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      INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS IN WESTERN EUROPE
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      KIRKUK BRACES FOR SHOWDOWN AS IRAQ ELECTION LOOMS
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      RACIAL VIOLENCE ERUPTS AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA
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      VIOLENCE SHADOWS POLLS
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      BOGOTÁ PEACE ENVOY TO MEET GUERRILLA LEADER
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 22:3' President Alvaro Uribe‘s peace commissioner is scheduled to meet the commander of Colombia‘s second–largest guerrilla army this week in Cuba to explore plans for the first peace talks with leftwing insurgents.

Luis Carlos Restrepo, the government representative, an >>>


      BEIJING PRESSED ON ARMS TO NEPAL
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 India has called on China to stop supplying arms and ammunition to Nepal and join international efforts to force King Gyanendra to restore democracy following his takeover in February.

Shyam Saran, Indian foreign secretary, said yesterday on a visit to Nepal: "The international com >>>


      BUSH IN ASIA DIARY
      FT, 14-12-2005
      21 2005 03:04 US President George W. Bush is on a tour of Asia. His scheduled stops include Japan, South Korea, China and Mongolia. Caroline Daniel, the FT‘s White House correspondent, is writing a diary of the trip.

Read Caroline Daniel‘s diary about Bush‘s trip to AsiaFor latest news of Mr >>>


      MINISTER ATTACKS MIZUHO MISTAKE PROFITS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Japan‘s financial services minister yesterday attacked the ethics of securities companies that made money from Mizuho Securities‘ mistaken share trade.

Kaoru Yosano said: "Although I understand their transactions were legal, it is not a beautiful story for securities fi >>>


      PROFITS SURGE IN JAPAN LEADS TO SHARP RISE IN WINTER BONUSES
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Winter bonuses at Japanese companies are rising at the fastest pace since 1''1, providing further evidence that corporate profits are finally feeding through to wages.

The willingness of companies to pass on some of their near–record profits to staff is regarded as crucial >>>


      REVISED DATA MAY REVEAL HEALTHY CHINA CONSUMPTION
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 00:16 China‘s policymakers have chanted a mantra over the past year, about the need to "re–balance" economic growth away from a dangerous over–reliance on excessive investment in favour of greater consumption.

This re–balancing, they argued, would cut wastefu >>>


      S KOREA SIGNS TRADE DEAL WITH ASEAN
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 South Korea and the 10–member Association of South East Asian Nations yesterday signed an agreement to establish a trade area by the end of next year.

It was the latest move by Asean to create a network of trade pacts with Asian countries that would place south–east Asia at >>>


      SYDNEY POLICE TO GET NEW POWERS TO QUELL RIOTS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 11:00 Sydney police will this week be handed tough new powers to prevent further race–related violence, amid growing concern that the city‘s rioting is damaging Australia‘s image overseas.

New South Wales‘ state parliament, which oversees the Sydney region, will be rec >>>


      BOLLORÉ ATTACKS FORMER MANAGEMENT OF HAVAS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 18:36 Vincent Bollor é, the French investor, on Tuesday launched an outspoken attack on the former management of Havas, the marketing services group he now chairs.

Mr Bollor é warned that sales this month would be 10 per cent lower than a year ago, partly because last December&l >>>


      BPI HEAD BANKER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14
2005 01:41 Italian authorities on Tuesday night detained Gianpiero Fiorani, the former head of a bank at the centre of a European cross–border takeover controversy that has engulfed Italy‘s central bank and Antonio Fazio, its governor.

Mr Fiorani was placed in custody on the same d >>>


      FRENCH DEBT INQUIRY URGES FIVE–YEAR PLAN
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13
2005 22:48 A commission of inquiry into the òÂì1,100bn debt mountain built up by France over the past quarter–century will on Wednesday call for a new law to straighten out public finances within five years.

