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      SEARS HOLDINGS POSTS Q1 LOSS
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      CHICAGO (Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp. , the No.
3 U.S. retailer formed from Kmart‘s acquisition of Sears, Roebuck and Co., on Tuesday reported a net loss as poor demand for spring merchandise hurt sales.

The newly formed retailer, headed by hedge fund manager Edward Lampert, said it will kee >>>


      SEARS HOLDINGS REPORTS SMALL LOSS
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. –– Sears Holdings Corp. posted a small first–quarter loss Tuesday in the company‘s first financial results since Kmart Holding Corp.‘s March 24 acquisition of Sears, Roebuck and Co.

The company‘s shares fell $6.58, or 4.3 percent, to $148.33 in premarke >>>


      SHORTLY AFTER SETTING UP, AN IRAQI BASE IS BOMBED
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      June 7, 2005; A1' BAGHDAD, June 6 –– Iraqi security forces at a new base in the working–class neighborhood of Amil spent Monday belatedly constructing a barrier of bricks and concrete blocks hours after a suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives straight into the building where the me >>>


      SIEMENS SELLS MOBILE PHONES UNIT TO BENQ
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany‘s Siemens is to sell its loss–making mobile–phones unit to Taiwanese technology group BenQ in a transaction that will cost it 350 million euros ($42' million), it said on Tuesday.

Siemens will acquire 50 million euros‘ worth of new BenQ shares as >>>


      SUSPECTED WAR CRIMES IN DARFUR TO BE PROBED
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      AMSTERDAM, June 6 –– The International Criminal Court said Monday that it had begun a formal investigation of suspected war crimes in Sudan‘s Darfur region, where tens of thousands of people have died since a rebel uprising began in early 2003.

"The investigation will be impartial and in >>>


      TAIWAN REVISES CONSTITUTION, REVAMPS POLITICAL SYSTEM
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      By Edward CodyWashington Post Foreign ServiceTuesday, June 7, 2005; 10÷47 AM BEIJING, June 7 –– Taiwan revised its constitution Tuesday to shrink the parliament by half, streamline election rules and set difficult standards for any constitutional amendment that would move the island toward independen >>>


      TALIBAN BACKBONE SAID BROKEN, BUT STILL A DANGER
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Afghan security officials in the troubled south of the country say Taliban guerrillas are finished as a threat on the battlefield but they will be able to stage ambushes and bomb blasts for some time yet.

The Taliban insurgency flared this spring after a lull over the sn >>>


      THE DOWNING STREET MEMO STORY WON‘T DIE
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      '÷18 AM More than a month after its publication, the so–called Downing Street Memo remains among the top 10 most viewed articles on The Times of London site.

It‘s not hard to see why this remarkable document, published in The Times on May 1 (and reported in this column on May 3), continu >>>


      THE ROLLBACK OF DEMOCRACY IN VLADIMIR PUTIN‘S RUSSIA
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      By Peter Baker and Susan B. GlasserWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, June 7, 2005; A01 This article is adapted from "Kremlin Rising÷ Vladimir Putin‘s Russia and the End of Revolution," published t oday by Scribner.

On a cold afternoon in the winter of 2004, Vladimir Putin summoned hi >>>


      THREE SUICIDE BOMBINGS KILL AT LEAST 15
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      By Andy Mosher, Marwan Ani and Fred BarbashWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, June 7, 2005; 11÷08 AM BAGHDAD, June 7 –– Nearly simultaneous suicide bombings at three military checkpoints around a town in northern Iraq killed at least 15 persons Tuesday, while a bomb in the capital wounded dozens, >>>


      TOKYO STOCKS CLOSE LOWER; DOLLAR DOWN
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      TOKYO –– Tokyo stocks closed lower Tuesday as traders sold auto issues and other blue chips while the U.S. dollar weakened against the Japanese yen and the euro.

The Nikkei Stock Average of 225 issues fell 53.17 points, or 0.47 percent, to 11,217.45 points. The index lost 2'.43 points, or 0.26 >>>


      TUESDAY GOLD COIN PRICES
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      Selected coin prices Tuesday Gold Coins Bid Chg.

