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      STUDENTS EXPLORE THE ROAD AHEAD AFTER GRADUATION
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Daniel Bardsley, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ Hundreds of students have graduated from the American University of Sharjah and are now facing up to the reality of life in the world of work.

Some of the students have already found jobs, others are still looking and yet more have decided to postpone the start >>>


      TECHNICAL FAULT CAUSED BLACKOUT
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Kokila Jacob, Staff Reporter Dubai÷ The citywide power failure in Dubai yesterday was due to a sudden failure in one of the main transmission substations at Jebel Ali Power Station, according to the authorities.

Dubai blackout Powerless ... but Dubai powers on Dubai hit by major power cut An alert ci >>>


      TIMELINE÷ A DAY OF DISRUPTION
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      '.47am÷ Dubai suffers major disruption after a power cut, affecting more than 1m people hits the emirate.

Dubai blackout Powerless ... but Dubai powers on Dubai hit by major power cut An alert city saves the day Long wait for some flights Share market hit by blackout Slowdown affects operations Day& >>>


      TRADING HALTED AS COMMUNICATIONS BREAK DOWN
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Arif Sharif , Staff Reporter Dubai÷ The Dubai share market cancelled all deals and suspended trading shortly after opening yesterday.

Dubai blackout Powerless ... but Dubai powers on Dubai hit by major power cut An alert city saves the day Long wait for some flights Share market hit by blackout Slowd >>>


      UNITED THEY STOOD AND FACED THE SITUATION
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Staff Reporters Dubai÷ Kind–hearted Dubai residents rallied round to help each other as the power cut threatened to plunge the city‘s highways into chaos.

Dubai blackout Powerless ... but Dubai powers on Dubai hit by major power cut An alert city saves the day Long wait for some flights S >>>


      1' PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS DETAINED
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP Baghdad÷ The US military said yesterday it is investigating a shooting incident near Fallujah last month that led to 1' private security contractors, including 16 Americans, being detained by Marines.

US Marines said the contractors were held for three days after firing on Iraqis and Marines in w >>>


      AMERICANS HOLDING 6,000 PRISONERS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters United Nations÷ Thousands of people are detained in Iraq without due process in apparent violation of international law, the United Nations has said, adding that 6,000 of the country‘s 10,000 prisoners were in the hands of the US military.

In Iraq, "one of the major human rights chall >>>


      BAATH PARTY AGREES TO RELAX EMERGENCY LAW
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP Damascus÷ The political committee of the ruling Baath party endorsed yesterday the emergence of independent parties and the relaxation of the state of emergency legislation, big steps for a government that has been slow to change but reforms that fall short of the extensive political changes some have been ca >>>


      EU DELEGATION DISCUSSES PLANS FOR CONFERENCE
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters Baghdad÷ A senior European Union delegation, including Britain‘s Foreign Minister Jack Straw, made an unannounced visit to Baghdad yesterday to discuss plans for a conference on Iraq in Brussels this month.

Straw, EU foreign affairs commissioner Javier Solana, external affairs commissioner >>>


      HATE CAMPAIGN AGAINST JOURNALIST CONDEMNED
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Staff Report Manama÷ The Bahrain Journalists Association (BJA) has expressed deep concerns about the hate campaign orchestrated against a local columnist for his opinions.

"We are deeply shocked by the slur and hate campaigns targeting our colleague Aqeel Swar and his family, and we express our ful >>>


      ILLEGAL WALL ON BEACH TO BE DEMOLISHED
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Staff Report Manama÷ A controversial wall that was constructed on a stretch of beach in Al Malkiya village is to be torn down.

The wall was constructed by the owner of the beachfront property claiming it was to secure his garden from trespassers. He said that it had been cleared by the municipality.
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      INITIAL TESTS OF PAKISTANI NUCLEAR PARTS APPEAR TO BACK IRAN CLAIMS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP Vienna÷ Iranian claims that the country did not produce weapons–grade uranium despite US assertions to the contrary appear to be strengthened by preliminary examination of Pakistani equipment identical to that used by Tehran, a well–placed diplomat said yesterday.

The diplomat, who is acc >>>


      ISRAEL ‘CREATING CONDITIONS FOR THIRD INTIFADA‘
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP Ramallah÷ The Palestinian Cabinet minister in charge of coordinating Israel‘s Gaza withdrawal said yesterday that Israel has failed to provide vital information about the pullout and accused the Israelis of creating the conditions for a new Palestinian uprising.

Reuters Israeli soldiers arrest >>>


      OFFICIAL STATISTICS ON AIDS CASES DISPUTED
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Nasser Arrabyee, Correspondent Sanaa÷ The number of people with Aids in Yemen is 20,000 but the figure registered by the Ministry of Public Health is less than 2,000, a Yemeni official has said.

