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International News Archive - August 16, 2008

A missile defense shield system the United States hopes to deploy in Eastern Europe is like "a dead cat," a Russian diplomat says. Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's ambassador to NATO, says Poland and the Czech Republic, which have agreed to host elements of a U.S.

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf could face impeachment if he does not resign within two days, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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