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      FIRE KILLS 17 IN PARIS BUILDING HOUSING IMMIGRANTS
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      IRAN HOPES TO PRESENT NEW NUCLEAR PLAN IN A MONTH
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      IRAQ SHIITES SAY CHARTER OFFER FINAL
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      ISRAEL BOOSTS WEST BANK SETTLERS WHILE QUITTING GAZA
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      KATRINA LASHES SOUTHERN FLORIDA
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      KILLER KATRINA LEVELS SOUTH FLORIDA
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      NEWSLINE
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      PAKISTAN TO GIVE INDIA ACCESS TO SPY ON DEATH ROW
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      RAIN EASES BUT FLOOD WATERS THREATEN SWISS CAPITAL
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      UZBEKS STEP UP PRESSURE ON US TO LEAVE AIR BASE
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      PEOPLE POWER
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Between 1'31 and 1'48, Ecuador had 21 governments. Some presidents were in power for just a few days, and no administration completed its term of office.

In recent years, the small Andean country has proved only slightly more stable. In February 1''7, it had three p >>>


      PRANDIAL PLEASURE – THAT‘S THE SPIRIT
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 We were there to drink, but Cornelio Perez asked that we prepare some food as well. "You can‘t have too much mescal on empty stomachs," he warned.

So we cooked rice and chicken in mole – a sweet, spicy, chocolate–based sauce – while waiting for Per >>>


      JAPAN PUTS THE HEAT ON ITS EXECUTIVES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷12 This week, Tokyo‘s bureaucrats were warned that, when temperatures start to drop this winter, they should not rely on office heating to keep them cosy. Instead, in a campaign unveiled as Warm Biz, the nation‘s pen pushers should buy thermal underwear, long–johns and th >>>


      BRUSSELS QUESTIONS DUTCH BIRD FLU SAFEGUARD
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷37 The decision by the Netherlands to lock up 5.5m free–range birds as a precaution against the spread of avian flu may have breached European Union rules, it was claimed on Friday.

The European Commission said its lawyers were studying whether the unilateral action was lega >>>


      EU NO VOTES ‘HITTING REFORMS IN TURKEY‘
      FT, 27-08-2005
      June 7 2005 16÷52 Günter Verheugen, who oversaw last year‘s expansion into eastern and southern Europe, admitted that opposition to both past and future enlargements of the EU had contributed to the referendum defeats.

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      GATE GOURMET OFFERS VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCIES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷37 British Airways, is sending letters this weekend offering voluntary redundancy terms to its 1,400 employees as well as an offer of equivalent compensation to the 667 workers it sacked two weeks ago.

The company hopes to be in a position by the end of next week to determine, whe >>>


      ITALIAN BANK HEAD DEFENDS TAKEOVER ROLE
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷46 Antonio Fazio, the Bank of Italy governor, on Friday defended his conduct in a bank takeover battle before a committee of government ministers, but was told the central bank still needed to make far–reaching internal reforms.

An unrepentant Mr Fazio insisted at the three& >>>


      LOANS FOR HOUSE PURCHASES IN EUROZONE GROW BY OVER 10%
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26
2005 1'÷33 Loans to eurozone consumers for house purchases grew last month at one of the fastest rates since the introduction of the euro in 1''', despite signs house prices may have cooled.

The data, showing lending for property purchases increasing at an annual rate in e >>>


      MERKEL CALLS FOR RETHINK OF TURKEY‘S EU MEMBERSHIP
      FT, 27-08-2005
      June 2 2005 17÷48 Her comments, aimed at promoting her party‘s proposal for a "privileged partnership" for Turkey with the EU, were also part of broader efforts by the opposition to explain the foreign policy of a government led by Mrs Merkel, who is tipped by pollsters to be Germany‘s cha >>>


      NO VOTES SIGNAL DANGER FOR TURKEY‘S EU HOPES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      June 10 2005 03÷00 From Dr Jeffrey Stacey.