"Every case which is discovered indicates that there are 37 to 100 hidden cases, which means Aids is >>>


      PLAN TO SHUT DOWN UN INSPECTION AGENCY
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters Support is growing in the UN Security Council to shut down the UN weapons inspection agency for Iraq, whose experts have been kept out of the country since March 2003, diplomats have said.

The United States wanted to end the work by September but there was no consensus during closed–door council >>>


      PRISONERS COMPLAIN TO LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS BODY
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters Riyadh÷ Prisoners in Saudi jails have sent a barrage of complaints to the country‘s first human rights commission, which began operating early last year, officials from the group said yesterday.

Saudi Arabia set up the National Human Rights Association (NHRA) in March 2004 as part of gover >>>


      QABOOS PARDONS CONVICTED ISLAMISTS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Lakshmi Kothaneth, Special to Gulf News Muscat÷ His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed of Oman has pardoned 31 members of a banned organisation, who were convicted of attempting to overthrow the government, a Royal order issued yesterday said.

The pardon came into effect from yesterday. The State Securi >>>


      QATAR ASKED TO SIGN CONVENTION TO PROTECT WOMEN
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Barbara Bibbo‘, Correspondent Doha÷ Qatar‘s human rights watchdog called on the government yesterday to sign an international convention to protect women from any form of discrimination.

The National Human Right Committee (NHRC) together with the Supreme Council of Family Affairs (SCFA) laun >>>


      RESPECT IS FAR MORE POWERFUL
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Accusations of Quran desecration by Israeli prison guards have stirred strong emotions in Palestine. Some '00 Palestinian detainees announced they would go on a hunger strike for three days and boycott family visits in protest.

The Jewish state has flatly denied these allegations. Thus far, Palestinian thr >>>


      SYRIA SHOULD CHANGE ITSCOURSE TO WIN MORE FRIENDS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Marwan Kabalan Syria is not a charitable trust," Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has repeatedly told foreign visitors reaching out to Damascus for more cooperation on regional issues.

The idea has always been that Syria would cooperate but should get something in return.

"If you want ful >>>


      TALABANI OFFERS SUNNIS GREATER ROLE
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP/Reuters Baghdad÷ Sunni Muslim Arabs will be given up to 25 seats on the committee drafting Iraq‘s new constitution, President Jalal Talabani said yesterday.

AP Jalal Talabani and EU foreign affairs commissioner Javier Solana speak to reporters following a meeting in Baghdad .

Talabani& >>>


      TEHRAN BAZAAR SEEKS PROTECTION
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters Tehran÷ Some say the Shah, deposed in the 1'7' Islamic revolution, so feared and loathed the political power of Tehran‘s conservative bazaar that he planned to drive a road through the middle of it.

The Shah lost his battle with the bazaar, but Tehran‘s merchant class now fea >>>


      THE OCCUPIERS WILL LOSE IN IRAQ
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Luc Debieuvre, Special to Gulf News America‘s military mission [in Iraq] has become impossible to succeed in," the London–based International Institute of Strategic Studies has just written. The dramatic situation in Iraq is, indeed, well known. On the military side, violence goes on unabated.
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      TOUR OPERATOR ARRESTED FOR HELPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Staff Report Manama÷ A tour operator has been arrested for assisting 54 illegal immigrants stay in Bahrain.

The man helped the "visitors" enter Bahrain during the Formula 1 races on April 1, 2 and 4 on special F1 visas which were issued at the airport for all race ticket holders. However, they >>>


      US EMBASSY IN INDIRECT TALKS WITH INSURGENTS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Los Angeles Times–Washington Baghdad ÷ Baghdad The US Embassy has held indirect talks with members of violent Iraqi insurgent groups, a US official said on Wednesday, edging back from a long–standing position not to negotiate with "terrorists" or those who have American or Iraqi blood on th >>>


      US TROOPS ATTEMPT TO WIN OVER VILLAGERS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Phil Sands, Staff Reporter Kirkush, Iraq÷ Before each mission Captain Chris Chang tells his soldiers they will not fire any warning shots÷ "If we get into a situation where you feel the need to fire your weapon, get yourself out of that situation. We don‘t need to be shooting." He makes >>>


      ‘PAKISTAN‘S SUPPORT ON KASHMIR UNCONDITIONAL‘
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Mujahid Ali, Correspondent Karachi ÷ A top separatist Kashmiri leader said yesterday that it was too early to talk about a possible solution to the thorny Kashmir dispute, but Pakistan‘s support to their movement remains unconditional.

"Pakistan‘s support [to our cause] is not condit >>>


      ‘TACKLE PYONGYANG‘S AMBITIONS‘
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters Washington ÷ The presidents of South Korea and the United States must use their summit this week to send a clear message of solidarity in tackling North Korea‘s nuclear weapons problem, analysts and officials said.

