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   IMF chief under suicide                                                                                                                                                Kuwait submits to GCC draft
      watch at NYC jail                                                                                                                                                     law on private servants
   (AP) - IMF chief Do-           This is nothing other         las Sarkozy, have sug-          girl's father is dead.                                                    (KUNA) -- Kuwait has       country." Participants of
minique Strauss-Kahn           than a physical, sexual          gested he may be the vic-           The family was granted                                            submitted a draft law re-      the meeting asked the state
was placed under a sui-
cide watch in jail, while
                               assault by this man on
                               this young woman," her
                                                                tim of a setup.
                                                                   The woman's lawyer,
                                                                                                asylum in the U.S., and
                                                                                                she is a legal resident.          Dannii Minogue                      garding private servants
                                                                                                                                                                      during the 26th meeting of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Kuwait to submit a de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tailed visualization of this
pressure mounted on him        attorney said.                   Shapiro, said there was             She has worked at the         @heatworld : The 9 0’Clock          general directors of pass-     suggestion to circulate its
to resign and the hotel           He added: "She did not        no truth to suggestions         hotel for three years, ac-        News – Dannii Minogue to join       ports departments of the       results and its implemen-
maid who accused him           know who this man was            that she had fabricated         cording to Shapiro.               BBC singing talent show: Now        Gulf Cooperation Council       tation process to the rest of
of attempted rape said         until a day or two after         her account, describing             Strauss-Kahn himself          this new rumour we could well       (GCC), which concluded         the GCC countries.
through her lawyer that        this took place."                her as an honest woman          appeared to realize that          believe… ... http://bit.ly/j2HwnJ   on Wednesday. Director of          Al-Awadi noted that the
she had no idea who he            Police and prosecutors        with "no agenda."               his relationships with                                                the General Department of      meeting shed light on the
was when she reported          said he ambushed a house-           "Her life has now been       women could be a po-                                                  Immigration at the Minis-      security circumstances in
him to the police.             keeper who had come to           turned upside down. She         litical problem.                                                      try of Interior Brig. Kamel    the region, stressing that
    Law enforcement of-        clean his $3,000-per-night       can't go home.                      The French daily news-                                            Al-Awadi said at the end of    the GCC state members
ficials emphasized that        at a New York hotel.                She can't go back to         paper Liberation report-                                              the meeting that the draft     should apply stricter se-
Strauss-Kahn had not              Lawyers for the influ-        work. She has no idea           ed this week that at a                                                would "allow private ser-      curity measures on some
tried to harm himself but      ential banker have chal-         what her future will be,        meeting with Strauss-                                                 vants to enter any of the      of the incoming nation-
that guards were keep-         lenged that account, say-        what she will be able to        Kahn in April, he spec-                                               GCC states once they obtain    alities and exchange in-
ing a close watch on him       ing the evidence doesn't         do to support herself and       ulated that his presiden-                                             a visa, and to permanently     formation on suspected
just in case.                  support accusations of           her daughter.                   tial campaign might be                                                cancel it upon leaving the     individuals.
    Meanwhile, details
began to emerge about
                               forcible sex.
                                   They wouldn't elab-
                                                                   This has been noth-
                                                                ing short of a cataclys-
                                                                                                subjected to low blows
                                                                                                over "money, women and
                                                                                                                                  Arnold
his accuser, a 32-year-        orate, but the assertion         mic event in her life,"         my Jewishness."
old immigrant from the         gave rise to speculation         Shapiro said. He said               "Yes, I love women...         Schwarzenegger                                                        Economy
West African nation of         that they might argue it         she "feels alone in the         so what?" the newspaper           @HolyMolyNews: Arnold
Guinea with a 15-year-         was consensual sex.              world."                         quoted him as saying.             Schwarzenegger reveals se-
old daughter.