Sir, The most dispiriting aspect of the twin rejection of the European Union‘s constitutional treaty by France and the Netherlands is not the "death of Europe". Indeed, the EU remains viable, and its member states will now have to work harder t >>>


      PARIS AND BERLIN DENT TURKEY‘S EU HOPES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷4' Turkey‘s hopes for a smooth start to European Union membership talks on October 3 were Friday shaken by separate warning shots from France and Germany.

Jacques Chirac, France‘s president, on Friday appeared to throw up a new hurdle to the start of talks, suggest >>>


      POLITICIANS PONDER IMPLICATIONS OF RULING ON EARLY POLL
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 21÷01 One day after cheering the constitutional court‘s decision to let next month‘s early election go ahead, German politicians were beginning to wonder on Friday about the long–term implications of the ruling.

On Thursday the court dismissed a challenge from two legis >>>


      BESLAN TERRORIST TO BE CHECHNYA DEPUTY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Shamil Basayev, the self–professed terrorist behind the siege of a school in Beslan last year, has been named deputy prime minister in Chechnya‘s outlawed rebel leadership, in what may indicate a radicalisation of the separatist movement.

Aslan Maskhadov, the former reb >>>


      BIRD FLU MIGRATES FROM RUSSIAN SIBERIA
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 10 2005 20÷42 The outbreaks, in both domestic and migratory bird populations, have already prompted the European Union to declare a Europe–wide ban on imported birds from both Russia and Kazakhstan to contain the spread of the disease, although neither country exports poultry to the EU.

Th >>>


      FRENCH TOWN ON ITS UPPERS AS SHOEMAKERS START TO TOTTER
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 There is no shortage of fascinating exhibits at the shoe museum in Romans–sur–Isère, a small town in south–eastern France with a disproportionately large reputation in the world of luxury footwear.

The museum‘s treasures range from a pioneering high >>>


      GERMANY‘S FOREIGN MINISTER HITS CAMPAIGN TRAIL RUNNING
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 It is late morning and as Joschka Fischer‘s campaign bus rolls through the quiet fields and villages of east Germany the election prospects for his Green party are looking surprisingly rosy.

At the back of the bright Green bus a curtain parts and Germany‘s foreign minis >>>


      ITALIAN BANK HEAD DEFENDS ROLE IN TAKEOVER
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Antonio Fazio, the Bank of Italy governor, yesterday defended his conduct in a bank takeover battle before a committee of government ministers, but was told the central bank still needed to make far–reaching internal reforms.

An unrepentant Mr Fazio insisted at the three&ndas >>>


      LOANS FOR HOUSE PURCHASES IN EUROZONE GROW BY OVER 10%
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Loans to eurozone consumers for house purchases grew last month at one of the fastest rates since the introduction of the euro in 1''', despite signs house prices may have cooled.

The data, showing lending for property purchases increasing at an annual rate in excess of >>>


      PARIS AND BERLIN DENT TURKEY‘S EU HOPES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Turkey‘s hopes for a smooth start to European Union membership talks on October 3 were yesterday shaken by separate warning shots from France and Germany.

Jacques Chirac, France‘s president, yesterday appeared to throw up a new hurdle to the start of talks, suggesting t >>>


      POLITICIANS PONDER IMPLICATIONS OF RULING ON EARLY POLL
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 One day after cheering the constitutional court‘s decision to let next month‘s early election go ahead, German politicians were beginning to wonder yesterday about the long–term implications of the ruling.

On Thursday the court dismissed a challenge from two legis >>>


      PRESSURE GROWS ON BANK OF ITALY OWNER STRUCTURE
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 25 2005 03÷00 The Bank of Italy‘s ownership structure is coming under increasing criticism as the centre–right Italian government considers ways to reform financial market regulation in the wake of the Fazio affair.

