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      PETIT PAS D‘ANKARA VERS LA RÉPUBLIQUE DE CHYPRE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      c‘est un tournant mais nombre d‘ambiguïtés demeurent. La Turquie a rempli une des conditions majeures fixées par l‘Union européenne à l‘ouverture des négociations d‘adhésion, en signant vendredi soir un texte crucial étendant son accor >>>


      TROIS AUTEURS PRÉSUMÉS DES ATTENTATS DE LONDRES ARRÊTÉS
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      dans une accélération dramatique de l‘enquête sur les tentatives d‘attentats à Londres du 21 juillet dernier, les forces de Scotland Yard ont bouclé hier l‘arrestation des quatre kamikazes présumés avec l‘interpellation de deux d‘entre eux d >>>


      TÉHÉRAN REJETTE DE L‘HUILE SUR LE FEU NUCLÉAIRE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      les Européens ont vivement réagi hier aux nouvelles menaces iraniennes de relance d‘activités nucléaires sensibles, en dénonçant des «pressions» inacceptables et en mettant Téhéran en garde contre les conséquences d‘une telle reprise. «Nous avo >>>


      UNE POLITIQUE SYSTÉMATIQUE DE L‘ARMÉE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      selon le rapport Rettig ­ du nom du responsable de la commission vérité et réconciliation ­ diffusé en 1''1, durant les dix–sept années (1'73–1''0) de la dictature du général Pinochet, les violences du régime ont fait 3 1'7 mor >>>


      VOILE SOUDANAIS SUR LES VIOLS AU DARFOUR
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      elle s‘appelle Hawa et nul ne sait ce qu‘elle est devenue. «Il paraît qu‘elle vit dans le camp de Kalma», assure un humanitaire en poste à Nyala, la capitale du Sud–Darfour. Hawa a brièvement incarné le problème des viols devenus endémiques depuis qu&lsq >>>


      «NOUS NE VOULIONS TUER PERSONNE, MAIS SEMER LA TERREUR»
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      les tabloïds exultent et le Sun titre, triomphant, «We got the bastards !» (on a eu les salauds). Mais même après l‘arrestation, vendredi à Londres et à Rome, des trois derniers auteurs présumés des tentatives d‘attentats du 21 juillet, Scotland Yard reste tr&e >>>


      BAYROU ET VILLEPIN÷ LA QUERELLE DE L‘AUTOROUTE SUR VOIE RAPIDE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      françois Bayrou a perdu son sens de l‘humour. Vendredi, lors d‘une conférence de presse au siège de son parti, le président de l‘UDF a répliqué sur un ton acerbe à la pique de Dominique de Villepin ÷ «J‘aurais souri si le sujet avait &eacu >>>


      DES CANTONALES PLUTÔT FAVORABLES À LA DROITE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      la droite relève la tête. Après la vague rose de 2004 qui avait permis à la gauche de devenir majoritaire pour la première fois dans les départements (51 présidences de conseils généraux sur 100), la droite s‘est refait une (petite) santé depui >>>


      L‘ANCIEN PRÉSIDENT DE LA BCE DUISENBERG DÉCÈDE EN FRANCE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      PARIS – L‘homme politique néerlandais Wim Duisenberg, est mort dimanche dans le sud de la France, où il passait une partie de son temps depuis qu‘il avait quitté la présidence de la Banque centrale européenne (BCE) en 2003.

"Il a été retro >>>


      LA VENTE OU LA RENTE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      «Cette privatisation remet en cause le patrimoine des Français aujourd‘hui, l‘équipement de la France demain, et tout cela sans autre justification que les besoins de trésorerie de l‘Etat dans les mois et les semaines qui viennent.» Au centre de la critique de Bayrou, c‘est >>>


      LE TABAC BIENTÔT BANNI DANS LES LIEUX COLLECTIFS EN FRANCE ?
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      PARIS – Une proposition de loi visant à interdire le tabagisme dans tous les lieux collectifs, y compris les bars, les restaurants et les lieux de travail, sera déposée à l‘Assemblée à la rentrée, selon le journal Libération.

L‘auteur de >>>


      LE TUNNEL DU FRÉJUS ROUVRIRA JEUDI
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      PARIS–LYON – Le tunnel routier du Fréjus rouvrira jeudi, deux mois après l‘incendie qui avait entraîné sa fermeture, a annoncé le ministre des Transports, Dominique Perben.