Failure to curb deficits would result in a òÂ&i >>>


      THOMSON TO SELL ITS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS UNIT
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 1':11 Thomson, the French media services group, on Monday gave up on the consumer electronics market, saying it would seek a buyer for its businesses making MP3 devices, CD players, remote controls and other devices. The unit accounts for òÂì700m ($838m) in annual sales.
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      US SECRET PRISONS IN EUROPE ‘CREDIBLE‘
      FT, 14-12-2005
      Brussels briefing UK Asia–Pacific Middle East & Africa Americas International economy Companies Markets Markets & funds data Lex Comment & analysis Technology Business life Your money Arts & Weekend In depth FT Reports Jobs & classified Site services News in depth   The new Ira >>>


      ALLEGATIONS OF SECRET US JAILS IN EUROPEARE ‘CREDIBLE‘
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 The man investigating allegations that the US maintained secret prisons in Europe said yesterday the charges were credible, but he lacked evidence that European governments had colluded with Washington.

Dick Marty, the Swiss politician chosen to investigate the case by the 46–nati >>>


      BLAIR‘S REVISED BUDGET PROPOSALS UNLIKELY TO SATISFY NEW EU MEMBERS IN THE EAST
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Britain will today publish revised proposals to broker a deal on a seven–year European Union budget, but the new offer is still expected to include heavy cuts to funding for eastern Europe.

Tony Blair, British prime minister, is expected to soften his proposals at the EU summit st >>>


      CHIRAC BACKS MOVES TO COUNTER BIAS IN JOBS AND HOUSING
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Jacques Chirac, France‘s president, has supported the idea of job applicantssubmitting "blind" CVs to potential employers to discourage discrimination against those with non–traditional French names.

He has also called for the legalisation of "le testing" >>>


      DE VILLEPIN GETS TO GRIPS WITH ROAD TOLL OPERATORS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005
20:47 He is being called the Great Privatiser. Six months after becoming prime minister of France, Dominique de Villepin is set to raise more cash from selling state assets than any other prime minister in the country‘s history.

àWhen the government announces the results of >>>


      ISRAEL AND PA URGED TO BOOST BUSINESS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Israeli and Palestinian businessmen yesterday called on their governments to abide by agreements on freer movement of people and goods in and out of the West Bank and Gaza in order to revitalise the Palestinian private sector.

The appeal was part of a joint declaration signed by busines >>>


      DOLLAR WEAKENS ON FED NEWS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13
2005 1':55 The dollar weakened against other leading currencies after investors took changes in the Federal Reserve‘s policy statement as a sign the central bank had reached the beginning of the end of its interest rate rises.

As expected, the Fed raised rates by a quarter–poin >>>


      EQUITIES AWAITING FED GUIDANCE
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 20:36 Wall Street rallied on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and signalled that its tightening campaign had entered a final phase.

After the announcement, the Dow Jones shot up by 0.6 per cent, while the S&P 500 rose 0.6 per cent to 1,267.'0. The Nasdaq Composi >>>


      HP CHIEF OUTLINES HIS EXPANSION STRATEGY
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 22:27 Mark Hurd, chief executive of Hewlett–Packard, on Tuesday outlined a three–pronged strategy for expanding the world‘s second biggest computer maker by capitalising on growing demand for digital printing, mobile computing, and software and equipment for a new generation of corpo >>>


      JAPANESE SELLING PROMPTS GOLD CORRECTION
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 18:30 The eight–day rise in gold prices came to a halt on Tuesday as Japanese investors, who have been the biggest buyers, decided the 8 per cent price increase since the start of December meant it was time to book profits. This caused prices to decline and left the metal vulnerable to further p >>>


      MICROSOFT PLANS PRE–PAID PC–TO–PHONE SERVICE
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 21:06 Microsoft joined the rush to offer Internet–based telephony services announcing a cut price pre–paid PC–to–phone service in conjunction with MCI, the US telecommunications group that is being acquired by Verizon Communications.

The service, which combines MCI&lsq >>>


      WALL STREET RALLIES AS FED CHANGES LANGUAGE
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 1':56 Stocks rallied sharply after changes in the Federal Reserve‘s policy statement gave heart to Wall Street bulls. As expected, the Fed voted unanimously to raise the Fed funds target by another quarter point to 4.25 per cent.

The move was already factored into the share prices. >>>


      BLAIR SET TO CONCEDE CONTROLS ON SCHOOL SELECTION
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Tony Blair is set to give ground to Labour criticsof his education reforms by conceding tougher safeguards against academic selection in schools.

