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      IGNORAN GERMANOS QUIÉN SER'3; CANCILLER
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Berlín.– Por primera vez en la historia electoral moderna de Alemania, el resultado de las cruciales elecciones del domingo, en lugar de culminar con una claro mandato para uno de los dos principales candidatos, originó un inédito drama político y dejó al país sumido en una total inc >>>


      LLEVAR'3;N CASO IR'3;N ANTE LA ONU
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Viena/Teherán (Reuters/EFE).– Las tres grandes potencias de la Unión Europea (UE) comenzaron ayer a esbozar una resolución instando al regulador nuclear de la ONU a que denuncie a Teherán ante el Consejo de Seguridad para posibles sanciones, dijeron diplomáticos de la UE.

Esto ll >>>


      LOS ALEMANES VIVEN EN INCERTIDUMBRE
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Alemania vive terremoto político

Berlín.– Por primera vez en la historia electoral moderna de Alemania, el resultado de las cruciales elecciones del domingo, en lugar de culminar con una claro mandato para uno de los dos principales candidatos, originó un inédito dr >>>


      LULA, EL GRAN AUSENTE EN LA ELECCIÓN DEL PT
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Buenos Aires.– La elección que ayer buscó refundar el Partido de los Trabajadores (PT) aún no tiene un claro ganador, pero sí un gran ausente. El presidente Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, el líder máximo desde su fundación hace 25 ańos, sorprendió a todos al no acudir a em >>>


      MUERTAS DIEZ PERSONAS EN DOS ATENTADOS SUICIDAS EN BAGDAD
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      06:51 Al menos una decena de iraquíes murieron hoy, lunes, y cinco resultaron heridos en dos atentados suicidas con coche bomba perpetrados en el sur de Bagdad, informó a EFE un portavoz del Ministerio iraquí de Interior.

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      PAISANOS EN EU COMPRAN CASA EN MÉXICO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      San Francisco, California.– Uno de los días más felices en la vida de Raymundo Rodríguez fue cuando recibió las llaves de la casa que le había comprado a su mamá en Oaxaca.

Raymundo logró adquirir una casa a crédito, aún viviendo en Estados Unidos, gracias a u >>>


      POSPONEN JUICIO A FINANCIADORES DE AL–QAEDA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      11:12 La Audiencia Nacional espańola suspendió hasta el próximo 2 de noviembre el juicio que hoy iba a comenzar contra dos acusados de financiar a Al–Qaeda por la ausencia de dos testigos.

El tribunal que iba a juzgar al espańol Enrique Cerdá y al paquistaní Ahmed Rukhsar, d >>>


      RECHAZA BUSH RETORNO INMEDIATO A NUEVA ORLE'3;NS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Critican plan para reabrir vecindarios de Nueva Orleáns 10:1' Amenaza tormenta tropical Rita al Golfo de México 10:15 El financiamiento para la reconstrucción divide a EU

12:10 El presidente de Estados Unidos, George W. Bush, se mostró hoy contrario a permitir el reto >>>


      "GOBIERNO DE ZEDILLO, EL QUE RECIBIÓ M'3;S POBRES"
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      La Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (Sedesol) elaboró una serie histórica de pobreza y desigualdad que abarca los últimos 54 ańos, en ella ubica a la administración de Ernesto Zedillo como la menos afortunada al haber iniciado con la mayor cifra de pobres extremos desde tiempos de Miguel Al >>>


      "LOS ACTOS DE ELBA DAŃARON AL PARTIDO"
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      El aspirante presidencial del PRI, Roberto Madrazo, asegura que no es responsable de la crisis que vive el PRI. La culpable, asegura, es Elba Esther Gordillo.

"(Sus actos) dańaron al partido. Lo que no sé es si lo hizo intencionalmente o por ignorancia de los estatutos del partido", dice en >>>


      ADICTOS: NEGOCIO Y MALTRATO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Busca UNAM reducir efectos secundarios de medicinas

Mejora IMSS detección de la diabetes Mientras el consumo de drogas en México aumenta, la mayor parte de los centros de tratamiento contra las adicciones que hay en el país, en lugar de controlar este problema de salud pú >>>


      ADVIERTEN QUE LOS PRIÍSTAS PREPARAN COMPRA DE VOTOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      La Fundación Solidaridad de Carlos Salinas y el proyecto del priísta Carlos Rojas para revivir los comités del Pronasol "huelen a proceso electorero", opinó Alberto Aziz Nassif, doctor en Ciencias Sociales.

