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      PM TOEING US LINE OVER IRAN PIPELINE÷ LEFT
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 1503 hours IST New Delhi, July 22÷ A day after voicing apprehensions over the Indo–US agreement on nuclear energy, Left parties on Friday described as very unfortunate Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs reported remarks that the India–Pakistan–Iran gas pi >>>


      POLICE DOES NOT HAVE SALMAN‘S PHONE TAPES
      , 22-07-2005
      Mumbai, July 22÷ The investigation into the Salman Khan–Aishwarya Rai audio tape, in which the actor boasted of his underworld connections, may face hurdles with the Mumbai police commissioner today saying that the police did not have record of phone tappings of Salman‘s cell when it was under survei >>>


      POLICE SHOOT SUSPECTED SUICIDE BOMBER AT LONDON UNDERGROUND
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 1545 hours IST London, July 22÷ London police said on Friday a police officer had shot a man at the Stockwell Underground train station but declined to comment on reports he was a suspected suicide bomber.

"I saw them (police) offload five shots into the per >>>


      PORN COMPANIES PAY IN SPAM CRACKDOWN
      , 22-07-2005
      Washington, July 22÷ Five pornography companies have agreed to pay $1.16 million (670,420 pounds) in fines for sending "spam" e–mail without a warning that it contains sexually explicit material, US regulators said on Wednesday.

Three other businesses also face lawsuits for sending impro >>>


      PORTUGAL TO HAND OVER ABU SALEM TO INDIA
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 0515 hours IST Lisbon, July 21÷ One of India‘s most wanted men, suspected of involvement in a wave of bombings that killed 260 people, will be extradited from Portugal to India under an order by a Portuguese court, Portugal‘s Lusa news agency reported on Thurs >>>


      SANIA MIRZA ENTERS CINCINNATI QUARTERFINALS
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 135' hours IST New Delhi, July 22÷ Sania Mirza pulled off a thrilling 7–6 (5) 7–5 victory over Puerto Rico‘s Kristina Brandi to advance to the quarterfinals of the USD 170,000 WTA tour tennis event in Cincinnati, USA.

After clinching a tough >>>


      SONU NIGAM SURVIVES A FATAL MISHAP
      , 22-07-2005
      Mumbai, July 22÷ A couple of days back we had informed you that our Bollywood troupe is going to perform in Kabul in Afghanistan. And here‘s breaking news on the show‘s scenario. Indeed breaking!

The Indian team who were performing in Kabul just survived a fatal mishap. While singer Sonu Nig >>>


      SUBWAY SHOOTING DIRECTLY LINKED TO 2ND LONDON ATTACK÷ POLICE
      , 22-07-2005
      London, July 22÷ London police on Friday said that the shooting at a tube station in South London in which a suspected militant was killed was ‘directly linked‘ to Thursday‘s attacks on the transport system.

The man was challeged by armed officers and gunned down at the Stockwell tube >>>


      TEAM INDIA LACKS MENTAL STRENGTH÷ SIDDHU
      , 22-07-2005
      New Delhi, July 21÷ The Indian cricket team picked for the Sri Lanka tri–series is the "best possible" one, said former cricketer Navjot Singh Siddhu while singling out lack of mental strength as a problem area for the side.

"Our team is the best in the world when it comes to potent >>>


      UK POLICE CALL OFF ALERT AT LONDON MOSQUE
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 161' hours IST London, July 22÷ Armed police surrounded a mosque in east London on Friday after a bomb threat but a search found no trace of any device and the alert was called off, police said.

"There was a bomb threat at the east London mosque and ther >>>


      US STOCKS STUMBLE AFTER LONDON BOMBS
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 2111 hours IST New York, July 21÷ US stocks fell on Thursday after a series of bomb attacks on London‘s mass transit system raised investor anxiety, offsetting news that China has revalued its currency.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 80.17 poin >>>


      VIRUDDH
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 1428 hours IST Mumbai, July 22÷ Mahesh Manjrekar has, quite often, excelled when he chose to attempt intense themes. Films like Nidaan, Vaastav and Astitva, at the start of his career, proved that Manjrekar is amongst the best if he puts his heart and soul into a movie.>>>


      VOLKSWAGEN TO PAY AP GOVT EURO 2 MILLION IN DAMAGES
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 1620 hours IST Berlin, July 22÷ German carmaker Volkswagen AG will pay Andhra Pradesh government nearly euro 2 million (USD 2.4 million) in damages suffered due to the illegal actions of a former manager at the centre of a bribery scandal.

