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      NEW NORTHERN LIGHTS OBSERVATORY ON SVALBARD
      The Norway Post, 01-06-2005
      The Government has given the go–ahead for the plans to build a new northern lights research station outside Longyearbyen on Svalbard.

The station will cost NOK 22 million and will be completed by the fall of 2006.

The present research station at Adventsdalen is 27 years old and in addition to cr >>>


      AIRPORT STRIKE AVOIDED – AIR TRAFFIC STILL AFFECTED
      The Norway Post, 01-06-2005
      A strike by airport workers was avoided Wednesday morning, after the Civil Aviation Authority (AVINOR) and the unions accepted a proposal by the National Arbitrator, seven hours into overtime.

However, air traffic will be seriously affected for several hours on Wednesday, particularly at Stavanger, Haugesund a >>>


      FOOTBALL÷ NORWAY – CANADA 3–0
      The Norway Post, 01-06-2005
      Norways national womens team beat their Canadian counterparts 3–0 in a friendly in Oslo Tuesday evening.

The match was seen as a positive test prior to the womens European championship next week.

Norway was clearly on the offensive and despite an ineffective first half, scored the first goal aft >>>


      OSLO TRAIN SERVICES RESTORED
      The Norway Post, 01-06-2005
      Train services to the west of Oslo were restored Tuesday afternoon, two days after burnt out cables put signal systems out of function.

It was hoped trains would run according to schedule by late Tuesday evening. Around 25 major cables were damaged in the fire, and repair work turned out to be more complex tha >>>


      MORE GOODS THROUGH NORWEGIAN HARBOURS
      The Norway Post, 01-06-2005
      More than 180 million tons of goods moved through the largest Norwegian harbours in 2004.

This was a 10 per cent increase from 2003, NRK reports. In the fourth quarter of 2004 alone, 46.8 million tons of goods moved through the largest harbours, compared with 42.8 million tons in 2003.

Two thirds of t >>>


      ACTIVITIES HELD FOR CHILDREN NATIONWIDE
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      Presenting free health insurance cards to children in Hanoi.

Localities across the country on May 31 organised many activities for children on the occasion of their international day, June 1.

In Hanoi, ninety children under six years old, representing 13,200 others of their age in Hoan Kiem district, >>>


      NA DEPUTIES DISCUSS DRAFT LAWS ON E–TRANSACTION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      Presenting the bill, Ho Duc Viet, Chairman of the NAs Committee for Science, Technology and Environment, stressed the need to quickly issue the law because the information technology revolution is making great progress, and Vietnam is further integrating into the world.

Already, over 50 countries and internati >>>


      PARTY GENERAL SECRETARY TO VISIT FRANCE
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      The visit will be made at the invitation of President Jacques Chirac and the French authorities.
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      PRIME MINISTER WELCOMES THAI FOREIGN MINISTER
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      PM Khai noted with joy the fine development of the Vietnam–Thailand relations. He said that the ties will be further boosted, especially the implementation of agreements reached by the two countries prime ministers and the Joint Statement on Co–operation Framework.

Vietnam and Thailand have made ac >>>


      THREE JAILED FOR UNDERMINING NATIONAL UNITY
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      Three men from the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai have been sentenced to a total of 22 years in prison for undermining the policy of national unity.

Handing down eight years in prison to Ksor ALik and seven years to Ksor To Ni and KSor Thieu, all from Pren 1 village, Ia Te commune, Ia Grai district, the >>>


      VIETNAM AND ROK SIGN CO–OPERATION AGREEMENT ON EDUCATION
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and his counterpart from the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kim Young–sik signed an agreement on education and training co–operation between the two countries in Seoul, capital of the RoK, on May 30.

Under the agreement, Vietnam and the RoK >>>


      VIETNAM AND THAILAND CAN DO MUCH FOR COMMON INTERESTS÷ PRESIDENT LUONG
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      President Luong applauded the recent fine development of the trustful comprehensive co–operation between Vietnam and Thailand. He said the first Vietnam visit by Mr. Khantathi Suphamongkon as Thai FM will contribute to strengthening bilateral relations.

He suggested the two FMs urge relevant agencies to >>>


      VIETNAM AND THAILAND&#3';S TOP DIPLOMATS SEE POSITIVE RESULTS IN RELATIONS
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      Their meeting took place on the second day of the Thai Foreign Ministers two–day visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien.