La reaparición de Salinas y el trabajo de Rojas son "una pieza e >>>


      AGENDA UNIVERSAL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Agenda de eventos financieros y económicos 07:41
07:16 El presidente Vicente Fox izará la bandera a media asta en memoria de las víctimas de los sismos de 1'85, y asiste a la celebración del Día Nacional de la Protección Civil.

Julio Frenk Mora, secretar >>>


      ANALIZAN CREAR COMISIÓN PARA EVALUAR AL EJECUTIVO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      La Cámara de Diputados analiza la creación de la comisión de la función pública para vigilar y evaluar eficientemente al Poder Ejecutivo.

El diputado Víctor Hugo Islas (PRI) dijo que la administración pública no debe ser una caja cerrada, ésta se debe sujetar a la e >>>


      APOYA LÓPEZ OBRADOR DAR CANDIDATURAS A EXTERNOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Guamúchil , Sin.– Andrés Manuel López Obrador, precandidato del PRD a la Presidencia de la República, apoyó el planteamiento de ofrecer 50 por ciento de las candidaturas a diputados y senadores a aspirantes ajenos al partido.

El aspirante presidencial descartó que esto debil >>>


      BAJA ASISTENCIA AL ENCUENTRO DEL ZAPATISMO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      La Garrucha, Chis.– Organizaciones de izquierda de México concluyeron aquí tres días de trabajos de la primera reunión plenaria, en la que se estableció el plan de acción del recorrido que realizará el EZLN por el país a partir de enero próximo.

En el cierre d >>>


      BUSCA EX JEFE DEL GDF SEDUCIR A LOS NO PERREDISTAS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Guamúchil , Sin.– Andrés Manuel López Obrador, precandidato del PRD a la Presidencia de la República, se hizo acompańar ayer en su gira por esta entidad por empresarios, en su búsqueda por votos más allá del perredismo, que aquí no ha obtenido más de 6 por ciento >>>


      CALDERÓN NO DESCARTA ALIANZA CON MAGISTERIO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Mérida , Yuc. El precandidato del PAN a la Presidencia Felipe Calderón Hinojosa dejó abierta la posibilidad de formar una coalición electoral en la que participe la maestra Elba Esther Gordillo, secretaria general del PRI, con miras a la sucesión presidencial de 2006.

En conferencia de >>>


      CARTOGRAFÍA ELECTORAL PARA NUEVO PRONASOL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      El tejido social del Programa Nacional de Solidaridad (Pronasol), creado por el salinismo en diciembre de 1'88, no desapareció en el país con la conclusión de la administración de Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Carlos Rojas Gutiérrez, encargado del funcionamiento de este plan de asiste >>>


      CONCRETAR'3;N EN MARZO FRENTE AMPLIO ELECTORAL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      El lanzamiento de un frente amplio electoral se concretará en marzo del 2006 y será el próximo 26 de septiembre cuando ex funcionarios del gabinete foxista, académicos, organizaciones no gubernamentales y líderes como Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, den a conocer la conformación de un prime >>>


      CORRIGEN EN CORTE FALLAS DE LA DEFENSA DE ESTRADA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Estudian propuestas para anular juicio contra Estrada

Propuestas de sentencia de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN) corrigen y suplen los errores de la defensa del gobernador de Morelos, Sergio Estrada Cajigal, en el conflicto que mantiene con el Congreso de esa entidad.>>>


      DECLARAN HOY A AMLO COMO CANDIDATO ELECTO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      El Comité Nacional del Servicio Electoral y Membresía del PRD otorgará este lunes a Andrés Manuel López Obrador su constancia como candidato electo a la Presidencia de la República, informó el vocero de ese partido, Gerardo Fernández Norońa.

En entrevista, el funcio >>>


      DEMANDAN ACTUALIZAR BIBLIOTECAS PÚBLICAS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Las bibliotecas públicas en México deben "dejar de ser piezas de museo y convertirse en instrumentos para mejorar la educación en el país", aseguró Guillermo Bustamante, presidente de la Asociación Nacional de Padres de Familia.

Explicó que frente al avance de herra >>>


      EFEMÉRIDES NACIONALES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Efemérides internacionales

06:56 1526.– Los caciques indígenas de Jilotepec Fernando de Tapia y Luis de San Nicolás Montańez fundan la Villa de San Francisco de Acámbaro, primera población legal asentada en la región de León, Guanajuato.

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      EL GOBIERNO ENVÍA CARTA AL EZLN PARA SEGUIR DI'3;LOGO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      El gobierno federal expresó su disposición de dialogar con el subcomandante Marcos en el lugar, hora y sobre los temas que quiera, incluso sobre la reforma constitucional en materia de derechos humanos.

