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2005-11-28 07:43:39

BARCELONA (Reuters) - European Union and Mediterrranean leaders clinched a last-minute agreement on a code of conduct to fight terrorism on Monday at the end of a lacklustre summit from which most Arab leaders stayed away. Diplomats said the compromise came when the EU dropped its insistence on saying the right to self-determination did not justify terrorism, and Arab countries dropped their demand to spell out a right to resist foreign occupation. "There's an agreement on a weaker...

2005-11-28 06:42:17

By Adrian Croft BARCELONA (Reuters) - Leaders from the European Union and 10 Mediterranean nations battled to agree on a code of conduct against terrorism and a vision statement on Middle East peace in the final hours of a lacklustre summit on Monday. Diplomats said foreign ministers of the 35 countries failed at a late-night session to resolve differences over whether to distinguish between terrorism and a right to resist occupation, and what to say about the Israeli-Palestinian...

2005-11-11 07:08:14

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man, one of 18 arrested in recent days on terror charges, attended covert meetings in 2005 with the other accused to discuss explosives and their packaging, a Sydney court was told on Friday. Mirsad Mulahalilovic, 29, appeared shackled and wearing orange overalls in a video link to the court from the high security Silverwater Jail in Sydney. The Central Local Court heard that Mulahalilovic, arrested on Tuesday in Australia's biggest counter-terrorism...

2005-11-11 03:43:34

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man, one of 18 arrested in recent days on terror charges, attended covert meetings in 2005 with the other accused to discuss explosives and their packaging, a Sydney court was told on Friday. Mirsad Mulahalilovic, 29, appeared shackled and wearing orange overalls in a video link to the court from the high security Silverwater Jail in Sydney. The Central Local Court heard that Mulahalilovic, arrested on Tuesday in Australia's biggest counter-terrorism...

2005-11-09 02:04:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-08 22:38:38

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-04 06:53:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men were charged on Friday under anti-terrorism laws with planning to carry out attacks in Britain, possibly on a hospital, police said. The men, both Britons who were arrested last month, were accused of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion, along with other offences. A third man was also charged with offences relating to the possession of money and fundraising for terrorism purposes.

2005-10-12 09:54:59

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Britain published sweeping plans to fight terrorism on Wednesday which, if passed into law, would let police hold suspects for three months without charge, sparking anger from senior judges and civil rights groups. However Tony Blair's government may still have to back down on the most contested parts of the bill, which was drawn up after four British Islamist militants blew up 52 commuters and themselves on London's transport system in July....

2005-09-27 04:55:29

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is to impose "draconian" counter-terrorism laws after state and territory leaders agreed on Tuesday to wide-ranging security proposals made by Prime Minister John Howard in the wake of the London bombings. Howard said the new laws, which include detaining suspects for up to 48 hours without charge and using electronic tracking devices to keep tabs on terror suspects, were needed to combat "unusual circumstances." "We do live in very...

2005-09-17 18:20:50

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan put a brave face on Saturday on modest reforms to the work of the United Nations, but U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the world body needed nothing short of a revolution to become a real force in the 21st century. Both spoke at the annual opening debate of the new General Assembly session, preceded in this, the 60th anniversary year of the United Nations, by a three-day summit of world...


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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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