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      READ MAIL ONLINE‘S SHOWBIZ BLOG
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      I saw a preview screening of Walk The Line last night, which is based on the life of Johnny Cash, ahead of my interview with Reese Witherspoon (who plays the love of his life, June Carter) and Joaquin Phoenix (Cash) next Wednesday.

Definitely go and see it. It has Oscar nominee written all over it. The film wa >>>


      RED MEAT CAN ‘RAISE CANCER RISK‘
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Red meat: Linked to bowel cancer Eating too much red meat increases the risk of bowel cancer because it damages DNA, scientists believe.

Tests on cells from people who ate different diets showed red meat raised levels of compounds in the large bowel which can alter DNA and increase the likelihood >>>


      ROLLOVERS ‘RAISE &#163;50M FOR CAUSES‘
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? The long–running series of EuroMillions jackpot rollovers will have raised more than 50 million for UK good causes by this week‘s draw, operator Camelot said.

The jackpot for the Europe wide competition is an estimated record–breaking 125 million and if one player wins it will be >>>


      SAHA! IT‘S OUR CAPTION COMPETITION
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Manchester United defender, captain and shop steward Gary Neville has been in the news a lot lately after his controversial celebration that followed Rio Ferdinand‘s late winner against Liverpool.

Here he is congratulating French team–mate Louis Saha on the striker‘s goal against >>>


      SHOCK DEFEAT FOR BLAIR OVER RELIGIOUS HATE BILL
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Blair: Defeated by free speech rebels The Government yesterday suffered a shock double defeat over plans to combat religious hatred.

Prime Minister Tony Blair suffered just his second and third Commons defeats since coming to power as MPs backed House of Lords objections to the Racial and Religiou >>>


      SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ NAMED
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? The soldier who was killed in Iraq was named by the Ministry of Defence as 31–year–old Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard.

His death brings the number of British armed forces personnel who have lost their lives since the start of hostilities in Iraq to 100.

Cpl Pritchard, who >>>


      SPEEDING OFFICER VERDICT OVERTURNED
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? A decision to acquit a police officer of speeding and dangerous driving after he drove at an "eye watering" 15' mph has been overturned by the High Court.

Pc Mark Milton, 38, from Telford, Shropshire, was alleged to have committed the offences while he was familiarising himself with >>>


      SPURS SWOOP FOR MURPHY
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Tottenham swooped to sign Danny Murphy from Charlton just before the transfer deadline.

Murphy was left out of the Addicks‘ squad for the home clash with West Brom as he discussed moving across London. The 28–year–old spent 18 months at The Valley after joining from Liverpool, wh >>>


      STAR–STUDDED CHILDREN‘S ROYAL PARTY
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? A national ballot for youngsters wanting to attend a star–studded children‘s party at Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen‘s 80th birthday is due to open.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the magical teenage wizard in the hit films, will be among thos >>>


      THE FERTELL FERTILITY TEST
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
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Site map Make us your homepage This site Business directory Advanced Search This site Business dir >>>


      THE NIGHT CHANTELLE BECAME A VERY DIZZY BLONDE
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Worse for wear For three weeks in the booze–drenched Big Brother house, she managed to keep a reasonably tight hold on her dignity.

Disappointingly for Chantelle Houghton, that did not extend to her first showbusiness occasion on the outside.

The 22–year–old Celebrity Bi >>>


      THE SALE OF THE ESTUARY
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Wally and rescuers Its a humble red plastic watering can identical to those found in a million back gardens and worth only a few measly pounds.

But for 24 frantic hours last month it became a symbol of hope that united a nation.

Now eBay users are being offered the chance to bid for th >>>


      THIRTY CALLS IN HUNT FOR PAEDOPHILE
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Detectives hunting a paedophile who snatched a six–year–old girl from her bath have received more than 30 calls following a television appeal, police said.

The young victim was dumped naked and shivering in a back alley near her North Tyneside home, after she was repeatedly sexually ab >>>


      TICKET RACE FOR STAR–STUDDED ROYAL PARTY
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Harry Potter author J K Rowling is expected to be a guest at the funeral A national ballot for youngsters wanting to attend a star–studded children‘s party at Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen‘s 80th birthday opens today.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe, who >>>


      TIME TO SIGN, ARSENAL BOSS TELLS HENRY
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Wenger said: Thierry ‘made a statement that he wanted to stay. If I say to you I stay, then I stay‘ Arsene Wenger has called on Thierry Henry to "trust" Arsenal and sign a new deal with the club rather than waiting to see how their season ends.