The Thai Minister was given a welcome reception by his Vietnamese counterpart and officials of the Vietnamese Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

It >>>


      VIETNAM CONDEMNS VIOLATIONS OF VIETNAMESE GUEST WORKERS&#3'; HUMAN DIGNITY
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      guest workers human dignity Vietnam strongly condemns the immoral acts to perpetrated against Vietnamese guest workers in Taiwan, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Luong Trao has said.

Mr Trao was speaking to leaders of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office during a working s >>>


      VIETNAM PLEDGES TO STRENGTHEN TIES BETWEEN ASEAN AND INDIA
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      Vietnam would focus on economics and trade as strong areas in which to continue strengthening ties between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India, a Foreign Minister aide has said.

Nguyen Trung Thanh, an assistant to the Foreign Minister, outlined this policy to the Vietnam News Agency, a >>>


      VIETNAMESE YOUTHS TO PROMOTE COUNTRY&#3';S IMAGE AT WORLD FESTIVAL
      Nhan Dan, 01-06-2005
      youths to promote countrys image at world festival Vietnamese youths representing Vietnam at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) in Venezuela from August 7–15 will promote the countrys image in the eyes of their foreign peers.

The national preparatory committee for the WFYS said in Hanoi >>>


      CONTACTS÷ WHERE THEIR PRODUCE GOES
      01-06-2005
      (June 1, 2005) Enlarge This Image Fred R. Conrad/ The New York Times "Like a baby, a farm need as much nuturing as it can get." Eve Kaplan–Walbrecht In 11 years, starting with a crop of chili peppers seeded in her bedroom and planted in a remote field, Ms. Rogowski has transformed Rogowski Farm, raising >>>


      DABBLING IN FLOWERS AND HONEY TILL THE TOMATOES COME IN
      01-06-2005
      Ray Bradley used to be a sous–chef for David Bouley, a childhood friend, so believe him when he says a perfect tomato needs no embellishment. He grows 10 heirlooms÷ 7 known successes like Prudence Purple, Striped German and German Green, and 3 wild cards each year. In addition to growing tomatoes at his 27 >>>


      FORUM÷ ARTISTS AND EXHIBITIONS
      01-06-2005
      Enlarge This Image Barbara P. Fernandez for The New York Times A collage created by a young woman in the program.

Like every other piece that had been projected in the previous hour, the artwork, "Screen No. 1" (1'86), elicited a burst of responses from the 12 girls in the room.

"A >>>


      FORUM÷ BOOK NEWS AND REVIEWS
      01-06-2005
      On Feb. 24, 2003, a bulletin interrupted the 11 o‘clock news on French television. Bernard Loiseau had been found dead in his home, a suicide at age 52.

Skip to next paragraph Brien Chelminski/Gotham Books Rudolph Chelminski THE PERFECTIONIST Life and Death in Haute Cuisine By Rudolph Chelminski 354 page >>>


      HE TALKS OF BLACK BRITAIN, AND THE WEST END LISTENS
      01-06-2005
      Blacks London (Eng) Track news that interests you.

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      IN FAMILY COURT, CHILD DEFENDANT‘S WELFARE TAKES PRIORITY
      01-06-2005
      (June 1, 2005) The girl was playing with one of her closest friends, with whom she spent so much time that some thought they were related, an 11–year–old named Queen Washington. Everyone called her Queenie. In the '–year–old‘s apartment on the seventh floor of the Linden Houses in East >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      01-06-2005
      ABC seems anything but lost or desperate when it comes to selling commercial time ahead of the fall season.

ABC, owned by the Walt Disney Company, said yesterday that it had become the first of the six large broadcast television networks to complete selling most of the commercials during its prime–time p >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      01-06-2005
      AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 31 – For one furious night, the Detroit Pistons put the focus back on themselves and away from their coach, Larry Brown, with a furiously distracting defense that was the hallmark of their 2004 championship.

