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      LESSON IN A SHOEBOX: BIG HANDS ARE JUST RIGHT FOR BIG JOBS.
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
      By Kate Chambers I‘ve got big hands. But I‘m not complaining. Strong hands and sturdy fingers can be useful. They are when you‘re practicing your scales, for instance.

I haven‘t played the piano for years, but I used to be able to stretch an octave plus two notes. That came in handy for >>>


      MORALES‘S FIRST STAND
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
      Bolivia‘s first indigenous leader values territory over globalization. By Richard O‘Mara BALTIMORE Evo Morales has done what he said he‘d do before he was elected president of Bolivia in December. On Monday, he seized control of Bolivia‘s oil and gas reserves. He sent troops to occupy the holdin >>>


      NOT–SO–CONSTANTS?
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
      By Robert C. Cowen Physicists live with the never–ending threat that new data will puncture cherished assumptions. That‘s the way it is with the fundamental constants of nature. These are numerical factors that make the mathematical equations for nature‘s laws work. Their numerical values are found by >>>


      OFFICIALS TARGET HONG KONG PUBLIC RADIO
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor HONG KONG A quiet battle over whether the only free and independent broadcaster on the land mass of China will remain so is intensifying. Over a 77–year span, Hong Kong public radio has dished out a blend of credible news and cultural programming in three languages, >>>


      PROFESSORS WANT THEIR CLASSES ‘UNWIRED‘
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor NEW YORK When Don Herzog, a law professor at the University of Michigan, asked his students questions last year, he was greeted with five seconds of silence and blank stares.

He knew something was wrong and suspected he knew why. So he went to observe his colleague >>>


      REPORT: CONGRESS SHOULD CUT $62 BILLION OF COLD WAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
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      SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
      "Sometimes you run into an interviewer who just goes crazy on you," says Victor Huey, whose citizenship class starts each day at 7:25 a.m. If an applicant‘s English is good, the interviewer may cut the interview short and pass the person after just six questions. If not, it could last up to 20 questions >>>


      THE KIND OF CHANGE AMERICA DOESN‘T LIKE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 04-05-2006
      We no longer look like the country of Norman Rockwell or Mark Twain. By Pat M. Holt WASHINGTON Congress is struggling to clean up the mess that past Congresses and administrations have made of the country‘s immigration policy.

The crux of the matter is the approximately 11 million immigrants who are here >>>


      CERTAINES STARS D‘HOLLYWOOD NE FONT PLUS AUTANT RECETTE
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 08:20) LOS ANGELES – Pauvre Jim Carrey. Ses films ont rapporté pr';s de deux milliards de dollars au box office, mais le tarif de 25 millions de dollars réclamé par l‘acteur pour chacune de ses prestations paraît un peu exagéré, selon >>>


      EHUD OLMERT PRÉSENTE SON GOUVERNEMENT Ŕ LA KNESSET
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 17:36) par Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM – Ehud Olmert, successeur élu d‘Ariel Sharon, a présenté ŕ la Knesset son gouvernement de coalition, qui dispose d‘une majorité de travail de 67 si';ges sur 120.

Outre les 2' si' >>>


      FRAPPE AÉRIENNE SUR UNE MAISON IRAKIENNE Ŕ RAMADI
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 11:56) RAMADI, Irak – Cinq personnes au moins ont trouvé la mort jeudi ŕ Ramadi, selon des témoins et des policiers faisant état dans cette ville d‘une frappe aérienne américaine sur une maison.

L‘armée américaine a di >>>


      IDENTIFICATION DES CORPS DES VICTIMES DU CRASH EN MER NOIRE
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 11:0') par Sergueď Karpoukhine SOTCHI, Russie – Surmontant leur détresse, les proches des victimes de l‘accident d‘avion survenu la veille en mer Noire, dans lequel 113 personnes ont trouvé la mort, ont commencé jeudi ŕ identifier les cor >>>


      LE HAMAS SOLLICITE UN PRĘT D‘URGENCE DE 100 MILLIONS DE DOLLARS
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 11:28) RAMALLAH, Cisjordanie – Le Hamas a demandé ŕ la banque centrale palestinienne un pręt d‘urgence de 100 millions de dollars pour sortir de l‘impasse financi';re oů il se trouve, annonce le président de l‘Autorité mon& >>>