The striker‘s current con >>>


      TOP COP MARKS TOUGH FIRST YEAR
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Under fire Sir Ian Blair marks his first year as the country‘s most senior policeman amid calls for his dismissal.

There are no special public engagements planned to recognise the anniversary of Sir Ian taking over from Lord Stevens as head of the Met, with the force saying it will be " >>>


      TORIES: POLICE MERGER IS HALF A STEP BACKWARDS
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Government plans to amalgamate police forces are "uncosted, unpopular, ineffective and undemocratic", the Tories have warned as they vowed to oppose them.

Shadow Home Secretary David Davis accused ministers of trying to rush through the biggest shake–up in 40 years as he opened a C >>>


      TV APPEAL YIELDS 30 CALLS IN PAEDOPHILE HUNT
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Detectives hunting a paedophile who snatched a six–year–old girl from her bath have received more than 30 calls following a television appeal, police said.

The young victim was dumped naked and shivering in a back alley near her North Tyneside home, after she was repeatedly sexually ab >>>


      UNWELL JUROR HALTS MARY–ANN TRIAL
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? The trial of six men for the murder of Mary–Ann Leneghan was halted after a juror fell unconscious during a graphic account of how the 16–year–old was stabbed 40 times.

The jury at Reading Crown Court was shown a body chart on a projector, detailing all the stab wounds Mary&ndash >>>


      WE WILL NOT FALTER IN IRAQ, SAYS BUSH
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Bush: We will not falter in Iraq US President George W. Bush has said "America is addicted to oil" from the Middle East and must break its dependence, in a State of the Union speech that promised aggressive US engagement around the world in defiance of critics.

Looking to restore confide >>>


      WE WILL NOT FALTER IN IRAQ: BUSH
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? US President George Bush has insisted that America must not falter in Iraq – the "central front" in the war on terror.

In his State of the Union address, he said the US will never "surrender to evil" in its bid to spread freedom and democracy around the world.

He >>>


      WOMEN ABANDONING ‘HEALTH–SCARE‘ HRT
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? HRT: Women feel uninformed Women are increasingly abandoning HRT because they fear it could be damaging their health a survey has revealed.

The poll found that 80 per cent believe the hormone–replacement therapy reduced symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats.

Despite this, of >>>


      FRENCH FUEL MUSLIM CARTOON ROW
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? A French newspaper has reprinted a series of 12 Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked protests in the Muslim world and prompted Saudi Arabia to recall its ambassador from Denmark.

With a mounting diplomatic storm, calls for a boycott of Danish goods and flag&nd >>>


      IRAQ KIDNAPPERS SET DEADLINE FOR GERMAN HOSTAGES
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? The kidnappers of two German hostages held in Iraq said they would kill their captives within 72 hours unless Germany ended co–operation with Iraq and closed its Baghdad embassy, Al Jazeera television said yesterday.

A new tape of the hostages showed them next to masked individuals who point >>>


      ISRAELI FORCES CLASH WITH WEST BANK SETTLERS
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Israeli riot police clashed with stone–throwing settlers trying to block the demolition of part of an unauthorised Jewish outpost in the West Bank in violent scenes reminiscent of Israel‘s Gaza pullout.

Black smoke from tyres protesters set alight rose above the hilltop Amona outpost t >>>


      SADDAM‘S TRIAL RESUMES IN PRIVATE
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Saddam Hussein‘s trial has ground to a halt again The start of Saddam Hussein‘s troubled trial was delayed today for ‘precedural issues‘ with proceedings kicking off with a closed session.

Yesterday, Saddam‘s chief counsel, Khalil al–Dulaimi, said the defence te >>>


      SADDAM LAWYERS THREATEN TO BOYCOTT TRIAL
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Saddam Hussein‘s trial has ground to a halt again Saddam Hussein‘s lawyers have said they will not attend tomorrow‘s session of his trial and threatened to boycott future sessions unless a new chief judge they accuse of bias apologises for "intimidating" them.