A través de un comunicado de la Secretaría de Gobernación, se dio a conocer que el >>>


      EL NEGOCIO DEL MALTRATO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Mientras el consumo de drogas en México aumenta, la mayor parte de los centros de tratamiento contra las adicciones que hay en el país, en lugar de controlar este problema de salud pública, son un negocio donde los internos padecen de encierro, maltrato e insalubridad.

'3;ngel Prado, dire >>>


      EL SANTORAL DE HOY
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      06:34 Celebran hoy su santo José María, Jenaro, Rodrigo, Pomposa, Susana, Constanza, Guillermina, María del Socorro, Ricarda y Alfonso.

Mańana será onomástico de Andrés, Pablo, Eustaquio, Prisco, Agapito, Filipa, Cándida, Fausta y Clicerio.

Han transcurrido 261 >>>


      EL DR. SIMI EXTIENDE SU PROSELITISMO A ARGENTINA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Buenos aires . Un hecho inédito sí los hay: un candidato a la Presidencia de México, haciendo campańa en los periódicos argentinos. Víctor González Torres mostró sus aspiraciones presidenciales para 2006 a los lectores argentinos. Un aviso publicitario, de un octavo de págin >>>


      FOX REZA POR MÉXICO AL OÍR MISA EN TEMPLO CAPITALINO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      El presidente Vicente Fox oró por México en su visita al templo de San Hipólito.

A tres días de que el papa Benedicto XVI expresó su preocupación por el incremento de la corrupción, la impunidad y el narcotráfico en nuestro país, el jefe de la nación elevó >>>


      GARANTIZA SEGOB SEGURIDAD A MARCHA DE EZLN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      10:40 El gobierno mexicano reiteró hoy que el subcomandante Marcos contará con "la misma protección" que cualquier otro ciudadano en la gira nacional que realizará del 1 de enero al 25 de junio de 2006, al frente de los rebeldes zapatistas.

El Secretario de Gobernación (Inter >>>


      LIBIA ES M'3;S SEGURO QUE MÉXICO, DIFUNDEN
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Arturo es un mexicano que tiene cinco ańos viviendo en Europa. La semana pasada la compańía donde trabaja le dio la opción de elegir dos países para ir de comisionado por un mes a trabajar: los países a elegir eran México y Libia. Arturo optó por la segunda opción porque, na >>>


      MONTIEL GASTA 11 MDP EN SPOTS EN UNA SEMANA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Santiago Creel, Arturo Montiel y Bernardo de la Garza son los tres aspirantes presidenciables que han erogado más de 100 millones de pesos en su estrategia mediática rumbo a las elecciones del próximo ańo, de acuerdo con tarifas públicas.

A petición de EL UNIVERSAL, la empresa Ver >>>


      MÉXICO CAMBIÓ PARA SIEMPRE DESPUÉS DE LOS SISMOS: FOX
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Piden rehabilitar Hospital Juárez en aniversario de sismo 0':24 Faltan por derrumbar 27 edificios dańados por sismo 0':05 Admite GDF falta de cultura en prevención de desastres 08:41 Conmemoran ex alumnos de secundaria aniversario de sismo 07:4' Iza Fox bandera a media asta >>>


      NOS REBASÓ LA TRAGEDIA, RELATA DE LA MADRID
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      El terremoto del 1' de septiembre de 1'85 "rebasó la capacidad institucional para hacerle frente. Su magnitud nos tomó por sorpresa y tuvimos que actuar sin el apoyo de un plan de emergencia a la altura de las circunstancias", reconoce el entonces presidente de la República Miguel de la >>>


      PARA QUE NO TE QUEDES FUERA DE LAS CONVERSACIONES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      07:44 Si te perdiste de las noticias más importantes del fin de semana, ˇno te preocupes!, aquí te presentamos un resumen de lo ocurrido Domingo Nacional Pronasol: El senador del PRI Carlos Rojas Gutiérrez encabeza a un grupo de operadores que trabajan en la reactivación de los comités del >>>


      PREVÉN DISMINUCIÓN DE LLUVIAS EN LA MAYOR PARTE DEL PAÍS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      05:30 El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) anunció que continuarán las altas temperaturas en el Norte y Noroeste del país, y previó una disminución de la lluvia en la mayor parte de México.