      LE MARI DE CORINNE REY–BELLET RETROUVÉ MORT
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      mercredi 03 mai 2006 (Reuters – 23:18) ZURICH – Le mari de l‘ancienne skieuse suisse Corinne Rey–Bellet a été retrouvé mort au terme de trois jours de chasse ŕ l‘homme dans les Alpes, annonce la police helvétique, qui pense qu‘il s‘est suicidé.
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      LES AMÉRICAINS TENTENT D‘OBTENIR UN ACCORD AU DARFOUR
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 17:1') par Estelle Shirbon ABUJA – Dans un climat toujours incertain ŕ l‘approche d‘une nouvelle échéance, les Etats–Unis s‘efforcent d‘arracher un accord de paix au gouvernement soudanais et aux rebelles de la région traumat >>>


      LES GARDES SUISSES ONT MARCHÉ SUR ROME
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 1':01) par Phil Stewart CITE DU VATICAN – Pr';s d‘un mois apr';s avoir quitté leurs montagnes et vallées natales, une soixantaine d‘anciens gardes suisses sont arrivés au Vatican pour le point d‘orgue des cérémonies >>>


      LES REBELLES MAOĎSTES NÉPALAIS PRĘTS Ŕ DES POURPARLERS
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 17:54) KATMANDOU – Les rebelles maoďstes népalais ont répondu favorablement ŕ la tręve annoncée mercredi par le nouveau gouvernement de Katmandou et sont disposés ŕ participer ŕ des pourparlers pour mettre fin aux violences qui ont fa >>>


      PAS DE CRISE ENTRE BRÉSIL ET BOLIVIE, ASSURE LULA
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      mercredi 03 mai 2006 (Reuters – 22:53) BRASILIA – Le président brésilien, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, affirme que la nationalisation par la Bolivie de son industrie des hydrocarbures n‘a pas provoqué de crise entre les deux pays.

"Nos différends seront réglés >>>


      PRODI ET BERLUSCONI RECHERCHENT UN PRÉSIDENT DE CONSENSUS
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 18:40) par Robin Pomeroy ROME – Romano Prodi, futur président du Conseil italien, a entamé des discussions avec Silvio Berlusconi, qu‘il a devancé d‘une courte tęte lors des législatives du mois dernier, pour trouver un candidat au poste de c >>>


      SCRUTIN LOCAL Ŕ RISQUE POUR LES TRAVAILLISTES BRITANNIQUES
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 08:32) par Adrian Croft LONDRES – Visé par des accusations de malversations et d‘incompétence, le Parti travailliste de Tony Blair aborde jeudi dans une position difficile des élections locales partielles dont l‘issue pourrait avoir des conséquenc >>>


      TEST ÉLECTORAL POUR LE GOUVERNEMENT DE TONY BLAIR
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 18:24) par Katherine Baldwin LONDRES – Des élections locales avaient lieu jeudi en Angleterre, oů les accusations d‘incompétence visant le gouvernement pourraient porter préjudice au Parti travailliste de Tony Blair et accentuer les pressions sur le Pre >>>


      UNE BOMBE EXPLOSE PRČS D‘UN TRIBUNAL Ŕ BAGDAD
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      jeudi 04 mai 2006 (Reuters – 08:36) BAGDAD – Une bombe a explosé jeudi pr';s d‘un tribunal ŕ Bagdad, faisant au moins 25 blessés, apprend–on aupr';s de la police.

On ne dispose d‘aucune autre précision dans l‘immédiat. ©

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      ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI CONDAMNÉ Ŕ LA PRISON Ŕ VIE
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      mercredi 03 mai 2006 (Reuters – 22:41) ALEXANDRIA, Virginie – Les 12 membres du jury ont rendu leur verdict et condamné Zacarias Moussaoui ŕ la prison ŕ vie.

La condamnation sera formellement annoncée jeudi ŕ 14h00 GMT.