"Le tunnel sera ouvert à la circulation jeudi", a–t–il pr >>>


      LES CONTRIBUTIONS SOCIALISTES SE RAMASSENT À LA PELLE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      qui a dit que les socialistes n‘avaient plus d‘idées ? Qu‘ils sortaient de la campagne référendaire, exsangues, à bout de souffle, sonnés par leurs querelles intestines ? Que les éléphants roses, tenaillés par l‘ambition, n‘avaient e >>>


      LES MINISTRES VIRÉS EN QUÊTE D‘ÉLECTIVITÉ
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      dans les starting–blocks. Passé la déception de devoir quitter brutalement les ors de la République, plusieurs anciens ministres du gouvernement Raffarin profitent de l‘été pour préparer leur retour au Parlement, même si la date des élections n‘e >>>


      LIGUE 1÷ JOHN CAREW OFFRE SA PREMIÈRE VICTOIRE À LYON
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      PARIS – John Carew a inscrit son premier but en Ligue 1 dimanche pour permettre à Lyon, quadruple champion de France en titre, de s‘imposer 2–1 au Mans à l‘occasion de sa première sortie de la saison.

L‘international norvégien, qui avait déj&agra >>>


      LIGUE 1÷ LYON SATISFAIT DE SON BON DÉPART
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      LYON – Lyon n‘a pas manqué son premier rendez–vous de la saison en Ligue 1 en s‘imposant au Mans (2–1) pour confirmer son statut de favori à sa propre succession.

Les champions de France, qui rêvent de devenir les premiers à remporter cinq titres cons&ea >>>


      NATATION÷ BONNE RÉCOLTE DE MÉDAILLES POUR LA FRANCE À MONTRÉAL
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      par Sophie Greuil MONTREAL – L‘équipe de France de natation a réussi, aux championnats du monde de Montréal, la plus belle moisson de médailles de son histoire avec deux médailles d‘or, une d‘argent et une de bronze – sans compter l‘or de Virginie D >>>


      PASCAL CLÉMENT VEUT RENFORCER LA LÉGISLATION ANTITERRORISTE
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      PARIS – Le garde des Sceaux, Pascal Clément, propose de renforcer la législation antiterroriste, dans le fil des mesures décidées après les attentats de Londres et Charm el Cheikh, apprend–on à la Chancellerie.

Il a envoyé dans ce but un courrier au >>>


      UN CANADAIR S‘ÉCRASE PRÈS DE CALVI, DEUX MORTS
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      PARIS–NICE – Deux pilotes ont trouvé la mort lundi matin près de Calvi (Haute–Corse) dans le crash d‘un Canadair, a–t–on appris auprès de la Sécurité civile.

"Le pilote et le co–pilote sont morts dans l‘accident", a di >>>


      UN CANADAIR S‘ÉCRASE PRÈS DE CALVI, LES DEUX PILOTES TUÉS
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      PARIS–NICE – Deux pilotes sont morts ce matin près de Calvi (Haute–Corse) dans le crash d‘un Canadair, apprend–on auprès de la Sécurité civile.

"Le pilote et le co–pilote sont morts dans l‘accident", a dit un porte–parole. L& >>>


      UN ENFANT GRIÈVEMENT BLESSÉ DANS UN MANÈGE À LIÉVIN
      Liberation, 01-08-2005
      LILLE – Un enfant de 12 ans a été grièvement blessé dans un manège dimanche après midi à Liévin, dans le Pas–de–Calais, apprend–on auprès des pompiers.

Vers 17h, le jeune garçon a eu la main coincée dans un rai >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      Aa Aa Aa Business in Brief LUKoil 2Q Net Profit Falls Oil firm LUKoil said on Friday its net profit under Russian Accounting Standards fell 11 percent in the second quarter versus the first quarter of 2005 to 22.2 billion rubles ($774 million).

The company, which reported net profit of 25.0 billion rubles in t >>>


      CABINET LIFTS GDP FORECAST
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      Reuters The government expects economic growth to accelerate to 6.2 percent in the second half of 2005 after overcoming a trough early in the year, the Economy Ministry said on Friday in its monthly report.

