire collector at fraudulent prices.

Many of the guns involved have historical significance: Teddy Roosevelt‘s "Big Stick," Gen. George >>>


      LAST NATIVE EYAK SPEAKER DEAD AT 8'
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– Marie Smith Jones, the last full–blooded Eyak and fluent speaker of her native language, has died. She was 8'.

Jones died peacefully in her sleep Monday at her home in Anchorage. She was found by a friend, said daughter Bernice Galloway, who lives in Albuquerque, N. >>>


      MAN NOT SUSPECT IN MISSING STUDENT CASE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM RENO, Nev. –– Police questioned a man about a missing 1'–year–old college student but said he is not a suspect in her disappearance.

The man was interviewed because he had given a ride home to Brianna Denison‘s friend the night Denison mysteriously vanished, police said late >>>


      MISSING CAT FOUND IN OWNER‘S SUITCASE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. –– The last time cat–owner Kelly Levy saw her tiger–striped feline was before she took her husband to the airport. The 24–year–old came back to her house late Friday to find the bottom step, where Gracie Mae would usually be waiting, empty.

Levy tore >>>


      MISSOURI GOVERNOR WON‘T SEEK SECOND TERM
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –– Gov. Matt Blunt abruptly announced Tuesday that he will not seek a second term, leaving Republicans without a candidate in a race the incumbent had stockpiled millions of dollars for.

The 37–year–old said he had decided not to seek a second term in November because >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     Missouri‘s GOP Governor Drops His Reelection Bid JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –– Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt abruptly announced Tuesday that he will not seek a second term, leaving Republicans without a candidate in a race for which the incumbent had stockpiled millions of dollars.

Blunt, 37, said he deci >>>


      OBAMA LEADS CLINTON IN SOUTH CAROLINA: POLL
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     2008; 1:11 AM COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama holds a double–digit lead on rival Hillary Clinton three days before South Carolina‘s presidential primary, aided by a huge edge among black voters, according to a Reuters/C–SPAN/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

Ob >>>


      OBAMA SEEKS DISTANCE FROM INDICTED DONOR
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Barack Obama sought to distance himself Wednesday from a real estate developer and fast–food magnate facing federal corruption charges, saying he had no indication of any problems when he accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

>>>


      OHIO COURT DEBATES RIGHTS TO BODY PARTS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM COLUMBUS, Ohio –– During an autopsy, the Hamilton County coroner removed Christopher Albrecht‘s brain and never put it back _ a common practice for coroners.

But when Albrecht‘s parents learned years later that they had buried him without a brain, they filed a lawsuit that raises ethi >>>


      POLL: GOP CLOSE IN NJ, CLINTON LEADS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     10:06 AM –– THE RACE: The presidential race for Republicans, Democrats in New Jersey ___ THE NUMBERS – DEMOCRATS Hillary Rodham Clinton, 4' percent Barack Obama, 32 percent John Edwards, 10 percent ___ THE NUMBERS – REPUBLICANS John McCain, 2' percent Rudy Giuliani, 26 percent Mitt Romney >>>


      STUDY: FALSE STATEMENTS PRECEDED WAR
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements & >>>


      STUDY: FALSE STATEMENTS PRECEDED WAR
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     5:11 AM WASHINGTON –– A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the stat >>>


      U.S. HOUSE SUSTAINS BUSH VETO OF HEALTH BILL
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday sustained President George W. Bush‘s second veto of bill to expand a popular federal children‘s health program.

On a vote of 260–152, the Democratic–led House fell short of the needed two–thirds majority to >>>


      US: NKOREA STAYS ON TERROR LIST
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration said Wednesday it is too early to remove North Korea from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a major demand by Pyongyang in international nuclear disarmament negotiations.