En el Pacífico Norte y Centro, Occidente y Mesa Central se espera cielo de me >>>


      RECIBE PAPA A RIVERA CARRERA Y A 12 OBISPOS MEXICANOS
      Ёль ёниверсал, 19-09-2005
      07:58 El Papa Benedicto XVI recibió hoy en audiencia, en el Palacio Apostólico de Castelgandolfo, al cardenal Norberto Rivera Carrera y a otros 12 prelados mexicanos dentro de la visita "ad Limina Apostolorum", informó el Vaticano.

El arzobispo primado de México, Rivera Carrera, f >>>


      ADVERTENCIA DE HURACANES EN LOS CAYOS DE LA FLORIDA
      Siglo XXI, 19-09-2005
      AP MIAMI. Una advertencia de huracanes fue emitida el domingo para los Cayos de la Florida debido a que una depresión tropical en las Bahamas estaba cobrando fuerza y se vaticinaba que se convertiría en tormenta.

La medida significa que posiblemente para la tarde del lunes la depresión cobre car >>>


      DIRECTOR POLICÍA SALVADOREŃA EXPONDR'3; SITUACIÓN EN ALEMANIA
      Siglo XXI, 19-09-2005
      ACAN–EFE San Salvador. El director de la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC) de El Salvador, Ricardo Menesses, viajará mańana, sábado, a Alemania para exponer la situación de las pandillas en Centroamérica y el Caribe en una asamblea de INTERPOL.

La PNC informa hoy, en un comunicad >>>


      LA CDU EN CABEZA, PERO SIN LA MAYORÍA DESEADA
      Siglo XXI, 19-09-2005
      EFE Berlín. Los conservadores de Angela Merkel han sido la fuerza más votada en las legislativas alemanas, por delante de los socialdemócratas del canciller Gerhard Schroeder, pero no está claro que puedan formar gobierno, según los sondeos a pie de urna hechos públicos por las televisione >>>


      PARLAMENTO IRAQUÍ ENVÍA PROYECTO DE CONSTITUCIÓN A ONU
      Siglo XXI, 19-09-2005
      AP BAGDAD. El parlamento iraquí firmó enmiendas al proyecto de constitución el domingo y un influyente legislador declaró que la aceptación de la carta debía ser resuelta por el pueblo, no la legislatura.

Hussain al–Shahristani, vicepresidente de la Asamblea Nacional, dijo q >>>


      ABBAS: DEAL NEEDED TO REOPEN BORDER
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that it will take an international agreement to reopen the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt in the wake of Israel‘s pullout.

"The agreement must be under Egyptian–Palestinian control but the details of entering and leaving must be subject to >>>


      AFGHANS DEFY THREATS, TURN OUT TO VOTE
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Taliban fighters have failed to sabotage Afghanistan‘s first legislative elections in decades, with millions of voters turning out for a ballot President Hamid Karzai called a defining moment for the nation.

There was no major violence against voters on Sunday, despite more than two dozen harassing attac >>>


      ALLUNI TO APPEAL FOR RELEASE
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Aljazeera journalist Taysir Alluni is to appeal his renewed detention in Spain, where he is accused of ties to al–Qaida, so that he can travel to Syria where his mother has just died.

Alluni‘s wife, Fatima, told journalists on Sunday that she had received a faxed copy of Najiya al–Kati‘ >>>


      ARAB MUSLIMS SLAM IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Saudi Arabia‘s highest religious authority as well as Jordan‘s opposition Islamic Action Front party have spoken out against those seeking to promote civil war in neighbouring Iraq.

In a reference to both US–led forces and groups such as al–Qaida in Iraq, Grand Mufti Shaikh Abd al&ndash >>>


      BILLIONS PLUNDERED FROM IRAQ MILITARY
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      A billion dollars has been plundered from the coffers of Iraq‘s defence ministry, seriously affecting the government‘s ability to maintain law and order, the Independent newspaper says.

"It is possibly one of the largest thefts in history," the paper said in its Monday edition, quoting Ir >>>


      CROATIA: BLAST AT BRITISH EMBASSY
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      An explosive device has detonated in the mail room at the British embassy in the Croatian capital, injuring one person.

"An explosive device appears to have detonated in the postroom around 7.30am (0530 GMT). One person sustained minor injuries, embassy spokeswoman Tessa Fras said.

"Security >>>


      DEAL STRUCK IN NORTH KOREAN TALKS
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Delegates of the six–party talks centred on North Korea‘s nuclear programme have reached a landmark agreement in eleventh hour diplomacy, capping two years of negotiations, sources in Beijing say.

