July 23, 2010 Nº 935 - Vol. 8

"The greatest enemy of learning is knowing."

In today's Law Firm Marketing, How to market other practice areas within your firm.

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  • Top News

Europe's banks brace for stress tests

The EU will unveil the results of a broad survey into the soundness of its banking system, hoping to relieve pressure from persistent market fears about the Continent's debt burden

N Korea vows 'physical response' to US moves

North Korea has vowed a "physical response" to measures taken by the US following Pyongyang's alleged sinking of a South Korean warship in March. The statement comes as South East Asian foreign ministers meet in Vietnam for a regional security forum, which has been dominated by the crisis. Earlier this week, the US imposed new sanctions on North Korea. It is also due to hold joint military exercises with South Korea over the weekend as a show of force.

Obama signs bill restoring jobless benefits

Federal checks could begin flowing again as early as next week to millions of jobless people who lost up to seven weeks of unemployment benefits in a congressional standoff. Obama on Thursday signed into law a restoration of benefits for people who have been out of work for six months or more. Congress approved the measure earlier in the day. The move ended an interruption that cut off payments averaging about $300 a week to 2.5 million people who have been unable to find work in the aftermath of the nation's long and deep recession. At stake are up to 73 weeks of federally financed benefits for people who have exhausted their 26 weeks of state jobless benefits. About half of the approximately 5 million people in the program have had their benefits cut off since its authorization expired June 2.

Discriminatory laws contribute to spread of HIV/AIDS

Laws criminalizing homosexual activity are contributing to the spread of HIV and AIDS in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the findings of a study announced Wednesday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The study, "Legal environments, human rights and HIV responses among men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia and the Pacific," commissioned by the UNDP and the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), was presented at the International AIDS Conference held this week in Vienna. Among its findings were that laws against public disorder and vagrancy were often used exclusively against homosexual men and transgender people. Additionally, other legal provisions are used in an arbitrary manner to infringe on the rights of homosexuals, creating an environment where HIV treatment efforts are obstructed.

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  • Crumbs

1 - Justice Dept. opts not to file charges for Bush-era U.S. attorney firings. (Click here)

2 - Telefónica takes on US lawyers as Vivo dispute nears litigation. (Click here)

3 - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie win privacy damages. (Click here)

4 - Hugo Chavez exhumes remains of hero Simon Bolivar. (Click here)

5 - Diamond found guilty in Ponzi scheme. (Click here)

6 - No criminal charges over U.S. attorney firings, says Justice Department. (Click here)

7 - Publisher fined record $250m in copyright case. (Click here)

8 - Catalan chief presses for statute remedy. (Click here)

9 - Brazil enacts racial discrimination law, but some say it's not needed. (Click here)

10 - Bashir warrant: Chad accuses ICC of anti-African bias. (Click here)

11 - N.Y. Law Firm Sued Over 'Utterly False' Opinion Letters in Deals Involving Dreier. (Click here)

12 - Tycoon Conrad Black is released from jail on $2m bail. (Click here)

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  • MiMIC Journal

China 'to debate execution policy changes'

China is considering cutting the number of crimes, which attract the death penalty, a report suggests. The country's highest law-making body will debate a draft amendment to the criminal law next month. There are currently 68 crimes, which carry the death penalty in China. A law professor at Beijing University says this is unnecessary and hurts China's global image. Chinese officials say the number of executions has dropped since 2007, after a change in the law meant all death sentences had to be reviewed by a higher court. There had previously been repeated claims of miscarriages of justice since lower courts were given the right to approve the death penalty in the 1980s.

China vote-buying 'costing more'

In China the cost of bribing a voter in a grassroots election can be more than 100 times greater than it used to be. The Procuratorial Daily cited a probe by provincial prosecutors in Hainan province in the south of the country. It said the investigation had revealed that elections were marred by allegations of bribery and favoritism. Some even involved the use of fortune tellers, the paper said. The prosecutors in Hainan found that candidates were most likely to try to bribe voters in villages where there were projects likely to attract investment from property developers or other businesses.

