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      FLOOD WARNINGS SWEEP ACROSS BRITAIN
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Bad weather batters Britain Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no longer pay bills‘ Plaster on Queen‘s hand: min >>>


      GAS–GUZZLER CHARLES MAY CUT HIS TRAVEL TO STAY GREEN
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
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      GENERAL SLAMS GOVERNMENT OVER ‘UNDERPAID‘ ARMY
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     General Sir Mike said the army had a crucial part to play in both war and peace–keeping capacities and must be provided with resources to do their job Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to >>>


      HARRY POTTER STAR CASTS HIS &#163;14M SPELL ON THE RICH LIST
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Radcliffe: Another 8m in 2006 Showbiz headlines Jordan‘s joy at pregnancy after agony of miscarriage Paris and Nicole go mad in Santa‘s grotto ‘Depression left me unable to wash or change my clothes‘, says Emma Thompson Rocker Pete faces massive bill after going "berserk" in Clerkenwell >>>


      HEADTEACHERS GET &#163;200 CASH PER PUPIL – BROWN
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
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      HEARTLESS COMPANY TARGET FAREPAK VICTIMS WITH 177 PER CENT LOANS
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would have it Al Fayed wins bid to have Diana >>>


      JURIES RELUCTANT TO CONVICT MEN OF RAPE IF WOMAN WAS DRUNK
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no longer pay bills‘ Plaster on Queen‘s hand: minor cut or IV drip?

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      LAURA ASHLEY
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     As the days get colder, it’s time to think about Christmas, and with so many things to remember, we wanted to help you prepare with inspiring ideas for you and your home.

First, transform a room into a warm winter retreat with silks, a sprinkling of sequins and candlelight from our fantastic Winter Whites colle >>>


      LONDON COUNCIL TAX BILLS COULD GO UP &#163;2,000 AFTER GORDON‘S BUDGET, WARN TORIES
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Gordon Brown‘s pre–budget report could result in huge council tax rises for those living in London Headlines London council tax bills could go up 2,000 after Gordon‘s budget, warn Tories Pre–Budget Report – at a glance Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thou >>>


      LULU‘S HAPPY TO SHOUT ABOUT A LITTLE BOTOX
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     In 2004, there are hints of laughter lines, but they‘ve disappeared in 2006 Showbiz headlines Jordan‘s joy at pregnancy after agony of miscarriage Paris and Nicole go mad in Santa‘s grotto ‘Depression left me unable to wash or change my clothes‘, says Emma Thompson Rocker Pete faces massive >>>


      MCDONALD‘S FORCED TO SHUT FROM LACK OF PATRONAGE IN HEALTHY TOWN
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
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      MOUNTAIN OF JUNK MAIL SENT TO WRONG OR DEAD PEOPLE EACH YEAR
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     An astonishing 78,000 tonnes of junk mail is sent out in error each week Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no longer pay bi >>>


      MY DIY DIVORCE...HEATHER TRIES TO SAVE MONEY IN &#163;835MILLION FIGHT
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Heather Mills with her nanny near her Hove home Showbiz headlines ‘Gibson‘s film Apocalypto is racist‘ My DIY divorce...Heather tries to save money in 835million fight Party fall actor had clash with Doherty Jennifer and Vince are ‘just friends‘ Lulu‘s happy to shout about a little Bo >>>


      NEW COVER–UP CLAIMS IN WMD DODGY DOSSIER
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would have it Al Fayed wins bid to have Diana >>>


      OUTRAGE AT HURLEY‘S LEOPARD–PRINT BIKINIS FOR CHILDREN
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Liz Hurley in her leopard skin bikini. Click enlarge to see the full image Showbiz headlines Jordan‘s joy at pregnancy after agony of miscarriage Paris and Nicole go mad in Santa‘s grotto ‘Depression left me unable to wash or change my clothes‘, says Emma Thompson Rocker Pete faces massive bill a >>>


      PLASTER ON QUEEN‘S HAND: MINOR CUT OR IV DRIP?
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Out and about: the Queen is attending all her engagements, but why is there such a large plaster on her right hand?

Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will >>>


      POISONED SPY CASE TO BE TREATED AS MURDER SAYS SCOTLAND YARD
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Murder: Litvinenko‘s death had previously been termed unexplained or suspicious Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no >>>


      PRE–BUDGET REPORT – AT A GLANCE
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Gordon Brown delivered his 10th Pre–Budget Report today. See our quick guide to the day‘s announcements: (Scroll down for our at–a–glance graphic) Taxes up by 2 billion with travellers and City hit.

Air Passenger Duty to double from 5 to 10 for shorthaul, 40 to 80 for long haul Raft of n >>>


      PUBLIC FINANCES ARE ‘LESS ROSY‘ THAN THE CHANCELLOR WOULD HAVE IT
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would have it Somali child rapist wins damages for ‘unlawful detention‘ Al Fayed wins bid to hav >>>


      RADIOACTIVE SPY‘S COFFIN BARRED FROM MOSQUE
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Alexander Litvinenko‘s father Walter (centre) and brother Maxim, right, arrive at Regent‘s Park mosque today for the former spy‘s funeral Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to >>>


      RAIDERS TRIED TO GOUGE OUT EYE OF SUBPOSTMASTER, 74
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Subpostmaster Brian Fletcher, who received substantial injuries after two raiders tried to gouge his eye out Headlines Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor >>>


      READING SCHEME SET TO INCREASE CHILDREN‘S LITERACY NATIONWIDE
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Reading is every child‘s right, but not all of them find it easy or fun Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no longer p >>>


      SOMALI CHILD RAPIST WINS DAMAGES FROM GOVERNMENT FOR ‘UNLAWFUL DETENTION‘
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would have it Somali child rapist wins damages for ‘unlawful detention‘ Al Fayed wins bid to hav >>>


      STAFF TEST POSITIVE FOR POLONIUM 210 AT HOTEL
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Radiation: The Millennium Hotel London Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would h >>>


      TATE‘S &#163;5M FIGHT TO SAVE TURNER
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
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      TEACUPS WILL BE THE LEAST OF YOUR PROBLEMS
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
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      TERMINAL 5 BUILDERS ‘SLEEPING ON THE JOB‘
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Terminal 5 construction work Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would have it Al >>>


      THOUSANDS WILL LOSE CARE HOME PLACES AS NHS ‘CAN NO LONGER PAY BILLS‘
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Most of those now supported by the state will have to pay their own fees in future Health news Anti–smoking ‘wonder pill‘ launched NHS supercomputer is a 20bn letdown as data is scaled back Obesity will lead to increase in cancer risk Women told get fit, not fight fat NHS dance classes for obese patien >>>


      TWISTER LEAVES &#163;10M TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
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      WELFARE WORKERS TO QUIZ BRITNEY OVER ‘PARENTING CONCERNS‘
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Concerns: Britney‘s socialising with the likes of Paris Hilton is causing concern Showbiz headlines Jordan‘s joy at pregnancy after agony of miscarriage Paris and Nicole go mad in Santa‘s grotto ‘Depression left me unable to wash or change my clothes‘, says Emma Thompson Rocker Pete faces m >>>


      WHAT BROWN DIDN‘T SAY
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no longer pay bills‘ Plaster on Queen‘s hand: minor cut or IV drip?

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      WHY DON‘T WOMEN EVER WIN MASTERMIND? (A: ER .... PASS)
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     The fact of the matter is that we are swamped by applications from men, but not from women Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘ca >>>


      BRITISH AID WORKER HELPING INDIA‘S POOR IS STONED TO DEATH
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Mike Blakey: Murdered while trying to help poor Headlines London council tax bills could go up 2,000 after Gordon‘s budget, warn Tories Pre–Budget Report – at a glance Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no longer pay bil >>>


      EU DEADLOCK HOPE AS TURKEY OFFERS TO OPEN UP TO CYPRUS
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Turkey has offered to open a port and an airport to traffic from Cyprus Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy&l >>>


