PRESSMON.COM
Russian, European, Latin American and US press archive



All articles from June 9, 2006
<< Select other date

Pages:    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

      WHERE 7–YEAR–OLDS CAN HELP WASH THE ELEPHANTS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 09-06-2006
      Tiffany Talbott and her son Henry spent two weeks in Nepal. Where did you go? Nepal, for a little mom–and–son time. TIFFANY TALBOTT Where did you stay? In Kathmandu, at the Kathmandu Guest House (ktmgh.com), with its lush courtyard garden. In the Chitwan Jungle we splurged and stayed at the Tiger Tops Lodge >>>


      WORLD CUP BOOSTS GROWTH, BINDS TIES, EVEN SPARKS WAR
      The Christian Science Monitor, 09-06-2006
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor LONDON Question: what quadrennial sporting extravaganza brings the world together for weeks on end, transcending war, poverty, class, and culture, and culminating in the most watched television event ever?

If you guessed the Olympics, odds are you‘re an Ame >>>


      INCULPATION POUR DES POTS–DE–VIN VERSÉS Ŕ HALLIBURTON EN IRAK
      Liberation, 09-06-2006
      vendredi 0' juin 2006 (Reuters – 07:53) HOUSTON – Un ancien employé d‘une entreprise saoudienne est accusé d‘avoir versé des pots–de–vin ŕ un cadre de Halliburton pour remporter des contrats de sous–traitance dans le secteur de la restauration en Irak et >>>


      ISRAËL TUE UN CHEF DE LA SÉCURITÉ PALESTINIENNE Ŕ GAZA
      Liberation, 09-06-2006
      vendredi 0' juin 2006 (Reuters – 07:45) par Nidal Al Moughrabi GAZA – Israël a tué jeudi un responsable de la sécurité palestinienne ŕ Gaza dans une frappe aérienne, ont rapporté des témoins.

Il s‘agit du premier assassinat par l‘Etat juif d&l >>>


      MOSCOU LIVRE Ŕ LA BOSNIE DRAGAN ZELENOVIC, RECHERCHÉ PAR LE TPI
      Liberation, 09-06-2006
      vendredi 0' juin 2006 (Reuters – 11:03) SARAJEVO – La Russie a livré ŕ la Bosnie Dragan Zelenovic, un Serbe de Bosnie recherché par le TPI pour viols et tortures commis durant la guerre de 1''2–'5, a confirmé le tribunal bosniaque chargé des crimes de guerre.>>>


      COMPTES DE L‘OM: DREYFUS ET COURBIS SÉVČREMENT SANCTIONNÉS
      Liberation, 09-06-2006
      MARSEILLE – L‘homme d‘affaires Robert Louis–Dreyfus, principal actionnaire de l‘Olympique de Marseille, a été condamné ŕ trois ans de prison avec sursis et 375.000 euros d‘amende dans l‘affaire des comptes du club de football marseillais.

Prési >>>


      JUGEMENT ATTENDU DANS L‘AFFAIRE DES COMPTES DE L‘OM
      Liberation, 09-06-2006
      MARSEILLE – Le tribunal correctionnel de Marseille va rendre son jugement dans l‘affaire des comptes de l‘OM, ŕ quelques heures seulement du coup d‘envoi de la Coupe du monde de football en Allemagne.

Les quatorze prévenus se voient reprocher la mise en place d‘un syst&# >>>


      SÉCURITÉ ÉNERGÉTIQUE AU MENU DU 28E SOMMET FRANCO–BRITANNIQUE
      Liberation, 09-06-2006
      PARIS – La sécurité énergétique et la préparation du conseil européen de la mi–juin seront au menu du 28e sommet franco–britannique ŕ Paris.

Jacques Chirac et Tony Blair s‘entretiendront en tęte ŕ tęte ŕ l‘Elysée avant d& >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      Aa Aa Aa Business in Brief Rates Threaten Economy The global interest rate tightening cycle could create risks for Russia‘s booming economy, which is still sensitive to external shocks, a senior Central Bank official said.

Konstantin Korishchenko, deputy chairman of the Central Bank, said in an interview >>>


      CB CUTS DOLLAR SHARE OF RESERVES
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      Reuters ST. PETERSBURG –– The Central Bank said Thursday that it had cut the share of dollars in its reserves to 50 percent, diversifying into euros as the greenback‘s standing as a reserve currency suffers.

