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      ENTREPRENEURS PREFER HOME TURF
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 The British love affair with other countries is well established, but when it comes to setting up and running a business else–where it seems that entrepreneurs are not so enthusiastic.

According to research from Bank of Scotland Business Banking, owners and managers of small bus >>>


      EXTRA BUSINESS BACKING FOR UNIVERSITY PROJECTS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 Braveheart Ventures, a consortium of private investors, has agreed to invest Â5m at both Edinburgh and Glasgow universities to help to speed the movement of Scottish research from the laboratory to market.

The Â10m of private sector investment by Braveheart will back bus >>>


      FSA ‘OVERREACHED IN L&G CASE‘
      FT, 06-06-2005
      April 27 2005 03÷00 Legal & General yesterday accused the Financial Services Authority of disregarding comments by PwC that might have helped the life assurer defend itself against FSA charges that it mis–sold endowment mortgages.

In January the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal upheld >>>


      GREENPEACE HITS LAND ROVER AGAIN
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 Greenpeace activists invaded seven of Land Rover‘s busiest dealerships on Saturday as the environ–mental group vowed a summer of protest against gas–guzzling 4x4 vehicles.

Greenpeace stopped production at the Ford–owned off–road specialist three weeks ago >>>


      LETWIN AIMS TO PUT BEAUTY AND ROMANCE BACK INTO POLITICS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 The Conservative party needs to "conduct politics as if beauty matters", Oliver Letwin, the shadow environment secretary, will argue in a speech today that aims to put the "political romance" back into the environmental debate.

The language of the former shadow cha >>>


      MAN KNOCKING OLYMPICS INTO SHAPE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 2 2005 18÷20 The only real case of controversy â« the recent decision to ask IOC members to vote on whether each and every Olympic sport should remain part of the Games â« seems minor compared with the political boycotts, financial problems and corruption scandals that Juan Antoni >>>


      MINISTERS WILL SEEK TO BOOST BATTERED EURO
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 Eurozone finance ministers will today seek to restore battered confidence in the euro amid jitters over its future after last week‘s double No vote on the European constitution.

In their first meeting since the resounding French and Dutch rejections, ministers from the 12– >>>


      OLYMPIC CHIEF FORECASTS 40% SURGE IN TV FEES
      FT, 06-06-2005
      May 2' 2005 22÷08 The projections are based on increasingly strong interest shown in the rights globally. NBC, the US network, has already committed itself to paying $2bn for the US rights for the 2010 winter games in Vancouver and the 2012 summer games. The process of awarding the Australian rights to broa >>>


      SERMON HINTS AT UNEASE OVER POPE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 Cardinal Cormac Murphy–O‘Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster and the most senior British Catholic churchman, yesterday preached a sermon in Westminster Cathedral that strongly, if implicitly, opposed the direction the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI has indicated the Church shoul >>>


      UNIVERSAL CHILDCARE AND PRE–SCHOOL EDUCATION URGED
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 A comprehensive child care and pre–school education strategy, plus free personal care for the elderly, are called for today by one of the think–tanks closest to Downing Street.

But creating universal child care and early years education – measures that the Institute >>>


      ALASKANS IN TWO MINDS OVER OPENING REFUGE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 03÷00 Every year, Beth Kerttula–like every Alaska resident – receives acheque fromthe state representing hershare in the oil and gas industry‘s success.

It varies between $'00 and $1,800, though opening Alaska to further development by removing barriers against drillin >>>


      CHICAGO MAYOR RESISTS RETURN OF INFLUENCE–PEDDLING
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 Clout, the art of greasing the wheels of the city machine, was a guiding principle in the 21–year administration of Richard J. Daley, Chicago‘s mayor who was also known as "The Boss".

In recent weeks his son and current mayor, Richard M. Daley, has been confronti >>>


      COX EXPECTED TO INTRODUCE LESS LEGISLATION
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 03÷00 The Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to introduce fewer new regulations under Christopher Cox‘s chairmanship compared to his predecessor, and may strike a new tone on enforcement, people familiar with the chief US financial watchdog said yesterday.