China 'main source of EU fakes'

An EU report says 64% of fake or pirated goods seized in the 27-nation bloc last year came from China - a 10% increase on 2008. Clothing was the biggest category of goods seized at 27%, while the amount of illegal CDs, DVDs and electrical goods seized showed a marked decline. The economic downturn accounted for a fall in customs interventions. Black market cigarettes, fake labels and counterfeit medicines were common contraband, the EU says. There were significant quantities of contraband shampoos, toothpaste, toys, medicines or household appliances that could pose a health hazard, the European Commission report said on Thursday. In all, customs officials intervened in more than 43,500 cases last year, seizing 118 million articles. The commission said that in the past luxury goods were the most susceptible to intellectual property right (IPR) infringements, but "more and more items used by citizens in their daily lives are now affected". The main origin of contraband food and drink was Turkey, while for medicines it was the United Arab Emirates and for toys and games it was Egypt.

  • Law Firm Marketing

How to market other practice areas within your firm

by Trey Ryder

"Cross-selling" is the selling-based marketing term for your efforts to persuade clients to buy added services from different practice areas within your firm.

But the problem is, most lawyers don't like to sell -- and most clients don't like to be the target of a sales pitch. Think back to the last time you tried to talk with a client about another practice area. Your client immediately thinks, "Here comes the sales pitch," and looks for a way to avoid the discussion. You think, "I don't want to turn off the client, but I'm getting pressure to increase the services he buys from our firm."

I suggest you use the term "cross-marketing." This takes the element of sales out of the process, leaving you with the opportunity to market with dignity.

If you're like most lawyers, your clients have occasionally told you that they hired a lawyer at another firm because they did not realize you could provide the same service. Here's how to make sure clients, prospects and referral sources know the range of services you offer:

STEP #1:Create a marketing message for each practice area you want to promote. Write titles for your educational documents that will attract the specific types of clients you want. Appeal to both your clients' fear of loss and desire for gain. Make sure your marketing materials convey to prospects and clients that you can solve their problems. (If your prospects and clients are not aware that they have problems, then you first need to educate them about the problem so you can offer a solution.)

Your marketing message should consist of the following:

-- Educational materials that explain your prospect's problem and the solutions you can provide;

-- Biographical material that outlines your education, background and experience, along with your photo;

-- Articles you've written or in which you've been quoted, reinforcing the fact that you are an authority in your field;

-- Articles that support the depth of your prospect's problem, proof that your recommended solution works, or both, even if you have no connection to the articles;

-- Letters of recommendation from clients and colleagues attesting to your knowledge, skill, judgment and experience. (Testimonials are not allowed in some jurisdictions, so be sure to check your rules of professional conduct.);

-- A detailed letter that explains the services you offer, answers frequently asked questions, and provides information about fees;

-- A one-page handout that explains the many benefits clients receive from hiring you;

-- A one-page handout that explains how you differ from other lawyers (your competitive advantages), listing reasons prospects hire you;

-- A one-page handout that lists objectives prospects want to achieve. Involve your prospect by asking him to fill out the form, check the objectives that are important to him, and then fax the form to you or bring it to your initial meeting; and

-- Information and advice about how to hire a lawyer in your field of law.

STEP #2: Offer this new packet of material to clients, prospects and referral sources through your

-- Newsletters. Offer educational materials from all practice areas in all of your newsletters. This gives readers the opportunity to request information in any areas where they have interests (interests you may not know they have). Don't limit your newsletter's offerings only to information about one practice area.

-- Web site. Offer educational materials from all practice areas on your web site. Include submit forms so prospects and clients can request more materials through your web site

-- News releases. Send news releases to editors at the publications your prospects read. In those news releases, in addition to your news content, offer to mail your educational materials to anyone on request.

-- Advertising. Offer your educational marketing materials in print advertising and broadcast commercials.

-- Seminars. Offer forms at your seminars so attendees can request your educational materials from any or all of your practice groups. If you offer the materials themselves, your prospects and clients could pick up your materials and you might not know who took what. But when you offer a one-page form on which attendees can request materials, you can take those back to the office and fill their requests by mail or e-mail. Then you know exactly who is interested in which subjects.

-- Direct mail. Send a letter to your clients and prospects offering materials from all practice groups to everyone on your mailing list. You might enclose the fill-in-the-blank form that you use at seminars, on which prospects and clients can request your materials.

