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      ESSIEN HAS EYES OPENED TO THE DEMANDS OF HIS NEW TASKMASTER
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Nick Szczepanik MICHAEL ESSIEN will be in no doubt about the determination of Jos Mourinho to continue winning honours for Chelsea after the Ghana midfield players first team meeting turned into a public criticism of a team–mate. Essien, who has joined the Barclays Premiership champions from Lyons for 24.4 mil >>>


      FRAUD VICTIMS DESPAIR AT PAROLE FOR ‘GOLDFINGER‘
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Michael Horsnell WHEN John Goldfinger Palmer was cleared at the Old Bailey in 1'87 of melting down gold from the 26 million Brinks–Mat bullion robbery he blew a kiss to detectives.

Now he is blowing a stream of them at the Parole Board for his release from jail four years into an eight–year >>>


      FRUSTRATED WILKINSON ADDS APPENDIX TO LENGTHY TALE OF WOE
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Owen Slot and Mark Souster JONNY WILKINSON has suffered another medical setback and is in a Tokyo hospital being treated for an inflamed appendix. Wilkinson is with his club, Newcastle Falcons, on their pre–season tour to Japan, yet has been barely able to take any part. An operation on the appendix is not tho >>>


      HANG BOUQUET, CHECK THE DATA
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Chris Ayres A digital take on wine making has the traditionalists spitting into their buckets LEO McCLOSKEY takes a mouthful of South African cabernet sauvignon, then spits it into a sink. Not bad, he says. I like it better than the other.

But in his laboratory in Sonoma County, tastebuds are not to be trus >>>


      I WILL FIGHT ANTI–SEMITISM, POPE TELLS HOLOCAUST JEWS
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Roger Boyes German pontiff disappoints some by ignoring a call to open Vatican archives on the war years THE German Pope reached out to Jews across the world yesterday during a visit to a synagogue once burnt down by the Nazis÷ Benedict XVI promised to use his papacy to speak out against anti–Semitism.< >>>


      JUDGE BERATES US FAILURES AS '/11 SUPPORTER IS CONVICTED
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Richard Beeston, Diplomatic Editor A GERMAN court yesterday convicted a Moroccan student of belonging to the al–Qaeda cell responsible for the attacks on America of September 11, 2001, but acquitted him of direct involvement in the murder of nearly 3,000 people.

Mounir al–Motassadeq, 31, was sen >>>


      LAST SETTLERS ARE READY TO LEAVE GAZA GHOST TOWNS
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      From Stephen Farrell in Gadid MID–MORNING in post–occupation, pre–Palestinian Gaza and the sprinklers burst eerily into life, watering lawns whose owners have all been evicted from, or exhorted to leave, the Israeli settlements.

Streets that 48 hours earlier echoed with Hebrew prayers were em >>>


      MOTHER‘S CHOICE÷ BECOME A SUICIDE BOMBER OR YOUR CHILDREN WILL DIE
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Jeremy Page After almost a year in hospital, one woman tells the story of her decisive moments with hostage–takers AFTER 11 operations and almost a year in hospital, Larissa Kudziyevas face is still severely disfigured, her injured arm too weak to work.

The 41–year–old accountant wears dar >>>


      POLICEMAN ‘KILLS SON IN PLAY FIGHT‘
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Rajeev Syal A POLICEMAN is being treated in a psychiatric unit after being arrested for killing his 11–year–old son with a kitchen knife.

Conor Johnson, from Littlehampton, West Sussex, suffered a single wound to the heart and died in hospital.

His father Ian, a constable with Sussex Po >>>


      SHE CHARMED THE PUBLIC, UPSET UNIONISTS AND UPSTAGED BLAIR
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Mark Sellman When Mo Mowlam canvassed in Redcar our correspondent, who lived for three weeks in her house, witnessed the whisky, the suitors, the unpredictability MY FIRST Mo memory was the soles of her shoes staring at me across a table.

