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      PRESS REVIEW
      Rompres, 20-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 20 (Rompres) – The invitation of Romanian President Traian Basescu made to parliamentary parties for consultations, the acceptance of the ruling Democratic Party as observer in the European People‘s Party, and debating the regulation of the Parliament‘s Houses are the topics cove >>>


      ROMANIAN PM WANTS TO CONSULT WITH PARLIAMENTARY PARTIES‘ LEADERS
      Rompres, 20-09-2005
      Bucharest, Sept 20 /Rompres/ – Romanian PM Calin Popescu–Tariceanu will invite the leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss about finding a solution to help the Parliament put an end to the crisis generated by rows between power and opposition over the replacement of the two chambers‘ >>>


      DON&#8217;T LET DARFUR REPEAT IN CHAD
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      By JOHN HEFFERNAN AND KIRSTEN JOHNSON, The Globe and Mail Sept 18, 2005 As the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, continues to destroy the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, another crisis looms next door. Last month, while we were in Chad, its ailing President was in France seeking medical care for an unknown, repor >>>


      SECURITY SITUATION IN SOUTHERN SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      By Watts Roba Gibia Nyirigwa September 20, 2005 The SPLM/A leadership have got the sole and legitimate power to protect the Southern Sudan civilians from any internal or external threats even under the none existence of the government of the southern Sudan (GOSS). It was completely absurd to let the LRA forces deep int >>>


      30 KILLED IN NEW DARFUR ATTACKS – REBEL SLA
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      By Camillus Eboh Sept 1', 2005 (ABUJA) Militias backed by the Sudanese government have killed 30 people in fresh attacks in Darfur, threatening new peace talks under way in Nigeria, rebel groups said on Monday.

SLA militants wait to receive the AU mediator in the Darfur conflict, Salim Ahmed Salim, at the >>>


      CALIFORNIA RETIREMENT BODY TO PROBE, DISCOURAGE SUDAN INVESTMENTS – LA TIMES
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 20, 2005 (SACRAMENTO, California) The board of the California Public Employees Retirement System said Monday that it would consider moves to discourage corporate investment in Sudan in response to the mass killings in that nations Darfur region, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

Investment staffers re >>>


      ETHIOPIA SAYS ANCIENT OBELISK FINALLY TO BE PUT BACK
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 1', 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) An ancient obelisk plundered by Italy but recently returned to Ethiopia may be re–erected by the end of the year after studies showed it would not damage nearby tombs, a minister said on Monday.

The Axum obelisk a 24–metre (78 feet), 160–tonne granite funeral p >>>


      ETHIOPIAN ELECTORAL BODY SAYS CARTER REPORT NON–PARTISAN
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 1', 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) says the final report released Sept 15 by the Carter Center regarding the third national election is indicative of the fact that the election holds a historic significance in the democratization of the country and thus is acceptable by the >>>


      FORMER MEMBER OF SALVATION COUP MISSED IN S. SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 20, 2005 (KHARTOUM) The National Labour Party (NLP) has announced that its chairman, Maj–Gen (retd) Dominic Kassiano, had disappeared under mysterious circumstances while visiting the south.

Kassiano is also a member of the former Salvation Revolutionary Command Council of the June 30th, 1'8' >>>


      LIONS KILL 20 PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 20, 2005 (ADDIS ABABA) Lions have mauled to death 20 people and 750 head of livestock in southern region of Ethiopia, local administrators said on Tuesday.

Tadesse Gichore, an administrator in the Southern Peoples Nation and Nationality Regional State, said the lions attacked 14 villages, "killing 20 >>>


      LRA REBELS KILL 14 IN S. SUDAN SCHOOL BUS AMBUSH
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Joseph Kony Sept 1', 2005 (KHARTOUM) Ugandan rebels from the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) ambushed a school bus in southern Sudan, killing 14 people, mostly women and children, officials said Monday.

"The attack took place on Saturday, near the border with Uganda. LRA rebels attacked a school bus and m >>>


      NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID CONVOYS RAIDED AGAIN IN DARFUR
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Norwegian Church Aid Press Release September 20, 2005 A Norwegian Church Aid relief convoy has been raided at gunpoint by bandits in Darfur for the second time in a short period. The security situation in Darfur is deteriorating once more. Yet if peace is to be achieved in Darfur, security must be restored and develope >>>


      PAKISTANI MINISTER ACCUSED OF HUMAN SMUGGLING TO SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 1', 2005 (KARACHI) The Pakistanis returnees from Sudan has demanded with the President Parvez Musharraf, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan for the immediate arrest of a Kashmiri Minister involved in a heinous crime of human smuggling to Sudan.

