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2008-09-01 09:00:02

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. Sanctions appear remote -- not least because western Europe depends on Russia's energy supplies. But the 27 European leaders are expected to offer more humanitarian, economic and moral support for Georgia and signal that normal relations with Moscow are...

2008-09-01 06:00:10

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. Russian forces moved into Georgia last month to stop what President Dmitri Medvedev called "nothing less than genocide" in the separatist enclave of South Ossetia. Russia now faces growing condemnation in the West and elsewhere over its military actions and Western leaders...

2008-09-01 06:00:10

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. The crisis in the Caucasus has rocked the political establishment in Berlin. The German government - a coalition of...

2008-09-01 00:00:49

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. Instead, EU leaders will seek to "punish" Russia by declaring their willingness to strengthen political and economic ties with Georgia. President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has called the summit as EU council president, is anxious to avoid a public rift between governments which will make the...

2008-08-31 12:00:11

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. High Commissioner of Refugees in Georgia, said that although it was not clear if Russian soldiers were actually preventing refugees from returning, the warnings by the troops effectively block them. "If they say 'we can't guarantee your safety,' you...

2008-08-31 12:00:02

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. The president said that, in foreign policy, he will continue to rely on several basic principles. They are the following: Russia accepts the supremacy of the fundamental principles of...

2008-08-30 18:00:10

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. Moscow has recognised South Ossetia and another separatist region as independent, drawing criticism from the West. Mr Gassiyev said yesterday Russia will absorb South Ossetia "in several years" or earlier....

2008-08-30 12:00:11

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. With European Union leaders set to discuss on Monday in Brussels how to deal with an increasingly assertive Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin angrily warned Europe not to do America's bidding and said Moscow does not fear Western sanctions. Russia has faced...

2008-08-30 09:01:03

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. A truck transporting medicine to sick people in central Kosovo is still being detained at the customs office on the administrative line in southern Kosovska Mitrovica. The Kosovo customs office claims that the amount of medicine in the...

2008-08-30 09:00:11

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. "We have received instructions at the foreign ministry and we will cut diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation," said the deputy Foreign Minister, Grigol Vashadze. Russia's Foreign Ministry said that Moscow regretted Tbilisi's decision. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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