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  • UN: Post-Election Haiti Will Need International Help For Decades VOA 08 Feb 2006 -- The chief of United Nations peacekeeping operations is calling Haiti's elections a good first step on the path to peace and stability
  • Annan congratulates Haitians for high turnout in national elections UN News Centre 08 Feb 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today congratulated Haitians for the high turnout of voters in the first round of national elections yesterday and pledged the support of the international community as they seek stability and development.
  • Despite Election Day Mishaps, Haitians Vote VOA 08 Feb 2006 -- Haitians stayed at the polls into the late hours Tuesday in the first democratic elections since former president Jean Bertrand Aristide went into exile following a violent uprising nearly two years ago.
  • Rice Accuses Syria, Iran of Inflaming Muslim Sentiments Over Cartoons VOA 08 Feb 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Syria and Iran have deliberately inflamed Muslim passions over cartoons satirizing the Prophet Muhammad that have sparked massive protests
  • Officials Pledge Continuing US Pressure on Burmese Military Regime VOA 08 Feb 2006 -- U.S. officials say efforts to encourage international pressure on Burma's military government are beginning to pay off as more countries urge the country's ruling military regime to ease its suppression of the democratic opposition.
  • EchoStar X Launch Countdown Halted Boeing 08 Feb 2006 -- Sea Launch Company today halted the launch countdown of the EchoStar X mission due to an off-nominal indication from the Ground Support System.
  • Alcatel Alenia Space provides the User Ground Segment for Italian Cosmo-SkyMed observation program Thales 08 Feb 2006 -- Alcatel Alenia Space today announced that it will provide the Defense User Ground Segment for the Italian Cosmo-SkyMed earth observation program to the French Ministry of Defense. The Euro 32 million contract has been awarded by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) which acts as a procurement agency for the Italian and French Ministries of Defense. This contract is part of the French and Italian inter-governmental agreement to ensure inter-operability and data exchange between Italian Cosmo-SkyMed and French Helios II systems.



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