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      BREUERS NIEDERGANG
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      Von Christian Siedenbiedel 03. April 2006 Es ist ein seltsames Zusammentreffen. Rolf Breuer, der Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende der Deutschen Bank, erklärt seinen Abschied von seinem letzten großen Amt, und Werner Seifert, der geschaßte Vorstandschef der Deutschen Börse, stellt seine Memoiren vor, in dene >>>


      CONTINENTAL KAUFT FIRMENTEILE VON MOTOROLA
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      03. April 2006 Die Continental AG übernimmt das weltweite Automobilelektronikgeschäft von Motorola für ein Milliarde Dollar. Ein entsprechender Vertrag sei unterzeichnet worden, teilte der deutsche Automobilzulieferer am Montag mit.

Das übernommene Geschäft habe im vergangenen Jahr ein >>>


      DAX KNACKT DIE 6.000–PUNKTE–MARKE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      % Dax 6.024,05 +0,'0 TecDax 727,28 +0,01 Dow Jones 11.144,'4 +0,32 S&P 500
1.2'7,81 +0,23 Nasdaq 2.336,74

–0,13 STOXX 50
3.878,64 +0,65 Nikkei 225
17.333,31 +1,60 Euro/Dollar 1,2157 +0,10 Bund Future 116,67

–0,25 T–Bond 10',03

–0,11 Gold >>>


      ERMITTLER ZERSCHLAGEN INTERNATIONALE "PHISHING"–GRUPPE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      04. April 2006 Das Bundeskriminalamt hat sieben mutmaßliche Mitglieder einer international agierenden Gruppe festgenommen, die es auf die vertraulichen Daten deutscher Online–Banking–Kunden abgesehen hatten. Durch die Aktion seien Schäden in Millionenhöhe verhindert worden, teilten die Genera >>>


      FORSCHER SAGEN HÖHERE BESCH'6;FTIGUNG FÜR '6;LTERE VORAUS
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      04. April 2006 Die Beschäftigungslage von älteren Menschen in Deutschland kann sich in den kommenden Jahren spürbar verbessern. Neben dem erschwerten Zugang zur Frührente sind dafür aber politisch flankierende Maßnahmen notwendig; unter anderem müssen die Erwerbsbeteiligung von Frauen >>>


      GESUNDE SKEPSIS
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      03. April 2006 ruh. Der deutsche Aktienmarkt erlebt eine Hausse mit angezogener Handbremse. Das ist gut so. Seit Jahresbeginn hat sich zwar schon wieder ein Kursplus von rund zehn Prozent angesammelt, und der Dax steht erstmals seit fast fünf Jahren wieder bei 6000 Punkten, doch Begeisterung kommt nicht auf. Es is >>>


      INDUSTRIE ERLEBT ST'6;RKSTEN AUFSCHWUNG SEIT 2000
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      03. April 2006 Die deutsche Industrie erlebt derzeit den stärksten Aufschwung seit fast sechs Jahren und ist zunehmend zu Neueinstellungen gezwungen.

Der RBS/BME–Einkaufsmanagerindex für Deutschland kletterte im März überraschend deutlich um 2,3 auf 58,1 Punkte, wie das Forschungsinst >>>


      KAUM HOFFNUNG AUF SINKENDE STROMPREISE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      04. April 2006 Nach dem Energiegipfel der Regierung hat Umweltminister Sigmar Gabriel Hoffnungen auf sinkende Strompreise gedämpft. Die Politik habe hier nur begrenzte Eingriffsmöglichkeiten, sagte der SPD–Politiker in der ARD. "Ich glaube, daß die Preisentwicklung von uns maximal so beeinflu >>>


      KINDER IN DER KANTINE UND INGENIEURE AM WICKELTISCH
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      03. April 2006 "Betriebliche Familienpolitik ist ein hartes Thema geworden." Dieser Satz von Professor Irene Gerlach klingt heute wenig spektakulär.

Michael Endres, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Gemeinnützigen Hertie–Stiftung in Frankfurt, stimmt der Münsteraner Wissenschaftlerin vol >>>


      KURZE GLÜCKSGEFÜHLE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      Von Carsten Knop 03. April 2006 Je nach der Perspektive des Betrachters kann der Blick auf die Lage der in der Pharmaforschung tätigen deutschen Biotechnologiebranche entzücken oder ernüchtern. Letzteres gilt schon seit Jahren. Trotz Investitionen in Milliardenhöhe gibt es bis heute kein Unternehmen >>>


      MERKEL KÜNDIGT ENERGIEKONZEPT AN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      03. April 2006 Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat für Mitte 2007 ein Energiekonzept angekündigt. Alle Teilnehmer des Energiegipfels seien sich einig gewesen, die Abhängigkeit von Energieimporten tendenziell zu verringern, steigende Energiepreise zu verhindern und dabei den Klimawandel im Blick zu ha >>>


      OPERATIV VERBESSERTE LANXESS MACHT VERLUST
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      04. April 2006 Der Sanierungskurs beim Chemiekonzern Lanxess trägt erste Früchte. Dank des Konzernumbaus und eines starken Kautschukgeschäfts stieg der operative Gewinn im vergangenen Jahr deutlich. Lanxess kündigte ein weiteres Sparpaket an.