VW said in a statement >>>


      WIFE OF FORMER INDIAN SKIPPER COMMITS SUICIDE
      , 22-07-2005
      Updated÷ Friday, July 22, 2005 at 1758 hours IST Mumbai, July 22÷ Octogenarian wife of former India cricket captain Gulabrai Ramchand committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of her building in Worli in central Mumbai today, police sources said.

Leela Gulabrai Ramchand (80), wife of la >>>


      WIPRO BAGS 25 MN POUND CONTRACT FROM UK FIRM
      , 22-07-2005
      Bangalore, July 22÷ Software major Wipro on Friday said it has bagged a 25 million pound contract from UK–based Northern Gas Networks (NGN).

Wipro said NGN, one of the new independent gas network companies in Britain, has selected Wipro Technologies to implement a complete replacement of its work >>>


      WIPRO RECORDS RS 4.28 BILLION PROFIT
      , 22-07-2005
      Bangalore, July 22÷ Software major Wipro today reported a net profit of Rs 4.28 billion for the first quarter ended June 30, 2005, a 20 per cent jump over the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal.

The Bangalore–headquartered company reported revenues of Rs 22.62 billion, a 28 per cent rise yea >>>


      ARSON ATTEMPT ON BOMB SUSPECT‘S HOUSE–POLICE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Police Shoot Bombing Suspect LONDON (Reuters) – An area near the home of one of the four men behind the July 7 suicide bomb attacks in London, Germaine Lindsay, has been evacuated after an arson attempt, police said on Friday.

Thames Valley Police said they found substances believed to be petrol or >>>


      ATTACKS WILL CONTINUE, RADICAL CLERIC SAYS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) – Militant Islamists will continue to attack Britain until the government pulls its troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, one of the country‘s most outspoken Islamic clerics said on Friday.

Speaking 15 days after bombers killed over 50 people in London and a day >>>


      AUSTRALIA EYES TERRORISM LAWS AFTER LONDON ATTACKS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian leaders have proposed new anti–terror laws similar to those planned in Britain after the London bombings, including making it a criminal offense to train in "terrorist techniques" abroad.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard said authorities would ex >>>


      AUSTRALIA FORGE HEALTHY LEAD
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures LONDON (Reuters) – Australia reached 170–3 in their second innings, a lead of 205, in the final session on the second day of the first Ashes test against England on Friday.

Damien Martyn was unbeaten on 37 and Michael Clarke on 35. England were earlier bowled out for 155 afte >>>


      CHINA FROWNS AS MARKETS BET ON NEXT YUAN MOVE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Japan welcomes yuan move but with reservations Brown welcomes China forex reform China currency move may up retailer costs–analysts G7 welcomes China‘s yuan revaluation China yuan step a ‘good start‘ – Greenspan CHRONOLOGY–China‘s foreign >>>


      CLARKE AND MARTYN TURN THE SCREW
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures LONDON (Reuters) – Michael Clarke and Damien Martyn reached fifties as Australia moved on to 247–3 in their second innings, a lead of 282, in the final session on the second day of the first Ashes test against England on Friday.

Clarke was unbeaten on 87 and Martyn on 61. Eng >>>


      CLARKE MASTERCLASS PUTS AUSTRALIA IN CONTROL
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures By Tony Lawrence LONDON (Reuters) – Michael Clarke threw away the chance of a century on his first appearance at Lord‘s but left Australia in total command of the first Ashes test with a majestic batting display on Friday.

The 24–year–old, who scored centuries on >>>


      ECONOMIC GROWTH SLOWS TO WEAKEST RATE IN 12 YEARS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Articles Bombs to cost tourism over 300 mln stg – report Markets Question Yuan Impact By Sumeet Desai and Fiona Shaikh LONDON (Reuters) – The economy grew at its weakest annual pace in more than 12 years in the second quarter of 2005 as manufacturing fell into recession, reinforcing expectatio >>>


      ECONOMIC GROWTH SLOWS TO WEAKEST RATE IN 12YRS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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Markets Question Yuan Impact LONDON (Reuters) – The economy grew at its weakest annual pace in more than 12 years in the second quarter of 2005 as manufacturing fell into recession, reinforcing expectations of an interest rate cut next month.