Skip to next paragraph Schedule | Scoreboard Final Standings÷ Eas >>>


      KURT EICHENWALD ON SUPREME COURT RULING
      01-06-2005
      Suits and Litigation Inside NYTimes.com Puerto Rican Flag Defender A Belize Hideaway The Science of Crazy in Love Super 8 Blues Telecom Unions Struggle Advertisement Past 24 Hours |Past 7 Days Watching New Love as It Sears the Brain Op–Ed Contributor÷ Devoid of Content Middleman Now Rich Man in Real Estate >>>


      RECIPE÷ GREENMARKET CARNITAS
      01-06-2005
      (June 1, 2005) Locations÷ Agribiz It‘s Not (June 1, 2005) During that time, his manure will help the people who run Hawthorne Valley Farm fertilize a dozen acres of vegetables. His grazing habits will keep the pastures vibrant. And when the time comes, the steer will become dinner for a month‘s worth >>>


      RESTATED INCOME
      01-06-2005
      In its annual financial report, the company reduced its 2004 profit, by 12 percent, or $1.32 billion, earning $'.73 billion rather than the $11.1 billion it reported in February. A.I.G. also increased its reserves for asbestos and environmental claims by $850 million before taxes in 2004.

In total, A.I.G. >>>


      TAKING ON A GIANT (WHISTLEBLOWERS WELCOME)
      01-06-2005
      Yet Robert Greenwald, the producer and director of "Outfoxed÷ Rupert Murdoch‘s War on Journalism," thinks his next documentary–cum–indictment will appeal to gun–toting Bush voters in the Bible belt as much as to the latte–drinking lefties who made his last movie a hit at h >>>


      FORUM÷ THE TRANSITION IN IRAQ
      01-06-2005
      The new government, keen to establish its authority after weeks of intensifying insurgent violence, also said it planned to move up the trial of Saddam Hussein, bringing him to court this summer.

Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish politician who is the country‘s transitional president, said in a CNN interview f >>>


      FRANCE‘S NO COULD RESULT IN STANDSTILL
      01-06-2005
      Tuesday in the newspaper De Volkskrant. Dutch voters have some of the same complaints as the French, including the fear of losing rights and benefits in a more powerful Europe.

A Dutch rejection of the constitution, after France‘s no vote on Sunday, is likely to kill the constitution, at least in its pre >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      01-06-2005
      BOGOT, Colombia, May 31 – When President Hugo Chvez of Venezuela arrived at the World Social Forum in Brazil in January, he was greeted with thunderous cries of "Here comes the boss!" Skip to next paragraph Enrique Marcarian/Reuters Mr. Chvez was embraced by President Tabar Vzquez of Uruguay at a meetin >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      01-06-2005
      THE HAGUE, May 31 – The practical Dutch rarely like the idea of following idealistic French initiatives, but this time everything suggests that they, too, will reject the European constitution in their referendum on Wednesday, albeit for different reasons.

Here the issue appears to be less fury at the go >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      01-06-2005
      THE HAGUE, June 1 – The Dutch began voting today in a referendum on the European constitution that everything suggests they will reject, albeit for different reasons than the French.

Skip to next paragraph Peter Dejong/Associated Press A woman voted in the referendum on the European constitution today in >>>


      THE BAGRAM FILE
      01-06-2005
      Transcript | Video Amnesty International 2005 Report Mr. Bush‘s statements, at a news conference in the Rose Garden, suggested that he was intent on winning the battle over Mr. Bolton on his own terms when the Senate reconvenes next week, rather than negotiating a deal with Democrats and some Republicans who have >>>


      INSIDE NYTIMES.COM
      01-06-2005
      WASHINGTON, May 31 – Watergate–era officials spoke Tuesday about the disclosure that W. Mark Felt was the source for much of The Washington Post‘s reporting on the events leading to President Richard M. Nixon‘s resignation.

Jeb Stuart Magruder Nixon‘s deputy campaign manager, who >>>


      TRANSACTIONS
      01-06-2005
      Kevin Moloney for The New York Times More than 1,500 houses have sprouted on land that was once covered by runways.

Ultimately expected to have a population of 30,000 when it is completed in about 2020, Stapleton is believed to be the largest project ever undertaken to fill in vacant or underused urban land.>>>


      WATERGATE AND THE PRESIDENT
      01-06-2005
      The Source÷ Used to Hoover‘s Imperious Demands, but Troubled by ‘Switchblade Mentality‘ (June 1, 2005) Voices÷ What Officials of Era Think of Revelation (June 1, 2005) The Media÷ Disclosure by Magazine Catches Post by Surprise (June 1, 2005) Transcript÷ Statement From W. Ma >>>


      6 BURNT BODIES RECOVERED FROM KFC
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Karachi—Six churned bodies were recovered Tuesday morning from a branch of KFC in Gulshan Iqbal, which was set ablaze by the angry mob after suicide bomb attack at a mosque (Mandinatul Ilm mosque) on Monday evening.