The last was of a whisky bottle she cracked open to drown her sorrows >>>


      WANTED÷ GIRL GOOD WITH AN AXE WHO LIKES THE A–TEAM
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Nicola Woolcock The lovelorn single men of a Cumbrian town have logged on to attract more women ALSTON is overpopulated with desperate men competing for a handful of very popular women, according to the frustrated and terminally single founders of a lonely–hearts website who are trying to lure girls to the iso >>>


      WHY GARBO JUST WANTED TO BE ALONE
      The Times, 20-08-2005
      By Dalya Alberge Footage of the star‘s final – and unsuccessful – screen test has been found BEAUTIFUL, laughing and vibrant, Greta Garbo the sultry European film icon of the 1'20s and 1'30s belies her mysterious image in this recently rediscovered footage of her taking her final screen test.< >>>


      BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS RATTLE BRAZIL MARKETS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Brazil‘s financial markets yesterday were rattled by allegations that Antonio Palocci, finance minister, took bribes from a contractor when he was mayor of Ribeirão Preto in the mid–1''0s. Mr Palocci denies the allegations.

The Real, Brazil‘s curre >>>


      ECUADOR SENDS TROOPS TO GUARD OIL INSTALLATIONS FROM PROTESTERS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Ecuador has sent in troops to occupy its oil–rich Amazon region and declared a state of emergency, after attacks on installations by community groups cut oil production by about 65 per cent.

The armed forces said on Thursday evening they had secured the eastern provinces of O >>>


      ECUADOR TO BORROW OIL AS PROTESTS HALT PRODUCTION
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Ecuador has asked to borrow crude oil from Venezuela after days of violent protests in its oil–rich Amazon region forced the suspension of production by Petroecuador state oil company.

Magdalena Barreiro, economy minister, said yesterday Ecuador needed Venezuela‘s help >>>


      INSPIRED BY ECONOMIC CRISIS, TANGO RETURNS TO BUENOS AIRES
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 23÷33 This weekend dozens of couples from Argentina and the rest of the world are battling it out in Buenos Aires at the tango dance world championships.

This year, the third in the competition‘s history, the event has moved to the city‘s capacious La Rural exhibition cen >>>


      INSPIRED BY THE CALAMITY OF ECONOMIC CRISIS, TANGO RETURNS TO BUENOS AIRES
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 This weekend dozens of couples from Argentina and the rest of the world are battling it out in Buenos Aires at the tango dance world championships.

This year, the third in the competition‘s history, the event has moved to the city‘s capacious La Rural exhibition centre >>>


      ISLE OF DELIGHTS AND DELAPIDATION
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Not far from Guantánamo Bay, the smiling hotel receptionist attached a yellow band to our wrists. One week later, we were released from Cuba‘s Sol Cayo Coco resort hotel – but only once we had reluctantly paid $40 (twice Cuba‘s average monthly income) for two >>>


      PRANDIAL PLEASURE – SOUVENIR SIRLOIN
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Argentines take great pride in the quality of their beef. "El mejor en el mundo," they assure tourists who, addled by the quantities of meat and wine that constitute the daily diet, are seldom in a fit state to disagree. Besides, the locals are right÷ it is the best in the >>>


      SENATOR TAKES RUMSFELD TO TASK OVER CHAVEZ CRITICISM
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 A powerful Republican senator yesterday scolded Donald Rumsfeld, complaining that the US defence secretary‘s comments about Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan president, could hurt anti–drug efforts in the region.

The rebuke by Arlen Specter, chairman of the judi >>>


      ANNAN PUSHES FOR LEVY ON AIRLINE TICKETS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      July 6 2005 22÷04 Mr Annan told the Financial Times he was encouraged by efforts to find new sources of finance for development and particularly the idea of a solidarity fund based on air ticket levies, which could provide "a constant stream of money".

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      MALAWI HOPES TO MAKE AIDS DRUGS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      July 7 2005 17÷50 Hetherwick Ntabe, Malawi‘s health minister, said tightened patent legislation in India threatened supplies of antiretroviral (Arv) therapies for the disease. India is a big supplier of generic drugs to the developing world.

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      VITAMINS CONTROVERSY FUELS NEW AIDS BATTLE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      July 1' 2005 22÷2' A lawsuit to be heard in Cape Town shortly promises to bring to a head the controversy over ARVs, a life–and–death matter for 6.5m South Africans (out of a population of 45m) living with the disease.

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      BANKS SET TO LEND KREMLIN $7.3BN GAZPROM LOAN
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷44 Gazprom, the natural gas company, as the Kremlin extends its hold over Russia‘s oil and gas wealth.

The move is a further step towards lifting restrictions on foreign ownership of Gazprom‘s remaining shares – as well as the expected purchase by Gazprom of Sibn >>>


      GERMANY ACTS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF BIRD FLU
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 1'÷20 Highlighting German fears about the possible arrival of bird flu via the Urals, Berlin on Friday announced steps to impose emergency restrictions on poultry kept in the open.