President Roh Moo–hyun will meet President George W. Bush in Washingt >>>


      BJP TO HOLD POSTPONED MEETING OF PARLIAMENTARY BOARD TODAY
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      The Asian Age New Delhi ÷ The Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday dramatically postponed a crucial meeting of its parliamentary board and central office bearers till today.

The decision was taken under the pretext of the absence of senior leader Jaswant Singh after realising a division in the party over L. >>>


      BRITAIN STILL PUSHING FOR AFRICA DEBT RELIEF POLICY
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP London ÷ London (AP) Bolstered by concessions from Washington, Prime Minister Tony Blair will push for a deal on wiping out Africa‘s crippling debt when finance ministers from the world‘s wealthiest nations gather in London for meetings today.

Britain wants the Group of Eight industrialis >>>


      CALL FOR CHANGE OF GUARD IN MANILA
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Barbara Mae Dacanay, Bureau Chief Manila ÷ An opposition senator yesterday called for the resignation of President Gloria Arroyo and Vice–President Noli de Castro, saying they have lost their credibility.

Senator Aquilino Pimentel said the two leaders have no moral strength to continue in offic >>>


      EU SEEKS TRIALS FOR UZBEK ‘MASSACRE‘
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Agencies Strasbourg/Moscow÷ The European Parliament yesterday asked Uzbekistan to try those responsible for civilian deaths during a revolt last month, describing the violence as a "massacre".

The former Soviet Central Asian state has refused to let human rights activists visit the eastern tow >>>


      GOVERNMENT TAKES STEPS TO MAKE DEFENCE DEALS FAIR
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      The Asian Age New Delhi ÷ After putting a series of defence deals signed by the previous regime under the scanner, the federal government has amended the procurement rules.

It has brought in a clause whereby an integrity pact would be signed before striking a deal to ensure no unfair means have been use >>>


      GROUP OF FOUR DROPS UN VETO POWER DEMAND
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP United Nations ÷ Brazil, Germany, India and Japan dropped their demand that new permanent members in an expanded United Nations Security Council be given veto power.

The so–called Group of Four has been campaigning vigorously to become members of the UN‘s most powerful body, but were forc >>>


      LET GUANTANAMO PRISONERS GO FREE
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      The United States cannot keep the detainees in a state of limbo The possibility arises that the notorious incarceration centre, Guantanamo prison, may be closed down. Or, if not closed completely, then at least the detainees held there at present, to be relocated.

US President George W. Bush is reported as say >>>


      MILITARY TIES AND NOTHING MORE
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Farhan Bokhari, Special to Gulf News Can the United States emerge as a credible, long term security partner for Afghanistan? The answer to this pressing question following the recent visit by Afghan president Hamid Karzai to the US may officially be in the affirmative.

The Afghan government and the Bush adm >>>


      MONKS WARN CHANDRIKA AGAINST DEAL WITH TIGERS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP Colombo ÷ A group of powerful Buddhist monks and high priests stepped up pressure on Sri Lanka‘s president yesterday to withdraw from a plan to share tsunami aid with Tamil Tigers rebels.

A spokesman for the monks said President Chandrika Kumaratunga has 24 hours to drop her plan for a joint ai >>>


      N. KOREA BUILDING MORE NUCLEAR BOMBS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Agencies Seoul ÷ A top North Korean official has said his government is building more nuclear bombs, even as international efforts to disarm the country are deadlocked.

During a visit by a US television network to North Korea, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye Gwan said his country is able to mount nuclear >>>


      POWDER SCARE SHUTS MISSIONS IN AUSTRALIA
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      AP Canberra ÷ Five foreign embassies in Australia‘s capital were temporarily closed yesterday after they received envelopes containing a suspicious white powder, officials said.

Police said they were investigating the envelopes, which were sent to American, British, Japanese, Italian and South Kor >>>


      PRESIDENT ARROYO SAYS SHE HAS TURNED TO GOD IN TRYING TIMES
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Barbara Mae Dacanay, Bureau Chief Manila ÷ President Gloria Arroyo has said she has turned to God during trying times.

President Arroyo told Time magazine during an interview that He has become her best friend.

"Faith and trust in divine providence," Arroyo said when asked how she >>>


      ROAD CHARGE MAY REPLACE FUEL TAX
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters London ÷ Britain hopes to launch a trial of "pay–as–you–drive" road charging within five to six years under proposals outlined yesterday by Transport secretary Alistair Darling.

Drivers would pay up to 1.34 (Dh8.'6) a mile under a satellite–monitored system >>>


      THE MEN WHO CAN FIGHT POVERTY
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      By Patrick Seale, Special to Gulf News Four men hold the fate of millions in their hands. Whether the world‘s poor get better access to food, clean water, medicines and jobs will, in the coming months and years, largely depend on the skills and dedication of Pascal Lamy, Paul Wolfowitz, Kemal Dervi and James Wolf >>>


      US WILL BACK AL BARADEI‘S RE–ELECTION
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Agencies Washington/Vienna÷ Reversing course, the United States yesterday said it is prepared to support a third term for the head of the UN nuclear monitoring agency.