SEC insiders also >>>


      DEEP THROAT‘S REMINDER OF THE VALUE OF ANONYMOUS SOURCES
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 1'÷33 David Friend has not slept well this year. For months, the Vanity Fair special editor was harbouring one of the best stories around÷ the identification of Deep Throat, the anonymous source at the heart of the Watergate scandal, which brought down President Richard Nixon.

Bu >>>


      DEMOCRATS SHORT OF ANTI–BOLTON VOTES
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 A Senate Democrat who has led the fight against the controversial nomination of John Bolton as US ambassador to the United Nations conceded yesterday that he did not expect his party to secure enough votes to block Mr Bolton‘s confirmation.

When asked whether Democrats could mus >>>


      FT BRIEFING÷ US SUPREME COURT
      FT, 06-06-2005
      October 22 2004 1'÷42 What is the US Supreme Court? The court is headed by the chief justice of the United States and eight associate justices, all appointed for life, or at least until they choose to retire. Power to nominate the justices lies with the president, with the consent and advice of the senate.>>>


      MEDIA OWNERSHIP DEBATE BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 The long–running debate about the ownership limits placed on US media companies could come back to life as early as today, when the Supreme Court is expected to announce whether or not it will review a Philadelphia appeals court decision that lies at the centre of the contentious issue.< >>>


      PASSPORT PROPOSAL PUTS $2.6BN BLACK CLOUD OVER THE CARIBBEAN
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 The Caribbean, the most tourism–intensive region in the world, stands to lose as much as $2.6bn in holiday spending because of a new rule requiring US citizens to carry passports when travelling there.

The requirement is part of more stringent US border control and security poli >>>


      PENTAGON ADMITS JAILERS ABUSED KORAN
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 4 2005 02÷31 The Pentagon on Friday said US guards at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility abused the Koran by kicking the Muslim holy book around and splashing it with urine.

The US Southern Command, which oversees the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, said guards also mishandled the Kor >>>


      PENTAGON REPORT TO PORTRAY CHINA AS EMERGING RIVAL
      FT, 06-06-2005
      May 25 2005 00÷25 The report has generated controversy in the Bush administration because of earlier drafts that concerned National Security Council officials by painting what they saw as an overly antagonistic picture of China, according to two people with knowledge of the report.

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      PRESSURE ON US TO PROBE UZBEK MASSACRE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 23÷42 Patrick Leahy, a Democrat senator, and John McCain are preparing a letter to Donald Rumsfeld, defence secretary, and Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state, that will ask which Uzbek forces were involved in the crackdown, and whether some may have received US or Nato military training or equipme >>>


      SCRUSHY JURORS STILL FAIL TO AGREE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 4 2005 03÷00 Jurors in the fraud trial of Richard Scrushy, former chief executive of HealthSouth, yesterday said they were still unable to agree a verdict after two weeks of deliberations, increasing the likelihood of a mistrial.

It was the fourth time that jurors had announced they were divided o >>>


      STOCK OPTIONS DISTORT LABOUR DATA
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 03÷00 Unit labour costs rose faster than previously thought in the six months to March, causing some economists to fret that a tightening jobs market will soon start to push inflation higher.

In the first quarter, unit labour costs – the overall compensation bill for the economy divid >>>


      SUFFIX FOR INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY SITES
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 03÷00 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the internet‘s naming body, has approved a .xxx extension to web addresses to identify sites containing sexually explicit material. There would be no legal requirement for pornography sites to re–register with .xxx suffixes, >>>


      US AIDS ‘BLUE‘ BELARUS OPPOSITION
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 20÷45 The Bush administration is turning the US media spotlight towards Belarus––recently described by Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state, as the "last true dictatorship in the centre of Europe"––as the next domino ready to fall before the advance of democracy.
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      WHY NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT IS BREAKING DOWN
      FT, 06-06-2005
      May 22 2005 18÷20 It is premature to pronounce the 35–year–old nuclear non–proliferation treaty dead. Yet, even if global bureaucrats do manage to repair the NPT and restore its relevance to the modern world, they may take years to do it. In the meantime, events could render it irrelevant. Nuc >>>


      AIR OF CRISIS AS EURO MINISTERS MEET
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 16÷25 In a temporary building on the windy Luxembourg plateau on Monday night, 12 finance ministers tried to stop Europe‘s political turmoil wreaking further damage on the eurozone‘s economy.

