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      PETITE VICTOIRE DES SOCIALISTES EN BULGARIE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      l‘opposition socialiste (ex–communiste) a remporté samedi les législatives en Bulgarie. Mais avec seulement un tiers des sièges, elle va devoir se chercher des alliés pour gouverner. Le scrutin a par ailleurs été marqué par la percée d‘un parti >>>


      PRÈS DE 8 000 HABITANTS DANS 21 IMPLANTATIONS
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      le gouvernement israélien s‘est prononcé hier pour le rassemblement dans la région d‘Ashkelon, sur la côte méditerranéenne, des colons de Gouch Katif appelés à être évacués cet été. Les 8 000 habitants des 21 implantat >>>


      SIX MOIS APRÈS, LE TSUNAMI OMNIPRÉSENT
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      une forte odeur de poisson plane sur le port. Le signe d‘un retour à un semblant de normalité dans cette région totalement dévastée par le tsunami il y a six mois. Tandis que les pelleteuses continuent de déblayer le port, les femmes vendent le poisson sur le quai. La pl >>>


      SORTIR DU PIÈGE BLAIRISTE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      comme prévu, Tony Blair s‘est immédiatement saisi de l‘opportunité fournie par le non français au référendum sur la Constitution européenne pour tenter de prendre le leadership au sein de l‘Europe. La remise en cause du rabais sur la contribution brita >>>


      TRAIN DE SURVIE EN BULGARIE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      les gares sont en général un excellent indicateur du niveau de développement d‘un pays. Surtout dans les Balkans. Celle de Sofia, la capitale bulgare, n‘échappe pas à la règle. Poussiéreuse, déglinguée, avec quelques échafaudages annon&c >>>


      TREIZE AGENTS DE LA CIA RECHERCHÉS PAR L‘ITALIE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      sur requête de la section antiterroriste du parquet de Milan, treize membres de la CIA sont officiellement recherchés par la police italienne.

Ces agents des services secrets américains, parmi lesquels figure un ancien consul des Etats–Unis, sont soupçonnés d‘avoi >>>


      VICTIMES FRANÇAISES «OUBLIÉES»
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      sur les '5 Français qui ont péri dans la catastrophe en Asie du Sud–Est, seules «6' dépouilles ont été identifiées» et remises aux familles.

Au grand dam de l‘Association des victimes et rescapés du tsunami 2004, lesquels se sentent «oubli&e >>>


      WASHINGTON CONFIRME DES CONTACTS AVEC LA GUÉRILLA IRAKIENNE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      lundi 27 juin 2005 (Reuters – 07÷47) par Alastair Macdonald MOSSOUL, Irak – Le secrétaire américain à la Défense, Donald Rumsfeld, a déclaré dimanche que les forces américaines ne viendraient pas à bout de l‘insurrection irakienne mais lai >>>


      WIMBLEDON÷ MARY PIERCE EN QUARTS DE FINALE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      lundi 27 juin 2005 (Reuters – 14÷56) LONDRES – La Française Mary Pierce a atteint les quarts de finale du tournoi de Wimbledon en battant l‘Italienne Flavia Pennetta 6–3 6–1.

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      WIMBLEDON÷ MARY PIERCE ET AMÉLIE MAURESMO EN QUARTS DE FINALE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      lundi 27 juin 2005 (Reuters – 15÷35) LONDRES – Les victoires de Mary Pierce et d‘Amélie Mauresmo assurent un nouveau record historique pour le tennis féminin français à Wimbledon.

Jamais dans l‘histoire de l‘ère Open deux Françaises >>>


      BUDGET 2006÷ MATIGNON MÉNAGE LES FONCTIONNAIRES
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      dans la série des revirements, voire des renoncements, de Dominique de Villepin par rapport aux choix faits par son prédécesseur, Jean–Pierre Raffarin, voici le budget 2006. Matignon a levé, vendredi, une partie du voile sur les lettres plafonds qui doivent parvenir ce week–end >>>


      CONSULTATIONS SUR L‘EUROPE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      dominique de Villepin tente de recoller les pots cassés. Après la victoire du non à la Constitution européenne et le fiasco du Conseil européen de Bruxelles, le Premier ministre consulte aujourd‘hui et demain l‘ensemble des forces politiques qui se sont vu accorder un tem >>>