Central Bank Chairman Sergei Ignatyev said Russia now held 40 percent of its $247 bil >>>


      HACKERS DOWN MUCKRAKING WEB SITE
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer The popular political muckraking web site Compromat.ru was downed for a week by an enduring hacker attack that the site‘s owner said Thursday appeared to be a threat to him for posting compromising materials.

"It was a threat, but I won‘t bow to it," Sergei >>>


      12 PROJECTS TAPPED FOR STATE HANDOUTS
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer Twelve projects, including some connected to Kremlin–friendly oligarchs, have made a shortlist to get money for infrastructure projects from the state investment fund.

The Economic Development and Trade Ministry, which oversees the fund, said Thursday that an interminister >>>


      7 MEN BEAT TAJIK STUDENTS IN DORM
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Carl Schreck and Natasha Rotstein Special to The Moscow Times Natasha Rotstein / For MT Campus security guards checking student identification cards Thursday at the entrance to the dormitory where a group of 10 Tajik students were attacked.

Seven men who identified themselves as police officers attacked and >>>


      AIDS OFFICIALS SKIRT HARDEST–HIT GROUPS
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Anastasiya Lebedev Staff Writer The nation‘s chief epidemiologist and State Duma deputies pledged support Thursday for the war on AIDS but avoided discussing hard–hit groups such as prostitutes, drug users and homosexuals, in contrast with officials from other countries, including China and India.
>>>


      AL–QAIDA‘S LEADER IN IRAQ KILLED IN AIR STRIKE
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Patrick Quinn The Associated Press Karim Kadim / AP Iraqi police officers and an elderly woman firing guns into the air in Baghdad on Thursday to celebrate the news that Abu Musab al–Zarqawi, al–Qaida‘s leader in Iraq, had been killed in an air raid. One officer gave his pistol to the woman, whom h >>>


      EX–AZERI LEADER BEGGED FOR APARTMENT
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Anatoly Medetsky Staff Writer Aida Sultanova / AP Ayaz Mutalibov in 2005 The first president of independent Azerbaijan, Ayaz Mutalibov, had to beg the Kremlin for an apartment after he fled a rebellion in 1''2.

Mutalibov left Baku aboard a Russian military plane just three months into his term. He i >>>


      GETTING YOUR TRANSLATION MONEY‘S WORTH
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Michele A. Berdy To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

Letters to the editor should be sent by fax to (7–4'5) 232–652', by e–mail to oped@imedia.ru, or by >>>


      GLOBAL EYE
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Chris Floyd The last few weeks have seen disastrous news breaking over President George W. Bush‘s administration like another Hurricane Katrina. This time, though, it‘s not winds and surging seas but waves of innocent blood overtopping the banks of the Tigris and the Euphrates to turn the White House cri >>>


      INVESTORS NO LONGER IN LOVE WITH RUSSIA
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Maria Levitov Staff Writer Russia is no longer seen as one of the world‘s most attractive investment destinations, according to Ernst & Young‘s global survey of business executives, released on Thursday.

Russia, which had held on to the No. 8 spot for the past two years, disappeared from the >>>


      OUSTED LEADERS FIND A SAFE HAVEN IN RUSSIA
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By Anatoly Medetsky Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT Dzhemal Gogitidze standing in his party‘s Moscow office near Igor Giorgadze‘s portrait. Both are wanted by Interpol.

The Moscow office of Georgia‘s Justice party looks hospitable. Its steel door isn‘t locked, and there is no guard i >>>


      PUTIN CALLS FOR BETTER–TRAINED STUDENTS
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      The Moscow Times Itar–Tass President Vladimir Putin conferring with Moscow State University rector Viktor Sadovnichy at Thursday‘s meeting.

Universities must adapt to the global marketplace and begin churning out graduates who will boost the nation‘s economic growth, President Vladimir Putin >>>


      RUSSIAN STAGES MIRACLE RECOVERY
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      Reuters PARIS –– Nicole Vaidisova‘s French Open adventure ended in tears Thursday when she choked badly in a 5–7, 7–6, 6–2 semifinal defeat by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The 17–year–old Czech, who had knocked out world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo and Venus Williams o >>>


      SHAIMIYEV TARGETS ‘MONEYBAG‘ SENATORS
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      The Moscow Times Mintimer Shaimiyev, the popular president of Tatarstan, is looking to cleanse the Federation Council of "moneybags" and, in the process, weaken the Kremlin‘s control of the parliament.