It is learnt that the staff of fire brigade of Gulshan–e–Iqbal has recovered the bu >>>


      ADVANI SAYS PEACE PROCESS IRREVERSIBLE
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Indian opposition leader meets President, PM and FM Pakistan, India have to agree for a time frame for Kashmir÷ Musharraf Mahmood Hussain/Sharafat Kazmi Islamabad—The President of the Baharatia Janata Party (BJP) and former Deputy Prime Minister of India, Lal Krishen Advani has expressed the determination that t >>>


      APHC DELEGATION TO HOLD WIDE–RANGING TALKS
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Hameed Shaheen Islamabad—The central leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and spiritual head of Kashmiris Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that during visit to AJK/Pakistan beginning on June 2, 2005, the APHC delegation to be led by himself would hold wide–ranging political Kashmir–focussed talks with >>>


      JUDICIAL COMMISSION DEMANDED TO PROBE TERRORISM INCIDENTS
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Islamabad—The Senate on Tuesday took up debate on the law and order situation in the country and the incidents of terrorism at Bari Imam and Karachi which killed a number of persons.

Jamat–e–Islami’s Professor Ghafoor Ahmed regretted the killing of one of their leaders in Karachi Aslam Mujahid and >>>


      LIBERAL COMPENSATION OFFERED TO MANGLA DAM AFFECTEES
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Lahore—WAPDA has offered a liberal compensation package to all affectees of the Mangla Raising project, said WAPDA sources.

Talking to APP here Tuesday, sources said that the affectees will be paid compensation for land at the market price, plus 15 percent compulsory acquisition allowance.

The owners >>>


      NRL SOLD FOR RS 16.5 BILLION
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Mahmood Hussain Islamabad—The Privatization Commission (PC) Board in its meeting here on Tuesday recommended the handing over of the National Refinery Limited to the Attock Oil Group after they gave the highest offer of Rs.16. 415 billion.

The Cabinet Committee on Privatization (CCOP) will accord the final app >>>


      OIC BEING RESTRUCTURED, RENAMED
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Mahmood Hussain Islamabad—It is high time that the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) is re–structured, reformed, revitalized and renamed including incorporating necessary changes in its charter.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed here stated this on Tuesday while briefing editors and senior journalist >>>


      PAKISTAN HANDED OVER AL–LIBY TO US÷ MUSHARRAF
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      7000 al–Qaeda members arrested, deported Army suffered 250 casualties during war on terror Misuse of mosques for spreading hatred, militancy redressed John Thakur Das Islamabad—Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf indicated on Tuesday Pakistan had handed over a top Al–Qaeda suspect to United States, having >>>


      PAKISTAN STRICTLY ADHERING TO NON–PROLIFERATION OBJECTIVES
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Islamabad—Pakistan Tuesday said it was strictly adhering to the objectives of non–proliferation and would be ready to interact with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in a positive and meaningful manner.

This was stated during a meeting between a five–member delegation of the Missile Tech >>>


      PAKISTAN VISIT NOT TO HELP FREEDOM STRUGGLE÷ GILLANI
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Srinagar—Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Gilani said nobody will be allowed to exploit Kashmiri people in the name of freedom struggle.

Gilani was addressing a gathering at Rathsun in Budgam where a Hizbul Mujahideen commander was killed by security forces some days back.

Hurriyat (G) c >>>


      PM ARRIVES IN ANKARA
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Ankara (Beirut)—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz arrived here Tuesday on a four–day state visit to Turkey for talks likely to focus on further consolidating bilateral ties between two brotherly countries, specially in the trade and economic fields.

He was received at the Ankara International airport by the Tu >>>


      PRESIDENT CONDEMNS KARACHI KILLINGS
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Islamabad—President Musharraf has strongly condemned killing of former MNA Aslam Mujahid and loss of lives in a terrorist attack on a mosque in Karachi and appealed to the people to unite in foiling the designs of the subversive elements.

In a message, the president expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow ove >>>


      PROVINCES TO BEEF UP SECURITY÷ SHERPAO
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Islamabad—Federal Minister for Interior Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that the provinces have been directed to beef up security arrangements.

Talking to a private TV channel he said the government was taking all possible steps for protection of mosques and imam bargahs in the country.

To a questio >>>


      PTCL EVOLVES COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE FOR EMPLOYEES
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Islamabad—A comprehensive package has been worked out to address the reservations of employees of Pakistan Communication Company Limited (PTCL) ahead of privatisation of this entity. Senior administration of PTCL will announce the package soon.