On Tuesday, Dell Dailey, the State Department‘s counterterror chief, told reporters that No >>>


      ARMY OFF TARGET ON RECRUITS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, January 23, 2008; A02 The percentage of new recruits entering the Army with a high school diploma dropped to a new low in 2007, according to a study released yesterday, and Army officials confirmed that they have lowered their standards to meet high recruiting goals in >>>


      BILL CLINTON, SCORING A 3RD RUN
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AIKEN, S.C., Jan. 22 The Aiken Standard put a banner headline atop its front page Tuesday morning: "Clinton coming to Aiken." But the subject of the story, and the person in the accompanying photo, was not the woman who aspires to be the 44th president. It was her husband, the 42nd president.

Bill Cli >>>


      BILL PROPOSED ON FIRMS‘ SETTLEMENTS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     By Carrie JohnsonWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, January 23, 2008; D02 A New Jersey lawmaker yesterday introduced a bill requiring the Justice Department to set guidelines and seek judicial review of corporate settlements, which have been increasingly criticized for political favoritism.

Rep. Frank Pallo >>>


      BUSH, LAWMAKERS ARE CLOSE TO DEAL ON STIMULUS PACKAGE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     January 23, 2008; A01 President Bush and congressional leaders moved closer to agreeing on a compromise economic rescue package yesterday, fending off fresh protests from both the right and the left as they rushed to respond to a cascading series of economic troubles and to head off a potential recession.

As ma >>>


      CLINTON NOW LOOKING BEYOND S.C.
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     By Anne E. Kornblut and Shailagh MurrayWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, January 23, 2008; A01 SALINAS, Calif., Jan. 22 –– The next Democratic presidential nominating contest will take place in South Carolina on Saturday, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has already turned her full attention to places s >>>


      COURT RULES INMATES CAN‘T SUE FOR PROPERTY LOSS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     A02 Abdus–Shahid M.S. Ali‘s lawsuit against prison guards was based on allegations of harassment and mistreatment. But the Supreme Court‘s decision yesterday that he is barred from suing rests on an ambiguous federal statute that has confounded the courts and sharply divided the justices.

It i >>>


      DEMOCRATS ON TRAIL RIP STIMULUS TALKS WITH BUSH
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     January 23, 2008; A06 In Washington, as anxious eyes were fixed on the stock markets, President Bush and Democratic leaders settled into a detente yesterday, cautiously moving toward agreement on an economic stimulus package.

But presidential campaign seasons are not conducive to bipartisanship, and Democratic >>>


      DESPITE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES, CONGRESS IS TAKING SOME BREAKS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     Congress, this week and next, is literally retreating from the issues. Returning from a five–week break from legislative activity, the Senate promptly held one vote last night and then set aside key policy issues until next week. Senate Republicans today will cross First Street to huddle in the Library of Congress >>>


      FED CUTS INTEREST RATE TO STEM PANIC
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     By Neil Irwin and David ChoWashington Post Staff WritersWednesday, January 23, 2008; A01 The Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by three–quarters of a percentage point yesterday, a bold action designed to prevent steep losses in world stock markets from causing an all–out panic.

The rate cu >>>


      NO LONGER UP FOR THE ROLE OF PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     A06 Former senator Fred D. Thompson of Tennessee, whose candidacy fizzled after a summer of expectations, pulled out of the Republican presidential race yesterday after disappointing finishes in all of the primary contests held so far.

In a terse, three–sentence statement, the actor–politician aband >>>


      NOW OR NEVER FOR OBAMA
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     COLUMBIA, S.C. –– South Carolina has become a must–win state for Barack Obama.

Whatever the outcome of Saturday‘s Democratic presidential primary here, the Illinois senator has the money and the organization to compete in the nearly two dozen states voting on Feb. 5.

