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Top 30 Articles On Scoop For Tuesday

Top 30 Articles On Scoop For Tuesday Dates: 06/Dec/2005

1: Fideo Castro Speech: 60th University Commemoration

Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of his admission to University of Havana, in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana,

2: Iraq Vet: 'Iraq Took Away Our Innocence!'

Interview with Spc. Douglas Barber - OIF Vet suffering from PTSD Interview conducted by Jay Shaft, Editor and Lead Investigative Reporter for Coalition For Free Thought In Media 12/03/05

3: Jason Leopold: Rove Running Out of Answers, Time

The attorney representing Karl Rove in the federal investigation into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson has made a desperate attempt to ensure President Bush's deputy chief of staff does not become the subject of a criminal indictment.

4: Video: Second Release Of Hostage Video

The Baghdad by Swords of Righteousness Brigade released a second video of hostages Auckland University student, Canadian and New Zealand resident, Harmeet Sooden (32); Canadian James Loney (41); American Tom Fox (54); and Briton Norman Kember (74). ...

5: Bush Speech Offers "Clear Strategy" For Disaster?

He says "victory." But the bromide-heavy speech that President George W. Bush gave yesterday at the Naval Academy presents a clear strategy for quagmire and eventual disaster. Despite the gathering storm of opposition to his approach to the war in ...

6: Questions for Oral Answer 6 December 2005

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Has he told China, Korea and Argentina that New Zealand rejects their claim that energy efficiency standards and labels should be treated as non-tariff trade barriers; if not, why not?

7: National confirms GST error in broadcast spend

The National Party today confirmed it made an error in the booking of its broadcast radio and television advertising for the 2005 election campaign.

8: Veil of Secrecy lifted on Somali Community

In a national first, one of New Zealand’s newest and most misunderstood communities is the focus of a social photography project due to open at the Waikato Museum on December 3.

9: David Benson-Pope Police File – Key Documents

Today the Police released a CD full of information comprising the investigation file into allegations against David Benson-Pope. The following are several of the key documents from the file. Click on the headline below to view the document. All documents ...

10: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing December 5, 2005

EUROPE Query on Secretary Rice's Comments Concerning Terrorism and Europe Allegations of Secret CIA Prisons MISCELLANEOUS Reports that Abu Hamza Rabia has been Killed U.S. Guidelines on Rendition

11: Questions And Answers - December 6 2005

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Has he told China, Korea, and Argentina that New Zealand rejects their claim that energy-efficiency standards and labels should be treated as non-tariff trade barriers; ...

12: Video: First Release Of Video Showing Hostages

Auckland University student, Canadian and New Zealand resident, Harmeet Sooden (32), Canadian James Loney (41), American Tom Fox (54), and Briton Norman Kember (74) were seized in Baghdad by Swords of Righteousness Brigade on November 26 2005. This video ...

13: Video: Peace Vigil Asks Captors To Release Harmeet

Palestine groups held a vigil in Aotea Square in central Auckland on Monday to show the world that Harmeet Sooden and his fellow captors are peaceful men. Harmeet Sooden was a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and a friend to many in the ...

14: Letter From Palestinian Leaders To Al-Jazeera

To the Editor of Al-Jazeera News: As groups concerned with the plight of Palestinians and Iraqis, we owe it to our friend and supporter Harmeet Sooden, held hostage with three other peace activists, to ask their abductors not to commit an unforgivable ...

15: MalcontentX: The PlameGate Affair is A Smokescreen

Take the case of "outed" CIA agent Valerie Plame-Wilson, and the "crime" for which some senior members of the Bush Administration may be facing jail time. Of all the thoughtful observers I routinely scan across the internet, I have found only two ...

16: Brazilians Mourn a Wounded President

• The corruption scandal within the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) has captured the public’s attention, as well as its disgust, throughout much of 2005.

17: Cullen on Auditor-General’s wânanga report

“The issues raised by the Auditor-General are serious and highlight concerns that the government has been pursuing with Te Wânanga o Aotearoa for some while,” Tertiary Education Minister Michael Cullen said today.

18: David Benson-Pope Enquiry – Complete Police File

The following are links to zipped files corresponding to 8 folders in the David Benson-Pope New Zealand Police investigation file. Once unzipped you will find you have a large number of sequentially numbered .pdf files. Many of these files contain brief summary ...

19: PM Address at New Zealand/Turkey Business Seminar

It is a pleasure to welcome the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his distinguished delegation of Ministers, parliamentarians, officials, business leaders, and media representatives to this seminar on New Zealand/Turkey business ...

20: Dennis Hans: Bob Woodward is Valerie Plame…

Bob Woodward is Valerie Plame. Granted, he has a few more lines in his face and a less captivating hairdo, but in one very important sense he is indeed she: Both have job classifications or titles, or perceived job titles, that have little to do with ...

21: Sharples: Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Shortly as we came into the House, Dr Cullen issued a release, stating that: "I believe it would be in the best interests of the wânanga if Rongo Wetere listened to some of those closest to him and stood aside as chief executive”. Such a statement is ...

22: Mapping The Real Deal: Fed's Cancellation of M3

I have been asked by several network members to comment on the cancellation by the Federal Reserve of the publication of its broadest series of aggregate monetary statistics, known as "M3."

23: Benson-Pope changes his story

National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins says David Benson-Pope has changed his story on historical assault allegations which he earlier refuted and said were ridiculous.

24: Gorse enemy gains strength

A European insect that devours new growth on gorse has overcome a slow start and is now being found in greatly increased numbers, much to researchers' delight. Gorse is one of New Zealand's worst weeds.

25: African nations should support Arms Trade Treaty

African nations were today challenged to publicly declare their support for an international Arms Trade Treaty as the France-Africa Summit began in Mali.

26: Couple Offering Speed By Internet

An idyllic retirement has gone by the wayside for a Canterbury couple who were shocked by the slow dial-up Internet connections to their new home, and set about finding a solution.

27: SSC provides open source CMS to govt agencies

The State Services Commission has made available to government agencies, both central and local, the open source code for a Government Web Guidelines compliant Content Management System.

28: Cyprus Crops Up On Turkish PM's Visit

Today the Prime Minister Helen Clark held a joint press conference with her Turkish counterpart the Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A large Turkish media contingent seemed to want to traverse the vexed subject of divided Cyprus.

29: Sam Smith: The Democrats' Israeli Conundrum

SAM SMITH - History has a way of coming up with the wrong things at the wrong time. For example, just as Hillary Clinton is gearing up for her 2008 presidential run, increasing numbers of Democrats are diverging from her on Iraq. While she hasn't ...

30: Suzan Mazur: Bob Hecht, The Younger

Bob Hecht, the dean of antiquities dealers now on trial for trafficking stolen art, has apparently since his youth at Haverford College been single-minded in his passion for recapturing the glories of the ancient world. Much like late paleoanthropologist ...

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