Even before French and Dutch voters said No to the constitution last week, economic pro >>>


      APEC AGREES FORMULA FOR CUTS IN TARIFFS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 1'÷46 Global trade talks took a small step forward on Friday as a conference of Asian and Pacific nations agreed a broad framework for cuts in tariffs on goods trade.

But the Asia–Pacific Economic Co–operation (Apec) meeting in South Korea was marred by a war of words betwee >>>


      BRITAIN FACES ISRAELI PRESSURE OVER HAMAS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 18÷20 Jack Straw, Britain‘s foreign minister, will come under pressure to push for the continued isolation of Hamas, the militant Palestinian faction, when he meets Silvan Shalom, his Israeli counterpart, in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Mr Straw‘s two–day visit to Israel coincide >>>


      BRITAIN POSTPONES PLANS FOR EU REFERENDUM
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 15÷57 Jack Straw, UK foreign secretary, announced on Monday that Britain‘s plans to hold a referendum on the European constitution would be postponed in the wake of last week‘s overwhelming rejection of the treaty by voters in France and the Netherlands.

In a statement to parlia >>>


      BUDAPEST AIRPORT TO BE PRIVATISED
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 22÷02 The pace of airport mergers and acquisitions and privatisation deals is accelerating helped by the strong recovery in air travel with passenger traffic growing by 14 per cent last year and forecast by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) to grow by 5.4 per cent this year.

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      BUSINESSES DEMAND TRANSPARENCY AT SEC
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 18÷5' Mr Cox is President George W. Bush‘s choice of chairman of the financial regulator.

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      COMMISSION ON '/11 RECONVENES AS WATCHDOG
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 1'÷02 Members of the federal commission that investigated the September 11 terrorist attacks were back at work on Monday, following through on a pledge to monitor the US government‘s implementation of their recommendations.

"We wanted to avoid the fate of so many commissions >>>


      DALEY DETERMINED TO FIGHT RETURN OF PATRONAGE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 22÷40 Clout, the art of greasing the wheels of the city machine, was a guiding principle in the 21–year administration of Richard J. Daley, Chicago‘s mayor who was also known as "The Boss".

In recent weeks his son and current mayor, Richard M. Daley, has been confronti >>>


      DELAY IN ELECTION GIVES ABBAS SOME BREATHING SPACE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 18÷21 Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, on Sunday moved to shore–up support for reform in his governing Fatah party after a decision to postpone parliamentary elections drew condemnation from its Islamist rival, Hamas.

Officially the postponement of the polls, which had been due >>>


      DIALOGUE IS NEEDED ON ARMS SALES
      FT, 06-06-2005
      April 7 2005 21÷08 Whatever the eventual compromise – a more stringent European code of conduct that satisfies some of Washington‘s concerns is what is needed – the quarrel over arms sales to China reflects a long–standing asymmetry. The US views east Asia through the lens of the America >>>


      DILEMMA FOR WASHINGTON AS ICC BEGINS DARFUR PROBE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 18÷53 The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday launched an investigation into suspected war crimes in Sudan‘s Darfur region, a development likely to present problems for the Bush administration as it opposes the court‘s existence and maintains close intelligence links with the Kh >>>


      ECB CHIEFS AT ODDS ON CONSUMER SPENDING
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 17÷48 The European Central Bank‘s apparent frustration at the failure of low interest rates to kick–start eurozone economic growth has resulted in internal differences over whether the bank should implore consumers to boost spending.

Jean–Claude Trichet, ECB president, dep >>>


      ELECTION VICTORY BOLSTERS HIZBOLLAH
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 17÷03 Hizbollah, Lebanon‘s Shia Islamist party, on Monday claimed its strong showing in the second round of the country‘s staggered parliamentary elections would strengthen its case to resist international calls to disarm.

Hizbollah and the Shia Amal movement, both backed by Syr >>>


      EUROPE WARNED TO BOOST ITS WEAPONS‘ SPENDING
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 21÷58 Europe is at risk of falling severely behind the US in weapons technologies unless it increases spending on military equipment and research by as much as òÂì45bn a year, a panel appointed by Michele Alliot–Marie, the French defence minister, will warn this week.
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      FRENCH MINISTER DEFENDS CHINA ARMS PLAN
      FT, 06-06-2005
      April 6 2005 1'÷47 On the eve of a visit to Washington, Mr Barnier said the EU had a different understanding of the way in which China was evolving on the international stage.