Three prominent economists yesterday urged far–reaching change >>>


      STOCKPILING OF DRUG URGED IN FIGHT AGAINST BIRD FLU
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 11 2005 22÷03 Writing in the Lancet, the British medical publication, Kenneth Tsang, from the University of Hong Kong, and colleagues from Korea, Malaysia and Singapore argue that zanamivir, marketed as Relenza by GlaxoSmithKline, could prove a powerful alternative to oseltamivir, sold by Roche as Tamifl >>>


      BUSH URGES COMPROMISE ON IRAQ CONSTITUTION
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 President George W. Bush has intervened directly to encourage Iraqis to compromise over a new constitution, reflecting growing fears in Washington that an Iraqi failure to reach consensus could halt political progress in the country.

The White House confirmed yesterday that Mr Bush >>>


      DISPUTE OVER ZIMBABWE EVICTIONS ENDS UN PLAN FOR HOMELESS
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Zimbabwe has sunk UN efforts to raise $30m for 700,000 people left destitute by a government slum clearance campaign, the United Nations‘ humanitarian chief announced yesterday.

Jan Egeland said the two sides could not agree on wording to describe how many people were affecte >>>


      EGYPT‘S PRESIDENT PRESSES THE FLESH
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 It could have been a scene anywhere on the banks of the Nile÷ two old men sipping sugary tea and chatting as the great river sweeps by on the Egyptian leg of its long journey from deepest Africa.

"Its nice and breezy here. In Cairo one suffocates," President Hosni >>>


      PARTIES START CAMPAIGN FOR POSSIBLE POLL AT END OF YEAR
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 With the drama of Israel‘s evacuation of Gaza still fresh in people‘s minds, the country has plunged into an undeclared election campaign that might determine how far the withdrawal leads towards a lasting peace with the Palestinians.

Although general elections are not >>>


      AVOIDING THE RISKS CREATED BY AVOIDING THE RISKS
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷54 Don‘t put all your eggs in one basket is probably the first piece of investment advice that most people receive.

It is one thing applying such wisdom in the farmyard, but quite another in the financial world, where it is often in somebody‘s interest to hide the numb >>>


      CREDIT CARD FRAUD PAYS FOR COGNAC LOVERS
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 22÷11 American fraudsters prefer gift cards, cashmere, exercise equipment and paraphernalia from the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

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      DEUTSCHE BöRSE ATTEMPTS TO GAG SEIFERT
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 22÷15 Directors are using a dispute about the size of Mr Seifert‘s pay–off as a lever to block publication of the book, which they feel could embarrass the group, operator of the Frankfurt stock exchange, and undermine attempts to rebuild relations with investors.

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      DOLLAR STORE CUSTOMERS SQUEEZED BY FUEL PRICES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 22÷0' The Dollar General and Dollar Tree chains both say their largely low–income customers were making fewer visits to their stores and spending less, as a result of having to set aside more money for fuel.

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      GOLDMAN WINS JOB TO ADVISE BOC ON LISTING
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 20÷15 Goldman Sachs has won a highly coveted mandate to advise Bank of China on its $3bn–$4bn (£1.7bn–£2.2bn) overseas listing in spite of strong pressure from Merrill Lynch, which last week agreed to invest about $700m in China‘s third–biggest lender.
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      LOMBARD÷ LET‘S LEVEL GREAT GAME‘S PLAYING FIELD
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 20÷40 It is good news for journalists who need to fill newspapers and for investors in the target companies. But amid all the excitement, let us not lose sight of an ugly little fact÷ the court on which this particular game is played is far from even.

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      PETCO HIT BY CUSTOMER SAVINGS ON PETROL
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 22÷04 Brian Devine, chairman, told analysts that customers were cutting back on visits to the store, apparently to save on fuel costs. "This consolidation of trips is cutting out a lot of those impulse items they would get on their second or third trips." The rest of this article is for >>>


      RENTOKIL €?WORSE THAN I EXPECTED‘ SAYS FLYNN
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 20÷47 Rentokil, has admitted he had no idea of the scale of the problems company when he arrived in April.