"We >>>


      STRAW TELLS IRAN: STEP BACK FROM DEFIANT POSITION
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Jack Straw has urged Iran to step back from its defiant stance Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has urged Iran to step back from its defiance of the international community over its controversial nuclear programme.

Mr Straw said an agreement by Britain and the other permanent five members of the Unite >>>


      TENSION ERUPTS BETWEEN FATAH AND HAMAS IN GAZA
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? A bomb blew up outside the house of a senior Palestinian security commander in the Gaza Strip today, increasing tensions between President Mahmoud Abbas‘s Fatah faction and the militant Islamic group Hamas.

The attack in the southern town of Rafah was the first against a leader of the Palest >>>


      WE WILL NOT FALTER IN IRAQ, SAYS BUSH
      The Daily Mail, 01-02-2006
      What is RSS? Bush: We will not falter in Iraq US President George Bush has said "America is addicted to oil" from the Middle East and must break its dependence, in a State of the Union speech that promised aggressive US engagement around the world in defiance of critics.

Looking to restore confidence >>>


      2006: A DECISIVE YEAR FOR THE BALKANS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor SARAJEVO, BOSNIA–HERZEGOVINA Experts are forecasting a whirl of diplomatic activity in the Balkans in the coming months, making 2006 a decisive year for the war–torn region.

Splintered by ethnic conflicts in the 1''0s, segments of the former Y >>>


      A HOME–GROWN SOLUTION TO AFRICAN HUNGER
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor DOWA, MALAWI Imagine a modern–day Eden – tended by a cheerful garden gnome – sprouting in the Sahara Desert.

That‘s the feeling you get, walking onto a 50–acre farm bursting with rows of healthy corn, thick sugar–cane stalks, an >>>


      BACHELET ERA BEGINS WITH CHANGE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor SANTIAGO, CHILE Michelle Bachelet made history Jan. 15 by becoming Chile‘s first female president.

Monday, she chalked up yet another precedent: naming a cabinet of 10 female and 10 male ministers. It‘s the first of its kind in the entire western hemi >>>


      BACKSTORY: BANKING ON BERNANKE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BOSTON When Ben Bernanke was in his early teens, he was hooked on statistics not about inflation or GDP but about strikeouts and RBIs. He and a friend, Nathan Goldman, spent countless hours sitting on the floor in the Bernanke home, first inventing and then playing a game >>>


      BIG BROTHER ISN‘T WATCHING – GOOGLE IS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      By Tom Regan Several years ago, while researching a story about Internet pornography, I did a few Web searches that took me to some websites that I would never want my children to stumble across.

Although my editor (and my wife) knew what I was doing, the thought crossed my mind more than once about the potent >>>


      DIVINE MERCY AT HAND IN IRAQ
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      A Christian Science perspective on daily life The outpouring of love and support for Jill Carroll who as of this writing is still in the hands of her captors, is astounding.

As chronicled in this newspaper, it shows a comprehensive collection of prayers for her safety from all corners of the globe, from rural >>>


      HAITIAN CANE–CUTTERS STRUGGLE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor ST. JOSé DE LOS LLANOS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Large–scale sugar production began in the Dominican Republic in the 1870s.

In many ways, little about the process has changed since then: The sugar cane still grows tall, wild, and sweet, and Haitian laborers & >>>


      HOUSE GOP AND THE FAVOR FACTORY
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      The Monitor‘s View The party that took control of the House in 1''4 to "clean up Washington" will try to clean up its own leadership Thursday. This House GOP election will be telling on a key issue: Can Congress rein in abuse of its spending on behalf of special interests?

