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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Armitage IV with CNN with Tokyo Bureau Chief

Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State U.S. Embassy Tokyo Tokyo, Japan June 10, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00179.htm


2: UN Radio: Situation Deteriorates In Liberia

UN Radio: Liberia, Seeking Arrest of Liberian President, situation deteriorates in Congo, Annan condemns suicide attack in Jerusalem, Israel Prevents UN relief team from Attending Meeting, food aid for Palestine…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00171.htm


3: Images: Turoa In Snow!

A wee jem of a photo taken at Turoa today. The cold weather that has battered the lower North Island the last couple of days has been dumping snow on Mt Ruapehu, down to the base area at Turoa as you can see.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00044.htm


4: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 12 June 2003

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: On what date and how did he learn that his reply to Question for Written Answer No 257 lodged on 13 February 2003 that “I am advised by my officials that there have been no payments of cash by Maori Sports ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00204.htm


5: Experts Questioning Iraq Intel Silenced Before War

Six months before the United States was dead-set on invading Iraq to rid the country of its alleged weapons of mass destruction, experts in the field of nuclear science warned officials in the Bush administration that intelligence reports showing Iraq ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00082.htm


6: Court Battle To Protect Whales Against Navy Sonar

We need your immediate support as we go to trial in a case that is critical to the future of marine mammals on this planet. Three weeks from now, NRDC litigators will face off against the Bush administration in federal court with the safety of entire ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00155.htm


7: Opinion: Islam, Democracy, & Human Rights In Iraq

Two powerful forces are at work in Iraq. How they are handled will determine whether they blend harmoniously or collide in conflict.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00086.htm


8: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for June 10

ANNOUNCEMENTS 1 Welcome to Students from Miami University of Ohio 1 Secretary Powell to Announce Release of the Department s Trafficking in Person s Report 1 Secretary Powell to Deliver Keynote Address at Annual Dinner of the Global Business Coalition ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00180.htm


9: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 11th June 2003

1. Immigration—Qualifications 2. Te Mângai Pâho—Mâori Sportscasting International 3. Family Law—Confidence in Associate Minister 4. Prisoners—Deportation 5. Early Childhood Education—Participation 6. Capital and Coast District Health Board—Cardiac ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00200.htm


10: Powell Press Briefing Santiago, Chile

SECRETARY POWELL: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure for me to be back in Santiago, Chile. It is my first visit in almost twelve years. Last time here I was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I am privileged to be back ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00182.htm


11: Hard News 11/06/03 - Letter Etcetera

A letter below in response to yesterday's post. No, I don't think Americans are "the worst people in the world" - and I had misgivings about using the quote for fear of that misunderstanding. But it was a compelling illustration of the trouble ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00085.htm


12: Approval of Chile, Singapore Trade Pacts Nears

Washington -- A key Republican lawmaker says he believes Congress will act quickly to pass legislation implementing U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs) with Chile and Singapore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00167.htm


13: PINR: Washington Aims To Isolate Militant Islam

Recent comments made by U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz further articulate the Bush administration's less prominent reasons for removing from power the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00087.htm


14: WTO trade liberalisation worth billions to NZ

The trade liberalization achieved in the World Trade Organisation's Uruguay Round was worth about $9 billion to New Zealand, and had resulted in about 17,600 extra jobs, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00199.htm


15: Iraq: How Bush, Howard and Blair lied about WMD

On May 30, US President George Bush told Polish television that the US military had found Iraq's “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD). Well, sort of. Remember the three (some media outlets have inaccurately reported two) trailers the US found.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00076.htm


16: Belgian Court Opens Way for Israeli General Trial

A Belgian court ruled on Tuesday that a case against an Israeli general, who was involved in carrying out war crimes at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982, can go ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00157.htm


17: How Saddam Brought Down the Mother of All Editors

Sources within the New York Times say Howell Raines would still be executive editor if only he had refrained from pressuring publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to sign off on a major investigative story that, it turned out, simply was not fit to print.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00074.htm


18: Three Kiwis Named Among World’s Most Sexy Women

Three New Zealand women are listed among FHM magazine’s annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World list, announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00042.htm


19: John Chuckman Cartoon: Middle East Realities

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00079.htm


20: Discover of Earliest Homo Sapiens in Ethiopia

Scientists from the United States, Ethiopia and several other countries have uncovered fossils of the earliest modern human, Homo sapiens -- filling a major gap in the human fossil record.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00165.htm


21: John Chuckman: The Man Who Wasn't There

I read something recently about America's Middle East initiative, the "road map," offering Bush the chance for greatness. Verbal excess like that demands a realistic discussion of the prospects.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00083.htm


22: Bill English and his side-kick talking nonsense

Associate Justice Lianne Dalziel today accused Bill English of mischief-making over the intent of the Care of Children Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00197.htm


23: Greens urge equal treatment for same-sex couples

Green MP Metiria Turei today urged the Government to "hold firm" in the line of homophobic fire, following criticism of the Care of Children Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00201.htm


24: Sutton's Stunning Stats - "Nah boo sucks"

Trade statistics showing New Zealanders benefited to the tune of over $9 billion and thousands of new jobs made a mockery of those voices calling for trade barriers and the abolition of the World Trade Organisation said Trade Liberalisation Network, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00065.htm


25: Satire: The Rise And Rise Of Illegal Caffeine

Where there is demand a supplier, whenever possible, will provide; this is the first law of economics. It is also the first law of the street - and in the streets of a once-proud capital, there is a demand being met by means illegal that has police ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00084.htm


26: IDF Come Under Fire on Israel-Egypt Border

Tuesday Night Israel Time: IDF forces along the Israel-Egypt border, near the city of Rafah, came under heavy fire. Terrorists directed small arms fire at IDF forces, fired 8 anti-tank missiles, and hurled 28 grenades. No injuries to IDF forces were ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00160.htm


27: Wolfowitz Interview with Vanity Fair's Tannenhaus

Wolfowitz - ''The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason, but -- Hold on one second.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00308.htm


28: Jury Still Out On John Jury

ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy today called for ACC Minister Ruth Dyson to launch an inquiry into the case of 27-year tetraplegic John Jury, who is currently being cared for by his 11-year-old grandson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00205.htm


29: Nato Defence Ministers To Meet In Brussels

Ministers of Defence from NATO and partner countries will meet at NATO Headquarters, 12-13 June, to review progress made in transforming NATO's military structure and capabilities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00162.htm


30: 10 Palestinians Killed in ‘Black Tuesday’

Three Palestinians from the same family were killed Tuesday afternoon when Israeli Apache gunships fired several missiles at a car and a civilian building in the northern Gaza Strip town of Jabalya, a few hours after a failed assassination attempt on a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00159.htm


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