He said that, when he reviewed Rentokil, "it was worse than I expected". The rest of this article is for FT.com subscribers only Skip to remaining content Main navigation >>>


      SORRELL WARNS OF TWO–SPEED MARKETING INDUSTRY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷58 WPP, the marketing services holding group, said on Friday.

WPP‘s revenues rose by only 2.7 per cent in the UK during the six months to June 30. This contrasts with a 5.' per cent rise in North America and a 12.6 per cent increase in Latin America, Asia and the rest of >>>


      ACADEMY BODIES TO MERGE IN BID FOR SPONSORS
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 The Academy Sponsors Trust, set up last summer to support the companies and philanthropists who part–finance the government‘s flagship state schools, is to merge with the Specialist Schools Trust.

The move to combine the organisations, both of which promote and support >>>


      ASDA REBUTS TESCO FINDINGS ON LOW PRICES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Asda insisted yesterday that it was still the cheapest supermarket chain in the UK as it looked to play down a survey from Goldman Sachs that revealed that Tesco had stolen a march on its rival.

The investment bank‘s retail pricing study, which has been carried out monthly si >>>


      BA CATERER SENDS OUT OFFERS ON REDUNDANCY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Gate Gourmet, the catering supplier to British Airways, is sending letters this weekend offering voluntary redundancy terms to its 1,400 employees as well as an offer of equivalent compensation to the 667 workers it sacked two weeks ago.

The company hopes to be in a position by the >>>


      BBC FACES €?LOOMING THREAT‘ FROM NEW TECHNOLOGY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷5' Public service broadcasting faces a "looming, intensifying threat" from new technology and commercial competitors, Lord Birt, the prime minister‘s strategy adviser, warned last night.

The former BBC director–general predicted that battles to control th >>>


      BIRT WARNS OF CHALLENGES FACING BBC
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Public service broadcasting faces a "looming, intensifying threat" from new technology and commercial competitors, Lord Birt, the prime minister‘s strategy adviser, warned last night.

The former BBC director– general predicted thatbattles to control the delive >>>


      BUS TRIPS SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE OF NORTHERN IRELAND
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Northern Ireland tourism is booming this year. The Giants Causeway, an extraordinary basalt rock formation on the north Antrim coast, and other attractions continue to lure visitors.

But this year there is a new and rather more controversial product on offer – a tour of the T >>>


      COGNAC BY THE CASE FOR FRAUDSTERS
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 British credit card fraudsters typically spend their ill–gotten gains on one–way business class airfares, caseloads of Courvoisier cognac and the priciest Canon digital cameras and camcorders, new research shows.

American fraudsters prefer gift cards, cashmere, exercise >>>


      DRINKING BY YOUNG INCREASES SHARPLY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 The average weekly consumption of alcohol by young people has doubled since 1''0, prompting renewed calls on the government to shelve plans for the liberalisation of drinking hours. A survey for the Department of Health found that 11 to 15– year–olds who had drunk in the >>>


      FIFTY YEARS ON BUT IT‘S BEEN WELL WORTH THE WAIT
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Fifty years ago this month, at the Arts Theatre inLondon, the young Peter Hall directed the English–language premiere of Samuel Beckett‘s Waiting for Godot. Is this a big deal? Or not?

The play‘s French original, En attendant Godot, had had its successful Paris st >>>


      HAVE PITY ON THE DISGRUNTLED FLYER
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷12 When the tray arrives, I peel the foil off the hot offering and gingerly poke it with my fork to test it for texture ‫ leathery, rubbery or stringy.

After a few mouthfuls I push it away, eat the salad and grimace at the pureed purple crayon and whipped cream confe >>>


      LEARNING OF MODERN LANGUAGES IN DECLINE
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 03÷00 Modern languages are in "a spiral of decline" with most state secondary school pupils opting out of exams in these subjects, the government has been warned.