"Alle Maßnahmen, die wir zur Umsetzung >>>


      WEITHIN LOB FÜR DIE DEUTSCHE BANK
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 04-04-2006
      03. April 2006 Das überraschende Revirement an der Führungsspitze der Deutschen Bank ist in Finanzkreisen weithin begrüßt worden. Mit seinem Rückzug vom Vorsitz des Aufsichtsrats habe Rolf Breuer die Bank etwas aus der Schußlinie des früheren Medienunternehmers Leo Kirch genommen, hie >>>


      "EINE LANGWEILIGE LEIDENSCHAFT"
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Die Kritikerkritiken erreichen heute ein kritisches Stadium: Die "FAZ" weist nach, dass die Kritiker anderer Zeitungen den Unterschied zwischen Jamben und Trochäen nicht kennen. Die "FR" greift die Literaturgeschichten des "FAZ"–Kollegen Volker Weidermann an.

Frankfurte >>>


      "FERNSEHEN IST ZU SCHNELL FÜR MEINE KOMIK!"
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Zu hektisch und unmenschlich: Das Medium, das er stets gern auf die Schippe genommen hat, gefällt Loriot nicht mehr. Der "Bild"–Zeitung kündigte der Humorist seinen Rückzug an. Bevor er sich endgültig verabschiedet, ist er noch einmal bei "Kerner" zu sehen.

Berlin >>>


      "GEIL, WENN DIE SACHE STIMMT"
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Die finanzielle Situation der Berliner Theater ist schlecht. Von Marketing hält der Intendant des Berliner Ensembles dennoch nichts. "Marketing ist Blödsinn!", sagte Peymann vor dem Kulturausschuss des Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus.

Berlin– Claus Peymann, Indentant des Berliner Ensembles, >>>


      DIE WICHTIGSTEN CDS DER WOCHE
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Morrissey hätte ruhig verwegener sein können, Pink konterkariert sich selbst, die Spinto Band ist besser als die Brit–Hypes, Ben Harper zeigt seine wahre Größe, und The Vines sind nicht innovativ, aber sympathisch. Abgehört jetzt auch zum Reinhören!

Morrissey – "R >>>


      GROßBRITANNIEN KAUFT "DRESDEN"
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      In Deutschland war "Dresden" ein Quotenhit. Auch im Ausland stößt der ZDF–Zweiteiler auf Interesse. Nachdem sich mehrere Länder die Rechte bereits gesichert haben, kauften nun auch die Briten den Film.

Mainz – Der Fernseh–Zweiteiler "Dresden" wird bald auch >>>


      NAHAUFNAHME DES LEIDS
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Von Daniel Haas Krebs, Verkrüppelungen, geistige Behinderungen: Die Katastrophe von Tschernobyl hat bis heute schreckliche Auswirkungen. 20 Jahre nach dem GAU zeigt eine Berliner Fotoausstellung erschütternde Szenen des Leidens. Eine bildgewordene Mahnung zur Hilfe für die Opfer.

Was Wowa wohl g >>>


      ADIDAS–CHEF HAINER SPORNT AKTION'6;RE AN
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Die Zeit der Bescheidenheit ist vorbei – das denkt man zumindest beim Sportartikelhersteller adidas–Salomon. In einem Interview versprach Konzernchef Herbert Hainer eine rosarote Zukunft für sein Unternehmen und beflügelte damit gehörig den Aktienkurs.

Frankfurt am Main/Herzogenaurac >>>


      EU–PARLAMENTARIER FORDERN OFFENE ARBEITSMÄRKTE
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      EU–Parlamentarier der wichtigsten Fraktionen haben den freien Zugang von Arbeitskräften aus Osteuropa gefordert. Das Abschotten der nationalen Arbeitsmärkte führe zu Schwarzarbeit und Scheinselbständigkeit. Unterdessen wurde der zähe Streit um freie Dienstleistungen in der Gemeinschaft be >>>


      GM VERKAUFT LUKRATIVE FINANZSPARTE
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      General Motors inszeniert den Deal als Befreiungsschlag, doch es wirkt eher wie eine Verzweiflungstat: Angetrieben von chronischem Geldmangel verkauft der angeschlagene US–Autobauer ausgerechnet sein letztes hochprofitables Geschäft – seine Finanzsparte.

