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      NEW WITNESSES ‘TO CAST DOUBT OVER‘ EVIDENCE OF FATHER WHO THREW SON OFF CRETE HOTEL BALCONY
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     An inquest into the death of a six–year–old boy hurled 50ft from a hotel balcony will hear from "fresh" witnesses casting doubt on evidence from his father‘s Greek trial, his mother claimed today.

Liam Hogan died of severe head injuries after plunging from the fourth floor of the Pet >>>


      NUMBER OF SKILLED MIGRANTS ‘HEADING FOR BRITAIN TO TAKE WELL–PAID JOBS WILL TOP 212,000 THIS YEAR‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Tory immigration spokesman Damien Green says the Government must put annual limits on the number of skilled migrants entering the UK The number of skilled migrants coming to Britain to take well–paid jobs will reach an all–time peak this year, experts predict today.

An authoritative study found that >>>


      ONE‘S GUESTS FROM HELL: CHIPPY PRESIDENT SARKOZY AND HIS WIFE WITH A RACY PAST PAY A VISIT TO THE QUEEN
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Who says diplomacy is dull? Take a hot–tempered new world leader, his mum, his new supermodel/rock chick consort, the entire Royal Family, both Houses of Parliament, a Premier League football club, the biggest table in Britain, plus a horse called Agincourt and, all of a sudden, this week‘s state visit by Fr >>>


      OUTRAGE AS SCHOOLGIRLS ORDER BREAST IMPLANTS AND ENFORCE CRASH DIETS IN NEW INTERNET GAME ‘MISS BIMBO‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Girls as young as nine can give a ‘bimbo‘ breast implants and put her on a crash diet in a new Internet game.

Players of Miss Bimbo are given a naked virtual character which they must look after.

The characters enter beauty contests to earn money so that they can buy clothes and go clubbing >>>


      OWEN WILSON AND KATE HUDSON GO PUBLIC WITH THEIR ON–AGAIN ROMANCE
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Their reconciliation was the worst kept secret in Hollywood, and now Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson have finally gone public with their on–again romance.

The couple were spotted holding hands as they headed off for a low–key date in Miami last week, where they caught a session of crime drama The Counte >>>


      PANIC STATIONS! GORDON BROWN HAS CONVENED CRISIS COMMITTEE COBRA 20 TIMES SINCE BECOMING PM... BUT TONY BLAIR GATHERED IT ONLY 17 TIMES IN TOTAL
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Gordon Brown has been accused of ‘interfering‘ in every department Gordon Brown was yesterday accused of misusing emergency staff on "molehill" problems.

Since he became Prime Minister, Mr Brown has convened the Government‘s crisis committee Cobra at an average rate of once a fortnig >>>


      PARENTS ‘PASS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TO SONS‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Blood pressure: Can be passed on, research suggests Men are in danger of inheriting high blood pressure if their parents suffer from the condition, researchers warned yesterday.

Their study suggests that those with one or two parents with raised blood pressure are at a "significantly" increased risk.< >>>


      PARTIES JOIN FORCES IN LAST–DITCH HIGH COURT BID TO KEEP MPS EXPENSES SECRET – USING TAXPAYERS MONEY
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     The Commons commission, led by Speaker Michael Martin (above), had until today to apply to the High Cour Commons officials have launched a last–ditch bid to prevent the publication of detailed expenses claimed by 14 prominent MPs and former MPs including Gordon Brown and David Cameron.

They had been expec >>>


      POLICE CHIEF ACCUSES JUDGES OF ‘GOING SOFT‘ ON GUN CRIME BY FAILING TO IMPOSE TOUGH MINIMUM SENTENCES
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Speaking out: Chief Constable Bernard Hogan–Howe has criticised judges for being too soft on gun crime Judges are undermining the fight against gun crime by failing to impose tough minimum sentences, a senior police chief claimed last night.

Bernard Hogan–Howe, chief constable of Merseyside Police, >>>


      PRISCILLA PRESLEY WINS PRAISE FROM DANCE JUDGES FOR HER FELINE FLOOR SHOW
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Priscilla Presley has been attracting catty comments for her increasingly feline features that perhaps betray a flirtation with cosmetic surgery.