GCSE results showed a 12 per cent fall in the number of entries in modern languages and even larger falls in one&nd >>>


      MINISTERS CRITICISED OVER BIRD FLU DRUG DELAY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 The first tranche of a drug to combat bird flu has been delivered but ministers have been accused of complacency in the face of a pandemic that could kill up to 50m people globally.

The Department of Health has taken delivery of 800,000 courses of Tamiflu, an antiviral drug that fi >>>


      MORE SEEK COMPENSATION FOR HOLIDAY HELL
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 More disgruntled holidaymakers than ever are demanding compensation from tour operators as poor accommodation, food poisoning or noisy revellers make their vacations a misery.

Although many claims are well–founded, the growing awareness of compensation is encouraging a rash o >>>


      OIL PRODUCERS ‘FACE BIGGER CORRUPTION THREAT‘ AS PRICES RISE
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Soaring oil prices will make it harder to persuade oil–producing developing countries to enforce transparency in their oil and mining industries, according to the head of an advisory group set up to push for such rules.

Peter Eigen, founder and chairman of the anti–corr >>>


      PENSION PROVIDERS STAY QUIET ON ADVICE
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Consumer groups expressed anger yesterday that the country‘s largest pension providers said they had no intention of issuing guidance on whether customers should contract in or out of the state second pension.

The remarks came after the Financial Services Authority warned thi >>>


      PENSIONS CASH EARMARKED FOR HOMES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 22÷11 The comments by Mark Wood, UK chief executive of Prudential, suggest many will seek to interpret the rules so creatively they could face scrutiny from the tax authorities.

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      SLUGGISH SPENDING DELAYS GROWTH IN ECONOMY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 The economy grew slightly faster than previously thought in the second quarter but continued to be held back by sluggish household spending which rose at its weakest annual pace in a decade.

The Office for National Statistics yesterday revised upwards its latest estimate for gross >>>


      A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW IN FED‘S ONE–MAN SHOW
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 A drawback of Alan Greenspan‘s highly successful 18 years at the Federal Reserve is that US monetary policy has become too personalised around the chairman, potentially leading to market trauma after a mere mortal takes over the job, it was suggested yesterday.

"We will >>>


      ASBESTOS FUND ‘MAY RUN OUT OF MONEY BEFORE ALL CLAIMS ARE PAID‘
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 A proposed $140bn compen–sation fund for asbestos victims may run short of money before it can pay all claimants, according to a new report from the US Congressional Budget Office.

Legislation to set up such a fund was approved by a key US Senate committee in May, but it is n >>>


      CONTROVERSY OVER PLANS FOR CHANGES IN US PARKS
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 21÷43 A series of proposed revisions of National Park policy has created a furor among present and former park officials who believe the changes would weaken protections of natural resources and wildlife while allowing an increase in commercial activity, snowmobiles and off–road vehicles.>>>


      HOLLYWOOD HORROR AS OTHER STATES LURE PRODUCTIONS AWAY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 20÷46 It used to be Canada that bore the brunt of Hollywood‘s indignation over its use of allegedly unfair subsidies to foster its film industry at the expense of Los Angeles.

Generous tax credits, introduced in the early 1''0s, helped Canada draw low–budget televisio >>>


      HOLLYWOOD HORROR! OTHER STATES LURE FILMS AWAY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 It used to be Canada that bore the brunt of Hollywood‘s indignation over its use of allegedly unfair subsidies to foster its film industry at the expense of Los Angeles.

