Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

World at a Glance

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

World at a Glance

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Rice to meet Abbas and Sharon ahead of summit World at a glance NEW US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was due to meet new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem today. Her twoday visit comes ahead of a summit between Abbas and Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon in Egypt tomorrow, and is seen as urging both sides to grasp what she called a "time of opportunity" to end four years of violence.

Arriving in the Middle East yesterday, she said Israelis faced hard decisions ahead. "This is a hopeful time, but it is a time also of great responsibility for all of us to make certain that we act on the words that we speak," she said before meeting Sharon, adding her goal was to "advance the cause of peace and to overcome the scourge of terrorism."

Bush Snr named as Deep Throat . FORMER US president George Bush has been accused of being the notorious Deep Throat source in the Watergate scandal which brought down President Richard Nixon. Author Adrian Havill claims the father of current President George W Bush leaked information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward about the break in at the Democratic Party HQ in 1972.

Previously Havill had written the source was a composite of several people, but began to suspect Bush Snr when George W Bush, who dislikes the press, gave Woodward an unusual seven hour interview.

Bush Snr worked in New York at the time of the scandal but was at home in Washington at weekends - when meetings between Deep Throat and Woodward took place.

Woodward will not say who Deep Throat is until the source has died.

Picture of the day . A HUGE snow statue depicting Japan's Nagoya castle looms over crowds of stunned spectators at today's opening of the weeklong annual Snow Festival in Sapporo, northern Japan.

Thai PM Thaksin wins re-election . THAI Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was today set to head his country's first single-party government, following a widely forecast big election win. …

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