Le Français d‘origine marocaine, s >>>


      CNE: DES SYNDICATS DE LA STATISTIQUE DÉNONCENT DES PRESSIONS
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Quatorze syndicats des organismes publics de statistique dénoncent des pressions politiques et un délai insuffisant pour mener l‘évaluation du contrat nouvelles embauches (CNE) commandée par le gouvernement.

"Il n‘y a pas aujourd‘hui de mesure fiable des >>>


      JACQUES CHIRAC PRÔNE "LA TÉLÉVISION NUMÉRIQUE POUR TOUS"
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Le président Jacques Chirac a installé le Comité stratégique pour le numérique chargé de faire passer en cinq ans la France de l‘';re de l‘analogique ŕ celle de la télévision numérique.

Devant des professionnels de l‘audi >>>


      L‘ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE ENGAGE L‘EXAMEN DU TEXTE SUR L‘IMMIGRATION
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Apr';s avoir écouté le ministre de l‘Intérieur, Nicolas Sarkozy, présenter son projet de loi sur l‘immigration et l‘intégration, les députés ont engagé l‘examen du texte qui comporte une centaine d‘articles.

"Ce pr >>>


      LA MČRE DE MOUSSAOUI SOUHAITE QU‘IL PURGE SA PEINE EN FRANCE
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – La m';re de Zacarias Moussaoui, condamné aux Etats–Unis ŕ la prison ŕ vie pour complicité dans les attentats du 11 septembre 2001, souhaite que son fils purge sa peine en France.

"Une petite lueur subsiste: on peut espérer qu‘ŕ tr';s >>>


      LE CHIKUNGUNYA FAIT DE LA RÉSISTANCE Ŕ LA RÉUNION
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      SAINT–DENIS–DE–LA–REUNION – Le virus du chikungunya continue d‘infecter plusieurs milliers de personnes par semaine ŕ la Réunion, qui attend avec impatience la fin de cette épidémie apparue sur l‘île en février 2005.

Trois mille nouveaux c >>>


      LES DÉPUTÉS ENTRENT DANS LE VIF DU SUJET SUR L‘IMMIGRATION
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Les députés ont poursuivi jeudi l‘examen du projet de loi sur l‘immigration entrant dans le vif du sujet avec l‘adoption de plusieurs articles et amendements.

L‘Assemblée nationale a ainsi adopté ŕ l‘unanimité un amendement du rapporteur >>>


      LES JEUNES PRÉFČRENT SÉGOLČNE ROYAL Ŕ NICOLAS SARKOZY
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Les jeunes font plus nettement confiance ŕ Ségol';ne Royal qu‘ŕ Nicolas Sarkozy pour les représenter en politique, selon un sondage LH2 pour l‘école Advancia, France info et 20 Minutes.

Selon cette enquęte, 4'% des jeunes âgés de 18 >>>


      LES OGM PEINENT Ŕ S‘IMPLANTER, LEURS DÉFENSEURS SONT CONFIANTS
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      par Paule Bonjean PARIS – Partisans et détracteurs des OGM ont trouvé un nouveau terrain d‘affrontement sur internet, oů le gouvernement a lancé une consultation en ligne aupr';s du grand public pour de nouveaux essais en plein champ, cette année.

Dix–sept nou >>>


      LIGUE 1: MARSEILLE SE RELANCE
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Marseille s‘est relancé dans la course ŕ l‘Europe avec une victoire 2–1 ŕ Auxerre en conclusion de la 36e journée de Ligue 1.

Quatre jours apr';s sa défaite face au PSG en finale de la Coupe de France, l‘OM a rebondi pour grimper ŕ la >>>


      PLUS DE 800 KG DE COCAĎNE SAISIS EN GUADELOUPE
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Les douanes françaises ont saisi 808 kg de cocaďne ŕ bord d‘un voilier au large de la Guadeloupe, ce qui constitue l‘une des plus grosses prises de drogue réalisées en France ces derni';res années.

"La drogue était destinée au march >>>


      QUATRE ANS FERME POUR UN POLICIER PROXÉNČTE Ŕ MARSEILLE
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      MARSEILLE – Un ancien policier poursuivi pour "proxénétisme aggravé" dans le cadre d‘un club échangiste a été condamné ŕ quatre ans de prison ferme par le tribunal correctionnel de Marseille.