Three candida >>>


      IN MIDEAST, HAMAS WIN IS A SETBACK
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      By John Hughes SALT LAKE CITY The stunning victory for Hamas in the Palestinian Authority‘s parliamentary elections last week is a striking lesson that though outsiders can help provide a matrix for democracy in not–yet–free countries, it is the citizens themselves who in the end have to build and sus >>>


      JEWISH LIFE, PORTRAYED IN STONE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      By Christopher Andreae This mosaic is from a group of floor mosaics unexpectedly discovered in 1883 in Tunisia. A French army captain, Ernest de Prudhomme, ordered his soldiers to make a garden in his backyard in Naro, the town now called Hammam Lif. Instead they unearthed what proved to be the remains of an ancient Je >>>


      KING FORGED A LEGACY IN PUSHING HER HUSBAND‘S
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor Coretta Scott King, who died Monday evening in Atlanta at age 78, was an iconic figure in black America and in US civil rights history. Although her stature derived primarily from the legacy of her husband, Mrs. King was an outspoken champion of human equality in her own re >>>


      LEADERSHIP RACE TESTS GOP REFORM
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON The uncertainty about who will win Thursday‘s vote for House majority leader shows how thoroughly the rally cry for reform has altered leadership politics in the US Congress.

Thursday‘s secret ballot was supposed to be a mere formality for R >>>


      MOVIEGOERS TO HOLLYWOOD: ‘MAKE IT REAL‘
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor LOS ANGELES Ballots are out and armchair Oscar voters are in place as five sober dramas

– all with weighty subject matter – vie for Hollywood‘s top honors: best film and best director.

But does the annual cinematic shootout at the Oscar >>>


      PARENTS, ROCKERS ELECTRIFY KIDS‘ MUSIC
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor Parents who can‘t stand listening to songs about rainbows or dressing their children in clothes with hearts and bears are turning to rock ‘n‘ roll.

And serious musicians who used to scorn kids‘ music are being drawn to it, partly for the fre >>>


      REPORTERS ON THE JOB
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Into the Light: Staff writer Ilene Prusher has been covering the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, off and on, for more than a decade. "Back in the early and mid–'0s, Hamas was totally underground. There were no offices," she says. If you wanted to do an interview with the militant leaders, " >>>


      SENATE TARGET: BUSH‘S WAR POWERS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON Since '/11, the Bush White House has moved aggressively to expand presidential power in wartime, at the expense of Congress. Until recently, the Republican–controlled Congress went along.

Even bipartisan concern that Samuel Alito would too ent >>>


      SOLDIERS SUE OVER OUT–OF–POCKET COSTS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BOSTON After '/11, hundreds of thousands of America‘s part–time soldiers answered the call to serve. Along the way, some have asked whether the costs they bear – from insufficient body armor to mounting debt for their families at home – is fair. >>>


      STATE LAWS BYPASS RESEARCH BAN
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Washington has effectively put a lid on federal efforts to advance embryonic stem–cell research. But pressure from scientists eager to expand their knowledge, special interest groups searching for new cures for diseases, and those who see a lucrative new biomedical i >>>


      STOP–LOSS USED TO RETAIN 50,000 US TROOPS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
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      THE HISTORY A HOUSE HOLDS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      csmonitor.com HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA Have you ever wondered about who lived in your home before you lived in your home? Though almost all of us currently reside in houses or apartments previously occupied by other inhabitants, few of us give much thought to who those inhabitants were, or what milestones they may have en >>>


      TO KNOW WHAT‘S HAPPENING, JUST ASK THE NEIGHBORS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      By Joan Donaldson Last fall a friend rented a field on my elderly in–laws‘ farm. I would spy Mike‘s red pickup parked in the tall grass while he drove posts in the ground and strung electrical wires. Sometimes I noticed passing cars slowing down to watch Mike‘s progress.

One day a large >>>


      WENDY WASSERSTEIN: AN APPRECIATION
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor Almost 20 years ago, when I was backstage at the old Playwrights Horizons theater looking to interview the author of the play "The Heidi Chronicles," a smiling, plain–looking woman backstage offered me her hand. "That‘s me," she giggled. &quo >>>


      WHEN TO CHASE THE STORY IN IRAQ
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      A reporter considers the risks of working in a war zone. By Alissa J. Rubin BAGHDAD When journalist Jill Carroll was kidnapped, other reporters in Iraq were aghast that something so horrible had happened to someone they knew.