But her dance routine on show Dancing With The Stars saw her make fun of her much–criticised image, with a raunchy routine which saw her crawl across the floor >>>


      PSSST! WANNA BUY 20 CAPSTAN FULL STRENGTH?
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Goodness knows what Arkwright in Open All Hours would have made of it. You can just imagine Ronnie Barker‘s stammering shopkeeper spluttering to his hapless assistant Granville: "W–W–What? S– s–sell cigarettes under the c–c–counter?" But that‘s exactly what the G >>>


      RENEE ZELLWEGER SHINES ON THE RED CARPET (LITERALLY) AFTER MAKE–UP MALFUNCTION
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Actress Renee Zellweger always shines at red carpet events – but on this occasion does so quite literally.

A shiny–faced Renee was seen on the red carpet at the premiere of her new George Clooney directed film Leatherheads in Maysville, Kentucky.

But she appears to have skimped on the trans >>>


      SERB–CROAT LOCKSMITH LIVING IN CORBY ARRESTED FOR WAR CRIMES MASSACRE OF 260 PRISONERS
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     A man who has lived in Britain for a decade was arrested for war crimes when he returned to Serbia.

Milorad Pejic, a Croatian–born Serb who holds a British passport, is accused of involvement with the massacre of 260 prisoners of war in 1''1.

The locksmith, has lived in Corby, Northampton >>>


      SPOTTED: THRIFTY SADIE FROST HOLIDAYS IN A BIKINI SHE FIRST WORE THREE YEARS AGO
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Sadie Frost has shown her thrifty side during a luxury beach holiday. Jude Law‘s ex was spotted taking a dip in a rather familiar–looking bikini.

The 42–year–old was first pictured wearing the frilly red and pink polka dot swim–suit in Ibiza in 2005.

Three years on and the >>>


      TEACHERS VOTE TO BAN ARMED FORCES FROM SCHOOLS FOR ‘USING MOD PROPAGANDA TO LURE VULNERABLE STUDENTS INTO THE MILITARY‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Teachers today vowed to oppose military recruitment campaigns in schools that are based on Ministry of Defence "propaganda".

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) voted to back any school staff who want to boycott Armed Forces recruitment campaigns.

Delegates at the union‘s annual confer >>>


      THE GOOD LIFE: SIMON COWELL ROARS UP IN HIS $1MILLION SUPERCAR TO VIEW HIS $8MILLION MANSION
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     X Factor supremo Simon Cowell cut more than a dash as he roared up in Beverly Hills, in his $1million luxury car to look at the $8million Beverly Hills mansion he is currently building.

With former model girlfriend Terri Seymour by his side, some might say that he‘s absolutely living the good life.
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      THE NEW QUEEN OF SOHO: JUST 22, THE GIRL WHO COULD INHERIT PAUL RAYMOND‘S &#163;650M PORN AND PROPERTY EMPIRE
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     She clearly inherited her mother‘s good looks. Now she is poised to inherit her late grandfather‘s millions.

This is Soho‘s new queen–in–waiting, the granddaughter of porn supremo Paul Raymond.

Fawn James is 22 and still at university. In her biker–chic jacket and fa >>>


      THE REAL COST OF INFLATION: WHY FAMILY BILLS ‘HAVE GONE UP BY &#163;1,400 IN ONE YEAR‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Struggling: Increases in food, housing, transport, amd taxes have easily outstripped pay rises Household bills have soared by 27 a week in just a year, it was claimed last night.

Increases in food, housing, transport and taxes have easily outstripped pay rises and left many families struggling.

The fig >>>


      THE REAL NORTH–SOUTH DIVIDE: COUNCIL TAX HIKES SQUEEZE THE SOUTH – AS GOVERNMENT IS ACCUSED OF SUBSIDISING ITS NORTHERN HEARTLANDS
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Council tax has risen up to three times faster in the South than in the northern towns of Labour‘s heartlands, figures show.

In the most tightly squeezed cities and districts – mainly Conservative controlled areas – the tax burden has gone up by more than 150 per cent in a decade.

