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2008-08-26 09:01:12

Roundup: China, Tajikistan enjoy friendly cooperation, seeking common prosperity DUSHANBE, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- "China was the first country outside the former Soviet Union region I travelled to for a visit as head of state in March 1993," Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon recalled in a recent interview with Chinese news media. In January last year, Rakhmon said, he also chose China as the first country to visit two months after being reelected as president. The aforesaid facts had...

2005-08-20 04:27:56

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some 10,000 Chinese and Russian troops launched the second stage of their countries' first-ever military exercises on Saturday in a demonstration of the strengthening ties between the former Cold War adversaries. After two days near the Russian port of Vladivostok, the war games shifted to eastern China's Shandong peninsula where the joint manouevres will include combat practice, offshore blockades and amphibious landings, the official Xinhua news agency said....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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