      FLATULENCE GROUNDS PLANE AS PASSENGER LIGHTS MATCH TO HIDE THE SMELL
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines London council tax bills could go up 2,000 after Gordon‘s budget, warn Tories Pre–Budget Report – at a glance Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no longer pay bills‘ ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to hel >>>


      FRENCH MINISTER ALLIOTT–MARIE ‘READY‘ TO RUN AGAINST SARKOZY IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     French Defence Minister Michele Alliot–Marie will challenge frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy in next year‘s presidential election Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant ma >>>


      HUSBAND WHO WALKED OUT OF WILDERNESS TO SAVE FAMILY FOUND DEAD
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would have it Al Fayed wins bid to have Diana >>>


      IRAQ SITUATION IS ‘GRAVE AND DETERIORATING‘
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     James Baker, chair of the Iraq Study Group, warns of ‘catastophe‘ in Iraq Headlines Pre–Budget Report – at a glance ‘Nutrition nannies‘ to help obese families shop Reading scheme set to increase children‘s literacy nationwide Thousands will lose care places as NHS ‘can no >>>


      OLMERT REJECTS LINKING IRAQ ISSUE AND ISRAEL‘S CONFLICTS WITH ITS NEIGHBOURS
      The Daily Mail, 07-12-2006
     Headlines ‘Sexual predator‘ on probation raped teenage girl Spy investigation witness in coma from radiation poisoning ‘Tighter controls needed to prevent elephant man drug trial horror‘ Public finances are ‘less rosy‘ than the Chancellor would have it Al Fayed wins bid to have Diana >>>


      QUIET US BID TO TALK TO IRAQI INSURGENTS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-12-2006
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor AMMAN, JORDAN As American and Iraqi politicians weigh the merits of engaging regional powers in the search for solutions in Iraq, it appears that both Baghdad and Washington are also quietly talking with Iraq‘s insurgent leaders in an effort to end the unrelenting viol >>>


      A LAME DUCK AND SOME LITTLE DEMONS
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 8. A Lame Duck and Some Little Demons By Georgy Bovt 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 ( >>>


      AVTOVAZ SAYS MAGNA DEAL CLOSE
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 1. AvtoVAZ Says Magna Deal Close By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer AvtoVAZ, the nation‘s largest carmaker, hopes to sign an agreement by the end of the month with the Canadian car parts giant Magna to build a $1.' billion plant, a senior AvtoVAZ official said Wednesda >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     / Business in Brief A A A Business in Brief"> Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 6.

Business in Brief UES Profits Rise 24% State–controlled utility Unified Energy Systems said first–half profit rose 24 percent because of higher power tariffs.

Net income before minority intere >>>


      COMING TO GRIPS WITH FRIEDMAN‘S BIG IDEA
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     By Konstantin Sonin Economist Milton Friedman was the last of the 20th–century titans who saw freedom as not just a pleasant adjunct to material well–being, but as an indispensable prerequisite to economic prosperity. His passing last Thursday at age '4 provides an excellent opportunity to consider where >>>


      DUMA APPROVES NUCLEAR BILL
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 6. Duma Approves Nuclear Bill The Associated Press State Duma deputies gave preliminary backing Wednesday to legislation for the restructuring of the nation‘s nuclear industries.

The Duma voted 368–51 to approve a bill that would create a fully state&ndas >>>


      FROM GULAG TO HIGH–TECH FIELDS
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 7. From Gulag to High–Tech Fields By Tanya Mosolova Reuters Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters Rosneft workers operating machinery at the Vankor oil field in temperatures of about minus 40 degrees Celsius.