The Office for National Statistics said on Fri >>>


      FAULTY BOMBS IMPLY SLOPPINESS OR OLD EXPLOSIVE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) – Poor construction, careless transportation or use of explosives that were past their ‘shelf life‘ could explain why four bombs failed to explode properly on London‘s transport network on Thursday, experts said.

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      FEARFUL TUBE DRIVERS WARN MAY REFUSE TO WORK
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of London underground drivers could refuse to work if there are more attacks on the rail network, the country‘s largest rail union warned on Friday.

"People were being leaned on very heavily to work in circumstances where they did not know what was going on do >>>


      FTSE RECOVERS POISE AFTER LONDON SHOOTING
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Articles Bombs to cost tourism over 300 mln pounds – report By Friedel Rother and Keiron Henderson LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 was trading slightly higher on Friday, recovering losses made earlier when news that police had shot a man at a London underground station hit markets.

Th >>>


      G7 WELCOMES CHINA‘S YUAN REVALUATION
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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Related Articles China revalues yuan 2.1 pct LONDON (Reuters) – The Group of Seven leading industrial nations on Thursday lauded China‘s decision to revalue its yuan currency and said it would help the global economy.

"We welcome the decision by the Chinese authorities to move >>>


      HAYDEN FALLS TO FLINTOFF
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles Pietersen keeps England hoping LONDON (Reuters) – Australia reached 54–2 in their second innings early in the afternoon session on the second day of the first Ashes test against England on Friday.

Matthew Hayden dragged a ball from Andrew Flintoff o >>>


      HOUSE REAUTHORISES USA PATRIOT ACT
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives, ignoring protests from civil liberties groups, renewed the USA Patriot Act on Thursday mostly along party lines, to make permanent the government‘s unprecedented powers to investigate suspected terrorists.

Sixteen p >>>


      ISLAMISTS PLAN RALLIES AGAINST PAKISTAN CRACKDOWN
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan‘s main Islamist parties planned nationwide rallies on Friday to protest against a sweeping government crackdown on suspected militants and Islamists following the July 7 London bombings.

Nearly 300 people have been detained across Pakistan since revelations that >>>


      LONDON‘S VICTORIA LINE REOPENS AFTER SHOOTING
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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Suspected Bomber Shot in London Eyewitness To Stockwell Shooting LONDON (Reuters) – Services on London‘s Victoria underground rail line resumed on Friday after being suspended because of a shooting at a station, the capital‘s transport police said.

Police said Vauxhall station >>>


      LONDONERS FLEE AS POLICE KILL BOMBING SUSPECT
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Eyewitness To Stockwell Shooting Police Shoot Bombing Suspect London Mosque Bomb Scare By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) – He vaulted over barriers chased by armed police and stumbled onto a train. Then the man in a winter coat with a backpack was shot time and again sending panicked co >>>


      LONDONERS FLEE AS POLICE SHOOT BOMB SUSPECT DEAD
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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Related Pictures Eyewitness To Stockwell Shooting By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) – He vaulted over barriers chased by armed police, stumbled onto a train and then the man with a backpack over his winter coat was shot time and again, sending panic–stricken commuters in all directions.< >>>


      MAN SHOT DEAD IN LONDON WAS NOT A BOMBER –SKY
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – A man shot dead by police at a London Underground station on Friday was not one of the four bombers who tried to attack the city‘s transport system on Thursday, Sky Television reported, citing security sources.
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      MAN SHOT DEAD WAS NOT A BOMBER –SKY
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Suspected Bomber Shot in London Armed UK Police Search House LONDON (Reuters) – A man shot dead by police at a London Underground station on Friday was not one of the four bombers who tried to attack the city‘s transport system on Thursday, Sky Television reported citing security sources.

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      MEDICATION TRIGGERED MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) – Far from making him better, the medication used to treat the madness of King George III may actually have made him worse, according to research published on Friday.