-- E-mail Send an e-mail to all of your clients and prospects offering materials from all practice areas.

STEP #3: Invite clients to call you anytime they have a legal question or problem, even if the subject is not in your primary practice area. When you become your clients' first point of contact for all legal questions, you have the opportunity to direct the outcome of their calls. (In essence, you have the right of first refusal over all their legal matters.) You can handle the matter yourself, refer it to another lawyer within your firm, or refer it to an outside lawyer if your firm prefers not to handle it.

Successful cross-marketing hinges on three things:

#1. Who gets the call first. When you make it clear to clients and prospects that you are happy to serve as their primary contact for all legal questions, you increase your value and you have the opportunity to direct inquiries to other practice areas within your firm.

#2. The degree to which your clients know the services your firm offers. By creating educational materials for each practice group -- and by offering those materials to your entire client list -- you can track who has an interest in which subjects by watching which materials they request.

#3. Early and ongoing education and interaction with existing clients The sooner you generate an inquiry from one of your firm's clients, the sooner you (1) learn of your client's interest in this new practice area, (2) provide educational material on the subject, and (3) start identifying your client's problem and the solutions you can provide.

When you market with education, you can attract your client's inquiry early in the process, long before your client approaches another lawyer -- and long before your client's need becomes known to another law firm.

This is how to effectively cross market services with dignity -- without selling.

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© Trey Ryder

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  • Historia Verdadeira

Petroleras

El ministro de Recursos Naturales No Renovables de Ecuador, Wilson Pástor, declaró la caducidad de los contratos de la compañía petrolera francesa Perenco y su socia estadounidense Burlington en los bloques 7 y 21 y el campo unificado Coca Payamino.

Absolución

El Grupo de Acción Financiera Internacional sobre el Blanqueo de Capitales para Sudamérica (Gafisud) levantó todo tipo de sanción administrativa o limitativa contra el Ecuador ya que ve avances en las políticas de control del lavado de activos.

Argentina – China

La Argentina aplica medidas antidumping contra empresas chinas. Definió que cobrará un 203% a las multiprocesadoras procedentes de China. Y un arancel de US$ 17,60 por cada kilo de textiles importados, en cuya composición haya más de 85% de algodón.

Extranjería

Panamá legalizó a cerca de 8 mil extranjeros indocumentados, en el marco de un programa migratorio implementado por el gobierno.

Inversiones

Brasil, México y Chile acaparan la mayoría de estos flujos con ingresos por US$ 16.000 mills., entre enero y marzo, según el informe sobre la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Comercio y Desarrollo (UNCTAD).

  • Brief News

US to send National Guard to Mexican border in August

US National Guard troops will begin deploying along the US-Mexico border from 1 August, officials say. The 1,200 troops, ordered to the border by President Barack Obama, form part of efforts to tackle illegal immigration and drug-trafficking. They will be in the four border states, with Arizona getting the largest share. A controversial new state law is due to come into effect in Arizona on 29 July making it a crime to be in the state without without immigration papers. Several lawsuits, including one by the federal government, have been filed challenging the legislation.

Chile bishops seek army pardons

The Chilean Bishops' Conference urges the government to pardon people convicted for crimes committed under military rule in the 1970s and 80s.

Venezuela cuts ties with Colombia

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez severs diplomatic relations with Colombia over claims his country is harbouring guerrillas.

Dell pays $100m over fraud charge

Dell agrees to pay $100m to settle charges that the computer maker used accounting fraud to meet profit forecasts.

Kosovo independence declaration deemed legal

Kosovo's unilateral secession from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law, the World Court said Thursday in a decision with implications for separatist movements everywhere. The non-binding, but clear-cut ruling by the International Court of Justice is a major blow to Serbia and will complicate efforts to draw the former pariah ex-Yugoslav republic into the European Union. It is likely to lead to more states following the United States, Britain and 67 other countries in recognizing ethnic-Albanian dominated Kosovo, which broke away after NATO intervened to end a brutal crackdown on separatism by Belgrade. It may also embolden breakaway regions in countries ranging from India and Iraq to Serbia's war-torn neighbor and fellow former Yugoslav republic Bosnia to seek more autonomy. "The court considers that general international law contains no applicable prohibition of declaration of independence," Judge Hisashi Owada, president of the ICJ, said in the clear majority ruling delivered in a cavernous hall at the Hague-based ICJ. "Accordingly it concludes that the declaration of independence of the 17th of February 2008 did not violate general international law." Serbian President Boris Tadic insisted Kosovo remained part of Serbia, a statement which, alongside the unequivocal nature of the ruling, threw confusion over Serbia's path toward EU membership, seen in the West as a way to stabilize the Balkans.