    "There is no way in
                                  At the same time, some
                               of Strauss-Kahn's sup-
                                                                   The woman, he said,
                                                                came to the U.S. seven
                                                                                                     Strauss-Kahn also
                                                                                                theorized that his ene-
                                                                                                                                  cret 10 year old love child,
                                                                                                                                  world wishes him the best:
                                                                                                                                                                       EU president says EU recovery,
which there is any aspect
of this event which could
be construed consensu-
                               porters in France, where
                               he was considered a pos-
                               sible challenger next
                                                                years ago under "very
                                                                difficult circumstances"
                                                                and is raising her daughter
                                                                                                mies might try to pay
                                                                                                someone to accuse him
                                                                                                of rape, according to the
                                                                                                                                  #schwarzenegger http://holy-
                                                                                                                                  mo.ly/krIjui                                  euro strong
al in any manner.              year to President Nico-          by herself now that the         newspaper.



Singapore enters new era
as founder Lee steps down
   (AP) - The surprise
resignation of Singa-
                                                                                                considered by many Sin-
                                                                                                gaporeans to be the real          Josie Gibson
pore's founding father                                                                          power. His ruling People's        @NowMag: Josie Gibson thinks
may herald a new, soft-                                                                         Action Party controlled ev-       John James Parton’s new girl-
er approach by the city                                                                         ery seat in parliament un-        friend looks like a man in drag.
state's long-ruling gov-                                                                        til 1981 and in some elec-        What do you think? Take a look
ernment in response to                                                                          tions, opposition parties         in... http://fb.me/Hst7904Z
growing opposition voic-                                                                        have failed to even contest
es and voters' desire for                                                                       a majority of seats.
a more open society.                                                                                Still, it's unclear to what
   But, analysts say,                                                                           extent Lee and Goh will be
the big question now is                                                                         sidelined from power.
whether any substantive                                                                             The two are still mem-                                                (AP) - Ailing European economies           puy said. Regardless of the challenges
changes will be seen fol-                                                                       bers of parliament and Lee                                            are getting their houses in order and the      all governments face in bringing their
lowing Saturday's an-                                                                           remains chairman of the                                               euro remains a trustworthy currency, the       deficits and debts under control, "the
nouncement that 87-year-
old Lee Kuan Yew and his
                               Lee has long                     resented a major shift for
                                                                a country where Lee, his
                                                                                                country's sovereign wealth
                                                                                                fund, Government of Sin-
                                                                                                                                                                      European Union's president said yester-
                                                                                                                                                                      day, describing the region's recovery as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     euro remains a "very strong currency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     trusted by investors worldwide," Van
longtime right-hand man,
Goh Chok Tong, were
                               been dead-                       son who is now prime
                                                                minister, and the 69-year-
                                                                                                gapore Investment Corp.,
                                                                                                while Goh is central bank         Lionel Messi                        "not bad at all." "Newspaper headlines
                                                                                                                                                                      might sometimes overshadow that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rompuy said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         He also defended the U.S. dollar, say-
stepping down from their
Cabinet positions.
                               set against                      old Goh, are referred to
                                                                as "the father, the son and
                                                                                                chairman.
                                                                                                    Still, the elder Lee's di-
                                                                                                                                  @GoalUSA : Pele: Barcelona’s
                                                                                                                                  Lionel Messi is not as good as
                                                                                                                                                                      economic recovery in Europe as a whole
                                                                                                                                                                      is on track and even gaining momentum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing that challenges to its dominant role
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in world finance and trade crop up each
   "It's not clear wheth-
er policy changes will
                               allowing                         the holy Goh." Lee be-
                                                                came prime minister in
                                                                                                minished role should allow
                                                                                                opposition parties more
                                                                                                                                  Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini or
                                                                                                                                  Alfredo Di Stefano http://bit.ly/
                                                                                                                                                                      in some member states," Herman Van
                                                                                                                                                                      Rompuy said in a speech to the China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     time it weakens, but are premature even
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     though the Chinese currency is bound
be merely cosmetic in
terms of communica-
                               anything                         1959 and saw the country
                                                                through self-rule under
                                                                                                breathing space.
