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2008-10-08 12:00:33

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 8 October: Leading gas exporting countries are not yet going to set up a gas trading structure similar to OPEC, Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Denisov has said. Work is under way at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), he said. "At the moment, we are studying various ways to develop the forum further. However, none of them provides for the creation of an OPEC- like international cartel,"...

2008-10-08 12:00:32

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 8 October: Russia's decision on its involvement in the construction of the Nabucco gas pipeline will depend on the situation in the region, Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Denisov has told Interfax. "The project is still on paper, and it is difficult to assess its viability. Russia's involvement in it will depend on economic conditions and stability in the region," he said in an interview with Interfax....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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