American Eagle, 1 troy oz. $443.18 off $ 1.83 American Eagle, .50 oz. $22'.01 off $ 0.'5 American Eagle, .25 oz. $115.57 off $ 0.47 American Eagle, .10 oz. $47.50 off $ 0.20 Austla. Kangaroo, 1 troy oz. $443.18 off $ 1.83 Aus. Philharmonic, 1 troy oz. $4 >>>


      U.S. TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR AFRICA
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, June 7, 2005; A1' President Bush plans to announce today that he will steer $674 million in additional U.S. humanitarian relief to Africa, a move timed as a gesture to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his close ally, who has unsuccessfully pushed the president to >>>


      WADE PLAYS BUT HEAT FALL IN GAME 7
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      MIAMI –– Dwyane Wade‘s pain Monday night wasn‘t limited to his strained right rib muscle. Wade grimaced throughout Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, occasionally clutching his right side, and clearly wasn‘t his usual self. Regardless, he managed to get 20 points and four assists.
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      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 07-06-2005
      Aruba Expands Search For American Teenager ORANJESTAD, Aruba –– About 700 volunteers joined police, soldiers and FBI agents on Monday, combing scrubland and beaches on Aruba‘s southeastern tip in an unprecedented search for an Alabama teenager who vanished a week ago on a trip to the Dutch Caribbean i >>>


      BILLIONAIRE IMMIGRANT TO CHAIR DIASPORA MUSEUM BOARD
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Hadar Horesh Russian billionaire Leonid Nevzlin, 45, will become chairman of the board of trustees of Beth Hatefutsoth, the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora in Tel Aviv. The appointment had been advocated by the chairman of museum‘s board of directors, former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat.

Nevzlin, a young >>>


      BOSMAT SEEKS COURT PROTECTION FROM CREDITORS
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Amir Helmer and Anat Roeh Bosmat Industries, which makes moist towelettes, asked the Tel Aviv District Court to grant it protection against its creditors yesterday.

The company, owned by Kibbutz Hafetz Haim, has debts totaling NIS 57 million, including NIS 20 million owed to three banks – Leumi, First >>>


      CANWEST GETS INJUNCTION AGAINST JERUSALEM POST‘S ELI AZOUR
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Haaretz Staff A federal court in New York has issued a preliminary injunction against the Mirkaei Tikshoret Group, extending a restraining order issued by a New York state court, CanWest Global Communications said yesterday. The injunction also applies to MTG president Eli Azour. CanWest and Israel‘s Mirkaei T >>>


      IS THERE AN EFFIE EFFECT?
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Ayala Tsoref The annual Effie competition, which awards prizes for the most effective advertising campaign, will be held in two weeks. A look at past winners shows who is still around and who has disappeared.

2001÷ Award canceled Advertisement The first Israeli Effie competition ended with raised hac >>>


      ISRAELI STARTUP GARNERS $13.4 MILLION IN FINANCING FOR ANTI–TROJAN HORSE WARE
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Zuri Dar PortAuthority, a Ra‘anana–based company that makes software to prevent information leaks from organizations, has raised $13.4 million in a third round of financing.

The company, formerly known as Vidius, received a lucky break in the timing of the round, thanks to the recent eruption of >>>


      MAJOR BANKS HIRE PR FIRM TO FIGHT REFORMS
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Shlomy Golovinski, Zvi Zrahiya and Eynav Ben Yehuda The three largest banks – Leumi, Hapoalim and Discount – have hired the Shalmor–Sherf public relations firm to conduct a campaign against enactment of the Bachar Committee‘s recommendations on capital market reform.

The committee&ls >>>


      MARKET REPORT / TEVA REBOUNDS AS MARKET HITS RECORD
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Nathan Sheva Tel Aviv stocks regained ground yesterday after ending the previous day mixed with a heavily negative bias. The positive momentum intensified in late afternoon, leading the indexes to end at record heights.

Teva Pharmaceuticals (TASE, Nasdaq÷ TEVA) rebounded as investors decided they had >>>


      MATARA DETECTIVE DENIED BAIL
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Roni Singer The Tel Aviv Magistrate‘s Court yesterday rejected a request to set bail for private investigator Zvika Manilovich. The owner of the Matara detective agency was arrested Sunday along with an employee, Roi Danoch, on suspicion of using Trojan horse spyware to steal information.

Danoch was o >>>


      MIRKAEI TIKSHORET÷ NY COURT DID NOT ISSUE INJUNCTION OVER JPOST
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Haaretz Service The Mirkaei Tikshoret Group on Tuesday denied that a federal court in New York has issued a preliminary injunction against it, extending an existing restraining order.

