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      FRANCE CONFIRMS EU‘S FIRST H5N1 BIRD FLU OUTBREAK
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      FRANCE URGES CALM AS H5N1 BIRD FLU HITS TURKEY FARM
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      HAMAS FACES BATTLE TO GOVERN IN ISOLATION
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      HAMAS VOWS REVENGE AFTER ISRAEL KILLS 2 GUNMEN
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      INDIA‘S LEFT BARKS BEFORE POLLS, UNLIKELY TO BITE
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      INDONESIA CONFIRMS 20TH HUMAN BIRD FLU DEATH
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      IRAQ SLAPS DAYTIME CURFEW TO STEM VIOLENCE
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      IS IRAQ HEADED FOR CIVIL WAR, OR WORSE?
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      LONDON MAYOR SUSPENDED FOR ‘NAZI‘ JIBE
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      NEW BOMBING FANS IRAQ SECTARIAN FLAMES
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      NEWSLINE
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      POLICE QUESTION THREE OVER 50 MLN STG UK RAID
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      RUSSIA SEEKS SOLUTION TO IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS
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      STATE OF EMERGENCY IN PHILIPPINES
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      SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACK SAUDI OIL FACILITY
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      WHITE HOUSE MORE TIME TO BRIEF CONGRESS HELPFUL
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      AUSTRALIA‘S TOURISM INDUSTRY GOES ON THE OFFENSIVE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 11:22 Australia‘s tourism industry has buried its highbrow marketing and literally gone on the offensive with a new slogan to attract foreign visitors.

"So where the bloody hell are you?" is'4; Australia‘s new sales pitch, announced this week as part of an A$180m >>>


      CHINA‘S DRIVE TO CLOSE WEALTH GAP LEAVES QUESTIONS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 23 2006 02:11 The announcement on Wednesday of China‘s ambitious new rural policy, marketed in China under the politically correct banner of the "New Socialist Countryside", has been three years in the making.

But even now, for all of the measures it contains, many of which are alread >>>


      INDIA RAIL BUDGET FAILS TO ADDRESS SUBSIDY PROBLEM
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006
11:08 India‘s Congress–led government missed another opportunity to signal its reformist credentials on Friday when it delivered a cautious budget for the country‘s struggling railways network that failed to address the problem of cross–subsidies.

Laloo Prasad Yada >>>


      ECONOMISTS RAISE DOUBT ON FRANCE‘S NEW LABOUR CONTRACTS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 French government claims that new flexible labour contracts are creating jobs have been challenged by two prominent economists who warn that the measures could actually boost the number of unemployed.

In the first extensive study of the impact of the "new hire contracts", intr >>>


      EU CRITICISES MEDIA BIAS IN UGANDA POLL
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 17:38 European Union observers on Friday criticised Uganda for the "lack of a level playing field" in its general elections, as partial official results gave President Yoweri Museveni a clear early lead in his bid to extend his 20 years in power.

The 200–strong EU team monitor >>>


      EU SET TO GIVE CASH LIFELINE TO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006
18:36 The European Union is set to throw a lifeline to the Palestinian Authority by authorising a cash injection to the territory ňŔÓ despite the Palestinians‘ failure to meet all the conditions for a resumption in aid.

Both Brussels and member states such as Britain >>>


      ICELAND SEES FALL IN KRONA AS POSITIVE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Iceland‘s government yesterday ruled out taking any action in response to fears that country‘s economy was overheating, saying that this week‘s sharp drop in the national currency was a "positive" development.

Halldór Ásgrímsson, the Ic >>>


      ISRAEL FREEZES TRANSFER OF PALESTINIAN FUNDS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 1' 2006 16:41 The Israeli government on Sunday froze the transfer of millions of dollars in funds to the Palestinian Authority and urged international donors to do likewise as it announced its first sanctions against an incoming Palestinian government headed by Hamas.

The cabinet of Ehud Olmert, >>>


      ITALIAN CENTRE–RIGHT OUTLINES PROGRAMME
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 16:45 Italy‘s centre–right government on Friday unveiled its programme for the April '–10 national election, promising higher old age pensions, the elimination of hospital waiting lists and more police on the streets.

