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2008-10-08 12:00:33

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 8 October: Leading gas exporting countries are not yet going to set up a gas trading structure similar to OPEC, Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Denisov has said. Work is under way at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), he said. "At the moment, we are studying various ways to develop the forum further. However, none of them provides for the creation of an OPEC- like international cartel,"...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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