Th >>>


      PEACE TALKS UNDER THREAT AS DARFUR REBELS ALLEGE ATTACK
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 1', 2005 (ABUJA) The latest round of peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebels from the Darfur region ran into trouble Monday when insurgents accused a state–backed militia of breaching a ceasefire and killing 30 people.

African Union ceasefire monitors said they had launched an inv >>>


      REGIONAL ANTI–TERROR MEETING TO BE HELD IN SUDAN
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 1', 2005 (NAIROBI) A major conference on countering terrorism in East Africa starts in Khartoum, Sudan, on Wednesday 21 September.

Press counsellor at the Sudanese embassy in Nairobi Naymat Bilal, said Botswana, Zambia, Comoros, Madagascar, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzan >>>


      SALVA KIIR PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR ABUJA PEACE TALKS
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Salva Kiir, the new leader of SPLA/M, makes a point during a mourning for former rebel leader John Garang in Yei village in Southern Sudan August 5, 2005. (Reuters).

Sept 1', 2005 (KHARTOUM) The first vice–president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has pledged to support the efforts being made by the government >>>


      SPLM LEGISLATORS REFUSE TO DELIBERATE LAWS TABLED BY SUDANESE GOVT
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 20, 2005 (KHARTOUM) A group of Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) parliamentary deputies has announced its refusal to discuss laws tabled in parliament by the current interim government.

The SPLM deputies said that according to the constitution, the current interim government was not qualified to ta >>>


      UGANDAN REBELS FLED INTO EASTERN DRCONGO
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Sept 1', 2005 (KAMPALA) About 50 LRA (Lords Resistance Army) rebels commanded by Joseph Konys deputy Vincent Otti have crossed into the DR Congos Oriental Province, army commander Lt–Gen Aronda Nyakairima has said.

Nyakairima said this on Sunday 18 September after meeting SPLA (Sudan Peoples Liberati >>>


      DARFUR: ABDUCTION AND RAPE IN NYALA
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      SOAT Sudan Organisation Against Torture Human Rights Alert: 1' September 2005
1. On 16 September 2005, armed militias in military uniform, allegedly the Janjaweed, attacked and raped one girl (17 yrs, name withheld) and a woman (30 yrs, name withheld) 2 km West of Kalma Internally Displaced (IDP) Camp in Nyala. >>>


      MOVING ETHIOPIAN DEMOCRACY FORWARD: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      Network of Ethiopian Scholars (NES) Scandinavian Chapter Press Release No.14 September 20, 2005 Without perpetual rediscovery and reinterpretation of history, without free access to that reservoir, the life of a single generation would be but a trickle of water in a desert... that history has an anticipatory side.
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      SUDAN REQUIRES PERMANENT COMMISSION TO RESOLVE DISPUTES
      Sudan Tribune, 20-09-2005
      South Sudan Democratic Forum Press Release September, 20, 2005 The South Sudan Democratic Forum–Canada appeals to IGAD and its partners such as US, UK and Norway to establish a permanent Commission to resolve disputes between the National Congress(NC) and the South Sudan Government at any time they arise for the >>>


      AMERICAN DEFENSE SCHOOL HONORS THREE AFRICAN SOLDIERS
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      Finnish major general also inducted into military hall of fame By Jim Fisher–Thompson Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– Three top–ranking African soldiers, alumni of the National Defense University‘s (NDU‘s) international fellowship program, were inducted into the NDU Hall o >>>


      AVERAGE ANNUAL NUMBER OF MAJOR HURRICANES HAS DOUBLED SINCE 1'70
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      National Science Foundation Press release, September 15, 2005 [Arlington, Virginia] Number of Category 4 and 5 Hurricanes Has Doubled Over the Past 35 Years Sea–surface temperatures are also on the rise The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, according to a s >>>


      BUSH PRAISES THAI EFFORTS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF BIRD FLU
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 1', 2005 Joint Statement Between President George W. Bush And Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met today to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.–Thai alliance and the importance of bilateral co >>>


      CASSINI RADAR IMAGES SHOW DRAMATIC "SHORELINE" ON TITAN
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory [Pasadena, California] Press release, September 16, 2005 Cassini Radar Images Show Dramatic Shoreline on Titan Images returned during Cassini‘s recent flyby of Titan show captivating evidence of what appears to be a large shoreline cutting across the smoggy moon‘s southern hem >>>