CanWest Global Communications, which is embroiled in a dispute with Mirkaei Tikshoret over their joint purchase of The Jerus >>>


      MOST PEOPLE WOULD SHUN INVESTMENT IN A POLLUTING COMPANY – SURVEY
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Eynav Ben Yehuda Almost 80 percent of the general public thinks publicly traded companies should not only take the interests of minority shareholders into account

– but those of the community as well. The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange conducted a survey to examine the relationship between social responsibil >>>


      SPAM IN YOUR INBOX? PROPOSAL OFFERS REVENGE
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Zvi Zrahiya Knesset Economics Committee chair MK Amnon Cohen (Shas) has submitted a bill that would compensate those who receive unsolicited advertising via fax or cellular phone. According to the proposal, recipients of such spam could receive compensation without proving damages.

MK Gila Finkelstein (NRP) >>>


      TA DRIVERS PAID NIS 10M IN PARKING FINES
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Amir Helmer The Tel Aviv municipality collected NIS 10 million in parking fines last year, city legal adviser Ahaz Ben Ari told executives of the local chapter of the Israel Bar Association recently.

His remarks were reported in the latest issue of the chapter‘s journal, Hapraklitim.

Altogeth >>>


      TAKING STOCK / WILL THE REAL TNUVA PLEASE STAND UP
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Guy Rolnik Very quietly, without any headlines or fanfare, Tnuva‘s chief financial officer Shaul Glicksberg quit last week.

The timing of his resignation seems bizarre. At this very point in time, Tnuva CEO Arik Raichman is leading the foodstuffs giant to its initial public offering on the Tel Aviv St >>>


      TEVA TO EXPLOIT NEW TAX BREAK, CONSTRUCT FACTORY IN NEGEV
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Ora Coren Teva Pharmaceuticals is considering building a new, $160 million plant in the Negev that would employ up to 1,500 workers, Haaretz has learned.

If Teva goes ahead with the plan, it would represent an early success for the new Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments, which the finance and >>>


      TREASURY SEEKS SWIFT KNESSET NOD ON BACHAR
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Zvi Zrahiya and Shlomy Golovinski Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday urged Knesset members to approve the Bachar Committee recommendations on capital market reform before leaving for the summer recess in late July – and without diluting the reform with the sweeping changes advocated by the banks.
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      VIEWPOINT / THE POLICE ARE DEAD
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Meirav Arlosoroff A concerned citizen called one of the reporters on the police beat a few months back, and related a story he‘d heard. The story was about an elderly lady who returned home in her car one afternoon, only to find a strange car in her parking space. Without missing a blink, the lady used her aut >>>


      A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR A CHANGE
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Amir Oren David Cohen is head of intelligence in the Israel Police, and David Cohen is head of intelligence in the New York Police Department. By strange coincidence, two men with the same name occupy a similar post. One is a former senior CIA official, and the other is a former head of the Israel Police Civil Guard >>>


      LAWMAKERS ABOVE THE LAW
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Ze‘ev Segal The revered British Lord Chief Justice Sir John Holt said in 1702 that parliament cannot make mistakes, but that it can do things that appear very strange. In its second vote not to advise the plenum to strip MK Michael Gorlovsky of his parliamentary immunity, the Knesset House Committee proved tha >>>


      LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      Concerns for Lebanon This Sunday‘s round of national elections in southern Lebanon sent shivers down the spines of many. Although Hezbollah was expected to sweep all the seats up for grabs long before the election date, its significant representation in the new Lebanese assembly is cause for concern in a country >>>


      MOCK FREEDOM OF CHOICE
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Benny Mozes We have recently been informed that the health minister will take the necessary steps to allow every citizen to choose the hospital where they will receive treatment. On the face of it, this is a positive step. Freedom to choose is fundamental to the realization of individual autonomy and freedom, and a >>>


      POLITICAL DESTRUCTION
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Haaretz Editorial The Jerusalem Municipality plans to demolish approximately '0 Arab homes that were built without permits in Silwan (Kfar Hashiloah), south of the Old City‘s walls. The homes constitute an entire neighborhood – known in Arabic as al–Bustan, in Hebrew as Emek Hamelech, and in En >>>


      THE STATE HAS FAILED; IT SHOULD PAY
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Reshef Chayne Recently, there has been an increasing sense of personal insecurity. Ordinary citizens who have nothing at all to do with the world of crime are finding themselves victims of serious criminal violence, sometimes even murder.