The ruling coalition of Silvio Berlusconi, prime mini >>>


      JAPAN AND HONG KONG BAN FRENCH POULTY IMPORTS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 26 2006 13:07 Hong Kong has joined Japan to suspend imports of French poultry products over fears of bird flu contamination and the safety of meat vaccinated against the disease.

France at the weekend confirmed the presence of the fatal H5N1 virus on a turkey farm in the eastern part of the country, >>>


      PALESTINIANS FACE ISRAELI ECONOMIC BLOCKADE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 17 2006 08:56 The Israeli government outlined on Friday what is likely to amount to an economic blockade of the Palestinian Authority once a Hamas–dominated parliament is sworn in on Saturday.

With the US and other international donors lining up behind Israel to isolate the Islamic movement tha >>>


      MANDELSON DEFIES EU RETAILERS ON ASIAN SHOE DUTIES
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 23 2006
13:11 Peter Mandelson, the European Union‘s trade commissioner, on Thursday defended a decision to introduce anti–dumping duties of almost 20 per cent on leather shoes from China and Vietnam.

"There is more than an adequate margin of comfort for importers and retailers to >>>


      MULTICULTURAL EUROPE BLAMED FOR CARTOON CRISIS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 European countries are paying the price for their "miscalculations" on Islam, which have come back to haunt them in the crisis over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, according to the most influential leader of France‘s Muslim community, the biggest on the continent.

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      STEINBRÜCK URGES LESS WELFARE AND MORE INNOVATION
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 02:00 Germany must shift resources from welfare spending to innovation and not rely on savings alone to tackle the crushing fiscal problems plaguing Europe‘s biggest economy, the country‘s finance minister said yesterday.

In a harsh rebuttal of economists in the Bundesbank and els >>>


      EU CRITICISES MEDIA BIAS IN UGANDA POLL
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 European Union observers yesterday criticised Uganda for the "lack of a level playing field" in its general elections, as partial official results gave President Yoweri Museveni a clear early lead in his bid to extend his 20 years in power.

The 200–strong EU team monitor >>>


      REBEL IRAQI CLERIC ISSUES PLEA TO MILITIA TO HALT REVENGE ATTACKS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 A daytime curfew in Baghdad and concerted calls for Muslim unity from mosques across the country yesterday checked the sectarian violence that has cost more than 130 lives in Iraq since the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra on Wednesday.

But in the sprawling Shia area of Sadr City >>>


      BRADY BONDS SHRINKING FAST
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 26 2006 17:35 Brady bonds, the securities that kick–started the emerging market bonds boom in the 1''0s, are fast disappearing as countries that used to be heavily indebted shed the stigma of past financial crises.

Venezuela over the weekend announced plans to retire about $3.'bn of >>>


      FEBRUARY 26: BRAZIL‘S DUTCH DISEASE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 26 2006 16:30 Brazil‘s Dutch disease Is Brazil coming down with Dutch disease? The prognosis is uncertain (though the evidence leaves this analyst in little doubt). The disease (which first struck the suddenly–oil–rich Netherlands in the 1'70s) manifests itself when a country‘s ear >>>


      GOVERNMENT BONDS ON THE BACK FOOT
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 1':48 Government bond markets in the US, Europe, UK and Japan remained on the back foot on Friday amid concerns about interest rates.

But continuing bullish sentiment for emerging market bonds pushed up their prices to new highs and sent the risk spread, as measured by JPMorgan‘s EM >>>


      INSIDE CURVE: ACTIVISM MEANS MORE THAN EGOS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 20:53 The dialogue between companies and their big shareholders is growing more contentious. Activist investors ‫ often large hedge funds but also mainstream money managers such as Fidelity and Franklin Templeton ‫ have taken on a growing list of what they consider to be mism >>>


      OIL AND POOR DATA REIN IN WALL STREET‘S GAINS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 21:55 Wall Street ended a volatile week with a mixed performance on Friday as rising crude prices and continuing concerns about US interest rates reined in gains seen earlier in the week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.1 per cent at 11,061.85 while the Nasdaq Composite gained >>>


      OIL JUMPS ABOVE $62 ON SAUDI BLAST REPORTS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 00:25 Oil prices rose more than $2 a barrel on Friday after suicide bombers attempted to damage the world‘s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia.