Detroit – Rund 2,4 Milliarden Dol >>>


      KEINE RENTENNACHZAHLUNG FÜR GMBH–CHEFS
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Nachzahlungen von bis zu 50.000 Euro drohten GmbH–Chefs nach einem Urteil des Bundessozialgerichts – die sichere Pleite für viele. Doch jetzt können die Mittelständler aufatmen: Zeitungsberichten zufolge sollen sie nun doch von Beiträgen für die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung befrei >>>


      KONZERNE WOLLEN MANIPULATIONSVORWÜRFE ENTKR'6;FTEN
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Verbraucherschützer stehen der Leipziger Strombörse schon lange skeptisch gegenüber – zu undurchsichtig sind bislang die Mechanismen der Preisgestaltung.

Um dem Vorwurf der Manipulation zu begegnen, wollen die Stromkonzerne den Handel jetzt transparenter machen.

Berlin – Di >>>


      MODELL DER FÜNF WEISEN SOLL 38 MILLIARDEN EURO KOSTEN
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Die Pläne des Sachverständigenrates für eine Reform der Unternehmensteuer werden den Fiskus deutlich mehr kosten als bislang angenommen. Das haben Berechnungen des Finanzminsteriums ergeben. Es geht um Steuerausfälle in Milliardenhöhe.

Berlin – Die Pläne der Fünf Weisen >>>


      STANDORT BERLIN HAT KAUM CHANCEN
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Bahn–Chef Hartmut Mehdorn will nach Auskunft seines Cheflobbyisten Otto Wiesheu sein Verhältnis zum Berliner Senat in Ordnung bringen. Auf Geschenke um des lieben Friedens Willen will er aber verzichten – etwa wenn es um die Frage des Standorts der Logistik–Zentrale geht.

DDP Bahntower i >>>


      STEUERZAHLERBUND FORDERT AUFKL'6;RUNG
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Nach Ansicht des Bundes der Steuerzahler ist die Gewährung der Milliarden–Bürgschaft für den russischen Gasversorger Gasprom ein Skandal. Verbandschef Karl Heinz Däke forderte eine lückenlose Aufklärung der Hintergründe.

Chemnitz – Das Kreditversprechen sei ein &q >>>


      ST'6;DTETAG FÜRCHTET NEUE KOSTENEXPLOSION
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Kommunen und Gemeinden schlagen Alarm. Nach einer aktuellen Berechnung des Deutschen Städtetages werden die Kosten für die Versorgung der Hartz–IV–Empfänger bis zum Ende des Jahres explodieren.

Berlin – Alleine die Wohnungskosten für die Langzeitarbeitslosen lagen nach Zah >>>


      UNION LENKT EIN
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Im Streit mit der SPD um die Neugestaltung des Kündigungsschutzes hat die Union eingelenkt. Sie begnügt sich nun doch mit der Umsetzung des Koalitionsvertrags und verzichtet zunächst auf weitergehende Forderungen.

Berlin – Unions–Fraktionschef Volker Kauder (CDU) erklärte nach e >>>


      VERBRAUCHERSCHÜTZER FINDEN ERGEBNISSE DÜRFTIG
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Nach dem Energiegipfel ist Umweltminister Gabriel nun endgültig überzeugt: Der Atomausstieg ist sicher. Doch schon fordern Unionspolitiker erneut, den Kompromiss aufzuweichen. Verbraucherschützer monieren außerdem, die Gipfel–Ergebnisse würden an den horrenden Energiepreisen nichts ä >>>


      VON LAHMEN ENTEN UND HEUSCHRECKEN
      Spiegel, 04-04-2006
      Von Rita Syre Die Deutsche Bank schafft es immer wieder, die Frankfurter Finanzszene zu überraschen. Nun sorgt der vorzeitige Abgang von Aufsichtsratschef Rolf Breuer für heftige Spekulationen. Hat er Bank–Chef Ackermann den Rücken gestärkt oder ihm mit dem eigenen Rückzug demonstrativ ei >>>


      "ACCION DE RI JONG SONG" DENOMINADA POR FIG
      , 04-04-2006
      @Pyongyang, 3 de abril (ATCC) –– La Federacion Internacional de Gimnasia (FIG) denomino en diciembre del ano pasado una accion gimnastica del deportista coreano Ri Jong Song como "la accion de Ri Jong Song".