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      FSA ASKS BLAIR TO BACK UP REMARKS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 21÷08 Callum McCarthy, the FSA chairman, has written to Tony Blair asking him to explain remarks he made in a speech in May in which he described the FSA as being "seen as hugely inhibiting of efficient business".

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      GOVERNMENT CAN BAR MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 15÷55 The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home–grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve their chronic pain, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

The high court decided that a federal law outlawing marijuana applied to two seriously >>>


      HARARE WARNS AGAINST STRIKE
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 17÷38 Zimbabwe police said on Monday they would "deal severely" with any illegal demonstrations against the government‘s Operation Restore Order a campaign to clear urban areas that has rendered tens of thousands homeless.

Wayne Bvudzijena, Zimbabwe‘s assistant police >>>


      INVESTORS SHOWN THE DOOR AFTER CUBAN U–TURN
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 18÷24 It has been more than a decade since Cuba, suffering from a post–Soviet economic collapse and jitters about the US, opened its door to foreign businesses.

Now many investors––mainly Europeanc who took the plunge––are being asked to leave.

Only ha >>>


      INVESTORS WEIGH UP FUTURE OF EURO HOLDINGS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 17÷21 Investors are reviewing their euro–denominated holdings amid fears over lax fiscal policy and the turmoil prompted by last week‘s French and German referendums.

Since its inception in 1''', the euro has developed into the world‘s de facto alternative rese >>>


      KURDS MEET TO PAVE WAY FOR UNIFIED SELF–RULE AREA
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 18÷42 Iraqi Kurdistan‘s newly elected regional parliament convened for the first time on Saturday in the northern city of Irbil, paving the way for the unification of a Kurdish self–rule area divided between two rival parties.

Many Kurds believe the merger is vital if they are t >>>


      LANDMINE KILLS 36 BUS COMMUTERS IN NEPAL
      FT, 06-06-2005
      exploded under a packed commuter bus in southern Nepal on Monday, killing 36 passengers and wounding 72 in one of the worst attacks on civilians since a Maoist rebellion erupted in 1''6.

The rebels, who are fighting to topple the monarch and establish one–party communist rule in the poor Himalaya >>>


      LATIN AMERICA AGENDA
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 16÷10 The proposal is controversial in many Latin American countries where it is seen as an attempt to undermine the democratic credentials of Venezuela‘s President Hugo Chávez. Mr Chávez has been criticised in Washington for concentrating power.

The rest o >>>


      LONDON READY FOR LAST LAP IN RACE TO STAGE OLYMPICS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 12÷14 At 1pm on Monday, Lord Coe, chairman of London‘s 2012 Olympic bid, will find an important new item in his electronic mailbox.

Simultaneously, bid leaders in four more of the world‘s great cities will receive a document that could spell the virtual death of their Olympic dr >>>


      LOW VOTER TURNOUT IN SOUTH LEBANON
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 Thousands of Lebanese went to the polls in the country‘s south yesterday in the second of four rounds of parliamentary elections – the first vote in three decades to be held without a Syrian military presence.

Twenty–three seats in a 128–member parliament were >>>


      MARKETS TAKE HEART AS URUGUAY BREAKS LEFTWING MOULD
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 22÷30 Danilo Astori is sitting at an imposing table in his oak–panelled office in Montevideo, filling the air with softly spoken words about his excellent relationship with the International Monetary Fund, improving the business environment and the inevitable end of Uruguay‘s state monop >>>


      MINISTERS HEAD FOR TALKS ON EURO FALL
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005
21÷02 Eurozone finance ministers will on Monday move to shore up confidence in the euro amid jitters over its future after last week‘s double No vote on the European constitution.

In their first meeting since the resounding French and Dutch rejections, ministers from the 12– >>>


      NORTH KOREA REPORTEDLY HINTS AT NUCLEAR TALKS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      SHANKER North Korea has contacted the Bush administration in recent days in what American officials believe could be the first indications that the country is preparing to return to substantive negotiations about its nuclear program, senior American and Asian officials said Sunday.