Clé de vo$';te d‘un réseau de pros >>>


      VILLEPIN JUGE "IRRESPONSABLE" DE NE PAS CONTINUER L‘ACTION
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      PARIS – Dominique de Villepin a souligné jeudi qu‘"il serait irresponsable de ne pas poursuivre et d‘intensifier" l‘action gouvernementale.

"Il serait irresponsable de ne pas poursuivre et d‘intensifier notre action. (...) Vous pouvez compter sur moi pour reste >>>


      VOITURE PIÉGÉE EN CORSE, DEUX GENDARMES BLESSÉS
      Liberation, 04-05-2006
      AJACCIO – Deux gendarmes ont été lég';rement blessés par l‘explosion d‘une voiture piégée qui a endommagé le mur d‘une gendarmerie ŕ Corte (Haute–Corse), apprend–on aupr';s de la direction nationale de la gendarmerie.

L >>>


      BMW ANTICIPATES RECORD 2006 SALES
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Michael Shields Reuters FRANKFURT –– BMW on Wednesday forecast record 2006 sales and earnings even without one–off gains as it uses brisk volume growth and efficiency improvements to counter the strong euro and high raw materials prices.

The world‘s largest luxury carmaker tweaked it >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      Aa Aa Aa Business in Brief Fund Hits $66.2Bln The stabilization fund rose to a record 1.83 trillion rubles ($66.2 billion) in April, Interfax said, citing the Finance Ministry.

The government holds oil revenue in the fund, which rose to 1.68 trillion rubles in March. The fund is designed to curb inflation and >>>


      CONTRACTOR MAY BID ON IRAN PROJECT
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      The Moscow Times State–controlled contractor Atomstroiexport may bid to build a further two nuclear power plants in Iran as Tehran looks to continue its drive toward atomic energy.

Atomstroiexport said Wednesday that it was ready to extend its cooperation with Iran should the Kremlin approve the bids.
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      DEUTSCHE BANK‘S Q1 PROFIT SOARS
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By John O‘Donnell Reuters FRANKFURT –– Trading income lifted profit at Deutsche Bank to a record high in the first three months of the year as it became the latest bank to ride the wave of buoyant capital markets.

A jump in income from trading shares, bonds and other securities boosted net pr >>>


      ECONOMISTS DISMISS FEARS ABOUT BIRD FLU
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Mia Shanley Reuters SINGAPORE –– A bird flu pandemic would hit world economies for one to two quarters as tourism and demand for consumer goods fell sharply, but growth should rebound at a pace similar to Asia‘s swift recovery from SARS, a senior economist said Wednesday.

Apart from touris >>>


      KHODORKOVSKY HOSPITALIZED IN CHITA PRISON
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Valeria Korchagina Staff Writer Lawyers for jailed oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky said he was hospitalized Sunday but refused to elaborate on his health problems.

Khodorkovsky has been kept in a one–person cell since the end of last month, after prison authorities in the Chita region said that isola >>>


      KUDRIN HINTS ON OIL RESERVES
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      Reuters The state may partly declassify its oil and gas reserves in two or three years to help boost the transparency of global energy markets, Interfax quoted Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin as saying Wednesday.

Kudrin had previously said that Russia was looking to fully declassify its oil reserves soon, but h >>>


      LAY FINISHES TESTIMONY WITH PRAISE FOR ENRON
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Michael Graczyk The Associated Press HOUSTON –– After exchanging some parting shots with his prosecutor, Kenneth Lay finished six days of testimony at his federal fraud and conspiracy trial by professing love for Enron, the company he founded, and the people who worked there.

"I loved Enron >>>


      ONE MAIN REASON TO BE SCARED
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Masha Gessen To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

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


      ROSNEFT‘S RAS PROFIT SOARS 7–FOLD IN Q1
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      Combined Reports Rosneft said Wednesday it made a first–quarter net profit, audited to Russian Accounting Standards, of 23.3 billion rubles ($855 million), a sevenfold rise from the fourth quarter last year, and would increase its dividend sixfold.