The announcement followed a half–hour meeting between director general Mohammad Al Baradei and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice >>>


      WOMEN‘S HIV PREVENTION MAY BE OPTION IN FOUR YEARS
      Gulf News, 10-06-2005
      Reuters Durban ÷ New HIV prevention treatments for women may be available as early as 200', a sign of hope for fighting a world Aids epidemic with an increasingly feminine face, a top researcher said yesterday.

Microbicides, which women might one day be able to use in gel or cream form to shield the >>>


      HURRIYAT ECHOES GEN ON J–K
      , 10-06-2005
      Islamabad, June '÷ Endorsing Pakistan President Pervez Musharrafs assertion that religion cannot be the basis for resolving the Kashmir issue, the moderate Hurriyat faction has said it favoured division of Kashmir on «geographical grounds.»

RELATED STORIES Day on, high command asks min >>>


      BURUNDI‘S HUTU EX–REBEL GROUP WINS LOCAL ELECTIONS
      , 10-06-2005
      BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – A former Hutu rebel group, the Forces for the Defence of Democracy (FDD), has won local elections in Burundi, the country‘s first multi–party poll in 12 years, the electoral body said on Thursday.

Burundi held the landmark poll to choose councils for 12' administrati >>>


      FOUR ACQUITTED OF 2002 KENYA HOTEL SUICIDE BLAST
      , 10-06-2005
      By Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan judge on Thursday acquitted four men charged in the 2002 suicide bombing of an Israeli–owned hotel that killed 15 people, saying prosecutors had failed to link them to the bombers or al Qaeda.

Kenya High Court Justice John Osiemo said the lack of eviden >>>


      NATO TO LAUNCH DARFUR MISSION, DENIES EU TENSIONS
      , 10-06-2005
      By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO defence ministers gave the green light on Thursday to an operation to airlift extra African troops to Sudan‘s troubled Darfur region, the alliance‘s first mission on the continent.

NATO chiefs were at pains to stress there was no competition with a separ >>>


      BUSH NOMINATES REAGAN AIDE TO BE ENVOY TO BRITAIN
      Reuters UK, 10-06-2005
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday nominated Robert Tuttle, a major Republican campaign donor and former aide to President Ronald Reagan, to be the new U.S. ambassador to Britain.

Tuttle, whose nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, is currently co–managing p >>>


      G8 MINISTERS SET TO CLASH ON DEBT RELIEF
      Reuters UK, 10-06-2005
      Related Articles UN presses rich nations to meet commitment to poor FACTBOX–Main issues for G8 finance ministers in London Individual wealth worldwide up strongly in 2004 By Sumeet Desai LONDON (Reuters) – The world‘s most powerful finance ministers look set to clash this weekend as Britain seeks back >>>


      GEORGE BEST FREED ON BAIL AFTER ASSAULT ALLEGATION
      Reuters UK, 10-06-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – Former Manchester United soccer player George Best was released on bail on Thursday after being arrested over an allegation he assaulted a woman, police said.

Best, 5', was released "pending further inquiries", the police said in a statement. "He is due to return to >>>


      GIRL TO APPEAR IN COURT OVER 5–YEAR–OLD‘S NECK INJURIES
      Reuters UK, 10-06-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – A 12–year–old girl is due to appear in court on Friday charged with attacking a 5–year–old boy discovered with serious neck injuries last week.

The boy, Anthony Hinchcliffe, was found wandering distraught last Tuesday near woodlands in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. >>>


      GLAZER TO UP UNITED TICKET PRICES TO BOOST PROFIT – REPORT
      Reuters UK, 10-06-2005
      LONDON (Reuters) – The new owner of Manchester United plans to triple operating profit under a five–year plan which would see ticket prices rise sharply, the Times newspaper reported on Friday.

U.S. investor Malcolm Glazer, who gained control of the English club last month after a two–year fi >>>


      JACKSON JURY ENDS FIFTH DAY OF DELIBERATION
      Reuters UK, 10-06-2005
      Related Pictures Related Articles Prison would prove tough if Jackson convicted Odds of Jackson sex abuse conviction near even By Dan Whitcomb SANTA MARIA, California (Reuters) – Jurors in Michael Jackson‘s sex–abuse trial ended a shortened fifth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict on Thur >>>


      BOLIVIENS INDIOS ERHÖHEN DRUCK UND FORDERN NEUWAHLEN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      La Paz (Reuters) – Die bolivianische Opposition hat ihren Druck auf die Führung des Landes massiv erhöht, nach dem Rücktritt von Präsident Carlos Mesa Neuwahlen anzusetzen.