      CONTRAT NOUVELLE EMBAUCHE÷ BRETON VOIT GRAND
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      thierry Breton verrait bien le contrat nouvelle embauche prospérer. Hier, au Grand Jury RTL–le Monde–LCI, le ministre de l‘Economie et des Finances est revenu sur la mesure emblématique du plan Villepin pour l‘emploi, ce contrat de travail avec une «période d‘essai» d >>>


      ET BERNADETTE SAUVA L‘ÉCOLE DE BAR, 5 ÉLÈVES
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      l‘inspection académique de Corrèze murmure son «embarras». Un instituteur briviste du Snuipp (syndicat majoritaire dans le primaire) peste contre ce qui lui apparaît «féodal», alors que son secrétaire départemental s‘embrouille au motif qu‘il ne peut pas s&lsq >>>


      FRANÇOIS BAYROU APPELLE À UNE REFONDATION DU PROJET EUROPÉEN
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – François Bayrou appelle à une refondation du projet européen après les "non" français et néerlandais au traité constitutionnel, estimant qu‘il est nécessaire de "vérifier si le projet d‘union politique est toujours d >>>


      LA VENUE DU FN À MATIGNON PROVOQUE UNE POLÉMIQUE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      par Hélène Fontanaud PARIS – La venue d‘une délégation du Front national à Matignon, dans le cadre des consultations menées par Dominique de Villepin sur l‘après–2' mai, a suscité une polémique, le Parti socialiste décidan >>>


      LE FN INVITÉ À PARLER D‘EUROPE, HOLLANDE BOYCOTTE MATIGNON
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      le Front national joue les troubles fêtes à Matignon. L‘invitation lancée par le Premier ministre à l‘ensemble des formations politiques qui ont bénéficié d‘un temps de parole pendant la campagne officielle du référendum — et donc au parti >>>


      LE NON DE GAUCHE PLANCHE SUR SON AVENIR
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      les opposants de gauche au traité européen s‘attaquent maintenant à la gestion de la victoire du non au référendum du 2' mai. Vendredi, plus d‘une centaine de représentants de partis politiques, d‘associations et de syndicats venus d‘une vingtaine d >>>


      LE SMIC HORAIRE REVALORISÉ DE 5,5% SANS "COUP DE POUCE"
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Le gouvernement a officialisé lundi la revalorisation de 5,5% du smic horaire à partir du 1er juillet, sans accéder à la revendication syndicale d‘un "coup de pouce" supplémentaire.

Le smic horaire passera ainsi de 7,61 euros bruts à 8,03 >>>


      LE TRANSFERT DES TOS REPOUSSÉ
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      jean–Pierre Raffarin peut manger son chapeau. Lui qui avait sommé les régions et les départements, majoritairement dirigés par la gauche, d‘accepter les transferts de compétence tels qu‘il les avait définis, vient d‘être désavoué par >>>


      LES AVOCATS D‘YVAN COLONNA DÉNONCENT UNE "ERREUR JUDICIAIRE"
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Les avocats d‘Yvan Colonna, assassin présumé du préfet de Corse Claude Erignac en février 1''8, dénoncent une "erreur judiciaire" et réclament la mise en liberté de leur client.

"La thèse de la culpabilité >>>


      MORT SUSPECTE LORS D‘UN "TEK‘NOZ" EN BRETAGNE
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      RENNES – Le cadavre d‘une jeune fille, vraisemblablement victime d‘un meurtre, a été découvert à proximité du site de Carnoët, dans les Côtes d‘Armor, où se déroulait depuis vendredi un teknival rassemblant environ 30 000 personnes, app >>>


      NOUVELLE POLÉMIQUE APRÈS LA LIBÉRATION DE QUINZE CAÏDS PRÉSUMÉS
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Une possible maladresse de la justice, qui a conduit à la libération de quinze "caïds" présumés du milieu grenoblois pour un vice de procédure, a amené une nouvelle passe d‘armes entre le ministre de l‘Intérieur Nicolas Sarkozy et >>>


      PERQUISITION DANS LES BUREAUX DE THIERRY BRETON À BERCY
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Une perquisition a eu lieu ce matin dans les bureaux du ministre de l‘Economie et des Finances, Thierry Breton, à Bercy, apprend–on de source proche du ministère.