West Texas Intermediate for April delivery gained $2.37 to settle at $62.'1 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after >>>


      REPRIEVE FOR BLACKBERRY AS JUDGE DEFERS RULING
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 1':33 Research in Motion, manufacturer of the BlackBerry wireless
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      WPP AND LLOYDS LEAD FTSE HIGHER
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 18:10 News that House of Fraser had received a takeover approach capped a busy week of merger and acquisition activity in the London market.

The subject of speculation for most of the day, House of Fraser confirmed after the market close that it had received a preliminary approach. House of F >>>


      ART HEISTS ON THE RISE AS AUCTION PRICES SPIRAL
      FT, 26-02-2006
      January 27 2006 18:04 Sophisticated heists of contemporary art are on the rise as professional thieves feed a growing international market in stolen art estimated to be worth more than $5bn.

Prices for contemporary art are reaching dizzy heights, fuelled by bonus–happy hedge fund partners and a strong i >>>


      ASDA SELLS REPLICA ENGLAND SHIRTS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Asda, the country‘s second largest supermarket group, will today start selling replica England football shirts for '4;Ł28 each.

The group, which sourced the replica shirts for this year‘s World Cup in Germany on the grey market, is putting 5,000 shirts in 42 stor >>>


      BANK CHIEF CALLS FOR RADICAL IMF REFORM
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, said the International Monetary Fund needed to implement radical reform or "slip into obscurity". Mr King, speaking at a conference in India, said a shake–up was needed to restore legitimacy and credibility to the body in a changing g >>>


      BLAIR‘S EXCLUSION PLEA GIVES HINT OF RESHUFFLE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 A cabinet minister is to take charge of the drive against social exclusion, Tony Blair declared yesterday, increasing speculation that he is preparing a small reshuffle.

The prime minister told the Scottish Labour party conference in Aviemore the government had to do more to address the >>>


      BUSINESSMAN LOSES FIRST ROUND IN EXTRADITION PLEA
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Ian Norris, the former chief executive of Morgan Crucible, the engineering group, has lost the first round in his battle to avoid extradition to the US, where he faces charges of price–fixing.

Two High Court judges ruled yesterday that Charles Clarke, the home secretary, had acted >>>


      DECLINE IN CHINESE STUDENT NUMBERS SEEN AS PERMANENT
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 This year‘s steep fall in the number of Chinese students coming to study in Britain represents a permanent reverse to decade–long growth, an education expert and senior vice–chancellors have warned.

David Graddol, a language expert who has written reports for the Briti >>>


      FLAT–HUNTING RICH SPARE NO EXPENSE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 If you were paying more than '4;Ł15m for a home, you might expect a grand country house set in rolling acres.

But in the most exclusive parts of London, paying '4;Ł15m or more for a single apartment is no longer considered outlandish.

These spectacularly >>>


      HOSPITAL REFORM SET BACK BY FINANCE WOES AND PRICE LIST ERRORS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 The government‘s attempts to reform National Health Service hospitals suffered a double blow yesterday.

Senior civil servants said NHS finances – projected in September to be heading for a '4;Ł620m deficit by the end of the financial year – were deteriorati >>>


      ISLE OF MAN CASTS NET FOR ENTREPRENEURS IN QUEST FOR GROWTH
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 The icy wind buffeting the Douglas seafront yesterday was proof enough the Isle of Man is not your typical sun–drenched island tax shelter.

For anyone willing to give the Irish Sea climate the benefit of the doubt, however, a tax experiment is under way that may have a few more mu >>>


      OFT FINES TOP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Fifty leading public schools found guilty by the Office of Fair Trading of operating an illegal fee–fixing cartel have agreed to pay fines totalling '4;Ł3.5m, it emerged last night.

A headmaster of one of the leading schools involved confirmed to the Financial Times th >>>


      SPACE AGENCY TO REBUILD SATELLITE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 The European Space Agency is to spend ň'4;ě106m ( ';74m) rebuilding Cryosat, the ice monitoring satellite. The original was destroyed last year when the Russian rocket carrying it into orbit crashed into the Atlantic ocean.

The new satellite, Cryosat–2, sh >>>


      STEM CELL SCIENTISTS DRAW UP ETHICAL CHARTER
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 The first ethical guidelines for carrying out international stem cell research in the face of conflicting national policies were releas–ed at a conference in Britain yesterday.