One of the longest serving British monarchs who ruled for nearly 60 years, George had fi >>>


      METEOR STUDY POURS COLD WATER ON WARM MARS THEORY
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A study of meteorites chipped off the surface of Mars suggests the planet has been frozen for 4 billion years and probably never had the warm wet conditions that could have given rise to life, two researchers said on Thursday.

Their study of two meteorites that fell >>>


      NORTH KOREA SAYS PEACE TREATY KEY TO NUCLEAR ISSUE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) – Striking a peace treaty to replace the armistice that ended the 1'50–1'53 Korean War would resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula, a spokesman for North Korea‘s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The comments, carried by th >>>


      POLANSKI WINS LIBEL CASE AGAINST VANITY FAIR
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS By Mike Collett–White LONDON (Reuters) – Roman Polanski won his libel case against Vanity Fair on Friday over an article saying he tried to seduce a Scandinavian "beauty" soon after his wife was murdered while eight–and–a–half months pregnant in 1'6'.

The w >>>


      POLICE ARREST MAN IN ANTI–TERROR PROBE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – Police said on Friday they had arrested one man near Stockwell underground station in connection with Thursday‘s attempted attacks on the city‘s transport system.

"We attended an address at Stockwell in connection with the ongoing investigation into the incidents >>>


      POLICE CLEAR LONDON UNDERGROUND TRAIN AFTER ALERT
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – Police evacuated a London underground train on Friday after passengers reported a man with a rucksack acting suspiciously but a man matching the description appeared to pose no threat, police said.

Police have responded to scores of security alerts from worried members of the pub >>>


      POLICE CONDUCTING TWO MORE RAIDS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Articles Police search house in W. London after bombings Police Shoot Bombing Suspect London Mosque Bomb Scare LONDON (Reuters) – Police investigating Thursday‘s apparently failed attacks on London said they were conducting two more raids on Friday.

They earlier raided an address in t >>>


      POLICE HUNT BOMBERS BEHIND LATEST LONDON ATTACKS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) – Police hunted on Friday for up to four bombers who struck at London‘s transport network in an apparently failed bid to repeat suicide bomb attacks which killed 52 people two weeks earlier.

Forensics experts searched the three underground >>>


      POLICE HUNT FUGITIVE LONDON BOMBERS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Gerard Wynn and Matt Bigg LONDON (Reuters) – Police are hunting up to four bombers who struck at London‘s bus and underground train network in an apparently failed bid to repeat the carnage of the July 7 blasts which killed more than 50 people.

Forensics experts searched the thre >>>


      POLICE HUNTING BOMBERS KILL MAN IN STATION
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles Jumpy London commuters fear more bomb attacks FACTBOX–Tourist popular London has history of bombings Fearful London tube drivers may refuse to work INSTANT VIEW–Analysts react to London shooting Londoners‘ Weary Morning Commute Suspected Bomber Shot in London Ey >>>


      POLICE HUNTING LONDON BOMBERS KILL MAN, ARREST ONE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Related Articles FACTBOX–Descriptions of four men sought by London police Bush÷ U.S., Britain won‘t be intimidated by "thugs" Jumpy London commuters fear more bomb attacks FACTBOX–Tourist popular London has history of bombings Fearful tube drivers warn may refus >>>


      POLICE HUNTING LONDON BOMBERS SHOOT MAN IN STATION
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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Related Pictures Related Articles Londoners flee as police shoot bomb suspect dead Jumpy London commuters fear more bomb attacks INSTANT VIEW–Analysts react to London shooting Londoners‘ Weary Morning Commute Suspected Bomber Shot in London Eyewitness To Stockwell Shooting By Katherine Baldw >>>


      POLICE SHOOT SUSPECTED SUICIDE BOMBER IN LONDON–SKY
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS LONDON (Reuters) – Police shot a suspected suicide bomber in an underground train station in south London, Britain‘s Sky television reported on Friday, citing police sources.

Sky said the man was shot while he was trying to board a train on Friday.

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      RALLIES AGAINST PAKISTAN CRACKDOWN FALL FLAT
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS Related Pictures Pakistanis React To Crackdown By Faisal Aziz ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – An Islamist call for nationwide protests in Pakistan against a crackdown on militants after the July 7 London bombings fell flat on Friday with rallies in big cities failing to attract more than a few hundred people.