"Il y a effectivement une perquisition en cours depuis ce matin", a–t–on confirm&eacut >>>


      PERQUISITION DANS LES LOCAUX DE THIERRY BRETON À BERCY
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Une perquisition a été menée ce matin dans les locaux du ministre de l‘Economie et des Finances, Thierry Breton, à Bercy, apprend–on de source proche du ministère.

"Il y a effectivement une perquisition en cours depuis ce matin", a–t& >>>


      PERQUISITIONS À BERCY ET AU SIÈGE DE RHODIA
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Des perquisitions ont été menées lundi dans les locaux du ministère de l‘Economie et des Finances à Paris et au siège de Rhodia, apprend–on de source judiciaire et auprès du groupe chimique.

Ces perquisitions ont été effec >>>


      RAVI D‘ÊTRE REÇU À MATIGNON, LE FN CROIT EN SA NORMALISATION
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      le FN a beau se proclamer parti anti–«établissement», il ne boude jamais son plaisir d‘être reçu sous les ors de la République. Bien au contraire.

Il se réjouit donc d‘être reçu aujourd‘hui à Matignon où Dominique de Villepin >>>


      THIERRY BRETON ACCUSE TONY BLAIR DE "MENSONGE" SUR LA PAC
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Le ministre français de l‘Economie Thierry Breton accuse le Premier ministre britannique de "calcul", de "mensonge" et de "malhonnêteté" sur la politique agricole commune (PAC).

"S‘il n‘avait pas tenu les propos qu‘il >>>


      THIERRY BRETON TAXE BLAIR DE "MENSONGE" MAIS SOUHAITE SON SUCCÈS
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      PARIS – Le ministre français de l‘Economie Thierry Breton accuse le Premier ministre britannique Tony Blair de "calcul", de "mensonge" et de "malhonnêteté" sur la politique agricole commune (PAC).

Invité de l‘émission Le Grand Ju >>>


      UNE CAUTION DE 250.000 EUROS POUR UN NAVIRE POLLUEUR
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      LILLE – Le porte–conteneurs Portugal, dérouté dimanche vers Dunkerque pour pollution, ne pourra quitter le port nordiste sans le versement d‘une caution de 250.000 euros, apprend–on à la préfecture maritime de la Manche et de la mer du Nord.

Dimanche matin, u >>>


      VERS UN ÉLARGISSEMENT DU CONTRAT «NOUVELLE EMBAUCHE»
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      dominique de Villepin le confie aisément ÷ le plus gros défi à Matignon est de «redescendre vingt fois par jour sur terre» ÷ c‘est ce qu‘il a tenté de faire vendredi en se rendant dans les Ardennes ­ une région particulièrement touchée par le c >>>


      VILLEPIN, MODÉRATEUR DE L‘INTENABLE SARKOZY
      Liberation, 27-06-2005
      etouffer la polémique. C‘est l‘obsession de Dominique de Villepin. Comme de nombreux dirigeants de la majorité, le Premier ministre n‘a guère apprécié le ton avec lequel son numéro 2, Nicolas Sarkozy, a promis de faire «payer» le juge qui avait remis en liber >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      Aa Aa Aa Business in Brief Economic Space in Question KIEV –– Representatives from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan have failed to agree on the list of priority documents on the creation of a single economic space, Ukrainian Economy Minister Seregei Teryokhin told a news conference on Friday.

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      FROM GRADUATES TO GRUNTS
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Pavel Felgenhauer Last week the Defense Ministry announced the end of an era÷ The ministry will all but do away with training civilian university students to become reserve officers, a practice that has existed for more than 50 years. At present, 22' Russian universities have military departments, but nex >>>


      GREF PUSHES FOR WTO ENTRY THIS YEAR
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      Reuters GENEVA –– Russia thinks it can reach a deal to join the World Trade Organization by the end of the year, but its trade partners must accept reasonable terms, Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref said on Friday.