Strong industrial output in June and a recovery in investment justified the prediction that the annual r >>>


      DAIRY FIRM SELLS SHARES TO FUND GROWTH
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Todd Prince Bloomberg Nutrinvestholding, which controls Russia‘s third–largest dairy company, plans to raise as much as $63.8 million selling shares in a so–called private placement.

The shares are being offered at $1'.60 to $23.20 apiece, said three investors who were offered stock. T >>>


      DIAGEO FACES LAWSUIT OVER SMIRNOFF
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer David Krapp / Bloomberg Smirnov will fight Smirnoff in court.

The heirs of Pyotr Smirnov are taking their prolonged battle against global drinks giant Diageo, manufacturer of premium vodka brand Smirnoff, to court.

The Trading House of the Descendants of Pyotr Smirnov h >>>


      DYACHENKO HOLDS URALS ENERGY STAKE
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      Bloomberg Leonid Dyachenko, the former son–in–law of Boris Yeltsin, Russia‘s first president, owns a 12 percent stake in Urals Energy, which is seeking to raise as much as $130 million in a share sale.

Dyachenko is also a director and president of the company, according to a statement on the >>>


      FINNISH UTILITY MAKES OFFER TO LENENERGO SHAREHOLDERS
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Daniel Frykholm Reuters HELSINKI –– Finnish utility Fortum is offering to buy out shareholders in regional electricity firm Lenenergo it said on Friday, in a move triggered by its stake rising to 32.8 percent.

Fortum said it expected to buy at most 25 million shares under the offer at 30 rubles >>>


      IGNORING THE FEEDBACK
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Nikolai Petrov To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

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


      MURDOCH‘S SON QUITS NEWS CORP.
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Michael White Bloomberg LOS ANGELES –– News Corp.‘s Lachlan Murdoch, son of chairman Rupert Murdoch and potential heir at the fourth–largest U.S. media company, unexpectedly resigned and said he planned to move to Australia with his wife and son.

Lachlan Murdoch, 33, had been deputy >>>


      RECORD OIL PRICES DRIVE EXPORTS GROWTH
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      Bloomberg Russian exports rose faster than imports in the first half of 2005 amid the high price of oil, the country‘s major export commodity, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry estimated.

Exports probably rose to $113.7 billion in the first half of the year from $80.5 billion in the same period >>>


      RULING COULD DELAY SAKHALIN SHIPMENTS
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Torrey Clark Bloomberg The Royal Dutch Shell–led venture on Sakhalin Island may face delays on plans to sell liquefied natural gas to Asia after losing an appeal to reinstate environmental approval, ecologists said.

A Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk court last week upheld a previous decision that annulled a f >>>


      WEATHER HELPS BOOST HARVEST
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      Bloomberg Russia, the world‘s fourth–largest grain producer, expects to harvest between 76 million and 78 million metric tons of grain this year, similar to last year‘s production, Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev said.

The forecast, which is for weight after processing, will be narrowed >>>


      3–2 WIN THRUSTS LOKO OUT OF SIGHT
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      The Moscow Times Grigory Sysoyev / Itar–Tass Lokomotiv‘s Francisco Lima celebrating during the Railwaymen‘s crucial 3–2 victory over city rival CSKA on Saturday.

Lomokotiv Moscow took a huge step toward the Russian Premier League title on Saturday when it disposed of rival CSKA in a 3&n >>>


      BIRD FLU STRAIN CAN INFECT HUMANS
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Jim Heintz The Associated Press Investigators have determined that a strain of bird flu virus infecting fowl in Siberia is the type that can infect humans, the Agriculture Ministry said Friday.

The virus caused the deaths of hundreds of birds in the Novosibirsk region this month, but no human infections hav >>>


      DEPUTY SETS HIS SIGHTS ON RUSHAILO
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Carl Schreck Staff Writer AP Vladimir Rushailo The State Duma deputy whose complaint prompted a criminal investigation into former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov said Sunday that he had set his sights on another former minister÷ Vladimir Rushailo.

The announcement could be interpreted as an attempt >>>


      DIAGEO FACES LAWSUIT OVER SMIRNOFF
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer David Krapp / Bloomberg Smirnov will fight Smirnoff in court.

The heirs of Pyotr Smirnov are taking their prolonged battle against global drinks giant Diageo, manufacturer of premium vodka brand Smirnoff, to court.