VANKOR FIELD, Krasnoyarsk Region –– Half a century >>>


      OIL FUND SHOULD BE SPLIT INTO 2, PLAN SAYS
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 6. Oil Fund Should Be Split Into 2, Plan Says Reuters The Finance Ministry proposed Wednesday splitting its $83 billion stabilization fund into reserve and growth funds, winning praise from analysts who said the plan drew on best practice from other resource–rich nation >>>


      POLAND READY TO RELENT ON EU TALKS VETO
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 5. Poland Ready to Relent on EU Talks Veto Reuters BRUSSELS –– Poland has agreed to allow talks between the European Union and Russia on energy cooperation to go ahead in a first sign of a possible thaw in its freeze on ties between Brussels and Moscow, diplomats >>>


      RETAILERS CRY FOUL ON PANASONIC TVS
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 5. Retailers Cry Foul on Panasonic TVs By Simon Shuster Staff Writer Andy Rain / Bloomberg Dancers performing at a Panasonic promotion in Japan last year. Most television sets sold in Russia are imports.

Six Russian retailers on Wednesday said they would boycott Japa >>>


      ROSNEFT SALES TO CHINA REACH $7BLN
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 7. Rosneft Sales to China Reach $7Bln Bloomberg SHANGHAI –– Rosneft will sell crude and oil products worth $7 billion to China this year, a company executive said.

Rosneft will export 10 million tons (about 73 million barrels) of crude to China, and 2 mil >>>


      SURGUT SAYS ROSNEFT SALE TALK IS ‘FANTASY‘
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 7. Surgut Says Rosneft Sale Talk Is ‘Fantasy‘ By Miriam Elder Staff Writer Shares in No. 4 oil producer Surgut closed up 1.7 percent at 3'.24 rubles ($1.50) on MICEX. The climb added to the stock‘s 6.6 percent rise Tuesday, which was prompted by a Deutsc >>>


      WRONG GOAL, BAD METHODS
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     By Alexander Golts The annual gathering of the Armed Forces‘ leadership is more than just a curious event. The proceedings, attended by both the president and the defense minister, are open to the press. Military and political leaders are therefore compelled to tell the world how well military affairs are going. B >>>


      A BREATH OF NOT–SO–FRESH AIR
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page '. A Breath of Not–So–Fresh Air By Alastair Gee Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT Shanghai is certainly worse. And, girdled by mountains that prevent fumes dispersing, Mexico City also comes in for sterner criticism.

But Moscow still has some of the >>>


      ANDALUSIAN ADVENTURES
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 11. Andalusian Adventures By Nathan Toohey Staff Writer Nathan Toohey / MT Al Andaluz‘s two cozy downstairs dining rooms have booth seating.

For affordable, authentic ethnic eateries, you can‘t beat the People‘s Friendship University neighborhood in >>>


      DENISOVA HAS HER SIGHTS SET ON GOLD IN HONOLULU
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 15. Denisova Has Her Sights Set on Gold in Honolulu By Ron Staton The Associated Press HONOLULU –– Lyubov Denisova of Russia was the women‘s pacesetter in the 2002 Honolulu Marathon and is back this year to run the full race with hopes of not only winning, b >>>


      EXTREMISM AND ELECTIONS FOCUS OF KREMLIN MEETING
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 3. Extremism and Elections Focus of Kremlin Meeting The Moscow Times Vladimir Rodionov / Itar–Tass Gryzlov, far right, sitting next to Mironov at Wednesday‘s Kremlin meeting.

Federation Council elections and cracking down on extremism topped the agenda at >>>


      IRREGULARITIES IN THE STATE OF REGULATIONS
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 8. Irregularities in the State of Regulations Editorial 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 t >>>


      LITVINENKO CASE CALLED MURDER
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 3. Litvinenko Case Called Murder By Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer Alexander Natruskin / Reuters British detectives and their interpreter, second from left, standing Monday outside the Prosecutor General‘s Office.

British investigators are now treating the poisoni >>>


      MASKED AGENTS RAID IBM‘S MOSCOW OFFICE
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 1. Masked Agents Raid IBM‘s Moscow Office By Carl Schreck Staff Writer The Moscow headquarters of IBM and several other computer companies were raided Wednesday by masked law enforcement officials toting automatic rifles.

It remained unclear Wednesday evening w >>>


      MEGA MALL TENANTS MAY SEEK DAMAGES
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 5. Mega Mall Tenants May Seek Damages The Moscow Times Some tenants at the Mega mall in Nizhny Novgorod are planning to demand compensation for lost revenue from owner IKEA Russia, Vedomosti reported Wednesday.