Ministers accept they will have to make a concession on admissions if they are to avoid a ruinous revolt next year. Some 50 MPs have endorsed >>>


      BUSINESS ANGER AT PLANS FOR ‘TRAINING‘ REGULATOR
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Plans to create a super–regulator for education, skills training and children‘s services were given the green light yesterday as part of a government drive to rationalise public sector inspection regimes and reduce bureaucracy.

But business groups warned that the move was an >>>


      CAMBRIDGE VOTES TO CHANGE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGIME
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 16:34 Academics at Cambridge have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a change to the university‘s intellectual property rules, in spite of warnings that the new regime could damage the institution‘s position as a global leader in technological innovation.

Over 70 per cent of the 1, >>>


      CITY ‘NOT PREPARED ENOUGH FOR ATTACKS‘
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 The Financial Services Authority has urged London‘s financial institutions to be better prepared for dealing with the effects on their staff of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.

In its first detailed study of the system‘s readiness for disruption, the City regulator sa >>>


      GAS ENGINEERS REFER DISPUTE TO ACAS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 British Gas domestic heating engineers who planned to stage a series of one–days strikes during the run–up to Christmas and over the new year have agreed to refer the dispute over pension arrangements to Acas, the conciliation service. The GMB union, which represents the engineers, s >>>


      LINK REJECTS CASH MACHINES CAMPAIGN
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Link, which operates the country‘s cash machine network, yesterday rejected a campaign by Nationwide, the building society, for a system which would help consumers distinguish between free and fee–charging cash machines.

Link said its governing council, which consists mostly >>>


      MINISTERS RELIEVED AT DECISION ON M&S LOSSES
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Treasury and finance ministries throughout Europe heaved a sigh of relief after yesterday‘s ruling by the European Court of Justice gave Marks and Spencer only conditional rights to tax relief on overseas losses.

Although the case marked a victory for the retailer, it was welcomed >>>


      PENALTIES SHAKE–UP TO BE LEFT OUT OF BILL ON REGULATORY REFORM
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Plans to shake up the penalties that regulators can impose on business so that larger fines can be levied for more serious offences without going through the courts, will be omitted from the bill on regulatory reform.

The move is expected to be announced today and follows business lobby >>>


      RISE IN CONSUMERS SWITCHING SUPPLIERS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 Consumers are increasingly ditching their suppliers of gas, electricity, telephone services and financial products if they think they are being given poor service, according to the National Consumer Council.

There has been an overall rise of 52 per cent in customer switching since 2000, >>>


      TREASURIES HIGHER ON FED OUTLOOK SHIFT
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 1':4' US Treasuries moved higher after Tuesday‘s Federal Open Market Committee statement signalled its run of 13 consecutive rate rises could be nearing its end.

But the Fed still raised rates by a quarter point to 4.25 per cent, as expected, and said "further measured poli >>>


      US CHARITIES TO CASH IN ON BOOMER ESTATES
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 22:28 US charities will see a sharp increase in bequests from a new generation of wealthy Americans during the coming decades, according to figures from a survey ofÂ500 of the country‘s richest families.

The survey, carried out by the Harrison Group with support from Worth magazi >>>


      BROWN SPELLS OUT CAMERON STRATEGY
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 21:01 Gordon Brown spelled out on Tuesday how he believes Labour should campaign against David Cameron and a resurgent Conservative party in the run–up to the next general election, arguing that a "strong civic society needs a good enabling government".

In a speech that sought >>>


      BUSH CALLS ON UN TO STEP UP SYRIA PRESSURE
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 1':27 The US on Tuesday said the UN Security Council should maintain the pressure on Damascus as Lebanon mourned the death of Gebran Tueni, the prominent anti–Syrian publisher and legislator and the latest victim in a wave of political assassinations.

With the UN Security Council set >>>


      CHINA TO REVISE SIZE OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
      FT, 14-12-2005
      its economy is significantly larger than the government‘s official measure following an economic census which found a large underestimation of the country‘s services sector. Dec 14 2005 | Read Lex: Chinese GDP Martin Wolf: Feeling the dragon‘s breath Foreign investment in China tops $61bn Revised data >>>


      EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS RELIEVED BY RULING
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 14:50 European governments heaved a collective sigh of relief after Tuesday‘s ruling by the European Court of Justice, which gave Marks & Spencer, the retailer, conditional rights to tax relief on overseas losses.

