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2008-08-07 09:00:24

Text of report by Russian Zvezda TV, Defence Ministry controlled, promotes patriotic values, on 5 August [Presenter] The military will have a new Internet information site, Yekaterina Priyezzheva, adviser to the defence minister, has said today. She took part in a meeting devoted to the strategy of social development of the Armed Forces. It is planned that military servicemen, as well as all other users, will find a lot of useful information, and not only about the army, on the new Internet...

2008-07-31 00:00:02

By Donald Macintyre Ehud Olmert finally bowed to the steadily mounting pressure arising from corruption and fraud allegations against him last night by announcing his resignation after his party chooses a new leader in just over six weeks. In a dramatic televised address just two days ahead of his fourth successive formal interview with police over the latest allegations, the Israeli Prime Minister declared that he would not run in the Kadima party leadership contest fixed for 17...


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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