Rosneft, which is planning to issue shares in London and >>>


      SIBNEFT SEES RAS EARNINGS TRIPLE
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      Reuters Sibneft tripled first–quarter net profit from the fourth quarter on higher oil prices and undisclosed extraordinary items, the Gazprom–owned unit said Wednesday.

The firm said profits under Russian accounting standards rose to 11.60 billion rubles ($425 million) from 3.76 billion rubles the >>>


      THE LEFT GOES TO ATHENS
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Boris Kagarlitsky The European Social Forum 2006 is under way in Athens. From Wednesday through Sunday, activists from ecology groups, left–wing political parties, human rights organizations and other social movements across the continent will discuss strategy and tactics, agree on coordinated action, plan joi >>>


      TROUBLED SOLOMONS LOOK TO GOLD
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Michelle Nichols Reuters HONIARA, Solomon Islands –– An abandoned gold mine in a jungle in the Solomon Islands, one of the richest veins in the South Pacific but shut due to ethnic violence, could be a lifeline for the troubled nation.

The government hopes the Gold Ridge mine, expected to resume >>>


      U.S. LOBBY GROUPS URGE TOUGH WTO LINE
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Doug Palmer Reuters WASHINGTON –– The United States should insist Moscow take stronger action to crack down on piracy and counterfeiting of U.S. music, movies and other products before signing a bilateral deal to let Russia join the World Trade Organization, U.S. business groups said.

Cal Cohen, >>>


      YOUTH NO BARRIER IN THE LANGUAGE OF SUCCESS
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Yelena Andreyeva Special to The Moscow Times For MT Alexandra Kashleva set up her own language services company at age 25.

ST. PETERSBURG –– It took only eight years for 26–year–old Alexandra Kashleva to build a career and start her own business. Having gained work experience at vari >>>


      2,000 FRENCH VISAS ISSUED AS EMBASSY CLEARS BACKLOG
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Oksana Yablokova Staff Writer The French Embassy has started to clear a backlog of visa applications after a one–day strike, issuing 2,000 visas in one day alone, tourist industry officials said Wednesday.

Last week‘s strike at the consulate ruined the May holiday plans of hundreds of vacationer >>>


      BURGER KING MULLS RUSSIA FRANCHISE
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Maria Levitov Staff Writer Lynsey Addario / Bloomberg People standing near a Burger King restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey, one of the chain‘s 11,100 outlets worldwide.

The world‘s second–largest fast–food company, Burger King, is set to enter the Russian market, Vedomosti reported Wedn >>>


      FOREIGN STUDENT FRETS ABOUT GROWING BRUTALITY
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      Letters To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Please send your comments directly to the editor by e–mail at oped@imedia.ru (subject line: Letter to the Editor); by fax at (7–4'5) 232–652'; or by courier service to The Moscow Times, 3 Polkovaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 1, Moscow, >>>


      GOALIE SOKOLOV MAY GET CHANCE IN LATVIA
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      Reuters Hans Punz / AP Sokolov playing in Vienna last year.

Russia goaltender Maxim Sokolov, originally ruled out of the world ice hockey championship with a knee injury, might yet play in Latvia.

The 33–year–old had surgery on his meniscus on Friday after hurting his knee in a European ch >>>


      GOING FISHING WITH A GRANDAD IN THE S.E.Z.
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Ethan Wilensky–Lanford To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

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


      JET CRASHES NEAR SOCHI, 113 KILLED
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Stephen Boykewich and Carl Schreck Staff Writers Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters Emergency workers watching as a crane lifts the tail of the Armavia Airbus A320 passenger jet Wednesday in Sochi.

SOCHI –– An Armenian airliner crashed into the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi early Wednesday, killing a >>>


      KHAKAMADA AS SELF–HELP GURU
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Maria Levitov Staff Writer Natalya Nechayeva / For MT Khakamada speaking during a packed seminar about how to attain success.

Irina Khakamada is taking a break from politics to become a self–help guru, doling out advice on men, careers and how to get powerful people to listen to you.