In a speech to the WTO, Gref said talks on the accession of Russi >>>


      KFC BRAND TO GIVE ROSTIK‘S A NEW LOOK
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Maria Levitov Staff Writer U.S. fast–food giant Yum! Brands is throwing the weight of its KFC brand behind local fried chicken chain Rostik‘s in a deal aimed at opening 300 joint outlets in Russia and the CIS over the next five years, the companies said on Friday.

Rostik Restaurants, which owns >>>


      KHRISTENKO÷ CUT TAXES ON OIL FIRMS
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      Reuters ST. PETERSBURG –– Energy and Industry Minister Viktor Khristenko said on Saturday that he supported cutting taxes on oil companies to free them up to invest more on exploration.

His remarks came just days after the country‘s top oil company LUKoil urged the Kremlin to cut taxes in the >>>


      MILLER VOWS TO FREE GAZPROM SHARES THIS YEAR
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Mikhail Yenukov Reuters Maxim Marmur / AP By acquiring a majority stake in Gazprom, the state is opening the way to greater foreign ownership of the gas giant.

Russia said on Friday that it would scrap all curbs on share trading in Gazprom by the end of 2005, a move likely to attract billions of dollars of >>>


      PUTIN WOOS U.S., GERMAN EXECUTIVES
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Denis Maternovsky Staff Writer Dmitry Lovetsky / AP President Vladimir Putin meeting with senior U.S. business executives at the 18th–century Konstantin Palace near St. Petersburg on Saturday. From left are Putin‘s foreign policy adviser Sergei Prikhodko, Conoco Phillips CEO James Mulva, News Corp. chair >>>


      STUDY÷ SILOVIKI‘S STRUGGLE FOR ASSETS NOT OVER
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Greg Walters Staff Writer Top Kremlin officials with links to the military and to intelligence agencies are fighting for control over the choicest pieces of the Russian economy, and the battle looks likely to escalate, according to a new report by the Center for Current Politics in Russia.

However, those of >>>


      TALLINN STOCK MARKET FACES UNEASY FUTURE
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Jari Tanner The Associated Press TALLINN, Estonia — The Tallinn stock market has never been more than a bit player among European bourses. But when word came that the company that represented 80 percent of its daily trading was being delisted, some thought the exchange was doomed.

Hansabank Group — the Balt >>>


      TEACHING THE TEACHERS
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Yevgenia Albats To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

Then please write to us. All we ask is that you include your full name, the name of the city from which you are writing and a contact telep >>>


      THE BRIGHT SIDE OF BRAIN DRAIN
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Konstantin Sonin The Defense Ministry announced last Thursday that the number of universities and institutes certified to provide military training would be slashed from 22' to 30 by 2010. Such training has allowed graduates to avoid serving in the armed forces. As a result, tens of thousands of graduates each y >>>


      THE HITLER–STALIN PACT STILL DIVIDES SETULAND
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Lucian Kim You won‘t find it on any map, but Setuland really does exist. The place is inhabited by the Setus, an agrarian people who have distinguished themselves as singers of marathon epics about their legendary king and fertility god, Peko. The Setus aren‘t what you‘d call a news–making mi >>>


      UES TAKES TROUBLESHOOTER ON BOARD
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Lyuba Pronina Staff Writer Utility giant Unified Energy Systems said Friday that it had created a new troubleshooting post on the company‘s board in the wake of May‘s power outage in Moscow and the surrounding area.

Boris Vainzikher will join UES as its first chief technical manager, UES CEO Ana >>>


      UKRAINE REACHES GAS DEAL WITH TURKMENS
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      The Associated Press ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan –– The head of Ukraine‘s state–run natural gas company said on Friday after talks with Turkmenistan‘s leadership that the two sides had resolved a conflict over Ukraine‘s debts to the energy–rich Central Asian nation.

Oleksiy >>>


      200 CLASH IN PROPERTY DISPUTE
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer AP An injured man walking past police officers after a huge fight over an office building in central Moscow late Thursday.

About 150 men armed with baseball bats and steel rods attacked 40 guards and employees in an office building in central Moscow, while police officers at a ne >>>


      BILL MAY LET PUTIN SERVE A 3RD TERM
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Francesca Mereu Staff Writer The State Duma will vote this week on a United Russia–sponsored amendment to the electoral law that might allow President Vladimir Putin to serve a third term. The bill, however, appears to be more of a show of loyalty to the Kremlin than a serious attempt to extend Putin‘s r >>>


      CHECHEN VILLAGERS REFUSE TO GO HOME
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer Sergei Rasulov / AP Villagers who fled Borozdinovskaya lining up Saturday to receive sugar as food aid at a tent camp in Dagestan.