Google pressed on wi-fi snooping

Google is being pressed to name the engineers who wrote code that captured personal data from unsecured wi-fi networks. Google's Street View cars collected this data while taking photographs and gathering location data to create the search giant's imaging service. The call to name the coders came from the coalition of 38 US states investigating the privacy breach. It also wants to know if Google tested the wi-fi code before it was used. "Google must come completely clean, fully explaining how this invasion of personal privacy happened and why," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who heads the 38-strong coalition investigating whether the search giant broke US law.

Tribal Law and Order Act to become law at cost to tribes

A major piece of legislation dealing with Indian country justice issues has made it through Congress, and Obama will sign it into law. Some tribes are expected to foot a greater bill involving tribal courts due to the changes. The Tribal Law and Order Act cleared the House July 21 by a vote of 326-92, and had previously passed the Senate in late June. In both chambers, it was attached to the Indian Arts and Crafts bill, which strengthens the ability to prosecute those who unlawfully sell purported Indian goods. The legislation, which bolsters justice resources for reservations in a number of areas, was supported by key Democrats and Republicans, who said they wanted to reduce crime on reservations. Obama issued a statement upon its passage, saying the bill was an "important step to help the federal government better address the unique public safety challenges that confront tribal communities."

Can a joke be copyrighted?

Does intellectual property law protect jokes? Keith Chegwin, a UK comedian, stands accused of stealing gags. He has been attacked for supposedly posting other comics' material on his Twitter feed and passing it off as his own - a charge Chegwin strenuously denies. His critics insist that he has violated a "gentleman's agreement" among the comedy fraternity not to pilfer each other's material, but would doing so also constitute a breach of the law? In theory, a joke can be copyrighted - but with shorter, snappier gags which rely on abstract ideas rather than specific plots, any infringement would be difficult to prove in an English court. The joke would have to be more than just a few words long. As long as it's not word-for-word identical, there would have to be a relatively detailed plot, for it to breach copyright. And if that plot were so abstract as to fall within the general field of comedic tools, that's fairly debatable. A one-liner would fall on the cusp of what's covered by the law. Simply changing a long, detailed Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman joke to one with a Frenchman, a German and a Spaniard and an identical plot would not be enough to protect a plagiarist. But the more succinct a gag and the more generic the basis of the humor - politicians being crooks or Manchester being rainy, say - the less likely that a court would rule that anyone could not have come up with the quip independently.

* In theory, jokes can be copyrighted

* But with shorter, generic, more abstract gags it is harder to prove infringement

* If the jokes are sufficiently similar, the burden of proof passes to the defendant

Were the joke sufficiently similar to the one allegedly being plagiarized, the burden of proof would fall on the defendant rather than the complainant to demonstrate that he or she came up with the idea alone. It is a highly complex legal conundrum, and it appears that, so far, jurisprudence has not reckoned with the likes of Keith Chegwin. For his part, the comedian insists that he had come up with the jokes on his Twitter feed himself or "remembered them from old". In the traditional days, it was different because any two comedians might never play to the same audience. But TV changed all that. And now the internet means that people post up comedians' routines, and then they spread with no mention of who the author is - it's difficult to talk about it seriously because it all seems so silly, but this does affect people's ability to make a living. Silliness may be what comedy is all about. But with the web making artists protect their intellectual property more fiercely than ever, such complaints are unlikely to be laughed out of court.

Germans hot and bothered by sizzling trains

Germany's high-speed trains may be known by the acronym ICE but stifling heat has sparked a furore over Deutsche Bahn's national rail services. Crisis talks are opening shortly because air-conditioning breakdowns on trains have prompted the company to pay compensation to angry passengers. For anyone who got medical help after riding on an overheated train Deutsche Bahn (DB) is offering 500 euros $620) plus a ticket refund as compensation. DB has now paid more than 2,200 people. German media report that temperatures aboard some DB trains have soared above 50C, while the air-conditioning was only designed to cope with a maximum of 32C.