      GRANT FUNDS U.S.–THAI EFFORT TO BUILD DISASTER WARNING CAPACITY
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      U.S. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 1000 WILSON BOULEVARD, SUITE 1600 ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 2220' TELEPHONE (703) 875–4357 FAX (703) 875–400' FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Donna Thiessen (703) 875–4357 USTDA & THAILAND COLLABORATE ON DISASTER WARNING SYSTEMS Grant Supports $16 >>>


      MORE HUMAN DEATHS FROM BIRD FLU REPORTED IN VIETNAM, INDONESIA
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      U.N. health agency puts total confirmed human infections at 114 By Charlene Porter Washington File Staff Writer Washington â« The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the occurrence of more fatal cases of bird flu in humans in Vietnam and Indonesia, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 5 >>>


      NASA RELEASES PLANS FOR NEXT–GENERATION SPACECRAFT
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      NASA [Washington, D.C.] Press release, September 1', 2005 NASA RELEASES PLANS FOR NEXT GENERATION SPACECRAFT NASA Administrator Michael Griffin today released the results of the agency‘s exploration architecture study â« a blueprint for the next generation of spacecraft to take humans back to the >>>


      NORTH KOREA AGREES TO ABANDON ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman September 1', 2005 Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Six–Party Talks Beijing, 1' September 2005 The Fourth Round of the Six–Party Talks was held in Beijing, China among the People‘s Republic of China, the Democratic People‘s Repub >>>


      RICE CITES BROAD DISAPPOINTMENT IN IRAN‘S NUCLEAR STAND
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      Diplomats building international consensus against Iran‘s nuclear ambitions By Judy Aita Washington File United Nations Correspondent United Nations –– If the government in Tehran continues to demonstrate that it is not prepared to give the international community assurances on its nuclear weapons pro >>>


      STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, SEPTEMBER 1'
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      North Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Secretary‘s phone conversation, Venezuela, Germany, Iran, Peru State Department Spokesman Adam Ereli briefed the press September 1'.

Following is the transcript of the State Department briefing: (begin transcript) U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Index Monday >>>


      TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FUNDS PROJECTS IN PHILIPPINES, CHINA
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      U.S. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600 Arlington, Virginia 2220' Telephone: (703) 875–4357 Fax: (703) 875–400' FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Donna Thiessen Telephone: (703) 875–4357 USTDA GRANT SUPPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF TH >>>


      TREASURY DESIGNATES BIN LADEN ASSOCIATE A SUPPORTER OF TERRORISM
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Room September 1', 2005 TREASURY DESIGNATES BIN LADEN, QADI ASSOCIATE The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Dr. Abdul Latif Saleh pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for providing support to Usama bin Laden and al Qaida.

"Saleh has multiple ties to al >>>


      U.S–EUROPEAN RELATIONSHIP HARMONIOUS, SAYS U.S. OFFICIAL
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      Work continues on a common agenda of security, freedom, State‘s Fried says By Judy Aita Washington File Staff Writer New York –– Countering reports of trans–Atlantic diplomatic discord, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Dan Fried portrayed the U.S.–European rel >>>


      U.S. COMMITTED TO AFGHANISTAN BEYOND SEPTEMBER 18 ELECTIONS
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      Ambassador Neumann calls legislative polls milestone toward democracy By Todd Bullock Washington File Staff Writer Washington –– The United States will continue to support Afghanistan‘s reconstruction following key legislative elections September 18, and U.S.

troops will remain in the country >>>


      UNITED STATES CALLS FOR SYRIA‘S COOPERATION IN HARIRI PROBE
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      Friends of Lebanon group plans to organize donors‘ conference in Beirut By Judy Aita Washington File United Nations Correspondent United Nations –– U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reiterated the U.S. call for Syria to cooperate with the international investigation into the assassination of fo >>>


      WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING, SEPTEMBER 1'
      USIA, 20-09-2005
      Update on Hurricane Katrina, administration policies, Carter–Baker Commission White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan briefed the press September 1'.