The contacts were disclosed >>>


      ODDS SHORTEN ON PARIS PLAYING HOST TO OLYMPICS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 18÷3' The odds on Paris winning the race to host the 2012 Olympics shortened on Monday after International Olympic Committee inspectors gave the French capital a clean bill of health.

The IOC evaluation commission‘s 124–page report also contained encouragement for both Londo >>>


      PASSPORT PLAN PUTS $2.6BN BLACK CLOUD OVER CARIBBEAN
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 21÷53 The Caribbean, the most tourism–intensive region in the world, stands to lose as much as $2.6bn in holiday spending because of a new rule requiring US citizens to carry passports when travelling there.

The requirement is part of more stringent US border control and security poli >>>


      PRESSURE ON BROWN TO RETHINK FINANCE BILL
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005
22÷00 The chancellor will be urged to amend the finance bill, which has its second reading in the Commons on Monday, to reverse proposals to allow residential property to be held in the tax shelter of a personal pension from next April.

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      QUEBEC SEPARATIST LEADER RESIGNS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 20÷48 Bernard Landry has un–expectedly resigned as leader of the separatist Parti QuÃ
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      REFORMISTS WAIT IN VAIN FOR SYRIA TO BREAK WITH ITS REPRESSIVE PAST
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 03÷00 When Syria bowed to international pressure and pulled the last of its troops out of Lebanon in April, some government officials thought Bashar al–Assad, the country‘s young president, would turn his attention to developing his own country.

The new, reformist direction woul >>>


      RUMSFELD FLAGS CONCERNS OVER CHINA MILITARY
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 4 2005 02÷28 Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, on Saturday told Asian defence ministers in Singapore that the US was concerned about China‘s military rise and lack of free expression.

In a speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore, Mr Rumsfeld raised q >>>


      RUMSFELD QUESTIONS CHINA ON MISSILES
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 22÷10 The US sharply stepped up its criticism of China at the weekend, questioning the motives behind a Chinese military build–up, calling on the country‘s Communist rulers to embrace "a more open and representative government" and urging Beijing to do more to persuade North Ko >>>


      SALINAS‘S BROTHER SPEAKS OUT FROM JAIL
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 3 2005 22÷0' Raul Salinas de Gortari, the playboy older brother of Carlos Salinas, Mexico‘s former president, has admitted for the first time that he acted unethically by exploiting his political connections to raise a fortune that ended up in Swiss banks.

In his first face–to&ndas >>>


      SWISS NARROWLY SUPPORT CLOSER EU LINKS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 1'÷07 Switzerland on Sunday voted narrowly in favour of closer judicial and police links with the European Union, in a tight decision reflecting the sensitivity of relations with the EU in the small, neutral state.

Almost 55 per cent of voters backed signing up to the EU‘s Schenge >>>


      TESCO SHOULD BE BROKEN UP, SAYS THINK–TANK
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 20÷05 Tesco should be broken up, arguing that the huge scale of the UK‘s biggest retailer is damaging communities and local enterprise.

The call reflects disquiet at the size of the supermarket chain among left–leaning policy bodies, community groups and among small business org >>>


      THAI ECONOMIC GROWTH SLOWS TO 3.3% ON YEAR
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 07÷33 Thailand‘s first–quarter economic growth slowed to 3.3 per cent year on year, as the catastrophic December 26 tsunami, draught, rising oil prices, and slowing export all took a toll, the national planning agency said on Monday.

On a quarterly basis, the Thai economy contra >>>


      THE WEEK AHEAD IN THE EU
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 18÷54 The EU is gearing up for a frantic burst of activity as it tries to tackle the crisis caused by the French and Dutch no–votes on the European constitution and strike a deal on its budget.

Tension is mounting ahead of a crunch summit of EU leaders next week, their first opportuni >>>


      TURKEY STILL ON COURSE TO JOIN EU, SAYS GUL
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005
18÷05 Turkey believes it is still on track to become a full member of the European Union, in spite of last week‘s referendum defeats for the constitutional treaty in France and the Netherlands.

