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      UN PAYS QUE LE MONDE NOUS ENVIE
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      André Franzé, Sion (VS) Mercredi 14 septembre 2005 Contre l‘avis clairement exprimé par le peuple suisse, le Conseil fédéral s‘engage obstinément dans la voie de l‘adhésion ŕ l‘Union européenne. Il entend parvenir ŕ ses fins par une propagande qu >>>


      VALENTINO COSĚ CARINO
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Avec ses gentilles pitreries, Rossi le motocycliste est devenu le nouveau Petit Prince du sport mondial.

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      VILLEPIN–SARKOZY: UN MATCH Ŕ MORT
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      FRANCE. Alors que le premier ministre assistera en «président bis» au sommet de l‘ONU ŕ New York, sa fille pose dans «Elle».

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      ZSCHOKKE SE RÉORGANISE POUR PLUS DE PROFITABILITÉ
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      CONSTRUCTION. La pression sur les marges incite le groupe ŕ développer ses activités de service.

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      «KATRINA»: LE MEA CULPA DE GEORGE BUSH
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      "Le gouvernement fédéral n‘a pas fait correctement son travail, j‘en assume la responsabilité", a notamment déclaré le président Bush. Photo: Keystone ETATS–UNIS. Fait inédit, le président a assumé la défaillance des autorités féd&# >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». A L‘ČRE DE LA TRANSPARENCE FISCALE, L‘IMAGE D‘UNE PLACE EST LA CLÉ
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Cette année, le hors–série Finance du Temps s‘est penché sur les mutations parfois radicales qu‘ont connues les places financi';res traditionnelles pour s‘adapter aux nouvelles r';gles du jeu internationales. A travers des reportages, les places de Luxembourg, Liec >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». BILL GROSS, LE «ROI DES OBLIGATIONS», JOUE AUX ÉQUILIBRISTES
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      William Hunt Gross, dit «Bill», est le chef des investissements de Pimco, société de gestion obligataire qui g';re au total 400 milliards de dollars.

Cette filiale d‘Allianz est devenue, grâce ŕ «Bill», sa figure de proue, le fonds obligataire le plus r >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». EDITORIAL: LA SUISSE, ADRESSE DE CHOIX DU CLIENT «MULTI–DOMESTIQUE»
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Régions Economie, finance Sports Société Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Emploi, formation Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Archives Revue de presse Rétrospective Dossiers Hors–séries Newsletters Forums Edition RSS Edition PDF Coin des abonn >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». FEMMES CADRES, CES EXCEPTIONS
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Les responsables féminines ont–elles trouvé leur place dans la banque privée? Un certain tabou entoure cette question. Si les métiers dits techniques semblent s‘ouvrir, certains bastions subsistent. Témoignages de banqui';res privées encore minoritaires.

La lec >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». L‘IMMOBILIER, UN PLACEMENT QUI RESTERA GAGNANT POUR QUI FAIT PREUVE DE DISCERNEMENT
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Apr';s cinq années d‘engouement, et alors qu‘immobilier ne semble plus rimer qu‘avec spéculer, le secteur n‘aurait pas encore épuisé son potentiel d‘appréciation La lecture de ce texte (714' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonn&# >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». L‘INDUSTRIE DES HEDGE FUNDS, EN PLEINE MUTATION, DÉGAGE DE NOUVELLES OPPORTUNITÉS SÉLECTIVES
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Les hedge funds ont été au cśur de discussions animées et de spéculations, souvent controversées, depuis leur apparition notoire dans les années 1'80.