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      SHADOWY GROUP CLAIMS NEW LONDON ATTACK – WEB SITE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
      | RSS DUBAI (Reuters) – A group claiming links to al Qaeda said on Friday it was behind the latest attack on London, and warned it would strike other European cities unless foreign forces quit Iraq, according to Internet statements.

"Our attack in the heart of the infidel British capital is nothing >>>


      SHOOTING AT LONDON STATION ROILS MARKETS
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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LONDON (Reuters) – News that police shot a man at a London underground station a day after apparently failed bomb attacks in the capital hit stocks and weakened the pound on Friday.

Demand for safe–haven British gilts also rose and they extended gains. A police spokeswoman said that >>>


      TROUBLE BREWS OVER HOMES AT ANCIENT JERUSALEM SITE
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Cynthia Johnston JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A new row is rumbling in Jerusalem over the fate of dozens of Arab houses on land that may have been the gardens of biblical King David‘s capital and next to where Christians believe Jesus performed miracles.

On one side are Palestinian resi >>>


      U.S. SAYS IRAQI SECURITY FORCES‘ ABILITIES LIMITED
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Will Dunham and Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Only half of Iraq‘s police battalions are capable of carrying out operations against insurgents, while two–thirds of army battalions and the rest of the police are no more than "partially capable," according to a U.S. mili >>>


      ZIMBABWE SHOULD STOP EVICTING URBAN POOR–UN REPORT
      Reuters UK, 22-07-2005
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By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A crucial U.N. report, sharply criticizes the Zimbabwean government for bulldozing urban slums and insists it should stop razing the shantytowns, according to two U.N. envoys who have seen the lengthy document to be released on Friday.

The repo >>>


      CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT OF BALANCE OF PAYMENTS UP 71.5 PERCENT IN FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR
      Rompres, 22-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 22 /Rompres/ – The current account deficit of the balance of payments in the first five months of this year registered a deficit worth 2.178 billion euros, up by 71.5 percent as against the same
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      EBRD READY TO PARTICIPATE IN FINANCING RECONSTRUCTION WORKS IN THE ROMANIA‘S FLOOD–HIT ZONES
      Rompres, 22-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 22 /Rompres/ – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has stated its readiness to participate in financing reconstruction works in Romania‘s areas ravaged by this month‘s floods, EBRD President Jean Lemierre said on Friday during talks with Prime Minister >>>


      PRESS REVIEW
      Rompres, 22-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 22 (Rompres) – The Romanian daily newspapers on Friday focus on presidential aide Theodor Stolojan‘s possible return to the political scene, the measures taken by the government to remove the effects of the floods and help the people in need, two new surveys on the political situation >>>


      ROMANIA‘S ECONOMY POISED FOR GROWTH
      Rompres, 22-07-2005
      Bucharest, July 22 /Rompres/ – According to the spring projections for Romania of the European Commission carried by the Romanian National Commission for Economic Projection in its quarterly review, Romania‘s economy
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      UN ENVOY TO SUDAN URGES KHARTOUM TO DISARM ARAB MILITIAS
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (AFP) –– UN envoy Jan Pronk on Friday expressed cautious optimism about the situation in Sudan‘s western Darfur region, but urged the Khartoum government to take more forceful action to disarm Arab militias and stop rapes.

Jan Pronk "The ceasefire seems to be kept >>>


      DARFUR DETAINEES STAGE HUNGER STRIKE
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 21 (AFP) –– Around forty Sudanese political detainees from the embattled western Darfur region have launched a hunger strike in the Kober Prison in northern Khartoum, a lawyer said.

Internally displaced women are seen in Al–Sereif camp, near Nyala town in Sudan‘s southern >>>


      DESPITE GOOD RAINS MANY REMAIN HUNGRY IN ETHIOPIA
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 1', 2005 (PANA) –– Despite the markedly eased food insecurity trends in Ethiopia, many at–risk pastoralists and vulnerable subsistent peasants would require food assistance until the end of the year, according to local and UN agencies monitoring the situation.