But >>>


      THE SOARING COST OF LIVING: FAMILY BILLS ‘HAVE GONE UP BY &#163;1,400 IN ONE YEAR‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Struggling: Increases in food, housing, transport, amd taxes have easily outstripped pay rises Household bills have soared by 27 a week in just a year, it was claimed last night.

Increases in food, housing, transport and taxes have easily outstripped pay rises and left many families struggling.

The fig >>>


      THE SPICE LADY: GERI TAKES ON THE US CONGRESS WITH HER PRESIDENTIAL POISE
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     It may not be as memorable as her trademark Spice Girl Union Jack outfit, but Geri Halliwell took a more classic approach to her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

Dressed in a demure Jackie ‘O‘ style dress, with her wild Titian locks tamed, Geri showed off a decidedly First Lady style of >>>


      THE TRAGIC STORY OF CORINNE BAILEY RAE‘S HUSBAND DESCENT FROM HIGH–FLIER TO ‘DRUGS DEATH‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     The husband of soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae was a musical award–winner and university high–flier before his death from a suspected drugs overdose.

Saxophonist Jason Rae – who graduated from Leeds College of Music with a first class honours degree – is understood to have been found dead >>>


      THOUSANDS OF HATCHBACK CARS RECALLED AFTER HANDBRAKE FAULT LEAVES DOZENS ROLLING DOWN HILLS
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Nearly 80,000 Honda Civics were recalled today due to a fault with the handbrake – which has seen dozens roll down hills.

Car owners are being offered a free replacement handbrake following a spate of complaints.

A full–scale probe was launched by the manufacturer after dozens of calls from >>>


      TRULY NO. 1: WHY THE LADIES‘ DETECTIVE AGENCY HAS RENEWED MY FAITH IN TELEVISION
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     One of the most delightful offerings to appear on our television screens over Easter, indeed for many a long day, was Anthony Minghella‘s BBC1 film of Alexander McCall Smith‘s bestseller, The No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency.

It concerns one of the more unexpected heroines of modern fiction, a w >>>


      WHAT‘S IN A NAME? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING SEEN AS ATTRACTIVE OR NOT (OR WHY SOPHIES ARE SUCCESSFUL AND HELENS ARE UNLUCKY)
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Whether it‘s dressing more smartly or trying out a stylish new hairstyle, they are the little touches that we hope will make a good first impression.

But how we are seen by others might actually depend on something rather more tricky to improve – our names.

According to an academic survey, >>>


      WHAT WILL YOUR FIANCÉE SAY, GARETH? GATES‘ FLIRTY NIGHT WITH EMMA BUNTON‘S COUSIN
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Gareth Gates appears to have quite a lot of explaining to do to his new fiancée Suzanne Mole.

Pictures have emerged of the Dancing On Ice star flirting with blonde Hayley Louise Hughes, a cousin of pop star Emma Bunton.

The pair met up at a Spice Girl‘s concert in December and partied togeth >>>


      ‘PSYCHO DAD PUT BABY DAUGHTER IN A MICROWAVE IN FIT OF ANGER‘
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Joshua Mauldin in court A man claimed he had a psychotic episode when he put his baby daughter in a microwave.

Joshua Mauldin told a court in Texas that he was insane after he stuffed her into the machine in a hotel and switched it on for up to 20 seconds.

But prosecutors in Galveston said it was anger >>>


      AFGHANISTAN IS WORLD‘S THIRD MOST UNSTABLE COUNTRY – MORE UNSTABLE THAN IRAQ, RISK ASSESSMENT GROUP FINDS
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Neither of them are going to be welcoming package holiday groups or hordes of gap–year backpackers any time soon.

But it seems that when it comes to stability at least, Iraq has the edge over Afghanistan.

The Middle Eastern country is less violent and the presence of the U.S.–led military m >>>


      ALIVE: THE MAN WHO HEARD DOCTORS DECLARE HIM BRAIN DEAD AND PREPARE TO HARVEST HIS ORGANS
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     A man who was pronounced dead by doctors said last night: "I feel pretty good." Four months after he was declared brain dead and doctors were about to remove his organs for transplant, Zach Dunlap is on the road to recovery.