The judgment is unlikely to have a seriously damaging impact on Europ >>>


      FED SIGNALS END TO RATE RISE CYCLE
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 01:2' The Federal Reserve on Tuesday signalled a final phase in its monetary tightening campaign, as it stopped describing policy as stimulating the economy.

The Federal Open Market Committee raised the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 4.25 per cent, the 13th consecutive increase >>>


      INDIA PRESSES CHINA ON ARMS SALES TO NEPAL
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 02:00 India has called on China to stop supplying arms and ammunition to Nepal and join international efforts to force King Gyanendra to restore democracy following his takeover in February.

Shyam Saran, Indian foreign secretary, said on Tuesday on a visit to Nepal: "The international co >>>


      INDIA SELL–OFF PLAN RAISES HOPES ON ECONOMIC REFORM
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 00:33 The Indian government is to sell small stakes in a dozen profitable state–run companies before the end of the fiscal year in March, raising hopes that the ruling Congress party will be able to reach a consensus with its communist coalition partners on some proposed economic reforms.
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      ITALY OUTPUT FALL HITS BERLUSCONI RE–ELECTION BID
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 21:05 Italy suffered unexpectedly sharp falls in industrial output in September and October, deflating the centre–right government‘s hopes of riding a wave of economic recovery to victory in next April‘s general election.

Industrial production dropped at a month–on&nda >>>


      POLITICIAN ASSASSINATED AHEAD OF IRAQ ELECTION
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13
2005 14:32 Gunmen assassinated a high–profile Sunni Muslim politician in western Iraq on Tuesday, two days before the nation votes for its first full–term parliament since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

Mizhar al–Dulaimi, who ran his own political party, was shot dead as he >>>


      REVISED BUDGET PROPOSALS UNLIKELY TO SATISFY NEW EU MEMBERS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 21:03 Britain will today publish revised proposals to broker a deal on a seven–year European Union budget, but the new offer is still expected to include heavy cuts to funding for eastern Europe.

Tony Blair, British prime minister, is expected to soften his proposals at the EU summit st >>>


      SOLDIERS PLAY VITAL ROLE IN IRAQ‘S POLLING STRATEGY
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005
18:55 Scanning the ditches for concealed bombs on Tuesday morning, convoy commanÂder Captain Wahab Abu Abbas also took in the numerous Iraqi election banners posted along the main route to Baqouba. Spotting a poster for Iyad Allawi‘s secular list, he rattled off a mildly derisive rhym >>>


      SUNNI POLITICIAN SAYS IRAQ POLL COULD PROMPT TALKS WITH US
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 1':01 A leading Sunni Arab politician is predicting that Thursday‘s parliamentary elections in Iraq will pave the way for negotiations between the US and Sunni leaders on reducing the violence.

Saleh al–Mutlek, a prominent candidate on the list of the Iraqi National Dialogue F >>>


      TANKAN SHOWS BROAD–BASED RECOVERY IN JAPAN
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 14 2005 01:10 Business confidence among Japan‘s large non–manufacturing companies is at its highest in more than a decade, according to the government‘s closely–watched tankan survey released on Wednesday.

The news suggests Japan is continuing to show a broad–based recov >>>


      US ‘AHEAD IN PRODUCING TECHNLOGISTS‘
      FT, 14-12-2005
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      US SECRET PRISONS IN EUROPE ‘CREDIBLE‘
      FT, 14-12-2005
      UK Asia–Pacific Middle East & Africa Americas International economy Companies Markets Markets & funds data Lex Comment & analysis Technology Business life Your money Arts & Weekend In depth FT Reports Jobs & classified Site services News in depth   The new IraqOilBird flu Sub&n >>>


      WTO CHIEF URGES BOLDNESS ON TRADE NEGOTIATORS
      FT, 14-12-2005
      December 13 2005 1':26 The head of the World Trade Organisation on Tuesday called on its 14' members to "be bold, open–minded and take risks" as he urged them to move the stalled Doha trade round "one step forward" at their ministerial meeting this week.