Force est de constater que ces véhicules d‘investissement continuent de susciter de plus en plus de questions >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». L‘OUTSOURCING INFORMATIQUE EN MUTATION: UN CAS D‘ÉCOLE
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Les établissements cantonaux ont été précurseurs dans le choix stratégique de se regrouper dans le cadre de «centrales d‘outsourcing», afin de réduire les co$';ts La lecture de ce texte (3645 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en li >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LA BANQUE PRIVÉE BRITANNIQUE FACE Ŕ SES EXIGENCES
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Plus grand marché onshore en Europe avec 2000 milliards de dollars d‘avoirs sous gestion, le Royaume–Uni aurait moins souffert que d‘autres pays de la réglementation accrue des territoires offshore.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LA DÉFINITION DU BLANCHIMENT S‘ÉLARGIT, EXIGEANT DES ADAPTATIONS
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Pour les banques, la gestion du risque de blanchiment est de plus en plus lourde en pratique.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LA GESTION DISCRÉTIONNAIRE MONTE EN PUISSANCE
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Les banques systématisent de plus en plus la gestion centralisée afin de gagner en rentabilité et d‘éviter des proc';s. UBS et Credit Suisse ont ouvert la voie. Les banquiers privés choisissent une solution médiane.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LE CERVEAU BANCAIRE DE NEW YORK BAT LA CAMPAGNE
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Dans la petite ville de Greenwich, devenue la métropole des hedge funds, David Swensen, le magicien de Yale, attaque les fonds de placement classiques.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LE LIECHTENSTEIN A SUBI DEUX MINI–RÉVOLUTIONS
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      La Principauté de 34 000 habitants a opéré un virage stratégique radical pour miser sur d‘autres atouts que ceux liés ŕ son statut antérieur de paradis fiscal.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LE LUXEMBOURG ESPČRE GARDER SON SECRET BANCAIRE
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Dans les années 1'60, le Grand–Duché abritait moins de vingt banques. Elles sont aujourd‘hui plus de 150, sans compter de multiples autres établissements financiers. Visite de la place financi';re en compagnie du banquier des banquiers luxembourgeois.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LE PORTEFEUILLE DOIT S‘ADAPTER EN PRÉVISION D‘UNE HAUSSE DES TAUX D‘INTÉRĘT
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Le consensus du marché anticipe une remontée modérée des taux obligataires aux Etats–Unis et en Europe, qui ne risque pas de se traduire par un krach obligataire. Les anticipations inflationnistes sont basses, proches du niveau de 2003. Le consensus conseille une duration tr';s courte >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LES CONTRAINTES RÉGLEMENTAIRES ET OPÉRATIONNELLES ANTI–BLANCHIMENT: UNE SUITE D‘EFFETS PERVERS?
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Les contraintes légales croissantes ont imposé dans les banques les logiciels anti–blanchiment (AML). Ces outils co$';teux sont encore peu aboutis. On est en droit de se demander si de tels investissements ne sont pas totalement surfaits et ne risquent pas de servir «d‘alibis opé >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LES MATIČRES PREMIČRES SONT TOUJOURS ATTRAYANTES, GR'4;CE Ŕ UNE SOLIDE DEMANDE
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      L‘appétit insatiable de la Chine pour les mati';res premi';res et l‘insuffisance de l‘offre mondiale ont contribué ŕ encourager une impressionnante reprise dans le secteur. La faiblesse du dollar, qui habituellement se traduit par une hausse des prix des mati';re >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LES PETITES VALEURS SUISSES, RÉHABILITÉES, ONT ÉPUISÉ LEUR POTENTIEL
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      «Le Temps Finance». Moyennes valeurs américaines: la surperformance continuera–t–elle? «Le Temps Finance». Stratégies de rendement absolu pour investisseurs privés «Le Temps Finance». L‘industrie des hedge funds, en pleine mutation, dégage de nou >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». LES PRÉVISIONS DU «DOCTEUR DOOM» MARC FABER, CASSANDRE QUI S‘ASSUME
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Le Suisse de Hongkong, qui avait prévu les krachs de 1''7 et 2000, voit venir un jour oů la politique accommodante de la Fed n‘aura d‘autre effet que de créer un exc';s de monnaie, faisant plonger les obligations et le dollar. Il s‘inqui';te du creusement des d&# >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». MONACO, UNE PLACE SÉDUISANTE AUX AMBITIONS MODESTES
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Malgré ses atouts, la place financi';re monégasque reste lilliputienne. Apr';s avoir hissé les contrôles anti–blanchiment aux standards les plus élevés, son extręme prudence nuit–elle ŕ sa croissance?