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      ETHIOPIA TO RERUN ELECTIONS IN 20 OF 523 CONSTITUENCIES
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 22, 2005 (AP) –– Ethiopia will rerun parliamentary elections in at least 20 of the 524 seats contested during fiercely disputed polls, the chairman of the National Election Board said Friday.

Kemal Bedri said a new vote would be held in August. He said investigators have >>>


      ETHIOPIAN PREMIER IN TALKS WITH SOMALI COUNTERPART
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      ADDIS ABABA, July 21, 2005 (ENA) –– Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has received and held talks with prime minister of the Somalia Transitional Government, Ali Mohammed Gedi at his office.

Prime Minister Ali has discussed with Prime Minister Meles on Ethiopia–Somalia bilateral issues after his vi >>>


      GARANG TO LEAVE KHARTOUM FOR DUTIES IN SOUTHERN SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 20, 2005 (Xinhua) –– Sudanese First Vice President John Garang announced here Wednesday that he will leave the capital Khartoum on Friday to start his duties as southern Sudan‘s president.

People‘s Liberation Movement (SPLM) leader John Garang is welcomed by supporters in >>>


      INTERWIEW WITH NICHOLAS KRISTOF –– THE CRISIS OF OUR TIMES
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      By Joel Whitney for Guernica Magazine Nicholas Kristof June 2005 –– Nicholas Kristof‘s floor of the New York Times building is surprisingly quiet. "The third and fourth are where the activity is," notes his assistant, who is calmly working at her computer while we wait for her boss to get of >>>


      NBC‘S MITCHELL SAYS SHE‘S ANGRY AND EMBARRASSED AFTER SUDAN INCIDENT
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK, July 21, 2005 (AP) –– Andrea Mitchell said she felt angry and humiliated after Sudanese bodyguards dragged her out of a room Thursday for questioning President Omar el–Bashir about his involvement in the country‘s violence.

NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell, ce >>>


      RICE USES CARROT AND STICK ON SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      EL–FASHER, Sudan, July 21 (AFP) –– US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice scolded Sudan‘s government Thursday for failing to end bloodshed in the troubled region of Darfur but signaled a possible easing of US sanctions on humanitarian grounds.

Condoleezza Rice In her first trip to the s >>>


      RICE WELCOMED AT DARFUR DISPLACED PERSONS CAMP
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      By ANNE GEARAN ABU SHOUK, Sudan, July 21, 2005 (AP) –– Children displaced by Darfur‘s violence had a warm welcome Thursday for U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who had just pressed the Sudanese president on the humanitarian situation in the troubled western region.

Condoleezza Rice A >>>


      S. SUDAN DEVELOPMENT PROMISES TO YIELD LUCRATIVE CONTRACTS
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      By Edmund Sanders, The Los Angeles Times RUMBEK, Sudan, July 21, 2005 –– There‘s a new breed of adventurer invading this remote African village. They pour in every day at the red–dirt airstrip, camping in tents at a makeshift hotel and venturing out to inspect the bush, interact with locals and, >>>


      SUDANESE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT MEETS US SECRETARY OF STATE
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 21, 2005 (SUNA) –– First Vice President John Garang De Mabior has called on US to make available the aid it pledged in Oslo donors conference and support efforts for finding a solution for Darfur problem.

Sudanese first vice president John Garang recieves the US seceretary of state C >>>


      U.N. TO DOUBLE FOOD AID IN SOUTHERN SUDANESE REGION
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      GENEVA, July 22 (Reuters) – The United Nations aims to double the number of people it is feeding in Sudan‘s southern Bahr el Ghazal region to 520,000 due to shortages and a swelling population, a spokesman said on Friday.

These recent arrivals from the Nimule area of South Sudan are now living in s >>>


      US RICE CALLS FOR EARLY RESUMPTION OF ABUJA TALKS
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      KHARTOUM, July 21, 2005 (SUNA) –– US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suggested that earlier time shall be fixed for coming session of Abuja negotiations between the government and the armed movements in Darfur.