Renate Kunast, consumer protection minister, said÷ "We are preparing for a worst– >>>


      BARCELONA VISITORS MAY PAY MORE FOR THE PLEASURE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Visitors to Barcelona could be asked to foot more of the city‘s bill for tourist promotion and facilities under a proposal likely to revive debate about the sustainability of one of Spain‘s most important industries.

A technical study commissioned by the city‘s mu >>>


      GERMANY ACTS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF BIRD FLU
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Highlighting German fears about the possible arrival of bird flu via the Urals, Berlin yesterday announced steps to impose emergency restrictions on poultry kept in the open.

Renate Kunast, consumer protection minister, said÷ "We are preparing for a worst–case sce >>>


      IMF VOICES DOUBTS ON SERBIAN REFORM
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 The International Monetary Fund and Serbia‘s central bank governor yesterday expressed scepticism about Belgrade‘s fledgling effort to repair its strained relationship with the fund.

After receiving IMF warnings that Serbia and Montenegro‘s $'51m (ò&Aci >>>


      MERKEL TAKES HER MESSAGE OF TOUGH LOVE TO THE EAST
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 For an instant lastTuesday, it seemed as though placid Cottbus, a town of 100,000 people in the south–eastern corner of Brandenburg, had turned into the stage for a decibel contest.

At one edge of Berliner Platz, loud African drums blared from powerful speakers set on an oran >>>


      MOROCCAN GUILTY OF '/11 TERRORISM LINKS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 A Moroccan previously jailed for helping to plan the September 11 attacks was yesterday cleared of direct involvement but found guilty of membership of a Hamburg terrorist cell led by the suicide pilots who attacked Washington and New York in 2001.

In a retrial in a Hamburg court, >>>


      OIL PRICES DENT EUROZONE TRADE SURPLUS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 The eurozone‘s trade surplus in the first six months of 2005 shrunk to less than half the figure for the same period a year before as oil prices pushed up sharply the cost of energy imports.

The trade data released by Eurostat, the European Union‘s statistical unit, hig >>>


      RAID RAISES STAKES IN POST–REVOLUTION UKRAINE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine‘s richest industrialist, insists he is on holiday in Monaco and not avoiding his home country. But after a police raid at his home this week in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Mr Akhmetov‘s holiday could well turn into a prolonged exile.

On Tuesday, an >>>


      ANC IN TURMOIL AHEAD OF ZUMA CORRUPTION TRIAL
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 18÷22 South Africa‘s ruling alliance has been pitched into unprecedented turmoil over the coming trial of Jacob Zuma, President Thabo Mbeki‘s former deputy.

South Africans this week witnessed an open rebellion by Cosatu, the trade unions federation and government partner >>>


      ANC IN TURMOIL AHEAD OF ZUMA CORRUPTION TRIAL
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 South Africa‘s ruling alliance has been pitched into unprecedented turmoil over the coming trial of Jacob Zuma, President Thabo Mbeki‘s former deputy.

South Africans this week witnessed an open rebellion by Cosatu, the trade unions federation and government partner of M >>>


      GROUP WITH AL–QAEDA LINKS FIRES ON US WARSHIPS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 A group claiming links to al–Qaeda claimed it had fired three rockets yesterday at two US warships in the Red Sea port of Aqaba. They missed their apparent targets but killed a Jordanian soldier and hit the adjacent Israeli resort of Eilat.

The US ships, USS Ashland and USS K >>>


      REBEL LEADER ELECTED AS BURUNDI PRESIDENT
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Burundi‘s parliament elected a former rebel leader as president yesterday, as a peace process intended to end more than a decade of civil war took another step forward. Pierre Nkurunziza faces the challenge of rebuilding a nation torn apart by ethnic violence in which more than 300,00 >>>


      WOLFOWITZ PRESSES RIGHT BUTTONS IN AFRICA
      FT, 20-08-2005
      June 17 2005 1'÷4' Believe the rhetoric and the world‘s poorest continent may have a new, unlikely ally a man more commonly associated with US neo–conservatism and the Iraq war than the plight of impoverished Africans.