Generous tax credits, introduced in the early 1''0s, helped Canada draw low–budget televisio >>>


      NY STARTS SPENDING ON SUBWAY ANTI–TERROR MEASURES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷5' The New York transit authority has moved to harden its defence against terrorism, after being criticised for delays in spending funds allocated to it. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled two programmes this week, a $212m surveillance system and a plan to wire the city >>>


      PROPOSED US ASBESTOS FUND SEEN RUNNING SHORT OF FUNDS
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 22÷38 A proposed $140bn compensation fund for asbestos victims may run short of money before it can pay all claimants, according to a new report from the US Congressional Budget Office.

Legislation to set up such a fund was approved by a key US Senate committee in May, but it is not clea >>>


      TWO ARRESTED OVER RELEASE OF COMPUTER WORM
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 03÷00 Moroccan and Turkish authorities have arrested two men believed to have written and released the Zotob computer worm that created havoc on networks at more than 100 US and other corporations almost two weeks ago.

The two men, a Moroccan and a Turk, were arrested after Microsoft, th >>>


      A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW IN FED‘S ONE–MAN SHOW
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷04 A drawback of Alan Greenspan‘s highly successful 18 years at the Federal Reserve is that US monetary policy has become too personalised around the chairman, potentially leading to market trauma after a mere mortal takes over the job, it was suggested on Friday.

"We w >>>


      ACCUSED COMPUTER VIRUS WRITERS ARRESTED
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 27 2005 00÷01 Moroccan and Turkish authorities have arrested two men believed to have written and released the Zotob computer worm that created havoc on networks at more than 100 US and other corporations almost two weeks ago.

The two men, a Moroccan and a Turk, were arrested after Microsoft, th >>>


      BRUSSELS QUESTIONS DUTCH BIRD FLU SAFEGUARD
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷37 The decision by the Netherlands to lock up 5.5m free–range birds as a precaution against the spread of avian flu may have breached European Union rules, it was claimed on Friday.

The European Commission said its lawyers were studying whether the unilateral action was lega >>>


      BUSH URGES COMPROMISE OVER IRAQ CONSTITUTION
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 23÷58 President George W. Bush has intervened directly to encourage Iraqis to compromise over a new constitution, reflecting growing fears in Washington that an Iraqi failure to reach consensus could halt political progress in the country.

The White House confirmed on Friday that Mr Bush >>>


      CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL÷ US‘S BLUFF ON GAMBLING
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷12 Because where the US is very much alone is in the illogic of its gambling regime and the disingenuousness and sanctimony with which politicians defend it. Gambling was illegal in 4' of 50 American states 30 years ago. Today, all but two of them allow gambling in some form. Most stat >>>


      GATE GOURMET OFFERS VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCIES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷37 British Airways, is sending letters this weekend offering voluntary redundancy terms to its 1,400 employees as well as an offer of equivalent compensation to the 667 workers it sacked two weeks ago.

The company hopes to be in a position by the end of next week to determine, whe >>>


      ITALIAN BANK HEAD DEFENDS TAKEOVER ROLE
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷46 Antonio Fazio, the Bank of Italy governor, on Friday defended his conduct in a bank takeover battle before a committee of government ministers, but was told the central bank still needed to make far–reaching internal reforms.

An unrepentant Mr Fazio insisted at the three& >>>


      LOANS FOR HOUSE PURCHASES IN EUROZONE GROW BY OVER 10%
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26
2005 1'÷33 Loans to eurozone consumers for house purchases grew last month at one of the fastest rates since the introduction of the euro in 1''', despite signs house prices may have cooled.

The data, showing lending for property purchases increasing at an annual rate in e >>>


      OIL PRICE RISE PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CORRUPTION
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 20÷21 Soaring oil prices will make it harder to persuade oil–producing developing countries to enforce transparency in their oil and mining industries, according to the head of an advisory group set up to push for such rules.

Peter Eigen, founder and chairman of the anti–corr >>>


      PARIS AND BERLIN DENT TURKEY‘S EU HOPES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷4' Turkey‘s hopes for a smooth start to European Union membership talks on October 3 were Friday shaken by separate warning shots from France and Germany.