Police sealed off the mall Tuesday, enforcing a 30&ndash >>>


      SANCTIONS BILL GAINS GROUND IN DUMA
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 1. Sanctions Bill Gains Ground in Duma By Maria Levitov Staff Writer The State Duma on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a bill that authorizes the president to impose sanctions on other countries.

The measure would enhance Russia‘s ability to flex its muscl >>>


      TRANSISTORS BEAT BRAIN CELLS IN CHESS WORLD
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     A A A Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 16.

Transistors Beat Brain Cells in Chess World By Robert Huntingdon The Associated Press Hermann J. Knippertz / AP Kramnik playing against Deep Fritz on Tuesday. He has asked for a rematch.

BONN, Germany –– World chess champion Vladimir Kr >>>


      YUSHCHENKO ALLY BARRED FROM WORK
      The Moscow Times, 07-12-2006
     Thursday, December 7, 2006. Issue 3556. Page 4. Yushchenko Ally Barred From Work By Mara D. Bellaby The Associated Press KIEV –– Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych‘s allies on Wednesday barred the newly reappointed foreign minister from a Cabinet session, a move that was likely to raise tension >>>


      HOA BINH MARKS ITS 120TH
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     marks its 120th anniversary Authorities of Hoa Binh province held a ceremony on December 6 to celebrate the locality‘s 120th anniversary in the presence of State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

Addressing the event, President Triet praised the tradition of unity, heroic spirit and creativity promoted by the >>>


      PARTY LEADER SHARES TYPHOON VICTIMS‘ SORROW
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh on December 6 extended deep condolences to victims of typhoon Durian, which hit Vietnam‘s central and southern regions on December 4 and 5.

In a message, the Party leader said a number of localities had failed to take prompt action before the typhoon, thus resulting i >>>


      PM INSPECTS EFFORTS TO OVERCOME TYPHOON‘S AFTERMATH
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     PM Dung visits Durian victims in Vung Tau city.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung toured southern coastal Ba Ria–Vung Tau province on December 6. to inspect the work being done to overcome the aftermath of typhoon Durian.

The government leader noted that the timely and regular typhoon forecasts and >>>


      PRESIDENT PRAISES CLINTON‘S CONTRIBUTIONS TO HIV/AIDS FIGHT
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     President Triet showed his appreciation when he received former US President William J.

Clinton, President of the Clinton Foundation, in Hanoi on December 6. Clinton stayed in Vietnam on December 5–6 during his Asian tour to boost regional co–operation in combating HIV/AIDS under the Clinton Foundat >>>


      SINGAPOREAN LEADERS SEND SYMPATHIES TO TYPHOON VICTIMS
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     Singaporean leaders on December 6 expressed their sympathy to the victims of Typhoon Durian, which caused severe property damage and human loss in the southeast of Vietnam on December 4–5.

According to a press release by Vietnam‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singaporean President S.R Nathan and Pri >>>


      STATE LEADER RECEIVES CAODAIST DIGNITARIES
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     The President spoke highly of the Caodaist followers‘ contributions to the country‘s construction and defence, saying their strength and properties had helped the nation successfully make it through the two wars for national independence. During the current national construction and reform, Caodaist chapters >>>


      US AMBASSADOR SENDS CONDOLENCES TO TYPHOON VICTIMS
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     The US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marine on December 6 sent a letter to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to express his condolences and concern to victims of typhoon Durian, which had slammed into Vietnam‘s southern coastal provinces and caused great losses.

The Ambassador said in his letter: >>>


      VIETNAM SENDS RELIEF AID TO FILIPINO TYPHOON VICTIMS
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     Vietnam will send emergency relief to typhoon victims in the Philippines to help them overcome difficulties.

According to a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated December 6, Vietnam‘s government has decided to provide 500 tonnes of rice as relief aid to the victims of Typhoon Durian, whic >>>


      VIETNAM TO SIGN PROTOCOL TO IAEA SAFEGUARDS AGREEMENT
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     Vietnam will sign the Additional Protocol to Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in pursuance of the Treaty on the Non–Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), announced its Foreign Ministry on December 6.