But as his >>>


      OBAMA TURNS HIS MESSAGE OF CHANGE TO THE ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     A06 GREENWOOD, S.C., Jan. 22 –– Sen. Barack Obama (D–Ill.) has spent much of the past year laying out a vision for voters weary of partisan rancor and political double talk. Now, as he faces an electorate suddenly worried about plummeting 401(k) accounts and vanishing jobs, he argues that the issues ar >>>


      OPINIONS DO NOT REFLECT THOSE OF THE MANAGEMENT
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     J ay Lefkowitz–– President Bush‘s special envoy on North Korean human rights, or lack thereof –– sure created a fuss last week when he said the Commie regime of Kim Jong Il isn‘t serious about disarming and probably will still have nukes when a new president takes over, despite four y >>>


      POLITICIANS POWER UP WITH ‘GREEN–COLLAR‘ WORKERS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     C01 When Hal Jordan, the fictional playboy test pilot, was given a power ring from a dying spaceman, thus making him the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 (Earth), he joined an elite military institution called the Green Lantern Corps –– a group dedicated to preserving order in the universe while sporting distinc >>>


      SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM IS LOSING ITS LEADER
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     By Jacqueline TrescottWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, January 23,
2008; C02 Nine months after taking over as acting director at the National Museum of Natural History, biologist Paul G. Risser has announced he is returning to an academic post in Oklahoma.

Risser, 68, joined the staff last April after >>>


      STILL WRONG IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     "I‘m a spray man myself," President Bush told government leaders and American counter–narcotics officials during his 2006 trip to Afghanistan. He said it again when President Hamid Karzai visited Camp David in August. Bush meant, of course, that he favors aerial eradication of poppy fields in Afgha >>>


      THE GOP‘S SECURITY GAP
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     The conventional wisdom on this year‘s election is that John McCain would be the strongest candidate the Republicans could send against the Democrats come November. I believe it myself. And yet, as the economy continues to deflate, the prospects for a McCain presidency are deflating as well.

The affable M >>>


      U.S. DEFICIT ESTIMATED AT $250 BILLION
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The deficit for the current budget year will jump to about $250 billion, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday, citing the weakening economy. And that figure does not reflect at least $100 billion in additional red ink from an upcoming deficit–financed economic stimulus meas >>>


      WHOSE STIMULUS MAKES THE GRADE?
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     One of the benefits of an extended presidential campaign is that it presents real–world tests for candidates. Some take the form of pop quizzes assessing contenders‘ instincts in a crisis. Others are more like take–home exams

–– the latest, and perhaps most revealing, being competi >>>


      A RUSSIAN CANDIDACY IN PERIL
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     A10 MOSCOW, Jan. 22 –– Russian prosecutors and election officials said Tuesday that they are examining the alleged forging of signatures by the campaign of former prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov on his petition to get on the presidential ballot. The probe could lead to the opposition figure being disqualifie >>>


      ANNAN FACES TOUGH CHALLENGE RECONCILING KENYA FOES
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM NAIROBI (Reuters) – Former U.N. Secretary–General Kofi Annan will hold talks with Kenya‘s feuding parties on Wednesday to find a rapid solution to a standoff over a disputed election that erupted into a bloody political crisis.

The 6'–year old African statesman faces a tough chall >>>


      ARRESTS, SLAYING UNDERSCORE MEXICO‘S DRUG CRISIS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     By Manuel Roig–FranziaWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, January 23, 2008; A10 MEXICO CITY, Jan. 22 –– Soldiers arrested 11 suspected hit men Tuesday at drug safe houses in the Mexican capital. Authorities said the safe houses were linked to the violent Sinaloa cartel, a group whose caches had n >>>


      ASIAN MARKETS RALLY ON NEWS OF U.S. RATE CUT
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     January 23, 2008; 7:53 AM SHANGHAI, Jan. 23 –– Most stock exchanges in Asia closed up several percentage points on Wednesday after a turbulent day of trading, although they remained significantly off highs earlier this year.

Investors were responding to Tuesday‘s move by the U.S. Federal Reser >>>


      AUSTRALIANS MOURN ACTOR HEATH LEDGER
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     SYDNEY, Australia –– Australians mourned the death of actor Heath Ledger, describing him Wednesday as one of the country‘s brightest stars.

The Australian–born Ledger was found dead at a Manhattan apartment Tuesday. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the actor was disc >>>


      BOMB IN IRAQ‘S MOSUL KILLS SEVEN, WOUNDS 70
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed and more than 70 wounded in a bomb attack on a residential building in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, police said.