Residents of Borozdinovskaya, a village in eastern Chechnya raided by masked gunmen earlier this month, have refused to take up offers to return home >>>


      KFC BRAND TO GIVE ROSTIK‘S A NEW LOOK
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Maria Levitov Staff Writer U.S. fast–food giant Yum! Brands is throwing the weight of its KFC brand behind local fried chicken chain Rostik‘s in a deal aimed at opening 300 joint outlets in Russia and the CIS over the next five years, the companies said on Friday.

Rostik Restaurants, which owns >>>


      MILLER VOWS TO FREE GAZPROM SHARES THIS YEAR
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Mikhail Yenukov Reuters Maxim Marmur / AP By acquiring a majority stake in Gazprom, the state is opening the way to greater foreign ownership of the gas giant.

Russia said on Friday that it would scrap all curbs on share trading in Gazprom by the end of 2005, a move likely to attract billions of dollars of >>>


      ORTHODOX CHURCH OFFERS HELP ON AIDS
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Oksana Yablokova Staff Writer The Russian Orthodox Church has for the first time officially come out in favor of welcoming HIV and AIDS sufferers into the church and offered guidance to priests on helping believers with the disease. Health officials and non–governmental organizations praised the statement as e >>>


      PUTIN WOOS U.S., GERMAN EXECUTIVES
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Denis Maternovsky Staff Writer Dmitry Lovetsky / AP President Vladimir Putin meeting with senior U.S. business executives at the 18th–century Konstantin Palace near St. Petersburg on Saturday. From left are Putin‘s foreign policy adviser Sergei Prikhodko, Conoco Phillips CEO James Mulva, News Corp. chair >>>


      RFU PLANS TRAINING CENTER
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      Reuters SOCHI, Southern Russia –– Russian soccer chiefs have unveiled plans to establish a year–round training center for the country‘s national teams on the Black Sea.

"We want to have a permanent home for all our national teams," Vitaly Mutko, president of the Russian Footba >>>


      STRONGER PARTIES, STRONGER DEMOCRACY
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Christopher Granville To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

Then please write to us. All we ask is that you include your full name, the name of the city from which you are writing and a contact >>>


      STUDY÷ SILOVIKI‘S STRUGGLE FOR ASSETS NOT OVER
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Greg Walters Staff Writer Top Kremlin officials with links to the military and to intelligence agencies are fighting for control over the choicest pieces of the Russian economy, and the battle looks likely to escalate, according to a new report by the Center for Current Politics in Russia.

However, those of >>>


      TEACHING THE TEACHERS
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Yevgenia Albats To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

Then please write to us. All we ask is that you include your full name, the name of the city from which you are writing and a contact telep >>>


      UES TAKES TROUBLESHOOTER ON BOARD
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Lyuba Pronina Staff Writer Utility giant Unified Energy Systems said Friday that it had created a new troubleshooting post on the company‘s board in the wake of May‘s power outage in Moscow and the surrounding area.

Boris Vainzikher will join UES as its first chief technical manager, UES CEO Ana >>>


      WHEN TELEVISION IMITATES FREEDOM OF SPEECH
      The Moscow Times, 27-06-2005
      By Irina Petrovskaya To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

Then please write to us. All we ask is that you include your full name, the name of the city from which you are writing and a contact tel >>>


      DISAGREEMENT OVER FORCED MARRIAGES
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      Norwegian and Pakistani authorities have still failed to agree on measures to prevent forced marriages, despite the fact that the Government in 2001 stated that an agreement had been reached, and that only formalities remained.

In 2001 Norway and Pakistan agreed to cooperate closely to prevent forced marriages >>>


      INCREASING OPPOSITION TO EU MEMBERSHIP
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      More than 51.5 per cent of the electorate are opposed to Norwegian membership of the EU.

A record low of 36 per cent are in favour of membership, according to a poll made by Sentio for the newspapers Dagen Klassekampen and Nationen.