Wenn das Parlament am Donnerstag diese Forderung ignoriere, werde die Opposition die Sitzung der Abgeordneten bl >>>


      CHIRAC ERHÖHT DRUCK AUF BLAIR IM EU–FINANZSTREIT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Luxemburg (Reuters) – Der französische Präsident Jacques Chirac hat den Druck auf Großbritannien erhöht, den vor Jahren ausgehandelten Rabatt bei der Finanzierung der Europäischen Union (EU) aufzugeben.

"Für unsere englischen Freunde ist die Zeit gekommen, zu begreifen >>>


      CHODORKOWSKI–ANWÄLTE FECHTEN URTEIL GEGEN YUKOS–GRÜNDER AN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Moskau (Reuters) – Zehn Tage nach dem umstrittenen Urteil gegen den Gründer des russischen Ölkonzerns Yukos, Michail Chodorkowski, haben dessen Anwälte Berufung eingelegt.

Die Haftstrafe von neun Jahren wegen Betrugs und Steuerhinterziehung sei "illegal und unbegründet", sag >>>


      DEUTSCHLAND BIETET HILFE FÜR FRIEDENSEINSATZ IN DARFUR AN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Brüssel (Reuters) – Die Bundesregierung hat angeboten, Soldaten der Afrikanischen Union (AU) für ihren Friedenseinsatz in die westsudanesische Region Darfur zu fliegen.

Zudem könne Deutschland Generatoren und andere Ausrüstungsgegenstände bereitstellen, sagte Verteidigungsministe >>>


      EU–DELEGATION BERÄT IN BAGDAD ÜBER IRAK–KONFERENZ
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Bagdad (Reuters) – Spitzenvertreter der Europäischen Union (EU) haben am Donnerstag bei einem Blitzbesuch in Bagdad die geplante internationale Irak–Konferenz vorbereitet.

Zu der Konferenz am 22. Juni in Brüssel, die von den USA und der EU gemeinsam ausgerichtet wird, werden 85 Lände >>>


      MZOUDI MUSS WEGEN 11. SEPTEMBER NICHT ERNEUT VOR GERICHT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Karlsruhe (Reuters) – Der ursprünglich wegen Beihilfe zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 in den USA angeklagte Marokkaner Abdelghani Mzoudi muss sich nicht erneut vor Gericht verantworten und will in seine Heimat zurückkehren.

Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) bestätigte am Donnerstag >>>


      MZOUDI MUSS WEGEN 11. SEPTEMBER NICHT ERNEUT VOR GERICHT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Karlsruhe (Reuters) – Der ursprünglich wegen Beihilfe zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 in den USA angeklagte Marokkaner Abdelghani Mzoudi muss sich nicht erneut vor Gericht verantworten und will in seine Heimat zurückkehren.

Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) bestätigte am Donnerstag >>>


      NORDKOREA WILL WEITERE ATOMBOMBEN BAUEN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Washington (Reuters) – Nordkorea hat nach eigener Darstellung genügend Atombomben, um jeden US–Angriff abzuwehren.

Sein Land sei zudem dabei, weitere Atombomben zu bauen, sagte Nordkoreas Vize–Außenminister Kim Gye Gwan am Mittwoch dem US–Fernsehsender ABC. US–Präs >>>


      PDS UND WASG TRETEN GEMEINSAM ZU WAHL AN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Die PDS und die SPD–Abspaltung WASG wollen nach Angaben von WASG–Vorstandsmitglied Klaus Ernst gemeinsam zur Bundestagswahl im Herbst antreten.

"Die Grundsatzentscheidung, dass wir zusammen antreten wollen, die steht", sagte Ernst am Freitag der Nachrichtenagentur >>>


      PDS VOR ENTSCHEIDENDEN GESPRÄCHEN MIT WASG OPTIMISTISCH
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Die PDS–Führung hat sich unmittelbar vor den abschließenden Gesprächen mit der SPD–Abspaltung WASG zuversichtlich über die Chancen für die Bildung eines Linksbündnisses geäußert.

Es deute alles darauf hin, dass sich beide Seiten ein >>>


      RODRIGUEZ ALS NEUER BOLIVIANISCHER PRÄSIDENT VEREIDIGT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      La Paz (Reuters) – Nach dem Rücktritt von Boliviens Präsident Carlos Mesa hat der Kongress des Landes am Donnerstag den Vorsitzenden des Obersten Gerichts, Eduardo Rodriguez, als Nachfolger vereidigt.

Damit wurde der Weg für vorgezogene Wahlen geebnet. Dies hatten die Indios in wochenlange >>>


      SCHILY÷ VERBRECHENSAUFKLÄRUNG SO HOCH WIE NIE
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Die deutsche Polizei hat Innenminister Otto Schily (SPD) zufolge noch nie einen so hohen Anteil der Straftaten aufgeklärt wie im vergangenen Jahr.

