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2005-10-08 20:51:18

By Emma Ross-Thomas MELILLA, Spain (Reuters) - It's Ramadan in Spain's North African enclave of Melilla and as tempers fray, a group of shopkeepers argue about how Spanish they are. "I am a Spanish Berber," one fasting shopkeeper shouts in Spanish, repeating it in the Berber language Tamazight.

2005-10-07 08:56:35

By Emma Ross-Thomas MELILLA (Reuters) - African migrants in Spain's North African enclaves said on Friday they feared for their lives if Madrid sent them back under a plan to end attempts by hundreds to storm border fences into Spanish territory.

2005-10-06 13:13:34

By Lamine Ghanmi and Emma Ross-Thomas RABAT/MELILLA (Reuters) - Moroccan troops, attempting to prevent illegal immigrants from reaching a Spanish enclave, killed six Africans in clashes in northern Morocco on Wednesday night, a local government official said on Thursday.

2005-10-06 11:05:47

MADRID (Reuters) - An internal investigation has concluded that Spanish police did not fire shots that killed five migrants trying to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta last week, Spain's interior minister said on Thursday. "It can be confirmed that Civil Guard (police) forces ...

2005-10-05 15:44:25

By Emma Ross-Thomas MELILLA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain said on Wednesday it planned extraordinary measures to deter African migrants from storming the borders of its North African outposts after 500 people tried to burst through.

2005-10-05 08:05:52

By Emma Ross-Thomas MELILLA, Spain (Reuters) - Some 500 African migrants charged the razor-wire border at Spain's north African enclave of Melilla on Wednesday, and many of the 65 who got through were injured, the government said.

2005-09-21 07:20:00

By Ed Cropley BAN MUANG MANG, Thailand (Reuters) - Treading in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, Tawin Suanchatree makes the pre-dawn rounds of her rubber grove in southern Thailand armed only with a headlamp and curved knife.

2005-07-10 11:37:31

By Carsten Lietz LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Luxembourg approved the European Union's troubled constitution by a solid majority in a referendum on Sunday, averting a threat by Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to resign.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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