According to a press release by Vietnam‘s Ministry of Forei >>>


      VIETNAM TO SIGN SUPPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL WITH IAEA
      Nhan Dan, 07-12-2006
     State President Nguyen Minh Triet has decided that Vietnam will sign the protocol additional to the agreement for the application of safeguards with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), following Vietnam‘s singing of the Non–Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

This signing is based on the unchange >>>


      17 KILLED IN IRAQ SHELLING, BLAST
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Baghdad—At least 17 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, including four in a suicide bombing on a bus in Baghdad district of Sadr City, a security official said.

A mortar attack killed at least eight people and wounded dozens in a second–hand goods market Wednesday in a shelling followe >>>


      AKRAM DURRANI ASKS CENTRE TO HAND OVER ACCUSED TARIQ SAEED
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Tariq Saeed Peshawar—Taking strong notice of the alleged subversive act, the NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani Wednesday demanded of the Federal Government to hand over Joint Director IB NWFP and naib qasid for masterminding the plot to blow up Frontier House (official residence of CM) and CM Secretariat.

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      FAZL DIRECTS PARTY STALWARTS NOT TO RESIGN
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Jamiat Ulema–e–Islam (F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday announced the decision in front of members of Majlis–e–Shoora, Parliamentary Party, Executive Committee and JUI parliamentarians, after the conclusion of three–day meeting of Majlis–e–Shoora held here at Farooq&n >>>


      FRANCE SAYS IRAN WILL FACE SANCTIONS
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Paris—The French foreign minister said Wednesday that Iran will face UN sanctions for refusing to halt its nuclear program but that major world powers remain divided over their extent.

«The question is about the scope of sanctions but there will be sanctions,» Philippe Douste–Blazy said on RTL >>>


      MAJOR COAL MINE IN BALOCHISTAN ACTIVATED LUNI, MARRI TRIBES SIGN AGREEMENT AFZAL MALIK
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Quetta—It was the momentous day in the history of Balochistan when one of the Asia’s biggest coal field was activated following resolution of the long drawn out conflict between Luni and Marri tribes.

The agreement signing ceremony was attended by Governor Balochistan Owais Ahmad Ghani, Chief Minister Jam Muham >>>


      NAWAZ, BB WON’T BE ALLOWED TO CONTEST POLLS: MUSHARRAF NOT TO GIVE UP UNIFORM AHEAD OF POLLS
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     New Delhi—President Pervez Musharraf in an interview Wednesday he will not give up his army position before polls next year. He said he would not allow former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif to contest the elections.

Musharraf said he would continue to hold the job as the army chief as long as t >>>


      OGDCL MOVES AHEAD ON TRADING AT LONDON SE JOHN THAKUR DAS
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     John Thakur Das Islamabad—The Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Pakistan’s leading oil and gas E&P Company marked the first day of trading of its Global Depositary Shares (GDSs) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Wednesday.

A message received here from London indicates that the offering >>>


      PAC TAKES SUO MOTU NOTICE OF PIA DEFICIT OBSERVER REPORT
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Observer Report Islamabad—Defence Secretary Tariq Waseem Ghazi admitted Wednesday that PIA is facing crisis and the President of Pakistan has also directed the national flag carrier to correct its affairs. While, Public Accounts Committee took suo motu notice of PIA’s deficit ranging from Rs500 million to Rs1.5 billion >>>


      PUNJAB GOVT ALLOWS SPECIAL PERKS TO SENIOR MOST OFFICERS, DCOS KHALID BUTT
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     NWFP Balochistan/AJK World Business Sports Voice of People Archive Contact Abdul Sattar Dr Jassim Taqui Dr Samiullah Koreshi Dr Niloufer Mahdi Active Visitors: 42 Total Hits: 20443362 Punjab govt allows special perks to senior most officers, DCOs Khalid Butt Lahore—The Punjab govern–ment has allowed special pa >>>


      SUBSIDY ON CEMENT WITHDRAWN GST ON CNG BUSES, TRUCKS REMOVED; BR COLLECTS RS 2'6B REVENUE IN 5 MONTHS SHARAFAT KAZMI
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Islamabad—The Economic Coordination Committee meeting here Wednesday was informed that the Central Board of Revenue has collected the revenue to the tune of 2'6 billion rupees during the first five months of the current financial year.