Deutschland gehöre "zu einem der sichersten Länder der Welt", sagte Schily am Donnerstag in Berlin bei der Vorstel >>>


      SCHRÖDER REAGIERT AUF SPD–UNRUHE ÜBER VERTRAUENSFRAGE
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Nach tagelanger Unruhe in der SPD hat Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder entgegen früheren Plänen Details zum Vorgehen bei der geplanten Neuwahl mitgeteilt.

Nach einem Gespräch mit Bundespräsident Horst Köhler sagte der Kanzler am Donnerstag überraschend, >>>


      SCHRÖDER REAGIERT AUF SPD–UNRUHE ÜBER VERTRAUENSFRAGE
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Nach tagelanger Unruhe in der SPD hat Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder entgegen früheren Plänen Details zum Vorgehen bei der geplanten Neuwahl mitgeteilt.

Nach einem Gespräch mit Bundespräsident Horst Köhler sagte der Kanzler am Donnerstag überraschend, >>>


      USA GEBEN WIDERSTAND GEGEN WEITERE AMTSZEIT ELBARADEIS AUF
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Washington (Reuters) – Die USA haben ihren Widerstand gegen eine dritte Amtszeit Mohamed ElBaradeis als Chef der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde (IAEA) aufgegeben.

Die US–Regierung werde bei der anstehenden Wahl für ElBaradei stimmen, sagte der Sprecher des US–Außenminister >>>


      BLAIR WEIST CHIRAC–FORDERUNG IM EU–FINANZSTREIT ZURÜCK
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Luxemburg/London (Reuters) – Der britische Premierminister Tony Blair hat die Forderung von Frankreichs Präsident Jacques Chirac zurückgewiesen, den vor Jahren ausgehandelten Rabatt bei der Finanzierung der Europäischen Union (EU) aufzugeben.

Blair sagte am Donnerstag nach einem Treffen mi >>>


      BOLIVIENS INDIOS ERHÖHEN DRUCK UND FORDERN NEUWAHLEN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      La Paz (Reuters) – Die bolivianische Opposition hat ihren Druck auf die Führung des Landes massiv erhöht, nach dem Rücktritt von Präsident Carlos Mesa Neuwahlen anzusetzen.

Wenn das Parlament am Donnerstag diese Forderung ignoriere, werde die Opposition die Sitzung der Abgeordneten bl >>>


      CHIRAC ERHÖHT DRUCK AUF BLAIR IM EU–FINANZSTREIT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Luxemburg (Reuters) – Der französische Präsident Jacques Chirac hat den Druck auf Großbritannien erhöht, den vor Jahren ausgehandelten Rabatt bei der Finanzierung der Europäischen Union (EU) aufzugeben.

"Für unsere englischen Freunde ist die Zeit gekommen, zu begreifen >>>


      ERSTER HURRIKAN DES JAHRES BRAUT SICH ÜBER KARIBIK ZUSAMMEN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Miami (Reuters) – Über der Karibik hat sich am Donnerstag der erste Tropensturm des Jahres zusammengebraut.

Der Hurrikan "Arlene" kündigte sich auf Kuba, in Teilen Zentralamerikas und auf den Cayman–Inseln mit heftigen Niederschlägen an. In der Nacht näherte sich der S >>>


      EU–HANDELSKOMMISSAR MANDELSON WEGEN TEXTIL–STREIT IN CHINA
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Schanghai (Reuters) – EU–Handelskommissar Peter Mandelson will im Textil–Streit mit China einen letzten Versuch zur Vermeidung europäischer Importbeschränkungen unternehmen.

Die Europäische Union werde handeln, wenn keine Einigung erzielt werde, sagte Mandelson am Freitag zum A >>>


      EXPORT GIBT DEUTSCHER WIRTSCHAFT KAUM NOCH SCHWUNG
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Der einzige deutsche Wachstumsmotor Export ist im April ins Stottern geraten.

Nach Angaben des Statistischen Bundesamtes vom Donnerstag sanken die Ausfuhren zum März um 0,4 Prozent. Zugleich stiegen die Importe um 3,8 Prozent. Damit verminderte sich der für das Wirtschaftswac >>>


      ITALIENISCHE GEISEL IN AFGHANISTAN FREIGELASSEN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Kabul/Rom (Reuters) – Die in Afghanistan verschleppte Italienerin Clementina Cantoni ist wieder frei.

Die 32–Jährige sei wohlauf, teilten die Regierungen in Rom und Kabul am Donnerstagabend mit. Die Mitarbeiterin der internationalen Hilfsorganisation Care war vor knapp vier Wochen von Unbekann >>>


      JACKSON WÄHREND URTEILSFINDUNG IN KLINIK BEHANDELT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Santa Maria (Reuters) – Im Missbrauchsprozess gegen US–Popstar Michael Jackson hat sich die Urteilsfindung weiter in die Länge gezogen.