Mr Dunlap was pronounced dead November 1' at United Regional Healthcare S >>>


      BHUTTO‘S LOYAL AIDE ELECTED NEW PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN AND IGNITES POWER STRUGGLE
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Yousaf Raza Gilani is Pakistan‘s new prime minister Pakistan appointed a new prime minister yesterday who immediately ignited a power struggle with the president.

New premier Yousaf Raza Gilani, a loyal supporter of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, released dozens of judges who had been >>>


      CARLA BRUNI FURIOUS AS CHRISTIE‘S RELEASE NUDE PHOTO ON EVE OF SARKOZY‘S STATE VISIT TO BRITAIN
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Auction: France‘s First Lady Carla Bruni, in the portrait to be auctioned off by Christie‘s French First Lady Carla Bruni–Sarkozy has reacted with fury after British auctioneers chose the eve of her state visit to England to announce the sale of a nude portrait of the former supermodel.

In wha >>>


      INCA TREK DEATH RIDDLE: BANKER‘S BODY FOUND IN PERUVIAN RIVER AFTER PARTY AT CAMPSITE
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     A British banker is believed to have been murdered while on a trekking holiday in Peru.

Colin Murphy was first thought to have drowned in a river on the Inca Trail in the early hours of New Year‘s Day.

But a post–mortem examination has revealed that the 44–year–old divorce; was >>>


      KNUT THE POLAR BEAR IS A ‘PUBLICITY–ADDICTED PSYCHO‘, SAYS KEEPER AS HE RISKS HIS JOB TO SPEAK OUT
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Knut has turned into a publicity–addicted psycho bear who must be removed from his adoring public as soon as possible.

That is the verdict of a keeper of the "white wonder" who draws visitors from as far afield as Australia and Siberia every day to his pen at Berlin Zoo.

Markus Roebke, >>>


      NIGHT CURFEW ENFORCED AS BASRA UNREST GROWS
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     A night–time curfew was imposed on Basra last night following a rise in violence in the city.

The move came only 24 hours after it was revealed the British withdrawal from the southern Iraqi city was being delayed as rocket attacks increased.

Iraqi authorities said the curfew from 10pm until 6am >>>


      OLYMPIC TURMOIL: DISSIDENT IS SHOCKED WITH ELECTRIC BATONS IN COURT AND TIBET PROTESTERS HIJACK TORCH–LIGHTING CEREMONY
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     China hoped the Olympic Games would show the world that it had finally arrived as a modern superstate.

But yesterday, even as the Olympic flame was lit in Greece, the country‘s authorities resorted to their traditional methods of dealing with dissent.

A man was jailed for five years for suggestin >>>


      VIDEO CONTRADICTS CLINTON‘S CLAIM SHE RAN FROM SNIPER FIRE IN BOSNIA
      The Daily Mail, 25-03-2008
     Hillary Clinton has been caught out after video contradicted her claims that she ran from sniper fire while on a trip to Bosnia in 1''6.

During a speech on Iraq last week, the presidential candidate said of the March, 1''6 trip: "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to b >>>


      Choque fatal en la Autovía Dos: un muerto y dos heridos
      Clarin, 25-03-2008
     07:2' El accidente ocurrió esta mañana cuando un micro embistió desde atrás a un auto, a la altura de la localidad de Lezama, en la mano que va hacia la Capital Federal. Una de las causas habría sido la espesa neblina que cubría la zona. Un muerto, dos heridos y dos contusos fue el resultado de un choque entre un ómnibus y un auto >>>


      El Endeavour inició su regreso a la Tierra
      Clarin, 25-03-2008
     06:0' El transbordador estadounidense, con siete astronautas a bordo, se desacopló hoy de la Estación Espacial Internacional tras una semana de operaciones. El aterrizaje está previsto para el jueves en Cabo Cañaveral. 1 de 1 El transbordador estadounidense "Endeavour" emprendió hoy el regreso a la Tierra desde la Estación Espacial >>>