En los Juegos Olimpicos de Atenas, el IV Torneo de Asia Oriental y otras comp >>>


      "GUERRA ANTITERRORISTA" DE EE.UU. PERTURBA LA SOBERANIA Y LA PAZ
      , 04-04-2006
      @Pyongyang, 3 de abril (ATCC) –– El diario Rodong Sinmun publico en su numero del dia 3 un articulo individual enfatizando que la "guerra antiterrorista" de los imperialistas norteamericanos es uno de sus metodos principales para aplastar a los paises independientes y antiimperialistas y satis >>>


      GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People‘s Assembly, Sunday sent a message of greetings to Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal, on the occasion the 46th anniversary of its independence.

Noting that he is glad to see the friendly and >>>


      JAPAN‘S AMBITION TO GRAB TOK ISLET DENOUNCED
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– The south Korean political circle is rejecting the Japanese government‘s ambition to grab Tok Islet, according to radio reports from south Korea.

Ruling and opposition parties including the Uri Party charged that the action taken by the Japanese Ministry of Edu >>>


      NEW FUEL–SAVING ADDITIVE DEVELOPED
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– The Onchon County Farm Machine Station in South Phyongan Province of the DPRK has developed a new kind of fuel–saving additive.

When the additive is mixed with gasoline or diesel, it increases combustion efficiency of rolling stocks and engines, thus economizin >>>


      RI JONG SONG GYMNASTIC MOVEMENT NAMED
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– The International Gymnastics Federation decided to call the gymnastic movement of Ri Jong Song of the Democratic People‘s Republic of Korea "Ri Jong Song Movement" in December last.

He, active in the April 25 Sports Group, gave a good account of himse >>>


      SOCIALISM OF KOREA PRAISED
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– Seminars were held in Bangladesh, Democratic Congo and Poland on March 26 and 28 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il‘s election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.

The chairman of the Central Com >>>


      STRUGGLE FOR PEACE AGAINST WAR CALLED FOR
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– The United States is getting frantic in its moves to ignite a war against the DPRK in order to stem the trend of the Korean nation‘s history toward reconciliation and reunification and realize its ambition for domination over the whole of Korea. In order to shatter the >>>


      TRUE COLORS OF U.S. "ANTI–TERRORIST WAR" DISCLOSED
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– The "anti–terrorist war" by the U.S. imperialists is one of the basic means to stifle anti–imperialist independent countries and achieve their ambition for world domination, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.

The article goes on: The >>>


      YOUTHS AND CHILDREN VISIT MANGYONGDAE
      , 04-04-2006
      Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) –– Youths and children across the country Sunday made a study tour of the old home of President Kim Il Sung in Mangyongdae on the occasion of the Day of the Sun (his birth anniversary), the greatest holiday of the nation.

Participating in the study tour were officials o >>>


      DELAY RENUNCIA COMO JEFE DE BANCADA REPUBLICANA
      Siglo XXI, 04-04-2006
      AP WASHINGTON. El acosado congresista Tom DeLay resolvió el sábado renunciar a su puesto de jefe del bloque mayoritario de la Cámara de Representantes, allanando el camino para la elección de autoridades por un Partido Republicano ávido de despojarse de toda seńal de escándalo.
>>>


      INCENDIAN EMBAJADA DANESA EN EL LÍBANO POR CARICATURAS DE MAHOMA
      Siglo XXI, 04-04-2006
      AP BEIRUT. Miles de musulmanes protestaron en las calles de Beirut el domingo e incendiaron la embajada de Dinamarca, quemaron banderas danesas y lanzaron piedras contra una iglesia católica maronita para manifestar su furia por la publicación de caricaturas del profeta Mahoma en diarios europeos.

Lo >>>


      ISRAEL ACEPTA TRANSFERIR DINERO A PALESTINOS
      Siglo XXI, 04-04-2006
      AP JERUSALEN. Israel aceptó el domingo hacer un pago de 54 millones de dólares a la Autoridad Palestina, pero advirtió que futuras transferencias de dinero serán suspendidas una vez que el Hamas forme el próximo gobierno.

La decisión fue adoptada poco después de una nueva ola >>>


      MORALES RECIBE PODERES ESPIRITUALES EN RITUAL INDÍGENA
      Siglo XXI, 04-04-2006
      AP TIWANAKU, Bolivia. En un agreste paraje a casi 4.000 metros de altura y rodeado de miles de personas en trajes multicolores, Evo Morales, descalzo y en traje ceremonial, recibió el sábado de sacerdotes andinos poderes espirituales para que le guíen en su gestión como el primer presidente indí >>>


      NUEVO DERRUMBE COMPLICA AVANCE DE BRIGADA PARA RESCATAR A MINEROS
      Siglo XXI, 04-04-2006
      EFE San Juan de Sabinas, México. Un nuevo derrumbe en una galería de la mina carbonífera Pasta de Conchos, en el estado mexicano de Coahuila, hizo retroceder hoy a los socorristas que buscan llegar a donde están atrapados 65 mineros desde el domingo.