Following is the transcript of the White House briefing: (begin transcript) THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 1', 2005 PR >>>


      "THEY MAKE FUN OF YOU AND SHOVE YOU ASIDE. THEY‘RE NOT AS HUMBLE"
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Pyry Lapintie in Turku, Minna PÃlkki in Kuopio, and Marjo Valtavaara in Oulu

"People from Helsinki think they are so damn fine and tough. The biggest braggarts are those who have moved there from elsewhere. They think that if you cant get someplace on the tram, you are in the countryside", >>>


      A HATRED OF HELSINKI UNITES THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Ritva Korpimo The initial response to this Helsingin Sanomat vox–pop survey was not encouraging: the message in the Tampere market hall is that once again there is no limit to what the egocentric people from Helsinki will do. Now they are making people from elsewhere think about the special characteristics of >>>


      BACKGROUND: ESCAPES, DEFECTIONS, AND EXTRADITIONS
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Veli–Pekka LeppÃnen By January 1'45 Finland had sent more than 100,000 people back to the Soviet Union. About 56,000 Ingrian civilians, nearly 44,000 Russian prisoners of war, and more than 2,500 German POWs were the main groups involved in the deportations. Their ultimate destinations were not dis >>>


      BOOK DETAILS HISTORY OF EXTRADITION OF SOVIET DEFECTORS AND REFUGEES
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Veli–Pekka LeppÃnen "The Frontier Guard and (Security Police chief) Armas Alhava recommend humane helpfulness at Finlands expense. I have given orders years ago that defectors must be turned back at the border. Why were things done differently again?" This was what an irritated President Urho >>>


      COLOURED WOMEN STILL NEED TO BUY COSMETICS ABROAD
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Laura Pekonen When Fay Eskin first moved to Finland, she went to Sweden when she needed a visit to the hairdresser.

Eleven years ago, the British–born Eskin could not find a hairdresser in Helsinki who would have known how to handle her coarse hair that twists into tight curls.

"It was e >>>


      DISCOUNT STORE CHAIN AHOLAITA DECLARED BANKRUPT
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      The Tampere District Court declared Tampere–based low–budget store chain Kalevi Aholaita Oy bankrupt yesterday after two years of dept restructuring had failed to salvage the company and Aholaita‘s board was forced to file for bankrupcy.

The company‘s total liabilities are approximately >>>


      DRESSED TO...FLY? THE FINNISH BIRDMAN
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Ron Laytner It happened six years ago, 4,000 feet up over Central Florida: a Cessna 150 light plane was flying south towards Miami when the pilot felt an odd sensation that someone was watching him from outside the cockpit.

He looked sideways, gasped, and cried out. A creature in a bright red and white suit >>>


      ENESTAM TO QUIT SWEDISH PEOPLE‘S PARTY LEADERSHIP AND MINISTERIAL PORTFOLIO
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      Finland‘s Minister of the Environment Jan–Erik Enestam says that he will give up both his position as chairman of the Swedish People‘s Party and his ministerial portfolio next year.

At a press conference held on Monday by the Turku regional organisation of the party, Enestam confirmed reports >>>


      ESTONIAN MIDDLE CLASS MOVES TO NEW RESIDENTIAL SUBURBS
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Raija Kaikkonen Taking the highways out of Tallinn, either to the east or to the west of the city, one can see small roads branching off in different directions.

They often lead to neighbourhoods of single–family houses that are being built for the citys middle class.

Banks are willing to len >>>


      FACTFILE: PRODUCTS FOR DARK SKIN
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      The following stores in Helsinki carry products for dark skin and hair: Maharaja, HÃmeentie 5 A The Look Hair Saloon, HÃmeentie 17 A Colours International, Lapinlahdenkatu 15
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      FACTFILE: TOP ELEVEN CHART OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      The most frequently displayed buildings at exhibitions of Finnish architecture from 1'57 to 1'67: Alvar Aalto: SÃynÃtsalo municipal building.

Alvar Aalto: National Insurance Institution, Helsinki. Alvar Aalto: Rautatalo office building, Helsinki. Alvar Aalto: House of Culture, Helsinki. >>>


      HELSINKI PLANS TO BRIGHTEN UP CITY CENTRE
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      The most beautiful houses in the City of Helsinki‘s tourist heart have long been occupied by offices. In contrast with other European cities, the absence of the city centre bustle with cafÃs and restaurants has been conspicuous at the Market Square and Senate Square, two of the prime tourist destinations. >>>


      KAINUU PREDATORS SITTING DUCKS FOR FOREIGN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Tuija Pallaste On the swamp of Rahkosuo on the eastern edge of Kuhmo lies a pond with two small sheds. There are narrow slits on the walls, in addition to fist–sized holes.

Norwegian photographer Hans Gundersen has spent a week in one of the sheds. In the daytime he has caught a few winks of sleep. He >>>


      NORDIC COUNTRIES‘ ONLY TELEVISION MANUFACTURER FINLUX FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      The only remaining television manufacturer in the Nordic Countries, the Turku–based Finlux, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The company had been in receivership since May, and last–minute negotiations on continued financing did not bring desired results.