      La Bolsa de Tokio cerró en su nivel más alto de las últimas dos semanas
      Clarin, 25-03-2008
     05:04 El Nikkei ganó un 2,12 por ciento y el Topix, que agrupa a todos los valores de la primera sección, creció un 1,54%, empujados por un cierto optimismo sobre la situación del mercado financiero. La Bolsa de Tokio cerró hoy con una sólida suba del índice Nikkei, que se colocó en el nivel más alto de las últimas dos semanas, empujado >>>


      Pakistán: asumió el nuevo primer ministro Yousaf Gilani
      Clarin, 25-03-2008
     06:24 El funcionario tomó hoy posesión formal de su cargo prestando juramento ante el presidente Pervez Musharraf. Ahora deberá obtener el voto de confianza del Parlamento en un plazo de 60 días, según la Constitución paquistaní. El nuevo primer ministro paquistaní, Yousaf Raza Gilani, tomó hoy posesión formal de su cargo prestando jur >>>


      Scola aportó 11 puntos para la victoria de Houston
      Clarin, 25-03-2008
     05:31 El argentino además bajó tres rebotes en 21 minutos en el triunfo ante Sacramento por 108 a 100, en otra jornada de la NBA. 1 de 1 Houston Rockets venció a Sacramento Kings por 108 a 100 con un discreto aporte del alero argentino Luis Scola, en una nueva jornada de la NBA. Scola anotó 11 puntos, 5-' en dobles y 1-2 en libr >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     / Business in Brief A A A Business in Brief"> Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 06.

Business in Brief Graft Watchdog Opposed Audit Chamber chief Sergei Stepashin opposes the creation of a government anti–corruption agency, a stance that may put him at odds with President–elect Dmitry Me >>>


      COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     A A A Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 16.

Community Bulletin Board How to Submit Items Community Bulletin Board is published every Tuesday. Please submit notices of up to 40 words by noon Thursday.

E–mail community@imedia.ru, call +7 (4'5) 234–3223 or fax +7 (4'5) 232&ndas >>>


      CREDIT CRUNCH SLOWS BUILDING
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     By Nariman Gizitdinov and Rodney Jefferson BLOOMBERG Daniel Acker / Bloomberg An land excavator sitting on the bank of the Ishim River in Astana.

ALMATY, Kazakhstan –– Kazakh homebuyers are being left out in the cold by the global credit shortage.

In Almaty, the biggest city in the oil&ndas >>>


      IMMOEAST ASSETS SUFFER Q3 LOSSES
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 08. Immoeast Assets Suffer Q3 Losses Bloomberg Austrian real estate developer Immoeast, which has half of its assets in Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine, made a fiscal third–quarter loss as it cut the value of its properties, the company said in a statement Friday.
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      MEAT PLANT FACES LANDMARK TAX CASE
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 07. Meat Plant Faces Landmark Tax Case By Tai Adelaja Staff Writer Vladimir Baranov / Vedomosti A van selling meat from the Ostankino Meat Processing Plant, whose subsidiary is facing charges of tax fraud.

Tax authorities have opened a tax–fraud case against a sub >>>


      PROTESTS TARNISH OLYMPIC CEREMONY
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 14. Protests Tarnish Olympic Ceremony Reuters OLYMPIA, Greece –– Human rights demonstrators breached tight security at the Olympic torch–lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia on Monday.

Just before the torch–lighting ceremony inside the archaeolog >>>


      PUTIN ASKS IRAQ TO REVIVE OIL DEAL
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 5. Putin Asks Iraq to Revive Oil Deal Combined Reports Ceerwan Aziz / Reuters Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari, right, greeting Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Sultanov in Baghdad on Monday.

President Vladimir Putin on Monday called on Iraq to support Russian investme >>>


      REAL ESTATE INVESTORS AWAIT BALKAN STABILITY
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     A A A Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 08.