Bogus insurance claims at record

The number of fraudulent insurance claims made in the UK rose to a record high in 2009, according to insurers. There were 122,000 detected fraudulent claims, valued at £840m, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said. This was a 14% rise on the previous year, the figures show. However, the group said it was unable to tell whether the rising number was the result of more bogus claims being made or better detection by insurers.

US libel tourism law passes first legislative hurdle

A proposed law stripping foreign libel judgments of their power has been passed by the US Senate and is expected to become law. The anti-libel tourism proposal had rulings from courts in England and Wales among its targets. Libel law in England and Wales is amongst the strictest and most protective of reputations and has attracted criticism from the US over rulings in the UK relating to items initially published in the US. Since online publication of news items became ubiquitous people who feel their reputations have been damaged have sought the most sympathetic courts in which to take their actions. Arguing that online publication brings an article within UK jurisdiction, many have taken actions in the courts in England and Wales. The Government has said that libel tourism is a problem and that the libel law reform bill that it will publish early in 2011 will address the problem and re-set the balance of the law more in favor of journalists, publishers and academics. The US has, however, moved to stop foreign rulings being enforced there with the passing through the Senate of the Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act. The proposed law is expected to pass through the House of Representatives, since a similar proposal was passed there last year but did not ultimately become law.

Wal-Mart radio tags to track clothing

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to roll out sophisticated electronic ID tags to track individual pairs of jeans and underwear, the first step in a system that advocates say better controls inventory but some critics say raises privacy concerns. Starting next month, the retailer will place removable "smart tags" on individual garments that can be read by a hand-held scanner. Wal-Mart workers will be able to quickly learn, for instance, which size of Wrangler jeans is missing, with the aim of ensuring shelves are optimally stocked and inventory tightly watched. If successful, the radio-frequency ID tags will be rolled out on other products at Wal-Mart's more than 3,750 U.S. stores. But the company's latest attempt to use its influence—executives call it the start of a "next-generation Wal-Mart"—has privacy advocates raising questions. While the tags can be removed from clothing and packages, they can't be turned off, and they are trackable. Some privacy advocates hypothesize that unscrupulous marketers or criminals will be able to drive by consumers' homes and scan their garbage to discover what they have recently bought. They also worry that retailers will be able to scan customers who carry new types of personal ID cards as they walk through a store, without their knowledge. Several states, including Washington and New York, have begun issuing enhanced driver's licenses that contain radio- frequency tags with unique ID numbers, to make border crossings easier for frequent travelers. Some privacy advocates contend that retailers could theoretically scan people with such licenses as they make purchases, combine the info with their credit card data, and then know the person's identity the next time they stepped into the store. "There are two things you really don't want to tag, clothing and identity documents, and ironically that's where we are seeing adoption," said Katherine Albrecht, founder of a group called Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering and author of a book called "Spychips" that argues against RFID technology. "The inventory guys may be in the dark about this, but there are a lot of corporate marketers who are interested in tracking people as they walk sales floors." Smart-tag experts dismiss Big Brother concerns as breathless conjecture, but activists have pressured companies. Albrecht and others launched a boycott of Benetton Group SpA last decade after an RFID maker announced it was planning to supply the company with 15 million RFID chips. Wal-Mart is demanding that suppliers add the tags to removable labels or packaging instead of embedding them in clothes, to minimize fears that they could be used to track people's movements. It also is posting signs informing customers about the tags.

Lawyers to jockey over spill litigation venue

Dozens of attorneys next week will gather before a panel of judges in an attempt to influence two key questions in the hundreds of lawsuits triggered by the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster: where the cases will be heard and who will preside over them.

Older lawyers resist forced retirement

Older attorneys are fighting back against policies at many law firms designed to encourage older partners to retire.