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      WORLD BANK CONCERN OVER CHAD OIL REVENUES
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 The World Bank has expressed serious concern about the use being made by the government of Chad of oil revenues from a big pipeline project assisted by the bank.

Chad is an important test case for the World Bank in encouraging oil and mineral–rich African countries to improve >>>


      WORLD BANK WARNS E TIMOR OF POTENTIAL FOR CORRUPTION
      FT, 20-08-2005
      July 27 2005 17÷24 The report, released this week, came as Mari Alkatiri, East Timor‘s prime minister, reshuffled his cabinet in an effort, he said, to better address "poverty alleviation" and other issues.

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      AIM FLOAT PLANNED BY BANK OF GEORGIA
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 21÷54 The Bank of Georgia, the Caucasus country‘s largest retail bank, is planning an Aim flotation next year, in a move that highlights the London market‘s growing attraction to companies in the former Soviet Union.

The plan also reflects the economic energies released i >>>


      CONSORTIUM TRUMPS NASC BEVERLY BID
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 22÷38 The new offer of $1.'1bn came from a consortium of healthcare investors including Formation Capital, Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC, Appaloosa Management LP and Northbrook NBV LLC.

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      CRICKET TAKES AIM AT A FLOAT
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 22÷03 Rose Bowl plc, which owns Hampshire Cricket, plans to open its innings in 2007 or before. Rod Bransgrove, chairman and majority owner, said flotation was his preferred route.

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      GILTS RISE AS RATE CUT HOPES ARE DASHED
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 21÷11 The gilt market squeezed higher for most of the week even though hopes of a second interest rate cut in the UK this year were all but abandoned.

On Wednesday, the minutes of the Bank of England‘s rate–setting committee revealed that only five of the nine members vot >>>


      GOOGLE EYES ON ITS PIECE OF THE PI
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 22÷4' The idiosyncratic internet company, which loves to set challenging and quirky intelligence tests to job aspirants, announced almost a year to the day after its initial public offering that it would be issuing an additional 14,15',265 shares. Add a leading 3 and the numbers are t >>>


      JURY FINDS MERCK NEGLIGENT IN VIOXX CASE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 00÷14 Shares fell 7.7 per cent at $28.06 on fears the outcome would encourage more civil actions.

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      LOMBARD÷ GALA AND ITS PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷31 The thought is prompted by Friday‘s news that Permira, the private equity house, is spending £200m to take a stake of about 30 per cent in Gala, the bingo and casino group, in the UK‘s first ever quaternary buy–out.

Before you rush to a dictionary (as I >>>


      LONG VIEW÷ JAPAN‘S CHEAP AND CHEERFUL BAROMETER
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷21 Across Japan, there has been a rash of closures of the country‘s cheap and cheerful "100 yen" stores where every product is sold for one price tag.

The stores sprung up and rose to widespread popularity after the bursting of the Japanese asset bubble as shoppers >>>


      MERCK WEIGHS UP THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DEFEAT
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 23÷43 While each claim of individual liability will be decided on its merits, losing the first court case is likely to spur more and bigger claims by other plaintiffs.

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      ON A NEW LAP OF LUXURY MARKET
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 23÷22 Mr Schulze says the needs of the hotel guest have vastly changed since he first joined Ritz–Carlton in 1'83."Twenty years ago, the father arrived in a suit and wanted to be left alone," says Mr Schulze. "Today, the son arrives in blue jeans and says ‘Take >>>


      THORNTONS IN ?123M OFFER TALKS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 21÷10 The chocolate maker, which started out as a sweet shop in Sheffield nearly 100 years ago, said that Christopher Burnett, executive chairman, was in discussions that could lead to an all–cash offer of 185p a share, valuing the company at £123m.

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      BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES ECLIPSE MANUFACTURING
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Manufacturing was only half as important to the British economy in 2003 as business and financial services, the Office for National Statistics revealed yesterday.

In the five years from 1''8 to 2003 the contribution of manufacturing to the value generated in the economy fel >>>


      CAMERON ON MISSION TO MODERNISE TORIES
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 David Cameron has vowed to explore radical new ways of funding public services as part of a "fundamental" shake–up of Conservative policy if he is elected party leader.

In an interview with the Financial Times, the Tory leadership contender, the bookies‘ secon >>>


      CHILDREN‘S BOOKS FIND THEIR PLACE ON THE SHELF OF HISTORY
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Britain‘s only centre wholly dedicated to the celebration of children‘s books was opened yesterday by Jacqueline Wilson, the children‘s laureate, and her principal illustrator Nick Sharratt.