The companys demise is largely attributable >>>


      SAFETY OFFICIALS TO LOOK INTO COPTERLINE‘S OPERATING PROCEDURES
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      The Finnish Civil Aviation Administration (FCAA) have decided to evaluate the entire operating procedures of the ill–fated commercial operator Copterline, whose helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Finland just outside of Tallinn a little over a month ago, killing all fourteen people on board.

The report >>>


      SKILLFUL AND SELECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY HELPED ESTABLISH LEGEND OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Anu Uimonen "Finnish architecture was promoted in foreign countries in the 1'50s and 1'60s deliberately and very efficiently", says Petra Ceferin, an architect and researcher from Slovenia.

"This is not very extensively known, because Finnish architects have a reputation for ‘no >>>


      TALLINN‘S WEALTHY LIVE IN ISOLATED LUXURY
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Raija Kaikkonen The tall iron gate opens to let a car in. The stylish woman driving the car glances at those milling by the fence and drives in before the gate slowly slides shut. Behind the fence one can see small castles, but closer inspection is not possible. The message is clear: no outsiders. The guard sitting >>>


      THREE TURKU MEN ARRESTED IN IRAQ ON SUSPICION OF TERRORIST CONTACTS
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      According to report on Finnish television, three men from Turku had been arrested in Iraq, suspected of contacts with terrorist organisation.

The investigative programme MOT on YLE TV–1 revealed on Monday that the three Finnish citizens of Kurdish origin had been arrested in the summer.

One of t >>>


      TOIJALA CHILD ABUSE CASE LESS EXTENSIVE THAN THOUGHT – ONE ARREST MADE
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      One man in the southern communmity of Toijala has been arrested on suspicion of the sexual abuse of children. Police are not disclosing his age, or place of residence. Police say that they believe that fewer than five children were abused. The head of social services in Toijala says that there were about ten victims. P >>>


      WHEN BILL GATES FIRST HEARD ABOUT LINUX
      Helsingin Sanomat, 20-09-2005
      By Annikka Mutanen Do you know who was responsible for telling Bill Gates about Linux for the first time?

My dear husband offers up this question to aquaintances at regular intervals. Then, as they shake their heads, he replies: "My wife." The standard response is disbelief and a look that suggests h >>>


      AL–ZAWAHIRI DOWNPLAYS U.S. EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      In a videotape that aired Monday on the Arabic–language TV network Al–Jazeera, Osama bin Laden‘s top lieutenant, Ayman al–Zawahiri, downplayed U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and again claimed responsibility for the July bombings in London.

Meanwhile, a United Nations panel of experts issu >>>


      AL JAZEERA REPORTERTO REMAIN IN SPANISH JAIL – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
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      ASIA RISESON NORTH KOREA DEAL – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      South Korean stocks surged to a record high on Tuesday and Japanese shares scaled a fresh 4–year peak after North Korea said it would give up its nuclear weapons program.

The unexpected news broke on Monday when South Korean and Japanese markets were closed for a public holiday. Pyongyang, however, said >>>


      BASRA TENSE AFTER JAIL RAID DRAMA – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      British forces in Iraq are patrolling a tense city after UK armored vehicles crashed into a detention center in Basra and later rescued two undercover troops apparently held by Shiite militia.

The operation prompted condemnation by a senior local Iraqi official on Tuesday and renewed calls by a British opposi >>>


      BID TO BREAK DEADLOCK IN GERMANY – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Germany‘s opposition leader Angela Merkel and the chairman of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder‘s party have made the first contacts with potential coalition partners in a scramble for power after Germany‘s inconclusive election.

Voters denied both Schroeder and Merkel a majority, but each is dem >>>


      BURUNDI SCHOOLS OVERFLOW WITH STUDENTS – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Classrooms and chairs were scarce at crowded Burundian primary schools as 500,000 children –– nearly double last year‘s enrollment –– showed up for the first day of classes Monday following the elimination of fees.

President Pierre Nkurunziza announced at his inauguration August >>>


      H&M DROPS MOSS OVER COCAINE USE – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      The Swedish clothing chain Hennes & Mauritz says it will drop a planned advertising campaign with model Kate Moss after she admitted to recently using cocaine.