Shaimiyev, a member of United Russia‘s Supreme Council, said Wednesday that regional le >>>


      URALS OIL FUTURES BEGIN TRADING ON RTS
      The Moscow Times, 09-06-2006
      By William Mauldin Staff Writer Vitaliy Belousov / Itar–Tass Urals oil futures are now being traded on the RTS. Late Thursday, the July Urals contract was at $63.70 per barrel.

Urals oil futures began trading Thursday on the RTS, marking the first time the country‘s top blend has traded on an excha >>>


      ADB DIRECTOR PRAISES VIETNAM‘S EFFORTS IN COMBATING CORRUPTION
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      Ayumi Konishi, Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Vietnam, has praised Vietnam‘s efforts in combating corruption, saying the Vietnamese Government is making good efforts in that fight.

Speaking with a Vietnam News Agency reporter on the eve of the Informal Mid–year Consultative >>>


      CONSULTATIVE GROUP MEETING DRAWS DONORS‘ ATTENTION
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      The informal mid–term meeting of the Consultative Group to Vietnam, scheduled for central Khanh Hoa province‘s city of Nha Trang from June '–10, has drawn special attention from the international donor community, said Yoo Yenon–chul, counselor of the Republic of Korea‘s Embassy in Han >>>


      INDIAN FLEET ARRIVES IN DA NANG PORT
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      The Indian fleet, made up of the ships Rajput, Kulish and Kirpan, commanded by Rear Admiral DK Joshi, Indian Navy‘s Flag Officer Commanding the Eastern Fleet, arrived in central Da Nang port on June 8 to begin their four–day visit.

Colonel Nguyen Van Tuyen, Commander of Vietnam‘s Navy Region >>>


      RESIDENTIAL BILL CALLED CUMBERSOME WITH STATE MANAGEMENT
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      Le Quoc Trung from the central province of Binh Thuan said that a majority of provisions in the bill favour State management agencies, without concrete policy about citizens‘ right to residential registration. He said the bill relies upon current outdated rules, lacking new provisions appropriate for the new stag >>>


      VIETNAM AND RUSSIA SHOULD PROMOTE MULTI–FACETED CO–OPERATION: RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      Vietnam and Russia, with their traditional relations, should promote multifaceted co–operation for the benefit of the two nations, said a senior Russian diplomat.

Minister Counselor of the Russian Federation Embassy to Vietnam H.I. Anatolevic made the remark at a press briefing in Hanoi on June 8 on the >>>


      VIETNAM CONGRATULATES NEW LAO PRESIDENT
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      President Tran Duc Luong on June 8 sent a congratulatory message to Choummaly Sayasone on his election as President of the Lao People‘s Democratic Republic.

In the message, President Luong expressed his hope that under Choummaly Sayasone‘s leadership, Laos will accomplish all the goals set forth at >>>


      VIETNAM TO LAUNCH POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK EPIDEMIC PREVENTION CAMPAIGN
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      Vietnam will launch a month–long campaign beginning June 10 to decontaminate its animal husbandry environment to prevent epidemic diseases in poultry and livestock nationwide.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on June 8 sent official letters to the People‘s Committees of all >>>


      WB ACKNOWLEDGES VIETNAM‘S EFFECTIVE USE OF ODA
      Nhan Dan, 09-06-2006
      The World Bank (WB)‘s recent assessment on the use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Vietnam showed that the country has reached a high standard in effective use of ODA, said World Bank (WB) Vietnam Country Director Klaus Rohland.

"The WB conducts supervision over its assistance projects t >>>


      CRUCIAL MMA MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TODAY
      Pakistan Observer, 09-06-2006
      Ghulam Tahir Quetta—The future of the PML and MMA coalition Government of Balochistan hinges on the outcome of the meeting of the MMA provincial leadership with President General Pervez Musharraf at Islamabad today (Friday) according to MMA sources.

The MMA delegation headed by its provincial Amir Maulana Moha >>>


      SHUJAAT POISED TO WIN PML PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
      Pakistan Observer, 09-06-2006
      Mahmood Hussain Islamabad—The ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML) has started drawing plan for the political road–map to be implemented in the country after the passage of the new budget 2006–07.

