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      LUFTHANSA‘S SHARES RISE ON STRONG RESULTS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷52 Some financial analysts moved quickly to raised their profit forecasts for Lufthansa for the full year.

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      MARKET INSIGHT÷ SHOW OF STRENGTH WITH US SHARES BUYBACK
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 17÷05 The impact on the market is being magnified by companies choosing to cancel more of their shares rather than hold them for a reissue in the future.

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      NEWS CORP COULD SPEND $2BN ON WEB ACQUISITIONS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 23÷5' News Corp, the global media group run by Rupert Murdoch, could spend up to $2bn on internet acquisitions in efforts to transform the company into a "dominant player on the web".

The media company, which this year embraced internet growth opportunities following years >>>


      NIKKEI HITS FOUR–YEAR HIGH ON STRONG OUTLOOK
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 05÷15 Tokyo shares moved to a four–year high in morning trade with buying continued to be fuelled by Tuesday‘s news from the Japanese government and Bank of Japan that the country‘s economy was moving toward recovery.

Indices were higher for the fourth consecutive day, >>>


      OIL PRICE SLIPS ON PROFIT TAKING AFTER EARLIER HIGHS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 11÷31 Crude oil prices edged back in morning trade in London on Thursday, having earlier hit new record highs following Wednesday‘s US inventory data and as a monthly report sent mixed signals.

The latest run up, which began after the inventory data on Wednesday showed a bigger&nda >>>


      P&O MAKES GOOD PROGRESS AFTER RESTRUCTURING
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 13÷34 P&O</a> The port and ferry operator said the sale of its 25 per cent stake in P&O Nedlloyd, the container shipping business, raised £188m ($338), helping the company reduce net debt by £500m to £700m at the end of the period. The group also reached its ful >>>


      QUALCOMM ACQUIRES FLARION TECHNOLOGIES
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 18÷3' Qualcomm, the mobile phone chipmaker whose technology dominates 3G handsets, on Thursday moved to strengthen its fourth–generation position with the acquisition of Flarion Technologies for up to $805m.

Flarion holds patents and makes equipment for OFDMA (Orthogonal Freque >>>


      RIM SEES FINE BLACKBERRY HARVEST
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 18÷22 The joint chief executive of Research In Motion, the Canadian company that makes the iconic BlackBerry mobile communications device, says outsiders would share his confidence if they had a better understanding of RIM‘s strategy and the BlackBerry‘s place in the fast–moving >>>


      RISE IN US MOBILE CUSTOMERS LIFTS DEUTSCHE TELEKOM
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 0'÷0' Deutsche Telekom rose sharply in the first half as the company attracted more mobile phone customers in the US and Germany.

The German telecoms group said that pre–tax profits rose '3.6 per cent to òÂì3.4bn ($4.2bn) on a 3 per cent rise in reve >>>


      SAN MIGUEL‘S FIRST–HALF PROFITS DROP 3.8%
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 08÷34 Profit fell to 3.85bn pesos compared with 4bn pesos in the same year ago period. The Manila–based brewer more than doubled its debt load to fund overseas acquisitions, which increased financing charges that eroded its bottom line.

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      SOFTWARE REVOLUTIONARIES GET A HAIRCUT
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷32 Something has happened to the open–source software movement. It is losing some of the intellectual purity that first drew in the ponytail crowd.

It is being subverted to the interests of bigger technology companies ‫ something that makes the idealists who create >>>


      SULLIVAN GETS 5 YEARS FOR WORLDCOM FRAUD
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 16÷43 Scott Sullivan, former WorldCom chief financial officer, was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in orchestrating the biggest accounting fraud in US history.

Mr Sullivan, 43, faced a maximum 25 years for his role in the $11bn fraud. However, the judge granted him lenienc >>>


      TELSTRA GROWTH CURBED BY WEAK FIXED–LINE UNIT
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 05÷15 Telstra on Thursday reported stronger–than–expected annual profit growth, but a slowdown in the second half of the year and warnings of tough conditions ahead depressed the market.

The results are likely to add fuel to the forthcoming political battle over the A$32bn pr >>>


      THAI AIRWAYS PRESIDENT SUSPENDED FOR HUGE LOSSES
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 06÷08 Thai Airways has suspended its president, Kanok Abhiradee, from active duty for three months as part of a serious management shake–up, after what the country‘s new transport minister has called "a crisis of huge losses" at the national flag carrier.