H&M, Europe‘s largest fashion retailer, had planned to use Moss to help launch a new collection designed by Stella McCartney that will h >>>


      LOST AMID THE SHARKS FOR SIX HOURS – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      How good does it feel to be rescued from shark–infested waters off Australia after six hours adrift and with daylight running out?

"As good as it gets," English tourist Gordon Pratley said Monday. "As good as winning the Ashes," he added, in a reference to the coveted cricket trophy >>>


      MEXICAN PROSECUTOR SEEKS ARREST OF EX–PRESIDENT – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      A special federal prosecutor on Monday sought the arrest of ex–President Luis Echeverria and other former officials for their alleged involvement in the massacre of student protesters in 1'68.

Prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo also is seeking Echeverria‘s arrest for the alleged illegal detention of >>>


      POLICE: LIONS EAT 20 VILLAGERS IN ETHIOPIA – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      A pride of lions has killed and devoured 20 villagers, wounded 10 others and eaten at least 70 cattle in southern Ethiopia in the past week, police said Tuesday.

The attacks have forced at least 1,000 people to flee their homes in Hadia Zone, in the Southern Nation and Nationalities People State, 400 kilomete >>>


      STATE DEPARTMENT AGENT AMONG 4 U.S. DEAD – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      A U.S. State Department employee and three employees of a security contractor were killed Monday in northern Iraq when their vehicle was hit by a suicide car bomber, a U.S. official in Baghdad said Tuesday.

Two others in the convoy were wounded. The State Deptartment employee was working as a diplomatic secur >>>


      SUDAN ARMY: REBELS ATTACK IN DARFUR – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Rebels in Sudan‘s western Darfur region killed civilians and Sudanese soldiers during a surprise attack on a town, a Sudanese military official said on Tuesday.

"Around 700 to 800 rebels launched a surprise attack on the town of Sheiria yesterday. The attack lasted an hour and they used artillery,& >>>


      THAILAND–U.S. PUSH FREE TRADE DEAL – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      U.S. President George W. Bush and Thailand‘s leader have agreed to make "vigorous efforts" to reach a free–trade agreement.

A fifth round of trade negotiations between the countries is scheduled next week in Hawaii, and Bush told Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Monday that he hoped >>>


      TV FOOTAGE SHOWS LONDON BOMBERSON ‘DRY RUN‘ – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Police have released closed–circuit TV footage of three of the four suspected London bombers on what detectives believe was a reconnaissance trip nine days before the deadly attacks.

The CCTV images, released Tuesday, show the men at Luton station and then at King‘s Cross station in London on the >>>


      UKRAINE PARLIAMENTNO TO PM CHOICE – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Ukraine‘s parliament has rejected the candidacy of acting Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov.

Yekhanurov won only 223 votes, three less than he needed to be named to the job. President Viktor Yushchenko had tapped Yekhanurov to replace his Orange Revolution ally, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who >>>


      ATLANTIC STORMNAMES MAY GO GREEK – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
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      BUSH EYES RITA AS HE HEADS TOGULF COAST – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      President Bush on Tuesday embarked on his fifth trip to survey hurricane recovery efforts amid worries that Hurricane Rita, lashing the Florida Keys with 75 mph winds, could bring new misery to the devastated Gulf Coast.

A day after helping pressure New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to stop the reopening of the cit >>>


      CALIFORNIA MOM WINS MRS. AMERICA PAGEANT – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      A 32–year–old mother of two is the new Mrs. America.

Mrs. California Andrea Preuss won the national crown Sunday at the Riviera Resort & Racquet Club.

Preuss, of Huntington Beach, works as a district sales manager for pharmaceuticals giant Eli Lilly & Co. –– but said h >>>


      FOUNDATION AWARDS $500,000 ‘GENIUS GRANTS‘ – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      A lobsterman from Maine, an oncologist from Nigeria and the first woman to lead a major American symphony are among the 25 people chosen for this year‘s MacArthur Foundation "genius grants," $500,000 that recipients can use however they wish.

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, 48, left Nigeria for Chic >>>


      MAN GUILTY OF MURDER THOUGH NO BODY FOUND – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      A man prosecutors said preyed on women was convicted Monday of murdering a 1'–year–old Emory University student 11 years ago even though her body has never been found.

