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|Economy: Film industry honors Taylor, Cruise|
17 november 2005 (692 reads)
|By Dean Goodman
Los Angeles - Anthony Hopkins mocked Tom Cruise's boyish enthusiasm, and admitted that he had no idea what their collaboration, "Mission: Impossible 2," was about, as Britain's film industry honored the American actor, along with Elizabeth Taylor in Beverly Hills on Thursday
|Economy: Council of Foreign Relations report diagnoses Iraq's reconstruction ailments|
17 november 2005 (376 reads)
|By Lionel Beehner
What is the status of the U.S.-led reconstruction efforts in Iraq?
The reconstruction of Iraq has been hampered by a number of hurdles, including government bureaucracy, corruption, and security concerns, according to an October 30, 2005, report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), an independent auditor. The effort is the biggest rebuilding project since the postwar rebuilding of Europe in 1945. More than 30 months after the March 2003 invasion, Iraqis still complain of a lack of basic amenities like heating oil, water, and electricity.
|Economy: Amr Diab begins countdown|
04 november 2005 (313 reads)
|Out of 22 songs recorded, Egyptian singer Amr Diab chose only 10 songs to include in his upcoming album, scheduled for release during the Muslim holiday Eid El Fitr. Amr worked with a number of prominent poets and composers to ensure the quality of his album, in addition to composing two of the songs himself. |
|Economy: Ragheb Alama sings for the elderly|
04 november 2005 (351 reads)
|Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama’s most recent act of humanitarianism was a concert he held in Tunisia, for which the proceeds went directly to a home for the elderly in the city of Bassouseh. |
|Economy: U.N. Panel Says 2,400 Firms Paid Bribes to Iraq Oil-for-Food Program Report All|
04 november 2005 (360 reads)
United Nations, More than 2,400 businesses, including scores of international shell companies and major blue-chip European firms such as Siemens and DaimlerChrysler, paid nearly $1.8 billion in illegal kickbacks to the former Iraqi government through the U.N. oil-for-food program, according to a report by a U.N. committee investigating misconduct.
|Economy: Looking for Friendly Skies? Stay on the Ground|
27 August 2005 (385 reads)
By CHRIS ELLIOTT
SKIP BOWMAN didn't see it coming. Otherwise he would have raised his hands to ward off the impact, or at least ducked.
Mr. Bowman, a composer and musician from Portland, Ore., had boarded a flight home from Houston recently and noticed his seat did not have a pillow. So he asked a flight attendant for one.
|Economy: Success in Iraq Depends on Services and Jobs, General Says|
27 August 2005 (331 reads)
By THOM SHANKER
By Thom Shanker
An American general who commanded 38,000 soldiers in the securing and rebuilding of Baghdad writes in a new essay that success in Iraq cannot be achieved solely by training local security forces. He says the military must also work to provide essential city services, create jobs and promote local governmental control.