The Trading House of the Descendants of Pyotr Smirnov h >>>


      IGNORING THE FEEDBACK
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Nikolai Petrov To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

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


      NEW RULES FOR TAKING CASH OUT OF RUSSIA
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Carl Schreck Staff Writer For years travelers have faced a limit on the amount of foreign currency they can take out of Russia, but a new law now gives travelers a fresh currency to reckon with÷ the ruble.

Under the change, which went into effect Sunday, rubles will now be counted among the $10,000 t >>>


      PROSPERITY AND POLITICAL PREDICTABILITY
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Christopher Weafer To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

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


      RULING COULD DELAY SAKHALIN SHIPMENTS
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Torrey Clark Bloomberg The Royal Dutch Shell–led venture on Sakhalin Island may face delays on plans to sell liquefied natural gas to Asia after losing an appeal to reinstate environmental approval, ecologists said.

A Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk court last week upheld a previous decision that annulled a f >>>


      RUSSIA FUMES OVER BASAYEV ON ABC
      The Moscow Times, 01-08-2005
      By Nabi Abdullaev and Andrew McChesney Staff Writers Ruslan Musayev / AP Shamil Basayev in 1''' The Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. Embassy‘s top official and politicians expressed outrage after a U.S. television network broadcast an interview with Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, who has a $10 mill >>>


      FIRE IN SVALBARD COAL MINE SPREADS
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      The fire in the Norwegian Svea coal mine on Svalbard has spread, and around one kilometre of the tunnell is now on fire, according to Store Norske Spitsbergen coal mining company.

However, it now seems the fire is under control. Workers are now building dams which will lead water from the melting glacier into >>>


      NORWAY SENDS EMERGENCY SUPPLIES TO NIGER
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Norwegian relief organizations have begun sending emergency supplies to the victims of the famine in Niger.The Norwegian Red Cross will be sending 5000 tons of grain a month to the stricken area.

Next week the Red Cross will also send 71 heavy cross–country trucks to Niger, some by plane and others by sh >>>


      NORWEGIANS POSITIVE TO PAYING TAXES
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Norwegians willingness to pay taxes has increased steadily over the past 25 years, according to surveys carried out by the Tax Directorate.

The Directorate has examined the attitude of Norwegians towards taxes every third year since 1'80, and has seen a clear positive trend. The willingness to pay taxes ha >>>


      SVALBARD COAL MINE ON FIRE – NO LOSS OF LIFE
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      The Norwegian Svea coal mine on Svalbard is on fire, and all 25 workers have been brought to safety.

Two men have been brought to hospital, after they were overcome with smoke. The fire started in the main tunnel, about 5 kilometres into the mine, when workers were welding pipes.

The fire has spread t >>>


      CYCLING÷ GUNN RITA DAHLE EUROPEAN CHAMPION
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Norways Gunn–Rita Dahle won the European Championship womens mountain bike cross–country gold medal on Sunday.

This was her fourth straight EC win, something no one has accomplished before her.

Polands Maja Wzoslzowska captured second place, morfe than a minute behind Dahle.

Dahle >>>


      EC KAYAKING÷ GOLD FOR VERAAS LARSEN
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Norwegian kayaker Eirik Veraas Larsen won Gold in the K1 1000 metre final race at the European Championships Saturday. He was one second ahead of Hungarys Zoltan Benko.

Portugese Emanuel Silva came third, 2.4 seconds behind Veraas Larsen. – Conditions were very special today, with wind and high waves. I >>>


      FIRE IN SVALBARD COAL MINE SPREADS
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      The fire in the Norwegian Svea coal mine on Svalbard has spread, and around one kilometre of the tunnell is now on fire, according to Store Norske Spitsbergen coal mining company.

However, it now seems the fire is under control. Workers are now building dams which will lead water from the melting glacier into >>>


      GOLDEN LEAGUE BISLETT÷ NEW NORWEGIAN RECORD BY THORKILDSEN
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Andreas Thorkildsen threw the javelin 87.66 metres at the IAAF Golden League Oslo Bislett Games on Friday, placing third and setting a new Norwegian record.

Finnish Tero Pitkmki won with a throw measuring '0.54 metres. Russias Sergej Makarov came second with 87.76 metres.