Women and children were among the victims, police said, but few other details about the dead and wounded were immediately >>>


      BOMB IN IRAQ‘S MOSUL KILLS SEVEN, WOUNDS 70: POLICE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A bomb attack on a residential building in Iraq‘s northern city of Mosul on Wednesday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 70, police said.

Witnesses said it was one of the biggest explosions they had ever heard in Mosul, part of a region where al Qaeda in Iraq mili >>>


      CALIFORNIA AG SECRETARY VISITS CUBA
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     HAVANA –– California hopes it can carve out an upscale market for such goodies as pistachios, figs, kiwi fruit and wine in Cuba, the land of ration cards and rice and beans at nearly every meal.

America‘s top food–producing state has sent its first official agricultural trade mission to >>>


      DIANA CRASH SURVIVOR DENIES COVER–UP CONSPIRACY
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     LONDON (Reuters) – Former bodyguard Trevor Rees, sole survivor of the Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana, denied on Wednesday being part of a murder cover–up.

The soft–spoken Rees, still bearing scars from the crash that killed Diana, her lover Dodi al–Fayed and driver Henri Paul >>>


      EUROPEAN AND ASIAN MARKETS RALLY ON NEWS OF U.S. RATE CUT
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     January 23, 2008; D08 European financial markets stabilized yesterday after the U.S. interest–rate cut, as political leaders sought to calm sell–off fears by assuring Europeans that economic problems were in the United States, not their countries.

Major Latin American stock exchanges also rose after >>>


      GUNMEN KILL DEAN OF BAGHDAD DENTAL SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Gunmen killed the dean of Baghdad University‘s dental school while he was driving home from work on Wednesday, Iraqi police said.

They said they found the body of Munthar Muhrej Radhi, who headed the country‘s premier dental school, in the front of his car in western Baghda >>>


      HELD ZIMBABWE OPPOSITION LEADER FREED
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     HARARE, Zimbabwe –– Police briefly detained the leader of Zimbabwe‘s political opposition after an overnight raid on his home and set up roadblocks Wednesday to prevent a demonstration by his followers.

Morgan Tsvangirai‘s Movement for Democratic Change has vowed to go ahead with the mar >>>


      IRAN SAYS ANY NEW SANCTIONS WILL NOT STOP ATOMIC WORK
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran will not halt its disputed nuclear work because of any new U.N. sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a day after world powers agreed on the outlines of a new resolution.

"The Iranian nation has chosen its path and will continue with it,&q >>>


      IRAQ‘S NEW LAW ON EX–BAATHISTS COULD BRING ANOTHER PURGE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     January 23, 2008; A01 BAGHDAD –– Maj. Gen. Hussein al–Awadi, a former official in Saddam Hussein‘s Baath Party, became the commander of the Iraqi National Police despite a 2003 law barring the party from government.

But now, under new legislation promoted as way to return former Baathist >>>


      IRAQI FLAG CHANGES, BUT NOT SECTARIAN DISTRUST
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     By Joshua PartlowWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, January 23,
2008; A10 BAGHDAD, Jan. 22 –– Legislators were outraged, insults were hurled. Opponents dragged out old ethnic divisions and warned of a dark collusion.

"It was an organized conspiracy to change the flag," said Khal >>>


      ISRAEL EASES BLOCKADE; GAZA LIGHTS ON
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Israel sent fuel to Gaza‘s power plant on Tuesday, easing its five–day blockade of the Palestinian territory amid growing international concern about a humanitarian crisis.

The U.S. warned Israel not to add to the hardship for ordinary Palestinians but blamed the >>>


      ITALIAN PM FIGHTS FOR SURVIVAL IN CONFIDENCE VOTES
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     ROME (Reuters) – Italy‘s centre–left government struggled to stay afloat on Wednesday and even the president appeared to doubt that Prime Minister Romano Prodi, weakened by defections, could survive a confidence vote in the Senate.

Ordinary Italians, who have seen 61 governments since the end >>>


      KENYA OPPOSITION, POLICE CLASH AT FUNERAL
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     7:44 AM NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police fired teargas to disperse stone–throwing youths at a funeral on Wednesday held by the opposition for slum residents killed in a crackdown on protests against President Mwai Kibaki‘s disputed election.