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». MOYENNES VALEURS AMÉRICAINES: LA SURPERFORMANCE CONTINUERA–T–ELLE?
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      De mars 2000 ŕ ce jour, apr';s que la bulle spéculative se soit dégonflée, les capitalisations moyennes (mid caps) aux Etats–Unis (de 1 ŕ 10 milliards de dollars de capitalisation boursi';re) ont considérablement surpassé les grosses capitalisations (large caps, >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». PHILANTHROPIE ET FINANCE: LE GRAND AMOUR
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Les fondations bancaires sont toujours plus nombreuses. La révision du droit des fondations, dont la nouvelle mouture entrera en vigueur en 2006, devrait renforcer ce phénom';ne.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». PRIVATE BANKER: LE PARCOURS DU COMBATTANT
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Opération banale il y a dix ans, l‘ouverture d‘un compte nécessite désormais l‘implication d‘un grand nombre de spécialistes aux côtés du client et du banquier.

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      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». QUE FAIRE DES DISLOCATIONS SUR LES DÉRIVÉS DE CRÉDIT?
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Depuis l‘annonce de la baisse de notation de GM et Ford et le niveau le plus bas observé le 16 mai, les indices de dérivés de crédit ont récupéré 75% de leurs pertes. Mais il est intéressant de noter que, depuis, toutes les tranches n‘ont pas réagi de la męm >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». QUELLES SOLUTIONS VIS–Ŕ–VIS DE LA FISCALITÉ DE L‘ÉPARGNE DE L‘UE POUR L‘INVESTISSEUR?
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      La banque Vontobel a été pionni';re en lançant une gamme de produits offrant une véritable alternative aux placements monétaires et aux obligations, tout en sortant du champ d‘application de la Directive sur la fiscalité de l‘épargne La lecture de ce texte (5784 ca >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». STRATÉGIES DE RENDEMENT ABSOLU POUR INVESTISSEURS PRIVÉS
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Une stratégie classique de rendement relatif mesure sa performance par rapport ŕ une référence sur le marché, par exemple un indice, qu‘elle tente de battre. Les stratégies de rendement absolu, quant ŕ elles, ont simplement pour objectif de préserver le capital lorsque le m >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». «EN SUISSE, PEU DE START–UP REMPLISSENT LES CRITČRES POUR ĘTRE FINANCÉES PAR LE CAPITAL–RISQUE»
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Dates clés «Le Temps Finance». L‘outsourcing informatique en mutation: un cas d‘école «Le Temps Finance». L‘immobilier, un placement qui restera gagnant pour qui fait preuve de discernement «Le Temps Finance». Les mati';res premi';res sont >>>


      «LE TEMPS FINANCE». «LE SECRET BANCAIRE EST «SAUVÉ». PASSONS Ŕ UNE LOGIQUE D‘ATTAQUE»
      Le Temps, 14-09-2005
      Table ronde sur les atouts et les faiblesses de la place financi';re suisse, ŕ l‘';re de la transparence fiscale accrue et de l‘«onshorisation» des nouvelles fortunes.

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      3RD CELL PHONE OPERATOR IN 2007
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Arab News JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — The minister of communication and information technology, Muhammad Mulla, announced that 2007 will be the appropriate time for a third cell phone operator to enter the market, Al–Yaum newspaper reported. He said that a committee is currently studying the market before allowin >>>


      DOLLAR RISES AS STOCKS DECLINE
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Agencies LONDON, 14 September 2005 — The dollar was slightly firmer yesterday on better–than–expected US trade data for July, though upward revisions to previous figures and concerns over the impact of high oil prices pulled it off intra–day highs.

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      FORD MERCURY SALES UP BY 20 PERCENT
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Arab News JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — Sales of Ford Mercury cars were up by 20 percent in the first seven months of this year over the same period last year, Al–Eqtisadiah newspaper reported. The sales of the Ford Grand Marquis increased and the company sold more than 32, 000 cars when it was first launched. >>>


      GULF AIR RULES OUT CHANGE IN ITS STRATEGY
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Molouk Y. Ba–Isa, Arab News MANAMA, 14 September 2005 — There will be no change to Gulf Air’s core approach to business or to its ongoing business strategy as a result of the withdrawal of Abu Dhabi as a shareholder in the airline, according to Gulf Air President and Chief Executive James Hogan.

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      JEDDAH CHAMBER POLLS POSTPONED
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Arab News JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — Commerce and Industry Minister Dr. Hashem Yamani yesterday postponed elections to the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s board of directors to November.