The Golden League meet al >>>


      LEAH ISADORA BAPTIZED ON THURSDAY
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Princess Martha Louise and Ari Behns second child, Leah Isadora, was baptized in the Royal Palace Chapel on Thursday, by Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme.

Queen Sonja carried her grandchild to the font. Present were also King Harald and the rest of the Royal Family, as well as Ari Behns family and a group of friend >>>


      NORWEGIANS POSITIVE TO PAYING TAXES
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Norwegians willingness to pay taxes has increased steadily over the past 25 years, according to surveys carried out by the Tax Directorate.

The Directorate has examined the attitude of Norwegians towards taxes every third year since 1'80, and has seen a clear positive trend. The willingness to pay taxes ha >>>


      NUMBER OF BANKRUPTCIES CONTINUE TO DROP
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      In the second quarter 1011 Norwegian firms were declared bankrupt. This is a reduction by 7.5 per cent compared with the same period last year.

So far this year the number of bankruptcies has dropped by ' per cent, compared with the first half of 2004, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).
>>>


      RECORD NUMBER OF CRUISE TRAVELLERS TO OSLO
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Altogether 140 cruise ships carrying 1'0,000 passengers are scheduled to arrive in Oslo this summer.

Last year 120 tourist vessels carrying 144,000 visitors called at the port of Oslo.

One reason is that the season is one month longer this year, lasting from June 1st till the end of September.
>>>


      SETTLER&#3';S CABIN FROM IOWA TO NORWAY
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      Monday, 1.8.2005 Search

16. Juni 2005 Settlers cabin from Iowa to Norway Knut Knutsen Neste emmigrated from Valdres in Norway to the US more than 150 years ago.

At Valdres Folk Museum they are now in the process of re–building the first log cabin that Knut built "over there".

>>>


      SVALBARD COAL MINE ON FIRE – NO LOSS OF LIFE
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      The Norwegian Svea coal mine on Svalbard is on fire, and all 25 workers have been brought to safety.

Two men have been brought to hospital, after they were overcome with smoke. The fire started in the main tunnel, about 5 kilometres into the mine, when workers were welding pipes.

The fire has spread t >>>


      THE MUNCH MUSEUM REOPENS WITH STRICT SECURITY MEASURES
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      The Munch Museum in Oslo reopens this weekend, following nearly 12 months of refurbishing and installation of extensive new security measures.

Most of the valuable Munch paintings are now protected by glass walls. Visitors are now met by security screening and metal detectors at the entrance, and visitors are >>>


      NUMBER OF BANKRUPTCIES CONTINUE TO DROP
      The Norway Post, 01-08-2005
      In the second quarter 1011 Norwegian firms were declared bankrupt. This is a reduction by 7.5 per cent compared with the same period last year.

So far this year the number of bankruptcies has dropped by ' per cent, compared with the first half of 2004, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).
>>>


      GOVERNMENT HOLDS MONTHLY MEETING
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2005
      The Government confirmed the countrys positive socio–economic development in July and the first seven months of this year at a monthly meeting in Hanoi on July 28 and 2' chaired by Prime Minister Phan Van Khai.

To fulfil the hard economic development tasks for the remaining months, the government urg >>>


      NA STANDING COMMITTEE DISCUSSES SETTLEMENT OF DENUNCIATIONS
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2005
      A mechanism to settle complaints and denunciations was a major topic at the National Assembly Standing Committees session on July 2'.

Many opinions advocated the setting up an administrative jurisdiction agency operating independently and giving primary solutions for complaints and denunciations.

>>>


      ORDINANCE FACILITATES RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2005
      The Ordinance on Religions and Beliefs has proven to be effective in facilitating the operation of religions in the country after 10 months since coming into effect, due to clear and open regulations.

Religious organisations now can have greater initiative in the appointment of their personnel.

They a >>>


      RELIGIOUS FOLLOWERS BELIEVE IN RENOVATION PROCESS
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2005
      Deputy Chairman of the Governments Committee for Religious Affairs Nguyen The Doanh has affirmed that recent religious policies and events have raised followers beliefs in the countrys renovation process as well as further tightened their attachment to the countrys national unity.

