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By Robert Wielaard Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union leaders seeking to punish Russia for invading Georgia face limited options and are likely to choose diplomatic pressure to isolate Moscow at their summit today.
Senior politicians in Germany and Britain questioned Russia's ties with global institutions on Sunday, a day before European Union leaders were to meet to decide what action to take over Moscow's assault on Georgia.
By Judy Dempsey With Britain and Poland calling for a tough response and the German government divided, European Union countries prepared for a bitter exchange at an emergency summit meeting Monday on how to respond to Russia's invasion of Georgia and its subsequent recognition of the independence of the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
By John Lichfield European Union leaders will fulminate against Russian actions in the Caucasus at a brief emergency summit in Brussels today but will probably stop short of specific threats and sanctions.
By Jim Heintz Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia -- Russian troops remaining in Georgian territory are effectively preventing Georgians from returning to their homes, a U.N. representative said Saturday. Melita Sunjic, spokeswoman for the U.N.
Text of report by state-controlled Russian Channel One TV on 31 August [Presenter] The world must be multi-polar, the Russian president said today. Medvedev arrived in Sochi to hold several international meetings and gave a long interview to journalists from Russia's three major television channels.
Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia said yesterday it will become Russian territory. The country's parliamentary speaker Znaur Gassiyev said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the regional leader Eduard Koikoty discussed the future of South Ossetia this week in Moscow.
By Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili Associated Press TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia said the move would only make things worse.
Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 29 August Belgrade, Caglavica: 29 August: [Serbian] Health Minister Tomica Milosavljevic says the problem of medicine being sent to Kosovo is of a "technical" nature.
World News IN BRIEF *TBILISI Georgia has severed diplomatic ties with Russia over the Kremlin's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.
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 serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.