El más reciente reporte sobre las l >>>


      CHINA UNVEILS SPACE PROGRAMME
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      China has outlined an ambitious space exploration plan including robotic moon missions but expressed regret at a US rejection of space cooperation between the two countries.

As well as missions to the moon, including a flight to collect and return lunar samples to Earth in 2017, the Chinese space agency plans >>>


      EGYPT JUDGES DENIED HRW MEETING
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      A group of Egyptian judges that has been pushing for more judicial independence, says it has cancelled a meeting with a visiting Human Rights Watch delegation because of government pressure.

The board of the Judges‘ Club, whose members have openly criticised abuses in last year‘s parliamentary elec >>>


      FACTFILE: ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      The jury selection process began on Monday for the sentencing trial of '/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Following are some facts about him and the case: Moussaoui, 37, a French citizen of Moroccan descent, was arrested by US officials in August 2001 on immigration charges after raising suspicions at a flight sc >>>


      FAMILY OF SHOT TV MAN ACCUSES ISRAEL
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      The widow of a British cameraman shot by Israeli soldiers in Gaza has accused the Israeli and British authorities of delaying the investigations into her husband‘s death.

Testifying at a London inquest, Sophy Miller said she believed the motive was to frustrate and to eventually force them to abandon the >>>


      FRENCH LAW OPPONENTS PLAN BIG RALLY
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      French protesters are hoping to rally at least a million people for nationwide marches and strikes against an employment law that has plunged the country into crisis.

The new demonstrations planned for Tuesday follow student and labour union rejection the French president‘s bid to soften the blow of a jo >>>


      HEALTH WITHOUT WEALTH POSSIBLE
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      The world‘s poorest countries can improve their population‘s health by taking simple and inexpensive steps such as providing aspirin to help cut down on heart disease and stroke, health experts have said.

The conclusion was reached by health experts and officials meeting in Beijing for an internati >>>


      INSULTS FLY AS ITALIAN ELECTION HEATS UP
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      The race to become Italy‘s next prime minister is still a close one after a hostile second and final live TV debate between the two main candidates.

Incumbent prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, used the occasion on Monday night to surprise his centre–left rival, Romano Prodi, by announcing he would >>>


      IRAN TEST–FIRES ANOTHER TORPEDO
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Iran has successfully test–fired its second new torpedo in as many days, and a military spokesman suggests it is more powerful and capable of going deeper than previous ones in its arsenal.

There were no details on the torpedo‘s name, speed and range. On Sunday, Iran announced a new high–spee >>>


      IRAN TESTS ‘FLYING BOAT‘
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Iran has successfully tested what it described as a "flying boat," state television has reported.

This is the latest in a series of domestically produced weapons that Tehran has tested during a three–day military exercise in the Gulf.

"A super–modern flying boat was successf >>>


      KUWAITI WOMEN VOTE FOR FIRST TIME
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Kuwaiti women have begun casting votes for the first time, less than one year after winning full political rights in the oil rich Gulf state.

Tuesday‘s by–election for a municipal council seat is being seen as a test–case of how women might fare in next year‘s parliamentary elections.>>>


      LEBANON PRESIDENT TALKS DELAYED
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Leaders of Lebanon‘s rival factions have postponed a national dialogue conference on the fate of the country‘s pro–Syrian president until the end of the month.

Nabih Berri, parliament speaker, said the leaders agreed in four hours of closed talks on Monday to postpone the next session until A >>>


      LIBERIA‘S TAYLOR PLEADS NOT GUILTY
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Charles Taylor, Liberia‘s former president, has pleaded not guilty to charges of crimes against humanity during years of atrocities in Sierra Leone.

He was remanded in custody to a date yet to be fixed. He did not apply for bail during the landmark hearing on Monday, but said he preferred to be tried in >>>


      MIXED RESPONSE FROM '/11 FAMILIES
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Emotions ran high on Monday among relatives of the victims of the September 11 attacks after a US federal jury decided that Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person to be tried in the attacks, was eligible for execution.

The ruling triggered a variety of reactions and exposed Americans‘ mindset after Septembe >>>


      MOUSSAOUI CAN FACE DEATH PENALTY
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Jurors in the trial of would–be '/11 pilot Zacarias Moussaoui have ruled that he is eligible for execution, concluding that his lies to FBI investigators directly cost lives on the day of the attacks.