The poll shows that 12.5 per cent have not made up their mind. In May >>>


      MAJOR FIRE IN DRAMMEN – NO ONE HURT
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      More than 30 persons had to be evacuated when four homes were destroyed by fire in Drammen in the early hours of Sunday morning.

No one was hurt, according to the police. A fifth house and several cars were badly damaged. The fire was reported at around 3 a.m. and it took the fire department two hours to bring >>>


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      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
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      ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PROFESIONAL HOUSE–PAINTING?
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      Hi, were two Polish builders who will be in Norway since July as we have already found some short–term work there, and by the way would like to do something more preferably by painting houses, or any other relating building work. If you are interested please contact us as were sure you wont regret you decision.>>>


      DISAGREEMENT OVER FORCED MARRIAGES
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      Norwegian and Pakistani authorities have still failed to agree on measures to prevent forced marriages, despite the fact that the Government in 2001 stated that an agreement had been reached, and that only formalities remained.

In 2001 Norway and Pakistan agreed to cooperate closely to prevent forced marriages >>>


      FOOTBALL÷ CAREW SIGNS FOR LYON
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      Norway international John Carew is transferring from Turkish club Besiktas to French top club Lyon, the French sports newspaper LEquipe reports.

Carews agent Per A.Flod confirms the transfer, and says to NRK that Lyon has paid around NOK 60 million for the striker.

Carew has been with Besiktas just on >>>


      FOOTBALL÷ STEFFEN IVERSEN READY FOR PANATHINAIKOS?
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      Steffen Iversen is reportedly ready to leave Oslo club Vaalerenga for Greek club Panathinaikos.

He is said to be close to signing a three year contract. The strikers salary will be NOK 10 million a year, according to TV 2. Vaalerenga coash Kjetil Rekdal says he has anticipated that Iversen could be leaving thi >>>


      INCREASING OPPOSITION TO EU MEMBERSHIP
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      More than 51.5 per cent of the electorate are opposed to Norwegian membership of the EU.

A record low of 36 per cent are in favour of membership, according to a poll made by Sentio for the newspapers Dagen Klassekampen and Nationen.

The poll shows that 12.5 per cent have not made up their mind. In May >>>


      MAJOR FIRE IN DRAMMEN – NO ONE HURT
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      More than 30 persons had to be evacuated when four homes were destroyed by fire in Drammen in the early hours of Sunday morning.

No one was hurt, according to the police. A fifth house and several cars were badly damaged. The fire was reported at around 3 a.m. and it took the fire department two hours to bring >>>


      NEW NORWEGIAN JAVELIN RECORD
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      Norwegian Olympic winner Andreas Thorkildsen threw the javelin 86.82 metres, a new Norwegian record, at a sports meet in Finland on Sunday.

Finnish Tero Pitkämäki won with a throw of '1.53 metres. Paal Arne Fagernes held the former Norwegian record, 86.74 metres. Thorkildsens former best was the >>>


      NEW SITE WITH ROCK CARVINGS DISCOVERED
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      Archaeologists have so far uncovered more than 200 rock carvings near Skien in south eastern Norway.

The unexpected find is probably between 2500 and 3000 years old. The engravings depict ships, persons, as well as footprints of both people and animals.

Archaeologist David Vogt of the Museum of Cultur >>>


      RECORD CROWDS AT THE 46664 ARCTIC÷ "THE MANDELA CONCERT"
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      A sell–out crowd of 20,000 attended the 46664 Arctic concert, or "The Mandela Concert" in Tromsoe Saturday evening.

After weeks of rain and cold weather, the Midnight Sun and summer temperatures welcomed Nelson Mandela and the performers to this northern city.

The international event w >>>


      SAS SHELVES NEW YORK FLIGHTS FOR NOW
      The Norway Post, 27-06-2005
      There will be no direct SAS flights between Scandinavia and New York for the time being. The airline has postponed all plans for long distance flights from the Scandinavian capitals, according to Dagens Naerlingsliv.

This means that the much talked about direct flight between Oslo and New York, which many beli >>>


      PM KHAI‘S CANADA VISIT PRAISED AS HISTORIC
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Canadian Ambassador Richard Lecoq has described the upcoming visit to Canada by Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai as historic.