Several teargas canisters landed in the large footb >>>


      KENYA PROTESTERS BURN GOVERNMENT OFFICES
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     NAIROBI, Kenya –– Dozens of protesters set fire to a government office building Wednesday in a melee following a memorial service organized by the opposition for victims of Kenya‘s election violence. Workers crawled to safety from a window in the smoking building, just as former U.N. chief Kofi Annan w >>>


      MISSING MARINE SPOTTED IN MEXICO
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM GUADALAJARA, Mexico –– Missing Marine Cesar Laurean, wanted in the slaying of a pregnant colleague, visited relatives in Mexico last week but left without saying where he was headed, a man identified as his cousin said Tuesday.

Juan Antonio Ramos Ramirez told The Associated Press that Laurean wal >>>


      QUOTES FROM WORLD FORUM ON THE ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     1:22 PM –– Remarks about the U.S. economy and its possible effects on the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

___ "In this case the U.S. is going to have a protracted case of pneumonia." _ Nouriel Roubini, chairman of New York–based Roubini Global Economics, citi >>>


      REPORT: CONGO‘S WAR AND AFTERMATH HAVE KILLED 5.4 MILLION
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     A14 JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 22 –– Death rates in Congo remain far higher than elsewhere in Africa despite years of relative peace and elections that were designed to bring stability to the beleaguered nation, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Rescue Committee.

From January 2006 >>>


      RICE PRESSES MUSHARRAF ON ELECTIONS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     DAVOS, Switzerland –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday pressed Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf to ensure that next month‘s elections are free and fair and urged him to boost counterterrorism cooperation with the U.S. and neighboring Afghanistan.

Meeting with Musharraf here on >>>


      RICE SAYS US ECONOMY RESILIENT
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     DAVOS, Switzerland –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in a nod to the anxiety that has enveloped the World Economic Forum, said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was resilient and would remain an "engine of growth." Speaking to an audience of chief executives and world leaders, Rice said the $15 >>>


      SPATE OF SUICIDES FEARED IN WALES
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     BRIDGEND, Wales –– Seven young people have died in an area of southern Wales in the last 12 months in what officials fear is a spate of suicides.

Police said Wednesday they were examining the computer of a teenager who was found hanged last week. Natasha Randall, 17, was found dead in her bedroom in >>>


      SUDAN NAMES JANJAWEED FIGURE AS TOP ADVISER
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     A14 Sudanese President Omar Hassan al–Bashir has promoted Musa Hilal, a suspected leader of the Arab Janjaweed militia that is accused of some of the gravest human rights violations in the battered Darfur region, to a senior adviser post in the government.

The appointment, announced by the Sudanese govern >>>


      SUHARTO‘S HEALTH TAKES NEW DOWNTURN
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM JAKARTA, Indonesia –– The health of 86–year–old former Indonesian dictator Suharto deteriorated Wednesday, with a potentially lethal infection spreading through his body, his doctors said.

Suharto, who brutally ruled the nation for 32 years until he was toppled a decade ago by a pro&n >>>


      SUICIDE BLAST WOUNDS THREE IN AFGHAN RESTAURANT
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A suicide blast at a restaurant wounded three people on Wednesday in the southeastern Afghan town of Khost, a police official said.

The bomber died in the blast and the intended target might have been Afghan and foreign military officials who were meeting at a park about 300 >>>


      TENS OF THOUSANDS CROSS DOWNED GAZA WALL
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     AM RAFAH, Gaza Strip –– Tens of thousands of Palestinians poured from the Gaza Strip into Egypt Wednesday after masked gunmen with explosives destroyed most of the seven–mile wall dividing the border town of Rafah.

The Gazans crossed on foot, in cars or riding donkey carts to buy supplies made >>>


      U.N. TO VOTE ON EXTENDING ETHIOPIA–ERITREA MISSION
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     ASMARA (Reuters) – Distracted by Kenya and Somalia, the U.N. Security Council will make only a cursory effort to heal an Ethiopia–Eritrea border dispute on Friday at a vote on whether to extend a peacekeeping mission there, diplomats and analysts say.