In a press statement Thursday, Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said that Rice >>>


      NCC, NGOS CALL FOR SECURITY COUNCIL ACTION ON DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      National Council of Churches Press Release FRENCH, BRITISH, AMERICAN GROUPS URGE THEIR NATIONS TO SPONSOR UN RESOLUTION TO ENFORCE PEACE IN DARFUR WASHINGTON, July 22, 2005 –– Leading non–governmental organizations in the United States, France and Great Britain are urging their countries to immediatel >>>


      SLM/A – ON THE HUMILIATION LEVELLED AGAINST VISITING US SECRETARY OF STATE
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) Office of the Secretary General July 21, 2005 PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE SLM/A ON THE HUMILIATION LEVELLED AGAINST THE VISITING US SECRETARY OF STATE AND HER ENTOURAGE BY THE KHARTOUM REGIME The SLM/A leadership learned with shock and disbelief >>>


      SUDAN SCUFFLE NOT NEWS÷ GENOCIDE IS!
      Sudan Tribune, 22-07-2005
      Africa Action Press Release Contact÷ Ann–Louise Colgan (202) 546–7'61, alcolgan@africaaction.org U.S. Maintains Minimum Response on Darfur; Secretary of State‘s first official visit to Africa "Lackluster and Abrupt" Thursday, July 21, 2005 (Washington, DC) – Africa Action to >>>


      AMERICAN MUSLIMS CONDEMN LONDON BOMBINGS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Islamic groups speak out against terrorism, condemn the taking of innocent life By Brittany Sterrett Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– Muslim organizations across the United States have condemned the terror attacks that hit London July 7 and July 21 with strong statements that violence runs counter >>>


      BUSH LISTS BENEFITS OF FREE–TRADE PACT FOR U.S., CENTRAL AMERICA
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      President says CAFTA would bolster regional economies, democracy The proposed free–trade agreement among the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic (known as CAFTA–DR, or simply CAFTA) will enhance the economies of the signatory countries while also strengthening democracy in Central Amer >>>


      BUSH NOMINATES WILLIAM BURNS AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Burns would replace Alexander Vershbow with Senate approval President Bush sent to the Senate for approval July 21 the nomination of William J. Burns as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation. Burns is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and most recently served as assistant secretary of state for >>>


      ECONOMIC GROWTH PRIMARY MISSION OF FOREIGN AID, NATSIOS SAYS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      USAID seeks to help countries be more productive and autonomous By Susan Ellis Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– "Unless foreign aid contributes to economic growth, it is failing to achieve its primary mission," U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew Natsio >>>


      GENERAL MYERS THANKS SLOVAKIA FOR EFFORTS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      United States helping Slovakia in transition to volunteer armed force General Richard Myers, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanked Slovakia July 1' for its contributions to the War on Terror, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Myers held a joint press briefing with Slovakian Minister of De >>>


      INDICTMENTS MADE IN CASE INVOLVING U.S.–HONDURAN SMUGGLING RING
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Young Honduran women lured into forced–labor jobs in United States By Eric Green Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– A U.S. immigration agency has broken up a smuggling ring that lured young women from Honduras into the United States for forced–labor jobs.

In a July 21 statement, >>>


      INDONESIA BECOMES FOURTH COUNTRY WITH BIRD FLU IN HUMANS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Health officials still do not see human–to–human transmission By Charlene Porter Washington File Staff Writer Washington â« Indonesian and international health officials have confirmed the first human death from bird flu in that Asian island nation, making it the fourth country in which people >>>


      IRAQ REPORT MEASURES POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Defense Department must recalibrate metrics every '0 days Washington â« A new 23–page report on Iraq prepared by the Defense Department at the behest of Congress finds that a still virulent, but largely confined, Iraqi insurgency has failed to derail that country‘s movement toward democracy >>>


      IRAQI, AMERICAN WOMEN DISCUSS CONSTITUTION, WOMEN‘S RIGHTS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Iraqi minister for women‘s affairs attends women‘s forum on new constitution By Brittany Sterrett Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– Iraqi women often see themselves as inferior to men, and that is an attitude that needs to change, according to the Iraqi Minister of State for Women&lsquo >>>


      JORDAN‘S ABDULLAH URGES MUSLIMS TO UNITE TO CONFRONT VIOLENCE
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Islamic conference in Amman aimed to unify Muslim groups By David Shelby Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– It is the duty of all Muslims to communicate the true message of Islam to the world and reject acts of violence and terrorism that contradict the principles of Islam and undermine the interest >>>