But many insisted privately that it never would have happened to them. They would hav >>>


      WILL HAMAS CHANGE COURSE?
      The Christian Science Monitor, 01-02-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor JERUSALEM When Hamas was founded in 1'87, it put the goals of the Islamic Resistance Movement into writing: "Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Koran its Constitution, jihad its path, and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief." Now Ha >>>


      HEURTS ENTRE COLONS ET FORCES ISRAÉLIENNES EN CISJORDANIE
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      mercredi 01 février 2006 (Reuters – 0':45) "AVANT–POSTE" D‘AMONA, Cisjordanie – Des policiers anti–émeutes israéliens se sont heurtés ŕ un groupe d‘ultranationalistes juifs lors d‘une opération menée pour démanteler une colo >>>


      INCAPABLE DE SIGNER, SHARON N‘EST PAS OFFICIELLEMENT CANDIDAT
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      mardi 31 janvier 2006 (Reuters – 22:02) JERUSALEM – Dans l‘incapacité de signer un formulaire de candidature, Ariel Sharon n‘est pas officiellement candidat aux élections législatives du 28 mars en Israël.

Le parti centriste Kadima (En Avant !) qu‘il venait de >>>


      L‘IRAN ENTEND RÉSISTER Ŕ LA PRESSION INTERNATIONALE
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      mercredi 01 février 2006 (Reuters – 08:36) TEHERAN – Téhéran résistera aux pressions internationales et ne renoncera pas au droit de poursuivre son programme nucléaire civil, a réaffirmé le président iranien Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"Je dis ŕ ces pr >>>


      LES RAVISSEURS IRAKIENS DES DEUX ALLEMANDS FIXENT UN ULTIMATUM
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      mardi 31 janvier 2006 (Reuters – 22:52) DOUBAĎ – Les ravisseurs des deux ingénieurs allemands enlevé le 24 janvier en Irak ont fixé un nouvel ultimatum de 72 heures, a annoncé la chaîne de télévision arabophone Al–Djazira qui a diffusé une nouvelle cassette >>>


      PAUL WOLFOWITZ PARTISAN D‘UN MAINTIEN DE L‘AIDE AUX PALESTINIENS
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      mercredi 01 février 2006 (Reuters – 0':28) LONDRES – Paul Wolfowitz, le président de la Banque mondiale, estime que le gouvernement palestinien doit continuer ŕ bénéficier de l‘aide internationale en dépit des inquiétudes liées ŕ la victoire du Hamas au >>>


      UNE ROQUETTE S‘ABAT SUR LE SUD D‘ISRAËL, UN BLESSÉ
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      mardi 31 janvier 2006 (Reuters – 22:32) JERUSALEM – Une roquette lancée ŕ partir de la bande de Gaza s‘est écrasée dans le sud d‘Israël oů elle a fait un blessé léger et endommagé plusieurs véhicules, selon les services de secours israéliens >>>


      DES MILLIERS D‘ANIMAUX DE FERME DÉCIMÉS DANS L‘AVEYRON
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      PARIS – Une quarantaine de granges se sont effondrées dans le sud de l‘Aveyron sous le poids de la neige, provoquant la mort de plusieurs milliers d‘animaux de ferme, selon la préfecture du département.

Selon un communiqué, le bilan provisoire fait état de la mort de >>>


      DEUX ACCUSÉS EN APPEL POUR L‘ASSASSINAT DU PRÉFET ERIGNAC
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      par Thierry Lévęque PARIS – Les militants nationalistes corses Jean Castela et Vincent Andriuzzi, présentés comme les "cerveaux" de l‘assassinat du préfet de Corse Claude Erignac il y a huit ans, sont jugés en appel ŕ partir de ce mercredi ŕ Paris.

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      DÉBAT PARLEMENTAIRE SUR FOND DE MOBILISATION CONTRE LE CPE
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      PARIS – Les centristes de l‘UDF se sont joints ŕ la gauche pour lancer la bataille parlementaire contre le "contrat premi';re embauche" (CPE), sur fond de mobilisation des jeunes et de la CGT.