The decision means the trial will now move into a second phase, beginning on Thursday, to determine >>>


      MUBARAK ON SURPRISE VISIT TO SUDAN
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has made a surprise visit to Khartoum, his first in more than a decade, and held talks with Sudan‘s president on the conflict in the Darfur region.

The talks came a day after Jan Egeland, a top UN envoy, protested over what he called a Sudanese government decision t >>>


      NEPAL PARTIES WELCOME REBEL CEASEFIRE
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Nepal‘s political parties have welcomed a ceasefire called by Maoist rebels in the capital, Kathmandu, ahead of a planned general strike, saying the government now has no excuse to use force against protesters.

"It is a very positive development," said Ram Sharan Mahat of the Nepali Congress, t >>>


      OIL DEALS STOKE WESTERN SAHARA TENSION
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Tense relations between the separatist Polisario Front movement and the Moroccan government have worsened after recent licensing of oil exploration rights in the Western Sahara.

In 1'75, Morocco annexed the former Spanish territory of Western Sahara during a rapid and ill–planned decolonisation proce >>>


      REPORT: MOROCCO FOILED AL–QAEDA PLOT
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Security forces in Morocco are holding nine suspected al–Qaeda activists who were part of a ring that plotted bomb attacks in France, Italy and Morocco, the state news agency MAP has said quoting local newspapers.

Newspapers in Rabat said the nine suspects planned to participate in a larger plot to blow >>>


      RICE TAKES THE FLOOR FOR STRAW
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Jack Straw, the British foreign secretary, evidently doesn‘t let trivialities like good manners get in the way of getting a good night‘s sleep.

Straw was able to sleep in comfort aboard Condoleezza Rice‘s Boeing 757 Air Force jet while the US secretary of state was forced to rough it out in t >>>


      SADDAM TO FACE TRIAL FOR GENOCIDE
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Saddam Hussein will face a new trial for alleged genocide against the Kurds in a 1'88 deadly crackdown, the court trying the former Iraqi leader said.

The court said on Tuesday that the new charges of genocide and crimes against humanity had been brought against the ousted Iraqi leader and six co–def >>>


      SHARON TO UNDERGO MORE SURGERY
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Israel‘s Ariel Sharon, still comatose after a massive stroke, will undergo surgery on Tuesday afternoon to close a hole that doctors made in his head during previous operations, officials at Jerusalem‘s Haddassah hospital say.

The 78–year–old Sharon, still officially prime minister for >>>


      THAI POLITICAL CRISIS INTENSIFIES
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Opponents of Thailand‘s prime minster have vowed to mount new street protests until he resigns, rejecting his claim to having won the weekend‘s election and his plan for a reconciliation committee.

Suriyasai Katasila, a spokesman for the People‘s Alliance for Democracy read from an open lette >>>


      THAKSIN ACKNOWLEDGES PROTEST VOTE
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand‘s prime minister, has claimed victory but acknowledged a strong protest vote in an election boycotted by the opposition.

The opposition held weeks of protest rallies to demand his resignation for alleged corruption and abuse of power.

Thaksin, who denies any wrongdoi >>>


      TOP COURT BACKS BUSH DETENTION POLICY
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      A divided US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a man held until recently as an enemy combatant without traditional legal rights.

This, in effect, sidesteps a challenge to Bush administration wartime detention powers.

By a 6–3 vote, the court refused to hear an appeal by Jose Padilla, who >>>


      UN OFFICIAL BLOCKED FROM DARFUR
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      The UN has protested against a decision by Sudan to block the visit of its top humanitarian official.

A statement from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said on Monday Jan Egeland‘s flight into Sudan was not given authorisation to land on Sunday.

Egeland, the undersecretary–gener >>>


      UN UPBEAT ON MINE–FREE WORLD
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      The United Nations has given an optimistic assessment of global efforts clear land mines, saying it could take years rather than decades to get rid of the millions of mines scattered around the world.

‘‘The goal of a world without land mines and explosive remnants of war appears achievable in years >>>


      US NAMES MORE GUANTANAMO DETAINEES
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      The Pentagon has released further details of proceedings against detainees at Guantanamo Bay in the same week that a Canadian–born teenager, accused of killing a US soldier in Afghanistan, appears before a military tribunal at the prison.

The 2,600 pages of documents published on Monday on the defence de >>>


      VENEZUELA TAKES OVER TWO OIL FIELDS
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Hugo Chavez, Venezuela‘s president, has tightened his grip on the country‘s energy resources, following through on threats to punish international companies that resist government control of the nation‘s oil fields.