He also urged chamber officials to re–open the door for nominations for 15 days from Saturday in order to a >>>


      JEDDAH TO HOST BUSINESS FORUM
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Samir Al–Saadi, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — The Ninth International Business Forum will be held in Jeddah on Oct. 2, officials at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) announced yesterday. The topic for the forum according to Dr. Ghassan Ahmed Al–Sulaiman, chairman of JCCI is «I >>>


      KUWAIT’S SHARE PRICES SOAR
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Agence France Presse KUWAIT CITY, 14 September 2005 — Kuwaiti shares surged past the 10,000–point mark for the first time at the end of trading yesterday on the back of optimistic economic indicators in the Gulf state. The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) Index finished trading at 10,023.50 points, up 0.7 percent on M >>>


      PLASTICS EXHIBITION IN DHAHRAN
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Arab News DAMMAM, 14 September 2005 — Dhahran International Exhibition will organize next December’s Saudi international exhibition for plastic, petrochemicals and packaging, Al–Eqtisadiah newspaper reported. Manager of public relation for the exhibition, Ibraheem Al–Muteb, said that the exhibition would la >>>


      SAUDI STOCK INDEX CROSSES 14,800 POINTS
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Khalil Hanware, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — The Saudi stock index crossed 14,800 points yesterday with a minor 30.36 points increase over Monday’s closing. The Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) closed at 14,800.6'. The Banking, Telecom and Insurance indices were lower while Industrial, Cement, Electricity an >>>


      SEMINAR FOCUSES ON POTENTIAL FOR SAUDI INVESTORS
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — India’s vast investment potential and taxation policy favoring Saudi and other overseas investors were in focus at a seminar held here on Monday night.

The event, part of the ongoing India festival, was presided over by Indian Consul General Dr. Ausaf Sayeed >>>


      SINGAPORE OPENS FIRST DESALINATION PLANT
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Tang Li, Arab News SINGAPORE, 14 September 2005 — Singapore yesterday joined the family of countries which use desalinated water with the official opening of its first desalination plant in the western part of the city state. The plant is Singapore’s first and was built at a cost of $200 million Singapore dollars ($118 >>>


      SIPCHEM ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR IPO
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Molouk Y. Ba–Isa, Arab News NCB’s Deputy General Manager Abdulkareem Abu Al–Nasr, left, and Sipchem’s President Ahmed A. Al–Ohali answering media’s questions Tuesday on the Sipchem IPO. (AN photo by Botrous Ayad)

ALKHOBAR, 14 September 2005 — Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem >>>


      BRINGING LOVED ONES INTO ISLAM
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Edited by Adil Salahi Those people who accepted the Prophet’s call and adopted Islam felt a total change in their lives. They recognized the great difference between addressing worship to statues made by fellow human beings and a new faith that gave them a rationally perfect concept of God, the Creator of the universe >>>


      CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS SHARE A JOURNEY
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      David Self, The Guardian At some point during the Middle Ages, the Western world adopted so–called Arabic numerals. They had probably originated in India; had been used throughout Muslim civilization for some 500 years and finally reached Europe through Spain — then under Muslim rule. Since Arabic is read from ri >>>


      PRAYER TIMING IN NORTHERN AREAS
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Edited by Adil Salahi Q. Living in Canada, I often find it difficult to stay up for Isha prayer in the summer, when it falls due after 11 p.m. Is it permissible to offer Isha prayer together with Maghrib in order to overcome the difficulty?

This is an important question, particularly for the young who need to >>>


      PRECIPITATING EVIL TO BLAME A PROPHET
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutub In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent To Thamud We sent their brother, Salih, and he said: «Worship God alone», but they split into two contending factions.

Said (Salih): «My people, why do you seek to hasten evil instead of hoping for the good? Why do yo >>>


      SPEAKING OF THE DEAD OR PRAISING THEM
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Edited by Adil Salahi Q. In an argument with friends, some people suggested that it is not right to praise dead people, or speak about their good qualities.

The reason they advance for this is that it could invite others who did not like the person being praised to speak ill of him. The course they advocated i >>>


      WINNING INFLUENTIAL RECRUITS AND REDRESSING AN IMBALANCE
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Adil Salahi, Arab News After ten years of hard struggle in preaching the Islamic message in Makkah, there were no more than a few hundred Muslims, enduring a life of persecution.