Während die Geschworenen auch an ihrem vierten Beratungstag zu keinem abschließenden Urteil kamen, suchte der Sänger in der Nacht zum Donnerst >>>


      MZOUDI MUSS WEGEN 11. SEPTEMBER NICHT ERNEUT VOR GERICHT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Karlsruhe (Reuters) – Der ursprünglich wegen Beihilfe zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 in den USA angeklagte Marokkaner Abdelghani Mzoudi muss sich nicht erneut vor Gericht verantworten und will in seine Heimat zurückkehren.

Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) bestätigte am Donnerstag >>>


      MZOUDI MUSS WEGEN 11. SEPTEMBER NICHT ERNEUT VOR GERICHT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Karlsruhe (Reuters) – Der ursprünglich wegen Beihilfe zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 in den USA angeklagte Marokkaner Abdelghani Mzoudi muss sich nicht erneut vor Gericht verantworten und will in seine Heimat zurückkehren.

Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) bestätigte am Donnerstag >>>


      NORDKOREA WILL WEITERE ATOMBOMBEN BAUEN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Washington (Reuters) – Nordkorea hat nach eigener Darstellung genügend Atombomben, um jeden US–Angriff abzuwehren.

Sein Land sei zudem dabei, weitere Atombomben zu bauen, sagte Nordkoreas Vize–Außenminister Kim Gye Gwan am Mittwoch dem US–Fernsehsender ABC. US–Präs >>>


      PDS UND WASG TRETEN GEMEINSAM ZU WAHL AN
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Die PDS und die SPD–Abspaltung WASG wollen nach Angaben von WASG–Vorstandsmitglied Klaus Ernst gemeinsam zur Bundestagswahl im Herbst antreten.

"Die Grundsatzentscheidung, dass wir zusammen antreten wollen, die steht", sagte Ernst am Freitag der Nachrichtenagentur >>>


      RODRIGUEZ ALS NEUER BOLIVIANISCHER PRÄSIDENT VEREIDIGT
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      La Paz (Reuters) – Nach dem Rücktritt von Boliviens Präsident Carlos Mesa hat der Kongress des Landes am Donnerstag den Vorsitzenden des Obersten Gerichts, Eduardo Rodriguez, als Nachfolger vereidigt.

Damit wurde der Weg für vorgezogene Wahlen geebnet. Dies hatten die Indios in wochenlange >>>


      SCHRÖDER REAGIERT AUF SPD–UNRUHE ÜBER VERTRAUENSFRAGE
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Nach tagelanger Unruhe in der SPD hat Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder entgegen früheren Plänen Details zum Vorgehen bei der geplanten Neuwahl mitgeteilt.

Nach einem Gespräch mit Bundespräsident Horst Köhler sagte der Kanzler am Donnerstag überraschend, >>>


      SCHRÖDER REAGIERT AUF SPD–UNRUHE ÜBER VERTRAUENSFRAGE
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      Berlin (Reuters) – Nach tagelanger Unruhe in der SPD hat Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder entgegen früheren Plänen Details zum Vorgehen bei der geplanten Neuwahl mitgeteilt.

Nach einem Gespräch mit Bundespräsident Horst Köhler sagte der Kanzler am Donnerstag überraschend, >>>


      STRUKTUR EINER BANK AUS HVB/UNICREDITO ZEICHNET SICH AB
      Reuters Deutschland, 10-06-2005
      – von Michael Able und Lisa Jucca Mailand (Reuters) – Kurz vor Abschluss der Gespräche über eine Fusion der Banken UniCredito und HVB zeichnet sich die Struktur einer gemeinsamen Bank mit Zentren in Mailand, Wien und München immer deutlicher ab.

Manager, die den Gesprächen nahe >>>


      BJP FIGHTS TO WOO BACK ADVANI, HINDU ALLIES
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      India‘s main opposition party will make a fresh bid on Friday to woo back its disgruntled leader, Lal Krishna Advani, but is struggling to appease him without further angering its hardline Hindu allies.

Advani insists the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) publicly endorse a visit to Pakistan, where he praise >>>


      BJP STRUGGLES TO END LEADERSHIP CRISIS
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      The Bharatiya Janata Party failed to persuade Lal Krishna Advani to return as leader on Thursday, and is still struggling to broker a peace deal between the veteran leader and hardline Hindu allies.

Advani had been due to answer India‘s main opposition party‘s appeal to withdraw this week‘s >>>


      FEATURE – SOCCER HELPS TSUNAMI VICTIMS TO FORGET
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      Lot Thompson has a black eye and gash across his temple, but his passion for soccer drives him to finish the tsunami recovery series.