High placed sources of PTCL told Online Tuesday that the package b >>>


      QAZI TO RESIGN IF FAZL, DURRANI ATTEND NSC MEETING
      Pakistan Observer, 01-06-2005
      Muhammad Faysal Ali Lahore—The Supreme Council of Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal (MMA) kept pending its decision regarding granting of permission to alliance secretary general Maulana Fazalur Rehman and Chief Minister Sindh Muhammad Akram Durrani for participation in the National Security Council (NSC) meeting.
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      . . . HIS WIFE IS GOING ON A MORE PERSONAL QUEST
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Helen Rumbelow, Political Correspondent A LUCRATIVE lecture in Washington by Cherie Blair on the eve of her husbands visit to the White House has triggered a formal demand for a change in government rules.

It was disclosed yesterday that Mrs Blairs talk coincides with the Bush–Blair summit, drawing mo >>>


      CLASS WAR OVER SHAKESPEARE‘S IDENTITY
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Jack Malvern, Arts Reporter THE outgoing artistic director of Shakespeares Globe Theatre and his ebullient successor have clashed over the true identity of the playwright.

Mark Rylance, who leaves the Globe at the end of this year, has always doubted that the author was William Shakespeare. He recently endo >>>


      GELDOF GOES GLOBAL FOR NEW LIVE 8 CRUSADE TO SAVE AFRICA
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Adam Sherwin, Media Reporter Sir Elton John, Midge Ure and Bob Geldof announcing the Live 8 concerts to be held on July 2 (PHOTO÷ DAVID BEBBER) AFTER weeks of arm–twisting, cajoling and moral blackmail, Bob Geldof announced an all–star line–up for a day of global concerts designed to push Af >>>


      MINISTERS DO U–TURN OVER SPEED FINES
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Ben Webster Leniency plan at odds with 2m appeal to urban drivers THE Government is to abandon a plan to reduce the penalty for drivers breaking the speed limit in residential areas by only a few miles per hour.

Ministers had proposed cutting penalty points from three to two and the fine from 60 to 40 for m >>>


      PEOPLE WITH ANDREW PIERCE
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Political moves to replace Marr THE BBC, which was accused of stitching–up the appointment of the last political editor, has advertised in the national press for the first time for a new one.

Despite only a handful of candidates being qualified for the post, among the most influential in British broadcas >>>


      POLICE HUNT LATVIAN FOR MURDER OF SCHOOLGIRL
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Stewart Tendler and Rajeev Syal THE body of an A–level student who was raped and stabbed to death lay undetected for eight days a few hundred yards from her home.

Jeshma Raithatha, 17, was snatched in daylight from a footpath in Greenford, West London, as she came home from shopping after school.
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      POLL CHALLENGED OVER POSTAL VOTES
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Dominic Kennedy THE first challenge to the general election result was mounted yesterday in a constituency where the Labour MP has spoken out against postal vote–riggers in his own party.

The Respect candidate Salma Yaqoob sent a petition to the High Court seeking to overturn the election of Roger God >>>


      SIR RANULPH STRIDES OUT ON HIS PEAK PERFORMANCE
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Stefanie Marsh at Advanced Base Camp After two months the 61–year–old explorers Everest assault begins AFTER a series of setbacks the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes yesterday finally began his five–day push to the summit of Everest. He has been preparing for the assault since the second week of Mar >>>


      WANT A TICKET? THEN ENTER THE TEXT LOTTERY
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Sam Coates THE 150,000 tickets for the Live 8 charity concert in Hyde Park will be issued by an unprecedented mobile phone text lottery.

At 8am on Monday the organisers will reveal a multiple choice question with three possible answers and the number to text the answer to.

Fans will have seven days >>>


      WATCHDOG REJECTS ‘HEALTHIER‘ ATKINS
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Nicola Woolcock A CLAIM that the Atkins diet helps followers to enjoy a healthier lifestyle has fallen foul of advertising watchdogs.

Newspaper advertisments repeating the claim were condemned by the Advertising Standards Authority, which called for them to be dropped. It could not be proved and was at odds >>>


      WOMAN TO TELL STORY OF FOUR LIVES
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Frances Gibb A judge rules that a film about a psychiatric patient and her warring personalities can be screened A DOCUMENTARY about a woman whose life is controlled by four conflicting personalities is to go ahead next week after a failed legal attempt to prevent it being televised.

