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2008-09-05 12:00:03

By Steven Lee Myers and Alan Cowell One day after the United States proposed $1 billion in humanitarian and economic aid to help rebuild Georgia after its war with Russia, Vice President Dick Cheney flew here to reaffirm Washington's support for this country's eventual NATO membership and to issue a powerful condemnation of Moscow. Standing alongside President Mikheil Saakashvili at a news conference, Cheney declared Thursday: "After your nation won its freedom in the Rose Revolution,...

2008-09-04 15:00:09

The United States is committed to Georgia's integrity and its right to forge relationships, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said in Georgia, Thursday. Cheney was in Tbilisi, Georgia's capital, to meet with President Mikheil Saakashvili the day after the Bush administration announced the United States would be contributing an additional $1 billion in economic aid to help Georgia rebuild after last month's conflict with Russia. "These funds will support reconstruction, humanitarian needs,...

2008-09-03 12:00:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foley Hoag LLP is representing the Republic of Georgia in an emergency hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), scheduled for September 8-10, 2008, in which Georgia will argue that invading Russian forces and separatist militias they support have engaged in ethnic cleansing and other violent forms of discrimination against native Georgians. Georgia filed suit against Russia on August 12 under the auspices of the International...

2008-09-02 15:00:13

By MICHAEL GREEN 'In my parents' view, I'm stupid," says Sami Backleh, an articulate 28-year-old with two science degrees under his belt who spends most of his time working pro bono. "The mission is really hard, but it's important and I have to work at it. If I don't do it, then no one else will do it," he adds with a determined smile. The arduous task that Backleh has set himself is to green east Jerusalem, a mission he deems far more important than earning the kind of living that...

2008-09-02 09:00:24

Text of report by web version of Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on 2 September The Arab MKs are up in arms over the intention of (National Union- NRP) MK Arye Eldad to screen in Jerusalem excerpts from the controversial film Fitna, which presents the Koran as advocating killing and terrorism, on 3 September. The movie by Netherlands MP and leader of the extremist Party for Freedom Geert Wilders was banned in the Netherlands. It strongly censures Islam and attempts to show that the Koran is...

2008-09-02 09:00:03

By Stephen Castle The European Union on Monday postponed talks on a new partnership deal with Russia until Moscow completes a troop withdrawal in the Caucasus, condemning the Russian government's actions but imposing no sanctions. A four-hour meeting in Brussels produced blunt criticism of the Russian military offensive in South Ossetia but proposed few concrete measures that might deter a resurgent Russia from similar action in the future. Instead, EU leaders hoped to underline their...

2008-09-02 00:00:07

LEADING ARTICLE A divided European Union has played a weak hand with skill To assemble leaders of all 27 members of the European Union is difficult enough at the best of times, but that all of them turned up in Brussels on the first Monday in September - the first day of the new political term - offered a pointed, and commendable, show of unity. Even if the small print of a statement was always going to be more difficult to agree, there was at least consensus that a meeting at summit...

2008-09-01 18:00:02

By Vladimir Isachenkov MOSCOW - Russia's president said Sunday his country will give military aid to the two breakaway regions at the center of the war with Georgia - signaling Moscow has no intention of backing down in the face of Western pressure. Dmitry Medvedev also warned that American domination of world affairs is unacceptable, though he insisted that Russia did not want hostile relations with the United States and other Western nations. Medvedev's decision Tuesday to recognize...

2008-09-01 12:00:06

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has vowed that his country will continue to resist Russia's military presence on Georgian territory and will "never surrender" in the wake of the August war and Russia's subsequent decision to recognize the independence of breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia. He said this in a rousing speech delivered at Tbilisi's Freedom Square before tens of thousands of people gathered together in a human chain rally that winds through the streets of central...

2008-09-01 09:00:03

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV By Vladimir Isachenkov The Associated Press MOSCOW Russia's president said Sunday his country will give military aid to the two separatist regions at the center of the war with Georgia - signaling that Moscow has no intention of backing down in the face of Western pressure. Dmitry Medvedev also warned that American domination of world affairs is unacceptable, though he insisted that Russia did not want hostile relations with the United States and other...


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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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