As a first step, the leadership is of the considered opinion to get re–elected the incumbent part >>>


      THE DEMISE OF AL–ZARQAWI
      Pakistan Observer, 09-06-2006
      News and Views/Dr Jassim Taqui Islamabad—The reported demise of Jordanian–born Abu Musab al–Zarqawi is the most significant development both in Iraq and the Middle East.

In his recent video and audio tapes, he vowed to devastate through suicide bombings the entire Middle East region. He also issued >>>


      ZAHAR CONDEMNS REVENGEFUL ACTIVITIES AGAINST MUSLIMS
      Pakistan Observer, 09-06-2006
      Islamabad—Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al–Zahar Thursday calling for international support to the Palestine issue said that his country strongly condemns revengeful activities against Muslims in Palestine and Kashmir.

«Palestine is grateful to Pakistan for providing financial assistance and >>>


      ZARQAWI KILLED IN US AIRSTRIKE
      Pakistan Observer, 09-06-2006
      Several aides also die Al–Qaeda in Iraq vows to continue holy war Bush says death significant victory in war on terror Death good news: Blair A ‘significant’ development: Islamabad Baghdad—Abu Musab al–Zarqawi, the most–wanted man in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings, >>>


      COPPER BOOM PROMPTS CHILE INTO SAVING MODE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      May 5 2006 1':08 Few countries are benefiting quite as much from the bonanza in raw material prices as Chile, Latin America‘s fourth largest economy. Copper, the flagship industrial commodity whose price has more the doubled in the last 12 months, accounts for about half of Chile‘s exports and revenues >>>


      ECB DECISION SPARKS EURO SLUMP
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 The euro fell sharply yesterday as the European Central Bank disappointed traders expecting a punchy half–point rate rise and hinted that a July rate rise was out of the question.

The ECB did raise rates by 25 basis points to 2.75 per cent but this was at the lower end of expectati >>>


      HOLIDAY INN GUESTS HOPE TO UPSET HOSTS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 If Germany wanted to send a secret weapon to disrupt Costa Rica‘s preparations for tonight‘s opening game of the World Cup in Munich, it could have done a lot worse than Alicia Machado.

The former Miss Universe, replete in mini–skirt, high heels and revealing top, stole >>>


      CHIRAC TO PRESS BLAIR TO BACK AIDS FIGHT
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:24 President Jacques Chirac of France will on Friday put pressure on Tony Blair, the UK prime minister, to make a firm financial commitment to a new French initiative to combat HIV/Aids and malaria, arguing that Paris has already started contributing to a major UK scheme for development aid.

As >>>


      FIFA EXECUTIVES VOTE THEMSELVES PENSIONS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:03 In a move that may catch the eye of corporate governance specialists, the 24 members of Fifa‘s executive committee have decided to introduce a retirement plan for themselves.

The decision, disclosed in the 2005 financial report of world football‘s governing body, has resulted in >>>


      FRENCH BACK CORPORATE PROTECTIONISM, POLL SHOWS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 18:24 Despite growing international criticism over the French government‘s repeated intervention in corporate affairs ‫ the latest example being President Jacques Chirac‘s decision to weigh in on the Euronext battle ‫ the country‘s voters believe the state should >>>


      CAUTIOUS ECB OPTS FOR '4;Ł–POINT RATE RISE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 The European Central Bank yesterday quashed speculation that it might speed up the pace of interest rate increases as it opted for a cautious quarter percentage point rise despite robust eurozone growth.

The ECB lifted its main interest rate from 2.5 per cent to 2.75 per cent at a meetin >>>


      CZECHS ‘MUST SEEK REFORM‘
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 The Czech Republic must quickly overcome the political deadlock created by last weekend‘s inconclusive elections and establish a "permanent climate of reform" to enable the country to catch up with the rest of the European Union, according to an authoritative report released yeste >>>


      IRAN ‘STEPS UP URANIUM ENRICHMENT‘
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Iran resumed sensitive nuclear work this week, just as the world‘s big powers presented it with an offer aimed at halting such activities, according to the United Nations‘ nuclear watchdog.

A report by Mohamed ElBaradei, director–general of the International Atomic Ener >>>


      LABOUR DISPUTES OVERSHADOW GERMANY‘S BIG DAY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 German shop workers and doctors are threatening to take the shine off the start of the World Cup today.

As tens of thousands of football fans gathered in Germany yesterday, Verdi, Germany‘s services trade union, was trying to win court orders to block plans for extended shop openin >>>


      MARKETS PLUNGE AS CENTRAL BANKS LINE UP TO RAISE RATES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Global markets plunged yesterday as central banks around the world lined up to raise interest rates amid mounting concern over inflation and growth.