The enthusiasm and support generated among writers, illustrators and publ >>>


      CRICKETERS LOOK TO AIM TO STUMP UP
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 The company that owns one of the leading county cricket teams is considering listing on Aim, the junior stock market, as England braces for another outbreak of cricket fever.

Rose Bowl plc, which owns Hampshire Cricket, plans to open its innings in 2007 or before. Rod Bransgrove, c >>>


      HOUSING WEALTH DECLINES FOR FIRST TIME IN A DECADE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 × Higher mortgage debt and lower prices contribute to drop of more than £60bn British net housing wealth has declined for the first time in a decade because of rising mortgage debt and falling house prices, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.

The net wealt >>>


      INFLATION NEWS CRUSHES HOPES OF LOWER FIXED–RATE MORTGAGE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷40 Homebuyers holding out for cheaper fixed–rate mortgage deals were on Friday urged not to wait as some lenders raised rates on their best buys or withdrew them after this week‘s surprise news of a spike in inflation.

Only a fortnight ago, many mortgage pundits were f >>>


      NURSERIES ‘MUST PROTECT BETTER‘
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Childcare providers and nurseries are good at encouraging the under–5s to learn, play and behave well, but need to do more to protect children from harm, inspectors have found.

In a report on both private and state school care and education for the early years, Ofsted, the ed >>>


      ONLINE TOOLS FOR THE MODERN HOUSE HUNTER
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 5 2005 16÷38 People making exaggerated claims about the value of their homes may find themselves rumbled after a surge in new websites revealing the sales prices of every home in Britain.

Jim Pickard, Property Correspondent, takes a virtual tour and details his own experiences as he buys a new h >>>


      POLITICIAN‘S PROGRESS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      20 2005 03÷00 Born 1'66. Old school Tory credentials – Eton followed by first–class degree from Oxford.

MP for Witney since 2001; head of policy co–ordination until this year‘s election, then shadow education secretary.

Before entering parliament, was for seven years >>>


      POPULAR AND STRAIGHT–TALKING HEROINE WHO WAS NOT ABOVE PUTTING ON A PERFORMANCE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 One of the surprises about the political career of Mo Mowlam, who has died aged 55, is that she won an international reputation as Labour‘s Northern Ireland secretary in spite of fiercely resisting being sent there. When offered the job by Tony Blair in 1''7 she resented her & >>>


      RACE FOR LEADERSHIP
      FT, 20-08-2005
      20 2005 03÷00 Odds from Ladbrokes on who will be the next Conservative leader÷ David Davis 1/2 David Cameron 5/2 Ken Clarke '/1 Liam Fox 12/1 Malcolm Rifkind 22/1
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      REGIONAL SPECIALITIES THE NANJING GOURMETS WILL FIND IN SHORT SUPPLY IN BIRMINGHAM WHAT MIGHT BE ON OFFER IN THE ROVER CANTEEN
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Nanjing specialities÷ ×Dried salted duck The rest of this article is for FT.com subscribers only Skip to remaining content Main navigation menu÷ Home World US Europe UK Asia–Pacific Middle East & Africa Americas International economy Companies Markets Markets & >>>


      ROLLS–ROYCE PLANT FACES STOPPAGE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Rolls–Royce workers at its Bristol plant are to begin strike action on Tuesday in support of a sacked union official. The action will initially involve '6 engineers responsible for testing engines, but the Amicus union warned the "indefinite" strike could spread.

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      WATCHDOG GIVES MET CHIEF BOOST
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Pressure on Sir Ian Blair, the Met police commissioner, over the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian killed at Stockwell Tube station, eased yesterday when the body that monitors the Met offered its whole–hearted support.

With the family of Mr de Menezes again dem >>>


      WHY CAR CHIEFS MISS THE TASTE OF NANJING
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 The decision by the Chinese owners of Rover‘s Birmingham factory to fly in their own chefs seems like a snub to the culinary claims of the Midlands.

On closer examination, it may turn out to be a reflection of cultural differences. The rest of this article is for FT.com subsc >>>


      CALIFORNIA BRACED FOR BRUISING ELECTION CAMPAIGN
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 Californians braced themselves yesterday for a bruising, high–speed election campaign over proposed laws that will see Democrats, their union backers, and even Republicans rallying against Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor.