On Monday, Rafael Ramirez, the oil minister, said Venezuela seized two oil fi >>>


      WRITER MOHAMMAD AL–MAGHOUT DIES
      Aljazeera, 04-04-2006
      Syrian writer Mohammad al–Maghout, whose poems and plays fiercely criticised Arab governments, has died. He was 72.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency said: "Syria and the Arab world lost a giant today," adding that Maghout had died after a long illness.

Al–Maghout‘s work >>>


      ‘TALEBAN‘ KILL TURKISH ENGINEER
      , 04-04-2006
      A Turkish engineer has been shot dead by suspected Taleban militants while working on a road construction project in western Afghanistan, officials said.

The engineer was pulled from his car and shot when travelling along the border of Farah and Nimroz provinces.

His body was set alight by the militan >>>


      AFGHAN GOVT. INTRODUCES NEW CABINET TO PARLIAMENT FOR APPROVAL
      , 04-04-2006
      introduced the 25 members of proposed new cabinet to the Wolesi Jirga, or National Assembly, with hope to get vote of confidence.

"On behalf of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan it is a matter of pleasure for me to introduce the proposed members of new cabinet to you, the esteemed parliamentarians, and >>>


      AFGHANISTAN TO BE CLEARED OF MINE WITHIN 7 YEARS
      , 04-04-2006
      4/3/06 via People‘s Daily –China The post–war and most mine contaminated Afghanistan would be cleared of millions of mines within the next seven years with the support of international community, the country‘s director of British–based de–mining agency HALO Trust said Monday.

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      MAN SHOT DEAD, BURNED IN AFGHANISTAN
      , 04-04-2006
      SUSPECTED Taliban rebels killed a Turkish engineer and burned his body in an area of western Afghanistan where two other foreigners were killed last week, a provincial governor said today.

The gunmen stopped a vehicle carrying the engineer and three Afghan bodyguards on a remote highway in Farah province yeste >>>


      MINES STILL KILL OR MAIM 100 PEOPLE A MONTH IN AFGHANISTAN
      , 04-04-2006
      DEH ZABZ, Afghanistan –Millions of mines and unexploded pieces of ordnance still kill or maim around 100 people a month in war–ravaged Afghanistan, a demining group said on Monday.

Afghanistan remains one of the worlds most mined countries despite the internationally backed efforts involving 10,00 >>>


      NO SET DATE FOR NATO‘S COMMAND OF COALITION IN AFGHANISTAN: US
      , 04-04-2006
      4/3/06 KABUL (AFP) – It is difficult to say when NATO will take command of the coalition force in Afghanistan, the US ambassador said, after a top NATO general said the handover could be completed by August.

NATO peacekeepers, currently based in northern and western Afghanistan, have started moving into >>>


      TALIBAN KILLS POLICE AT AFGHAN CHECKPOINT
      , 04-04-2006
      rebel posing as a traveler shot dead four policemen at a remote checkpoint in the south of the country.

AP quoted a provincial administrator in Helmand Province as saying the assailant asked the officers if he could spend the night on March 31 because he was walking alone along a remote road.

After th >>>


      VIOLENCE TO RISE IN AFGHANISTAN AS NATO EXPANDS: US OFFICIAL
      , 04-04-2006
      4/3/06 KABUL (AFP) – The United States expects increased violence linked to insurgents and drugs as NATO forces expand into southern Afghanistan in the coming weeks, a senior US official said.

Militants and narcotics traffickers will likely try to test the new forces that will be attempting to extend gov >>>


      ‘I DESERVE AN AWARD FOR BEING THE NAUGHTIEST GIRL‘
      , 04-04-2006
      Mumbai, April 4: Mona Chopra is one new entrant in Bollywood–but before her movie, her MMS clip got released. Yes, she is that most talked about girl who is all set to rock in Bollywood with her dare bare attitude.

She has already made her debut in south films and with the small time flick Time Pass, she >>>


      INDIA, CANADA HAVE MUCH TO OFFER EACH OTHER
      , 04-04-2006
      Toronto, April 4: Canada is looking forward to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s visit this year and exploring the possibility of a free trade agreement with India, the new Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said.

Expressing Canada‘s commitment to strengthen ties with India, Harper said the t >>>


      ‘MORE LEFT A SCAR ON THE VICTIM‘
      , 04-04-2006
      Mumbai, April 4: When Additional Sessions Judge K U Chandiwal convicted him of raping a 17–year–old inside the Marine Drive police chowky and sentenced him to 12 years of rigorous imprisonment, dismissed police constable Sunil Atmaram More (33) listened impassively.