A judge rejected an att >>>


      A SOVIET SHOW TRIAL
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      The Khodorkovsky verdict will set back reform in Russia No one expected that Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of Yukos and once Russias richest man, would escape a guilty verdict in his trial for fraud and tax evasion. But the harshness of the nine–year sentence, imposed on him yesterday by a Moscow judge wh >>>


      BARONESS BLATCH
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      July 24, 1'37 – May 31, 2005 Education minister who championed financial autonomy for headteachers PICKED by Margaret Thatcher in 1'87 to be a working peer, on the strength of her frugal yet reforming leadership of Cambridgeshire County Council, particularly in education, Emily Blatch soon became an activ >>>


      CONFESSIONS OF A COKE ADDICT AND AN M&S CORE VOTER
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Daniel Finkelstein NUOVO GUSTO are two of the worst words in the English language.

In the 1''0s they started appearing on cans of Diet Coke. Actually, to be more precise, they started appearing on cans of imported European Diet Coke. And it was 1''6.

Anyway, the point is, who wants the >>>


      CONSEQUENCES OF THE FRENCH ‘NON‘ FOR THE RATIFICATION OF THE EU CONSTITUTION
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Sir Peter Smithers Sir, As joint secretary of the Brussels Conference of United Europe in 1'4', a delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly in Strasbourg, a Foreign Office minister in two UK governments and, finally, Secretary–General of the Council of Europe, I would have welcomed the establishment of >>>


      EVERYTHING BELOW IS ATTRIBUTED TO A MR A. COREN. BUT IS IT THE GENUINE ARTICLE?
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Notebook by Alan Coren AS A colonel in the Confederate Air Force and the proud father of a pelican, I spent a somewhat fraught Bank Holiday Monday. It would, mind, have been even more fraught had the banks not been on holiday÷ the constant terror that a crook in full dress uniform might at any minute turn up at >>>


      NO SUCH THING AS A FREE &#163;25M
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      No such thing as a free 25m by urban fox, times online correspondent I wish Id thought of paying off some of my debts by writing a newspaper article about what a spendthrift I am. Somehow I‘ve landed myself in a similar pickle, except mines the wrong way round Id love Rosie Millards problems. I wish Id thought of >>>


      ON THIS DAY – JUNE 1, 1'55
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      The Queen declared a state of emergency during the national rail strike, which caused further disruption to postal services and the cancellation of the Trooping the Colour ON THE advice of ministers at a meeting of the Privy Council held yesterday at Balmoral Castle, the Queen proclaimed a state of emergency under the >>>


      OUT OF THE WILDERNESS÷ STEP ONE ON THE CONSERVATIVE ROAD BACK TO POWER
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      David Willetts The Third Way has transfixed us too long we have to reclaim the centre ground THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY cannot afford to waste the next six months endlessly debating how we change our leader and our organisation. If we were led by the most charismatic politician since Lloyd George, with an organisation more >>>


      PAUL RICOEUR
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      February 27, 1'13 – May 20, 2005 Individualistic philosopher who introduced his native France to Anglo–American and German ideas PAUL RICOEUR was that rare thing÷ a leading French philosopher whose thought and career embraced both the German and Anglo–American schools, spanning the gulf bet >>>


      REAL OR DISPOSABLE – HOW GREEN IS YOUR NAPPY?
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      A study by the Environment Agency has concluded that real nappies, contrary to popular belief, are no more eco–friendly than the disposable variety.

The results have been challenged by the Womens Environmental Network, which has appealed to mothers to continue using reusable nappies. Do you agree with th >>>


      SCALES OF EFFICIENCY FOR POWER STATIONS
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Mr Hew Bruce–Gardyne Sir, Mr Alan Shaw (letter, May 23) dismisses the case for microgeneration of electricity, citing the greater efficiencies and reduced overcapacity of large–scale power stations. His analysis, however, owes more to the 1'50s than to current technology.

There is an enorm >>>


      SILLY, EVEN SILLIER. AND GELDOF
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Bruce Anderson BEING A pop singer must be boring. Nothing to do but make hideous music, count the takings and fend off screaming teenage females; no wonder some of the pop tribe try to alleviate spiritual dissatisfaction and search for profundity.