The question arises as to who is responsible for the phenomenon and t >>>


      WAKE UP, MR. POLICE CHIEF
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Yoel Marcus Opening my eyes on Sunday morning, I had this incredible urge to telephone Israel‘s chief of police and say÷ "Now you wake up? Now you remember that fighting violence should be the government‘s No. 1 priority?" What else has to happen in this country? To what heights must vio >>>


      AT MEMORIAL CEREMONY, KATSAV URGES POLICY TO AID ETHIOPIAN INTEGRATION
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Amiram Barkat President Moshe Katsav called on the government yesterday to institute an affirmative action policy to assist the integration of Israelis of Ethiopian origin in Israeli society.

Katsav spoke at an official state rally in memory of 4,000 Ethiopian Jews who died in the Sudanese desert on their w >>>


      BEILINSON FAULTED ON DEATH OF WOMAN, 74
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Ran Reznick An internal investigation at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva has concluded that mistakes by physicians and residents apparently led to the death of Sarah Zohar, 74, a year ago. The investigators said that a senior hematologist ordered that Zohar be given a blood product intravenously, without noticing >>>


      COURT LIMITS ACCESS TO VICTIMS‘ DIARIES
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Yuval Yoaz The High Court of Justice ruled yesterday that personal diaries kept by a sexual assault complainant which pertain to periods preceding her acquaintance with her alleged attacker do not constitute "investigative material" and a court of law must, in most instances, refrain from reviewing them, u >>>


      COURT REJECTS MAYOR‘S SUIT AGAINST HAARETZ
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Yuval Yoaz The Rehovot Magistrate‘s Court has rejected the libel suit filed by Ramle Mayor Yoel Lavi against Haaretz, reporter Baruch Kra and former editor–in–chief Hanoch Marmari.

The suit was filed in the wake of four articles from 2002 that spoke of ties between Lavi and the Gavrieli fa >>>


      DEFENSE MINISTRY VOWS TO RECONSIDER GAZA DOUBLE FENCE
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      Opinion National Arts & Leisure Anglo File Sports Q&A

Magazine Week‘s End Travel Business Underground Jewish World Real Estate Shopping

Defense Ministry vows to reconsider Gaza double fence By Haaretz Staff The idea to double fence the Gaza Strip will be reconsidered, Defense Ministry di >>>


      EILAT BUSINESSMAN ACCUSED OF RAPE, SEXUAL ABUSE OF DAUGHTER
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      Underground Jewish World Real Estate Shopping

Eilat businessman accused of rape, sexual abuse of daughter By Revital Levy–Stein An Eilat businessman is suspected of raping his now–grown daughter when she was 12 years old, and sexually abusing her when she was between the ages of 4 and 15.

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      FORMER KIBBUTZ VOLUNTEERS REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Eli Ashkenazi In the summer of 1'66, Dr. Avi Aharonson and his friends from Battalion 50 of the Nahal Brigade parachuted into the Negev near Be‘er Sheva, and started out on a training march toward Kibbutz Lahav.

The water in their canteens ran out, and the sun beat down mercilessly overhead. In th >>>


      GOVERNMENT PROMISES MAGHAR NIS 10M TO REPAIR RIOT DAMAGES
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Jack Khoury The government will allocate NIS 10 million to compensate residents for property damage incurred during the riots in the Galilee town of Maghar four months ago, a ministerial committee announced yesterday.

The committee, headed by Interior Minister Ophir Pines–Paz, was appointed by the cab >>>


      HAIFA FAMILY SAYS VALUABLES DISAPPEARED DURING EVICTION
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By David Ratner The Bushkar family of Haifa, whose house was demolished on Sunday by the municipality after the family had exhausted all legal measures, tried to organize itself for life after the media and political frenzy dies down.