      LEGAL SCHOLAR TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF SUPREME COURT AUGUST 10
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Professor John Yoo will answer questions in a moderated Internet chat John Yoo, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley and former deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, will be available online to answer questions about the future of the >>>


      NEW ADS IN AFGHANISTAN HIGHLIGHT "REWARDS FOR JUSTICE" PROGRAM
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman July 20, 2005 2005/716 Media Note United States Launches New Rewards For Justice Campaign in Afghanistan The Bureau of Diplomatic Security‘s Rewards for Justice Program has launched a new three–month media ad campaign in Afghanistan to increase awareness of f >>>


      REFUGEE WOMEN, CHILDREN MUST BE PROTECTED IN SUDAN, RICE SAYS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Secretary of state interviewed at Abu Shouk Camp in Sudan By Helen I. Rouce Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– The international community needs "to demand action" from the Sudanese government to reduce violence against women in its refugee camps, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice s >>>


      RICE TRYING "TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT" ON SUDAN PROBLEM
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      In BBC interview, secretary urges international community to act quickly The United States remains committed to finding a solution to the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

When asked during a July 20 >>>


      RICE VISITS ISRAEL, PALESTINIAN AREAS TO DISCUSS GAZA WITHDRAWAL
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Secretary calls for tight coordination, rapid resolution of withdrawal issues Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she looks forward to discussions with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the coming days about ways in which the United States can support Israel‘s evacuation from Gaza and four settlements in th >>>


      ROYAL THAI POLICE OFFICERS GRADUATE FROM CANINE–TRAINING PROGRAM
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      ATF News Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.

FY–05–26 For Immediate Release July 20, 2005 THAI POLICE OFFICERS GRADUATE FROM ATF CANINE TRAINING PROGRAM Join Alumni From 13 Other Countries FRONT ROYAL, Va. –– Six canine trainers >>>


      STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, JULY 21
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      United Kingdom, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, Russia, Turkey/Iraq, Syria/Iraq, Lebanon/Syria State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli briefed the press July 21.

Following is the transcript of the State Department briefing÷ (begin transcript) U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Index Thursday, >>>


      TREASURY DEPARTMENT BLOCKS ASSETS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN‘S NEPHEWS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      U.S. Department of the Treasury [Washington, D.C.] July 21, 2005 Treasury Designates Saddam Hussein‘s Nephews The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated six sons of Saddam Hussein‘s half brother and former presidential advisor, Sabawi Ibrahim Hasan Al–Tikriti. This designation is par >>>


      U.S. CONCERNED BY FORCED RETURN OF MONTAGNARDS TO VIETNAM
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman July 20, 2005 STATEMENT BY ADAM ERELI, DEPUTY SPOKESMAN Forced Return of Montagnard Asylum Seekers The United States views with concern the forced return of '4 Montagnards from Cambodia to Vietnam on July 20. We have raised U.S. objections to this involuntary repatri >>>


      U.S. LEGISLATORS SUPPORT U.S.–BACKED BROADCASTS TO VENEZUELA
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Broadcasts called a counterbalance to Venezuelan state–run media By Eric Green Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– The U.S. House of Representatives approved July 20, by voice vote, bipartisan–backed legislation that would authorize U.S.–sponsored radio and television broadcasts to >>>


      U.S. WELCOMES CHINA MOVE TO MORE FLEXIBLE CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      Treasury‘s Snow highlights importance of decision for global economy By Andrzej Zwaniecki Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– U.S. officials have welcomed China‘s move to a more flexible exchange rate as a contribution to global financial stability.

In a July 21 statement, Treasu >>>


      UNITED STATES COMMITTED TO U.N. REFORMS, STATE‘S BURNS SAYS
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      On United Nations Reform R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Testimony As Prepared Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC July 21, 2005 Introduction Chairman Lugar, Senator Biden, distinguished Members of the Committee, I appreciate the invitation to appear before you >>>


      UNITED STATES ENCOURAGES PROMPT BOSNIAN DEFENSE REFORM
      USIA, 22-07-2005
      U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesman July 21, 2005 Statement by Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA DEFENSE REFORM The United States supports the July 18 recommendations of the Defense Reform Commission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including establishing a single defense budget, abolishing con >>>



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