US stocks followed global markets down initially, but a technical bounce in later trading undid most of the damage. The Dow Jones Industria >>>


      RUSSIA MAY BE OVERREACTING TO UKRAINE‘S NATO NON–EVENT
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 The Crimean peninsula seems to attract military confrontations. More than 150 years ago it saw a bitter and largely pointless war between the Russian empire and its rivals in Britain, France and Turkey. Today it is the setting for a far less bloody, but possibly equally pointless confrontation ov >>>


      TRICHET SNUBS CALLS TO LISTEN TO POLITICIANS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Jean–Claude Trichet, European Central Bank president, yesterday made clear he has better things to do than spend more time listening to politicians telling him how to run monetary policy.

Mr Trichet‘s refusal to bend to political pressure has reached the point where he has no >>>


      TURKISH BANK DECISION ‘A BOOST FOR CREDIBILITY‘
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 A substantial interest rate rise by Turkey‘s central bank failed to stem losses on the country‘s financial markets yesterday. But it achieved something arguably more important, analysts said – restoration ofthe bank‘s credibility and independence.

The bank lifted >>>


      BOMBINGS CONTINUE IN BAGHDAD
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 At least four bombs exploded in Baghdad yesterday, the day that the new Iraqi government announced the death of Abu Musab al–Zarqawi.

The attacks came amid warnings that the demise of Iraq‘s most notorious insurgent leader did not mean the end of the violence that is convulsi >>>


      MIDDLE EAST ‘MUST GIVE MORE AID‘
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Oil–rich Middle East governments should pay their share for multilateral relief efforts in Sudan and other crisis areas, the head of the United Nations‘ World Food Programme said yesterday. James Morris, WFP executive director, said the agency was receiving about 10 per cent of the $2 >>>


      POLITICAL INFIGHTING ENSNARES MALIKI‘S NEW CABINET APPOINTEES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Just hours after Abu Musab al–Zarqawi‘s death, Nuri al–Maliki, Iraq‘s prime minister, appointed his ministers of defence, interior and national security – completing his broad–based cabinet almost three weeks after he took office.

The battle over the k >>>


      SURPRISE RATE RISE IN SOUTH AFRICA UNSETTLES MARKET
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 South African shares fell by more than 6 per cent yesterday, worsening the declines of recent days, after the central bank unexpectedly raised the benchmark lending rate by half a percentage point to 7.5 per cent.

Yesterday‘s fall on the FTSE/JSE All–Share Index added to a sp >>>


      SUSTAINED SECTARIAN CONFLICT MAY PROVE THE BLOODY LEGACY OF MILITANT ZARQAWI
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 The death of insurgent leader Abu Musab al Ă '4; í–Zarqawi may be a significant boost for the embattled Iraqi government but few in Iraq believe that it will make much of an immediate dent in the insurgency.

Although Zarqawi was by far the most prominent of Iraq&ls >>>


      GLOBAL EQUITIES FALL ON TIGHTER MONETARY POLICY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 18:16 Asian and emerging stock markets continued to spiral lower on Thursday, leading a global sell–off in equities.

Share prices came under pressure on concerns that global bout of tightening monetary policy would hit economic growth.

The European Central Bank led a posse of centra >>>


      MARKETS PLUNGE AS CENTRAL BANKS LIFT RATES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 01:32 Global markets plunged on Thursday as central banks around the world lined up to raise interest rates amid mounting concern over inflation and growth.

US stocks followed global markets down initially, but a technical bounce in later trading undid most of the damage. The Dow Jones Industr >>>


      STRONG DEMAND AIDS TI FORECASTS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 23:40 Texas Instruments, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, raised its revenue and profit forecasts for the second quarter on Thursday, citing strong demand for a number of its products.

TI said sales should be in the range of $3.63bn to $3.78bn in the quarter to June 30. Its prior r >>>


      TAKE–TWO SETTLES OVER GRAND THEFT SEX SCENES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 23:44 Take–Two Interactive, the creator of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, will not suffer financial penalties for including hidden sex scenes in one of its most popular titles following a settlement announced yesterday with US regulators.