The family opened a bank account yesterday to collect donations for rebuildi >>>


      ISRAEL OFFERS PARAIL LINK BETWEEN WEST BANK AND GAZA
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Aluf Benn Israel has offered the Palestinian Authority to lay a rail line linking the Gaza Strip and West Bank that would enable passage between the two areas after the disengagement. According to the proposal, the tracks would run from the Erez checkpoint in the northern part of the Gaza Strip to the Tarqumiya cros >>>


      J‘LEM GETS NIS 280M BENEFIT PACKAGE
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Jonathan Lis, Gideon Alon and Arnon Regular The government yesterday approved a NIS 280 million benefit package for Jerusalem. As part of the plan, grants of NIS 20,000 will be given to young couples who choose to purchase an apartment in the capital. The plan was approved during a special government session that me >>>


      JUSTICE MINISTRY PLAN TACKLES BACKLOG OF CRIMINAL CASES
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Yuval Yoaz Justice Ministry officials have put together a new plan to tackle the backlog in investigations involving serious crimes, and to speed up criminal enforcement processes.

The plan stems from the view that the current situation, in which criminal proceedings are drawn out over many years, conveys t >>>


      KATIF LEADERS, PMO TO HOLD DECISIVE‘ MEETING
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Nir Hasson Another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow evening between the director general of the Prime Minister‘s Office, Ilan Cohen, and Gush Katif leaders.

Settlers are calling the meeting "decisive." Cohen, who heads the team of directors general for implementing the disengagement plan, w >>>


      MOFAZ÷ SETTLERS WILL BE DISARMED BEFORE PULLOUT – BY FORCE IF NEEDED
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Gideon Alon and Amos Harel Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz yesterday warned settlers that if they refuse to hand over their army–issue weapons to the Israel Defense Forces ahead of the evacuation, there will be no choice but to take them by force.

"I hope that maturity and understanding will prevail >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      Herzog slams settlers for not cooperating Construction and Housing Minister Isaac Herzog presented the ministry‘s preparations for disengagement yesterday, and criticized the settlers for refusing to cooperate with the government. He called on the settlers to cooperate peacefully, so as to minimize the trauma for >>>


      OUT OF UNIFORM, YA‘ALON MEETS LABOR MINISTER
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Mazal Mualem Former chief of staff Moshe Ya‘alon and Minister without Portfolio Matan Vilnai, who is running for head of the Labor Party, met yesterday at a Jerusalem hotel.

The two men refused to divulge what was discussed in the meeting, which they both described as "friendly." Sources clo >>>


      PHILIPPINE AMBASSADOR APOLOGIZES TO ISRAEL FOR GESTAPO COMMENT
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By The Associated Press The Philippine ambassador to Israel apologized yesterday to Foreign Ministry officials for comparing local immigration police to the Nazi secret police.

In a newspaper interview last week, Ambassador Antonio Modena compared the tactics used by the police in arrest sweeps to the Gestapo. >>>


      PINES–PAZ SLAMS GOVERNMENT POLICY ON ILLEGAL OUTPOSTS
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Amos Harel and Yuval Yoaz Interior Minister Ophir Pines–Paz yesterday slammed government policy on illegal outposts in the West Bank, following the report in Haaretz of defense establishment figures showing illegal construction is ongoing.

"The government is not enforcing the law, but rather is e >>>


      RIVLIN÷ CABINET WILL DECIDE ON RULES TO RESTORE PROPERTY OF HOLOCAUST VICTIMS
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Amiram Barkat Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin has decided that the legislature will not determine the procedures to be used for returning real estate which belonged to Holocaust victims to their heirs and that the cabinet will do so instead.

This will result in an indefinite freeze in the procedures. Knesset >>>


      TEACHERS, MINISTRY OFFICIALS TO REPORT TO COURT TODAY
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Yulie Khromchenko Heads of the teachers organizations and representatives of the education and finance ministries are to meet at the National Labor Court in Jerusalem this afternoon, where they will be asked to report progress in their negotiations.

As instructed by Court President Justice Steve Adler, dire >>>


      TO EAT IS A NECESSITY, BUT TO EAT INTELLIGENTLY IS AN ART
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Marit Slavin Today, Rani Pollack, a medical student at the Hebrew University School of Medicine, will be awarded the University‘s Kay Prize for Innovative Research to honor his work in teaching chronically ill people how to prepare food that is both appropriate and tasty.

Many people suffer from chron >>>


      TWO PEOPLE HURT IN TEMPLE MOUNT RIOTS
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Jonathan Lis and Arnon Regular Two Jews were injured during violent clashes on the Temple Mount yesterday, according to a police spokesperson.