Despite warnings that the highly militarized bor >>>


      VENEZUELA TROOPS CRACK DOWN ON SMUGGLING
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     CARACAS, Venezuela –– Venezuelan troops are cracking down on the smuggling of food and gasoline along the border with Colombia, seizing truckloads of contraband amid a bitter feud between the two countries‘ governments.

Tightening security since the weekend, the National Guard has seized about >>>


      WORLD MARKETS STILL VOLATILE
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     LONDON –– European shares dropped sharply Wednesday while Asian shares rose in a volatile market mix as investors digested the U.S. Federal Reserve‘s surprise interest rate cut aimed at shoring up the sagging American economy.

In Europe, the U.K.‘s FTSE 100 dipped 3.7 percent to 5,528.7, >>>


      ZIMBABWE TESTS POLITICAL REFORMS WITH PROTESTS
      Washington Post, 23-01-2008
     11:13 AM JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 23 –– Zimbabwean police dispersed hundreds of opposition demonstrators with tear gas Wednesday afternoon in the first major test of reforms that were supposed to guarantee political freedom in one of Africa‘s most repressive nations.

The opposition Movement for Demo >>>


      AMOBEE NIXES YAHOO‘S $150M–$200 M OFFER
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Guy Griml Tags: Yahoo, Israeli startup Amobe Advertisement e vehemently has denied reports that U.S. Internet giant Yahoo made an offer a few months ago to buy the Israeli startup, at a price tag of $150 million to $200 million. Sources say that Amobee and its investors decided to reject the offer, believing that the >>>


      BOTTOM DOLLAR / FEAR IS A BAD INVESTMENT ADVISER
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Ami Ginsburg Tags: U.S., Stocks, India It is terrifying stuff. Indian stocks have fallen 15% in two days. The FTSE index tracking Chinese stocks dived 16% in that time and has lost 40% in three months. Even Germany‘s DAX, the index representing Europe‘s biggest economy, has lost 18% of its value inside a >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief Nonwoven textiles maker Avgol wants to buy London–listed Fiberweb, but the latter‘s CEO is worried that the Israeli company can‘t afford it. "The biggest hurdle is financing... (but) we felt we owed it to shareholders to g >>>


      COURT APPROVES NIS 7B CLASS ACTION AGAINST THREE BANKS
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Amit Benaroia and Ram Dagan Tags: Banks The Tel Aviv District Court is letting a NIS 7 billion suit against Israel‘s three biggest banks go forward.

The suit targets Discount, Leumi and Hapoalim for allegedly fixing interest and service fees, which contravenes antitrust law.

Despite the huge a >>>


      DEVELOPERS UNFAZED BY DIVING REAL ESTATE SHARE PRICES IN TA
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Developers unfazed by diving real estate share prices in TA By Nattan Sheva and Michael Rochvarger Tags: Israel, Developers In an era of falling interest rates, cheap credit, high liquidity and euphoria, real estate prices generally shoot up. But everything has been turned t >>>


      GOLDSTEIN BROTHER LEAVING FORMULA FOR FUND
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Michael Rochvarger Tags: Gad Goldstein Gad Goldstein, the president, CEO and cofounder of the high–tech and software group Formula Systems, has decided to start something new. After 23 years at the company he founded with his brother Danny, and which is now controlled by Emblaze, Goldstein is leaving his job to >>>


      HIGH ON REVENUE, LOW ON PROFIT
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Ronen Sever Tags: Martha Stewart, Media Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is a media and merchandising company. It produces a variety of media titles, and sells products for the home. Its range is vast, from gardening to cooking, to wedding planning to clothing, to childcare. It consists of four divisions: publishing, >>>


      I DON‘T WANT MY WASHING MACHINE TO TALK TO ME
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Eytan Avriel Tags: Technology, Martha Stewart MUNICH – For tens of millions of Americans, Martha Stewart is The Authority on almost everything. She tells them how to organize their kitchen, care for their clothing, cook – and, these days, how to connect to the world of computers and the digital life in ge >>>