In the case of Bob Geldof, however, the search has led to a >>>


      SMOKED BACON
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Shakespeare‘s plays were written by another chap with the same name Any fool knows that Bacon wrote Shakespeare. Any Looney, you could say, for that was the name of a proto anti–Stratfordian. So it is mischievous of Dominic Dromgoole, the incoming artistic director of the Globe Theatre, to call a Looney a l >>>


      TRADING PLACES
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Diplomats must not underestimate the protectionist threat Peter Mandelson, the European Union Trade Commissioner, took office pledging to concentrate on rescuing the Doha Round of global trade negotiations from the doldrums. Success in further opening global markets would do more for millions of the worlds poorest peop >>>


      WHY LAND IS A HOSPITAL CASE
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Alice Miles A ‘healthy‘ housing market has proved lethal to plans for a centre of medical excellence PLANS FOR a huge new hospital in West London have collapsed after years of wrangling over the deal. The 1 billion site in the Paddington Basin was to house the existing hospitals of St Marys Paddington, the >>>


      WHY LAND IS A HOSPITAL CASE
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Alice Miles A ‘healthy‘ housing market has proved lethal to plans for a centre of medical excellence PLANS FOR a huge new hospital in West London have collapsed after years of wrangling over the deal. The 1 billion site in the Paddington Basin was to house the existing hospitals of St Marys Paddington, the >>>


      60 PER CENT OF DUTCH ARE POISED TO SAY &#145;NO&#146;
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      60 per cent of Dutch are poised to say no From Adam Sage in Amsterdam ‘EU Constitution, no thanks‘ reads the poster in Amsterdam÷ 60 per cent are likely to agree (PHOTO÷ PETER DEJONG/AP) IN THE Yellow Mellow coffee shop in Amsterdam, Daniel Pietersen placed his joint on the edge of an ashtray >>>


      AID CHIEF HELD OVER RAPES REPORT WILL CONTINUE EXPOSING ASSAULTS
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Xan Rice in Nairobi and Liz Chong THE British aid worker arrested in Sudan for publicising the plight of rape victims in Darfur insisted yesterday that he would continue to expose the attacks allegedly perpetrated by Sudanese soldiers.

Paul Foreman, 45, who heads the Mdecins sans Frontires (MSF) operation >>>


      AT LONG LAST, DEEP THROAT STEPS OUT OF THE SHADOWS
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Tim Reid in Washington The source who helped to bring down a president has revealed himself after 30 years DEEP THROAT, the anonymous source who leaked secrets about President Nixons Watergate cover–up to The Washington Post, revealed himself yesterday after more than 30 years of silence, ending one of the gre >>>


      BACTERIA ATTACK ON INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN CANBERRA
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Sam Knight, Times Online Schapelle Corby cries as her verdict is read out (Ardiles Rante/EPA) The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, apologised to the Indonesian government today after an envelope containing suspicious bacteria spores was delivered to the Indonesian embassy in Canberra.

Twenty–tw >>>


      BENEFIT CHEAT MUST REPAY &#163;1.6M
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Benefit cheat must repay 1.6m By Alexandra Frean, Social Affairs Correspondent A FRAUDSTER who built up a multimillion–pound property empire with the proceeds of a complex housing benefit fraud has been ordered to repay a record 1.6 million to the state.

Kanubhai Patel, 53, accumulated a portfolio of 15 >>>


      BLAIR HEADS TO US ON MISSION TO SAVE HIS G8 AGENDA...
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Rosemary Bennett and Roland Watson TONY BLAIR will fly to Washington next week for talks with President Bush to try to save his ambitious G8 agenda, which is under threat from heavy US opposition.

He will meet Mr Bush at the White House on Tuesday afternoon and they will have a one–to–one dinner >>>


      CHIEF CONSTABLE RESIGNS OVER SEX PEST CLAIM
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Philippe Naughton, Times Online Tom Lloyd, who has resigned as Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire (Michael Stephens/PA) The chief constable of Cambridgeshire police, Tom Lloyd, resigned today after claims that he sexually harassed a woman official at a police conference.

Mr Lloyd, 53, announced his resignati >>>


      CHIRAC GIVES WRITER–DIPLOMAT TASK OF PICKING UP THE PIECES
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Charles Bremner De Villepin replaces Raffarin as Prime Minister with orders to revitalise the ailing economy TWO days after France rejected the European constitution, President Chirac appointed Dominique de Villepin, his most loyal protg, to the post of Prime Minister yesterday and promised new energy to cut unemplo >>>


      D–DAY FOR EUROPE AS DUTCH VOTE
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Anthony Browne, Rosemary Bennett, and Charles Bremner THE Dutch are expected to deliver a resounding no to the European constitution today, killing off the treaty after its rejection by France.