                                                                                                    Lee has long been dead-
                                                                                                                                  lCkQrq                              Europe International Business School in
                                                                                                                                                                      Shanghai. "Our economic fundamentals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to eventually take on a more important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     role. "It is a useless exercise to say we
tion, or whether more
meaningful changes in
                               more than                        the British, a two-year
                                                                federation with Malay-
                                                                                                set against allowing any-
                                                                                                thing more than a token
                                                                                                                                                                      remain sound," he said. While forecast
                                                                                                                                                                      European growth rates of 1.8 percent this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     should downplay the role of the dol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lar." During an earlier stop in Beijing
direction are likely," said
Wei Zheng Kit, an an-
                               a token                          sia and finally indepen-
                                                                dence in 1965.
                                                                                                opposition in Singapore,
                                                                                                warning factions would
                                                                                                                                                                      year and 2.0 percent in 2012 may appear
                                                                                                                                                                      modest compared with China's near 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and now in Shanghai, Van Rompuy has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     been urging China to do more to make
alyst with Citigroup in
Singapore.
                               opposition                          He remained in of-
                                                                fice until 1990, over-
                                                                                                weaken the government,
                                                                                                scare off investors and un-
                                                                                                                                                                      percent pace, they reflect the maturity and
                                                                                                                                                                      prosperity of the region's economies. "It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     its economy a level playing field for for-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     eign business, especially in the area of
   At the very least, the                                       seeing a period of rap-         dermine prosperity.                                                   is really not bad at all," he said.            government procurement.
government has prom-                                            id development that                 From the 1960s to 1980s,                                              All 27 EU members are reducing their           The EU, which has a population of
ised a shift in tone away                                       turned Singapore from           he imprisoned suspected                                               fiscal deficits, Van Rompuy said.              about 500 million, is China's largest ex-
from Lee's my-way-or-
the-highway attitude
                                                                a sleepy port city into to
                                                                a modern, virtually cor-
                                                                                                communists without trial
                                                                                                for years and later bankrupt-     Alex Curran                             And although Europe is still muddling
                                                                                                                                                                      through bailouts of Greece and Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     port market, but European firms have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     been battered by low-cost Chinese tex-
that has helped make                                            ruption-free society that       ed opposition figures with                                            and working out arrangements to stabi-         tiles, leatherwear and other goods.
Singapore one of the                                            remains a darling of for-       defamation lawsuits.              and Steven                          lize Portugal, those countries account             Meanwhile, European companies, along
world's wealthiest - and                                        eign investors.                     "I did some sharp and                                             for only 7 percent of the gross domes-         with other foreign firms, complain of
most tightly controlled                                            Goh was prime min-           hard things to get things         Gerrard                             tic product of the world's largest com-        regulatory barriers hindering their abil-
- countries.                                                    ister until 2004, when          right," Lee said in his 2011      @NowMag: BABY JOY! Alex             bined economy. "The members of weak            ity to compete freely in China.
   His departure after                                          the baton passed to Lee's       book Hard Truths.                 Curran and Steven Gerrard ex-       economies have to do their homework                Beijing's currency controls, which
more than five decades                                          son, Hsien Loong.                   "Why should we not            pecting surprise baby No 3: Alex    and have to put their houses in order and      help boost Chinese exports, are also an
comes in the aftermath                                             Through it all, though,      demolish them (opposi-            and Steven Gerrard are thrilled     that is what they are doing," Van Rom-         irritant.
of a disappointing May                                          the elder Lee, who toler-       tion parties) before they         to b... http://bit.ly/lR9ZwC
7 election result that rep-                                     ated little criticism, was      get started?"
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                                                                                                                                                                       Is it time to give up on Woods?
 Water shortages worst in                                                                                                                                                (AP) - Four days after Tiger Woods          laus that leads to speculation.