The diplomat made the comment in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency just one day ahead of the visit.

Q÷ Could you tell us about the significance of Prime M >>>


      PM KHAI‘S SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO THE US HELPS TO EXPAND BILATERAL TIES÷ DEPUTY PM VU KHOAN
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Prime Minister Phan Van Khai‘s visit to the US was a success, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan in Boston in an interview given to Nhan Dan newspaper correspondent.

Q÷ Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has successfully concluded the US visit. What is the aim and significance of this visit?

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      PM KHAI BEGINS OFFICIAL VISIT TO CANADA
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      PM Khai was welcomed at the Macdonald Cartier Airport by a party led by Mauril Belanger, who is Canadas Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, the Minister responsible for Official Languages, the Minister responsible for Democratic Reform and the Associate Minister of National Defence.

Before >>>


      PM KHAI CALLS AT CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CIVILISATION
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      The PM signed in the visitors book and presented a gift to the museum.

The same day, PM Khai and Deputy PM Vu Khoan attended the inauguration of a Viet Nam House (photo) and met with the staff of the Vietnamese embassy and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Canada.

Deputy PM Khoan informed >>>


      PM KHAI LURES US BUSINESSES
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has urged US businesses not to look at Vietnam through a lense of the past but as a friendly partner of the future, both immediate and long–term.

The Vietnamese Government leader made the statement at a business forum in New York on June 23 before leaving for Boston to contin >>>


      PM KHAI VISITS BOSTON AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Harvard University President Lawrence Summers (L) and Prime Minister Phan Van Khai shakes hands after their meeting at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts June 24.

Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and his entourage on June 24 (June 25 Vietnam time) visited Boston in Massachusetts during his week–l >>>


      VICE PRESIDENT WELCOMES UNICEF DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Vice President Truong My Hoa thanked UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah for her tremendous effection for Vietnam, particularly for Vietnamese women and children, and her assessment of the countrys development in recent years, while receiving the UNICEF leader in Hanoi on June 24.

UNICEF Deputy Executi >>>


      VIETNAM AND RUSSIA SIGN EDUCATIONAL CO–OPERATION AGREEMENT
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Russia will grant 210 scholarships to Vietnamese students in the 2005–06 academic year under an educational co–operation agreement for the 2005–08 period that was signed in Moscow on June 24.

Under the newly–signed accord inked by Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Van Nganh and Rus >>>


      VIETNAM AND TURKEY SIGN DIPLOMATIC CO–OPERATION PROTOCOL
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Vietnam and Turkey signed a protocol on co–operation between the two foreign ministries during an official visit to Turkey by Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien from June 20–23.

The protocol was the result of talks between FM Nien and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdul >>>


      VIETNAM STRESSES EFFORTS TO IMPROVE WOMEN&#3';S ECONOMIC STATUS AT INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      stresses efforts to improve womens economic status at international summit President of the Vietnam Womens Union Ha Thi Khiet affirmed at the 15th Global Summit of Women in Mexico that the Vietnamese Government has worked closely with businesses to constantly raise womens economic status.

During her presentati >>>


      VIETNAMESE AND CHINESE EXPERTS HOLD TALKS ON SEA ISSUES
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      Vietnamese and Chinese experts held their tenth round of talks in Beijing, China, from June 21 to 23 on sea issues.

During the talks, which were conducted in a friendly, frank and constructive manner, the two sides discussed issues of common concern in depth, and helped each other understand the others standpo >>>


      VIETNAMESE LEGISLATORS VISIT JAPAN
      Nhan Dan, 27-06-2005
      A delegation of the National Assemblys Committee for Science, Technology and Environment, led by its deputy chairman Vu Minh Mao, visited Japan from June 1'–26 to study Japans law on electronic transaction and its law on environmental protection.

The visit is important for the committees external rel >>>


      AT A CLICK, A CLIQUE OF THE UNCOOL
      27-06-2005
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      AUTISM AND VACCINATIONS
      27-06-2005
      Experts Reject Some Therapies (June 25, 2005) Forum÷ Health in the News Enlarge This Image Marty Katz for The New York Times Dr. Mark Geier and his son David say they traced autism to vaccines.