Talks aimed at brokering a compromise on the Repub >>>


      REGULATORS FIGHT TO CONTROL ONLINE GAMING
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 20 2005 03÷00 "About to bluff. About to raise," read the tagline for a series of advertisements from the gambling website Bodog.com that recently ran in Esquire, the US men‘s magazine. The same could be said of the hesitant dance between the booming online gambling industry and US authori >>>


      SHELL TO ANSWER VENEZUELA TAX CHARGES
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 4 2005 20÷07 Royal Dutch Shell must on Friday answer allegations by Venezuela that it has failed to pay $130m in back taxes, a response that could have critical implications for several oil companies operating in the country.

The tax claim on Shell forms part of a campaign led by President Hugo >>>


      US REGULATORS FIGHT TO KEEP CONTROL OF ONLINE GAMBLING
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷14 "About to bluff. About to raise," read the tagline for a series of advertisements from the gambling website Bodog.com that recently ran in Esquire, the US men‘s magazine. The same could be said of the hesitant dance between the booming online gambling industry and US aut >>>


      WOLFOWITZ MAKES WOMEN‘S RIGHTS A KEY THEME ON ASIA TRIP
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 23÷4' Paul Wolfowitz, making his first trip to Asia as president of the World Bank, yesterday emphasised the bank‘s role in supporting projects designed to improve the lives of women, and in funding infrastructure projects.

Speaking in India as part of a week–long tou >>>


      BANKS SET TO LEND KREMLIN $7.3BN GAZPROM LOAN
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷44 Gazprom, the natural gas company, as the Kremlin extends its hold over Russia‘s oil and gas wealth.

The move is a further step towards lifting restrictions on foreign ownership of Gazprom‘s remaining shares – as well as the expected purchase by Gazprom of Sibn >>>


      CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL÷ MOTHER OF SMOKE SCREENS
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷21 "My message," Ms Sheehan said, "is that of a broken–hearted mom sitting down in front of George Bush‘s ranch wanting to know why my son died." But that was only part of her message, and not the main part. Ms Sheehan, a veteran of radical causes, has long >>>


      GERMANY ACTS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF BIRD FLU
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 1'÷20 Highlighting German fears about the possible arrival of bird flu via the Urals, Berlin on Friday announced steps to impose emergency restrictions on poultry kept in the open.

Renate Kunast, consumer protection minister, said÷ "We are preparing for a worst– >>>


      HEALTH FUND PULLS OUT OF BURMA
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 1'÷35 The global fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria on Friday announced it was ending its $'8m programme in Burma, citing new travel restrictions on humanitarian workers in the country.

The fund said it was concerned about the impact of HIV, malaria and TB in Burma, >>>


      HOUSING WEALTH FALLS FOR FIRST TIME IN A DECADE
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 21÷46 British net housing wealth has declined for the first time in a decade because of rising mortgage debt and falling house prices, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.

In the second quarter, the net wealth tied up in British homes dropped by over £60bn. This wa >>>


      SENATOR TAKES RUMSFELD TO TASK OVER CHAVEZ CRITICISM
      FT, 20-08-2005
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      WARRIOR UNDER ATTACK
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 20÷17 One Gaza Strip settler said this week that Ariel Sharon was just out to win a Nobel peace prize, as if the Israeli prime minister‘s pursuit of such a bauble would merely serve to underline the iniquity of his eviction of Jews from the territory.

However profound Mr Sharon >>>


      WORLD BANK CONCERN OVER CHAD OIL REVENUES
      FT, 20-08-2005
      August 1' 2005 18÷54 The World Bank has expressed serious concern about the use being made by the government of Chad of oil revenues from a big pipeline project assisted by the bank.