Presiden >>>


      KREMLIN EMPLOYS WESTERN PR AGENCY
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      Combined Reports The Kremlin has hired a leading Western public relations firm to improve foreign media coverage of the July Group of Eight summit in St. Petersburg

–– an unprecedented step for Russia. Kremlin spokesman Alexander Smirnov said the government had decided to employ a multi–agenc >>>


      OIL, DEMOCRACY TO TOP CHENEY TOUR
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Brendan Murray Bloomberg Shawn Thew / AP U.S. Vice President Cheney and his wife, Lynne, arriving in Vilnius. Energy security is at the top of Cheney‘s agenda.

NEW YORK –– U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney‘s trip to Kazakhstan this week takes him to a land at the crossroads of the Bush >>>


      ROSATOM IN TALKS OVER OMZ STAKE
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Yuriy Humber Staff Writer Yekaterinburg–based United Heavy Machinery, or OMZ, could soon transfer its ownership to companies under the Federal Atomic Energy Agency, or RosAtom, as the state looks to restructure the atomic power sector.

The agency and Gazprombank are in negotiations with OMZ to bring i >>>


      TENDER HYSTERIA OVER VICTORY DAY
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Josefina Lundblad To Our Readers The Moscow Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters for publication should be signed and bear the signatory‘s address and telephone number.

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


      TURNSTILES PLACED IN EVERY BUS
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Oksana Yablokova Staff Writer Vladimir Filonov / MT All 5,000 buses, 1,600 trolleys and 860 trams now have electronic turnstiles.

Electronic turnstiles have been installed in every tram, trolley and bus in the city, completing a five–year overhaul of the aboveground transportation system, City Hall sa >>>


      U.S.–RUSSIA CHILL REVIVES COLD WAR MEMORIES
      The Moscow Times, 04-05-2006
      By Christian Lowe Reuters Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won a Nobel Peace Prize for helping thaw relations between Moscow and Washington. Now he is warning that the two countries could slide into a new Cold War.

After over a decade of upbeat relations between Moscow and Washington, the mood in the two >>>


      NA TO FORM NEW LAW AND BUDGET COMMITTEES
      Nhan Dan, 04-05-2006
      The National Assembly Standing Committee on May 3 agreed at its on–going meeting in Hanoi that two former committees will be split into four committees in the National Assembly.

It is the former Economic and Budgetary Committee that will be spit into the Economic Committee and the Financial Committee; th >>>


      STATISTICS SECTORS RECEIVES HO CHI MINH ORDER
      Nhan Dan, 04-05-2006
      A ceremony was held by the statistics sectors in Hanoi on May 3 to mark its 60th anniversary and to receive the Ho Chi Minh Order.

Addressing the event, Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem said that the Party and State attached great importance to the statistics sector and to the use of s >>>


      VIETNAM‘S SUCCESS IN BIRD FLU CONTAINMENT LAUDED
      Nhan Dan, 04-05-2006
      The Globe news website of Spain has published an article praising Vietnam‘s achievements in containment of the bird flu pandemic.

The paper attributed Vietnam‘s success in combating the disease to the combination of the political will, high vigilance and close supervision at all levels with appropr >>>


      VIETNAM, ONE OF ITALY‘S MAIN INTERESTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
      Nhan Dan, 04-05-2006
      Vietnam is one of Italy‘s main interests in Southeast Asia and therefore Italy hopes that Vietnam will soon join the World Trade Organisation for better integration into the world economy.

Italian speakers at a workshop, held in Genova, Italy, on May 2, to boost trade co–operation between enterpris >>>


      INDIA, PAKISTAN AGREE ON TRANS–LOC TRUCK SERVICE
      Pakistan Observer, 04-05-2006
      New Delhi—India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to start Srinagar–Muzaffarabad truck service to facilitate cross–LoC trade in the first half of July this year.

The two sides also agreed that Poonch–Rawalakot bus service would commence from June 1' this year, said a Joint Statement issued >>>


      MANMOHAN URGES HURRIYAT TO PROPOSE MECHANISM
      Pakistan Observer, 04-05-2006
      Both sides agree to discuss Kashmir specific and lasting solution APHC seeks continuity in talks New Delhi—Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday night asked the Hurriyat Conference to suggest mechanism to address intractable issue of Kashmir.