Talking with a VNA correspond >>>


      STORM NO 2 CLAIMS TWO DEATHS IN NORTHERN PROVINCES
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2005
      In Thai Binh, Le Ngoc Anh, 38, owner of an aqua–culture farm in Thuy Hai commune, Thai Thuy district was swept away and killed by a flash flood. Another victim was reported in Giao An commune, Giao Thuy district, Nam Dinh province.

The tornado broke many dyke sections in Nam Dinh and in Do Son district, >>>


      STRIVING FOR A STRONG, DYNAMIC AND SUSTAINABLE ASEAN COMMUNITY÷ FM NIEN
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2005
      Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien on July 2' stressed that narrowing the development gap inside ASEAN is considered a high priority of the group and will help in forming a strong, dynamic and sustainable ASEAN Community.

Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien, head of the Vietnamese delegation to ASEAN meetings and >>>


      VIETNAMESE FM STRESSES ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM&#3';S ROLE
      Nhan Dan, 01-08-2005
      Vietnamese FM stresses ASEAN Regional Forums role Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien stressed the role of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in maintaining and strengthening peace and stability in the region at the 12th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF–12) held in Vientiane, Laos, on July 2'.

FM Nien sa >>>


      A LOST LIBERAL IN BUSH LAND? YOU NEED A STIFF DRINK
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Paul Harris visits a New York club, one of 86 across the US, where Democrats drown their sorrows Paul Harris in New York Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer The motto of Justin Krebs and his friends pulls no punches÷ promoting democracy one pint at a time. It is a fine sentiment and, judging by the amount of beer >>>


      DROUGHTS, TWISTERS, FLOODS÷ WHAT ON EARTH HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WEATHER?
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Robin McKie, Barbara McMahon and Giles Tremlett Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Britain‘s biggest water company is pressing ahead with plans to ban hosepipes and sprinklers in August.

Thames Water, which supplies 8 million homes in the south of England issued the warning yesterday despite rainstorms th >>>


      FAT FORTUNE FOR DIET TOWN, USA
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Overweight flock to the city that promises to conquer obesity Paul Harris in Durham, North Carolina Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer At first, the Structure House clinic looks like any boutique spa. The landscaped grounds host a swimming pool and a gym. Tinkling piped music seeps into the rooms of an elegant mansion h >>>


      IN BRIEF
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Hunger striker remains in Iran jail Iran‘s conservative judiciary has refused calls from politicians to release hunger–strike journalist Akbar Ganji. Ganji, a critic of the Islamic state‘s clerical leadership, was jailed in 2001 following a series of articles he wrote >>>


      IT‘S LUCK OF THE IRISH FOR LOTTERY WINNER
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Nicola Byrne and Lynne Kelleher Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Ireland is celebrating a good luck story lifted straight from Waking Ned, the movie depicting what happens when a member of a tight–knit community on the Emerald Isle wins the lottery.

But not even the film‘s scriptwriters envisaged >>>


      THE WORLD HAS TURNED AWAY – BUT DARFUR‘S MISERY GOES ON
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      The conflict in Sudan no longer dominates the headlines. But, as Euan Ferguson reports from Darfur, the fallout from the civil war is still a grim reality Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer When it‘s seen from about 3,000 feet up, you realise nature doesn‘t like geometry. Nature abhors geometry. Hundreds of >>>


      TWO BRITONS DIE IN IRAQ AS BOMB BLASTS CONVOY
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Nikki Knewstub Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer A roadside bomb blew up beside a British consulate convoy in the southern Iraq city of Basra yesterday, killing two Britons working for a private security firm.

Consulate spokeswoman Karen McLuskie said the convoy was attacked as it passed through a south– >>>


      CRACK THE PROBLEM
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Time to target this anti–social drug Leader Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Our war against hard drugs is not going well. As we reveal today, a report by the government‘s science think tank, Foresight, predicts that the number of heroin and crack cocaine addicts in Britain could triple within the next 20 >>>


      DOLORES, BE A STAR
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Leader Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer What‘s in a name? A giant lump of rock and ice, spotted orbiting the Sun at ' billion miles, is known as 2003 UB313. But this lacks the majesty of Jupiter, romance of Venus or schoolboy snigger quality of Uranus. Stargazers have dubbed the planet ‘Xena‘, in >>>


      IT‘S TOO EARLY TO CLAIM VICTORY
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      But together we can defeat bombers Leader Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer We are right to be pleased by last week‘s police operations but triumphalist headlines are inadvisable. The carnage of 7 July came out of the blue.