The Bangko >>>


      TUI CONFIDENT AS GERMANS HEAD FOR THE SUN
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 10÷13 Tui, Europe‘s largest tourist group by sales, on Thursday reported higher profits as German holidaymakers headed for sunnier parts of Europe.

The group reported a 25.4 per cent increase on earnings before taxes to â/¬132.1m for its second quarter ended June 30 compa >>>


      WALL ST GAINS GROUND DESPITE OIL PRICE RISE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 15÷25 Despite disappointing retail sales figures and another surge in crude oil prices the market gained ground on Thursday after earnings results from News Corp pleased investors and Yahoo remained in focus.

The three main indices were only slightly higher, with the S&P 500 up 0.3 p >>>


      YAHOO PAYS $1BN IN CASH FOR ALIBABA STAKE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 08÷26 Yahoo, the US internet portal, on Thursday announced that it would pay US$1bn in cash and transfer its China business to Alibaba in return for a 40 per cent stake in the Chinese e–commerce and online auction company.

Yahoo will become the biggest strategic investor in the com >>>


      BANK DAMPENS RATE CUT HOPES
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 03÷00 × King rebukes Brown over economic cycle move × Inflation is predicted to hit 2 per cent target × Forecast for growth in 2005 sharply reduced The Bank of England gave a strong indication yesterday that no further interest rate cuts can be anticipated in the months to come, >>>


      HISTORICAL REFUGE FOR RADICAL ACTIVISTS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      July 11 2005 21÷56 London‘s reputation as a base for international radicalism can be traced back to the 16th century when religious radicals sought refuge from the Protestant reformation spreading across continental Europe, writes Roger Blitz.

But it was the mid–1'th century when London >>>


      ITV AND BSKYB HOLD FIRE IN ROW OVER ENCRYPTION COSTS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 03÷00 ITV and British Sky Broadcasting have entered into an uneasy truce over the fees the satellite television operator charges for its encryption services.

The UK‘s largest commercial broadcaster yesterday suspended its formal complaint to Ofcom, the media regulator, made at the >>>


      MORE DELAY ON RULES FOR ELECTRICAL WASTE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 03÷00 Business groups heaved a sigh of relief at the government‘s decision yesterday to postpone until June 2006 the start of a European directive making retailers and manufacturers responsible for the disposal of electronic and electrical materials.

The Waste Electronic and Electr >>>


      NO WIN, NO FEE DEALS TO BE SIMPLIFIED
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 03÷00 Notoriously complex no win, no fee deals are to be made easier to understand to protect clients from unscrupulous solicitors.

Regulation of the deals, officially known as conditional fee agreements, has been so complicated that many consumers, and sometimes even lawyers, have not u >>>


      PICTURES OF THE DEAD REFLECT LONDON‘S CULTURAL MIX
      FT, 11-08-2005
      July 11 2005 22÷36 The pictures of the London bombing victims tell of individual stories of sorrow. But collectively the faces staring from newspaper pages, television screens or posters stuck to the walls near blast sites reflect one of the defining characteristics of the capital÷ its remarkable cultura >>>


      RED TAPE POLL ON FT.COM
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 03÷00 Regulations introduced since 1''8 are costing business over £40bn, says the British Chambers of Commerce. Is excessive regulation deterring companies from investing and creating more jobs? Vote in our poll and send us examples of how red tape affects your business÷ www. >>>


      $100M TO VISIT FAR SIDE OF THE MOON
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 23÷26 For $100m, space tourists will be able to journey to the far side of the moon with Space Adventures, the Virginia–based company that pioneered space tourism, as soon as 2008, Space Adventures officials said on Wednesday.

Two seats aboard a Soyuz spacecraft piloted by a Russia >>>


      HOLLYWOOD IS FACING A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷32 Bubble, a murder mystery set in small–town Ohio, is emerging as one of Hollywood‘s most talked–about films. It is not the cast, which will be made up of local people, or the budget, a pittance by Hollywood standards, that is creating such a buzz. It is the fact that Bubble >>>


      REHNQUIST‘S ILLNESS SPURS TALK OF VACANCY
      FT, 11-08-2005
      October 25 2004 1'÷53 William Rehnquist, chief justice of the US Supreme Court, revealed on Monday that he had thyroid cancer and underwent a tracheotomy over the weekend, increasing speculation that the winner of the presidential election on November 2 might have a Supreme Court vacancy to fill soon after >>>


      ROBERTS MAKES THE ROUNDS IN CONGRESS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      July 20 2005 1'÷13 Republicans on Wednesday embraced President George W. Bush‘s nomination of John Roberts to the US Supreme Court but Democrats were cautious, promising a thorough review of his legal philosophy.