Real Estate Investors Await Balkan Stability By Ivana Sekularac Reuters BELGRADE –– Residential real estate is booming in the Balkans as the region recovers from the wars and stagnation of the 1''0s, but big corporate investment will only c >>>


      TGK–13 POSTS LOSS AS COSTS SOAR 18%
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 07. TGK–13 Posts Loss As Costs Soar 18% By Nadia Popova Staff Writer Power producer TGK–13 said Monday that it posted a net loss of 1.07 billion rubles ($45.4 million) in 2007, as higher operating costs erased a 24.3 percent increase in revenue.

Krasnoyarsk& >>>


      THE MARCH 2008 ISSUE OF "JOBS AND CAREERS"
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Wednesday, March 1', 2008. Issue 3864. Page 10. The March 2008 issue of "Jobs and Careers" The Moscow Times In the Spring issue of Jobs and Careers, the two deans of Skolkovo Business School go head to head to explain just how they‘ll go about fostering a new generation of entrepreneurs. In an in&nda >>>


      18 SAILORS TRAPPED AND FEARED DEAD
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 04.
18 Sailors Trapped and Feared Dead By Dikky Sinn The Associated Press Reuters Hong Kong rescue vessels preparing to move the capsized tugboat, Neftegaz 67, to shallower waters on Monday.

HONG KONG –– Eighteen Ukrainian sailors were feared dead Monday >>>


      7 NATIONAL BOLSHEVIKS ARE CONVICTED
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 03.
7 National Bolsheviks Are Convicted By David Nowak Staff Writer Yury Mashkov / Itar–Tass Magomedov, second left, and Popkov, fourth left, and other National Bolsheviks attending their sentencing Monday.

The Tagansky District Court on Monday convicted seven >>>


      AEROFLOT FACES DELAY IN FIRST DELIVERY OF NEW SUPERJETS
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 05. Aeroflot Faces Delay in First Delivery of New Superjets Reuters State–owned United Aviation Corp. said Monday that it might delay delivery of its new Superjet 100 passenger planes to Aeroflot beyond its contractual deadline of end–2008 as the plane has not yet la >>>


      CAR BOMB KILLS 5 AT INGUSHETIA BANK
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 04. Car Bomb Kills 5 at Ingushetia Bank The Associated Press Musa Sadulayev / AP People looking at a car ripped apart by an explosion in Nazran on Monday.

NAZRAN, Ingushetia –– A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Ingushetia on Monday, injuring at least fiv >>>


      CARBON CREDITS GET COOL RECEPTION
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 001. Carbon Credits Get Cool Reception By Miriam Elder Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT High electricity usage is a problem, as power stations like this one in Moscow emit more in order to produce more.

NARYAN–MAR, Nenets Autonomous District –– The s >>>


      CHEF‘S SECRETS: BARBECUE WINGS
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 17. Chef‘s Secrets: Barbecue Wings Rp–com Ingredients for a 4'5–gram portion:
80g blue cheese sauce, made from mayonnaise, Dor Blu cheese and cream '0g barbecue sauce 30g wheat flour 645g cleaned chicken wings 75g carrot 75g celery 2g parsley 2g sal >>>


      CONSTRUCTIVIST EDIFICE SEES NEW LIFE AS HOTEL
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 0'. Constructivist Edifice Sees New Life as Hotel By John Wendle Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT The Narkomfin building, privatized in the 1''0s, will have traveled a long way from communal living project by the time it reopens as a luxury boutique hotel.

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      CULT LEADER ACCUSED OF INCITING RELIGIOUS HATRED
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 03. Cult Leader Accused of Inciting Religious Hatred By Anna Malpas Staff Writer Investigators have opened a new criminal investigation into the activities of the leader of a religious doomsday sect in the Penza region, accusing him of inciting religious hatred, a spokeswoman fo >>>


      ELITE ORGANIC OFFERINGS
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 17. Elite Organic Offerings By Nathan Toohey Staff Writer Nathan Toohey / MT Real Food restaurant is surprisingly casual for an eatery in a hotel.

The recently opened Real Food Restaurant in the Crowne Plaza hotel at the Moscow World Trade Center has turned out to be an >>>


      FORECASTS RAISED FOR GDP, URALS
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 05. Forecasts Raised for GDP, Urals Bloomberg The Economic Development and Trade Ministry on Monday raised its forecasts for inflation, gross domestic product growth and the average price for Urals crude for 2008.