Only a month ago intelligence agencies believed that threat levels were low. Thou >>>


      ‘MY ONLY EMOTION IS INDIFFERENCE‘
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      The IRA member‘s reaction Anthony McIntyre Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Anthony McIntyre served 18 years in prison for IRA activity. He is currently a republican columnist with the online journal, the Blanket Whatever one may think of Seanna Walsh‘s views or his management style, there can be little to >>>


      ‘THERE ARE NO WINNERS‘
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Interview by David Smith Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Colin Parry‘s 12–year–old son, Tim, was killed by the IRA bombing at Warrington in 1''3, in which three–year–old Johnathan Ball also died. Parry is now chairman of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Trust, an educational peace ch >>>


      ‘TRUTH COMMISSION‘ TO AID IRA VICTIMS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Gaby Hinsliff and Henry MacDonald Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer The suffering of the victims of Irish terrorism is to be recognised by the creation of a Victims‘ Commissioner to help heal the wounds of three decades of bloodshed.

Peter Hain, the Northern Ireland Secretary, told The Observer this week >>>


      ANGER OVER ‘SHOOT TO KILL‘ POLICY GROWS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, faced calls yesterday for an urgent review of the ‘shoot–to–kill‘ policy against suicide bombers as MPs demanded the public be consulted.

Sir Bill Morris, the former transport union lea >>>


      CALL FOR HI–TECH BORDER CHECKS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Government may speed up the use of electronic controls at airports Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Electronic checks that could identify terrorist suspects before they board a plane to Britain may be rushed in amid heightened concerns over port security in the wake of the suicide bombi >>>


      IRA DECLARES PEACE, BUT FOR SOME OLD WARRIORS IT‘S ABJECT SURRENDER
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Gerry Adams promises no more bombs, but there is still a long road to travel John O‘Farrell, Gaby Hinsliff and Henry McDonald Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Minus his ubiquitous balaclava, the new public face of P O‘Neill – the IRA nom de guerre which appears on every significant statement – >>>


      SEXIST BOSSES COULD LOSE PUBLIC CONTRACTS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Sexist employers will be denied lucrative public sector contracts under proposals being drawn up by the Prime Minister‘s advisers to stamp out prejudice against women at work.

The move follows evidence that the City only began to take its >>>


      ‘LURID‘ MEDIA COVERAGE SPARKS UNFAIR TRIAL FEAR
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Civil rights lawyers urge Attorney General to intervene Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer With one tabloid blaring ‘Got the Bastards‘ and another headlining the arrest of ‘the cowardly suicide bombers‘, civil rights lawyers called yesterday for tightened >>>


      ‘MY ONLY EMOTION IS INDIFFERENCE‘
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      The IRA member‘s reaction Anthony McIntyre Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Anthony McIntyre served 18 years in prison for IRA activity. He is currently a republican columnist with the online journal, the Blanket Whatever one may think of Seanna Walsh‘s views or his management style, there can be little to >>>


      ‘THERE ARE NO WINNERS‘
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Interview by David Smith Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Colin Parry‘s 12–year–old son, Tim, was killed by the IRA bombing at Warrington in 1''3, in which three–year–old Johnathan Ball also died. Parry is now chairman of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Trust, an educational peace ch >>>


      50,000 RAPES EACH YEAR BUT ONLY 600 RAPISTS SENT TO JAIL
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      The statistics are shocking – and getting worse. The truth is that sexual assault in Britain has become a low–risk crime. In 1'85 there was a 24 per cent conviction rate in rape trials. By 2003 it had fallen to 5 per cent. Here, in conjunction with Glamour magazine, we launch a campaign to highlight the >>>


      ANGER OVER ‘SHOOT TO KILL‘ POLICY GROWS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, faced calls yesterday for an urgent review of the ‘shoot–to–kill‘ policy against suicide bombers as MPs demanded the public be consulted.

Sir Bill Morris, the former transport union lea >>>


      CALL FOR HI–TECH BORDER CHECKS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Government may speed up the use of electronic controls at airports Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Electronic checks that could identify terrorist suspects before they board a plane to Britain may be rushed in amid heightened concerns over port security in the wake of the suicide bombi >>>


      CHEMICAL KISS TURNS KIDS INTO ADOLESCENTS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Robin McKie, science editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer It is sealed with a kiss. Researchers have found that a protein called kisspeptin triggers the cascade of biochemical changes that leads to puberty and turns children into hormonally challenged adolescents.

