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Fiji: Military Storm Rebel Headquarters, Killing One
Scoop World Link: Napster Shut Down By Judge
Petrol Prices: Anderton Responds To Oil Companies
Govt. Betrayal On GE Labeling?
Banks Must Do Better – Bunkle
Scoop Is In The House
Sludge Got It Right! - George Speight And Supporters Arrested
Scoop World: Middle East Talks End - Statements
Scoop Opinion: Rankin On MMP


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Fiji: Military Storm Rebel Headquarters, Killing One

- Fiji military forces today stormed the rebel headquarters at a school on the outskirts of Suva and seized leaders of the insurrection in what the army described as a “mopping up” operation. See... FIJI: Military Storm Rebels - 1 Dead, 32 Wounded [1] in the wire. Also see the Fijilive report... Rebel dies in gun battle [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00144.htm


Scoop World Link: Napster Shut Down By Judge

- A federal judge today ordered Napster Inc. to halt the operations of its phenomenally popular song-sharing Internet service, saying the upstart company was allowing copyrighted music to be copied illegally. For a link to the Washington Post article, see... Judge Rules That Napster Breaks Copyright Law [1] in the International wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00150.htm


Petrol Prices: Anderton Responds To Oil Companies

- Responding to petrol companies justification for high petrol prices Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton said 83% of petrol sold in New Zealand comes directly from crude oil imports and that there was no excuse to continue charging high petrol prices. See... Crude oil price cuts = petrol price cuts [1] in the Parliament wire. BP’s Managing Director Peter Griffiths has said Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is being selective with his facts over why petrol is more expensive now than it was in February. See... BP Responds To Deputy PM [2] in the Business wire. Also see...Petrol more expensive despite lower crude prices [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00451.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00137.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00419.htm


Govt. Betrayal On GE Labeling?

- The Government looks ready to betray consumers by breaking their election promise to label all GE food, says Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley. See... Govt. ready to betray consumers on GE labelling [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00447.htm


Banks Must Do Better – Bunkle

- Banks need to smarten up their act in dealing with mental health consumers and people with disabilities, Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle said today. See... Banks need to do better [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00450.htm


Scoop Is In The House - Questions And Answers

- Today's Questions concern: Dover And Al Morrison – Petrol Prices – Human Genes In Cows – Apprenticeships – Waikato SuperDump – Te Reo – Child Assaulters Prison Sentence – Fiji Immigration Office – Hepatitis C Compensation – Sharemarket Confidence. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 July [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00135.htm


Sludge Got It Right! - George Speight And Supporters Arrested

- Gunfire has been exchanged outside Suva this morning following the arrest last night of George Speight and three of his supporters by the Fijian army. See... NEWSFLASH: Rebel Leader Speight Arrested [1] in the Headlines wire. For an extended report on last nights events see... FIJI: Rebel leader George Speight arrested [2] in the International wire. "And so, if - when this horrible affair finally comes to an end - Speight ends up as Fijian PM, and not in jail, then Sludge is a banana." Sludge is not a banana. See...Sludge #22 - Time For A Restoration Of Sanity [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00142.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00067.htm


Scoop World: Middle East Talks End - Statement

- “Between July 11 and 24, under the auspices of President Clinton, Prime Minister Barak and Chairman Arafat met at Camp David in an effort to reach an agreement on permanent status.” They were not able to bridge the gaps and reach an agreement. For the full statement from White House, see... Trilateral Statement on Middle East Peace Talks [1] in the International wire. For more statements, see below.
REACTION
- MADELEINE ALBRIGHT - Albright Urges Barak and Arafat to share Knowledge [2]
- MADELEINE ALBRIGHT - U.S. is ready to help keep the peace process going [3]
- BILL CLINTON - Clinton Statement on Camp David Mideast PeaceTalks [4] all in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00148.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00147.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00146.htm


Scoop Opinion: Rankin On MMP

- Submissions for the MMP Review are due in by Monday. The really important issue is the first part of part (c) of the terms of reference: “whether there should be a further referendum on changes to the electoral system.” See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Referenda [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00134.htm

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