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2008-08-29 12:01:13

Excerpt from report by independent German news agency ddp on 29 August Hamm: Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union) has again reiterated the need for Germany to build coal-fired power plants.

2008-08-08 00:00:39

South Western Ambulance Service has re-appointed two members of its trust board. Professor Mary Watkins, pictured left, and Bjorn Howard, right, will remain in office for another four years.

2008-07-30 12:01:06

Talk about going out in style. A year ahead of schedule, and two days before Chancellor Pat Sullivan officially retires, UNCG announced Tuesday that it already had reached the $100 million goal of its Students First Campaign.

2008-07-30 09:01:09

By JOSEPH I LIEBERMAN By JOSEPH I. LIEBERMAN MICHELLE RHEE should be commended for her determination to implement courageous and innovative educational reforms in the District of Columbia. Congress should take note as it considers reshaping the No Child Left Behind Act.

2008-07-23 12:00:30

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 23 July Berlin: After the arrest of suspected war criminal Radovan Karadzic, Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union) favours Serbia's rapprochement with the EU.

2007-06-04 09:00:43

By O'Neil, Robert M; Cook, Norma C; Finkin, Matthew W; Henry, Myron S; Et al I.

2006-09-06 02:50:16

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labour Party.

2006-07-11 21:53:57

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - When Chancellor Angela Merkel first broached the idea of inviting President George W. Bush to her voting district in Germany's flat, barren northeast, local officials wondered openly what she could possibly show him. "Don't worry," Merkel reassured them.

2006-07-04 12:31:41

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's House of Lords ushered in a new era on Tuesday, abolishing the 1,400-year-old post of Lord Chancellor and for the first time electing a speaker to preside over parliament's upper house.

2006-05-22 07:21:13

By Claudia Kade BEIJING (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised divisive issues of Iran and human rights at meetings in Beijing on Monday after her trip got off to an unexpectedly relaxed start strolling in the park with Premier Wen Jiabao.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.