FT Merkel contradicts Schröder over Turkey Merkel again signalled that she may pursue the option of a “privileged partnership” for Turkey, despite the opening of EU membership talks with Ankara this month
FT Azerbaijan arrests raise poll tensions Pre-election tensions in oil-rich Azerbaijan increased on Wednesday when the government fired Farhad Aliyev, the cabinet's leading reformer and economy minister
Brooks Scenes From a Meltdown Over the next weeks, we are going to see an ideas race, as both parties hustle to get out new, positive agendas.
H5 Washington Post Rice Declines to Give Timeline for Iraq By Robin Wright Secretary of state faces testy criticism from senators for the administration's refusal to offer a concrete timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Legacies of a Leak Case By Jim Hoagland When historians write about the Weimarization of Washington in the Bush years, they will highlight the tawdry and divisive case involving the publication of Valerie Plame's CIA association and the unjust incarceration of reporter Judith Miller.
Editorial A Vote for Hamas? PRESIDENT BUSH and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will have a novel topic on their agenda when they meet today, in addition to more enduring issues such as Palestinian violence against Israelis and Israel's reluctance to ease a stranglehold on Palestinian territories.
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A report (PDF) by the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces help explain Palestinian security concerns H10 Christian Science Monitor Saddam Hussein's tactic: delay and defy The former dictator insisted he was still Iraq's rightful leader, attacking the legitimacy of the court that is trying him.
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Time to flatten US tax It is hard to find anyone who does not believe the US tax system is in need of a serious overhaul. But start to set out some principles for a simpler, fairer and... H15 Los Angeles Times The un-Arafat comes calling By David Makovsky and Dennis Ross MAHMOUD ABBAS is a different kind of Palestinian president. Unlike his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, who made a long-term strategy out of being a victim, Abbas has made it clear that he seeks to build a political culture of responsibility. He has repeatedly said (in both English and Arabic) that violence is counterproductive to Palestinian aspirations.
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hale geliyorsunuz; 2. Değeri alındığı değil, arada bir de olsa,
alınamadığı vakit anlaşılıyor. Bir de sürekli bir kaygıya yol açıyor; 'Ya bir gün kesilir ve onu hiç
alamazsam' duygusuyla sürekli yaşamak kolay değil."
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