Israeli police officers faced down hundreds of stone–throwing Palestinians outside the Al–Aqsa Mosque, as Jews visited the site on the anniversary of the >>>


      UNDER LIKUD, ILLEGAL OUTPOSTS RECEIVED NIS 70 MILLION
      Haaretz, 07-06-2005
      By Akiva Eldar The Housing Ministry allocated at least NIS 70 million to build infrastructure and erect public structures in 82 illegal outposts in the West Bank during the prime ministerial terms of Benjamin Netanyahu (1''6–1''') and Ariel Sharon (2001–2004), Haaretz has learned from an >>>


      ‘EVERYONE IS ENTERTAINED TO DEATH‘
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Brian Eno, aka the brainiest person in pop, tells Alexis Petridis why his attempts to oust the prime minster were destined to fail Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian The interviewer who feels slightly intimidated by the prospect of meeting Brian Eno is unlikely to be much reassured by the west London studio where, accor >>>


      ‘NOTHING SHORT OF A REVOLUTION‘
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      The government wants motorists to pay for every mile they drive Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Daily Telegraph Editorial, June 6 "What Alistair Darling the transport secretary is proposing is nothing short of a revolution in the way in which Britons conduct their lives.

The suggestion is that fuel taxe >>>


      ‘SEX STEREOTYPES‘ DETER FATHERS FROM CHILDCARE ROLES
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Lucy Ward, social affairs correspondent Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Men are deterred from getting involved in childcare as fathers or workers because playgroups and nurseries are dominated by women, a report published today says.

A study prepared for the government into the drastic shortage of male child >>>


      AND WHAT IF THE SCEPTICS ARE WRONG?
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      The Tories and the US have done better than Blair on climate change Michael Howard Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Climate change is one of mankind‘s greatest challenges. In the past 30 years world temperatures have increased by almost 0.5C. We cannot predict with certainty what will happen now, but the risk of >>>


      ASBO AGGRO
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Some say they are not enforced toughly enough. Others claim they represent summary justice meted out on the cheap. So are Asbos really working, asks Jon Robins Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian ‘We are living under siege," says Indya Hemp. "I am scared about my kids going down the road or getting on the >>>


      BAGDHAD, WASHINGTON, SOUTH SHIELDS
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Tom Happold and agencies Tuesday June 7, 2005 After stealing the limelight from some of Washington‘s most senior senators last month, George Galloway is to take to the stage for what he has billed as the mother of all one–man shows.

The anti–war Respect MP, who overturned a 10,000 Labour majo >>>


      BLAIR CLOSE TO AFRICA DEAL AT TALKS WITH BUSH
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Geldof pushes G8 boat out in plea for Channel flotilla Blair close to Africa deal at talks with Bush Blair back for battle on Europe Geldof calls for Dunkirk repeat to back debt relief Leader÷ The odd couple with a single aim Gordon Brown÷ Spend now, save lives Blair‘s plan to save the world Oil wea >>>


      BRITAIN ‘IS NOT US TROJAN HORSE‘
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Michael White, political editor Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Accusations from Europe that Britain is trying to turn the EU towards a free market "Anglo–Saxon" welfare model are wide of the mark because Labour is developing a blueprint of its own, a book claimed yesterday.

Charges that the >>>


      COE FLIES THE FLAG BUT PARIS HOLDS THE CARDS
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      British pitch for games gets thumbs up from IOC for its technical progress as France awaits coronation Paul Kelso, sports correspondent Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Officially, the London 2012 top brass were delighted with the International Olympic Committee‘s evaluation of the capital‘s plans to host >>>


      DELAYED DECISION WORKS WONDERS FOR EU UNITY
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Nicholas Watt in Brussels and Krysia Diver in Stuttgart Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Britain appeared last night to have averted a row with its European partners after Jack Straw stopped short of cancelling the EU constitution referendum outright.

Most countries gave a measured response to Mr Straw‘ >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      a nod has to be given to the business of news. Headlined Tuppence and the Penny, it is a short column penned by Jeffrey Archer‘s late mother, Lola, and offers an enlightening vignette of life with his young lordship. Here we go, then. " ‘Could I," asked my eight–year–old, Tuppence, wit >>>


      EU CRISIS AVERTED BY STRAW
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Foreign secretary shelves referendum but still wins praise in Europe Michael White and Nicholas Watt Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Jack Straw yesterday talked Labour‘s way out of the tightest diplomatic corner in the Blair government‘s eight–year engagement with Europe when he managed to shelve Br >>>


      EURO ABANDONMENT ‘INCONCEIVABLE‘, SAYS EU PRESIDENT
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday June 7, 2005 Luxembourg‘s prime minister today dismissed any possibility that individual countries might abandon the euro after rightwing Italian ministers called for a return to the lira.