"I believe that Judge Roberts is exactly the kind of justice America expect >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER FACES FRESH BLOW TO CREDIBILITY
      FT, 11-08-2005
      July 14 2005 23÷36 Already under attack from unions as he strives to rebuild his crumbled popularity among the voters, Mr Schwarzenegger now has to deal with allegations of conflict of interest rooted in his bodybuilding past.

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      TARGET TO EXPAND ONLINE PRESENCE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 15÷33 Jerry Storch, Target‘s vice chairman, told analysts that online sales had more than doubled from a year ago, without giving figures. He also said that traffic to the site had increased more than 50 per cent over the past year, "placing Target.com in the upper echelons of retail w >>>


      US–LISTED CHINESE COMPANIES FACE GREATER SCRUTINY
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 03÷00 An influential Washington committee that investigates national security issues in connection with China on behalf of the US Congress is expected to call today for greater scrutiny of Chinese companies listed in the US and other international capital markets.

Roger Robinson, vice&nd >>>


      US WEST COAST÷ CALIFORNIA DREAM OVERLOADED WITH CHALLENGES
      FT, 11-08-2005
      May 20 2005 14÷10 But he offered no assurances that the crisis would not recur as he predicted a 10 per cent increase this year in the volume of containers pressing in on the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Indeed, he said, the industry found itself beset by challenges.

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      ARAB GULF OIL WEALTH TO BE SPENT ON FOREIGN ASSETS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 22÷37 Arab Gulf oil producing countries will embark this year and next on a "massive accumulation of foreign assets" as they cash in on record oil prices and soaring worldwide petroleum demand, a new report says.

The region will buy about $360bn (òÂì2'0b >>>


      BERLUSCONI GETS TIMELY BOOST FROM GROWTH DATA
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 18÷04 A rebound in the Italian economy, widely perceived as the eurozone‘s weakest link, may provide a boost for the centre–right government‘s effort to win re–election, although economists cautioned that the full–year outlook remained flat.

At a quarter&nda >>>


      BUSH SAYS $286BN HIGHWAY BILL CREATES US JOBS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      US President George W. Bush signed a $286.5bn highway bill on Wednesday that he said would create new jobs but which critics contend is stuffed with billions of dollars worth of lawmakers‘ pet projects.

The legislation funds road and mass transit construction for six years, but also contains $24 billion >>>


      CALL FOR GREATER SCRUTINY OF CHINESE COMPANIES
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 23÷55 An influential Washington committee that investigates national security issues in connection to China on behalf of the US Congress is expected to call on Thursday for greater scrutiny of Chinese companies listed in the US and other international capital markets.

Roger Robinson, vic >>>


      CHINESE IPOS ‘POSE RISK TO US INVESTORS‘
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 1'÷08 The chairman of an influential Washington committee that investigates national security issues in connection with China said on Thursday he feared that a "stampede" of initial public offerings in the US by Chinese companies could lead to a "bubble" that would devasta >>>


      DOLLAR STRENGTHENS AGAINST THE EURO
      FT, 11-08-2005
      July 5 2005 17÷12 The Federal Reserve last week raised interest rates for a ninth consecutive time and signalled it would continue to do so. This was a sharp contrast to the eurozone and the UK, where policymakers are discussing interest rate cuts to revive flagging economies.

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      EUROPOL BOSS WANTS MORE CO–OPERATION
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 17÷45 The head of Europol has appealed to countries to make more use of the pan–European police agency to exchange information in their fight against terrorism and organised crime.

"We have made good progress in the last year [in getting information from member states]. Nevert >>>


      EUROZONE ECONOMY SLOWS BUT FORECASTS REMAIN UPBEAT
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 12÷11 Growth in the eurozone economy slowed during the second quarter, but was ahead of expectations leaving hopes for a gradual pick–up during the second half of the year undimmed.

Data from the EU statistics office published on Thursday showed the 12–nation economy expanded >>>


      EUROZONE ECONOMY SLOWS BUT FORECASTS UPBEAT
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 12÷33 Growth in the eurozone economy slowed during the second quarter, but was ahead of expectations leaving hopes for a gradual pick–up during the second half of the year undimmed.

Data from the EU statistics office published on Thursday showed the 12–nation economy expanded >>>


      FEAR AS BIRD FLU MIGRATES FROM RUSSIAN SIBERIA
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷42 A bird flu outbreak in Russian Siberia worsened on Wednesday as neighbouring Kazakhstan confirmed cases of the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus and Mongolia reported its first cases.