In the first comprehensive comments by a senior official, Abdullah Gul, Turkey‘s >>>


      UK CLERIC AT ODDS WITH POPE OVER DIRECTION
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 17÷32 Cardinal Cormac Murphy–O‘Connor, the Archbishop of Westminster and the most senior British Catholic churchman, on Sunday preached a sermon in his cathedral of Westminster which strongly if implicitly opposes the direction in which the newly–elected Pope Benedict XVI has indic >>>


      UK MANUFACTURING AT LOWEST EBB IN TWO YEARS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 11÷35 The slowdown in consumer spending will mean manufacturing growth this year will be minimal, and adds to the case for a cut in interest rates in the next few months , the EEF engineering trade association said on Monday.

Due to weaknesses across much of industry, the EEF expects manufa >>>


      UN STRUGGLES TO MEET CHALLENGES OF A CHANGED WORLD
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 5 2005 1'÷46 In the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN peacekeepers are discovered to have sexually abused children. In Geneva, Ruud Lubbers, the UN high commissioner for refugees, is accused of sexual harassment. There are reports of mismanagement in the election affairs unit and suspect hiring practice >>>


      WAITING FOR CAFTA PASSAGE LEAVES TEXTILERS ANXIOUS
      FT, 06-06-2005
      June 6 2005 18÷34 Alfredo Fernandez Ruiz regrets the day he first set foot in a textile mill. After 25 years in the business the bearded Cuban–American is working an 80–hour week at the Managua–based jeans company he manages in order to keep it afloat in the face of rising competition from Chi >>>


      AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CRITIQUE "L‘ARCHIPEL" DES CENTRES DE DÉTENTION AMÉRICAINS
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Amnesty International a accusé dimanche les Etats–Unis d‘avoir établi un "archipel" de prisons souvent secrètes à travers le monde, relançant les critiques contre les détentions pratiquées par les forces américaines dans le cadre de leur &qu >>>


      BASE MILITAIRE ATTAQUÉE EN MAURITANIE÷ 20 MORTS, LE GSPC ALGÉRIEN ACCUSÉ
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Quinze militaires mauritaniens et cinq assaillants ont été tués lors d‘une attaque, samedi à l‘aube, contre une base du nord–est de la Mauritanie, attribuée dimanche par l‘armée mauritanienne au Groupe salafiste pour la prédication et le combat ( >>>


      CONGRÈS DU PARTI BAAS AU POUVOIR EN SYRIE
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Le dixième congrès national du parti Baas au pouvoir en Syrie s‘ouvre lundi par un discours du président Bachar al–Assad alors que la presse officielle laisse entendre qu‘il n‘adoptera que de prudentes réformes.

Selon la presse officielle, 1.231 dél&e >>>


      CONSTITUTION EUROPÉENNE÷ LONDRES PREND LE RISQUE DE SUSPENDRE SON RÉFÉRENDUM
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Londres a annoncé lundi la suspension de son référendum sur la Constitution européenne, espérant entraîner dans son sillage d‘autres pays dubitatifs, en dépit des appels du couple franco–allemand à poursuivre la ratification. [voir L‘év&ea >>>


      CONSTITUTION EUROPÉENNE÷ LONDRES SUSPEND SON RÉFÉRENDUM
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Londres a annoncé lundi la suspension de son référendum sur la Constitution européenne, espérant entraîner dans son sillage d‘autres pays dubitatifs, en dépit des appels du couple franco–allemand à poursuivre la ratification. [voir L‘év&ea >>>


      CRISE NUCLÉAIRE NORD–CORÉENNE÷ LA VOIE DIPLOMATIQUE POURSUIVIE
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Séoul et Washington ont souligné lundi leur volonté de poursuivre sur le chemin de la diplomatie en vue de désamorcer la crise nucléaire nord–coréenne, rejetant implicitement des appels à un durcissement face au refus du Nord de négocier.

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      DARFOUR÷ LA CPI VA OUVRIR UNE ENQUÊTE SUR LES ATROCITÉS
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Le procureur de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) Luis Moreno Ocampo doit annoncer lundi l‘ouverture d‘une enquête sur les atrocités commises au Darfour, a–t–on appris de sources concordantes.