"It is just inconceivable that a country could envisage dropping out of the euro. Th >>>


      FIRMS TAG WORKERS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      David Hencke Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Workers in warehouses across Britain are being "electronically tagged" by being asked to wear small computers to cut costs and increase the efficient delivery of goods and food to supermarkets, a report revealed yesterday.

New US satellite– and rad >>>


      FOSTER CHILDREN ASK FOR PROTECTION
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Lucy Ward Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Children being privately fostered in the UK want tighter checks on their welfare than safeguards proposed by the government.

A survey of privately fostered youngsters found that they thought a social worker should visit them every month at first to ensure they were s >>>


      FUELLING THE ROAD DEBATE
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Government proposals to cut congestion are missing the point by a mile (Charging plan aims to prevent road gridlock, June 6). Once again the focus is on a single issue, in this case our overcrowded roads. It fails to address the bigger picture – reducing travel. Oil is a finite r >>>


      FULL TEXT÷ JACK STRAW‘S STATEMENT
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      The foreign secretary‘s statement to MPs on the postponement of the European Union bill allowing for a referendum and the adoption of the EU constitution Tuesday June 7, 2005 With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the EU constitutional treaty, following the no votes in the referenda in >>>


      GALLOWAY HEADS FIRE CUTS PROTEST
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Tash Shifrin Tuesday June 7, 2005 MP George Galloway today warned fire chiefs that plans to remove a fire engine from his east London constituency would have to be carried out "over the bodies" of demonstrators.

The Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, who beat Labour‘s Oona King in one of the >>>


      GELDOF PUSHES G8 BOAT OUT IN PLEA FOR CHANNEL FLOTILLA
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Sandra Laville and Jon Henley in Paris Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian First came the flamboyant appeal. Against a backdrop of luxury yachts and cruisers Bob Geldof called for a huge flotilla of boats to recreate Dunkirk as part of the G8 protest.

English boat owners and even rowers along the south coast sho >>>


      GETTING BUSH ON BOARD
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Leader Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Tony Blair‘s journey to Washington this week can be characterised as a dangerously quixotic mission÷ to keep alive hopes of meaningful progress with the Bush administration on helping Africa and taking action on the causes of climate change. With a month to go befor >>>


      GOVERNMENT SCALES BACK HOUSEBUILDING PLANS
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Matt Weaver Tuesday June 7, 2005 The government overestimated the number of new homes that could be built from the proceeds of its flagship scheme to sell off a stake in up to 300,000 housing association and council homes, new figures reveal.

In January the deputy prime minister, John Prescott, said up to 300, >>>


      HOODIES FROM THE PAST PROVE THAT TEENAGE ANGST IS NOTHING NEW
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Medieval experts to discuss age–old phenomenon Martin Wainwright Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Yet again, concerned specialists are about to sit down at a conference to discuss the insufferable habits of anti–social teenagers, hoodies and "feral youths" – but with one difference. The hoo >>>


      IOC PRAISES PARIS BUT RIVAL LONDON STILL IN THE GAMES
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Paul Kelso, sports correspondent Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Paris was yesterday confirmed as favourite to host the 2012 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee published a glowing appraisal of the city‘s plans for the summer games.

London emerged as the closest contender to the French c >>>


      MEPS FACE END OF FARES SCAM
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Nicholas Watt in Brussels Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Members of the European parliament are facing a crackdown on their expenses, ending a 30–year ruse that has allowed them to boost their salaries by thousands of pounds a year.

Efforts have been going on for years to agree a new pay and expenses >>>


      MINISTER BOOED DOWN BY PENSIONERS
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Press Association Tuesday June 7, 2005 Angry pensioners booed and shouted down the government‘s new pensions minister today as he tried to give a speech.

Stephen Timms had to break off delivering his address at the annual pensioners parliament in Blackpool as hundreds of senior citizens whistled, shouted >>>


      MINISTERS DEBATE DROPPING VAT ON CONDOMS TO ENCOURAGE SAFER SEX
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Polly Curtis Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Health ministers are in talks with the Treasury about dropping VAT on condoms to make them more affordable.