A l‘Assemblée nationale, le ministre de l‘Emploi et de la Cohé >>>


      JUSQU‘AU 31 MAI POUR FAIRE SA DÉCLARATION D‘IMPÔTS
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      PARIS – Les contribuables français auront jusqu‘au 31 mai pour renvoyer leur déclaration de revenus pré–remplies, date jusqu‘ŕ présent réservée aux professions libérales, annonce Jean–François Copé dans un entretien au Parisien ŕ para& >>>


      LE CHIMIQUIER ECE A COULÉ AU LARGE DE LA HAGUE
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      ROUEN – Fortement endommagé mardi lors d‘une collision dans la Manche, le chimiquier Ece a coulé dans la nuit pendant son remorquage, a–t–on appris aupr';s de la préfecture maritime de Cherbourg (Manche).

Le navire qui transportait 10.000 tonnes d‘acide phos >>>


      RÉCLUSION CRIMINELLE Ŕ PERPÉTUITÉ POUR "LE CHINOIS"
      Liberation, 01-02-2006
      PARIS – Jean–Claude Bonnal, surnommé "le Chinois", a été condamné dans la nuit de mardi ŕ mercredi par la cour d‘assises du Val–de–Marne ŕ la réclusion criminelle ŕ perpétuité avec une période de s$';reté incompre >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      Aa Aa Aa Business in Brief January Oil Output Drops Oil output fell by around 180,000 barrels per day in January, the biggest monthly drop in the past seven years, as extreme cold hit the country‘s Siberian oil producing heartland.

Industry and Energy Ministry sources said Tuesday that oil output stood a >>>


      ERICSSON POSTS RECORD PROFIT BUT EUROPE OUTLOOK IS FLAT
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      Reuters STOCKHOLM –– Booming demand for mobile communications helped Ericsson, the world‘s biggest wireless network producer, to a record fourth quarter on Tuesday though analysts said the results report was mixed.

The earnings showed Ericsson performing solidly, they said, but its pretax pro >>>


      GAZPROM SEEKS RESERVES IN AFRICA
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      Bloomberg Gazprom will expand oil and gas exploration in Algeria and Libya to secure access to reserves in Africa.

Gazprom and Sonatrach, Algeria‘s state oil company, agreed "to develop full–scale cooperation in exploration, production, transportation, processing and marketing" of oil and >>>


      KIEV APPROVES VITAL SECTION OF GAS DEAL
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Natasha Lisova The Associated Press KIEV –– A Ukrainian government competition panel on Tuesday approved the creation of new joint venture to supply Russian and Central Asian natural gas to Ukrainian consumers, backing a key component in a deal aimed at ending a price dispute between Moscow and Kiev.
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      KIEV APPROVES VITAL SECTION OF GAS DEAL
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Natasha Lisova The Associated Press KIEV –– A Ukrainian government competition panel on Tuesday approved the creation of new joint venture to supply Russian and Central Asian natural gas to Ukrainian consumers, backing a key component in a deal aimed at ending a price dispute between Moscow and Kiev.
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      MOSCOW AND TBILISI POINT FINGERS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Yulia Latynina When two explosions last month shut down the main pipeline delivering natural gas from Russia to Georgia, the last vestiges of dialogue between the two countries were destroyed. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili claimed that the explosions were aimed at destabilizing Georgia so that it would brea >>>


      MOSCOW AND TBILISI POINT FINGERS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Yulia Latynina When two explosions last month shut down the main pipeline delivering natural gas from Russia to Georgia, the last vestiges of dialogue between the two countries were destroyed. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili claimed that the explosions were aimed at destabilizing Georgia so that it would brea >>>


      NAFTOGAZ DENIES CREDIT HALT
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      Bloomberg Naftogaz Ukrainy denied that Deutsche Bank suspended a 2 billion euro ($2.4 billion) credit line after disputes between Naftogaz Ukrainy, Ukraine‘s state–owned natural gas company, and Gazprom curbed Europe‘s gas supplies.

Deutsche Bank stopped lending money because of "politic >>>


      NEW $200M CAR PLANT IN THE WORKS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer David Mcintyre / Bloomberg Chery QQ model cars, which resemble GM Daewoo‘s Matiz model, awaiting customers at an auto market in Beijing.

Private car assembly company Avtotor said Tuesday it was building a new $200 million assembly plant in Kaliningrad that will have an ann >>>


      NEW HEAD ELECTED AT GM–AVTOVAZ
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      The Moscow Times The newly elected general director of AvtoVAZ, Igor Yesipovsky, was elected on Tuesday as head of the GM–AvtoVAZ joint venture, the companies said.