They include the principle that scientists from a country where work with embryonic stem cells is prohib >>>


      TREASURY PLEDGE ON MPC NEWCOMER
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 The Treasury has pledged to recruit a "world class economist" to replace Professor Stephen Nickell when he retires from the Bank of England‘s monetary policy committee in May.

The unusual public declaration comes after four former members of the MPC wrote to the Financia >>>


      BERNANKE MAKES THE CASE FOR PRICE STABILITY
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Ben Bernanke, in his first speech as chairman of the Federal Reserve, yesterday laid out the intellectual underpinnings of inflation targeting by explaining that ensuring price stability promoted economic growth and stability.

"Stable prices are desirable in themselves and thus are >>>


      BUSH TRIPS BALANCING SECURITY WITH FREE TRADE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 23:37 Since the September 11 attacks President George W. Bush has tried to sell the American people two ideas that are difficult to reconcile: that terrorism from abroad is the most serious threat the US has ever confronted, and that Americans should respond by embracing the world rather than walling >>>


      BUSH TRIPS UP TRYING TO BALANCE SECURITY FEARS WITH FREE TRADE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Since the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush has tried to sell the American people two ideas that are difficult to reconcile: that terrorism from abroad is the most serious threat the US has ever confronted, and that Americans should respond by embracing the world rather than walling >>>


      CAIRO ANGERED BY US TRADE TALKS FREEZE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Rachid Mohamed Rachid, Egypt‘s trade and industry minister, criticised Washington yesterday for mixing business with politics in its decision to freeze negotiations on a free trade agreement.

Mr Rachid said data released this week for the fourth quarter of 2005 showed gross domest >>>


      DUBAI BACKLASH ‘WILL DETER FOREIGN INVESTORS‘
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 23 2006 01:28 A rejection by lawmakers of Dubai Ports World‘s agreed acquisition of US container terminals would send a signal that foreign investments "from certain parts of the world aren‘t welcome", John Snow, the Treasury secretary, said on Wednesday.

The remarks underscored >>>


      EXPLOSION OF VIOLENCE REVEALS WEAKNESS OF US POSITION
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 By teetering on the brink of civil war this week, events in Iraq have exposed the inability of the US to exert decisive control, leaving President George W. Bush appealing to all sides for restraint while faced with both dwindling military options and influence over the political process.
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      LEGISLATORS SCORNFUL OF DUBAI PORT CONCESSION
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers vowed yesterday to press ahead with plans to propose legislation to block Dubai Ports World‘s acquisition of US port terminals in spite of an offer by the Dubai–controlled company to delay taking operational control of the assets until C >>>


      US TO PRESS BEIJING ON TRADE ISSUES
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Senior US trade officials will travel to China next week in an effort to press Beijing for greater action on protecting intellectual property and opening the Chinese market to US car parts.

The meetings come at a critical time when the administration of President George W. Bush is facin >>>


      BUS STATION BOMB AFTER IRAQI LEADERS CALL FOR CALM
      FT, 26-02-2006
      five people at a bus station south of Baghdad on Sunday, breaking a relative calm after Iraqi and US leaders appealed for an end to days of sectarian bloodshed that have pitched Iraq toward civil war.

The bomb destroyed a minibus as it drove out of a bus garage in Hilla, a mainly Shia town surrounded by Sunni >>>


      BUSINESS TROUBLED MORE BY MACAPAGAL CLAMPDOWN THAN THE SPECTRE OF POLITICAL PLOT
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 An alleged military plot to oust Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo caused concern in Manila yesterday, but many seemed more worried by her response: declaring a state of emergency and calling out the armed forces.

Peter Wallace, a business consultant and spokesman for the for >>>


      CAMERON‘S ARRIVAL BRINGS TORIES ‘WALL OF MONEY‘
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 22:10 David Cameron‘s political honeymoon as Tory leader has generated a "wall of money" for the party ‫ so much so that Conservative fund–raisers are no longer seeking individual donations of more than '4;Ł50,000.

Jonathan Marland, the Tory trea >>>


      DUBAI PORTS ROW BREEDS BAD FEELING AMONG ARAB BUSINESSES
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 26 2006
18:02 Opposition in the US to Dubai Ports World‘s agreed acquisition of US container terminals is breeding bad feeling in one section of Arab public opinion usually more favourable to the US.