The outbreaks, in both domestic and migratory bird populations, have already prompted the European Un >>>


      HOWARD CHALLENGES BLAIR‘S ANTITERROR PROPOSALS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷13 Michael Howard has told the government to clarify its plans for sweeping new antiterror measures, saying they raised serious questions about whether they had been considered fully.

The Conservative leader wrote to Lord Falconer, the lord chancellor, calling for further details on t >>>


      IEA CALLS ON OPEC TO PUMP MORE OIL
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 11÷17 The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries will have to pump more oil than previously thought as supply from countries outside the oil cartel is falling short of expectations in spite of record oil prices, the International Energy Agency, the west‘s energy watchdog warned on Th >>>


      ISRAEL URGES PROTESTORS TO LEAVE GAZA
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 17÷23 The Israeli government yesterday urged thousands of protesters who have infiltrated Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip to leave, as rightwing leaders threatened to resist the disengagement from Gaza and the northern West Bank that is due to start next week.

The Settlers‘ Co >>>


      MERKEL‘S SUPPORT WANING IN GERMAN CAMPAIGN
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷21 Support for Germany‘s Christian Democratic Union has fallen sharply, a new opinion poll showed yesterday, suggesting that Angela Merkel‘s opposition party could fail to win a governing majority in September‘s elections.

The Forsa institute poll showed the CDU and >>>


      MUSLIMS ACCUSED OF FAILING TO HELP POLICE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 22÷44 Muslim communities are failing to help the police identify radical preachers promoting militancy and young people who are vulnerable to extremism, according to the most senior Muslim police officer.

Assistant commissioner Tarique Ghaffur of the Metropolitan police, who is responsib >>>


      NEPAL RIGHTS BODY TO INVESTIGATE CLAIMS OF MAOIST KILLINGS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 17÷55 Nepal‘s National Human Rights Commission is investigating allegations that at least 40 soldiers were killed by communist rebels earlier this week. The army said it found the bodies of the soldiers, who appeared to have been lined up and shot in the head, after Sunday‘s fighting >>>


      QUENTIN PEEL÷ AMERICA‘S POOR CHOICE OF FRIENDS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷32 It cannot have come as a complete surprise. For several weeks the state–controlled media in Tashkent had whipped up anti–American stories. Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, rushed to neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to make sure they would not follow suit and clos >>>


      RAIDS ON WESTERN COMPANIES ARE MORE THAN A FAD
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷32 Cemex, Lenovo, Minmetals, Reliance Industries and Severstal are but a few of the emerging market champions that have announced or completed substantial acquisitions in the US and Europe. These transactions would have been assumed impossible only a decade ago. Between 1'81 and 1'8 >>>


      RWE CHIEF MAKES CASE FOR NEW GERMAN ENERGY POLICY
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 14÷42 RWE, on Wednesday made a plea for a new energy policy in Germany a month before a likely general election that could change the face of the country‘s electricity and gas markets.

Policymakers urgently needed to consider questions such as whether to extend the lifetime of nucl >>>


      S AFRICAN PROPOSAL TO HALT IRAN N–CRISIS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 23÷42 South Africa has proposed a compromise to break the diplomatic crisis over Iran‘s nuclear programme, after Tehran on Wednesday removed United Nations seals from a uranium conversion facility in order to resume work on producing nuclear fuel.

Pretoria‘s intervention came >>>


      S KOREAN CENTRAL BANK UPBEAT ON RECOVERY
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 11÷3' South Korea‘s central bank said Thursday it would consider raising interest rates if the economy fully recovered, hinting that a policy shift may be closer.

The comments, which came after the Bank of Korea left interest rates at a record–low 3.25 per cent for a nint >>>


      SADDAM COULD BE TRIED AND EXECUTED OVER MINOR CASE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 17÷33 Saddam Hussein could be tried and executed over a relatively minor and isolated case, before evidence on the full extent of his regime‘s crimes can be brought to the courtroom, according to a source close to the special court trying the former Iraqi leader.

"Theoreticall >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER SEES FOUR REFORM PLEDGES CUT TO ONE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 18÷47 Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s vaunted "year of reform" is fading fast into a shadow of the California governor‘s project for fiscal and political change.

This week‘s court ruling ordering the withdrawal of his proposition to change legislative redistricting ru >>>


      SPAIN REQUESTS EU INTERVENTION OVER RYE STOCKS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷42 Officials from the 25 European Union member states will today discuss a request from Spain to transfer about 500,000 tonnes of rye from Germany to offset shortages brought on by drought.