A few minutes later, when the ju >>>


      BUSH ADMN TO ‘ENSURE‘ CONG SUPPORT
      , 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1643 hours IST Washington, April 4: The US has dismissed as "overplayed" reports that Indo–US civil nuclear deal was aimed at having India as a counterweight to China and said it was intensively lobbying to answer all questions of Congress on this "major initiati >>>


      DALMIYA FACES Q&AS
      , 04-04-2006
      Kolkata, April 4: Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and two other former board officials were interrogated for two hours by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police in connection with the alleged misappropriation of Rs 21.74 lakh from the 1''6 World Cup account.

Dalmiya along with Kishore >>>


      DY CM ORDERS PROBE
      , 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1358 hours IST It hasnt taken long for Mumbais Morality Brigade to begin marching down the political ramp. After model Carol Graciass choli slipped off, followed by Gauhar Khans malfunctioning zip at the Lakme Fashion week the next day, Mumbais usual suspects have come rushing i >>>


      GEORGE BUSH‘S FIRST PITCH––‘KIND OF A SLOW BALL‘
      , 04-04-2006
      Cincinnati, April 4: George W Bush, briefly setting aside troubles that have beset his presidency, indulged his passion for baseball on Monday by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of America‘s 2006 Major League season.

On a cool, gray day, Bush took to the mound before a capacity crowd of more than >>>


      GOVT SAYS FIRM NO TO SBI STAFF DEMANDS
      , 04-04-2006
      New Delhi, April 4: The government today said it would not accept the demand of the striking SBI employees for higher pension, even as unions expressed keenness to negotiate on their demand on the second day of their nationwide indefinite stir.

Demand of the striking employees of State Bank of India would not >>>


      GOVT SIGNS AIRPORT PRIVATISATION DEAL
      , 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1451 hours IST New Delhi, April 4: Overlooking Opposition from the Left parties and airport employees, the government on Tuesday signed two agreements to set up joint venture companies between airports authority of India and the GMR and GVK groups to hand over the Delhi and Mumbai ai >>>


      GOVT SIGNS DEAL, LEFT WARNS OF ‘CONSEQUENCES‘
      , 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1642 hours IST New Delhi, April 4: The CPI(M) warned the government of serious consequences for going ahead with the privatisation of Delhi and Mumbai airports, while billing the modernisation process as not only a mockery of transparency but breach of agreement with the AAI empl >>>


      I WANT JOINT TRIAL ALONG WITH SANJAY: SALEM
      , 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1736 hours IST Mumbai, April 4: Extradited gangster Abu Salem on Tuesday asked a TADA court to conduct his trial jointly with other 123 co–accused, including film actor Sanjay Dutt, in the 1''3 bomb blast case.

Opposing the CBI plea to separate his trial from t >>>


      INDIA SEEKS TO AMEND EMIGRATION LAWS
      , 04-04-2006
      Dubai, April 30: India will soon make a comprehensive amendment to emigration laws to protect its labour force abroad, especially in the Gulf region, from being exploited by unscrupulous recruiting agents.

"My ministry is currently working on the amendment and we hope we can present it to the national Par >>>


      KIDS VOTE: SRK, SACHIN ON TOP
      , 04-04-2006
      New Delhi, April 4: When it comes to Indian kids, Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee are the most popular actors, closely followed by Aishwarya Rai, according to findings of a survey conducted by a TV channel across 14 cities in India.

In the "New Generations 2005" survey conducted by Cartoon Network >>>


      LEARN ANTI–HACKING IN 30 DAYS, COURTESY RELIANCE
      , 04-04-2006
      New Delhi, April 4: If you want to keep your personal data on computer safe from being hacked or would like to keep off your e–mail from getting unrequired messages called spam without calling any specialists from outside here is a course for you which can equip you to protect your personal computer from getting >>>


      MEDHA PATKAR NOT READY TO END HUNGER STRIKE
      , 04-04-2006
      New Delhi, April 4: Assuring "necessary action", Union Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday asked social activist Medha Patkar, who is on an indefinite hunger strike protesting against raising the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam, to call off the strike but she rejected the appeal.

In his se >>>


      N–DEAL FAILURE WILL BE DISAPPOINTING: US INC
      , 04-04-2006
      Updated: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 1026 hours IST The American industry, which is lobbying hard in Congress for the civilian nuclear agreement with India, has said it will be «deeply disappointed» if the deal does not go through. Represented by the US Chamber of Commerce, which has over 30 lakh small and b >>>


      NOKIA SAYS NEW MULTIMEDIA, CORPORATE PHONES LATE
      , 04-04-2006
      Helsinki, April 4: The world‘s largest handset maker Nokia said on Monday six of its new smartphones missed their planned first quarter shipping deadlines as it works to sort out their software.

Company officials said the models –– three of its multimedia N–series handsets and three E&n >>>



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