It appeared that the Quraysh, the dominant tribe in Arabia that made up the majority of the population of Makkah, would not be any m >>>


      WORRYING ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF BLACK MAGIC
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Edited by Adil Salahi Q. Whenever something goes wrong in the house or with anyone in my family, I think that it is caused by a magic spell. How to counter magic and ensure that it will not affect us.

K. Mumu A. Magic exists, since it is mentioned in the Qur’an. Yet magic has no substance. It is a trick played >>>


      ‘KINGDOM MUST FINALIZE NATURAL GAS PRICING BEFORE WTO ENTRY’
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Raid Qusti, Arab News Ambassador Bernard Savage RIYADH, 14 September 2005 — Before its entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), Saudi Arabia must still finalize discussions on the pricing of natural gas for petrochemical companies, according to ambassador Bernard Savage, chief of the delegation of the European Co >>>


      ‘SHOURA MUST REPRESENT PEOPLE WELL’
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah receives the chairman and members of the Shoura Council at his palace in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)

JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday received the chairman and members of the 150&ndas >>>


      IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT CUP OF COFFEE
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Siraj Wahab & K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News The Starbucks team at the Arab News office in Jeddah on Tuesday. (AN photo by Marwan Al–Johani)

JEDDAH, 14 September 2005 — Coffee is much loved in the Kingdom. Some people don’t feel awake until they have the first cup in the morning. The coffee break at work i >>>


      MAKKAH QUAKE A MINOR EVENT, SAYS GEOLOGIST
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Roger Harrison & Essam Al–Ghalib, Arab News JEDDAH/MAKKAH, 14 September 2005 — The earthquake that shook Makkah’s Al–Otaibiyyah neighborhood, about two kilometers from the Grand Mosque, at 2 a.m. on Monday has engendered a sense of shock and vulnerability in the citizens of Makkah.

There were n >>>


      MOVE UNDER WAY TO ENCOURAGE ARABIC & SHARIAH STUDIES IN US
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Javid Hassan & Naif Al–Shehri, Arab News Thomas A. Farrell RIYADH, 14 September 2005 — The US government is exploring the possibility of promoting Arabic and Shariah studies among American students as part of its efforts to create greater understanding between the US and the Arab world.

Thomas A. Far >>>


      SAUDI ARAMCO STAFF TO GET PAY HIKE
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Molouk Y. Ba–Isa, Arab News DHAHRAN, 14 September 2005 — In a move bringing delight to its employees, after much consideration Saudi Aramco has decided to raise compensation in accordance with the directions of King Abdullah. The action was outlined in a memo issued to employees yesterday signed by Saudi Aramco P >>>


      ABBAS VOWS TO END ARMED CHAOS
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Hisham Abu Taha, Arab News GAZA CITY, 14 September 2005 — Taking a tough stand, President Mahmoud Abbas vowed yesterday to end internal armed chaos but warned that the Middle East conflict would not end until the Palestinians were granted independence.

In a televised address the day after Israel ended its 38&n >>>


      AMBITIOUS UN REFORMS WATERED DOWN ON THE EVE OF SUMMIT
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Agencies UNITED NATIONS, 14 September 2005 — Negotiators watered down ambitious proposals on human rights, terrorism, global security and development yesterday in a push to draft a document for world leaders at the UN’s anniversary summit.

The meeting, starting today, is being billed as one of the largest summ >>>


      AWAMI LEAGUE CALLS FOR MINISTER’S OUSTER
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Imran Rahman, Arab News DHAKA, 14 September 2005 — Bangladesh’s main opposition Awami League party called for the ouster of a minister for his alleged support for the establishment of Islamic rule in the country, sources said yesterday.

Calls by the Awami League for the sacking of Industry Minister Matiur Rahm >>>


      BRITISH DEPUTIES GRILL CLARKE, IAN BLAIR ON BOMBINGS
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 14 September 2005 — Britain faces a terrorist threat for a «considerable time,» according to British Home Secretary Charles Clarke, who yesterday refused to put a timescale on how long the UK would face such a threat.

At the same time, hundreds of people in the UK >>>


      BULLDOZERS RAZE STALLS CHOKING JAMA MASJID
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Associated Press NEW DELHI, 14 September 2005 — Municipal authorities used bulldozers yesterday to clear illegal shops from around the 17th–century Jama Masjid following a court ruling upholding efforts to protect the historic structure dominating the old city of India’s capital.