Yesipovsky replaces Vladimir Kadannikov, who was previously head of both AvtoVAZ and GM–AvtoVAZ. Kadannikov resigned from AvtoVAZ last >>>


      OPEC KEEPS OIL OUTPUT UNCHANGED
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Peg Mackey and Janet McBride Reuters VIENNA –– OPEC sealed a deal to keep oil output near maximum levels to tame prices on Tuesday.

OPEC, provider of more than one–third of the world‘s oil, will keep its production limit near a 25–year high of 28 million barrels per day with pr >>>


      POLAND‘S VAT SNUB TROUBLES EU
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      Reuters BERLIN –– The European Union has been left in a "very serious situation" by Poland‘s rejection of a proposal on reduced VAT rates, approved by the bloc‘s 24 other members, Austria‘s Finance Minister said Tuesday.

"The presidency is analyzing the situation an >>>


      PUTIN REBUFFS FEARS OF STATE CONTROL
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Maria Levitov and Valeria Korchagina Staff Writers Igor Tabakov / MT During Tuesday‘s news conference, Putin tried to alleviate fears about renationalization of oil and gas companies.

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that the country‘s leadership is not planning a major renationalization >>>


      PUTIN REBUFFS FEARS OF STATE CONTROL
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Maria Levitov and Valeria Korchagina Staff Writers Igor Tabakov / MT During Tuesday‘s news conference, Putin tried to alleviate fears about renationalization of oil and gas companies.

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that the country‘s leadership is not planning a major renationalization >>>


      SUBSOIL LAW IN DEEP TROUBLE
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Yuriy Humber Staff Writer For MT Senator Viktor Orlov The bill on subsoil resources is very unlikely to be approved before summer and it is far from certain that it will become law at all this year, a senior natural resources official said Tuesday.

In its present form, the bill addresses only six out of 40 >>>


      WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: RECYCLE YOUR GARBAGE
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Anastasiya Lebedev Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT More than 2,000 containers for recycling paper, plastic, aluminum and glass have been installed around the city.

If it feels wrong dumping your morning paper in the trash basket rather than depositing it into a recycling bin, Moscow offers several option >>>


      WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: RECYCLE YOUR GARBAGE
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Anastasiya Lebedev Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT More than 2,000 containers for recycling paper, plastic, aluminum and glass have been installed around the city.

If it feels wrong dumping your morning paper in the trash basket rather than depositing it into a recycling bin, Moscow offers several option >>>


      AMBASSADOR DEFENDS BRITISH FUNDING FOR NGOS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Stephen Boykewich Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT British Ambassador Anthony Brenton listening to a question during an interview on Ekho Moskvy radio on Tuesday.

British Ambassador Anthony Brenton on Tuesday firmly rejected allegations that Britain had improperly funded Russian nongovernmental organizati >>>


      CANDY, TOY SOLDIERS FOR REFUGEE KIDS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Dan Shea Staff Writer Michael Eckels / MT From left, Afghan refugees Sultan–Ahmed, 13, Favad, 12, Jamshid, 13, and Ahmad, 12, looking at their presents.

Excitement was in the air as about 100 young children, all of them refugees from Afghanistan, Iran or Iraq, waited for the toys they had been promise >>>


      CRIMES BY POLICE GROW BY NEARLY 50%
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      The Moscow Times Crime in the police force grew dramatically in 2005, with nearly 50 percent more crimes recorded and one–third more officers held responsible for crimes, Interfax cited the Interior Ministry‘s internal security department as saying Tuesday.

The figures included 156 police officers >>>


      FIGHT TO CONTROL BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Carl Schreck Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT The British International School is one of the few, and priciest, international English–language schools in Moscow.

A Moscow judge is to decide Wednesday whether to accept a Russian company‘s appeal to take control of the British International Scho >>>


      JOKING WITH BLONDES, SPARRING WITH CRITICS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Oksana Yablokova Staff Writer Igor Tabakov / MT A journalist from Kamchatka waiting to be called on at the news conference.