Jacques Chirac, France‘s president, on Friday appeared to throw up a new hurdle to the start of talks, suggest >>>


      POLITICIANS PONDER IMPLICATIONS OF RULING ON EARLY POLL
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 21÷01 One day after cheering the constitutional court‘s decision to let next month‘s early election go ahead, German politicians were beginning to wonder on Friday about the long–term implications of the ruling.

On Thursday the court dismissed a challenge from two legis >>>


      SLUGGISH SPENDING DELAYS GROWTH IN ECONOMY
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷45 The economy grew slightly faster than previously thought in the second quarter but continued to be held back by sluggish household spending which rose at its weakest annual pace in a decade.

The Office for National Statistics on Friday revised upwards its latest estimate for gr >>>


      WEAVER OF CONTROVERSIES
      FT, 27-08-2005
      August 26 2005 1'÷12 Peter Mandelson left for his summer break in Italy in high spirits, the hero of Europe‘s shrinking garments industry after persuading China to limit its textile exports.

The European Union trade chief returns to work on Monday pilloried by retailers for ­disrupting >>>


      A RAFAH, LA FIN DE LA PRÉSENCE ISRAÉLIENNE RESTE UN SONGE LOINTAIN
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      L‘Egypte est à moins de 800 mètres mais il faudra des heures, des jours peut–être, pour l‘atteindre aux centaines de Palestiniens qui patientent au poste–frontière de Rafah et pour lesquels le retrait israélien de la bande de Gaza ne signifie rien encore.
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      ALLEMAGNE÷ LA GAUCHE CONTESTATAIRE ASSURE QUE SON PROGRAMME EST RÉALISTE
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      La gauche contestataire allemande, réunie en congrès samedi à Berlin à trois semaines des élections législatives, a assuré que son programme axé sur la défense des acquis sociaux était réaliste, tapant une nouvelle fois sur la politique du ch >>>


      ATTENTATS÷ LONDRES DEMANDE L‘EXTRADITION D‘UN ALGÉRIEN ARRÊTÉ EN THAÏLANDE
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      La Grande–Bretagne a demandé l‘extradition d‘un Algérien soupçonné de liens avec les auteurs des attentats du 7 juillet à Londres, arrêté mercredi à Bangkok en possession de 180 faux passeports, a–t–on appris samedi auprès de S >>>


      BURUNDI÷ TRANSITION POLITIQUE RÉUSSIE MAIS LES DÉFIS S‘ACCUMULENT
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Le Burundi, meurtri par douze ans de guerre civile, a réussi sa transition politique entamée en novembre 2001, avec l‘investiture vendredi du président Pierre Nkurunziza, qui a donné des gages sur sa volonté de redresser son pays, mais devra relever des défis épin >>>


      BUSH RÉCLAME DE LA PATIENCE POUR L‘IRAK, INVITE LES PALESTINIENS À FAIRE PLUS
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Le président américain George W. Bush a réclamé samedi de la patience pour le processus politique irakien et a estimé que le retrait israélien de Gaza devait inciter les Palestiniens à redoubler d‘efforts pour combattre les extrémistes.

M. Bush a s >>>


      CONSTITUTION IRAKIENNE÷ LES CHIITES SOUMETTENT LEURS PROPOSITIONS AUX SUNNITES
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Les chiites ont placé la balle dans le camp sunnite en lui soumettant vendredi des "propositions finales" sur la Constitution permettant notamment de créer une fédération, alors que l‘armée américaine annonçait avoir frappé un repaire présu >>>


      CONSTITUTION IRAKIENNE÷ LES SUNNITES INFLEXIBLES SUR LE FÉDÉRALISME
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Les sunnites d‘Irak campaient samedi sur leur rejet de tout fédéralisme au risque de laisser les chiites et les Kurdes maîtres du contenu de projet de Constitution qui sera soumis dimanche au Parlement.