Pascal Lamy made clear >>>


      EINE ÜBERDOSIS REALITÄT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      Von Heinrich Wefing 13. Dezember 2005 Es hat ein wenig länger gedauert als geplant, den vierfachen Mörder Stanley "Tookie" Williams im kalifornischen Gefängnis San Quentin vom Leben zum Staatstod zu befördern. Erst eine gute halbe Stunde nach Mitternacht pazifischer Zeit, dreißig Min >>>


      KAROLINA–PROZEß WIRD NEU AUFGEROLLT
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Der qualvolle Foltertod der dreijährigen Karolina aus dem bayerischen Weißenhorn kommt abermals vor Gericht. Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) in Karlsruhe hob am Dienstag das Urteil des Memminger Landgerichts auf, das die Mutter des Mädchens und ihren Ex–Freund lediglich der Körp >>>


      KLAVIATUR MITTELALTERLICHER FOLTERMETHODEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      22. April 2005 Der Peiniger der kleinen Karolina hörte seine Strafe ohne jede Gefühlsregung: Zehn Jahre und drei Monate muß Mehmet Akul hinter Gitter und auf unbestimmte Zeit in die Psychiatrie. Der 31jährige habe sich ebenso wie die 26 Jahre alte Mutter des Mädchens, Zaneta Copik, der Kö >>>


      GLOS MAHNT "MEHR FINGERSPITZENGEFÜHL" AN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Mehr "Fingerspitzengefühl" hat Bundeswirtschaftsminister Michael Glos in den deutsch–russischen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen angemahnt.

Dabei bezog er sich ausdrücklich auf Entscheidungen um die Gründung der Betreibergesellschaft für die russisch–deutsche O >>>


      KRITIK AN SCHRÖDER DAUERT AN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Auch nachdem Altkanzler Gerhard Schröder (SPD) erstmals seinen umstrittenen Aufsichtsratsvorsitz in der russisch–deutschen Pipeline–Gesellschaft verteidigt hat, hält die Kritik an. Schröder beschädige mit seinem Verhalten das Ansehen der Politik insgesamt, sagte der ste >>>


      NICHT ZU LÖSEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 G.H. Am Dienstag durften die Krankenhausärzte nicht streiken. Es wäre aber ein Mißverständnis, zu meinen, das Landesarbeitsgericht in Köln habe den Streik an den städtischen Kliniken verboten, weil etwa die Notfallversorgung der Bevölkerung nicht sichergestellt gewe >>>


      OHNE EHRGEIZ
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 K.F. Es ist deprimierend, wie fatalistisch schon zu Beginn der Handelskonferenz in Hongkong ein Scheitern oder allenfalls ein mageres Ergebnis vorweggenommen wird. Fast hat man den Eindruck, die einzigen, die den Einsatz verstärken, sind die Globalisierungsgegner. Aber deren militanter Einsatz is >>>


      ZYNISCH UND KRIMINELL
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      Von Reinhard Veser 13. Dezember 2005 Platon Lebedjews Antwort auf eine lange Frage besteht aus einem Wort: "Haben Sie noch Hoffnung, daß Rußland unter Präsident Putin oder einem von ihm aufgebauten Nachfolger wieder in Richtung einer liberalen Demokratie gehen kann?" – "Nein." >>>


      AMERIKANISCHE NOTENBANK HEBT DIE ZINSEN WEITER AN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Die amerikanische Notenbank (Fed) hat wie erwartet den Leitzins noch einmal erhöht und dabei ein Ende ihrer maßvollen Straffung der Geldpolitik angedeutet. Sie signalisierte am Dienstag, daß der seit eineinhalb Jahren anhaltende Zinserhöhungszyklus zwar noch nicht zu Ende, aber i >>>


      AUF ZWEI VON DREI ZYLINDERN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Die deutsche Konjunktur hat sich im Laufe dieses Jahres gefestigt. Die Bedingungen sind gut, daß die Erholung sich im kommenden Jahr fortsetzen wird. Die übliche Prognoserunde der Konjunkturforscher zum Jahresschluß hat zwar gerade erst begonnen. Doch erwarten die traditionell eher zu >>>


      BETRIEBLICHE ALTERSVERSORGUNG
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      Jürgen Hauser hilft Versicherern beim Vertrieb 12. Dezember 2005 Nachdem die kapitalbildende Lebensversicherung mit dem Wegfall der steuerfreien Auszahlung zum Jahreswechsel ihr zugkräftigstes Verkaufsargument verloren hat, müssen sich Versicherungsvertreter nun etwas einfallen lassen, wenn sie die entst >>>


      EU KREMPELT CHEMIKALIENPOLITIK UM
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Nach jahrelangen Verhandlungen haben sich die EU–Regierungen im Grundsatz auf eine Neuausrichtung der Chemikalienpolitik verständigt.