During some of the lighter moments of his news conference Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to all blondes, confessed that he liked audio books, agreed to lend a jou >>>


      KIEV APPROVES VITAL SECTION OF GAS DEAL
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Natasha Lisova The Associated Press KIEV –– A Ukrainian government competition panel on Tuesday approved the creation of new joint venture to supply Russian and Central Asian natural gas to Ukrainian consumers, backing a key component in a deal aimed at ending a price dispute between Moscow and Kiev.
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      MOSCOW AND TBILISI POINT FINGERS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Yulia Latynina When two explosions last month shut down the main pipeline delivering natural gas from Russia to Georgia, the last vestiges of dialogue between the two countries were destroyed. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili claimed that the explosions were aimed at destabilizing Georgia so that it would brea >>>


      NEW $200M CAR PLANT IN THE WORKS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer David Mcintyre / Bloomberg Chery QQ model cars, which resemble GM Daewoo‘s Matiz model, awaiting customers at an auto market in Beijing.

Private car assembly company Avtotor said Tuesday it was building a new $200 million assembly plant in Kaliningrad that will have an ann >>>


      NEW $200M CAR PLANT IN THE WORKS
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer David Mcintyre / Bloomberg Chery QQ model cars, which resemble GM Daewoo‘s Matiz model, awaiting customers at an auto market in Beijing.

Private car assembly company Avtotor said Tuesday it was building a new $200 million assembly plant in Kaliningrad that will have an ann >>>


      NEW HEAD ELECTED AT GM–AVTOVAZ
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      The Moscow Times The newly elected general director of AvtoVAZ, Igor Yesipovsky, was elected on Tuesday as head of the GM–AvtoVAZ joint venture, the companies said.

Yesipovsky replaces Vladimir Kadannikov, who was previously head of both AvtoVAZ and GM–AvtoVAZ. Kadannikov resigned from AvtoVAZ last >>>


      NEW HEAD ELECTED AT GM–AVTOVAZ
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      The Moscow Times The newly elected general director of AvtoVAZ, Igor Yesipovsky, was elected on Tuesday as head of the GM–AvtoVAZ joint venture, the companies said.

Yesipovsky replaces Vladimir Kadannikov, who was previously head of both AvtoVAZ and GM–AvtoVAZ. Kadannikov resigned from AvtoVAZ last >>>


      PUTIN AND CHAVEZ, ETERNAL FRIENDS FOR NOW
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Mark N. Katz To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

Then please write to us. All we ask is that you include your full name, the name of the city from which you are writing and a contact telephon >>>


      PUTIN DEFENDS STRONG PRESIDENTIAL RULE
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Francesca Mereu and Oksana Yablokova Staff Writers Igor Tabakov / MT Putin answering one of 64 questions during his news conference Tuesday.

President Vladimir Putin told a packed audience of reporters in the Kremlin on Tuesday that Russia needed strong presidential rule, as political parties were still too >>>


      PUTIN REBUFFS FEARS OF STATE CONTROL
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Maria Levitov and Valeria Korchagina Staff Writers Igor Tabakov / MT During Tuesday‘s news conference, Putin tried to alleviate fears about renationalization of oil and gas companies.

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that the country‘s leadership is not planning a major renationalization >>>


      RUSSIA, CHINA SUPPORT SENDING IRAN TO UN
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      Combined Reports Matt Dunham / AP U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaking as UN Secretary–General Kofi Annan and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov listen during a news conference in London late Monday night.

LONDON –– The world‘s top five powers agreed early Tuesday in London to >>>


      SHARAPOVA IN NEED OF TIME TO GROW
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      Reuters TOKYO –– A defiant Maria Sharapova denied on Tuesday that she had "hit the wall" after failing to reach the Australian Open final.

The leggy Russian said she needed more time to be a regular Grand Slam winner following a painful defeat by Belgium‘s Justine Henin–Harden >>>


      SUBSOIL LAW IN DEEP TROUBLE
      The Moscow Times, 01-02-2006
      By Yuriy Humber Staff Writer For MT Senator Viktor Orlov The bill on subsoil resources is very unlikely to be approved before summer and it is far from certain that it will become law at all this year, a senior natural resources official said Tuesday.

In its present form, the bill addresses only six out of 40 >>>



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