The bulldozers were slat >>>


      DRONE SEIZED IN RAID ON MILITANTS
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News PESHAWAR, 14 September 2005 — Troops recovered a spy unmanned drone plane and arrested 21 militants, some of them «important» Al–Qaeda operatives, in a raid on suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas near Afghanistan, sources said yesterday.

Militants used >>>


      FOREIGN MINISTER BLASTS PREMIER IN SRI LANKA
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Agencies COLOMBO, 14 September 2005 — A rift in Sri Lanka’s ruling party widened yesterday when the foreign minister openly berated the prime minister, presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse — a public scolding analysts say could hurt his election bid.

Foreign Minister Anura Bandaranaike distanced himself fr >>>


      GOVT SEEKS TO SOOTHE ANGER OVER MADRASA REGISTRATION
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Reuters ISLAMABAD, 14 September 2005 — With thousands of madrasas refusing an order to register with authorities, Pakistani officials said yesterday they would seek to soothe clerics’ anger over what they see as discrimination.

President Pervez Musharraf, addressing concerns abroad that some madrasas were bree >>>


      I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: BUSH
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Reuters NEW ORLEANS, 14 September 2005 — The discovery of at least 44 bodies in an abandoned hospital in New Orleans raised new questions about the response to Hurricane Katrina yesterday as President George W. Bush took full responsibility for government failures in handling the disaster.

Rescuers found the c >>>


      NATO SEEKS TO EASE STRAINS OVER AFGHAN FORCE
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Agencies BERLIN, 14 September 2005 — NATO defense ministers sought yesterday to play down differences over how to expand the alliance’s role in Afghanistan, days before key elections in the violence–scarred country. US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was notably expected to press his allies over the future role >>>


      PHILIPPINE HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION HAYDEE YORAC IS DEAD
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Gloria E. Melencio, Arab News MANILA, 14 September 2005 — Haydee Yorac, a famous Philippine human rights lawyer who fought the regime of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, died yesterday at age 64.

Yorac died in Chicago where she was undergoing cancer treatment, said Nic Suarez, a spokesman for the Presidential Commis >>>


      SHOWMAN LALU BEGINS HIS ROADSHOW
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      NEW DELHI/PATNA, 14 September 2005 — Calling on Bihar voters to give his Rashtriya Janata Dal «one more chance,» party chief and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad began his campaign for assembly elections yesterday.

Targeting his political rivals in Bihar, Lalu said: «I have embarked on the yatra >>>


      TURKEY TALKS ON TRACK DESPITE CYPRUS THREAT: EU OFFICIAL
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Reuters NICOSIA, 14 September 2005 — Turkey’s European Union entry talks should go ahead on Oct. 3 as planned, the EU’s Enlargement chief said yesterday, despite a warning by Cyprus that it might block the talks over Ankara’s refusal to recognize it. «I am confident that the member states will agree on a counter& >>>


      US TROOPS COULD START TO LEAVE IRAQ BY LATE 2006, TALABANI SAYS
      Arab News, 14-09-2005
      Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, 14 September 2005 — Iraq hopes to be able to replace some US troops deployed there by the end of next year, the country’s leader said yesterday after talks in Washington with US President George W. Bush. «We hope that by the end of 2006, our security forces are up to the level of >>>


      ‘IT WAS BASICALLY A WAR ZONE‘
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      14, 2005; A24 NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13 –– As the water rose around Memorial Medical Center, the main generator ran out of fuel. In the darkened corridors, jammed with fearful strangers, the temperature soared. Medical supplies dwindled, even IVs were rationed. Looters rampaged outside. Inside, the staff broke >>>


      AFTER STORM, CITY‘S HEART PUMPS AGAIN
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      By David BrownWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, September 14, 2005; A21 NEW ORLEANS –– The giant heart that makes this city‘s life–sustaining water went into cardiac arrest on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 5 a.m. Its many chambered ventricles stopped pumping. The pressure in its six great arteries f >>>


      AIR FORCE TEST LAUNCHES UNARMED MISSILE
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –– The Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday in the fourth and final test of the year, officials said.