Shares in the company plunged more than 1 >>>


      TELEVISA EYES UNIVISION ‘PLAN B‘
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:18 Televisa, the Mexican media group, is considering establishing its own US broadcasting network if it fails to acquire Univision Communications, the largest US Spanish–language television and radio group, which is being auctioned for more than $12bn.

People familiar with the matter >>>


      TOKYO RUNS OUT OF STEAM AFTER EARLY RALLY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 05:42 Japanese stocks led Friday‘s early morning rally in Asia, following decent results overnight from Texas Instruments in the US, but were back on a losing streak by lunchtime.

The Nikkei 225 closed the morning session 0.3 per cent lower at 14,5'5. The index has fallen over 7 per >>>


      BROWN EXPECTED TO FILL VACANCY LEFT BY LAMBERT BEFORE SUMMER
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Gordon Brown, the chancellor, is set to appoint a replacement for Richard Lambert on the Bank of England‘s monetary policy committee shortly, aiming to fill the vacant seat well before parliament‘s summer break.

After choosing US–based David Blanchflower for his experie >>>


      CALL TO EXEMPT ECONOMIC WATCHDOGS FROM NEW LEGISLATION
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Companies operating in some regulated sectors will face damaging uncertainty unless the government changes a proposed law giving ministers greater powers over watchdogs, the rail regulator has warned.

Chris Bolt, chairman of the Office of Rail Regulation, is urging the government to exem >>>


      CULTURE FIGURES DELIVER ARTS REMINDER TO BROWN
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Leading figures from prestigious cultural institutions came together for the first time yesterday to give Gordon Brown, the chancellor, a "tap on the shoulder" to remind him of the importance of culture to the nation.

The figures, who included Sir Nicholas Serota, director of t >>>


      DEATH UNLIKELY TO AFFECT THREAT OF GLOBAL TERRORISM
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 The threat from international terrorism to countries beyond the Middle East is unlikely to be much affected by the demise of Abu Musab al–Zarqawi, European intelligence sources and security experts believe.

But European sources believe that Zarqawi has helped fuel extremism interna >>>


      FORMER HEAD TAKES TOP OFTED POSITION
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 A former head teacher has been appointed as the new chief inspector of schools for England.

Christine Gilbert, who is currently chief executive of Tower Hamlets council in east London, will take over in October as the head of Ofsted, one of the most important jobs in the education system >>>


      FRANK ASSESSMENT OF BLAIR‘S EXIT STRATEGY LEAVES FINAL YEAR UNCERTAIN
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Jack Straw, the Commons leader, makes two striking predictions in his interview with the Spectator this week. The first is that Tony Blair will quit "well before the next election". The second is that Gordon Brown will be unopposed when he runs for the Labour leadership.

Mr Str >>>


      HOUSE PRICE RISES AT 14–MONTH HIGH
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 House price inflation in May rose to its highest level for 14 months, according to Halifax, the mortgage lender, but it added there were increasing signs that the market was beginning to slow.

Halifax‘s measure of annual house price inflation rose from 8 per cent in April to '. >>>


      NHS APPROVAL FOR BREAST CANCER DRUG
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Herceptin was yesterday approved for use in the National Health Service for early stage breast cancer by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Approval came just a fortnight after the drug won its licence for such use, using Nice‘s new fast–track procedur >>>


      POLICE TRY TO PLACATE MUSLIMS ANGERED BY RAID
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Police apologised yesterday for disruption caused by an anti–terrorist raid in east London as tension mounted in the Muslim community.

Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman, head of the Metropolitan police‘s specialist operation, said the force had to "reflect" serious >>>


      STAFF WITH FINAL SALARY SCHEMES ASKED TO PAY AND WORK MORE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Employees who still have access to final salary pensions are being asked to pay more and work longer, Watson Wyatt, the pension advisers, said yesterday.

Almost half of the more generous final salary sch–emes now ask members to pay more than 5 per cent of their salary towards their >>>


      STAFF WITH FINAL SALARY SCHEMES PAY AND WORK MORE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 20:21 Employees who still have access to final salary pensions are being asked to pay more and work longer, Watson Wyatt, the pension advisers, said on Thursday.

Almost half of the more generous final salary schemes now ask members to pay more than 5 per cent of their salary towards their pension >>>


      U–TURN ON TAXING TRUSTS FOR BEREAVED CHILDREN
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 03:00 Trusts set up for children following the death of a parent as well as some trusts used in divorce will escape tax charges following a government U–turn.