Dies verlautete am Dienstag am Rande des Treffens der EU–Umweltminister aus Delegationskreisen in Brüssel. Die umstrittene Verordnung zur >>>


      IM INTERESSE DER KINDER
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 mas. Die zur Konjunkturstimulierung gedachten Steuergesetze verzögern sich. Eigentlich wollte das Kabinett das Paket aus verbesserten Abschreibungsbedingungen, großzügigerer Beteiligung des Staates an der Finanzierung von Handwerkerleistungen und der steuerlichen Berücksichtigung >>>


      KAPITALMÄRKTE FÜR ANFÄNGER
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      12. Dezember 2005 Die meisten Einführungen in die Welt der Kapitalmärkte sind entweder Anlegerratgeber, die den Weg zum Reichtum frei machen sollen, oder aber Lehrbücher, die nach kurzer Einführung als Formelgräber enden.

Kurzum: entweder man kauft einen Aktienratgeber oder ein Begleit >>>


      KARTELLAMT WILL EON LANGFRISTIGE GASVERTRÄGE VERBIETEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Im Streit um mehr Wettbewerb im Gasmarkt greift das Bundeskartellamt gegen Eon Ruhrgas durch. Dem größten deutschen Gasversorger sei eine so genannte Abmahnung zu seinen langfristigen Lieferverträgen mit Stadtwerken zugestellt worden, teilte das Kartellamt am Dienstag in Bonn mit. Dari >>>


      LOHNSENKUNG ALS STANDORTVORTEIL
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Deutsche Unternehmen können die Verlagerung von Arbeitsplätzen in der Produktion nach Osteuropa verhindern, wenn sie ihre Strategie rechtzeitig auf die Globalisierung ausrichten. Dazu zählen unter anderem längere Arbeitszeiten und höhere Investitionen in Bildung. Zu diesem Erg >>>


      MACHT DER MARKE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      Von Mark Siemons, Peking 13. Dezember 2005 Nur eines fehlt dem chinesischen Wirtschaftswunder noch, um dem Westen auf den Leib zu rücken: die Fähigkeit, Marken zu schaffen, globale Marken.

Bisher ist China in den Ländern Europas und Amerikas gewissermaßen undercover präsent: Ein Gro&s >>>


      MEDIENKONTROLLE SIGNALISIERT ZUSTIMMUNG FÜR SPRINGER–KAUF
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 Die deutsche Medienaufsicht KEK ist unter bestimmten Bedingungen bereit, der geplanten Übernahme der Fernsehgruppe Pro Sieben Sat.1 durch den Konzern Axel Springer zuzustimmen. Voraussetzung sei allerdings, daß die alleinige Programmverantwortung und –kontrolle einem Fernsehbeirat mit >>>


      SALOMONISCH
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      13. Dezember 2005 jja. Wider Erwarten hat der Europäische Gerichtshof die Haushälter der Mitgliedstaaten ungeschoren gelassen. Konzernunternehmen müssen nach dem Richterspruch zwar etwaige Verluste beim Fiskus geltend machen können – sie dürfen sich aber nicht aussuchen, in welchem Land s >>>


      ÄRZTE DROHEN WEITER MIT STREIK
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14-12-2005
      14. Dezember 2005 Die Bundesregierung will die Arzneimittelhersteller weniger stark belasten als bisher geplant. Dafür sollen die Ärzte mehr als bisher für eine wirtschaftlichere Verordnung von Medikamenten in die Pflicht genommen werden. Das geht aus dem dieser Zeitung vorliegenden veränderten Gese >>>


      BOßDORF ALS NEUER NDR–SPORTCHEF ABGELEHNT
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Die Stasi–Vorwürfe haben ihn zu Fall gebracht: ARD–Sportkoordinator Hagen Boßdorf soll nun doch nicht neuer NDR–Sportchef werden. Nach der Prüfung neuer Unterlagen der DDR–Staatssicherheit entschied der NDR–Verwaltungsrat, den Vertrag mit Boßdorf rückgängig >>>