The EU has already agreed to ship about 41,000 tonnes of maize from Hungary, and a smaller quan >>>


      SUDAN‘S NEW VICE PRESIDENT IS SWORN IN
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 16÷37 Veteran southern military commander Salva Kiir was sworn–in as Sudan‘s vice president on Thursday, succeeding John Garang, the former rebel leader who was killed in a helicopter crash.

Mr Kiir, Garang‘s former deputy in the southern Sudan People‘s Liberation >>>


      TRADE GROUP BACKS SUPREME COURT NOMINEE
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 22÷20 Judge John Roberts, President George W. Bush‘s nominee to the US Supreme Court, on Wednesday won the enthusiastic backing of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the big US trade group.

John Engler, the group‘s president, said Mr Roberts had demonstrated a d >>>


      UK DETAINS 10 FOREIGN NATIONALS ON SECURITY GROUNDS
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 10÷02 Ten foreign nationals deemed to be a threat to national security were detained on Thursday and face deportation under immigration legislation, Charles Clarke, the home secretary announced on Thursday.

In a home office statement Mr Clarke said "According to my power to deport i >>>


      US RETAIL SALES CLIMB 1.8 PER CENT
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 11 2005 14÷50 On a year–over–year basis, retail sales were up by 10.3 per cent – the first time growth has surpassed 10 per cent since 1'''.

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      WHY FREE TRADE HAS COSTS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      FT, 11-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷32 Before and after the Live8 concerts and the Group of Eight summit in Gleneagles, we heard much about how the west can help Africa÷ debt write–downs, aid and trade liberalisation.

Debt write–down and aid apply mainly to Africa; but trade liberalisation applies to >>>


      ATTENTATS DU 21 JUILLET À LONDRES÷ 10 PERSONNES DEVANT LA JUSTICE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Dix personnes inculpées pour avoir aidé ou protégé les auteurs présumés des attentats ratés du 21 juillet à Londres doivent comparaître devant le tribunal londonien de Bow Street jeudi matin.

Ces 10 personnes sont inculpées pour n‘avoi >>>


      BUSH REÇOIT SON ÉTAT–MAJOR SUR FOND DE CRISE EN IRAK ET DE RETRAIT DE GAZA
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Le président américain George W. Bush devait recevoir jeudi dans son ranch de Crawford (Texas, sud) les principaux responsables de son administration chargés de la sécurité nationale à un moment où la situation en Irak se révèle de plus en plus probl&eacut >>>


      CHAVEZ S‘EN PREND À BUSH AU COURS D‘UNE TOURNÉE SUD–AMÉRICAINE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Le président vénézuélien Hugo Chavez a de nouveau attaqué le président américain mercredi au début d‘une tournée sud–américaine visant à renforcer l‘intégration économique régionale et l‘axe que Ca >>>


      CONSITUTION÷ UN CHEF CHIITE IRAKIEN VEUT L‘AUTONOMIE POUR LES SIENS
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Un chef chiite irakien a appelé de ses voeux jeudi une région autonome des siens dans le centre et le sud du pays, en plein débat sur le fédéralisme que les Kurdes veulent consacrer dans la Constitution.

Cet appel inattendu de la part du chef du Conseil suprême de la r >>>


      CONSTITUTION÷ UN CHEF CHIITE IRAKIEN VEUT L‘AUTONOMIE POUR LES SIENS
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Un chef chiite irakien a appelé de ses voeux jeudi une région autonome des siens dans le centre et le sud du pays, en plein débat sur le fédéralisme que les Kurdes veulent consacrer dans la Constitution.

Alors que les discussions politiques s‘intensifiaient pour abouti >>>


      CORRUPTION À L‘ONU÷ KOFI ANNAN PROMET DES MESURES ÉNERGIQUES
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Le secrétaire général de l‘Onu, Kofi Annan, s‘est engagé mercredi à prendre des mesures énergiques pour mettre fin aux pratiques corrompues au département des acquisitions de l‘Onu, après l‘inculpation d‘un ancien fonctionnaire de ce >>>


      ELECTIONS ANTICIPÉES AU JAPON÷ LA COTE DE KOIZUMI ET LA BOURSE S‘ENVOLENT
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Un nouveau sondage confirme jeudi le regain de popularité du Premier ministre japonais Junichiro Koizumi, qui a décidé de convoquer des élections anticipées pour le 11 septembre après le rejet de sa réforme postale.