The 20–year–old has much deeper wounds. Half the Thompson family were killed in last year‘s tsunami which ravaged India‘s remote Andaman and Nicobar isl >>>


      SEVEN KILLED IN GUN BATTLE IN KASHMIR
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      Six separatist guerrillas and a soldier were killed on Thursday in a fierce gun battle in troubled Kashmir, police said.

It was the highest toll in a single encounter in recent weeks in the disputed region, where rebel violence has declined since India and Pakistan, the two nuclear–capable south Asian r >>>


      BUSH, ROH LOOK TO SEND MESSAGE OF UNITY TO NKOREA
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      U.S. President George W. Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo–hyun are expected to use a White House meeting on Friday to send a joint message that North Korea must return to talks on its nuclear weapons program.

The two leaders‘ session in the Oval Office, followed by lunch, comes at a time wh >>>


      FEATURE – SAUDI TAKES A FRESH LOOK AT BAN ON WOMEN DRIVERS
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      Mohammed al–Zulfa‘s mobile telephone has buzzed non–stop since he suggested Saudi Arabia lift a decades–old ban against women driving

–– the only prohibition of its kind in the world. The step would be almost revolutionary for the kingdom‘s conservative and segregated >>>


      INDONESIA‘S POLIO CASES RISE TO 34 – WHO
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      Indonesia has reported six new polio infections, bringing to 34 the number of cases since the crippling disease re–emerged in the country last month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

In a statement received on Friday, the WHO said the six cases were all found on the western side of Java island. >>>


      INDONESIA TERROR PLANS ADVANCED, AUSTRALIA WARNS
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      Terrorists are in the "very advanced stages" of planning attacks in Indonesia, Australia warned on Friday.

"We continue to receive a stream of credible reporting suggesting that terrorists are in the very advanced stages of planning attacks in Indonesia," the Australian Department of Forei >>>


      U.S. GRAPPLES WITH INTELLIGENCE THREAT FROM CHINA
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      China, whose surging growth feeds an incessant appetite for U.S. technology, poses a growing intelligence threat that the United States may be ill–equipped to combat, current and former U.S. officials say.

With the Bush administration embroiled in Iraq and the war on terrorism, intelligence experts fear >>>


      U.S. PAKISTANI UNFAIRLY TARRED WITH TERROR – LAWYER
      Reuters India, 10-06-2005
      A Californian accused of lying about his son‘s links to a Pakistani al Qaeda training camp was unfairly tarred by talk of terrorism even though charged with a lesser crime, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Federal officials announced on Wednesday the arrest of Pakistani–American Umer Hayat, 45, and hi >>>


      LIBERAN EN BUEN ESTADO A LA ITALIANA SECUESTRADA EN AFGANISTÁN
      Reuters Spain, 10-06-2005
      La cooperante italiana Clementina Cantoni, quien estuvo 24 días secuestrada en Afganistán, fue liberada el jueves y estaba "bien", según dijeron portavoces de los gobiernos afgano e italiano.

"Acaba de ser liberada", dijo el portavoz del Ministerio del Interior afgano >>>


      PARLAMENTARIOS DE BOLIVIA BUSCAN ACUERDO PARA SUCESIÓN DE MESA
      Reuters Spain, 10-06-2005
      En medio un clima tenso en las principales ciudades de Bolivia, los parlamentarios de ese país intentaban llegar a un acuerdo político que permitiera al Congreso celebrar una sesión durante la tarde para decidir si aceptan la renuncia del presidente Carlos Mesa y definir quién podría >>>


      CALCIO, SPAREGGIO BOLOGNA–PARMA PARTITA D‘ADDIO DI COLLINA
      Reuters Italia, 10-06-2005
      Pierluigi Collina, considerato il miglior arbitro di calcio del mondo, dirigerà per l‘ultima volta nello spareggio di ritorno per evitare la retrocessone in B tra Bologna e Parma sabato 18 giugno.

Collina ha compiuto a febbraio i 45 anni, età limite per gli arbitri in attività, e no >>>


      FESTA A NAPOLI PER IL RITORNO DOPO 14 ANNI DI MARADONA
      Reuters Italia, 10-06-2005
      Migliaia di tifosi hanno accolto oggi a Napoli Diego Armando Maradona, tornato a Napoli dopo 14 anni per la festa di addio al calcio di un ex compagno di squadra, lo juventino Ciro Ferrara.

Reduce da un‘operazione che gli ha fatto perdere 27 chili, l‘ex fantasista 44enne, che ha avuto grossi probl >>>


      TORINO 2006, CIO FIDUCIOSO SU RISPETTO TEMPI LAVORI
      Reuters Italia, 10-06-2005
      A poco meno di 250 giorni dall‘inizio delle Olimpiadi invernali di Torino 2006, la commissione di coordinamento del Cio si dice fiduciosa sul rispetto della tabella di marcia di preparazione ai giochi e sulla soluzione ai problemi di budget.

Dopo tre giorni di visite ai siti e di riunioni con i diversi >>>



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