The meeting which was presided over by the Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz w >>>


      TRY DIPLOMACY IN IRAQ, THEN LEAVE: STUDY GROUP
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     «There is no path that can guarantee success, but the prospects can be improved,» the commission said after an eight–month review of a war that has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,'00 U.S. troops and grown so unpopular at home that it helped trigger a Democratic takeover of Congress in last m >>>


      WOMEN’S BILL A COURAGEOUS FIRST STEP COMMENT ABDUL SATTAR EDITOR, FOREIGN AFFAIRS
      Pakistan Observer, 07-12-2006
     Dr Jassim Taqui Dr Samiullah Koreshi Dr Niloufer Mahdi Active Visitors: 42 Total Hits: 20443360 Women’s bill a courageous first step Comment Abdul Sattar Editor, Foreign Affairs HUMAN rights activists as well as other citizens ap–palled by cases of miscarriage of justice and cruel hardships inflicted on women >>>


      DEBATTE ÜBER POLITIKERKINDER IN KREUZBERG
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Gute Schulen, schlechte Schulen: Klaus Wowereit 07. Dezember 2006 Würden Politiker ihren Kindern den Besuch einer Schule in Kreuzberg zumuten? Berlins Innensenator Ehrhart Körting hat Verständnis für die '6;ußerung des Regierenden Bürgermeisters Klaus Wowereit (beide SPD) zu Kreuzber >>>


      DER BUSCH BRENNT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     07. Dezember 2006 Im Südosten Australiens wüten verheerende Buschfeuer, die sich nach Einschätzung der Behörden zu einem riesigen Flächenbrand vereinen könnten. Der Bundesstaat Victoria rief das Militär zu Hilfe, um die 1800 Feuerwehrleute in der weitgehend unzugänglichen Berggege >>>


      DREI FESTNAHMEN UND WEITER POLIZEIKONTROLLEN VOR DEN SCHULEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Einsatzfahrzeuge am Stadtrand von Offenburg 07. Dezember 2006 Im Zusammenhang mit Amoklauf–Drohungen im Internet sind am Donnerstag in Baden–Württemberg drei Personen festgenommen worden. Nach Angaben der Polizei in Offenburg handelt es sich dabei um drei 1', 23 und 35 Jahre alte Männer aus ein >>>


      FIRST THEY TAKE MANHATTAN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Sie krabbeln, saugen und sind kaum sichtbar: Bettwanzen in Gefechtsformation 07. Dezember 2006 Wenn sie erst eine Wohnung erreicht haben, sind sie überall und treiben die Bewohner zur Verzweiflung: Nach Kakerlaken und Mäusen haben Bettwanzen den Siegeszug durch New Yorker Apartments angetreten. Nach der Erober >>>


      FRAUEN QU'6;LTEN 25J'6;HRIGE – VIEREINHALB JAHRE HAFT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Richter Becker hat die „Rohheit” der Mißhandlungen angeprangert 07. Dezember 2006 Weil sie eine 25 Jahre alte Frau tagelang gequält und mißbraucht hatten, sind zwei junge Frauen vom Landgericht Kiel zu je viereinhalb Jahren Jugendstrafe verurteilt worden. Die 18 und 20 Jahre alten >>>


      TRITTBRETTFAHRER HALTEN POLIZEI IN ATEM
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Die Polizei bewachte wiederum zahlreiche Schulgebäude 07. Dezember 2006 Nach dem Amoklauf–Alarm in Baden–Württemberg häufen sich bundesweit Meldungen über angedrohte Gewalttaten an Schulen. Die Polizei nahm am Donnerstag sowohl in Nordrhein–Westfalen als auch inBaden–Würt >>>