North Korea has committed to giving up all its nuclear programmes in return for oil and power aid and >>>


      FEW SAUDI FIGHTERS IN IRAQ
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      The number of Saudi fighters who took up arms in Iraq is much lower than previously thought, a report from a Washington–based think–tank has said.

The study released by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), obtained by Reuters on Sunday, said Saudis made up just 350 of the 3000 >>>


      GERMAN VOTE ESTIMATED AT EVEN SPLIT
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder‘s Social Democrats have the same number of seats in parliament as the conservative opposition Christian Democrats, according to new estimates by two leading polling institutes after Sunday‘s general election.

The Forsa institute said both parties were tied on 222 >>>


      GERMANY FACES ELECTION DEADLOCK
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      German newspapers have predicted chaos and a "war of the chancellors" after the country‘s general election produced a near dead heat between the two main parties.

Several papers said on Monday that the only solution was an unprecedented coalition of opposition conservatives, liberals and ecolog >>>


      HAMAS SLAMS ISRAELI ELECTION THREATS
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      A spokesman for Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has slammed Israeli threats and lobbying to distance his group from upcoming legislative elections.

Hamas spokesman Mushir al–Masri on Monday said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon‘s appeal to the European Union to support a ban on Hamas in th >>>


      IRAN REJECTS NEW NUCLEAR COMPROMISES
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ruled out making further concessions on Iran‘s nuclear programme to avert an immediate threat of being referred to the United Nations Security Council.

Looking relaxed and confident after returning from a UN summit in New York, Ahmadinejad on Sunday argued that his offer >>>


      IRAQI LAWMAKERS BACK DRAFT CONSTITUTION
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Iraq‘s parliament has approved a draft constitution four weeks before the text is to be put to a referendum.

The National Assembly only approved a final text of the constitution on Sunday, giving little time for the United Nations to print five million copies and distribute them nationwide ahead of the r >>>


      IRAQI SECURITY TIGHT FOR SHIA PILGRIMAGE
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Hundreds of thousands of Shia descended on the holy city of Karbala, paying tribute to one of their most revered religious figures, an outpouring of religiosity that Iraqi officials said stood in defiance of earlier threats by fighters.

Iraqi officials also announced that one of Saddam Hussein‘s nephews >>>


      KUWAIT PLANS EXPATRIATE BASIC WAGE
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Kuwait‘s minister of social affairs and labour has proposed the introduction of a minimum wage for hundreds of thousands of expatriate workers.

Al–Qabas newspaper quoted Faisal al–Hajji as saying he had submitted recommendations to the cabinet calling for a 50–dinar ($170) minimum month >>>


      KUWAITI EMBASSY GUARD KILLED IN BEIRUT
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      A Lebanese security guard has been killed and another injured after a hand grenade exploded in the Kuwaiti information office in Beirut.

Police had initially said the blast on Monday was caused by a parcel or letter bomb but later the Kuwaiti ambassador to Lebanon said the device had blown up accidentally.
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      MUSHARRAF SEEKS TALKS ON ISRAELI TIES
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has indicated that Israel and Pakistan should further discuss forging diplomatic relations.

Musharraf, who shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the United Nations last week in the first such encounter between leaders of both countries, made his comments t >>>


      NASA TO UNVEIL MOON–VISIT PLANS
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      With the shuttle fleet grounded and the International Space Station staffed by a skeleton crew, Nasa is set to unveil plans to take people and cargo to the moon.

Despite criticism from Capitol Hill on Monday over the reported $100 billion cost of the lunar programme, the plan is to get astronauts back to the m >>>


      NO PROGRESS IN KOREA NUCLEAR TALKS
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Negotiators from six countries have tried again to break a deadlock in talks designed to end North Korea‘s nuclear arms programme, but there is no sign of an early end to a nearly three–year–old crisis.

The negotiations in Beijing between the United States, North and South Korea, Japan, Russi >>>


      PAKISTAN PRESIDENT DENIES RAPE REMARK
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      President Pervez Musharraf has denied telling the Washington Post that many Pakistanis felt crying rape was an easy way to make money and get a Canadian visa, saying the remark was made by someone else.

The comments, published on Tuesday during Musharraf‘s ongoing visit to the United States, sparked outr >>>


      SHARON GETS NO GUARANTEE ON ARREST
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      British Foreign Minister Jack Straw stopped short of offering Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon a full guarantee that he would be free from prosecution if he were to visit Britain.

Asked if he could reassure the Israeli leader that he would not be arrested if he came to Britain, Straw at first hesitated.
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      SRI LANKA TO CHOOSE NEW PRESIDENT
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Sri Lanka will vote for a new president on 17 November as left–of–centre Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse is set to face off against his right–of–centre predecessor, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in an election seen as too close to call.