      MIT COWBOY–LIEBE FEST IM SATTEL
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Wohin reiten sie denn? Im Fall von Ang Lees Cowboy–Drama "Brokeback Mountain" vermutlich in Richtung Oscar. Schließlich bekam der Film heute sieben Golden–Globe–Nominierungen

– ein gutes Omen für die nächsten Academy Awards. Beverly Hills – Die von Ang Le >>>


      DEUTSCHE BANK FRIERT KRISENFONDS EIN
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Bei ihrem in die Schieflage geratenen Immobilienfonds grundbesitz–invest zieht die Deutsche Bank die Notbremse. Der Finanzkonzern hat das Investment vorübergehend geschlossen.

Frankfurt am Main – Anleger können ihre Anteile weder zurückgeben noch neue Anteile erwerben, teilte die Imm >>>


      EHEMALIGER AIRBUS–INGENIEUR NACH 14 JAHREN ANGEKLAGT
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Vor fast 14 Jahren krachte ein A320 in Frankreich im Landeanflug gegen einen Bergkamm. Nur neun Passagiere überlebten. Jetzt wurde ein Strafverfahren wegen des Unglücks eingeleitet – unter den Angeklagten ist auch der ehemalige technische Direktor von Airbus, Bernard Ziegler.

Colmar – Au& >>>


      GOOGLE STELLT IN DUBLIN 600 MITARBEITER EIN
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Passend zu seinen immensen Gewinnzuwächsen will das Dotcom–Wunder Google seine Personalkapazitäten erheblich ausbauen – auch in Europa. In den nächsten zwei bis drei Jahren sollen im Dubliner Headquarter mehr als 600 zusätzliche Mitarbeiter eingestellt werden.

Dublin – Die >>>


      IN NEW MEXICO WIRD EIN WELTRAUMBAHNHOF GEBAUT
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Das Klima beständig, der Luftraum weitgehend leer – die perfekten Voraussetzungen, um mehrmals am Tag ins Weltall zu starten, befand Milliardär Richard Branson.

In New Mexico baut er deshalb jetzt den erste Weltraumbahnhof für seine Weltallagentur Virgin Galactic.

London – N >>>


      KOALITION EINIGT SICH AUF ARZNEIMITTEL–SPARPAKET
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Gesundheitsministerin Schmidt ist der "Financial Times Deutschland" zufolge im Streit um das Arzneimittel–Sparpaket eingeknickt. Weil die Kritik der Union nicht nachließ, habe Schmidt den ursprünglichen Entwurf überarbeitet

– jetzt verzichte sie auf Einsparungen von rund e >>>


      MEDIENAUFSICHT VERLANGT PROGRAMMKONTROLLE
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Die Medienaufsichtsbehörde KEK hat die Genehmigung der ProSiebenSat.1–Übernahme durch den Springer–Verlag an harte Bedingungen geknüpft. Springer solle einen Fernsehrat einrichten, der das Programm kontrolliert – damit würde ProSiebenSat.1 strenger überwacht als öffentlic >>>


      TAUSENDE STROMMASTEN AUS DER VORKRIEGSZEIT
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Erst hieß es, der massive Stromausfall kürzlich im Münsterland sei Folge einer Art Naturkatastrophe gewesen, die Energiekonzerne treffe keine Schuld.

Jetzt räumt RWE ein: Ein Großteil der 44.000 Strommasten seines Hoch– und Höchstspannungsnetzes wird bereits seit mehr als >>>


      TCHIBO–ERBEN ERWÄGEN ÜBERNAHME VON PUMA
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Die Erben der Kaffeedynastie Tchibo, die Geschwister Herz, streben nach einer Mehrheit beim Sportartikelhersteller Puma. Die Hamburger Milliardäre prüfen, ob sie ein Übernahmeangebot für das Unternehmen unterbreiten wollen.

Frankfurt am Main – "Wir schließen ein Überna >>>


      US–NOTENBANK ERHÖHT LEITZINS AUF 4,25 PROZENT
      Spiegel, 14-12-2005
      Die US–Notenbank Fed hat den Leitzins von 4,0 auf 4,25 Prozent angehoben. Das ist die 13. Erhöhung in Folge. Fed–Chef Alan Greenspan signalisierte jedoch, dass die kontinuierlichen Zinserhöhungen zur Inflationsbekämpfung bald aufhören könnten.