"How did my daughter get so much mercury in her?" Ms. Rupp asked Ms. Ehresmann after her testimony.< >>>


      CHAMPION WANTED÷ LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
      27-06-2005
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OTHER GOLF L.P.G.A.

Seniors | European Enlarge This Image Chris Carlson/Associated Press Morgan Pressel, a 17–year–old amateur, was t >>>


      E–MAIL THIS
      27-06-2005
      It takes outlandish nerve and whopping messianic double talk to inaugurate a new science fiction project on the scale of "The Traveler." No genre is riskier. Either the author concocts a true Orwellian synthesis of the world‘s ills and envisions an epic struggle to remedy them or the author cannibalizes >>>


      EUROPE
      27-06-2005
      THE Thames has always been an integral part of London‘s mercantile and industrial life. But only in the past 15 years or so has it regained its historical importance as a social hub. The gentrification of Chelsea and the continuing development not only of the Docklands and Canary Wharf but also of the entire Sout >>>


      FORUM÷ ARTISTS AND EXHIBITIONS
      27-06-2005
      Enlarge This Image Sotheby‘s "The Grape Harvest," an 1882 painting by Henri–Edmond Cross, sold to a Philadelphia collector for $5.4 million, a record price for the artist.

This season‘s four consecutive nights of auctions left even the cognoscenti shaking their heads. "It&lsquo >>>


      FORUM÷ BOOK NEWS AND REVIEWS
      27-06-2005
      Consider Marilyn Grimes, a wildly hormonal mother of three in a stale marriage, hiding in a toilet stall and weighing her options. Watch Barbara Bentley ponder having a fling because her Pratesi sheets and Jimmy Choo shoes can‘t compensate for a cheating husband. And check out preppie Aisha Branch McCovney, lolli >>>


      FORUM÷ CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION
      27-06-2005
      PHILADELPHIA, June 22 – Angry that public schools here have always taught American history through a Eurocentric prism, parents of black children began pleading with local school officials to offer a course in African–American history.

Skip to next paragraph Ryan Donnell for The New York Times Sand >>>


      FORUM÷ HOLLYWOOD AND MOVIE NEWS
      27-06-2005
      LOS ANGELES, June 26 – This may turn out to be the summer when celebrities overshadowed their movies.

As the box office continued its slump into an 18th weekend, studio executives were left to ponder whether their films – even those that performed respectably

– were taking a back sea >>>


      FORUM÷ POKER
      27-06-2005
      Ulvis Alberts, 1'80 Stu Ungar remains known for his adolescent recklessness and predator‘s instinct.

But anyone who has actually played against Stu Ungar will disagree. "He‘d kill these guys," said Bobby Baldwin, a champion of the late 70‘s, referring to the new generation of pl >>>


      FORUM÷ TELEVISION
      27-06-2005
      Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein started a generation of journalists‘ fantasizing that their stories would, if not bring down a president, provoke some small change in the system. Ofra Bikel, a producer for the PBS documentary series "Frontline," is one of the few for whom this fantasy has been realized >>>


      FORUM÷ THE 10'TH CONGRESS
      27-06-2005
      Medicaid currently spends about $15 million a year on impotence drugs, proponents of the measure said. But they cited Congressional Budget Office projections saying the government would spend $2 billion over 10 years on impotence treatments once Medicare began offering prescription drug coverage in 2006.

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      FORUM÷ THE ENVIRONMENT
      27-06-2005
      In upholding central provisions of the regulations known as New Source Review, the court concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency had acted within its rights in issuing rules in 2002 that allowed operators of power plants, refineries, and factories greater flexibility in controlling emissions of air pollutant >>>


      FORUM÷ THEATER
      27-06-2005
      ONCE upon a time, there was a mythical creature that lived along Broadway. Armed with a Rolodex and a nice office, he had access to all the weapons of the trade, including talent, money and good taste. He was called a "creative producer," and according to Harold Prince, who produced a couple of shows with tit >>>


      FREE RANGING
      27-06-2005
      (June 26, 2005) ‘‘I wish the product weren‘t so heavy,‘‘ Marlin said recently, as she perched on a white ottoman beneath a framed Matisse poster in the living room that doubles as her office. ‘‘That may be one reason the beverage industry is so male–dominated.‘&lsqu >>>



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