The Minuteman III‘s dummy warhead traveled more than 4,000 miles in about 30 minutes, hitting a pred >>>


      CHINA‘S HU PLEDGES STEPS TO EASE US FRICTIONS
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Hu Jintao acknowledged U.S.–Chinese trade frictions on Tuesday and promised President George W. Bush to try to ease a trade imbalance that is of growing concern in Washington.

"What I would like to stress here is that China does not pursue a huge trade surplus wi >>>


      COLLEGES OPEN DOORS FOR DISPLACED STUDENTS
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      ':48 AM CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –– Luke Harris‘ undergraduate career at Tulane University lasted all of five hours. Hurricane Katrina forced him to abandon his belongings and evacuate New Orleans during his first day at the school two weeks ago.

He now finds himself at the Massachusetts Institut >>>


      EMINENT–DOMAIN BATTLE FLARES IN CONNECTICUT
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 13 –– A group that won a Supreme Court victory allowing it to seize property for private development is telling some residents to vacate their homes in the latest flash point in a nationwide controversy.

Representatives of the homeowners accused the quasi–public New Lo >>>


      EX–BRONX PRESIDENT LEADS NYC MAYOR PRIMARY
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      AM NEW YORK –– Former Bronx borough President Fernando Ferrer teetered on the edge of victory Tuesday over three other Democrats competing in their party‘s primary for the chance to wage an underdog campaign against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire Republican who enjoys broad support in this ove >>>


      GLOBAL HEALTH CHIEF TO LEAVE GATES FOUNDATION
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      A02 Richard D. Klausner, global health director for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and former chief of the National Cancer Institute, said yesterday that he will leave the Seattle foundation Dec. 31 to start a new venture.

Klausner said his decision to resign has "absolutely" nothing to do wit >>>


      HURRICANE OPHELIA EDGES TOWARD N.C.
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      5:42 AM NAGS HEAD, N.C. –– Hurricane Ophelia edged toward North Carolina early Wednesday, but many in the storm‘s path shrugged at the threat of flooding rain and wind even as officials urged them to evacuate.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm‘s status from a tropical sto >>>


      HURRICANE OPHELIA THREATENS CAROLINAS
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., Sept. 13 –– Vulnerable islands were evacuated and mainland schools were closed Tuesday as erratic Hurricane Ophelia strengthened and wobbled closer to land with a threat of flooding rain.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm‘s status to a hurricane early >>>


      HURRICANE VICTIMS PILE UP CREDIT CARD DEBT
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      AM PLANO, Texas –– Jerry and Deborah Alciatore fled New Orleans with nothing but a couple of overnight bags, an ice chest and their credit cards. The bags emptied quickly, but two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit, the balance on the credit cards is mounting fast.

Their first week on the road, they >>>


      IF NEW ORLEANS IS A BLANK CANVAS, MANY ARE POISED TO REPAINT
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      14, 2005; A22 NEW ORLEANS –– New Orleans has gone retro –– way retro. It is, in a fundamental sense, as it was long ago, 287 years ago, when a French aristocrat named Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, decided it would be a nice spot to have a city.

Two weeks after Hurricane Ka >>>


      MASS. LAWMAKERS VOTING ON GAY MARRIAGE
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      BOSTON –– Gay–marriage supporters flooded into the Statehouse on Wednesday, countered by a smaller group of opponents, for a vote by lawmakers against a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to between a man and a woman.

Early arrivals lined Beacon Street holding signs a >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      Union and Los Angeles At Odds Over Blackout LOS ANGELES –– Workers who accidentally triggered a massive lunchtime blackout were upgrading the city power system during peak daytime hours because the city was "cutting corners" and reluctant to pay higher wages at night, union official Brian D‘ >>>


      NEIGHBORS SAY KIDS FOUND IN OHIO SEEMED OK
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      WAKEMAN, Ohio –– The children _ polite and well–dressed _ seemed ordinary enough to neighbors, who hired some of them to help bale hay and saw them playing in a yard filled with toys.

But the 11 children _ all with conditions ranging from autism to fetal alcohol syndrome _ were far from havin >>>


      NURSING HOME OWNERS CHARGED IN LOUISIANA
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      NEW ORLEANS –– Homicide charges were filed against the husband–and–wife owners of a nursing home where 34 elderly patients are believed to have drowned in Hurricane Katrina‘s floodwaters, the first major criminal case related to the storm‘s still rising death toll.