Colvin "Butch" Hinton, who once was imprisoned for kidnapping a 14–year–old girl, was convicted by a DeK >>>


      MAYORHALTS RETURN TONEW ORLEANS – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
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      MISSISSIPPI TOWN FEELSFORGOTTEN IN RECOVERY – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Earl Bennett, resident RELATED Rita now a hurricane Timeline: Katrina‘s toll Your e–mail: Words of hope SPECIAL REPORT

People Rescue & Relief Help Center Safe list Satellite images Special Report YOUR E–MAIL ALERTS Red Cross Emergency Incidents Disaster Relief Water Supply or Cre >>>


      NASAUNVEILS MOON PROGRAM – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
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      NAZI HUNTER WIESENTHAL DEAD AT '6 – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor who helped track down Nazi war criminals following World War II and spent the later decades of his life fighting anti–Semitism and prejudice, has died aged '6.

A statement on the Simon Wiesenthal Center Web site said he died early Tuesday in Vienna, Austria.< >>>


      PANEL CALLS FOR IMPROVED VOTING LISTS, ID REQUIREMENTS – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      A commission seeking to restore confidence in the country‘s election system gave President Bush proposals on Monday calling for improved voter registration lists and requiring photo IDs that voters could get for free.

Former President Carter noted that a commission he headed with former President Ford t >>>


      RITA NEARING HURRICANE STATUS – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      The hurricane–weary Gulf Coast is carefully watching Tropical Storm Rita as it heads for south Florida, with the warm, high–octane waters of the Gulf of Mexico beyond –– a path eerily similar to the one taken by killer Hurricane Katrina three weeks ago.

Forecasters said Tropical Storm >>>


      SLATERAVOIDS GROPE CHARGES IF HE BEHAVES – SEP 1', 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Actor Christian Slater was told by a prosecutor Monday to stay out of trouble for six months under a deal to drop charges of groping a woman.

At a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court, Assistant District Attorney Vanessa Puzio informed the actor as long as he did not get re–arrested, prosecutors would dr >>>


      STUDY: $'5 BILLION SPENT ON MEDICAL RESEARCH – SEP 20, 2005
      CNN, 20-09-2005
      Total U.S. spending on medical research has doubled in the past decade to nearly $'5 billion a year, though whether the money is being well spent needs much better scrutiny, a study has found.

The report in Wednesday‘s Journal of the American Medical Association comes amid heightened public attentio >>>


      BRITISCHE MILIT'6;RAKTION IN BASRA SORGT FÜR UNMUT
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      In der irakischen Ölstadt Basra sind zwei britische Soldaten aus einem Polizeigefängnis befreit worden. Die britische Armee räumte inzwischen ein, dass bei der Befreiungsaktion Gewalt angewandt worden sei. Der Gouverneur von Basra sprach von einer barbarischen Aktion. Im nordirakischen Mossul wurden vier >>>


      EU LEGT ENTWURF ZU IRAN–RESOLUTION VOR
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      Vertreter der Europäischen Union haben im Atomstreit mit dem Iran nach Angaben von Diplomaten bei der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde den Entwurf einer Resolution vorgelegt, die den Fall vor den UN–Sicherheitsrat bringen würde. Die Entschließung sehe vor, den Sicherheitsrat darüber zu >>>


      EU VERLANGT VON TÜRKEI ANERKENNUNG ZYPERNS
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      Die EU hat sich zwei Wochen vor Beginn der Beitrittsverhandlungen mit der Türkei auf einen Kompromiss in der Zypern–Frage geeinigt. Die Botschafter der 25 EU–Staaten forderten in einer in Brüssel veröffentlichten Erklärung, die Türkei müsse Zypern noch während der Beitritt >>>


      LEHMANN BLEIBT VORSITZENDER DER BISCHOFSKONFERENZ
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      Kardinal Karl Lehmann bleibt Vorsitzender der Katholischen Deutschen Bischofskonferenz. Die Bischöfe entschieden sich auf ihrer Konferenz in Fulda im ersten Wahlgang für den 6'–jährigen. Es ist die vierte sechsjährige Amtszeit Lehmanns, der seit 1'87 der Bischofskonferenz vorsteht. Leh >>>


      MERKEL BEGINNT AM DONNERSTAG MIT SONDIERUNGEN
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      Die CDU–Vorsitzende Angela Merkel will nach Agenturberichten am Donnerstag Sondierungsgespräche zur Bildung einer Koalition aufnehmen. Geplant sei zunächst ein Treffen mit dem FDP–Vorsitzenden Guido Westerwelle, hieß es in den Meldungen aus Berlin. – Das von Union und FDP vor der Bundes >>>


      NORDKOREA STELLT NEUE BEDINGUNG FÜR ATOMPROGRAMM–VERZICHT
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      Nordkorea hat die erst am Montag erzielte Einigung über die Beendigung seines Atomprogramms wieder in Frage gestellt. Vor einem Verzicht auf Atomwaffen müssten die USA zunächst Leichtwasser–Reaktoren zur Energieerzeugung liefern, hieß es aus Pjöngjang. Die USA sprachen von einem Bruch der >>>


      UN–ANKL'6;GERIN ERWARTET MLADIC–FESTNAHME
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      Die Chefanklägerin des UN–Tribunals für Kriegsverbechen im ehemaligen Jugoslawien, Carla del Ponte, erwartet die Festnahme des früheren bosnisch–serbischen Generals Ratko Mladic bis 5. Oktober.