Le 5 avril, M. Ocampo avait reçu à New York des mains du >>>


      DÉBUT DIMANCHE DES CÉRÉMONIES MARQUANT LA "RÉUNIFICATION" DE JÉRUSALEM
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Une importante parade a ouvert dimanche à Jérusalem les cérémonies pour la commémoration de la "journée de Jérusalem" qui marquera lundi, pour l‘Etat hébreu, le 38ème anniversaire de la "réunification" de la ville dans la f >>>


      HAÏTI ET LA DÉMOCRATIE AU MENU DE L‘ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE DE L‘OEA
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      L‘Organisation des Etats américains (OEA) se réunit à partir de dimanche à Fort Lauderdale (Floride, sud–est) sous la houlette d‘un nouveau secrétaire général, le Chilien José Miguel Insulza, pour parler de la démocratie en Amériqu >>>


      HEURTS ENTRE PALESTINIENS ET POLICE ISRAÉLIENNE SUR L‘ESPLANADE DES MOSQUÉES
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      La police israélienne a dispersé lundi par la force des Palestiniens qui lançaient des pierres sur des juifs à l‘Esplanade des mosquées à Jérusalem, alors que le Premier ministre israélien Ariel Sharon s‘est engagé à maintenir la Ville s >>>


      HEURTS SUR L‘ESPLANADE DES MOSQUÉES POUR LE "JOUR DE JÉRUSALEM"
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      La police israélienne a tiré lundi des grenades assourdissantes pour disperser des Palestiniens qui lançaient des pierres sur des visiteurs juifs sur l‘Esplanade des mosquées à Jérusalem, alors qu‘Israël célébrait l‘anniversaire de la conqu >>>


      IRAK÷ DEUX ATTENTATS SUICIDE, DESTRUCTION D‘UN NOUVEAU BUNKER REBELLE
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Deux attentats suicide ont secoué lundi matin Bagdad et Tikrit, fief du président déchu Saddam Hussein au nord de Bagdad, alors que l‘armée américaine annonçait la destruction d‘un nouveau bunker utilisé par les rebelles au sud de la capitale.

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      IRAK÷ L‘OPÉRATION ECLAIR SE DÉPLACE AU SUD DE BAGDAD
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      L‘opération Eclair destinée à sécuriser Bagdad s‘est concentrée dimanche, au début de sa deuxième semaine, sur la zone située au sud de la capitale tandis que les autorités ont estimé possible de juger l‘ex–dictateur Saddam H >>>


      JÉRUSALEM÷ HEURTS ISRAÉLO–PALESTINIENS SUR L‘ESPLANADE DES MOSQUÉES
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      La police israélienne a tiré lundi matin des grenades assourdissantes pour disperser des manifestants palestiniens qui avaient lancé des pierres contre des visiteurs israéliens sur l‘Esplanade des mosquées de Jérusalem, a indiqué une porte–parole de la polic >>>


      L‘IRAN POSE SES CONDITIONS POUR MAINTENIR LA SUSPENSION DE L‘ENRICHISSEMENT
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Les Iraniens ont posé leurs conditions pour accepter de maintenir jusqu‘à fin juillet la suspension d‘activités sensibles, dans le souci de ne pas laisser les Européens jouer la montre et retarder la progression de leur programme nucléaire.

Téhéran >>>


      L‘UE À L‘AUBE DE DEUX SEMAINES CRUCIALES POUR L‘AVENIR DE SA CONSTITUTION
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      L‘Union européenne, sous le choc du rejet populaire massif de sa Constitution en France et aux Pays–Bas, va affronter deux semaines de fortes turbulences d‘ici au sommet de Bruxelles des 16 et 17 juin, qui devra trancher l‘avenir du traité. [voir L‘événement] L >>>


      LA COUR PÉNALE INTERNATIONALE OUVRE UNE ENQUÊTE SUR LES CRIMES DU DARFOUR
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Le procureur de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), premier tribunal international permanent chargé de la répression des crimes de guerre, a ouvert une enquête sur les crimes commis dans la région soudanaise du Darfour, a annoncé lundi la CPI.

Le procureur Luis Moreno >>>


      LE PROCUREUR DE LA CPI OUVRE UNE ENQUÊTE SUR LES CRIMES COMMIS AU DARFOUR
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Le procureur de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), premier tribunal international permanent chargé de la répression des crimes de guerre, a annoncé lundi avoir ouvert une enquête sur les crimes présumés commis dans la région soudanaise du Darfour.