Law firm sanctioned in bankruptcy case

A New York law firm's attempt to force a former client into bankruptcy backfired after a judge ruled the petition was filed in bad faith. (Click here)

Argentina president signs same-sex marriage legislation

Fernandez on Wednesday signed a same-sex marriage bill into law. The signing ceremony comes one week after the bill was approved by the legislature, making Argentina the first Latin American nation to legalize same-sex marriage. The legislation, which includes adoption rights for same-sex couples, was approved after 14 hours of debate, despite strong opposition from some lawmakers who introduced an alternative bill that would have allowed civil unions nationwide without adoption rights. (Click here)

Germany court allows ongoing surveillance of left-wing political party

A German appeals court announced Wednesday that the government's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (OPC) will be permitted to continue surveillance of members of the country's Left political party. The decision overturned a lower court ruling, which prohibited the monitoring of a member of the Left. In its ruling the, court stated that the party has unconstitutional goals, which makes the government surveillance legitimate. The Left party has some historic ties to the former East German Communist party and has been linked to violent left-wing extremist groups. The suit challenging the surveillance was filed by Left member Bobo Ramelow, who has indicated that he will appeal the court's decision to the Constitutional Court.

Israel parliament votes to extend citizenship law

The Israeli Knesset on Wednesday voted 53-13 to extend a law limiting the ability of Arab-Israelis to bring Palestinian family members into Israel. The Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, first passed by the Knesset in 2002, allows only Palestinian women 25 years or older and men 35 years or older to join their families in Israel and eventually be eligible for full citizenship. The law, now extended for six months, has been extended every year since it was first passed. In explaining the need for the law, Minister of Religious Services Yakov Margi stated that the policy was necessary to increase security because some Palestinian residents have exploited their legal status following reunification proceedings to carry out suicide bombings. Arab-Israeli members of the Knesset described the law as racist and discriminatory and said that it failed to address security concerns.

  • Daily Press Review

Floodwaters test China's dams
Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar

Afghan Goal for 2014 Security Handover 'Reasonable': US
Asharq Al-Awsat, Pan-Arab daily, London, England

Sleepless and restless in Sharjah
Gulf News, Independent daily, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Spanish activists to sue Israel over deadly raid on Gaza flotilla
Haaretz, Liberal daily, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tourists Now in Their Land of Birth
IPS Middle East, International cooperative of journalists, Rome, Italy

Israel urges UN to stop Lebanese ships
JPost, Conservative, Jerusalem, Israel

Generator sales and renting soar
Khaleej Times, English-language daily, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

RTA: Facilities on water taxis in Dubai justify the fare
Middle East North African Network, Online financial portal, Amman, Jordan

Obama to Invite Southeast Asian Leaders for Summit in U.S.
Nahamet, Online news portal, Beirut, Lebanon

Panel formed on Lebanon poll law
Saudi Gazette, English-language daily, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Palestinian president warns Fatah: Get organized or die
The Daily Star, Independent daily, Beirut, Lebanon

Allawi seeks Sadr s support to become Iraqi PM
Times of Oman, English-language daily, Muscat, Oman

Gulf Air launches Yemen, Sri Lanka flights
Yemen Observer, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen

The OPEC Fund for International Development Scholarship
Yemen Times, (Independent weekly), Sana'a, Republic of Yemen

Storm forces ships off spill site
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England

Britvic reports increase in group revenue
BreakingNews.ie, Online news portal, Cork, Ireland

Malaysia 'won't ban Man U jerseys'
Daily Express, Conservative tabloid, London, England

One in five girls 'pregnant by the age of 18'
Daily Mail, Conservative daily, London, England

Vodafone reports return to underlying revenue growth
DMeurope, Online news portal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

MAURITANIA: Troops raid al Qaeda affiliate base, French hostage still captive
France 24, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Brazilian foreign minister to visit Turkey on Sunday
Hurriyet Daily News, (Liberal, English-language), Istanbul, Turkey

Kylie Minogue Rocks Autumn 2010's Sexiest Boots
Look Magazine, London, England

Teenager found dead on Cumbrian riverbank
News & Star, Independent daily, Carlisle, England

U.S. Blames Fax Error For Russia Mistake
Radio Free Europe, Prague, Czech Republic

Exclusive: CSI Deal Clears Path For Channel Five Sale
Sky News, Independent newscaster, Middlesex, England

Waiting for D-Day: Europe's Financial Giants Nervous on Eve of Stress Test Release
Spiegel International, Liberal newsmagazine, Hamburg, Germany