"The election is on 17 November," the island&ls >>>


      THOUSANDS MARCH IN HAMAS RALLY
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      The Palestinian resistance group Hamas has held a massive military rally in Gaza City, in clear defiance of President Mahmoud Abbas‘s calls to disarm.

Hamas said a 10,000–strong army, posing on jeeps and camouflage–decorated trucks, spread out across Gaza city on Sunday.

The men carr >>>


      TWO KILLED IN TURKEY BLASTS
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Two separate explosions in Turkey have killed two people and injured at least 11, local police and media sources say.

A sanitation worker was injured in an explosion on Monday as he was emptying a litter box in a central Istanbul park, the Anatolia news agency reported.

Police said the blast occurred >>>


      UK ‘SLEEPWALKING‘ INTO SEGREGATION?
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Britain could be facing a future of serious ethnic divisions, where different races live in "fully fledged ghettos", the head of the country‘s race relations watchdog warns.

In a speech to be delivered next week and obtained by The Sunday Times newspaper, Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commis >>>


      UN NUCLEAR AGENCY SEEKS IRAN ACCESS
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei has called on Iran to allow access to sensitive sites after his agency met to consider sending Tehran to the UN Security Council because of alleged weapons–related nuclear activities.

The "ball is very much in Iran‘s court on this issue", said El >>>


      YEMEN HOLDS THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS
      Aljazeera, 19-09-2005
      Yemen has detained more than 10,000 illegal African immigrants this year, with the official Saba news agency adding that more than 100 would–be migrants drowned this month trying to reach the Arab republic.

Saba said on Sunday that 10,750 people had been seized in Yemeni cities and on the coast, which fa >>>


      "LA RÉCONCILIATION EST UNE TRADITION ANCESTRALE EN KABYLIE", AFFIRME UN PATRIOTE DE LA RÉGION
      APS, 19-09-2005
      Tizi–Ouzou – La réconciliation entre deux parties en conflit habituellement par l‘entremise du "Tamen" du village, est "une tradition ancestrale" ancrée en Algérie et notamment en Kabylie, a affirmé dimanche Arezki Saďdani, un patriote de Yakouren (Tizi&n >>>


      LE PR. KAMEL SENHADJI : LA CONCORDE CIVILE DEVAIT ĘTRE SOUTENUE PAR LA RÉCONCILIATION
      APS, 19-09-2005
      Metz – La concorde civile sans la réconciliation nationale "ne nous permettra jamais" de faire face aux retombées de la tragédie nationale, notamment dans ses aspects politiques, économiques et sociales, a estimé samedi le Pr. Senhadji Kamel, mondialement connu pour ses recher >>>


      RÉCONCILIATION SYMBOLIQUE Ŕ ALGER ENTRE DEUX FAMILLES VICTIMES DE LA TRAGÉDIE NATIONALE
      APS, 19-09-2005
      Alger – Une rencontre symbolique de réconciliation entre deux familles victimes de la tragédie nationale s‘est déroulée, dimanche ŕ Alger, en présence du ministre de l‘Emploi et de la Solidarité nationale, Djamel Ould Abbes. "Khalti" Djemaâ, qui a pe >>>


      RÉFÉRENDUM: LES ALGÉRIENS D‘ITALIE EXPRIMENT LEUR ATTACHEMENT AUX PAYS ET Ŕ SON AVENIR
      APS, 19-09-2005
      Milan – La venue ŕ Milan du président de l‘Assemblée populaire nationale (APN), Amar Saadani, dans le cadre de la campagne d‘explication du projet de Charte pour la paix et la réconciliation nationale, a été perçue par les membres de la communauté algérie >>>


      RÉFÉRENDUM: M. BELKHADEM APPELLE Ŕ UN VOTE MASSIF LE 2' SEPTEMBRE
      APS, 19-09-2005
      Londres – Le secrétaire général de l‘instance exécutive du parti du Front de libération nationale (FLN), Abdelaziz Belkhadem, a appelé samedi soir ŕ Londres la communauté algérienne établie en Grande–Bretagne ŕ voter massivement le 2' septem >>>


      3 MEMBERS OF IRANТS STATE TV ARRESTED IN AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      Iran Focus (Iran) London, Sep. 18 – Three employees of IranТs state television and radio broadcasting corporation, IRIB, were detained in Afghanistan by American troops, according to a notice posted on the organisationТs website on Sunday.