The government has been accused of "taxing sex" and discouraging people from having safer sex by charging 17.5% VAT on condoms.

Around 30 >>>


      MISSION SUSPENDED
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Leader Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Even had the European constitution scraped through in the French and Dutch referendums – the most that could have been hoped for after so many months of gloomy polls – the union would still have been in crisis. The difficulty then would have been that, where European >>>


      MONSTERS IN THE MAKING
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Adults worry about children more than ever, but fail to listen to those who need a voice most Libby Brooks Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian May was not a good month to be aged under 16. Following New Labour‘s re–election pledge to foster "a culture of respect", childcare was off the agenda and ch >>>


      MPS WARN STRAW NOT TO SMUGGLE IN TREATY BY BACK DOOR
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Labour‘s Eurosceptics join forces with Tory backbenchers to make sure ‘dead parrot‘ treaty is not resurrected in law Tania Branigan, political correspondent Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Tory MPs and Eurosceptic Labour backbenchers yesterday joined forces to denounce the "dead" constitut >>>


      OUR DEBT TO GORDON
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Both economists and politicians should be happy with the chancellor‘s low–debt budget. It‘s a shame I missed it, confesses Kitty Ussher Thursday March 17, 2005 These changes to the sitting times of the House of Commons really are very confusing. I mean, everybody knows that the chancellor starts to de >>>


      PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY ‘COMPROMISED‘
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday June 7, 2005 Patient confidentiality is being compromised because thousands of doctors are forced to write sensitive medical reports in hospital corridors and coffee rooms, doctors‘ leaders warned today.

The situation has arisen because 12,500 hospital doctors known as staff an >>>


      PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      When you‘re facing a precipice, you don‘t step forward. Pro–Europeans across the continent need to step back and take time to consider their options, writes Nick Clegg Tuesday June 7, 2005 Just over 10 years ago I was working as a manager of EU funded aid projects in what was then termed the FSU (Form >>>


      PAY AS YOU LEARN
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Concentrating state funding on basic skills does not mean other adult courses have to close, says Bill Rammell Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian I have been the minister of state with responsibility for further education for almost a month. In that short time, I have learned there are passionate views about how further >>>


      PREVENTION URGED AS NEW ANTISOCIAL PENALTIES COME IN
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Matt Weaver and agencies Tuesday June 7, 2005 Enhanced powers to tackle fly–tipping, litter, and flyposting come into force today as a new study urges ministers to focus on the causes of such antisocial behaviour and not just the symptoms.

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods Act people caught dumping cars cou >>>


      RESTING IN PIECES, STRAW‘S REFERENDUM BILL
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Simon Hoggart Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian Jack Straw pronounced the EU referendum dead with as much regret as he could muster. I was reminded of a young vicar burying an elderly parishioner whom he had never actually met.

He was dignified and rueful, but it was hard to imagine that it had come as a dread >>>


      RETURN TO SENDER
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      While Ruth Kelly looks increasingly wobbly, Blair and his butler have taken education into their own hands, writes Ted Wragg Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian A fat lot of good that was, apart from therapy. It seemed like a good idea to write a set of letters about education to the next prime minister, several of which >>>


      RIFKIND HINTS AT CENTRIST TORY LEADERSHIP BID
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent Tuesday June 7, 2005 Sir Malcolm Rifkind will unofficially throw his hat into the Conservative leadership ring today, with a speech urging the party to reclaim the "centre ground" when Michael Howard steps down.

Although official campaigning has yet to begin i >>>


      STRAW CONFIRMS BRITISH CONTACT WITH HAMAS
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Mark Oliver and agencies Tuesday June 7, 2005 The foreign secretary, Jack Straw, confirmed today that British diplomats had held talks with elected officials linked to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Mr Straw, who begins a two–day visit to the Middle East today, said British officials had twice met >>>


      STRIKE WILL FOLLOW UNION MARRIAGE
      Guardian, 07-06-2005
      Natfhe votes to join AUT and take industrial action to back pay demands, writes Francis Beckett Tuesday June 7, 2005 The Guardian A year from now, on June 1 2006, Natfhe and the Association of University Teachers will merge. The new union will immediately lead further education lecturers out on their first national str >>>



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