        Middle East                                                                                                               Charlie Sheen
                                                                                                                                                                      declared himself unfit to play more
                                                                                                                                                                      than nine holes at The Players Cham-
                                                                                                                                                                      pionship, he said he expected to be at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's his health, too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Woods skipped one tournament (Quail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hollow) because he wanted to give a
     (AP) - Water shortag-     nya could face increasing        outside its borders to ensure   gions, the 15 worst effected      @celebtrainwreck: Charlie           the U.S. Open next month.                      "minor injury" time to heal.
es are worst in Africa and     problems as they lease out       food security, it creates a     - categorized as extreme          Sheen Borrows $10 Mil From             "Will do all I can to get there," he           He withdrew from the next one (Play-
the Middle East, and the       huge chunks of farmland          situation in which water        risk - are all in the Mid-        Warner Bros.: TMZ has ob-           said on Twitter.                               ers Championship) without even getting
hardest hit are nations in     to foreign nations.              is reallocated away from        dle East and Africa.              tained Charlie’s contract for          That only shows how far away he is          to the 10th hole and with a nine-hole
the Gulf, including Bah-          Maplecroft said Chi-          host countries," she said.         For countries like Ye-         Season 7 (2010 - 2011)....          from catching, much less passing, the          score of 42 that ranks among his worst.
rain, Qatar, Kuwait and        na has a contract to grow        "If local water supplies are    men and region of West-           http://bit.ly/lKfx1p                18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus.                Former PGA champion Paul Azinger
Saudi Arabia, according        2.8 million hectares (1.98       being used for agriculture      ern Sahara, the shortag-                                                 The question used to be whether             once thought Woods for sure would
to a study released yester-    million acres) of palm oil,      for food destined for for-      es are due mostly to their                                            Woods was going to win a major.                break Snead's record of 82 tour wins
day by risk analysis firm      while in the last year in        eign countries at the ex-       being located in semiarid                                                Now it's whether he'll even play.           (Woods is at 71) and probably would
Maplecroft.                    Sudan, companies from            pense of the needs of local     regions where poverty is                                                 Only he knows how badly his left            top Nicklaus in the majors, although
   The U.K.-based com-         South Korea purchased            communities, then the gov-      rampant and the popula-                                               knee and left Achilles are injured, and        he never thought it was a lock.
pany, which compared the       700,000 hectares and the         ernments could be open to       tions are growing.                                                    Woods rarely has been willing to offer            Now he's not so sure about either
amounts of water available     UAE 750,000 hectares.            accusations of negatively          For others, like the oil-                                          more than the bare minimum about his           record.
in a country compared to the      "One of the primary wa-       impacting on the right to       rich Gulf states including                                            health, if that much.                             "The big unknown is the severity of
demands for it, also found     ter users is agriculture, pro-   water of their people. As       the United Arab Emirates                                                 He withdrew last year from The              the problem," Azinger said.
that the booming economies     viding a direct link be-         water resources deplete in      and Qatar, their rapid eco-                                           Players Championship with a neck in-              "The mental aspect still must be
of China and India were
facing increasing short-
                               tween water stress and
                               food security," said Prin-
                                                                countries that currently ex-
                                                                perience low water stress,
                                                                                                nomic growth that has in-
                                                                                                cluded a massive build-           Cheryl Cole                         jury he said had been bothering him
                                                                                                                                                                      for a month.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     addressed - having the ability to find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     someone he can talk and talk with.
ages, and parts of Africa      cipal Environmental An-          this will become increas-       ing boom exacerbated              @areyouentwise: Cheryl                 He said he ruptured his right Achil-           He's angry at himself, angry at the
with adequate water like       alyst at Maplecroft, Kim-        ingly problematic."             underling shortages and           Cole secretly dating X Fac-         les in December 2008, yet never men-           world, angry at people tearing him
Sudan, Democratic Re-          berlee Myers.                       According to the index       increased the demand              tor USA host?! http://tinyurl.      tioned it until 16 months later.               down. But physically, for the first time,
public of Congo and Ke-           "When a country goes          of 188 countries and re-        for water among grow-             com/6epdxa2                            It's no longer his pursuit of Nick-         I'm starting to wonder."

								
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