Chad is an important test case for the World Bank in encouraging oil and mineral–rich African countries to imp >>>


      CRASH AU VENEZUELA÷ LES PROCHES DES VICTIMES NE VERRONT PAS LES CORPS
      Le Figaro, 20-08-2005
      L‘enquête se poursuit au Venezuela sur les causes de l‘accident d‘un avion de la West Caribbean dans lequel sont morts 152 Français et les 8 membres d‘équipage colombiens alors que les familles arrivées vendredi à Maracaibo (nord du pays) ne verront pas les cor >>>


      OCCUPATION DE PUITS PÉTROLIERS EN AMAZONIE÷ LA CRISE S‘AGGRAVE EN EQUATEUR
      Le Figaro, 20-08-2005
      Le président équatorien Alfredo Palacio fait face à la crise la plus grave en cinq mois de pouvoir avec l‘occupation de puits de pétrole en Amazonie, qui a contraint la compagnie publique à suspendre ses exportations et entraîné la démission du ministre de l >>>


      CHIRAC ASSISTERA À FORT–DE–FRANCE À L‘HOMMAGE AUX VICTIMES DU CRASH
      Le Figaro, 20-08-2005
      Le président Jacques Chirac assistera mercredi 24 août à l‘hommage national qui sera rendu à Fort–de–France aux victimes de la catastrophe aérienne survenue mardi au Venezuela, a annoncé l‘Elysée vendredi dans un communiqué.

La c&e >>>


      STRAUSS–KAHN÷ "PROPOSER UN AUTRE CHEMIN" FACE À "UNE URGENCE FRANÇAISE"
      Le Figaro, 20-08-2005
      L‘ancien ministre de l‘Economie Dominique Strauss–Kahn estime que "le problème socialiste n‘est pas de changer des têtes, mais de renouveler l‘orientation, de proposer un autre chemin que ce que fait la droite et ce que fit la gauche", dans un entretien à l&l >>>


      KAMPF GEGEN DIE VOGELGRIPPE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20-08-2005
      Von Carsten Knop und Henning Peitsmeier 1'. August 2005 Noch ist in Niedersachsen die Welt in Ordnung. Noch ist das gefährliche Vogelgrippe–Virus hinter dem Ural, weit weg vom größten Geflügel–aufzuchtgebiet Deutschlands. In der Ödnis des niedersächsischen Flachlandes sorg >>>


      SEIN GLAUBE IST GEWACHSEN UND HAT ETLICHE ZWEIFEL BESIEGT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20-08-2005
      Von Melanie Mühl 1'. August 2005 Was bisher geschah÷ Die französischen Pilger aus Evry haben nicht nur Katechesen besucht, gesungen und gebetet, sie haben auch den Papst gesehen. Der 20Jahre alte Yann Linisa ist sich schon jetzt sicher, daß sein Glaube stärker geworden ist.

Die >>>


      KAMPF GEGEN DIE VOGELGRIPPE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 20-08-2005
      Von Carsten Knop und Henning Peitsmeier 1'. August 2005 Noch ist in Niedersachsen die Welt in Ordnung. Noch ist das gefährliche Vogelgrippe–Virus hinter dem Ural, weit weg vom größten Geflügel–aufzuchtgebiet Deutschlands. In der Ödnis des niedersächsischen Flachlandes sorg >>>


      MERCK ZU MILLIONENSTRAFE WEGEN VIOXX VERURTEILT
      Spiegel, 20-08-2005
      Im ersten Prozess um das umstrittene Medikament Vioxx hat ein US–Gericht dem Pharmakonzern Merck eine Mitschuld am Tod eines Texaners gegeben. Das Urteil÷ 253 Millionen Dollar Strafe. Die Entscheidung gilt für die noch ausstehenden mehr als 4000 Klagen als richtungsweisend.

REUTERS kostet Mer >>>


      APRUEBA OMS NUEVAS MEDICINAS PARA EL SIDA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      0'÷01 La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que incorporó nuevamente a siete medicamentos genéricos fabricados en la India a su lista de medicinas aprobadas para tratar el sida en países en desarrollo, después que el fabricante demostró que eran ig >>>


      CELEBRA ABBAS EVACUACIÓN ISRAELÍ DE FRANJA DE GAZA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas La batalla en Neve Dekalim Vive Gaza el día más violento 11÷53 El presidente palestino, Mahmud Abbas, afirmó hoy, viernes, que la retirada israelí de la franja de Gaza es el resultado de los sacrificios y la paciencia del pueblo palestino.

Abbas hizo esas a >>>


      INSTAN A SCHWARZENEGGER A DECLARAR EMERGENCIA FRONTERIZA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      15÷06 El líder de la legislatura californiana instó al gobernador Arnold Schwarzenegger a que declare una emergencia en su frontera con México, el tercer estado que lo haría.