The discovery raises hopes of understandin >>>


      DROUGHTS, TWISTERS, FLOODS÷ WHAT ON EARTH HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WEATHER?
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Robin McKie, Barbara McMahon and Giles Tremlett Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Britain‘s biggest water company is pressing ahead with plans to ban hosepipes and sprinklers in August.

Thames Water, which supplies 8 million homes in the south of England issued the warning yesterday despite rainstorms th >>>


      DRUG USER NUMBERS SET TO TREBLE
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Health and criminal justice systems may buckle under strain, warns report Lorna Martin, Jamie Doward and Jo Revill Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer The number of hardcore heroin and crack cocaine addicts in the UK could treble in the next 20 years, putting an overwhelming burden on the nation‘s health and crimin >>>


      END IN SIGHT FOR RIVALRY ON WARDS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Jo Revill, health editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Britain‘s obstetricians and midwives have agreed to co–operate to break down traditional rivalries on hospital wards. Better teamwork and leadership are needed to improve quality of care in childbirth, it was agreed at a key government meeting last >>>


      FAMILY OF BRITON HELD IN ZAMBIA FEAR US JAIL BID
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Martin Bright and Tariq Panja Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer The family of the man originally named as the mastermind of the 7 July bombings last night accused the Foreign Office of failing to do enough to prevent US authorities deporting him to Guantnamo Bay.

Haroon Rashid Aswat, 30, was arrested in Zambia >>>


      HELPLINES LOSE OUT TO TSUNAMIS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Britain‘s best–known emergency helplines are facing a financial crisis due to high–profile appeals for overseas disasters.

Esther Rantzen, chair of Childline, said yesterday‘s launch of a campaign to help famine& >>>


      IN BRIEF
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Chinook family claims snub The parents of one of the pilots killed in the 1''4 Chinook helicopter tragedy claim to have been snubbed over the unveiling of a memorial to lost airmen. The Duke of Gloucester yesterday unveiled the memorial to members of the RAF‘s support hel >>>


      IRA DECLARES PEACE, BUT FOR SOME OLD WARRIORS IT‘S ABJECT SURRENDER
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Gerry Adams promises no more bombs, but there is still a long road to travel John O‘Farrell, Gaby Hinsliff and Henry McDonald Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Minus his ubiquitous balaclava, the new public face of P O‘Neill – the IRA nom de guerre which appears on every significant statement – >>>


      LAW FAILING RAPE VICTIMS, SAYS QC
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer Rape victims‘ past sex lives are still being raked over in court too often, despite a change in the law designed to boost conviction rates, a leading lawyer has warned.

Just 5.3 per cent of rape allegations ended in a guilty verdict, accor >>>


      MEN COMMIT RAPE BECAUSE THEY CAN
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Yvonne Roberts Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer In an article for the radical American magazine, Ramparts, more than 30 years ago, Susan Griffin wrote÷ ‘I have never asked why men raped; I simply thought it one of the many mysteries of human nature.‘ Unless that mystery is unravelled fast, no matter >>>


      MYSTERY AUTHOR RAKES IT IN
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Bestseller writer‘s ID remains a secret as he hides behind a scrambled phone Vanessa Thorpe, arts correspondent Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer In America they talk of a plot to rival The Matrix and of a bestseller to match The Da Vinci Code, but the hype surrounding a compelling first novel called The Travelle >>>


      OUTCRY AS AUSTRALIA DEPORTS CHILD MOLESTER TO BRITAIN
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Jo Revill Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer A serial child molester deported from Australia should not be allowed to walk the streets of Britain, campaigners said last night.

Robert Excell, a paedophile with a string of offences against young boys, arrived in the UK yesterday after spending 37 years in Austral >>>


      PARENTS SIGN UP TO ‘FLEXI TIME‘ AT SCHOOLS
      The Observer, 01-08-2005
      Trend to split lessons between class and home grows Amelia Hill, education correspondent Sunday July 31, 2005 The Observer When Eden Sedman joins Westfield Primary School in September, she will sit neatly at a desk with all the other little boys and girls, ready to greet the teacher and learn her lessons.

But >>>



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