Advice to charge PC over Tomlinson death ignored
The Guardian, Liberal daily, London, England

Gulf storm puts BP spill efforts on hold
The Independent, London, England

Venables faces child porn charge
The Irish Times, Centrist daily, Dublin, Ireland

Orthodox Church to Train Own Youth to Guard Faith and Country
The Moscow Times, Independent daily, Moscow, Russia

Killer Moat's confession in full
The Sun, London, England

Orlando Bloom marries Miranda Kerr in secret wedding
The Telegraph, London, England

G20 riots: Policeman who stuck Ian Tomlinson faced two previous aggression inquiries
The Telegraph, Conservative daily, London, England

Six of world's best wild-water swims
Times Online, Conservative daily, London, England

House commission VIII receives Chinese Religious Minister
Antara News, News agency, Jakarta, Indonesia

Hon Hai investment freeze gets downplayed
China Post, English-language daily, Taipei, Taiwan

10th Seoul International Financial Forum Kicks Off
Chosun Ilbo, Conservative daily, Seoul, South Korea

Pakistan-India water talks underway
Dawn, English-language daily, Karachi, Pakistan

Kyrgyzstan's Media Hardening Racist Narratives
Gazeta.kz, Official online newspaper, Kazakhstan

Afghans pay the price for flexing their muscles
Hindustan Times, New Delhi, India

Amit Shah effect: BJP leaders turn down PM's invite for lunch
India Express, News portal, Mumbai, India

Lecturer detained for firing in air
India Times, Conservative daily, New Delhi, India

Diet to convene July 30 to Aug. 6
Japan Times, Independent centrist, Tokyo, Japan

Perak Mufti: No plans to ban Man Utd jerseys
Malaysian Star, Online news portal, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Ex-Fiji PM charged with money laundering
New Zealand Herald, Conservative daily, Auckland, New Zealand

Commander surrenders
Pajhwok Afghan News, (Independent news agency), Kabul, Afghanistan

Argentina adopts anti-dumping measures against Chinese imports
People's Daily Online, English-language, Beijing, China

Foreign accents make people suspicious
Sify News, Chennai, India

V for vigilante justice
Sydney Morning Herald, Centrist daily, Sydney, Australia

Typhoon Chanthu lashes south China with heavy rain, winds
Taiwan News, English-language daily, Taipei, Taiwan

New design helps disabled with online gaming
Taiwan Today, Government Information Office, Taipei, Taiwan

‘Lazy Friday', the latest office perk to boost productivity Down Under
Thaindian News, Bangkok, Thailand

Amit Shah fails to show up before CBI
The Hindu, Left-leaning daily, Chennai, India

Black hopes to return to Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto, Ontario

OPINION: Don't burn our bridges - The case for a single Caribbean Airline
Caribbean360, Online news portal, St. Michael, Barbados

Dengue fever alert
Cayman Net News, Online news portal, George Town, Cayman Islands

Top official slams the U.S. on Figueroa, warns another may arise
Dominican Today, Independent daily, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Mexican Govt Turns a Blind Eye to Orphaned and Disabled Children
IPS Latin America, International cooperative of journalists, Rome, Italy

Job joy - Hundreds rehired as bauxite plant reopens
Jamaica Gleaner, Independent daily, Kingston, Jamaica

Eva Ayllon invited to Peru independence celebrations at White House
Living in Peru, News portal, Lima, Peru

Conrad Black wants to return to Canada
The Globe and Mail, Centrist daily, Toronto, Canada

Gulf storm puts BP spill efforts on hold
Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario

Everything will be toldóBakr
Trinidad Guardian, Independent daily, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Nigeria senate seeks earlier poll
BBC News, Centrist newscaster, London, England

Huge DR Congo gold mine to open, displacing 15,000
CongoPlanet.com, Independent online news aggregator

GNPC Outdoors 'Secret Strategy'
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Scotland snubs US Senate
iafrica, Online news portal, Cape Town, South Africa

Div tries to get foot out of his mouth
Independent Online, News portal, Cape Town, South Africa

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Rwanda's opposition silenced
Mail & Guardian Online, Liberal, Johannesburg, South Africa

Cops 'messing up' Chanel case
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