Selon une enquête du quotidien é >>>


      GAZA÷ LES PALESTINIENS VONT DÉPLOYER UN CORDON DE SÉCURITÉ AUTOUR DES COLONIES
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Les forces de sécurité palestiniennes s‘apprêtaient mercredi à déployer un cordon de sécurité autour des colonies juives dans la bande de Gaza alors que qu‘Israéliens et Palestiniens multipliaient les réunions de coordination à une semain >>>


      GRANDE–BRETAGNE÷ EXPULSION EN VUE POUR 10 ÉTRANGERS, DONT ABOU QATADA
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Dix étrangers menaçant "la sécurité nationale", dont Abou Qatada, un Palestinien de 44 ans souvent présenté comme le chef spirituel d‘Al–Qaïda en Europe, ont été arrêtés jeudi au Royaume–Uni et risquent désorma >>>


      IRAK÷ INTENSIFICATION DES CONSULTATIONS SUR LA CONSTITUTION
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      A quatre jours de la date butoir pour un accord sur la Constitution irakienne, les tenants du fédéralisme et les défenseurs d‘une place centrale de l‘Islam dans la législation multipliaient les contacts à la recherche d‘un compromis.

Les Etats–Unis on >>>


      IRAK÷ MARCHANDAGES EN COULISSES SUR LA CONSTITUTION
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Les acteurs politiques irakiens se sont livrés mercredi à des marchandages en coulisses sur le projet de Constitution avant de pouvoir reprendre leurs réunions plénières tandis que la violence faisait quatorze victimes irakiennes.

"Il n‘y aura pas de réunio >>>


      ISLAMISTES÷ ARRESTATIONS AU ROYAUME–UNI ET AU LIBAN DONT CELLES DE QATADA ET BAKRI
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Les islamistes Abou Qatada et Omar Bakri ont été arrêtés respectivement à Londres et au Liban jeudi selon l‘Observatoire islamique, un organisme basé à Londres, et les services de sécurité libanais.

Qatada fait partie des 10 personnes arr&eci >>>


      ISRAËL÷ MANIFESTATION CE SOIR À TEL–AVIV DES OPPOSANTS AU RETRAIT DE GAZA
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Le camp ultra nationaliste en Israël se mobilisait jeudi pour ce qu‘il espère être sa plus grande manifestation contre l‘évacuation des colonies de Gaza à partir du 17 août, mais trop tard pour l‘empêcher.

Dans le même temps, l‘arm&eacu >>>


      ISRAËL÷ MANIFESTATION DES OPPOSANTS AU RETRAIT POUR RALLIER L‘OPINION
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Par milliers, des militants et sympathisants du camp ultra nationaliste en Israël affluaient jeudi soir à Tel–Aviv pour manifester contre l‘évacuation des colonies de Gaza à partir du 17 août.

Vêtus de T–shirts oranges, la couleur du Goush Katif, bloc de >>>


      LA FEMME ET LE FILS CADET DE PINOCHET DÉTENUS POUR COMPLICITÉ DE FRAUDE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Lucia Hiriart, la femme du général Augusto Pinochet, a été placée mercredi en détention à Santiago ainsi que son fils cadet Maco Antonio pour "complicité de fraude fiscale" présumée, a–t–on appris de sources judiciaires.
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      LA FEMME ET UN FILS DU GÉNÉRAL PINOCHET DÉTENUS POUR COMPLICITÉ DE FRAUDE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Lucia Hiriart, la femme du général Augusto Pinochet a été mise mercredi en détention à Santiago ainsi que son fils cadet Maco Antonio pour "complicité de fraude fiscale" présumée, a–t–on appris de sources judiciaires.

Mme Luc >>>


      LA MALAISIE ÉTOUFFÉE PAR D‘IMMENSES INCENDIES EN INDONÉSIE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      La Malaisie a déclaré jeudi l‘état d‘urgence sur une partie de son territoire, dont sa capitale qui suffoque sous les fumées causées par d‘immenses feux de forêt hors de contrôle en Indonésie.

"Je déclare maintenant un é >>>


      LA MALAISIE ÉTOUFFÉE PAR LA FUMÉE DE FEUX DE FORÊTS INDONÉSIENNES
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      La Malaisie a déclaré jeudi l‘état d‘urgence sur une partie de son territoire, dont sa capitale qui suffoque sous les fumées causées par d‘immenses feux de forêts hors de contrôle en Indonésie.