      VERHALTENSAUFF'6;LLIGE WEIHNACHTSM'6;NNER
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Vorbild für alle bösen Weihnachtsmänner? Billy Bob Thornton als "Bad Santa"
07. Dezember 2006 Das renommierte Londoner Kaufhaus Harrods hat seinen Weihnachtsmann gefeuert. Er habe unangebrachte Bemerkungen gemacht und eine Reihe von Kunden hätten sich beschwert. Zeitungen hatten bericht >>>


      WENN DAS SCHREIEN DES KINDES UNERTR'6;GLICH WIRD
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Von Patricia Andreae Lautstarkes, anhaltendes Schreien ist eine Nervenprobe für die Eltern 07. Dezember 2006 Schlafentzug ist grausam. Dauerbeschallung ist es auch.

Wenn diese Dauerbeschallung auch noch das Geschrei des eigenen Babys ist, kann das Mütter und Väter an den Rand des Wahnsinns treibe >>>


      &#132;SYRIENS GEF'6;HRLICHES SPIEL&#147;
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     "Es ist ein Spiel der Unmöglichkeiten": Ghassan Tueni 06. Dezember 2006 Ghassan Tueni ist einer der führenden Intellektuellen des Libanons. Er gibt die Tageszeitung Al Nahar heraus. Anfang 2006 rückte er für seinen Sohn Gebran, der am 12. Dezember 2005 ermordet worden war, ins Parlament nac >>>


      ANGEBOT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     FAZ.NET–Services Leitglosse Angebot 07. Dezember 2006 wgl. Die Drohungen, welche die Europäische Union in jüngster Zeit gegen Ankara gerichtet hat und die auf ein Aussetzen der Beitrittsgespräche zielten, scheinen Wirkung zu zeigen: Die Türkei denkt darüber nach, wenigstens einen Hafen und >>>


      BRISANTE ENTHÜLLUNGEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Von Eckart Lohse, Berlin Barroso sieht keinen Verstoß Verheugens 07. Dezember 2006 Der Verhaltenskodex für Kommissionsmitglieder“ aus dem Jahr 2004 ist ziemlich umfangreich. Auf 1' Seiten regelt er detailliert, wie es die Brüsseler EU–Kommissare mit der Würde ihres Amtes zu halt >>>


      HARVARD IST DER MAßSTAB
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Von Robert von Lucius, Bremen IUB–Absolventen feiern Abschluß – bald unter neuem Namen 06. Dezember 2006 Das gewohnte Bild eines Universitätscampus – Studenten, die auf dem Rasen lungern, in der Mensa miteinander scherzen oder in Büchern blättern – findet man in Bremen–N >>>


      MOSKAUER STAATSANWALT SCHALTET SICH EIN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Letztes Geleit für Litwinenko in London 07. Dezember 2006 Nach den britischen Behörden hat am Donnerstag auch die Moskauer Staatsanwaltschaft ein Verfahren zur Vergiftung des ehemaligen Geheimagenten Alexander Litwinenko eingeleitet. Damit ist eine Strafverfolgung in Rußland möglich geworden. Auß >>>


      NUR EIN BAUSTEIN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     Von Katja Gelinsky, Washington In der Kritik: James Baker (l.) und Lee Hamilton 06. Dezember 2006 Lee Hamilton, einer der beiden Vorsitzenden der überparteilichen Iraq Study Group (ISG), unterhielt sich vergangenen Samstag auf einer Weihnachtsfeier in Washington mit amerikanischen Diplomaten und ehemaligen Regierun >>>


      TÜRKEI ÖFFNET HAFEN UND FLUGPLATZ FÜR ZYPERN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 07-12-2006
     07. Dezember 2006 Die Türkei gibt im Streit mit der EU um Zypern nach und öffnet je einen Hafen und Flugplatz für Transporte aus dem südlichen Teil der geteilten Insel. Das teilte eine Sprecherin der finnischen EU–Präsidentschaft in Helsinki am Donnerstag mit.

Wegen der anhaltende >>>



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