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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.