"Nous sommes en état d‘urg >>>


      LA TURQUIE DÉTIENT DEUX SYRIENS SOUPÇONNÉS D‘APPARTENIR AU RÉSEAU AL–QAÏDA
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Les autorités turques ont arrêté deux Syriens soupçonnés d‘appartenir au réseau terroriste Al–Qaïda, dont l‘un, appréhendé à Antalya, a été placé mercredi en détention provisoire par un tribunal d‘Ist >>>


      LES PHILIPPINES À LA RECHERCHE DE KAMIKAZE INDONÉSIENS APRÈS DES ATTENTATS
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Les Philippines se sont lancées jeudi dans la chasse à des Indonésiens soupçonnés de préparer des attentats suicice après une série d‘explosions la veille dans le sud.

Le conseiller à la sécurité nationale Norberto Gonzales a e >>>


      LES PHILIPPINES À LA RECHERCHE DE KAMIKAZES INDONÉSIENS APRÈS DES ATTENTATS
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Les Philippines se sont lancées jeudi dans la chasse à des Indonésiens soupçonnés de préparer des attentats suicide après une série d‘explosions la veille dans le sud.

Le conseiller à la sécurité nationale Norberto Gonzales a e >>>


      LIBERTÉ SOUS CAUTION POUR L‘ÉPOUSE DE PINOCHET, LE FILS CADET RESTE ÉCROUÉ
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      La justice chilienne a remis en liberté jeudi, moyennant le versement d‘une caution, l‘épouse de l‘ex–dictateur Augusto Pinochet (1'73–1''0), Lucia Hiriart, mais maintenu sous écrous leur fils cadet Marco Antonio, pour complicité de fraude fiscale p >>>


      NUCLÉAIRE÷ L‘IRAN LÈVE LES SCELLÉS DE SON USINE, DISSENSIONS À L‘AIEA
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      L‘Iran a terminé de lever mercredi les scellés sur son usine de conversion d‘Ispahan, laissant la communauté internationale chercher à grand–peine un consensus sur la réponse à donner à la reprise d‘activités pouvant être déto >>>


      NUCLÉAIRE÷ LE CONSEIL DE L‘AIEA DEMANDE À L‘IRAN L‘ARRÊT DE SES ACTIVITÉS
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      L‘exécutif de l‘Agence internationale de l‘énergie atomique (AIEA) a adopté jeudi après–midi par consensus une résolution européenne demandant à l‘Iran d‘arrêter la production de combustible nucléaire, a indiqué un >>>


      PREMIER TIR D‘ESSAI DE MISSILE DE CROISIÈRE À CAPACITÉ NUCLÉAIRE AU PAKISTAN
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Le Pakistan a procédé jeudi à son premier tir d‘essai d‘un missile de croisière à capacité nucléaire, rejoignant le club des nations capables de fabriquer ce type de missiles au guidage ultra–précis.

Le lancement au sol du missile Hatf >>>


      ROYAUME–UNI÷ ARRESTATION DE 10 ÉTRANGERS MENAÇANT LA SÉCURITÉ NATIONALE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Dix étrangers "constituant une menace pour la sécurité nationale" ont été arrêtés jeudi au Royaume Uni en vertu de la loi sur l‘immigration et sont menacés d‘expulsion, a annoncé le ministre britannique de l‘Intérieur.
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      UN DEUXIÈME SYRIEN SUSPECTÉ D‘APPARTENIR À AL–QAÏDA JUGÉ EN TURQUIE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Un deuxième ressortissant syrien soupçonné d‘appartenir au réseau terroriste Al–Qaïda comparaissait jeudi devant un tribunal d‘Istanbul et devrait ensuite être écroué.

Cette personne qui répond au nom de Luai Sakra, âgé >>>


      UN NEUVIÈME DÉCÈS DANS L‘INCENDIE D‘UN IMMEUBLE D‘HABITATION À BERLIN
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Une femme a succombé à ses blessures après l‘incendie lundi soir d‘un immeuble habité en majorité par des étrangers à Berlin, portant à neuf le nombre de morts, a indiqué mercredi la police qui privilégie la piste criminelle et a renforc >>>


      UN SYRIEN ADMET AVOIR VOULU ATTAQUER DES BATEAUX ISRAÉLIENS EN TURQUIE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Un ressortissant syrien a reconnu jeudi avoir voulu faire exploser en mer des bateaux de croisière israéliens dans le sud de la Turquie et a été écroué par un tribunal d‘Istanbul pour "appartenance à une organisation clandestine".