The Indian Premier told the Kashmir’s conglomerate, «we h >>>


      OPPOSITION PROTESTS AGAINST POWER OUTAGE
      Pakistan Observer, 04-05-2006
      MMA stages token walk–out from NA Chief Reporter Islamabad—The National Assembly resuming its session Thursday morning will conclude the 3–day debate on power shortage in the country.

The Minister for Water and Power Liaquat Ali Jatoi will wind up the discussion, which sparked great interest among >>>


      PAKISTAN, UZBEKISTAN AGREE TO BOOST TRADE
      Pakistan Observer, 04-05-2006
      Aziz, Karimov hold wide–ranging talks Sharafat Kazmi Islamabad—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Pakistan provides the shortest land route to Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea and is ideally located to promote cooperation between South Asia and Central Asia >>>


      AMERICAN AIRLINES –– THE LARGEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD
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      DOMESTIC NEWSLINE
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      JOINTS EXAMINED 18,000 TIMES
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      MUMCU: WAR IS OVER '';ANKAYA
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      NGOS CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ANTITERROR BILL
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      SINAN VILLAGERS RESOLUTE IN THEIR STANCE
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      TURKEY IGNORES REGIONAL SUMMIT ON DEMOCRACY
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      ŢIRIN QUITS ANAVATAN TOO
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      BOLIVIA DEFENDS GAS INDUSTRY SEIZURE AMID CRITICISM
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      CANADIAN DOLLAR TOPS '0 CENTS FOR 1ST TIME SINCE JUNE 1'78
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      CPI RISES 1.34 PERCENT IN APRIL
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      EGYPT AND GREEK CYPRUS TO EXPLORE FOR OIL, GAS
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      FINANCELINE
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––> FINANCELINE Thursday, May 4, 2006 print this page mail to a friend BUSINESS REPORT All News& >>>


      GOLD HITS $675.25, OIL NEARLY $75 A BARREL
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      GOV‘T IGNORES EU REQUESTS IN PUBLIC TENDER LAW
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      GREECE TO BEGIN DEBATE ON SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
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      HIGH SECURITY FOR HIGH PRICE AT REVAMPED BERLIN HOTEL
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––> High security for high price at revamped Berlin hotel Thursday, May 4, 2006 print this page >>>


      IŢ BANKASÝ BREAKS RECORD AMONG ISTANBUL CORPORATE TAXPAYERS
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––> Iţ Bankasý breaks record among Istanbul corporate taxpayers Thursday, May 4, 2006 >>>


      TRANSPORT OFFICIALS AGREE TO DEVELOP THE SILK ROAD
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      TURKISH INFLATION AT 8.8 PCT YEAR–ON–YEAR IN APRIL
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      TÜZMEN OPENS CONSTRUCTION OF DOHA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PROJECT
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      WORLD BANK CAUTIONS GULF ON CONSTRUCTION SPENDING
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      ŢENER: TURKEY IS ABLE TO PAY OFF ITS DEBT TO IMF
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––> Ţener: Turkey is able to pay off its debt to IMF Thursday, May 4, 2006 print this page >>>


      A FILM INSPIRED BY MOVIE ACTRESS MONICA BELLUCCI AT SINE TEK AVRUPA
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––> A film inspired by movie actress Monica Bellucci at Sine Tek Avrupa Thursday, May 4, 2006 pr >>>


      AMBASSADORIAL WELCOME AT ANKARA HILTON
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––> Ambassadorial welcome at Ankara Hilton Thursday, May 4, 2006 print this page mail to a frien >>>


      ANKARA PREPARES TO EMBRACE GREAT MUSICAL PROJECTS
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      ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENT JOURNALISTS MARKS 42ND ANNIVERSARY
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––> Association of Parliament Journalists marks 42nd anniversary Thursday, May 4, 2006 print thi >>>


      CHRISTIE‘S AUCTIONS OFF VAN GOGH, PICASSO PORTRAITS
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––> Christie‘s auctions off Van Gogh, Picasso portraits Thursday, May 4, 2006 print this p >>>



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