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      LE TPI AUTORISE LA REMISE EN LIBERTÉ DE L‘EX–PREMIER MINISTRE DU KOSOVO
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Le Tribunal pénal international (TPI) pour l‘ex–Yougoslavie a autorisé lundi la remise en liberté conditionnelle de l‘ancien Premier ministre du Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj mais a suspendu cette mesure en attendant un éventuel appel du procureur sous 24 heures.

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      LES SUISSES DISENT OUI À L‘EUROPE SANS FRONTIÈRES DE SCHENGEN
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Les Suisses ont dit oui à 54,6% dimanche aux accords de Schengen–Dublin avec l‘Union européenne pour créer une Europe sans frontières, échappant à la contagion eurosceptique des référendums en France et aux Pays–Bas.

Ce réf&eacut >>>


      LES SUISSES DISENT OUI À L‘EUROPE SANS FRONTIÈRES DE SCHENGEN
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Les Suisses ont dit oui à 54,6% dimanche aux accords de Schengen–Dublin avec l‘Union européenne pour créer une Europe sans frontières, échappant à la contagion eurosceptique des référendums en France et aux Pays–Bas.

Ce réf&eacut >>>


      LIBAN÷ LA COALITION PRO–SYRIENNE PROCLAME SA VICTOIRE DANS LE SUD
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      La coalition chiite pro–syrienne, Hezbollah–Amal a proclamé son écrasante victoire au scrutin de dimanche au Liban sud et se dit confortée dans son refus du désarmement de la résistance anti–israélienne, exigé par l‘Onu.

Les résul >>>


      LIBAN÷ LA COALITION PRO–SYRIENNE VICTORIEUSE DANS LE SUD
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      La coalition des mouvements chiites Amal et Hezbollah, alliés de Damas, est assurée de remporter la deuxième étape des législatives libanaises qui s‘est tenue dimanche dans le sud du pays, selon les résultats des premiers dépouillements.

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      LONDRES DEVRAIT GELER LE RÉFÉRENDUM SUR LA CONSTITUTION
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Londres devrait annoncer lundi le gel de son référendum sur la Constitution européenne, un soulagement pour Tony Blair sur le plan intérieur et une décision aux risques mesurés au niveau européen. [voir L‘événement] L‘annonce devrait en ê >>>


      LÉGISLATIVES÷ LA COALITION AMAL–HEZBOLLAH ASSURÉE D‘UNE VICTOIRE TOTALE
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      La coalition des mouvements chiites Amal et Hezbollah, alliés de Damas, est assurée de remporter la deuxième étape des législatives libanaises qui s‘est tenue dimanche dans le sud du pays, selon les résultats des premiers dépouillements.

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      NÉPAL÷ UN CAR BONDÉ SAUTE SUR UN ENGIN EXPLOSIF, AU MOINS 53 MORTS
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Au moins 53 civils ont été tués et 40 blessés lundi quand un car bondé a sauté après avoir roulé sur un engin explosif, actionné à distance par de présumés rebelles maoïstes dans le sud–ouest du Népal, selon les autor >>>


      NÉPAL÷ UN CAR BONDÉ SAUTE SUR UNE MINE, AU MOINS 53 MORTS
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Au moins 53 personnes ont été tuées et 40 blessées lundi quand un car bondé a sauté sur une mine posée par de présumés rebelles maoïstes dans le sud–ouest du Népal, selon le dernier bilan donné par la radio d‘Etat.

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      NÉPAL÷ UN CAR SAUTE SUR UN ENGIN EXPLOSIF, AU MOINS 53 MORTS
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      Au moins 53 civils ont été tués lundi lorsqu‘un car bondé a sauté sur un engin explosif dans le sud–ouest du Népal dans une attaque attribuée par les autorités aux rebelles maoïstes, et qui est l‘une des plus meurtrières touchant des >>>


      OEA÷ CONDOLEEZZA RICE APPELLE L‘AMÉRIQUE LATINE À RENFORCER LA DÉMOCRATIE
      Le Figaro, 06-06-2005
      La secrétaire d‘Etat américaine Condoleezza Rice a appelé dimanche les pays membres de l‘Organisation des Etats d‘Amérique (OEA) à renforcer la démocratie régionale dans un discours prononcé lors de la séance inaugurale de l‘assembl >>>



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