For Louis >>>


      ONE DEAD AS STORMS BLAST PARTS OF WIS.
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      12:03 AM –– Thunderstorms packing powerful winds swept through parts of Wisconsin Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, damaging buildings, and downing trees and power lines.

A downed wire killed a 57–year–old man in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa, police Lt. Ger >>>


      OPHELIA NEARS, ISLANDS EMPTY, SCHOOLS SHUT
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. –– Vulnerable islands were evacuated and mainland schools were closed Tuesday as Ophelia strengthened to a hurricane and wobbled closer to land with a threat of flooding rain.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm‘s status Tuesday evening, saying maximum su >>>


      POLICE TRAINEE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT, KILLED
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      AUSTELL, Ga. –– A trainee at a state law enforcement academy was accidentally shot and killed by her instructor Tuesday during a classroom exercise, authorities said.

The police trainee was among about 30 students in the seventh week of a state–mandated 10–week training course at the No >>>


      ROBERTS QUESTIONED ON EMINENT DOMAIN RULING
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      By William BraniginWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, September 14,
2005; 1:48 PM John G. Roberts Jr. today told senators weighing his nomination to be chief justice that it is "very appropriate" for Congress to consider legislation that would counter a recent Supreme Court ruling that allows cities t >>>


      SUIT VS. CITY OVER WOMAN‘S SLAYING SETTLED
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      TACOMA, Wash. –– The City Council on Tuesday approved a $12 million payment and other provisions to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman slain by her police chief husband.

The agreement will provide the relatives of Crystal Judson Brame with $1 million from the city‘s general fund >>>


      THE REGION STARTS TO STAGGER BACK
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      By Evelyn NievesWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, September 14, 2005; A01 WIGGINS, Miss., Sept. 13 –– Once the local television station announced that hurricane money was finally coming to Stone County, word spread fast.

People began showing up in front of Stone High School just after 10 p.m. >>>


      TODAY IN CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      SENATE Meets at ':30 a.m.

Committees : Commerce –– 10 a.m. Aviation subc. Hurricane Katrina. 562 Dirksen Bldg.

Homeland Security –– 10 a.m. Hurricane Katrina. 342 Dirksen. Judiciary –– ':30 a.m. Nomination: John G. Roberts Jr. for chief justice.
216 Hart >>>


      UNCLEAR ON ABORTION, CRITICS SAY
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      Nearly a quarter of a century ago, John G. Roberts Jr. wrote skeptically about the legal concept that underpins a woman‘s right to an abortion, calling it "the so–called right to privacy." Yesterday, when pressed by a Republican senator about his writing, the Supreme Court nominee said he believes >>>


      '/11 PANEL SAYS U.S. HASN‘T ENACTED CRUCIAL REFORMS
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      A03 Four years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the federal government has failed to enact crucial homeland security reforms that could have saved lives and improved the sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina, according to a report to be issued today by former members of the Sept. 11 commission.

Local emerge >>>


      ARNOLD‘S FALL
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      SACRAMENTO –– The Arnold is on the stump again. California‘s embattled Gov. Schwarzenegger is careening around America‘s mega–state once more, a blur of Hummer fumes, cigar smoke and tanning–salon–run–amok orange glow, in a desperate attempt to save his floundering politi >>>


      AS QUESTIONING BEGINS, EUPHEMISMS ABOUND
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      A01 Early in yesterday‘s hearing into his nomination to be chief justice, John G. Roberts Jr. took the Senate Judiciary Committee in an unexpected direction, praising Justice Robert H. Jackson, who served as Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s attorney general before joining the high court.

"As he went on >>>


      BUSH SEEKS U.N. SUPPORT ON DEMOCRACY
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      AM NEW YORK –– Before skeptical world leaders, President Bush is seeking to sell the global community on his blueprint for spreading democracy in Iraq and elsewhere, overhauling the United Nations and expanding free trade.

There is broad opposition to the U.S.–led war in Iraq among the more t >>>


      BUSH TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR BLUNDERS
      Washington Post, 14-09-2005
      PM WASHINGTON –– President Bush for the first time took responsibility Tuesday for federal government mistakes in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and suggested the calamity raised broader questions about the government‘s ability to handle both natural disasters and terror attacks.

"Katrin >>>



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