The trio who were picked up in the Afghan capital of Kabul were d >>>


      AFGHANISTAN‘S PRESIDENT ‘HONOURED‘ TO VOTE IN HISTORIC BALLOT
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      KABUL (AFP) – President Hamid Karzai said he was honoured to vote in Afghanistan‘s first parliamentary elections in 30 years, while the election chief urged voters to use their new democratic rights at the ballot box.

"It is a great honour for me as an Afghan and I feel independent to be able >>>


      AFGHANISTAN HOLDS LANDMARK VOTE
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      Afghans are voting in their first parliamentary and local elections for more than 30 years.

More than 12 million voters have a choice of almost 6,000 candidates. Voting has been steady in Kabul. People have queued to vote in other cities.

Thousands of foreign and Afghan security forces are on high ale >>>


      AFGHANS VOTE IN FORCE, SCORN TALIBAN THREATS
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban fighters failed on Sunday to sabotage Afghanistan‘s first legislative elections in decades, with voters turning out in force for a ballot President Hamid Karzai called a defining moment for the nation.

Polls closed at 4 p.m. (7:30 a.m. EDT), with no reports of major violen >>>


      BACKGROUNDER: AFGHAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      KABUL, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) –– Afghanistan‘s first–ever parliamentary election in over three decades will kick off Sunday morning, in which the 24' members of the Wolesi Jirga, or Lower House of the National Assembly and the 420 members of the Provincial Council will be elected. The following a >>>


      CANADA URGED TO WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      OTTAWA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) –– A famous anti–war British MP on Saturday urged Canada to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, saying that despite the country‘s refusal to fight in Iraq, it is complicit in the US war on terrorism by stationing troops in the central Asian country.

"I&l >>>


      FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      PARIS (AFP) – A French special forces soldier was killed by a bomb blast in southern Afghanistan in the early hours of Sunday, the French chief of general staff said in Paris.

A second soldier in the same vehicle was seriously wounded in the attack, the statement said, adding that the troops were part of >>>


      STRANGE BEDFELLOWS IN AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      BEFORE ITS RISE to fame as a battleground in the war on terror, Afghanistan was known as a bubbling geyser of the Cold War. During the 1'80s Afghan communists, installed and backed by the Soviet Army, struggled for years to overcome resistance from US–backed mujahideen. Now –– over a decade after >>>


      VOTING FOR AFGHANISTAN‘S NEW PARLIAMENT ENDS
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      KABUL, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) –– Voting for Afghanistan‘s new parliament, which began at 6 a.m. (local time), came to a close at around 5 p.m.

Though the turnout was lighter than last year‘s presidential elections, millions of Afghans used their franchise to elect the members of the parliame >>>


      VOTING UNDERWAY IN AFGHANISTAN
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      parliamentary elections in more than 35 years. Some 12.5 million people are registered to vote at more than 6,000 polling stations.

Nearly 5,800 candidates are standing for the 24' seats of the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the national assembly. Voters are also choosing members of 34 provincial council >>>


      WARRIORS OF BLOODY AFGHAN PAST FIGHT FOR VOTES
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      The Observer (UK) A committed jihadi from Paghman, a valley overlooking Kabul, Walid Muhammad neither gave nor took quarter to defend his city. In the 1'80s he fought the Russians, who torched his house and killed his relatives. Then he took up arms against the Taliban, who lashed him to a bed and flogged him with >>>


      YOU STINK: AFGHAN ELECTORATE GRIPPED BY HIGH POLITICS
      јфганска€ пресса онлайн, 19-09-2005
      It is an insult normally confined to the playground rather than bandied around in political debate. But in the run–up to today‘s historic Afghan parliamentary elections, the vexed question of whether a certain candidate smells or not has become a potentially vote–winning issue.

Farida Kuchi, >>>


      AABAR ACQUIRES DELMA
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Stanley Carvalho, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: The newly incorporated Aabar Petroleum Investments Co (Aabar) has acquired Delma Energy of the UAE for $100 million (Dh367 million), a top company official said yesterday.

Aabar will also be listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market next November 1.

Aabar >>>


      ADCB TO DOUBLE CAPITAL AND OFFER 25% TO FOREIGNERS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Stanley Carvalho, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank yesterday won approval to double its capital to Dh4 billion and offer a 25 per cent stake to foreigners.

The bank also won approval for a 1:1 rights issue with no premium, under instructions from the government.

Apart from allowi >>>


      AL SUWAIDI WARNS OF SHARP CORRECTION
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Stanley Carvalho, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: The UAE Central Bank Governor yesterday expressed concerns about asset prices and capital flows into real estate and stock markets and cautioned that a sharp correction was imminent.