The ministry increased its inflation forecast by 1 perce >>>


      FRUSTRATED BALUYEVSKY OFFERS HIS RESIGNATION
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 03. Frustrated Baluyevsky Offers His Resignation By Simon Saradzhyan Staff Writer Reuters Serdyukov General Yury Baluyevsky, the chief of the General Staff, has asked to be relieved of his post as a result of his bitter opposition to Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov‘s pl >>>


      IRAN APPLIES TO JOIN SHANGHAI GROUP
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 04. Iran Applies to Join Shanghai Group The Associated Press DUSHANBE, Tajikistan –– Iran‘s foreign minister said Monday his country had applied to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional security group dominated by China and Russia.

The >>>


      LOVE, WAR AND SPIES AT THE INTERCLUB
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 002. Love, War And Spies At the Interclub By Svetlana Osadchuk Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT Pavlenko holding the photo of a U.S. sailor, which she hid behind her wallpaper when the NKVD came to arrest her.

STRUNINO, Vladimir Region –– Valentina Pavlenk >>>


      MILITARY SERVICE IN ABSENTIA
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 11. Military Service in Absentia By Alexander Golts To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

Letters to the editor should be sent by fax to (7&nd >>>


      MINSK TV TELLS OF U.S. SPY RING
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     The Associated Press MINSK –– A report on state television in Belarus accused the U.S. Embassy of setting up a spy ring, the latest salvo in disputes that have led to unfriendly relations between the United States and the former Soviet republic‘s authoritarian government.

The report, aired lat >>>


      NORILSK‘S CEO PUTS OWN FIRM AT CORE OF MERGERS
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 07. Norilsk‘s CEO Puts Own Firm at Core of Mergers Reuters Norilsk Nickel should be at the core of any potential merger with one or more privately owned Russian miners, its chief executive said in an interview published Monday.

Denis Morozov told Kommersant that N >>>


      PATRONS SAY INTERCLUBS WERE NOT BROTHELS
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 13. Patrons Say Interclubs Were Not Brothels By Svetlana Osadchuk Staff Writer Hundreds of girls swooned over British and U.S. sailors at three entertainment lounges set up by Soviet authorities during World War II. Some also made money on the side, selling sexual favors.
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      READY FOR THE COMPETITION
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 15. Ready for the Competition By Nataliya Vasilyeva Special to The Moscow Times Vladiimir Filonov / MT The white–and–emerald building of the English International School can‘t help but stand out against the brown and gray hues of the nearby run–down build >>>


      SARGSYAN WINS PUTIN‘S SEAL OF APPROVAL
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 003. Sargsyan Wins Putin‘s Seal of Approval By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer President Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan on Monday pledged continuity in bilateral relations, as the Armenian president–elect made Moscow his first destination after being declared the win >>>


      TOILET PAPER, SPAM AND A POLITICAL HIT
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 11. Toilet Paper, Spam and a Political Hit By Alexei Pankin To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

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      U.S. MUST TAKE A NEW
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 11. U.S. Must Take a New By Joseph Biden Look at Russia‘s Soul To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

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      UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES TO 6.6%
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 05. Unemployment Increases to 6.6% Bloomberg Russia‘s unemployment rate rose more than expected in February after falling the previous month, the State Statistics Service announced on Monday.

The jobless rate rose to 6.6 percent from 5.8 percent in January, the St >>>


      WHAT TO DO: DISCUSS WOMEN‘S ISSUES
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 16. What to Do: Discuss Women‘s Issues By Maria Antonova The International Women‘s Club is holding an international conference in Moscow on March 27 to coincide with the organization‘s 30th anniversary.

The conference will be the first of its kind in R >>>


      WHERE EUROPE DRAWS THE LINE
      The Moscow Times, 25-03-2008
     Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Issue 3868. Page 10. Where Europe Draws the Line By Jackson Diehl To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

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      DEPUTY PM KHIEM HOLDS TALKS WITH SERBIAN FM
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem held talks with visiting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia Vuk Jeremic in Hanoi on March 24.