Dies habe ihr der serbische Regierungschef Vojislav Kostunica zugesagt, teilte del Ponte i >>>


      UNION UND SPD W'6;HLEN FRAKTIONSCHEFS
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle"), 20-09-2005
      Unions–Kanzlerkandidatin Angela Merkel stellt sich an diesem Dienstag in der neuen Bundestagsfraktion von CDU und CSU zur Wiederwahl als Vorsitzende. Nach Angaben aus der CDU–Spitze soll die Parteivorsitzende mit einer Bestätigung als Fraktionschefin neuen Rückhalt für die anstehenden schwier >>>


      PRESSESTIMMEN VON DIENSTAG, 20. SEPTEMBER 2005
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 20-09-2005
      Wahlwirren, Regierungskoalition Die Kommentatoren der deutschen Tageszeitungen beschäftigen sich auch am Dienstag vor allem mit den durch die Bundestagswahl entstandenen politischen Wirren und Möglichkeiten:

Die WESTFALENPOST aus Hagen schreibt: "Was war mit Schröder los? Was wird aus Merke >>>


      DELTA UND NORTHWEST MELDEN INSOLVENZ AN
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 20-09-2005
      Trotz Insolvenzverfahren: Die Maschinen sollen weiterfliegen Der ständig steigende Ölpreis und hohe Sicherheitsaufwendungen belasten die amerikanischen Fluggesellschaften. Fast die Hälfte von ihnen steckt in Insolvenzverfahren. Jetzt trifft es auch Delta und Northwest.

Delta Air Lines, die dritt >>>


      GELBER RIESE IN BEDR'6;NGNIS
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 20-09-2005
      Die ausländische Konkurrenz steht schon in den Startlöchern Es ist eine harte Woche für die Deutsche Post: Am Montag (14.2.) verordnete ihr das Bundeskartellamt mehr Wettbewerb. Am Freitag (18.2.) berät der Bundesrat über eine frühzeitige Abschaffung des Briefmonopols.

"Das i >>>


      POST AUF EINKAUFSTOUR
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 20-09-2005
      Einträchtige Übernahme: Postchef Zumwinkel (li.) verkündet Exel–Kauf Die Deutsche Post baut die Logistik als zweites Standbein aus. Mit der Übernahme des britischen Konzerns Exel will der Gelbe Riese fit für das Ende des Monopols im deutschen Briefgeschäft werden.

Die Deutsc >>>


      POSTBANK VOR BEW'6;HRUNGSPROBE
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 20-09-2005
      Die Postbank will an die Börse – aber wann? Das Hickhack um den größten Börsengang in Deutschland seit vier Jahren geht weiter: Der Börsengang der Postbank wird auf Mittwoch, 23. Juni, verschoben, die Zeichnungsfrist um zwei Tage verlängert, die Preise gesenkt.

Am Samstag, d >>>


      SIEMENS STREICHT TAUSENDE ARBEITSPL'6;TZE
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 20-09-2005
      Wie vielen wird die Tür gezeigt? Einen Tag nach der Bundestagswahl hat der Münchener Technologiekonzern Siemens einen umfassenden Umbau angekündigt. In drei Problemsparten sollen 10.000 Arbeitsplätze abgebaut werden.

Allein beim IT–Dienstleister SBS sollen in Deutschland in den nä >>>


      WIRTSCHAFTSVERTRETER ZEIGEN SICH NACH DER WAHL ENTT'6;USCHT
      " " (, "Deutsche Welle") , 20-09-2005
      Dämpfer für die Wirtschaft Die Bundestagswahl hat ausgelöst, wovor sich die Wirtschaft am meisten fürchtet: Unsicherheit. Statt schneller Regierungsbildung zeichnen sich nun in Berlin ein zähes Ringen und ein geringes Reformtempo ab.

Das Ausbleiben klarer Mehrheitsverhältnisse nac >>>



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