Sultan Bin Nasser Al Suwaidi said spiralling rents were a major cause of inflatio >>>


      BAHRAIN AND OMAN СMAY SHARE GULF AIR OWNERSHIPТ
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Reuters Muscat: Bahrain and Oman are expected to share equally the ownership of Gulf Air after a decision by part–owner Abu Dhabi to quit the airline, a source close to the company said yesterday.

The two countries are likely to equally take Abu Dhabis stake, the source said. This is not the right time f >>>


      BOSCH UNVEILS AIRBAG 10
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: Bosch announced the release of its newest generation of Electronic Control Units (ECU) called the Airbag 10. The group plans to supply regional and international car manufacturers from 2007.

For 25 years the Bosch group has been innovators of and producers of airbag ECUs and has since becom >>>


      BUE MARINE AND PARTNER WIN CONTRACT FROM BP
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: Dubai–based BUE Marine Ltd and its operating partner, Kaspmorneftflot (KMNF), have won a 40 million Omani riyal 10–year charter for two platform supply vessels (PSVs) floated by oil and gas major BP in Azerbaijan.

BUE is a wholly–owned subsidiary of Muscat–headquarte >>>


      CRESCENT–NIOC PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Abu Dhabi: Crescent Petroleum of Sharjah and National Iranian Oil Co have completed more than '0 per cent of the gas project they began in April 2001.

Total investment in the project is more than $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion). The Iranian company has finished laying the 30–inch gas pipelin >>>


      DUBAIТS GDP MAY TOUCH DH175B IN С0'
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Ashfaq Ahmed, Staff Reporter Dubai: Dubais GDP is projected to grow 12.78 per cent to Dh174.6 billion by 200', up from Dh110.7 billion last year, according to a study conducted by the Dubai Municipality.

Dubais GDP is expected to reach Dh174.6 billion in 200', according to realistic projections that >>>


      DUBAI–UK TRADE INCREASES BY '0% IN JUST SIX MONTHS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Maria E. Kallukaren, Staff Reporter Dubai: Trade between Dubai and the United Kingdom jumped '0 per cent in the first half of fiscal 2004–05.

John Hawkins, British consul–general, said the value of trade increased from 1.1 billion (Dh7.3 billion) to 2.1 billion (Dh13.' billion) during th >>>


      DUBAI MARKET CONTINUES TO SCALE NEW HEIGHTS
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Arif Sharif, Staff Reporter Dubai: Dubai shares rose three quarters of a per cent to a new closing high for a fifth successive day as building stocks jumped on expectations of strong gains for them from the citys construction boom.

Abu Dhabi rose a quarter of a per cent in robust trade with gains for banks >>>


      DUBAI SPORTS CITY WILL CONSTRUCT COUNTRYТS LARGEST STADIUM
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Saifur Rahman, Staff Reporter Dubai: Dubai Sports City yesterday announced the development of the UAEs largest stadium that will have a seating capacity of 65,000 spectators, a top Dubailand official said.

In response to General Shaikh Mohammads Vision, Dubailand and Dubai Sports City (DSC) have decided to >>>


      GULF CENTRAL BANKS CREATE RESERVE TO BACK SINGLE CURRENCY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Stanley Carvalho, Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: Gulf central banks are creating a reserve to support their single currency that is on track to be launched by 2010, the UAE Central Bank Governor said yesterday.

But although technical issues have been resolved, the six Gulf states have yet to resolve political is >>>


      GULF IS BEST COST AREA FOR CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Kokila Jacob, Staff Reporter Dubai: The global petrochemical centre of gravity is shifting to best cost areas such as the Gulf, say industry officials.

With petrochemical facilities in Europe and the US, still the largest markets, facing closure or downsizing due to increasingly high prices and shortage of >>>


      INVESTCOM TO LIST IN DUBAI AND LONDON
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      Staff Report Dubai: Investcom, an international mobile telecommunications provider, yesterday announced its intention to list on the Dubai International Finance Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

Investcom said it would launch an initial public offering of global depositary receipts on the LSE this year, >>>


      ISLAMIC ARAB INSURANCE TO FLOAT TAKAFUL COMPANY
      Gulf News, 19-09-2005
      By Mariam Al Hakeem, Correspondent Manama: The Dubai–based Islamic Arab Insurance Company (IAIC), which started trading its shares on the Dubai Financial Market on Saturday, has won the approval of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency to establish a takaful insurance company in the kingdom with a capital base of 200 >>>



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