Tax experts had feared millions of wills and trusts would have to be rewritten or face tax penalties.

The government ins >>>


      BUSH WELCOMES NEWS BUT WARNS OF FURTHER VIOLENCE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 1':36 President George W. Bush on Thursday welcomed the death of Abu Musab al–Zarqawi but warned that the demise of the leader of al–Qaeda in Iraq would not end the violence in the country.

"Zarqawi is dead, but the difficult and necessary mission in Iraq continues," said >>>


      CERVICAL CANCER VACCINE WINS REGULATOR APPROVAL
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:1' Merck‘s Gardasil vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in women received US regulatory approval on Thursday, becoming the second sanctioned vaccine to ward off a cancer caused by infection.

Gardasil prevents infection by four strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), two of which cau >>>


      SENATE FAILS TO WIN SUPPORT FOR REPEAL OF ESTATES TAX
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 21:32 A push by the White House and Republican leaders to repeal the tax on large estates was dealt a serious blow on Thursday when the Senate failed to muster the votes needed to move forward with the legislation.

The House of Representatives passed the repeal last year and Senate approval would >>>


      SENATE PROBES BACKLASH OVER US AGENDA ON DEMOCRACY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 21:38 Just a year ago the Bush administration was celebrating what it portrayed as the successful progress of the president‘s freedom agenda, pointing to the "Colour Revolutions" and even an "Arab spring".

Since then, an array of autocrats ‫ some friendly to >>>


      ANNAN SOOTHES BOLTON TURMOIL
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006
20:04 Kofi Annan, the United Nations secretary–general, appealed for calm on Thursday, the day after John Bolton, the US ambassador, had lashed out at Mark Malloch Brown, the UN‘s number two, for calling for greater US engagement with the world body.

"Let‘s put it behind >>>


      BOLIVIA‘S GAS PLAN MAY HIT CHILE‘S SUPPLY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:55 Chile could face power shortages as a result of Bolivia‘s plan to nationalise its gas sector, energy experts have warned.

More than a third of Chile‘s energy generating capacity is supplied by gas, all of which is imported from Argentina. But in order to fulfil its export commitm >>>


      CALL TO ALLOW CUTS IN PENSION BENEFITS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 20:21 Employers should be allowed to roll back some pension benefits promised to their staff because the costs have become too burdensome for the economy as a whole, Christine Farnish, chief executive of the National Association of Pension Funds, will say on Friday.

In a speech to the annual confe >>>


      CHILE UNDER PRESSURE FROM US OVER IMMUNITY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:54 Chile‘s newly elected president Michelle Bachelet is on Friday expected to face pressure from US president George W. Bush to grant US citizens immunity from prosecution for alleged human rights abuses at the International Criminal Court.

Chile has yet to decide whether to fully ratify >>>


      CHINESE CABINET APPROVES ANTI–MONOPOLY LAW
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 05:0' China‘s cabinet has approved in principle a draft of the country‘s long–awaited anti–monopoly law, but the government appears still unable to resolve the contentious question of which department should lead antitrust actions.

Approval by the State Council mark >>>


      DISCORD OVER MANILA BUDGET COULD HURT GROWTH
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 01:55 Economic growth in the Philippines may be hit by a political deadlock that has resulted in the government failing to get this year‘s budget approved, officials warned yesterday.

Analysts blame the stalemate on political disagreements between the Senate and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, >>>


      DON‘T USE EXPORTS TO CHINA TO DEVELOP MILITARY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 1':36 China‘s emergence as a major economic power is one of the most significant developments of the 21st century, requiring a thorough review of US policy. In the realm of controls on technology exports to China, the commerce department is proposing changes that achieve two important and complem >>>


      FCC CHIEF FACES HARD FIGHT ON MEDIA MERGERS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:06 At first glance, it is hard to fathom how Kevin Martin, the soft–spoken, media–shy Harvard Law graduate who chairs the Federal Communications Commission, has built a reputation as one of the savvier political operators in the administration of US President George W. Bush.