El gobernador de Nuevo México declaró la semana pasada el estado de emergencia, citando >>>


      MATA TIGRE A ADOLESCENTE EN REFUGIO PARA ANIMALES
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      10÷03 Un tigre siberiano atacó y mató a una adolescente que posaba para una foto en una reserva para animales salvajes en Mound Valley, una localidad 200 kilómetros al sur de Kansas City, informaron hoy las autoridades.

La Jefatura de Policía del Condado Labette identific&oac >>>


      MUERE SOLDADO EN ATAQUE CON COHETES EN JORDANIA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Reivindica grupo vinculado a Al–Qaeda ataque en Jordania 10÷05
0'÷2' Un soldado jordano murió y otro resultó herido en el ataque con proyectiles katiusha que tuvo como blanco hoy el puerto jordano de Aqaba, a unos 300 kilómetros al sur de Amá >>>


      NIEGAN RECURSOS DE AMPARO A ESPOSA E HIJO DE PINOCHET
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      12÷44 La Corte de Apelaciones de Santiago de Chile rechazó los recursos de amparo presentados por la defensa de la esposa y el hijo menor del ex dictador chileno Augusto Pinochet, informaron fuentes judiciales.

La resolución fue adoptada de forma unánime por los jueces de la V Sala >>>


      PIDE FAMILIA DE BRASILEÑO DIMISIÓN DE JEFE DE SCOTLAND YARD
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      0'÷37 La familia de Jean Charles de Menezes, el brasileño muerto por error a manos de un agente de paisano el pasado 22 de julio en Londres, pidió hoy la dimisión del jefe de Scotland Yard, Ian Blair, y que los implicados en su muerte sean castigados.

En una rueda de prensa en l >>>


      PIDEN AL PAPA ABRIR ARCHIVOS VATICANOS DE SEGUNDA GUERRA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Rompe el Papa protocolo para acercarse a la gente 14÷27 Benedicto XVI condena el nazismo, "demencial ideología racista"
06÷55 Benedicto XVI visita sinagoga en Alemania 05÷23 Reciben al Papa miles de jóvenes en Colonia 17÷27 Un integrante de la c >>>


      PRESENTAN NUEVA QUERELLA CONTRA PINOCHET
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      13÷42 Familiares de cuatro presos políticos asesinados en Chile tras el golpe militar y cuyos cadáveres fueron removidos y hechos desaparecer posteriormente, presentaron hoy una querella contra el ex dictador Augusto Pinochet, informaron fuentes judiciales.

La acción legal, patrocin >>>


      REIVINDICA GRUPO VINCULADO A AL–QAEDA ATAQUE EN JORDANIA
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      10÷05 Un grupo radical vinculado con la red Al–Qaeda asumió la autoría del ataque perpetrado hoy con proyectiles katiusha contra el puerto jordano de Aqaba, al sur de Amán, en el que murió un soldado jordano y otro resultó herido.

El ataque fue reivindicado media >>>


      ROMPE EL PAPA PROTOCOLO PARA ACERCARSE A LA GENTE
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Benedicto XVI visita sinagoga en Alemania 05÷23 Reciben al Papa miles de jóvenes en Colonia 14÷27 El Papa Benedicto XVI volvió a romper el protocolo al bajarse en forma inesperada del Papamóvil para saludar a la muchedumbre que le gritaba "Be–ne–de& >>>


      UN MUNDO RARO
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      17÷25 Faltando pocas horas para ingresar a la capilla donde celebraría su casamiento, una joven novia neozelandesa encontró una mancha de aceite en su vestido y entró en pánico.

Ante semejante situación, no tuvo mejor idea que llamar a la línea de emergencias de >>>


      ANUNCIAN SONORA Y ARIZONA COMBATE CONJUNTO A INSEGURIDAD
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      Notas Relacionadas Instan a Schwarzenegger a declarar emergencia fronteriza 15÷06
14÷4' La gobernadora de Arizona y su colega del estado mexicano de Sonora anunciaron el viernes medidas para garantizar la seguridad de la frontera y combatir la delincuencia en la zona, pero manifestaron que quer&ia >>>


      BUSCAN APOYAR A VÍCTIMAS DE PROSTITUCIÓN INFANTIL
      Ёль ёниверсал, 20-08-2005
      13÷47 La Cámara de Diputados evalúa la conformación de una Comisión Especial que investigue y proporcione ayuda a las víctimas de explotación sexual infantil con fines de comercialización, informó esta mañana el legislador Emilio Vladimir Ramos Hern& >>>



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