Tony Blair will attempt to pick up the pieces when Britain assumes the European Unions presidency next month, but >>>


      DEEP THROAT TOOK ‘MONUMENTAL RISK‘
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Simon Freeman, Times Online Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporting team whose Watergate investigation led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon, today broke a 30–year silence to describe the "monumental risk" taken by Deep Throat, the anonymous Whitehouse source whose identity has final >>>


      DOGS TRY TO SNIFF OUT KNIFE USED IN ATTACK
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Sean ONeill THE worlds only sniffer dog trained to detect human blood was deployed yesterday to try to find the knife used in the attack that left a young mother paralysed.

Keela, an 18–month–old springer spaniel, is one of four specialist dogs searching woodlands near Little Bookham, Surrey, wh >>>


      DUTCH SET TO REJECT EU CONSTITUTION
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Philippe Naughton, Times Online The ‘nee‘–sayers of the Netherlands were expected to drive another nail into the coffin of the draft European Union constitution today as the Dutch voted in their first ever national referendum.

With opinion polls predicting that a majority approaching 60 pe >>>


      FAIRYTALE CELEBRATION CHIEF QUITS OVER TINA&#146;S $1M SONGS
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      Fairytale celebration chief quits over Tinas $1m songs By Roger Boyes DENMARKS bicentenary celebration of Hans Christian Andersen seems to be heading for anything but a happy ending.

Anker Boye, the man in charge of organising the much–trumpeted, year–long festivities, has announced his resignation >>>


      FANCY FOOTWORK THAT COULD TAKE HILLARY BACK TO WHITE HOUSE
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Roland Watson in Washington IN 1''3 a Clinton aide included a group of Republicans on the guest list of a White House event designed to rally support for the Presidents trade policy.

He thought the move astute, tactical, the type that his boss would admire. His reward was a fearsome rollicking fro >>>


      FOUR CHILDREN ARRESTED OVER ATTACK ON BOY, 5
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Times Online and PA News Four children have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a five–year–old boy suffered neck injuries in woods, police said today.

Officers in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, were called at 6pm yesterday and found the young victim with injuries to his neck. Four l >>>


      FROM BILLIONAIRE TO PHILANTHROPIST TO POLITICAL PRISONER
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Jeremy Page in Moscow THE rise and fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky once Russias richest man, now its most famous political prisoner makes a compelling allegory for the hopes and disappointments of the post–Soviet era.

Mr Khodorkovsky, 41, began dabbling in business while he was a leader of the Komsomol >>>


      LIVE 8 MARCH COULD END IN TRAGEDY, POLICE WARN
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Sam Knight, Times Online Police and political leaders in Scotland have today warned that Sir Bob Geldof‘s call for a million people to march on Edinburgh as part of the sequel to Live Aid could overwhelm the Scottish capital.

Geldof has urged children to play truant and Britons to take the day off wor >>>


      MURDERED SCHOOLGIRL CCTV TO BE RELEASED
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Times Online and Stewart Tendler and Rajeev Syal of The Times Police hunting for the killer of a 17–year–old student are today hoping to release CCTV footage of Jeshma Raithatha on a shopping trip.

The body of the A–level student, who was raped and stabbed to death, lay undetected for eig >>>


      NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE OIL BILLIONAIRE WHO TOOK ON PUTIN
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Jeremy Page in Moscow THE Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to nine years in a prison camp yesterday in the climax of what was widely seen as the show trial of the post–Soviet era.

The founder of the Yukos oil company and once Russias richest man stared blankly from a cage in the >>>


      POLICE CHIEF KILLED IN AFGHAN MOSQUE BOMB
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      From Catherine Philp, South Asia Correspondent Afghanistan‘s top policeman was among at least 20 mourners killed in the former Taleban stronghold of Kandahar today when a suicide bomber struck the funeral of an outspoken cleric assassinated by gunmen at the weekend.

Akram Khakreezwal, the Kabul police ch >>>


      POP STAR REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER ACCIDENT
      The Times, 01-06-2005
      By Sam Knight, Times Online Brian Harvey last year Brian Harvey, the former East 17 singer, has briefly regained consciousness and responded to his name for the first time since suffering serious injuries when he fell under the wheels of his own car.

With his family at his bedside, Harvey remains in a critical >>>



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