"Nous n‘avons pas encore accepté" la dernière moutu >>>


      CUBA÷ CASTRO DÉNONCE UN TRAFIC D‘ÉMIGRANTS VIA LE MEXIQUE
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Le président cubain Fidel Castro a dénoncé vendredi un réseau de trafiquants d‘immigrants cubains à destination des Etats–Unis via le Mexique, animé par des personnages "importants" de la communauté cubaine de Miami et du "narco–trafic&q >>>


      IRAK÷ LES SUNNITES DOIVENT DONNER LEUR RÉPONSE SUR LA CONSTITUTION
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      L‘Irak attentait samedi la réponse des sunnites à des propositions chiites sur le fédéralisme et le statut du parti Baas, dont dépendra un consensus sur une dernière mouture du projet de Constitution.

Le président du Parlement, Hajem al–Hassani, lui >>>


      IRAK÷ LES SUNNITES FONT D‘ULTIMES PROPOSITIONS
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Les sunnites d‘Irak, reprenant l‘initiative, ont fait samedi d‘ultimes propositions sur la Constitution à leurs partenaires chiites et Kurdes, confirmant leur rejet d‘un système fédéral à la veille d‘une réunion du Parlement devant entérine >>>


      IRAK÷ NOUVELLES CONTRE–PROPOSITIONS SUNNITES SUR LA CONSTITUTION
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Les négociateurs sunnites ont annoncé samedi à Bagdad avoir élaboré et présenté de nouvelles contre–propositions sur la Constitution rejetant le fédéralisme, sauf pour les Kurdes, et proposant l‘islam comme la source principale de la loi.
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      IRAK÷ UN MILLIER DE PRISONNIERS RELÂCHÉS DE LA PRISON D‘ABOU GHRAIB
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      L‘armée américaine a annoncé samedi avoir libéré sur trois jours, à la demande du gouvernement irakien, un millier de détenus de sécurité de la prison d‘Abou Ghraib, dans la plus grosse opérations du genre.

Ces détenus, q >>>


      L‘IRAN FERA DES PROPOSITIONS À L‘UE SUR LE NUCLÉAIRE D‘ICI À UN MOIS
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Le chef du programme nucléaire iranien Ali Larijani a annoncé vendredi que l‘Iran ferait de nouvelles propositions négociées aux Européens d‘ici à un mois, mais maintient ses activités nucléaires et ne craint pas d‘éventuelles sanctions d >>>


      L‘IRAN PROMET UNE "PERCÉE" DANS LES POURPARLERS SUR LE NUCLÉAIRE
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      De nouvelles propositions du président iranien Mahmoud Ahmadinejad devraient conduire à une "percée" et des changements majeurs dans les négociations sur le programme nucléaire de la République islamique, a indiqué samedi le chef du programme nucléaire >>>


      LE CHEF MILITAIRE DU HAMAS PROMET "L‘ENFER" À ISRAËL
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      L‘un des hommes les plus recherchés par Israël, le patron des opérations armées du Hamas palestinien, a promis "l‘enfer" à l‘Etat hébreu après son retrait de la bande de Gaza, dans un message vidéo diffusé samedi sur internet.
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      MOQTADA SADR, UN REBELLE DEVENU UN ACTEUR POLITIQUE DE POIDS EN IRAK
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Farouche opposant à la présence de forces étrangères en Irak, le chef radical Moqtada Sadr a démontré encore cette semaine qu‘il pesait d‘un poids particulier sur la scène politique, en rétablissant le calme après les violences interchiites de >>>


      PROCHE–ORIENT÷ LE HAMAS PROMET L‘ENFER À ISRAËL
      Le Figaro, 27-08-2005
      Le mouvement radical Hamas a promis samedi l‘enfer à Israël s‘il maintient son occupation des territoires palestiniens, avertissant qu‘il ne renoncerait pas à ses armes après le retrait israélien de Gaza, dans un message vidéo diffusé via internet par sa >>>



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