Among top Arab businessmen, many of whom are US–educated, there is a strong sense tha >>>


      ECONOMISTS RAISE DOUBT ON FRANCE‘S NEW LABOUR CONTRACTS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 French government claims that new flexible labour contracts are creating jobs have been challenged by two prominent economists who warn that the measures could actually boost the number of unemployed.

In the first extensive study of the impact of the "new hire contracts", intr >>>


      EU CRITICISES MEDIA BIAS IN UGANDA POLL
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 17:38 European Union observers on Friday criticised Uganda for the "lack of a level playing field" in its general elections, as partial official results gave President Yoweri Museveni a clear early lead in his bid to extend his 20 years in power.

The 200–strong EU team monitor >>>


      EU SET TO GIVE CASH LIFELINE TO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006
18:36 The European Union is set to throw a lifeline to the Palestinian Authority by authorising a cash injection to the territory ňŔÓ despite the Palestinians‘ failure to meet all the conditions for a resumption in aid.

Both Brussels and member states such as Britain >>>


      ICELAND SEES FALL IN KRONA AS POSITIVE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 25 2006 02:00 Iceland‘s government yesterday ruled out taking any action in response to fears that country‘s economy was overheating, saying that this week‘s sharp drop in the national currency was a "positive" development.

Halldór Ásgrímsson, the Ic >>>


      IRAN SAYS IT AGREES BASIC NUCLEAR DEAL WITH RUSSIA
      FT, 26-02-2006
      26 2006 BUSHEHR, Iran, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on jointly enriching uranium, officials said on Sunday –– but there was no immediate sign that it would suspend home–grown enrichment to allay fears that it is developing nuclear weapons.

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      ITALIAN CENTRE–RIGHT OUTLINES PROGRAMME
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 16:45 Italy‘s centre–right government on Friday unveiled its programme for the April '–10 national election, promising higher old age pensions, the elimination of hospital waiting lists and more police on the streets.

The ruling coalition of Silvio Berlusconi, prime mini >>>


      ITALIAN CENTRE–RIGHT OUTLINES PROGRAMME
      FT, 26-02-2006
      Italy‘s centre–right government unveiled its programme for the April '–10 national election, promising higher old age pensions, the elimination of hospital waiting lists and more police on the streets. 16:45 | Read Italian telecoms chief calls for urgent labour reformsItaly‘s next government >>>


      ITALIAN TELECOMS CHIEF CALLS FOR URGENT LABOUR REFORMS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 16:45 Italy‘s next government urgently needs to cut labour costs and streamline the state bureaucracy in order to improve economic competitiveness, one of the country‘s leading businessmen said on Thursday.

Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of Telecom Italia, the telecommunicatio >>>


      JAPAN AND HONG KONG BAN FRENCH POULTY IMPORTS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 26 2006 13:07 Hong Kong has joined Japan to suspend imports of French poultry products over fears of bird flu contamination and the safety of meat vaccinated against the disease.

France at the weekend confirmed the presence of the fatal H5N1 virus on a turkey farm in the eastern part of the country, >>>


      KEN LIVINGSTONE SUSPENDED OVER ‘NAZI‘ JIBE
      FT, 26-02-2006
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      LAWMAKERS UNITE AGAINST SALE OF US PORTS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24
2006 23:33 A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Friday vowed to proceed with legislation to block Dubai Ports World‘s purchase of US port terminals, brushing aside an offer from the company to delay taking operational control until Congress had reviewed the deal.

The suggest >>>


      MARINES RESTIVE AS ARROYO ‘MOPS UP‘ COUP PLOTTERS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      26 2006 MANILA, Feb 26 (Reuters) – About 100 elite Philippine troops openly defied the government and its emergency rule on Sunday, calling for public support after a Marines commander was removed over an alleged plot to oust President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Senior military officers said Major–Ge >>>


      MILITANTS SEIZE PARTS OF AFGHAN JAIL, 30 HURT
      FT, 26-02-2006
      26 2006 PUL–I–CHARKHI, Afghanistan, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Taliban and al Qaeda inmates took control of parts of the Afghan capital‘s main high security prison and at least 30 prisoners were wounded in attempts to quell the riot, officials said on Sunday.