      INVESTORS MOUNTING COUP AT VIRYANET
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Omri Cohen Tags: Viryanet, Israel, Software Shmuel Hacohen, who actually founded Viryanet, may pay the price for the small Jerusalemite software company‘s awful performance. A group of investors headed by former equity analyst Victor Halpert, which has collected 8% of Viryanet‘s stock, is mounting a drive >>>


      MARKET REPORT / BROKERS HIT AS STOCKS DIP ON HUGE TURNOVER
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Asaf Rothem Tags: Stocks, Tel Aviv Tel Aviv stocks could be said to have had a bad day yesterday, though one should view that in comparison to other major stock exchanges. Shanghai stocks were slung 7.2% down and Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng lost 8.7% at closing, so Tel Aviv‘s loss of say a percent and half seem >>>


      MARKETS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     Only three weeks have passed since the year began, but ETFs tracking leading stock indices have done horribly, as have the stocks. So much for the January effect. The KSM and Mabat groups of index–linked notes have done abysmally, the least hurt being the Mabat Nikkei, which has lost "only" 12% this year >>>


      PSAGOT GOT IT RIGHT ON YIELD BUT WRONG ON DIRECTION
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Sharon Shpurer Tags: Israel, Psagot Ofek In October, Psagot Ofek analyst Amichai Bombach published a warm recommendation plugging the shares of Israel‘s brokerages. Their share prices were attractive in both local and international terms, he wrote, and gave six of them 12–month price targets that were bet >>>


      WHAT TO DO WHEN THE MARKET GETS SCARY?
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By TheMarker Staff and Reuters , By Shlomi Sheffer Tags: World Markets, Stocks Tel Aviv stocks lost a mere 1.3% yesterday despite the bears prowling world markets. If anything, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board‘s drastic jerk, a sudden and not–small 0.75% cut to its key funds rate, seemed flustered even though >>>


      A THUNDERING SILENCE
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Haaretz Editorial Tags: Outpost, Israel, Police The 14–year–old girls who spent three weeks in jail because they refused to identify themselves after being arrested at an illegal outpost are just one example of what is happening in the religious Zionist camp. It is easy to feel sympathy for minors whom th >>>


      DON‘T FORGET THE POLICE
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Amir Oren Tags: Dudi Cohen, Police "We are pleased to invite you," sing the invitations on the cellular phones, "to a surprise party on the birthdays of Ehud Barak and Fuad Ben–Eliezer, on February 11, at 20.00, at Khan Hadekel in Or Yehuda." Barak and Ben–Eliezer indeed share a birthd >>>


      IN PRAISE OF POPULISM
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Lily Galili Tags: Israel, Second Lebanon War Populism has unfairly developed a bad reputation. In its most basic definition, populism means responding to the voice of the masses in an effort to win their hearts cheaply. Its opposite, at least here in Israel, is arrogance and alienation from the needs and aspirations >>>


      IN THE LAND OF BIG TALKERS
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Uzi Benziman Tags: Israel, Nasrallah, Lies, War Israel‘s macho culture was exposed in recent days as a phony: Excited ministers demanded that the defense minister order the immediate assassination of Hassan Nasrallah – as if such an operation depends only on his desires; Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak spoke h >>>


      THEY NEITHER SEE NOR REMEMBER
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Amira Hass Tags: Gaza, Israel, Closure The security establishment was quick on Monday to boast of the success of its tactic of escalation against Gaza: Look, the number of Qassams declined.

By the time these lines are published, the security establishment may spin another logical axiom: Since we renewed the >>>


      ‘ISRAELI POLITICS IS MORE READY TO OUST OLMERT‘
      Haaretz, 23-01-2008
     By Yuval Azoulay Combat soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces who served in the Second Lebanon War are among the groups planning to renew their fight for the resignation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert after the final Winograd Report comes out on January 30.

Last night, about 10 reservists in their 30s met at the >>>



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