But sin >>>


      HONG KONG STUDY REVEALS COST OF POLLUTION
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 02:00 Failure to improve Hong Kong‘s chronic air pollution claims at least 1,600 lives every year, a study has found. The report, authored by Anthony Hedley, an environmental and public health expert at the University of Hong Kong, is a grim reminder of the hidden human toll arising from the terr >>>


      IMF BEGINS PUSH TO TACKLE GLOBAL IMBALANCES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 18:54 China and Saudi Arabia have been named as two of the five economic areas that will participate in the International Monetary Fund‘s efforts to resolve the world‘s glaring trade imbalances. The other three participants will be the economic superpowers of the US, the eurozone and Japan.
>>>


      IMF CHIEF ECONOMIST LAMBASTS HEDGE FUND INCENTIVES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 18:40 Perverse incentives for investment managers may help explain recent lurches in risk aversion and the price of risky assets, such as emerging market debt, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund suggested on Thursday.

Raghuram Rajan told a conference in Spain that incentives fo >>>


      IRAN ‘STEPS UP URANIUM ENRICHMENT‘
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 00:05 Iran resumed sensitive nuclear work this week, just as the world‘s big powers presented it with an offer aimed at halting such activities, according to the United Nations‘ nuclear watchdog.

A report by Mohamed ElBaradei, director–general of the International Atomic Ener >>>


      IRANIAN EXILE GROUPS CONDEMN US OVERTURES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June ' 2006 00:25 Rival Iranian opposition groups in exile have condemned the Bush administration‘s conditional offer to begin negotiations with the Islamic republic if it halts its nuclear programme .

Mustafa Hijri, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) told the Financial Times th >>>


      KABUL‘S DISAFFECTED SEEK MORE CHANGE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 20:32 The line of Afghan men squatting on their haunches snakes around the block outside Iran‘s embassy in Kabul.

Most are hoping for visas to seek a better life across the border. "We came back when the Taliban fled. We thought things would be good but there was nothing here for us. No >>>


      MARTIN LUTHER KING‘S ESTATE SEEKS A BUYER FOR HIS ARCHIVE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:24 The estate of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr will auction the civil rights leader‘s entire collection of more than 10,000 documents, including the text of his famous 1'63 "I have a dream" speech, as a single lot this month.

"This collection is without question t >>>


      RETHINK BY FCC SPARKS PROSPECT OF DEALS
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:04 A wave of media deals could be on the horizon following a highly anticipated move by the Federal Communications Commission to revisit the rules that govern media ownership limits later this month.

Tribune, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and Gannett, owner of USA Today >>>


      SRI LANKA REBELS DEMAND EU MONITORS LEAVE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      8, 2006 Sri Lanka‘s Tamil Tiger rebels demanded on Thursday European Union members withdraw from a five–nation Nordic truce monitoring mission, potentially crippling the team observing a shaky ceasefire.

The EU last month listed the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a banned terrorist orga >>>


      TERROR LEADER‘S NETWORK LED TO FATAL AIR STRIKE
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8
2006 1':12 Showing graphic pictures of the dead al–Qaeda leader‘s bloodied head, a spokesman for the US–led coalition on Thursday elaborated on how the operation to strike at Abu Musab al–Zarqawi had unfolded.

The information that led to the air strike that killed him ca >>>


      US URGED TO ACT AGAINST CHINA LABOUR PRACTICES
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:14 The AFL–CIO, a powerful US trade union organisation, petitioned the White House on Thursday to take punitive action against China, alleging that the country‘s failure to recognise international labour standards is costing the US more than 1m jobs.

The petition, filed with the US >>>


      US WORKERS CHALLENGE VALUE OF BEING OVERWORKED
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 22:4' From Wal–Mart to Wall Street, disgruntled US workers are driving a new wave of mass employment lawsuits that challenge the most basic premise of the American work ethic: that overwork is good for the soul, the company and, ultimately, the country.

Increasingly, US workers are bandi >>>


      WHITE HOUSE ADVISERS PREDICT SOFT LANDING FOR ECONOMY
      FT, 09-06-2006
      June 8 2006 23:48 White House economists stuck to their guns on Thursday and forecast a soft landing for the US economy in spite of mounting market fears of inflation and slowing growth.

Releasing the administration‘s twice–yearly update on the economy, Ed Lazear, the chairman of the council of ec >>>


      "IRGENDJEMAND LIEST ES IMMER"
      Spiegel, 09-06-2006
      Die "SZ" zieht eine bittere Bilanz der Handke–Affäre, die "FAZ" eine nicht ganz so bittere. Die "NZZ" lässt sich auf dem Pariser Marche Aligre über die Vorteile bestimmter Apfelsorten aufklären. Die "FR" wendet sich gegen eine Neudefiniton des Nationalge >>>



Pages:    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17