Bursts of gunfire were heard from t >>>


      POLICE FIND CASH IN HUNT FOR UK RAID GANG
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 20:03 The seizure this week by an armed gang of up to '4;Ł50m from a cash depot has highlighted an under–reported trend in serious crime, away from traditional bank robberies towards increasingly violent attacks on operations run by private security companies.

Police said la >>>


      QUARTET TO SEEK TO AVERT FISCAL COLLAPSE OF PA
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 26 2006 18:32 Members of the international Quartet will consult this week on how to avert the imminent financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority even before a new Hamas–led government takes office.

With the Islamist party as much as a month away from forming a cabinet, the outgoing PA gov >>>


      REBEL IRAQI CLERIC CALLS OFF SHIA REVENGE ATTACKS
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 18:14 A daytime curfew in Baghdad and concerted calls for Muslim unity from mosques across the country on Friday checked the sectarian violence that has cost more than 130 lives in Iraq since the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra on Wednesday.

But in the sprawling Shia area of Sadr City >>>


      SPITZER FACES CHALLENGER IN GOVERNORSHIP RACE
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006
20:42 With his approval rating near 70 per cent and the opposing party in some disarray, Eliot Spitzer would appear to be cruising towards the New York governor‘s office.

But the attorney–general, having for months appeared such a formidible candidate that no Democrat would bo >>>


      SURPRISE GROWTH IN CONSUMER SPENDING
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 11:28 UK consumer spending grew at its fastest pace in more than a year in the fourth quarter while business investment again fell, trends that provide further evidence of the importance of the household sector in driving Britain‘s economy.

The Office for National Statistics on Friday c >>>


      TENS OF THOUSANDS RALLY AGAINST THAI PRIME MINISTER
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 26 2006 17:32 Tens of thousands of demonstrators on Sunday demanded the resignation of Thaksin Shinawatra, the Thai prime minister, as opposition parties called for a deal on constitutional reform by the end of Monday.

Abhisit Vejjajiva, the leader of the Democrat Party – the largest opposition >>>


      TWO MEN HELD OVER MASSIVE UK HEIST
      FT, 26-02-2006
      of up to '4;Ł50m from a security depot in Kent said they had arrested two men on Saturday as part of the inquiry into what is thought to be Britain‘s biggest ever cash heist.

The men, aged 33 and 55, were held in the Maidstone area of southern England on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robb >>>


      US DURABLE GOODS ORDERS DROP 10.2%
      FT, 26-02-2006
      February 24 2006 14:13 Durable goods orders dived 10.2 per cent in January, dragged lower by plunging sales of civil aircraft.

Economists had expected a much more modest fall of 2 per cent over the month.

Almost all of the damage was done by a 68.2 per cent fall in civil aircraft sales, with Boeing r >>>


      DIREKTOR VON MOSKAUER MARKTHALLE FESTGENOMMEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      24. Februar 2006 Einen Tag nach dem Dacheinsturz in Moskau haben die Behörden den Direktor der Markthalle festgenommen. Gegen Mark Mischijew werde wegen Fahrlässigkeit mit Todesfolge ermittelt, erklärte Staatsanwalt Anatoli Zujew am Freitag. Die Zahl der Toten stieg nach offiziellen Angaben bis Freitag a >>>


      FEINSTAUB: FRANKFURT UND DARMSTADT BEREITEN UMWELTZONEN VOR
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Kriminalität Mode Gesundheit FAZ.NET fragt: Vogelgrippe: Fühlen Sie sich bedroht?

Ja, ich kaufe kein Geflügel mehr Nein, das Land hat wichtigere Probleme Ja, den Viehzüchtern drohen hohe Verluste Nein, es ist viel Hysterie im Spiel Ich habe Angst um meine Gesundheit Mich persönlich ber >>>


      KINDERSCHUTZ BEGINNT SCHON AUF DER ENTBINDUNGSSTATION
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Von Martina Lenzen–Schulte 24. Februar 2006 Als Wilfried Kratzsch 1'80 in London den Kongreß "Child Abuse" besuchen wollte, mußte er sich fragen lassen, was er als Kinderneurologe mit Kindesmißhandlung zu tun habe. Daß '6;rzten auf diesem Gebiet eine wichtige Präventi >>>