Washington – Nach der Zi >>>


      AMERICAN–STYLE "DEMOCRACY" BLASTED
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– Whoever is truly concerned for the destiny of his own country and the nation and that of humankind should resolutely oppose and reject American–style "democracy", says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in an editorial article.

It stands out as an important is >>>


      ANTI–DPRK DIATRIBE OF U.S. AMBASSADOR IN SEOUL FLAYED
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland in a statement on Monday bitterly flayed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul for slandering the DPRK as a "criminal state" some days ago.

Denouncing his remar >>>


      ANTI–DPRK OUTCRIES OF U.S. AMBASSADOR IN SEOUL FLAILED
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– The U.S. outcries terming the DPRK a "criminal state" along with its reckless remarks designating it as "part of an axis of evil" and an "outpost of tyranny." are premeditated provocative remarks intended to violate the Korean nation‘s >>>


      ANTI–NORTH MALARKEY OF U.S. AMBASSADOR IN SEOUL FLAILED
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– The Youth and Students Solidarity for Implementing the June 15 South–North Joint Declaration reportedly issued a statement on Dec. 8 to denounce the anti–north malarkey made by the U.S.

ambassador in Seoul. Recalling that the U.S. ambassador let loose >>>


      ATREVIDA PROVOCACION, INTOLERABLE INSULTO
      , 14-12-2005
      @Pyongyang, 13 de diciembre (ATCC) –– El diario Rodong Sinmun inserto en su edicion del dia 13 un comentario individual refutando las palabras arrogantes del embajador norteamericano acreditado en el Sur de Corea que califico a la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea del "estado criminal".>>>


      DELEGATION OF INSTITUTE ARRIVES HERE
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– A delegation of the Jane Goodall Institute led by Managing Director Jane Goodall arrived here by air today.
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      EE.UU. ES CULPABLE DE PROLIFERACION DE LAS ADM, SENALA RODONG SINMUN
      , 14-12-2005
      @Pyongyang, 13 de diciembre (ATCC) –– El diario Rodong Sinmun publico en su edicion del dia 13 un comentario individual denunciando que Estados Unidos es el culpable de proliferacion de las armas nucleares y las de destruccion masiva y la causa de agresiones y guerras.

Hace poco, fueron desapar >>>


      END TO U.S. DOMINATION AND INTERFERENCE DEMANDED
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– U.S. Internet homepage Minjok Thongsin on Dec. 7 carried an article of its editor under the title "Way for people to win victory in their struggle".

The United States is now resorting to operations and intrigues while openly interfering in all fields of >>>


      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WFP AND HIS PARTY ARRIVE HERE
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– James T. Morris, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), and his party arrived here today.

They were greeted at the airport by Choe Su Hon, vice–minister of Foreign Affairs, and Richard Ragan, country director of the WFP Office in the DPRK. >>>


      HOOLIGANISM IN S. KOREA ASSAILED
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– Gangsters of ultra–rightist conservative groups in south Korea mercilessly destroyed gravestones of unconverted long–term prisoners.

Minju Joson today in a commentary denounces it as a thrice–cursed anti–national and anti–reunificati >>>


      HUIMANG NO.2, HEALTH FOOD MADE IN DPRK
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– Huimang No. 2, health food, made by competent scientists in the field of medicine and biology of the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea is winning a great popularity.

The health food gives hope to those suffering from nervous system disorders, incurable >>>


      IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY OF DPRK COMMEMORATED IN FRANCE AND EGYPT
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– A seminar was held by the French Group for the Study of the Juche Idea on Dec. 3 to mark the 14th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il‘s assumption of office as supreme commander of the Korean People‘s Army.

Jean Marie Lambret, chief of the group, in his >>>


      KIM JONG IL GIVES FIELD GUIDANCE TO NEWLY BUILT DOCK
      , 14-12-2005
      Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) –– Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers‘ Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea, gave field guidance to the newly built Dock No. 2 at the Ryongnam Ship Repair Factory.

He was a >>>



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