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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Butcher Of Baghdad U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks Resigns
IOF Kill Mother of Seven, Student Near Ramallah
Bush, Chirac Discuss Upcoming G8 Summit
UN Radio: Security Council Lifts Iraq Sanctions
Bush Fuels More Anti-EU Sentiment
First time on Scoop: Graciela Monteagudo Examines Power Killing and Economics
Gush Shalom: IDF Targets International Peace Groups
Drugs and weapons intercepted at ChCh Prison
Health Ministry Removes Philippines From SARS List
Missing prisoner from Rolleston Prison
Naked in Nuhaka: The Pakeha Electoral Option
U.S. State Dept Pressured: A Former Military Officer Writes

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Helen Clark Must State Her Position On Nukes
Phil Should Roll Helen: Winston
Tourists Boost NZ Economy
Winston Heralds From The Hallowed Grey Halls
Customs Doing Its Bit To Curb Drug Crime
Where’s King On Cervical Service Loss Issue?
Independent Greenhouse Gas Report Released
Brash Says Education Standards Slipping
Walking Towards Pay Equity
Govt Backs Managed Tourism of Antarctica
No Hui On Privy Council A Disgrace
Action on Coastal Shipping Requested

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Butcher Of Baghdad Tommy Franks Resigns

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

Drugs and weapons intercepted at ChCh PrisonHealth Ministry Removes Philippines From SARS ListMissing prisoner from Rolleston Prison

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Butcher Of Baghdad U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks Resigns
Middle East
IOF Kill Mother of Seven, Student Near Ramallah
Washington File
Bush, Chirac Discuss Upcoming G-8 Summit
United Nations:
UN Radio: Security Council Lifts Iraq Sanctions
Text of Security Council Resolution 1483
UN supports Iraqis to regain national sovereignty
Amnesty Int. Iraq: UN cannot ignore human rights now

COLUMNS:
Bush Fuels More Anti-EU Sentiment

- The war of words between the EU and US over GM crops in Africa appears to be heating up, ahead of the G8 Summit next week in Evian, France. In a speech given Wednesday, 21 May, the American President George Bush accused the EU of perpetuating starvation ... See... Bush slates Europe over GMO ban [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00149.htm


First time on Scoop: Graciela Monteagudo Examines Power Killing and Economics

- The Argentine social movements are at once young and old. They were born in 1945 with the spontaneous mass mobilization that brought Peron to power. They were also born in 1959 in Cuba. The people of those movements were disappeared, tortured, and ... See... Argentine Autonomist Movement And The Elections [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00148.htm


Gush Shalom: IDF Targets International Peace Groups -

A week after the raid on the ISM office in Beit Sahour, the army is targetting also the CPT (Christian Peacemakers Teams) - composed of North American and British religious pacifists, who have been based for much of the past decade at Hebron and hitherto left mostly unmolested by the army. See... Attack on eye-winesses continues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00147.htm


Naked In Nuhaka

- The arrangements for the Pakeha Electoral Option have now been decided. After the 2006 census, the process of redrawing electorate boundaries will begin with a four-month Pakeha Electoral Option. See... Naked in Nuhaka: The Pakeha Electoral Option [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00144.htm


U.S. State Dept Pressured: A Former Military Officer Writes

- There should be a shake-up in the manner Washington handles foreign policy. The first thing that should happen is official barring of Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz from commenting on matters other than defence in its most ... See... Pressures on the U.S. State Department [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00142.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Helen Clark Must State Her Position On Nukes

- The Green Party is calling on Prime Minister Helen Clark to distance herself from comments by Agriculture Minister, Jim Sutton that New Zealand should rethink its nuclear policy. See... Has Sutton sold out on a nuclear-free NZ? [1] ALSO:- ACT - Sutton Confesses to Flawed Foreign Policy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00607.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00601.htm


Phil Should Roll Helen: Winston

- New Zealand First has urged Helen Clark to hand all matters of foreign affairs and trade to her Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff who has a safer pair of hands in international matters. See... Clark's Gaffes Mean Goff Should Take Over [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00599.htm


Tourists Boost NZ Economy

- The growing contribution of tourism to the New Zealand economy has been measured in the latest Tourism Satellite Account for the year ended March 2002. See... Tourism contribution to NZ increasing strong [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00617.htm


Winston Heralds From The Hallowed Grey Halls

- Rt Hon Winston Peters, an address to Grey Power North Shore, Netball North Harbour Rooms, Northcote Road, at 1.45pm 23 May 2003 See... New Zealand’s Identity Crisis – Colony Or Nation? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00614.htm


Customs Doing Its Bit To Curb Drug Crime

- Dramatic increases in the seizures of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, show the government is moving in the right direction to curb a new hard drug problem in New Zealand, Customs Minister Rick Barker ... See... Putting the squeeze on hard drugs at the border [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00613.htm


Where’s King On Cervical Service Loss Issue?

- ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today demanded that Health Minister Annette King come clean about her plans for cancer treatment centres in New Zealand, in the wake of reports that Wellington Hospital is in danger of losing its cervical ... See... Minister Must Come Clean Over Service Loss [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00611.htm


Independent Greenhouse Gas Report Released

- The Government today released an independent report on the research that will be needed over the next decade into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. See... Agricultural greenhouse gas research [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00608.htm


Brash Says Education Standards Slipping

- National's Finance spokesman Don Brash says more young people will leave school with totally inadequate reading and writing skills unless the Government gets to grips with an ailing education system. See... Slipping education standards failing New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00605.htm


Walking Towards Pay Equity

- The Green Party welcomes the Government's pay equity taskforce, saying it is a good first step towards implementing pay equity. See... Pay equity taskforce good first step [1] ALSO:- ACT - More Labour PC Social Engineering [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00604.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00595.htm


Govt Backs Managed Tourism of Antarctica

- NZ backs stronger management of Antarctic tourism New Zealand believes the management of Antarctic tourism needs to be strengthened to protect the continent's unique environment, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. “The government is concerned about the continued ... See... NZ backs stronger management of Antarctic tourism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00603.htm


No Hui On Privy Council A Disgrace

- A decision by the justice and electoral select committee chairman not to hold a hui on various Marae to discuss the abolition of the Privy Council as New Zealand’s last court of appeal is a disgrace, said New Zealand First spokesperson Dail Jones. See... Lack Of Privy Council Marae Meetings A Disgrace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00602.htm


Action on Coastal Shipping Requested

- The Green Party has formally raised its concerns over the crisis in the coastal shipping industry with the Government. See... Greens ask for action on coastal shipping crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00600.htm

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