      KUNSTRAUB IM KARNEVAL
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      26. Februar 2006 Kunstraub im Karnevalstrubel: Eine Gruppe schwer bewaffneter Diebe hat sich am Freitagabend (Ortszeit) den Karnevalstrubel in Rio de Janeiro zu Nutze gemacht und vier wertvolle Kunstwerke aus einem Museum gestohlen. Anschließend tauchten die Räuber unerkannt in einer großen Samba&ndash >>>


      LEBEN MIT DER VOGELGRIPPE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Von Carsten Germis 23. Februar 2006 Martialische Bilder von der Ostseeinsel Rügen: verendete Schwäne, Soldaten in ABC–Schutzanzügen, Hubschrauber, die die Küstengewässer überwachen. So entsteht der Eindruck, jede Minute könne eine von den Vögeln ausgelöste weltweite Gr >>>


      MARIANNE IST DICK GEWORDEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Von Michaela Wiegel, Paris 26. Februar 2006 Frankreichs Gesundheitsminister hat Mireille Guilianos Buch ganz sicher nicht gelesen. Sonst hätte er den Kampf gegen die Fettleibigkeit nicht zur Priorität der staatlichen Vorsorgepolitik erklärt, zu einem Problem, das genauso dringlich ist wie die Präven >>>


      MEHR ALS 50 TOTE BEI BRAND IN TEXTILFABRIK
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      24. Februar 2006 Ein verheerender Brand in einer Textilfabrik in Bangladesch hat mindestens 54 Menschen das Leben gekostet. Von den mehr als 150 Verletzten mußten etwa 80 im Krankenhaus behandelt werden, wie die Behörden am Freitag mitteilten.

Zum Zeitpunkt des Unglücks am Donnerstag abend befan >>>


      MILLIONENCOUP MIT "MILIT'6;RISCHER PR'6;ZISION"
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Von Claudia Bröll, London 23. Februar 2006 Zwei Tage nach dem größten Bargeldraub in der Geschichte Großbritanniens hat die Polizei drei Personen festgenommen. Eine 41 Jahre alte Frau wurde am Freitag morgen im Gebäude eines Finanzdienstleisters im Südosten Englands gefaßt, als sie mi >>>


      MILLIONENRAUB: WEITERE VERD'6;CHTIGE FESTGENOMMEN
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      25. Februar 2006 Bei der Fahndung nach den Millionenräubern in Großbritannien hat die Polizei zwei weitere Verdächtige festgenommen. Bei den Festgenommenen handele es ich um Männer im Alter von 55 und 33 Jahren, teilte der stellvertretende Polizeichef der südostenglischen Grafschaft Kent, Adria >>>


      MIT IHRER EIERSCHECKE
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Von Peter Lückemeier 26. Februar 2006 Wir wollen heute vor allem über die Liebe nachdenken.

Immer wieder verblüfft uns, welche Kräfte sie freisetzen kann, welch lebensverändernde Wirkung sie zeitigt. Denken Sie beispielsweise an Wolfgang Schwalm (51).

Viele Jahre stellte er zw >>>


      MORD AUS FRUST
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      24. Februar 2006 Mit einem weitgehenden Geständnis des 16 Jahre alten Angeklagten hat am Freitag vor dem Berliner Landgericht der Prozeß um den brutalen Mord an dem siebenjährigen Christian begonnen. Der Tatverdächtige soll den Jungen aus seiner Nachbarschaft am 27. August vergangenen Jahres im Berl >>>


      TOD IM FERNEN MOSKAU
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Von Michael Ludwig, Moskau 23. Februar 2006 Um Gottes Willen, findet heraus, was mit meinem Mann geschehen ist, fleht die junge Frau aus dem Kaukasus die Reporter an, die sich an den Soldaten vorbei zu schlängeln suchen. Aber es ist kein Durchkommen, und zwischen aufgebrachten Menschen und den Uniformierten kommt >>>


      WANDERN DIE ELITEN WIRKLICH AUS?
      Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 26-02-2006
      Von Jürgen Kaube 26. Februar 2006 In den letzten Jahren ist viel über den "brain drain", das Abwandern deutscher Forscher ins Ausland, berichtet worden. Nach dem Verlust an wissenschaftlichen Eliten als einer Folge der Verfolgungspolitik des Dritten Reichs komme es nun unter den Umständen der G >>>



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