The two sides discussed measures and directions to boost multi–faceted and special co–operation in trade and investment.

They agree >>>


      GENERAL DEPARTMENT 2 AWARDED WITH HERO TITLE
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     Speaking at the award presentation ceremony held in Hanoi, Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh said that the decoration reflected the Party, State and people‘s acknowledgement of the contribution made by the military intelligence agents.

"The honour was resulted from the Party and Uncle Ho‘s >>>


      NA LEADER CALLS FOR MUTUAL ASSISTANCE WITH BULGARIA
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong has called on Bulgaria to help boost Vietnam‘s exports to other European markets with promises to give similar assistance to Bulgaria regarding Southeast Asia.

The legislative leader made the call during a meeting with visiting Chairman of the Bulgrian NA Commit >>>


      SERBIAN MINISTER PLEDGES HELP TO VIETNAM
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia Vuk Jeremic has said that his country is willing to bridge Vietnam and Southeast European countries and boost trade ties between the two sides.

The visiting minister made the statement during a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on March 25.

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      STATE PRESIDENT REITERATES GOOD TIES WITH CAMBODIA
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     State President Nguyen Minh Triet pledged to maintain all–round relations with neighbour Cambodia while receiving Deputy Prime Minister General Tea Banh of Cambodia in Hanoi on March 25.

The State leader told Tea Banh, who doubles as Minister of Defence, that the Party, State and people of Vietnam have al >>>


      VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA TO CLOSELY CO–OPERATE IN TOURISM AND CULTURE
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     Vietnamese and Cambodian officials have met to discuss concrete measures to boost the bilateral co–operation in tourism, culture and sports.

In a meeting between the visiting Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon, the two sides expresse >>>


      VIETNAM APPRECIATES JAPANESE MPS‘ CONTRIBUTIONS
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     An official of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPV CC) has lauded the active contributions of Japanese parliamentarians to bilateral ties.

Receiving the visiting Japan–Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians‘ Alliance President Tsutomu Takebe on March 24, the CPV CC‘s Secretary T >>>


      VIETNAM ATTACHES IMPORTANCE TO DEVELOPING TIES WITH THAILAND
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     The Party leader made the statement at a reception in Hanoi on March 24 given to Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej.

PM Samak reiterated Thailand‘s policy to strengthen relations in all fields with Vietnam and encourage its enterprises to invest in the latter.

The Vietnamese Party leader emphas >>>


      VIETNAM REITERATES ONE–CHINA POLICY
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Dung reaffirmed the nation‘s one–China policy which puts Taiwan as an integral part of the world‘s most populated country.

Questioned about Vietnam‘s reaction to the March 22 election in Taiwan where Ma Ying–jeou was elected as its head, the spokesm >>>


      VIETNAM TO JOIN TWO ASEAN MRAS
      Nhan Dan, 25-03-2008
     Vietnam will officially join two ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) on architectural and technical consulting services.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has agreed for the country‘s decision to be announced to the ASEAN Secretary General.

The Deputy PM has entrusted the Constructio >>>


      Acudirá Ecuador a OEA por ciudadano en ataque a FARC
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Alista Academia 50 entrega de premios Ariel
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Analizan spots IFE y CIRT
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Bruce Willis abre bar de degustación de vinos en NY
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Chávez celebra victoria "moral y judicial" frente a Exxon
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Conocer el proceso de formación de estrellas es una ardua tarea: Especialista
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Debe Guadalajara hacer partido "sin equivocaciones": Omar Bravo
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Derrota Heat 78-73 a Bucks
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Familia pide celebrar a "Cachao" con alegría
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Fred Thompson, ex candidato republicano, busca retorno a Hollywood
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Ganan Nuggets 120-106 a Grizzlies
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Intentará Steus volver a negociaciones
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Lista de nominados a los Premios Ariel
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      McCain estuvo a punto de ser candidato demócrata: prensa
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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      Pasan Nets 106-'1 sobre Knicks
      El Imparcial, 25-03-2008
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