L‘homme >>>


      UN SYRIEN ADMET QU‘IL VOULAIT ATTAQUER DES NAVIRES ISRAÉLIENS EN TURQUIE
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Un ressortissant syrien a reconnu jeudi devant un tribunal d‘Istanbul qu‘il projetait de faire exploser des navires de croisière israéliens au large des côtes méditerranéennes de la Turquie et a été écroué pour "appartenance à une or >>>


      LES MINISTRES EN VACANCES RESTENT PRÉSENTS SUR LE TERRAIN
      Le Figaro, 11-08-2005
      Officiellement en vacances jusqu‘au 25 août, plusieurs ministres du gouvernement de Dominique de Villepin restent présents sur le terrain, avec en tête la désastreuse image de vide du pouvoir laissée par la canicule de 2003, mais aussi le souci de ne pas laisser l‘espace m& >>>


      &BDQUO;BONNIE UND CLYDE&RDQUO; IN TENNESSEE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      11. August 2005 Aktuell Deutschland und die Welt Nachrichten Deutschland und die Welt Aktuell Menschen Katastrophen Umwelt Kriminalität Mode Gesundheit Wetter Berlin 13° Hamburg 14° Frankfurt '° München 7° Ihr Wetter FAZ.NET Services Wurde von seiner Frau „freigeschossen»÷ Geo >>>


      &BDQUO;MISS ELLIE&RDQUO; IST TOT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      11. August 2005 Aktuell Deutschland und die Welt Nachrichten Deutschland und die Welt Aktuell Menschen Katastrophen Umwelt Kriminalität Mode Gesundheit Wetter Berlin 15° Hamburg 16° Frankfurt 16° München 20° Ihr Wetter FAZ.NET Services Barbara Bel Geddes und Linda Evans nach der Golden Globe V >>>


      DAS GESCHÄFT MIT DEM ZWEIFEL
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      Von Julia Schaaf 14. April 2004 Am entscheidenden Abend war alles wie im Krimi. Schon zum Tischdecken streifte Helmut Grasser (Namen aller Betroffenen geändert) Handschuhe über, die hautengen Gummifinger aus dem Erste–Hilfe–Kasten.

Bloß keine Spuren hinterlassen. Die Gläser nah >>>


      ERSTE SPUR BEI ZETRALBANK–EINBRUCH
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      11. August 2005 Nach dem größten Bankraub in der Geschichte Brasiliens hat die Polizei eine erste wichtige Spur. Die Beamten fanden auf einem Parkplatz in der Stadt Fortaleza einen Kleinlaster, in dem sich noch ein winziger Teil der Beute befand, teilte die Polizei am Mittwoch (Ortszeit) mit.

Demnac >>>


      FRAU AN MYSTERIÖSER INFEKTION IN HONGKONG ERKRANKT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      11. August 2005 In Hongkong hat sich abermals ein Mensch mit einer möglicherweise von Schweinen übertragenen mysteriösen Krankheit infiziert. An der Krankheit sind im Südwesten Chinas in den vergangenen Wochen bereits 3' Menschen gestorben.

Der Gesundheitszustand der 78jährigen Fra >>>


      GEWALTVERBRECHER LAG BEI FESTNAHME IM BETT EINER KOMMISSARIN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      11. August 2005 Der am Montag gefaßte Gewaltverbrecher Burkhard Liesum lag bei seiner Festnahme im Bett einer Kommissarin der Frankfurter Polizei.

Die Staatsanwaltschaft Frankfurt ermittele deswegen gegen die 36 Jahre alte Frau, sagte Polizeisprecher Peter Liebeck an diesem Donnerstag und bestätigte >>>


      KREFELDER DROGENFAHNDER STELLEN 500 KILOGRAMM RAUSCHGIFT SICHER
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      11. August 2005 Drogenfahnder aus Krefeld haben nach monatelangen Ermittlungen 500 Kilogramm Rauschgift sichergestellt und neun Verdächtige festgenommen.

Der Rauschgifthändler–Ring habe tonnenweise Haschisch und Marihuana aus den Niederlanden nach Deutschland geschmuggelt und europaweit weiterv >>>


      LUFTSCHLOß MIT ZWEI ETAGEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11-08-2005
      Von Andreas Spaeth 11. August 2005 Die Spannung vor dem kommerziellen Premierenflug im kommenden Jahr steigt, doch die Fluggesellschaften und das Publikum müssen sich noch länger gedulden als erwartet. Das größte Verkehrsflugzeug der Welt, der doppelstöckige Airbus 380, wird erst früheste >>>



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