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2008-08-24 15:00:24

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is unpopular among U.S. network comedians, a study by media analysts has found. The Center for Media and Public Affairs study found that compared with other top politicians such as U.S. Sen.

2008-06-29 21:02:10

Some of the most effective Internet political attacks in the current U.S. campaign have come from political amateurs, The New York Times said Sunday, Robert Greenwald is a professional film director whose work has included the movie musical Xanadu and the TV movie The Burning Bed.

2006-07-03 16:25:23

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's left, still smarting from a 1988 presidential vote it says was stolen from it, simmered with anger on Monday as its dreams of power were frustrated by another contested election.

2006-06-30 08:21:11

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Powerful Islamist and reformist candidates swept Kuwait's elections but women failed to win a single seat in their first attempt to run for parliament, results showed on Friday.

2006-06-29 11:11:19

By Haitham Haddadin and Yara Bayoumy KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaiti women voted and competed for office in parliamentary elections on Thursday for the first time in the Gulf Arab state.

2006-05-19 16:48:23

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon has a 5 point lead in Mexico's presidential race, Zogby International polling firm said on Friday.

2006-04-26 13:13:22

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The conservative ruling party candidate in Mexico's presidential election is on a roll after a strong performance in the first televised debate of the campaign and a string of mistakes by his main leftist rival.

2006-01-25 01:10:59

By Miguel Angel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of Mexican students heckled presidential candidate Roberto Madrazo at a rally on Tuesday, forcing him to cut short a speech and handing him a major embarrassment only days after campaigning began.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.